What if you went to a pot luck dinner and everyone brought the same dish? Quite a dull affair, no?
Next time you run into someone totally different from you, give them a big hug and tell them that you love them just the way they are. (Fasaga, judging by your posts, I'll bet you already do that.)
With Lovingkindness (metta),
Certainly Mikey knew (at least subconsciously) that he was leaving soon. I can remember 2 months at most before his passing I told him to be careful in the sun (he came home sun burnt from being out all day). I said we have a family history of melanoma. Mikey told me, "Mom, something else is going to get me long before melanoma ever does!" I thought to myself, that is an odd comment for a college kid to say. It bothered me but then I forgot about it until the day of his passing. I told my hubby Mikey knew he was going! I have heard other similar situations where a person appears to know it is coming even if they are not ill at the time. I don't think it is always, but certainly it can be often enough to give this credibility.
Mikey tells me absolutely that other things can bleed through from a previous life. It can be as simple as not liking fish to eat!
Mikey tells me that being "born" Atheist, is not exactly how it goes. (Actually planning it ahead of time.) He feels it has more to do with earthly "influences" that causes someone to go this route. Mikey says whatever the case, they go Home after they pass just like the rest of us!
Just one opinion.
Carol and Mikey "in Spirit"
Many years ago my then girlfriend's best friend, Rose, has a rare blood disease. She was 20 years old. The doctors knew she wasn't going to live a long life but couldn't give her a time frame. One night Rose called my girlfriend late at night just to say she loved her and to tell her that she was a good friend. Rose died in her sleep several hours later. We later found out Rose called many of the people in her life that night with a similair message.
I also knew a young lady who led a pretty wreckless life and always got in trouble but she said she didn't care; she would always say she wasn't going to make it to age 20 anyway. At age 19 she died in a car accident that wasn't her fault.
I have seen so many cases where healthy people seemed to know on a subconscious level that death was coming that I have come to consider this to be the norm. Most of these folks don't seem to know it consciously, and they certainly don't seem fearful; but they spend weeks or months winding up their affairs and preparing those they love. A husband will make sure his wife knows where he has his bank accounts, will share passwords, and will do practical things like getting the storm windows up and the car's oil changed; a mother will make sure that her sister or friend would be willing to take her children "if something happens," will make a will, and will do her own practical things like premature shopping for the new school year. One of my friends seems in retrospect to have spent the entire year before his fatal heart attack tying up a lifetime of trailing ends in old relationships, so everyone I spoke with at the celebration of his life had a story to tell about the "coincidence" of his having reached out, sent an email, or spontaneously paid an old debt. There is a lot of evidence that we plan our death events as part of our life-plans made before we are born, so all of this makes sense!
This question actually came to me a while ago while I was playing a sci fi game.
The question is, science has proven that eventually, in 50 billion years, our sun will go super nova and we would eventually (I guess) have to switch planets. Would we still go to the summerland if this happened? Can anyone give some insight to what would happen to our spirit bodies if we left the planet?
Also, what of aliens? How do they fit into our after life?
Last edited by Eli; 08-30-2012 at 09:59 PM.