I think that the devine
There are many that believe that the Universe is a living ,conscious ,thinking ,organism, and we are very much not only part of it, but also Are that!, By that I mean to say the energy that is the Universe, and Universe's consciousness flows thru us and permeates and courses through all things, everything, has a kind of consciousness in the Universe (Multi'verse?) Call it God, Brahman, SHiva, label it anything you like, these are human labels I think. Woman/Man/ people cant fully fathom it ALL with our limited minds, yet we can sure know and understand a LOT.
Some of the best Hindu Guru's when asked "WHo are you?, WHo am I?" they reply "I AM THAT, you ARE "THAT WHICH IS", and all that can ever be." Call it Divine if you wish, choose not to call it Divine, doesn't matter, THe Universe is alive, and if you drink in air, sunshine, water, nutrients from ground and vegetables, you are guess what? also the Universe. Just my thinking, if that sounds a bit pantheistic, then ok, just how it seems to me. If you are from your Source(whatever that is) then you are also 'spark of', part of Source. Light and Love, Namaste' ./-also I think it was philosopher Alan Watts who was fond of saying "You are living and alive in the 'mind of God, itself."
Gilfur, thanks for carrying this idea forward. I differ from you in that I do not see a God as divine intelligence. Rather I see God as the combined aspects of all sentience, however minuscule or unobservable, which in turn further awakens all forms of evolving life, as a sphere of evolution that recycles everything, while every molecule and their underlying shared monistic qualities are the essence of all cosmic evolution, which are constantly replenished in an unfathomable grand universal cycle. A higher form of as above so below.
Honestly I'm still figuring shit like this out, and I'm glad that i am as the quest for knowledge is amazing!
I feel that each soul is a part of the same rock so to speak. You break a pretty rock apart you get a lot of 'jewels'. Normally the jewels we wear as 'jewelry' are cut rocks. Life is what cuts us and makes us beautiful, though each lifetime is different so even it is the same rock from the same big rock they are still different every time.
So dont say 'see you in the next life' or 'maybe in another life' because even if you meet that soul again they will be different as you will be different.
So cherish the souls [pretty rocks] that you know. Cause you will only ever know them like this ONCE in all the lives you can ever know them.
I hope my analogy makes sense to everyone.
Even in the Sacred scriptures of the Old Testiment , in the Psalms it is written " Ye are Gods" The Hebrew word is Elohim- plural form of the divine. What ever or however we view God or the divine we are born with the sacred, divine essences, potential, which connects all of us to one another, the earth and the universe. We as humans are amazing and we create our own reality and destiney each day or we are destroying it each day. I think most do not realise the impact of little choices made each day and the impact they have on our own lives. We choose to create each day or choose to destroy each day.
Just my 2 cents.