Teachings: Cadre EnsoulmentJanuary 11, 2003
Q. Does a Cadre, when first coming out of the cosmic soup, have any idea of what is likely to happen in the approximately five thousand years before they finish the cycle? For example, did the fragments who are now in the last phases of incarnation have an idea that they would finish up about the time world communication was commonplace and space flight was just getting into gear and so on?
A. When any Cadre enters the physical plane for ensoulment, the various Cadences within it, in accord with the nature of the seven Essences making up the Cadences, aligns [sic] in a certain manner, somewhat but not entirely linked to the Casting Order of the Cadre. Since the nature of the mathematical positions within the Cadre remains constant, it does create a kind of framework or sense of direction, as we have said before, that slightly incline [sic] those within it to certain areas of interest and activities. However, it does not foretell the future, and as we have observed before, there have been instances in the past when technological advantages were at hand (ha-ha-ha), but other physical-plane conditions mitigated against exploring and/or fulfilling most technological promises.
Theoretically, the advance to space flight might have taken place at least two times in the past, once in China and once in the greater Mediterranean. Certainly the basic theoretical work had been done, but societal choices had applied the knowledge in other ways. The fact that it has become possible now is the result of the convergence of several societal and cultural disciplines that have made it possible to invest time and effort in this particular application. The same thing could have happened with regards to biological sciences or social and psychological studies.
There is almost never just one opportunity for individually ensouled species to develop a particular knowledge or skill. Opportunities circle around and occasionally societies align with them, which brings about progress. We assure you that none of this is known at the time of ensoulment, although an awareness of the possibilities is very much at hand (ha-ha). Just as calculus grows out of counting and science out of observation of natural phenomena, so the possibilities exist from the beginning and may or may not be realized for the duration of the species ensoulment.
There are several potentials for your species that are unlikely to be realized during the species' ensoulment, and this is true of all independently ensouled species. There is always more potential than that which can be realized, which is why choice is so important.