The only prescription: MORE COWBELL
In the past two years I’ve had three near-death experiences. I’m scared to die. Help!
You’ve written a simple letter with many complex answers. In the words of Deborah Kennedy —a Brooklyn PS 399 teacher who never gives up on her kids and is one of the most inspiring women I know— “There’s more than one way to skin this cat!”
So many possibilities…where to start?
There’s the quantum physics lesson, in which I conclude you have nothing to fear because there’s no such thing as death; we’re all just transitioning from the one dimension into the next. I could add that even the Earth itself is transitioning from the 3rd Dimension, through the 4th and into the 5th Dimension.
But that’s an awfully tall order to fill in 750 words or less.
We could take the Abraham-Hicks approach, which teaches that this is an all-inclusive universe where there’s no such thing as the word “no.” Because of this, when you say “I’m scared to die,” Law of Attraction only hears the word “die,” therefore making you a vibrational match with death. I could gently suggest you proclaim “I’m thrilled to live!” so that Law of Attraction can supply you with life affirming experiences instead.
But that’s easy for me to say. I’m not the one who keeps almost dying.
We could talk about the Emotional Scale, a tool that measures where we are in relationship to where we want to be. I could note that when you find yourself fearing death, it’s simply an equal and opposite indicator of exactly how much you want to live. Which would lead us redundantly to the “Hooray for Life!” proclamation.
I could tell you that the secret to slowing death’s momentum is to hoard your good feeling thoughts, stash them in your “Happy Place” and hide out there as often as possible. (Thus adding the p.s. that animals are the most invaluable of “Happy Place” treasures.)
Instead of telling you not to fear the reaper, the best advice I can muster is to play the heck out of the cowbell while you’re still here.
That and “Know that you are safe and well and that life is good. Not because I say so, but because you say so.”
Originally published in Connect Savannah