The Cycle of The Soul?

At Harlam we were talking recently about Lamo’s late mother who passed away many years ago, in the conversation Harlin expressed joy that she may well now be out there again, living another life, as she believes in reincarnation.

Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. It is also called rebirth or transmigration, and is a part of the Saṃsāra doctrine of cyclic existence.

Reincarnation

The belief is that when a soul dies it returns within a newly born human in a cycle of continual existence.

Lamo then asked a very weird question about this form of the souls existence. Assume there are eight billion people that inhabit the Earth. If there was some kind of world wide epidemic that wiped out, lets say 50% of the population, how does reincarnation work there? Now there are not enough soul containers available for all those who die to return to?

Expanding on this, as a soul can return in any form within nature, assume the other species on the Planet were also victim to the epidemic, resulting in their numbers dwindling by 50% to. In effect in this hypothesis you have eight billion souls but there are now not enough new babies or other forms of new life for them to fill. What happens to these souls now after the bodies physical death?

Harlin put forward the following thought;

I believe origin of souls was like a big bang. Our souls are fragments of one big giant energy source. So when this whole apocalyptic or epidemic thing happens, souls will shrink back as ONE into this huge ethereal pool of life energy.

Think about god as one entity and his messengers, (as species), like Jesus, prophet, buddha, gurus and other lords as energy fragments of the main source. When they departed from earth, their energy was contained, right back to their original source. This would offer a solution to what happens to those excessive souls if there are no free life containers for them to be reused within. They are simply absorbed back into this infinite pool of life energy.

At Harlam we have talked before about the separation of souls we see being a sub part of something larger. Perhaps not a collective conscious per se? Lamo’s thought is we have a unique soul at whatever state it exists, here in the physical world or if we are part of some ethereal ocean of Gods mind. He is not sure that we lose our individual soul when we go back to that larger Ocean.

Belief that there is an original perhaps limitless Ocean of life energy, that somehow God takes a bucket, dips it in and then that bucket full of that energy becomes us, our individual soul for all time. The thought that when we physically die our soul is then poured back in in this ocean to lose all that we were, is a little sad. If this was the case then how that would make an eternal soul?

Lamo wonders if we take our individual soul nuances with us somehow, slowly building more dimensions within it. If we come back as an Animal then when that dies it is added to the knowledge of our bigger individual souls experience?

Harlin expanded on the concept of an ocean of life energy saying that we could part of one big ocean but that doesn’t mean we have to lose our identity during the process of getting back together?

Or does reincarnation necessitate a wiping of the souls memory of previous incarnations? If so then again, it means that we only exist within this single life span, whether we are human, animal or other being? It would raise the question then though that it would stop the soul from being eternal even though it may exist forever. If the uniqueness is removed each time it is reincarnated, it simply becomes like a continually reused shopping bag, unaware of the previous contents it carried before?

Eternal soul“, is quite the statement to. In theory it cannot be everlasting as the ethereal energy pool is a product that is bound to this single Universe. Which we know has a beginning but more importantly, at some point an end. Surely our soul is only as eternal as the Universe in which it exists?

Another idea, for as Harlin rightly says, “Many theories can be plotted on this subject. We could only assume how it may work, only as far as our imagination takes us“, what if humans, plants, animals along with other forms of life are part of Gods organs. If God is just one body then we, all life, are just cells of a particular organ? Its a different analogy that she uses on the belief of Pantheism that the Universe and God are one and the same. The following is a thought from this belief as to what happens when we die;

“At our death the temporary separation of our genetic structure and our consciousness is ended, and we are more fully united with nature and the cosmos, and the matter of our bodies is recycled into new life. During the process of dying we should relax into this realization, float and drift in the sea of matter. Such an attitude is far more calming than to worry whether we are headed for heaven or eternal torment – or whether we’ll be reborn as a cockroach or a king.”

Harlin sometimes thinks that our existence is selfish. We are born with one purpose called LIFE no matter what the journey is all about. After all if we think truly about it, the only person we spend our entire life with, it is our self. Here the idea is when this solo mission is accomplished then its THE END. Our purpose is to live in harmony with none other than our own SELF firstly and lastly. To accept who we are, to love ourselves, understand our own unique soul.

When Lamo queried what she meant by this, she explained how she had learned from patients in the ICU ward she once worked, about near death experiences. These people had talked of being given a choice, of coming back, or moving on. The thought is that we live many physical lives during human history, in each we learn a new lesson about life, existence. When that physical life ends we take that knowledge gained but are then guided by what are master souls, those that have acquired more knowledge than our own. They then guide us in choosing where to then live our next life, but given a specific idea, lesson to learn, to continually expand our knowledge. Eventually we will become master souls, where we have learned what THE END actually is.

There is another side to this constant living of past lives, in that if we wronged someone, then we owe that soul a debt to be repaid. Until we do, then when we die, we cannot move on until we go back as many times as are needed to set right our indiscretion. Until we have lived a pure life, with all conscience clear, with all our fears removed, we will continue to come back to live another life. She refers us to the fascinating book of Dr Brian Weiss – Many Lives, Many Masters who expands greatly on this idea.

Lamo thought this was an interesting idea then offering the next thought. He wondered if God gave us free will, the ability to make those choices Harlin described, (To be selfish), but if they are more like choosing subjects at University. Once you finish, die, our choice of belief then defines where you, (your soul), goes next?

Well what Lamo wonders is that, if a person chooses to believe it simply ends when you die, then God grants that, ending that souls existence. (Maybe going back to the eternal Ocean but as recycled energy). Or like Harlin, if you choose to believe, in reincarnation, in whatever form that is, then when you do God again grants you that choice you made when your current physical body dies? Like some kind of reward for finding your own belief, although during life it is hidden. After all we should not be swayed to do something knowing we will get a treat for doing so.

Here is a thought. Maybe through reincarnation we are able to learn all the things of the Universe, however that may happen. Eventually when we have experienced enough life cycles, at the end we understand how the Universe actually works. In reaching this level of education, we are then given our own Universe were we are now God?

It would go towards answering one more thought of Harlin’s. She  added to our conversation that maybe this whole “life and universe” thing is just an experiment set up by God, In order for us to figure out. God must be making new models with new set of brains commanding, “Go. Live. And try to figure out who your master is!” Whether the answer to that question is God or we reach the conclusion that we our masters of our own self having been afforded the opportunity, maybe guidance, from God?

 

How do we draw a conclusion on our journey of thought we have travelled within this post? We think that Harlin summed it up beautifully when she quoted;

Many theories can be plotted on this subject. We could only assume how it may work, only as far as our imagination takes us!

 As humans we can only surmise about the nature of our soul, where it may originate to whether it may be eternal. In the greater scheme of the Universe with the design principals that God has built it to are well beyond our comprehension, maybe even our rich imagination. The one thing that both Harlin and Lamo do agree is that no one is right, yet no one is wrong with what they believe, it is as individual to each living being as is their soul. In life we should continue to strive to understand, strengthen that belief or find a reason to adapt it. For when we do leave this physical body is the life we lived the defining experience that sets up the path of where our soul then goes?

When we write our posts we are not writing them as, “This is how it is.“, we try to share our own ideological, even theological beliefs with each other as it helps us expand our understanding of what might be possible. We hope that you who read our words are then encouraged to evaluate your own beliefs, for they are as right as anyone else’s. Please do leave comments we love to hear from others.

 

(c) Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2019

Letter To Death

Dear Death,

We have recently found ourselves becoming curious over you and your existence. Not that you don’t exist but questions about who you are, your role in the Universe. If indeed you are bound to our Universe at all that is. We all hear the phrase “God’s Plan” here but is it?

Our minds wonders do you determine when a living thing is to be released and it’s soul given over to God, or are you simply doing God’s bidding? If so then the image we have of the “sands of time” being in your procession disappears. Destroys the idea that you are the one who sets out what time a life has to exist, in essence why do you need to be? What function would you play in the Universe if this were the case we wonder?

Harlin raised the thought that your are a “rescuer“, to release us from the binds of the restricted physical mortal life to something much more wonderful?

It got us to thinking, do you exist because of God, or does God exist because of you? Is it maybe that you are God just dressed differently? Are you the manifestation of God sent to collect the soul when the physical life it had finishes within Gods plan? In which case this letter is completely mute of course.

On the other side of the ethereal coin though, is God a manifestation of you? As for you to exist you must have life to end but in order for that to be, there must be a life giver.

Whilst so many fear you, we wonder if we should in fact thank you. As it was you who bought the creator into being who then created us in order to justify your existence. Well, sorry, not justify for this is a human construct, give purpose to your eternity as we see it?

We both, (Tentatively), look forward to meeting you that you may give me the answer we seek, but not too soon we hope.

Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2019

Where Does Our Soul Live?

As we continue with our thoughts on the human soul, our last post Graveyards, Places of Pilgrimage? raised the very perplexing question not just of us here at Harlam, but with so many people in the world today. That being the not so small question of where does the Soul actually reside within life? Here is our thought on this as we have thought about it.

I know many, like the Egyptians, place it in the heart because of what this does for the life of a living being. Which, (We didn’t know), is why all other organs are removed before mummification, except the heart which was mummified because of this. HeartMummification Weirdly the other organs are placed in ceremonial jars in case they are needed in the afterlife. (Yukk…) Yet this now brings up an very interesting modern twist on this idea, let us explain. The reason the heart was mummified was that Anubis, (God of the Underworld), would weigh the heart, (Believed to contain the Soul), on scales against the ‘Feather Of Truth‘ If it was lighter then the Soul was full of good deeds and would pass into the Underworld. If however you had lead a bad life then your heart would weigh heavier than the feather of truth, then Ammit the Devourer would appear and eat your soul, you would cease to exist.

The question that has to be asked about this is, what happens to the person’s soul that gets a heart transplant? If the Soul does reside here then their soul becomes that of the new host! Yet we know that generally people who get them are the same as they were before, they are still the same mind, spirit and soul. There are cases were people have argued that the person has changed, that their personality now differs so they say that this is because of the soul within the donors heart. We would say that of course the person is going to be different, they have just survived dying by getting a heart transplant, that is going to change nearly everyone’s attitude to life, this is the change others see in that person. It is not a conflict, or transference of souls.

Others place the soul within the Pineal Gland within the Brain, (The 3rd eye as it is often described.) It being called the third eye as it is one of the Chakras of the body and it is responsible for our biological rhythms. PinealGland Harlin says that some call it the link between physical and spiritual world. It’s what maintains harmony. But the real  question, her subconscious just popped in is,  harmony as in?? Soul and body?? Does it act like a mutual agreement??? Like a patch up / compromise between the two???

Well the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes though it was the “Seat of the Soul” and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.” (However, his observations have been widely rejected since.) Located near the center of the brain, the Pineal Gland is a very small organ shaped like a pine cone (Which is where it gets its name). It’s reddish-gray and about 1/3 inch long. It secretes a single hormone, melatonin which is rather special because its secretion is dictated by light. Thus melatonin secretion is low during the daylight hours and high during dark periods, nightime when you sleep!

The Pineal Gland’s full purpose is still a bit of a mystery. But research suggests that we’re getting closer to understanding it and more about the endocrine system as a whole. However that it is the seat of the Soul, becomes less likely as more is known about it.

Many say the Soul lives in every human cell HumanCell as they are all alive in their own right. Lamo has thoughts on this as it ties in with the idea that it may be relevant to the energy strings of the Physics theory of the same name. Please see our original thought on this idea God The Conductor were we put forward this Science & Religion together idea.

But again this raises another question, (We know so many questions!), if the soul lives in every cell then what happens to it when we have our hair cut for example, are we losing a bit of our soul? Hair follicles are creating new cells all the time, so is this making our Soul bigger? This idea also has to bring us back to organ transplants to. With so many more parts of the human body now being transplanted then what would happen to the Soul? If it does live in every cell, then it lives in all these organs to. If we give a Kidney are we giving up part of our Soul? Conversely does the person getting it gain part of our Soul in them? Would this lead to some kind of Soul Schizophrenia if that person had several transplants from different people? (We know a weird thought but if the theory is true then this is possible!)

One idea that crosses our mind is, perhaps the soul is like an ethereal Battery, in that the individual string energy in each fundamental piece of matter that makes up our physical body, (All of these living cells.), merely are like the flow of electrons required to keep it charged, energized? This would then explain why we can lose cells in hair cuts etc. yet not lose a piece of our soul.

Now though we hit a very real question. If it lives within our cells but needs many to exist then explain how at the instant of conception when we have but a few cells, if we actually have a soul at that point? Or does there come a point during the development of a baby that somehow there are enough cells to generate the energy to create the Soul battery? It simply cannot be in every cell as an individual soul else we would be leaving our soul everywhere in this physical world?

OK now here is a really weird thought, (This is what we are famous for though!), does a Soul have intelligence as we understand it? The idea of it being tied to these energy strings has made the assumption that the Soul is made of pure energy yet if that is the case how does this Soul energy have the ability to communicate? Our thought comes back to the energy strings that are described within the theory of the same name. (String Theory.) We postulated, in a previous blog, that this may be how God’s presence is everywhere along with his ability to make them vibrate in different tunes to affect the physical Universe. (You can read that thought here God The Conductor ).

Are our Souls able to affect this same manipulation of these energy Strings? Perhaps somehow more localized though to just those contained within the cells that make up our physical bodies? (Read on as we unravel all these thoughts to we think an actual conclusion.)

We think that our soul that we are aware of here in this small physical Universe is merely an extension of a bigger one from another realm. (See our thoughts on The Interfaces of the Soul? ) Somehow we are given this physical body at the point of creation, (Conception within the physical body of another soul’s remote female physical form.), as some sort of extension, like an smart online Web Cam if you will. Our Ethereal main Soul of energy, (Our true self in the other Realm.), can sense or see what this extended part experiences and learns from the physical senses yet it is a one way communication stream. Thus this offshoot of our main Soul becomes self aware itself yet can not really sense its connection to its larger constituent part. We think that this is some kind of learning experience method for our main Soul. We go further as we believe that it even does this multiple times and that it may probably even have several connections to many bodies in this physical realm? (Including that of other living beings like Dog’s, Cat’s etc.) We think that somehow the energy within the living cells is used to, ‘Power’ this remote learning shell in the control of our larger Soul, as we say almost like an Ethereal battery.

Rather than a Web Cam, think of it like a deep sea rover with a person in perhaps, this remote person feeds information from sensors back to a bigger mother ship, (Via a lifeline cable), for interpretation and learning. (A simplistic analogy we agree.RemoteSoul We also think that it is the mind that becomes the experience store over the life time of this physical body as it processes life experiences for our main Soul to learn from. In effect it creates memories as this part of the soul sees them in our aware mind like we permanent memory stick. Thus the mind and Soul are tightly coupled together. The mind, our aware self from this physical realm, goes back to the main Soul when we die, with these memories as a record of what it learned during its time here. Like we would look through an album pf photographs from our life.

Here though now we can answer, (We think.), the question raised in our Graveyards, Places of Pilgrimage? post as to how we can communicate with those that have died. Imagine that in the other Realm it is a huge room, with each Soul sat at a desk with its remote viewing screens. (Perhaps not all the time, hence needing the minds memories to review again as we do photographs of our past.).

Lets say that Soul A’s remote physical body has died. This means that when any Souls still alive here in this physical Universe talks to another Soul they knew here, it is their main Soul that hears this on his remote screen in the other realm. (OK let’s try an explain this as it is not easy!). Let’s say this Soul that still has a human soul in this physical Universe is called Soul B. When Soul B hears their physical Universe remote Soul talk to Soul A then in this big other realm room call Soul A over to Soul B’s remote communication screen to hear the message and send a response if needed back through it.

Therefore we have answered, where the soul lives in the physical Universe but also how we can communicate, or send messages to those Soul’s that have passed on from this physical Universe back to the other realm. We also think that because our main Souls also have remote connections to animals, Cats, Dogs etc. it is why these animals have the apparent ability to communicate with the dead, answering our question raised in the blog Cats, Messengers from the Underworld?

(c) Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2018