DEATH TIP #1
Once you are gone, no one is going to care about the details of your life.
DEATH TIP #2
Once you are gone, your belongings will become a burden to the world.
DEATH TIP #3
Once you are gone, your egoic struggles will amount to nothing.
DEATH TIP #4
Once you are gone, the world will not be significantly altered. Let's hope it continues to be the green planet it was meant to be.
DEATH TIP #5
Once you are gone, your life will be mythologized.
DEATH TIP #6
Once you are gone, your bones will either be dust, or ever-fading, ever-hollowing artifacts.
DEATH TIP #7
Once you are gone, the masks you valued in life will fall away, one by one. And for some mysterious reason, after you are gone the impressions that others held of you, will consolidate into a memory of the "real you."
DEATH TIP #8
While you are still alive, resist the urge to avenge your mortality on others, and be kind to those who care for you in your last days and hours. Do we not all share the same fate? Impending death will lay bare the core of your truest self.
DEATH TIP #9
While you are still alive, instead of worrying about death, why not contemplate the miracle of being born into this place and time? What are the chances of that happening? What is your role in this world? Is it to be a witness, or to leave a mark?
DEATH TIP #10
While you are still alive, consider the possibility that all your trepidation about death is probably for nothing. Chances are, the spirit world is a glorious, wonderful and comfortable place.
DEATH TIP #11
While you are still alive, and as humans have done for millennia, it is our challenge to come to terms with the existential angst of "being here/not being here." The best and most time-tested response to what we cannot comprehend is courage. And grace.
DEATH TIP #12
While you are still alive, cultivate your intuitive, dreaming and visionary skills, and practice remote viewing and shapeshifting between the worlds of past, present and future. As all the great mystics have known, these are the aspects of you that will move forward into the spirit world.
DEATH TIP #13
While you are still alive, don't wait for your final days to realize that our souls, or spirits, or that ineffable parts of ourselves, are made up of LOVE. And that LOVE is the currency, or vibration of the universe and all of Earth Community, including us. Our society has tried to obscure this sacred fact in countless ways, but that doesn't make it any less true.
DEATH TIP #14
Be grateful that you have had the opportunity to take part in the great cycle of birth, life, death and regeneration. And die well ~!
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for neurodecolonization, social justice, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.