Understanding the need to ‘leave the old ways and old life behind’ can only be achieved from a completely neutral perspective, not from the perspective of one who feels to have been left behind or one who is in fear about moving within – for surely one must understand that such a belief would imply the illusion of separation, and in its own turn that belief (system) implies that one is choosing to live life from a perspective of limitation and mind.
Of course, mind does not need to be judged as it is a perfect tool for working within THIS reality; only beyond the 3D walls mind cannot perceive that which is truly experienced. As such, a dichotomy is created and those operating from the level of mind will then usually retreat to the safe and well-known spaces of life.
That being said, it will possibly become easier to understand that life from the perspective of mind is lived within parameters that humans define themselves with in order to have a uniqueness and identity. This we call a ‘personality’ and it is born out of the soul’s desire for sovereignty which unfortunately cannot be achieved within this 3D reality itself. Uniqueness to the mind is what Sovereignty is to the soul.
The parameters, seen from a more practical perspective, involve the way we live our daily life, our habits and the things, places, people, events and daily recurring experiences surrounding us and in fact making our lives what it is. For a long period of time, often for lifetimes upon lifetimes, this is indeed satisfying to the mind and the soul, neutral about any experience as long as it involves a deepening of understanding and creative growth, will go along with the choice of the mind for as long as it is deemed necessary for the experience to be fully had. In this way we all come to Earth and play these wonderful roles for each other: mother, father, brother, sister, friend, lover, stranger and the dualistic opposites of such.
There comes a point however, and this is unique to each human soul on the planet, when a soul feels ready to move forward. The mind experience has now been had and loved.
At that point in the evolution of the soul, the mind pattern cannot be let go and integrated when the reality experience of the soul itself is repetitive, meaning that the same experiences being had every day create deeper grooves and the soul cannot move forward. For many souls at this juncture it then becomes necessary to let go and rediscover itself totally – not only from the current personality’s perspective. Any growth, if this soul’s own desire is not carried out, becomes literally impossible. For a longer or shorter period of time, depending on the readiness of the soul that takes the steps to freedom, any triggering of the mental neuro-synaptic pathways in the brain (the culmination of which makes up the experienced personality), keeps the soul locked into only the mind’s perception of reality and that is why many at this point will choose for a letting go prior to a total re-unification.
“One of the most highly evolved choices a soul can make for another soul is to give each soul the sovereignty to make its own choices and understanding that Oneness is all that truly exists.”
In ancient, often forgotten societies (such as Lemurian society), where one lives from the heart and filters the mind through it (which then makes it possible again for the mind and soul to be one functioning whole), it is understood by All that exist within that society that the highest reason for the soul being on Earth at all is to evolve. As such, when this ‘ascension point’ is reached, it is celebrated by those that do not feel they are ready to move on themselves and from that point forward, every day becomes a joyful re-membering of the ones that went forward on the path that one day they too will walk on.
It is understood by all at that point that we are all moving to the same place and that personality roles and, yes, even games become secondary to the final goal of complete re-union and re-unification.
As I already stated several paragraphs above this one:
One of the most highly evolved choices a soul can make for another soul is to give each soul the sovereignty to make its own choices and understanding that Oneness is all that truly exists.
Celebrate those that step forward in the knowingness that you are celebrating that which one day you yourself will undertake.
It is the journey that returns us to Self, after all.