Belief Two: Six Steps of the Our Unique Life Cycle
Understanding the human life-cycle can help us gain a deeper appreciation for the natural process of life and death.
Each step plays a crucial role in the journey of an individual’s life, and it is essential to understand the significance of each step to fully appreciate the cycle of life. Let’s explore these steps in detail and examine how they shape our understanding of human experience.
Step 1: Spirit Existed
Before an individual is born, their spirit exists. Some believe that this spirit is eternal and has always existed, while others believe that it was created at the time of conception. Regardless of the belief, the spirit is believed to be the essence of our human experience, the core that carries our true self, and the source of our consciousness and intuition. Throughout this stage, the spirit waits for the opportunity to take form in the womb.
Step 2: Before Born
This stage of development begins at the point of conception and ends with the birth of the individual. This is when the spirit becomes wedded to the physical body, and the process of creation begins. It is an incredibly dynamic time in the body’s development, where each organ system undergoes a different level of growth and transformation. This stage of development lays the foundation for the individual’s future health and well-being.
The mother’s health and life choices during this time also can significantly impact the individual’s development. Proper nutrition, daily exercise, adequate rest, and stress management play a vital role in this development.
Step 3: Birth
At birth, an individual takes their first breath, and hence, their independent life begins. This is often viewed as the start of the human life cycle. The newborn’s first experience of the world is a shock as it is an entirely new environment. The newborn will begin to learn about the world and its inhabitants through its senses and impressions. They are both passive and active witnesses, soaking up information, and responding to stimuli that they encounter.