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A small rant, if you will allow me one.

So, I read that esteemed scientist Stephen Hawking says Heaven is just a myth.

In an interview published Monday in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail.

He says: “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

With all due respect, Dr. Hawking, I disagree.  Vehemently so, in fact.  On about a hundred different levels.

I am no scientist but here’s what I know to be true for me: I believe and have witnessed the power of the soul which is alive regardless of whether or not a physical body accompanies it on the journey.  And I don’t need a scientist to tell me what my own heart, mind and soul have seen.  You cannot convince me otherwise.

Dr. Hawking probably feels the same about his opinion.  I bet he won’t be budged because for him, that’s his truth.  And while I honor that it is his truth, for me it totally doesn’t resonate.

See, here’s the thing – I can only share what is true for me from my perspective.  Rarely will you hear me come out and say “This is THE truth!” about anything because there are many paths to truth and many variations of what is true for each of us.  (This is probably why I don’t function well in organized religions – I just can’t accept there is just ONE path to God.  Just can’t. )

And I take issue with his comment about “being afraid of the dark” – I will tell you that the Lightworkers I know are among the most courageous people you’ll find.  It’s not easy work to hold the vibration of love and Light when it seems things are going down the tubes and fast.  Easy would be to give in to racism, homophobia and other really low vibrations.

But bottom line – not a single one of us knows *for sure, without a doubt* of the existence of an afterlife.  We don’t.  I can sit here on my couch and say I really, truly believe that it does but I have no proof outside of the one thing I always trust that’s never let me down – my deep intuitive knowing.  We’ll all find out in the end, anyway.

Do you agree with Hawking’s view? (Probably not – few atheists surf the woo blogs!)

How do you decide what’s true for you? Comments, thoughts, whatever – please share in the comments below.