You are standing in a large room. There are people all around you. The mood is joyful, and the air is filled with excitement mixed with a touch of apprehension. This is your farewell. You are going on a journey. All the people you love are fussing about and giving you messages of encouragement and support at your decision to make this incredible journey. You have thought about this for ages. You have researched and planned. You have made notes about the key experiences you wish to have, what stops you want to make on the way, and which route you wish to take. You are organised. In your mind, you are confident and very much looking forward to this journey.
You look to your left and there he is, your trusted friend and guide. There is no turning back from here. Your eyes meet. You both realise the seriousness of this journey
As you stare into his eyes you know you are going to have to trust him, and better still, you know you can. You know that whatever happens on this journey, he will be thinking of you the whole way and doing everything he possibly can to help you. He knows what route you intend to take. He knows what stops you intend to make. He knows what experiences you intend to seek and of course when you will be back. He must know all this, because the minute you walk through that door, you won’t remember any of it!
And that’s the way it is. You go on this journey knowing that you have a map, knowing that you have a plan. Knowing that everything you need on the journey will be made available to you. Knowing that there is a reason why you’re going, but once you leave you will not be able to remember. Why? Because you are going on a fantastic journey to earth! And your friend, well he has trained some time for this. It is never easy being a guide for someone when they decide to go to earth. It is a very murky, negative place down there, nothing like here at home and it takes a lot of effort to try and communicate with the one that is on the journey.
You look around you one more time at all the souls you love so much, people that you have done this journey with before and people who will soon join you on your journey. There are a couple of people you know and love on the journey already, and you plan to catch up with them along the way—if everything goes to plan. You run over the details in your mind. You have already picked your parents and the family you will be born into. That should set up some of the circumstances you require along the way to stay on your path. You look over the crowd and see a beautiful female soul that is going to join you shortly in the reality of relativity. She is a very brave soul, and you feel the love in your heart as you remember that she has chosen to come into your journey as your younger sister. You admire her for the courage it takes to agree to go on this journey with a serious disability. She has chosen to experience a degenerative disease that will make walking impossible. She has chosen this path not only to experience the negativity of the situation for herself but to allow you to experience compassion and selflessness, as it will be your job to support her through her journey. It certainly will not be easy for her.
Why do we do this. You ponder the thought again. Down there on earth there are countless theories for why we do this. Many say there is karma involved, and many say it is to learn lessons. There is truth to these things, but the main reason we go back is to experience. To experience negativity and its many faces; in particular fear. Fear is something we simply do not know in this reality. How can we know fear when there is nothing to be afraid of? How can we know joy if we have not known sorrow? How can we appreciate love if we have never experienced an absence of love, and how can we recognise happiness if we have never known sadness? Never has knowledge been of use to anyone without experience to go with it. You can read mountains of books about what it would feel like to walk on the moon, but in the end only the experience of walking on the moon can tell you what it is really like. You laugh quietly as you recall a similar comment recently from a soul who just got back home and enthusiastically stated that you can read all the books you like on childbirth, but until you try it for yourself you have no idea.
The angel addresses your guide. “You have studied and trained to support your friend from here. You already know it is going to be difficult at times getting your point across, but the love you have for your friend will certainly help.”
Farewells all complete, you and your chosen guide head through the beautiful gold doors. The excitement is building as you go back over all the work that has gone into this moment. As the doors close behind you, an angel comes forward and leads you to a sitting area. This is the last time you and your guide have together. There is not much left to say though, so you sit in comfortable silence for a while. The beautiful angel comes to address you. She is simply reiterating what both you and your guide already know.
“I remind you once more. Earth is an illusion. Matter is not solid. Everything is made of universal energy, same as it is here, but much denser. You still have the ability to control that matter by thought as you do here. However, unlike here, where it is instantaneous, there is a delay mechanism down there on earth. This is for your own protection. If you could manifest instantly as you can here at home, you may experience serious problems due to the negativity down there. We wouldn’t want you getting in a bad mood and killing your mother-in-law with just a thought,” the angel reminds you, with a sense of humour. You need reminding. It doesn’t matter how many times you go back this is the one thing you keep forgetting. You are in control. You can still manifest; it just takes more effort.
The time is getting closer. It is now that you need to make your farewells. You wander slowly around saying good-bye to all your loved ones. They are cheerful and upbeat. Your journey to them is so very short. You know that it will seem much longer to you, because down there you must deal with the concept of time. Here at home time is not linear. To them you will be back in the blink of an eye, armed with stories and experiences from the reality of relativity.
Then the angel looks directly at you and says, “You have all the love and support of all the beautiful souls here and the unending well-being of the universe. We remind you that you have all the tools you require to create anything you desire. We thank you for going on this journey as a co-creator with the universe. You know as well as we do that the universe cannot grow without desire and that desires cannot be formed until we know what we desire, and we can’t know what we desire until we have experienced what there is to desire. On the plane of earth that you go to now, everything exists. There is hot and therefore there is cold. There is love, so therefore there is hate. There is joy, so therefore there is also sorrow. There is compassion, so therefore there is also a distinct lack of compassion. Basically, there is good so there is also bad.”
You do know all this. You remember some of the previous journeys you have done. You are fully aware there will be some very good times and very bad times. There are many things you are not looking forward to, but there are many you are. One of them is the rain. You have memories of rain. As it doesn’t rain here at home, you have not experienced rain since the last time you were there. The wind on your face, that’s another memory that comes to mind. Oh, and chocolate, the last time you were there they had just started developing chocolate for mass production. You definitely remember that........