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Food for thought?

A few years ago I was chatting with my eldest sister (I have 8 sister's and me) on the phone and the conversation slipped around to what I Blog.

In particular reincarnation and my sister told me that my niece, a trained nurse currently studying Oncology, believes we are a body within a body which can be further refined to a soul within a body; this is something I have believed for a long time, the body is but a mortal transport for the soul and soul is consciousness.

That mortal body is constructed from a plan, the DNA, and adheres to certain rules that maintain the body; however, often there are mutations in the genes and one becomes sick.

The soul on the other hand is the intellectual stimulus that gives meaning to life and moves on when the mortal body dies, as they do, and we all know that.

I believe the soul accumulates wisdom through each incarnation and is a strong base on which personality is formed. Certainly personality is formed by experiences/environment. I also believe life is evolving, as is often witnessed, where children are more intellectually advanced than their parents.

There is a lot of empirical evidence for reincarnation, it certainly gives a reason for life which is just an opportunity for intellectual and moral growth.
We are expected to learn from life, accruing wisdom as we move on towards self-actualization, i.e. one’s full potential.
Eventually we will reach the apex of consciousness and become omnipotent.

There has to be exceptions because I can see no advancement for evil despots such as Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Genghis Khan or those who violate and murder the innocents.

I do not believe that reaching self-actualization is a speedy process because we have much to take onboard and temptation such as excess and greed abounds.
We will never be aware of the purpose of life because we never remember any previous existence.
We will never know and it is not necessary for us to know; in a normal lifetime we accrue wisdom and so it is with each incarnation.

Some may think this is rather a morbid post; however, I believe it is of interest and gives food for thought.
We create our own reality, I can expand on that if anyone is interested?

This is a very deep and interesting post Tony, one which I will reply to when i am not feeling so sick!
Don't ask... Confused

Maye interesting for some?

We accept what we are told, we don’t question the so called experts … A prime example of our subservient acceptance is how easily we accede to the scholarship of so called Egyptologists and their explanation of who built the pyramids or why they were built?

Like most people I believed the pyramids were built as tombs for the ancient pharos and the reason I believed that is because almost everyone accepted the story. It was taught in school and films were made depicting the pyramid builders at work, so of course it was true, especially as that is what the Egyptologists were telling us but who were the Egyptologists?

William Matthew Flinders Petrie, born July 1853, was encouraged from childhood in his archaeological interests and although he had no formal education he held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom.
Professor Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942) was home schooled, his mother was Anne Flinders the daughter of Captain Mathew Flinders, an early surveyor of the Australian coastline.
As a ships Master (Captain) I used many of the Charts compiled by Flinders and even at the end of the twentieth century they were extremely precise and accurate but that’s another story.

Young Flinders Petrie as a young boy was taught how to survey accurately, laying the foundation for a career excavating and surveying ancient sites in Egypt.
He travelled to Egypt early in 1880 to apply the principles in a survey of the Great Pyramid at Giza, making him the first to properly investigate how they were constructed and therefore the first of the Egyptologists.

It was Flinders-Petrie’s theories that led the way in the discipline but where did he get proof the Pyramids were built as tombs for the pharos, no mummies were ever found in the pyramids and much of the hieroglyph translation was theory without sufficient evidence for proof; it was pure conjecture as is the whole of Egyptology.
It is estimated there are 2,300,000 stones weighing from 2ton/30ton each in the pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid, the exterior of which was originally covered by 8 foot thick highly polished casing-stones each weighing 15 tons with precisely cut 90° angles. The mortar used to hold the casing stone in place is of unknown origin and the dimensions of the pyramids are mathematically accurate to a degree unknown at that time.
The four faces of the great pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way. The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid. The effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions.
The great pyramid was built approximately five thousand years ago and it is said to have taken twenty years to build … it took them longer than that to build the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

We are expected to believe the pyramids were built by the pharos using slave labour and stone ramps to get the heavy stones up almost five hundred feet, they had no cranes or wheels and what happened to the stones that were used to build ramps, there must have been millions of them?

The Egyptians spoke of Gods from the sky and to me that is more acceptable, they were omnipotent extraterrestrials who used levitation to move the stones and build the pyramids but why were they built and what happened to the extraterrestrials; did they remain on earth … Therein lies a mystery?

A very thought provoking post Tony. One that I find very much to my interest. When I tell people my beliefs, I get scorned and people say I'm 'off my head'.
Ignorance is bliss i guess!

More food for thought.

A quote from J. B. S. Haldane 1892/1964.
He was a British scientist and evolutionary biologist credited with the quote:

The universe is not only mysterious it is more mysterious than we can ever imagine.

I believe that says it all and man could say, I rest my case, but that will never be.
Evolution is what being human is all about and we want to know?
We will go on learning until we self-actualize; a term I have borrowed from the writer on motivation, Abraham Maslow…

I don’t want to get too heavy because that is not what ourscousehouse is about but this is about life and something we should consider.

For instance everything we see, hear, smell, taste or touch are all a creation of our brain.
As a child I heard the conundrum: When a tree falls in the forest does it make a noise?
To me the answer was obvious,
“Of course it does!”
However I now understand it only makes a noise if there is someone there to hear it.

Watch this video and it will help broaden your perspective …. We create our own reality:

Our brain is inside the skull which is about half a centimetre thick.
It exists in total blackness and no light can enter yet we see beautiful sunsets, landscapes and seascapes that cannot possibly fit inside our head ... we really do create our own reality. THINK ABOUT IT!

Barbie wrote:
A very thought provoking post Tony. One that I find very much to my interest. When I tell people my beliefs, I get scorned and people say I'm 'off my head'.
Ignorance is bliss i guess!

An educational video that explains a lot and if we could grasp the obvious it would get rid of many paradoxes. .... Thank you Barbie. Forum Index -> Chit Chat
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