Carl Braun raised some interesting points in a comment which I’d like to address here…
“What’s the difference between man and animal. For example, why would a crocodile be denied fulfilment as a human being? Same goes for a snail, ant or bee, etc.”
If you took this from the point of view that everything is separate from each other it wouldn’t seem that fair to the snail, ant or bee. There is another way to look at it so let me try…
If I were making a chocolate cake today I would have eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate, oil and so on. Each as a separate ingredient doesn’t really do much but combined they make something truly spectacular on the taste buds (unless I made it!). Is the egg any less important than the baking powder or flour? It is only when all the ingredients are combined at the right amounts does it all really come together.
We live our lives believing we are separate from everything but it is only once you see how it is all connected that you see the World for what it is. Quantum entanglement is coming some way in showing how this is possible.
“How to explain somebody like Hitler? Does HE keep getting chances until he figures things out?”
Can I answer this with a question? If you knew that NOTHING could ever harm you… you knew it didn’t matter if you died of old age at 100, died at 20 in a car crash, drowned at 4 or were killed in some way by another, you just KNEW that you could never be truly hurt… would dying or how you die really matter except for the unique experience it brought you?
I read a fascinating book in which people recalled past lives. In one recall the person remembered being in a WWII camp and being gassed at the age of 6 or 7. When she was asked how she felt after she died she said she was fine, happy to meet others who were there. Then she went quiet and started crying… she saw the guard who was in charge of gassing them. She wasn’t upset for herself, but for him… because she knew he had to relive what he had done to others. She said her experience compared to his was easy and she would be back with the others quickly, he had the hard experience and she knew it would take him time to readjust and rejoin them.
What we perceive as being important may be a slight-of-hand to keep the fear going.
“Your claim–that DMT creates a level playing field and profound yet unexplained answers for “everything”–is pretty neat. But if something truly did govern the universe, and was able to offer all of the answers, I simply can’t see how it would allow the Earth, a cesspool of greed and hypocrisy, to prevail. And pain! How to explain pain in the world?”
What if you’ve never experienced pain before?
Time is linear for us here now but that is not the case once you’ve passed over. If, in this life, I had some questions about the Egyptian period I could just as easily be next reborn 5,000 years ago as I could in a hundred or 5,000 years from now.
Most people talk of past lives as being progressive but what if the progression is based on experience and not time? What if you have already decided that this is the only time you come back in this current era? Wouldn’t being alive now be quite a ride (and challenge) compared to the golden age as an example? Who’s to say that the reason we have so many people on the planet at this point in time is exactly to experience the challenges you question?
Finally, while it’s true the body does create minute amounts of DMT, it’s illegal simply because it’s DANGEROUS.
Dangerous in what way? It isn’t addictive and I’ve read nothing of anyone ever dying from taking DMT, a chemical we all produce in our bodies. While I grant you it is very much life changing I think Terence McKenna said it best…
“Well somebody once asked me, you know, “Is it dangerous?” And the answer is, only if you fear death by astonishment. But death by astonishment is entirely possible! I’m not kidding! I mean, you are so f***ing astonished that you’ve never felt your astonishment circuits get a workout like that before!”