WHAT HAPPENS TO ME WHEN I DIE?
When I die, although all the material of which I am made will remain in some form, it will no longer be structured to engage in the activity of being me, the person I am. Hence, the person I am now will cease to exist. No heaven, no hell, no spirit world, or whatever (note 1).
However, my awareness of being -- my 'Soul' in the terminology of the theory (note 2) -- will 'survive'. This is because the theory considers self-awareness as an emergent property of the universe itself; hence the term 'Universal Awareness'.
On my death, in a manner of speaking I cannot be aware of being the person I am before death, so I will be aware of being another entity capable of consciousness and self-awareness. This may be any sentient being in the entire history of the universe within the time frame that such beings are viable.
Thus all beings capable of self-awareness, again in a manner of speaking, 'share the same Soul'. We may refer to this as the Universal Soul.
The theory adopts an understanding of time which means that Universal Awareness is timeless. Our 'awareness of being' is eternal, with no beginning or end. Therefore you and I are forever aware of being some sentient entity.
However, in reality it makes no sense for me to ask, 'Who will I be in my next life?' or, 'Who was I in my previous life?' The time frame of any individual's life, as consciously experienced by them, belongs to the individual and ceases on their death. There is no series of past, present and future lives as envisaged by some religious and philosophical belief systems. So, although it is inevitable that I will wonder who I will become when I die, this question does not really make any sense in terms of the theory (note 3).
When you are ready, proceed to the next part below, 'A CLOSER LOOK AT THE THEORY'.