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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How our Childhood Stories can Bridge our Soul’s purpose

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Aspects of life

Awareness is closely related to how well we understand our inner make-up. Author Veerle De Bock shares five developmental steps that can help this understanding. Throughout childhood, a great deal happens to us and around us. We pack these memories away inside of ourselves as stories that help define who we are. These stories become our beliefs. We act and feel according to our beliefs. Our inner make-up reveals the connection between all these different beliefs and our soul’s purpose. It’s fascinating to look at the contents of our stories in order to reveal our beliefs and gain a greater understanding of who ‘we’ are. The combination of our personal process and our life’s task compose our soul’s purpose. The stories of things that happen to us or around us match the personal process we want to achieve. These stories make our issues clearer for us. We are able to free the gifts specific to our developmental stage. These gifts strengthen the unique life task that we have to fulfil for the world. In this article, we will explore our inner make-up through our childhood development. I will show you five developmental stages that we all go through and connect each of these stages with its unique beliefs. The stories that underlie each belief are unique for each of us. Developmental Stage 1: the need for safety and security This stage lasts from our stay in the womb until the age of 6 months. As a baby we need the safety and security that we get through bonding with our primary caregiver and from having our basic physiological needs met – food, warmth, comfort, rest. The experience of unmet physiological needs creates a lack of safety and a feeling of insecurity. These are the beliefs we harvest: “I’m not wanted.” “Life is unsafe and harsh.” “I have no right to exist.” As adults we still have a part of us that defines itself through these beliefs and their underlying stories. In order for this part of us to grow, we need to be able to create that safety and security inside of ourselves. When we have achieved this, our stories can then change. We enter this physical realm as spiritual beings, and it is hard for us to adjust to our physical bodies. When our spiritual Self feels safe, it is able to incarnate. Then, our gift can surface as an ‘embodied spirituality’. This is a connection with the spiritual world that is lived through our body. We are able to live the sacredness in our daily lives. Developmental Stage 2: the need for approval and recognition From the age of six months until the age of two, we start to develop a sense of self. As a young child, we discern our sense of self by exploring what we like and dislike. When we experience a lack of...

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