a reply to: Kandinsky
oooo, I love me some Cherryh. I stuck with the more sword and magic series like the 'faded sun trilogy', but maybe I should give some of her more
technological novels a chance.
As to bureaucracy running the place, maybe we are the bureaucracy...all of us. We set hard coded rules and regulations on this reality that can't be
readily changed, so basically everyone lives by the same rules (regardless of pedigree). It does appear that there is more strife throughout the
average life compared to peace and the lack of longing. But maybe that is the point. Something different than what we experience in heaven.
There are opportunities here that wouldn't be available in heaven, such as decay and entropy. Maybe that darkness/chaos/decay is what provides us
unique and original opportunities. Maybe that is why this reality is so wonderful, it gives us a chance to experience something other than
I just wonder if we setup this reality as a free for all experience with no repercussions? Or if taking a plunge into this reality has some type of
consequences that follow us back to the spiritual realm?
And as to the finish line, maybe that is just a human concept due to our mortality (another thing that makes this reality great). If we are immortal
through our spirits, with no decay or entropy in the spiritual plane, there would never be a need for a finish line. It would be more like a
continuous game between friends that will never end.
'Hey, I will select the attributes for being gravitationally challenged along with this desire to self destruct'.
'You choose your equal limitations and we will see who has better karmic debt after 2000 lifetimes'.
It boggles my mind to think that humanity could possibly go back millions of years through multiple advanced civilizations rising and falling. But if
reincarnation were the key, it kind of makes sense.
Maybe in the case of the OP, it isn't so much about reading the future (which I would like to think would be impossible) but a relaxing of certain of
the amnesia blocks so intuition is much stronger. Say the OP is a very old soul that loves this material realm. Through their selection of attributes,
they are able to 'hear the echos' of past lives and are better able to predict future paths.
Like he saw his wife years in the past and knew by his perception of the soul that they were going to be together. Knowing this in his subconscious
until he wanted to bring it into the conscious realm.
I have a feeling that maybe the future does impact the past, but I haven't put any of the pieces together yet into a fanciful fictional story.