I feel no pain. I feel no pleasure. I have no physical sensation at all. I feel no sadness. I feel no happiness. I have no feelings. I have no limitation of sight. I have no limitation of hearing. I am unable to taste. I am tapped into the great plane of knowledge. I exist, I know all, yet something is missing. There is no contrast. All is good, but what is good without contrast. Good simply is. Existence simply is. I am a soul looking for an experience, a change. An experience to gain what I don’t have. I’ll do this by placing limits on my being. Limits of a physical body. Limits of an animal body. Not just any animal body, one of a human. I’d like to experience a piece of that emotion filled realm. The realm of misery and sorrow, happiness and joy. The realm of primitive creatures, violent and loving. The realm of Earth.
You may have this, but there are conditions to be imposed. You will not remember this place of pure bliss. You will not remember your prior journeys. You will not have knowledge of all that is. You will enter this realm with nothing, no remnant of your current being.
I can’t wait, it will be such an adventure. To be able to feel, to love, to cry, to experience physical closeness to others. I will feel emotion and revel in it. I will feel pleasure and pain and celebrate it. I will feel hatred and love and bask in it. It will be amazing to experience contrast in every way conceivable.
You say this now, but understand this. You will not remember these thoughts. You will need to rediscover them. You will need to learn it from nothingness with no frame of reference to compare.
I’ll do it. Even if I don’t remember why I’m going, I’ll gain experience. I’ll feel. I’ll learn. Imagine entering a world with no memory of the past, no knowledge of existence beyond the confines of the human animal. It’s an exciting prospect. Like a vacation where I leave everything behind and just dive into the raw emotion and physical sensation.
Very well. You must now choose the specific experiences you would like to have in this life. Do you wish to experience great pleasure or great pain. Perhaps some of each? Would you like financial wealth? Would you like extreme poverty? Would you like anger and hate? Or maybe love and desire? Will you be physically strong and fit, or maybe enter with a disability of some sort? I have an idea of what you should experience, I’ll help you choose. Ah, I have the perfect fit. How about a man named Mack. It’s a tough life, and you’ll have to learn to find the positive. You will not be wealthy, and you’ll have to work hard, but you’ll get to experience a great life if you can learn to open your eyes to it.
That sounds perfect. I look forward to struggles and hardships, happiness and love. Then, when my time there is up, if I like it, I may return. I have much to enjoy while I’m there. Much to experience.
Yes you do. While you are there, time will slow. You will not only be limited by the animal body, you will also be encompassed by time. The life will feel long, but time will speed day by day, year by year as you grow nearer the end. Eventually you will return here and realize it was only a small blip. If time existed here, you would say, “I’ve only been gone an instant.” Are you ready?
I am. Darkness… Light… Waaaah.