In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by Her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
Utmutato a Leleknek
Translated from Hungarian
This excerpt, which I am #reposting from my very spiritual friend, really touched me– To The Core. They say a person who possesses a higher level of consciousness and enlightenment has no fear of death. For them it is actually the opposite where death is believed to be a rebirth, a new beginning or even the next chapter. I have defined the Spirit as ‘the spiritual part of a person that gives life to the body’. When you think of it in these ways, it has the same context as that of a snake, when we die, we shed our physical bodies but our spirit transcends. This happens to a snake when they outgrow their body, similarly we can say the same for the soul.
They say the idea of life and death being the be-all, end-all, happens for those who identify themselves with the body, more than identifying with or knowing Yourself. If you are too identified with the body, the idea of the body ceasing to exist and separating from the material world makes death seem like – The End. Like the baby in the story who was so attached to being with the umbilical cord. If you are not so identified with the body and you know yourself as the witnessing soul and as the consciousness, then there is no death. I ‘m not going to pretend to have attained this heightened sense of consciousness and enlightenment, as the thought of my death rattles me. But this piece really makes me think about the possibility of there being a next chapter, just like we know there was for those twin babies. If your dealing with an illness of your own or of a loved one, or have recently lost someone dear to you, re-read the piece above and find comfort in the possibility that there is another chapter. There is a possibility that the soul does move onto the next one. The next stage of our conscious existence.
I’m going to take this one step further and ask you to think about this:
If we shed our bodies when we die, and our soul lives on, do we really need all these plastic surgeries and all these fancy name brand clothes and accessories? None of that material stuff comes with us, all there is, is Us. Your body is a manifestation, used for experiencing the material world by the spirit-soul and and all the material things are just a temporary part of our existence. I know these things temporarily make us feel good, but that’ about it. All of these things are just part of what make up our EGO and the image we have or want for ourselves.
Will your “friends” recognize You without all those material things? In the next chapter will you be perceived just as beautiful based only on your life actions and the spirit of your soul? Something to think about.. I’m not saying it is right or wrong to have nice things or to just really like your stuff, this is your journey and you can do with it what you like and what makes you feel good. But remember that none of these things can move on to the next chapter with you – with your consciousness; so what will you have to make you feel good then? Just Yourself…. and maybe the beautiful Elephly’s that exist in the next one.
peace & reflect. Xx