After having a conversation on the internet with a couple of born again Christians about the afterlife I began to wonder how many people there are on this planet who believe the party line when it comes to Heaven and Hell and the afterlife. I figure there are probably zillions, but I’m not one of them. Even during my ‘balls to the wall’ Christian days I never believed a lot of the mainline Christian doctrine. So, what am I saying? Simply that from the very beginning of my search for reality, the Christian religion has led me down a steep and winding trail.
I came impulsively into religion because I was seeking meaning and safety in a life that was quite frankly steam rolling out of control. I was an American therefore I chose Christianity. Had I been born and bred in Afghanistan I would have chosen the Muslim religion. Born elsewhere I may have become Hindu . . . Buddhist . . . etc.
Now, on the social level I have no doubt the church is an important charitable organization. It does many worthy things such as feeding the poor and homeless. It instills hope in depressed and dependent people. It is a beacon of light to the drunk, the druggy, the true believer . . . and so on. I honor her for all that, but she’s also turned a lot of people off, especially the young who are intelligent enough to see through the BS and false doctrines.
I personally see the church as merely a revolving door that forces us, all the days of our lives, to move endlessly within her small and exclusive circle. If you have a question that deserves a deeper look and that question is outside church doctrine, you are silenced by the ‘you must have faith’ or the ‘God moves in mysterious ways’ clause. I had too many questions and it didn’t take long to find out there was no room for me at the inn.
One of my questions was this fairy tale story on the afterlife . . . Hell is a lake of fire, your eternal destination if you are a sinner. Heaven is a perfect place where you sit with Jesus, eat all day and walk on streets paved in gold for exercise.
That’s what we have been taught right? Yeah, but maybe that ain’t the way it is at all, maybe death and the afterlife is entirely different than any of that, maybe you haven’t escaped the curse of Hell just by saying “I believe” . . . maybe instead, you will find yourself quietly screaming as you awaken to the afterlife in a dark and dreary place you cannot escape, no matter how hard you cry out for Jesus and Joel Olsteen, or the pope, or pastor Bob. Maybe the dark place, no matter how hard you try, will remain quiet to your fervent prayers. . . maybe, Who really knows?
Well actually there have been thousands of people who have had an out of body experience and some who have actually gone into the other dimensions and returned to tell about it. What they have to say is astounding in it’s clarity.
Warning: If your cup is already filled or you are sitting comfortably within a religious bubble you might want to stop here because you may get offended if you don’t.
I think when it comes to the afterlife, the bible is close in its assumption, but it leaves a lot to interpretive imagination, and the church has pretty much made up the rest of it. The sad part is that all these assumptions could be very dangerous for you as they will keep you from the realization that after we depart the death bed we are totally responsible for where we end up.
(My) reality is that I am in essence a multidimensional spiritual being that has chosen to abide upon this planet for a period of time so that I can experience/learn something. When my borrowed earth body wears out and begins its return back to the natural elements, my soul passes over and I become just like I was before my incursion. I will return to the astral plane and take residency upon the same vibrational frequency I was on while in my flesh and blood body. . . . (Imagine a guitar that consists of six strings with each one tuned to a certain vibration. Each vibration is on a different level high to low. We too, exist on a vibrational scale.)
Did you ever walk into a room where a marital battle was taking place and feel the charged atmosphere even though both parties were now faking marital bliss? Bad vibes. Or meet a person that even though he was smiling and gracious, gave off bad vibes you could feel two feet away? Sure you have, we all have. Fact is it is impossible for a person vibrating on a higher, or lower frequency NOT to subconsciously manifest the reality of that frequency.
Bottom line is that we are creators . . . we create our tomorrows by the thoughts and actions that we take today. Nobody gets away free and clear from their creative actions, good or bad, they carry on with us into the next dimension and land us perfectly where we belong. If we were self serving and evil we end up vibrating on a dark and lonely frequency for as long as it takes us to lift ourselves onto a higher plane of existence . . . the higher we go, the more profound and wonderful our existence will become. That, in my opinion, is the reality behind the false promises religion has given us.
I’ll stop here and introduce you to a little old man who has a great story to tell about consciousness and the Astral plane and the many dimensional levels of life upon it.
This is only one part of a four part interview . . . the others are on YouTube if you choose to watch them.
The following video is a further explanation to the question . . . Who am I?