Was evolution directed or pre-planned?

QUESTION: Masters, did Source design the specific evolution of all living things in earth, or did Source create the basic building blocks for life and say “let it rip”? Since earth was designed to be experienced by souls as a duality, was the human body specifically designed for this purpose? At what point in the linear evolution of human life did souls begin to enter bodies? ~Gloria, United States

ANSWER: Souls were a part of the Earth project from the very beginning. Since the whole thing was designed to discover the opposite of perfection, it started as a piece of Source experiencing non-perfection: dealing with heat and cold, predators and prey, and fighting for survival. At the start, simple cellular bodies were all that was required. Duration of any experience was quite short.

As the experiments became more complex, with difficulty finding food and shelter and providing for procreation, the body covering needed to be more capable of dealing with contingencies, so it began to evolve. As humans evolved, they also changed the world around them – creating cities, an agricultural society, scientific advancements – and therefore the human body needed to accommodate these differences.

You can see that in areas where societal evolution didn’t require only intellectual prowess, such as in indigenous areas, the bodies changed in other ways, like providing for a better connection with the energy of the Earth and utilizing the innate powers of the soul. To use your definition, Source just “let it rip.”

A soul ended up having many options for a destination to examine the opposite of its essence – how complex did it desire to be? Evolution is still advancing. The body itself, except for the lifespan, has changed little. Rather, intellect, temperament, and plotting against enemies (both individual and international) now occupy the evolutionary circuits.

It is the duality that allows the various parameters to exist. If everyone loved everyone else, there would be no striving – nothing to deal with, no choices to make. Having arrived at its present point, the physical body will remain unless some soul decides it might want to try living through a machine.