Saturday, January 24, 2009

Non-Chronological Living Revisited

The sources for this post are "Seth Speaks", “The Education of Oversoul 7” and “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah”.
In a previous post, I wrote about people I call, 'backward livers'. I speculated that Cyrano de Bergerac and Galileo may have been souls who had opted to return to a previous historical period for one or more lifetimes. This might account for the fact that de Bergerac wrote science fiction and speculated that the moon is a separate place in space which we could, given the technology, visit one day. And for the designs of Gallilleo's futuristic machines like his submarine and flying machine.

At that time, Matthew, a channel of an entity called Polaris, told me that backward living is more common than I had thought it to be.
So I dove back into my books and found, early in "Seth Speaks", an allusion to that fact.

Seth calls our lifetimes, 'Period Pieces'.
First, Seth says, we create our environment from scratch. They seem to suggest [though I'm not positive of the literal meaning] that each individual soul creates its own environment
on the planet. That, as a result, each of us is literally living on a minutely different planet than every other soul on the 'earth.'

In fact, this idea is alluded to in Richard Bach's fiction book, "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah." The Messiah explains to the main character [Richard] that Richard lives in, literally, a different world from a chess champion or an Eastern European peasant.

So, the Period Pieces or plays that we embark on, although they are real, are, at the same time, illusions. The central character in the play [the 'I'] designs the set, writes the play, acts the primary part. The Oversoul [the root soul who designed the personality and produced the play] is aware of what is going on during each of its plays. It simultaneously interacts in each of its lifetimes and observes them. It exists within and without each play. And all the plays are going on at the same ‘time’.

All of this is not to say that the play is not to be taken seriously. It is serious business because it is our primary learning tool.
To suggest that a previous play [say one in which we were living at the level of the Baby Consciousness] is less important than one in which we are an Old Soul would be similar to an assertion by a graduate student that 5th grade was not important. Without the skills learned in 5th grade, the grad student could not have advanced to high school, let alone graduate school.

The actions we engage in during the course of our respective plays have real consequences in that we can learn from the experiences. How much impact they have on other people de
pends, at least to some extent, on how much impact that other person allows them to have.

All I can say to all of this is: I wish things were set up in such a way that my keys actually were in the place I thought I left them instead of the place my illusionary self apparently left them when I came home yesterday. That would make things so much easier.

Anyhow, galloping back to the point of Backward Livers [that’s where we started, remember?]
I first came across this concept [at least in a form I could understand] in Jane Robert’s fictional story, ‘The Education of Oversoul Seven’. One personality that had been designed by Seven died in the twentieth century and the next incarnation began in the fourteenth century.

Ever since then, personalities like Galileo, de Bergerac and [I hope] Gene Roddenberry have made more sense to me.
We all know, of course, of the futuristic designs of Galileo. And I just learned of de Bergerac’s views about the moon and the other planets.
And, from what I’ve read, Roddenberry adamantly insisted during the Star Trek series that the characters get along with each other.
He envisioned an Earth that had moved beyond poverty, war, pollution, bigotry. The people cared about each other, cooperated in all their ventures and the highest calling for each was learning and self-improvement.
The only time he was allowed to depict this world was during ST-Next Generation [by far my favorite of the series] because, without conflict of some sort, the jobs of the writers and directors becomes much more difficult.
Still, do you see why I ardently hope that Roddenberry was one who returned to show us what lies in store for the human race?

Seth said, in Seth Speaks, that we all live our lives in no specific historic order. They say that, Cayce and others who introduced the idea of reincarnation to the planet before Seth and Michael made their appearances, had presented the idea of chronological lifetimes because that concept was what we were ready, early on, to accept. The reality—lifetimes that occur in a rather higglety-pigglety fashion down through history and, in fact, are all happening simultaneously—is more difficult to comprehend and so had been left for later lessons.

To be honest, I’m not sure I’m ready for this lesson, even yet.
For instance, how does this concept fit in with the statement Michael has made that Infant souls are coming to the planet in fewer and fewer numbers ‘now’?
If all ‘NOWS’ are simultaneous, couldn’t an Infant start it’s lifetimes in the 21st century and live backward—thus avoiding the massive cleanup of the planet [one of the arguments against starting ‘now’]? That reasoning seems to suggest that lives, generally speaking, move forward chronologically and an Infant who started now would be stuck with the cleanup in some future time.

Maybe I’m missing something here? If you have any ideas about all of this, please weigh in.
As so often happens in these posts, my head is beginning to spin—again. **sigh**


Matthew | Polaris Rising said...

A wonderful exposition! Very well written.

To me much of this concept is an exercise in intellectual humility. Taking a few steps down exploring this topic makes it perfectly clear my biological mind was not built to comprehend non-linear multi-dimensional (including time) reality. But hey, it's still fun, especially if it gives me a sense of awe about the beauty of the universe.

To me all of this is really an extension of the biggest Michael quote there is:

"All is chosen"

Most Michael students I think take this to really mean "all is chosen, but you have to live by the consequences of your actions, live sequentially, deal with the problems you had, pay off karma, etc. So once you've chosen to incarnate once and get some karma, you're basically trapped here until you learn this stuff."

This takes it one step further and says that no, it still is choice. Karma exists, but we're really not trapped by it, it's just another learning tool. There is no punishment, just choice. It sort of helps you understand how essence views life - very different from personality - which helps with the conscious connection to essence and therefore with connecting to all the rest of the universe.

Great post! And of course there's more on this.

two crows said...

hi, Matthew--
"So once you've chosen to incarnate once and get some karma, you're basically trapped here until you learn this stuff."
from what I've read, even this isn't forced. Michael said, in some book --not sure which, that most people choose to continue incarnating until they complete the course. that dropping out IS permitted, it's just rarely done.

and, yes, there's always more.
I just recently caught on [I think] to the concept of how the soul merges with its essence twin before merging with its own entity.
that would take a multiplicity of soul -- so that you and your twin could merge with each other before you each merge with your separate entities.
but the question I closed this post with still escapes me. I'll keep puzzling it out.
if you have any thoughts on it, I'd appreciate hearing your views.

Matthew | Polaris Rising said...

Oh, the question about infant souls? Sure, an essence could live a chronologically whacked existance. If soul age is just a perceptual lens, then of course essence could choose living it in reverse. From essence's perspective, all time is simply Now. Literally.

It doesn't make a lot of sense to choose this however, because you wouldn't experience the same connections built over many lives in the same way as others. So usually how this is done (jumping around various times, that is) is by having groups of lifetimes sequentially so as the lessons, karma, and so on are grouped together.

I love how Oversoul Seven talks about it - and I would find it hard to explain it without such an artistic paintbrush, because the non-linearness of it all feels like art to me.

two crows said...

hi Matthew--
what you say makes sense. thanks.

for my next one, I hope I come back chronologically -- in about 200 years. I want to see how [if] we solve the mess we've created. acourse, assuming we do clean this up, we'll probably have created a whole new set of problems. **sigh**