Wherever You Think You're Going, It's All The Same
The following is a very powerful image, and regardless of your belief system, I'm going to tell you exactly why.
The concept of deathas a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of recorded history and prehistory. Death is often given the name "the Grim Reaper" as portrayed above in the final segment of this image. Some cultures believe the Grim Reaper can actually cause a person's death, leading to tales that he can be bribed, tricked, or outwitted in order to retain one's life.
We create many tales that we promote to future generations as both positive and negative to help us understand both life and death. Heaven and hell are inventions of humanity to mediate confusion of the afterlife. The ego requires distinctions between a "good" and "bad" place for different people because our world has always been and still is dependent on polarity consciousness. "Good" is up and "bad" is down as the tales go. But what is death and are we all going to the same place?
The frequency at which we vibrate and send out into the universe will come back to us like a boomerang. It is the interpretation of that frequency that humans have trouble with since most repress those things they don't want rather than expand the love for the things they do want.
Frequency does not judge, it just is. There is no judgement where you came from and there is no judgement where you are going, regardless of what you are, who you are, what you did, who you did it to, or why.
Several billion people on Earth disagree with this and that's okay, because we are all here to learn, love, experience and embrace that all truths are true. You are both the yin and yang.
There is no right, wrong, good, bad, benevolence or malevolence. There just is. If this concept resonates, then you may see things, people, events and experiences in our world very differently than others do. Again, that doesn't mean you are right and they wrong, but only that you are here to have a different experience than they are.
Atheist, theist or agnostic? It doesn't matter.
There are those that believe you must live in a certain way, commit to a specific ideology, moral compass or worship a particular deity to get back to where you need to be. What I am suggesting is that their righteousness may be very relevant to them but irrelevant to others, since each is on a path of discovery...and there is no right or wrong path on that route.
When the curtain closes, irrespective of our actions, or what we have come to learn, we are all the same and we are all headed back to exactly where we need to be. That doesn't mean that karmic realities do not exist, or that there are no consequences to your actions, but rather that you will experience what you have come and were meant to experience on this planet.
While we all don't agree where we go from here, or whether or not it relates to what we have integrated in this lifetime, most will agree that our free will can determine our journey in how we get there.
So be true to who you are. Your path is your own and it is indeed about the journey, not the destination. Regardless of the perception of others, live your life in a way that resonates within YOUR heart, and that will always be the perfect path for your unique self.
Michael Forrester is a spiritual counselor and is a practicing motivational speaker for corporations in Japan, Canada and the United States.