Aarya is fighting her innder demons in the Bardo; the state of existence between death and rebirth. In this instance she is using “Flaming Spirit”, a combo attack move where Aarya shoots forward and damages any demons in her path. This is one of the many upgrades that will be available in the game, and can be “purchased” by spending wisdom points acquired in the physical realm. These upgrades are the manifestation of her enlightened essence and her level of spiritual awakening. It represents her ability to realize that all the demons she encounters in the Bardo are merely hallucinations of her own mind and that she is essentially in conflict with herself.
Wisdom points are earned through many ways while you play through the lifetimes of many different creatures in the physical world; helping others in need, discovering sacred texts or other messages of insight, practicing meditation, raising your children, surviving until old age, acting with compassion, awareness, mindfulness etc.
The bear in this picture is one of Aarya’s ‘spirit animals’. These temporary companions can be found throughout the Bardo, guiding Aarya on her journey and helping her defeat her demons.