This life, this corporeal existence, is really about choosing to follow our egos, which is a detached entity with arbitrarily constructed perceptions, or our intuition which is the window to the divine. But that choice doesn’t have the significant impact we’d like to think. We like to believe that if we work harder and faster, that we can make something of the temporary blip on the radar that is our lives. And if someone doesn’t beat time and space before the time is up, well, that’s a wasted life.
How can we be so deluded as to think that something as ethereal and mysterious as life essence is subject to the validation of the masses? Because let’s be clear, when we think of making something out of our lives and leaving a legacy, we depend on the recognition of our works. Anything that can’t be quantified or labelled is not important. Life lessons carved from heartaches and lonely nights spent writhing in existential agony are useless. Unless you can bottle that and market it, then that’s when your experiences truly matter.
No, life is a precious gift that can’t be repaid or valued. We came from divine intention and when we dissipate from the attention of loved ones, we’ll return to the One who completed us before we came into existence. The One who grafted treasures on the souls that can’t be exhausted or fully understood even if a thousand lifetimes were devoted to sifting through all the innate gems. The One who made room for us in this universe.
We are under the illusion that we control things, but in reality we only choose whether to defy the universal laws that permeate everything to our chagrin, or to follow our intuitive map that would lead us to align ourselves with all of existence, enabling harmony.
No matter how much we advance or discover, we’ll never be able to hold nightfall back for an hour, or postpone death for a moment. We can never bid the rain to fall, or make animals talk. The countless languages, the different sciences and fields of studies, and art are all attempts at deciphering our existence. But any advancement we make is simply a refinement in our fundamental understanding. We keep coming back to the same place to gain a deeper understanding.
I believe that the soul is made up of dark matter and that the refinement of the soul depends on the intensity in neural activity. Meaning; when an individual exerts their cognitive powers, this causes a reaction with the soul. That’s why animals aren’t seen as having soul in that same sense and it’s why some humans are more conscious than others.
The soul doesn’t exist in this space-time continuum. It’s therefore not confined to the physicality that our bodies and matter is. The soul mediates its awareness from extrasensory sources. That’s why we can have hunches, dreams, premonition, and other inexplicable experiences. It bypasses the ego/psyche.
So what then? What is our task? It is to reconcile between the two realities, by detaching from whatever doesn’t align with the soul so that when we leave our bodies, we can exist in a harmonious plane where we DO have control and creative powers, i.e. heaven.
Failure to raise our frequencies may cause our souls to fall prey to the gravitational clutches of black holes that are gateways to hell.
It’s all speculation of course, but one that is based on an inexplicable hunch.
يَعْلَمُونَ ظَاهِرًا مِّنَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ عَنِ الْآخِرَةِ هُمْ غَافِلُونَ
They know the superficial reality of the worldly life, but they are unaware of the Hereafter.¹
أَوَلَمْ يَتَفَكَّرُوا فِي أَنفُسِهِم مَّا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ بِلِقَاءِ رَبِّهِمْ لَكَافِرُونَ
Do they not reflect upon themselves? Allah has not created the heavens and the earth and what is between them except in truth and for a specified term. And indeed, most are in denial about the meeting with their Lord.
أَوَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ كَانُوا أَشَدَّ مِنْهُمْ قُوَّةً وَأَثَارُوا الْأَرْضَ وَعَمَرُوهَا أَكْثَرَ مِمَّا عَمَرُوهَا وَجَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيَظْلِمَهُمْ وَلَٰكِن كَانُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ
Have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? They were greater than them in power, and they plowed the earth and built it up more than they [those alive] have built it up, and their messengers came to them with clear evidences. And Allah would not ever have wronged them, but they were wronging themselves.