- Shari Adamiak passed on to the worlds
of Light today, January 20, 1998 at 9:50 am MST.
- Shari made her transition in the presence
of friends and loved ones, peacefully and without pain.
- I ask that everyone pause to say a prayer
for Shari and the progress of her soul in the presence of God.
- What words can contain our sense of loss
and of the love we all shared with Shari?
- Since 1991, when we first met at a lecture
in Los Angeles, Shari has been a pillar of strength and support, an indefatigueable
colleague, a true friend, an intrepid fellow explorer, an irreplaceable
confidant and a fearless lioness without whose dedication CSETI could not
have realized its many historic acheivements.
- She has been my right hand and trusted
assistant for over six years. Whether braving the dangers of the remotest
parts of latin America or assisting with meetings at the offices of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, Shari was there with me - and for
all of us. She never falterd and she never gave up.
- Unphased by the barbs of critics or the
machinations of relentless covert operations, she resolutely worked for
a time of peace - a peace universal, for the earth and for countless worlds
- How many wonders did we witness together?
From walking in the shadow of some of this world's largest volcanos with
extraterrestrial spacecraft floating silently above us, to watching a dozen
top-secret military witnesses tell an assemblage of Congressmen the truth
about UFOs, Shari and I saw events unfold of such great significance that
only the passage of time will reveal their true and ultimate significance.
- And through it all, Shari was filled
with a joy, an excitement and energy, an almost child-like curiosity and
wonder at the mysteries of creation and the astonishing potential of these
- Even as her body began to fail her, she
evinced a spirit of such grace, courage and love that all those who knew
her were amazed and blessed by her example.
- Just two months ago, in November of 1997,
she journeyed to Joshua Tree wilderness in California with me. There she
experienced what she loved most: the oneness with the stars, the universe
and the communication with those peoples from other planets visiting our
turbulent world. Fighting weakness, pain and increasing paralysis of her
right arm and leg, Shari went into the desert each night, undeterred by
the growing obstacles posed by her physical condition. And there, through
the crossing point of light, we saw the depths of space and the people
and spacecraft from other worlds, who await our own coming of age as a
people. Nothing would keep her from this purpose.
- Now, a great light has gone from this
world, but it shines forever brightly in the realms of eternity. I know
Shari was ready for this great journey: Precisely 7 mornings before the
morning of her passing, we crossed over together to the other side, if
only for a while. Awestruck, we witnessed a Light- a Presence- so beautiful,
emanating from the center of creation. No words can depict it; it was beyond
anything the intellect can grasp. An infinite brillance, golden white in
the center and becoming more peach, pink and magenta as it expanded infinitely
before us, suffused us in a sea of love, joy and beauty unlike any experience
of my life. It was the experience of the consciousness of God - pure light,
unspeakable love and peace. And permeating that Spot were millions of voices
joining as one, singing a melody too sweet to recall. And the refrain was:
"We are all one in Spirit".
- Knowing that her time was near, I came
to Denver yesterday to see her to the other side. Last night while saying
prayers, she emerged from the coma, and with a look of great joy on her
face, opened her eyes. I told her all was ready for her transition to the
world of Light, and that she should go when she was ready. I could hear
her acknowledge these words, and a large tear welled up in her eyes as
she knew that our time together in this world was nearly over.
- This morning, we were called to her bedside.
As we gathered, we said prayers and prepared her spiritually for the transition.
As lights and a breath of great spirit filled the room, we saw it was time,
and I said: " Shari, go into the eternal light". With that, she
took her final breath and ascended to Providence...
- Even while knowing the joy and love of
her present state, the loss is nonetheless severe. But let us remember
her thus: She lives in the worlds of Light, joyous, and she would want
us to continue the work to which she dedicated her life - the establishment
of Universal Peace, and the creation of a cosmic civilization.
- And we find hope in the knowledge that
those who have passed on to the next world become the leaven which raises
this world of existence. Shari and I discussed her future work, from beyond
the veil of light, which would advance the cause of peace and enlightenment
in all the realms of God. I have no doubt that she will serve well from
her new home in the eternal and become one of the angels of peace.
- Without peace, there can be no progress
on this earth. So let us work for peace with hearts filled with love. For
when we pass from this world, all we really take with us is love- endless,
- Steven M. Greer M.D. Director of CSETI
20 January 1998
- A memorial service will be held for Shari
Adamiak on Friday, January 23, 1998 at the Metro Denver Baha'i Center,
225 E. Bayaud at the Corner of Grant St. in Denver.
- In honor of Shari Adamiak, CSETI has
established The Fund for Universal Peace, to advance the cause of peace
on earth and with our planetary neighbors. Memorial donations to this fund
may be made to : The Fund for Universal Peace, CSETI, PO Box 15401 Asheville