Articles - The spirit and what happens when we pass on

By Lee Ann Cornell

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The aura is an energy field that surrounds and permeates the physical body. All that we say, think and do, is reflected in our individual aura. When a person passes over into spirit, all that is reflected in one's aura is retained in one's spirit. Many people have encountered near-death experiences and they report seeing their entire life flash before their eyes in an instant.

When we transform into spirit we are able to view the far-reaching effects that we have had on the world during our entire physical incarnation. All of the joy, happiness, pain, sorrow and suffering that we have brought into the lives of others is seen and experienced simultaneously. We never truly know the extent of our effect on the world until this transformation is made. That which we perceive to be minor may, in actuality, have far-reaching and long-lasting effects or consequences.

A few words of encouragement may be all that is needed to help transform someone's life into something wonderful. In turn, these people may touch many other lives in a positive way. One harsh word, action or reaction, however, may send a person into the depths of despair. This despair will be reflected in all that this person thinks, says and does. It will, in turn, have an effect on all the lives that this individual touches. Unknowingly, we may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.

You may not feel significant to the world, but you may be the world to another person. All of us are linked together and we affect one another in a chain reaction. All the people in the world, together, form a kind of gigantic nuclear reactor. A nuclear reactor is a powerful source that can be used to sustain or destroy life. All of humanity can work together to establish a world of peace. On the flip side of the coin, we can all work against one another, bringing forth world-wide destruction. We are like tiny little molecules, continuously acting and reacting. Choosing to do nothing is still a form of action. This may be considered to be a dormant state. Dormancy may be a hindrance or a saving grace when all factors are taken into consideration.

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God has given us free will, and we can follow the divine plan that God has in mind for us or we can get off course and create complications and disruptions that may lead to destruction. One split second decision may have life-long consequences. In a blink of an eye, life can be given or taken away. All that we have worked for on the material plan can be diminished in an instant. In this high-tech society, all the knowledge we have obtained over the years can become obsolete as quickly as we can turn our heads. Through our Faith, the only thing that cannot be diminished is our soul. Through the grace of God we can be granted eternal life. To have eternal happiness is to live in the presence of God forever. To have eternal pain and suffering is to live in the absence of God forever.

God's love is unconditional. He knows what is in our hearts and understands our needs long before we do. Once we turn our lives over to God and allow his divinity to work through us, we become inseparable from the source that created us. We start to become one with the Universe .

As individuals we are constantly working to evolve. To err is human. No one is one hundred percent perfect or pure. Purification of the soul is a continual process. We must work continually to purge all that is within us that is not constructive, changing negative thought patterns into positive ones, eliminating poor habits and establishing new and constructive routines.

Remember, sometimes its the little things in life that count the most!