We often get swept up in our illusion and believe that reality happens to us. We believe in duality where there is a me and an everything else which is separate from that me and out of its direct control. We totally forget that we chose to be here, we chose every detail for our launch into this epoch ... time, place, parents, even our name ... and similarly we choose how and when we exit (aka die) and wake up to our Real Self. As Edgar Cayce has said, life is the experience of our choices ... from start to finish and everything in between.
We chose to be here when humankind and Gaia starts the process of waking up. It pays to remember that and to make beautiful choices along the way that help us all have a more elegant ride
"It is not understood that before life an individual decides to live. A self is not simply the accidental personification of the body's biological mechanism. Each person born desires to be born. He dies when that desire no longer operates. No epidemic or illness or natural disaster - or stray bullet from a murderer's gun - will kill a person who does not want to die.
"... This does not mean that such individuals make a conscious decision to die, in your terms: But such decisions are often semiconscious."
(The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 801)