Hello, all you creatures from the Third Dimension. I have no name, but I am the essence of who you are. I reside in a place known as the Fifth Dimension. It is a wonderful place where we possess unlimited intelligence, which means we have the power to know everything there is to know, since always and for always. There is only one problem here in the Fifth Dimension. We have no feeling. So even though we have the capacity to know everything, without the feeling to connect it to, we are forced to exist without what you call "emotions".
To tell you the truth, infinite intelligence has it's limitations. It's boring, you see. As a result, some of us up here periodically travel to the Third Dimension, where you reside, so we can get a hit of feeling. You see, without a body, there is no feeling. We have to enter a physical body every now and then to get high, so to speak.
Confused? Well, let me explain. In your world, most of you limit yourselves to what you can see, touch, hear, smell, and taste. There are actually many more senses than that, but few of you are willing to experience them. It's a shame, because they are a lot of fun to play with. All of you have one thing in common, just as we do here in the Fifth Dimension. You are all what your scientists and a few enlightened teachers would call "energy". Everything about you is energy. Thought is energy; food is energy; the river is energy; your life force, your essence, is energy. Now according to your very own scientists, who assume infinite intelligence, energy exists forever. That means it- and therefore you - exist before what you call birth and continues after what you call death. Unfortunately you haven't developed the devices to measure this energy before birth and after death. You'll just have to take my word. Remember, I do have infinite intelligence.
"In observing you I have noticed most of you have developed some rather peculiar habits . For instance, very few of you spend much time in the present - the here and now, even though that is the only time and only place you can be. Instead, you waste much of your time in the future or the past, wondering why, and how, and if only, and wishing you could do something over again, or worrying about what is to come and fearing that it might be more of the same.
This is particularly true of what you call "work". Frankly, there is no comparable word here in the Fifth Dimension, so it's hard to relate to it. Here we experience immense pleasure doing what we love to do. We can't figure out why anyone would want to work, which doesn't look like it's what any of you love to do. Certainly your schools don't teach you to do what you love. Your parents don't relate to doing what you love because they experienced something called the Depression, or they knew someone who did. So they believe it is important to find a job that pays the bills.
The way I see it, for the majority of you work is anything but a pleasurable experience, and certainly not a here and now one. Most of you don't like what you do (even if the pay is good and the benefits substantial). You go to bed at night hoping the alarm (now there's an aptly named device) won't go off. When you get to work in the morning you start anticipating your first break, then lunch, then another break, and finally the end of the day. Certainly nothing present about that, eh?
Anyhow, some of us here in the Fifth Dimension want to lend a hand in encouraging you to enjoy yourselves more, especially in your work experience, because it has such a profound effect on you, your health, your family, your peers, your company, and your country. So we're bending the rules a little, to share with you some infinitely intelligent information that will help you all lighten up. It's called the Puzzle Theory of Life, and if you pay attention, it can help you take a lot of pressure off. It's the pressure that comes when you compare yourselves to others, when you judge yourself and others, when you compete rather than cooperate. In particular, it's the stress, actually I should say dis-stress, that occurs when you insist on living your life the way others have dictated.
"Please understand that we here in the Fifth Dimension have an advantage over you. We have infinite intelligence, while you have intellectual intelligence. Intellectual intelligence is limited because it represents the sum total of what you have learned since you entered the Third Dimension. Much of what you have learned since birth has been given to you by others. These "gifts' are known as beliefs, and you have mistakenly reinforced them without being consciously aware.
"To explain this Puzzle Theory of Life, I will need a character. This character begins it's existence here, in the Fifth Dimension, as energy possessing infinite intelligence. Some of you are fond of labelling this energy soul energy. For the sake of you in the Third Dimension, who seem to require separate identities, I shall call this soul energy Yahoo. At some point Yahoo becomes bored here and decides to travel to the Third Dimension. In order to make the experience there more interesting, Yahoo plans what it will do during it's stay in it's physical body. So Yahoo sits down at the word processor and writes out the story of it's life based on what it desires to learn. Yahoo is committed to being on purpose at all times, so whatever it writes is how it will come to pass.
Except for one thing. Yahoo knows about free will and free choice. All this means is, since it's life story will be stored in a computer memory bank, it can be retrieved and any portion of the story can be rewritten. What this means is , when Yahoo enters the Third Dimension at birth, it will retain the power to change it's course in life at any time. If it chooses not to exercise it's power of free will, then it will experience life exactly as it has been written.
So, just prior to leaving the Fifth Dimension, Yahoo takes a look at the complete picture of it's life. It notes all that will happen, unless free will is exercised, in all aspects, physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, sexual. It notices what it has choreographed regarding family, social, religion, work, education, hobbies, marriage, children, money, and all the other details of life. In one glance, Yahoo sees it's life before it. That is the life that is about to be.
Yahoo also knows, because it has infinite intelligence, that at the precise moment it enters the physical body, again to make the game more interesting, it will forget the picture, and that it's purpose during the length of it's lifetime, will be to remember what it has forgotten. The remembering will be perceived as learning, and will come through the experiences it has written into the script of it's life. Yahoo also knows that it will spend the vast majority of it's life believing in everything but what it knows at the soul level. Some know this as illusion, and define it as the process of seeing only one viewpoint, rather than knowing there are multiple viewing points for every experience. Yahoo knows that this limited thinking is from the intellect, and is appropriate because it is part of the learning/remembering process. So long as it trusts only in the intellect, it will remain in illusion. This is not bad, and it is not wrong, because there is no good or bad, no right or wrong, at the soul level. There are, however, consequences, and those are to be part of the learning/remembering experience.
So, Yahoo takes one last look at it's picture of the life about to be, and begins it's journey, which will last, according to it's pre-written story, until it has remembered all that was written, or rewritten, whichever is to be the case. After all, it would be boring if we knew exactly how the life experience would go. That's why we have free will and free choice.
The moment Yahoo enters the Third Dimension to become a Hu-Man (which means man/woman in balance), it immediately forgets what has been written. The picture disappears. But it isn't lost. Yahoo enters the world stark naked, and carries with her/him, a box with it's picture reduced to pieces of a puzzle. To make the game of life, because it is to be enjoyed, more interesting, there is no picture on the outside of the box.
At this point Yahoo has become a precognitive child, absolutely trusting, absolutely innocent, absolutely dependent on other Hu-Mans to nurture and protect her/him. And to add even more interest into the game, these Hu-Mans, known as parents, teachers, relatives, and civil, social, economic, and religious rule makers, assert their right as learned, response-able, adults. In unison they notice that Yahoo has no picture on the outside of the box, and they declare with well-intentioned concern, "you can't NOT have a box without a picture. It is up to us to make certain that you go through life the RIGHT way. That is, according to the laws we know to be the most appropriate. Therefore, we will give you a picture to guide you through the pitfalls of this struggle on earth."(Note: in the world of illusion, struggle and effort are an essential part of the belief system)
Now the picture Yahoo is eventually given depends on who he/she chose as influencers in his/her life story. Some of the influencers may be more or less enlightened, so the picture will reflect that in Yahoo's life, especially in the earlier years, when she/he is still trusting and innocent.
Let's review this, shall we? Yahoo has written a complete story of the life it will lead. And it has forgotten most, if not all of the story, as a result of it's journey from the Fifth Dimension. What remains is the complete picture in the form of puzzle pieces, in a box, with no identifying picture on the outside. Now who, in their right mind would attempt to put together a puzzle with no reference picture? Right, nobody, except maybe a couple of people in the back row.
Fortunately, there are many responsible adults waiting to impose their version of the correct life on Yahoo, and they gleefully do so, because part of their purpose in the world of illusion, is to assume the role of all knowing advice giver. It is a wonderful way to avoid telling the truth to themselves, you see.
Anyway, Yahoo, now a dependent being called a child, has a picture of how life is supposed to work, according to others. These others are well-intentioned, mind you, and doing the best they can with the existing awareness they possess in their own worlds of illusion.
Eventually Yahoo begins developing cognitive, or intellectual awareness. Little by little, he/she begins to learn "how life works" according to the picture on the outside of the box, and doesn't even consider looking inside, because there is no need. The "experts" have said so.
In case you haven't caught on, let me share a little secret with you. The picture on the outside of the box represents the belief system Yahoo has been given by the significant others in his/her life. This belief system is made up of a series of puzzle pieces that all fit together to make a nice neat picture designed to support Yahoo in growing up in their collective images. Each of these puzzle pieces is called a Paradigm.
A Paradigm is a pattern, that leads to a subconscious habit, and it is very powerful. What makes it so powerful is it's ability to keep us fixed in the pattern it represents. To do this, the Paradigm acts as both a filter and a screen, allowing through the screen mainly information that supports the Paradigm, and filtering out most of the information that would contradict it. As a result, shifting the Paradigm is very difficult, and the shift must occur in order to get to the puzzle pieces that fit.