In this entry we are moving to the spirit world itself. The first question is, “What’s the difference between the afterlife, heaven, the here after, the spirit world, and the other side?” As Bob addresses in this chapter these are terms that some might say mean the same thing, synonyms, if you will. Now, my perception of this might seem a little bit different. The way I have had it shown to me, is imagine that heaven is like a high rise, there’s entry level, and then you have midlevel, and you can progress up to the penthouse. How does one progress? Through soul evolution. As we incarnate on earth we learn lessons, the way we handle things evolves, hence our soul evolves. With this evolution comes the ability to go further up in the high rise of heaven. Always keep in mind those on the upper floors can come down and visit, but those on the lower floors can not visit the higher floors until they evolve to the level.
Why has no on proven that the afterlife exists? Proving the afterlife is tied to belief systems. It might be difficult to “prove”, but people can come to a belief and understanding based on their own experiences. There’s this saying for some there’s no proof that would be enough, and for some there’s no proof that’s needed. In other words, if you are dealing someone who cynical, no matter what happens they are not going to believe it. And for people who have a belief system that it exists, you don’t need to prove it to them.
What’s it like in the spirit world? Here is another area where your beliefs play into your experience. When a person first dies or passes from the earthly plane into the spirit plane, what they hold as hard line beliefs will effect what they encounter when they first arrive. Some people believe in a transition, some believe in purgatory, some believe we retrain looks of our body as we do on the physical plane. For those who have strong beliefs in these types of things, it take a period of adjustment, but they will experience exactly what they expect. Keep in mind there are always loved ones and guides to help with those adjustment times.
What do we do in the spirit world? There is no one answer that fits for everyone. Some souls continue their work on soul evolution in the spirit plane before choosing to reincarnate on the earthly plane. At times souls can even study in the spirit world before they decide to come back to earth, that is if they decide to come back, it is a choice. Coming to earth to learn life lessons is a choice and it’s like taking advanced classes in school, because the work here is harder than in the spirit world, but most believe it is worth it.
If there is an afterlife, does that mean there is a hell as well? I agree with Bob’s writing here, in that there is not one in the literal sense of a fire pit. Again, keep in mind that if your belief system carries that there is one, and you believe you are going there, you will experience for a short period of time until you adjust to the spirit world and get reacquainted and remember that that is a concept used on earth. On earth our beliefs carry into the spirit world, and not all of them are exact in the way we have come to believe in them on earth.
Are we judged or punished for our wrongdoings when we arrive in the afterlife? We do have a life review, to see how we have made certain choices. Experiencing the other people’s feelings and the ways in which our choices have effected others, but as for punishment, we punish ourselves. We are given a chance to make different choices, and improve what can be improved upon.
How do our religious beliefs and practices affect us in the afterlife? They affect us greatly upon first arrival, but then we adjust and are given an opportunity for our truth to expand. We realize the difference between religion and spirituality, which by the way go hand-in-hand. Instead of being so grounded in dogma, we need to be open to the truth expanding like a flower does when it’s growing.
Which religion is closest to the truth? They all have a foundation in truth, and all are necessary so we can have certain experiences. Closest to the truth is relative to what you come to earth to experience. We are all worshipping the same God, it’s just that we call him different things.
Can our loved ones hear us in the spirit world? They most definitely can, and they can see us as well. With the single thought they know you are thinking of them. Also they come to visit us, and try to let us know they are around, sometimes through smell, or touch, or manipulating energy. Always pay attention to the signs and our loved ones will let us know they are there. Also, you can have contact with them through psychic medium reading. A psychic medium can hear, see, and feel the loved ones in the spirit realm. Having a reading with medium can bring peace and healing to those left here on the earthly plane, while the loved ones are in the spirit world.
I hope this entry finds you well and helps you in some way. Until next time, Love and Light to you, and pay attention to the signs around you. If you’d like to set up an appointment for a reading please send an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914 620 5776.