Life After Death
I got through this past week, and I’m happy to report that I am doing what I do best – submersing myself in discovering more about life, and all that it encompasses.
First – thank you to everyone for your support. It made a huge impact and reminded me that it doesn’t matter where you are, we are all connected in a very real way. I feel like I know so many of you well.
Today I am just checking in – and I wanted to share the latest book I picked up yesterday. I went to Chapters with my boys when I had an hour of free time – and was drawn to it immediately. The book, Life After Death: Burden of Proof is by one of my favorite Spiritual Teachers, Deepak Chopra.
I’m only half through the Preface and already I’m completely absorbed in his words. One of the reasons I like his work is the fact that he has such a wide range of knowledge, from Ancient Indian wisdom, to the most cutting edge Western thoughts. It is a mix, and it takes into accounts many perspectives.
I’ll likely be writing about it as I go along since it is so long and in depth. And today I wanted to note something he wrote in the Preface. He talks about how in India he grew up not fearing death, because “death itself was seen as a brief stopping point on an endless journey that could turn a peasant into a king and vice versa.” (p. 2) All because of reincarnation.
Reincarnation is a controversial subject, many religions don’t believe, but I do. I’ve read a lot about the subject, Carol Bowman for example or the life-long work of Dr. Ian Stevenson, and I find the evidence too concrete to ignore.
The way Chopra describes his childhood beliefs about death are a lot less fear-based than any other ones I’ve heard. Maybe that’s why I find myself able to accept them more. Those fear-based ideas that I was taught about as a child are what had kept me from experiencing any form of God for over two decades.
Much more to come…