As the mind turns towards one’s legacy, it also turns towards thoughts about the After life
For some, the After life is a place of desolation and fear. For others, it is a place of non existence.
For me, death is a homecoming.
I can spread my love more evenly in death than in life. No longer, am I restrained by time and space, for I have met my God and realised the secret that is within being made in his image.
Don’t get me wrong. I love being alive too. It’s just an admittance that I cannot predict it’s timing and method. All I can control is how I face each day, and ultimately, my own death.
Do you fear death?
What does thinking about your legacy turn your own mind too?
When considering what legacy to leave behind, it is sometimes useful to watch what legacy your friends and own family are leaving behind.
For a clue as to what is really valuable, think about the glue that holds these people in your life.
Is it your religion. Or that you all like to garden, or volunteer.
The themes that run through your closest relationships indicate what your values are.
They also point to what would be valuable to those you care the most about in your life.
And therefore these values can provide a foundation for determining what to centre your legacy around. And for who would benefit from it.
My beautiful Soul Pet, Milo, taught me a powerful lesson in grief last year.
For those of you who have been following Liz’s Everest since then, you would remember an article including a poem. That poem I wrote at the death of my Granddad.
I posted it upon the death of Milo.
Death was a release for both these living beings. I know that, yet still I can’t help but miss them.
As I face my parents aging, I know that I have the power within me to take the lessons I’ve learned from them into my future. And I know this, because Milo taught me.
The theme for this season is Legacy.
May each of you be thoughtful about the legacy you leave behind. And of the legacy that others give you at their own passing.
Watch this space, as other articles will be posted between now and the end of April, dealing with legacy.
It’s a fitting theme, as those of us in the Southern Hemisphere start the wind down into Winter.