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Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.

Friday, June 3, 2016

What if we helped terminally ill people pass as we do with pets?


    I've received many emails from people who have made the choice to euthanize their terminally sick and dying pets, and recently found an organization that is striving to allow terminally ill people to pass with dignity. This has been a controversial topic throughout much of the U.S. for many years. 
   Moderate U.S. religions have supported the choice, while conservative U.S. religions look down upon it (although for some reason, they don't have an issue with it when it comes to pets who have the intelligence of a 4-5 year old child). 
   As someone who talks with spirit all the time, they would rather not have endured the suffering that prolonged the agony and feelings of helplessness of their family and friends. 
  I feel that it should not be governed by religion, however, just as allowing a precious pet to pass with dignity is not ruled by religion. From the messages I've received, People should have the right to choose how they want to pass. There are some places in the U.S. that do allow people to make that choice, although not many.
   So, where is it legal? As of March, 2016, Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Vermont and Bernalillo County, New Mexico; its status is disputed in Montana.
    I know this is a controversial topic, and I know many people have opinions based on their religions, but I'm asking you to put your religion aside and think about this topic from a human perspective. 
   What choice would you personally make? 
   I do remember that my mother suffered for several days in a vegetative state after a stroke totally disabled her. I know her spirit was conscious of her physical body's state, because she conveyed that. She was in a U.S. state that didn't allow assisted passing, and watching her suffer was something that was troubling. 
    Have you encountered that feeling?

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 I recently stumbled upon this organization: Compassion and Choices. If you know someone that is dealing with terminal illness, you may want to check this organization. (I have not spoken with them, and am not affiliated with them- just sharing the information I found).
·  Compassion and Choices works to improve care and expand choice at the end of life.
Compassion & Choices creates an atmosphere free from judgment where everyone can talk about, and come to terms with, the difficult issues surrounding death and dying. Unlike most end-of-life organizations, we are not a religious organization; nor do we promote one ethical or belief system. We honor all people as individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, race, or any other category.
·  MissionCompassion and Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. We support, educate and advocate.

2 comments:

  1. We have been promoting the concept of Medical Assistance In Dying, MAID. Suicide is so different from what we promote that it is not an exaggeration to state that we are opposed to assisted suicide also but very much in favor of Medical Assistance In Dying.
    Ignacio Castuera agne23@aol.com 213 840 7258

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    1. Thank you for sharing your information and your compassion.

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