This question is particularly addressed to you if you are associated with Christian Science, Unity, Infinite Way, or some of the other so-called Truth movement – even the Absolute: Why die? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Approaching the question from a different angle: Why consent to death?
Without much thought, you can jot down a quick list of science-backed reasons to die. But, are those reasons backed by the Truth you say you believe? Below are some of the commonly accepted reasons to die:
- Natural causes
If you are associated with one of the Truth movements mentioned earlier, you probably have already connected some dots. A spark of realization flashed in “your” Consciousness, and you thought, “That’s right Allen, why should I die?” Or, you may be asking, “What dots should I have connected?” To answer that, let’s go through the five commonly accepted reasons to die and examine them in the Light of Truth.
“Sit down, Allen,” my employer said. “I understand that you are a Practitioner. Several years ago, I was healed of AIDS. I called a Christian Science Practitioner, and he worked with me until I had a complete healing.”
That was the first time I heard of someone healed of AIDS by spiritual means only. He then shared the Practitioner’s name which made me smile. He was the same Practitioner that “healed” my mother of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, says of disease what all other Truth movements imply: “To say there is no disease is all right, but to know there is none is what we require.” This, of course, is based on the Truth that God (Wholeness and Perfection) is all there is.
Reader, answer this question. Can you know there is no disease and simultaneously consent to death by disease?
One of my favorite quotes from Mary Baker Eddy’s seminal work, Science and Health, is “Accidents are unknown to God….” Many Christian Scientists have been quickly healed of injuries from an apparent accident by turning to that Truth.
There is only One Presence – God. Accidents require two. Yes, there appear to be many, but there is just One. Knowing there is One Presence and One Activity is your immunity from accidents of every type. You, knowing this Truth, have ruled out death by accident.
Even injuries seemingly sustained from accidents have been completely “healed” by the realization that an accident never happened.
Right here we have eliminated accidents as a reason to die. Let’s move on.
Every day a shot is fired and someone dies. In the United States, where guns can be bought as easily as a bag of chips, death by bullet is commonplace. What is your immunity from death by crime? Crime requires the presence of two. There is only One. As long as you keep your head above the clouds of dualism, knowing only One Presence, your immunity is guaranteed.
Take a look at how far you’ve come. You’ve ruled out death by accident and crime. Let’s continue.
Every time I think of age and death, I think of my cat Jeppetto. By midnight, it was obvious that she was suffering. I called a 24-hour animal hospital. The veterinarian asked me, “How old is your cat?” I answered, “Twenty-two.” I was stupefied when he said, “Don’t bother bringing her in. She should’ve been dead.”
Does the so-called passage of time mean debilitation and certain death? “According to your belief is it done unto you.” However, your belief may not be rooted in Truth.
Does time age the Body? Does it exist at all? There is no time in God, and no God in time. Although this is the simple Truth, it’s a cop-out. Let’s approach it from a different angle.
The question to be answered is this: Does it matter to the Body if time exists or not? The answer is No. Your Body is constituted of the Substance that is the Presence of God. This matters because God is Changeless. God, as the Substance of your Body, never lapses from Perfection to imperfection. God never lapses from Eternal Life to temporal life. The so-called “passage of time” does not change your Body one iota.
“But, Allen,” you say, “you cannot deny that the body changes from infancy to adolescence and matures to adulthood.” No, I cannot deny that it appears that way. But, is it that way? Who told you that it is? Appearances? The bottom line is this: THE ILLUSION OF AGE IS NO EXCUSE TO DIE.
The other day I read the most bizarre story on the internet. Apparently, a twenty-three-year-old man died from “natural causes.” The article rambled on without detailing the specifics of this natural cause.
To die by natural causes implies that death was the effect of a natural cause. Cause and effect. How many is that? Two. As God is One Infinite, Indivisible Presence without an other, Life (God) is all there is. There is no cause and no effect. There is just God (Life).
This post is especially targeted to those who profess that God is indeed the ONLY Presence.
Consider everything that you’ve read so far and ask yourself this question: WHY SHOULD I CONSENT TO DEATH BY DISEASE, ACCIDENT, CRIME, OLD AGE, OR NATURAL CAUSES?
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