BREVITY OF OUR LIVES GIVES US MEANING AND WORTH by Janet Kira Lessin
We only get to dance for a short while. The brevity of our mortal lives defines us while helping us define ourselves, gives our moments, our puny lives meaning and worth. If we are to accomplish anything, let alone much, we must focus our minds, develop our talents and do so with great fervor while the clock’s ticks, moments fly by. Soon our lives are done. What have we contributed before we greet that final dawn of our days? Have we accomplished our goals when the final sun sets?
The Anunnaki certainly accomplished a lot but realize they lived lives that spanned six digits. They lived hundreds of thousands of years. They may live millions. We’re not sure, we don’t have their complete records yet there are indicators that may be true.
(Click arrow and hear show, then do the exercise by Dr. Lessin that follows Janet’s essay).
While in comparison we only get a handful and a partial hand at that, only two digits for most humans. Far too few live to 100. Most die before 50. Some never reach 10. Far too many to count. What an incredible shame.
Enki, Ninmah, Anu, Enlil created our human story beginning 450,000 years ago. One of our years is equal to approximately 3,600 of theirs. It takes 365 days for our planet to go around the sun. We don’t really know how long their day is on Nibiru, what the ratio of their day is to our 24-hour day here on Earth. We’re not sure how long does it take for their planet to turn, rotate on its own axis.
And yet, even with the shortness of our human lives, we have built a tremendous world full of creativity, art, music, dance, science, spirituality and abundance. Our society, while not perfect, is certainly vast and full of inventions and things. Do we have the time to stop and appreciate life, smell the roses, meditate, love, make love and enjoy our days? Do most bother doing so if time’s given them?
The Anunnaki shortened our lives on purpose. Noah and Elijah are still alive. Moses was transmigrated back into form or perhaps revived and reanimated in his original body. We’re not sure but we know Jesus met with Moses and Elijah, witnessed by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John at the transfiguration incident on the mountain. Adam lived to be around 900 and Methuselah 1000.
What happened? Was it environmental? No, the Anunnaki felt threatened by our longevity, that we’d become wise and figure out the game. So we were babbled and scrambled, fried, denied and lied to. Our genes have been modified to the shortness of 120 years. Yet how many 120 year olds have you known? Me? None. No, we don’t even get that which we were promised.
Gilgamish encountered Noah and he and his wife are still alive and retaining youth and vitality by consuming a sacred plant. For a brief while Gilgamish had that plant in his possession. But soon he grew tired and had to sleep. And while he slept a serpent stole the plant and Gilgamish eventually died even though he was three quarters god. Once again, paradise denied.
But we have that ability, longevity and eventually, perhaps physical immortality if we can only reactivate those genes that are simply turned off. The human genome, now deciphered, has uncovered cues to cure and eliminate all diseases, including the disease of aging. Yes, aging is a disease, not necessary and curable.
Should the Anunnaki come back and return our birthright to us, that of our extreme longevity, we shall have to re-evaluate our lives and come to a greater understanding of that which motivates us. What will you do when you live forever? How will you spend your days?
Will we do better than our creators and forefathers who’ve come before and seemingly have totally screwed things up? Yet there’s divine perfection in it all for we wouldn’t be where we are, wouldn’t be who we are if things hadn’t unfolded exactly, precisely as it has.
Bring all home to yourself. Bottom line’s the buck stops with you. Who are you in the grand scheme of it all? What defines you, gives your life meaning and worth be it a single day or millions of years? What do you contribute to make your life worth living? What do you give and take? What gives you value, is valuable to you at the end of the road when you’re counting your worthiness. Yes, you count. Not some judgmental God.
Traditional religions say we all meet our maker when we die. Those who’ve been regressed to lives between lives and forward to the bardo between this life and the next report that we are immortal souls and exist for eternity. When we pause and take a breather between incarnations, we take the time to evaluate our performance, our deeds and ascertain what we did right, who we harmed and who harmed us and in what ways and what we can do to improve our behavior before we incarnate and do it all over again.
We are not alone in our evaluations. We get feedback, love and support and are not judged. Our personal guide, council of guides and fellow peer souls traveling the same journey as we gather in meetings in our soul group to compare and come to a greater understanding of our actions. We love and forgive each other, learn to accept ourselves and create a new plan to accelerate our growth and conscious evolution next trip into physical form. Only we judge ourselves. And brother, sometimes we’re the worst judge and can judge ourselves far harsher than any external judge ever possibly could.
We all learn to love ourselves unconditionally, in the end, and understand that we’re participating in the passion play, a divine, universal play called lila. And this play, in its current form, requires its heroes and villains so the continuum can diversify creation to the maximum potential. Everyone’s guilty. There’s no one to blame.
We bring that awareness into each moment of our lives, that our dance is both short and long, that we judge ourselves in the end and much pain and suffering can be eliminated by simply becoming conscious and aware of our true nature and the totality of existence.
Life is an honor, a privilege and needs respect. Consciousness incarnates in all forms. Live a kind, loving, respectful, conscious life, the best you can and you maximize your potential, contribute the most to this planet and all life everywhere. I realize that’s not always the most simple task. It’s not easy for there’s so much to tempt you and negative stimulation and energy.
Yet if you can go there, even for a moment and stretch those moments greater and longer to more fully encompass each day and gradually over time, a greater percentage of each life, you’ll do what your higher self desires and be following your own eternal path in each incarnation and moment of your external existence. You’re now conscious of your choice. You’re free from the matrix.
We only get to dance in this incarnation for a short while. Take the time to appreciate those who tarry with you. Stop and look in their eyes, hold their hands, talk story, share breath. Yes, you’ll meet again somewhere in time. But this time will never come again and this moment, this dance will never be the same. We may never pass this way again. Life is not written in stone. But, it is written on the Akashic records for all to read and share. What do you write, imprint on the book of life? Is it a tale worth reading, one that makes your eternal soul proud or feel shame? Who is to blame? No one but yourself. Remember the buck stops there, with you.
Fill up your dance card. Contribute. Be of service. Serve with good cheer. Remember always that in the end, giving and receiving are always the same. You chose to give or receive through love or fear. You are always the chooser. Free will, given to you by god. Remember? What do you chose?
USE LIMITS TO MAKE LIFE MEANINGFUL; REFLECT ON NEGATION, FINITUDE, DEATH by Sasha Lessin, Ph.D.
Accept that your physical body will die and you move to live with full vitality, individuality and commitment. When you realize you and others will die prompts you to make authentic, intimate, feelingful, expressive contact. Since you’ll die, you understand you’ve got timetables for the tasks you’ve chosen to give meaning to your life. When you choose to die, you take responsibility for creating your individual, unique life in the limited amount of time you have. This is the only opportunity you have to fully savor this moment. Carpe diem.
Accept your bodymind death and also accept the hierarchy of consciousness; then you can identify with broader regions of consciousness (such as a humanitarian cause, transcendent art, an archetypical deity form or unity consciousness).
Use Death to See Unfinished Communication and Tasks.
Have a partner, the reader, read you the cues in bold print (not the small, regular print in square brackets [ ]–read those silently; they’re instructions for your reader).
WHEN SOMEONE’S DIED
If you, or someone you know lost someone, this emotional release meditation may help.
Sit comfortably. Look at a picture of the deceased or in your mind’s eye, see her or him. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply and say that person’s name aloud three times.
Notice your emotions. Make sounds to express how you feel. Let your feelings out; let your body move.
Allow tears, wails, shouts, sounds, words, whatever wants to release. Your emotions may come in waves.
Lie down. close your eyes. Let the spirit of the deceased use your vocal apparatus to communicate to you. Receive the message. Hear and say aloud what her or she says.
Disidentify with the deceased and then, as yourself, respond to what the deceased said.
Have a dialogue–switch back and forth role-playing you and the person whose spirit you invoked.
Tell him/her what you left unsaid.
Pretend you’re X and reply.
Say what you need to share with her or him.
Reminisce on what you shared.
Talk about what feels unfinished to you.
Continue the a dialogue–switch back and forth role-playing you and him or her.
Speak and release any resentments you have toward her or him and take responsibility for your part.
If you’d like the deceased person to forgive you, ask.
Be him or her and forgive you.
Be you again. If there’s something you held against X make a gesture of forgiveness and forgive him/her aloud.
Tell her or him what you forgive her or him for, or that you’re open to forgiveness when it’s right.
Let her or him tell you if they have any unfinished business on this plane that you can help with, that they need done so they can move to the next plane.
Ask if there’s anything you can do for your beloved’s relatives, friends, pets.
WHEN YOUR BELOVED DIES
Visualize your dearest living person. Tell me his or her person’s name [use for Y].
Make-believe Y has only a few hours of life left, hours to spend with you.
Talk to this beloved, or, if she or he is not present, speak to her or him in your mind or aloud now, as though it’s the last time you’ll converse in this life.
Imagine you’re Y. What, in these circumstances, do you say.
What, as yourself again, do you want to add?
WHEN YOU’VE ONE WEEK TO LIVE
Imagine you have one week to live. Fantasize a final get-together with the people and animals who mean most to you. Say their names.
Tell all, some or one of them any unfinished feelings you have.
Tell your angry feelings.
Say the withholds–secrets, desires you held back.
Tell the people at your last get-together what you appreciate in them.
Tell them the loving feelings and physical impulses for them.
Fantasize and describe doing what you want your last week of life.
WHEN YOU DIE
Imagine a way you–but nobody else you know–are dying. Describe your death scene and what leads up to it in the present tense, as though it happens as you tell it. Put your body in the physical position it has as it dies. [Wait till your partner moves into position]
Tell me who’s present when you die.
Describe the situation.
What would you do if you still could?
How would that feel?
Say goodbye to each of the people you loved. Address each in turn and say your final words to them. Tell each of them any unfinished feelings you have for each of them.
Tell them withholds–secrets, desires you held back.
Say what you appreciate, your loving feelings and physical impulses toward them.
Tell me what negative conclusions you draw from this life that you’re now completing.
What vengeful thoughts do you still have as you die?
What jealous thoughts do you have at your death scene? Say what you failed at in this life. Relate your successes in this life.
What positive conclusions do you draw from this life you’re now exiting?
What grateful, forgiving and loving thoughts are you dying with?
Say your last thoughts aloud.
What’re your last words?
What does the life you’re exiting leave you feeling emotionally?
What angry feelings do you have as you leave this life? What resentments do you carry to your death?
If you want to let go of those thoughts, rather than carry them to future lives, express those resentments to those involved now.
Tell me any sad or hopeless emotions you have as you leave this life. What are your regrets?
What bitter feelings do you have as you leave this life? What fears do vou carry as you leave this life?
What pains or physical traumas do you experience as you die?
[This sentance should be read to women only] If you have the spirits of any babies in your abdomen, talk to them aloud and release their spirits.
Express emotions stored in injured, abused or neglected parts of your body before you die, so you don’t take these feelings on to future embodiments.
If your wounds were perpetrated by another person, express your feelings to him or her.
If you injured or abused yourself, express the emotions of your hurt parts to me.
What’re the last things you see?
Tell me the last thing you hear.
Say the last things you touch, smell and taste.
Move and make sounds as you experience your death. Feel life ebbing from you. [Allow several minutes, at least]
Imagine dying. Imagine your heart stops beating.
Forgive yourself for your faults and shortcomings.
Separate from your body’s suffering and identify with your soul.
See from above, the people nearby. Try, but fail, to talk to and touch people nearby. Realize you’re dead.
Imagine that you are laid out as you might be in a coffin, urn, or other funerary receptacle. [Gently lay partner’s body into a position of a body in a coffin.]
You’re going to go to your own funeral. [ Adapted from Huxley, L. You Are Not The Target NY: Avon, 1963.]
See all the people who have come to your funeral. See them all.
See the flowers people sent to your funeral. See them all. See and smell each bouquet separately. Who sent you which flowers?
There’s music at your funeral. Hear the music.”
There may be someone whom you’re surprised to see at your funeral. See if there’s someone like that. Say who.
Is there someone at your funeral who’s glad you’re dead? Take a look. Tell me who.”
Notice if someone at your funeral wishes he or she were dead instead of you. Tell me.
The people at your funeral come, one by one, to view your remains and pay their-last respects to you.
The first? person to view your earthly remains is someone who you loved deeply when you were alive. Who is this person?
(the person’s name) approaches your coffin (or urn), you know what she (or he) is feeling and thinking.
Become (name.) As voice your feelings and thoughts toward (partner’s name).
Now you’re quite dead, you cannot respond or reply to this person whom you loved. But if you could reply, what would you say at your funeral to this person you loved?
If you were still able to move, how would you like to touch this person?
And now that person moves on, and the next person comes up to your coffin. This is a person who, when you were alive, loved you a great deal.
Become this person, view and express your thoughts and feelings toward the deceased.
If you weren’t dead, and you still had one last chance to respond to this person who loved you, what would you do and how would you move toward this person?
The next person to come up to your lifeless form is someone who, in life, you had difficulty with. Who is this person?
Become this person and state your existence as you look at ‘s remains.
Become yourself, dead, again. Reply to this person as you might and move as you might if you weren’t dead.
[Have your partner successively be confronted in his or her funerary receptacle by each person of emotional importance to her present this imaginary funeral. For each have your partner successively become the other and voice thoughts and feelings as the other views your partner’s remains. Your partner then becomes herself and responds as she would were she not dead.]
Now that you’re dead you can reflect on a decision you were making in life and know clearly what you should have decided. Say what you should have decided.
Your EULOGY-is about to begin. Notice who rises to speak about your life and its meaning.
Who is this person and what do you feel about his (or her) speaking at your funeral?
Become the eulogizer and summarize, moralize and review the life of the deceased and the meaning of her existence.
Now become yourself in your casket or urn, hearing your eulogy. Do you agree with what the eulogizer is saying?
Are there parts you disagree about?
Establish a dialogue between you and your eulogizer, shifting roles where appropriate.
This is your last party. Speak to everyone at your funeral. Tell them all about yourself, your mistakes, suffering, love and longings.
No longer do you need to protect yourself. It’s your last party; You can explode, be miserable, pitiful, insignificant or despicable. At your funeral you can be yourself.
Imagine your coffin is being covered [or your ashes are about to be cast–make it fit your partner’s fantasy]. The light is shut off from you. Your coffin is lowered into the ground. Then the handful; shovels of earth cover you and the world as you knew it is distant.
Are any disembodied souls or demonic spirits attached to you? If so, tell me what you know about them.
Let your body go through the throes of death. Exhale your last breath, experience your last heartbeat. Tell me exactly what is happening as you die.
Separate from your body and suffering. Feel relief and peace.
See, from above, the people nearby. Try, but fail to talk to and touch them. Realize you died.
Whoosh down a tunnel, then up toward the light. Let the spirits of loved ones who already died extend their hands to guide you and take you to the place of karmic review. Who reaches out to guide you up toward the light?
Let your guides take you to the loving beings of Light, the Karmic Guides or the Life-Review Committee. Let them show you, by giving you direct experiences, the main events of your life and their consequences for others. Say what you’re seeing.
Witness and tell me about the love you gave and the love you got. What did you need to learn from your life? What did you need to experience that life?
At what, if any, point, did things go wrong?
What was the meaning of that life, taken as a whole?
What would you do differently, if you had it to do again?
What did you contribute to humanity, to the consciousness of the cosmos.
Find in the spirit world, one-by-one, the spirits of those you hurt, betrayed or abandoned. What do you have to say to each of them? Identify with each of them in turn, and as them, reply.
If you failed in this life, communicate with the spirits of those whom you let down. Let them forgive and comfort you. Tell me what they say.
Can you forgive yourself?
Find in the spirit world, one-by-one, the spirits of people who hurt, betrayed or abandoned-you. Let each of them, in turn, use your voice and talk to you.
And, now that you’re in the spirit world too, what do you have to say to each of them?
Dialogue aloud with any disembodied spirits attached to you from the life you just lived. Tell them to find their loved ones here in the light and to leave you now.
Converse aloud with any demonic spirits attached to you from the life you just lived. Tell them, “Look within and see that you, too, are of the light. So go now to your appointed place in the light.”
Imagine that the Beings of Light have decided that your tenure in the life you just reviewed shouldn’t be over so soon, that you’re being sent back to complete missions. What’re your assignments?
If it was hard to forgive yourself for anything, let the Karmic Guides assign you tasks to balance your karma. You need not make up your karma with the same persons you hurt or failed. What are your karma-balancing tasks?
Return to this world. Wiggle your toes. Open and close your hands. Stretch. Swallow twice. Open your eyes; look at three things you enjoy seeing. Listen for three sounds you enjoy. Say your name and today’s date.
CONJURE A COMING INCARNATION
Imagine you spiral forward through time in a time machine. You pop out in a very special future life, your ideal future.
In the future life you enter, you’ve assimilated all the lessons of your prior incarnations, including the one you just left.
Notice and tell me the details of this ideal future.
Relate the exercises you did in this section to the existential idea that appreciation and acceptance of death vitalizes life.
*Based on Woolger, R., Other Lives, Other Selves, NY: Doubleday, 1987; Baldwin, W., Spirit Releasement Therapy, 2nd Edn., Human Potential Foundation, 1993; Fisher, J., The Case for Reincarnation NY: Bantam, 1985]