Part Fourteen: Birth

Truth will dissolve the fear of death. Life is much bigger than what the mind is capable of perceiving with the physical senses. It is continuous. It is eternal and death is more-so the end of one experience. Shedding the clothing of clay is done so simply to release the instrument which enables physical experience. The mind cannot see the totality of existence since the physical senses were designed as instruments which can be stimulated and used only by the physical body. In other words, the conscious mind cannot see what lies outside this physical realm which we call life. However, information about the realms beyond can be gathered during meditation. Through this doorway lies the vast expanse of totality, a place where an understanding of the mechanics of birth becomes visible.

The vast complexity of the body can be seen in publications such as Gray’s Anatomy, written by Henry Gray (1827 – 1861), the autonomist. It describes in detail, the various components and their function. The basic building blocks of the human body are cells, and trillions are required for existence. At a microscopic level, each cell is composed of trillions of atoms which work as a unit to ensure function.

Organs are built from cells. The body is kept alive by its organs all working in unison. For example, the brain is the command centre, the lungs take oxygen into the body, the heart pumps oxygenated blood through the body, the stomach receives food that nourished the body, and so on. However, the functioning of the human body is far more complex than the synchronous operation of a few organs. There is far more to the story.

Glands are also built from cells. The endocrine system is a network of glands which manufacture hormones. Hormones are circulated through the blood stream to produce specific functions. Feelings experienced in daily activities will activate the endocrine system. Feelings originate from the mind’s intention. For example, situations that invoke fear will activate the adrenaline gland, (among others) to create a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. The thyroid gland releases hormones which help maintain balance in the areas of the bowels and heart. An imbalance can result in hypertension, constipation, or diarrhea, among other ailments. The sensations created within the body when communicating through voice or otherwise, is one of the factors that impact the functioning of the thyroid. When the desire to manifest Truth underlines communication, hormones necessary for creating balance within the body will be released into the bloodstream. In comparison, a personality entangled in deception will release hormones which will result in an imbalance. Notwithstanding accidents and environmental conditions, there is a direct relationship between the longevity of a human body and the mind’s connection with Truth. In other words, the people who live the longest have a mental framework underlined by Truth. Total balance is created within the human body when the mind’s intention is underlined by Love and Truth. 

The human body is truly a marvel. Its design and function have baffled scientific minds throughout history. Each cell is like a whole universe. The microscopic vastness, complexity and detail is much like looking at the sky on a starry night, wondering how far it extends and what mysteries they hold. Scientific minds define the size of the cosmos by what can be measured or observed. The knowledge base continues to grow with new discoveries. Logic would dictate that the cosmos extends beyond the confines of the mind’s perception — and totality, even further. The life force or Spirit which animates the body, also exists in a place that is outside the realm which the mind is capable of perceiving. The Spirit reaches into the physical through the mind, in order to experience three-dimensional existence. For this purpose, the collective desires of the Spiritual realm created the illusion of three-dimensional existence for the purpose of experiencing the sensations of the mind. The potential is limitless. 

In order that it may experience the physical plane, Spirit animates a human body through physical birth. Birth is neither the beginning; nor is death the end; but only a part of the continuous flow where states such as the physical and ethereal are experiences in the revolving landscape of life. A single lifetime is a series of experiences orchestrated by the mind, experienced by the body and directed by the Spirit. From the perspective of the Spirit, a physical lifetime is but a moment filled with experiences or opportunities. Within that moment, it is the free will which holds the potential through experiences, to either evolve or devolve. The current state of humanity is the result of this free will.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Karma as “the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and, in its ethical consequences, to determine the nature of the person’s next existence”. The Truth about Karma is often misunderstood as a force beyond the control of the person. It is the Spirit however, which enacts the force and decides how it unfolds in the revolving doorway of physical birth and death. 

The physical world can be viewed as a grand theatre in which all of humanity are the actors. Parents, friends, teachers, siblings, fiancés and even strangers all play a role in the drama of life. Each individual is the director of a personal narrative. The performances of today will determine how life unfolds tomorrow and whether success and happiness are written into the manuscript. The mind is only capable of seeing a perspective of the drama where the cast and relationships are circumstantial, but this is not the whole story. The rest of the story unfolds with events that take place between physical death and birth. 

The soul is a crucible for experiences orchestrated by the mind, its affect and its associated emotions. The soul survives physical death and is eternally connected to the Spirit. Multiple souls would be associated with each Spirit, one for each lifetime. Each soul can be identified by a name, the one associated with the physical body during the time on the earth. For example, the collective experiences of someone called Mary or Jack would live on as unique souls associated with their respective Spirits. All that was gained or lost would remain in the crucible until the opportunity to make changes is presented.

The Spirit would have the opportunity to review past lives and select the events to be experienced in the next physical incarnation. Past experiences which resulted in devolution would be chosen. Reliving the events would offer the opportunity to choose next actions differently whereby a devolving soul would have an opportunity to change, grow and become one with the Spirit. Evolution of the soul is returning to the state of oneness with the Spirit.

Prior to birth, a drama would be organized which would offer this opportunity. A cast would be selected with members who are willing to help. Most of the members would have shared prior life experiences and be connected by a bond of Love. The cast would also have the opportunity to grow and change. The drama would orchestrate events that would create the physical and emotional environment suitable for the challenge. The place on earth would be selected with a suitable political, economic, social and moral environment. A timeline for the series of births would be established and grandparents, parents, siblings, friends, etcetera, would queue to enter the stage.

The life currently being lived by each person on earth is the unfolding of this drama. It begins at birth with a clean slate where the memories from past life experiences are not connected. Each person’s life is navigated by the free will. As the drama unfolds, the choice will determine whether there will be success or failure. When personal choice is based on the direction given by the gentle voice heard within the silence of the consciousness, then the drama would unfold as designed prior to birth. The entity would evolve through change and growth. The inverse is also true. If inner guidance is ignored and instead fear steps into the picture, the soul will continue on a path of devolution. This is the true meaning of Karma.

It is easy to judge someone who is wearing tattered clothing, and who is unkept, drunk or unsavourily fragrant, especially if they are occupying the doorstep of your home. A drama is unfolding with a beggar and rich man who were once brothers. Both agreed to help each other in the next physical incarnation. The rich man needed to learn about compassion. The beggar needed to experience poverty. As the drama unfolds, one was born to a family with great wealth which eventually became his inheritance. The other was born to less fortunate circumstances and ended up begging in the street. 

In this drama, the stage is set where the rich man is being challenged to learn about compassion. At the same time, the beggar is experiencing the true meaning of poverty, hunger, and need. As the story unfolds, every day the beggar asks the rich man for food and is ignored. The appeals for food became stronger and more emotional as the days go by. One day, the beggar is not there. The rich man learns that he has died. All the wealth in the world could not negate the feeling of anguish and remorse. One night, he dreams about a wise man who could heal people by feeding them. He immediately understands the meaning of the dream. He is the wise man and the less fortunate are symbolized by the sick. Healing the sick means finding a way to help the poor. His house is converted to a home for the homeless. Guided by a dream, the rich man learned how to Love unconditionally by expressing the compassion he felt in his heart. 

The law of Karma as expressed in this drama, gave the rich man the opportunity to express Love in the form of compassion. It also gave the poor man the opportunity to experience long-suffering and patience. It was an opportunity for the soul to evolve and unite with the Spirit as one.

It is easy to judge when a child with a congenital disease enters the physical world. In this drama, the child chose this life to provide an opportunity for the parents to learn how to Love unconditionally by being patient, kind, caring and humble. 

The drama of life can extend beyond families to include organizations, churches, and even whole countries. Natural disasters for example can be the result of group Karma. 

A view of the drama, through the meditative state or otherwise, can reveal how the future may unfold. The mind sees this as prophetic. Free will can change the trajectory of the story and invalidate what is seen by the mind as prophetic. 

It is easy to judge the drama of life when the mind does not know the whole story. The revolving doorway of physical life and death offers the repeating opportunity to embrace the true nature of the Spirit by underlying all situations with Love and Truth. Such is the vast power of Love and Truth which extends beyond the mind to the far reaches of the Universe and all of existence.

Existence, amazing and complex as it may appear is created with Truth and held together with Love. Still the mind, and this Truth becomes so clear. Every person’s innate desire and purpose is manifesting Love and Truth. For many, fear has changed the trajectory. Fear manifests as greed, the desire for power and control, etcetera. The nature of mankind has changed due to the infusion of fear in almost every aspect of life. Experiences involving fear seems natural and accepted as the norm by so many. Taking a moment in time, aside from the bustle of everyday life, to reflect and reconnect with the true self which exists outside societal slavery, will open the door to the Spirit within and reveal the true nature of life. Once embraced, the trajectory of the journey will forever change. Fear will no longer become the underlying theme in life, but instead, be replaced by facets of the indwelling Spirit, which are Love and Truth. The soul will evolve to become one with the Spirit and an aura of happiness will illuminate the entity whether the sojourn is on earth or elsewhere.