I wonder if there isn’t a bigger picture to some of the hotly debated questions of life, creation, destiny, evolution, reincarnation.
What if, as part of the Big Bang and invisible to us all today, a myriad intelligences were created, energies we now call ‘souls’.
Today we call that the Creation.
Like everything else at the Big Bang these were energies with potentialities to become intelligent beings way into the future.
Precisely what they would become was built into their memories.
How they would get there was not.
That was up to the experiences each would encounter along the way – through eons of time.
Each ‘soul’ would encounter different experiences thus making each one different on their way to their end goal.
We call that our Destiny.
Survival of the fittest and natural selection represents survival and selection best suited to advance toward the goal implanted in their memories.
Rather than random selection and survival of the fittest in competition with their immediate rivals.
Which brings into question the basics of Social Darwinism.
Their experiences along the way we call Evolution.
I wonder, do we ever take into account the big picture, the one born eons ago at the Big Bang.
We see only a fraction of the physical evolution over a brief period in the life (so far) of the soul.
Would we change our perception of the Meaning of Life if we were to consider the bigger picture, the soul life of everything, each with its own mission both in and outside this earthly existence?
We can never know what that mission is, of course, for all of Creation.
All we can do is to seek our own purpose in life, our mission here on earth, to make sense of what’s going on in the big picture.
So is a crucial part of the experience sought by each potential intelligence gained through many lifetimes, many incarnations, like a sculpture being chiseled out of a lump of stone?
Or tempered by the steel of a sword, from the fire to the water and back?
Today we call that Reincarnation.
Does the sum total of our experiences, our many lifetimes, the good and the bad, give us the whole picture?
And does that idea give us a reason for our lives right now?
Which at times probably makes no sense at all.
You might protest that it’s not fair.
Don’t we have free will?
Yes we do which happens when we are seeing the small picture rather than the bigger picture.
If life is about experiences then we certainly need our free will.
“Don’t refuse the adventure” writes mythology author Joseph Campbell.
And then, was it God the Creator that created the Big Bang in the first place?
What do you think?
Neil (author of ‘Man Steps Off Planet‘)