More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife covers many aspects of the dying and grieving process and sheds light on euthanasia, suicide, near-death experience, and spirit visits after the passing of a loved one. ___________________________________________

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Are People Who Commit Suicide Punished in the Afterlife?

Coping with the death of a loved one is saddening enough, but the grief associated with death by suicide is often compounded by shock, guilt and confusion. The stigma associated with suicide may cause people to fear that their loved one may be punished in the afterlife, but this is not true. One reader reported that her son, who had committed suicide, came to her in a dream after she read More Than Meets the Eye. He was not being punished for ending his life; instead he was preparing to reincarnate in order to finish the mission he had aborted.

She expresses her gratitude:

You are so brave to have written this book, but I'm so glad you did. I cannot begin to express the healing power it gave me to go on after the suicide of my son. I've sent the book to my father who is still grieving for the son he lost almost three years ago. Cheers to you, Yvonne.

Earthly life presents many challenges that allow us to grow spiritually, but there are those who become so disillusioned with the process that they feel they no longer want to live. When someone feels suicidal, they have allowed the ego and negative aspects of life to cloud the true aspect of who they are. The ego can make us feel ugly, unworthy, unappreciated, unlovable, unkind and undeserving. By controlling the ego through the higher aspect of the mind, we are more able to face and conquer life's challenges. When we consistently remember that we a spirit being having a human experience, we can bring about desired changes in life's situations.

Suicide is never the best option for escaping the drama of painful or unpleasant situations one has experienced in life. Ending a life via suicide will not put an end to the emotional pain because emotions continue in the Afterlife. While the soul does NOT have to endure hardship in order to learn its lessons, these experiences are sometimes created by the soul to help it evolve. We can learn to evolve in more positive and gentler ways. If we "skip class" and depart prematurely by our own devises, we will still need to learn the intended lessons in another lifetime.

Understanding that you have the power to create your life as you want it, and taking steps toward making positive changes will allow you to enjoy life on earth and then go peacefully into the Afterlife once your mission here is complete.

Through this book, you will begin to see yourself as an empowered spirit being with a purpose on earth. The author hopes that the encouragement you find here will allow you to continue your journey while peacefully perfecting the virtues you came here to improve.


2 comments: said...

Suicide and Thinking All Hope is Lost, What Really Happens….
A person who commits suicide does not leave the earth renewed. A suicide is confronted with the exact same feelings of depression out there as they had on the earth; therefore, nothing is gained but there is valuable time lost. Those challenges or obstacles that depressed us were put in our paths by our guides to be overcome, not to have victory over us!

Suicide is not a sin! Suicide is a personal choice which is “rarely” justified! Our life is sacred and our time here on the earth is short, although sometimes it seems like forever. If one were to consider how long eternity is, then our earth life takes on a more definitive meaning. Our earth life’s are a rare occurrence with regard to immortality and the lessons we learn while we are here on the earth, will serve us eventually in the formation of the characteristics necessary to live within an immortal society.
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Yvonne Perry said...

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on this topic. I appreciate your insight and the link to more information.