What is Purpose and how is it different from an objective?
We received some good answers on this. Here are some quotes:
"Divine Purpose was created before Space and Time, but Purpose as in to realize a goal was not possible until after Space was created." Peter
"Purpose on the Universal level is unlimited. Universal Purpose can expound outwardly into infinity. Knows no boundaries - - Unlimitedness." Dehara
Note: Good post in your own words Dehara
"Purpose is eternal - it unfolds in an infinite progression without end. An objective is transitory and finite in nature." Keith
"Since God is eternally becoming, its purpose would have to be eternal." Mark
"I can see one objective close at hand, for example, to achieve reliable soul contact. So that is an objective that will hopefully be a step in accomplishing the overriding purpose." Larry
"That Your Purpose is accomplished on earth as it is in Heaven."
A reason for accomplishing the Objective.
Light, Love and Power
Forever and ever
"God is Purpose. We are the little lights in reflection of God thus we are also purpose." Marylin
"A purpose has a direction which stems from a plan." Diane
"In the beginning God reflected himself into infinite points - all created in his picture. Purpose is the relationship between these eternal points - if I remember right from The Molecular Relationship :-) Purpose was created before space and time and is thus eternal. Purpose is the vibrating energy in the universe creating our reality on all levels. IMO many objectives are contained within the one Purpose. Just as a principle reveals many facts, Purpose reveals many objectives. The difference between them is that objectives have beginnings and ends where as Purpose is eternal." Anni
Thank you all for your intelligent comments. We are definitely headed in the right direction in the understanding of this aspect which has never been clearly explained in any writings known to me.
Anni in particular was right on target, but let me add one correction. She says: "Purpose is the vibrating energy in the universe creating our reality on all levels."
Let me rephrase this to read:
"Purpose is that which causes vibration so that within that vibration lies all energy, form, plans and goals."
Anni is right on target when she says:
"Many objectives are contained within the one Purpose. Just as a principle reveals many facts, Purpose reveals many objectives."
Good use of the Law of Correspondences there, Anni and good to have you posting again. You would never know English is your second language.
We are talking about a concept that is not defined in any dictionary here so we have to talk around it and intuitively pick up the reality. He who can truly understand Purpose will have "all power in heaven and earth" as Jesus said was given to Him.
Purpose is not an objective, goal or plan, but is that from which they all originate. It is not an energy but is that from which energy originates.
Let us say there is only one Plan and the idea that there are many plans is merely illusion for the idea of many plans in the mind of God is illusion. Because there is one Plan from One Purpose both the Plan and the Purpose is eternal for only oneness can be eternal.
The One Purpose manifesting the One Plan seems to differentiate into many goals and objectives. Our mission is to find the next objective in alignment with purpose and become one with it through our attention. When the power of Attention is one with the Purpose of God all things are possible and the magical power of the soul is manifest.
Name three objectives in alignment with Purpose which is to manifest in the coming age.
"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books---a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects."
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