Love is not the end of the road for us. Truth is. Love brings us to the truth, but we must then realize it.
What is the truth? Why was life created?
Based on the vision I had in 1987, (1) the truth is that the One created life so that it (2) could have the pleasure of meeting itself.
Meeting itself is an event that happens in knowledge. “I know myself. The way I’ve done that is by loving my Self, which draws me closer and closer to my goal.”
Knowing the truth of who we are is the completion of our task, the one task each and every one of us is given. Rumi dramatizes it here:
“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, [enlightenment] and that is his purpose; if he does not perform it, then he will have done nothing. (3)
Enlightenment is the only task we share. Enlightenment is the reason for our common journey. Our situation is exactly like that of particles in a vast toroidal field, all of us leaving and returning to God.
Reincarnating, coming out into the world, and returning to God again. The Divine Plan can be seen at every level.
Some will recognize the Mother’s pattern in it as well: Creation, preservation, and transformation. She has universal laws governing each.
It’s as if God cast a boomerang out into the sky and it returned to God.
The prodigal child has returned, shorn of all desires save for unity with the One. The child of God has travelled the sacred arc out from and back to the One via the Mother’s school of experience.
In the end, that’s all that’s happening here: Everyone is on a journey from and to the One.
(1) See The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment at https://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Purpose-of-Life-is-Enlightenment-3.pdf , especially chapter 13. Epilogue.
(2) Archangel Michael: We do not want anything capitalized. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 12, 2016.)
(3) Rumi in A.J. Arberry, trans., Discourses of Rumi. New York; Samuel Weiser, 1977; c1961, 26.