Monday, September 24, 2012

How To Heal Fear of Death

Fear of death is common.  Many of us have associated death with pain.  We grieve for the loss of our loved ones.  We focus on the fact that they are no longer with us in physical form and our hearts fill with regret and sadness.  Sometimes our negative view of death creates so much negative energy within our bodies, that our bodies begin experiencing symptoms of anxiety like rapid heartbeats, tunnel vision and brain fog.

In truly unfortunate cases, sometimes beings shut themselves off from loving others because somewhere in their distorted perceptions they are aware that death must come to all things, and because they fear getting hurt again by the death experience, they kill love within them while they are alive in the hopes of never feeling the pain of loss again creating a state of emotional bondage within.

But I wonder if death is truly the problem we human beings have, or are our perceptions of death the true key to our fears?

Death is as natural as birth.  All living things including trees, insects and birds will eventually--as we call it--die.

But is not birth itself a form of death? Is not the mitosis cells undergo to create a full formed human being a form of death?  Is not one cell coming together with another cell--only to create more cells--in essence the result of death to the original cells that were the catalyst for the cellular division to begin with?  Is not the birth experience; the leaving of the womb a sort of death experience?

We physical beings are chronically dying and being reborn.  As one cell degenerates and dies, another is quickly recreated in its place.  And even our life experiences are forms of death.  You are not the infant you once were, nor the child, nor the adolescent.  Life itself is a never ending stream of dying and birthing.

On a quantum level death is in fact improbable.  Matter is not solid.  Our physical beings, although we believe them to be solid, are not.  Not even the chair you sit upon now is solid.  All matter as we know it at its core is an atom.  An atom is 99.9999999999999% space that is comprised of energy.  You at your core are almost nothing but energy.  And since energy cannot be destroyed--death is not possible on a quantum level.

Like energies attract like energies.  It is law and evident by nature.  An oak tree was not intended to be a daisy.  A cloud is not a star.

When our physical bodies can no longer keep up with the demands of this time space reality, that which defines us as physical will cease to be able to function.  However, at that precise point in time, the life source which is our essence will be released from the body and will ultimately join like energies.

I am humbled by the knowing that I am an energy being first.  Because if this is true, I have a lot to look forward to even long after I have left this physical time space reality.  And so do you.