Where Do I Go When I Die?

January 31, 2011

When someone close dies, we tend to reflect on our lives. Where was I before I was born? Where will I go after I die? Am I afraid to die?

It depends which “I” we are talking about. My physical body is one “I.” My thoughts (feelings, emotions, dreams, ego-self, and all else I call “me”) are another.

However, there is yet another “me” that is hidden from the body and the mind. It is more than just my right brain. It wants to make itself known, but the other “I-s” are constantly ignoring it, suppressing it, denying its existence, or simply not interested.  Sadly, most of us will never discover this “I” until we “die.”

The “I” that is not my body or my thoughts is eternal, timeless, formless, and connected to every other “I.” And to that which created me. So when my body dies, this “I does not die.

Where does it go, you ask? The answer is: The question is wrong. It does not have a “where.” And that is the mystery. Since we are communicating with our body/mind “I” about something that is not the body/mind, we cannot grasp it with this language. At least not completely. But we have clues everywhere, if we look.

What religions and people call heaven, nirvana, enlightenment, eternal life, salvation, and so forth, are all the same thing. It is this “I” moving on to the next experience, situation, or whatever other word fits. What is that? We don’t know, in this context, because it is not a “what.”

But we do know something. We have caught glimpses of this “I.” I know I have. It is not in the body or mind per se, yet it is everywhere at once. It is a sliver of the divine energy/intelligence that is making all this physical stuff work.

So what is this thing we call death? Just a transformation. A changing of the guard.  Trading in the car. Finishing the degree, graduating from one form to another. Will we remember this earth school? We don’t know. But something tells me (has told me, keeps telling me) that what we experience next is so amazing that this whole earth journey will seem irrelevant.

You can find this “I” NOW, and make it a regular practice to be with it, so you can get to know it a bit before your body dies. If you do this, death seems much less mysterious, and perhaps even a glorious, wonderful part of life. Most definitely not to be feared. This is “heaven on earth.”

How do you find this “you?” I can tell you how to start finding it.

Meditate. 🙂

 

 



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Bringing the Blog Back to Life?

January 26, 2011

Everyone seems to be on Facebook and Twitter these days. Or they’re texting and emailing. Do people really take as much time to blog these days? My guess is, generally speaking, no. If someone is interested in a specific topic, then yes.

I haven’t blogged much in the past few months since  I’ve posted most things on Facebook, and most of the discussion that goes on there is bloggish. I’d be happy to resurrect this though, if anyone is interested.

Happy thoughts!

Gene

Check yourself before speaking or acting

October 5, 2010

If you are in a negative thought pattern or feeling, or both, do your best to keep silent. If that’s not possible, say as little as you can, and don’t let the negativity transfer to whomever you’re speaking to. Once you’re back to a more positive state of mind and are feeling better, you can let your guard down and be more spontaneous.

Even more important: do not make major decisions while in negative thought patterns or feelings. Wait until you’re back up.

Thoughts as Creators

February 20, 2010

What directs the creation of matter in the world? You and I do, using our thoughts. It doesn’t matter if you believe this or not. The world you are creating through your thought patterns will keep on being created whether you want it to or not. All wisdom literature, be it ancient or modern-day, says something along the lines of “as you think, so shall you be” or “you become what you think about all day long.”

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Becoming Aware

February 19, 2010

The fact that we can even talk about thoughts proves there is a part of us that is not our thoughts. Something else is going on in and around us that cannot entirely express itself through our senses or our thinking minds. It is there. It beats my heart and forms my cells and weaves my dreams. It speaks to me in the silent spaces between my thoughts, if I listen. What is that? Well, since your thinking mind is reading what my thinking mind has written, we cannot completely answer the question though this medium.

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Welcome to Thought Management 101

February 16, 2010

Where’s your head today? This blog is a complement to www.thoughtmanagement101.com, which has the links to download the entire book or samples.

It’ll be a lot of fun, see you soon!

Gene


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