Have you ever looked at most human behavior and felt so confused or disgusted that you questioned the very purpose of existence? Have you ever looked at the world & said to yourself, “This is bloody insane!” … War, revenge, murder, mayhem, guns-for-fun, a crazy-long history of genocide, slavery, domination, race & gender oppression, abuse of ever flavor … it breaks the heart & boggles the mind, doesn’t it?
Incarnation into a Sh*thole
Recently, 3 things converged for me that got me revisiting these very questions, and thinking about the nature of Consciousness – before and after Awakening.
The first thing that happened was that I watched the movie, “The Help”. The book, by Kathryn Stockett, offers a 1st-hand look at racism in Mississipi during the 1960s. The 2nd thing was another movie I watched called “The Mission”. This one is about Spanish & Portuguese conquistadors (ahem, mass murderers) in South America during the 18th century, the Missionaries who converted the tribal peoples there, and the big, ugly, violent outcome of it all.
The 3rd and final thing was a youtube vid called, “Remind Me Again, Why did I Incarnate to this Sh*thole?” And OMG- after the 1st two, this 3rd sure did get my attention!
In the simplest of terms, the way I see it, there are essentially two types of consciousness: consciousness before Awakening and consciousness after Awakening. From what I can see, and what I’ve experienced, consciousness before Awakening is a consciousness that’s mostly insane. Yep, you heard me, insane. Of course, society doesn’t label this total-identification-with-ego-and-false-separation-belief-to-the-point-of-murder-and-abuse as “insane”. In fact, for the masses still, petty tyranny, acts of unkindness, social & political revenge and ‘justified’ wars are all seen as ‘normal’ – if slightly problematic. But as soon as you begin to undergo a Spiritual Awakening, these ideas stop make quite so much sense.
After all, is there really any justification, ever, for cruelty, abuse, insulting others with the intention of hurting them, war, conquering, slavery, scamming, ripping-off, or the big one: revenge, beyond, well, total nutball-insanity? Consciousness before Awakening is steeped in separation, fear and violence. And until we Awaken, even the most ‘spiritual’ among us can at times fall prey to acts of petty cruelty (usually followed by confusion or remorse). But then things start to shift. And when the process of Awakening begins in earnest, BIG questions get harder to ignore.
WTF am I Doing Here?
If you’re on a spiritual path, at some point you’ve probably asked yourself or God, “WTF am I doing in this violent, miserable place?” Even though the world is full of mind-boggling beauty, incredibly kind and heartfelt people, and an almost infinite expanse of creative possibilities, there’s just no denying that misery and suffering, cruelty and abuse predominates for most of humanity.
So even if this blunt, existential question hasn’t been so clearly formulated in your mind, you’ve probably experienced times of confusion, frustration, sadness or a sense of hopelessness about this world we live in. But as you move through the process of Awakening, things do start to become more clear.
In the consciousness which seats itself after Awakening, awareness and understanding shift. How? Well Gregg Prescott of in5d.com does a really nice job of explaining it. So if you’re going through the Awakening process right now, or if your heart feels torn or achy from the suffering you see all around, his words will offer you greater insight and understanding into this crazy-beautiful place we call Earth. May they serve you well!
Remind Me Again, Why did I Incarnate to this Sh*hole?
by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Did you ever wonder why you decided to incarnate to these lower vibrations of the third density?
When we were back on the other side with Source, life seemed so easy. We had the answers to all universal questions and lived in the complete vibration of love. There was no dissension, hatred, ego, or financial concerns, just love.
After many years of being in this vibration, you forgot what it was like to live in a 3rd dimensional vibration, yet you were fortunate enough to have been here in at least one other previous incarnation and you remembered how your spiritual progression was raised exponentially by being in a world full of duality.
“This Time I Swear I’ll Do It Differently!”
You swore to yourself that this time, you would not allow the lower third dimensional vibrations to bring you down. You planned on bringing back the vibration of love with you to this planet, but your memories of being with Source were once again wiped from your immediate memories as the 3rd dimensional brainwashing began, yet again.
Conform & Forget!
From birth, you were indoctrinated into a system that promotes subservience, control and conformity. You always felt cognitive dissonance over this but weren’t sure why. It seemed like everybody else was conforming to this system and this is the way it is supposed to be.
You attended school and sometimes caught yourself daydreaming as if your higher self was telling you, “A formal education is not what is important in life.”
As a child, you were taught how to play sports and learned aggressive, self-serving behaviors that only reinforced the divide and conquer mentality that is forced upon us by our societal expectations.
You were pacified with mundane television programs that not only took you further away from who truly are, but helped to influence what you thought, wore, ate, drank, etc..
Wake Up & Smell the Sh*t
As you grew older, you started to discover how corrupt this system has become on Earth, not only in your home country, but all over this planet. You begin to seek answers to questions that are not taught in school, such as “What is the origin of human existence?” and “Why are there so many opposing religions when there is only one Source?”
You become trapped in a system that relies on monetary success in order to survive, making you an economic slave to the few that control the many. Unknowingly, you become part of that system.
So, Why Did I Decide to Incarnate to this Shithole?
Every one of these situations gave you a chance to learn and grow spiritually. For a while, you simply forgot how these challenges would benefit you. You knew that at some point in this incarnation, you would awaken to find your true self along with your purpose for being here.
It seemed so easy when you were on the other side with Source. You wanted to make millions of soul contracts because they all seemed so easy to achieve while you are in the presence of Source. Instead, you listened to Source and ended up making thousands of soul contracts, which all seemed achievable in this lifetime.
Some of these soul contracts involved people who you would only meet for a brief minute, but somehow, they changed your life, or you changed theirs. They helped to lead you back to your path of enlightenment, or vice-versa.
While you may never personally know these people, you were best friends with them when you were back with Source.
Did you ever see someone for the first time and just know that you’ve known this person from somewhere? Chances are, you did know this person when you were back with Source.
Soul Purpose – BIG TIME, This Time
You also wanted to come back to be part of the Great Awakening. We are at a point in time where our planet is completing a 26,000 year cycle called the precession of the equinoxes. We are also at the end of a greater cycle in which our solar system has completed it revolution around its own sun in Sirius. You said to yourself, “There is no way I’m gonna miss out on this!” Besides, you forgot what it was like to experience duality and polarity.
In the end, this shithole has been an amazing experienced filled with an abundance of opportunities for spiritual growth. If you decide to come back here in another incarnation, look for this article!
Remember this: YOU are the light at the end of the tunnel!
In my heart-of-hearts, I truly believe that if you are here right now, and you are actually conscious enough to intend a better world, then I completely agree with Gregg – you came here to BE the “light at the end of the tunnel”. My question for you is this: What are you doing to bring this light forth – in yourself, in your community and in our world? Share your passion, purpose or vision of hope with me in the comments below!