Hacking Samsara

In Life Between Life, Whitton and Fisher discuss a subject hypnotically regressed into the realm between lives. While planning an incarnation, the subject describes:

. . . a sort of clockwork instrument into which you could insert certain parts in order for specific consequences to follow. I deduced that I was working on something that I wanted to change. And I was setting up this change by working with this machinery, making the necessary alterations to the interlife plan in order that they might transpire in my forthcoming life on Earth.

I have intuited during entheogenic experiences that synchronicity is the successful blossoming of “code” written by my soul between lives. I set up the initial conditions of my incarnation in such a way that as my life unfolds—analogous to the compiling and running of computer code—events, people, and things align in beautiful, fortunate, noticeable ways.

I was agnostic and staunchly skeptical for my first quarter-century on Earth, but eventually visions and synchronicities became too convincing to ignore. Perhaps these are messages I’ve coded for myself, to hasten my awareness of the spiritual.

Full disclosure: I am a computer scientist, so this idea may have self-aggrandizing roots. On the other hand, maybe my propensity for “coding” in the realm between lives has simply bled over into this incarnation. The cycle of death and rebirth is indeed similar to the continued running of a piece of code: learning from mistakes (bugs, crashes); making tweaks; the excitement and anticipation of hitting the “compile/run/incarnate” button, waiting to see how things play out this time around. The code, like our souls, becomes increasingly complex and powerful.

The idea of technology intersecting with the spiritual realm may seem strange, but really, technology is just “the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function” (Wikipedia). If enlightenment is viewed as a goal, learning of any sort can be seen as the “knowledge of . . . techniques” used in pursuit of this goal. Consider also the fact that some portion of our lives is determined by the code of our DNA. Maybe the rest is determined by the code of our souls.

~ by Grant on August 2, 2012.

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