Death is only the beginning. The first step of transcendence is the stage of exploring death. Death in it’s pure form is simply an experience of shifting realms. There is no up without a down, hot without cold, dark without light, life without death. But life and death are only a fragment of this reality, as all spirit based life and phenomenon lives beyond life and death, in the here and now realm where everything is happening now. Past lives and future lives are all happening in conjunction with the present life, as time does not exist in realms outside of this one. In order for one to transcend the cycles of physical incarnation one must be open and willing and fully accepting of one’s own personal death.