We are a part of the world around us, we came from it and our bodies will eventually return to it in the end. Since we are a part of the world then I
think we can learn much about ourselves from the mechanisms of the world around us.
What do we see in the world around us? Cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. For example, when winter comes does that mean the trees and foliage are
dead forever? No, we know that in a few months they will bloom again when Spring comes.
Does the Earth not revolve around the sun and return to where it began in a years time? Does water stay in the ocean forever or does it also work in
cycles like everything else? Does the death of a star not eventually lead to the birth of new stars? These are only a few examples of the endless
cycles we see around us.
Since we see all of these cycles around us every day and since we are also a part of the world around us, wouldn't it be a logical conclusion that we
also are part of an even bigger cycle of birth, death, and rebirth? When we die and are put into the ground, our bodies deteriorate and become
nutrients for the soil around it helping in the growth of trees, fruits, vegetables, and all other manners of plants. Not only is this true for our
physical existence, it is equally as true for our spiritual existence (consciousness).
Just like with the changing of the seasons, revolution of the Earth around the sun, water cycle, and death of stars, we also are within an even more
profound cycle, that of reincarnation. This is not the first time we have lived a life just as it is not the first time a tree has bloomed after
winter, a droplet of water has reached the ocean, the Earth has revolved around the sun, or the death of a star brought forth new stars which in turn
harbor planets with life on them.
We are part of the world and the cycles we see within it are a mirror image of the cycles that happen within us. We are that tree, we are the Earth,
we are that water droplet, and we are that star. Just as new stars contain the same material as the star that gave birth to them through its death, we
also are made of the same material as the world around us and that material is in an endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Energy cannot be
created or destroyed and the energy that is our consciousness never dies, it only changes form. What you experience right now is only the current form
that energy has taken.
When you find this truth, you no longer fear death because you know that death is only the beginning of a new cycle that never ends. There is no
heaven or hell, only what is happening in this moment. YOU are what determines whether it is heaven or hell through your actions.
We are each a drop of water in and endless ocean, what we are made of is the same as the entire ocean. Just because we are taken up out of the ocean
upon death does not mean we will not come back down and find our way once again to where we began.
Thank you for reading.