On the Soul and Soul Mates
This piece is about the soul, but first, behold the Andromeda galaxy, one among the 100-300 billion galaxies in the known PHYSICAL Universe. It comprises 400 billion stars, many with planets. Many of these billions of planets, I believe, have given rise to life, some of which have given rise to civilization, such as our Planet Earth of our Milky Way Galaxy.
Among those planets with civilization, which I estimate to be in the billions, there are those with ultra-primitive civilizations and those with super-advanced civilizations. Of course advanced civilizations were once primitive. Ours is somewhat-advanced, but not super-advanced. In transition from somewhat-advanced to super-advanced, the civilization would necessarily encounter a bottle-neck, a global crisis, which the civilization, even the species that created it, may or may not survive.
The billions of planets in the Universe do not have the same time frame. Some were formed earlier, or later, than others. Therefore, various planets with civilization go through their crises at different times. The time of planetary crisis for the planet Earth of the Milky Way Galaxy is now.
And I believe it was my choice, for my own purpose, to incarnate into my body on this planet at this time. Considering how my life has developed since the birth of my body, is still developing today, and will continue to develop until my death, my self-given mission appears to be to help the Earth survive its current crisis.
Though I do not subscribe to the [One life on Earth (and only the planet Earth), followed by eternal Heaven or Hell] dogma, nor the kind of deity inherent therein, and I embrace Evolution, I do believe in the existence of the soul (and I have logical proof of this, just ask). When I say “my body”, it is my soul speaking; when I say “my soul”, it is my body speaking. So I’m not strictly an Atheist either, who does not believe in the existence of the soul. Call me an Independent.
The closest religious model I can relate to is one that espouses Reincarnation in the context of the Universe as modeled by Science, and at that with modifications to suit my logic.
Without scientific support, since the soul appears beyond the reach of contemporary science (my degree is in physics), I venture to say that there exists a parallel plane, or higher dimension, to the 4-dimensional physical world in which our bodies live. Allow me to call it the “Soul Plane”, suffused by a “Soul Pool”, or populated by a “Soul Community”.
My AR friends will agree that we humans do not have a monopoly to the Soul. Other sentient beings – dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees – also have souls. By the same token, we can project that the sentient beings on other planets of other galaxies have souls as well.
By nature, sentient beings go through birth, life and death. While it lives, I believe that it maintains contact, or even oneness, with the soul community, by soul means. Some may lose or sever contact, which may make them spiritually adrift; some may be born without any soul re-incarnated into them, and be soulless, literally. When a sentient being dies, its soul is released back to rejoin the soul community, which in fact its has never left.
Since Time is the 4th-dimension, it does not apply to the Soul Dimension. In other words, to the soul, existence is timeless. When returned to the soul community, the soul may rest a day, or an eon, before being reincarnated into the body of some new born sentient being somewhere in the physical universe. My soul is in my human body as we speak, but after my body has passed, it may reincarnate into the body of some alien beauty on some planet in the Andromeda galaxy, there to perform another planet-healing mission. But regardless, since the soul of a sentient being is in touch with the soul community, which in turn is in touch with the soul of another sentient being, the souls of these two sentient beings can be in touch with each other through the soul community, whether on different parts of the same planet or on different planets in distant galaxies.
Given the existence of the soul, do Soul Mates exist? I believe they can. The Taoist symbol portrays that in everything there are dual Yin/Yang halves, each on its own being incomplete. If this applies to the soul as well as the body, then the soul-halves would be incomplete without their Yin/Yang soul mates.
It could be rare for two soul mates to be in the same time and space, but if they are in touch via the soul community, they could hold hands and embrace at will, although their bodies could be epochs and/or lightyears apart. It is like two lovers in the same house working on different tasks on their computers, or watching different movies.
So why are soul mates not together all the time? It comes to how a certain soul is committed to its own body for a lifetime. On to which planet in which galaxy at which time could be assigned by some higher power on the soul plane, but I believe that the choice can also be made by the soul itself. As I mentioned before, my soul may have chosen my body to re-incarnate into at this time of Planet Earth, for a certain purpose, which I believe is both higher-determined and self-determined.
A soul mate may want eternal peace on the soul plane and never want to reincarnate ever again. Her soul mate may want to go back down and heal a few more critical planets. This means that the body of her soul mate will never find a sentient being in which she inhabits, on the same planet or in the universe, period. But this does not mean that they are separate since his soul is in touch with the soul community, and the soul community is where she is.
Blessed are those soul mates whose bodies find one another on the same planet, at the same time. Might I say that they have good fortune and excellent timing. Those who believe that they have found their soul mates under the same roof ought to celebrate this blessing in every thanksgiving and anniversary.
For two soul mates to meet in body on the physical plane, I believe it is as easy, or as difficult, as to agree on a common PURPOSE.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)