reply to post by ImaFungi
As to your first questions: "how do you know the universe is a university,,,,, what is creating all these souls and the ladder,,,, you believe in (
god,creator, orchastrater of this school?).
Through study, meditation, astral travel, divination, and lots and lots of experience and contemplations. The Universe is continuously expanding and
growing. As are the formations of universes, suns, and finally life on not just our planet but many begins to evolve. Souls are formed through the
experience contained through a lifetime. Most young souls will want to be reborn several times before returning to the Source. (God, Goddess, Mother,
Divinity. Take your pick.) Why? Because it is appealing to form one's own identity through the experiences of many life times. Thus, your soul is
constantly at University so long as you remained divided from God. There isn't anytime limit on the length your soul takes to return to Source. Time
doesn't exist the same in the in-between anyways.
The ladder is allegorical and not literal. It has to do with karma. The karmic debt you acquire in any lifetime determines where you can reincarnate
to, and in what form. I believe we always have free will. In this world, the in-between, and reincarnate. The soul rebels against anything else.
Therefore, it is likely not to be taken away arbitrarily. The only time I believe we lose our free will at the soul level, is when we surrender it,
and return to be at one with God.
As to the final thoughts of your post. I am right there with you. I also question everything. My ideas and thoughts and belief system shift and sway
all the time. However, the basic tenets of being a good person are fairly parallel with all other systems of belief. So how I view it is of little
matter, so long as I act appropriately. I want to learn everything. I want to go everywhere. Some places, more than others. As to the ladder being and
up and down a literal ladder. The ladder is allegorical. Your soul is always your own and can return to source at anytime it doesn't want to incarnate
into form again. No one can take away your free will. They can limit your physical freedoms. Society can impose laws upon people. They can chain your
form or cage it the duration of your life. However, your soul is always your own. As to the different places a soul can go? I don't know. Limitless -
if mathematics has anything to say about the probability of life existing else where other than here.
Our reality is like a software program. There are defined parameters that as a baby into adulthood we struggle to learn and understand. (Soul at
university) How many other realities are out there? Completely alien to our own? I don't think our soul is bound to Earth and Earth alone. I think
that when we die, we rest (I'm Wiccan, we call the in-between) at Summerland for a spell (time is different, though I couldn't explain how) before
deciding what your to do next. YOU decided, according to the karmic debt that limits your choices. So be a good boy or girl, as Santa say's, because
the naughty list shortens your choices!
But hey, that's just my own poetical musing of the nature of our soul. Primarily derived from astral travel, meditation, channeling, and research. It
is probable that when I pass from this world - I guessed it all wrong.
Could happen. :LOL:
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