Some say we are here in the physical to learn and grow, and others say we are already complete and whole. Which one is it?
Both are true, and there is no contradiction.
Our true being is always complete and whole. Even as our completeness and wholeness is maintained, we choose to express our incredibly creative nature by participating in reality systems like our own. As we integrate specific experience, we grow in our capacity to know and actualize our true being. Adopting unique and well defined perspectives- for instance, the human perspective that feels separate from everyone else- allows for a great deal of experiential growth.
The only way to adopt the highly specialized human perspective is to forget all of what we really are. If we remembered all of what we really are, we would constantly know that there is nothing ever to fear. But, the capacity for challenge is commensurate to the opportunity for experiential growth: it is precisely the “apparent distance” from our true nature that is the “frontier” of new perspective creation. We love to see “what we can do with” that highly specialized perspective! We rejoice at the opportunity to see how well we can express love even through the challenging constraints of the human experience, and even through forgetting!
While we are already whole, that which is already whole “increases” as we grow experientially towards love. The Possibilities grow when consciousness- life itself- deeply engages in and integrates specific experiences, including experiences of incompleteness.