SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING DIFFERENT
By Marivir R. Montebon
New York City
I browsed directly into the last page of the little book Lessons of a Turtle by Sandy Gingras, which my daughter Nikki had given to me as a birthday gift last year. It reads: the end of the story is never the end of the story. True of course, because the end is just another beginning of something else.
Life is constantly evolving. We are flowing into time and space that nothing ever really ceases in the journey. Even death is a transition. When the material body stops to function, a new energy is transformed and escapes that body and moves into a different realm outside of the material. This transformation may be explained by the conservation of energy law which says that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed into something else.
I remember my teacher Miss Humaida Jumalon in Biology in college who told us the human body is an example of the perfect organization where body parts and systems are well coordinated in order to breathe life into a person. It is a shame, she said, why we destroy that perfect body by smoking, eating the wrong food, or not getting enough rest or even by worrying. This kind of lifestyle alters the energy level of the body, such that it degenerates and eventually ceases to function.
Both a highly spiritual and scientific person, Miss Jumalon told us very confidently, that when the body dies, an energy (or the spirit) that lives within that body escapes to move towards different realm. That goes to explain the existence of spirit when people who returned to life from a quick death, how they felt being sucked into a tunnel and bathe in light before regaining consciousness.
Incidentally, ‘the end is the beginning’ is the first chapter of my upcoming book, “Biting the Big Apple: Memoirs of a Journalist Turned Immigrant” which will be out very soon, first on cyberspace and later on in print. Hopefully, this book will be the beginning of a new realization on the part of our dear readers.