Where Do We Go after We Die?
Let’s imagine that we have just happily died. We have hugged our deathbed visitors, and with them we have raised our personal vibrations as the room where we have died becomes vague and vapory and we are briefly engulfed in a warm gray fog. We feel as if we are moving, but in reality we are about to arrive in roughly the same place where we began, but just at a higher consciousness vibration… to the extent that talking about “place” means anything.
Many who are awake and reasonably mentally healthy at death will find when the fog begins to clear that they have arrived in a gorgeous afterlife formal garden. There are bright-green trees and grass, fountains and benches, and lots of brilliant flowers in colors never seen on earth. And the sky might be any color or mix of colors, but it is rarely blue! Many people talk about seeing gigantic flowers as tall as a man. There are no shadows at all, and there are small animals and birds, but no insects beyond butterflies and dragonflies.
The people around us may be in modern clothes, in period costume, or in shimmery floor-length, long-sleeved robes of the sort that angels wear. No one in the afterlife cares how we dress. There are very strange vehicles on the street nearby, in the air above, and on a more distant lake, all of them propelled by mental energy so they make no sound and there is no exhaust. Beyond the formal gardens are public buildings of ancient or modern design, all looking brand-new; and on the far-distant hills there are homes of all shapes and vintages, most of them far away from their neighbors because travel here is instantaneous and by mind.
The afterlife that we enter at death is designed to help us recover from what is seen by our spirit guides, and indeed by upper-level beings and by all concerned as our difficult and highly stressful labors in the jungle of negativity that is life on earth. The afterlife is an enjoyable playtime! There is so much more to do in the afterlife, and everything about it is so much more wonderful than anything that you or I might imagine.
What we think of from here as “the afterlife” is in fact a happy return to our real life. We come here briefly to experience negativity and to learn some spiritual lessons, and then as soon as we can do it we will gladly shed these earth-bodies and make our transitions back home. We live eternally without the need for permanent possessions because everything that matters is safely kept in our minds; and we leave most of our minds behind in the afterlife, stored away and awaiting our return.
We have learned a great deal about the afterlife to which all of us will soon return. Every open-minded researcher has reached essentially the same conclusions about the afterlife, and there are not at this point any more significant questions to be answered. Not only do we survive our deaths, but our lives in the afterlife turn out to be a glorious playtime. Love is the light and the air we breathe, the weather is perfect and night never falls, money and scarcity cannot exist, travel and creation are largely by mind, and the various kinds of fun to be had are limited just by our own imaginations.
Nearly everyone enters the afterlife at Level Three, which is the lowest of the three beautiful Summerland levels. Level Three includes the family compounds where many of us reunite with loved ones, and it includes the great public buildings where many of us will have our life-review meetings. Level Three also includes hospitals, some of which look like traditional hospitals but most of which are open-air pavilions, beautiful retreats full of flowers where we can receive whatever help we need to heal whatever damage we may have incurred in our lives just ended.
Those who begin their post-death lives in theses hospital oases of love-based care might have died of a long-term illness, in battle, under torture, or simply in the throes of some negative emotion. Or people might have been distorted by some cult or hardened by criminality; or for any reason, they might have been especially battered by their recent earth-lives. Whether we will need to do this sort of post-death recuperation and counseling is something our guides will decide for us; and while we are hospitalized this way, we won’t be able to communicate with our loved ones on earth. Fortunately, though, outside of time our healing should take a few earth-months at most. And then, when we are fit and ready, we will embark upon the post-death events that those who haven’t needed such help are able to begin as soon as they arrive.
Four things predictably happen for each of us quite soon after death. Their order might vary, but in general we will:
- Rejoin our greater minds. By most accounts, this happens almost at once, and often even before we re-enter the Summerland. When we chose to enter this earth-life just ended, we stripped down to just perhaps half or less of our vast, eternal minds, a remnant designed for rapid spiritual learning. So we return home still living in our same old limited earth-minds and feeling confused about what is going on, being met by people who look familiar but not sure about why that might be so. Then in an instant, our minds expand enormously! We are at once inconceivably brilliant, we recognize people that we knew in other lives, and we remember where we are and so many details, so many people, just a dazzling mental expansion that puts us right back into this greater life that we had forgotten about altogether.
- Sleep. Even if we died without particular issues, many of us will fall asleep soon after we arrive. Then we will wake up in a day or two, raring to go, and we never need to sleep again.
- Experience a life-review. Whether it happens in a public building or more intimately in our heavenly home, we will join with our spirit guides and perhaps with some who had shared this lifetime with us, and we will re-experience our whole earth-life just ended primarily from the viewpoints of those that we affected. We will get to feel how we made other people feel. Those who have been through a life review often say that it wasn’t so much the big things they did wrong that upset them to re-experience, since they had remembered and been prepared to face those big things. But rather, most of us undergoing a life-review are stunned to realize how many times we treated other people shabbily, we shamed an overweight classmate or disrespected a dignified older person, we acted selfish and grabby, or we simply ignored an easy chance to do some little kindness. Even with guides and loved ones to help us analyze the events of our lives just past, a life-review is always tough! Then once we have re-experienced the lifetime just ended from the viewpoints of all the people whose lives we touched, we are asked to forgive them all. Believe it or not, that is the easy part! We know now that none of it was real and everyone is fine, so of course we gladly forgive them all. Family murdered before our eyes? No problem. Auschwitz guards? No big deal at all! But then we are asked to forgive ourselves for the harm that we did to all these others, and many people have trouble with that. We find the way that we have behaved in the life just past so disappointing. Forgiving ourselves is essential, though, since otherwise our consciousness vibrations will gradually slow, and we could end up putting ourselves into the Outer Darkness level. There is lots of counseling and help available, and those that we wronged in life are there hugging us, so fortunately most of us do manage to forgive ourselves. But it is not easy. And when most of us realize that during our lifetime, we really do clean up our act!
- Party hearty. Soon after we arrive, we are feted at a gala party. Although we live widely scattered in the afterlife, there is a kind of mental Internet in place, so you will be amazed to find almost everyone you knew in your lifetime showing up. And the dead truly do know how to party! You will expect food and drink, so even though our afterlife bodies possess no digestive organs, food and drink will be served and what you ingest will simply disappear. You might hope for some of the music that you loved, and so perhaps early-Elvis himself will perform. John Lennon will sing Imagine,” and when he comes to “Imagine there’s no heaven,” everyone will laugh. You will recognize your greatest enemies of this lifetime as actually close eternal friends who had played those negative roles in your life as their gift to help you to better grow spiritually. Your party might be held in a public building, or perhaps at your extended family’s compound overlooking the sea, and with all your extended family’s homes nearby.
Now begins an infinity of time in which you can do an infinity of things! What we call the afterlife is a kind of foyer to the gigantic astral plane which exists on multiple levels, and outside of time there is no limit to how long you can spend living based here or in the astral and just happily playing. These are some of the kinds of activities that we have heard about from those who live there:
- Doing rescue work. When we first arrive, our personal consciousness vibrations are still rising, so we might be invited by an advanced being to venture into the Outer Darkness and try to get the attention of someone there who can’t see our lofty companion, but who probably can see us. We then try to make the connection between them as a first step toward helping to rescue someone who has been deemed to be ready to rise.
- Satisfying our curiosity. There are great libraries full of human knowledge stored as scrolls, libraries where we can re-experience all our other earth-lives, and opportunities to sit at the feet of humankind’s greatest masters, especially including Jesus.
- Learning new skills. We can study music, art, and just about anything else. A hundred years ago, many who were poor in life were eager to learn from Mozart how to play the piano, and happy to learn to draw from Michelangelo and learn to paint from Rembrandt and Rubens. Children being born as prodigies now probably learned their skills this way, between lives and under the greatest experts!
- Having earth-like fun. There are many kinds of weird mind-fueled vehicles that some people enjoy, even though all real travel is by mind. Mikey Morgan snowboards to this day! And my mother’s sister, who on earth sewed her own clothes, now teaches sewing on crystal machines that are, of course, powered by their operators’ minds.
- Building things. Although stick-building things is possible there, almost no one ever does it. If we want to build something, we design it in collaboration with more advanced building teams, and then we watch as those teams simply think our new creation into shimmery existence that then becomes solid before our eyes.
- Working out earth’s future advances. People with special expertise are given laboratories where they can create, and then they channel in to people on earth the next great advances to be made. For example, it is said that Steve Jobs is now working on a mind-powered iPad.
- Attending and performing in concerts and plays. We can hear and see all the greats perform, and we even can perform ourselves if we like! All sorts of concerts and plays are performed in great open-air coliseums where every attendee is front-and-center in the first row. Our hearing in the afterlife is much enhanced, and when orchestras play, people can actually see the music as glorious colors and shapes appearing above the players. Many recently-dead entertainers perform in the afterlife, especially including John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley (in early, later, and Las Vegas versions).
- Cultural fun. One recent fad is re-experiencing great cultural moments. For Americans, attending the Continental Congress, visiting a wild-west town, and re-creating the nineteen-fifties are three that have been mentioned.
- Hanging around with the greatest thinkers. My wonderful spirit guide, Thomas, enjoys observing as people like Plato and Aristotle debate how to fix all the modern world’s problems.
- Lots of traveling! We can go to the ends of the earth, the edge of the universe, and even almost infinite other dimensions, all instantly and entirely by mind. We can visit the afterlife of the great civilizations, and there we can – for example – watch the pyramids being built.
There are technical advances happening in the afterlife, too. Some of our greatest dead scientists are working together to create a reliable method of electronic communication between there and here. And one recent advance is a kind of television hanging like a painting on the wall through which our loved ones can look in on all the events of our lives. Having learned that, now I just always assume that my mother and grandmothers are watching me. I try to live in a way that makes them proud!