reply to post by colin42
Actually, I agree with your assessment in the last sentence. With some short breaks, my life here has many times led me to question if this were,
indeed, hell. Prison is meant to pretty hellacious. Ergo, the assessment.
But you do bring up an important point: the freedom of choice. But what if all your choices are poison, or result in toxicity, of one kind or
another? In my experience, this is a place where the more one tries to exemplify certain aspects of character and integrity which are important to
them, the more they are manipulated into being, or being perceived as, the opposite.
Another of your points: why would you assume a spirit wouldn't care about other spirits? On the contrary, I think. The caring may even be more
authentic, as your relationship to another spirit would have nothing to do with physical needs, desires, or physical appearance. Also, I doubt when
we get to a spirit/soul stage there is much ego involved.
As to the "freedoms" I outlined: First, I wasn't talking about being held hostage TO your beliefs, but BY them.
The things I outlined there could easily be turned around by someone, say a clever sadist. Let's say I tell the clever sadist I don't believe they
have the right to hurt or restrain me. And let's say they tell me that the only way they can be happy is by doing something like that to someone who
doesn't want them to. We want the freedom to pursue our own happiness, right? So am I holding the sadist hostage, or is he holding me hostage?
This is a way to be held hostage by your belief, and a way of seeing that freedom for one person can literally be a cage for another.