(Concluded from Part 1.)
Just to show you that there’s no difference between what SaLuSa or the other galactics say on the matter and our own ascended masters, let’s listen to how our sages put the case.
Earth’s masters often use slightly different terms. The Sufi sage Hazrat Inayat Khan recognized that each of us is simply God wearing a different mask and going through the stages of evolution to make himself plain to himself:
“The purpose of life … is that the only Being makes his oneness intelligible to Himself. He goes through different planes of evolution … to make clear to Himself His oneness. And as long as this purpose is not accomplished, the one and only Being has not reached His ultimate satisfaction, in which lies His divine perfection.” (1)
Here’s the spirit guide White Eagle saying what we heard SaLuSa say above: “The whole purpose of incarnation is this slow evolution of the spirit, its awakening in matter, to self-consciousness and God consciousness.” (2) In discussing the great ones, as White Eagle does here, I’m quite sure he wouldn’t leave out our galactic sages from the compass of his remarks:
“You have before you the examples of the great ones who have served humanity all through the ages. This is the way of life, to love not only to enjoy yourselves but to beautify, to benefit Earth, to help forward the spiritual evolution of all life.” (3)
And here Paramahansa Yogananda tells the story of spiritual evolution by focusing on the God spark – the third member of the Trinity known to Christianity as the Christ and to Hinduism as the Atman. His encapsulation of the divine journey verges on the poetic.
“God so loved the world (or matter) that He gave His only begotten Son to redeem it; that is, God the Father remained hidden as Christ Intelligence in all matter and in all living beings in order to bring all things, by beautiful evolutional coaxings, back to His home of All-Blessedness when they should overcome all mortal tests, and should reincarnate in matter no more; i.e., ‘go no more out.’” (4)
Just as SaLuSa knows about the “urge to evolve,” so do Earth’s sages. Here is Adyashanti on the matter:
“The impulse to be free is an evolutionary spark within consciousness which originates beyond the ego. It is an impulse toward the divine, unity, and wholeness. It is an impulse originating from the Truth itself. This impulse to evolve is often co-opted by the ego, which then creates the illusion of the spiritual seeker. This impulse … is inherently innocent.” (5)
The hardest aspect of life to accept is why we’d choose to experience pain and sorrow. St. Germain explains:
“Some ask what is the purpose of life and why would they knowingly accept the harshness and sorrow, the despair and hopelessness that is part of duality. Dear Ones, it is simply for experience and the evolution of the soul, and you are aware of the outcome of your choices.” (6)
Apparently, according to the White Brotherhood master Beinsa Douno, evolution is virtually without end.
“We think that man is on the highest rung of the evolutionary ladder, but evolution is without end. Just as there are beings that exist below man, there are Beings that exist above man as well. These Beings evolved from the universes of the past.” (7)
And beyond the furthest enlightenment known to us as a human race are levels that stretch on into an ever-receding distance as Franklin Merrell-Wolff suggests:
“A certain Sage…, speaking of unfolded Consciousness above the level of the highest human Adepts, said: “We attain glimpses of Consciousness so Transcendent, rising level upon level, that the senses fairly reel before the awe-inspiring Grandeur.”
Here, certainly, is space for evolution far beyond the highest possibility of man as man.” (8)
“Beyond [the sage’s] attainment, whatever it may be, there lie further mysteries awaiting his resolution. In other words, We find no conceivable end to evolution.” (9)
To summarize, the process by which we achieve the purpose of life (for us to realize our true identity as God) is spiritual evolution. Our task is to release or uncover the divine spark from within the many bodies of a being, at which point we merge again with God and fulfill the purpose of existence. To do so we journey through lifetime after lifetime in matter, learning more and more of who we are and experiencing successive stages of enlightenment.
This purpose and process is not somehow limited to Earth. It’s known to the galactics just as it’s known to terrestrials because it’s the universal journey. All life forms everywhere in the universe, and in other universes, travel the same road on the same mission towards the same God.
We here on Earth tend to think that only our religion has the true path and goal. But not only do all the Earth’s religions have paths that lead to God, but all the galactic civilizations here to help us with Ascension also have paths that lead to the same God. There is only God toward which all journey through a common process of spiritual unfoldment or evolution.
(1) Hazrat Inayat Khan, Way of Illumination. Delhi, etc.: Motilal Banarsidass, 1988, 237.
(2) White Eagle, Wisdom from White Eagle. Liss: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1983, 49. [Hereafter WWE.]
(3) White Eagle, WWE, 80.
(4) Paramahansa Yogananda in The Second Coming of Christ. Dallas: Amrita Foundation, 1979, 1, 28.
(5) Adyashanti, The Impact of Awkenening. Los Gatos: Open Gate Publishing, 2000, 3.
(6) St. Germain, Aug. 1, 2008, through Mike Quinsey, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(7) Beinsa Douno, “Culture of the Angels,” The Wellspring of Good. Downloaded from http://www.beinsadouno.org/lib/sg.htm, accessed 21 Feb. 2005, n.p.
(8) Franklin Merrell-Woolf, Pathways Through to Space. A Personal Record of Transformation in Consciousness. New York: Julian Press, 1973, 17. [Hereafter PTS.]
(9) Franklin Merrell-Wolff in PTS, 43.