The Universe has a purpose. Its true purpose is yet unknown to the sentient beings of Earth. We are undeserving of the knowledge at this time, at least collectively. What we need to remember is that the Universe is young, still infantile. The learning process of this collective energy is hard, and as such it is a slow one.
The plane of Earth is one of learning. Imagine the Earth as a university, and we are its students. Our lives are granted for the purpose of experience. We are here to learn, to feel, to love, and to examine. Our purpose is to look inward and find our truest self.
The plane of Earth is given to us, as is. There is no special decree, no special rule-set that we are ordered to follow. We are governed solely by the power of the mind, and the actions that we take physically. Those actions are usually founded upon the direct results of that which we experience in this world; of mind, of body and of soul.
We are here to experience the worst of our kind and the very best. We are here to witness chaos, terror, pain, and destruction. We are here to seek out the beauty in the world presented to us, and to create it where it does not exist. We are tasked with leaving this plane in a better condition than it was given to us. Should we fail, we shall return.
The Earth is the Universe’s safety net. It is watching and waiting; learning every step of the way. Its true purpose is to create smart, loving, sentients, but it is prone to mistakes. Imagine the Universe as a toddler. It is feeling its way around and learning as it grows. We can be a part of this growth, or we can remain, the choice is entirely ours.
The Earth is not named so by accident, nor by mere chance. For Earth is of course an anagram of Heart. The orb of dreamers are basked in the glory of the sun and our energy has a direct impact on the heart of the solar system. As our planet is one of the vital organs of such a system; we need to ensure its survival, long beyond our own small interaction within it. We are the liquid blood of the world, and our role is to ensure the heart ( Earth ) continues on.
As for death as we know it, we "die" so we can rest. We cease to be, if only temporarily, so that the Universe can process our experiences and respond accordingly. When we are fully rested we will return to Earth, where we will be born again. We need to understand that the Universe is always listening, always watching. It learns in our awakened state, and continues to do so in our sleep. Our dreams are a direct result of the merging of conscious understanding, and sub-conscious reflection. The Universe makes use of this information, and shapes itself according to what it has learned.
When we die, and I use this word cosmetically, we will learn of our fate. For those who follow the path of love and compassion whilst taking the time to connect with oneself and humanity as a collective, they will be rewarded with a place in the next. For those who are destructive, chaotic, evil, and hurtful, a return to this plane is what is in store. The reasons are very clear. We need to grow along with our infant creator, otherwise we will return with a further weakened vessel and our previous experiences and memories wiped.
These are choices, not rules.
Life after death is real, whichever way we look at it. Either we move on to the next plane as smart sentient beings, or we remain on Earth, until we appreciate the beauty of the life we have been given. Life after death is not a fiction or a fantasy. It is real, something that is decidedly necessary for stability in the Universe.