In times of electronic information, information in a second, an abundance of information and all the information you have ever wanted to know about anything,
one thing we have absolutely no information on is what happens to you when you die.
Scientist believe your body simply shuts down, while worshipers believe heaven waits for you when you pass on. With either belief, there is still no concrete information, nothing factual.
When I was a young woman, 30 years ago, long, long before the time of internet, I had a friend who was going through school for medicine and health studies. She told me that she was studying a group of some twenty people scattered around the world who had technically died and came back to life. She said that each person went through the exact same experience. Now keep in mind these are people located in different cities and countries across the globe and long before the internet. The study said that all twenty people had felt and experienced all the emotions that they inflicted onto the people they had known through-out their lifetime. They experience the same emotions that that particular person felt when you made them sad, happy or angry. You feel what they felt. The same study went on to say that these people who survived death, said their lives where never the same again.
They lived a more peaceful, Zen lifestyle.
Since my friend told me about this study many years ago, I have never forgotten it. Armed with this info, I always keep it in mind when I enter into either a short or long term relationship with anyone I meet. In a small way, maybe what they say about your life flashing before your eyes is indeed true. But, perhaps it is not exactly a flash at all.
Is this what the Catholics believe is purgatory? The time in-between when you die and meet your Maker.
Is this just coincidence? I don’t think so.
Is this your brain reflecting upon your life? Could be, but how would you know the inner thoughts of other people and their feelings?
Is there truly only one answer? Our souls. Only our souls would be capable of such an experience. One soul connecting with another. One soul taking the hand of another and saying – watch and observe, look at what you did. Good or bad.
While life is indeed one long learning experience, I think I will continue to remember this one study done a long, long time ago.
And I think, I will choose the good.