Years ago I had a momentary experience in the Afterlife - while I cannot explain how or why it happened, it most closely resembled a near-death experience - except I did not nearly die. It was the most beautiful and profound experience I have ever had in my life and I find it unlikely that I will ever top that. We are magnificent beings and we are so much more than we remember.
And one of the profound truths that stuck with me is 'who we are''. While in that place, and truthfully I cannot tell you if it was 25 minutes or a nano second, I experienced something important. In this "soul place", or heaven, whatever word you might choose for it, I was in a place where we are light, energy, frequency and most importantly - LOVE.
It was the Love and completeness that was most profound. That wholeness - that sense of knowing you were home. It leads me to believe that our hearts, our very souls are homing devices and that place, that heaven, is like a beacon - we always, always know how to get home.
And this is who you are - no exceptions - and this is where you came from. And the other aspect that was immediately apparent was that there was no gender, no religion, no race ... We were all the same in this place. We are one. No borders, no hierarchy, no wealth nor poverty. All those things that divide us here in this journey are not in that place - at all.
And since that profound moment, I have never met a stranger since. Ever.
To this day, it does not matter if I am having a conversation with a cashier, meeting a client, a momentary chat with a stranger in a bank line up or connecting with an inquiry by phone - they are not a stranger to me. It is simply that our bodies had not met yet. In some cases, maybe our bodies are not meant to - It is that email that went astray, the wrong number, that momentary yet mundane connection.
This Universe is far more than we had ever imagined. Far far more. Every single thing is connected and as humans, we are experiencing that as a connected consciousness that expands far beyond ourselves.
We are oneness - While in that "place", I sensed that I could perceive our individual unique essences - that unique energetic signature that makes you you - and yet we were also one and the same. Does this sound contradictory? Yes and No. You think of a friend and they call you at that moment or you discover their email. You sense someone looking at you. A mother senses her child crying but she is miles away. You walk into a room and feel that pall of bad news before you have even finished entering. We are indeed connected, tethered if you will to one another energetically without ever truly realizing it.
How about the pregnant woman that we would say "glows". She is is not actually glowing - nor is she sweating - but she is emanating a frequency that we all sense, she is growing a new life.
These bodies are like costumes that we chose to engage in for our part on this earthly stage. And the people around you, lovable, exciting, challenging or maybe a little chafing, all agreed to be a part of your play and you - part of theirs. We experience every person, whether close like family or a good friend to the stranger who just flipped you a middle finger at an intersection for missing the light - as an opportunity to grow.
Sometimes that can even mean learning to walk away from someone who was once a bigger part of your life ... and that might be what was needed in this particular journey. But in saying that, also realize, there are more people waiting to walk in.
But one thing we are not - is seeing ourselves as different. This polarity is demonstrated so strongly right now in our society - and I sense for a purpose. The US and THEM mentality. They are wrong. They are different. They need to go back to where they came from ... when the reality is, if we were all to go back to where we came from - we would all be in the exact same place. Seriously.
Sending much love.
I have attached a fun card from the "Notes from the Universe on Love and Connection" deck by Mike Dooley . Such a fun deck to have for a loving and even funny daily affirmation - truth and love bombs on every card!