Can Death Die?

June 6th, 2022 by dayat No comments »


In 1st Corinthians 15th chapter, 31st verse we read, “I die daily”, what did Paul mean by this statement? Well I cannot comment on what Paul meant, but I can comment on what that statement means to me. First I must ask the question, whom does I refer to? Is I the individual or is it referring to all of us? And secondly what is the definition of die and daily? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines die as to stop living and daily as everyday. So the big question remains is how can someone stop living everyday?

In order to answer that question we must get a working definition of what is life. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines it as “that property of plants and animals, which make it possible for them to take in food, get energy from it and to grow”. Strangely he does not include humans in this definition, but I will. Mr. Webster does not offer the reader no insight about what he means by “that property” In order to have life “that property” must be present. I must assume that this property must have life, a force of some sort, a sense of self-awareness, and a consciousness. So to have life one must be aware, having a consciousness.

So if a man is in a coma are we aware that he is aware that he is conscious that he’s in a coma? And if he’s not aware can we say that he is dead even though his body still function? Furthermore when Paul uses the word I, is he referring to the physical body or to ” that property” that provides energy for life?

When we sleep at night are we aware that we are sleeping? Are we aware of our time, our breathing? Are we aware of the action or inaction going on around us? If we’re not aware does this mean that we are dead? What does it means to awake. Awake from what? Do we lose our awareness when we sleep and regain it when we awake? Good questions, but in order to answer these questions we must understand that the I that Paul talks about, refer to physical awareness. It does not refer to a greater truth the only truth. This small I being physical awareness do die daily in sleep. It looses all sense of awareness about the physical awareness state and is brought into a different awareness; this awareness can never die for it is never born. This awareness is the knowledge that it is part of “that property” which creates, sustains, and destroys physical creation.

The word Death has five letters; five is the number that leads one to freedom from physical awareness. So death frees the soul from one of it’s three encasements. The other two are astral and casual.

The uppercase letter D is ruled by the number four, the number of imprisonment. The soul is confine to the body until nightfall when it releases itself from the body when we sleep.

The number 5 rules the second letter e; the soul seeks freedom from having to reincarnate over and over again in the body. It can only achieve this victory by breaking the chain that ties it to the body.

The number 1 rules the third letter a, the number of the self. The self or I must come to know and understand that it is not the physical body but the immortal soul. And work through the physical plane to achieve this awareness.

The number 2 rules the fourth letter t, the number of duality. All that exists in the world of duality is created and as such must perish. Duality deals with the concepts of time and space. The soul must learn not to identify with this false reality.

The number 8 rules the fifth letter h, the number of wheel of fortune. Mankind chases a ghost. Every life he goes around and around reaching for and sometimes possessing things that he can never keep.

When you add all five numbers together, 4+5+1+2+8= 20/2.The number of the Goddess is revealed. In order to break the rounds of life and death one must become passive, meditative. Ceasing the mind’s chatter, clearing out all false identities about who and what you are. Coming to awareness that you are part of “that property” that has never been created and never can die. It is a false illusion to think that you can die. Death is for those that has forgotten their immortality and has fallen asleep in the dream of Maya, cosmic illusion that attempts to divert man from spirit to matter, from reality to unreality. You must manifest your Christ Consciousness within your own being to do battle with this illusive force.

Death, Dying and A Meaningful Life – 3 Lessons on Appreciation, Laughter and Trust

May 6th, 2022 by dayat No comments »

We want to enjoy a meaningful life. We want to have a peaceful death. But do we know how? The year before he died, my brother Joe taught me three powerful lessons on living and dying well.

Joe was the picture of good health. He was an avid runner. About two weeks after 9/11 he received a diagnosis of late stage lung cancer. A year later he died peacefully at age 54. I remember his last year and these lessons from Joe in every corner of my heart.

Lesson One: Express appreciation often during each day.

My brother was known as a grateful man at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He expressed his thanks for the smallest help given him. Even in pain, my brother smiled and appreciated each person.

Joe wrote a short letter to the editors of the Columbia Journal that captured his deep sense of appreciation. He was so pleased when they published it. We had his letter enlarged and made copies. Joe and I went around to each bulletin board on his hospital floor and posted a copy. He wanted everyone to read it and know his appreciation.

Lesson Two: Find humor in life’s moments and laugh often.

Joe never lost his sense of humor and his ability to let loose with one-liners. He had a talent for dark humor and he reveled in it. I remember one story in particular. Its images remain vivid in my mind.

Toward the end of his life Joe had to rely on a wheelchair to get around. One day I was pushing him through the halls to the hospital’s garden atrium. Along the way he greeted numerous friends-also in wheel chairs. When we reached the atrium, Joe gave me a dead pan look and said, “I never thought I’d have wheel chair envy.” He made me laugh right out loud.

Lesson Three: Trust that your life has Divine meaning and purpose.

Shortly before he died, Joe and I sat in his living room and discussed the age-old dilemma of why good people suffer. We talked about how they should respond to this suffering. He was struggling with the question of “Why me?” Finally Joe put his head against the high back chair, closed his eyes and said softly, “I accept.” He had found the courage to trust that his life had Divine meaning and purpose. Stillness came over him. Three days later my brother died a peaceful death.

Joe fought for his life with courage and determination. He wanted to enjoy whatever time he had left. Yet he faced his death and all the fears and unknowns surrounding it with the same heroic spirit. He showed us that life holds more joy when we live each day, looking for things to appreciate and reasons to laugh. And death holds less fear when we live with trust in our Divine purpose for being here. In his last year on earth, Joe taught us powerful ways for living and dying well.

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of “Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons” and creator of Garden Wisdom Teleseminars. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balan