Why have so many of our Lightfamily chosen hardship or emotional turmoil as part of their journey on Earth?
The balance between internal and external stress or hardship, will help us understand why some civilizations destroy themselves through internal, domestic conflict, and some are vanquished from without.
There is a certain amount of stress needed to keep physical, material realities in place. I realized during the last election that what voters were actually choosing, is between external wars and civil unrest.
In looking behind the appearances, I could see that the horror of hordes of rioters railing against non-existing issues for over 100 days in Portland, Oregon, disrupting businesses and polluting a beautiful city, yet again had a purpose — which brings me to your question:
The Original Ones have a far greater influence on life on Earth than they realize. They have been pulling humanity into less dense levels of existence, when density yet has purposes to serve. By loading their own lives with stress, the Original Ones themselves stay physical and therefore so does humanity. We have on rare occasions (one of these occasions being earlier this year), had to go into a descension because of material life becoming too ethereal.