This week's prompt: afterlife
What do you think happens after you die? Do you believe in an afterlife? Do you think you'll travel to the Summer lands? Or some other "mythical" land?
A recent conversation with a friend left me thinking a lot about what the afterlife means to me. I realized that contrary to what I thought, I actually have some pretty distinct ideas about life after death.
Ironically my ideas about life after death center a lot around ideas of reincarnation and science: in the idea that nothing ever disappears, it just changes form. I believe that after we die, the energies that make up our consciousness either remain together and travel intact in order to learn something we are still working on, or to use the lessons we've accumulated and serve, or dissipate in order to reform in different ways, into different forms.
So once this life ends, I will move on to reunite with the vast ocean of energy that is the source before reforming into something new, parts of me existing throughout the earth/universe.
And honestly, while I have grieved those who have past, I think that thought is as awe inspiring as the idea of creation, which is why death is, on some level, to me, as much as a work of magic as birth.
But that's just my take. What's yours?