Science believes matter to be of ‘immortal’ essence – unable to be created or destroyed but able to transform according to its circumstances.
I believe that matter as science understands it is just a speck of the overall complexities of existence in a Multiverse of entwined conspirational fusion between ‘physicality’ (that which can be visually appreciated and empirically proven) and ‘spirituality’ (that which exists only in an astral dimension, mostly defying the logic of man’s limited understanding of how the world works but which nonetheless is as real as the physical).
Thus, we are called human beings: ‘human’ representing our physicality and ‘being’ representing our spirituality. Our soul is our celestial imprint which connects our mortality to our being so our physicality loses its form after it completes its human purpose. To support this, I assert that while purpose is ephemeral, function is eternal. Purpose is the charge of the human which changes over time and function is the charge of the being, seen as a permanent assignment. It is from similar perspectives I believe, that the concepts of immortality and reincarnation were developed. I dare say that they are opposites, in the sense that while immortality occurs where function and purpose coincide, reincarnation occurs when purpose is subsumed under function. However, understand that these concepts are explained in terms of our physical existence alone. In the grand scheme of things, all men are immortal and the soul is the symbol of our immortality.
Based on our belief system, our awareness is mostly limited to our physicality. The search for purpose is basically a question of one’s identity; first to define our existence within the context of our humanness, then to appreciate our divine function as beings in a vast Multiverse. The juxtaposition of one’s true identity based on the realms of the physical and the spiritual I believe is the cause of the identity crisis that many face. The simple reason for this is an abject lack of understanding of the subtlest of verities – that everything is ‘married’ to everything else.
This lack of understanding which is the byproduct of our ‘schooling’ system which surreptitiously instills in us ideas (nay, beliefs) in human limitations, shielding us from the establishment of our greatest potentials as beings, is programmed to ensure a violent divorce of the idea of a ‘universal unity’ of all that is. The result – social classifications in our physical existence based on money (rich, middle-class & poor), conventional knowledge (literate & illiterate), religion (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Traditionalist, etc), regional boundaries (of continents, countries, etc), race (Black, Caucasian, Mongoloid, etc), etc.
Strip away all forms of classification and you come to the undeniable conclusion that all men are made the same; of the same substance and from the same source. Therefore, what truly defines our individuality or identity as it were is outside of our human-form and rests well within the function of our being-form.
To buttress the above assertions, think of the human body – it is a conglomeration of different parts that sum up the ‘body’, each of which has a specific purpose which define their individuality yet they all function collectively at the behest of the whole. As is the human body, so is the Multiverse, of which we are a functional part of, as is everything else that is. Thus, universally speaking, our individuality is defined by our specific function but we all function toward a unified purpose. Ask me about this unified purpose and I will tell you according to the limitations of my understanding of celestial complexities that it is to sustain existence itself.