I've had some hard to explain experiences over the years. An out of body experience, precog dreams that happen tit for tat later in physical (one that dealt with very unusual circumstances), getting info during meditation that was later verified, had a tall E.T. visit me in the middle of the night, have seen UFO's, have had experiences with others that suggest other lives happen, etc, etc.
Not much surprises me anymore, but outer phenomena is not all that important to me. To me, the very heart of spirituality is completely about ethics and love. Everything else, is just a side note. Including all the involved belief systems.
While i'm not a Christian and not religious, i do consider myself a follower of Yeshua (Jesus). For lack of a better way to put it, i've come to learn that there is something out there you could call "guidance". Guidance doesn't care what religion you are or so much your specific beliefs except to the extent it influences your livingness of ethics, love, etc in relation to the rest of creation, including yourself.
Despite the dislike/disbelief of skeptics, an interesting feature of a percentage of NDE's, is for the person to receive info that later on gets verified in very hard to dismiss ways. Info that they couldn't have consciously known about. Someone on this thread said that they get nervous when others said that they have talked to Jesus. Well, NDE's are replete with Jesus communications and experiences from Christians, atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews, and occasionally folks from other religions.
Anyways, sometimes i get downloads or concepts from that "guidance" i talk about, or i get led to certain outer sources in a synchronistic way. One of the issues that this guidance has nudged me about, is the person, life, and pre life of Yeshua (Jesus), and his role in the grander scheme despite that i was raised in a non religious household and didn't have much interest in a specific religion.
This is what i've gradually pieced together. All is Consciousness in essence. Consciousness has always existed, but it's awareness of itself has not been constant. Before time and space were imagined, Consciousness was a single entity, all alone to itself.
This was both a very lonely and unfufilling state to be in. Consciousness sensed that there was so much more, so much potential within. So it hit on a plan to experiment. It in a sense moved within itself, and decided to spark off individualized, freewilled aspects of itself. These parts of self were created with the intention of exploring the whole of Consciousness and expanding the process of creating ever more unique, individual parts in same and to be Companions, Lovers with same. To some extent, Consciousness had to in a sense project these away in order to start this process. This was the seeming "separation" experience.
For Consciousness to imbue these parts of self with true "freewill", it had to allow these parts to choose or create that which was different than itself. Consciousness was/is many things, too vast a concept to fully comprehend, but a very strong part of it is Love, a very, very, very big, pure, and yet in some ways impersonal love. And a love that fully respected freewill.
Anyways, some of these parts of the larger Whole when given freewill, started to choose/create differently than Consciousness and the larger Whole which was still intune with same. These parts felt they could go it alone with better results. They were the original iconoclasts with separative tendencies.
At first, it wasn't a big deal. They still had some awareness of connection with the Whole and with the original, Creative Source/Force. But eventually, more joined their ranks, and things started to get a little messy and inharmonious in certain areas/focuses within Consciousness/reality.
Meanwhile, some of the other parts, decided to fully choose to be fully One with Consciousness. The very first individuated self that grew to full attunement with Source/Consciousness, was a spark we could call the Christ Spirit. The Christ Spirit was the first successful returner, and so became the first Co-Creator with Consciousness. Other Sparks were modeled after Consciousness. Some of these sparks were created with the intention of retrieving the "lost ones", the ones that chose to be cut off from the Whole and from Consciousness.
There was a lot of Love injected into these particular retrieving Sparks. Love was the main ingredient found in the "Christ Spark", and why it was the first to "return" voluntarily to Consciousness and to a full awareness of the Whole. Meanwhile, this Co-Creator spark was involved in co creating various realities. Eventually, the nonphysical patterns behind/within that of what we perceive as our physical Universe were laid down.
Some of the lost ones, became involved with their sibling's creation. The Co-Creator spark thought little of it at first, until they started to change the patterns from harmonious thought and reality, to increasingly more discordant and inharmonious, and out of tune with the grand symphony of the Whole.
Gradually, as this happened more and more, and the patterns changed more and more, the lost ones started to get stuck in their own distorted creations and manipulations of the Christ's. As they did this, it started to densify more and more. Their awareness started to shrink more and more. They gradually forgot they were cosmic beings, and were gradually becoming more and more "physical". Fear was experienced for the first time. Pain. Suffering in various ways and degrees.
Some of these now densified worlds attracted more of these lost ones than others did. One of those worlds, is the Earth. Other worlds, other systems, other dimensions, etc stayed more intune with Consciousness and with the Whole. Christ did not like seeing it's siblings suffer, so it enacted on some plans of retrieval. At first, it manifested itself directly into this reality, projecting an thought form like that of the physically enmeshed natives.
This didn't work so well as it had hoped. So, it decided to get involved in the direct incarnational process here. Be born of a woman, die, repeat, etc. So it did that with the intention of eventually providing a perfect pattern to humans, an example of the way off the Hamster wheel. It lived many lives as a spiritual teacher, leader and wayshower type, but some were a bit imbalanced, a bit selfish, a bit zealous, etc This process culminated in it's lifetime as Yeshua, when a man, a personality so emptied itself of little, selfish self and filled up with original Consciousness and with Love, that it became an expression of Consciousness's personality within the Earth. Fully at One with the Creator, and able to manipulate all data streams at will, provided it was in line with the will of the Creative Forces.
It's important to note, that a number of other Sparks (even before the manifestation of the physical Earth) have since done with the Christ Spark did. They have fully rejoined with Consciousness and with the Whole through freewill choice and right livingness (like attracts and begets like). They too have become Co-Creators of other Universes and realities. Yes, there are other God like Beings beyond the boundaries of this reality, and we too may eventually grow into these roles.
Basically, it's one big, ever expanding, creative Art project or musical ensemble of Co-Creating and individualizing.. Each individuated self, is trying to grow to that at One-ment with Consciousness and the Whole. The primary way through this, in any world, in any system, in any reality, relates to that universal, pure unconditional Love.
This is the true meaning of "I am the way, the light, the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me". Yeshua, was a personification and pure channel of Love--he was Love even in the beginning, and he was saying that to achieve what he achieved, we must choose and live like he did. Being kind of the Teacher of teachers, and Guide of guides, he also over sees and continually helps with this process, there are more than one meaning at the same time.
Other teachers came relatively close. Buddha came close, Krishna, etc. Some other teachers in the past, Thoth, Enoch, Melchizedek, etc were expressions or aspects of this larger Christ Spirit. Some were inspired by same directly or indirectly. This Spirit has ever played a "guidance" role here, trying to unstick the lost/stuck ones that for whatever reason, congregated at this and certain other worlds and systems.
Besides having had guidance about Yeshua and his larger Spirit, i've also have had experiences with him. While i've experienced other Light Beings, there is something quite intense about him. All Light Beings, all higher guides, all true helpers have the utmost respect and love for him and his constant service in his various forms human and non human, and especially in his role as Yeshua. He has been to many worlds, in many forms within his Co-Creation.
However, he most definitely does not want people to get hung up on specific beliefs systems and religions. He is only interested in fostering greater unity, positivity, and higher ethics. He and many Light beings will tell you, that the best religion or belief system, is that which brings you closest to original Consciousness/Source and to the Whole.
So, you don't necessarily need to believe in him or any of the above specifics. It's also very important to know that this a potential within every single Being in every part of the Universe physical and nonphysical. We are parts of Source, and while we are not the Whole of ourselves, like the drop of the water that merges with the Ocean, we can have the awareness, power of the Whole. We all can become like him, and we are all at various different stages in our growth towards this. Some could be said to be "young souls", some middle souls, and some old souls, judged by how they have consistently used their freewill in relation to the First Cause/Source and rest of Creation.
Many worlds and intelligent beings, are much closer to this collectively than are humans. We are considered a rather primitive and stuck group in a collective sense, with a lot to learn/remember. There have been various interventions at various times from some of the more aware and positive groups out there that indirectly work for Christ, but not necessarily in a direct sense (he is not giving them "orders" per se). In various religions, some of these non human beings, some with physical like attributes and others without, have been referred to as "Angels".
There are also negative groups involved with humanity, and have been a long time. The consistent collective negativity of humanity has attracted other wayward groups--some of which are much more collectively lacking in Light than us.
Consciousness did not create evil, but allowed same to evolve as to respect freewill and that process. The majority of Consciousness and of the Whole, is in relative harmony with same. The physical here and these human bodies, well it's so hard to be a purely loving and spiritual person while connected to same, because this physical world is an externalization, a manifestation of this collective shadow/rejection of Oneness and harmony with the Whole and with the original nature of Consciousness. Hence the seeming continuing battle between the flesh and Spirit here. Hence why so many humans suffer so much. Suffering is both a natural consequence of living outside of Consciousnesses nature, and the teacher that reorients back to same. We don't need to suffer, but we will until we change within.
However, it's all essentially working itself out through innate laws that are part of reality and of Consciousness itself. Such as "like attracts and begets like". Most, eventually realize that the better course of action and wisdom is, to reorient self back to harmony with the Whole and with the original Consciousness. Why, because non reality, separation, etc leads to suffering. How couldn't it when we all come from the same Source which is Love, positivity, ethics, and the highest combo of Mother/Father we could ever imagine? To try to go outside of reality and our Source nature just can't and doesn't work well in the long term.
Anyways, none of all the above as far as specific beliefs and concepts go is that important, but the important part is the part about ethics, love, positivity. Eventually, the more you live this within and express it, the more your perception opens up. Edgar Cayce's guidance use to say that there was no one more psychic than Jesus. It's because Love expands, clarifies, balances, and strengthens perception.
In my experience and own life, i have noticed that this is very true. When i was a much more selfish person, my perceptions were a lot more narrow and limited and non constructive.