I have taken off the last couple of years to complete my Doctorate of Theology degree. It is not your typical theology degree–its core is the study of Spirit. I call it Spirit Theology.
Spirit Theology is both the journey to become your most authentic self and faith in the Spirit to help you along the way. To me, Spirit is the creative energy of the universe. As Einstein said, “Everything is Energy”. He expressed it with scientific language of E = (m x c) squared.
Everything on the earth and including the earth is ENERGY. Most of what we know, including our physical bodies, is very, very, very dense energy. However our essence is very light energy or SPIRIT. If you think about it, positive character traits like loving, caring, and compassion are INTANGIBLE. This means they do not have mass so they are very light. Spirit (also sometimes called God) who is the essence of love is INTANGIBLE. However we know that traits like loving and caring are REAL. Therefore SPIRIT (God) is also REAL. So we can know that our own spirit is REAL.
Not only is SPIRIT light (as opposed to heavy) it is also LIGHT. It is the type of LIGHT that brightens the DARK. It is he type of LIGHT that shines on our path so we can see the way. This is the type of LIGHT that expresses incredible love and peace. In fact, people who have had a Near Death Experience (NDE) have tried to describe how this love feels, say there are no human words to describe it.
While I did not have a NDE, I did have a mystical experience. I was shattered by the news that my daughter had an incurable neuromuscular disease. I cried out to God (SPIRIT) to help me. All of a sudden I was encompassed by LOVE. While I cannot describe the feeling, I can describe how light I felt, no worry or anxiety, no sadness or grief. I had an overwhelming feeling that every person was so precious and I loved each and every one. Other people sometimes describe this as a feeling of ONENESS. This feeling lasted three weeks and I went around telling everyone how precious and loved they were. In real life, I am shy and would not go around telling anyone anything, much less something so personal and spiritual. After the third week the feeling and the experience started to fade. I tried to hold on to it, but it slipped away. This was a big STEP on my life journey. I now knew SPIRIT. I knew that SPIRIT was LOVE and ACCEPTANCE. It would take another mystical experience, 20 years later, to teach me to have FAITH in SPIRIT.
Remember that I said earlier that FAITH in SPIRIT was also part of SPIRIT THEOLOGY. SPIRIT THEOLOGY, has no dogma, doctrine, or rules. In SPIRIT THEOLOGY, SPIRIT is LIGHT and LOVING. Love is sometimes called compassion. In SPIRIT there is no judgment, anger, punishment, anxiety, or fear. So in the AFTERLIFE, there is no judgment, anger, punishment, anxiety, or fear. SPIRIT is LIGHT and LOVE (compassion) and ONENESS. We are made in the essence of SPIRIT. Therefore we are LIGHT and LOVE, and ONENESS.
Remember, that SPIRIT is intangible and has no mass. When we die, we will be intangible and have no mass. When we die we join SPIRIT. Wherever SPIRIT lives, we live.