Conversation in the Womb – A Parable of Life After Delivery

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

In a mother’s womb were two babies.One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

–  this lovely parable is from Your Sacred Self by Dr.  Wayne Dyer
Ya Haqq!

3 Responses to Conversation in the Womb – A Parable of Life After Delivery

  1. Phil Yeh says:

    Let’s say there was third baby …

    Third baby: We should sing songs to Mother, about how great Mother is and how much Mother loves us unconditionally.

    Second baby: Yes, that sounds like a great idea!

    Third baby: And also sing about Brother!

    Second baby: Wait, who’s Brother?

    Third: Brother is Mother’s first son. But he’s also Mother.

    Second: Wait, huh?

    Third: Don’t worry, our baby minds are too undeveloped to understand, but trust me, Brother is as real as Mother, and they’re two separate people, but also the same person.

    Second: How do you know this?

    Third: Because of the Book!

    Second: There’s a Book? Really?

    Third: Yes, there’s a Book! Mother has very specific instructions for us in this Book. It was written by other babies, but inspired by Mother herself.

    Second: How do you know it was inspired by Mother?

    Third: Because another baby wrote that right here in the Book! Also, Mother told me this personally.

    Second: That’s strange, I wonder why Mother hasn’t told me that yet. But OK … Tell me more about Brother.

    Third: The most important thing to know about Brother is that Brother loves you so much that he died for you.

    Second: Wait, he’s dead? How tragic! I would have liked to meet him.

    Third: Yes! He died for you! But you can still meet him … he’s your master and he’s waiting for you after delivery. That’s the good news!

    Second: Wait, if he’s dead, how can he be waiting for me?

    Third: Look, Brother died so that we can live. You must believe that in order to be saved.

    Second: Saved from what?

    Third: Eternal fire where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Second: That sounds intense. OK, so Mother loves us so much that she made Brother die for us, because that’s the only way we can live. But Brother’s not actually dead anymore. And if I don’t believe in Brother and call him master, then Mother will send me to the furnace after delivery? And that’s how Mother expresses her unconditional love to us? And that’s good news? And this is all in the Book you found that was written by other babies?

    Third: Yes! You finally got it! Hallelujah!!

  2. Brent says:


    Interesting how you use this parable in as a platform to critique Christianity — and not even the historic Christianity, but the Arminian distortion. The author of that parable was hostile to Jesus himself, and endorses all sorts of anti-christian practices. I know a lot of Christians will use this parable because they think it is a good argument. I don’t think it is a good parable. It is psuedo-logical at best. And I would never endorse it: 1) because the reader is free to interpret it however he wants, and 2) because I don’t want to promote the author in any way.

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