Today is Thursday, February 6, 2014.
We're all just walking each other home. –Ram Dass
I've got a dream, I've got a dream. I know I can share it if you want me to. If you're going my way, I'll go with you. –Jim Croce, "I Got a Name"
A quick check on the web shows that a lot of different people have been intrigued and inspired by this quote. Apparently, everybody has a slightly different idea of what "going home" means. To me, "going home" means "going home to God," because after Its many sojourns on the physical plane, each Soul eventually leaves the earth plane for good and stays in the Worlds of Spirit. Those Souls who have done some traveling in the Inner Worlds say that God's creation is huge, and if we think the physical universe is big, it's tiny, compared with the rest of Creation.
We were all sent here to learn, and – having known only heaven – I'm sure it did feel like being kicked out of the house to Souls many lifetimes ago. Just like some kindergartners who cry and scream for Mom not to go away and leave them their first day at school, many Souls have had a tough time here in this physical world. Eventually, Souls come to appreciate physical life for the opportunities that can be had here and nowhere else.
We are all on the way Home, though, to the Heart of God. Along the way, we work with each other to perfect the qualities that were created within us. We learn by doing. We become patient by exercising patience. We become loving by giving and receiving love. We learn discipline by being disciplined and by disciplining ourselves. We learn honesty by experiencing the effects of telling the truth or lying. We learn how our thoughts, words and actions affect others by experiencing the effects of thoughts, words and actions of others. We learn about comforting others by experiencing discomfort ourselves, and then being comforted by someone else.
What is Home like? I don't know, myself, but the spiritual teachers say that it is a pure positive place. There is no sadness, no hate, no anger, no disability, no heartache. There is no worry, no grief, no lack. Those are things we have here in the physical world, and the idea is that we are learning about the positive things in heaven by experiencing the corresponding negative things here in the physical world.
Should we be in any rush to get Home? No, I don't think so. There's plenty of time to have all the experiences we need here in the physical plane. We cannot experience the entirety of possibilities in only one physical life, so we have more than one lifetime. We even have the option of goofing off and not learning what we signed up to learn. No problem. No loss. You just keep on getting another lifetime. All in God's time. :-)