Blog #44: Soulful Evolution

Blog #44: Soulful Evolution

…my wife (the second one, since I no longer count first cousins in such a capacity) said—oh, about a thousand years ago!—that she thinks I have a death wish. And, in a certain sense, I suppose I do… not in that I’m in a big hurry to get there, however, so much as I possess a determined inquisitiveness to know what goes on in the In-Between…

Spiritually speaking, I’m a sort of a Buddhist-Christian, and I do believe in reincarnation—which I mention in case it wasn’t obvious by my saying ‘the In-Between’… and someone (not that anybody reads these) would be like, “In between what?!” And so, thusly: Corporeal lives. Butanyhoo…

I don’t think it’d be a surprise for any who know me if I were to say I’m disgruntled with mine existence in this life… or e’en that I have e’er felt out of sync wi’ the world in which I exist. So to have a latent desire to move on? Hey, this party’s lame? Who wants a new adventure? Sure, I’m curious. And I’m curious about not only what the state of being is In-Between—but how the worth of a soul is determined for moving forward… So, between the two, one might say I am ‘bi-curious’… (Or mayhap that’s something else entirely… just skip that last bit!)

But along with reincarnation comes the concept of karma. So the longer I’m here, the more opportunity I have to “get it right” (whatever that means)—therein offering better opportunities for my soulful advancement in my next incarnation. (…and/or opportunity to screw it up even worse…)

But if you think about it like a video game—only instead of screen after screen of increasingly difficult endeavors (I’m picturing Donkey Kong, by the way—but feel free to use whatever you like), you have life after life… But each screen gets harder, right? The challenges don’t become less with each victory—they become more challenging! So your reward for doing well—be it in life or in Donkey Kong—is to be tested with something more difficult, more rife with adversities… else how would you continue to evolve spiritually?

So I realized… if karma will give you more trying circumstances as a sort of penance for wrong-doings in the past… and karma will reward you for right-living in the past with more trying circumstances for future advancement… no matter what you do, you’re going to get shit on. Right? One shouldn’t hope that in doing well in this life, in not becoming a complete asshole, but by embracing love and charity and compassion and many fine things, he will be rewarded with an easy ride next time…

I like to believe there is a point when you advance to something new. I mean, there are the obvious individuals—Jesus, Siddhartha, Lao Tzu—who must have moved on… though it is believed by some that they linger on in this ‘sphere of being’ to aid others in moving on. And even in the modern age, there seem some who might be potential movers-on: the Dali Lama, or Mother (sorry)—Saint Theresa… and… (um) Elvis? (I know not what.) But even then—even if you pass on to a higher level of being to become (mayhap) an angel? …or something… presumably there are still challenges, adversities which we, yet on the mortal coil, could probably not fathom. And on whatever level they’re playing on, I would think the whole karma/birth-death-rebirth shtick holds true… so they, too, will yet be met with the never-ending cycle of adversity…

Or, if not never-ending, at least until you become a god. And then (mesupposes) you go off and start your own little universe, and you can do whatever the hell you want with it… ‘til you screw that up—and Fall… lapsing back into some micro-organism in somebody else’s universe, only to begin the long, upward, soulful climb yet again…

Well, I don’t know where I thought I was going with all of this when I started—but now I’m disgruntled with, not only this life, but the entire cycle of being!

Kinda makes me want a beer…

Alack… mayhap next life~

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—Mishka Zakharin © 2016

 

 

 

My first published novel, NATALYA’S TALE:

http://www.amazon.com/Natalyas-Tale-Mishka-Zakharin-ebook/dp/B014AO0YWK/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1451148977&sr=8-11&keywords=mishka+zakharin

 

 

 

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