In my opinion, the world really is a stage and the drama that’s being enacted upon it I’ve described many times, so many that I have it down to two or three sentences.
The drama of life is about seeing our hero go through lifetime after lifetime searching for something he knows not what, only to find, after many lifetimes, that the only thing that satisfies the self is God.
Upon that discovery, our hero’s life straightens out. After that it becomes a spiritual straight line (a bee line) for God.
Why does God require every sentient being to make this journey? So that, in a moment of enlightenment, God meets God.
Remember the first time you saw yourself in a mirror? Have you seen the cats who see their own reflection in a mirror and do all kinds of crazy antics? We get to see ourselves. Being everything, God does not. God sees God through us.
God gets to meet God in a moment of our enlightenment. Therefore: The purpose of our lives is to enlighten ourselves – specifically on the matter of who we really are.
Once that purpose has been expressed in the formless realms, God assumes a form, like the genie in the bottle, and plays magic with God’s own substance – love. Worlds are created. Life forms are designed and evolved and replaced.
Self-consciousness arises and takes form. Self-consciousness becomes aware of God, then aware of God as Father (passive Source) and Mother (active Creator). On and on Self-consciousness expands and unveils and advances….
But I said I had it down to two or three sentences. It just goes to show. Krishnamurti was right:
“The really important thing is … the knowledge of God’s plan for [humanity]. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a [person] has seen that and really knows it, [they] cannot help working for it and making [themselves] one with it, because it is so glorious, so beautiful.” (1)
So intricate, so vast, so exact, and yet so free. (2) One cannot help but work for it. And write about and write about it.
(1) J. Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910. , 17.
(2) For a synopsis, see “The Divine Plan for Life (Reposted),”
Grandeur Beyond Grandeur: Toward a Cross-Cultural Spirituality Vol. 2: What is the Divine Plan? at https://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Grandeur-Beyond-Grandeur-2-5.pdf