Been thinking about this lately and as an Atheist I don't believe anything happens, but it would be nice to be wrong and have there be some sort of afterlife. I have considered that there might just be a 4th, 5th etc dimension we cannot comprehend that ends up being where we go, and we just have no way to measure or realize it currently.
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I believe the energy that comprises 'you' just continues to be a part of the universe in other forms, like your body fertilizes the soil so you become a part of plants, your heat energy warms the area around you, the impacts you've had during your time as a human live on in the lives of others and their memories.. The thing is with an afterlife in any other sense is it has to assume that your consciousness is separate from your body, and I don't believe that. I'm a monist and I believe in Universal consciousness; so I think we are all, the same as the rest of the universe, just made of the same energy that comprises everything else, and that energy is constantly moving. Eg. every 7 years or something all of your cells regenerate (like, they die and are replaced every day; every 7 years every cell you had at the beginning of that period will have died), so you've essentially grown an entirely new body. Your body therefore 'dies' several times if you think about it, and when your cells stop regenerating then that matter (I believe matter and energy are the same) still exists, we just don't define it as a person any more. I believe that individual consciousness is just electrical impulses and chemicals etc. in the brain (sorry for the lack of proper science there :') ) - while universal consciousness is just the will of the entire universe which is to perpetuate itself; collectively, all of our will and the general movings of everything contribute to and perpetuate that.1
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It is a proven fact that energy can not be destroyed. It can change form. There are thousands and thousands of people throughout the ages who have died and come back. Most tell of a near identical experience, mostly good. The common things I can remember are eveyone appears to be around 30 years old. Even children we knew that passed away appear at that age and are recognized. They talk about being in a meadow with trees, pets they had and several family and friends who have passed. They talk about an amazing sensation of love like they have never felt or known. When they are told it is not their time and they have to go back almost all of them do not want this.
I strongly recommend watching this video. It will give you things to consider as this guy's experience is medically impossible and yet he completely recovered.
He is a brain surgeon and became brain dead from an incurable condition.
Very easy to follow. Hope you take the time to watch this.