…You are taken in the net of my music, my love, and my nets of music are wide as the sky…
~Pablo Neruda, excerpt from In My Sky at Twilight
It is my understanding that in spirit, famous people are no longer famous. Unlike here on earth, we are all considered equal souls regardless of our earthly status and how much money we made. One of my favorite books about the afterlife, Life in the World Unseen (Kindle Version September 2013) by Anthony Borgia includes a chapter on famous people. The question of what happens to people in the spirit world, who were famous on Earth, is posed.
According to Borgia, spirits who were once famous on earth are treated like everybody else. No other spirits refer to another’s earthly status or fame and there is no embarrassing curiosity about who one was or what one did in life. A spirit who was a famous person may be recognized and respected for who he or she had been in their previous life, but they are more loved for what they are now in spirit. To expand on this, I offer this excerpt:
We have left our earthly importance behind us, and we do not refer to it except to show, by our own experiences, to others still incarnate, just what to avoid. We do not revive our memories for the purpose of self-glorification, or to impress our hearers. Indeed, they would not be in the least impressed, and we should only succeed in making fools of ourselves. We recognize the truth here, and our true worth is for all to see. It is spiritual worth, and that alone, that counts, irrespective of what we were upon the earth-plane.
Perspectives and view-points are completely altered when one comes into the spirit world. However mighty we were upon the earth-plane, it is spiritual worth only that takes us to our right place in the spirit world, and it is the deeds of our life, regardless of social position, that at our transition will assign to us our proper abode. Position is forgotten, but deeds and thoughts are the witnesses for or against us, and we become our own judges.
Borgia, Anthony. Life in the World Unseen (p. 117). Kindle Edition.
I am glad that no one is considered famous in the spirit life. I would not want a repeat of this earthly life in the spirit world, namely, earthly-based false superiority and inferiority, separation and division just because of a person’s status, wealth or fame, or a lack thereof.
How does Borgia describe a spirit like Robin Gibb specifically, given that he was a musical composer?
But how does this affect some well-known scientist, let us say, or a musical composer, or a painter? To us—and to themselves— they will be learners, and humble learners, too, in whatever branch of science or art their earthly lives led them. To you, still incarnate, they are famous names, and when we have occasion to refer to them in speaking to you we use those names by which they are familiar. Here, in the spirit world, they dislike to be referred to as masters or geniuses. Their names, however famous, mean nothing to them personally, and they sternly repudiate anything that even remotely approaches the hero worship that the earth world accords them. They are just one of ourselves, and as such they wish to be—and are—so treated.
Borgia, Anthony. Life in the World Unseen (p. 118). Kindle Edition.
It is through this lens that I see Robin and write about my experiences with him. In one interview I saw of Robin, (Who Do You Think You Are, Series 8, Episode 7, 2011) he described himself as being down to earth. He had a great sense of humor and was very kind to his fans. As a result, I expect he did not have too much trouble in adjusting to his new life in spirit as just one of ourselves.
I have provided two youtube videos where this chapter is being read by a kind soul. For the video The Unseen World 28, the chapter on famous people begins at 4:39 and continues on video 29.