Originally posted by Maddogkull
But seriously do you believe in a soul? Like you said if nothing and everything is the same thing, wouldn't that mean there wouldn't be a
The "nothing"/"everything" would be the "cosmic consciousness/awareness" that the poster above me referred to, that we are all connected to.
There are many levels that remove us from this experience, of everything as being only 1 thing. First, we experience ourselves as a body. Which is
an illusion, as we are not really our bodies, but the 1 thing experiencing itself as a body
, and going through various biological
mechanisms/etc. in order to do this.
I liken the various levels of "soul" to a tree. Awareness/consciousness arises from the 1 thing, which is equivalent to the trunk of a tree.
First the tree splits into very large branches, which are like "oversouls," or over-arching energies. Then these split into smaller branches,
which then split into even small branches, eventually creating the profile of the whole tree. These energies split more and more, until you reach
individual instances of experience, like leaves. Individual people, individual circumstances, whatever the case may be. The nitty-gritty mechanics
of how "souls" work is something I wouldn't know in any more detail than that, whether it's encoded into DNA, the whole thing with
reincarnation, except that when "you" die, only your body and your ego die but consciousness itself was never born and can never die.
How can there be evidence that my thoughts are outside my body??
That's a complex question that can have many different answers, but for one thing, I can tell roughly what most people are thinking/feeling just by
watching them, because their body language gives them away. Only someone who is totally outwardly expressionless is impossible to read in such a
way, but even then some people may be able to read more subtle signs that I'm not capable of. And I'm talking about facial muscles tensing and
relaxing, breathing patterns, eye movement, the way someone dresses, the way they talk, what they talk about, pretty much any and all "context
clues" at my disposal.
Information is a form of energy, you know.
A very "high" order of energy no less, that occupies no particular physical location, thus is
non-local and multi-dimensional.
Also our cells emit photons that appear to come from our DNA, in the nucleus of each cell, but you can do a Google search on that if you want because
that's all I know about that.
[edit on 11-10-2009 by bsbray11]