Thoughts About The Afterlife

 

 

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I’m not sure if it is because I am a creative person or perhaps growing up religious opens my mind up to the possibilities, but I believe in the Afterlife.

I am a spiritual person.  I always have been.  I believe in spirits, Angels, lives before this one, and Karma.  I have a fondness for the teachings of  Wiccans, Jewish Kabbalah, and even a brief understanding of several other religions.  I can’t say that I fully grasp just one brand of teaching, but find value in most of them.

But the afterlife is a mystery that I still struggle with. It wasn’t until my brother passed that I really spent a lot of time considering what happens after death and IF there is an afterlife.

When he died I struggled with the concept of simply saying goodbye to the person he was and letting him dissolve into memories. How is it that people can make such a strong bond in LIFE but once that heart stops beating, the connection is severed?  No, that’s just not enough.

I know there are times that a loved one is reaches out to comfort us in our time of change. I’ve seen the little signs that when I am lost, hurt, or sad, I am not going through this alone. Yet accepting these offerings as a positive moment and thanking both our loved ones and ourselves for being able to see and accept these signs for what they are, that’s hard.

When Lance died I found pennies everywhere, a wandering feather, and songs on the radio that seemed out of place but very much typical of my relationship with my brother. The ache of his loss has seemed to settle down. Even though I wish very much to be able to sit down with him, face to face and talk more, hug him tight and thank him for the amazing things he has done in my life.

I have come to the understanding that our relationship has just changed.  I don’t have to feel the deep sense of loss that I did when I can enjoy expanding my views to the concept of change.

Today I sat out on the patio and closed my eyes and listened to the rush of the waves on the shore and the soothing sounds of the wind.  I felt my body relax as the sun warmed over my body and I drifted in thoughts to the many things I have had to face lately.  A soft pang of missing Lance passed over me but was quickly replaced by the memories of his laughter, his jokes that usually only he found as funny, and songs he used to like.  Warm and comforted by good memories I sat out in the sun and enjoyed the idea that maybe the rejection of change is what was hurting me so much.

What happens if you can seek out to use your other senses to accomplish a connection between you and your loved ones who have gone through the change.  Using your intuitions, couldn’t you connect with that altered spirit is something that many for hundreds of years have tried to explain but few accept as truth?

The theory is interesting and I think it might be worth exploring more.  What do you think?

9 comments

  1. Beautiful post. And thank you for the link to blue glass. I discovered Abraham after the loss of my father, it was perfect timing to help me understand my “loss” and I too find pennies, feathers and bocce balls (his favorite game) when I need a hug from Dad. Ester Hicks is an amazing blessing, she dedicates her life and energy to this beautiful, hopeful work. Enjoy the journey of exploration, I have dedicated the past year to learning it, and had a huge awakening today, and I am sure there are more to come!

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  2. Thanks For Sharing this nice Topic

    “The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.[1][2][3][4] This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.[citation needed] One example used by a proponent of the law of attraction is that if a person opened an envelope expecting to see a bill, then the law of attraction would “confirm” those thoughts and contain a bill when opened. A person who decided to instead expect a check might, under the same law, find a check instead of a bill.[5]

    Although there are some cases where positive or negative attitudes can produce corresponding results (principally the placebo and nocebo effects), there is no scientific basis to the law of attraction.[6]”

    i am learning law of attraction since two years and i have been a great fan of Abraham hicks. i believe that she has a different approach to LOA and her teachings resonates with me a lot.
    but i don’t know why i am starting to doubt her teachings as nothing is changing in my reality despite of so much effort.
    lots of my friends who do believe 100% in law of attraction says that Abraham hicks is a scam ans fraud.
    they said that i should quit listening to her and invest in lot of other loa teachers such are rhonda , bob protactor etc
    what do you think guys ?
    do you think she is scam ? has anyone of you changed your life with Abraham technique ?
    please help me gain clarity on this
    i shall be very thankful to you 🙂

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  3. Beautiful post! Afterlife I’m not sure about… I want to believe in it with all my heart but my scientist brain tells me not to. But I know deep in my heart that I still do have connections with those who have left this realm… My pen friend Sam, my grandpa… They still are with me somehow! I feel their blessings, their hug and their strength when I’m at my weakest!

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