If life is a TEST, shouldn’t we all have the SAME question paper? I am sure at some point all of us may have wondered about why some people are born poor and some rich or why do some people die young and others live long or perhaps, why are some people born with debilitating congenital diseases and others normal. You may very well say that no matter what kind of life a person may have, he has his own cross to carry. But, wouldn’t you agree it’s just ‘slightly’ easier when some of us have a pick up truck and others don’t even have legs to carry themselves, let alone carry anything else?
To me, it never made any sense until I chanced upon considering the notion of reincarnation. It embodies the idea that we enter a reincarnational cycle and live various lives as kings, queens, slaves, beggars, doctors, artists, lawyers etc. and sadly while on these paths, we have also been murderers, thieves, extortionists, rapists, abusers and whatever else fancies your imagination. Every life we live has a setting and within this framework; we have absolute freedom to conduct our life in a manner we see fit which could be negative or a positive. This change of roles and scenarios in multiple permutations and combinations is the expression of our Soul, a powerhouse of energy and creativity. In order to experience it’s potential, it manifests a part of it into us, fleshlings and together we evolve and expand our consciousness which in turn promotes growth of the Soul and ourselves. The soul is never static and is always in a state of becoming and so are we.
To understand further, think of yourself as an actor and your life, a play, hardly a new analogy. In fact, you yourself write, produce, direct, set up props, themes and the environment for the play. You and everyone else playing along. Moreover, you get so involved in this grand production, so engrossed in the challenges of your character that you forget it is but a play. While you play this role along with everyone else, there are other plays happening simultaneously, some probably set in 3000 BC, some in the 17th century and yet some still in the planning phase and hasn’t yet begun. And these plays are also created by you! You are as much a part of those plays as you are a part of this present play (your present life). These other plays are your reincarnational lives. Essentially, just like you, these reincarnational selves are also manifestations of the soul and all of you live your respective lives at the same time! It is difficult for us to comprehend such a concept as we are are not aware of our multidimensional selves and we consider time as a linear progression of events that seem to represent a cause and effect routine. Everything that has ever happened, everything that is happening and everything that will happen exists now in this moment!
Contrary to popular belief, we do not necessarily have a rotten life now because of some God-awful thing we did in a previous life! All our reincarnational lives are happening at the same time and carries on just as we planned, to attain various goals. The soul manifests as many personalities at one time. The reason being, that the scope of experiences as physical beings/ non- physical beings/ whatever-other-kind-is-out-there beings is vast and one personality cannot cope with the entire gamut! Spiritual development would literally come to a halt. Apart from individual development, plays often have a purpose, for the entire setting as a whole too such that all the actors work together on seemingly different insignificant aspects of a greater problem that the play itself is to solve, like say, global warming/ world peace etc. This kind of a theme inspires masses and brings us a step closer to development collectively.
All this sounds quite exhausting, I mean, when does it all end? When do we get off the bus? This is not a punishment, be assured our consciousness takes great joy in setting these lives no matter how hopeless they seem because it knows the truth, the undisputable nature of things and of existence. It is only the limited perception of our ego that does not comprehend the system and feels helpless. We must look beyond and broaden the range of our perception precisely because the ego is not and does not represent us in entirety. It is only a portion of our psychic structure that helps us perceive life in physical dimension.
Each of us has our own demons to battle and everything we go through is for a reason. It may not be apparent right now but looking at life with the eyes of faith and goodness can alleviate much of the negativity we encounter. Because we chose our lives doesn’t mean, next time u see a beggar you think he chose poverty, it’s his battle and I must not bother myself with it. This kind of attitude again signifies negativity, which in turn defeats the purpose. As scary as all this may seem, we are never alone, never forgotten and always have guidance, always receive constant support from our soul and other reincarnational selves. I am going to conclude with a quote from this movie I so admire.
So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead. Thing to remember is if we’re all alone, then we’re all together in that too– P.S. I Love You