How does a body die of old age?
I was talking about raw food and all of its wonders to my mother who is considering going raw after chemotherapy (yes yes, she should have done it BEFORE, I know). She is feeling very hopeless, and told me that it can't be as miraculous as they say beause: "Eventually gorillas have to get sick from something and die". I attempted to argue this, but had no good argument. So now I am hoping that someone here does.
What do animals die of if not disease or a wound? What really happens when an organism dies of old- age?
Ther must be an answer, I just don't know it!
My thoughts on aging and dying
My beliefs on aging and dying are built around the science of vibration.
It's a scientific FACT that atoms and molecules vibrate at a certain rate.
When you get down to the basic scientific elements, discounting the spirit/soul, the only difference between a live body and a dead one is the rate of vibration that holds the body in its particular shape.
As we age, our molecules/atoms slow in their vibration, along with our metabolism and bodily functions. As they slow down, we don't hold our shape as well... If we exercise and eat right, we can stay flexible and strong up until the point where we begin to die. But like all things, life is a cycle. There is an incline, a middle, a decline, then an end. Nothing escapes. This is why the Circle is such a sacred symbol in so many cultures/religions. It's profound.
When the molecules/atoms slow down enough, the body can no longer hold its shape and it no longer can be a vessel for the consciousness/spirit/soul (depending on your belief system).
One way to see this concept is in a tornado... the wind is moving very fast and holds a particular shape. Once the wind slows down, the elements that make up the tornado (earth, water, and things it picks up like houses and cars) fall to earth and the tornado no longer holds that funnel shape.
Another example is a fan. The fan blade appears to be a solid object when it is turned on and moving. And in fact, it wll hurt your finger if you try to put it into the blade. But when it STOPS moving, you can see plenty of space between each blade. We have the same type of space between our molecules/atoms.
At death, the human consciousness/spirit/soul leaves the body. Where it goes and if it continues to exist can only be theorized, but I believe it does continue on. Some people believe it goes to heaven, some believe it returns to another body as in reincarnation. Most believe it returns to the "source"... whatever that means to them. Some believe that is just it.. the end.
The elements of the body, if left naturally, decompose back into their original state and we become mulch. Unfortunately, we're so afraid of death, we've decided to fill dead bodies with chemicals so they don't decompose naturally, and now we poison the earth and water supply with our dead chemical=filled bodies instead of feeding it, as it should be in a biologically sound system. We know that these chemicals are dangerous, so instead of discontinuing that dangerous practice, we make laws that say you must put the casket in a concrete box, so the chemicals don't get out. It just gets crazier and crazier.
If we weren't so afraid, we'd legislate to give up this horribly harmful practice of embalming bodies. Wow, an entire industry could be laid to rest! Think of it.. you wouldn't have to pay thousands of dollars for expensive caskets and embalming services. How silly we are to be so brainwashed!
If we really DO believe what we say we do, whatever our religion is, then WHY are we so afraid of dying? Ift is only a change of residence, like going on a trip, then there's nothing to fear, right? If it is "the end" then again there is nothing to fear.
I once saw a cute cartoon of two twin fetuses in the womb. One was saying, "I can't WAIT to be born! What an adventure!"
The other was saying "Ohhhh.. I'm so scared! I don't WANT to be born! I like it HERE! It's warm and cozy and I can hear mom's heart beating. I don't know what's OUT there! Can't I just stay here?"
So true, huh?
For me.. death really is just a different type of birth... I don't know what's "out there" but it's sure to be an adventure of some type. But I'm more like the second twin... I still like it here.. where I'm familiar with the surroundings and fairly comfortable. . . :::laughing:::