Much of the world's problems are because we see separation; division. On a microscopic level, America fears Russia or China fears someone else. On a macroscopic level, we are one.
A dead cat is a dead cat. When alive it mews, bites, runs, feed ...it is so energetic! When dead, it is simply a mass of flesh. Why? It is because the 'thing' that gave it life has left.
The cat was not separate from God any more than you and I. You cannot move without this Power, and, like the cat, you will simply be a lump or mass of flesh.
All separation is created from the mind, the ego. It is a product of fear, insecurity, doubt or lack of hope. Nothing moves without Consciousness. Last year or this year is all the same to It, in so far as it is always omnipresent, always here. But yes, it evolves.
The old concept of a God in the sky is no good to it. It was here last year and also from time immemorial. It is a birthless and deathless state. If you are honest with yourself, you will see that you do not like dark alleys at nights. You look right and left when you cross the road, and you tend to stay away from bullies you don't know or understand. Why? You want to stay alive. What's pushing you?
That which does not exist cannot come into being; that which exists, can never cease to be. We have been trying to destroy God for eons! Why is He/She still here? When we use the mind, it is all I, me, mine, narrowness and inflexibility; when we use the Heart, it is all we and ours; unity and harmony.
Nothing moves without awareness or existence, and if one dies, then what good is your question to him/her? Life can be interpreted only from the standpoint of awareness; existence, and this very thread is an endless eternity that runs constantly through all, past or present. Not a fibre of your hair or mines, for that matter, moves without It's knowledge.
Again, why? Because it is both within and without you, and the same for not only humans, but for ALL Creation. Much Love.