Where Do We Go When We Die?

So it’s true. Physics is attempting to answer the question of “Who am I and what happens to Me after death?” And how has science decided to tread, where only poets and philosophers have formerly gone, in describing the existence of the spiritual world and our place in it? My own opinion is that there is now so much physical and scientific proof of the intuitive and the sacred that they have no choice. For those of us who have been believers in the soul and its existence after death, this is a no-brainer. For physics professors and scientists involved in the study of Quantum Mechanics, it has now become a “full-brainer.”

Science is no longer able to deny the presence of 40,000 sensory neurites in the heart that think and emote—known as the “brain in the heart”; or the ability of humans to intuit what will appear on the computer before it appears; or multiple university and peer reviewed studies of the facts of remote viewing. Science has now found itself in the heart/heat of the debate. It’s no longer a religious matter but a scientific reality to believe that I, and my loved ones, will continue to be present, in some form, after death. In writing about a caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly, British biologist Joanna Tilsley wrote her poem HOLOMETABOLISM:

I spin a shroud about the past,
Sink within to primordial places,
Where I dissolve and resolve,
Rearrange my very molecules,
And imagine myself flying.

The caterpillar to butterfly is a perfect metaphor for how we imagine the afterlife. We move from human form, dissolve into the ground, the lake, the tree or the fire, and emerge as an energetic being in the spiritual quantum field, moving from here to there without effort. Like the ancient poets and seers, the scientists of today are finding nature and physics flowing into the sacred and once unknowable afterlife. At the heart of the research is quantum mechanics, developed over many decades in answer to things that classical mechanics could not explain.

Dr. Christian Hellwig of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is quoted in an article in Core Spirit as follows: “Our thoughts, our will, our consciousness and our feelings show properties that could be referred to as spiritual properties.” Further reading of his work drills down to the core, including: “…these spiritual properties correspond exactly to the characteristics that distinguish the extremely puzzling and wondrous phenomena in the quantum world.” We are fortunate to live in a world where heresy is no longer punished at the stake! Instead, organizations like the Institute of HeartMath®, along with universities world-wide, are running to keep up with the winds of new knowledge uncovered through quantum physics.

I have been studying and teaching the beauties and benefits of human energy and its connection to the quantum world for many years. I am always learning, for I follow Carl Sagan’s beautiful words: “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” My clients and workshop participants are often shocked to learn the power and glory resident in their own bodies, even when they are dedicated religious people who celebrate the power of God on a daily basis. The real questions are why wouldn’t we be able to turn from worm to butterfly and from body to energy? Why wouldn’t we have the ability to attend to and communicate with those who are no longer in the same space as ourselves?

We are in what Jean Houston calls the Jump Time of our world. Anything and everything is possible.

After the death of my son, I experienced his energy in a gorgeous church dedicated to the Blessed Mother. He knew of my devotion to her. On that day, at the base of Mary’s statue, I felt his hands on my shoulders and heard his voice. He said: “Your wound is not a wound, it is a portal.” From that day forward, I used the portal created in me by his death. In that place, I learned to never, ever, say never. As for the death that awaits each and every one of us, I find solace in the words of one of my favorite poets, Jalal ad-Din Rumi:

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east. 

just as a particle ‘writes’ all of its information on its wave function, the brain is the “floppy disk” on which we save our data, and this data is then “uploaded” into the spiritual quantum field. Continuing with this analogy, when we die the body, the physical disk, is gone, but our consciousness lives on. In this way I am immortal. 

Dr. Hans-Peter Durr, former head of the Max Planck Institute for Physics