With COVID-19 still widespread throughout the world I took a moment to clear the air and really take a moment to think about death. It is a weird concept to understand, but then so is the actual act of death. I mean you are not going to be here on Earth one day and you will leave your body behind. You can sort of understand this, but then again, every time you try to wrap your head around death your mind kind of gets warped and you can’t think about it. I think most people block out the concept of death and now that it has been brought to the forefront of everyone’s personal thoughts, it has gotten everyone in the world in a frightful frame of mind. I know it has for me as I have had to make difficult personal choices that were different than those of a year ago. Do I send the kids back to school? Can I go out to dinner? Should we let our kids play with the neighbors? Is it safe to go back into the office? It is all confusing, distressing, disheartening and has us all in a panic-stricken mode. Do you realize no one says “bless you” anymore after someone sneezes? It is sort of like we pretend it didn’t happen and get far away from that person as possible.
What strange times we live in.
If you ponder on it, you are dying all the time. It kills me to know my kids are going to grow up and leave me and there will be no more hand holding, snuggling or even hugging for that matter. My little boys will be men and have their own lives. They in a way will die in the form that needs me and I will have to deal with it. They already died as they grew from babies to toddlers to kids. No more carrying them, rocking them or feeding them a bottle. They are gone in that form and in a way that is death.
I myself have died several times as I went from baby, to kid, to teenager, to college student, to working girl, to wife, to mother and now to a different kind of mother to my school age boys. We all have changed and died as we go from one form to another.
Our looks change, our body and our voice.
I would like for you to not think of death in the conventional sense. Since God cannot die then there can be no death for you as you are as God created you and are part of him. Death would mean an opposite to God and he cannot have an opposite. He has always existed in true perfection.
Death is only a thought that you are separate from your creator. You see we have not really left the source and are residing with him in true goodness. We seem separate and feel like we are projected here as a separate entity, but we are all one with God.
So, the reason you are terrified of death is because at this point of transition you can stay in the dark or you have a chance to depart into the light side of God. But the thought of this change is too much for you to undertake as you are comfortable in the dark and still believe you need to stay here and punish yourself from believing you are separate from God. Death brings you close to the reality of it all and the truth, which is beautiful, but you believe to be terrifying. These theoretical ideas made me less scared of death, able to open up more and accept the love that God is offering at any time. So, in these hard times take time to remember God and his true righteousness.