Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (1946-2016) was a British actor, perhaps best known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
via Jeanne Love, August 24, 2020
"My dear friends, I am here today ... to help you come to some degree
of informed understanding that we never die. I am here to help you consider
that the human world is potentially more of a fantasy world than
the world in which I currently reside."
"I haven’t had much desire to get to the “famous” people here because once they are here, for the most part they lose that “famous” identity. That is for a good reason. Lingering in the past brings no fruitful present."
Good morning, Jeanne. It is so good to be with you again. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am to be in the presence of such fine work. And I am also very grateful to be considered important enough to be included in this very important website.
As an artist, I'm aware that my own mind has already been expanded for many years by the many far-reaching possibilities represented by dramatic characters. In my own life I had been visited many times by the spirits of several fellow artists who had passed away. I considered it a privilege then to have those limited experiences, proving to me that there is so much that I don’t understand. However, I didn’t feel compelled to move any further into that arena. Emma (Thompson) and I would talk about it. I even did a movie with that theme. Overall my beliefs were fairly limited and not solidly formed. I had just never come in contact with anything or anyone that moved me to take the time to personally explore the realm of the spiritual, paranormal, communication-from-the-other-side world.
After my passing, which seemed very quick to so many, I began to realize that I left a whole part of myself behind. What I mean to say is that if I had explored a bit more I might have enabled myself to have a more positive outlook on this crazy world.
I was deeply engrossed in my life. My wife, a saint of a woman, gave me the freedom to do my thing. To be honest, I was very selfish on many levels. I am so very grateful that I have few artistic regrets; however, I might have some personal ones.
Today I bring forth some limited but deeply important observations. I say limited because I haven’t the spiritual depth of some of the speakers here. However, I do have a vision and I would like to share that vision with you at this time.
Working on Harry Potter was one of the most redeeming factors of my career, for these reasons: I was able to play the fantastic dark force but knowing that I also carried the weight of keeping Harry protected and safe. There was a parallel in my life at the time. I won’t speak of the private aspects of it, but rather of what I learned. I learned that fantasy has its roots in reality. I learned that the words coming from an author such as JK Rowling also brought a certain authenticity to the world in which I was living. It brought authenticity because the story walked a fine line between fiction and reality. I know that sounds like an obvious statement; however, I wish to connect that perception to the world I am living in now. There is a very fine line between the world I currently reside in and the world I came from. To those non-believers it would again seem to be the worlds of fiction and reality. Interestingly, what can be assumed as one person’s reality can be another’s fiction and visa versa. That can happen in your world as exemplified by the political system. One side sees reality and one side sees fiction, or so it is proclaimed. Within the human world it can be said that there is a tremendous amount of fantasy thinking and reality thinking. It depends on the perception of the individual(s) involved. And so, I suggest, I bring to you today the concept that the world in which I now live is more the reality than the fantasy.
Keeping that in mind, allow me to share with you a few thoughts upon my arrival here.
I had a relatively short time to adjust to the fact that I wasn’t going to make it through the diagnosis of cancer. I hadn’t really paid attention much. I didn’t want to be bothered. I just kept working and creating because it was my life’s blood. When the diagnosis came through, a little light bulb went off in my head and I told my wife that I knew this was going to be the end of my life. She was not happy with that statement. However, I looked at it this way. Why should I fight the inevitable? I had an incredible life. I got to create and explore, travel and experience so much more life than so many. I had the good fortune to be able to create my own niche in the very difficult world of theater and movies. I was on the telly, I was interviewed, I was honored. I met AMAZING people. Worked with the most talented individuals. What more could I have wanted? I had just about done it all. If this was to be “IT” then so be it.
I decided to do very little about my diagnosis, thinking that somehow if I hadn’t been too frightened by the possibility of my own demise perhaps I could postpone it a bit.
However, the seriousness of this disease came rather quickly to me, and since I was not really putting up a fight the disease walked freely and easily through my physical body. My only regret? There were some to whom I didn’t have the chance to say a proper goodbye.
And now I am here. What have I learned? What do I wish to share? It is pretty simple, really. I am very much alive and present, and I feel this world is far more real than where I came from.
Just how is that, exactly?
Well, for one thing, I am able to communicate across this supposed "veil”. I have communicated with this medium before, and she has been very supportive, kind and loving. I have also connected with those whom I still love, to try and convey that I am alive and well. I also do this for several other reasons -- this communication. At times I jokingly have said to my friends that I would love to prove one way or the other that life continues after we die, or it doesn’t. I was half serious when I said these things but now I see the opportunity to fulfill those words spoken so long ago.
The other part of this is that in realizing through the experience of being HERE rather than being THERE, life is this continuous flow of activity. For so many of us there was no stopping our consciousness once we left our bodies -- to dance in this most magnificent place filled with sound and love. The feeling of being cared for is tremendous. I have met up with old friends and family members. And I have been told that when I wish, and I am ready, I can move forward and go exploring into other worlds of consciousness.
I do not wish to sound like I have just taken a course from Timothy Leary, however there is a bit of a psychedelic quality to being here. If I were to tell you the most impressive part of this world for me, it would be that there is so little effort involved in walking and expressing and experiencing life.
I haven’t had much desire to get to the “famous” people here because once they are here, for the most part they lose that “famous” identity. That is for a good reason. Lingering in the past brings no fruitful present. Then why are we still coming in to communicate as the persons we once were? We do this by choice, to present our experiences in hopes that others still not sure about the continuation of life will be called to open their minds to the possibility that the fantasy world is not where I/we now reside. Rather the fantasy world is the human world, limited by extreme separation from the truth about life and creation. Those marvelous works of literature, the many movies which teach the heart, the stories which delve into a wonderland, are all in the human world to help the reader and the moviegoer open a window into another way of thinking, of processing life.
My goal as an artist was to experience myself and all that lived within me. My artistry was a passionate endeavor. I couldn’t have stopped it if I wanted to. I had to act on what was inside of me. I was fortunate enough to be able to realize that part of me for a very long period of time.
How many of you reading this today have only begun to touch the inspiration that dwells within you? How many of you reading this have decided that the continuation of life and the process of living is just too far-fetched to enter into your thought structure? How many of you have decided already that you know what life is and you are happy? If you are happy already then become happier, spread the joy. But if you are still hesitating, afraid to enter that new block of consciousness for fear of being eternally disappointed, get over it. There is no reason to waste any more time trying to decide whether something is real or not. There are so many who have been communicating. There are so many reasons to walk forward into a new dynamic and range of belief.
Is there a God? Well, that is for you to decide. Is there a heaven? Well, not necessarily, unless you need that perception. Is there a Hell? Well, there are definitely places where those dark and dangerous spirits are placed in order for the rest of us to be safe in our new explorations. But I choose not to address that aspect of creation.
My dear friends, I am here today, writing through my dear friend Jeanne, to help you come to some degree of informed understanding that we never die. I am here to help you consider that the human world is potentially more of a fantasy world than the world in which I currently reside. I am here to tell you that I am fully engaged in my new living space. I am blessed. I am happy and healthy. And I am currently studying the creation in which I find myself so that I might more fully and completely continue to explore it.
Thank you so much, friends, for taking the time to listen to a “once famous” earth person. I remain respectfully yours, a fan.