Planet Earth has nurtured (and extinguished) life for billions of years. It’s estimated by scientists that life first emerged here about 600 million years after Earth’s formation about 4.54 billion years ago. But why did life emerge at all? Scientists, the religious, and everyone in between can only guess at that.
I’ll muddle through my own theories herein…
The planets of our solar system started forming about 9.1 billion years ago. (A billion is 1000 million for those who forgot, such as me, ha.) So think of the billions upon billions (“googols” is the term) of conscious lives with ability to feel pain, and the drive and ability to flee from pain, who have lived and died on Earth. Everyone, from those obscure creatures living at the very bottom of the deepest ocean to the most advanced of humans taking trips to the moon, etc., today.
All were born with the desire to live and enjoy it in freedom, to avoid pain and death; yet most everyone suffers pain, lack of freedom, and absolutely everyone suffers death. No amount of wealth, knowledge, fame, nor anything else, can prevent death.
Why must we serve these terms here?
Now, some people believe this is their first time in existence, that life and death are once only and final, that souls, afterlife, reincarnation, etc., do not exist. But if that’s the case, then why are YOU here now, as opposed to some other time in some other of those trillions upon trillions of lives past or future? And are you 100% certain you will not come back again after this life…really? I’d say that belief is due to fear, and rightfully so, as it’s a dreadful prospect, with what we’ve made of this world. But no one can be certain that this life is the be-all and end-all of existence…it’s entirely likely your consciousness has lived many lives, possibly in many different life forms, including as animals.
It’s possible our consciousness lives on forever, that we’re part of some unexplainable entity that never dies, which is in severe conflict and wants to be rid of its own negative and miserable aspects. That may well be the purpose behind life on Earth, to weed out and somehow eliminate the evil. But the plan seems so far to have been a dismal failure, because something is fouling up the works. That “something” is what we have to root out and kill off. That “something” causes us to continue nurturing evil, through deceit.
The Great Erasure is a huge problem.
As humans we’re born essentially as blank slates; it seems to me that some malignant force has a keen interest in keeping us in the dark. Animals seem so much more knowledgable about their lives, what they’re supposed to do and be. To me it seems people’s previous lives and knowledge have been deliberately erased, yet something in us (referred to as instinct) remembers vaguely certain things about life that we’d have no way of knowing yet.
For example, children with zero knowledge of sex can be sexually stimulated by nude images of people. This is a ploy often used by child molesters, to show them nude images to stir them sexually, to make them available for abuse. “Biology” is the excuse people like to use for children’s instinctual response to pornographic images. But I believe “biological response” is just a scientific way to explain away vague memories from past lives, because science adherents mostly reject spiritual and other such possibilities.
Yes we can be programmed biologically to be sexually excited by images of breasts, for example. But that “programming’s” source is what’s up for debate. After all, shouldn’t children more likely respond to nude breasts by getting hungry for mother’s milk, rather than sexually awakened? A young child’s body isn’t yet capable of reproducing and can be seriously harmed by molestation by an adult. Yet young girls can be sexually awakened by images of nude women or men, even though they don’t understand it at all. And boys by nude men too, but they’re most excited by female nudity of course.
Excitement over same-sex nudity doesn’t mean one is lesbian or gay, or in any way ready to engage in sex, but that we have some past (erased) memories of the naked body (especially the female) being a great inflamer of desires. A young, totally innocent child would have no other reason for being sexually aroused by anything.
What’s up with all that anyways?
I brought all that up just to illustrate my point, which I’m still not quite sure how to make clear. I just have this troubling feeling of being deliberately placed in the dark about past lives and what’s actually going on here in our world and in the universe, the purpose behind it all, behind consciousness, joy, sorrow, pain, death. The reason for the very possible erasures of our minds (or souls) and this continual rebirth as blank slates (when human anyways) is something we may never know unless its source decides to reveal it all. But it also seems each of us (including animals) are parts of that source, that, collectively, we are IT. And mainly what it seems to want (and achieves) is to force in us all the desire to reproduce. But to what end is that?
I believe the animals understand life and the universe better than we do, in all their “lack” of human intelligence. Their more instinct-driven lives I believe signify their much more intimate connection to the source of life, to the good part of it anyways, which I believe must prevail if there’s to be success. Thereby, if that source of life is our creator and judge (referred to as God), we as humans have a huge amount of absolutely horrible wrongdoing against its creatures, its closely connected animal life, to answer for.
So here’s the great problem:
Some say Karma, for sadistic abusers, is to be born again as victims (animal or human) in abuse situations, as punishment if they haven’t already suffered enough in the current life. (That assumes life exists as a means for our creator to purge itself of evil.) So that would excuse all our animal farms, slaughterhouses, vivisection labs, basements with lone sickos torturing the helpless, sadistic nannies, etc., as places where justice is being administered, for us not to be too concerned with it all, as those supposed victims are paying for past crimes, learning lessons…so lighten up and realize everything is as it should be. Ha, hell no…
Think about this in the case of animals, so totally helpless under people’s unique cleverness: Those now innocent beings are likely far more closely connected to the source of life and thereby cared for, so thereby people (the only ones with such intelligence and moral consciousness) are being judged by our treatment of those “dumb brutes.” Not only that, but the sadistic evil people required for those abuse situations to occur have then got to be so punished as well, and so on and so on, it grows like a cancer! So the evil and the suffering continue on forevermore, as we can see throughout history and till today.
I’d say that’s a terrible plan…the way to perpetuate Hell on Earth. And this beautiful Earth should not be a hell, it should be a Heaven. There should be no need for a hell to exist if we could conquer evil.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
Karma in the form of reincarnation serves absolutely no good purpose, it only allows evil and suffering to continue to flourish, while it needs to be ended. So how do we end it? Well, if you’ve read my stuff before (or even if you haven’t) you already may know the answer to that. If you’re new to all this, here’s the secret to ending (or virtually ending) deliberate suffering and evil in the world and moving towards the only good goal possible for our “creator,” and making any possible future lives for yourselves and your loved ones far better, more peaceful, enjoyable, and immensely less dreadful:
Go vegan and stop participating in animal (and human) exploitation and abuse in every way you can, and speak up, encourage others to do the same.
There’s no other way other than getting at that root, digging it out, and destroying it…and stopping the insanity. Empathy is key, to actually feel for others and want their freedom from suffering. We cannot instill empathy in others but can only plant the seeds needed for it to grow and take over, to obliterate those “weeds.”
But, what about necessary exploitation/killing?
Of course there are people who have no choice for survival other than to use animals, until they advance further (e.g. Eskimos), and that’s not necessarily evil unless deliberately made so by sadistic individuals. But remember, same could be used in defense of human slavery, since how could pyramids and other vital constructs have been built without those slaves? “As long as the slaves weren’t abused too much”…and there you go down the slippery slope of “necessary evils.”
We humans have a special calling, don’t you think? We need to always strive towards allowing ALL sentient beings to live their lives in freedom, regardless of our perceived needs to use them. This is our test. And no, animals in nature who must eat others to survive and to keep populations in check are not doing so by deliberate choice, they have no other options…that’s an entirely separate issue, so people need to stop using the “but lions do it” excuse.
Thanks for reading, and please add your thoughts in comments below…I need help in clearing up and solidifying this whole thing in my mind as well, as you can probably tell.