Try as I might to be blasé about these kinds of things; it does still blow my mind. Now, you may or may not be wondering what the topic was, and why is it so unusual for it to appear in a variety of areas in my life; surely the theme of love and loss is everywhere….the hero’s journey has us all on a quest of some sort as we go about our lives ….but no…it is not that simple…the topic we were discussing was the idea of shifting ‘consciousness’ from one ‘vehicle’(ie. the body) to another.
Now I am as certain, as I can ever be, that when we die our consciousness leaves the body, it travels back to the spirit realms, reviews, refuels, re chooses a new mission – a new body and a new family – and then it comes back (to the earth plane or beyond).
But this is not what we were talking about, or witnessing, or being asked to discuss….this topic was based on people being able to ‘upload’, in some way, their consciousness into another form, either a new body or to a computer…..
Some say this could make us immortal – that we could live forever. Although I wonder why anyone would want to continue their life forever; I think that a change of mission and environment once every 90 to 100 years or so is a very good idea. But there are some that dispute this idea and they are looking at ways to either alter the human body in some way so that it becomes invincible or just swapping body parts or indeed the whole body – upgrading to a newer model - when the old one runs out.
Personally I think it will be a relief when I get to leave this life and this body behind – don’t get me wrong – its not that I don’t love it and that I am not grateful for everything it does for me, and the amazing life I am having, but I know that my soul is the only part of me that is immortal and that is the way I would like it to stay.
Even the most comfortable pair of shoes gets tired and a little worn after years of wear and when they have served their time you let them go and you move on – you don’t keep adding bits or trying to keep them going – and I feel the same way about our bodies and our lives. The body is just a temporary vehicle that need to be honoured and respected and released when the time comes and our lives do have a purpose, there will be something we need to accomplish, but once that has been done we do not have to stick around – we get to go home to our rightful place in the spirit realms.
I believe that the only thing that is preset – predestined - before we arrive is the time we die. How it happens is another matter – but when your time is up – your time is up – the soul gets to take flight and goes home.
And if, and when, the soul is ready to have another go at life there will be another body – another vehicle awaiting. Now it is true that the amnesia that happens when we swap bodies, meaning that we have to remember everything all over again, is a bit annoying but it just makes the challenge to remember who we really are all the more interesting; if we knew it all and had all the answers when we got here it would be no fun.
It is a very interesting topic and I don’t know for sure why it is suddenly in my radar but I will keep my eyes and ears open and I am sure that the answers will come. I wonder how you feel about it…..would you want to live forever?