We often think of death as the end result of our lived lives, and that is a reality of our physical container, once the energy is spent, the physical body dies. The truth for me is that death is around us and inside us all the time while we are living, when we are not awake, aware, and alert. We are dying while we are living. We all strive to love fully, yet so many of us assume that living is somehow limited by the physical world in which we live, the reality that we can touch, smell, taste, hear and see.
We have glimpses of being able to “see” ourselves, life, and others in a different way; in those moments of deep heart to heart connections; in the feelings we have when people are selfless, kind and caring. We see outside of ourselves those that have this awareness. They appear to be such “good people”. We have honoured and cherish those in the past that have reflected for us the highest potential of what, who we could be: Jesus, Buddha, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr.
Yet we are afraid to “see” that we as sacred humans, when we are awake, aware, and alert have that same ability to change the world, starting with self.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” said Gandhi. We are afraid, and we say look at what happened to those folks, they were killed for being visionaries. So our fear escalates to the point where we are too afraid to do anything. We are frozen and get distracted with other things that we tell ourselves are Important. Yet when we have all the other things, we dedicate ourselves to our own self-growth and development, we wait to commit to the work of spiritual awareness, we wait to commit to a higher purpose because we are too busy right now.
I have had the great privilege to be with people when the time came that their physical body died. I have listened to the life stories of those that had a terminal life-limiting illness.
For all of those people there was no more wait until I have more time, life demanded them to be present and to change in the very now moment.
What I have learned and the knowledge that had awakened within me is my truth – death is a teacher of magical transformation – be open to it and don’t wait until you are on your death bed to embrace and learn from death.