Debbie, like Bulldog and many others here
, I have told everyone in my family I would like to b creamated and have my ashes spread in the Ocean where my brother's ashes were scattered at our favorite costal fishing spot.
You have mentioned Death and concern. You've also mentioned how TUB has help you not fear death. And I believe not fearing it is well founded. You have chosen God and Life so for you death is just a transition. I have giving you links before to Urantia excerpts concerning Survival, which is what you find after you awaken from the sleep of death which by the way is felt as the same lenght of time wether your sleep is 5 days or a thousand years.
So here's another shortcut for you Debbie. Instead of just a link
here are some TUB excerpts about what happens to your REAL "being" after death. Welcome Bulldog, I look forward to your posts!
P.533 - §4 From the Temple of New Life there extend seven radial wings, the resurrection halls of the mortal races. Each of these structures is devoted to the assembly of one of the seven races of time. There are one hundred thousand personal resurrection chambers in each of these seven wings
terminating in the circular class assembly halls, which serve as the awakening chambers for as many as one million individuals.
These halls are surrounded by the personality assembly chambers of the blended races of the normal post-Adamic worlds. Regardless of the technique which may be employed on the individual worlds of time in connection with special or dispensational resurrections, the real and conscious reassembly of actual and complete personality takes place in the resurrection halls of mansonia number one. Throughout all eternity you will recall the profound memory impressions of your first witnessing of these resurrection mornings.
P.533 - §5 From the resurrection halls you proceed to the Melchizedek sector, where you are assigned permanent residence. Then you enter upon ten days of personal liberty. You are free to explore the immediate vicinity of your new home and to familiarize yourself with the program which lies immediately ahead. You also have time to gratify your desire to consult the registry and call upon your loved ones and other earth friends who may have preceded you to these worlds.
At the end of your ten-day period of leisure you begin the second step in the Paradise journey,
for the mansion worlds are actual training spheres, not merely detention planets.
48:3.8 P.546 - §1 2. Pilgrim Receivers and Free Associators.
These are the social companions of the new arrivals on the mansion worlds. One of them will certainly be on hand to welcome you when you awaken on the initial mansion world from the first transit sleep of time, when you experience the resurrection from the death of the flesh into the morontia life.
And from the time you are thus formally welcomed on awakening to that day when you leave the local universe as a first-stage spirit, these Morontia Companions are ever with you.
P.2015 - §7 In the vast court of the resurrection halls of the first mansion world of Satania, there may now be observed a magnificent material-morontia structure known as the "Michael Memorial," now bearing the seal of Gabriel. This memorial was created shortly after Michael departed from this world, and it bears this inscription: "In commemoration of the mortal transit of Jesus of Nazareth on Urantia."
Pretty Cool, Huh Debbie?
Here's an excerpt from the place I gave you a link to before. I don't know it you clicked on the link or not. But you can click on the blue highlighted HERE
and jump to that link if you want.
What happens after Survival?
47:3.7 P.533 - §6 On mansion world number one (or another in case of advanced status) you will resume your intellectual training and spiritual development at the exact level whereon they were interrupted by death.
Between the time of planetary death or translation and resurrection on the mansion world, mortal man gains absolutely nothing aside from experiencing the fact of survival. You begin over there right where you leave off down here.
48:3.8 P.546 - §1 2. Pilgrim Receivers and Free Associators.
These are the social companions of the new arrivals on the mansion worlds. One of them will certainly be on hand to welcome you
when you awaken on the initial mansion world from the first transit sleep of time, when you experience the resurrection from the death of the flesh into the morontia life. And from the time you are thus formally welcomed on awakening to that day when you leave the local universe as a first-stage spirit, these Morontia Companions are ever with you.
48:8.3 P.558 - §1 The mortal-survival plan has a practical and serviceable objective; you are not the recipients of all this divine labor and painstaking training only that you may survive just to enjoy endless bliss and eternal ease.
There is a goal of transcendent service concealed beyond the horizon of the present universe age.
112:6.9 P.1237 - §1 The soul of survival value faithfully reflects both the qualitative and the quantitative actions and motivations of the material intellect,
the former seat of the identity of selfhood. In the choosing of truth, beauty, and goodness, the mortal mind enters upon its premorontia universe career under the tutelage of the seven adjutant mind-spirits unified under the direction of the spirit of wisdom.
Subsequently, upon the completion of the seven circles of premorontia attainment, the superimposition of the endowment of morontia mind upon adjutant mind initiates the prespiritual or morontia career of local universe progression.
113:6.5 P.1247 - §3 The guardian seraphim is the custodial trustee of the survival values of mortal man's slumbering soul
as the absent Adjuster is the identity of such an immortal universe being. When these two collaborate in the resurrection halls of mansonia in conjunction with the newly fabricated morontia form, there occurs the reassembly of the constituent factors of the personality of the mortal ascender.
117.4.2 P.1283 - §4 Throughout the grand universe the Supreme struggles for expression. His divine evolution is in measure predicated on the wisdom-action of every personality in existence. When a human being chooses eternal survival, he is cocreating destiny
; and in the life of this ascending mortal the finite God finds an increased measure of personality self-realization and an enlargement of experiential sovereignty.
Peace be with Debbie. Welcome Bulldog! God's blessing to all, Vann Teresa and Jo God's Peace be with you