Mystic Musings: Choosing To Live or Choosing To Die

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Choosing To Live or Choosing To Die ©2018 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

We experience life on a multitude of levels. It is infinitely complex. It is definitely not black and white. But the level where we feel the most conflict and pain, is the level that presents the most choices.

If we’re operating totally unconsciously, we don’t feel like we have any options. Life happens to us. There is always something bigger and more powerful, that has influence over us. Bad things happen, it’s probably our fault or someone else’s fault. Good things happen, it’s a coincidence.

When we experience life with more Consciousness, we’re aware we have choices. If we make a decision, take an action, we can see it’s effect in our lives. We feel a little more empowered. If things appear to happen, we can respond differently. Even if something seems “bad”, we feel we can do something about it.

At this level of choice, we can go towards light, we can go with energy in motion, we can experience breakthroughs. It’s not always comfortable, but it can be exhilarating.

And, in a funny way, choosing not to take action is still an action. We can choose to stay still, to not move. It’s familiar, but it may be more painful.

When you look at life from this level and in this way, you can look at it as choosing to live or choosing to die. You can notice whether or not someone is bringing more life energy into form, or is on the way out.

And at a higher level of Consciousness, we’re aware of all of these levels, and there isn’t a judgment about life and death, coming more into body or leaving it. Sometimes people leave the party early. Sometimes people hang out until the wee hours.

Growing older means knowing more people going down the path of dying.  As much as it would be nice to hang out longer with our friends and loved ones, everyone has their own storyline and timing. I may miss their bodies when they’re gone, but I sometimes (often) have a better relationship with them when they’re non-physical.

At a higher level of Consciousness, the choice isn’t about living or dying. It’s about being fully in form, living fully in the moment, loving and appreciating all that is, and everyone in it.

I guess you could say that’s choosing Life.

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