The Divine Mother said recently that she would not discuss the Divine Plan at its highest levels on the radio show. Rather she’d discuss the Plan for the Ascension of Gaia and our plans within that Plan.
I also know that she leaves it to us to amplify matters she either just lightly touches on or expects us to take up entirely. The subject of the Divine Plan at its highest levels she seems to have left entirely up to us to amplify.
I’m happy to leap into the breach. Recklessly. Why? Let me digress.
Krishnamurti could not stop working for the Divine Plan once he saw it. He confidently stated:
“The really important thing is … the knowledge of God’s plan for men. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a man has seen that and really knows it, he cannot help working for it and making himself one with it, because it is so glorious, so beautiful.” (1)
I also cannot stop writing about it after having seen a version of it.
I experienced it in a vision on Feb. 13, 1987. The wordless experience showed me the Divine Plan at its highest levels. I won’t go over what I saw that day because it’s been written up elsewhere. (2)
But I can go over what that vision had to say about the Divine Plan. This is not what it said directly. This is me reflecting on it thirty years later.
Rather than just describing it, let me ask you to imagine something. Imagine that God is all there is. How is it then possible for God to know itself?
We have the advantage of knowing ourselves in part by observing the reactions of others to our goofy and sincere looks, or by glancing in a mirror, or by seeing a photograph of ourselves, etc. In God’s absolute form, there is no other, no mirror, no camera, no feedback.
How did God solve the dilemma of knowing itself? Just imagine that God created a dream world. Given that the Divine Mother refers to herself as the “Mother,” let me use the term “Father” to refer to the One. God the Father created an illusory world, a holographic world, a durable thought bubble, and then entered into it as God the Mother, the Nurturer.
God the Mother built this world and peopled it with beings who themselves were “sparks” of the One incarnated in a body made by the Mother. That spark is what Jesus called “the Son” or “Christ.”
This is the Trinity – Father, Mother, and Child (spark, Christ) or what Hindus call Brahman, Shakti, and Atman. The is the Divine Family, the Triune One, etc. (3) Each of these “beings” we are set the task of knowing.
There’s an overall task that these steps of knowledge or ladder of consciousness serve. God set each embodied spark the overall task of finding out who it truly is, at essence, fundamentally. The answer is that every spark is God. But that’s just an intellectual answer.
When any spark realized that it was God, in that instant and for that moment, God met God. For this meeting was all of this – everything that you see around you – created.
Full stop. For us to realize ourselves as God is the purpose for which all of life was created. The purpose of life is enlightenment.
For us, our job is to climb Jacob’s ladder of consciousness from here where we are right now to absolute knowledge of our true identity. That’s our assignment.
Rumi was quite emphatic on the matter:
“There is one thing in this world which must never be forgotten. If you were to forget everything else, but did not forget that, then there would be no cause for worry; whereas if you performed and remembered and did not forget every single thing, but forgot that one thing, then you would have done nothing whatsoever.
“It is just as if a king had sent you to the country to carry out a specified task. You go and perform a hundred other tasks; but if you have not performed that particular task on account of which you had gone to the country, it is as if you have performed nothing at all. So man has come into this world for a particular task, and that is his purpose; if he does not perform it, then he will have done nothing.” (4)
That one thing is enlightenment, Self-Realization. Ramakrishna would be found often agreeing: If we haven’t realized the Self, we haven’t done anything.
God the Father is God the Mother. The Mother created the worlds. Mother and Father together created us. And you and I are learning in her world, her school of experience whence we came and whither we shall return.
What is to us the fulfilment of our journey – the return of the prodigal child – is to God a moment of the greatest delight. Ramakrishna depicts that moment, tongue in cheek: “When Siva realizes his own Self, He dances about in joy exclaiming, ‘What am I! What am I!’” (5)
Our entire journey from God to God is to provide God with the delight of meeting itself. And we prove to be God in the end anyways so God’s delight is our delight. And God’s Plan is our Plan.
As I found myself saying after the vision, as I sat at a red light and looked at the worried expression on the next driver’s face, it all works out in the final reel. That’s the Divine Mother’s Plan.
And guess what? This is the final reel.
(1) J. Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910, 17. Apologies for the gender-insensitive language.
(2) On the vision, see “Chapter 13. Epilogue,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/16244-2/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ch-13-epilogue/
(3) It is the Trinity but not the Trimurthy. The Trimurthy comprises the three gunas – rajas, sattwa, and thamas; Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva – which are themselves a subset of the Divine M0ther, in her aspect as the sine wave and creative universal vibration we call Aum or Amen.
(3) Rumi in A.J. Arberry, trans., Discourses of Rumi. New York; Samuel Weiser, 1977; c1961, 26.
(4) Swami Nikhilananda, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942, 393.