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QUESTION 6: The purpose of our life

24- Can we help our own evolution?

We start with the idea that the soul is using the body as a tool. The body reveals the attachment that the soul may have to the material world. It also gets the energy necessary to free the soul. The first step is to free the soul from its attachment to the material world.

We can help. The material world is our domain. This is known territory.

 

Let’s start with a simple example such as ‘chocolate’. How do you distance yourself from chocolate? You could move to a cavern where there is no temptation. This is very commendable but there is no guaranty that when you get back from your cavern you will not also get back to chocolate. A better way would be to face your craving for chocolate until something changes in your soul that gives you the strength to enjoy some chocolate and lets you free to stop at will.

You use a glass mirror to see your face.

You use works of art to see your soul.

Bernard Shaw

After your victory over chocolate, you can tackle bigger challenges. You could try to get your freedom back from the TV set. This is more difficult because the TV has light, movement, and sounds. Those are the attributes of life. You also find the same attraction by watching wood burning in the fireplace.

Who decides how much time you spend watching TV? Is it the screen or is it you? Maybe a TV with pedals might help!  When it is not worth pedaling the TV stops! The goal is to use TV without abusing it. “Use but don’t abuse” is a law of nature.

We use our body to reveal

our attachment to the physical world

and bring changes to our soul

We must cast off our morings to the material world

It is money that decides the house where you live, the car you drive, the education you get, the people you know, what you eat and even who has a chance of getting elected. Our life is governed by money. Politicians make waves. Money makes the tide.

Money! Money! Money!

Money can be exchanged for anything in the material world. To free the soul from money is to free it from its attachment to the material world.

Money started as a good idea, but we abused it.

It was convenient to exchange goods for gold and later to be able to exchange that gold for any other goods. The purpose of money was to make it easier to exchange one ‘thing’ for another ‘thing’. We should have kept it that way, but we didn’t.

 

We found a good excuse. Why should we keep digging gold in the mines if we are going to put that gold back in the cave of a bank?  It was more convenient to print paper. We replaced gold with paper and faith. The more papers the governments printed, the less faith we had in their currency.

Our money moved gradually from the material world to the non-physical until it became electrical impulses moving along wires. Today we don’t even need the wires. What is left is the faith.

We went even further. We created loans with interest. Today, we must pay the credit cards, the mortgage, the bank loans, the car loan…. all the way up to the National Debt that we will never be able to pay back.  We spend most of our life working to pay back our debts. The result is that we lost our freedom. There is a name for this situation. It is called “Debt bondage”.

What can we do about it? The first step would be to change our soul.

A better use of money would require a higher level of consciousness. To steal something makes you a thief, even if nobody notices that something is missing. To kill somebody makes you a murderer even if the police never find you. We need to be aware that whatever we are doing to others we are also doing it to ourselves, at the same time. We belong to the society of the Homo sapiens. Nobody will survive unless the society of the Homo sapiens survives. The best way to serve ourselves is to serve others. When the body is giving, the soul is receiving.


There is a parallel between our evolution on earth and the evolution of our currency.
We started with gold and silver. They belong to the material level. Printing paper was much easier. The next step was to replace paper with electrical pulses along wires. We did not completely leave the material world, but we were moving in that direction. Today we don’t even need the wires.

Imagine a society where money would be secondary
Instead of sorting the countries by their  GDP we would sort them by their level of happiness. 

 Instead of looking for the highest return, you would invest in companies that create more happiness for your fellow men. The main concern of the CEO would be to better satisfy his customers instead of satisfying his shareholders. His Board of Directors could include some psychologists. The pharmaceutical industry would try to make cheaper and cheaper medicines. Everybody would have the same access to food. Instead of judging people by their bank account we could judge them by the way they use money. Did they get money out of the driver’s seat and back on the passenger’s seat?
Keep dreaming...

Another way to help the soul is to get our sadomasochism under control.

Don’t expect much help from outside. We have to turn inside and question our motivation. The media will give us an appraisal of our progress and our failures. As long as they talk about wars, we will know that we still have a long way to go.

 

We can try to imagine the future of our species.

What is pure utopia today, could become common knowledge tomorrow.

Let’s try a simple extrapolation. The human body develops in a continuous manner until it reaches puberty. Suddenly, nothing changed but everything is different. Puberty introduces us into a new world.

We can imagine something similar happening to the soul. We could have a puberty of the soul. Something like a massive dose of maturity. We would move from children’s souls to adult’s souls. That could be a well-deserved improvement.

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