Euthanasia: Blessing or Bloodbath?

posted in: Blog, channeling, life and death | 6

old age-dementia-euthanasia

I know the image above is grim, and perhaps offensive to some folks. But a fact of physical life, regardless of our spiritual or religious beliefs (or lack of them), is death is inevitable.

A Euthanasia Story

Not long ago, a dear lifelong friend told me her brother had been diagnosed with a painful, fatal ailment. He didn’t have long to live.

They live in an area where euthanasia is legal and socially acceptable. So the brother, who was mentally competent almost to the end, chose euthanasia. My friend, and the rest of the family, did not object.

A few days ago, it was obvious the end was near, and my friend’s brother was in great pain. So he received an injection, and immediately went into a deep, peaceful sleep. He died a day later, without pain, in the way he wished.

His death was swift and painless. My friend and her family, though sad to lose a beloved brother, were at peace. It  was a truly beautiful and peaceful end to a long life.

Definition of Euthanasia

The Mirriam-Webster English Dictionary defines “euthanasia” this way:
“The act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.”

Euthanasia, Legal and Illegal

Euthanasia is perfectly legal in some places (as where my friend lives), generally with significant safeguards to prevent abuse. In other places, it’s outlawed, with stiff penalties for violations.

Euthanasia’s Supporters and Opponents

Euthanasia supporters advocate against intolerable suffering at the end of our lives. If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve seen the agony and pain some endure at life’s end. As the supporters believe, ending those lives, by whatever humane means, is a blessing.

Euthanasia’s opponents argue against legalizing it.  Part of their argument is its legalization could potentially be used to eliminate “undesirable” human lives. For example, the incurably ill, criminals, mentally ill folks, etc. It would, they say, lead to a bloodbath.

Death Is Not the Enemy

I am certainly not anti-medical profession. There are many caring, compassionate doctors, nurses, and other professionals in its ranks. Several are in my own family. But some professionals, in my experience, want to prolong physical life at all costs. Their enemy is death.


We want to start this discussion with these two points:
1. Death is not your enemy.
2. Dying is the easiest thing you will ever do.

Death can be your friend, if you allow it to be.

Would you want to be physically immortal? We realize some among you would.

But physical immortality, if it was possible, would defeat your spiritual purpose for choosing a physical incarnation.

Regardless of whatever paths you have chosen in this lifetime, your ultimate purpose for being here is to simply help your world wake up from its often-nightmarish dreams.

You’ve all lived many lifetimes. Despite the heaviness of some of those lifetimes (and you’ve all had those), you chose your paths because you wanted, deep down, to find joy and happiness.

And that is what your Creator wants for you.

All of this would be deeply difficult without physical death.

But death is not the end of you. It is but one step on your eternal journey.

You’ve done it so many times. It’s the easiest thing you will ever do.

Achieving your death in a peaceful, painless way is a goal all of you should hold. This is what your Creator wishes for  you.

Can you wish any less for yourselves?


Here are two short videos on euthanasia, the first one against it, and the second for it.


Copyright © 2019 by John Cali

So how do you want to finish your years on this planet? With ease and grace? Or with pain and suffering? It’s a choice we all have to make, one way or another. And we do have a choice, regardless of the specific circumstances.

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


We think you’ll be interested in this…

Our mobile apps have been downloaded many thousands of times. They will uplift and empower you—whether you’re looking for physical or emotional healing, inspiring advice from Spirit, or simply a few words to brighten your day.

Try our Spirit Oracle Cards deck and Messages From Spirit in the Indie Goes Oracle Cards app.

Discover also Barbara Clark’s Guided Meditations apps here: Beyond AffirmationsRelease, Heal and Transform

P.S. We now have an all-in-one portal for all oracle cards. Visit it here.

6 Responses

  1. Sandra Ancira

    So mechanical of me, lol. My negative polarity due to habit is so strong!
    If we do not judge what is it that we do? Hint, it´s the L word.

  2. ron

    The shortcut answer to this question is ¨ Judge not that ye not be judged.¨
    From what I hear there is some good stuff in the Holy Book as well as the babble.
    Hugs, Ron

    • John Cali

      Thanks, Ron. I agree — it’s not wise to judge others, since we are judging only ourselves.
      Hugs to you too,

  3. Tracy

    I just told my brother this morning, if I’m going to die a painful death, I will end my life myself. I understand that death itself is painless, but getting there may not be.
    We watched my mother suffer terribly. She pleaded to die many times. Only because of my own pleading, did they finally give her enough pain medication that allowed her to relax and let go.
    Yes, I’m all for euthanasia. Like you said, with safeguards in place. When the decision can ONLY be made by the person themselves, I don’t see any harm in it. We’re not talking about giving the govt permission to do it to anyone they want (though they already do), we’re talking about personal choice.
    I didn’t watch the videos. Most, not all, opposers feel opposed because of fear. If I was to choose euthanasia for myself, it would be out of love for myself, not fear. If my mother had had the choice, we would’ve supported her all the way, out of love.

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Tracy.

      Like you, I’ve watched some of my family members suffer slow, agonizing deaths because there was no alternative. As you said, we’re talking about freedom to make personal choices, not government interference in our lives.

      I respect everyone’s viewpoints. But I’m sure it’s obvious what my preferences are.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.