How can I speed up my evolution or skip levels in order to stop reincarnating?

It is neither possible nor desirable to skip levels or lessons. It’s like asking ‘If I skip classes will I graduate sooner?’

While many people think that evolving as quickly as possible has some sort of merit, this is not the case. Neither our souls nor the divine cares how quickly we evolve from stage A to stage B. Evolution is a process, not a finishing post.

We are all very eager to evolve, but as souls we do not mind how long it takes in terms of physical time. We evolve only by going deeply into the process, not by somehow jumping out of the process. We can accelerate, or decelerate, or pause, whenever we like. But the sense of needing or wanting to hurry up is purely a function of human fear and illusion within the perceptual limitations of time. The soul’s awareness is unaffected by time.

(I would also add that this is where I think the spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen was barking up the wrong tree for decades. The idea that there is some URGENT NEED to evolve RIGHT NOW springs entirely from human fears and misconceptions, and has no meaning from a spiritual standpoint. I once did a cheeky sendup of Cohen’s conversations with Ken Wilber, which went down well with some of Cohen’s followers, though not with Cohen himself.)

11 thoughts on “How can I speed up my evolution or skip levels in order to stop reincarnating?

  1. Perhaps people want to speed evolution up, and Andrew wants us to evolve right now, because they want the world to be a better place. I’d be generous and say there’s a worthy compassionate impulse behind that.

    It’s a little bit depressing to think that in the year 3000, to use simplistic stereotypes of the soul ages, there’ll still be lots of baby souls blowing buildings up, young souls making zillions of dollars while crashing the economy, and mature souls having freak outs over something insensitive that somebody said to someone!

    I understand that from the perspective of eternity a million years of incarnation is just fine. But humans have always had an idea of paradise, a hope that one day the world will be peaceful and harmonious. I think that wishing for that is good and enlightened too.

    • Why depressing? You’ve only focused on the negative poles of the Baby, Young and Mature soul ages, but there’s equal chance that they’ll all be in the positive poles – Baby souls living peacefully in quiet religious communities, enterprising Young souls competing to create the most amazing technology (medicine, spaceflight), empathetic Mature souls now in the majority ensuring global peace and harmonious relations.

  2. I feel stuck like someone who is playing a video game and cannot get past a certain point in it or like the main character of the film Groundhog Day who relives the same day at least thousands of times. I have been feeling like this for almost a year (although my soul may have had this feeling for a longer time). Now I fear I can never finish my evolution and always reincarnate to the same point, being unable to learn my lessons.

    • That’s been my challenge too. I don’t like suffering and want to master letting go of it and be a peace more then anything. I get inpatient with the slow process, especially when it involves suffering.

  3. In order to end the cycle of samsara that we find ourselves in here, you must attain the “understanding” to become enlightened. The true notion of “enlightenment” was almost snuffed out of existence by the church, when they forced their false dogma onto the masses and took the true understandings that were pagan, druidic, wiccan, the Elysium mystery religions and other valid spiritual dogmas and tried to crush them out of existence.

    The thing that kept them from success was the Himalayas. If the weren’t for the stumbling block of everest and K-2, we might now all be under the thumb of the church.

    True enlightenment is nothing more than some simple acknowledgements and understanding the Four Noble Truths, along with possessing an Akashic record (this is your karmic account book) that is in the light. It must only be in the light.

    Look at our existence here on earth for exactly what it is, a training ground. We are here as trainees. We are allowed to find this enlightenment on our own, in our own good time. Some of us do it rather quickly and some, not so much.

    The average number of existences for a mortal, is twenty two. The average for immortals, and divines is seven and six trips through the grinder, respectively.

    Anyway, once we possess the enlightenment, and our karmic account is in the light of the yin and yang, whence next we move through the “bright light” at the end of the tunnel, we can ascend to Heaven, which is a planet that orbits the star Maia, in the Pleaides . Heaven is a place where everyone possesses the understanding. There are no cops, no criminals, and no courts.

    This is why the Christian concept and false dogma of “forgiveness” is flawed. If everyone there possesses enlightenment, and you let one asshole in the gate based on forgiveness, the whole concept is shot to hell.

    The two acknowledgements that you must make in order to ascend is that you must acknowledge the Architect of the Universe, or Great Creator. The second is that you must acknowledge that you are subject to the cycle of rebirth and transmigration.

    The Four Noble Truths is regarding the Buddhist concept of suffering. I have found that occidentals do not have a grasp of it to well. The easiest way to get it across it to look at it like a meter. You consider every day that you have where the needle of the meter goes into the light side of the meter as good days and then consider the number of days the needle pushed into the dark side for bad days. Then compare the two. Most of us have many more days in the light side despite the fact that there is equal potential for both. When you do the math and have more good days than bad ones, you know that there going to be a few bad days that will come into your reality. You need not dwell on them but know that when you hit one, you won’t be shocked and appalled.

    It helps this to consider that everything that has a beginning also has an ending, since loss is our greatest fear. Things come and things go.

    Anyhoo, these acknowledgements, your Akashic record in good standing and a pack of smokes will get you need the door to the “lighted room”.

    To digress to the concept of mortals and divines and the difference in the number of trips through the grinder, consider the warriors of ancient Greece or the Norsemen who selflessly martyred their lives to become heros on the field of honor.

    Or, even the kamikaze who were the “divine wind”. The true reasoning behind their heroic deeds was that in doing so, they would acquire a cosmic promotion to a divine individual in their next existence, and you shorten your time here in the training ground by as much as two thirds.

    My question is how is it that “martyrdom” is a character flaw? Who figured that one out? In the cosmos, you become divine for such actions.

  4. There’s a difference between martyrdom as a single act of courage and Martyrdom as a lifelong character trait. The act of martyrdom is a choice to endure suffering imposed as a punishment for one’s beliefs, because righteousness or faith or integrity are held to be more important than the fate of the body. As a character flaw, Martyrdom is the habit of setting up one’s own suffering and persecution at the hands of others again and again and again – for no good reason but simply to avoid taking responsibility for oneself.

  5. Hello Barry,

    When returning to the physical plane, do we choose our friends , family, community, and country before reincarnation? or do we attract it based on our frequency? I live in Lebanon for example, is It possible that my past life was in the US or Switzerland or another country?

    • A bit of both. We construct a life plan that suits our current level of awareness and that will present us with challenges to stimulate choices that will lead to further awareness. We then find an upcoming body that provides a suitable opportunity to fit the plan.

      It could be that the most fitting life for our next plan is in a whole new country with people we’ve never met before, or it could be a virtual repeat of the last life, possibly in the same location, possibly with many of the same people. We often do certain tasks with the same pool of soul mates, but we do also have to keep exposing ourselves to other types of people, society and culture in order to grow out of limited perceptions.

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