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posticon Is Death by Suicide a Tragedy?

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And now, in keeping with Channel 40’s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you’re about to see another first–an attempted suicide. ~ Christine Chubbock, television news reporter who shot and killed herself during a broadcast

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According to WHO (World Health Organization), worldwide suicide rates have been increasing for the past 45 years. All age groups are affected. The primary cause is depression. Increasingly greater numbers of people are struggling with depression.Read more

posticon How To Overcome Your Fear of Death by John Cali and Spirit

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Forgiveness is the means by which the fear of death is overcome….Forgiveness lets the body be perceived as what it is—a simple teaching tool to be laid by when learning is complete, hardly changing him who learns at all. A Course in Miracles

God is all that is. We are all God.God Is All That Is

Last week someone I’ve known many years killed himself. The details are not important. But our perception of those details, and of the death itself, requires some soul-searching.

Our society assumes it is natural for us to fear death—no matter how, when, where, why it occurs.Read more

posticon Is Life ALWAYS Worth Living? by John Cali and Spirit

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My work is done. Why wait? ~ Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman, in his suicide note written after long enduring intense pain from his degenerating spine.

George Eastman, 1854-1932George Eastman 1854-1932

You’ve probably heard about Brittany Maynard, the young woman with terminal brain cancer who decided to commit suicide earlier this week.

As I started writing this post my sister told me an elderly cousin, closing in on 100 years, had just died. She lived a good, long, and happy life.

Brittany, at the other end of the spectrum of life, was only 29.Read more

posticon Is Suicide Ever Justified? by John Cali

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In our last blog post, Is The World Driving You Crazy?, we talked about a family murder-suicide. I know this is a tough subject for many folks.

Objections to suicide, including assisted suicide, range across the spectrum—religious, legal, spiritual, practical, and so on. It’s a contentious subject with widely varying and conflicting opinions.

Years ago, in a message I found very comforting, Spirit spoke of suicide. Read it here.

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We welcome your comments and thoughtful opinions, whether you agree or disagree with us.Read more

posticon Is the World Driving You Crazy? by John Cali

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This past week’s newsletter article was Are You Trying To Save the World? Here’s our brief introduction to that article:

Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been hearing a lot from folks having a tough time with what’s happening on our planet today—the wars, corruption, financial collapses, crime, etc. etc. They feel lost and lonely, despairing of ever being able to change things for the better.

Is our world going to hell in a handbasket? Is there any hope, any light at the end of the tunnel?”

This morning I read a disturbing newspaper article about my old neighborhood in Virginia.Read more