The Origins of Humanity and Its Future
The following was revealed to
Cayce during his excursions while out of the body and as told in Thomas Sugrue's book, There is a River.
"In the beginning there was a sea of spirit, and it filled all space. It was static, content, aware, a giant
contemplating what it was.
Then it awakened and discovered its spiritual individuality. This was God.
God desired self-expression, and wanted companionship, so the cosmos and
souls were projected. Mind was the force which propelled and perpetuated it.
"Souls were created for companionship with God. The pattern used was that of God's
own being: spirit, mind, individuality.
In creating the soul there was knowledge of its identity with God and the ability to experience the
mind separately from God.
"Souls were given the power of free will so that it would not remain simply a
part of the individuality of God. The record of free will is the soul.
Thus the soul consisted of two states of consciousness: that of the spirit, bearing a knowledge of its identity with God, and that of the new individual, bearing a knowledge of everything it experienced.
"The plan for the soul was a cycle of experience, unlimited in scope and duration, in which the new individual would come to know creation in all its aspects, at the discretion of will. The cycle would be completed when the desire of will
became compatible with God's thoughts. The soul consciousness of the new
individual would then merge with its conscious spiritual identity with God.
This is the soul returning to its source as the companion God intended it to
"The idea that a return to God means a loss of individuality is paradoxical, since God is aware of everything that happens and must therefore be aware of the consciousness of each individual. Thus the return of the soul is the return of the
thought that God imagined - becoming aware of itself not only as a part of God, but as a part of every other soul, and everything.
"The plan for the soul included experience of all creation. The soul was the greatest thing that was
made because it had free will. Once free will was given, God did nothing to curb it; however it acted, it had to act within God's reality; by whatever route, the soul had to return to God.
"Certain souls became bemused with their own power and began to experiment.
Through the use of free will, the gradual weakening of the link between the two states of consciousness
(the soul and the spirit) occurred. Thus, the individual became more concerned with, and aware of, it's own creations than God's. This was the fall in
"To move into physical existence, souls had to assume a new consciousness
referred to as the "conscious mind."
When a soul took on physical consciousness, it separated itself temporarily from the
soul (the subconscious mind), and became even further removed from the
spirit (the superconscious mind).
"Each solar system in the universe represents an opportunity for the
advancement toward the ideal of complete companionship with God - the position of co-creator in the vast system of universal mind.
"Our solar system attracted some souls and the Earth came into their path.
The planets are physical representations of afterlife realms. There are nine
planets in our solar system that are physical representations of nine
afterlife realms. The planet Earth is the physical representation of the
third afterlife realm. In other words, the Earth is a physical representation
of three-dimensional consciousness.
"The Earth was an expression of divine mind with its own laws, its own plan, its own evolution. Souls, longing to feel the beauty of the seas, the winds, the forest, the flowers, mixed with them and expressed themselves through them. They also mingled with the animals, and made, in imitation of them, thought forms: they played at creating; they imitated God.
But eventually, this mingling with the Earth realm entangled souls in matter.
This entanglement was a probability from the beginning, but God did not know when it would happen until the souls, of their own choice, had caused it to happen.
"A way of escape for the souls which were entangled in matter was prepared. A
species of apes evolved that approached the necessary pattern for the soul
to escape the Earth realm. Souls descended on these apes and influenced them to
come down out of the trees, built fires, made tools, lived in communities, and began to communicate with each
other. Then the soul descended into the body and Earth had a new inhabitant: man.
"The problem was to overcome the attractions of the Earth to the extent that the soul would be as free in the body as out of it. Only when the body was no longer a hindrance to the free expression of the soul would the
Earth cycle be finished.
"Humans became aware that sex meant something more to them than to the animals. It was the door by which new souls entered the
Earth and was the only means the trapped souls had to get out of their predicament.
The human body represented the ideal vehicle for the soul on Earth.
"The plan for the Earth cycle of souls was a series of incarnations, with periods
in between of dwelling in other afterlife realms. When the body was no longer a hindrance to the free expression of the soul
(when the conscious mind had merged with the subconscious mind), the Earth cycle was finished and the soul could go on to new
"The race of humanity was fostered by a soul which had completed its experience of creation and returned to God, becoming a companion to him and a co-creator. This is the soul known as the
"Christ." Adam, the first incarnation of the Christ Consciousness
(superconscious mind) in flesh, was the first incarnation of the divine consciousness. Jesus, the final incarnation of that same soul, was the first human to fully manifest the Christ Consciousness in the flesh.
"The Christ soul was interested in the plight of its brother souls trapped in
Earth, and after supervising the influx of human souls into flesh, the Christ soul took form itself, from time to time, to act as a leader for the people.
"The Christ soul helped humanity by incarnating into the flesh from time to
time, as such Biblical characters as Adam,
Melchizedek. The Christ soul took on flesh, to teach and lead. The Christ soul realized after these
incarnations that it was necessary to set a pattern for humanity, to show them the way back to God. The Christ soul assumed this task
by through its final incarnation into flesh as the humble carpenter from Galilee, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus, triumphant over death and the body, became the
way-shower, laying down the ego of the will, accepting the crucifixion, and returning to God. He is
a perfect pattern for people to follow. The perfect life lead as Jesus and his
unjust murder, reversed the negative karma that came from his first incarnation as Adam.
"At present, humanity is in a state of great spiritual darkness - the darkness which precedes dawn.
"The law of karma - which is the law of cause and effect - means that transgressions incurred in the flesh must be met in the
flesh. This is the natural law of the Earth, not the law of humanity or God,
and it demands an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
"Every person's life is shaped to some extent by their karma, but karma is not greater than free
will because with free will, anything is possible.
Thus free will and predestination coexist within a person. Their past experiences limit them in probability, and incline them in certain directions, but free will can always "draw the sword from the stone."
"The intellect is, roughly speaking, from the stars: it is the mind force of the soul, conditioned by its previous experience in creation outside the solar system, and dimmed or brightened by its recent experiences within the solar system.
"So the problems of individualities, the problems of groups, the problems of races and nations, are worked upon time and again until, by free will, they are solved, and the souls go on to other worlds, other solar systems, other universes."
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