What most people don't understand is that spirit can wake up even if the body is dead. Too many people think they are their bodies.
If I were to wake up and discover that my body were dead, I would rejoice that I still had continuity of consciousness, as this is the goal of everlasting life.
Such continuity of consciousness may not be maintainable, though, if you become self-conscious. I was able to achieve consciousness and ability to see without my body only by focusing on helping others without any concern for my self. I lost that ability just as quickly by thinking about the light passing right through me and that the spiritual "me" was not casting a shadow.
Ultimately, we need to get used to loving others as if they were ourselves and placing no attention on self. God will take care of self. Our job is to love others unconditionally and to take responsibility for all their actions to the point of assisting in the achievement of their desires -- even the desires of our enemies.
Without self-concern, we have no limitations. Zero limitations. This is the entrance to Faith, Truth, True Love and Miracles.