Jan. 17th, 2013

Death

Jan. 17th, 2013 01:38 am
gothfvck: (Ying Yang)
Death. The inevitable end for everything. It allows new life to begin. It is the Great Bringer of Change.


So why is it that it is seldom talked about other than in movies, music, books and broadcast (and broadcast and broadcast until we just want to shoot ourselves we've heard about it so much) on the news?
Sure, people joke about it and enjoy seeing it in the media. We get off on the blood and gore we see in the films or read in books.

Actually, many think the reason for why people like gore and death so much is because this is the first time in our evolutionary history where there is no hunting, no killing and we don't even tend to our dead loved ones, we usually have a funeral home take care of that. It's in our blood to kill but it is no longer a part of our lives.

We have come so far removed in these "Neo-American" and modern Western European and Asian civiliazations. (Read that simply as "First World" and forgive me if I neglected to include anywhere or included those who shouldn't have been.) It's going to take many generations before we can become less violent and even longer with the media and government/corporations doing all they can as greedy, selfish leaders. That's another rant entirely so I'll spare you here.

I took a few semesters of the mortuary science program and I'm really glad it did because I learned a few invaluable things in that short time even if I haven't yet complete the program.

Life insurance can pay off nicely & you don't have to use that money to pay for a funeral. At least not in my area.
Plan ahead because we are all (in) mortal bodies. This will make it so much easier for everybody else. If you let people know your wishes and have everything noterized then all that is needed is the payment.

I cannot understand that enough. My mother was an alcoholic and chain smoker. We all knew she didn't have much longer and she was steadily getting worse the last two years. She knew she wasn't coming out of the hospital that last time. I had a feeling but I wasn't totally sure, I still had hope. Of course I would've liked her to be cleansed and pumped full of vitamins and start taking better care of herself but after 3/4 of her life of heavy abuse it takes it's toll. At a certain point there's just nothing that anyone can do.

And you know what? Some times it's better off that way. I know her spirit is still watching over me. She has come to several other people we know since then and given messages to all of us. She is not truly gone, she lives on in the Other Realm and within me, within all of us. It's better off this way because that body has been through so much and she was terribly suffering. I felt horrible but I don't have to any more because now she has no pain. Now she is not bound to this physical realm.

Another big help was I found a book called Future Bioethics by Ronald A. Lindsay and it talks about, among many interesting things, assistance in death also known as assisted suicide. Currently in the U.S. there's only one state where it's legal: Oregon and in that state there are no issues with it whatsoever.

You may have heard of Dr. Jack Kevorkian (RIP), he made this known to the masses. The media called him "Dr. Death" because he took terminally ill and suffering people, evaluated them and helped them die peacefully. If there's no quality of life left, if everything hurts, if you cannot function any more then why should you have to go on that way? That's not life.

He said that the 9th Amendment protected us. I say that these are own lives and we have every right to end them if we want to. Suicide should not be illegal and it essentially is. Just like being homeless is essentially illegal. Why should we have to go on suffering because society tells us that death is bad and some religions say that you're going to suffer in the afterlife if you take your own life? That's not fair. Those strange religious rules came about because the population was so much smaller back then and because if you're dead then you can no longer work and pay taxes.

Death is a necessary part of life in order to maintain balance. Without death there we be no procreation, no chance to move forward and continue to grow. Sometimes we must take these matters into our own hands with our own lives and really, that's a beautiful thing. There's not much more humane then taking a couple pills or injection on your own time and painlessly, quietly leave this world. Do not fear death. Do not live recklessly either. Just be prepared and be prepared from early on because Death lurks around every corner, in every shadow.

How do you want to die?
Have you started making plans for what you want done with your body once you're done with it?
What are your views on assistance in death?
Are you afriad of death?

Priorities

Jan. 17th, 2013 08:46 am
gothfvck: (Tolerance)
Sorry, I want to apologize in advance. This one is more of a spew of thoughts than the last post. Maybe I've passed the threshold of awakeness for writing.

Civilization has changed so much throughout the years. Let's talk about in general and not worry too much about locations, races or any of that other stuff.

These days we run on a capitalist system. This post isn't to cover the politics or economics of it though. In the old days things were different for many. People bartered and traded. There were hunters, fishers, gatherers & agriculturists who provided the food. Then there were healers, crafters and other assorted professions.

Things were much more simple, everyone was much more free and in general I would like to say the majority were much happier. Now with so much food available, so many different types of food available and people aren't as happy. People aren't nearly as free and arguably people aren't even eating their fair share of the food. Speaking as a whole that is. So many people are in poverty and the ones that do not have money do not have enough food.

Look at the jobs we have today. People push papers and boss others around. People do jobs that machines can do easily. At least for the most part restaurants and any cashier job and even taxi cabs and other transport. I'm sure there are plenty more things that we can have machines do for us if we weren't worried about creating jobs.

We need to shift around somehow and compeltely change our economy. We have too much technology at this point and there isn't much reason not to take advantage of it.

I guess what I'm really trying to say with all this is that I want to see different groups of people at the top. Not bankers, lawyers, accountants, CEOs and all that nonsense. Those aren't real jobs. Cut out electric or even just telecommunication and these guys will commit suicide because they are useless.

That's another problem. So many people today, myself included, cannot survive without all this technology. Very, very few people have organic seeds, space and know how to grow their own food. There is also very little knowledge of natural medicine. We've changed the environment so much that all the plantlife and every other animal is changing. We depend on those more than you might realize. We are getting overrun with pests and trees are not regressing and blooming at the right time and that's throwing off temperatures too.

But as I was saying. I think we need to put healers back up at the top. Not just doctors and surgens and all the modern Western types but traditional healers as well. Activists, artists, engineers, writers, and religious/spiritual figures need to be taken care of better. Obviously I'm including everyone who can provide food here too.

We should abolish capitalism and go back to trading and bartering and work more as volunteers to keep the community goes. We can start now by looking into Intentional Communities (AKA ecoviliages or communes). Also check out The Venus Project as they've got some very interesting ideas. I'm not talking about trying to create some sort of utopia here, just flip things around a little and take care of those who keep our society together, hold them in high regard. I mean, look at all the bloggers and website owners and major forum posters! How life changing are some of those things you read? (Excluding the memes...)


Oh. I didn't even actually say what I started out with the intention of writing! I'm a healer. I do Reiki which uses the energy of the Universe and helps realign the chakras. I'm also experimenting with other forms of energy healing. I always use herbs when I need something. Oils too. Crystals are a part of my every day life. I also write in here and other places on the Internet. I'm trying to educate everyone. Wake people up and save the world. I go out and protest. I actively boycott. I sign petitions. I pass all this information along, sticking it into every conversation I can. I'm passionate about my beliefs.

I'm a leader of some communities online. These, when taken care of can be very important even if it's just a game. Since it involves so many other people it's important for everyone to do their part because that's the necessary escape, the bit of fun and social interation that we need right there. Sure, there are alternatives but why settle for something else? And just beacause a community is online does not mean it's any less important outside the Internet. More and more of the world is dependent on the Internet and the content on it.

I don't ever want a "regular job." I've had those and I was miserable and those were the least productive times in my life. I did not grow at all. I did nothing except work and hate me job. I had some money, sure, but when you're working all the time you don't really get to spend that money. When you're busy all the time you don't get to do the things you enjoy. You don't get to learn anything. You don't have a change to protest anything and have a say in what's going on in the world. That's exactly the point of it all. We're not supposed to. We're supposed to be zombies, pawns for the tyrants.

After growing up and deciding exactly who I am and what I stand for and supporting only what I wish to support I cannot turn my back on all of that and go work for some company I hate who does things I do not agree with. I just can't. I'll be dead inside. I'd rather be dead on the outside if that's what it came down to. So. I'm trying to use the skills and abilities I have to get by. It's difficult but it's worth it. I can do what I want, when I want and where I want. Freedom.


I think that was all. I'm exhausted. Maybe one day I'll revise this more coherently but probably not. Haha.


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