posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 05:10 PM
When something happens, a fact (comprised of information units clustered via contextual association) emerges to reflect that it did - in fact -
happen. This factual unit cluster of information is yet another addition to what is called the Informational Continuum, and this gathering mass of
information clusters ultimately defines what we call "reality", establishing immutable aspects concerning reality, such as "natural law" and
universal forces. This is accomplished by contextual precedence and the historical ramification that naturally builds into "the way things are" over
All of reality tumbles out from instant to instant under the rule of this very stable and predictable system of default progressive development, with
"residual information" (fact clusters developing and modifying established and emerging relative contextual relationships by default) acting as the
invisible hand of order beneath all that occurs. And then there's the brain, and what it does.
We all know that the brain - any brain - takes DNA predilections and translate that information into dynamic action commands for the organism that
possesses that brain, allowing a lot more functionality than would be possible if the entire control process was spread out throughout the entire
body, centered solely on the DNA directives contained within each cell. What seems to give people trouble is the fact that the brain configures - and
literally launches into permanent existence - its own form of information that is just as physically permanent as the residual information that guides
the larger progressive development of reality itself and everything that exists as real within it.
If that brain's range of survival action items include self awareness (as is the case with our own Homo Sapiens brain) then that self awareness -
like all information clusters that exist - is also just as physically permanent as any other form of information. Just as permanent as the information
that has collected since the beginning of this reality confine and established how this reality confine works as it has.
When the brain itself dies - it does because it manufactures information, but it's not information - that sentient information (you can call it the
mind, or you can call it the human spirit) must persist in the exact same way that all information persists. The only difference is that it KNOWS that
it persists, since it is self aware.
And this is the true nature of "eternal life". It's not permanent material life, and it's not permanent energy. Neither is permanent in truth -
the whole "energy cannot be created nor destroyed" meme is just a misinterpretation of Newton's 1st Law of Thermodynamics, so don't bother wasting
anyone's time with that foolishness. It's not what we corporeal humans understand as "life", but it is sentience and it is dynamic, proactive,
reactive, and absolutely aware of itself as existent and unique.
And this is what each of us becomes - each one of us as a separate and unique whole unto ourselves - immediately when our brain shuts down for good.
We can get a taste of it when our brain is coming close to shutting down, since the "mind" is fully capable of disengaging from the brain if it
feels that it is appropriate. That said, the mind - as a whole - understands the value in staying associated with - being fed by, I suppose - the
corporeal brain for as long as possible. Not that there aren't plenty of minds that have purposely broken off this association with the corporeal
brain that produced them, and with extreme prejudice in some cases.
For the human mind, this death event is more akin to a 2nd birth event than like anything else. Of course, the corporeal point of perspective isn't
privy to this, since such a perspective is based on immediate memory, as was proven in 2008 with that fMRI brain scan study that most folks decided
was proof that none of us have any free will (stupid, but what would you expect from traditionalists).
So, 1-2-3-4-5 are all incorrect. You - the actual sentient you that exists and is being developed even as you read this - already know this. When you
die, and there's no reason to fix your point of perspective to your emerging memory cloud, it'll all become very clear to you. Well, that is unless
you become rigid in your beliefs and literally manufacture your heaven or hell with your own firm belief that they exist. If so, here's to hoping
that you fully believe that you deserve heaven. Right? I mean, how much would it suck for you to subconsciously doubt your goodness, and sentence your
own self to hell as a result. No doubt that it's happened, and that it probably happens all the time. After all, sentience isn't objective. It sees
what it expects to see if there aren't any "reality anchors" to challenge that expectation. And once you've left the material realm, you've left
all reality anchors behind.
Death really is a significant transition. It's good to know this stuff beforehand.