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Karma, Time Travel and Heaven

Karma, Time Travel and Heaven
Karma, Time Travel and Heaven

Science has long struggled with a time travel paradox. The challenge was always reconciling what’s been termed the Grandfather Paradox. That’s if someone went back in time and kept their grandparents from having kids, how could that same person have ever been born to have stopped them from having kids? Lately, there has been news that reconciles Einstein’s theory that time travel is possible with the “fuzzy qualities” of Quantum particles. Now that all the scientific references have been given, the rest is much easier to follow from a spiritual perspective.

The graphic that goes along with this article is helpful in understanding how the time travel paradox is resolved from a spiritual perspective. The graphic image shows an isolated case where the first choice we make is selfish and leads us down a path that only gets worse as we go. Once we understand where we went astray and would have made a more loving choice, our “decision tree” follows a different path. It's not as if other paths (of suffering) cease to exist, it's that we choose happier paths to follow. That way any paths/choices that will result in our suffering will eventually become unchosen and forgotten.

Using the analogy of a decision tree seems to help illustrate this concept. If all paths in the decision tree represent all the infinite possible choices/outcomes we can make (for better or worse), then where we "live" is along the paths of the decisions that we do make while the unchosen paths lie dormant (unexperienced?) waiting for us to choose them...if ever.

In this way, once we learn a lesson at some point in linear time, we can spiritually (and literally) repair our poor choices from the past. We do that by making a loving choice instead of a selfish one in every instance. Once we go back to the beginning of every selfish choice we've made and make a loving choice instead, we correct the direction/outcome that led us to suffer the selfishness we had sown. Eventually, our eternal existence (memories?) is only filled with paths/experiences that bring love and joy into our lives.

It may also help to think of the choices we make as analogous to discovering a path out of a maze. When we eventually discern the best way out, do we forever dwell upon all the wrong turns we took to succeed? And so it is with the mistakes we make in life. Once the lesson is learned, we go forth as much happier people having truly learned a better way to live.