#1: I remembered my work before coming here and I missed it very much and was looking forwards to returning to it after leaving here.
Did you bring in any prebirth memories? You might want to take time to sense this out.
#2: The universe is full of life. (It doesn't appear to be because the range of perception of our bodies and instruments is so incredibly limited---however, these limitations are the specifications for this unique marvelous reality we are temporarily inhabiting.)
No, God did not put them there just to light the night for us homo sapiens.
#3: I wasn't my body, as I often left it to travel about. But my body was useful for smelling grass, hearing crickets, tasting sweetness, touching things, and watching dust motes floating in sunlight.
Over the years I've gained greater and greater appreciation for bodies and such.
#4: I experienced that physical reality was not the way adults seemed to believe it was; to me it was a very, very, very thin mirage or veneer (it was a marvel to me that I could walk on the ground without falling through it). Actually, I experienced that it was not made out of anything at all and I couldn't understand why adults took it so seriously.
Science seems to be bearing this out. If they can just get beyond the physical technology and start using their own consciousness as a tool, they would find out faster. After all, what do they think they are made of? Are they made of something other than the reality they want to understand? If they're outside of reality how can they study it at all?
#5: I experienced God as totally different from the way it was taught to me in church. To me, religions said a lot of bad things about God and people and just about everything else, while I experienced God as absolute joyful loving openness with not the least shred of judgement or condemnation. I got scolded once for telling the preacher his words were "a log in my heart." The God of my direct experience was not really a person but something vast, great, immeasurable. As for Jesus, I do feel close to this master and his teachings as a great expression of the Immeasurable, perhaps more than any other, except for Mary and Kanzeon-Quan Yin. Sometimes a woman just wants to talk to a woman expression of the Divine, you know? In the religion department, each to his own. Different religions are like different artworks, too like all realities. Depends on taste, culture, temperament, psychology, stage of development, and so forth, whatever supports one's growth and expansion at the time.