We had some great responses to our last newsletter article, The Fear of Death.

One comment Spirit made in that article is a tough one for many folks to accept. Here’s what they said:

Death does not exist. Let go of the fear of death, and then you will soar.”

At least several people were upset by what Spirit and I said in that article. Here are one person’s comments (unedited):

Just simply let go. Ah geez is that all I have to do? Wow I never thought of that! Excuse the hard sarcasm, please. I am in rare form today and will play devil’s advocate pretty well.

If it was so simple as spirit says to let go everyone would just drop it like a ball in the hand. The only problem I find in letting it go is it always comes back! I have had shining moments of insight that made me feel invincible but how do you keep it and anchor it in?

It seems whenever I get to that point all of a sudden my life turns for the worse. Like a rug pulled out from under you. Like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown every time he believes he can kick that ball!

I have a strong subconscious negative personality that will always look at the negative first. It has taken all my will just to combat that everyday and to do the inner work necessary to keep it from not consuming me!

If I could simply let that part of me go I would give ANYTHING for it to go away! I am done with it but it won’t go away! So please show me how simply it is!

Here is another reader’s reply (also unedited) to the comments above:

Every thought has two sides to it and you can choose which side to see. If you find yourself focusing on the negative side (through habit) you will notice yourself not feeling good. This is your inner being (higher-self, soul ..) letting you know you are not focused in the way that is in alignment with who you really are.

So the thing to do is try and find a little better felling thought about the subject, then a little better one, then a little better one until you can move yourself to feeling good about the subject.

A really good book to read that will help you is Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks. You are much more than you remember you are, and in those moments of insight, you are connecting with yourself.

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In this short video John of God, the legendary Brazilian spiritual healer, talks with Oprah Winfrey about death.

Related links:
Doc Holliday
Doctor Death
Fear, Death, and Immortality
The Scent of Roses

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Do you believe we are eternal? If you do, how does that affect your view of death? If you do not, how does that affect your view of death? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

What other subjects would you like us to talk about in these posts? Please email me at:
john@greatwesternpublishing.org