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A child sits with his mother as he looks out to sea. His thoughts fly as freely as

the seagulls he watches and he asks his mother, “What happens when you die?”


The child’s mother looks out to the blue, far stretching sea and answers, “My

love, your soul is born again to fly”.


High up above Cape Byron, a flock of seagulls swoop and dive. A thermal circles

them ever higher in a vortex of sheer joy.


One seagull shrieks to his friend “Look at all those surfers down there, riding the

waves. They are suspended in the power of Nature, just like us! Water and wind

in perpetual motion.”


Meanwhile out in the sea a surfer feels like he is in Heaven as he paddles to

catch a wave.


Then suddenly, out of the blue, a shark takes the surfer’s body and swims away.

“And where does your soul fly to?” asks the child.


“You fly to wherever your heart takes you, my love. Your thoughts will carry you

to the source of your imagination; a place so loving and safe. You will feel like

you are home. There will be a guiding light and it will look after you.”


While up high goes the surfer’s Soul, high up into the sky. He looks down

towards the Lighthouse and feels suddenly safe and loved. A seagull flights past

him and rejoices, “Welcome back to the flock. You won’t need your leg rope any

more, you are no longer tethered, you are free to fly and surf the sky”


“But mummy, my heart is with you”, said the child.


“Then, my love, in your dreams you can practice your wings”.


While the Soul of our surfer soars high above the Mother and Child, his arms

become wings and he is a seagull…. a true soul of the sky. Heaven is here, his

ocean home, the source of his joy...and here he will fly, in the heart of his



As he remembers the time he asked his mother as a child...


What happens when you die?


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Soul Survivor

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