June 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm #1451
AnitaParticipant29 #believe points
A very sweet friend of mine – sorry J 😇😉 – gave me this link recently with a short text which is very good.
I will copy the text here – it is very cool! Let me know what you think!
By: Andy Weir
You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.
“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?”
“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
“More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked.
“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
“My kids… my wife,” you said.
“What about them?”
“Will they be all right?”
“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”
You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”
“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”
I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.
“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”
“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”
“Where you come from?” You said.
“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”
“Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”
“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”
“So what’s the point of it all?”
“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”
“Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.
I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”
“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”
“No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”
“Just me? What about everyone else?”
“There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”
You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”
“All you. Different incarnations of you.”
“Wait. I’m everyone!?”
“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.
“I’m every human being who ever lived?”
“Or who will ever live, yes.”
“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”
“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.
“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.
“And you’re the millions he killed.”
“And you’re everyone who followed him.”
You fell silent.
“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”
You thought for a long time.
“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”
“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”
“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”
“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”
“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”
“An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”
And I sent you on your way.
June 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm #1452
OPITSheriParticipant11 #believe points
Beautiful! Brought me back to when I was 15. I was shot with a hollow point .45 police special right through the chest. I won’t go into the details but I was pulled through my body but fought back saying, “I’m not ready to go”. I remember it as plain as day. 1/8 of an inch and I wouldn’t have know what hit me. It took me years and years to come to grips with it. I just passed it off. After my children were born and I started working with the most amazing family my life changed. My parents always believed in me, although my mother passed away when I was 25. My father and Dr. Tice were my #BelieveTeam! Long story that I will post someday. I am working on my new “My Story” page for my web site. I will not go into much details but links if they want to know more. I know I am here for a reason. I have had a lot happen in my life. A lot negative but moving ahead not looking back. I don’t listen to the “LittleMan”. Instead, Dr. Tice just handed my business to me because he saw my passion in it, my drive and all my design work. My father was the same way. My business was going great and then I got sick – for many years. So I put it on hold. I am trying get it going again. When I started, web sites were just starting and there was no “social media”. All phone and email or snail mail and fax. But….
This is where I get my #oneword – #unstoppable. I am an #unstoppable creator!
That is why I love the mountains. I sit on the top of the mountain, see all the beauty and know there is a higher power that is my support right now. Being out in nature actually saved me.
Anyway, I believe we are here for a reason. When I die I want people to remember me for something I did, not just being a mother or grandmother. My father had his own business and did very well. I go to a grocery store and run into his customers. He was such a good man. Same with Dr. Tice. I could go to any conference around the states and everyone knew him. They are in my thoughts telling me “You can do it – follow your heart, your passion”.
To everyone reading this post, take each day like it might be your last – in this life time. You never know. Make each day count. Baby steps but moving forward. Follow your heart and all will fall into place!
June 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm #1453
J-RyzeParticipant98 #believe points
So insanely beautiful.
Thanks for posting, @anita, and I know I’m the dearest of the dear anyway 🙂
I’ve read this story before, but totally worth re-reading, and it inspired @opitsheri to share her story.
SHERI, THAT STORY IS AWESOME. IT’D BE A BLESSING TO SHARE ON YOUR ABOUT PAGE. Or on your youtube, or anywhere, share now.
As for living like it’s my last day, I’ve been doing so for years 🙂
June 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm #1455
OPITSheriParticipant11 #believe points
Yes, J-Ryze. I am It took a long time for me to tell anyone because I didn’t want them to think I was crazy. Because of it I believe in spirits, ghosts and all that “unknown” we don’t know about. I have pushed through all of what other’s think of me and now, it’s me being me! But I still have a problem with myself on camera. All my life I hated to get my picture taken. It hasn’t changed but I am trying to do better.
When I got shot and went back to school, I was in the 9th grade. Back then Jr. High. My gymnastic coach called me, “the six million dollar woman. Not even a bullet can stop her”. I still talk to my coach. He also was a substitute at my daughter’s high school. His words always stayed with me. That is why I am “unstoppable”. Not even a bullet can stop me.
This month is my month to shine. All will be coming together soon!
Thanks for your continued support!
June 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm #1456
MihovilKeymaster82 #believe points
Wow, such an awesome topic !!! 🙂
@anita – amazing article! Now I understand why you decided to post this after I talked about the subject on Evan’s live stream. That is very close to my belief of what is going on and why we are here. 🙂 I don’t think that any religion in its essence is wrong but how they are executed is wrong, it is mostly fear based. And I doubt that something this beautiful as our world was created so that we could be afraid. 🙂 Except for learning purposes, of course. 😛
@opitsheri – WOW !!! As far as I’m concerned, I would totally like you to share your full story with us, either here or as @j-ryze said, on Youtube / your site. I think that the “out of the body” stories are extremely important for all of us. And you indeed are #unstoppable. 🙂
By the way, it is great to have you here with us Sheri! 🙂
June 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm #1457
June 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm #1458
MihovilKeymaster82 #believe points
Right ??? Camera-shyness is nothing compared to a hollow point .45 police special. 🙂
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