Well anons, been a long time /x/phile(mostly shitposting honestly), but time to have a serious moment. Without going into details, death is coming for me. Most likely within the next 2 years, perhaps a bit longer if I'm lucky.
I'm curious as what everyone here thinks will happen after we die. Don't worry about being sensitive to my situation, if you think our consciousness just ceases to exist, then say so. I'm just curious as to what theories you might have. I need to take my mind of things, so I'd like to hear all your crazy and not so crazy theories.
There's this intro to gnosticism youtube series, I'll link later. What I picked up from it is that everyone is unique in their own way, but get to come back 80~ish times to life on earth from higher planes where our "souls" reside.
Theres a part of me that wants there to be a soul, and not for religious reasons, mostly comfort knowing my conscience lives on in some way. But the logical part of me thinks there will be nothingness, which scares me but doesn't bother my everyday life. I have this weird day dream of being a ghost like being that can just observe people forever without them knowing of my existence. I think it stems from not being able to be part of any future events I would miss out on.
Nothingness doesn't scare me per say, since we'll experience absolutely nothing after death. It's not like we'll just be sitting in total darkness for all eternity, we just won't exist on a conscious level. With that scenario, I feel a bit envious of future generations because I'll miss out on the cool stuff, but not really scared of it.
Who knows though, I'm still trying to process everything, but the nothingness outcome is lot more favourable than thinking about hell or something of the sort.
I haven't been the best person in my life(not bad, just not really good), so I don't think it would do me much good trying to bargain my way out of hell now that I found out I'm dying.
I know this feel. Some times I feel like being a celestial body would be neat. Like some moon orbiting the Earth for millenniums while retaining consciousness if that makes sense.
That's honestly the best case-scenario IMO. The world is such crap nowadays, I don't have must interest in being reincarnated if that's a real thing.(Shoutout to Art Bell's show tonight on past-life regressions) But, I think it would be really awesome to just become a conscious part of the universe and get to watch everything unfold.
I'm not about to start bargaining with God now. If that turns out to be true, then so be it, I'll be judged, but I'm not about to start pretending I love some Christian/Jewish god that treats his creations like some plaything in a cruel game. If that god you talk about is real, he has fucked me at a young age, why should I even begin to entertain worshipping such an asshole. Fuck that and fuck him.
you are allready dead and alive at the same time, there's no such thing as ''death'' its just a phase nature goes through, its like the universe experiencing itself while not even knowing it, because our mind plays a trick on us, its like staring into a mirror and not realizing is you all along, also we are all one just going through different phases expirencing itself
also, you have been in this universe since the beginning, your an eternal being, you ARE this universe you ARE God living in his own belly no one ever really dies, you will live on in different things after your body died
i think that we get to have whatever heaven we think we deserve, and bring the people we care about with us because otherwise heaven wouldnt be pefect.
I know a prevalent theory is that we continue to reincarnate until we are worthy of heaven/becoming one with god/universe. Once again, reincarnation isn't my cup of tea, but interesting to think about. My only problem with that is, since we retain no memories of a past life, how are we supposed to learn from our past lives' mistakes?
Our experience of the afterlife will be like our experience before being born.
Besides the atoms living on in the universe forever, it's also nice to think of how our brains make models of each other - your brain has neurological models of the people you know well. Think of how you can know what your mom, dad, or best friend would say in a situation, or what they might do.
We live on physically through the universe as particles, we live on "in spirit" in those we spend time with and those we've helped, and we live on in culture in some way with the contributions we make.
What qualifies as unfulfilled? I'm 25 years old. Can't really say I've had a chance to do a lot a whole lot that makes me feel like I lived a long and happy life. And god, I hate the concept of reincarnation. I really, really, really, really, don't want to come back to this world again to be dealt another bunch of shit hands.
I'll tell you what I've seen. I'm able to "see" into another dimension. Its not heaven or hell. Its like purgatory...or like a holding place. I've communicated with some and they mistakenly believe they are in hell. Its not hell...its not heaven...So if you have a belief in those things...it could make things complicated for you. Sometimes there is a "light" that appears that I can see but the people can't. I give them directions to it. I've never seen inside of that light. Its very bright. I have NO idea what it leads to. No one who goes through it has come back to tell me. Not sure if its a good place or bad place. I just know, when most people die, they are in a "dream-like" state and are disoriented. So I don't contact individuals for a week or 2 after their death. Sometimes people want me to contact them right away...I asked them to let the dead adjust and also let them rest in peace...
I think it depends on how far one chooses to go in this life. Why talk about consciousness continuing to exist or existing after if you never fully used it to its full potential in the first place?
I've heard that death can be followed by many things, one of which is ascension to a kind of "heaven" with one's ancestors. I don't know if that is true or not, but that is probably because I'm still alive. Sorry to hear you're facing this. Good luck.