QUESTION: This is a difficult subject for me . Not too sure about this extension of life or a different phase of our existence stuff . I mean , how do we know? We truly will never know until we die...now will we? It does frighten me a little. The uncertainty. What happens after? No calming rational appears to me.
RESPONSE: Letting go of any fear or concern about death is definitely the big leap of faith. However one of our bedrock Laws of Science indicate that you as an energy form cannot be destroyed.
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. For instance, chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite.
As I discuss in my book, I think the appropriate view of "a lifetime" is to consider it as one book in a long series of adventures of the Soul/Spirit/Life Force that created the character of Alan to explore the 3D time space reality world here on Earth. After Alan dies you will maintain whatever individuality you choose but also be totally a part of what we can can Universal Mind (or God). Particularly if you choose to call this God, it is important to realize that you are not separate from this all encompassing energy field, you are it. You have access to all knowledge, thought and story since the beginning of time. At this point you may choose to "be" and observe Creation through the eyes and feelings of all the Alan's currently playing in the material/time/space realm. Possibly you will want to give some help/inspiration or support to fellow Spirits in the material world (I think you will discover that we do travel through existence in clusters - friend Spirits (you know like when you meet someone for the first time but you feel like you have known each other before). Maybe you are ready for more action and want to pick a new character to live. The stores we create are the tales of God Creating the physical world and it is ongoing and ever evolving. We didn't really do it in seven days - it took a long while before the stage was set for free thinking, self determining beings like us humans to start playing. Unlike most of the rest of living creatures, we had free will. We were totally capable of making mistakes and being foolish but that is the very thing that drives Creation in ever more interesting and entertaining directions. It is both our struggles and triumphs that make it a great game. When we are in the game we are the entertainment for "God" as creation unfolds through our hearts minds (again, God is just the consciousness of ALL of us - including other animals and all consciousness in any form).
It should be pointed out that no where in this story is there "judgement". Karma is an operating principle in the game but there is no judgement. You don't have to qualify to realign your awareness with the infinite (heaven is a word often used). No matter how badly you screw up a story, when you die you are freed from trauma like waking up from a bad dream and realizing it was "just" a dream.
What's the point of "life" ? To try and come up with satisfying and enjoyable experiences, use your creativity to overcome obstacles and add new elements to the playing field here on planet Earth (or whatever game world you happen to be playing on). Remember that while in the game, GOD/infinite intelligence/infinite YOU and ME are experiencing everything through us like watching the movie of our adventures, struggles and triumphs - rooting for each of us by the way and encouraging us to discover our true power to benefit all of Creation. How much fun and love can you bring to the game? All of Creation is cheering you on and ready to inspire and guide you as much as you are willing to accept the help.
How's that for a story?