Dying is life’s biggest change. We get a little stressed when preparing for a big vacation so it’s normal to have some concern about traveling to another dimension without your body. Here are ten keys to
Release any fear and worry about death.Much clinical, scientific, and empirical evidence clearly shows that no one really dies. Given all this contemporary evidence about the continuation of consciousness, what’s to worry about or fear? Death is really an optical illusion, a result of our limited human senses. At the time of death, it appears that you die but only the outer shell ends.Your physical body is less than 1% of the totality of who you are. So relax and enjoy every aspect of life—even dying.
1. Dying is totally safe.Death is practically a nonevent. After you “die,” one of your reactions will be, “That’s all there is to it?”You probably have died many times so what’s the big deal? For those with a solid spiritual foundation, passing on will be much like walking through a door from one room to another. For atheists, there will be a big surprise to discover life goes on. Either way, dying is totally safe. It’s just another stage in life like infancy, adolescence, youth, middle age, old age . . . and the cycle continues.
2. You are in for a grand adventure.People who have clinically died and come back to tell about it say: ‘Recall your best days on Earth—your happiest, healthiest, and most energetic. Now multiple that by a million and you begin to get a sense of how great it feels to drop the body and fly away. So get ready a return to forever, to journey back Home to the really real place. You know how it’s exciting to prepare and pack for a trip to a favorite location? You’re now preparing to return to a place you’ve been since the beginning of creation so get ready for a marvelous trip.
3. Death is an important part of life.You may wish that you could live forever in your current body, but that would require freezing everything: no one would age and things would stay the same. It would soon become a stagnant sameness devoid of change and growth. Death is like a reset button, a new start, a fresh beginning in a never-ending but often-changing life. Most people work best with a deadline and death also serves that purpose. The real you is immortal, but your physical body is mortal. It’s a great setup.
4. It’s your decision when and how to transition.Loved ones may or may not be ready for you to pass on, but that’s your call. Just tell them and your doctors when you are ready. End-of-this-life medical care is a huge money-maker but you don’t have to undergo a “walletectomy” before you die. You are the boss about how and when you will move on to greener pastures. Options for euthanasia—“a good death”—are improving as well they should. Our pets don’t have to suffer with intractable pain and terminal disease, but humans do? Who made that one up?
5. Complete “unfinished business.”You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can’t take it with you.” The only exception is your consciousness. Don’t carry your dirty laundry with you into the next realm. Wrap up loose ends in your life: financial, legal, personal, etc. That removes any resistances to passing on in a timely way. It gives you peace of mind that you’ve finished what you came here to do. Also, take some time to review your life and honor what an amazing experience it’s been. Just think of all the activities, memories and lessons you’ve had. It’s been well-worth the price of admission.
6. Throw a “I’m going away for a while” party.Western cultures have turned funerals into somber affairs with black clothes and droning organ music. Get a life! Many other cultures celebrate when a person has completed earth-school, just as we do for high school and other graduations. So throw a party and invite all your loved ones. Share this information with them so they can release needless fears and excessive sadness. Laugh, cry, and say everything you want to say. It’s your party so create it how you want. It will be a grand day and a proper launching into the next page of life’s never-ending saga.
7. Do what you love as long as you can.Walt Disney and Albert Einstein worked on projects up until their time of passing. You don’t have to cease your lifework or favorite hobbies just because you are dying. Who knows—you might create some of your best work just before transitioning from this world. What a curtain call that would be! Your missions aren’t over until you drop your body so, if you’re still reading this, you still have purposes to fulfill.
8. Design your funeral and interment.You can upgrade the awareness of others about how one can live and die. Create your own funeral in a unique way. Play a video of yourself sharing your most important thoughts and feelings. Play your favorite songs and quote meaningful poems. Design how you want your bodily remains to be interred. Do you want your outworn shell to be buried in a box underground? Do you want to spread your ashes under a young tree to provide nourishment and minerals?It’s your choice. You are a unique being; no one will ever be just like you. So do it your way.
9. Check in afterwards.Over 75 million Americans have experienced an after-death contact in which departed loved ones made their presence known. Discuss this with your loved ones before you change worlds and set up ways of letting them know you are still alive and well. Set an intention to visit your dear ones while they are awake and dreaming. Your after-death contacts will deepen their knowledge that death is just a new beginning, not an end. As more and more people drop their fear and ignorance about death, humanity can further evolve toward peace, love, and understanding.