Remembering Who We Are

Where did I come from? And the answer to that is: I did not come from anywhere, because I was always here. The body comes and goes, but “I” am always here. Where I come from is a place that has no beginning in time and no ending. Where I go is the same place. As we have seen, there are no particular locations in space or time. In a non-local universe, there is nowhere to go!

And what happens to me when I die? The answer: Nothing happens, because I do not die. Pure consciousness cannot be destroyed; it can only be expressed. Knowing this frees us from the fear of death because nothing in the universe is ever lost; it is only transformed. If you and I are speaking on the phone, and somebody cuts off the phone lines, what happens to us? Where do we go? Nothing happens to us, and we don’t go anywhere. So, too, when physical death occurs, nothing happens to us. Certain lines of communication that use a certain nervous system have temporarily been disrupted. But we are still here. The soul doesn’t go anywhere; it’s the body that dissolves and returns to the earth.

Then where is the soul? One of the biggest misconceptions is that the soul resides in the body. People may say, “This person died, and the soul has left,” but it’s not true. The soul is not inside the body. The soul projects itself as the body and the mind. It finds a location in space-time, and broadcasts or telecasts itself through the body. But just as the characteristics in a movie are not inside my television set when I’m watching it, and Beethoven is not inside my radio when I’m listening to it, my soul is not inside by body. My soul is merely localizing or expressing itself through my body.

Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006).

109 comments

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Noted.

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

We've got to accept ourselves

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy3 years ago

Good article, thanks for it

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

interesting to contemplate

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for a great article,

ANITA B.
ANITA B.3 years ago

Ron, believe as you will. The American Indian (who had no formal training in "God") believed in the Great Spirit without a book telling him how to live. He "felt" in his heart and "soul" what we seem to need to be conditioned to believe. Native Americans also believed in reincarnation and "other worlds". The great chief Seattle who gave one of the most famous speeches ever spoken was saddened by what the white people had done to his people and his believes. It was Christians like you who pushed them on to lands that they could not hunt or farm on and made them walk for many miles, sick and dying. The only comfort they had, as Seattle said was that "there were other worlds." Yes, there is life after this one and yes there are old souls who return here to learn. So sad that you are so small minded. I'll believe in what our Native Americans said before I believe a book written by a bunch Jewish men of the time, whose words were no doubt twisted and embellished to downgrade women and make people fear what they don't understand.

Ana R
ANA MARIJA R.3 years ago

Thank you:)

Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen3 years ago

Sharon K. I have those now with some friends. although I had not heard from the one, at one point it was her and her sister whom I knew had died (from CF) the one in the dream got offended when I thought she was dead. The other I knew was. and there was always "oh cool you can see her too" as if it was "i have a ghost friend".
then the other had died months ago. and for a while her sister was no where to be found.

and now they are both in dreams and in denial. and pretty miffed.

and the dogs we used to have that frustrated me. I'm expected to take care of what i call "ghost dogs". and yell at the one "aren't you supposed to be dead? go away"