Have you ever wondered what happens to us after we die? While we may not have all the answers,some who have had brushes with death come back to tell the tale. Here we’ll share some insight into life-after-death experiences that will leave you questioning what you thought you knew about the afterlife.
by David Stone
What happens when we die according to different religions
Death is something that all living beings experience, and it’ has been’s an enduring topic of debate.
Religions have their own beliefs about what happens when we die.
For some, such as in Christianity and Judaism, death marks the beginning of a life in Heaven or Hell where souls are judged based on deeds over their lifetime. Islam teaches that those who are faithful while alive will be reunited with friends and family in Jannah.
Meanwhile, Buddhism declares that death is merely one aspect of the cycle of life, and there will be rebirth after death. This cycle continues until enlightenment is achieved.
Some Hindu scriptures teach that right before death a person’s soul enters a trance-like state to prepare for its transition into a new body after death.
Regardless of religion, facing mortality can be difficult, but understanding beliefs surrounding it may offer some peace to those facing loss.
Near-death experiences – what people have reported seeing and feeling
Near-death experiences are often reported by individuals brought back from clinical death. Some share elaborate tales of what happened during the time their brain waves flattened.
These memories remain vivid and can range from visions of family members who have passed away to ethereal gates of eternity to feelings of transcendent peace and joy.
Recounting such events has helped some others face death with less fear. These stories inspire those seeking the elusive nature of death. They can also go further, offering insights into the human capacity for spiritual reward even in the darkest moments.
Life after death experiences – what people have reported seeing and feeling
Many people who have undergone near-death experiences reported a variety of strange and wonderful occurrences. Some can be troubling and confusing too.
From sensing a warm feeling of peace to seeing an immense light to being welcomed by deceased loved ones, these encounters are frequently life-altering.
Those who survived near-death scenarios discuss feeling detached from their physical bodies, yet still fully conscious and aware.
Individuals describe having the ability to view their own bodies from above as well as bystanders around them during the experience.
Here’s reading list of books about near-death experiences:
- Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience with the Afterlife by Eben Alexander
- Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander
- To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again by Mary C. Neal
- Saved by the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received by Dannion Brinkley
- Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story by P. M. H. Atwater
- Do We Survive Death? Conversations with a Spirit Medium by Craig Hamilton-Parker
- Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing a Loved One’s Passage from This Life to the Next by Raymond Moody
- Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani
- Embraced By The Light by Betty J Eadie
- Beyond Death’s Door by Maurice Rawlings
Life after death experiences can be incredibly vivid and awe-inspiring. However, it is not something that everyone is lucky enough to experience. No one knows for sure how many people survive near-death experiences, but only a minority of those returning from clinical death recall them clearly.
They may or may not have had a supernatural experiences. So far, there is not sure way of knowing.
What happens to our consciousness after we die
And there’s a practical side.
The question of what happens to our consciousness after we die has been debated for centuries. Different belief systems offer different perspectives as to where our souls or spirits go when our bodies die, or if they travel on at all.
Some believe that the soul transitions into some other plane of existence, while others suggest it is simply extinguished along with our physical body.
Regardless of the theories surrounding this mystery, what’s certain is that the only way to truly know what happens to consciousness after death is by dying ourselves – a journey none of us are likely eager to take to get the answer.
Perhaps we can simply continue to enjoy life and appreciate those around us, knowing that the truth will eventually be revealed. One thing for sure: you will either be delighted to find yourself awake on the other side or you won’t be around to care.
What happens to our bodies after we die
After we pass away, our bodies go through an array of processes. Depending on the situation, a deceased body may be buried within 24 hours after their death or a funeral may take place weeks later.
Through the process of putrefaction, microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi cause the body to decompose into a liquid state and eventually break down into its basic element.
The human remains will either turn into dust or become part of a fossil-like form after several million years within an environment like sandstone or limestone. Although this process may seem strange and uncomfortable for many to contemplate, it is fascinating how our bodies can continue to become more interconnected with nature even after death.
Death is one of the great mysteries of life and what happens to us after we die is even more mysterious.
While there are many different religious beliefs about what happens when we die, there are also some common themes that appear in near-death experiences and life-after-death experiences.
Our consciousness does not disappear when we die, and our bodies go through a process of decomposition.
What happens to us after we die is still unknown but it appears that there is more to this world than meets the eye.