In spirituality, death is referred to as a transition from one state to another, from one realm to another – a rebirth, a change, a passing over, a coming Home.
There are three phenomenal discoveries that defy the belief that death is the end of us.
• The thousands of validated and documented cases of Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and Out of Body Experiences (OBEs).
• The ability to astral travel.
• The energetic and vibrational nature of the universe.
Have you ever had a falling sensation just as you are about to go to sleep?
This happens when your body has become very relaxed and you are on the verge of sleep, but your mind is not quite asleep yet.
The next thing that happens is that the astral body (soul) realises this, and with an ‘oops’, quickly slips back into the physical body (before you supposedly noticed). This results in the physical sensation of slipping and falling back, like you have slipped on a banana peel.
Birth and death are like two sides of the same coin. In the case of birth into the physical world, the umbilical cord connects the unborn baby to the mother. During our life on earth, our astral body is also connected to our physical body by a ‘silver cord’.
This is why there is never a risk that if you ‘astral travel’ you may not be able to return to your body. It also means that no other entity or bad spirit can enter your body, while you are ‘out’. The silver cord is only severed at death, just like the umbilical cord is cut when a baby is born into the world. Some spiritual teachings have revealed that the soul ejects from the body just before the impact of a violent death, sparing the person the full physical experience.
We are ultimately made of Light
‘Energy is neither created, nor destroyed.’
The First law of Thermodynamics ~ Albert Einstein
The physical body is made up of different life support systems. At the macro level, our body is comprised of nine biological regulatory systems that keep the human body humming along. It includes Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Muscular, Nervous, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletal, and Urinary.
Those body systems and body parts are made of connective tissue, muscle and fat, blood and flesh. What are the tissues and flesh made of? Cells.
At the micro level, what are cells made of? Molecules.
What are molecules made of? Atoms.
Quantum physics has shown that the physical universe is not as solid as it appears. The atom is mostly (around 99%) empty space and it’s structured like a mini solar system.
What are atoms made of? Sub-atomic particles – protons, neutrons and electrons which have a positive, neutral and negative electrical charge and are bound together by electro-magnetic forces.
What are subatomic particles made of? Smaller units called quarks and leptons, which have fractional electric charges. In physics, the Standard Model theory suggests that matter does not get smaller than this.
But wait there’s more, Quarks are made of even smaller units called ‘strings’ (yes String Theory).
What is the relationship between light and matter?
Strings are eleven-dimensional (ten dimensions + time) bits of energy that not only make up the atomic particles but create forces including gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear forces, weak nuclear forces, and a few other forces that have not yet been discovered.
Light is a very unusual and beautiful property. It’s been proven (through scientific experiments) that light is composed of wave forms called fields, and, particle forms called photons. How can light be both a wave and a particle?
It depends on the oscillating (vibrational) frequency. A longer wavelength makes a lower frequency, while a shorter wavelength makes a higher frequency. According to the 20th century physicist, Professor David Bohm, matter is “frozen light”.
That matter is composed of light was proved (beyond reasonable doubt) by Dr Grahame Blackwell in 2006, and published in his book Tapestry of Light – A Scientific Insight into the Nature of Material Reality.
We are on the outer skin of a much bigger reality
In 2001, a NASA program began to accurately measure the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation – the echoes of the Big Bang.
A satellite was launched and by 2003 detailed radiation measurements were released. Their observations revealed a surprising composition of the universe. Energy and matter, as we know it, seems to only comprise 4% of the universe.
The vast majority is unchartered territory which was observed as part matter/part energy. This pie chart show the proportion – 23% is dark matter and 73% is dark energy – the nature of which is not yet known.
We are cosmic beings of light!
Finally, a word from Pao L. Chang, founder of EnergyFanatics.com who puts the nature of our being into an eloquent nutshell:
‘Spirit, mind and body, has a function that is unique to it and not shared with the other. What you see with your eyes and experience with your body is the physical world, which we shall call Body. Body is an effect, created by a cause. This cause is Thought.
Body cannot create. It can only experience and be experienced … that is its unique function.
Thought cannot experience … it can only make up, create and interpret. It needs a world of relativity (the physical world, Body) to experience itself.
Spirit is All That Is, that which gives Life to Thought and Body.’