Life Achieves Its Purpose Through Spiritual Evolution – Part 1/2
Some of my opinions have changed since I wrote this in May 2012. I now see that evolution is not the straight line I once thought it was. Nor does returning to the Father mean the end of the journey, as I believed. But the rest of the argument holds.
It probably will not survive what we learn after Disclosure.
Earlier we touched on the Divine Plan for life. (1) We said at that time that, viewed from the standpoint of the Divine, the purpose of life is that God should meet God in a moment of enlightenment. Viewed from our standpoint as the created life forms who realize God, the purpose of life is enlightenment.
If we accept this as the case, then it follows that life could also be said to have a process, a way of unfolding so as to realize that purpose. And that process can be epitomized as spiritual evolution.
Darwin was correct in saying that the physical body evolves but what he failed to note was that the spirit also evolves. And apparently it evolves from lower to higher dimensions, as we are doing at present in this year of 2012, or from one kingdom to another – from rock to plant to animal to human, etc. Rumi captured this process when he wrote:
“I died as mineral and became a plant.
I died as plant and rose to animal.
I died as animal and I was man. …
Yet once more I shall die as man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! For Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, ‘To Him we shall return.’” (2)
The fact that consciousness evolves is the reason why Jesus could say: “God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” (3) In fact we are those “lively stones,” as St. Peter called us, “built up a spiritual house.” (4)
Our bodily house, on whatever plane of materiality we consider, was built by the Divine Mother, as Solomon reminds us: “Wisdom [Solomon’s name for the Divine Mother] hath builded her house, she hath hewn her seven pillars.” (5) The seven pillars are the seven chakras.
Like a Babushka doll, this spiritual house has many nested houses within. Sri Yukteswar describes the spark of God (the Christ, the Son, the Savior, the Atman) as surrounded by five bodies or pancha koshas in descending vibrational frequency.
“This Purusha [Divine Person], the Son of God is screened by five coverings called the koshas or sheaths.
“Heart, the 1st Kosha. The first of these five is the Heart [Hridayam], Chitta, the Atom, … and … being the seat of bliss, ananda, is called Anandamaya Kosha.
“Buddhi, the 2nd Kosha. The second is the … Buddhi, the Intelligence that determines what is truth. Thus, being the seat of knowledge, jnana, it is called Jnanamaya Kosha.
“Manas, the 3rd Kosha. The third is the body of Manas, the Mind, composed of the organs of senses, … and called the Manomaya Kosha.
“Prana, the 4th Kosha. The fourth is the body of energy, life force or Prana, composed of the organs of action…, and thus called the Pranamaya Kosha.
“Gross matter, the 5th Kosha. The fifth and last of these sheaths is the gross matter, the Atom’s outer coating, which, becoming Anna, nourishment, supports this visible world and thus is called the Annamaya Kosha.” (6)
Our task is to uncover or release the Purusha or Divine Person, the spark of the almighty, the Christed Being from the five coverings. And we do this through spiritual evolution. Krishnamurti told us this perhaps a hundred years ago:
“The really important thing is … the knowledge of God’s plan for men. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a man 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.” (7)
When does life’s journey end? When we have ascended to the ultimate destination. And what might that be? Let’s listen for a while to what the galactic ascended masters tell us. Later we’ll listen to some of Earth’s masters. SaLuSa tells us: “Ascension … will never cease until you return to the absolute Source.” (8) As he puts it: “All are on the same journey back to the Source from whence all life originated.” (9)
We live many lives during which we gradually awaken to our essential identity, the realization of which fulfills the purpose of life. Our overall journey consists of multivariant experiences which contribute to our education and further awakening. As SaLuSa says: “Experience in any shape or form is what you have come to Earth for to help further your spiritual evolution.” (10) And: “The present is but a passing phase in the greater plan for your evolution.” (11)
He reminds us that “the purpose of living many lives is to follow an overall plan that leads to your spiritual evolution. It is the only way to advance and leave the cycle of re-birth behind.” (12) Ag-Agria agrees: “Spiritual evolution is the gain from each life you have had, and now many of you have accelerated it to a degree that you stand ready to ascend.” (13)
We’ll ascend to the Fifth Dimension, some higher, but not to God, which is ever so much further down the road. Above us are nine orders of angels, all of them ascending towards God. We don’t know what lies beyond them.
Many of us may have difficulty considering the degree to which life is planned. But SaLuSa advises us that it is planned carefully and minutely.
“Whatever experiences you go through they are by choice, going right back to the time you allowed your selves to drop into the lower vibrations. It is all in aid of your spiritual evolution.” (14)
“You choose your experiences and also lessons to take you forward on your evolutionary path.” (15)
We choose those experiences in concert with our guides in the time between physical incarnations. We choose them keeping in mind what lessons we need to learn and how much progress it’s possible to make in any one lifetime.
Not always do we seem to advance. Sometimes we choose to explore life on lower planes for our spiritual evolution, as we did when we decided to drop down into duality, as SaLuSa reminds us:
“You have had many lives upon Earth. It is part of your spiritual evolution, and Ascension will lift you up to levels that you passed through on your downward path into duality.” (16
We can rest and go slow if we wish but we never stand in danger of remaining still forever because a longing for liberation has been implanted into us that keeps us moving onward towards God. Here SaLuSa discusses it:
“It must be said that you can stay within any dimension for as long as you desire, but within you is an innate urge to continue progressing with your spiritual evolution. Energy never stands still and is re-shaping and re-forming, until it reaches that point within the Source where it is in the ultimate state of perfection.” (17)
(To be concluded, tomorrow.)
(1) “The Application of the Divine Spells Relief,” athttp://goldenageofgaia.com/ascension/on-processing-vasanas/application-of-the-divine-spells-relief/
(2) Rumi in Anne Fremantle and Christopher. In Love with Love. 100 of the Greatest Mystical Poems. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1978, 58.
(3) Jesus in Matthew 3:9.
(4) I Peter 2:5.
(5) Proverbs 9:1.
(6) Sri Yukteswar Giri, The Holy Science. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1984 35-6.
(7) J. Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974; c1910, 17.
(8) SaLuSa, March 26, 2010, athttp://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(9) SaLuSa, April 2, 2012.
(10) SaLuSa, March 9, 2012.
(11) SaLuSa, Sept. 14, 2011.
(12) SaLuSa, Oct. 4, 2010.
(13) Ag-Agria, Oct. 31, 2008, athttp://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(14) SaLuSa, Apr. 3, 2009.
(15) SaLuSa, Nov. 5, 2008
(16) SaLuSa, Nov. 24, 2008.
(17) SaLuSa, March 31, 2010. On the longing for liberation, seehttp://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/the-longing-for-liberation/