Sadness and grief permeate all facets of suicide. The human experiences of those who commit suicide and the human experiences of those who are left behind contain all manners of sorrow and pain before, during and after it is done. From the spiritual side of life, there is another consideration – an opportunity to grow as a soul is lost.
Many humans will discuss the subject of suicide and condemn the act. Many say it’s not a problem at all. Many say that it is an unforgivable sin. Many say that the person goes to hell for committing suicide. Many people say many things about what others do.
But, God does not take instruction from mankind. Like so many other things, our experience on the other side is very much based on our beliefs on this side. The standards we set for others are the standards we must be judged by – to some degree. The point being that God determines what God’s perspective and stance on something is.
In the process of soul growth – the expansion and evolution of the consciousness of an individual spirit inhabiting or not inhabiting a body – we are afforded many opportunities to learn of our relationships to God, to each other and to ourselves. Suicide, like many other things of this type in life, (murder, drug addiction, etc) prevents or stops particular opportunities for the soul to face certain necessary challenges. But in the eternity of Infinite time, something else is the case.
First, suicide, like so many other experiences, is a personal choice. How we treat others is a choice. How we treat God is a choice. How we treat ourselves is a choice.
When suicide is chosen and acted out, very little of their personal pain, challenges and lessons change for the soul. Their challenges don’t go away. Their suffering doesn’t go away. However, their connection to others on Earth who may have been helpful does go away for a while. Their opportunity to continue learning of the issues at hand does go away for a while.
Still, learning as a whole, does not go away. Starting over at some point in the future and facing the same challenges, doesn’t go away. While we will one day be required to clean up our exact same messes with regards to the people who had been in our physical life, the fact that “God loves a soul who is willing to start over” (Edgar Cayce) means that we are not abandoned in our soul growth after an act of suicide. It will just take longer. It also means we don’t get to escape from learning a “particular lesson”.
As souls, we have much to learn. As human beings, we have much to learn in the extreme. One of those things to learn is that while many want it to be, suicide isn’t the escape people think it is. There is no escape from the soul work we have to do or the issues, circumstances, and challenges that we must eventually and one day will face.
As human beings we have many experiences that can lead us to think that suicide is the only door open to us. So many of us, if not all of us, must face this perspective that we have potentially within us. One thing to remember, (when the time comes for each of us to answer this question for ourselves,) is that we are not designed to go through life alone. We are designed to need one another. The need for one another can be said to have been built into our “spiritual DNA” – the very energy/essence of our existence. It is truth that we are all in this boat together. We are teammates. We can make it through these experiences by connecting to our teammates, relying on others to help us, and one day in turn, maybe us helping some other teammate.
Another thing to remember, is that Christ can truly be thought of as one of our best friends. (We will always have this one best friend.) When we face the challenges that we will face, we can reach out to our best friends – the friend who is most able to understand and have room for us in their heart. We can also reach out to any teammates who are “in the boat rowing along side of us (any human whom we find to reach out to.)
While we may argue this point, it really is true – God designed us to need one another. Problems arise when we try to ignore this need. Problems can be healed and resolved when we understand and act on this need.
“We aren’t meant to go it alone. God designed us to need one another.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1996 – 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)