Originally posted by schuyler
5. It appears that “time” is an intellectual concept that is a convenience, but doesn’t really exist. In other words, your next life could be in
900 BC; time is not lineal.
Time is very necessary in the grander scheme of things. The best way that I can explain this is through an allegorical use of the bible. Jesus said "I
am the Alpha and the Omega" - the first and the last.
Looking at this, we have to points that share the same spot in "time". What does this mean exactly? That in one moment everything has happened within
an infinite amount of possibilities. Think of time - in a typically human sense, as a way of breaking down these events in a way such that our
consciousness can disseminate and experience them on a linear level. Otherwise, in an instant, everything would be experienced and known.
One of my reluctant conclusions is that it appears we may not have much individual control over what happens. What we have come to know as our
own selves, our egos, may have a somewhat small part in this game, a temporary convenience of the oversoul so that he can experience whatever it is he
is attempting to learn. We may be semi-sentient avatars for a Second Life game we don’t know we are playing.
I like to use a metaphor to explain choice/free will and the preordained.
Think of a vine growing up a trellis. The vine has "free will" to grow whichever way it wants to up the trellis, but the trellis will always be the
framework that makes this possible. Your choices are very real and so are the consequences. Life is being dynamically created and guided at the same
Although the lives of most people typing at keyboards these days must be somewhat okay, for most of our existence and for the vast majority of
people today life is as Hobbes described it: “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” It always has been. Nature doesn’t exhibit much
“love,” that thing we’re all told we must spire to. Nature is “red in tooth and claw” and basically lives off death. The number of people
killed by other humans, the number of people living in abject poverty, the number of people who starve to death, the number of people who live without
hope is appalling.
I’m left wondering, what is the point here? Surely you are not telling me that these kinds of lives are secretly teaching their oversouls some
esoteric, but very important message about the meaning of life. It’s pretty apparent that majority opinion is that we, Homo sapiens, are “bad.”
Whether this is objectified in thoughts that “we are destroying the planet” or “We all live in sin,” the message is pretty much the same. This
seems to be coming from ourselves rather than from somewhere on high. We are not a race that loved ourselves. We prefer to blame ourselves, or at
least everyone else but ourselves.
Duality. Negativity is the other face of positivity. Without these precedents, we as humans would not be physically capable of placing innate values
on our experiences. In example, you understand "love" to be a good feeling/emotion because you've witnessed first hand hate and fear during some point
in our lives.
Moreover, anyone that has experienced true love in this world (not romantic love necessarily) knows that there is no feeling like it. No fear, pain,
etc. can even come close to touching it. It is something worth fighting and living for.
I'm also of the belief that we create or own realities. Heaven and Hell are indeed very real places, but instead of them being up in the sky or way
down below, these places are in your heart. Law of attraction, we create our own realities. If you feel that in your heart, that you're experiencing
Hell, then you truly are experiencing it firsthand. Likewise, if you center yourself with love and positivity, the sky is the limit.
You are eternal. No harm can ever come to you unless you let it.
edit on 21-10-2010 by immortal coil because: (no reason given)