4. What does happen when we die?
All humans survive physical death, irrespective of their
At the point of death we take our mind with all its experiences,
our character and our etheric (spirit) body — which
is a duplicate of the earth body. It comes out of the earth
body on the point of death and is connected to the earth
body by a silver chord. Death occurs when the silver cord
is severed from the physical body. The afterlife etheric
body and our surroundings will be just as solid as our world
seems to us now.
Immediately after physical death many may feel an urge to
lift themselves upwards.
The state of mind at the point of death is crucial. Some
pass over consciously and are fully aware of the loved ones
who come to welcome the new arrival; others are unconscious
and are taken to a special place of rest like a hospital
or rest home. Anyone who has been sick for some time may
need time to readjust their mental picture of themselves.
Some people at the point of death find it easy to get out
of the dead physical body. With some others, helpers need
to actively assist in the transition. Some very materialistic
people will have a very heavy duplicate body and it will
be more difficult for them to separate from their dead physical
On crossing over, the average decent person from the physical
planet earth is met by loved ones from the other side to
assist in the transition to the spirit world.
After that you are likely to be taken to what has been labeled
as the ‘third realm’ – a world where conditions
are ever so much more beautiful, more pleasant and more
peaceful than on the physical earth.
The afterlife spirit world is where earth is now. It is
not upward nor downward. It is all a matter of vibrations.
The afterlife energy is spinning faster than that on the
physical earth and on crossing over one just closes a door
and opens another door – you experience physical death
and at the same time you will experience spiritual birth
only at a higher energy vibrations and frequencies. There
are no distances to travel to go to the next stage of your
Life reviews: reports show there are two types of life reviews.
First is a life review of your own life on earth. This will
be like a video of your life shows at very fast speed- it
may take only few seconds to see it all. The second more
important, is the ‘spiritual’ life review: you
compare the life you had on earth with the prepared ‘blueprint’
of the lessons that you were supposed to learn and the experiences
you were supposed to have had during your lifetime on earth.
You will then continue your life and continue to develop
your skills whenever they can be applied.
Consistent with the Law of Progress, you will come to realize
that you have to continue to spiritually refine and there
will be plenty of service opportunities you can take to
raise your vibrations, raise your spirituality and improve
your conditions. The effect of all this will mean your vibrations
will be raised and you will – sooner or later, go
to a higher realm where conditions will continue to improve
Upon death you will immediately gain a broadening of your
faculties – you will suddenly become clairvoyant,
telepathic and be able to read other peoples’ thoughts.
Thoughts are energy which can also be directed and transferred
to a person or persons.
Thoughts in the afterlife have enormous power to create
reality. Everything that exists there is created out of
thought. We on the physical earth just cannot understand
nor imagine how powerful our thoughts will be in the afterlife
The afterworld environment from the third realm has immense
beauty which we cannot really imagine – everything
is solid –mountains, hills, trees of all sizes, fields,
flowers – all are perfect in shape, design and color.
There are beautiful oceans, seas and lakes. There are tame
animals and beautifully colored birds. There is no negative
energy such as negative weather to disrupt the perfection,
to twist trees or to cause disturbance or damage. There
is no dust to dirty, denigrate or to wear things out. Everything
is perfectly designed and perfectly constructed. The beauty
is absolutely magnificent, much more than we can imagine.
You will have plenty of ‘time’ to pursue your
interests perhaps those interests you could not pursue on
earth: you can develop your talent in music, art, literature,
artistic performance. Musical concerts are organized for
one’s true leisure. Lectures are given on any subject
relevant to your interests. There are halls of learning
– perhaps you can see these as colleges and universities.
Food: it is not necessary to eat in order to survive in
the afterlife. But there are fruits for those who wish to
taste some really exotic fruit.
Like attracts like in the afterlife which means that if
you are in the Third Realm of the light you will not be
rubbing shoulders with the uncouth, the aggressive, the
hypocrite, the mean and the nasty. Afterlife physics are
inviolable: those with the lower vibrations are in the dark
Astral realm and cannot visit anyone in the higher vibrational
realms – the third level and above. It would be impossible
because of vibrational incompatibility - the vibrations
would be too strong and too fast to penetrate and to withstand.
But those in the Third Level or in the higher realms will
be able to lower their vibrations and with adequate protection
can visit and communicate with anyone in the lower realms
– even in the darker realm.
You do not have buy clothes or buy or rent houses. For most
decent people a home would be provided. But remember the
right to live in a reasonable home is directly related to
your conduct on earth. We have to earn the right to live
in a home. If you are the reasonable decent person –
understanding no human on earth is perfect – you will
be taken care of.
Material success on the physical earth is not authority
for any privileges in the afterlife. There is a danger that
those who have been materially successful did not give spirituality
priority at all. That will inevitably have a bearing in
the afterlife. It is quite possible that those who were
down in the lowest level on the physical earth could find
themselves in the higher Third Realm and those who were
in the highest levels on earth – enormous, wealth,
royalty, aristocracy, power– may find themselves in
the lower realms in the afterlife. That is something that
Silver Birch mentions time and again.
As above stated, the state of mind is critical on crossing
over. If a person who amassed a fortune on earth is selfish
and greedy, that person will REMAIN – for a time at
least – selfish and greedy. The afterlife physics
become immediately operative and that greedy and selfish
person- with lower vibrations - will automatically be drawn
down to the lower Astral level – closest to physical
earth – where conditions and situations are very dark,
really bad and very ugly.
• Unfortunately, greedy and selfish people can do
harm to those on earth who are also greedy and selfish,
• Troublesome people who cross over will still be
troublesome in the afterlife and the law of attraction will
go into operation and immediately pull them down to the
dark Astral dark level where they will continue to be troublesome
to those people living on earth. As to how long this situation
will remain will depend a great deal on these low vibrating,
low spiritual people
But greed and selfishness will not last forever. Later when
these selfish and greedy people realize that greed and selfishness
are meaningless there, they will sooner or later come up
towards the light and up to the next realm with the help
of those who keep an eye on the activities in the Astral
“As long as you allow people to come to us unready,
unprepared, unevolved and unfit, so you are creating trouble
in your world and in ours.” (S.B.43)
No one escapes the consequences of the Law of Cause and
Effect : you will reap what you sow.
• A WARNING: Some hallucinogenic drugs have the potency
to lift the duplicate out of the physical body. Seen by
entities from the afterlife, drug takers, '... have pathetic
looks as if they had no soul ... they are vacant behind
the eyes. When out of the body other lower entities try
to enter the drug-taker's body — then you have possession.'
• There is no such thing as heaven 'up in the sky'
or hell 'down below': the location of the afterlife does
not change from the earth plane — different spheres
interpenetrate — from the highest vibrations to the
In the afterlife there are no winged angels – half
human and half bird.
• Those with dogmatic, unalterable fixed ideas about
what to expect immediately after death are likely to experience
serious problems. The best way to avoid serious problems
is to keep an open mind. You are not asked to believe in
anything – except to be reasonable, open minded and
to do anything a decent person is expected to do given the
• Atheists, agnostics and others may not be encumbered
from passing on to the ‘higher’ realms —
what they did in their lifetime and the motivation for what
they did will be important not what they believed in.
• Love, unconditional love, is the most powerful force
known in the universe.
• Unconditional love is the irretrievable link with
our loved ones in the afterlife.
• The good decent folk are met by their loved ones
— soul-mates are reunited. Higher Intelligences inform
us that in the afterlife our appearance can regress to our
best age —for most people from the early- mid twenties.
• Initially we wear clothes we had on earth, but
eventually we will be wearing most wonderful clothes others
wear in that environment.
• Loved ones from the afterlife, recently arrived
and others, do have the power to visit loved ones still
living on earth.
• Recently arrived loved ones, usually within three
months of transition, are permitted to transmit visually
— by way of dreams or by apparition and other means
— evidence that they are still alive.
• The kind of life to be lived in the afterlife —
beauty, peace, light and love which awaits decent folk is
• One can still learn spiritual lessons in the afterlife
and progress to higher even more beautiful spheres.
• Once you enter the afterlife, you will experience
a feeling of enormous lightness.
• Any physical disabilities people had on earth will
disappear — for decent folk there will be no such
thing as deformity, sickness, blindness or any other thing
which adversely affected them on earth.
‘The body is formed of a finer stuff than your earthly
variety and is free form any sensations of pain, illness,
discomfort, fatigue or hunger. The body is completely at
ease, completely flexible, supportive, pleasurable to be
attached to.’ (JL)
• The mind has enormous power in the afterlife. It
can create matter there and can cause the body to travel
at the speed of thought eg. you imagine you are at any place
in the world and you are there instantly.
• Those who were consistently evil are either left
alone or are met by those others of the same very low vibrations,
with the same very low spirituality to be attracted to the
darker lower realm.
• Some people on earth have a much better transition
to the afterlife than others — the more knowledge
we have about the afterlife, the easier the transition.
• Some people get stuck 'between the two worlds'.
Because they still feel themselves solid, they do not accept
that they have actually died. Many get into mental confusion
and could get lost for decades and for much longer. There
is evidence that for a time some hard core dis-believers
in the afterlife continue with their belief that there is
no afterlife –even AFTER they have crossed over.
• Those who on earth were deeply caught in habits
and vices — tobacco, alcohol, gambling, drugs or overindulgence
in sex can get caught on the Astral level and will not progress
until they are prepared to give up these habits.
• Energy - a universal law — positive or negative
— is a 'boomerang'. This is also known as the Law
of Cause and Effect. When you send out good energy towards
someone that good energy is returned sooner or later. If
you send out negative energy by unfairly being dishonest
against someone, or by cheating or lying or harassing or
discrediting or causing harm to someone - that kind of negative
energy will inevitably return to you.
• 'You will reap what you sow' is the recognized universal
spiritual law. Karma means you will not get away with it.
All negative deeds against others have to be experienced
for the purpose of 'continuous spiritual refinement.'
• Every thought, every word and deed is recorded ...
you will be held accountable ... All deeds and omissions
are indelibly registered on the soul for eventual resolution.
• In the higher spheres you will be able to recall
and see any event in any period of your existence three
• Abuse of power and systematic harassment of others
are two of the most karmic actions. Horrific karma awaits
those whose task it was to protect society but themselves
willfully abused their power, indulged in willful transgressions
and caused harm and injury to others.
• You will NOT be excused for your evil behavior by
claiming that you were just obeying orders.
• Cruelty — mental or physical against humans
or animals — is highly karmic and is never justified.
• It is guaranteed that those who consistently abuse
and harass others will have to face their victims, in the
afterlife before severest retribution.
• After the severest retribution of those who intentionally
harassed and deliberately violated other peoples' rights,
the transgressors will have to apologize and seek forgiveness
by the victims before they are allowed to make any progress.
No one on earth has the authority to change in any way the
karmic Law of Cause and Effect. No human on physical earth
has the authority to modify this universal law. Forgiveness
can only be made by those you transgressed.
• Hell for eternity and eternal damnation were invented
by men to manipulate the hearts and the minds of the unaware
— they do NOT exist. Whilst there ARE lower spheres
in the afterlife which are particularly dark, unpleasant
and even horrific — some call them 'hell'— ending
up there is NOT for eternity. The universal Law of Progress
ensures that at some time in the future those with lower
vibrations will eventually, even if it takes eons of time
— centuries even thousands of years — obtain
higher vibrations and graduate to the higher spheres.
• No one judges you or condemns you to the lower spheres.
You will reap what you sow. You condemn yourself to the
lower horrific spheres ('hell') by your negative conduct
on earth - low vibrations (low spirituality) you acquired
during life on earth.
This is because everything is governed by the afterlife
laws of physics – all has to do with vibrations. There
will be no Pearly Gates or St Peter or anyone to judge you.
You judge yourself. On crossing over, you as a human being
would have accumulated level of vibrations of the duplicate
physical body we call ‘soul’. The level of vibrations
accumulated while on earth determines which realm you will
go to. As stated above, for the average decent folk- all
are very likely to go to the third level where conditions
are much better than on earth.
• Deathbed conversion? We have been and we are repeatedly
being informed by Higher Sources that immediately after
we die our vibrations do not change — not even if
one repents shortly before death. We take with us the accumulated
vibrations (spirituality) we gained or lost during our whole
lifetime on earth. Baptism, repentance are absolutely meaningless
as a way of getting ‘a better deal ' immediately after
• If you helped just one person to attain the true
knowledge you would have justified your existence on earth
• Preventing others from accessing true knowledge
is highly karmic.
• No one on earth or elsewhere can hurt you spiritually.
• People on earth are not all born spiritually equal.
• Selfishness and cruelty are the greatest transgressions
against spirituality and are highly karmic.
• Not everybody has to 'reincarnate'. If you have
paid your karmic debts, you do not have to come back to
• You do not come into this world to have a dream
run — without pain, suffering, without problems. The
more varied your experience, the more learning from many
mistakes, the more valuable your lifetime.
• Many of you will be cheated, maligned, unfairly
harassed ... but justice will be done ... ‘not in
your world maybe but certainly in the world to come.’
• The universal laws operate whether or not you are
aware of them.
• Whenever there is an inconsistency between the empirical
(in relation to psychic science) and a belief system —
such as religion, traditional belief or skepticism, the
empirical will inevitably prevails.
• Being religious does not necessarily mean being
• Not participating in religious rituals eg. baptism,
confessions and non-belief in creeds and dogmas does NOT
encumber anyone from attaining higher spiritually and the
higher afterlife spheres.
• In the afterlife communicating is done by telepathy.
• Communicating from and to the earth-plane with those
in the afterlife can be (and is being) done by telepathy.
It can also be done by those on the other side vocally by
using the voice box of the trance medium. There is Electronic
Voice Phenomena on earth to capture some spirit voices.
Other electronic experiments also are being so that those
in the afterlife can communicate with those still living
• There are inherent dangers communicating with entities
from the afterlife unless there is effective protection
against lower spirits.
• Those from the afterlife can read our minds and
can put thoughts and ideas into our minds. Lower, mischievous
entities can put negative thoughts and ideas and the positive
more enlightened entities assist us with positive thoughts
and ideas. A great deal is left to the exercise of free
• We are at liberty to call the powerful protectors
from the afterlife to assist us in coping with our everyday
problems but they will not make decisions for us.
• Materialists and others spend too much time worrying
about their last ten or twenty years on earth and do not
spend a tiny fraction of their time thinking what's going
to happen to them in the next ten, twenty thousand years,
fifty thousand years ... and much, very much longer. The
materialist obsession could trap the materialist into going
back to his old familiar places on earth. This could trap
the materialist for a long, long time (by earth’s
time- up to thousands of years).
• What will happen to a person who suicides will depend
on a number of things. Motivation is always very important.
For example, there will be a big difference if one commits
suicide because of inevitable death and one who suicides
to avoid responsibilities. Those who take their own lives
to avoid problems and responsibilities are likely to increase
their problems and responsibilities in the afterlife.
• There are different levels of spheres in the afterlife
— from the lowest vibrations to the highest. On physical
death we go to the sphere which can accommodate the vibrations
we accumulated throughout our life on earth. Simplistically
put, most decent folk are likely to go to the 'third' sphere
— some people call the summerland. The higher the
vibrations, the better the conditions — which will
take us to the higher spheres. We are informed that the
higher spheres are too beautiful to even imagine. For those
with very, very low vibrations, very serious problems do
• Consistent with the Law of Progress, eventually,
even if it takes eons of time, all will progress to the
• There truly is a war between the Forces of the Light
and the Forces of Darkness. Those who continuously disseminate
darkness: ignorance, false and pernicious propaganda, hatred,
harassment of others, abuse of power, lying, cheating, dominance
to exploit and other negative energy will attract —
and are very likely to become part of the Forces of Darkness.
These could spend thousands of years in horrible conditions.
Those others spreading and working towards greater understanding,
knowledge, peace, love, light, harmony and other positive
energy will attract and become part of the Forces of the
• Self responsibility — ultimately, you yourself
are responsible for all acts and omissions during your time
on the earth.
An afterlife intelligence recalling what he experienced
on crossing over. Every act performed, every word uttered,
every impression experienced and every fact he read about
and every little incident he came across were registered
in his subconscious mind. That will be experienced by every
person who crossed over.” A.B.189 LITWU.