Today I had a conversation with a dear friend who is a firefighter. I asked him how work was. "It's okay" he said "nothing exciting. I've been answering a lot of first response calls."
He lives in an older area of a city and there are two blocks that the firefighters refer to as the "Stairway To Heaven". They call it that because a lot of older people live in the area and the pass in their sleep.
Their spouses call 911 and the unit responds. Often the spouses are confused and can't understand why the their partner didn't come for breakfast when called. My friend thought it was sad.
I on the other hand can't think of a sweeter way of leaving planet earth than while sleeping. Perhaps other ways are more exciting but in your sleep seems like a nice way to go.
He has to inform the partner that their spouse is dead. Not "passed" because it isn't allowed. Not "in heaven" because there can be no reference to religion. "Not with us anymore" and not "gone" because they might ask-"Where are they?"
We are such a careful society when it comes to death. What are we so afraid of? Why can't we just state the fact?
I love Abraham, as channeled by Esther Hicks, who refers to death as croaking!
My knowing is that we are welcomed with great celebration when we leave this planet and what could be better than that?
I believe that when it is our time it is our time, if we choose and the choice is not done on the conscious level, usually.
Often people are tired and done. But, if you wake up each morning, usually you are ready to do another day on planet earth and experience all that you came to experience. Hopefully, we can find a way to be joyous as we do but sometimes we don't and that is okay too-as long as we don't let it drag on too long. What a waste of time that would be.
I can't imagine that any of us chose to land on planet earth and declare "I will be miserable all the time!"
It may seem that way as you observe others but truly they are still here because they are trying to find the joy and the love and to remember that they are more than enough, just the way they are.
So, if that is true, if you are more than enough just the way you are, isn't it time that you started to enjoy your life? Isn't it time that you declared that joy was your prime operative for your life?
After all it is hard to be joyous and miserable, mean, miserly, hateful and in fear. It seems to me that joy is a pretty good thing to find!
Go For It-the joy!
Linda lives in White Rock, B.C. and is the owner of Go For The Joy. Linda helps people internationally to remember that there is a different perspective available that will create more ease and joy in your life.