Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It can be redistributed though. It can be shuffled and regrouped. Energy is redistributed and shuffled and regrouped each and every time a life begins or ends. A human life. An animal life. A plant life. Every life is animated by a bundle of energy at its inception and every life loses that bundle when it ends. I am one such bundle. What most might refer to as a soul. I am on my way from my last life, about to be reshuffled with other energy, to become a new soul, so I will try to explain this as quickly as possible before the enlightenment that is bestowed on energy bundles at the time of ephemeral “death” is lost in the mix. It is tricky to pick a place to start, what with the start of everything being such a controversial matter, so I suppose I can just try explaining a little about myself. I spent eighty-four years in a human body, as a medley of energy particles that before me were parts of other human souls, animal souls and plant souls. I am not sure about most of those soul particles but I do believe I always sensed a bit of daffodil in myself. I imagine that it might sound strange to say that a plant has a soul but if that is the name that we are going to use for the amassed energy inside a human being, it makes the most sense to use it to describe the smaller amount, but similar potpourri, that exists inside plants, and animals for that matter. The body that I was fused with, a body whose physicality will also become dispensed energy through a slightly lengthier process, faded, and I was released.  I will now rejoin other energies that have also just been released, we will be shuffled together and through a process that I am quite excited about but that I do not fully understand, we will come out as different grouping, different bundles. I will no longer be me. I will be a she or a he or a tree. I may have some or none or anywhere in between of the energy that I have now. The new me, as I am going to call myself for lack of a better way to describe what will I become, or unbecome, I guess, can get its total amount of energy from any of the soul forms. The new me can be made of all human energy, of all animal energy or all plant energy. Granted, this is not very likely considering how many millions of cycles energy has been through, being immortal leaves one with a rather large of time for mingling, but it does exist as a small possibility. What is more likely, although still not necessarily the likeliest, is that a bundle can be predominantly one type or another. I hope that so far this makes sense because I am running out of time to explain the first parts again. I cannot say for certain how long I am actually given between finding out the truth and losing it again as I begin anew but I get the idea that in the generally accepted concept of time, it is mere milliseconds. As my time runs low, the complexity of this increases a bit. A bundle can be comprised of mostly human energy particles but can live as a catalyst and soul for the life of an ostrich or an oak tree. On the flip side, a bundle that has the largest percentage of its composition from animal energy particles can wind up in human form. A animal particle is not a generic particle describing any and all animals, it is just a category for a group of particles. If I have one thousand animal particles in me, they could individually be from a giraffe, an ewe, a Rottweiler, an entirely different giraffe than the first one, an alligator, a sparrow and then any combinations of hundreds more animals. Same is true for plants. Same is true for humans. I had the perk of learning of all this in an instant, one white flash and I knew it all, so learning it on the go as I speed toward my redefining moment must be a little overwhelming for everyone else. As such, I apologize but I am hoping that this knowledge in a more permanent form might really change things. I need to keep moving but if I reconfigure before I get through my explanation, at least understand that everything is interconnected. Life is interconnected. It is why there is no such thing as a blank slate for new life. Human brains, when they are formed and folded, are brimming with excitement for learning new things, because although they still need to learn everything about how to make the most of their current adventure, they are powered by energy that has existed in innumerable forms and that at each ending of its current state, gets to relearn the truth. I know all of my energy. Looking back briefly, as I am hurdled forward, I spent my time feeling as though I was, in the colloquial terms of the other bundles most similar to myself, an old soul. It makes sense now and not as one might assume. I see that I contain the energy of lives that lasted far longer than those of most others, the energy of redwoods who outlast generations of human and animal bundles alike. The longer the time spent together as one soul the stronger the individual energies grow. The more they will affect their later relationships. I know that I am here, about to lose myself so take these last few notions into the future, and try not to judge me too harshly for how I have explained this all when one day the moment of pure but fleeting truth arrives. Diversity exists because all things are fundamentally the same. Déjà vu occurs when a good amount of energy that use to form a life is randomly brought back together in a new life. Horse whispers are real and the reason should be evident. Some humans really are psychic, they have amongst the purest concentrations of human energy, they have been so many people, so they have a natural sense of human going ons. Some dogs really are too...