We can all agree that we’ve come a long way from Neanderthals. Evolution may be random, selective, multi-directional, complex, dependent etc. but is never stagnant. Just about everything around us is always in a state of change, so is our soul. We understand evolution of the soul to be unidirectional, more precisely a bottom to top ideology. In terms of progress, top is where you’ll find your place of eternal joy, i.e., the heavens and bottom is where this diabolical entity whirls a nasty ass fire waiting for some sinner’s soul to fall in.
We have this set idea of a one- direction development courtesy of religious dogmas. However, my intention is not to challenge these beliefs because at the time of their inception they served a purpose. A purpose indeed but for that time alone in line with the level of spiritual development and root assumptions existent then. Eventually, we were all meant to get out of that phase and move into a higher level of consciousness thereby enabling us to perceive reality for what it is and not for what we were told it is. Obviously, that didn’t happen, not throughout anyway.
In truth development or evolution of the soul unfolds in all directions, as is apparent if you consider the idea of probable systems of reality and reincarnation, obviously because this enables the soul to spiritually evolve faster and grants a richer and an all-encompassing experience. How else would a soul experience the entire gamut of human existence, i.e., poor, rich, famous, sick, primitive… you get the point. But because we have been conditioned to believe otherwise, we do not realize the true nature of our soul.
The most potent way to tame and manipulate the mind is to program it into a belief system. I remember reading this somewhere that from the time you come into this world, even before you are able to differentiate between food and poop (Guilty! This part’s me!), you’re given a nationality, religion, culture and you did not even choose it! You grow up learning it, believing it, defending it and being part of the flock. Seems harmless enough, isn’t it? But the problem here is that it closes the mind and snuffs out any opportunity to explore by oneself for oneself, specifically with regard to religious dogma. This one did a real number and its signature accomplishment was division among humans.
Don’t get me wrong, while all our religions were initially built around the truth (true nature of reality/ ultimate unison of the Source and soul) at its core, most of the symbolism, stories and events that developed later were far from it. How so? These symbols/ stories/ events were creations and projections of a collective consciousness with limited perception of reality. What do I mean by that? Let’s go back to the fundamentals; we create reality through our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and intentions. When a large group of people hold similar thoughts and beliefs; their expectations project into the physical world faster and almost certainly.
Most events throughout human history, miraculous/ religious and otherwise, occurred because large groups of people put enough energy into it in the form of faith or fear. These were projections of their inner most beliefs and expectations spun from limited perception with or without their knowledge. For e.g. the devil does not exist but because of the energy he’s given by the people who do believe in him, he is real enough for them and possess a certain amount of consciousness too. He is the mass projection of certain fears.
Folks like Christ, Buddha and other enlightened beings, knew the truth and they tried in their own way to help others realize too, again, in line with our level of consciousness. They gave up everything and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the truth to prevail. I am not proposing that you give up life and go meditate in the Himalayas but take a larger step in the spiritual path, strive to have your own individual spiritual experience instead of relying on somebody else’s testimony, enable expansion of the soul and connect with your multidimensional self. The truth will inevitably reveal itself. Let us pave a path for the Source and the Soul to unite. Yes it takes commitment as with anything else but would you have it any other way?