Ever notice how you read a book that subtly yet profoundly changes your life perspective in a positive way, and then when you enthusiastically share it with others, some may love it while others either don’t care or have a negative response to the book? I remember that happened to me 20 years ago after reading Conversations With God, Book 1 by Neile Donald Walsch. Some of my friends loved it, while others brushed it aside, one friend even saying, “that author is a liar, how could he talk with God?” It didn’t matter when I explained that he could interpret it as fiction if he wanted, it was profoundly insightful either way.
As I reflect back now, that was a great lesson in how each person’s life path is unique. In one way, we’re all on a similar path in that we’re all here to grow, evolve and awaken to our true, higher self which is steeped in the wisdom of interconnected Oneness which carries an automatic love, appreciation and compassion for all unique expressions of the same One life. Yet we’re all at different stages of this journey. Many of us are at the part where we are learning soul lessons as a means of moving forward. Sometimes these lessons involve overcoming adversity to uncover a dormant strength and gift within. Each person’s life/soul path is uniquely tailor fit for themselves. An example of this is with my wife, Maggie. In many ways we are like the same person with the same values, priorities and directions in life, both of us into growing, evolving and awakening. Yet for the most part, we each have our own unique books or teachings that really inspire us and open us up. While she may be more into nutrition as a path of growth, I’m into spiritual books.
That brings me to two books I’ve read recently that have been shifting and inspiring to me. They were each written by Jurgen Ziewe. Multi-Dimensional Man and Vistas of Infinity: How to Enjoy Life When You are Dead. I first heard of Jurgen Ziewe through an interview he did on Batgap.com, a website that solely contains interviews with people that have had spiritual awakening experiences. Although I’m interested mainly in the awakening aspect of what these people say, Jurgen was unique in that he shared his experiences of nearly 400 out-of-body travels where he visited countless dimensions of life after earth life in full waking consciousness, usually with a higher level of clarity than even our physical life, interviewing the souls of those in other non-physical dimensions to gather information about the afterlife…a topic which has always fascinated me. Jurgen offers a similar, yet in many ways a unique perspective about the afterlife than anything I’ve ever read before.
Some of my very brief takeaways from his books are: 1) the widely varied dimensions and environments that we can go to after death…each one perfectly suited for our own growth and development. 2) Since there is no disease, dying or need for money, we usually spend our time dealing with our own limiting beliefs or allowing our creative interests and passions to be expressed. 3) Our mindset helps to determine our environment after we die. It’s like the law of attraction where we can attract different people and situations that mirror our inner vibration, only on a much more immediate and obvious level. A simple example might be flowers that wilt to match a downcast mood, or brighten to match an elevated mood, or strengthen to match an empowered mood. 4) Most of the sharing of his experiences he precludes by stressing the difficulty in trying to put language to what has no language…experiencing an object with all the senses simultaneously, or being in an environment where you experience a dozen different and new senses than what we are accustomed to on earth.
Jurgen shares some of his observations of the afterlife: “Where we are now, emotionally and spiritually, can determine where we spend the next part of our infinite future. What’s in our subconscious becomes our new external reality when we die. Problems, if not dealt with in this present physical life, will influence the quality of our afterlife, because in our afterlife our unconscious can manifest our external environment.” He shares his discussion with his departed brother-in-law, who was skeptical about the afterlife while on earth, in which he says: “I didn’t imagine it would be so brutally real, not airy-fairy.”
Jurgen shares the best way to prepare for afterlife: “Practice living from our inner stillness, which is here and now in our present. This becomes our instant link to our infinite source. Live a life where each moment counts, being mindful and aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, informed by kindness and a loving heart.” He says you can easily enhance your environment in the afterlife by shifting to a perspective of gratitude, compassion and love. I’ll conclude with some of Jurgen’s thoughts: “Mankind’s core beauty often gets overlooked by the negative aspects, given exposure in the media. Our shadows are brought on by ignorance, struggle and extreme hardship. Beyond them we can see we’re imbued with radiant inner beauty. What a great privilege to have been chosen to live life as a human being. You are infinite!”