Death, and the end of the physical body

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Many people might think that the death of the physical body is the death of that person too. The person though is far more than their being just this outer covering which we call the physical body.

What happens to a person after death, and what happens to their now lifeless body? Why is death a part of life?

These questions and more are answered here for you in this article about death, life, and love.

Life must live with death. We are dying even whilst we are living

It could be said that we are all dying in our bodies from the very day that we are first born.

Your body in its own way knows when its time will end, as does mine too.

We should never be afraid of our body finishing its own role like this.

Eventually it all becomes too hard to patch up an old wine skin, like our old body becomes, with new patches that never can be made to stick to it.

This is what I feel that Jesus meant when he referred to this in the Christian bible, where he is quoted as saying, that you cannot pour old wine into new wine skins.

Here is what he said in its full context.

"But no one puts a patch of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.

Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."


This above quote is from Saint Matthew's gospel, chapter 9, verses 16 and 17.

Poetry: Death lingers around, often walking right beside us for a while

Death lingers around in your background alone,
unless your foreground's fully full of God's love.
The enigmatic ruler of your life's then so often death,
unless, unless you learn to live from God's love's love.


Love illuminates all around itself in its bright light.
Only the mortal form is overshadowed by any death.
We can love God before we fully come to know him,
because his love attracts his truths to us too to be new.


Because we are born of God, we can love all as him.
We know who we are by knowing God as he lives within.
Death never quite reaches to the true heart of God in us.
We live on forever. He lives within because we trust.


"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."

This is a quote from William Penn, (1644 to 1718) an English businessman, philosopher, writer, and Quaker.

I guess that he meant here that here we all live in a timed existence, dependent on a body that decays within that time, but there we will depend on no such body, and we will live for eternity untimed.

Love lives within all people in Heaven, and God allows this love to reach across space, so to speak, into the Earth.

When the Earthly body of someone is ready to expire, God himself, or Jesus, sends a representative angel to help establish the newly dead person as a combined soul/angel/new inhabitant for heaven, and this then returns the physical body to its elements subsequently, within the required time period of the Earth's time.

Questioning death. Questions about death

What is death really all about? Why are we all usually so afraid of it?

What will happen to us when we die?

Why are our bodies seemingly so fragile, and so often they break down giving us problems in our living?


All of these things relate to the inner possibilities reaching back inwardly again to restart themselves in a new way. This is necessary because everything in its matter existence must be recycled and reused like this so that every soul gets to experience matter in a myriad of different ways.

In this way, those living will eventually see that matter is an imaginative substrate created by God for soul to experience his love concretely alive in them animating them into life within this substance.

This all works simply because matter is an inert substance impossible to love unless the creativeness of soul is within it being filled around itself to give itself a vehicle.

This vehicle though, like clothing, eventually wears out, so to speak, and so it must be replaced, even as God then allows this to be done.

This is set-up like this so that the experiencer is able to feel the love more, rather than just its body, or love for its own bodily self. In this way, our soul can gain for itself a deeper connection to God.

Through the eyes of our body's death our soul can see God more widely then that it was seeing him previously just from its soul viewpoint. This is so because as a body in can only relate to God in "limited" ways, but which can become better focussed then into a search-beam of truth.

We as our soul can then see truth more minutely then than before. This leads us to a more greater understanding, and eventually also to a much wiser application of our ability to live from these truths in our future lives, if this is indeed to be so.

Photo credits: All photos used in this article have been sourced from the free media site, Wikimedia Commons.

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Body, Body Dying, Death, Dying, Life, Live With Death, Living, Physical Body, Physical Death, Questioning Death, Questions About Death

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
16th Dec 2014 (#)

The fact is that if we did not die the world would be grossly over populated, even more than it is now.

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author avatar spirited
16th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Mark,

if there is a Heaven, I wonder how they cope with such overpopulation too, it's much bigger I suppose, LOL

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Dec 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar spirited
16th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Fern

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
16th Dec 2014 (#)

I am surprised you say ..If there is a heaven ....spirited .
Jesus tells us of His heavenly Kingdom and of His Father in heaven ...and Jesus doesn't lie .
One day I shall join the millions already there , and there will be room for millions more .
I do hope you will be with the redeemed of the Lord, who have no doubt of our eternal destiny because of the saving Grace of Jesus our Saviour .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar spirited
16th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Stella,

I am just a speculator really. I know nothing for sure, but I was sort of throwing that line out to Mark with a bit of tongue in cheek.

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author avatar Retired
16th Dec 2014 (#)

Spirited, your heart is in its right place, so the rest will follow.

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author avatar spirited
16th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Christopher, as long as the impatience in my mind doesn't leave a wall around it...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Dec 2014 (#)

death is only the end of this lifetime...merely a crossing into another existence wherever that may be...perhaps people fear how they will die too...thank you spirited..

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author avatar spirited
16th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Carolina,

is there a part of us already within that other existence that we can contact even whilst we are still in this lifetime though, I think that there probably is.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Dec 2014 (#)

I try to match my lifestyle with the inner voice to attain tranquility and also by balancing the needs of the body, mind and soul. Give more than take is my guiding principle in every way. I am ready to face any eventuality, or anyone, as when I am ready to account for my actions and thoughts, why should I be a coward?

The truth will always be beyond us despite our beliefs. If birth is a miracle, death will be one too, and the Creator will never let the cat out of the bag - we will keep guessing as long as we are here. We do not know where we were before, so why worry about hereafter, but let our deeds shine the light!

Thanks Spirited, though I have to admit I loved your reply to our dear Stella's take! siva

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author avatar spirited
17th Dec 2014 (#)

"If birth is a miracle, death will be one too, and the Creator will never let the cat out of the bag"

Thanks siva, I feel that I must agree with you here. Death will be a miracle I really like that sentiment.

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author avatar Utah Jay
17th Dec 2014 (#)

We are but spirits on a journey of life, and this world is just the right size for Gods needs. It is really bigger than we think. There is room enough for all. And if it really is nothing that you know...Why not humbly bend your knees and in all sincerity ask Him what you want to know...The door is always open, and before it gets too heavy in this little box let me just say...great article my friend.

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author avatar spirited
17th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Utah Jay.

We have 7.2 billion people here now on the Earth.

Since man first came here I wonder how many more souls have been here,

100 billion, who knows?

And the billions perhaps on other worlds too.

Is there room enough in Heaven for all of these too.....I hope so.....

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author avatar spirited
17th Dec 2014 (#)

"There is room enough for all"

But then the extra rooms that we take stops others from living in them. The animal habitats in many places have shrunk back to not even being a bare minimum in some areas.

Have our needs become bigger than God's needs through our own greed??

When nothing is left except money, will we be acclimatised enough to eat it then, to paraphrase an old Indian saying.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
25th Dec 2014 (#)

Great article ~ Spirited. I like what you said "We know who we are by knowing God as he lives within." Yes ~ we can know for sure that we're going to Heaven. It really is made clear in Scripture that "God so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ~~ that whoever believes in Him should not perish but ~~ HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. The invitation is to all who will receive Him. Richest Blessings to you and Merry CHRISTmas.

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author avatar spirited
25th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Helen, Merry Christmas to you too.

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