Death, I know, it’s a depressing subject, but my sister’s beautiful cat died this week and he, Shepp, was a big part of our family. He was loved and cherished for twenty years by his doting parents (My sis and her hubby). And he gave them so much pleasure and joy in their life. His passing has left a massive void and much sorrow.
The passing of this dearly loved pet got me to thinking about death in general. Here are some of my thoughts:
There are those who believe that death is a doorway to the spiritual life. The life that we all come from and go back to; the source of all things manifest. The purity of purity, the peace of all peace, the joy of joy, and the Light, are all there. There is no darkness, no sorrow, no pain in that place. True life is there.
Is this life on earth a journey? Is it one we believe we have no choice in taking? What if in that place of true life we volunteered to come to this dark heavy place? What if we begged to be allowed to come here? What if we knew something in that place of true life that is hidden from us here? What if we are more than we think we are?
What if we have a purpose other than being born, walking the earth a few decades, and turning back to dust? What if we are seeds of that true life here to complete an assignment? What if the heaviness of darkness keeps that knowledge hidden and we are charged with breaking through that darkness? What if the darkness itself has an assignment? An assignment to crush the true life from all who carry it? What if the darkness is charged with keeping the inhabitants of this earth in the dark?
Hmm…What weighs more, darkness or light? Which is stronger, darkness or light? How is this battle fought? interesting questions for all carrying the seed of true life. At what point in this earth journey is the knowledge revealed?
Could it be when we throw off the coat of darkness? When we come out from under the heaviness? Could it be when we see, once again, the Light from whence we came? Is it then we rejoice that we overcame? Or hang our head knowing we failed our assignment?
Some say death is the end of everything. That there is nothing else. Only these few decades walking the planet known as earth and nothing. Some don’t or won’t give any thought to such weighty questions preferring to stay in the dark (pardon the pun).
Whatever we believe death comes to all.