Tuesday, May 31, 2016
F: 6 a.m. Rita, you gave us the multiplex-reality-game analogy to describe how we can be interacting with other lifetimes regardless of chronology. You reminded us that we are all part of one thing. Then you walked us through the contradictions about reincarnation – or, didn’t walk us through, so much as remind us, or hint at it. And then you seemed to imply that the nature of compound beings such as ourselves is involved. Not really sure where you’re going with this.
R: Laurie – Uri – reminded you that Katelyn at two said she could see her last future life. You concentrated on “last” rather than “future” – but it is merely a matter of nuance.
One’s last life clearly implies a sequence, and an understood sequence. One’s future life merely orients it with regard to the moment it is viewed from. What was a future life in 1700 could be a past life from 1900, of course. But last is last.
And “last” implies “first,” and implies a sequence, be it long or short. It implies the equivalent of a life span such as is lived one at a time in 3D.
F: I understand that, but I’m not sure we actually said it. You mean, just as a life in 3D has a beginning, growth, and an end, so does the different kind of life which experiences individual 3D lives as moments or incidents.
R: Yes, only not only 3D lives.
R: Well, let’s invent some more shorthand, to make discussion possible. We both know what a 3D life is. It may be regarded as the journey of a soul: created, developed, then continuing in the non-3D and available in its pattern to be used in future 3D souls as a strand.
Beyond and before 3D lives, there is the larger being of which they are made and to which they return. We have explored this somewhat, and we note in passing – and only in passing – that the larger beings themselves are not independent units but are, similarly, parts of a greater organization in the way a 3D cell is part of an organ, and the organ [part of] of a body, and a body of the larger being.
F: As above, so below.
R: Precisely. But, as I say, in passing. We want to keep our focus on the level of being that you can experience first-hand.
There is another level of organization not so easily seen that is less fragmented than 3D lives seen separately, or even 3D lives seen as one larger being –
F: Getting tangled, huh?
R: Let’s go back to shorthand. The skein of “past lives” and “future lives” you connect to by resonance – let’s call all that complex the extended soul’s lifetime. In your case, John, David, Katrina, Joseph, Bertram, etc. You are all individuals, seen one way. You are all part of a unit, seen another way. But. What unit? To leave it (as we have, implicitly, till now) as The Larger Being is to skip a step. And that step now becomes important to consider.
There is an arc of experience that is less than The Larger Being yet more than any individual life. But, see, here we risk getting confused by terminology. So let us arbitrarily –
R: All the lifetimes you are closely connected to are not only human. You could say, they aren’t even all animate. You extend across vastly more than you experience. But if we stretch our definitions too far, they become meaningless.
F: Because All Is One and there’s no place to draw the line.
R: We have been evading that limitation as we went along; that isn’t quite the problem. It is a logical problem that I am considering.
F: Care to share it with the class?
R: A 3D life is easily defined; just center it on the physical life of the body and it defines itself. But when you look more closely, you see that that life was a lot more – porous, let’s say – than it appeared. More was always going on than showed. More was shared “elsewhere” than appeared.
So if you follow those threads, you find that the 3D life was in fact one integral part of a larger individual entity comprising many 3D lifetimes. It is that entity that I am struggling to name. And this entity in turn is an integral part of what we have been calling and perhaps should not continue to call The Larger Being. We now need to separate them out.
F: Just as you said time separates out as we perceive more of the higher dimensions.
R: Very similar, yes. Now, we could call them something meaningless like LB1 versus LB2, but that wouldn’t help, not really. What we need is a description that reminds by its name.
F: Perhaps the larger-3D-being and the larger-non-3D-being?
R: No, but that’s in the right direction. The distinction to be made is the degree of separation from the soul in its 3D lifetime, which is always going to be people’s starting-point in examining this.
3D life – Soul
3D lives in association – Greater Soul
Container of all 3D lives —
F: The crucible? The Larger Being?
R: We may have to retire the term Larger Being now that we have moved beyond it. To now use it in a more restricted sense might add more confusion than the additional precision would warrant.
F: Greater Soul echoes (to me, anyway) Emerson’s Oversoul, but that isn’t necessarily helpful.
R: No, it isn’t. Nothing that encourages a reader to say, “Oh, that’s only X” is useful. That is merely substituting labels.
F: So then, for the vast crucible that contains us and our potential?
R: A crucible sounds like an inanimate thing, you understand. That is going in the wrong direction. And “the creator,” or even the “created from,” leads people insensibly to the idea of God, with whatever associations they may happen to have with the word. It is neither helpful nor correct nor, in fact, more than a vague idea.
F: Well, if you’re making up the term, can’t you just – find it?
R: I see what the problem is. The third level up is not the “container of all 3D lives,” but “the container of all these particular 3D lives and thus their Greater Souls.” The container of all 3D lives we may (or may not) look at another time.
So let us agree to see it this way.
The Soul is the 3D life you experience, which means not only the one physical life but all its associates (“past” and “future” lives).
The Greater Soul is the higher-level unit of which a Soul is a part. And this is what we will look at next.
The Greater Soul Community (until we find a snappier name) is the higher-level unit of which Greater Souls are a part.
And beyond that we will not go until exposition requires definition. Further definition
F: Should that have been that hard? That doesn’t seem like much to come to, after so much work.
R: Little by little. Careful plodding has brought us this far.
F: So it has. Okay, I gather that we will continue to pursue the implications of Katelyn’s statement when we return?
R: Tomorrow’s program is always To Be Announced. You should be used to that by now.
F: Oh, yes! Okay, till next time, then.