Everyone makes an ego or a self for himself, which is subject to enormous variation because of its instability.” (T-4.II.2:1)

The building of a concept of the self is what the learning of the world is for. This is its purpose; that you come without a self, and make one as you go along. And by the time you reach “maturity” you have perfected it, to meet the world on equal terms, at one with its demands.” (T-31.V.1:5-7)

A concept of the self is made by you. It bears no likeness to yourself at all. It is an idol, made to take the place of your reality as Son of God.” (T-31.V.2:1-3)

Death is merely the shedding or putting off of this present particular ego little self, this earth suit or costume we made and donned to learn what we needed to learn on this leg of our journey to awakening. It is insane to memorialize a particular ego little self, earth suit or costume. Participation in such is just an ego trick to make our own ego little self, earth suit or costume seem special or real.

In “death” the donner has not gone anywhere. It merely has learned what it needed to learn with this particular self it made and has completed this present Holy Spirit assignment. It then makes another ego little self or dons another earth suit or costume and continues its march toward inevitable enlightenment, accepting its next Holy Spirit assignment.

Death” is a neutral “event” with no more weight than the changing of a costume. It is a challenge to treat it as such because the ego uses our “experiences” and “emotions” to make real what is not. Practicing this way of thinking is important. Do not accept the ego’s premise that death is real. Do not accept the ego’s definition of death. Laugh at it. Remember, you can choose what to believe but your actions attest to your beliefs.

The Holy Spirit can teach you of death’s unreality. You can have no reaction to it at all. It is possible. Ask and the way will be shown to you. It is God’s Will and yours.

I am a Son of God. And can I be another thing as well? Did God create the mortal and corruptible? What use has God’s beloved Son for what must die? And yet a neutral thing does not see death, for thoughts of fear are not invested there, nor is a mockery of love bestowed upon it. Its neutrality protects it while it has a use. And afterwards, without a purpose, it is laid aside. It is not sick nor old nor hurt. It is but functionless, unneeded and cast off. Let me not see it more than this today; of service for a while and fit to serve, to keep its usefulness while it can serve, and then to be replaced for greater good.” (W-294.1:1-10)

And the last to be overcome will be death.” Of course! Without the idea of death there is no world. All dreams will end with this one. This is salvation’s final goal; the end of all illusions. And in death are all illusions born. What can be born of death and still have life? But what is born of God and still can die? The inconsistencies, the compromises and the rituals the world fosters in its vain attempts to cling to death and yet to think love real are mindless magic, ineffectual and meaningless. God is, and in Him all created things must be eternal. Do you not see that otherwise He has an opposite, and fear would be as real as love?

Teacher of God, your one assignment could be stated thus: Accept no compromise in which death plays a part. Do not believe in cruelty, nor let attack conceal the truth from you. What seems to die has but been misperceived and carried to illusion. Now it becomes your task to let the illusion be carried to the truth. Be steadfast but in this; be not deceived by the “reality” of any changing form. Truth neither moves nor wavers nor sinks down to death and dissolution. And what is the end of death? Nothing but this; the realization that the Son of God is guiltless now and forever. Nothing but this. But do not let yourself forget it is not less than this.” (M-27.6:1–7:10)