Euthanasia: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Aspects of life

Euthanasia: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!   Our Experience of Life and Death is tightly connected with our childhood experiences and our Unmet Needs. Awareness helps us to take back our responsibility.   How do you feel about Euthanasia? Death and dying always intrigued me and Euthanasia has long been an ethical issue for me as a physician. Who was I to assist you to end your life? Euthanasia is a huge territory, and by delving deep into this matter we might discover a great deal about our relationship with the cosmic principle of life and death. Do you remember a moment where you wanted to die, and after profound deliberation you chose to live? In this article we wonder if we really need Euthanasia? In order to assist you to deicide, we first define euthanasia and then connect it with our unmet needs.   What is Euthanasia? Euthanasia is the right to die painlessly, when you suffer from an incurable, often painful, disease or condition. Some countries, like Belgium, have detailed and far-reaching policies around Euthanasia. It is remarkable how Belgium creates the possibility to have meaningful conversations around difficult issues such as euthanasia. Underlying these policies lies the desire to give the responsibility back to the individual person who has the possibility to consider Euthanasia. And the pitfall of regulating Euthanasia is that through the complexity of the procedure people often feel lost, overwhelmed and powerless. What makes Euthanasia such a complicated issue? Euthanasia is about death and dying. Death and dying are intrinsically connected with our soul’s purpose. Whatever happens and has ever happened to you and around you will affect how you live and how you die. Let us return to the developmental steps we all take in our lives and how they can create unmet needs (you can read more about these developmental steps in: How our Childhood Stories can Bridge our Soul’s Purpose). Those unmet needs will clarify how we handle death and dying and help us decide whether we need Euthanasia!   A lack of safety and a desire to return to the spiritual realm, versus creating safety within your body-mind Unbearable pain of emptiness as a reason to die, versus achieving inner recognition Trying to control the ‘inevitable’ versus a balanced inner authority with regard to death and dying Unmet needs around giving and receiving love, choosing death in order not to be a burden versus compassion for self and others Taking responsibility for your death and dying from a place of failure and burnout versus taking responsibility in deep connection with all that is.   Unmet physiological needs During your stay in the womb until the age of six months, you are very vulnerable and depending on your primary caregivers to have your basic physiological needs met ¾ food, warmth, comfort and rest. If those...

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