IMO, you need to understand the difference between consciousness and creation. Between the observer and that which is observed. Between logic and
that which creates logic. Between that which has choice, and that which is action and reaction.
If you think you are of this universe or of this creation, then you do not know who you are. Your body and such is of this creation, but the
consciousness within it - that is you.
For example. Ponder this.
If the eyes collect light, then turns that into an electrical signal(every image must be a unique pattern in the signal). That electrical signal
then travels to the back of the brain, where it is once again converted back into the image "you" see. To whom are those images presented too?
If they are "your arms", "your legs" and that is "you", then why do we treat them as possessions? Even consciousness, we think of "our
consciousness", but what is that actually observes and feels? What is it that makes us aware? And what does it mean to be aware that you are
aware. Isn't it odd how so many people who observe and are aware aren't really aware that they are aware?
In the beginning there was the "word". The word makes creation. What does that mean? In programming, we use words to create a logical pattern
which creates the programs you see. Video games and that "virtual reality", all created by words. All created by logic.
Then the spirit of god(consciousness) fills that program and "brings it to life". No different than a video game. Create a video game and it
doesn't come to life until you play it. Just a bunch of patterns til then, and consciousness is the only thing that gives it choice/free will.
6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
So you are seeing yourself as being of the flesh and of creation, rather than seeing what is really you.
So, your flesh will certainly go right back out into the universe. It came from creation, made out of atoms and follows the laws of action/reaction
like a machine does. But that part of you that is consciousness and "is", it doesn't.
No different than a video game. You die, your "character" stays in the game/program. But the consciousness playing it, it doesn't die.
Btw, I'm not a christian and I'm certainly not promoting going to church by quoting the bible, I just agree with the understanding Jesus gives on
the topic. I am very much against organized religion.