Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where We Go After Death

As the season of spirits swirls about us, the essence of Samhain, Day of the Dead, and All Souls Day bring into focus an interesting thought.

Written accounts by near death survivors contain a common thread where the person dying travels through a tunnel of light and waiting for them at the end of that tunnel are all the friends and relatives who went before them.

Since these are written by people who have returned, we don't really know what happens beyond that point. However, that one glimpse of the afterlife is interesting. The accounts do not say that only the good people were there.

If we accept just that much of the story, that all of our friends and relatives who have gone before are there, then perhaps we all go to the same place after death, whatever you want to call that place.

I am not certain what this means, but I am thinking about it.

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