No one likes to talk about death. Mention the word and most people tune out. It is strange that this five-letter word can completely shut down a conversation and sending people running in all directions. I read somewhere that Karl Gustav Jung once mentioned the word “death” in a conversation with Sigmund Freud, and Freud literally collapsed to the ground when he heard the word. I was somewhat amused, here was a man whose works have shaped our society and he couldn’t handle the word “death”. The thing is there are a lot of people that can’t handle the word or the process. Unfortunately, our society is becoming more and more stuck on perpetuating the desire to stick around in this dimension forever.
Death in this physical world is part of life. The moment you come down that birth canal, you start dying. Your cells die off. New cells grow, and as time goes on you hit that stage where the skin starts sagging and you start slowing down. It is the way nature works and as much as we humans think we are above nature, we are not. In this dimension everything grows, it waxes and wanes, and then it dies. No one gets off this Planet Earth in physical form, and lives forever. The end post of your life is death with taxes paid throughout the journey.
Death in this reality is all around us and it is part of the process. The seasons come and they go. The flowers blossom and bloom, and then wither and die. The trees with a longer life span repeat a pattern of life and death as it transitions through the seasons. All around us the melody of death, decay and rebirth plays out, yet, we want to deny its existence because we associate death with finality, the end. We neglect to recognize that the spirit evolves and it is just the physical body or apparatus that gets left behind.
Thanks to the propaganda machine we are programmed to believe that growing old is bad. We don’t see life as the opportunity for growth and development. An opportunity to make choices in the direction of your life and to improve your consciousness. Love or fear? Recently, I listened to a few technology billionaires talk about immortality and how they are working to live forever. I fell over laughing when one of them stated he wanted immortality to see just how many more billions he could make. Really, is that your goal? Have all these technological advancements really improved the world? When the body gives out do you honestly think that you can download the inner spirit? That which animates you? Or what happens if one line of code is incorrect? You might end up trapped in a horror show which is worse than this reality.
The desire to live forever and avoid death is further exemplified by those searching for the fountain of youth. Those that believe ‘the more I change the outer, the younger and more beautiful I shall become’. So, they use fillers, cosmetic surgery, adrenochrome, blood transfusions and whatever trend the celebrities are supporting. The problem is the hungry ghost within is never satisfied with the outside. It is never good enough. Yet, to go inside and vanquish that hungry ghost would prove to be too painful. The questions one might ask if they are continually focused on the outside are: If I died tomorrow would it matter? What matters?
We come into this world programmed to die at some point in time. None of us know when and we don’t exactly know how it shall happen but it shall happen. Just like taxes! Once you accept that death is a natural process of this life on this Planet Earth, you might start to live a life where each day is a gift and an opportunity to make the world a better place while you are here. Your contributions everyday do not have to be elaborate gestures. It can be as simple as a smile. Start the day asking, how may I be of service to love today? Follow where that leads you. It is important that while you walk on this Planet Earth, you walk with kindness. Wherever the sole of your foot lands, let it land with kindness. Do this and there is no fear with death because appreciating each moment means a life of no regrets and higher level of consciousness. In the end, all your worldly belongings are meaningless because your death is a transition to a world based on your consciousness. If you were a liar in this world; you shall enter the world of liars in the next.
Wishing you a day of many pleasant surprises.