We are trans-dimensional beings. We transit from the Prime Dimension into this world through a portal. That portal opens and we, as a spiritual being, find ourselves inside a female human body at the time of conception. Then the portal closes. We select the individual sperm that will fertilize the egg. We surround the selected sperm and egg with a protective blue light. Once conception takes place the spiritual being that we are “reads” the DNA created for the new body to be formed. That spiritual being guides the process of cell differentiation that ultimately creates the physical body. The spiritual being remains “connected” to that physical body until the process of death severs that connection.
We thus live our life as if we were that physical body. What the body feels; we feel. What the body experiences; we experience. That process continues for our entire lifetime.
At the time we have selected for our death the portal opens again. The portal may appear as a tunnel of light or a hallway. As we move through the portal, our connection to the body is severed and we return into the Prime Dimension. Then the portal closes. We then go through a life review. We already have the experience of what we have said and done in our life. The purpose of the life review is not a criticism. The life review brings us the experience of the other people we have interacted with during our lifetime. This gives us both sides of the experience. When we have hurt another person, we feel the hurt we have inflicted on them. When we have been kind and supportive, we experience that kindness and support. When we have acted in pure love and compassion toward another person, we now experience the blessing of that love and compassion. The life review gives us the rest of the experience. This is how we learn to be kind to other people and animals. It’s feedback in its purest form.
Incarnating into a physical body isn’t an event; it’s an extended process. The body becomes imprinted by a number of things beginning well before birth. The sound of our mother’s voice and her emotional tone affect us from the third trimester on. Nurturing is a critical factor in child development. All of these conditions have been selected by us before we come into physical form. We are not victims; we are co-creators.
On very rare occasions we have someone who experiences spiritual awakening and enlightenment at an early age, like Paramahansa Yogananda. This is very rare because we are intimately connected to the physical body and there are physical conditions that regulate the development of our spiritual nature. The first example is the formation of the frontal cortex in the brain around the age of 21 years old. The frontal cortex shifts our focus from the emotion-based reactions of our teenaged years into the thinking and logic of adulthood. This is why many states identify adulthood as starting at age 21.
The next major advancement takes place at around age 40, with the maturing of the frontal lobes in the brain. This also coincides with many mid-life crises experiences where we re-examine where we have placed our values in our life. This process can be very disorienting, but it’s a necessary part of the maturing process. The frontal lobes are where we gain the capability to experience spiritual awakening and spiritual enlightenment. This is why mystical experiences often take place around age 39 on average.
Spiritual awakening and spiritual enlightenment utilize the frontal lobes almost exclusively. The vast majority of our thoughts and experiences will change when we change where the focus of our consciousness takes place. Where we center our consciousness is determined primarily by what we focus our thoughts on. If our thoughts are centered on greed and lust for power, our consciousness gets focused in the limbic area of our brain. This is also the reptilian portion of our brain. The reptilian portion of our brain only sees what we desire and views other people as obstacles to be eliminated, manipulated, or controlled. This is the primary characteristic of psychopaths in our society. Psychopaths have no conscience, no compassion, no love, and no real concern for the wellbeing of others. When you hear a person called a snake in the grass, it is a reference to the reptilian brain focused consciousness.
We also have a mammalian brain, which consists of eight lobes: starting at the back, the left and right occipital, parietal, temporal, and frontal lobes. The mammalian brain is where our tribal or herd mentality is centered. Our society is formed based on our mammalian brain, where the focus is on family, community, culture, and religion. Our sense of fashion and belonging is centered in our mammalian brain. When our consciousness is focused in the mammalian brain, we are connected to family and our community. National identity is also a function of our consciousness centered in the mammalian brain. Love and caring about family and community are traits of our consciousness focused in the mammalian brain.
When we start focusing our thoughts and feelings on helping other people without regard to family, community, nationality, or race, we begin moving our consciousness into the frontal lobes. The frontal lobes are our gateway into our true spirituality.