These are notes I made on the subject of one of the central aspects of physical reality:
The physical body is extremely attractive. One could call it an "art object." Nothing Michelangelo or Leonardo painted or sculpted can rival it. The body, inhabited by a soul, comes alive. It walks and talks and eats and procreates. When you have a planet inhabited by eight billion souls cloaked in bodies, you have societies and complexities. You now have problems and troubles. Souls become enmeshed.
It's astonishing to contemplate the reduction of capabilities the soul has to accept and undergo when taking on an infant's body. The lure of a physical body is apparently so great that a soul will forget what it can do. It prefers to enter a starkly diminished existence.
No wonder life on planet Earth brings on such difficulties. The soul, unencumbered, can fly and soar. It can invent, and deal with, energies in all sorts of extraordinary ways. It is immortal. Yet the soul, cloaked in a physical body, presents a very different picture to itself.
[Ron: As I understand it, ascending souls grow from scratch. That is, ascending creature souls start out as nascent consciousness imbeded in inanimate physical matter and evolve through flora and fauna into higher physical creatures culminating in human beings that inhabit a variety of physical forms of which variations of the human forms on this planet are common in our universe. The reason and purpose of this process appears to be to accrete to the individual and through him or her, to the Creator, myriad experiences only attainable in physicality. The process is designed to have trillions upon trillions of sovereign souls that have unique God-given minds and personalities evolve through developing the ability to think and make positive moral choices during a series of incarnations that require undergoing myriad physical experiences so that they become eternal spirits who will eventually unite with the Creator from whence they come.
Souls individuate by seperating from a group soul and subsequently reach a state of consciouness in which they becomes capable of free will choices. Once a soul grows in knowledge and experience and chooses some positive moral action it is infused with a fragment of Creator consciousness and becomes a sovereign human spirit albeit still in a physical body. This transition may require enumerable incarnations. In due course the human soul grows in knowledge and consciousness through experience and positive choices and eventually chooses to seek to love and live a moral life. When that happens the indwelling fragment of the Creator fuses with the individual's soul and the human soul becomes an eternal spirit. The spirit retains all true valuable knowledge on photons hence the association of spirits with light.
After the soul's fusion with the Creator fragment called a Thought Adjuster in the Urantia Book, the human soul journeys through myriad incarnations growing in knowledge and wisdom and moving through ever higher realms of physical experience and spiritual consciousness, graduating through the Local System HQ on Satania, then through a local Constellation HQ and on to the HQ of our local universe of Nebadon. Thereafter the human spirit/soul continues its physical incarnational journey through the local super universe of Overton and thence on to Paradise where the spirit meets with the Creator. Thereafter the spirit returns to the Creation to continue his/her experience, education and evolution by assisting in some form of Cosmic management and administration.
Energy contains information and spirits are conscious energy. As spirits evolve into a state of higher consciousness their energy vibrates at increasing rates so that higher spirits vibrate at rates too high to be accomodated in a physical body. Thereafter, if a spirit being such as Esu Immanuel (aka Jesus the Christ) wishes to incarnate in a physical body the spirit overshadows that body rather than dwelling within it because the physical meat suit cannot contain the high vibrating energy and would be destroyed by it.
To get a real grip on this process one needs to read the Urantia Book (UB). The UB says of human consciousness:
[9. Reality of Human Consciousness]
16:9.1 (195.7) The cosmic-mind-endowed, Adjuster-indwelt, personal creature possesses innate recognition-realization of energy reality, mind reality, and spirit reality. The will creature is thus equipped to discern the fact, the law, and the love of God. ..... (KD EDIT)
16:9.4 (195.10) Human self-consciousness implies the recognition of the reality of selves other than the conscious self and further implies that such awareness is mutual; that the self is known as it knows. This is shown in a purely human manner in man’s social life. ..... And these cosmic gifts [science, morality, and religion], socialized, constitute civilization.
16:9.7 (196.3) Unselfishness, aside from parental instinct, is not altogether natural; other persons are not naturally loved or socially served. It requires the enlightenment of reason, morality, and the urge of religion, God-knowingness, to generate an unselfish and altruistic social order. .....
16:9.9 (196.5) Self-consciousness is in essence a communal consciousness: God and man, Father and son, Creator and creature. In human self-consciousness four universe-reality realizations are latent and inherent:
16:9.10 (196.6) 1. The quest for knowledge, the logic of science.
16:9.11 (196.7) 2. The quest for moral values, the sense of duty.
16:9.12 (196.8) 3. The quest for spiritual values, the religious experience.
16:9.13 (196.9) 4. The quest for personality values, the ability to recognize the reality of God as a personality and the concurrent realization of our fraternal relationship with fellow personalities.
16:9.14 (196.10) You become conscious of man as your creature brother because you are already conscious of God as your Creator Father. Fatherhood is the relationship out of which we reason ourselves into the recognition of brotherhood. ..... We worship God, first, because he is, then, because he is in us, and last, because we are in him.].
All metaphysical philosophies and religions brush up against the question of the soul. However, their pronouncements are vague or confusing or deceptive or false. They raise up some superior and ultimate Force beyond the soul, AND THEY ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME, DIMINISH THE SOUL IN THE PROCESS-as if that is their real intent. ON TOP OF ALL THIS, THE SOUL CLAIMS IT CANNOT DEVELOP A SENSE OF ETHICAL ACTIONS, EXCEPT BY REFERRING TO THE PRECEPTS OF A RELIGION.
[Ron: The soul doesn't claim anything. People do. Religions are socio-political control mechanisms created and operated by rulers and priests whose primary objective is power in this physical environment. Arguably it is a mistake to confuse religion as it is understood on this planet with spirituality. That mistake has been fostered by Talmudists and others who seek power and control over human beings by concealing the truth that EVERY ensouled human being is a temple of God in that they are indwelt by a fragment of Creator consciousness and hence each is an only begotten son (daughter) of the Creator. It follows that ensouled humans do not need external authorities such as priests, gurus and religions to direct their lives. All they need to do is "go within"and heed the divine heart messages they receive from their Thought Adjuster (however described).].
The individual soul is a master chess player who keeps demanding millions of games of tic-tac-toe.
[Ron: I disagree. Arguably it is the physically based human ego, NOT the soul, that wants to pfaff about playing silly games.].
"Immortality wants to become mortal." For what purpose? To find out what it is like to "abandon the act of lifting a mountain in favor of the act of struggling to climb it?"
[Ron: Some highly evolved spirits, including ascenders who have reached higher levels of consciousness and others who have attained Paradise and returned to the Creation, have incarnated in our world to assist with its evolution. Similarly, some angelic spirits have chosen to descend into our world by means of incarnation. Their purpose in doing this is to assist in raising the consciousness level of the planet and its human inhabitants. Such assistance is very necessary because of the placement here of Lucifer and some of his fallen assistants (said to have been about a third of his Satania System staff) plus other miscreants quaranteened here, causing the planet and its inhabitants to be inveloped in negative energies. The result has been a massive corruption of knowledge and understanding and a great reduction in consciousness on this planet that has grossly impaired the planetary genetic mind. These massively negative energies have threatened to destroy the planet. In that sense this is a very unusually dark planet and Universe Management is having to provide considerable assistance to set it and its inhabitants on the upward path to Light and Life. That assistance is about to culminate in a Magnetic Pole Reversal and a stasis period that is needed to cleanse Gaia of accumulated negative energies.].
The soul apparently seeks to wipe out knowledge of itself and what it can do. Rather, it seeks to wear a badge of materialism, which insists that physical matter is all there is.
[Ron: I disagree. Because of the quarantine imposed on this planet to keep evil inhabitants and negative energies from escaping and contaminating other parts of the universe, new souls and spirits who volunteered to come here, have to experience amnesia. New souls and spirits come here to experience physicality and because of the fact that Talmudists have dominated and controlled the planet and its inhabitants, our world is awash in materialistic and atheistic lies such that many inhabitants think that physical matter is all there is. Unfortunately, because these negative Talmudic energies have thoroughly contaminated the planet and global consciousness, many higher consciousness beings who volunteered to come here have apparently not woken up.].
How does the soul bury its vast knowledge and capabilities? Through the sheer act of bringing on amnesia, and also through consigning all that knowledge to a place which has been discredited as "having nothing to do with THINGS AS THEY ARE": THE IMAGINATION.
THE SOUL CAN INVENT ENERGY-but it prefers to spend its days "standing on a ladder in a room changing light bulbs."
[Ron: The Creator is the source of all energy in Creation. Spirits and souls can manipulate energy but they do not create it.].
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