The Elven Star Interpretations
Mystery 7: Having the Faith to Flow
Use your 7th Sabian Symbol to study the word Yes
Generally in the West people hold a negative attitude to death as though it were to be avoided at all costs. Dying therefore is mostly seen as a sad process punctuated by loss and failure. Sufis teach differently. In fact perhaps one of the greatest rewards for the student of mysticism is an explanation of what occurs after we exhale for the very last time.
In Sufism, this last embodied moment can be rehearsed in the practice known as ‘die before you die’. This teaches ultimate freedom as we die to everything we have ever been attached to.