My chemistry teacher taught me never to say never. Always leave room for doubt, error, new perspectives, additional information.
Life is open-ended.
My ongoing namaste to him has been to use the word “etc.” a great deal, to convey this open-endedness. It acknowledges just what he said – that I could be wrong, more knowledge may have come in … etc.
If you need a personal testament to how much that is utterly new lies out ahead of us, listen to Franklin Merrell-Wolff and to the person he quotes, who if I recall correctly was known as the Atlantean Sage. This is the vista some ways down the road, part of the “etc.” Just to encourage us to leave room for new knowledge:
“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.
“Here is our future. Here is the ultimate direction of humanity’s common journey. Our future lies not with exploitation, crime, and oppression. It lies not in corruption and decline. It lies in traveling through ‘level upon level, [such] that the senses fairly reel before the awe-inspiring Grandeur.’” (1)
It lies not with exploitation, crime, oppression … etc. No, it does not, which may reassure us as we face exploitation’s last stand.
As an aside, Archangel Michael told me that Franklin ascended before he ever put pen to paper and reached the 11th Dimension while still in the body. If so, that demolishes another enlightenment theory that the physical body, as it then was, could not take the finer vibrations. (2)
It’s interesting to consider that Franklin may be looking from the 11th Dimension at a sage who’s seeing further…. How much further?
“Glimpses of Consciousness so Transcendent … evolution far beyond the highest possibility of man as man.” These are glimpses past the Twelfth Dimension….
I sense how much things will change in the very near future. And so I have a hard time putting a period on an assertion about life without adding “etc.”
And anyways, what do I know? Two or three things. One, I know the purpose of life (enlightenment). Two, I know the nature of love. Three, I know that I am in essence pure and innocent. That’s it. That’s all I really know.
All the rest is speculation.
I’m going to make a concerted effort to stop using “etc.” as shorthand/code for all that I just said. I’m going to restore it to its original function to indicate a series that continues.
I’m going to have to find another way for saying that, in my speculative opinion, life is open-ended. That is, until life for us as individuals ends in our final merger with God.
What? you say. We come right back out again? (3)
Well, there you are. If that’s the case, it’s even more open-ended than it was a half hour ago! It never stops getting better and better once we as a planet definitely decide to leave conflict behind, get along, and get going!
(1) Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Pathways Through to Space. A Personal Record of Transformation in Consciousness. New York: Julian Press, 1973, 17. See also Philosophy of Consciousness without an Object. Reflections on the Nature of Transcendental Consciousness. New York: Julian Press, 1973.
(2) It was said that many people could not maintain their bodies past twenty-one days after Brahmajnana, which occurs still within the Third Dimension, never mind the Eleventh.
I’ve posted my discussion with Michael about Franklin Merrell-Wolff in a companion piece, today: “What Dimension Did Franklin Merrell-Wolff Reach While in the Body?,”
(3) Several sources say we re-emerge after merger with the One.
Mike Quinsey’s sources make two interesting comments:
“We continue to evolve, and will do so until we find ourselves at One with the Source of All That Is”. (SaLuSa, July 14, 2010, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.)
“In the scheme of things you periodically return to the Godhead, only to be sent out again for further experience.” (Mike Quinsey’s Higher Self, Feb. 14, 2020.)
Archangel Michael: Let me really shock you tonight and say to you that you can be in form, in your human form – as you think of your enlightenment journey – and still be connected, consciously, in that place of full connection to the heart of One.
SB: Oh, that is a shocker!
AAM: And when you go home, and you can reunite in the heart of One, do not think that you go off on another tangent or another journey simply because you feel like it or because you are earning your way back to that linear path. You go back out into the universe as a brilliant spark of pure light!
So you come, you return, you gain not only understanding, wisdom, knowledge – what you can think of as spiritual regeneration – and then, in concert with many, including your guides and guardian angels and, many times, whoever you are going to be working with – for example, myself or Archangel Raphael – you emerge again. (Archangel Michael, An Hour with an Angel, March 26, 2012, at http://the2012scenario.com/2012/03/archangels-michael-and-gabriel-on-the-angelic-realm-hour-with-an-angel-transcript-march-26-2012/ .)
Divine Mother: Now, your question to me is, are there millions of emanations? And my answer, sweet one, is no, there are not. They are very specifically placed in what you would think of as universal or global roles, and they are positioned to do the work that the specific archangel or master has chosen to do, decided to do, committed to do — for me — throughout eternity, or until such time as they return. In which case they will begin again, regardless. (“The Divine Mother: Each and Every One of You Carries Divine Might,” June 17, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/into-the-golden-age-of-gaia/the-golden-age-of-gaia/the-divine-mother-each-and-every-one-of-you-carries-divine-might/) (My emphasis.)