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Thursday, March 20, 2008

#398 Another Message from the Messiah's Handbook

Take your dying with some seriousness, however.

Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less-advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy.

There is the possibility that you have already programmed your dying. You very well may have done it prior to your birth. It is possible that you have prepared a plan for this life. A plan that has a number of lessons to learn, teach and execute. Whatever the plan, as you come to the moment for choosing to complete the task you have the option to not do it. The only exception is the dying, which is mandatory.

We all have the opportunity to plan our existence and then change the plan once we are confronted with the challenge. However, it is important to remember, what you don't complete this time around you will have to accomplish it at some future lifetime. There is no judgment, good or bad, for not completing the task/lesson.

Now what does this have to do with taking your dying seriously? From my perspective, it means that you have the responsibility for your own life and what you do. It means that you should live your life with integrity. You do not have to linger because your family and friends would be heartbroken at your leaving them.

When you take your dying seriously, you can plan a send off that is appropriate to your life style. While it is part of our culture to mourn the passing of a loved one, it might be better if we took the time to celebrate the life of that person and rejoice with the knowledge that we were able to spend time with them. We can remember how they influenced our lives.

So if others are wont to call you crazy for such an outlook that is OK. That is their choice. Love them anyway, as I love you all.

Thanks to Richard Bach, Illusions, Delacorte Press, 1977.



Skunkfeathers said...

LOL...if I did pre-plan this life, I need a big lesson in pre-planning 101...or maybe just in execution of pre-planning 101.

As for death, being single with no dependents, I don't think much about it. It is what and when it is. I could hope it's kinda like how my grandfather went, peacefully in his sleep, and not screaming like his passengers...(just kidding).

Darlene said...

Today being Good Friday, I know of a very special man who gave his life, so that we could live more abundantly.

He had a plan too...
Good example here Jack

an abundance of love and light your way,
xOx Darlene

Karen said...

"Take your dying with some seriousness, however."

Is there any other way!


Polly said...

If you suggest we take 'dying seriously' would you please be the first to agree that MY dying should be in my hands? If I have ( as you believe) chosen when I should die, would you give me the right to die with dignity, peace and painlessly without any interference?

I take it so seriously that I want to choose when and how...that is my why are the so called moralists denying me that?

Jack K. said...

Thank you all for your comments. I treasure them all.

Polly, I must apologize if there is anything I have said that has contributed to your thinking that I do not support the notion that you are totally responsible for anything you decide to do.

It has been my belief for years that those who choose to end their lives in what other might call suicide is a viable and valuable choice.

As you might expect, it is not my place to give you the right to make such a choice. You are the only one who has that right, regardless of what others might say.

I might hope that you would find the few moments of beauty between now and then.

To try to answer your question concerning the position of moralists, I must refer to the idea that moralists are not comfortable with themselves. Rather than making an effort to discover why they have this position, they take it out on others who are different from them. They are totally caught up in their own egos. As such they must prove that they are right and the rest of us are wrong.

A New Earth gives a much better explanation than this person, me.

I hope this gives you more things to ponder.

May love and peace be with you always.

Eternally Curious said...

Just as I continually endeavor to "consciously live", I intend also to "consciously die".