When I first heard the concept Beyond death, Life, I struggled to understand its meaning. It is only now, after going through my own hardship and struggles, that this concept makes profound sense.
We may find ourselves experiencing intense hardship now or have at some period in our life, perhaps hitting rock bottom, wondering if we will ever see light again. But what we don’t realise at the time is that these struggles can actually be the making of us. Through adversity and challenges, we actually become a higher version of ourselves.
It may be that death has come to you through a physical loss that takes you into the depths of despair. It may be a loss of a financial or professional situation you once relied on. It may be grieving a relationship with your partner, family or friend. It could be a sense that you don’t know who you are anymore, and that you feel you have lost yourself.
If we reach the bottom, you must be willing to face death; releasing the situation, the old ego, casting aside its layer’s. This is not easy, especially during a significant time of loss. But with release of the old self, we enable ourselves to live a new self.
When experiencing a period of struggle you are actually at a cusp of an ending and a beginning. The moment is happening so you can experience an intense, transformative period of growth as hard as this is to understand at the time. You may be thinking why has this happened? That it is unfair and that no good can possibly come out of the situation. Either way, there is an imminent ending and a new life is coming to you.
Personally, I struggle with this concept when it comes to death of a loved one. There is a part of you that does not want to release the grief in fear you may actually let them go. I feel this is an exception.
Ultimately believing in the concept Beyond death, Life, I now know is a statement of hope. It’s an opportunity for you to focus on what is becoming, whilst honoring what is no longer to be.