For today’s predominant culture of the species, as the agent of morals, customs and -above all nowadays- economies, today is the great day of death: Saints Friday.
And it is curious that, comparatively, within the Liturgy, today is a day of great mourning, to commemorate the death of Christ. But, interestingly, when it comes to the Sunday of resurrection, it is a day… "Well! The Holy Week has finished!" something like that.
The cult of death, precisely–precisely- elaborated in a being that promises resurrection, is the worst interpretation that can be made of what we call "death".
All that is known -do they know?- of death, is said by the living. Wow! We have no testimony of the dead who are well dead. Then, what vision can have a living being, about death?
The little that we think about it -without even arriving to thinking, take a look-, the version or the vision that a living person can have of death, is… vital. It is living vision. Because their systems of reference, their systems of approach, their diagnostic systems… belong to someone alive! So, all the sadness, anger, helplessness, all the symptoms that displays the ‘living one’ in the face of death are of the alive. They have nothing to do with death. It is just a simple possessive ego-trip: "Ah! I don't have it." "Ah! I can no longer use". "Ah! I am no longer going to give." "Ah! I'm going to take advantage of." "Ah! I am no longer going to brighten up". "Ah! No longer…".
That, in the best of cases. Others, will be quite the opposite: "Oh!, what a relief!".
It is important for the general consciousness of which we barely know what is the life, to realize that what we call "death" is a state of latency… of life; that, in following the criterion of Holy Week, leads us to the Resurrection.
Well, from the point of view of the vital, of life, the so-called "death" is the transit to the resurrection: to continue alive. Accordingly, as that…
-I agree: a transit! But from the point of view of life, is there death?
-Yes. Of course, with the perspectives that they have, yes; but if we change our perspectives, no.
Until recently -until a week ago-, they knew that there was liquid -let's call it so: liquid- between cell and cell. Interstitial fluid. Well. This week there has been published a work in which it ensures that the interstitial fluid is a wonderful fluid.
It is a system, a new system. And they say it -"a new system"- as if it were a thing that… I don't know, that they have bought from the Russians or that Santa Claus has brought them, but it has always been there. But, but, but!, with the observation methods, such as biopsy, as in microbiology, such as the methods of cytology and other technological experiences -especially of the microbiology-, what happened? That hadn't been seen. Why? Because it was destroyed. That interstitial fluid, because of the treatment received, it disappeared. It was not there. Not visible. Now, using other techniques, without destroying!, without a scalpel, without freezing, without dyes, without manipulation, it turns out that there is a whole system that changes depending on in which organs that interstitial fluid is. And from there, everything ok. And that is going to be very important for the diagnosis…; of course, for the study of cancer, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Also a while ago, not so long, they discovered that -what we said a moment ago: the living approaches what it calls "death" from the perspective of the life-… they discovered that there was a group of stem cells that, for three days or a little more accelerated their training, and neo-formative cells appeared with object and purpose –it couldn’t be other - to reproduce again, vitally, the being, which in theory was dead. So, it wasn't so dead!
This, in what refers to the "latest" -in quotation marks- prospects in the face of death. But… precisely, when we study the evolution of the species, it is fair to say that such and such a time of species is significant of a certain culture, a certain knowledge, when the remains of the funeral rites appear.
It is a surprise - sometimes expected; others, unexpected- that life has to offer. But a life with a very-very limited consciousness. But, despite its limitation, it establishes the funerary rite, according to which, that being, beneath another form –be it soul, be it spirit- marches towards other perspectives, towards other dimensions, and one can help them with singing, with prayers, with… And in those other dimensions they will be found -according to beliefs- with new options… of life!
That is to say that everything that the funeral rites tell us are other ways of living! In paradise, in hell, in purgatories, nirvanas, in ecstasy, in Samadhi, in… Every culture is going to have their own vital residence. Which shows, once again, that the version… or the only version we have of death is through life, and consequently one can only speak of "life", even in the face of death.
This all seems very obvious, but, barring exceptions, normally, the conditions under which they live -like, for example, now, in the memory of Christ: death- are terrible, terrible, because of the consequences that they leave. Surely, because of the disabilities of the environment. Surely –or for sure!-, because of the levels of consciousness with which is collected the idea. However, they give courses and more courses, increasingly, of "die well", "good departure"…
No. They did not believe -and… who believes?-. No, they didn’t believe -and who believes?- that Christ… resuscitated. They stayed in the passion and death. They stayed in what later Christians did: revenge.
The resurrection jubilation was an anecdote, the cardinal nucleus being to get closer to the so-called "Eternal Life". Was left anecdotal. And everything stagnated in the blood, sweat, tears and death.
The Meaning of Prayer encourages us today, beneath the exposed premises, to pick up the image of the Christian Breath as a form of "eternal life." As a sign that the healer should incorporate -as in the case of Christ- to its concept and doing… in the face of suffering, pain and sickness.
Resorting to what makes evident the work of Christ, we reference ourselves with his miracles.
And of what nature are his miracles? All involve the healing seal. Is there hunger? There are fish and bread. Lack of wine? The water appears turned into wine. There is blindness, and vision appears. There is a limp, and appears… the race. There is haemorrhage, and it ceases with a simple touch. There is paralyzed, and he abandons his crutches. There are the dead, and they resuscitate.
All that baggage is healing; healthy!... And that is the fundamental mission entrusted to the Apostles: "Go, heal and resuscitate".
If you look, none of this was put into practice. It got left on stand-by,… for lack of creed, for lack of believe. Because it was by its nature of Mystery -but in our plane, by its nature of credibility-, because he believed.
And all those who at some point certainly believe!, without any doubt!, converts into a miracle; converts into a… and makes, its creed, into miraculous.
The demonstration of the Christian breath, in its miracles, was not for 'hedonism'. No. It was to propose another dimension, another consciousness of life! Of life of Eternities…
And a Life of Eternities… that was reached by serving!, believing!, loving!… like three rungs that simultaneously makes us see death as that unexpected or predictable escape… from living; of living serving, believing, enamoured.
As a result, the Sense of Prayer today does not mourn, because it would be to admit the end! It would be to assume defeat.
Rather, one should perceive that it is the time of the Eucharist par excellence.
It is time: "Take and eat, this is my body. Take and drink, that this is my blood".
The time of the Eucharist… is what saves the consciousness of death and converts it into consciousness of Resurrection!
And that is curious: precisely on Saints Friday, Catholics do not celebrate the Eucharist.
Also in this transit of the day, the oracle, through its moon, leads us to "The Communion of the Lovers"; the "orgasm": this fine and indescribable moment, through the ordinary consciousness, in which the lovers become "one", and there is a new consciousness… that we could identify, to some extent, with the orgasm. Which is like to ensure… that one has overcome death. That has ceased to be.
It precisely -in principle- opens up the reproduction possibility. To unite all the elements.
So, if we become lovers of life, believers in her, and servers as transcending… the yes and no, good and bad, high and low, and acquiring the Unity, we will be in a Saints Friday very different from that proposed by the established traditions.
The Christian Breath leaves us, in the Sense of Prayer today, the idea that the Love, as an experience of "lovers"… in the broad sense of the word, is the mechanism by which the beings melt and reach, among other things, the Immortality, with the exercise of that belief, and with the service in this regard.
The promise of the Resurrection… is the pragmatic part of Belief.
And the exercise of Servitude is the Healing part.
The Unconditional love towards Creation, towards the Mystery of the Creator, is the sustenance.