October 5, 2017


We’re stuck.

We’re earthbound, stuck in our limited ways of looking at life, as if this were all it could be. Or as if we’ll all be floating on clouds or burning in hell. Or as if any one “religion” has a lock on heaven.


We are ONE.  

That’s right. We’re all part of each other and part of the Divine, Father/Mother God, the Source of all things.

There is no after and no before because life is unending. But eternity is not how we envision it. It’s sort of like it is here. But not exactly.

I know for sure that if we all understood this, we’d look at death as simply a temporary parting. Just for a while. In the greater scheme of things, not very long at all.

And we’d release the spirits of our loved ones to fly free because we know that they are in us and we are in them.

It’s so simple. And yet, we make it so complicated.

We hang on to the stories, fables, allegories and parables meant as simply lessons as if they were literal.

They’re not.

There is no hell after this. Unbaptized babies are not damned. Being “saved” makes no difference. Religion is unimportant.

We are not victims of circumstance. We are the originators of our lives. Life happens from us, not to us.

What makes a difference is what we do while we are here. Here in Soul School.

And faith is helpful, but not necessary.

This is not much of a comfort to a parent who wants their baby here with them. Or to a spouse missing their other half. Or to anyone else who grieves. And it is an impossible “sell” to those who hang on to their religion with a death grip.

But that doesn’t make it any less so.

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25 comments on “Earthbound
  1. robin rue says:

    I used to believe in heaven/hell, but now I truly believe that we just move on to another realm. I guess we’ll see….

    • I believe that hell is real and that there is life after death. I also believe there is a heaven and that faith is necessary. I also believe that life is only meaning if we live our lives on God’s terms not on ours as we are limited in sight , discernment and resources.

      • Rosey says:

        I am in agreement with Ingrid. My faith matters to me very much. My foundation is strong because it is in Christ.

  2. Unfortunately, it seems like part of the human condition to try to separate ourselves whenever we can. We seem to thrive on it in some ways.

  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    I believe in Heaven, but I will be the first to admit that none of us know. After all, no one is coming back to give us an update.

  4. Catherine Sargent says:

    I do think that some part of us continues on, but nobody really knows for sure. It is something to think about.

  5. Meagan says:

    I strongly believe in Heaven. I really do find it a peace knowing that loved ones are there.

  6. Marcie W. says:

    So many excellent points to consider here! I am not a very spiritual person, but love that you referred to life as soul school. So true!

  7. Maureen says:

    No one knows for sure, I think that’s part of the joy of being a human. We can have our beliefs and believe that something exists but we won’t ever know until we experience such thing 🙂 Beautiful write up!

  8. These are great points, but might be true or not. No one really knows what comes after death but I am hopeful that we could reunite with our lost loved one.

  9. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This is a really interesting perspective. I have often wondered if all religions point to the same thing.

  10. Theresa says:

    Food for thought. I am not a religious person, but I do have my own ideas on what happens after we are gone. I guess time will surely tell.

  11. What a great read very thought provoking. I agree with being reunited with love ones after we depart from earth.

  12. Not entirely sure on what’s going to happen after we pass on. But while we’re here, we definitely create our own lives and we’re not supposed to feel stuck, we have the freedom to live how we want.

  13. This is so moving. There are so many people that are closed minded and get lost in their beliefs instead of living life in a meaningful way. We are all connected regardless of our differences.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    This is a great perspective. It’s definitely important for me to remind myself that today’s choices do matter. It’s important to learn from every experience too.

  15. I don’t believe that children need to be baptized. I also don’t believe religion is important however, I do believe our spiritual well-being is very important. I definitely believe there’s an afterlife.

  16. Wendy Polisi says:

    There is so much more than the life we live. Heaven is so real to me.

  17. Kiwi says:

    I totally agree being on this Earth is consider soul school. We dont graduate until we do the right things properly on the school grade of Earth…I am deep like that.

  18. Linda Hobden says:

    Interesting post. I don’t actually believe that people go to Heaven or Hell. To me, Heaven is just a name I put to where the spirit goes after somebody dies. I like to believe that our loved ones are looking down on us, a bit like guardian angels/ghosts. I feel comfortable with the idea of ghosts. I think everyone goes the same way – regardless of religion or how good or bad you are.

  19. brianne says:

    What a great quotes and super inspirational. I love that you say we are here in soul school!

  20. Elizabeth O says:

    This is great perspective. I do believe in heaven. and no one knows. It’s true that being on this Earth is consider soul school.

  21. Kelly Reci says:

    Wow!! This is such a great perspective.It’s true that being on this Earth is considering soul school. But do believe in heaven.

  22. I honestly have no proof that there is a heaven or hell, but I do believe it exists. Thanks for sharing this.

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