Section 17: The Play and Dream of Life
"The Dream of the Yellow Millet" and "The Dream of Nanke" are two intriguing narratives that depict an individual's fanciful dream of attaining wealth and status. Both stories narrate the journey of a poverty-stricken person who experiences a life of luxury and fame in their dream. These stories have now become idiomatic expressions that convey the idea that material success is ultimately empty, and that life is like a dream.
In this book, I use the idiom "The Play and Dream of Life" to convey the opposite meaning despite its similarity to the original usage. It suggests that "The Play of Life" refers to our waking reality, where we play the role of our conscious selves in real-time and space. On the other hand, "The Dream of Life" refers to the reality we experience during sleep, where our subconscious takes the lead, and the protagonists of our dreams are different from those in our waking life.
God shares his spirit with us so that we can experience the stories of our lives. Each lifetime is like a "play" in which we enter the human realm.
However, I believe that this "play" should not be a "drama" but rather a "game."
Following a predetermined script is what makes it a "drama." The question is, who is the scriptwriter? If it's God, then watching billions of self-written shows with a known ending doesn't sound like much fun.
On the other hand, "games" are different.
Every reincarnated soul first chooses the "challenge difficulty" level of this life and then determines the "life blueprint" based on that difficulty. This blueprint includes factors such as parents, physical characteristics (including gender, temperament, intelligence, etc.), childhood environment, significant encounters, and more. Among these factors, the "challenge difficulty" is a significant consideration, while others may include "training at all levels," "academic remedial," "soulmate relationship," "karma feedback," and so on.
Through the process of reincarnation, the soul is divided into different levels and studies various courses. If one's performance in this life is not ideal, the next life may focus on strengthening specific areas.
According to spiritual messages from Seth and Newton, many significant relationships in the next life have been pre-arranged in the spiritual realm. These relationships may take the form of relatives, friends, or even enemies, with the goal of creating situations that help each other's spiritual growth.
While Seth and Newton also discuss "karma," their concept is quite different from the "karma" of the six realms of Buddhism. In this case, "karma" is not about punishment, but rather allowing those who have harmed others to learn and grow from the experience of being "harmed" in the next life.
I believe that the life equation established based on the life blueprint is like a wave function in quantum mechanics. It cannot provide a clear trajectory of one's life, but it can inform the probability of occurrence. There is no clear reward or punishment for good or evil because it depends on one's perspective. However, cultivating positive energy through good thoughts in our hearts can undoubtedly benefit our future destiny.
Everyone’s life cannot be separated from the broader environment created by the "Earth Self-Healing" or the "Collective Unconsciousness." It is like a stage set that descends from the heavens onto the stage of life, bringing with it natural disasters, wars, famines, plagues, and other challenges that we cannot avoid, which alter our destiny.
Moreover, hidden in the corners of the wave function are always some "uncertainties" that are attracted by unknown forces, constantly testing our adaptability.
Nevertheless, the excitement of this game lies in the fact that the "life blueprint" yet-to-be-realized can be modified by the reality created by our beliefs.
For instance, a soul that chooses a low-challenge lifestyle, born into a wealthy family, may have originally intended to live an easy life. However, if they accumulate negative energy, causing them to lose their inheritance from their parents, they must leave their comfortable life and embark on a difficult journey.
Others choose to be born into a slum, facing a high-difficulty life, and using their strong will to overcome numerous obstacles, wonderfully achieving their expected life goals.
The divinity of our "inner consciousness" shares love, wisdom, and creativity with us, interacts with our prayers, and assists in creating reality through our beliefs.
Our "subconscious" carries information about reincarnation and the blueprint for this life, executing its specific tasks and connecting with us through elusive means such as dreams, flashes of insight, intuition, and impulses, influencing us. I believe that during deep sleep, when we are unaware of our dreams, there is lateral communication between people's subconscious minds, giving commands to our inner consciousness and causing two people who were destined to meet in a previous life to "coincidentally" meet.
The most involved actor, of course, is the self-consciousness, which blurts out, "I love you forever!" The self-consciousness only knows one life and instinctively seeks survival, while death represents everything that vanishes. The self-consciousness is busy playing different roles throughout life; being a child, a student, an employee, a parent, and gradually losing oneself in life. However, it often receives impulses and intuitions from the subconscious, pushing it towards the direction of the "life blueprint."
The stage of life is like a theater, with the material universe being the foreground and strictly following the laws of physics. Even a basketball superstar cannot escape their demise in the face of a fatal plane crash. However, the spiritual world is like the backstage, the headquarters that commands and assigns the roles. The plane crash was arranged to start the next life ahead of schedule.
When the actors exit the foreground, they return to the backstage to review their gains and losses from each performance, repair their energy, and study for their next performance. The backstage is the true home of the soul.