Wednesday, August 10, 2011

pagan art journaling {week 28}

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?



  1. Very similar to yours, more reincarnation as a work in progress. Do overs if you will. Work on being better every time. Aspire to be who I was intended to be. But cosmic as well.....I am part of all I see kinda thing. Stardust and me.
    Great post and I love your journaling. The Olde Bagg

  2. Gorgeous page!

    This is a good journaling topic for me to explore. I do believe that after death my energy is still "out there"... not sure what I think happens to it next...

  3. Beautiful page !!!
    Your thoughts about the afterlife sound a lot like mine ; )
    Have a magical day.


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