About death: a wise woman’s thoughts on this life’s end
Today, as on every day, several people are nearing what we call death. Some of them being in my direct environment, my thoughts linger on this fact a bit more than normal. The part of the year also makes one prone to reflect on death just a bit more. Normally, since I often find myself on more than just this earthly plane as a wise woman, death is as normal to me as life is. But now, with several people that I cherish being confronted by that inescapable part of life, my empathic self smarts for them and with them.
I know, though, that none of that is necessary. That death is just another phase in that ever turning wheel that is existence. That, while many people experience life itself as a struggle, in death there is peace and understanding.
Death should not instil a fear of living
Not to worry, I’m not going to even attempt to logically and exhaustively explain what happens at that moment when we exchange life for what comes after. I wouldn’t presume to be able to put it into words, even if I was allowed. However, many people are scared to death of their unavoidable end – pardon the pun – and that just isn’t necessary. Sometimes the fear of death prevents people from living. I also see this in my practice, people who are so afraid of dying, that they avoid any type of risk, thus being too stressed out to be healthy. It’s a vicious circle, which kind of functions as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That is the reason why I feel I must write this blog. Because from my many travels I know there is nothing to be afraid of. I just wish I had the words to satisfactorily explain what it’s like.
In death there is peace and a final understanding
So there’s a lot I cannot say. What I can say? Some of what I’ve seen is already out there, by word of people reporting near death experiences. There is no pain or suffering. There is no self any more, not the way we perceive it while living. There finally is the realisation that all is really one, connected. Also – and some might think this is disappointing – there is no reward or punishment. There’s no judgement. That is a human invention and not actually part of the great mysteries. Most of all, there’s a sense of homecoming, of belonging and finally understanding. And peace.
For those of you who are or have a loved one going through their final days in this life, cherish the moments you have with your loved ones in this flesh. I hope you will be comforted in the knowledge that there will be peace at the end of this phase. You will meet again. Maybe not quite as you imagine it now, but still…