It’s a short trip this experience we call life.
And when I say life, I mean our time in the physical, relative world.
Do I believe in life after death?
I don’t believe in life after death simply because I don’t believe in death.
Don’t misunderstand me. You should know me well enough by now to know you’re not about to get some kind of religious sermon or pseudo-scientific nonsense.
I’m just pointing out what is blatantly obvious when you have the eyes to see it.
To echo the words of James Thurber: “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
Belief in ‘death’ as an ultimate end is simply an expression of ignorance, a lack of understanding.
A lack of understanding in self knowledge and natural law.
Most people “see” themselves as their body. They’re oblivious to aspects beyond the physical. Despite being the “ghost in the machine” they’re oblivious to being the life force, the energy source of life, the consciousness, the observer experiencing life through the body.
Consequently, what’s perceived to be death of the body is perceived to be the ultimate end.
Too few know themselves to be three-fold beings. And too few people understand natural laws governing the process of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to cause and effect as the “law of laws”. The cause of the effect we’ve labelled “death” is the law of perpetual transmutation of energy.
All that is, is energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it is the cause and effect of itself and is omnipresent in all places at all times.
All that exists is energy moving in and out of form – hence the law of perpetual transmutation of energy.
Do you grasp the implication?
Nothing dies, it transmutes.
It changes form.
Natural laws are universal in their application. They’re not subjective in their expression. They don’t assert themselves in one part of life and not another.
Energy expresses itself in a myriad of different forms. At its most dense we call it matter. The energy densely conglomerated as your body transmutes when the two other components of the triad – mind and source consciousness (often called “spirit”) transmutes and leaves the physical medium.
The body decomposes. In decomposition the energy currently expressed in the form of your body transmutes via living organisms responsible for breaking down decaying matter.
The point is, the energy hasn’t “died”, it still exists, it cannot not exist – it has simply changed form.
Next time you go to squat the fly, remind yourself of the life-enabling work it does on the planet. If organisms like flies didn’t break decaying matter down, we’d be up to the ozone layer in harmful bacteria and life on this planet wouldn’t be possible.
Nature has a system. And the system is genius.
Your light can’t go out. Energy always returns to its source of origination. As you’ll hear it stated in the movie “Avatar”, “all energy is borrowed”.
Mankind’s ego likes to put itself above nature. It’s why we try, in vain, to control it. We believe we stand apart. And we’re deeply invested in the idea of separation when no such thing exists.
We’re all tourists, and our time is fleeting.
Like the 2 week vacation in a 52 week cycle, life in the physical body is a brief yet purposeful interlude within the much bigger process of life. And just as there’s more than one vacation in a lifetime, the cycle continues.
Ultimately, the only place you’re going is home. Although, paradoxically, you never really left in the first place, it just appears that way.
Ignorance has its purpose.
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