Do you sometimes wonder where you were before you were born? Were you able to think like what you are doing now? Will you be able to think when you die? It is amazing to see an infant as he or she smiles at us. Do you ever wonder where he or she was before conception? Our physical bodies, including our nervous system will decay when we die. Will we become nothing? It is a little scary, especially as we become older and closer to death.
Religion often attempts to alleviate our worries by promising eternity in heaven. But again, our physical bodies are gone. How will we be able to think without our nervous system? Is death the end of our existence?
If death is not the end of us, what is it that makes us live for eternity? Is there something in our bodies that will continue on after our physical bodies cease to function. It cannot be an organ or part of the body because they all eventually decay; but can it be some type of energy that can easily transfer from our bodies after our death, taking some of our vital information with us. Can this energy enter heaven, and somehow by God’s power make us think as we are now? Can these same energies, return back to earth, and take up a new body entering a newborn baby?
What information will these energies contain? It will not be our memories, since no one can remember anything before our births. Personally, I cannot even remember anything before 3 or 4. I remember when I was in kindergarten, but maybe it is because I have pictures that I occasionally view. Could these energies contain our fate? Is our life history determined before we are born? If so, what causes our fate? Some people believe that it is our thought patterns that cause our fate when we act upon them. This is similar to the concept of karma and cause and effect. We reap what we have sowed. These thought patterns in our minds are reestablished by the information contained in these energies. In summary, these energies are composed of our fate and thought patterns, which are closely associated with each other, as one causes the other. Can these energies be contained in what people call the soul, heart or spirit?
What are these thought patterns that make each of different in the way we think. These thought patterns are greed, arrogance, resent, and self-love. Everyone has a different combination of these negative thoughts in our minds. It is these negative thoughts that cause our negative fate when we act upon them. It is not surprising that our fate and thought patterns are collected, stored and transferred when our physical bodies cease to function.
By understanding the soul, we can assure ourselves that we live for eternity; but we can also live the joyous life by eliminating our negative thought patterns by not acting upon them. Our souls will have only positive energies, that will bring upon joy.