I was 11 years old when I had my first dream that I had died.
I woke up out of breath, confused.
The room was dark and the darkness made my own death real, present.
I didn’t know anything about the cosmos then.
The little I knew about the cosmos was through watching Star Trek.
I grew up in a world where religion was the only explanation that was given to us.
Death is the end of life on earth and the beginning of life in Heaven.
I wish I knew then what I know now.
I wish someone had told me that life on earth is complex, and there are many paths to possible truths and untruths.
I grew up, not only scared about my own death, but the death of the people I loved.
I thought by studying to be a counselor it would help me understand everything better. It didn’t.
I lost some more people and felt scared many times since that night when I was 11.
If you are like I was, frightened of what death would take from you, then I hope you read this letter.
I am going to start by talking about a rare book called Biocentrism.
Don’t be alarmed by the strange name in the title.
This book was different from all the other books I read about death.
The author Robert Lanza caught my attention when he said “If one could travel at lightspeed, one would find oneself everywhere in the universe at once.”
Then death is not real if we could be with ourselves and everyone we lost outside of time and space.
If we could revisit ourselves, our lives and the people we once had then death is only a temporary experience. A made up experience.
Perhaps nothing that we see is true in a true sense, but a creation of our perception. Perhaps we are Gods and mortals all at the same time.
How would that change the way you live your life?
How would it change the way you love?
And how could it change the way you create your reality?
If you only knew that you are the creator and the experiencer.
You are the magician and the magic. You and I. We are both.
And we are everything. Before. Now. And after. Above and Below. In and out.
If we found a way to prove this for certain it could help us advance faster but it could also destroy us.
But isn’t it worth a chance?
What if we had proof that the creation around us was made by us?
Would we add an ocean close by?
A forest? A person or two to love?
Could we go back in time to be with someone we loved ten years ago?
The possibilities are endless.
And so they should be.
One of the things I love about the books Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is that they take a chance at looking at our biology, our consciousness and our creation in ways that most physicists and scientists refuse to do so.
They refuse to use their consciousness to create some of this science and expand it to something new.
Lanza did just that with his books and it allowed me to look at my universe in ways I couldn’t before.
He spoke to us about nothingness in ways others couldn’t.
Maybe the way he articulated nothingness loudly spoke to my soul.
“We do not look out at the universe but it is instead within us, as a rich 3-D visual experience whose location is the mind. Magnetic and electric fields fill the cosmos and these have the power to influence the motion of every particle with an electrical charge.”
To me this means that the magnetic and electric fields are inside our minds not outside.
We create life and death and everything in between.
Inside of us. Not outside. Not out there.
Not only once, but always.
And forever. Forever and ever without end.
There is no past tense just present where everything lives.
Did you know that space is quiet?
Consciousness is responsible for sound, and color and a lot of other experiences.
Our eyes and ears are not giving you what is out there but what you have created it to be.
And Lanza continues his worldview by adding “But if that window is within my skull, what about my fingertips that I am holding up? Don’t they define the outer limits of my body? No they do not. Those fingers are also within your mind. They are the mind’s representation in tactile form when you experience touch. It is a representation of your body that itself exists within the mind.”
We have assumed this reality.
We have assumed and created concepts for all that we witness in front of us.
We have assumed that when this reality ends because our bodies end we cease to exist. And this is partially true.
We cease to exist through this one way of perceiving the world.
Translating light and magnetic fields into color and sound through our brain and body. But when this body ages and dies and you are without your eyes, and legs and ears you would still be, but just not the way you used to.
You would be processing the universe in a different way.
Lanza was responsible for giving me goose bumps when I first read the following words in his book Beyond Biocentrism. “Because time doesn’t exist there is no after death. Except the death of your physical body in someone else’s now. It is simply impossible to go anywhere, you will always be alive. At death we finally reach the imagined borders of ourselves.”
When I got this, I felt like I got back all the people I loved and lost.
Including my husband who died in 2006.
He is dead for me but not for him.
He only died in my reality.
And that to me is everything.
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.