Life, the energy that powers every human being and other creature, is weightless and immaterial, but not unimportant. Without it, everything physical and mental breaks down, and you lose the integrity of your form. When life and body part company, the true nature of the body shows up. It is a shell of molecules that houses the power-filled flow of energy you are. When the house that is your body goes dark, it becomes useless and irrevocably disintegrates.
What is truly real about you as an individual? Life, which weighs nothing, and which you perceive only indirectly through its ability to move your body and enable you to think, is powerful. Your body is inert. Weightless life energy can make another body, but without life your body can make neither a life nor another body.
I’ve said it before. Life weighs nothing but runs everything. When your body is alive (which means: with life), almost anything is possible. Without life, nothing is possible, even if the physical body remains intact. This can happen, for instance, when a person is immersed in cold water for too long, and dies. The body remains intact, but when the weightless energy of life separates from it, it’s over. I’ll return to the topic of death in a later chapter.
What happens to the weightless energy of life at the point of death? That energy remains weightless and becomes physically invisible because you no longer notice its power translated into physical movement or the mental and emotional expressions that you can observe with physical senses. The body was never life when it was ‘with life’, and can never be life or awareness. Awareness and life both leave when life and the body separate. Where do they go?
In our present-day super materialistic world, this is a controversial topic. Here’s what we know. After death, the structured arrangement of atoms and molecules that is the body breaks apart, and every atom in your body returns to the ground, air and water from which life took it. It’s common sense.
It’s also logical that life energy and awareness persist. Why do you think that the energy of life, which is non-material but real, would after separation from the body cease to be real? It’s simply not true to the nature of things. A drop of water merges in the ocean. The atoms of the body merge with the soil. Gas merges with the atmosphere. The energy of life becomes part of the energy of the universe. Awareness remains in the infinite ‘field’ of awareness. Nothing is lost. Nothing that is real can become unreal.
What is life in you will always be life. What is aware will always be aware. Members of some cultures and traditions acknowledge and give expression to the presence of their ‘ancestors’, who are always present in essence, but without physical form. You cannot touch them, and they won’t answer back, but your life is one with their life, and pure awareness in you is one with their essence of pure awareness.
To be fully aware of life within you is to be one with your weightless, indestructible, wise power. What will this add to your life? Something in you aches to know. Find out. You’ll be pleasantly rewarded by richness, wholeness and fulfillment in the direct experience of life. Something in you has been seeking it since childhood. It’s been calling you from within, nagging and begging you to bring your awareness back home to life.