This is the final Tuesday Q&A of a question that I received via email, and my response.
5. I believe that, in the afterlife, there is no "heaven" and no "hell". What we experience after death has a lot to do with what we believe while on earth and, if at death, a person believes in hell and that he or she belongs there that reality will be created by that person.
I agree. "Heaven" and "Hell" are man-made ideals. Joining the energies that run through the universe and crossing that barrier from Earth (into the light) can be thought akin to a "heaven" or paradise if you will. "Hell" is actually being stranded on earth as a ghost, where you can't communicate with the spirits- it's like torture for eternity.
You don't have to believe in a religion to believe in the afterlife. It's all about energy.
Energy cannot be destroyed only transformed, and our memories, personality and consciousness become an entity of energy after our physical bodies die. Then we make a choice to stay here on Earth as a ghost or cross into the light- passing the Earthly barrier to join the energies of the cosmos (you can call it heaven, paradise, valhalla, whatever you wish).