It is my understanding that we go through many incarnations as our desire rises to the physical planes. I believe there are 14 planes below us and 9 above, and each plane there 12 entrances and 15 worlds within (illusions). depending on which entrance and what world your consciousness is at. Surely you have heard of or seen those that are out of this world
Child of the Light
What happens between physical manifestations is about what happens when you fall asleep. You dream either nightmares or calm delights, peaceful calm or harsh and fearful confusions. It certainly depends upon what state of heart and mind you have developed. And as your desires for physical experience grow and take form again you open the door to return in a situation that will allow those experiences to be had. Or you are compelled to be reborn in a situation in which you deserve patterned upon the level of vibration/energy you have created.
There is no death in Reality but only the ongoing, expanding awareness of consciousness that began with the expression of God’s Glory, things the mortal mind cannot conceive.
I am not sure of the question until I understand what you mean by individual consciousness.
“If so, what do you believe happens between physical incarnations?” However it works, I think it must be a time to “catch our breath” so to speak. An Absolute Creator that is undefinable, illimitable, innumerable, would be stupid to throw people into hell that could not understand him right away.
The beauty of your question lies truly in the manner that its answer possibilities are unlimited – yes, no, I don’t know, it doesn’t matter, 300, 3000, 30,000,000, etc… they are all possible!!! Isn’t that marvelous?
As far as what happens between incarnations… what does it matter? For one, we simply do not know. We can hypothesize, theorize and speculate but ultimately we do not know. Therefore it should not matter. Again, anything is possible without the need to limit it to a belief.
Awareness/consciousness is only necessary in this plane of existence. Being is what is ours to return to. When we are fulling ‘being’, awareness is unnecessary, even unreal. It is like a portion of light wishing to know itself but not being able to because all it knows is the light that surrounds it. It cannot not “know” it is light until it has something it is NOT surrounding it.
I hold on to no understanding or belief therefore all possibilities exist, even and especially those I cannot think of.
I am the world that hides
The universal secret of all time
Destruction of the empty spaces
Is my one and only crime
I’ve lived a thousand times
I found out what it means to be believed
The thoughts and images
The unborn child that never was conceived
When little worlds collide
I’m trapped inside my embryonic cell
And flashing memories
Are cast into the never-ending well
The name that scorns the face
The child that never sees the cause of man
The deathly darkness that
Belies the fate of those who never ran
I was going to get all complicated and talk about the nightly cycle
between the ‘electric/magnetic’ mind in relationship to the
physical / chemical body.
But your talking about reincarnation?
I don’t believe that the two are separate.
The mind, is much a part of the body,
as the body is part of the world.
No world no body, and no body no mind.
As you are obviously curious about theories on this subject I recommend reading The Theory of Eternal Life by Rodney Collin, but it might be out of print, in which case it will be difficult to obtain. However, The Theory of Celestial Influence includes substantial material on this subject and is widely available.
(Awareness is the same as consciousness in the context of self-awareness.)
Physical level is the medium through which individual consciousness manifest; only in the pure, object-less/desire-less consciousness that is aligned to Universal Consciousness do not need physical body/medium and there is no incarnation for it. Individual consciousness that is vitiated, impure, with all the unneeded desire that is not in tune with our original nature needs reincarnation and the incarnation goes on and on till the consciousness becomes pure and aligned.
its always possible
i dont ‘believe’ in reincarnation , but i dont rule it out, mainly because of the fact its most likely to be an energy based form of existence, and energy doesnt die, but it does convert, and it exists in everything, including people, so it could be ‘transfered’ back and forth topeople as well as things