| | Why the veil?
Very nice post, Erin. You have a real strength when it comes to clear analogies!
Do you have any insight into why the veil is there in the first place? That is, why do we have to forget everything when we incarnate? Obviously knowing what's behind the veil isn't bad in and of itself -- as you say, it's good to learn that this isn't our only life, that our suffering is temporary, etc. So why aren't we simply born knowing that?