The Cycle of Creation
I do believe that the primary purpose of creation is for life to experience itself, for The One Cosmic Mind (The One) to experience Itself in the physical realm. The One is All That Is and it´s All knowing, but just knowing is not enough. You can, for instance, know yourself to be a great artist, but if you have no experience of this it´s not complete. Experience makes it complete. It´s a question of Being.
In order to gain experience The One must follow a cycle of creation - a birth-life-death cycle: From the unified non-physical (The One), to the individuated non-physical (the soul), to the individuated physical (the human), to the individuated non-physical (the soul), to the unified non-physical (The One).
The unified non-physical goes by many names and here are some of them: The One - The Creator - All That Is -The Everything - The Source - The Unified Field - The Universal Mind - The One Cosmic Mind - The Supreme Power - Universal Consciousness or God.
The One is everything. Both the seen and the unseen. Absolutely everything. And since IT is everything IT can never know Itself from a reference point outside of Itself. It´s just impossible. Such a point does not exist. So The One has "no mirror", no reflection. No way of experiencing itself from outside viewpoint.
There is only way for The One to experience Itself from "another viewpoint" and that is to create a reference point from within. IT needs to divide itself into "portions" or parts. These parts are the souls or soul aspects.
In order for this to work any portion of Itself would necessarily have to be less than the whole. By doing that, each portion, being less than the whole, could look back on the rest of Itself and gain the "outside viewpoint" experience.
So this is what The One did. It became that which is this, and that which is that. IT created a portion of Itself here and a portion of Itself there - so now both this and that existed, both here and there. Both existed simultaneously and so did that which is neither here nor there—but which must exist for here and there to exist. It´s the nothing which holds everything together. It is the non-space which holds the space. It´s The ALL which holds the parts.
With such a "system" in place The One could now experience the knowing and become complete - and just BE.
The One Creator had to ensure that this cycle completes itself automatically and serves each purpose, without ever making a mistake. As such the universal laws were "built" into the cycle just like rules to a game. This ensures that the knowing-experiencing-being system works perfectly so that all the souls may get to experience themselves as "extensions" of the One.
The purpose is to gain experience after experience. To go through all the different feelings and emotions available in our 3 dimensional world of space and time. The whole range from fear to love. And one lifetime is not nearly enough to do so.
With this in mind it seems like reincarnation must be the real deal.