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Healing the death urge by Leonard Orr

Leonard OrrThe unconscious death urge is a psychic entity composed of all of our anti-life thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. As a psychic entity, it has intelligence and an urge to survive, even at the expense of the host. The death urge has a life urge and it seems to survive lifetime after lifetime in most individuals. It seems also to be well established in our family tradition. We inherit or learn the death urge from our parents.

This whole deathist system is now being challenged in a big way by thousands, if not millions of individuals. Many people are becoming spiritually enlightened and becoming aware of the many immortal masters on the planet. The true Vedic lifestyle in which victory over death was common is being resurrected in a big way and in an appropriate way for Western Civilized People, as well as Eastern Intelligent People.

In the time of Ram and Sita, it was common for people to live for thousands of years. Everyone knew that death was optional and children did not die for over ten thousand years. The end of this time of heaven on earth was the early Biblical period when people lived for 500 to 1000 years only. Since then, death has become very popular.
Many immortal yogi masters are still on the planet. Bhartriji and Gopichand are 2000 years old for example. Nagarjuna, the founder of Mahayana Buddhism lived for 625 years, from the second to the eighth centuries. Herakhan Baba lived for at least 9,061 years. Westerners are just beginning to open their minds to our spiritual, Divine potentials.

We may begin by questioning the belief system that death is inevitable and beyond our control. This opens our minds to the idea of physical immortality. Then we can begin to realize that death is not an accident and that God doesn't kill people. We create our own death. Life insurance companies will bet that people will die at the same age and relatively the same symptoms as their parents of the same sex. This is beginning to change.

People are beginning to take responsibility for their own health and their own lives. Up to now the exceptions to the family tradition pattern of death have been caused by unconscious attitudes and beliefs, but now scientists, and intelligent people in all schools of thought, as well as religious people are thinking about physical immortality or extended longevity. People are living longer intentionally and creating a higher quality of life for themselves.

One if the signs of this change is that more people die when they choose to die. People are aware that they can determine the time and method of leaving their body. The down side of this is that suicide among senior citizens has more than tripled in recent years. We have to include victory over senility and aging in our victory over death view. Maybe senility and old age are just temporary stages that we go through like childhood and teenage periods. What happens if we outlive old age? Do we then master the youthing process?

Intelligent people have figured out that when they lose life energy and as a result develop debilities and diseases, it is just going to get worse and worse, so why postpone what they think is inevitable. These conclusions cause intelligent seniors to choose uthanesia as a solution to their physical, financial problems and cease to be a burden to their families. This is logical behavior for intelligent, educated people who don't have a more enlightened alternative like physical immortality or extended longevity.

The two basic functions of the mind are to create and destroy. The destructive function of the mind is the source of what we call evil. But since most people use both the destructive as well as the creative functions or powers of the mind unconsciously, most people are not aware that they create their own death with their thoughts and lifestyle. Most people never intelligently think about it.

Some people project the destructive power of the mind and their death urge onto the devil. Some believe in God, and say that God takes people, so they don't have to take responsibility for killing themselves. Most people make themselves sick and die because of the popular diet of their countries. Eating dead animals seems to do a good job of killing people by creating the most popular diseases. Most people don't study the cause and effect relationship of their diet, even on health, much less about death. The literature on the subject is abundant for people who care about themselves and their body. But some of it is total bunk. Diet for a New America by John Robbins is a good place to begin.

The destructive power of the mind is the source of evil. People have so compromised their natural divinity and their human potential that they think that physical death is normal and don't even think of death as an evil. Most people perhaps use the destructive as well as the creative power of the mind unconsciously.

Senility and old age are also created by an unconscious mind. We live in a deathist programed society. Our religion and our governments, and our schools sell death. Deathist doctrine of traditional religions are taught in the public schools in most countries. We don't have separation of church and state, this is a myth. Furthermore it is unhealthy. All great Scriptures and religions should have equal time and be fully discussed in schools to have a balanced and complete education. Many great Scriptures are more scientific than what we call Modern Science. They also teach basic ethics which is essential to a healthy society.

Jesus taught that eternal life is achieved by loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves. He also taught that solitude and even asceticism in proper balance is important. Jesus, Moses, and Elijah each did the 40 day fast without food or water. This seems to be a common denominator of the immortals of the Bible, as well as many other religious cultures that actually produce mastery. Many people have discovered that a simple one day fast on liquids each week produces immeasurable results. Obviously we have to experience easy and short fasts before attempting a long one. Some people have died as a result of self-imposed starvation for lofty, if immature spiritual purposes.

Limiting ourselves to one religion is to be stuck in the deathist mentality of that religion. But even the Bible teaches physical immortality or at least victory over death through ascension. The Shiva Purana perhaps deals with death and personal mastery in the most sophisticated way.

Here is what the Bible actually teaches about death.

The Wisdom of Solomon, chapter I, verses 12-16 (In the Catholic and Jewish Bible) God did not Create Death

12 Do not bring on your own death by sinful actions.

13 God did not invent death, and when living creatures die, it gives him no pleasure.

14 He created everything so that it might continue to exist, and everything he created is wholesome and good. There is no deadly poison in them. No, death does not rule this world,

15 for God's justice does not die.

16 Ungodly people have brought death on themselves by the things they have said and done. They yearn for death as if it were a lover. They have gone into partnership with death, and it is just what they deserve.

IN ROMANS CHAPTER EIGHT, IT SAYS THAT THE GOAL OF SALVATION IS THE REDEMPTION OF THE BODY.

This is a sad commentary on human history. We have yet to develop an adult educational system that deals with the basic questions of human existence.

IN ROMANS CHAPTER EIGHT, IT SAYS THAT THE GOAL OF SALVATION IS THE REDEMPTION OF THE BODY. These simple concepts are not popular in the traditional churches.

Babaji, called the Angel of the Lord, in Bible history, Shiva Yogi, the Eternal Youth, in Indian history, is constantly guiding adult education to liberate us from our unconscious, destructive mind. We don't seem to be interested. We are more interested in destroying ourselves. But perhaps most people do it ignorantly.

The Garden of Eden story at the very beginning of Bible history describes how the mind becomes the source of evil when we identify with the mind instead of the Source of the Mind – Life Itself, the Infinite Eternal Energy or Spirit. We can conquer death in the Space between our thoughts. We can master Life in that same space. Silence is the greatest power in the universe. We can master the mind with right effort.

The simplest way to heal the death urge is to master the practice of affirmations with the emotional response technique that enables to transform one deathist thought at a time into life supporting thoughts.

A more advanced method is to learn fire purification. Just sitting with an open flame can heal the death urge and persistent negative emotions as efficiently as anything. Fire is very magical because it is a physical quality of God or the Infinite Spirit or Energy.

Water purification, daily bathing also can heal everything. Air purification, conscious breathing can also heal everything. Earth purification, good diet and regular fasting also is very powerful. These practices with the elements are called spiritual purification practices. They are the common denominators of all the actual immortal masters.
Changing our thoughts and having wholesome relationships are obvious methods that can also heal everything, known and unknown. These healing and life enriching practices actually enrich our quality of life.

Here are a few affirmations to start your process of victory over death:


I AM ALIVE NOW, THEREFORE MY LIFE URGES MUST BE STRONGER THAN MY DEATH URGES. AS LONG AS I STRENTHEN MY LIFE URGES AND WEAKEN MY DEATH URGES, I WILL GO ON LIVING IN INCREASING FREEDOM, HEALTH, AND ALIVENESS.

LIFE IS ETERNAL AND I AM LIFE. MY MIND IS THE THINKING QUALITY OF LIFE ITSELF AND IS ALSO ETERNAL, MY PHYSICAL BODY AS MATTER AND ENERGY IS ALSO ETERNAL, THEREFORE, MY LIVING FLESH HAS A NATURAL TENDENCY TO LIVE FOREVER, TO PERSIST.

WE CAN NOT ONLY LIVE FOREVER, BUT LIVE IN JOY, PEACE, HEALTH, WISDOM, CREATIVITY, AND FULL LIFE ENERGY. THIS IS MY NATURAL AND DIVINE BIRTHRIGHT.

THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AND ITS CREATOR SUPPORTS MY FULL AND ETERNAL ALIVENESS AND WELL BEING.

I ENJOY BEING A CONSCIOUS PARTICIPANT IN GOVERNMENT AND ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE.

We have to heal the unconscious death urge which we learn from our family tradition first, usually. Then we can work with the death history of our soul. These tend to be dealt with somewhat at the same time. We can get totally clear. Integrating the philosophy of physical immortality and spiritual purification practices with the elements can give us boundless energy and creativity.

But the death urge can be ugly, nasty, tricky, and destructive. It carries the most devastating of human emotions, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. It can cause depression and all kinds of self-sabotaging behavior in business, relationships, health, and daily decisions. The death urge can destroy large corporations, religions, governments, and any organization and does so regularly.

After we heal the death urge which we learned from our family tradition, we can get re-injected from the people in our environment. This can be a good thing because it motivates us to care about the well-being of the people around us. Adult education is our ongoing responsibility to ourselves and others.

It is amazing how we can take on the energies of other people. The psychic entities of others and in ourselves are just energy and information. We have to be constantly aware of how we are feeling and interacting. Spiritual community happens when most of the people around us are full of truth, simplicity, and love. We are always healing each other. It is a creative ability we all can master.

When we incorporate the basic simple and pleasurable spiritual purification practices into our daily life, we can feel clear most of the time. We can maintain peace and joy, even bliss, and have high energy most of the time. Getting the death urge out of the way, enables us to heal other things as they manifest from the depths of our memory. Life tends to be more fun, free, and joyful after each healing. Success tends to be effortless and pleasurable. Dealing with our ordinary responsibilities tends to be interesting rather than burdensome.

This involves dealing successfully with each healing catharsis. This is an ability we can get good at, and we must if we expect a high quality life.

We can be a conscious, artistic expression of the Eternal Spirit. We naturally realize that we are the source of government and money. Our career and service to humanity becomes more satisfying. We can create heaven on earth like Ram and Sita did. From a material standpoint, we already have heaven on earth, we just have to bring our minds into harmony with our Divine Nature. We have to add the spiritual dimension to our lifestyles. More material things usually doesn't improve our quality of personal aliveness or happiness, except temporarily, until the superficial high wears off.

Up to now, the death urge has manipulated science and technology to be used for war, to proliferate disease, and even starvation. Science and technology is a mixed bag without spiritual intelligence. Spiritual education is the biggest opportunity of the century. Adult spiritual education has to become the biggest industry in our economy even to save our economy.

The false religion of materialism has blinded people to use their intelligence to put us on the edge of destroying nature and a war of dreadful destruction, not just of two nations, but the whole world. The national bank money system based on loaning money into circulation feeds greed and deathist power games. The bankers have started wars before to give people something to think about besides basic economics. When people think rationally about money, we will print all the money for our governments' expenses and distribute a regular supply to consumers to enable money to work as it should. Governments are public corporations and can pay dividends to all citizens monthly in order to maintain normal prosperity in our communities.

The idea of giving dividends to all consumers is becoming a popular idea. It was implemented in Alaska when the government distributed $ 6,000 per year to all citizens from oil profits. All industries can contribute to a citizens dividend fund when citizens are intelligent enough to ask for it.

The bankers' money systems have destroyed millions of farmers and family owned businesses. The bankers have put us on the edge of starvation and proliferated dangerous foods in the developed countries. People are as stupid about money as we are about food and death.

We all have the right to print money and create a money system that is good for everyone, not just the owners of the national banks.

Healing the death urge makes us all rich philosophers, brilliant psychologists, naturally Divine Beings, and responsible citizens who feel in charge of our lives. Economics and money are not difficult to master, when we are clear thinking people with common sense. Happiness and prosperity can become normal for everyone.

Healing the death urge is basic to intelligent human existence. Physical immortality may be the basic intelligence test of the physical universe. We either pass this test or we pass away.

 


Leonard D, Orr is the author of Breaking the Death Habit, a revolutionary book, published by North Atlantic Books – a pioneering work on this subject. It is filled with ideas for healing the death urge, senility, and enriching our lives.

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About the Author Leonard D. Orr

Leonard D. Orr
Leonard D. Orr

Leonard Orr is the discoverer and founder of the worldwide Rebirthing Breathwork movement. As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as 'connected breathing', where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. This technique is used today in hundreds of various forms of breathing styles.

Leonard was spiritually enlightened in 1960, unraveled the death urge he learned from his family tradition in 1967, and had numberless spontaneous birth, prenatal and infancy memories. Leonard sometimes says that his healing and personal evolution was caused by spiritual accidents in the bathtub.

Rebirthing Breathwork, as taught by Leonard Orr, is the original form, which is being practiced widely today by thousands of professional Breathworkers. It is estimated that more than 10 million people around the globe have experienced the healing power of Rebirthing Breathwork as a result of receiving at least 10 high quality individual completed energy cycles with a high quality Rebirther.

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