The universe in which we live is fully conscious and aware. We are born into, and raised within, the consciousness of separation. As such we are unaware of the conscious awareness of the universe. Instead we are taught that we are conscious but everything else isn’t. The interactive universe is respectful of our level of awareness and consciousness. It allows us to have the experience of separation. On some level the interactive universe will periodically present a hint to us that everything is not as it seems. We are free to ignore this hint, or we can follow the hint down the rabbit hole and discover a level of consciousness and awareness that we couldn’t have imagined before. It’s entirely up to us. The interactive universe never forces us into anything. It recognizes us as part of the Prime Dimension, part of the creative consciousness of all that is. As such, the interactive universe arranges the flow of events in our life so that we will have the experiences we selected before we came into physical form.
Each of us and the interactive universe form a team, a partnership, that creates the life we have, complete with all the personal experiences that have made us the person we are today. All our successes and all our failures are a co-creation between each of us and the interactive universe. When our life seems to be out of control and subject to the whims of fate, that is the interactive universe implementing what we have selected as life lessons for this lifetime. Whether things seem to go right, or wrong, the interactive universe is at work. We are not victims in this process: we are co-creators with the interactive universe. The key to our success resides in taking responsibility for our life choices and creating the transformation in our lives that we want. But we have to keep in mind that our choice of life lessons before we came into physical form will still be implemented by the interactive universe.
From the time of Aristotle, the scientific perspective has been that we can be a detached observer of the universe around us, and that detachment will give us a clear and unbiased understanding of all of the laws of nature. Aristotle was a student of Plato. As happens, the student never experienced the higher level of consciousness that Plato taught. These two philosophers experienced two very different levels of consciousness and set the world on two very different paths. Aristotle never experienced the oneness and spiritual awakening that Plato taught. As a result, he was embedded in the consciousness of separation. The scientific method was his major accomplishment. Plato, on the other hand, did awaken spiritually and entered into the consciousness of oneness. He experienced the intimate connection to everything. That is the defining characteristic of spiritual awakening. Plato experienced and understood the higher form of love, described by the Greek term agape, which we now define as Platonic love.
We are spiritual beings. We are individualized expressions of universal consciousness, universal mind, universal spirit, and universal love. We are citizens of the Prime Dimension, the source of everything, manifest and unmanifest, in the universe. When we embed our true spiritual being in physical form (incarnation), we tie ourselves to a physical body, and for a time (one lifetime), we experience the pain, the pleasure, the passion, and the agony of physical life. We are bound to the rules of physical life on this planet during that lifetime. Death of the physical body breaks the tie that binds us and returns us to the Prime Dimension.
Many people have debated the purpose of life, and there have been a number of purposes proposed. I will propose one more: the purpose of life is to grow and mature spiritually. We can be accurately described by some people as children of god. But we are not intended to remain children. Just as human life on planet Earth demonstrates to us, we are here to grow up, to mature, and to contribute to the wellbeing and future of mankind. The quality of our life isn’t determined by what we take from others, but by what we give.
Our process of learning, growing, and maturing is the function of the interactive universe. That universe is fully conscious and aware. Before we enter physical life, we select a set of life lessons that we want to experience. We select these life lessons based on what we want to learn and experience. The goal is to gain knowledge and understanding, and to mature to some degree in the process. The system works exquisitely well. We have a limited lifetime (eighty years, give or take) so there is a limit on how much we can experience and learn during one lifetime. The good news is that a part of us retains what we have learned from each lifetime. We may not have complete recall while we are in a physical body, but on some level we do remember what we have learned.
The interactive universe is always cognizant of what we have selected as life lessons and works tirelessly to bring those lessons to us. Relationships are a major method for us to learn. They create an intimacy and form of trust that makes learning very intense and personal. The interactive universe arranges all of the connections in which we will form relationships. Some relationships are positive and supportive, many are not. We must be open to learning, growing, and where necessary, moving on.