April 15, 2016
More on Purpose
A reader asked if I could say a few more words about purpose. The problem is that the full meaning of esoteric Purpose, or Purpose as it exists in the mind of God, lies beyond the consciousness of humanity. If a Higher Life came and attempted to explain it to us it would be comparable a disciple of today attempting to explain the meaning of spiritual love to cavemen, or at best the rougher elements of humanity before the coming of Christ – who set the example steering us in the right direction.
This doesn’t mean that we should make no attempt to understand this or any other important principle that stretches our reach. As I said earlier my contemplation on the subject led me to obtaining a glimpse into the meaning.
In searching for understanding on different levels it is always a good idea to bring in the Law of Correspondences.
Humanity has a view on what purpose is so we can assume the next level up is that which the Masters understand. Their view does seem to be on a higher level than humanity as hinted at in the Great Invocation which says:
From the Center where the Will of God is known, Let Purpose guise the little wills of men – the Purpose which the Masters know and serve.
This indicates to us that the Masters see Purpose on a higher level than humanity else it could be merely written: the Purpose which we know and serve.
Then too the Masters are not the highest lives in the solar system. The Solar Logos and his associates are much higher and we can assume that their understanding of Purpose goes beyond the consciousness of the Masters. Even at that DK tells us that the Logos must wait until Its next incarnation before He is able to fully express and demonstrate Purpose. At present He is seeking to perfect the Love/Wisdom aspect and He’s only about half way through achieving this. All we have to do is turn on the evening news and we can clearly see that perfect love does not yet exist in this system.
As I said in as previous post Purpose as it is generally understood consists of having a goal that one desires to achieve and then working toward it. This working toward a goal gives added value or “purpose” to one’s life.
Without purpose, even as we understand it, life would have little meaning. We can assume that the idea of giving meaning to life would be an ingredient on all levels. After all, why did God go to all the trouble of creating the universe to begin with? There had to be a purpose behind it. Without purpose, even God would not have had the incentive to enter into the stupendous work of creation.
We can thus say that on all levels of being Purpose gives meaning to creative work so the various lives will do their essential constructive work.
Now let us compare Purpose to the human level and then stretch our minds and envision the next level up.
Human level: Purpose gives meaning to our endeavors.
Higher level: Similar, but the meaning has a higher level of understanding.
Human level: Set a goal that may or may nor reach completion.
Higher level: Set a goal, but successful completion is sure.
Human level: Set a goal and calculate the time to complete it.
Higher level: Set a goal and see the end result in the present without considering time.
Human level: The goal originates in the minds of men is often not practical.
Higher level: The goal of creation originates in higher realms where only truth resides and it is always workable.
Human level: Most humans see purpose only as it applies to them.
Higher level: Higher purpose moves the whole forward and not just the part. One has to have an inclusive consciousness to see this higher Purpose, but when seen and embraced great power is then made available to the disciple. When Purpose is seen or touched then the true power of faith becomes real in his life.
I’ll leave the group with this final thought. If a seeker wants to catch a glimpsed of higher purpose then he must put only that attention on self that is necessary to function well but the main attention should be on this question: What more can I do to move forward the Will and Purpose of God?
Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:9-10
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