Have you ever tried to bring something back with you as you woke up from dreaming? The only things you can keep from a dream are memories and feelings. That's also all you can take with you when you cross over.
Our actions have a ripple effect like a rock splashing into a pond. Remember that when you interact with other people. You have an effect on them that spreads to the next person, then the next, and so on. If you help one person have a good day, you have helped countless others as well.
After reading hundreds of peoples' near death experiences, I can say this: When they come back to life and tell their story, they only talk about their connections to other people and that love is the only thing that's real. They don't say anything about working harder, keeping their house cleaner, acquiring more things, or making more money unless it's part of a regret that they didn't spend more time with their family.
The best part of a migraine headache is how you wonderful you feel when you realize it's gone. But you can't feel good in that way unless you had the headache in the first place. This also applies to any situation where we feel bad then feel good when it ends. That's because contrast is required for our growth.
Remember to feel gratitude for all the little comforts: the roof over your head, hot water in the shower, a cat purring in your lap, the washing machine, the cell phone in your pocket, etc. One thing is certain, you would miss them dearly if they were ever gone.
In my metaphysical reading, it seems inevitable that I would come across Seth. The Seth Material wasn't the first Seth book I read and in fact I'd been working on Seth books for probably two years before I got down to this one. However, this would have been a much better place to start. The Seth books contain an enormously vast amount of information and they take some mental digestion to comprehend. Seth meant for the material to be taken in order, I think, because every page builds on the last.
My favorite quote from the book is probably this one:
"We form matter in order to operate in three-dimensional reality, develop our abilities and help others. Physical matter is like plastic that we use and mold to our own desire, not like concrete into which our consciousness has been poured."
I froze in my tracks when I read this, because I wrote my poem, The Plastic People two weeks PRIOR to reading this passage. There are some quotes that are probably better, but that one really meant something to me.
In Soul Traveler, Taylor details his Out of Body Experiences starting from their birth. Written in a journal format, the book shows the progression of his experiences and illustrates Taylor's process of overcoming his fears. The OOBEs teach him that fear itself is the barrier. At a little over 100 pages (in paperback,) the book reads quickly and is a real page-turner.