Now, I know it may be difficult for some readers to accept that there is an afterlife, particularly if you do not hold a belief in GOD.  But you can believe in an afterlife even without believing in GOD.  The afterlife is an essential part of our sphere’s existence, since it allows all the rest in our sphere’s perception to exist.  Let me explain.

How does the afterlife then fit into this picture of reality? The afterlife is also a perceived reality, just as our life is. But the rules of this perception seem to be much more lax in most respects.  Both space and time are much more fluid.  There is not the same step-by-step continuity of life.  And the amount of commonly perceived reality is less.  A soul can be perceiving an entire landscape of earthlike beauty and, in one instant, change to perceiving a meeting with its soul peers.  And this is not disorienting, it is just how the afterlife operates.  The point of the afterlife is to allow souls to reorient and ready themselves for their next foray into the common perceived reality as we living folks know it.  Each foray brings more, and different, experiences of duality, including the experience of evolution as a soul. And there can be great comfort in the afterlife, if a soul needs it.  Life, and the process of dying, can be quite difficult.  Love is an abundant commodity in the afterlife, so that souls can bathe in it and refortify.  Among other things, the afterlife is like getting a leave from the war zone of life for some R&R.  The duality existing in the afterlife in general does not produce hardships and pain.  The negative, hardship-causing extremes of duality are left to be experienced in life.

And, what is death?  It is simply a shift in perception.  Instead of the ego/soul perceiving the common reality as we in life know it, at death the soul shifts its perception to the afterlife. There is a transitional period, very short or not so short, where the ego/soul is shifting from one perception to the other.  This shift might occur through the oft-mentioned experience of “going toward the light.”  But there are certainly other manners in which this shift can occur.