Every individual, material being dies at some point and joins the other side of existence. Just as we live life, we live death. We re-join the infinite pool of information that people call the big spirit, God, Allah or their divine identity. At this side of the invisible wall, there is a heated debate if we stay individual souls on the other side, if we keep our soul identity even once our body is gone – as many of us remember earlier incarnations, this makes a lot of sense. Others say we will join with the big spirit and that means the end of separateness. The allegory of us being little cups of ocean water that are poured back once the form breaks means we would lose ourselves in the vast ocean, no longer able to maintain a sense of “self”.
In my experience, both happens at the same time: we always retain a self on both sides of our existence, in body and on the other side. While I am incarnated as Ziri, a female human on planet earth, my other “half”, my divine side, is always on the other side. She guides me, keeps me on course, helps me to communicate with the other spirits on the other side. Even though she clearly belongs to me, she is part of the infinite pool of information, the great spirit. When I die, I reconnect with her on the other side, until I decide to go out again, into another material life form. Returning to her on the other side, I am able to tune into the universal consciousness and remember that I AM it, as we all are. As my concept of time is not a linear one, there is no linear learning and evolving process that develops from low to high, working towards final enlightenment and the end of reincarnation, as Buddhism believes. We all consist of an enlightened part and a human, emotional part. We oscillate between the material and non-material form eternally. While in the material world, we constantly transform spirit energy into emotional energy. While in non-material existence (death), we transform emotional energy into creative spirit energy.
We are sent out as probes into this material incarnation, to gather information, most importantly in the form of emotions. This is an energy form the universal intelligence can only gather by creating a material form first. At this point in my Ziri-existence, is not entirely clear to me yet how and why the creative intelligence needs emotions to feed on – I was just told it does. For that reason, it has never been the objective of the spirit life force to create a planet that only harbors peace, harmony and love. Even though love is one of the strongest emotions, without conflict there can be no electricity, without polarity and adversity there can be no electric current that generates life in the form of emotions.