I went down the deep dark tube of YouTube the other day. And as I was watching someone talk they said something that made me pause the video, rewind, and play again. Yep, he said it, he said that The Light Is A Trick?! HUH?
Okay, so for arguments sake. Let’s us pretend that when we die, the soul leaves the body (remember keep the religious beliefs aside) and we first see our body, and then move toward the heavens. We are greeted with a tunnel of light. Now also pretend, in this moment you hear your own mind say: The Light is a Trick, don’t go into the light.
Two immediate thoughts come to mind, at least for me: One, why the hell should I listen to some random guy on the internet? I don’t know him. And Two, maybe I should reflect on the implications of this, because they are vast.
What I have learned over the years is this: When someone says something outlandish and contrary to what I think, or well…what I have never thought about before, because hey, why would I ever contrive that the light is a trick. I don’t immediately search out any information. I sit back and think about it intrinsically. I try to block out the noise of everyone else and come to a solution.
I think, well, that just wouldn’t be fair, I mean, if it is a trick and people I love (who I must now assume aren’t really them) are guiding me and pulling me into the beautiful light, the breath of God…why wouldn’t I go? Then I think, well what would happen if I didn’t go into the light? If you have read my book: Soul Distortion, you might know about the Soul Snatchers. The doomed souls that roam around in a realm unseen by most humans, waiting for you to fall asleep, so they can steal away your soul and occupy your body. If I turned from the light and started walking around…wouldn’t I end up just a lost soul, and (going off my fictional model) I would slowly turn mad, bent on getting back to earth.
Then another thought came. Who has seen the old black and white Twilight Zones? Well Season 3, Episode 19, entitled: The Hunt…brings up this point…well sort of. An old man loves his dog, they go hunting, and unfortunately they pass on. The old man finds himself walking down a long road and comes across the Pearly Gates of “Heaven”…He is invited in, and oh it is tempting….but the dog can’t come in. The old man said no thank-you, the man at the gate tells him, just come in and I will sneak the dog in around the side. The old man still says no thank-you and begins walking with his dog until he comes to the second gate, which actually is Heaven. Just before the man enters with his dog, he makes sure his wife won’t get tricked by the first gate, and the “real” Heaven gate-keeper said she would be fine and be along shortly.
I remember when I first watched it thinking, well how will she know the first gate isn’t real? She doesn’t have a dog with her?
And In this episode I realized: What if the White Light Was a Trick? How in the heck would we know? So what do you do? In this fictional situation…Let us say you die…and the light is pulling you toward it? Do you go?
I will tell you that this scenario actually frightens me. Why? Well, the implications are vast. If there really is an afterlife that means we are eternal creatures…and to get locked into an eternal future, without having all the facts…well that seems a bit odd…
So: I think, in this fictional thought of the day, I will pause just before entering the white light. I will then call out in every direction…and maybe start walking…or floating around…just to take a look. Of course in my fictional mind, I fear becoming a Soul Snatcher…so I will have to be very quick…and if I feel my mind slipping into a black abyss of bedlam…I will quickly run toward the light.
That’s it my friends. Thanks for joining me. And thanks for keeping this as a Fictional Situation…Its just a fun way to start thinking outside the box.