In @Jeremy 's podcast he asked this question that gets to the heart of why the universe is the way it is.
The confederation constantly talks about taking the most “efficient” or “quickest” path back to the creator but since we are already at one with the creator, and since there is infinite time and energy, why does it matter to take the “quickest” or most “efficient” path?
Ok so here’s my answer and I’m interested to hear the answers of others too
I think we are not economizing on time or energy. I think it’s meaning. Every experience of the creator, positive or negative, bliss or torture, could be boring to someone at some time
Boring is the opposite of meaning
So entities travel and take on the veil for various reasons but what all those reasons have in common is that the entity finds meaning in the journey
If your self can’t find meaning in some path, you just don’t take it. This also allows for the existence of regret–we want to do something (we find it meaningful) and then we suffer the consequences and regret it, and now find removing those consequences to be meaningful
So I guess it’s a short answer but I think the universe is a meaning generation machine, like a perpetual motion machine for meaning, and this means the universe is always seeking novelty but after every journey abroad you eventually start to miss home, and then you see more meaning in the journey back