“We’re learning we’re immortal.” – Resurrecting Mum’s teachings

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My mother delivered this message about immortality with a voice of absolute authority and insisted I tell others. She had been a very anxious person all her life and like most people had feared death. But to my amazement when she had late-stage Alzheimer’s everything changed. She said, “I have no worries or fear … death is nothing to be afraid of.” Knowing this she was able to face her own death fearlessly and even anticipate her life beyond.

So how did she do this? And how did she know she was immortal? She hadn’t been particularly religious and had had her fair share of troubles in life. As happens in late-stage Alzheimer’s she experienced intermittent altered-states of consciousness. Her sense of linear time diminished – past and future rolled into the present and she lost her sense of self, her ego. Her profound realizations came to her not through anything she was doing, but rather through what she wasn’t doing. She was just, ‘being’, in the ‘now’. ‘Being’ is a transcendental state and it is known that in this state people can gain access to subtle realms and other dimensions.

These things however didn’t happen to my mother in isolation. She needed a witness and trusted companion and I was privileged to fulfill this role. She led the way and I tried to ‘be’ like her: parking my ego to one side while being totally present. In this state of ‘being’ together we experienced feelings of deep, unconditional love that my mother summed up beautifully when she said, “Love is what it is.”

Taking a more rational view you wouldn’t be blamed for asking, was this merely a delusion? After all, most people assume that the wanderings of the Alzheimer’s mind are delusional. And did I become deluded too? Did we both want to believe in immortality so created the illusion?

Something extraordinary happened during this time that convinced me that this was not a delusion and that what my mother was telling me was the truth. She became very psychic and on at least eight occasions told me things about myself I hadn’t told her and of which she had no ‘normal’ way of knowing. This convinced me that she was tuning into some other level of consciousness, possibly the Universal Information Field, and was accessing the information from there.

Since the personal information she was giving me was one hundred percent accurate, how could I be selective and not accept that the other information was accurate too? After all, what she was saying about immortality is what mystics and religious teachers have been telling us throughout the ages. Further more, her memory was severely impaired so it seemed to me that this information was coming to her directly from a source of wisdom on a non-physical level.

Moving from believing about immortality to knowing it has had a profound effect on me. It had changed how I experience life. Knowing could change your life too. Don’t think about it, ‘be’ it, know it, now!

Looking forward to connecting again.

Maggie La Tourelle

Author of, The Gift of Alzheimer’s – New Insights into the Potential of Alzheimer’s and its Care, Watkins Publishing.

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“We’re learning we’re immortal.” – Resurrecting Mum’s teachings — 8 Comments

  1. Thank you for your book and so many helpful insights regarding Alzheimer’s. My spouse was dig nosed in The Spring of 2014. We have been able to move into a retirement community which provides all the assistance we need. We recently had a lecture on the Ageing Brain which was very informative. The facility, Plymouth Harbor is in Sarrasota FL where we had been living and we are able to continue attending our church (Metropolitan Community Church) where I previously served as Assistant to the Moderator. My spouse was a Christian Educator and your book with its spiritual insights has been comforting and insightful.

    • Thank you Connie for your message and words of appreciation. I’m glad you and your spouse have found my book helpful.Maggie

  2. I read your book just before dad reached the end stage. I found it deeply moving and it helped me align my own scrambled thoughts. I loved looking after dad even though it was hard. I sensed when he found peace not long before he was admitted to hospital as his behaviour changed and he was very calm. He was in hospital for six weeks and didn’t talk, lost the ability to walk and we fed him. He wouldn’t open his eyes. We moved him into a nursing home which I thought was going to be the worst day of my life but in fact it turned out to be the most profound day of my life at that point. When I went back later in the day to se how he was settling he was sitting up in bed tapping his feet to his favourite music and drinking his drink himself. My mouth dropped open in utter awa. Hel said hello sweetheart and after lots of kisses I asked him if he was comfortable and he replied clearly yes. I asked hi. If he was happy and he replied yes. I asked him if he was in pain and he replied no. He was smiling and looked serene. He was very peaceful in the two weeks he was there. He knew he was dying because we had a conversation where I told him I wished I could make it better and I was sorry I couldn’t help,him and he mouthed clearly I know and squeezed me hand. I just know from the moment he entered that building he gained absolute clarity and peace. I could go on and on but to cut the story short he died very very peacefully two weeks later. Thankyou for your insight and enlightenment as this helped also to guide me through as I assisted him on his journey. Less than six hours later he stopped by on his new journey and was insisten I look after mum which was so typical of him. Dad only died three weeks ago but I want to share my story but find it a little difficult because my heart is filled with joy when I relive the story which others may find a little odd so I don’t tell others. Sorry if I am rambling. I just wanted you to know

    • Dear Judith, Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful story. I’m pleased my story helped you and your Dad and that he had a good ending. That is how it can be and should be. If course you are grieving now but you have wonderful memories and they will remain with you. Don’t be frightened to tell others – people need to know about your story. It is our job to help to change attitudes.
      If you haven’t already done so I suggest you write something about your last few weeks with your Dad and what he said. It is important to have a record of this and reflect on it from time to time. Although my mother passed on nine years ago she is still very alive in me today.
      Would you consider writing a short review, just a few sentences, in Amazon customer reviews? I had over 30 five starred reviews for the first edition of my book and lost them all when the publisher took over so am trying to build these up again to help to spread the word.
      If you are interested I publish an eLetter each month and post a blog. You can find out more at: http://ww.thegiftofalzheimers.com
      Wishing you well on the rest of your journey.
      Blessings, Maggie

      • Hi Maggie yes I will post a review. If it aids understanding for even one person then it will be worthwhile. My understanding immediately deepened when I started to ask dad how he was feeling and some of his replies were very moving. I will use this to write my review as everybody can understand that. Regards Judith

        • Thank you Judith. I’m pleased my book has helped to open a deeper dialogue with your Dad. Wonderful! Maggie

  3. I have been looking for writings about the gifts of Alzheimers. I very much believe that folks move into altered states with this condition and tap into universal consciousness. Thank you so much for having the courage to write about it.

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