“Death is instantaneous and what death actually is is simply a refocusing of your consciousness. That is all. Once the consciousness has been refocused then it does not need the material manifestation, and there is no real sense of change other than being able to view what is going on in the surrounding area.”
The Council is saying that at the moment of death, there is absolutely no pain in the separation of the soul from the physical body. It is a refocusing from a physical existence to a totally spiritual awareness. At the moment of death the physical body is totally useless to us. Instead of seeing the world as a participant as we did when we were physically alive, we now begin to view life as if viewing a play or a television show.
“You see, the entire death process is again the refocusing of your attention, and you are well aware of your changing; whether you are willing to accept it or not is another thing, but you are aware that the time for the change of your focus is near. In other words, you are aware that death is coming. So regardless of what is done to the body, and in some cases the physical container is given drugs that may cause the outer awareness a certain amount of, shall we say, hallucination, but the inner awareness, never.”
This process of change that we call death is in actuality not a death. Our soul is immortal. We simply focus, or refocus, our attention from the physical world to a spiritual world or to a spiritual reality.