What Happens When We Die?

brendamarie By brendamarie, 28th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Death is a part of life. Death is something most people do not like to discuss. Knowledge and understand is gain through interaction, we must start talking about death to have a better understand about what happens when we die.

What happens when we die? Childhood ending question.

What happens when we die? It is the first question we ask, when we discover, we are going to die. We tend to stun the people that we ask, the first time we ask, what happens when we die.

We expect our parent to have the answer to the question of what happens when we die. More often than not, our parents do not even know, how to answer this question.

Movie quote about death

One of my favorite quotes about the subject of death is from my favorite movie “The Crow” with Braden Lee. Top Dollar, who is the foe of the crow, is talking to his sister. He is holding an old snow globe in his hand. The globe is a graveyard in a snowstorm. Top dollar, “ Childhood end the moment you realize you are going to die!”

I do not know, how true he was about childhood ending the moment we realize we are going to die. Learning that you are in fact someday going to die does change things. Depending on the person, this discovery can greatly change things. It truly does depend on the child and how the people around the child answer the question of what happens when we die.

Michael Wincott - Top Dollar - The Crow - 1

Ease the fears about what happens when we die

No matter what yours believes about what happens when we die or what you religion, knowledge is the only thing that eases people's fears about what happens when we die. Like anything else the more we learn about death the easier it is to understand. For this reason, the more knowledge we have about death, the less we will fear death.

No one likes to talk about what happens when we die

One of the problems that we all face when trying to find the answer to the question what happens when we die, it that most people are uncomfortable with this subject. Not talking or thinking about death does not make it go away. The only way to gain knowledge about the death process is if we talk about it.

Resources

content by Brenda Marie © 2015

Top dollar, “ Childhood end the moment you realize you are going to die!” direst quote from The Crow © 1996
YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTE6jyIfNgg/Michael Wincott - Top Dollar - The Crow - 1/ postes on Youtubeby https://www.youtube.com/user/ANimanuiDeNicaieri/
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author avatar viewgreen
28th Jan 2015 (#)

It could be said that Death is the need for humans and even for all living things.Death should not be feared but how and when it will happen to anyone is a mystery to be feared. The bottom line is all back to our good and bad deeds respectively. Approximately so! Thank you for sharing this great article.

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author avatar brendamarie
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank-you so much. Some people believe death is a purification process for the soul.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Good take, Brendamarie. I believe we are here on a sojourn; the real self is not here and we get distracted by our body. We should live well, to benefit others, play our part as co-creators.Then whatever we face will prove a continuation of the truth and easy to adjust - siva

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author avatar brendamarie
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Siva, I totally agree with you.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
28th Jan 2015 (#)

What happens after our death should be of no consequence to us. First, we wouldn't know. Second, it is not our problem. Third, it shows the mind of an idle philosopher. Don't mind my saying this.

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author avatar Shamarie
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Very good article, Brenda, I enjoyed reading this post! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Vickie Collins
28th Jan 2015 (#)

This is a topic I have struggled with since about the age of 10. Fear of death actually started at about that time if not sooner, believe it or not. My mother's statement about why I didn't want to go to bed at night probably explained my fear of death as much as it did the sleep part. She said I didn't seem to want to go to bed because I was afraid i would miss something. And I didn't want to die, because I didn't want to miss anything.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Nothing much happens, your Earthly body loses 3/4 kgs when the soul leaves it and you become invisible and leave few people laughing and couple of them crying and few fuming that you did.

Now that Angel of Death just died of shock that he had Kachina eyes or Chinese looking Satanic eyes. He doesn't. Decided he would do a similarity as me and wear sunglasses too.
Now there is no white tunnel and Luciferic light.
He comes silently says come with me, work here is done and harnesses the soul to his strapping unit and takes them to the valley of flowers that finally gives them their final ready and weighing of good and bad deeds and then obliterates the filthy - new procedure so there is no until we meet again in the heavens unfortunately its do your job right the first time and every time as that is how you are judged and rectified. The good deeds are stored in the angelic realm and the records are updated but no longer for human perusal in totality because scumbags have destroyed lives by playing God and modifying the Records of Life. NONE can read them except the Scribe of the heaven who is God and the angel of balance and truth.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Drag queens aka Priscillas are no exceptions either.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

I asked my dad what happens when we die. He was a simple, straight-talking man and so was his answer: "It's lights out."

I got the message and understood clearly.

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author avatar Carol Roach
31st Jan 2015 (#)

I like that quote I think he means the day our innocence is taken away and that can apply to children in war, children who are raped and children who see their parents die

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author avatar brendamarie
31st Jan 2015 (#)

Carol I believe you right, he does mean,when our innocence is taken away

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author avatar Utah Jay
6th Feb 2015 (#)

I was with my father when he passed. He had a stroke 4 months before and hadn't moved a muscle or spoke a word since. Then one early morning he sat up in bed, looked at something across the room, got a huge smile on his face, said mama and laid back down and passed with the smile still one his lips. I believe my grandmother came and took him home. I think only our body dies, our spirits live on.

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author avatar brendamarie
6th Feb 2015 (#)

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT MYSELF. MY MOTHER STARTED TALKING TO HER FATHER WHEN SHE DIED. HE PASSED 15 YEARS BEFORE HER

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author avatar Retired
23rd Mar 2015 (#)

Unfortunately we have no PROVEABLE knowledge of what happens after our bodies shut down--and THAT is what scares people. We only have our beliefs in what it is like and there are many different thoughts on this.

I was with my maternal grandfather before and while he was dying. He had fallen from his roof (tarring it at age 77, stepped back on the ladder which pivoted allowing him to fall and caused him to be in a coma for about 2 weeks while his children and grandchildren came home to be with him). While my parents and my aunts and uncles were in the hall discussing what measures should be taken I sat by my brandfather's bed and "talked" with him (I was studying to be an LPN and had just had a section that dealt with patients in a comatose state and those who were in the process of dying). I held his hand and told him I knew he had stayed until he could "see" all his children and that he was lonely, missing my grandmother who'd died a few years before. I said since they had all come "home" and seen him that it would be okay to go on to be with her. It was at that point I smelled a smell I always associated with my grandmother and hadn't smelled since her death (not even at the house she'd lived in since her death). I remember his machines increasing a bit as if he was excited and I felt warm and comforted and asked grandpa if he could hear me to squeeze my hand once, pause, and then squeeze it again and he did. I then asked him if "Baba" (the family's name for her) was there--squeeze it just once and he did. I told him it was okay to go--we would be sad but wanted him to be happy and that I loved him. He squeezed my hand gently for several seconds and then the machines registered that he'd stopped breathing and his heart stopped.

Some people tried explaining that the hand squeezes were just muscle contractions. Some people told me that I "would know my grandparents in Heaven but only that they were people who were special to me." I've read of people saying there's nothing afterwards.

Each person has to decide for themselves what they believe--you can't decide for them or persuade them. All you can do is present why you believe and what you believe and let them decide for themselves--no matter what their age is.

When Baba died I didn't want to go to the funeral home to see her in a casket and almost became hysterical at the thought of doing so. My father refused to accept that and slapped me across the face and said I'd go one way or another. Harsh? Yes. I couldn't understand why someone would want to see the shell of the person and the wake afterward I felt people were celebrating her dying. I now have a better understanding why these customs have come about in our society and accept them (Ironically my mother refuses to look at the photos I took of my father in his coffin after he died of cancer and emphysema--I had been asked to take the photos by a friend of his of almost 50 years who couldn't make it to the funeral and to place a few leaves of the plant he sent in my father's coffin for him) because she doesn't "want to remember him that way" and can't understand why I did even though she knew of the request.

My beliefs of what is after this life were made before I joined the Mormon Church or knew their tenets but are reflected in their beliefs and this brings me comfort.

If you are faced with having to explain death to a child--be it of a relative or beloved pet or even if you came across a dead animal in the street and they ask you, you may feel awkward and unsure of yourself AND THAT IS OKAY. It is also okay to tell that to a child. You are human and do not know for sure about what is after but this is what you believe. Children will understand and acknowledging that you do not know will allow the child to understand more about being human.

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