Question: You have much to say about when you can choose to empower it longer as you wish, or you can awaken and say “this is a good day to set my body free and to pass through the portal into Father’s embrace” in which instance, both spirit and body are free. If this is the case, then why do so many who are in severe, terminal pain, call out for death, and yet linger for days or months?
Lama Sing: As we look upon you, we understand your knowing, that much that could be responded to you, you already know, you realize. Referring to such as someone somewhere has made choices, including the one who is in transition, and this is agreed upon and so forth at some level of their being, that there are purposes for which these souls have volunteered to endure what seems to be the pain or suffering of the physical body.
Mind you, we are not speaking these words to imply that these conditions do not exist, for they exist because it has been structured in that manner. It was not intended to be structured in that manner, however. We have spoken on this in past.*
If an entity is enduring great suffering, and there is the true desire to be free, and the desire of those in attendance to help them be free, then we see that the means are there for this to be accomplished, if it is chosen. Conversely, there can be the suggestions given, verbally and spiritually in prayer, to bring the release of pain from the body, along with the gifts given by Father through the white-coated gentle persons and their medicines.
But as you speak to one who is enduring some discomfort, and you speak to them from what we have described to our brother Timothy, you are doing so from the peace of God. When you claim that and speak from that position, you direct it to that same position within the individual, and repeat this, and the moreso you are required, the moreso do you repeat it until such time as that soul is willing to listen.
Now this is the pivotal point in your question. Is that soul truly willing to listen, truly willing to release? We cannot here, in a collective sense, judge this, nor can you. But what can be done is use the power of prayer and the communication between self, as a child of God, from that level to the one enduring the discomfort at the same level.
Place your hand upon the body as a means of communicating and then, once you have completed this work and you know that you have done so from Timothy’s position of oneness within the centering of Self, then you step back and know that the work has been done.
And listen carefully to this: The stepping back is as important as all the rest of the activities, for it is the affirming of your faith. It is the stating to all of Consciousness: I, as a child of God, have done this work for this brother/this sister, and I have done so in the presence of God who has given life to this one. Now, I step back, allowing this one to make the choice to accept and to depart, or as they would. And you must mean this. You can’t come back again with sorrow or you will negate the works that were previously done.
* Lama Sing has given many times in various ways that the original intention for finite experience migrated and (some say) “went awry” to the point where the experience of pain, dis-ease of all sorts, and death itself became part of the status quo and choice – full Free Will choice, utter Freedom with and over our own personal experience – has become a thing we are in the process of re-learning, re-membering. This is what The Promise is all about: retrieving the choice to be the Completeness of all that we truly are.
[given May 04, ’16]
Much more can be found on this topic in the two short books:
- Death, Dying, and Beyond
- The Sea of Faces