Death and Dying – Choice 1

Thinking about death and dying is a wonderful reflective mirror for life and living. For when we contemplate death and dying, we are asked to also assess the decisions we are making relative to life and living.

The examining of choices also extends to those around us.  Often death and dying can bring up an examination of how a person chose to live his or her life or is choosing to handle death and dying.  This examining of choices includes, if the choice presents itself, how we plan to manage and handle our own death and dying.

What choices would you like to be able to make relative to your own death and dying?

How much fear around death and dying is tied to the perceived lack of choices for ourselves and others?

Death and Dying – Intro 2

We can count our lives through our breaths.  Whether we are contemplating our own lives, or witnessing the beginning or ending of another’s life, the breath signifies life and all the potentials contained therein. 

Your first breath and your last breath mark the time given to you for life.

If life is bordered by the first breath and the last breath, the question becomes,

what are you doing with the breaths in between? 

Death and Dying- Intro 1

The agreement between birth and death is set, whether we consciously carry this agreement in our awareness or not.  Within this initial agreement, we will often seek amendments and modifications.

If we can not disentangle the agreement between birth and death, then, we can at least, we reason, stave off death.  In this way, we feel a sense of control related to death.  Some will take this sense of control and be driven to make decisions they hope will prolong their lives.  Of course, others may attempt to modify the agreement between birth and death by making decisions in the opposite direction, ones that can potentially shorten lives.

What actions do you take, or witness other taking, in an attempt to modify the agreement between birth and death?

Death and Dying Ascend and Transcend Overview

Welcome to Ascend and Transcend for Death and Dying.

Although this may seem to be a strange topic for our Ascend and Transcend work, in many ways, Death and Dying is one of our the most powerful teachers we will encounter in life. We will use our experiences with Death and Dying as we apply the steps of the Arc of Transcendence- Choice, Presence, Awareness, Ascendance, and Transcendence.

On the journey of life, we may believe our paths differ, and in some obvious ways, they do.  However in a most profound way, all of our paths converge to the same place, death and dying.  From the moment of our birth, we are all moving towards death. 

In many ways, our awareness of death and dying, and our shared experiences, can awaken within us a capacity for evaluating and understanding our lives and how we are living.  Perhaps our greatest teacher in how to live is the knowledge that life must, invariably, end. 

What is one thing that you think death has the desire to teach each of us?   

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