Question: What are the reasons someone might advance a level within a life versus waiting to advance between lives?
There is such variety in the way individuals progress that anything is possible.
There could be a small completion that is necessary to complete a level before someone moves on, or a specific thing to be done, or a lesson to be learned, or a karma to be repaid, or a monad to be completed. Why not continue on with the life when that thing is done? Otherwise, there might be no reason to continue with the life and with all the planning and preparation needed for each life on the physical plane, much opportunity would be wasted if advancement came or occurred in only rigid ways.
We have said many times and will repeat: Life and growth and, indeed, the entire Universe IS NOT RIGID! It is alive, it is constantly changing and it is flexible. Humans want rules and order, especially in your culture.
You are learning to move beyond the rigidity and are still much affected by your culture so it is a constant reminder that we give you at every opportunity.
[We had been talking about an upcoming gathering before the call, and they continued: ] You (all of you) have much work to do with this teaching. The ability to interact with each other in person will provide more strength, more depth and more meaning to your future work together.
The gathering will provide tangible experience and energy for each of you and will provide many positive memories to fall back on when “life” seems to overwhelm you. The gathering is a chance to step off “the rabbit wheel” if you will, to re-charge your soul’s energy and connect with old friends in a way you cannot do every day. It will help you in ways you cannot imagine now and bring pure joy to your heart in a way that you won’t get by any other way.
Your Essence is very tickled and your personality is going along for the ride. Yes, there may be conflicts and disagreements. Those are minor compared to your soul’s joy at the connection you will experience.
Allow yourself to revel in the joy. You are on the physical plane to enjoy your life, regardless of what your parents, teachers, culture or anyone else tried to tell you.
Be well, be happy, be alive! You have worked long and hard, so take the time to experience your true self at the gathering. Maybe it will remind you to do that — enjoy life — in other areas of your life that don’t feel like joy right now.
About this blog: “Why are we here?” http://listentospirit.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-are-we-here.html