One of our readers asked us what life after death is like. Death is a subject many of us avoid if at all possible. Why do you suppose that is? Probably because we fear it more than anything. And why do you suppose that is?

My personal opinion is we fear death because we often consider it the end of us. Even many who say they believe in the afterlife are scared of death. I think that’s because we do not know what death really is. We have this dark dreary definition, often rooted in the mass consciousness, that death is punishment, the end, the abyss.

Here’s our reader’s question (which I’ve slightly edited):

Where do we go after death? Do we know who we are when get there? Will we know others or will they know us? Are we just assimilated into the great unknown? Are we nothing?”


Let us begin by answering our reader’s questions.

  • Where do we go after death?
    You do not go anywhere. Certainly not to those places many of you imagine and talk about—heaven, hell, limbo, purgatory. Those places do not exist, at least in the way the popular imagination views them.
  • Do we know who we are when get there?
    Absolutely! You not only do not lose your identity, but have a much clearer and more powerful knowing of who you are than you had in physical life.
  • Will we know others or will they know us?
    Again, absolutely yes. It will be like a joyous, happy family reunion. You will recognize everyone you’ve ever known in all your lifetimes. And they will know you.
  • Are we just assimilated into the great unknown?
    No. There is no “great unknown.” There is only pure consciousness in all its many forms, spiritual and physical.
  • Are we nothing?
    You are never nothing. You never have been nor will you ever be nothing.

This subject of death is such a misunderstood thing. And because you don’t understand it you fear it.

We’ve said all this many times before. But it bears repeating.

You are all eternal beings of love and light. It’s that simple. There never has been a time when you did not exist. Nor will there ever be such a time. You are God. God is eternal. You are eternal.

Yes, you don the costume of a physical body. You’ve been doing that for centuries. But your physical body is not you. It is only, and almost literally, simply a costume you’ve decided to play in for awhile. We emphasize “play” because that’s what your spirit intended before it took on its latest costume.

Play is supposed to be fun. Life is supposed to be fun. When you miss the play and the fun your life becomes hard.

Dying is the easiest thing you will ever do. You’ve done it so many times, and your spirit knows you can move through the birth-death cycle easily and effortlessly.

When you arrive “on the other side” you will not have left “this side.” You are still here in the physical world. You just don’t have a body.

Unencumbered by a body, you are now freer and happier than you can imagine. You will enjoy your visits to the physical world, and to your loved ones still in physical form. It will be great fun.

Also, you can easily communicate with your loved ones still in physical form. It will be an even clearer communication than when you were all in physical form.

The only problem is when your loved ones still “alive” don’t believe in this communication. But if they are open to it and believe in it as much as you will when you’re on the other side, then you can have a joyous time romping and playing with each other—with them in the physical and you in spirit.

Everything we’re saying here applies not only to your human loved ones but also to your animal loved ones.

We trust our words here today will take some of the heaviness and dread of death from your minds and hearts. Simply enjoy who you are. Be joyful and loving. Have fun. Play. That’s all life or death is supposed to be—fun and play.

All is well.


Are you afraid of death, either your own or that of a loved one? What is the best thing you can do to prepare for it?

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