I still believe that the core purpose of the journey through this lifetime lies in rediscovering our own light, in the way we deal with what happens leads us closer to recognizing who we really are. Joy, pain, drama, success, love, loss, stress, relief shows the results by the consequences of our actions and reactions. Every little incident tells us something about ourselves and the more we experience the more we might see that it is up to us how we experience what happens. Nothing new! BUT…
All of a sudden, a thought and question were flashing through my mind. What if the actual understanding about life and who we really only comes by leaving this physical life? Certainly, this journey down here tells us a lot about ourselves and the universal laws in order to make use of our spiritual abilities and combine both the physical and the spiritual part. BUT can we really ever understand fully the whole of the divine being we are as long as the mind still plays a role in our existence? In case my name is not Jesus or Buddha… I doubt that.
Religion actually tells us that enlightenment happens when we leave the body. I think, I really get the idea now. We do come closer to an understanding of who we really are with everything we experience. But even if we are as aware as we can be of the divinity inside of us, our physical presence will still have a stronger influence than we can recognize. As long as I say, “yes, I do understand the secrets of the universe or who I really am”, isn’t that still my ego that speaks in arrogance? Until the end of this physical lifetime it may still only be an idea (a good one and certainly an important idea to continue the journey… but an idea).
If I am a candle surrounded by light, how can I recognize my light? But when my light is covered I can see it again once I removed that cover. Let’s pretend:
- For rediscovering my light, I need a physical body to cover it and the tool of forgetting which basically happens by entering that physical body. Therefore it makes sense to me that remembering happens by leaving it again.
- The plan we make for an incarnation is only secondary to fill the time between birth and death with adventures and experiences. That would explain too why I need to learn that I am not anything from this physical world, that nothing can harm the being I really am, that there is nothing to fear, and that therefore love and happiness are the only feelings which match my being – fully recognizing it once I leave this world again.
Perhaps the real purpose of life lies in leaving physical life to understand what life really is. With this insight, death loses a lot of its horror, and at the same time physical life becomes even more meaningful and less scary.
We don’t need to die to become eternal
but to remember and appreciate the value that we already are.
In Love, Light, and Health