Many people I have talked to about the afterlife express different opinions about what I see: sometimes they are happy with the afterlife and sometimes they hate the idea. The ones that love it love the freedom of expression and communication and travel - the ones that hate it wonder what the point of the afterlife is. What is the point? What is the point to life?
Spirits tend to tell me the afterlife is similar in many ways to our current life - be happy, love, help others and continue growing your soul and mind. As in life, death has no set purpose or main quest line (for you gamers out there) - it is an open universe for you to find your own joy. To continue the gaming analogy - it is an open world sandbox game.
What do you want out of your existence? You have so much time to figure that out, there is no hurry like finding life's purpose. Although, there is no real hurry to finding out what you want to do with your life.. as it is a wrinkle in time compared to your afterlife - but it's good to consider whenever you have a spare minute.
If you could create your Heaven - what would it be like? Would you be with your family? Would you be a ruler of a prosperous country? Would you be a super spy in the midst of intrigue and excitement? Would you be a bird, soaring through the sky? Or maybe you'd be an artist that designs worlds? If you could do anything, what would you do?
Most people would want variety - the true freedom to do what you want and still be challenged. They'd want to be with loved ones and feel no discomfort. Would that be enough for you? Do you need more rules? More hardships to keep things interesting?
And would your Heaven be your loved ones' Heaven? Would they like to visit you or even live with you? Would you stay together if not or just see each other once in a while? Would you prefer to be alone?
Can a perfect place really exist?
Does the thought scare you? It scares me.
Spirits have shown me their perspectives and what their afterlife is like. Some seem to have full control, others have none - especially people with deep dark guilt like that one serial killer. Most seem happy with their afterlives.. but human beings haven't been around that long. After a few billion years maybe we'll know more about how spirits adjust to long years of being in existence. We can't know yet. What is in store for us?
Can we tolerate infinity?
Can we stay sane?
I didn't set out to make a scary post - I set out to ask questions. Questions that bother me and others, questions that show a different perspective on immortality. Maybe that's why some spirits don't remember their lives? Maybe they were once ancient humans and after a while they needed to forget - in order to see things in a new light? How long can we survive?
Then, is reincarnation the answer? We forget who we are during life and remember between lives to ponder and grow - maybe choose how we live in the next life? Or just let it be random and surprised.
If I chose to life my life in severe chronic pain.. why? I know why I chose my family - they'e amazing - but the pain and symptoms.. hmm. Maybe to have compassion for people in pain.. but then why have pain in the first place? Why make lives painful and hard and full of suffering if we could just be born as spirits and learn about the universe in a different way? Would we need compassion if there were no suffering? Or without it - would we be unmotivated and selfish? It helps us grow? But then why severe pain that some people can't tolerate?
Our existence is terrifying if you think about it too deeply. Maybe if we just stay in the moment and take things as they come we will find a Heaven here and now.
I would love to hear your thoughts. I might take forever to get back to you due to my health - but I will get back to you when I can - and I appreciate your time. Thank you for reading, and be well my friends.