“The Soul, the Spirit, and the Karmic Plan”
A general note on what I think I mean:
Spirit: The spirit dwells within us throughout our lives, being incarnated at our conception. And on our death it returns to the Spirit World, to be reincarnated again and again as it has been countless times in the past – and as it will be in the future.
The seeming purpose of each successive incarnation is to enable it to progress, to evolve, through all the experiences (so-called positive and negative) that the self undergoes. It is thought that there is an endpoint to its evolution so that eventually it passes beyond the Barrier and no longer needs to be reincarnated.
The spirit is of us, and yet not us. It retains full memory of all its past lives, its incarnations, and it is through the appropriate one that it can relate in guidance.
As far as can be ascertained, one of its functions in the Spirit World is to guide those on earth, that is to say, to be an agent of The Karmic Plan.
The Great Spirit: The Tao, The Karmic Plan, God.