The traditional view of souls, that is the idea of a soul as an individual unit that progresses over several reincarnations, is incomplete. There is more to it, and the fact that Buddhists, who believe in re-birth, also do not believe in an eternal or independent soul should be another clue.
If we allow for accounts from channels and mediums (Roberts/Seth, DeMarco/Rita/TGU, others), then other points of view emerge.
It goes something like this, loosely based on DeMarco/Rita/TGU:
Flowing out of and into the All-That-Is (see note #1), you might call it God or Being, there are structures and processes that repeat themselves over and over at different levels.
Seen from one way, smaller structures (strands) combine themselves into larger “communities.” For example at our human and soul level, the strands that make us up are universal traits and other past/parallel lives (from “other” souls that are connected). These are combined to form one new and individual life. The soul is really formed during the process of living, by trying to reconcile all these different strands into one coherent functional process. So we are always made up of countless related parts. And when we are done with our life, our completed soul can feed into other lives as one of its strands, and so on.
This process, seen this way, is always going on from smaller to larger levels. At each level, it is the same thing: smaller strands combining into a larger community. DeMarco|TGU uses this wonderful phrase: “As below, so above.”
So, if I wanted to guess at some the levels, and this is vastly simplified, we might have something like this: from All-That-Is to (the consciousness level of) subatomic parts to atoms to cells to molecule to organ to humans to souls to oversouls to whatever may come above that, and so on, back to All-That-Is.
But the beauty is, the process can also be seen the other way around! Seen another way, All-That-Is splits itself into smaller pieces and levels, may they be oversouls, souls and other levels of consciousness until we end up back to All-That is. Here, the view is more of entities as communities that split themselves up into its constituents, the strands and subparts.
(Side note: note that I said the “consciousness level of…” . There is far more to it, but then again, this is only an introduction. Nobody as of yet has a good explanation for how consciousness is related to matter.).
And maybe the traditional view of a reincarnating soul, as described by people under hypnosis, can also be found in this model. Here, the person is simply not aware of the makeup of the soul, and thus interprets it as a unit, and follows its connections over lifetimes as seen only from this viewpoint. It is then really just another viewpoint onto a larger process – which really must be seen from many different angles.
So the process flows both ways “at the same time”, and depending on how you see it, you get different interpretations. Thereby, we always have these inter-merging parts of the All-That-Is, rearranging and splitting themselves into never ending and always connected structures, coming out of All-That-Is, and going back into All-That-Is.
If we can hold all these views at the same time, then this allows for infinite structures, including souls, yet at the same time represents a oneness and interconnectedness of All-that-Is, as described here.
Namaste — I bow to you and the Divine in you.
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