It seems clear in our society today, that the death of someone is seen as a failure. That somewhere along the line, the system got it wrong, that the medical profession failed us.

In some cases, death can be premature – though from a spiritual perspective, I actually don’t believe that anyone’s death is premature. But that’s a whole other topic for another day…

We have been so very blessed with much of modern medicine with how we are now able to live longer, that illnesses and experiences that once caused our death in volumes, no longer do so. Add into this the natural treatments and ways to live that are also available; we can live very long, healthy and happy lives. And that is fabulous.

However, each one of us will die at some point in time. Whether it is sooner or later, each of us will die. And every single one of us will face the death of someone precious in our world. That is our reality.

So why do we see death as a failure? Is it because we want there to be the miracle cure? Is it because we are lured into a false sense of security by the medical advances we have seen? Is it because we don’t want to face the reality that at some point we and our loved ones will die?

My belief is that the last one is a driving force behind it. Losing a loved one is incredibly painful. Facing the prospect of your own impending death can be a very confronting concept – this one I don’t know from personal experience, but from what my loved ones who have gone before have shared.

By having this belief, are we making life harder for ourselves than it needs to be? I believe that it is quite possible that we are. In a sense, it is a form of denial before the fact. Does avoidance of an issue resolve it? No.

Does that mean we get all pessimistic and just give up? No, not at all. Every person’s journey is exactly that, their individual journey. How that unfolds for them is their responsibility. I’ve known people who have sought to treat a disease in every possible way that has not resulted in them extending their life for a considerable period of time. I also known others who have chosen to have minimal treatment so that they can really enjoy whatever length of time they have remaining. It is a very personal decision.

It is possible to create a good death; to die knowing peace and unconditional love; to die in familiar surroundings; to die in an environment that supports your beliefs; to die having resolved spiritual/emotional issues.

If you or a loved one are facing their end journey and are needing some spiritual/emotional support, please know that I am here to assist you.

Death is not a failure, it is just a reality that we will all one day face.

Peace & angel blessings, Sharon