An overview which does not contain the reasons I have come to these beliefs.
The soul originally starts off somwhere...wherever it gets created I suppose and then is born into your body. This soul is comepletely fresh and innocent. A new soul. Thoughout your life, there are always many paths you can take, and the new paths change depending on the previous ones you have chosen.
This is apparent isn't it? You can work it out by going backwards. For example, how I met Brent.
Met Brent though a friend from college.
Chose my college program because an interviewer was taking it part-time and it sounded cool.
Was getting interviewed because I needed more money than my previous job.
Needed more money because I had to make rent.
etc etc. So if I go backwards down the line, I can see how my life choices affect my current outcome.
So your intuition and your soul help you to interpret the synchronicities in life. When you are very in tune with this, it helps you to become the best person you can be and to fulfil your life's purpose. (Sort-of existentialist
, except with a purpose) A relatable example of this is making mistakes, and learning from them to enhance your future decisions.
Then you die. Chances are, your soul didn't have enough practise at guiding you and even though you both tried your best, you just haven't reached that level of enlightement. So your dead-soul gets to learn all the reasoning behind your earthly life and it gets all wowed about how everything is all interconnected like it's all a part of a really big blanket and if you pull on a corner, everything moves and if some horrible thing happens and a thread breaks, well, it all starts to unravel...
So then your soul has this knowledge, and returns to a new body. At this point, it still has all its memories from its old life. This is the period between your birth and your first memory. You can read about my first memory HERE
Once you have your new sense of consiousness, you don't remember your soul's previous life but it's ability to guide you and to read the syncronicities
has enhanced and this can push you further than previously. You read the hints life gives you and make better choices etc.
So this cycle continues until your soul has reached its full potential. Now to me, this means that you become compassionate and you can fully appreciate how everything you do affects all other things and how all other things affect you. You realise that the good of the 'whole' is the most important thing because putting your selfish needs first not only hurts the whole, but in the end, yourself, as you are an integral part of the whole. Not only to you realise it, but you live it. I suppose this is similar to Buddhism
, but I think that all people sort of plod along these lines regardless of their religion of choice. I mean, all religions have the similar foundations "do the right thing" and "help others before you help yourself"
So anyways, the soul becomes fully enlightened and that total knowledge is my own personal concept of 'heaven'.
These are my beliefs based on what I have experienced in 25 years of life. Only in the last few years has this really 'solidified' into what you read here. This is pretty much a casual description of my beliefs anyhow and they are generally quite fluid so that my beliefs change and adapt and life reveals more to me. For me, it's about defining my spiritual beliefs around my life instead of difining my life by my spiritual beliefs.
So yes, I believe in God in the sense of a prime mover
who also instills souls with what they need to interpret the world. I don't believe god grants prayers in the literal sense, but I believe in the power of intention
. I believe that heaven is a state of supreme enlightenment yet not a physical place. I mean, a soul is not a psysical body so it doesn't need a physical place right?
In case you can't tell, I've sort of mish-mashed this post together over several different writing sessions so if it doesn't flow... tough!