1. Albert Camus wrote that humanity is constantly challenged by the ever-present prospect of suicide.
2. To many people, it isn’t obvious why one should keep living in a world with as much suffering in it as this one.
3. The approach of most other religions is to say that committing suicide will cause you to reincarnate in the Hell Realms.
4. This is a crude and superstitious explanation, and as such is not convincing to most adults.
5. Elementalism offers a much more coherent and persuasive admonition: to commit suicide is to cause oneself to be reincarnated in a world where people commit suicide.
6. A distinction needs to be drawn between tragic suicides and understandable suicides.
7. A tragic suicide is one that increases the net amount of suffering in the world.
8. The vast majority of suicides of young people are tragic ones, on account of that young people usually have a number of family and friends who care for them and who would be upset by their death.
9. An understandable suicide is one that does not increase the net amount of suffering in the world.
10. An example is when a person is so old that their life is no longer worth living on account of the pain and humiliation of physical and mental decrepitude.
11. If a person has outlived all their friends, their brothers and sisters, and their wife or husband, they might not be causing more suffering by ending their life.
12. Elementalists believe in the Law of Assortative Reincarnation. This is the belief that the consciousness of individuals and the consciousness of worlds are matched by a process of metaphysical assortment that occurs after the death of each individual’s physical body.
13. It doesn’t ultimately matter if a suicide is tragic or understandable, because determining which realm one reincarnates in is not based on categorical variables such as suicide or natural death, believer or non-believer, but on a continuous variable, namely one’s frequency of consciousness.
14. A person reincarnates into a particular world because the frequency of that person’s consciousness matches the frequency of that world.
15. Thus, the frequencies of the beings in the next world one reincarnates into will be reflective of one’s actions here in this world.
16. If one’s actions here are violent, reckless and indifferent to human suffering, then the actions of the beings in the next world will be similar.
17. A suicide might reincarnate into the next world, and start to live in the hope and expectation that they can wring some joy out of their life, only to have a loved one of theirs kill themselves at a vulnerable moment.
18. Or they might reincarnate into the next world and be left orphaned by a parent’s suicide.
19. The extremely callous and violent nature of a tragic suicide means that their being confronted with callous violence in the next life is extremely likely.
20. It is not possible to say that simply because one performs a particular behaviour in this world that one will encounter that precise behaviour in the next world, therefore it’s not as simple as saying that suicide leads to suicide.
21. But if one lives a life on a frequency of murderous self-hatred that leads to suicide, one will manifest in the company of beings on a similar frequency, and suffering will almost inevitably follow.
22. Someone who struggles with depression or despair and overcomes it will find that their frequency of consciousness changes to reflect that.
23. Therefore, the sort of people they will attract, both in this life and the next, will be the sort of person who suffers and then overcomes it: men and women of gold.
24. If a person can suffer and yet transmute that energy into something positive, so that the initial suffering eventually leads to a net reduction of suffering, then they have successfully practised gold magic.
25. The ability to transmute suffering into its opposite is the highest of all arts, and, commensurately, the transmutation of suicidal ideation into the will to live is among the greatest of all achievements.
26. An Elementalist who properly understands Elementalist doctrine will be extremely disinclined to kill themselves.
27. The true path of liberation is to not kill oneself, and to instead take the opportunity presented by the difficulties of life in this realm to raise one’s frequency of consciousness through transmuting suffering into joy.
This chapter is an excerpt from Elemental Elementalism, the foundational scripture of the new religion of the Age of Aquarius.
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