What if when we die we begin a new journey?

In another place.

With other people.

What if when this life ends, another life begins.

What if we were off to another experience, another love, another journey?

Would we still be scared?

Would we still be sad about dying and aging?

What if the end of this life is the beginning of a new one?

What if there was a big, wide, beautiful portal that took us there the moment our hearts stopped.

Would we prepare to die the same way if that was true?

Would we mourn as much and as long for the ones who left before us?

Would we live differently?

I believe that it is possible that we don’t die.

We just get interrupted.

Change bodies.

And go to live somewhere else.

In another life with more people to love.

Another adventure awaits us after this one, one we cannot imagine or know about, while still here.

You see, our consciousness and our presence is so large and so dimensional that in my opinion it cannot stop existing.

Einstein said this after his friend died:

Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us…know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

If Einstein believed in a continuation of consciousness then who am I to not believe.

I choose to believe that cancer, car accidents, disease, death of any kind, are just doors to another room, another dimension where we get to play again.

What if we have been grieving something that never happens?

What if we grieved never seeing them again but we do, we do many times over just with different bodies and different names.

Without remembering, but with inner knowing we meet our soul mates many times in many lives and in many embraces. (Click to Tweet!)

Grief is an illusion that helps us evolve into a journey that the soul needs.

When we die here, we are born somewhere else.

When we age here, we prepare for youth elsewhere.

When we lose them here, we receive them in a far away place across the universe under many suns.

To see this as the truth we need to slightly shift our perception of time and space and understand that it is not linear.

Understand that we only have a small glimpse of what life is, enough so we can live it as if it ends without another beginning.

But if we closed our eyes, and traveled into our higher self, in there we have the truth, a truth so eternal that we keep it a secret so we can be reborn over and over again and still feel like it is our very first time.

Action: Today I will ask you to close your eyes and travel within yourself until you feel the timeless part of you. She/he is there always, forever and ever. Getting ready for the next journey.

With many lives,


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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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  • Terry says:

    I love this message. I had three very real and vivid dreams shortly after my father passed. Your message today brought to mind the second dream. My father was standing in a doorway, and behind him was a big room with many people. It was a very active and looked like a social gathering or reception. My brother and I were in an adjoining room with only the doorway separating the rooms. I saw my father first standing in the doorway looking our way. He had a beautiful light blue shirt on, was standing tall, and had a smile on his face that could have melted an ice cream cone! I said “there’s dad, let’s go!” So off we went, but very sad that I woke up on earth, and that we didn’t make it to the doorway that my father decorated so beautifully with his presence. I believe from the deepest place in my heart that my dad lives on. He has passed through a doorway that I could not reach in my dream. The room I looked into was filled with smiles and love. What a beautiful place to be! Do we die? I don’t think so. And yes, I agree with you……what if we believed that “love, happiness, health, seeing our loved ones again, beauty, and peace awaited us when we died?” We should have nothing to be afraid of! Thank you for the message today as it brought peace to my soul.

    • stephanie says:

      I wish I could dream of my mother and my dog and my cat.

      • Terry says:

        Stephanie, I believe that special dream when you come to you when you least expect. two of mine were a year apart. But even if we never dream, we have a gift in our magnificent bodies that allow us to “remember.” We can go to them whenever we want and remember their laughter, smiles, how they smelled, their touch, and so much more….. A very beautiful thing! Much love to you. ~Terry

        • Terry says:

          Stephanie, just noticed the type-o’s in my message. My keyboard is sticking. I think you will understand what I was trying to say). 🙂

  • joseph young says:

    Hi Christina!

    Thank you for your writing and work. It has helped me immensely, and you are someone I often express gratitude to the universe for.

    Regarding your Einstein quote above, I believe he was writing that time itself is an illusion. Not that consciousness continues. In other words, consciousness is permanent, but we humans are stuck in the illusion of time going in one direction. I believe he means not that we start again some place else after death but that, if we could just free ourselves of our illusion, we would understand that our loved one is still holding us, being born, dying, etc., at the same time as we are missing them.

    Personally, I find this even more mind blowing than imagining going someplace else after death.

    However, I do agree with you that “our consciousness and our presence is so large and so dimensional that in my opinion it cannot stop existing.” Yes!

    Regardless, your post today is helping me very much to let go of the old bogeyman of fear.

    Love and thanks and may your life be blessed forever,

    Joe Young

    • Yes yes I agree with you. I wanted to explain this in very human terms. As time is a concept we have created for human understanding I used this concept of ending and beginning. I think we live in many universes all the time forever and ever. 🙂
      Thank you so much for reading and for being a part of this conversation.

      • joseph young says:

        Thanks for the reply! That makes sense; it’s just the difficulty of trying to explain something so vast in words.

        I wonder what it would be like to really be able to see outside of this concept of linear time.

        Anyway, thanks again for shining your light in the darkness.


  • Jodi says:

    I recently lost my soul mate and best friend to cancer. I always knew our relationship was a spiritual one, defiantly not of this world. Whenever we were together is as through we were experiencing past, present and future. When he passed the same feelings came back… I could place myself in a memory but it was as if I was there in the moment.. I thought I was crazy, but I have read this to be common when we are in a spiritual awaking.. That’s for this post..

    • joseph young says:


      Thank you for your post. Your experience is really helpful to me.

      Sometimes spiritual growth can feel like going crazy. Personally, I think it comes from the challenge of living both in a larger awareness and also in linear time.

      I wish you a gentle journey through this time.

      Speaking of linear, worldly concerns, I’m off to the DMV.


  • Maria Zacc says:

    I love what you wrote, Christina, and I have been learning of your story and letting it help me. I lost my husband two years ago and I’m struggling to find my place in the world again. There were several visitations that gave me glimpses into what I felt were simultaneous lives that we seemed to be living. He and I were doing what we always did, and what was around me was extremely bright and vivid – the air, the furniture…more vivid and real than what life felt like when I woke up. In one of these visitations, I was cooking with him and saw that his body was vibrating very rapidly. His vibrations clearly emitted the joy he felt at being with me. When I awakened, I could not believe that my husband’s transition from the physical world was actually real. I thought that was the dream. These visitations are allowed to happen every few months in some form. The challenge for me is to find meaning in this life now, and your messages are helping me a lot. Thank you!

  • Sherri Leisure says:

    Your message is incredible this week Christina. I have always wished and hoped I would experience a dream with my dad I lost 9 years ago, but nothing. I am almost 8 months without my soul mate, my husband and I have only had one dream dealing with a clogged toilet, nothing since. Thank goodness two of my four children have experienced many dreams with their daddy. I look forward to being reunited with my husband one day. I have always wondered if we experienced our same life over and over again in different time dimensions until we got it right. My husband used to say certain experiences we were going through felt like deja vu and he hoped he got it right this time. This subject matter is very interestin, lots of different ideas out there that we could all discuss for days. Thank you for being here for us – helping us to keep moving forward one foot in front of the other.

  • DOLBY says:

    Thank you for the ‘What if’, I love the possibilities of what will/can happen. I remember when my mom told me we were going to die someday I was mortified, I always felt I would live forever. I was about 10 years of age. I do believe we live on in a parallel universe, after listening to Gary Renards, The disappearance of the universe many many years ago, it confirmed my most inner-being beliefs-we don’t die…I believe that we have a alloted time here on earth and when we are done doing what we came to do, ‘be a presence’ we leave via a way that stimulates others to grow, as a result of our departure. Grief is the dark night of the soul, the way in, to be OK with the way out. When 3 of my dearest friends died within 10 months of each other, I began to explore the afterlife. A wonderful heart opener for me was a book titled, ‘the last frontier’ exploring the afterlife and transforming our fear of death, by Julia Assante, PhD I recommend it for anyone who wants to explore the ‘what ifs’ and the possibilities between worlds and to tap into an expanded awareness of why we are here. Thank you again, OM Shanti Dolby

  • Shadi says:

    That’s why we just don’t get it why we love some people and no matter how hard we try we cannot like others. It’s all to do with previous experiences we’ve had with them in other lifetimes. Our good character woo some and repels others from get go! Mystery solved once and for all.

  • Thank you all. I have been worried a lot about death as I turned 64 lost my daddy at 9 my little brother when he was 15. I have seen my father sitting on the bottom of my bed. No I was not on drugs. I screeched turned my light on as my 2 daughters said what’s wrong mommy. I said just a dream. Turned the light off about 30 minutes . than I turned over and fell asleep again I woke and he my little brother and I think my grandpa. I didn’t shout out. I was not afraid but thought oh its just you again and fell asleep again. I feel he came to me as a disappointed feeling. I had tried many times to try to end my life. I felt he was telling me you have so much happiness coming your way. And I did I met the man of my dreams and we were happy and saw my daughters grow into beautiful women wives and mothers. And have the love of 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter! I lost my husband 5 years ago and 20 days latter my only brother left. I grieve every day and dream of them 2 or 3 times a week. I get so close to them and I think No they are dead and wake up. So thank you Christine. And all who have written these opinions. I have new hope. The dejavu. Thing I can really relate too. Also I have smells come with a thought of something so close but the memory won’t come to me. Thanks again. Mabey you think I’m crazy. But I’m not.

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