What You Cannot See…Is YOU.


You must wonder why I talk to you about your inner world so much.

Why am I asking you to pay attention to it more?

And not only that, I am asking you to witness your life from a place of oneness and invisibility.

But what is non-physical and invisible?

You are probably saying to yourself ‘why am I even reading this email right now?”

You see, when the realness of a tv set, the harsh feeling of the table edge or the visible boundaries of your body compete with the invisibility of consciousness they always win.

It is the same with death and life.

We will always believe death is real if we continue to believe that the only way we are alive is in this physical way.

When we start to open the door to the possibility of an existence that is invisible then guess what happens to death, it doesn’t exist.

Not even a little.

I am fully aware of the fact that we are so far away from believing in an invisible reality. Even writing this to you makes me uncomfortable.

If I was asked to make a bet as to what is real, I would always pick the invisible voice inside my head.

I would pick consciousness.

Hands down.

Without a shred of doubt.

You may wonder how can she be so certain?

How can she choose what she cannot even see?

Because I choose the observer inside of my beingness and not the observed.

We are both death and life and the space in between.

We are both fully living and outside of our bodies.

We are the seeing and the seen.

We are the people we lost and the people who feel the loss.

One of my most favorite philosophers is Ken Wilber. I came across his work years ago when I was starting to search for the people in my life who were no longer part of the physical world.

This is how he describes living life not within the parameters of here and there. “Across the board, the sense of being any sort of Seer or Witness or Self vanishes altogether.

You don’t look at the sky, you are the sky.

You can’t taste the sky.

It’s not out there.

As Zen would say, you can drink the Pacific Ocean in a single gulp, you can swallow the Kosmos whole–precisely because awareness is no longer split into a seeing subject in here and a seen object out there.

There is just pure seeing.

Consciousness and its display are not-two.”

What you see and what you are both physically and non-physically is one and the same. (Click to Tweet!)

The people who die in our lives they are still part of us just not part of this dual perception of reality.

They are a part of us if we believe in the non-dual experience.

In the view that we are here and they are here.

And if you were wondering what is wrong with just simply believing in all that you see in front of you. Nothing is wrong with it.

We are here to experience it. To see it as real.

But the grief that we feel when we lose someone we love stops us from making the most of this physical life.  

I want to feel fully alive while fully knowing that I am much more than what I see.

I want the same for you.


Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.
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