If I were to ask you, are you afraid of death? What would be your response? If your answer is positive, then the question becomes what are you afraid of? Can you voice your fears? It could be that you are scared of the unknown, going into a different dimension and what that entails but think about your first day in school, you were nervous, you did not know what to expect but you survived it and I am sure you thrived too. The same happens when we move to the other side, our rate of vibration changes as we become Spirit without a body but we retain our memories and we go through a period of adaptation. It´s like the Fool in the Tarot that needs to jump into the abyss and begin a new adventure but there is nothing to fear.
Fear is part of the equation because many religions have a belief of hell or that only a number of people will be saved. Others believe death is the end or that there is a purgatory and you´ll be stuck in misery for eternity. Fear is also part of the equation because it keeps us grateful for the present moment and makes sure that we don´t waste time here on the physical plane as this plane is also part of our story.
Today, I watched the movie "Collateral Beauty" and in this movie, the main character talked about the three obstructions in life as time, love and death. He mentioned that everyone wanted to be loved or experience love. He also mentioned that time was a limitation and people fought against the clock. Death is inevitable. The combination of these three forces shows why death holds such a power. Death marks the end of the physical phase in a person´s life. What if this person has not experienced love during that time? What if the person dies when they are very young? All these questions make us value time as time in this dimension is finite. It also makes us value love as that is the force that moves human beings most of the time. And death marks one end and also a new beginning but we do tend to focus on the ending more than in the new beginning because that new beginning is uncertain and we don´t know what to expect.
I am not here to change your beliefs or your feelings, but I am here to invite you to look at death with a different set of eyes. The eyes of wonder that you may have had with new experiences in the past and know that it is not the end. Release the fear and instead use that energy to live each day as it is the last one as tomorrow is not promised. Our time on earth is indeed limited so we should make the best out of it. Use it wisely and don´t spend it worrying or in fear. Live fully everyday. Live as today is your last day. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised. Release fears and enjoy today! Carpe Diem!
Rev. Carolina A. Amor