IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? By Kira Goldring

By Kira Goldring

Living with purpose and meaning is a goal that many strive to achieve. However, the motivation for that goal differs. Some people are focused on their current existence, while others believe that positive actions in this world will buy them a ticket to the next one – heaven. This brings us to a question that everyone from religious authority to soul-searching Sally has asked: Does life continue after death?

Here are three reasons to consider that there may be life after death, and three reasons to believe that death is the end of the road.

A Permanent Sleep

What we know, we know

By definition, death is the cessation of life – so by all logic, there is no life after death. In this vein, physics professor Sean Carroll contends that life after death is impossible. While there are many things we don’t know about the world, he says, we do know about the particles that make up the human body – and those don’t go anywhere after the body dies. Because consciousness is part of the physical body, it dies along with the rest of a person. Unlike other uncertainties in life, this concept is relatively straightforward: With death, life ends.

Misinterpretation

While people may have the sensations of near-death experiences, a group of scientists believes that they aren’t afterlife-related. According to Australian-based neurologist Dr. Cameron Shaw, the tunnel vision some report experiencing after a close encounter with death is a result of the brain failing to receive oxygen, which distorts our perceptions. Other researchers have found elevated levels of CO2 in the bloodstreams of those who had out-of-body sensations – which has been linked to visual hallucinations. Similar to the effect of hallucinogenic drugs, these sensations may be created by the chemical changes happening in a body on the brink of death. Unfortunately, the “white light” some claim to see happens only in our minds: Death, sadly, is what’s at the end of the tunnel.

The side with proof

Proving that life after death is feasible has been faulty, at best. Aside from within our dreams and feelings, we don’t see or hear of anyone who has supposedly passed on to another world. We do, however, see exactly what happens to the human body after it stops working; the process of body decomposition may be a gruesome one, but it is also telling. Archaeologists and coroners will agree on this fact: It doesn’t look like there is life after death.

To a Better Place

Near-death experiences

A man – who was declared clinically dead for six minutes after drowning – reported on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation that he had a joyful, out-of-body experience in which he could see and hear everything from above while unconscious. In the memoir Dying to be Me, Anita Moorjani describes learning about the cause of her cancer while she was unconscious. Testimonies like these are not uncommon, as studies around the world estimate that these “near-death” experiences are reported by an estimated 200,000 Americans a year.

According to a recent study that lends credence to near-death experiences, even when the brain shows no sign of electrical activity, it’s quite possible that a person can remain conscious. Lead researcher Pim van Lommel of the Hospital Rijnstate in the Netherlands, says that scientists should look beyond molecules and cells when studying consciousness. He asserts in the study that people can be conscious of events taking place around them even if or when they are physically unconscious.

Living memories

Life is more than just your physical presence; people live on through the imprint they have on others. Personal legacies keep people alive long after their physical bodies

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.theperspective.com/debates/living/is-there-life-after-death/

How to Naturally Increase Your Libido

Your libido, or your sex drive, changes over time.

Many different factors can affect it, and there are ways you can improve your appetite for sex.

Knowing what affects your desire is essential, as is identifying the natural solutions you have available to you to increase your drive.

Our guide can help you determine what might be causing your decrease in appetite for sex and offers helpful tips on how to improve your libido with natural remedies.

A waning libido affects women more than men, but a significant portion of both sexes experiences this problem periodically.

As many as one in three women and one in seven men regularly lack the desire for sex (1).

Low libido affects people of all ages for many different reasons, including psychological problems and physical disorders.

Hormone levels, stress, problems with your relationship, and lack of physical wellness impact your desire for sex, regardless of your gender.

You are not alone if you are experiencing low libido.

You can start today to increase your sex drive naturally with

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Powerful Energy: Shifting with a Changing World

In the changing tides we find ourselves in, we are being confronted by the old paradigm.

The ghosts of the way things were done before.

The outdated ways of dealing with them, the thoughts, and ideas of the past.

The beliefs that kept us held to a way that was never our choosing.

The maps and blueprints used by a previous generation.

This time is for throwing out those plans. This is a time of choosing our own beliefs.

This is a time of rebellion.

 

This is a time of changing how you want things to be. This is a time of reshaping the model that we wish to live by and reclaim the rules over our own existence.

This is a time of tapping into you intuition, your knowing and above all your heart.

This is a time of claiming with both hands the life we are meant to live.

Fear shaped the paradigms of the past and look how it’s all worked out. Things are in chaos.

This time is telling us that we have the power to shape exactly what we want and we can do so from a place of love, hope and being centered in our dreams.

This is a time of reclaiming sovereignty of our own lives.

It isn’t always easy but hell it is so needed right now and oh so worth it.

This goes deeper than the phrase “let go or be dragged”.

It’s not just about dropping everything, it’s about choice.

This is a time where we are being shown where things aren’t working and being given the fire and conviction to say NO MORE and to shape our future with our own fingers.

 

WHAT CAN WE DO DURING THE SHIFTS?

 

OUT WITH THE OLDDuring these periods in which we are being asked to clear away the old patterns, one thing that we can do especially when we feel very frustrated and like we need to “do” something, is to clean and clear.

It doesn’t seem very glamorous, but getting rid of the cutter or focusing on detoxifying ourselves is a very powerful way of clearing the space for the transformations that are coming.

Give away items you don’t need, write down old thoughts and limitations and burn them, clear away bad eating and drinking habits.

Anything you can do to set yourself in a cleared out and peaceful place can be hugely beneficial.

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CLEANSE & SMUDGEWhen you are done clearing the physical environment or if you are called to you can use some further clearing and blessing in the form of a smudge of herbs or incense. Sage, sweet grass and cedar are powerful cleansing herbs but work with what energy you feel called.

If smoke isn’t possible, you can mix up some essential oils in a glass spray bottle with some water and use that as a spray of intention. You can even place a few crystals in there to further the energy.

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FEELINGS & BODYStay connected to your body & feelings during powerful shifts such as these. The inclination can be to shut things down and ignore what is rising.

When we are connected to the powerful compass of our body we are able to really tap into the truth of things really fast. Really connect to how you are feeling and how the things that are rising are feeling to you. When you are able to see what feels right/not right/what needs to change quickly based on your embodiment of them, you are able to shift things much more quickly.

If we ignore the powerful signs of what our body is telling us, it can create further hassle down the line.

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GROUNDINGDuring shifts, we can feel so scattered. Sleeplessness, restless and all the energy flying around can leave us feeling beyond frazzled.

Take some time to employ some grounding.

Grounding or “Earthing”  is a great way to reduce stress and even aid sleep. Spend time in nature with your feet on the Earth and your face in the breeze, eat some root veggies, use some grounding crystals (blue kyanite, black tourmaline, black obsidian, hematite, smokey quartz), try an earthing mat, picturing your feet growing roots deep into the earth giving you a solid foundation.

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FEED YOUR SOULThese shifts exist for more than just stress and shake up. They show up to show us what we are wanting more of in our lives, where happiness already exists and what we want to develop further.

Take the time during these shifting seas to pay attention to where you get your happiness from and the messages that are rising from your heart. With the new shifts, we can be given the chance to look with fresh eyes at old situations and this can create pathways to the seemingly impossible that we never dreamed.

This is a time of allowing your deepest dreams and for having hope for the future. So open yourself to where you find joy, ease, comfort, love and peace. Have some fun, laugh and be silly. Not only does it feel amazing but it drops down the barriers that we can be holding up towards the shifts that are wanting to flow in.

This time is teaching us that we can live our lives from a place of joy and happiness. When we reclaim doing things from a place that feels good we fuel the positive shifts that are incoming.

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WATCH FOR THE MIRRORSOpinionated people are rising.

Parents and friends can give their thoughts and opinions freely and liberally right now especially in regards to how we are wanting to live our lives going forward. These can be coming from a place of being tied to an old fear based way of doing things.

There is a purpose to this. They are there to show us how we FEEL about things.

Again this comes back to being able to tap into and listen to your body.

If you are raging against what they are saying, if you are feeling miserable sadness, or know they are coming from a place where you’re not in alignment with their messages, listen to your body. Your body is a fine tuned instrument and knows the truth beyond words. Hear the messages that it is telling you and the lessons that are being taught from these mirrors.

In the end only you know what is right for you and this shift is about reclaiming the knowing of what you are here to accomplish and experience far deeper than the limiting imaginations and thoughts of others. So reclaim sovereignty over your feelings and don’t let anyone else govern them for you.

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Never forget that you are always free to sever the chains that bind you.

We can choose in any moment to change our world.

We always have the power to decide what we are going to build our life out of.

This energy is just giving us a little extra help to make that possible.

Always remember that you were made for these times and never doubt your own power.

Shifting with you,

Ara

By:  C. Ara Campbell