Somehow I clicked on the file of my book Tempted by Death. The following is an exclusive brief excerpt that I felt strong inner guidance to share to save the lives of a few people who are thinking of taking their life. Please share this if you know anyone who may be contemplating suicide.
The Shocking Communication
As I touched on in the previous chapter the words; “You will not go to heaven” suddenly flowed into my mind. I knew this was pure Divine communication…
The Warning Verbatim
I want you to know the exact information I was given as to what would happen if I did break my promise and take my life, even by seeming “natural” means.
The words were crystal clear. “You will not go to heaven if you take your life.”
Well that certainly got my attention but paled in comparison from the words that were revealed to me that followed:
“Why don’t you give life a chance?! If you take your life when you go to the other side you will be filled with the most devastating agony and heartbreaking regret, more than anything you have ever experienced when you look back and see all of the good, all of the joy that that would have been if you only gave life a chance.”
The guidance continued as if a dear friend was trying to get me to understand from the heart with the following;
“Give life a chance. You will see how things change as life takes its natural course. Situations change, life works out, let it all unfold and you will see and be so grateful beyond description how everything really did turn around.
But once you take your life, then you are dead. Then there is no chance at all to make things better and for all to turn around because dead means over permanently for this life. There is not anything you can do in this life once you are dead. But as you give life a chance, you will see how everything works out! It always has in the past and it always will. Give life a chance!”
That did it. Those simple words of pure truth, clarity and even common sense resulted in the immediate reversal of my previous decision (to die) and to follow this guidance to “give life a chance” because the thought of bearing even more emotional agony and regret at seeing what would have happened if I didn’t take my life was the major clincher that totally transformed my whole view of death—erroneously believing some myth that we will have pure peace. Not so with suicide!
Exclusive excerpt from the book Tempted By Death published by The Rose Group (November 11, 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0978895556 © Copyright 2011 by Barbara Sherry Rose, PhD. All Rights Reserved.
By Barbara Rose, PhD
How can tragedy be empowering? Because it brings you to the moment of truth, the real truth, the truth that ultimately sets you free. Through the darkness of tragedy, you reach the dawn, which is the moment you decide it will never be this way again.
This is the moment when you change the entire direction of the rest of your life because you refuse to go back to where you have just been.
The fact is that many people, most people, have to endure untold heartache and tragedy before they wake up, before they realize they have a choice. The direction of your life is in your hands alone. Blame for where you are in this life cannot be placed on any other. When we stop blaming and start creating the vision we want to see fulfilled, we then feel authentically empowered from within.
As I said earlier, I did have ample opportunity to take care of what I needed to, but I thought laziness and stagnation was so much easier. Obviously I thought wrong. Personal stagnation breeds self-hate. It feeds on negativity. It seeks injustice. It does not carry the exuberance, passion, and joy that accompany the search for new, better, and brighter paths and the striving toward fulfillment of your deepest dreams. Taking your life into your own hands and turning it around entirely, all of your own choosing, is an extraordinary adventure. Yes, it is scary. Change is always scary. But it is also thrilling. And after a while, you get used to the new, better way. And the old ways become as uncomfortable as shoes that are three sizes too small.
So why do millions and millions of people suffer beneath the dictates of their own false views or the dictates of others who they wrongly perceive as holding their happiness or even their very survival in their hands? Why must you undergo any unpleasant circumstance that is not of your own choosing? Why, I ask you, are you holding on to something or someone, or some position in your career or in society that is not bringing you absolute joy? Who, besides your very own self, tells you that you don’t have a choice?
This is your biggest lie to yourself.
You do have a choice.
I tell you this boldly, straight to your face: Each day that you hold on to this person or situation that does not bring you joy, you choose it as your reality. If you let go, if you walk away, if you no longer allow that person or situation into your life – then you are free! And you know what part of your life this pertains to. Did you ever have a job you hated? Did you ever just hang in there because you needed the money to pay the bills? Did anyone ever suggest that you simply get another job? Were you afraid to let go, in spite of your misery? You held on to your unhappiness because you bought into the belief that you had to. You believed you didn’t have a choice, right? Well, suppose you got fired from that job. What then? Would you die? No, you’d get another job. Perhaps a better one! Perhaps one in which you made enough to buy a new pair of shoes after you paid your bills.
Here’s the point:
If you are not happy, then your situation is not in your best interest.
You can come up with every rationalization known to humankind, but the bottom line is that it starts with you.
Change can begin only when you decide it can.
Excerpt re-printed with permission from the book Individual Power: Reclaiming Your Core, Your Truth and Your Life © Copyright 2001, 2003, 2013 by Barbara Rose, PhD All Rights Reserved. Published by The Rose Group (April, 2003) ISBN-10:09741457X.
Did Anyone Ever Tell You..™
To apply for a JOY instead of a job?
Can you imagine saying..
Oh, YES, It’s Friday –
I get to leave my JOY for the weekend!
Oh, NO, It’s MONDAY – I have to go to my JOY
Can’t wait for the weekend..
So I can leave my JOY!
Did anyone ever tell you..
Start to view your “job” as your “JOY”
Then inspiration & passion will fuel each day .
If you’re not sure WHAT you would do —
May I suggest..
Now is the PERFECT time to inquire within.
© Copyright 2007, 2012 by Barbara Rose, PhD All Rights Reserved.
By Barbara Rose, PhD
I’ve seen a lot in my life. A lot of people suffering, fearful, temporarily joyous angry, hurt, resentful, longing, hopeful, and ecstatic too.
I’ve felt all of the above, and I would venture to say that you or someone you know has as well. This article is dedicated to those who want relief and peace of mind permanently.
I wanted to pass on to you the freedom I have felt from learning to free myself from desirous attachment.
Here are a few examples. A man longs for a woman, and she has no interest. A woman wants to climb to the top of her career. A person REALLY wants a certain home, car, promotion, status, position, or thing.
What is going on here? It’s called “desirous attachment” and when you are “attached” to ANY outcome in life, as a source of happiness or validation, then you are caught in the trap. What happens when you get it and then lose it? You’re miserable! What happens if you don’t get it? You’re miserable. What happens when you’re waiting for it? You’re anxious, stressed, driven, sometimes obsessed with whatever “it” is.
Some people will go after whatever it is that they’re attached to at all cost, no matter what they have to do, or who they have to hurt, or how “competitive” they have to be.
Some people cannot find inner peace unless they “have” whatever it is they are attached to, and some people even take their lives as a result. I almost did after an unjust custody battle years ago. I couldn’t see the “light” behind the darkness – All I could see was the injustice, the pain, suffering, and the burning misery I experienced really caused me to open my heart with compassion to others who suffer – because “I’ve been there.”
Think of every actor in Hollywood that wants to be a “star”. They are filled with desirous attachment. Think of the people who lost all of their money and then took their lives. They too were filled with desirous attachment.
The only cure for desirous attachment is the realization that whenever you get what you want, then it’s usually something else that you will want after that. Right? So it’s a never ending cycle. Once you realize that the cause of most personal suffering is the desirous attachment to an outcome of one form or another, and you can realize that if you let go of the desirous attachment, and allowed yourself to be at peace with who you are, from the inside out – rather than the outside in – a LOT of internal pain will be alleviated.
Another example that I learned is suppose you DO get what you want – such as a certain person in your life – you’re on cloud nine – UNTIL you have a fight – and THEN there’s misery – as long as there’s desirous attachment.
Or you could be so attached to an object – such as a house, until the roof needs to be replaced – then you’re not so happy anymore.
The only way to free yourself from the emotional and mental suffering is to release all desirous attachment, and then you can go about your business, take care of what you wish to, be with whomever you enjoy being with, and know that you’re entire life and reality does not EVER hinge on any one person, place or thing. This is the cure.
I learned to put ALL of humanity on an even keel, and regard ALL sentient beings as equal.
This releases the desirous attachment that places certain people on pedestals, where we elevate their importance as more than other sentient beings. ALL of humanity is equally important, not just “my” family, or “your” family – but EVERY person alive.
No Attachment Equals No Suffering
Think about all of the things that are on your mind. There’s something that you’re attached to – that you either want, or are afraid of losing.
I’ve been there, and have received much, lost much, and now am neutral as far as longing or fear. I live with more trust, as opposed to desirous attachment, and the relief is astounding.
Living with a purpose to be of help and service to others brings me far greater joy than anything I have ever owned, acquired or received. This is true freedom. It’s freedom from anxiety, fear, highs and lows, as well as pain and suffering. It is not what is outside of you that will being you joy – it is your BEING free of desirous attachment that will enable you to live with far more inner peace, calm, serenity, and the joy you deserve.
Shed a light on the illusion that a certain person, position or thing will “make you happy” and then you will come to see that true inner peace comes when the mind is free of all desirous attachment. Think about it, and then, enjoy your JOY!
© Copyright 2012 by Barbara Rose, PhD. All Rights Reserved.
Take the worst you have been through, ask God for guidance and help to turn all the pain around – then share it with all. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference your courage and help make when people share their gratitude with you!
God gave me a quote;
There are no limits in this universe – only limited thinking”
YES you DESERVE “every single little thing your heart desires”. Just make sure you know what you do WILL come back to you multiplied. Keep your heart pure, your motives honest, and remember one thing… If you aren’t sure about what you love – look at pics on line. When your heart leaps – like OH I LOVE THAT – right click on the image and create a pic collage. This you can use for your own personal wallpaper so you see it every day. Then your whole life will mirror every single little photo you loved. Have fun, too!
I PROMISE you – no matter what you are going through, you will adjust. You can transform. You are never alone. Maybe a few million people can relate. I’ll share one thing with you – if it’s one heartbreaking, challenging time, I’ve been there and I’m your friend.
Use all of your pain and bring through a book or a song or a TV series or Feature Film. People – the WORLD can relate. Everyone loves the underdog who takes the last grain of determination you’ve got left to turn it all around because you REFUSE to stay down.
Oh yes it does! There’s an old saying, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – YOU’RE RIGHT!
PLEASE look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a hug. Stop every single mean thing you say and think to and about yourself. Replace it all with a prayer to find your way through to transform how you view yourself and how you live your life. ASK for the higher perspective. I am positive you will receive it, and you definitely deserve to.
Shocked by Divine communication, Barbara shares what resulted in an immediate reversal of suicide plan.
The plan that culminated in my own humiliating decision to end my life by “natural” means was shattered when I received direct shocking Divine communication letting me know exactly what would happen after the fact, and most importantly, gave me the information I am guided to share with you, to help you transform the illusion of death’s temptation in order to spare you from afterlife torture.
All information in this book is pure truth that can absolutely deter teen and adult suicide. This is for any person, from any culture, and every walk of life. It is written in a more scholarly manner to appeal to schools globally to catapult teen suicide awareness and prevention.
…We all need real, down to earth, genuine answers. We need them from someone who has been through this whole process. I bow my head saddened for all who are shocked reading these words. And at the same time, I raise my head and heart to make as much of a difference as possible… to awaken you to your “meltdown quotient”… By reading this book you are being given advance information that you do not have to experience in order to acquire it. Fortunately for you, I have been through the living hell of such a process and I am deeply grateful it is behind me.
I believe you will be deeply grateful as well for many reasons.
The most important truth is busting the illusion that “death” will release you from any emotional turmoil within your consciousness.
So let us begin this life giving journey by starting at the end – as I now share with you the information I was given that shocked me so, I immediately changed my mind, reversed my decision, and use the saying that was given to me within my mind to “Give Life a Chance.”
“You Will Not Go to Heaven”
I was driving my car fully waiting for a big storm to hit my area. I had decided I did not want to live another hour or day. And yet, I abhor violence. So I thought I was cleaver to reenact an incident I had been through when I was ten years old. Back then in 1972 I was walking home on a long road from the bus stop to my home after school. It was pouring rain and I was soaked. I became very ill with Scarlet Fever, going in and out of consciousness. I overheard my doctor tell my Mom outside my bedroom door that he was not sure I would make it.
I was petrified thinking I was going to die. But Dr. Flemming’s invention of penicillin saved my life. The only difference between just a few weeks before I wrote this book and 1972 is that this time I devised a plan to sit out in the pouring rain on a cold early February morning, throw away all ID, get sick, get Scarlet fever or any equivalent and simply die “by natural causes” from deliberately not seeking medical help.
Six Weeks Earlier – “Promise Me”
It was only six weeks earlier that the words of God flowed into my mind just as they do for every human being on earth. The words were; “Promise me you will not take your life“.
Being Prepared for Meltdown
As soon as those words flowed into my mind I knew it would have something to do with my immediate family.
Who or what makes no difference. Whether a parent or child pass on, move away is irrelevant.
The only thing that is relevant is to know your “Meltdown Quotient” (Read: “I can handle anything else but that“.)
Whatever “that” is, is different for each person and universal in emotional meltdown of some sort that precedes new knowledge, wisdom, realization and awakening that culminates in a new lease on life.
Making the Promise
With great respect for your personal beliefs as to the source of all knowing inner guidance, by whatever name you use shall suffice. Personally, I call this source God. I hesitated knowing a whopper was about to blast me and my life apart if I was being asked directly to “Promise me you do not take your life.”
It was heavy, but after debating for a few minutes I made the promise.
“It” happened. That most cherished, sacred part of my life, my immediate relative who shall forever remain anonymous was suddenly no longer “in” my life.
Bear in mind that during this time I was completely homeless. You would think a “bestselling author” of seventeen books could not possibly actually become homeless. But I did, and yet this was not my “Meltdown Quotient.” Yes I felt so ashamed, humiliated and degraded, but nowhere near the catastrophic emotional meltdown that blasted through my heart – leaving me with only one desire – death.
The Shocking Communication…
About the Author
Barbara Sherry Rose, PhD is the bestselling author of twenty eight books, a world renowned life transformation specialist and spiritual teacher. Her personal growth and transformation shared with millions of people from every part of the world has endeared her to the masses as a pure, loving and caring soul who shares by living example. Her ability to take the most difficult personal topics and bring through the solutions for herself and all has made her one of today’s most loved and respected spiritual teachers. Dr. Rose is the founder of International Institute of Higher Self Communication merged with Global Life Transformation Institute. She shares with all of humanity the nondenominational process of receiving answers from God, as you personally understand that name to be. Her subscribers span over 190 countries and her work is widely sought after and published across the globe. You can view more of her work at her official website http://BornToInspire.com
Exclusive excerpt from the book Tempted By Death published by The Rose Group (November 11, 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0978895556 © Copyright 2011, 2012 Barbara Sherry Rose, PhD. All Rights Reserved.
Shocked by Divine Communication Barbara shares what resulted in immediate reversal of suicide plan.
Book Description from the Back Cover:
If you have ever wondered why someone who seems to have everything to live for suddenly takes his or her life, or how someone with so much zest for life chooses to end this incarnation Tempted by Death delivers spellbinding answers from the deeply personal memoir of Dr. Barbara Rose.
She took down the walls of humiliation and shame to bear all for you and anyone who ever thinks death is an escape or the end of emotional agony.
Shocked by Divine communication, Barbara shares what she was told that resulted in an immediate reversal of her own decision to take her life. Whether you feel as if you no longer want to be here, or are interested in this topic you will receive authentic truth, awareness and fantastic realizations from a person who has been through this whole process firsthand resulting in this groundbreaking book. It brings you the purest transformational perspective that saved Barbara’s life and has the potential to deter suicide for humanity in every part of the world.
Brief Author Bio:
Dr. Barbara Rose, most widely known as “Born To Inspire” was born in Bayside, New York. She attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, was an honor student at American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C., and was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society for Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Rose is the bestselling author of twenty five books, a world renowned Life Transformation Specialist, and one of today’s most loved and respected spiritual teachers. As Founder of International Institute of Higher Self Communication merged with Global Life Transformation Institute she shares the nondenominational process of receiving answers from God, transforming the lives of millions across the globe. Her highly acclaimed work is widely sought after and published internationally with subscribers spanning over 190 countries. Her official website is BornToInspire.Com.
* Paperback: 100 pages
* Publisher: Rose Group (November 11, 2011)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 097889555X
* ISBN-13: 978-0978895556
If you have ever wondered why someone who seems to have everything to live for suddenly takes his or her life, or how someone with so much zest for life chooses to end this incarnation Tempted by Death delivers spellbinding answers from the deeply personal memoir of Dr. Barbara Sherry Rose.
She took down the walls of humiliation and shame to bear all for you and anyone who ever thinks “death” is an escape or the end of emotional agony.
Shocked by Divine communication, Barbara shares what she was told that resulted in an immediate reversal of her own decision to take her life. Whether you feel as if you no longer want to be here, or are interested in this topic you will receive authentic truth, awareness and fantastic realizations from a person who has been through this whole process firsthand resulting in this groundbreaking book. It is a must read.