Can I ask you an odd question? I mean, it’s kind of silly, but it’s something I’ve thought about on and off over the years…
“Certainly Thomas, although you already know I cannot reveal the future to you, or allow you to know what another human’s private thoughts are.”
Yeah, um, it’s not about any of those things. You’re going to laugh actually, it’s so dumb, but I still can’t help wondering about it – especially after meeting and getting to know you.
“You do seem unusually uncomfortable Thomas, and there is no need to be so.”
Alright, yeah, you’re right I guess. Well, um, here it goes… Since you guys can pop in and out of our lives, and you can watch us and we don’t’ even know it… I mean, can you even see us when we’re being, um, intimate with ourselves, or if we’re just trying something new and personal?
“You are generally referring to when you are masturbating I assume?”
Well, yeah that’s pretty much it. I mean, I just figure that you must see about everything we do here, and I don’t mean me per se, but there’s probably a lot of folks who do some pretty odd stuff. Stuff I’m sure that goes on all over the world, not just here…
“This is actually a very fine question Thomas. I do hope your embarrassment will subside as I answer it. There really is no reason for such discomfort. The short answer is yes, we do see our earthbound souls engaged in a wide variety of activities that they almost certainly would not wish to be observed doing. You need to keep in mind that guides, such as myself, have all had earthly lives, sometimes many of them. Furthermore, we have all experienced every single urge, curiosity and drive that you and others have. We have all done the exact things that many of you do now, and we understand the deeper physical nature of it.”
Okay, but what about people that knew us? Like family members who’ve passed away already, will they see us doing things too? I just have this horrible image in my mind of my mother seeing me…
“I am not quite sure how to completely assuage your fears Thomas, other than to tell you that your mother’s soul is not a guide, and that even if it were, there would still be no judgement made. You are applying uniquely human qualities to us, and they do not fit here. You are seeing the situations you describe through human mores, and your own social stigmas. When we come to visit an earthbound soul, we are seeing you through the eyes of love and understanding. We have a completely different perspective than you do Thomas, no matter what may be going on in your life.”
Okay, I am being intentionally extreme for a minute, but it’ll help me understand this better; what if you pop in and I’m doing something really weird, like with an animal or a doll?
“Thomas… You do not need to create extreme examples for me to consider. My answer will remain unchanged in each case. We understand more than you do, we see a larger picture than you can. There are layer upon layer of complicated lives and timelines that weave together in incomprehensible complex patterns – yet all are on a unique path to some greater understanding. You may not know it, they may not know it, but it is all intertwined in a fabric that Pure Love has created for us all.”
Pure Love? I didn’t know that love can create things, well, other than more love, or some happiness. I also don’t understand how love could create people who do really sick or dangerous stuff their whole lives. What the hell does that have to do with Pure Love?
“I may have gotten ahead of myself when I said that. It requires more understanding of certain aspects than you are familiar with. The Pure Love is what created all things at the beginning. It has many names, but for my purposes I use Pure Love as the name for it. All souls are made from it, and in a sense are a small piece of it as well. Each soul is on a path of learning and understanding unique to itself, and often that path is unknown to nearly all observers.”
Look Omen, I like the way this sounds, but it’s super hard for me to see how some guy like Hitler was on any kind of path of learning or understanding anything. There are people on earth who are just completely evil and twisted inside, and I just can’t see how they can be learning anything but how to be more evil.
“Once again Thomas, the concept of ‘evil’ is a human paradigm that does not truly exist beyond earth. I do agree that there are lives that do not appear to do anything more that cause harm, mayhem and grief for others. They may cause the deaths of many others, or a specific few – yet in each case they cause immense grief and suffering in many others. From your perspective you can only see the harmful consequences of their actions, the wakes of misery and destruction they leave. From our perspective we see so much more, and I am afraid there is much I cannot explain at this time. Suffice it to say that each and every person that has been, or will be touched by a tragedy, is on a path of learning that you cannot see. You have an expression about hard times making people stronger; that’s something to keep in mind when you think about situations such as you described.”
So, evil people may be here to start the ball rolling for other people’s learning? Like they’re some kind of catalysts?
“That is one way of looking at it, and it may be the best understanding of it that you will achieve at this time. Just remember one thing; each soul on earth has chosen to be there. They know, before they depart to earth, what the outline of their life will be like. They do not see each day of their future like it was a scripted movie, but they do know of the most impacting events that will come to them, and they chose to go and live that life. They sometimes choose to do so for their own growth, and sometimes only for the benefit of others. It is actually an unbelievably beautiful moment when a soul is about to embark on an altruistic life that is set to benefit only others.”
Wait a minute, so you’re saying that a kid that is going to die at a young age, like in a car crash, or from cancer… they already know it ahead of time? I mean, before they’re even born here?
“Yes, they are aware of the largest events that will occur in their earthbound lives. They choose to live that particular life for both the known and unknown benefits. I know it is hard to understand from your perspective, and I further speculate that you are questioning why the Pure Love allows this. My only answer goes back to the very complex tapestry of the existence of everything. I can assure you that it made perfect sense to you when you were a soul, and it will again someday too.”
Is everything predestined then? All of our futures are just various lessons to be checked-off in some cosmic book?
“No, that is not an accurate analogy. Humans have so much free will; millions of decisions face them every year of their lives. Those decisions shape their journey in myriad ways, yet they do not preclude the largest events. There are some milestones that cannot be avoided. Yet, your lives are like a maze in certain aspects; the entrance, a few turns, and the ‘exit’ are certainties, but the rest is free-form and plastic.”
This is a lot to take in and absorb, but the way you and I met, that was part of the ‘free-form’, right?
“Yes, your encounter with me and the two others, at the way-station, was indeed an unexpected event. I must be honest with you and say that I still am unsure how it was possible. It has not ever happened before, and never since then either. I have asked my own guide, but I was given no direct answer. There are small mysteries to yet be revealed, even on my side.”
What about those ‘exits’ anyway, I mean does it really matter how someone dies here? My own mother used to tell me that people who committed suicide wouldn’t go to heaven. Now, before you start in on me, I know that ‘heaven’ isn’t a true description of the afterlife you’ve told me about, but I’m using it in context and conversationally.
“You do amuse me Thomas, thank you for that, I truly mean it. In answer to the question, no, it does not matter how an earthbound soul’s life ends, either accidentally, naturally, nefariously or at their own hands, all souls come home to the same place. Legends and lore are usually based in the morals of the society they originated in, to teach something to the people. Such as, suicide is wrong, or usually a poor choice made during an unstable state of mind. They also cause a great deal of emotional suffering amongst those left behind by the departing soul. Therefore societies have created moral and legal proclamations against not only suicide, but murder, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. In the afterlife all souls are welcomed home by those familiar and loved.”