Spirit Report: The Purpose of Human Life and Consciousness after Death

“What is the Point of Being Human and What Happens to Our Consciousness upon Death”

 

For today’s Journey, I traveled to the Spirit Realm of the Upper World to ask:
“What is the Point of Being Human and What Happens to Our Consciousness upon Death”


To travel to the Upper World, I start on my mountain ledge, asking the Spirits to help me get to the Upper World. I’m traveling upwards, and unlike previous times when I floated gently upwards, its now like a black cord that I’m climbing up. Still with a lot of ease, but feeling attached to the cord helps me go up easily. It’s quite a nice feeling because it is so easy – no sense of a heavy body weight to pull up with effort.

I look upwards. At the moment I’m in the light, and going up into the blue sky.
I can look down and see the Middle World far below me. I arrive in the Upper World in a familiar forest area with an opening under the trees. I again express my intention and request to the Spirits for important and useful guidance.

One of my Spirit teachers shows himself, and puts out his hand, indicating that I should go with him. We come to a wooden ladder. I go up the wooden ladder and we are now on a platform made of wooden branches, and he says to me, very pleasantly, “So, what do you want?”

He is asking me to be more specific about my request. I say: “Well, there are so many fascinating and important questions that I could ask, and two of the biggest would be: Why do humans exist – what is the point? Is there a point to human existence. Another question is: What happens to human consciousness after death?”

My Spirit teacher laughs and says: “At least you’re bringing big questions.”

He says: “One analogy would be if you look at a car or truck, or any vehicle with wheels. Human consciousness is like the wheel – absolutely essential for the vehicle to move. Movement has direction, trajectory , and destination.
Human life is essential in this analogy – essential for the vehicle to move, but it is not the movement itself – it is not the direction, destination or trajectory. It’s a tool for something much, much greater.”

I ask: “Is there any way that you can help me understand this better?” and he gives me another analogy. “A bird has wings and the wings are essential for the bird to fly.” Being human is like the wings – essential, but not the end in itself. Sticking with the analogy of the wheel, just as the wheel goes over the terrain, whether smooth or bumpy, so our lives go over terrain that can be smooth at times and other times bumpy and scratchy. That’s just the terrain. That’s the territory. The pain and the suffering that is part of the impermanence of our lives is the terrain. Sometimes smooth, sometimes rough. There is no point in arguing against the terrain, in fighting the terrain by saying ‘Why is it like this? Why is it so painful at times?’ This is not a helpful question. it just is like that while we are wheels.”

Coming to the second point, to do with death and what happens then, he says: “Being a wheel is just a temporary experience. And it’s a huge service that we are providing by being wheels, and helping the movement of the vehicle.” [I think there could be Buddhist connotations to using the word “vehicle”]

He says: “In the conceptual language that we are able to understand about human evolution, the territory that has wheels, our human consciousness, enables the vehicle to travel to something that we can call ‘the holy land.’”
Of course, we might jump to the more familiar notion of heaven.

Being a human is a crucial part of what propels consciousness to heaven. And I say: “Oh, that’s a lot to think about and to try and comprehend.”

He says that one of our jobs is to be as good a wheel as we can be. A tire, following this analogy, that is under- or over-inflated, or damaged in some way – (and there is no such thing as a perfect wheel), a wheel or tire can be improved. The more efficient a tire we are, the more we are enabling this vehicle to efficiently travel the Holy road to heaven.
There is no way that rough spots can be avoided because that comes with the territory. We can, through self-evolution, and through self-improvement, help ourselves to traverse the path with more efficiency and ease.
There is no point about complaining about the road.
One of the key messages is that the road just is, the path just is. Somewhere in our English expressions there is the phrase – “just roll with it” – and that’s our job. We are part of something much bigger than our individual wheel/tire existence.

It mostly seems obscure that there is anything other than us being individual tires just rolling along a rocky ride – we have no sense of the destination, just the difficult road being traveled. We should not mistake the road for everything that there is in existence. Not to mistake our roles as tires for everything in existence.

I say without a strong personal sense that there is a holy realm, that there is a heaven, it’s so easy to just get stuck in the small idea of a small, painful existence as being our lot, that ends, and then there is oblivion.

The Spirit says “Yes, and one of our responsibilities is to evolve our understanding where we know that there is way, way more to existence than a rocky road. Another analogy would be of us as vehicles, like a little boat being carried along the river, and our job is to make sure that our boats are good shape and that we are pointed mainly in the right direction most of the time
. In the river analogy, there is a flow and to the extent that we can align with the flow, we will smoothly go to wherever the river takes us.
A lot of the obstacles in this analogy can be seen because us as rivercraft, are facing the wrong direction – perhaps completely turned around. Maybe at 90 degrees to the actual flow. Perhaps the craft is waterlogged or broken. But in the river analogy there is a “built in” energy that propels us, we must be in alignment with this energy that is already there.

I ask is there more to be said about the heavenly realm notion?

They’re kind of pausing to help give me time to take in information – if they choose to give it to me.
They say: They would use 2 words to describe the experience of heaven: Love and Creativity. It’s way beyond love in the usual human sense of “I love somebody” or “Somebody loves me” – that’s narrow and individualized. The same with Creativity. It isn’t a solo thing like “I do a painting.” When they use the word Creativity it is a synergy, like when one is playing in a band, and that still isn’t a complete understanding.
So, heaven, for now, can be thought of as Love and Creativity.

If one asks “Why” the Spirits answer: “Purely for its own sake.”
Almost like play. The joy of play.

This is a big topic, but these are very interesting analogies and they do feel very comforting.

They say the problem is that we have such a condensed and limited experience and understanding of ourselves as individuals, the “me, me, me and I, I, I”
Its a faulty experience to be so restricted to “me” and “I” and “you.” This is another good topic to discuss or explore next time – how to evolve out of being so narrow in our identity.

Human civilization is characterized by discord rather than accord or harmony. We experience disharmony, and heaven is harmony.

I feel it is time to return to the Middle World now, so I thank this one Spirit of the Upper World who has been with me on a wooden platform up on a tree. I wonder what the significance of this platform is, but it is time for me to go.

I climb down the ladder to the base of the tree and back to where I can see my cord. I can slide down, leaving the Upper World and land back in the Middle World.