After All of This


Life After Birth

“Once upon a time in a mother’s womb there were twin babies. One asked the other: “Tell me, do you believe in life after birth?” The other replied, “Why, of course. I believe that after birth comes life. There has to be something after birth. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first twin. “There is no such thing as life after birth. After delivery there is nothing. After birth no one has every returned. Besides, what kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know exactly, but I feel there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will even have other senses that we can’t understand now or even learn how to use.”

The first replied, “That is utterly absurd! Walking is impossible. Eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies all our nutrition and everything else we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. The possibility of any life after birth is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical umbilical cord anymore. Yes, I think there is definitely something more…just in a different way than what we call life now”

The first replied, “Nonsense. That’s pretty ignorant of you to say. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Birth is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere. After birth there is nothing.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us and help us.”

The first replied “Wow! Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s truly laughable. Mother does not exist! If Mother exists then where is she now? Have you ever seen Mother? In fact, no one has ever seen Mother!”

The second said, “Mother is all around us. We are surrounded by Her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well you cannot see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist. Leave me alone now. I’ll believe in Mother when I see Her. Until then, your beliefs are just fairy tales!”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in quiet silence and you focus your attention and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, whispering down from above.”

Source: Jirina Prekop, PhD

Life After Birth