Question: The question was asked if it was ok or not to let people who are in a coma pass away or not. A new question was asked about euthanasia if it was okay to let elderly people who are sick to undergo euthanasia or not? Recently there have been discussions about what I would describe as a “fulfilled life,” which is the idea that people who are maybe even 50 or 55 and not being ill necessarily, should or should not be allowed to end their lives?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Holland in 2017.
Well, in a sense, my beloved, when free will reigns supreme, you have the right to end your life at any time and the issue here is that if you commit suicide, well how is society going to punish you? The reality of it is that the laws against suicide are actually meant to, perhaps, prevent some people from taking that step. It is, however, one of these topics where it is always valid to have a debate about any issue but it should not be necessary to legislate about something like this, because the reality here is that this, of course, is an individual matter. I am not saying that I am encouraging anybody to come to the decision: “I have fulfilled my life so I am going to commit suicide.” We are never encouraging anyone to commit suicide.
Again, the real issue here is how much do people know before they make such a decision? Are they making an informed decision or are they not? You understand that there are many demons and entities that are trying to drive people to commit suicide. They mostly do this through making people very frustrated and unbalanced, but there are also demons that are working through this particular issue and would like to create a culture where people choose to kill themselves for a variety of reasons, including to save the environment and give more space on the planet. Therefore, there is no reason to legislate about something like this but it would be valuable to have a debate about what is involved with this. What are the long-term consequences? If you have a soul that lives on after the physical body dies, what are the consequences for that soul? You may feel that you have had enough of this planet and you want to leave, but what if you have not balanced the karma? How is that going to affect your next lifetime?
All of these questions should be incorporated before anyone could even make an informed choice. I can assure you that when people do have the ability to make an informed choice, they would not choose to kill themselves prematurely—and they would, in fact, not choose to kill themselves at all.
If we want to give a black-and-white view of the issue, we could say that there are certain yogis or people who have a spiritual mastery who have come to a point where they were able to, as they say, lay the body down. They were able to actively make the decision to withdraw the soul from the body and therefore the physical body would die. This was something they did through their mental mastery, not by applying a physical remedy.
Therefore, you could say that if you are at the point where you are able to withdraw your soul from the body without physically killing the body, well, then you have a right to do it. Until that point, you should probably be very, very careful about making that decision because you are most likely playing God and actually going against your Divine plan by artificially shortening the lifespan that was defined in that divine plan.
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