I’m fond of the analogy that likens us to pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Thinking about spiritual growth and the evolution of human consciousness.
Recently I’ve come across articles suggesting that we live in a matrix reality, that we are like goldfish in a goldfish bowl swimming round and round a limited reality created by superior beings, and that it is incumbent upon us to escape. The strategy for escape that some are suggesting is a kind of uploading of our thoughts to a large (or perhaps not so large) memory stick, thus ensuring immortality and freedom. There is some truth in this.
Years ago, before indigo children were being spoken of, I was approached in meditation by a beautiful being preparing to incarnate. He told me he would be born in China and that we would probably never meet in person. Beyond that I know nothing of him. He asked for help, saying that many would be coming to Earth over the next few decades who would benefit from a greater understanding and appreciation for who they are and what their purpose is.
Sitting on a cloud looking down on the life you are about to embark on, maybe it looks easy. Maybe it looks a breeze. But here now, living it, maybe sometimes it feels like you are under a cloud. What then? Well, clouds pass; we know that. But when you are waiting for the sun to come out again it can feel like the cloud has forgotten to move and is just going to sit there forever. Stuck with your own personal thundercloud, your very own deluge drenching you day and night.
I have been wondering how often what we consider to be negative karma might actually be no more than an echo ricocheting round our energy field. Maybe you find within yourself a feeling that you have a debt to repay and you accept the discomfort or sadness in your life, saying, “This is my karma and I must work through it.” And maybe you are right. But maybe you are not. And how could you tell?
The contrast between the world we leave when we take on human form and this world we arrive in is very great. Mostly we have dealt with it by forgetting where we came from and getting on with the life we found for ourselves here on Earth. I believe it is less easy now for children to use this strategy. Children now, not all by any means, but perhaps more than we tend to assume, are arriving here with strong, clear memories of other, expanded and naturally joyful states of consciousness.
The powerful bonds we find in our families often have a history beyond this lifetime. In his excellent book The Secret Spiritual World of Children, Tobin Hart, an associate professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia, quotes this report of a mother’s conversation with her three-year-old daughter Nicole: The other day, Nicole and I were eating breakfast and out of the blue she said, ‘A long, long time ago when I was a little boy I could turn the light switch on and off all by myself.’