An Inside Story 59
TWO WORLDS 7…
Continuing Edgar Cayce’s readings…
“ALL of creation was a part of God, an expression of His thoughts. God imagined everything that came into being, including the souls, who were created for companionship. The soul consisted of spirit, with its knowledge of identity with God, plus there was also the ability to experience the activity of mind separately from God.
Thus a new individual, issuing from and dependent upon God, but aware of an existence apart from Him, came into being. To the new individual there was given, necessarily, the free will to choose and direct its own activity – for without free will it would remain a part of the individuality of God.
Thus the soul consisted of two states of consciousness – that of the spirit, bearing a knowledge of its identity with God, and that of the new individual, (the idea of self existence or ego) bearing a knowledge of everything it experienced.
The plan for the soul was a cycle of experience in which the new individual would eventually come to know creation in all its aspects. The consciousness of the new individual would then merge with its spiritual consciousness of identity with God and the soul would return to its source as the companion it was intended to be.
In this state the soul would retain its consciousness of a separate individuality and would be aware that of its own free will it now acted as a part of God. Until this state was reached the soul would not be a companion in the true sense of the word.
The idea that a return to God means a loss of individuality is a paradox. Since God is the creator, He is aware of everything that happens; consequently He must be aware of the consciousness of each and every individual, which means an individual cannot be destroyed without destroying part of God Himself.
When the soul returns to God it becomes aware of itself not only as a part of God, but as a part of every other soul – and everything. What is lost is the ego. When the soul returns to God, the ego is voluntarily relinquished.
The soul was the greatest thing that God created. It embodies the grandeur of His imagination.”…
Dan’s Quote: “Your life story is not who you truly are
______________It’s only a record of past experience.”-DJB
Inspiration and the source of the material used for this chapter comes from the book:
‘There is a River’. The story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue.