The following is an excerpt from an automatic writing session earlier this week.
Spirit: It is so hard to lose the people we love. Especially if we don’t believe in a continuation of life and we think that death is the end and permanently separates us. And so, many people yearn to believe but are afraid to do so. But as you’ve acknowledged, it is such a great way to work through your grief, because the circle of life truly is a circle vs. a linear line with death at the beginning and birth at the end.
Isn’t that weird how you wrote that backwards to what your mind wanted? It is such a great way to emphasize that life is truly a circle.
Your soul plans, then you’re born, then you live, then you die, then your soul reviews, then your soul plans. It can go on as long as you wish, or like little Maitland, you can choose to create a new circle that involves soul path insights. It is so wonderful to be able to have choice in every aspect of the circle of life. You can always choose to jump off early or come back soon or later. It is truly bliss to have so much freedom and free will.
The only sadness comes when people choose to use their own free will to constrain themselves either because they’re afraid of greatness or afraid of sadness or failure. It is still a gilded cage that can be escaped from but so many choose to create their own gilded cage to protect themselves. When in fact this protection becomes burdensome and the soul is saddened because it can’t spread its wings and learn and experience. It only wants to experience things, but when the body and the mind constrain the soul, it becomes sad, and dissonance occurs. Sometimes this is the root of disease, because the soul and the mind are at odds, and the soul knows it and tries to help correct this dissonance while at the same time respecting the need for the body and mind to exercise free will.
But in the end, it doesn’t result in the plan that had been agreed to, and the mind doesn’t understand because even though it was consulted, it doesn’t remember. It’s almost like the birth canal is a way to wipe clean the memories of the pre-planning. So the baby is brought forth and tries to relearn everything without the aid of the soul because we’re taught that hearing things or knowing things without understanding where this knowledge comes from is wrong or bad, and we are taught from an early age that wrong and bad are to be avoided at any cost, so we set out to cause punishment for bad and wrong so those paths will be taken less and less. Of course, some bad is truly not good for the soul, either, but bad and wrong are judgments that only humans can understand. The soul does not. These judgments are a way for the soul to put itself into this gilded cage, instead of flying free and experiencing everything it desires, without hurting itself or others, of course, it instead is constrained, it doesn’t get to enjoy all the pleasures that would be open to it if it would allow itself to run free. The gilded cage is an awful, awful thing.