“ I don’t want to believe, I want to know ” — Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan (1934-96) was skeptical of afterlife during his years as a scientist on Earth. His popular book “Contact” confined the travels of main character Ellie Arroway to a point in the physical universe near the center of our galaxy. The idea of moving beyond the physical universe into subtler spiritual realms flourishing with life (a much more natural and much easier way to travel beyond the Earth!) was not mentioned in the book… except in terms of wormholes that allowed Ellie simply to move in and out of the material universe.
So Carl Sagan, like most modern scientists, harbored doubts about the afterlife.
We’re told that skeptics who die carry their skepticism with them to the afterlife. Only now, instead of denying the existence of the afterlife, they no longer believe in life on Earth!
How is that possible, you ask?
You see, our different selves (physical self, astral self, ethereal self, etc.) all have different minds, and when we move from the Earth, where we use our conscious mind, to finer realms where we use our spiritual minds, terrestrial memories fade away like a dream. Likewise, when we awaken from a dream here on Earth, our slumber experiences are quickly forgotten in the same way. While dreaming, our spiritual mind is awake and active, so when we down-shift to the conscious mind upon awakening, we forget the dream.
In fact, that seems to be the nature of most inter-dimensional transitions; the existence left behind is lost from the memory along with the other thought processes of that existence. With practice, though, (e.g. systematic out-of-body experiencing through techniques such as The Monroe Institute’s Hemi-Sync technology), we can learn to transfer the memories among our different minds, so we can remember our sojourns to other dimensions, or states of consciousness.
So, many skeptics who awaken in paradise after death either quickly forget their Earth experience or chalk it off as a bizarre, hazy dream in which sexual urges, mistrust, fear, and other earthly sensations played such a big role. (For most of us, those earthly urges fade away once we’re in spirit.)
When you and I die, most of our earthly experiences will quickly be forgotten. If we have a close attachment to a surviving spouse or other loved ones on Earth, we’ll feel a gentle tug when they think of us fondly, and some of those memories will creep back into our mind. Occasionally we’ll be drawn close to the Earth to share the love with those loved ones, finding ourselves in familiar surroundings in the house where we’d lived, and where our loved one still lives. It’ll be a pleasant, somewhat surreal experience as we realize that “home” no longer feels like home to us. We know that our loved one will leave that strange world, Earth, very soon (whether it’s 20 minutes or 20 years from now, the earthly time passes by very quickly in the spirit worlds) to join us in paradise.