You might ask, what is the common enterprise of all of us – humans, animals, plants, and every other creature? What are we all doing that we’re doing in common?
I can answer that.
Everyone of us is engaged in learning its true identity. (1)
New beings are being created as we speak and released on this same journey of discovery. (2)
And everyone and everything is at one place or another in it.
The fact that some are ahead of others in learning is neither grounds for praise nor condemnation.
We don’t chastise a Grade Six student for not being able to write a Ph.D. thesis. We recognize that all of us go through all the stages.
In the Mother’s school of spiritual evolution, (3) there’s no timetable for any of us to be at a certain place at a certain time. But there’s an immutable commitment to finish the journey.
Rumi was referring to this when he said:
“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 [humanity] 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 task is Self-Realization, solving the puzzle and mystery of who I am.
So there really is a task that unites us all – all creatures, all life forms. Knowing this and serving it, I’m willing to bet, unites ascended masters – and could unite us as well.
Krishnamurti confessed this about himself when he wrote:
“The really important thing is … the knowledge of God’s plan for [humans]. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a [human] 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.” (5)
Our forms are illusory; our Light is eternal. All of us are headed towards a grand unmasking, only to discover God is playing every role.
But why would God universally unmask and end the leela, the grand performance that the world is? Would it not be lonely being all alone – that is, All One? Why not have a family?
Was this how duality was born?
(1) See The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment at http://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Purpose-of-Life-is-Enlightenment.pdf
(2) If we restrict our attention to the angelics, even there billions are being created, Michael says:
AAM: This is something that we have never really talked about before. In the Mother’s infinite creation there are still billions of those sparks of light being birthed to this day.
Steve Beckow: And these were the seraphims or all of the angels?
AAM: No, all the angelics, if you take it as a very large group. (“Archangel Michael on the Angelic Kingdom (Repost),” Aug. 11, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/08/11/archangel-michael-on-the-angelic-kingdom-repost/.)
(3) On spiritual evolution, see “Spiritual Evolution: The Divine Plan for Life,”
(4) Rumi in A.J. Arberry, trans., Discourses of Rumi. New York; Samuel Weiser, 1977; c1961, 26
(5) J. Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910, 17. We really need to come up with gender-neutral words. Making ad hoc changes like this isn’t a satisfactory arrangement.