Man in the face of the eternal future
What will happen to us at the time of death? How will we feel our own death? What will come after it? When we become aware of the inevitability of physical death, when we understand that this is not the end of our life, and that there is an entire eternity ahead of us, then we will be faced with another question: where are we going to live there? Everyone knows that not like our physical reality. Therefore, there must be some place for people to have a spiritual life. If it is the spiritual world, why is it so inaccessible and mysterious? How do we include this second, eternal existence in our daily lives?
The practice of daily living shows something that is largely illogical. It is like a paradox that despite most people's belief in God's existence and belief in a future eternal life, we do almost nothing to learn the laws about our eternal future. It is hardly surprising since science does not deal with it. We only hear from various theologians about the "religious" organization of the spiritual world in the form of the timeless heaven, purgatory and eternal hell, although almost no one knows what it really looks like there. The vast majority of people do not spend any time wondering about its existence, let alone preparing to be in it. At the beginning of this text, I asked the question of how to include this second, eternal existence in our daily lives. So I would like to try to answer this question on the following pages, at least to a small extent.
Essenceism offers some reflection on the awareness of our eternity. Imagine that from the very first grades of primary school, we would teach our students about the existence of God as a "scientific" Original Being, just as we learn physics, chemistry or biology. Let us further imagine that from an early age these young people were aware that they were eternal beings. This would mean that there would be several dozen years of life ahead of them, which would constitute only a "school" before true maturity, that is, the transition to eternal existence in the spiritual world. Such people would be different from us, looking at the world differently, shaping their life careers differently. The present evil would have much less impact on their lives. This knowledge was taken from us once, and our lives were arranged in a completely different way. It happened at the very beginning of human history, so our civilization, in a sense, got used to living in its own hell. Although we don't like it, Satan arranged the world for us, and we "bought" it.
The general conclusion from the texts included in this study is that earthly life is a "material" for shaping the content of our future life, and therefore it is worth ensuring that it is a "material" sufficient. Of course, physical death ends these preparations. This moment should be like a final judgment for us, for which we need to prepare.
Just as each of us is different, the transition to the spiritual world is different for each of us, even if our death looks similar from the point of view of an external observer. Quite important in our situation is the fact that we do not live in the world originally predicted by God, and therefore our transition to the spiritual world has nothing to do with the original assumptions of the Creator. We just live in hell and we have no idea about the real, planned by the Creator, transition to His spiritual world, popularly known as heaven. Therefore, it is worth considering arranging your life in such a way as to be well prepared for this important moment.
First, some phenomena related to the process of transition from the physical world to the spiritual world should be explained. Many clinical death survivors claim that they saw the long tunnel then and that an unusual light enveloped them behind it. They also claim that they talked with a luminous figure, heard voices, sensed the unusual atmosphere or watched a beautiful, colorful world. I think you should use quotation marks when writing the words "saw", "talked", "heard" or "smelled unusual smells". Our imaginations have been shaped in the material world. We describe our impressions in the language of terms known to us. Meanwhile, the spiritual world should be described with the "spiritual language", which unfortunately we do not use. Therefore, we must translate the description of these impressions into our earthly language. There are no material structures in the spiritual world because there is nothing physical there. We perceive the phenomenon of transition between these two worlds as a corridor or a tunnel, because this is how the brain explains it to us when we try to tell about it. We see it, although it does not exist in reality. The same goes for the light or the colors we know from our world. Our spiritual person experiencing the entrance to the spiritual world has no eyes, ears or other senses. So he cannot see, hear or feel anything. However, we try to describe these phenomena somehow. Unfortunately, in the world apart from time and space, different rules apply than in our world. There are only us and other spiritual beings there, and there is nothing physical. However, our memory and imagination related to spatial structures and the flow of time are still working. Of course, there are specific laws and rules, some of which I describe in this study. They make up the set of principles of essenceism.
Entering the spiritual world is always a greater or less shock, which depends on the degree of personal preparation for it during the earthly life. The worst are those who did not believe in the spiritual world or simply did not know about its existence. These people, after the initial shock, have to undergo a long adaptation period, although this is obviously not measurable in time. In the spiritual world there is no concept of the passing of time. If someone remained in the state in which he left the Earth and did nothing to restore his life to the proper state envisaged by the Creator, hell would indeed be eternal for that person.
As you know, the Earth is still under the rule of evil and we cannot count on the fact that we will achieve significant spiritual development on it. Therefore, even the slightest knowledge of the spiritual world will give us a chance to avoid confusion in the next life. A new way of life opens up before us, so it is not worth standing still. It is like having to go on a long journey with a broken car. You must not stand idle then, because without a good vehicle we will not go anywhere. It must therefore be corrected, just as the mistakes of our earthly life should be corrected. Thanks to this, our personality will be an "efficient vehicle" for the entire future. It is such an "entrance" to our other world beyond time and space.
The personality of a person entering the spiritual world does not change much compared to the personality he had during his life on Earth. It is still the same man, the same character, the same mind remembering all earthly accomplishments. This is what the Creator wanted for us, creating life on Earth. He wanted a man to remember all the details of his life forever. He would have them forever written on him. Thanks to this remembrance of his experiences, the beauty and richness of nature, man would keep the image of God's work in him for ever. On this basis, he could create further scenarios of life in the spiritual world. They would accompany him forever in his spiritual life, and his happiness would last forever. Otherwise, there would be no point in living on Earth.
To continue explaining our future in the spiritual world, I'm going to use a situation that appeals to the human imagination. The transition from the physical world to the spiritual world can be imagined as an extension of a night's sleep. We will just fall asleep but never wake up to earthly reality. Our dreams are most often experiences of situations, images and events that we experienced while awake. These facts were recorded by our spiritual person in the form of a "recording" intended for further experiencing in the spiritual world. Normal nighttime sleep uses these recordings in a random and incoherent manner. However, in the spiritual world, we will use these recordings in an orderly manner. In addition, we will freely change their scenario so that we enjoy it. Anyway, we do it every day in the physical life in the form of our dreams. The Creator predicted that our life in the spiritual world will be the fulfillment of our dreams, that is, it will become a period of eternal joy and happiness. Unfortunately, the realization of God's plans and our desires is still just our dream.
If you want to know what it will be like "there", you must first of all understand that heaven, hell and the spiritual world in general are not some places or any specific space. It is an open, borderless sphere that creates infinity. The only reality in this sphere are people (or rather their spiritual persons) and angels. The spiritual world is the sphere of life for spiritual beings. Its "content" is only that. Apart from God, people and angels, there is nobody else there, and certainly nothing material. Simply images, visions and remembered content from the physical world are in the personalities of those who previously had anything to do with the physical world.
Entering the spiritual world means the beginning of existence in a completely new reality, which should be characterized by complete freedom. Unfortunately, we will not feel it today, because it will only appear in an ideal world. In it, freedom results from the existing God's Laws, which by no means diminishes it. On the contrary, it is a state in which no limits are felt. This is because in the world created by God, His Laws and Principles are "built into" reality. This means that they are integrated with it, not imposed. Of course, in the case of an ideal world, this applies to both its physical and spiritual realities. There is simply no other alternative. If evil appeared, it would become an anti-reality that should not exist at all.
Only our spiritual person enters the spiritual world and it is he who brings his experiences, created by a physical person, there. The experiences gathered on Earth form a single whole within it, as if they were at one point and in one split second. This is because different laws operate there than on Earth. That world is beyond time and space. The spiritual person in that reality cannot feel by himself neither the flow of time nor the dimensions of space. It has everything integrated into it. It seems to be in one point, and at the same time is everywhere. To understand this better, we need to imagine that we write down all the experiences, events and images of our life on pieces of paper. These pages are first arranged according to the chronology of our lives in one sequence, one next to the other, so that they form a line of experiences stretching for hundreds of kilometers. This is how we illustrate the flow of time, i.e. several dozen years of our life. Now imagine that we put together this whole string of "sheets" in one pile. Then we will have our whole life in front of us at one point and in one split second. It gives the impression that time has not elapsed in it, and everything has happened simultaneously, lived in one moment. Then we "see" our whole life in the blink of an eye. This is what happens when you leave the physical world and enter a world beyond time and space.
Therefore, we gradually acquire knowledge about the turning point of our lives. While in our reality, described by "Newtonian" physics, time and space are a necessity, in the spiritual world they are only our imagination. By entering the spiritual world, we will have the entire "recording" of our life in us. We will be able to "watch" them at any time and evaluate them, that is, make a "final judgment" on ourselves.
Finally, I would like to assure everyone that the Creator, who accustomed us during our earthly life to constant contact with nature, to admire it, to experience its changes and beauty, did not intend to limit these impressions to us at the moment of physical death. For he wanted our happiness and joy from communing with what was dear to us in life on Earth, to stay with us for eternity. So there is no need to worry that after we die, we won't be able to see our beautiful world anymore. For we will constantly experience the same joys that we shared during our lifetime, and this in the company of those we loved during our lives on Earth. Quite often in earthly life we want love to last forever or that certain experiences never end. It will be so, because the concept of the Original Being concerning our eternal future makes us bring down these dreams in the spiritual world.