This post is taken from Akiane’s Blog. Hope you enjoy it.
Akiane, why do you believe you exist in this physical world now? Are you aware of past lives? Do you remember being alive in the physical world before? (The Tibetan Dalai Lama for instance, knows he has been alive before. Tibetan culture speaks of this).
The answer to both questions is the excerpt from my painting Footsteps of Eternity.
Many of us suspect that we had seen a better world than this one, our true home somewhere we had been living. Our desire for excellence, for peace, for enlightenment, for wisdom and love is the vague reminiscence of that perfect place we had come from.
Our craving for great architecture, aesthetic surroundings, comfort, and loving relationships stems from the forgotten source of abundance. It is as if we are constantly comparing the two states, but rarely feeling full contentment.
Our yearning for profound connections is always inside us, but this world often does not meet our expectations. Even those who completely forgot our past keep on striving for perfection as a compass. But those who vividly remember it, as I had in my childhood, experience conflicting emotions, on one hand, reassurance about our infinite destiny and the purpose of our earthly journey, on another hand – missing our home, and the sharp the contrasts between different dimensions.
No matter what hardships we endure here, it is possible that we forgot that long time ago we ourselves had volunteered to experience them. Only if we participated in making such decisions, life could truly be just. And why exactly we decided to experience so many difficulties and even tragedies I do not remember.
However, I believe we are not given more than we had agreed upon. Sometimes we are given more than we can handle, perhaps for the purpose of changing others, since our wisdom depends on the growth of everyone.
I often see life as a stage. From my earlier recollections, this stage is like a virtual reality film, but on the most advanced state. We can choose to either observe it or participate in it on many levels. In a way, we write our own script.
Love cannot allow so much misery unless we ourselves agree to experience it. It is often lonely to be separated from the divine guidance and understanding. We feel alone here making so many mistakes and discoveries. When we return back to our ‘Real home’, we all will engage in many interesting discussions…
Since time does not exist in heaven, and there are infinite worlds unknown to man, certain lives here on earth and there in heaven are happening at the same time. When I was little, I felt that I was just a visitor here on earth and my permanent home was in heaven.
According to my journal, which was recorded by my mother and father; I had chosen my own earthly parents, my own name and watched even my own development as a child.
Footsteps of Eternity is based on a few of my recorded early childhood experiences. Asked by my mother how long I had been away during my visionary visits to heaven, I tried to assure her this way: “I have never been away. I am there in heaven right now and watching myself here talking with you. You see, I cannot remember ever being separate from anyone. You are just my earthly parents, but we all have agreed to live together in this life here on earth. It is like a life school. My body there is so light .We all have wished to experience it, and here I am.
DEAR FRIENDS, WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF OUR ORIGINS AND FUTURE?