The Fearful YOU
WHY DO WE FEAR DEATH SO MUCH? Because we fear it is the end of our self, the self we live with 24/7… the self we think of as being our mind, body and name… That’s a pretty daunting thought. Why? Because it is something we have never experienced before. We don’t know what’s going to happen to us after death.
We’re told many things about death, religion tells us that if we promise to be good, we will go to heaven and if we’re bad, we’ll go to hell. In both cases it’s inferred that we’ll continue to live on after death. But all this rhetoric doesn’t convince us, because our overriding dread is the thought of not being anymore.
Contrary to being the end of you, death heralds your reawakening, the remembering that you are an eternal soul who not only retains the memories of the person you think you are at present, but also every other person that you have ever thought of as being who you were in your many previous lifetimes.
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then return home.”
Birth and death are alternating aspects of creation. Birth is the ‘On’ switch, (being), death is the ‘Off’ switch (not being). You flick the switch ‘On’ to experience a human life… then when you’ve accomplished what you came here to do, You flick the switch ‘Off’… until You once again are ready to flick the switch back ‘On’ again for another human life experience.
Author, Pranja Ana put it quite succinctly when she described the reality of death: At every moment there is death. Each moment there is death and birth, death and birth, coming together seamlessly. Death is just one aspect of creation, it is not the end of it.
Death does not destroy the birthed. Death is simply the changing of energy from one form to the next. It must recede like the outgoing tide to give rise to a new wave of creation, a new form of expression… A new form of You….
Dan’s Quote: “Death is not the end of anything… including you.”
Header: Currumbin Beach, ‘Gold Coast’ Queensland, Australia.