Death. Good Heavens it’s just not a subject for polite company. Yet, I’m not sure why. After all, it is an experience we ALL get to have, some later than others, but even still. So how did it get this way? In all my studies of Ancient Religions and Earth Based Spirituality, there was not this deep avoidance of Death. It was understood to be a natural part of Life, just like the seasons of the year, it was our own cycle, no trauma or drama. Of course there was Grief, but that is also natural, but Death itself was not something that was made into an Enemy to be Feared.
But this all changed, or should I say, was manipulated, to create a fear of not just the action of Death, but what would happen to us afterwards. And it is important to understand how this came about. Our entire concept of Death is a social construct that is designed to create fear, and get us to spend unnecessary money after someone dies in an effort to prove how much we loved them. Seriously, you must understand this. Everything about Death, including the Funeral is a situation in which you get to be deeply manipulated.
It is immoral for us to be afraid of the 2nd most natural process of our life after Birth. Birth we celebrate with joy and congratulations, but Death, oh no, it is the “enemy” that we must “fight” to avoid. How in the world can we every begin to approach our own Death with Self-Awareness and Consciousness if we are in such deep denial and fear about this inevitability in our lives?
Listen to the radio show, so you can learn some of the history that is affecting your view of Death, and consequently, your view of Life. They are the bookends of our Life. How we deal with one is directly connected to the other. In other words, if you are afraid of Death, than at a very fundamental level you are afraid of Life. Make some decisions about how you want your Death to be.
Than we can begin to talk about Conscious Death and Dying. What does that mean, and how do we begin to prepare for a path that opens us to our own Universal Intelligence? How do we practice coming into contact with this Energy now, so we have familiarity with it an approach to Life? These are some of the bigger questions we’ll be exploring in a couple of weeks.
Until then, Be Love. Be smooth.