A reader's remarks expanded.
As I understand it, the life force driving humans is our soul, the energy that comes in and chooses to inhabit our human form.
C: Your soul does not drive you or any human; your soul is you. You do not choose to inhabit a human form, you remain who you are, expressed in a way, a manner & a body the group of you call human. It is only a costume, a suit & a disguise.
Unlike other creatures (that also have a life energy in them), we have that added bonus of a consciousness, which I guess is the primary reason our souls choose to experience physical (not energetic) life through inhabiting a human body.
C: No, many forms of life on Earth have a consciousness. Humans cannot detect it easily and have developed the bad habit of labeling other humans with ability to detect it, as crazy. All souls incarnate for the experience yet you all remain completely energetic. The energy of the human body is seen easily in the nervous system, without which the body stops. The energy is inside the atoms of a human body, just as this energy is inside all atoms of everything.
It's been said that the same pool of energetic life forms (souls) can also choose to inhabit other life forms in the universe, and do, and the information shared here indicates that those other life forms are what tweaked the DNA of the creatures we were to genetically engineer those 'improvements / upgrade' to our human function and design.
If I'm on track so far, let's keep going.
C: Your train moves along.
If not, please offer up corrections to the information.
C: We shall.
Assuming all is accurate so far....
C: It is.
What was the life force piloting the early humans / homo sapiens / neanderthals?
C: The same force which is you, you individually and you collectively. Do not confuse the actor with the role, the body with the costume, the disguise with the trickster.
Was it the same soul-consciousness that we have now? Souls from the universe piloting and inhabiting those life forms?
C: Soul consciousness is redundant thus meaningless. Your soul is timeless and always the same.
Or something else?
C: This comment comes from the human view. Well done, but we are sorry to inform you that you are much more than a human.
If not the same, was it the engineered changes to humans that brought us up to the level where souls became attracted to the potential experiences to have on Earth as humans?
C: No. Souls directed the changes before attraction would be possible, because we and you are and were and will always be attracted to what you now live and experience.
If yes, how did that come about? What made individual aspects of the collective soul energies out there decide to give it try?
C: Even though we began our previous answer with a negative reply, we like the question. Collective soul energies mean nothing and you are not out there. We are not out there. You and I are here together. Anytime we communicate we are together with no distance or separation. Souls did not choose to give anything a try, souls chose to create what they did, in order to have it.
I'm trying to imagine a scenario, from a human perspective, and keep it humorous as it relates to our own nature.....
C: You perform the human perspective so well, you allow it to distort your thinking, and for this we congratulate you. This is what you intended, as do nearly all souls who incarnate as humans. Let’s proceed to your scenario.
Alien: I think we have this thing done. Check out the improvements! Look at 'em go! These creatures are waaaaaaaay better than they were previously.
C: What extraterrestrial do you intend to invoke?
Energetic souls watching: Hmmm... that looks interesting.... who wants to pilot one of those things?
A soul stepping up: Here, hold my ethereal beer... I'm going in....
["Hold my beer" is as Texas as it gets folks, and risky. Anytime I might hear that, I clear out.]
The soul that stepped up: Guys, you really need to try this thing out.... you can do some pretty cool fucking stuff with these....it's a commitment though... once you're in, the challenge is to ride it out...
Other souls watching: Daaaammn.... that looks fun...
Alien (current physical life forms watching): Fuuuuuckkk... look what we did..... this could get interesting to watch....
At what point did individualized energetic consciousness decide the human animals looked like a great experience to have and set the course for what we are today?
C: When the Earth was created.
What is it that makes it attractive?
C: Look around you and explain what exists on Earth that is not attractive. Then compare it to what is attractive, good looking or even beautiful, on a weighted average basis. We direct your humble host and scribe to portray scenes of Earth to display this, on this website.
Also, considering the statement that most souls never experience being in a physical life, or at least not experience a human physical life on earth, what makes it non-attractive for most?
C: The anguish of free will.
Random thoughts on a Monday morning.... thank you all for indulging my questions.
C: Your thoughts were not random, but we accept that you wish to label them as such. You channeled well.