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This Is Only a Test

Updated on April 14, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

This world is nothing more than one large school for the maturation of the souls that inhabit it. Sin, as we have been taught by the religions of this world, in fact does not exist. Instead of thinking of our transgression as sins, it would spiritually be more correct to call them mistakes.

I mean no insult to my fundamentalist readers, but my words are based on the immortality of soul, karma, and reincarnation. The notion that each of us is a body, that owns a soul; and has but one lifetime to determine whether we go to heaven or hell, is incorrect, and propagated by the religions of the world, in order to control the masses. The truth is that we ARE soul, and we take on various bodies, from lifetime to lifetime, in order to gain the experiences necessary in order to earn knowledge of our divinity.

These are not easy lessons to learn, and for most of us, we have spent multiple lifetimes in order to learn just one of the lessons. We learn through the accumulation of karma. Karma from the view point of eternity is not punishment, but rather a chance to realize past mistakes, and to learn from them. For example, say you as soul, have been working on overcoming prejudice. In a past lifetime, you were prejudiced against black people, and cruel to them. Chances are, in your next lifetime you will be a black man, under going what you did to others previously. As you can see, learning is a slow arduous journey for each individual soul.

Each one of us is here because we still have lessons to master. We are constantly being tested to assess our progress. Sometimes we pass the test and move on to something else, other times we fail. Failing a test is something we all do quite a bit, because none of us are perfect. If we were perfect, we would not be here, unless it was as a teacher for others. When we fail a test, we go through the karma involved, and then get retested.

So if you make a transgression, don’t regret it, and don’t fuss about it. You will be retested again soon.

Learn from everything, regret nothing.


If you wish to learn more about karma, reincarnation, and what each soul goes through in-between lifetimes, I highly recommend the book “Journey of Souls” by Dr. Michael Newton. It is a fascinating, and eye opening book.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish! In the reincarnation question it would be easier to list the things we haven't been during our long arduous journey to soul awarness. We all have been everything from Kings and queens, to the lowest of the low. We have been evil, self centered, and saints. We do what we need to do to grow, pay off karmic debts, and learn. This learning is by trial and error, so it is slow in nature; but we have all of eternity to get it right...which each and everyone of us will sooner or later. You are you and will always be you, though your cover may change, the true you is eternal. I highly recommend reading The Journey of Souls.

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      Trish1048 

      9 years ago

      hi muley,

      Reincarnation is something I'd like to believe. The only issue I have with it is that if I have lived before, who was I? And, if I'm to be reincarnated again, I would like to remain me LOL. Then at least I'd know what I'm dealing with.

      I love the statement you made, learn from everything and regret nothing. It gives my sometimes negative thought process a more positive light on things.

      I believe that what goes around comes around. I've seen it happen. In many instances its given me satisfaction. Other times, not so much.

      Thanks for sharing :)

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