When the Soul starts out its reincarnation process, the Soul is just beginning to gain experience in the physical worlds. It takes some rounds of birth and rebirth until the Soul gradually develops awareness.

During these early stages, the emotional or astral body is hardly developed. It reacts, rather than acts, and the emotions are of a very basic and low nature. Over time, however, through the process of incarnation and reincarnation, the emotional or feeling body gradually grows more and more refined as the Soul develops appreciation for love and beauty.

In a similar way, when the Soul first begins to incarnate on Earth, the mental body is barely active as well, and the ability to reason is only very basic. However again, through the process of incarnation and reincarnation, the mind and thinking process gradually develop as well and have developed to what is today considered the norm for most of humanity.

This process of development is very slow, and the Higher Self and Monad, being engaged in the abstract life of the higher realms, do not pay too much attention to the evolving Soul or personality until the Soul actually reaches a certain degree of development. When this significant moment of development in the Soul’s life is reached, then and only then do the Higher Self and Monad begin to take an active interest in that incarnated Soul.

And as the Higher Self and Monad start taking an active interest in the incarnating Soul and turn their attention towards it, the Soul itself beings to turns towards its Higher Self and begins to pray and ask assistance from this higher aspect of self.

It is then that the Soul begins to take responsibility for its evolution and officially enters on what is called the probationary path which readies the Soul for the process of initiation.

The Integrated Ascended Master realizes that the one-thousand-miles journey back to the Godhead begins with the first step or first incarnation, and ends with full Cosmic Self and God Realization (which is something that cannot be attained while incarnated on Earth; incarnation on Earth can only allow us to realize God on a planetary level, not a cosmic level.)

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development. http://www.iamuniversity.org

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service: www.PlanetaryWorldService.org

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library: www.IAM-Tunes.org

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project: www.IAMYou-Foundation.org

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: www.AscensionForBeginners.org