Suicide do-over

QUESTION: Masters, Suicide is considered a ‘do-over’ in the spiritual world. But is this also true in the case of elderly people whose lives are physically impaired and/or socially limited who just do not wish to extend this experience further? They may have learned their life lessons successfully but simply do not wish to continue into debilitation, lack of quality of life and becoming a burden on their family. Can they not just go home peacefully without the ‘do-over’ consequence? ~Annettamaria, France

ANSWER: Suicide is not always a do-over from the spiritual perspective. Certainly, it is an opportunity to redo various life lessons that have been overwhelming to the soul in the current life, allowing it to reconfigure the situation with less stress. But there is another reason for suicide, and that is as a life lesson for the soul itself or by agreement with family and friends to let them have the accompanying lessons.

Every soul has total freedom of choice as to how, when, and where it lives its life and experiences different life lessons. The soul is empowered as a piece of Source that broke off from Source and therefore has all the same powers and abilities. That means simply that a person can make the choice to “cease” the human existence at any time by shutting down his/her body.

This seems like a simple enough process, but few humans accept that they have the powers that would permit them to do so. Some lessons might arise from people asking a friend or relative to help them end their life with medications, etc. This brings up lessons for both parties as they deal with their beliefs and the laws of their state or country.

Euthanasia is being accepted in some parts of the world, and this “assisted suicide” allows the person to leave and the remaining people to deal with their feelings pursuant to their belief systems and conscience. If the soul has finished all the lessons it wished for that particular life, it has no reason to have to redo anything unless it chooses a slightly different aspect of any of the same lessons.