Is there an afterlife?

Have you seen the new show Resurrection, or at least the commercials for it? The premise is that people who died years ago miraculously returned to their families alive, looking just as they looked years earlier when they passed away.  The show plays upon the question that many people ask: Is there an afterlife, and if so, what is it like and will I see my loved ones again?

There are many different belief systems surrounding the afterlife. Some believe that we live one life and after death we either go to a place that we want to go for eternity or a place that we don’t want to go for the rest of time.

Others believe in reincarnation, where we have life after life. There are even some that believe in parallel lives, in which you’re living different lives at the same time.

There is a lot of evidence that shows that something happens after death and we don’t simply cease our existence. Brian Weiss is one of the pre-eminent experts on past life experiences. He has interviewed many people who have experienced past life memories and in many cases have knowledge from earlier times that they should not logically have.

There is one thing that is consistent about all of the different beliefs surrounding the afterlife. Most believe that we continue to be drawn to the same souls during this lifetime and after this lifetime. It is also a comforting thought for people that we know that those who are most important to us will continue to be a part of our experience even after this current life is over.

Since we long so much for our loved ones after they are gone, it makes sense to look around you at the relationships that are in front of you today. Are you valuing your relationships? Are you spending time with those that are important to you? Don’t wait until your loved ones are gone to try to figure out how to see them again. In the spirit of Resurrection, what could happen if you reunite with someone who you haven’t seen in a long time while you’re both still alive?

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