Michelle German to Curt Doolittle
Hi Curt, I’ve been contemplating something that you spoke about not too long ago.
That when we die, there is nothing else afterwards.
And that legacy is through the bloodlines (meaning no spirit, no other side, etc).
In my line of work as a death doula, one thing I’ve noticed across all belief systems (atheists included) is when the dying are in their eleventh hour, many speak about how they see (deceased) loved one(s).
With the passing of my father recently, it’s quite challenging for me because it hurts like hell.
When I contemplate that his spirit is with us, there seems to be comfort. But I’m not tried to delude myself.
When the dying are talking about seeing their loved ones, is it the mind fabricating this? I don’t mean to state they’re delusional. I’m genuinely curious to know if the mind has some form of mechanism to shield itself, etc.
Would love to hear your understanding of it. And pardon if I misunderstood anything about your previous post. ❤️
pW]ell, as I understand it, and as I think I explained, our current understanding of the universe is that it consists of information, and that we, as part of that universe, consist of information too, and that we, as information, live on as information in the minds of all others who remember us, in display, word, deed, or consequence, either intentionally or not. Do the spirits (patterns of information) of our ancestors live on in us? Of course they do. Are they conscious in any meaningful way? Only in how they affect our thoughts and behaviors. Can we sense that information after they have passed? Of course we can. Are we, at the end (having been there myself) more concerned with those others whose ‘information they will now join in common condition”? Then yes. Furthermore I would not deny myself or others that joy. Some things are true enough, because they need only be true enough for our spirits and the spirits of others past present and future. This is one of them. There is no irreciprocity there. And if we make no truth claims, no falsehood.
Curt thank you.