If We are Immortal, Then Why do We Die?

As a Medium, I think it’s important for me to educate as well as bring messages to people.  One of the things that I need to make perfectly clear is that not all of our questions are going to be answered.  The Spirits and Guides will only tell me what I ‘need’ to know, and beyond that I will just see a kind smile in my mind’s eye as if to say, ‘I’m not going to say a single word on that subject.’  This is something that if fought, can only yield frustration, as one of the greatest lessons of being on a spiritual path is coming to understand that when you make it about being all-knowing, and your ego slips in, you WILL be set straight.   Acceptance is not weakness or giving in.  There are just some things that you need to take as a given, like in a geometry equation- X equals 25 degrees, and questioning it would not be worth your time.  Make sense?

Well, I am a medium, but I’m also a human being, and walking the line everyday is a difficult endeavor that you never really get used to entirely.  At the most inopportune times, you’ll be disrupted by one world or the other, especially when you’re knee-deep in something and trying to concentrate.  Having said that, I too have my own questions about why certain things happen and what the meaning in all of this is.  I haven’t received the answer to all of my questions- probably won’t until ‘the big day’ when I cross over, myself- but I did get an answer to the ‘why is death necessary’ question.

Simply put, scientists that are studying consciousness have reported that the actual act of death isn’t necessary.  That humans can actually shift their vibration and transition into a state of pure energy without having to endure the physical act of dying.  The answer I received from the Spirit world is that no, we really don’t have to physically die to reach a state of Spirit, but that the act of dying, death itself, and the way we remember someone after they depart are crucial to our learning and serve a very large purpose here.

I was shown the faces of many who have crossed over and had an enormous impact on us as a result of their work.  Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lennon…Of course I questioned why their work alone wasn’t enough to impact us, why their deaths were so important.  I asked this question, coincidentally (or not), just around the time that Michael Jackson had passed.   They simply said, “when a person dies, the work they did in their lives is held up for all to see.”  In a sense, they become immortalized here- by the media.  And the media is responsible for the shape of many of our ideas and opinions.  Somehow, when a person whose life work touched only a few in their lifetime dies, the energy of that work is multiplied and spreads over entire continents.  It’s not that what they did wasn’t important while they were still here, but being human, it becomes much more important to remember what someone did here, and that is the hidden gift in the process we call grieving and loss.

It is a  real function of being a human to have such a great capacity to hold onto memories and the emotion attached to them.  They are passed down from generation to generation.  For example. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong was a strongly emotional song that many enjoyed and held dear to their hearts when it was popular in the late 60s.  Though Louis has been gone from this earth for quite some time, this song lives on.  Why?  Because it touched people’s hearts, but not only that.  When the next generation came along, they were introduced to this music as well, and will come to associate the happiness and enjoyment of that song to their parents…and when their parents are gone, they will still remember it and share that with their children, and so on and so forth.  And now when many people hear that song, tears come to their eyes as they remember.  Even the use of that song at a funeral can blend the emotions of loss and love to a point where they will be attached to that song in the mind of the mourner forever. 

The human condition has strong attachments to emotional states, and when someone is gone we feel loss.  However, that loss is not in vain.  With it come pieces of history and loving thoughts that endure as a result of the love we felt for someone, and we fight to hold onto these memories of people.  While that someone was here, we may have loved them and knew about their interests and loves.   But when they pass, it seems somehow much more important to know and remember people.  Perhaps death and loss are the ways that our bodies ensure that our souls are truly set free.

In essence, it is not the physical act of dying that is important.  It is the effect that act of dying has on us that is the key reason it is a part of our circle of life.  For all of the reasons mentioned here, and many more.


~ by healingstarspirit on February 12, 2010.

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