DEATH IS A BEGINNING IN A NEW FORM

COVID 19 has taken the lives of many of our loved ones.  Many of us felt the pain of helplessness when we realized our inability to arrange for treatment in time. Uncertainty and fear of catching the virus, after taking many precautions, are taking a toll on mental health. Depression invited by overthinking to combat the virus that is an invisible enemy is constantly keeping us alarmed. The death of loved ones in such a situation adds up to complexity. Depression caused by a loved one’s sudden death is difficult to tackle and overcome.

 

Through such situations, nature challenges us to change the perspective of seeing life. Otherwise, the endless worries, uncertainty, fear of losing loved ones will consume us and mental illness will destroy us faster than the virus.

 

There is a way to breakthrough this situation and live a free life. In this article, I want to focus on that way. The course is to change our vision of life.

 

soulmates touching after death

 

 

A Vision to see the Life:

 

The presence of the soul in the body marks the existence of life in it. A soul is a form of energy.  It is like electricity. When soul or spirit is in us, we are alive. Our body retains heat like a wire with heat when electricity flows through it. When the soul leaves the body, it gradually loses heat and the ability to move, just like the wire that comes to average temperature after stopping the flow of electricity. And just like a machine that stops working without electricity.

 

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can, however, be transferred from one location to another and converted to and from other forms of energy.

 

This law gives a base to both the believers and non-believers of the afterlife philosophy to create a vision followed by an action to combat the grief of losing loved ones.

 

The soul that left us is a form of energy and energythat cannot be destroyed but can be transformed into another state. This belief can help us realize the presence of our loved ones among us if it is followed by doing something very significant in their name to facilitate life on earth. It can be a practice of placing a bowl of water and grains for birds or sowing seed or planting a tree and watering it everyday to see it growing with life energy. Or we can plan something big involving many people suffering from the loss of their loved ones.

 

Believers in the afterlife philosophy can read books to understand the concept of the soul and its relation to the universe.

 

after death

 

Those who partially believe in the afterlife philosophy can delve deep into knowing the secrets of creation through the philosophies that connect science to spirituality. Understandingthe quantum world and quantum theories following by understanding the soul or the ‘self’ can create a new perspective to visualize the ‘Self’ and its dynamic relation with the universe. Here science will be like a ship and spirituality will serve as a compass to sail the ship to the island of a new vision to live a life connected with the whole of the universe. Such life can be free of loneliness.

 

The whole idea is to shift our consciousness from the grief of losing a loved one to carrying out a practice based on a vision or making efforts to know our relationship with the rest of the creation, can give our heart and mind a new ground to sow the seeds of peace in life.

Stress: Why Does it Happen?

What is stress?

Stress is our body’s response to pressure. Many different situations or life events can cause stress. It is often triggered when we experience something new, unexpected, or that threatens our sense of self, or when we feel we have little control over a situation.

 

 

We all deal with stress differently. Our ability to cope can depend on our genetics, early life events, personality, and social and economic circumstances.

 

 

When we encounter stress, our body produces stress hormones that trigger a fight or flight response and activate our immune system. This helps us respond quickly to dangerous situations.

 

Sometimes, this stress response can be useful: it can help us push through fear or pain so we can run a marathon or deliver a speech, for example. Our stress hormones will usually go back to normal quickly once the stressful event is over, and there won’t be any lasting effects.

 

 

However, too much stress can cause negative effects. It can leave us in a permanent state of fight or flight, leaving us overwhelmed or unable to cope. Long term, this can affect our physical and mental health.

 

What makes us stressed?

Many things can lead to stress: bereavement, divorce or separation, losing a job, or unexpected money problems. Work-related stress can also harm your mental health. People affected by work-related stress lose an average of 24 days of work due to ill health.

 

 

Even positive life changes, such as moving to a bigger house, gaining a job promotion, or going on holiday can be sources of stress. If you feel stressed in these situations you may struggle to understand why or be unwilling to share your feelings with others.

 

 

What are the signs of stress?

 

You may feel:

anxious

afraid

angry or aggressive

sad

irritable

Frustrated

depressed.

These feelings can sometimes produce physical symptoms, making you feel even worse.

 

 

You may behave differently if you’re stressed. You may:

Withdraw from other people or snap at them

Be indecisive or inflexible

Be tearful

Have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep

Experience sexual problems

Smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs more than usual.

How your body might react

 

 

If you’re stressed, you may experience:

Headaches

Nausea

Indigestion

Shallow breathing or hyperventilating

Sweating

Heart palpitations

Aches and pains.

If the stress is long-lasting, you may notice your sleep and memory are affected, you’re eating habits change, or you feel less inclined to exercise.

 

 

Some research has also linked long-term stress to gastrointestinal conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or stomach ulcers, as well as conditions like cardiovascular disease.

 

 

Who is affected by stress?

All of us can probably recognize some of the feelings described above. Some people seem to be more affected by stress than others. For some people, getting out of the door on time each morning can be a very stressful experience, whereas others may be less affected by a great deal of pressure.

 

Some people are more likely to experience stressful situations than others. For example:

 

People with a lot of debt or financial insecurity are more likely to be stressed about money

People from minority ethnic groups or who are LGBTIQ+ are more likely to be stressed about prejudice or discrimination

People with disabilities or long-term health conditions are more likely to be stressed about their health or the stigma associated with their condition.

 

 

How can you help yourself?

  1. Recognise when stress is a problem

It’s important to connect the physical and emotional signs you’re experiencing to the pressures you are faced with. Don’t ignore physical warning signs such as tense muscles, tiredness, headaches, or migraines.

 

Think about what’s causing your stress. Sort them into issues with a practical solution, things that will get better with time, and things you can’t do anything about. Take control by taking small steps towards the things you can improve.

 

Make a plan to address the things that you can. This might involve setting yourself realistic expectations and prioritizing essential commitments. If you feel overwhelmed, ask for help and say no to things you can’t take on.

 

 

  1. Review your lifestyle

Are you taking on too much? Could you hand over some things to someone else? Can you do things in a more leisurely way? You may need to prioritize things and reorganize your life so you’re not trying to do everything at once.

 

 

  1. Build supportive relationships

Find close friends or family who can offer help and practical advice that can support you in managing stress. Joining a club or a course can help to expand your social network and encourage you to do something different. Activities like volunteering can change your perspective and have a beneficial impact on your mood.

 

 

  1. Eat healthily

A healthy diet can improve your mood. Getting enough nutrients (including essential vitamins and minerals) and water can help your mental wellbeing.

 

 

  1. Be aware of your smoking and drinking

Cut down or cut out smoking and drinking if you can. They may seem to reduce tension but make problems worse. Alcohol and caffeine can increase feelings of anxiety.

 

 

  1. Exercise

Physical exercise can help manage the effects of stress by producing endorphins that boost your mood. Even a little bit of physical activity can make a difference, such as walking for 15-20 minutes three times a week.

 

 

  1. Take time out

Take time to relax and practice self-care, where you do positive things for yourself. Striking a balance between responsibility to others and responsibility to you is vital in reducing stress levels.

 

 

  1. Be mindful

Mindfulness meditation can be practiced anywhere at any time. Research has suggested it can help manage and reduce the effect of stress and anxiety.

 

 

  1. Get some restful sleep

If you’re having difficulty sleeping, you can try to reduce the amount of caffeine you consume and avoid too much screen time before bed. Write down a to-do list for the next day to help you prioritize, but make sure you put it aside before bed. For more tips on getting a good night’s sleep, read our guide ‘How to sleep better.

 

 

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself

Try to keep things in perspective and don’t be too hard on yourself. Look for things in your life that are positive and write down things that make you feel grateful.

 

 

Get professional help:

If you continue to feel overwhelmed by stress, don’t be afraid to seek professional help. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It’s important to get help as soon as possible so you can start to feel better.

 

Talk to your doctor about how you’re feeling. They should be able to advise you on treatment and may refer you for further help. They may suggest talking therapies such as:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which can help reduce stress by changing the ways you think about stressful situations.

Brief interpersonal counseling, which can give you the chance to talk about what causes you stress and develop coping strategies Mindfulness-based approaches.

HOW TO VISUALISE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSE?

Usually, we think that the universe is something far from us. We need a spaceship or rocket to get there. There is also an opinion of considering that the universe works as a non-living machine. This article intends to present that we are part of the universe and share a strong bond, and it doesn’t work merely like a lifeless machine.

Mother & child relationship:

 

The energy that created the universe got accumulated in emptiness, and finally, it gave birth to the universe. We took birth in this universe. So this energy is the part of us too. The elemental particles that created the stars and other matters of the universe are also responsible for our creation. The atoms of calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our genes, the gold in our filling were created in stars billions of years ago. The atoms of hydrogen were formed even earlier, shortly after the Big Bang began. So our relationship with the universe is like mother and child.

 

The Ocean and the shell relationship:

 

The quantum theory has changed the perspective of visualizing the universe. The Quantum Field Theory of Particle Physics claims that the whole universe is filled with elemental particles like electrons. Their presence is like the waves of an invisible ocean. This theory gave rise to the concept that one part of the universe’s occurrences can connect with the happenings taking place somewhere else. So, at a deeper quantum level, everything exists together. Here we can visualize our relation with the universe as a shell in an ocean that feels the vibration of the waves emerging in the sea.

 

The universe as a giver of productivity:

 

The matters of the universe have a quantum energy field. This energy field is capable of producing quantum particles. These particles are even smaller than atoms. Our thoughts and desires may have electromagnetism to give stability to these quantum particles resulting in the creation of matter. We experience new realities in this materialistic world through our sense organs, so creating a new reality is related to matter creation. Finding out the scientific relation between electromagnetism, the ‘Self’ energy, our thoughts, and desires may give us a clue that the universe has made us productive through her powers.

 

Universe as connector:

 

The atoms of the various matters of the universe can connect through invisible lines of forces. Michael Faraday says in his book Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics, “The smallest atom of matter on the earth acts directly on the smallest atom of matter in the sun, though they are 95,000,000 miles apart; further, atoms which, to our knowledge, are at least nineteen times that distance, and indeed in cometary masses, far more, are in a similar way tied together by the lines of force extending from and belonging to each.”

 

We have heard about telepathy. It may be a process that takes place through the invisible lines of forces that connect the universe’s atoms. Here we can visualize the universe as a connecting force.

 

Mirror of thoughts and emotions:

 

Emoto water experiment done by Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that water could react to our emotions. The water sample exposed to a positive environment showed a beautiful crystalline structure and vice versa in a negative atmosphere when observed under the dark field microscope. Thus water, which is an element of the universe, serves as a mirror of our thoughts and emotions.

 

Conclusion: Pinning hope on future researches:

 

Many people have experienced the guiding power of the universe through dreams, number patterns, synchronicities, and many other ways. Science still has to walk a long way to discover the magical relation between human beings and universal energy. Humankind could be blessed with a new vision to realize the relationship with the universe if science could join hands with philosophy and spirituality to find out scientific means for this purpose.