Would you choose everlasting life on Planet Earth in, say, a healthy and fit 21-year-old version of your current body? That would mean working five days or nights a week, a couple of days off and annual vacations, for eternity . . .
Or do you see the process of life and death, and perhaps life and death again, and again and again, as stepping stones to greater things in the spiritual sky, i.e. “In my father’s house are many mansions.”
Or, does the idea of the Big Sleep appeal to you, as in “When the music’s over, turn out the lights . . .”?
Yes, I’m getting a bit metaphysical on you this morning. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about loved ones and friends who have passed on. I’m peeved off because I haven’t heard a peep out of them since they departed — no ghostly visits, no messages from beyond the veil. I shouldn’t be upset, because my Theosophical teachers have written that the spirit in most cases journeys on after death — it doesn’t hang around to contact the mortals it left behind. And it probably couldn’t contact us even if it wanted to. Still, I am disappointed . . .
Thing is, even though I do believe in reincarnation, and that the spirit is immortal, beyond time and death, I think I might choose the aforementioned everlasting life on Planet Earth option, if it were presented to me today, even though Earth is no paradise. Indeed, some might consider it to be hell, compared to the other realms awaiting us when we have evolved enough to be there . . .
I dunno . . . am just thinking, as harvest time approaches.
What say you?