My 3-Step Preparation for Dying
My transition preparations are in these three areas:
- First step is maintaining a healthy body as long as possible and avoid diseases. There are uncountable sources of new information on how to maintain a healthy body through diet, exercise, life style, and some special nutrients. I have been adapted many of these health recommendations. Mostly I eat vegetarian with fish rarely. I exercise at the gym regularly and I also take some supplements recommended by Life Extension Foundation (www.lef.org). My health maintenance efforts are mainly intended to avoid degenerative diseases that will cause a painfully agonizing and lingering end of life. So far my efforts appear to be working well as I have minimal signs of degenerative diseases.
- Second step is learning how to facilitate the physical body dying process. I'm not talking about taking the poison pill! What I'm doing is studying what the researchers have discovered about the body's physical dying process, and how it is aided or hindered by various medical interventions. The medical people are dedicated to extending life as long as possible, even if the remaining time is spend in a very degraded level of miserable existence like being in a coma or on life support equipment.
I intend to maintain control of what medical interventions I receive to avoid delaying my death after some point. I have learned that from this "point of no return" there are natural steps for the body to go through in shutting down and dying. I will insist that my caregivers understand and respect these natural steps that I desire to take place. Allowing the natural dying process to proceed without medical intervention will facilitate my spirit leaving this body and allow my body to stop functioning. The key in making this happen efficiently and without delays is for everyone understanding the body dying process and my desire to facilitate that natural process.
Third step is to tell all my caregivers my desires for an expedited, smooth, and easy transition out of this body into the spiritual realm. This I am doing regularly with those people close to me by discussions on a regular basis and as new ideas come to me. These discussions are stated in positive and caring ways emphasizing the excitement and bright devine transition awaiting ahead. The discussions are in the mood of an exciting trip forthcoming. Interestingly, this results in a much greater appreciation for every daily experience and personal encounter.
There is sufficient evidence fron near-death experiencers, receivers of after-death communication, and research on past lives recalled to convence me overwhelmingly that the body may die but the spirit lives and moves on into a spiritual realm. I plan to prepare for and to include that transition process as much as possible into my physical dying process.
There is no specific religious doctrine behind any of my comments; however, I am very spiritually oriented. My orientation implies that my story of soul path is uniquely mine and I acknowledge that many parts of my story are similar or even overlaps many religions. I have no argument with anyone else's religious beliefs and can usually see how it serves as the truth for them. However, I may have my own vocabulary to describe my very powerful experience of my NDE and what it means in the long run for my Earthly existence and soul growth.
I was educated and worked in the material world of machines and scientific properties most of my life. My views of how the Universe works changed dramatically when I had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in 1988. Since then I have learned to function with a vastly different set of principles that are spiritually oriented and multidimensional, producing very different and extraordinary results in my life and my physical world. During my NDE I went a little way into the spiritual realm and it is more fantastic than my words can describe! I eagerly look forward to going all the way into it again when my body dies.
My First Step for Dying
As I near my last days I do not want any medical people trying to extend my life with modern medical technology and drugs. Family and caregivers may feel that requesting medical help is the loving thing to do, but I do not want their well intended requests or prayers for a miraculous medical intervention delaying my death. I want only good wishes for a speedy exit from this body into the spiritual realm with as natural a death as possible.
My preference is to not be in a hospital but rather in a hospice program. The choice of location (home or managed facility) will depend on which is easiest for my family and caregivers.