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I think a time when the structure of the deep state is collapsing around us is the ideal time to remind ourselves of some of the spiritual bases of life.
No distractions, open space ahead of us.
The Alliance is allegedly using the pandemic as a cover for arresting cabal members. They want us to stay out of their way.
Why not be out of their way contemplating spiritual truths?
Where does one start? What spiritual fundamental provides the most useful and strongest springboard for the consideration of all else?
I’d argue that it’s the purpose of life.
Most people do not know that life actually does have a purpose. And if you were to ask a dozen people who say they have an answer, I wouldn’t be surprised if each one was different.
I’ll make it a baker’s dozen and add my version too. On Feb. 13, 1987, I was actually shown in a vision what the purpose of life is.
I won’t describe it here because I’ve done that elsewhere. (1) I will say that it showed me the entire journey of an individual soul from God the Father – to use Jesus’s term – through the material domain of God the Mother (mater, matter), back to God the Father again. (2)
The soul disappeared because of two enlightenment events: one had it leave the domain of matter and the other saw it reunite with the Father.
The vision itself disappeared when the words formed in my mind: “The purpose of life is enlightenment.”
Excuse me? Why is enlightenment the purpose of life? Add on ten more years of research to find words for the wordless.
To answer the question why enlightenment? we have to look at two perspectives: God’s and ours.
We have to imagine God’s perspective and dilemma. God had a wish to know itself. How can One who is All make of itself an object of awareness and realize itself?
What is there to be conscious of if One is everything? Is not differentiation a key component of becoming aware of something? How do you differentiate the Undifferentiated? How is God going to realize God?
Apparently, here’s how it was done. God the Father created an illusory world of matter. Into that world the Father entered as God the Mother and God the Child (we may recognize the Trinity).
Now let’s switch perspective to God the Child. God the Child is also called the Self, the Christ, the Atman, the soul; it is us. We were “birthed” from the Father, clothed in flesh by the Mother and set on a journey to find out who we truly are.
The Mother built a wonderful material world as a school of experience where, through gradual spiritual evolution, the Child of God comes to learn … no, to realize … the answer to its eternal question.
If it were just a question of learning, however, I could tell you here and now who you are: You are God. Boom. Absolutely no impact, right? Unfortunately we have to realize who we are for it to have any effect. (3)
The original problem was that God wanted to meet God; God wanted to know Itself. Our enlightenment is the solution to that problem.
The moment we realize we’re God, God meets God; God realizes God. Byazid of Bistun described that moment:
“I went from God to God, until they cried from me in me, ‘O thou I!'” (4)
Sri Ramakrishna poked fun at Shiva realizing himself:
“When Siva realizes his own Self, He dances about in joy exclaiming, ‘What am I! What am I!’” (5)
For this moment, for this realization, for this meeting was everything you see around you (and all the unseen too) created.
What difference does it make to know the purpose of life? Well, if our alignment with the Divine Plan brings peace and harmony to us and our misalignment brings pain and suffering, then at the very least we should find life getting more enjoyable, more substantial, more engaging if we begin to live it in accordance with the Plan.
Knowing that enlightenment is the purpose of life organizes us, in the same way that initially learning about the law of karma organized me back in the late 1970s. If I was going to reap what I was sowing, I’d best pay attention to what I was sowing.
The 1987 vision gave me a standard against which to judge or measure anything else: Is this going to contribute to my realization of Self or take me further away from it? Does this help me fulfill the purpose of life – or not?
It amazes me that life actually does have a purpose. It actually works out in the final reel.
And taking that purpose seriously, in time, yields bliss and peace. Compared to the person I was before 1987, I can certainly vouch for that statement.
(1) “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” August 13, 2011, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/
“What is the Purpose of Life?” February 24, 2020, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2020/02/24/306794/
(2) Lao Tzu and various Hindu masters refer to the active side of God as God the Mother. Eg. Lao Tzu: “Nameless indeed is the source of creation, But things have a mother and she has a name.” (Lao-Tzu, The Way of Life. The Tao Te Ching. trans. R.B. Blakney. New York, etc.: Avon, 1975, 53.) The nameless, the passive, Jesus would call his Heavenly Father; the named, the active, is the Divine Mother.
Other names for her are the Holy Spirit, Shakti, Prakriti/Procreatrix, Aum/Amen, the Logos, the Word of God, etc.
(3) In my view, realization occurs when bliss lifts us up to a higher plane of consciousness.
(4) Bayazid of Bistun in Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy. New York, etc.: Harper and Row, 1970; c1944, 12.
(5) Paramahansa Ramakrishna in Nikhilananda, Swami, trans. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942, 393.Purpose of Life is Enlightenment
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