We realize death and euthanasia are are grim-sounding title. But Spirit’s words today are uplifting and joyful, despite the subject.

Someone Berna and I know died recently. He’d been sick a long time, and was in terrible pain. Voluntary euthanasia is legal where he lived. He chose to end his life.

We have long been advocates for euthanasia. That’s alienated some of my family—and perhaps also some of our readers.

Spirit has talked about death, dying, and euthanasia many times over the years. Their words on those subjects have often been inspiring and uplifting—despite (or perhaps because of) our common human fear and dread of death.

Today’s post is a summary, in no particular order, of their thoughts and words about death, dying, and euthanasia.


  • Euthanasia, properly carried out, can be a blessing and relief to those souls suffering physical distress.
  • Dying is the easiest thing you will ever do. After all, you’ve had lots of practice, as you’ve “died” many times in many lives.
  • Death is an illusion—it doesn’t exist. What you call death is simply part of what we call eternal life.
  • You are immortal, “dead” or “alive.”
  • Every human death is a suicide. Why? Because, at some level of your awareness, you choose the time and manner of your death—whether by “accident,” by your own hand, or at the hands of another, sickness, etc.
  • There is no right or wrong here, in how you choose to live or how you choose to die.
  • You must allow all, including yourselves, to make that decision for themselves.
  • Remember this: At death, your loved ones leave their bodies. They do not leave you. You never lose those you love.


Finally, we would like to leave you with these wise words on what death really is:
Death is a condition that we have brought upon ourselves so that we may pass into a greater condition with greater possibilities. ~ Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East.

Copyright © 2020 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


We realize this subject of euthanasia, doctor-assisted suicide—or whatever you choose to call it—is highly controversial. You may have heard of Brittany Maynard. At 29, she had a brain tumor. She chose to end her life. That choice created much criticism of her, and also much support.

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.