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The Egg...

You were on your way home when you died.

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”

“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”

“Yup,” I said.

“I… I died?”

“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.

You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”

“More or less,” I said.

“Are you god?” You asked.

“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”

“My kids… my wife,” you said.

“What about them?”

“Will they be all right?”

“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”

“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”

“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”

“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”

You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”

“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”

“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”

“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.

“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”

“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”

“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”

“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”

“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”

“Where you come from?” You said.

“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”

“Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”

“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”

“So what’s the point of it all?”

“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”

“Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.

I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”

“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”

“No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”

“Just me? What about everyone else?”

“There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”

You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”

“All you. Different incarnations of you.”

“Wait. I’m everyone!?”

“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.

“I’m every human being who ever lived?”

“Or who will ever live, yes.”

“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”

“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.

“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.

“And you’re the millions he killed.”

“I’m Jesus?”

“And you’re everyone who followed him.”

You fell silent.

“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”

You thought for a long time.

“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”

“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”

“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”

“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”

“An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”

And I sent you on your way.


I found this a few months ago, and it's still really stuck with me. The concept of it is fascinating and true in my opinion. We are all from the same source, all part of the same thing, all the same person.  Yet, we're from different places, from different backgrounds, and different people. 

Is it really so hard to believe that there is truth to every word.  Whether you believe it or not? 

Why must we condemn others because of their beliefs?  We condemn Hitler because of his actions, when in reality we're no better than he is.  We condemn those if they do not agree with us, and that is truly despicable. 

Is it really so hard to hear people out before we call them liars and imbeciles?  Why must it be so hard to try and understand where someone is coming from?

Before you ask questions you have no intention of hearing the answer to, why don't you instead ask questions, and think about the answer?  Try and understand one another.

You must understand, of course, that life is not all peace.

It's one of the basic laws that there must be a balance.  Without the candle, you would not know light in the dark.  Without the dark, you would not know how to appreciate the light.

The thought that life can be all love and peace is silly.  The more enlightened members will agree to that once I explain further, I'm sure.

You have to burn your hand so that you know not to touch the stove, right?  Of course, your parent warns you that if you touch it, you will be burned.  You don't listen, and sure enough, they're right.

Death is a part of life, as life is a part of death.  To quote a friend,

"As we enter this world we are promised two things, life and death itself. From the moment we take our first breath, life has been given and now we are born to live for death. For some, it comes too early."

We must have death to compensate for life. 

The ideal world that some of you have come up with is, to put it quite plainly, absurd.  You will find that out with time.

The dark ones are as much a part of this world as you are, and you will do well to remember that.  They serve the purpose they were created for. 

Now, every now and then the balance is thrown off, and a disturbance ensues.  There have been times of too much peace where no one was learning, and darkness had to be restored.  There will be a time of great darkness, where light will have to fight for it's place.

Some of you are so adamant about this ideal world full of love and peace.  Even in heaven there are fights.  You must acknowledge this fact, and work towards finding your balance, your life, and your purpose.

May you have many roads to travel
~Taniel

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Hello Bannie……

So are you saying that you are good hearted – if then show us…….

Why I ask is that you take over innocents post and turn them into HATRED

Then your mission is complete? As it has been going on and on infinitum

Stuck gramophone needle…. burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrstiiiicckkkkkiiiicckkssssssch

And… you don’t know my belief??? By the way…….

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TimeChange2012

Hi Taniel,

Ignore the rants, when one is not happy inside – they lash outwards


We are not a push over Banshee
We don’t have to have your approval
This is not your site – you don’t own it
Then cut your self lose from us


Again - We are no PUSH over

**Sigh**


my reply:

I wonder who really lashes out?

you lash out at me every chance you get,

I AM AMUSED BY YOUR IMMATURITY for someone of 50,

and then you call yourself an angel of peace with it,

while you constantly attack me.

I DON'T NEED YOUR APPROVAL TO SPEAK ON A FREE SITE EITHER.

YOU ARE A PUSH OVER....

I AM HERE TO LEARN AND I even learn from those with differing beliefs than mine.

I AM ONLY A BITTTCH WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU USE YOUR BELIEFS TO HARM GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE, WITH GOOD INTENTIONS....

YOUR KARMA IS WAITING TO PUSH ALL OVER YOU.

I MUST CUT MYSELF LOOSE FROM YOU?

WTF?

SO I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK HERE LIKE ANACHEL ONCE SAID TOO,

SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE AN LIGHT,

AFTER YOU WRITE A STORY ABOUT HOW LOVE BINDS ME TO YOU,

WHAT A FUCKKKING HYPOCRITE.

THIS IS THE TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE,

SO THAT THEY CAN SEE YOU FOR WHO YOU REALLY ARE,

SO I AM HERE,

STONE ME AND TALK SHIIIIT ABOUT ME,

PLEASE,

LET EVERYONE SEE WHO YOU GUYS REALLY ARE.

THIS IS MY PURPOSE,

THANKS FOR PROVING SO USEFUL AND MY MISSION SUCCESSFUL.

ps you are NOT HAPPY WITH YOURSELF that is why you seek approval and love, and acceptance from a bunch of fake angels, good luck with that because you will never find it here!!!!

...darkness definitely has a purpose... and I am glad the LIGHT always wins to prove it WRONG.

Taniel, I like your post very much, I can really feel the essence of Father's Love there in that beautiful story, just one thing though..... do you really feel that the darkness has any kind of purpose ordained by Our True Source, I cannot believe this myself... infact I think they try to throw everyone off His wonderful Plan all the time which is why He created all the angels to protect against the darkness... but I am not sure to be honest, but I love the feeling that there is only one of us here, thankyou for sharing that lovely story :)
God Bless you

Thank you! I've always believed that there is a balance of darkness and light. It's purpose is for us to learn.

Hi Taniel,

Ignore the rants, when one is not happy inside – they lash outwards


We are not a push over Banshee
We don’t have to have your approval
This is not your site – you don’t own it
Then cut your self lose from us


Again - We are no PUSH over

**Sigh**

Excellent piece of story. I have been thinking about the theory of there is only Me, and everyone else is Me. And through this Me, there exists infinite 'me' in multiple universes. I truly agree with you that there cannot be all love and light. I used to think like that too...but alas I woke up to another reality which I am still having a hard time accepting. Thank you very much for this post. It is truly a great piece. We came from Nothing, from Void, the darkness that gave birth to this Light. And this will always be it - the balance between Light and Darkness, and we as undergraduates will slowly find our way back to this Great Balance.

I'm glad you found meaning in it, friend.

... I find this a bit pretentious,
since you "angels guys" say all is ONE,
which must mean that all beliefs are EQUAL right?
and no one has the right to judge other beliefs,
or the beliefs of others,
but you always have an issue with other people's beliefs,
and cannot tolerate theirs.

mmm...

*scratches head*

... Obviously you have an issue with someone calling someone else a liar or an imbecile because of their beliefs,
so you are INTOLERANT of their beliefs for saying so NO?
So when I say someone is an idiot because according to my beliefs they are an idiot when they sell bulllshiit and bigotry to others,
then you are judging my beliefs no?
and when you say all is an EGG and ALL IS ONE and all beliefs are equal,
then you have no right to be intolerant of my BELIEFS,
AND only make yourself look like an intolerant bigot?

I cannot understand why you guys always have to contradict yourselves,
by trying to look angelic of all things,
only to prove yourselves to be idiots who don't practice what they themselves preach.

thanks and nice to know.

I think that's enough out of you.

...YES THEN YOU SHOULD SHUT UP TOO, it is all about tolerance right, so why not tolerate my beliefs? You are a great hypocrite, these "angels" taught you well, I AM DISAPPOINTED in you!

If this is what you got out of the story, then I am disappointed in you too. You obviously got the wrong message out of this, or you didn't even open yourself up to the meaning. You close yourself off to every story's meaning, and only see the surface, which you judge. You remind me of a typical high school student, but that's okay because I've come to that conclusion a long time ago about you. And, the best part is, is that I have accepted that about you, and have tried to be so nice to you. I will continue to be civil with you even though you think me a liar and a delusional kid. I know who I am, and I don't need you to tell me.

... YOUR STORY was about that WE CANNOT JUDGE ALL, or other people's beliefs since all is equal no?... so to judge me now and say I am wrong about a point you were trying to make which is the true point only makes you look like the fool. Don't patronize me, and it is obvious if you say others are intolerant of other people's beliefs while you deem ALL TO BE EQUAL, then you insult them and call them delusional, too no? Please dissect your beliefs and opinions before trying to sound smart overthrowing the initial thing you were trying to say okay!

You're twisting my words Mystik. You assume that you know what I believe based on a story that I shared. My stories are nothing but musings of mine that I share. They do not reflect what I believe unless I say so first in the story. In this case, I did. So, allow me to explain further for your sake. I believe in evolution. In the theory of evolution, we all came from a single source, but have developed into different organisms. Yes?

...if all comes from a single source as you say, and you see all as ONE BIG EGG, meshed into one, then you believe in the law of oneness, and you should read again what I wrote before you make yourself sound more ignorant.

...listen before speaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you might learn something!

I don't believe in the law of oneness. I believe we all started out the same, but developed into completely different things. We can trace it back to the very beginning if we tried hard enough, I'm sure.

... IF YOU don't believe in the law of ONENESS then you don't believe in the EGG theory you just shared! that's my point!

I said that it interested me. Some of it rings true to me, but for the most part no. It doesn't. I'm sorry if I didn't clarify that.

...could you perhaps write in a new story why you do not agree with the law of oneness, it would be interesting to know your thoughts on this.

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This (almost) happened to me
When I saw the car come
I saw my death
And accepted it right there....

I died
Yet I am still here

I think you are a wonderfull young and wise being... Young and old.
I you would like, I would be honored to count you in my friends.
U are the future of humanity.

I don't know about the future of humanity, but I thank you for your words. I'm glad that you're still here.

I changed into a stray cat :-) thank you
you are the future of humanity because you are young :-)
I am too (but less than you, and its just like that ;-)
we all are the future togheter..

I am just speaking under the inspiration of swiming in the bermuda triangle..
please pardon my bizar approach ;-)

i

I understand. =)

thanx! its venusapple btw... I changed name and photo
last week, I have been flying above the zen reef and the fish accepted me as one of them, and were under me like I was a living shelter... wow

it has nothing to do with your story I just feel like the wave tells me to tell you this ;-)
bueno noche bella

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Thank you for that. I have been here before, seen this perspective. I'm always the one they call evil and treat evil. Indeed I am alive!

I'm glad to have helped.

:)

...they call you evil and treat you evil, what happened to two wrongs don't make a right, well if they treat you EVIL AND SEE YOU AS NOTHING BUT EVIL, then they who call themselves angels are exactly the opposite === demons.

That's not really what I was getting at.

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