This will be my last post on my updated thinking about past lives. It’s sort of an aside to something else I’ve been thinking about.
Legions of people think about being here — > progressing to here. The idea is that we’re going forward to a more evolved situation, personally and collectively. It seems an okay idea, unless you start think about it.
Nations rise and fall. This means they did not learn and grow and improve and blah, blah, blah. Maybe they collapse due to the collective stupidity. Maybe they were conquered, who knows.
If you’ve had past lives, then you’ve lived in places and in times that have different rules. You don’t need to have a “past life”. Things change in one life, if you live long enough!
For example, things that were not okay when I was a kid are now GREAT! Things that were great are now taboo! But back on this very large picture, this came up in my Akashic records reading. The gal mentioned the rules of a different time and place. You’re born into whatever scenario and you live in it.
When I was born, no one was shooting children at school. This phenomena began in 1979. I remember when the news broke, like it was yesterday. This phenomena was introduced into our paradigm. If you were born 25 years later, you’ve heard of school shootings all your life.
Now take an idea like that expand it thousands of years. If you have truly lived many times, then you have lived in all kinds of conditions, seen all kinds of things. What’s that mean?
I feel life has MASSIVELY degraded since I was a kid. It’s just ridiculous what young people have to cope with on every level, as opposed to the opportunities I had, of all different types. It’s depressing! It’s like a line angled downward, that never stops!
But if I really did live at this time or that time, then I have seen all kinds of hell and ludicrous things. This perspective has seen my feelings about the current day, deescalate dramatically. More stupidity? What else is new and further, why worry about it? It reminds of a quote from an old friend, Arie, who was also a green beret. “Motherfuckers are going to do what motherfuckers are going to do.” There will always be motherfuckers, don’t you think?
That’s good but what’s even better is the time and brain cells freed up due to this realization. If you’ve lived on this earth at any time, you’ve seen all kinds of bs, thievery, abuse of power, oppression, bigotry, unfairness, etc. The key seems to be, to take stock of your own personality and figure out how you’re going to live in the current system. Further, figure the system is some bs, because when isn’t it?
I’ll answer that. The system isn’t bs, only when haven’t yet figured out it’s bs!
This is the schema you’re given. How are you going to thrive?