Originally posted by CaptainBeno
Ok?? I guess It's time to believe?
I gotta say I am quite taken back by his claims and to be honest quite scared?
Not a religious kinda guy, this has given me the creeps. Could the dudes who knock on my door be right after all, or did this guy have a sudden rush
of blood to the head?
It's time to believe, now? I never realized it was ever time to not believe!!
I am not sure if it is the constant persuasion of life after death, delivered to us from many different sources, or if we have an deeply seeded
understanding that there is more to life than what we know in the current reality.
Personally, I have gone through a couple changes in my beliefs to arrive at my current idea. As a yute (youth), I generally trusted what I was told
through the religion I was raised around.
Eventually, I became more open minded and understood that there are many religions, all a little different. Some of this new information led me to
think there is no afterlife what-so-ever... all there is in reality exists here and now and can only be perceived through this conciousness.
I thought that way for a while, but never let go of the belief of something bigger than the Universe - I just couldn't identify it. While I am still
unable to identify it, my idea has changed once again.
I can't say my belief or understanding has come full circle, because I don't know how big the circle is and maybe I am just starting out. There was
something that changed me and it may have come from my deep desire to know more about life and death.
It came in the form of dreams... not only dreams, but Lucid Dreaming and more specifically, Out-of-Body-Experience. Being aware of straining to stand
up and out of my body - while still partially awake and partially asleep at the same time - shook me like a rag doll the first time and left me
questioning what I really know.
Since then I have had many OBEs and continue to have them today. Their frequency has enlightened me of their origins and shown me that reality as I
once understood it is completely different. An OBE is not the same thing as actually dying and reaching some other realm or dimension - atleast I
think it's not- but it has shown me that each of us are capable of things we do not even realize exist.
Lying down for bed and the next thing you know you are standing in your room, failing to grasp a door knob because your hand keeps going right through
it, realizing something isn't normal, and then turning to see your seemingly lifeless body on the bed can really be an eye-opener!
There have been a couple of these experiences that have made me believe there is an afterlife of sorts. If they didn't mean so much to me, I would
detail them for you, though you may find the events don't move you as they have me.
Sorry for the long post and making it all about me. I just meant to reveal the fact that there are so many things we are capable of, but don't know
it or don't believe it's possible. Death is scary and I hope everyone has their own experience that takes away the fear of dying or the pain of
losing loved ones by having an idea of what's on the other side.