The other day I read yet another blog post by someone who works in the intuitive/spiritual field calling “bullshit” on some details of spiritual knowledge or another. I don’t really remember exactly what it was… I think it was about “soul groups” and negative souls…stuff like that.
I must admit that in the past I’ve been guilty of this kind of thing myself. When you first get into thinking about spirit and how the Universe works, you do need to finally settle on some kind of firm belief system. It’s just the way our minds are wired. We want to think that if A = B, then surely C must equal D. Things need to be rational, in some kind of orderly arrangement so we can comprehend.
As I recall, one objection presented in this particular article was that in some frameworks, only 20 or so “soul groups” – which in this case was referring to the physical place in the Universe where souls can originate and thus carry particular traits – exist. The writer protested that surely there must be more than 20 or so civilizations out there where souls incarnate. Fair enough. Science says that the possibilities for habitable planets are in the hundreds of thousands.
But, as far as I know, nobody ever stipulated that there are only 20 possibilities. There are that many soul groups identified in some intuitive modalities…but in no case has anyone said that those are the only possibilities…just that those are the most common ones that happen to come to Earth to incarnate. If an intuitive happens to come up with a “new” one, that’s cool…and that openness is even taught in some of the frameworks that deal with such things. But sometimes we want to be “right”…to have an answer that makes some kind of sense to our limited human faculties. But the key word there is “limited”. The Universe is…un-limited. We’re dealing with the realm of not only the “is”, but also with the “could be”, the “might be” and the “will be”. (And sometimes we’re just looking for something to trash to show how “outrageous” and no-nonsense we are.)
Not only that: throw in the concept that as tiny bits of Creator Consciousness we are literally the creators of our reality, and you have one hot mess that a puny mass of grey matter that you call a brain just can’t get around.
If our thoughts and energies do create reality, then it’s all of reality. And that creation takes place first in our imaginations. Whatever we can imagine can, theoretically at least, be true. In that case, there are as many “realities”, as many Universes as there are beings to imagine them.
We share parts of reality through co-creation and the mass consciousness. It wouldn’t be possible to have an orderly, workable physical reality otherwise. But beyond that, we’re free to create whatever we want.
In your reality, maybe Christ did die on the cross and suffer so that you can be redeemed. In someone else’s, maybe it’s Buddha’s way or the highway. Or in my reality, maybe the Flying Spaghetti Monster rules the world and farts pixie dust. We create the world that we want to live in…or the one that somebody else tells us to. (Pity, that.)
Anyhow…it doesn’t pay to argue about things that are sooo subject to individual perception and interpretation. You might as well piss into the wind. As soon as you decide that someone else is “wrong”, that means that you then need to be “right”. That’s a hell of a burden. And eventually, somebody’s going to come along and ask you to prove why you’re right; as Ralph Kramden of The Honeymooners might say, “hummina-hummina-hummina…”.
Look: in spiritual healing terms, whether I call it an “attached entity” or you call it a “past-life attachment” or someone else calls it a neurosis…doesn’t matter. The important thing becoming aware of the energy…the flavor of what a concept brings, and what it will take for you to alleviate it. If dancing naked in the moonlight works for you, great. If reciting a prayer ritual is what calls forth your own healing power, so be it. It’s the result that counts, and that’s the only thing that counts. Arguing the details as being better or worse for everyone is silly and unproductive.
As you progress in your spiritual evolution and personal development, look forward to that stage when you’ll completely rid yourself of the need to be right. Even worrying about how “evolved” you are is a pretty good indication that you’re not all that evolved, frankly. Get over yourself and your need to “know”. That’s when the deeper knowing begins.