Where Are You Going When You Die?

Texas! Tanya Tucker has a great record out, “When I die, I may not go to Heaven, so take me back to Texas. That’s as close as I’ve ever been”…………….or something like that anyway……but it does raise some questions!


UPDATE…..July 8th 2016……………..Just found out from DNA testing that I’m 99% European……..52 % British Isles/ 30% Scandinavia (mainly Norway) and 17% Southern Europe( Spain, Italy and Greece)…………SO, Looks like I’m just going home! I posted the rest of this post back in June!!!!!!!!


As for me, I’m going to Scandinavia……….Norway or Sweden…………and settled down there to the bottom of the ocean. Long journey but for the material part of me that just might be the location of my most recent incarnation……before this one.

Burial rituals have been different since the beginning of time. The most common being to just bury the remains somehow/somewhere. It deteriorates there and goes back to dust OR just to matter until it is needed to create something else. It doesn’t really make a difference what happens to it, I won’t be there. So I’ve decided to trust my instincts and take a trip abroad.

How will I get there? By lands and seas of course! You see when the material part of me dies,  it will be cremated and my ashes will be taken to NC, USA and put into the  River. The course from there goes over to the Mississippi River and down to New Orleans and into the Gulf of Mexico. From there it will go down and around the tip of Florida and on up with the currents toward England and somehow manage to get to Norway/Sweden and then settle down there to rest….forever.

Now that the material part of me has been taken care of what about the “real me”…..the spiritual (soul) of me? Where will that be? Where does that part of me go and why?

I wish I knew! To my knowledge no one has gone there and stayed long enough to get much information and come back to relate it except that where we supposedly go is a good place to be…………yeah, and if it is so good why did they come back, etc. (to be with loved ones or complete a special project). After reading many books…………the truth is nobody really knows the how and what of the trip or what exactly we do when we get there.

Does it really matter anyway? Should we worry about it? I’m not. Being on this earth is a great experience and I believe we are here to learn, live, love and do the very best we can to make a difference (hopefully good)…………of course.

In the meantime…………Burials……………..those are for the living……….the dead are gone. Personally I’m not going to hang around to see who comes to see me after I’m dead. I probably won’t look my best anyway. And the best policy is to “send the flowers to the living………the dead won’t be able to smell them”! Do for those you love BEFORE they die…………after is too late.

O.K. so we don’t know what happens after death…………..we don’t want to think about maybe there is just nothing! That seems so final! So let’s believe that whatever is after is a really good experience and hinge our bets by being as good as we possibly can just in case it really makes a difference!

P.S. this message is not satirical  or a joke or a ploy……….a lot of ideas run around in my head all of the time….some from reading books, some from watch TV stories, some from ideas from friends/neighbors and along comes a song that triggers my mind to say, Hey, write this stuff down…………it might make somebody else think!

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!



About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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3 Responses to Where Are You Going When You Die?

  1. bluestar13 says:


    You KNOW there is life after death.

    LYVM P

    • Indeed I do. I know you do too. BUT I hope this blog will trigger somebody’s mind to think about it. Waiting until it is too late to do anything about it……….is too late!
      Thanks for being a loyal reader and commenter. ral

  2. I have had so many experiences about dying in my dreams and in my life ever since I was about 4-5 years old that I embrace dying as part of living as I know my Spirit, my Soul does not die, just my body which is just a shell. Everyone, everything eventually dies and we become part of the Earth once more. Like you said, the Circle of Life. Kent and I will be cremated, already have our cemetery plot, yes, plot as we will be put in the same one side by side and I designed and had our headstone made back in 2000 several months after my Dad died. I do Genealogy, so wanted to make sure it had information on it for anyone who does Genealogy in the future and also to celebrate our lives, not our deaths. Kent’s Parents and mine are also together in death as they were in life. Just love your blogs and how you make us think. Keep up the good work and look forward to the next one. Love you and big hugs always. Lil Sis 🙂

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