You do not have to believe in an afterlife for it to be real. We will tell you, however, that belief opens the door to you becoming aware of the signs of the greater reality. You must have eyes to see. In the case of the non-physical realms, it is not the physical eyes that make this eternal aspect of Life visible. Make the shift within that allows you to see with the heart what is known there already: Love cannot die. You are more than the body. You are eternal. Death is not the end. There is a knowing as you repeat these phrases that allows a different kind of seeing. Begin here and your budding belief will blossom into actual experiences of the interconnected web of all Being.
You are so very loved.