The meaning of life is perhaps the biggest unanswered question in existence. Why we are here, how we got here and where we’ll go next is a mystery that has formed the foundations of all religion, philosophy and science. There are endless channels of information that share their different perspectives and answers to this question. However, the meaning of life has never been a mystery to me.
From a young age I was drawn to modern and ancient spirituality and world philosophies which formed the core essence of all of the beliefs that I have today. I discovered the powers of my exceptional mind when I began having intensely vivid dreams (and daydreams) and had my first astral projection experience. As I grew a little older, I discovered that I’d been controlling a majority my dreams and it confused me that this was not something that everyone was naturally doing. Later down the line is when I experienced my first precognition, in which the intense events of my dream (that I could not control) later transpired into my conscious reality.
I always felt as if there was more to life beyond our human/scientific understanding. Perhaps being an only child, avid reader and world traveler were large contributing factors to my expansive imagination and fascination for world cultures and philosophies. However, it has taken me twenty-one years of exploring the depths of my spirituality to make sense of all that runs through my mind and to finally share it with you.
B I R T H
We are all ancient beings, born from the cataclysmic explosion that birthed the universe that we know today. There are three parts to our existence: the Monad, the Soul and the Soul extension (also know as spirit or personality). It is our Monads that have been around from the beginning of time as we know it, which birthed the downline of souls who separated into numerous personalities which were all sent down to different planes of reality (Planets and Galaxies). Many Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato, Pythagoras and Aristotle believed that Monad was another word for God, divine being and totality of everything in existence.
In many religious texts, these Monads are described as God’s first creations and the very first spiritual bodies that inhabited the worlds that were crafted by the supreme. However, it is my belief that God is just another name for the universe. According to Tibetan and Buddhist teachers, the universe created an infinite amount (or sixty billion) Monads within our solar system! The growing population of our planet is credited to souls from other planes of existence making their way over to our planet and solar system. There are no new souls!
Each of these sixty billion Monads generated souls who then created their own soul extensions/spirits/personalities which is who we are. While I have not been guided to the knowing of the exact number of souls and soul extensions in the universe, according to ascended Tibetan master Djwhal Khul each Monad has twelve souls and twelve soul extensions/incarnated personalities. It is my belief that we on average have been reincarnated around two hundred times and that the Monad is what we today acknowledge as our highest self. Through our souls and Monad, we are divinely and infinitely connected to the universe. We ARE the universe.
D E A T H
So what about soul personalities? It is through every conscious decision that we make on Earth that effects our ascension or descension which directly impacts the evolution our souls. However, whilst our spirits and soul extensions are unique and personal to us, many spiritual teachers (ancient and modern) believe that there are others like us who are working towards the evolution of the same soul. Quite like how all of our limbs work together for the collective goal of operating our bodies, we along with our soul family all function with the common goal of enlightenment and are not in competition with each other.
It is said by Djwhal Khul that members of our soul family (and monad) can be incarnated at the same time as us (whether it be on planet Earth or a different plane in our galaxy or others). Some can even be called back to the soul after death if they aren’t active or successful in a spiritual sense. By raising our vibrations we raise their vibrations. Their karma can become our karma if we choose to take it on as service to them.
Reincarnation has been a popular view throughout history in many different cultures and religions. However, its popularity lacks in the western world compared to eastern, which is largely due to the removal of reincarnation references from the Bible in 553 AD. I personally have an unwavering belief in reincarnation. There was a period during my childhood where almost every night I was suffocated by an intense wave of fear and anxiety over my inevitable death and what would happen to me afterwards (I know, very strange for a child to be concerned over).
It was this that sparked the beginning of my spiritual journey. During my dreams I was shown the astral realm (state of existence between death and rebirth) of which my spirit would return once I have left this incarnation. I later found out that this experience was called astral projection/travel. To this day, fifteen years later, I continue to astral travel whenever I worry about death, as it soothes my anxiety and reminds me of where I come from and where I will return.
Death as we know it in the western world is illusionary and ego-based. It marks the end of our physical bodies which we as humans have come to overly identify with. Don’t get me wrong, the death of a loved one is devastating! But there is liberation in the belief that we are so much more than our physical bodies and that our loved ones will live on in the universe (and perhaps we may be reunited with their spirits one day).
We are capable (and encouraged) to experience spiritual death and rebirth in a continuing cycle. Similarly to the physical deaths of our bodies or vessels, we are incarnated through the initiation process to a different level of consciousness after each lifetime based off of our spiritual evolution. We are the same beings after death, except we have shed our exteriors in exchange for anew.