Theory about what happens when you die. I came across this theory. I am not saying I believe this is what happens, just that it is an interesting concept.
Imagine what it’s like to never wake up from a dream, something none of us have experienced. You’re having your NDE (Near Death Experience). Effectively, you’re in heaven. But then you die, and so you never become consciously aware that you’re not in heaven, i.e., that your dream ends. It’s not like the dream screen displays “The End” or even goes blank! Thus, as far as you know, you’re in heaven forever.
The concept of time here is like that which you’ve “experienced” before-life, i.e., before you were born. Timeless! Billions of years pass by in no time at all, literally. The big difference, however, is that your “afterlife” begins at death enjoyably immersed in a glorious dream. While this dream physically ends, from your mind’s perspective it is now an NED (Never Ending Dream). After a billion years have passed by, for instance, you’re still unaware that you’re not in your NED.
Research shows that what we dream can be influenced somewhat by heavy concentration on a topic just before falling asleep. So what is one’s final dream after fixating the mind on death and its meaning? This happening for days while lying on one’s deathbed or during a tragic split-second when shocked into realizing one’s time is up.
In the context of timelessness, an afterlife must be perceived as a static, forever state of being, not as time one spends in eternity. When in your NED, i.e., your heaven, you won’t know whether an eternity, measured by human-time, slips by just before you die or just after. The last dream event you perceive—that moment and everything it encompasses–simply becomes your forever present. Thus death is irrelevant and your natural afterlife, entered via a dream, is essentially everlasting.