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by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
We have all heard about the tunnel of light that our soul follows upon leaving the physical body, but what is the true meaning of the life review? Why does a life review almost always involve having us continuously looping back into this 3rd dimensional reality and what can we do to stop these cycles of reincarnation?
Commonalities Within The Near Death Experience
Just about every person who has a near death experience will say that they didn’t want to come back to Earth and that the other side of the veil felt like “home”. So, if everyone feels this content on the other side of the veil, then why do we keep coming back to this hellhole?
As evidenced by thousands of near death experiences, there is a common theme that people experience upon leaving the physical body:
- The initial “death”
- The tunnel and the white light
- The other side of the tunnel
- Meeting “beings” including angels, guides, friends and family
- Your life review
- Getting sent back to earth
- Lessons learned from the other side
The tunnel of light is so appealing because it gives us the opportunity to meet with loved ones have predeceased us. The feeling of love is described as being magnified much more than anything we can humanly experience in this 3rd dimensional reality. In reality, the tunnel of light is a soul harvester that keeps recycling your soul along with the energy of your physical body upon reincarnation.
The Life Review
Part of this process involves a life review, where you see your life in a panoramic, 360 degree view of everything you did in this most recent incarnation. Then, you see your life from the perspective of everyone you met within your previous incarnation. You may see how you hurt someone’s feeling when seeing your life from their perspective or you might see how much happiness you brought someone else after doing a kind deed for them without expecting anything in return.
Many times, you will be with a Source-like being who appears to be all-loving and will laugh with you at your life review, yet the same being will send you back into this 3rd dimensional reality after a life-review, despite how happy the person is to be on the other side of the veil.
We are all assigned spirit guides but who are they and ultimately, what is their main purpose? Is it possible that they are merely representatives for those who have kept us looped within these perpetual cycles of incarnations?
According to the Wes Penre Papers:
|I am not very keen on many of the ‘spirit guides’ who come and get you after you have departed from your body at body death; most of them are Sirian Helpers, such as non-physical Vegans and Grays. Be particularly on your guard if they tell you to follow them ‘into the light’ or ‘to the tunnel’, or go see relatives. If you choose to go with them, you will end up in the Sirian recycling system again with full amnesia, and then being shot down into a new body here on Earth.|
I once had a dream where I was about to incarnate into this 3rd dimensional reality. I was placed in an elevator-like room, which represented the descending process to earth. I remember being in this place many times beforehand but could not remember what I was supposed to do next. I was on the top floor (the 14th floor which meant the 14th dimension?). My memory was so badly erased that I couldn’t remember how to descend to Earth. This is a test we receive on the other side to see if any memories were remembered and if so, then you would have to go back and have them cleared again.
There were other tests to see what I remembered but I can’t recall what they were.
These were the last fragmented memories of the other side before I was born.
It’s possible that there is an elevator-like area designed to erase all of your memories from previous lives and the other side of the veil.
You may be thinking, “How is it possible for a Gray to show love by being a spirit guide?” Please keep in mind that they are using technologies beyond our comprehension in order to wipe out our previous life’s memories. The Schumann Resonance on Earth has been at 7.83hz for what many people believe to be thousands of years. Recently, the resonance has been rising as high as 8.15 cycles per second.
You can find the daily Schumann Resonance here. It is on a Russian website and is translated into English. Just click the “Frequency” link on the left hand side of the page.
What if the tunnel of light was capable of creating a resonance of 1,000, 10,000 or even 1,000,000 cycles per second? What if the Grays were impervious to theSchumann Resonance or were programmed to appear as spirit guides, upon death of the physical vessel, to convince us to enter the tunnel of light? At this point in time, you would feel immense love and would innately trust them, based on an artificial program designed to keep you trapped into the recycling system of reincarnation. Ultimately, it’s not love that one would feel; it’s just another artificial system of control to keep us locked in to this current system of negative energy.
Also see: Re-incarnation: A Blessing or a Curse?
Past Life Regression and Soul Groups
Through past life regressions, we know that all of our past lives are either stored within our cellular DNA and/or within our soul, yet we are unable to immediately retrieve these memories. When under hypnosis, you can remember the most minute details of a past life but once you come out of hypnosis, you have a hard time remembering what you had for dinner yesterday or who the last person was to call you. Does anyone else find this particularly odd? How is it possible to remember, in detail while under hypnosis, our past lives and why do we keep incarnating with the same cast of characters?
How To Exit The Reincarnation System
Just by having this knowledge upon death, you can to opt out of the reincarnation process without being persuaded to come back for having to repaying negative karmic debts. Many of those who have predeceased us have already bought into the system but if they have not yet reincarnated or have made a soul contract, then they may also be saved from having to do this, yet again. It’s a truly a brilliant strategy by the archons to use the energy of love against us in order to keep us coming back as economic slaves to a system that feeds off of our energies.
Related: How To Break Archon Programming
Remember, “As above, so below”. Just about everything we have been taught is a lie, including why we need to constantly incarnate into a system of economic subservience.
Upon death, we take what we have learned, including our personality. We also vibrate at a certain level, so as you increase your vibration now you will take all of your hard work with you. Remember to connect with your oversoul before entering the tunnel of light or ask your guide to help you to connect to your oversoul. If you wish, you could tell people about the tunnel of light before they enter it.
If you enter the tunnel of light, do not allow any council to convince you that you need to repay any karmic debt. Any perceived karmic debt was part of what you decided to experience. This doesn’t mean that you should have no guilt for intentionally harming someone because ultimately, we should love everyone and respect everything.
If you do decide to come back to help this planet, do not agree to come back to this 3rd dimensional reality of systemic control through a “soul contract“. Come back on your own terms, which includes the remembrances of all previous lives and everything you have learned throughout your incarnations as well as on the other side of the veil.
You could come back into a fifth dimensional version of Earth, but only choose this if you are certain that it is a version that is not under the control of the archonic system. You could also choose to come back as a non physical guide to the old 3rd dimensional system to help others, just as our guides have done.
Ultimately, your true peace will be found once you realize that YOU are SOURCE/CREATOR and you have the ability to create worlds and galaxies that are harmoniously filled with love outside of this system of control.
See you there! ❤
I stumbled upon this video today that shows how the truth is sometimes hidden in plain sight on Star Trek Voyager, Coda episode. Please find the time to watch it.
The following is an excerpt of the description of this video:
|The ghost of Janeway’s “father” reappears, trying to convince her that it is over and that there is nothing left there for her anymore. But Janeway is not ready to accept it. Her “father” tries to convince her that all her attempts to deny the reality of her situation will only hurt her more for as time wears on, she will realize how potent and destructive loneliness is; seeing the people she loves move on with their lives without her in it, being forever shut out of their existence. But Janeway is still not convinced, insisting that she is just not ready, that she’d rather be there in spirit than not at all because “a captain doesn’t abandon ship.”As the ghost of her “father” keeps pushing her into making the decision to finally leave this world behind, she suddenly sees a vision of looking up at Chakotay and The Doctor, still on the surface of the planet, as if they are still trying to revive her. A second and third vision makes it obvious her experiences in the “afterlife” are not reality. She realizes that the person lying on the ground on that planet is the real Janeway and that all the things she has been experiencing since her alleged death is a hallucination.
The alien being finally reveals his true identity. He states that his species, at the moment of death, comes to help the dying understand what is happening in order to make the crossing-over an occasion of joy. He states that he was being truthful when he said that it was a place of wonder, for it can be whatever she wants it to be. Disguising as her father or generally as someone’s loved ones makes the crossing over a much less fearful occasion.
Janeway doubts that the alien’s real reasons for wanting her in his world have anything to do with everlasting joy and demands to know what he really wants from her.
The alien grabs her, telling her that she must go with him but Janeway realizes that if he could force her to go, he would have done so already. She finally understands that he needs her to voluntarily agree to go with him; something she refuses to do. The alien being becomes visibly upset, returning to his own realm but as a last warning states that there will be another time and that he will be waiting, for eventually she would come into his Matrix and nourish him for a long, long time.
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Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration with Michelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
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Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, June 25, 2014.
(Continued from Part 3.)
The Full-Life Review: The Trailer
I’ve already written two thorough examinations of the full-life review. Perhaps I can rework those discussions to complete our understanding of the role the soul contract plays in our lives.
There are two kinds of full-life reviews. One happens sometimes during a near-death experience, sometimes immediately before and sometimes immediately after death. It’s like the trailer to the movie. This compact full-life review gives us a sample of the film, but not the whole thing.
The second is more often called “the Judgment,” although it has no relationship to its namesake, which ancients believed happened on the Day of Judgment, whatever that may be. I retain the practice here though of referring to it as the Judgment.
It’s the time when we sit down with our spiritual director and go over the events of our Earth life in detail, seeing how closely we came to our soul contract and considering what to accomplish in our next physical life. Since we won’t have a “next physical life” per se after Ascension, we’re simply rounding out our knowledge here of an essentially lower-dimensional process.
The unnamed teacher of Betty Bethards discussed the relationship between the two reviews.
“All people are given a glimpse of this past life as they cross over. After such time as they are ready to really review it in depth and to learn from the experience, then they are shown it in segments [i.e., as the Judgment].
“But upon first crossing over, your whole life will flash in front of you, much as a drowning man will say he saw his whole life flash in front of him [i.e., the shortened review]. This is true of all people. But only when you’re ready to grow from the knowledge will it be given to you in depth, as your understanding is ready.” (1)
Here T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) undergoes his foreshortened review after being killed in a motorcycle accident. It more or less sneaks up on him, beginning slowly and then moving ever more swiftly.
“At first my mind was entirely occupied with my predicament [of awakening after death] and the past did not concern me, but, as I wandered, now one, now another vision flashed across my mental retina. A ribbon of road, boys on bicycles, my cottage, and soon these discrete memories began to coalesce into a continuous series of past experiences.
“Before long I was racing back along the years faster and faster, helpless to stay the record and obliged to feel as well as to remember as my past unrolled back to the earliest childhood memories, I had come to a stand while this disquieting survey held me and as it checked at the unconsciousness of the infant my own consciousness flickered out. At the very moment of oblivion I gasped with relief and just had time to think: this is really the end.” (2)
Philip Gilbert died in a bicycle accident, as a young man. Immediately after, he experienced the shortened review:
“I lay quiet and pictures came before me of myself as a little boy, and you [Philip is speaking to his mother] always there and my room and its nursery rhyme curtains. But somehow I saw all round, you and me and everyone at once. Then I drifted to my school and to Lausanne – we were in a boat on Lake Geneva that time when your hat blew off. Then I was at sea and in that nightclub at Alex. [Alexandria] – all through my life!” (3)
The Full-Life Review: The Movie
The second full-life review, which is the movie itself rather than the trailer, happens much later, after we’re well-adapted to life on the spirit planes. Known as the Judgment, (4) it consists of a lengthy, detailed examination of our life’s actual events, gleaned from the Akashic records, which is compared to the blueprint, soul contract, or life plan we initially set for ourselves. We see where we achieved our goals and where we didn’t and we usually do so with a guide or counsellor (our spiritual director) assisting us.
Of it, SaLuSa said:
“There is no such thing as getting away with misdeeds, although you may have escaped punishment under Man’s Laws. We talk of your life review when your physical life has ended, when each thought and action is examined with a view to determining how much interference or harm it may have caused another soul. Intent is the factor that indicates whether it may have been accidental or deliberate.” (5)
“Be assured that when you pass over and return to the astral planes, you will clearly understand all facets of your life. You will review your life, and this can be a sobering time when you find out how well you have done where your life plan was concerned.” (6)
Matthew Ward’s description of it is the best I’ve seen so let me reproduce that here:
“Akashic Records contain complete, accurate, trustworthy accounts of all universe-wide happenings within eternity and All That Is. Lifeprints, which are as unique as your fingerprints and more impervious to alteration, form each soul’s records, and each lifeprint is a separate file in the Akashic Records.
“A lifeprint is like a lifelong movie, omitting not a single aspect or instant. The information it contains, which automatically and indelibly is registered in energy form, is every thought, every action, and the consequences of every action throughout the lifetime of the person.
“Every action is registered as the deed itself plus the intent and all feelings associated with it. Not only are the person’s feelings about every action and its results recorded, but the feelings of all the people whose lives were affected by those actions.
“After the soul has recovered stability from the previous lifetime and is nourished spiritually and psychically, it is completely aware of its cumulative soul. It is this cumulative soul, with its collective wisdom and knowledge and spiritual growth of all personage lifetimes, that reviews the lifeprint.
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“The reviewing process is felt exactly as those feelings were experienced not only by the person, but all the people who were affected by his every action. So you can see that it is quite an experience!” (7)
At times, the Judgment can be painful but it’s always educational and helps us to complete with our most recent life. After it, we may choose to do some work on the other side to repair some of the mistakes we’ve made. But once we’ve carried out the review and repair work, we usually move on from our connection with our last life.
For many people, the Judgment takes place on the First Subplane of the Mental Plane, which we know as the first subplane of the Fifth Dimension. (8) For a very few, it takes place on the Astral Plane, which we know as the Fourth Dimension.
Following the Judgment, we pass through what many spirit communicators call the “Second Death.” (9) Many readers will associate the “second death” with Jesus’s statement: “He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” (10)
This use of the term is not equivalent to spirit’s use of the term.
Jesus means to say that, if a person overcomes and transcends (“kills”) the ego, they won’t be hurt by the death of the body. The first death is the ego death; the second death is bodily death.
But the Second Death on the spirit side of life involves the shedding of the astral body, leaving us in the mental body – what we know as our light body or merkabah.
The Second Death happens after the Judgement and actually sees the traveller move from the first subplane of the Mental Plane to the second. But in actuality it completes the leaving of the Astral, the first subplane of the Mental Plane being much like a vestibule. (11)
Having said that, when we ascend, our Ascension is an entirely novel development in creation because for the first time we won’t be shedding the body. We’ll transform our physical bodies from carbon-based to crystalline-based. This has never been done before.
Moreover, our Ascension, I’m led to believe, won’t involve a Judgment, as with the transition from the Fourth to the Fifth Dimensions on the spirit side of life.
The full-life review was the occasion on which we assessed how well we accomplished the provisions of our soul contract. We arrived at our life’s plan before birth in concert with our spiritual directors; we responded to the experiences it brought us in our physical life, most often not suspecting the process we were engaged in; and then we saw how we did in the full-life review that followed our transition to the spirit world.
That sequence of events will change upon Ascension. No more will we shed the body in an episode similar to what “death” has been like for us so far. When we wish to change our bodies, we will will ourselves a new one. In that respect, Ascension represents moksha or liberation from the physical round of birth and death. It ends karma and it ends the practice, I think, of the full-life review.
As we contemplate the circumstances of Ascension and life in the Golden Age, it may be useful to look at the element in the Divine Plan of our soul contracts, pre-birth agreements, or life plans.
Apparently, everything we do, everyone we meet, all opportunities and all outcomes have already been written into a contract we negotiated before birth in concert with our spiritual directors.
“Nothing that is important to your life plan happens by chance,” SaLuSa tells us. (1) Saul agrees: “There are no accidents or coincidences. Every occurrence and every opportunity that you experience during Earth life has been prepared or allowed for before you incarnated.” (2)
SaLuSa says that a soul’s life plan “is carefully planned to give a soul the precise experiences that will further their evolution.” (3) The plan “caters [to] your needs, and whether you work for the Light or otherwise makes no difference.” (4)
Matthew Ward reminds us that these “pre-birth agreements, which are designed for soul growth of all individuals who want to share the lifetime, are made in unconditional love.” (5)
Very few of us “are personally aware [that we have a plan and a contract], and have seen into the future and planned it accordingly,” SaLuSa explains. (6) Matthew estimates that only “a relative handful of Earth’s peoples know about soul contracts.” (7) Many find these assertions hard to accept “but that is because they have little or no recollection of having made that decision,” St. Germaine tells us. (8)
We all come into life with Guides who “will do everything in their power to ensure you complete your incarnation successfully,” according to SaLuSa. (9)
Our various plans aim to accomplish a specific overall purpose, SaLuSa says, “that moves you on and adds to your spiritual understanding.” (10) We’ve “already set out the levels that you wish to attain,” Atmos of Sirius contends. (11)
While every individual has a plan, it still interacts with the whole, SaLuSa explains. (12) Nonetheless, “within your limited state of human consciousness,” according to Saul, “understanding of that order is impossible because the lives of all humans affect each other in myriad incomprehensible ways.” (13)
While we’re surprised at the extent of coordination, from the higher realms, in SaLuSa’s view, “events can be foreseen way ahead, so it is easy enough to place you where it is of the most benefit.”
“Life seems complicated but in reality it is quite simple, as you will always find yourself to be in the right place. It is much the same with the people that enter your life, as that is also by arrangement and agreement.” (14)
“You are each part of soul groups that come together with the purpose of gaining experience,” he tells us. (15) Zingdad, channel for Adamu, adds:
“You chose who your parents would be, who your friends, lovers and partners would be.
“You also chose just as carefully who your rivals would be, who would play the painful goad-to-growth when you needed that. You chose it all.” (16)
Furthermore, Saul says: “Your paths are all perfectly planned so that the necessary interactions will occur at exactly the right moment, allowing you total freedom to choose an appropriate response in the moment, as it occurs.” (17)
Why do we not remember planning them? He explains: “If you had knowledge of that it would be impossible for you to follow your chosen path because you would be constantly concerned about your standing and your effect on your group.” (18)
“Within your mental body, the frequency patterns for each level of consciousness (or dimension) were stored in what we have termed Light packets of wisdom. These were encased in membranes of Light or a veil which restricted access to the various higher dimensional awareness levels until you were, once again, resonating to that level of consciousness.
“It is time for the veils of unconsciousness to be lifted, Beloveds, so that you can remember the vastness of who you are, the grand experiences you have had, and the bright future that is before you.” (19)
As long as we forget, Saul advises us:
“When life throws you a curved ball, embrace it! You planned your life paths very carefully prior to incarnating to provide you with the lessons you chose to learn, knowing that when they occurred you would not understand them.” (20)
What often happens is, as SaLuSa explains, “many in older age look back and feel that they have lost out somewhere, and have unfulfilled dreams.”
“However, there is never a wasted life as you will almost certainly have followed your pre-life plan. Often what happens is that you come into a new life, with strong memories of recent ones where you had enjoyable experiences. The memories are near the surface and you yearn for more, but the problem is that your life plan has not included for such opportunities to be repeated.
“There is as little repetition as possible, in the interests of pushing your evolution forward. Of course there are exceptions, but these mostly occur where a previous lesson has not been fully learnt.” (21)
Tomorrow we’ll look at the role of free will and the personality in the outworking of our lives as planned.
Written by Steve Beckow – The Golden Age of Gaia.
I’ve been asked to go over the purpose of life once more. It’s actually useful to do so from time to time because there’s no learning I can think of that’s more fruitful.
It contextualizes everything we do. It’s the broadest perspective we can take and puts everything, or almost everything, in focus.
In this restatement, I won’t offer the numerous quotes from enlightened masters that back up what I say here. (1) And for the source of my own knowledge of this purpose, I direct you to the vision I had on February 13, 1987 that showed these matters to me. (2)
After that vision, I remained in bliss for three days. But the vision itself was wordless and, for the next ten years, I read nothing but the works of enlightened masters, searching for words to explain what I had seen in eight seconds on that day.
I now see why that vision was given because it served as the starting point for everything I’ve written since then.
One could discuss the purpose of life from two vantage points: ours and God’s, if one could be so bold as to assert that one could possibly know God’s purpose in anything.
Let’s start with our vantage point.
The purpose of life for us is to know ourselves as God. That could be alternatively stated as knowing our true identity, knowing who we are, realizing our Self, etc.
Notice that knowing is the ultimate condition. It’s love that gives rise to that knowledge. In the vision experience, I saw that bliss, the great Comforter, does bring all things to remembrance. I had intuitive knowledge of all that the vision was showing me. (3)
In the experience of universal love last November, I saw that love brought unitive consciousness. (4) And more recently, I saw that love wiped away the existential conditions that so deeply bother us. (5)
That having been said, these experiences were transitory, as all are until sahaja samadhi or Ascension.
The fact that knowing is what gives rise to realization explains why discrimination is so important. We must discriminate between the Real and the unreal and then realize (not just know intellectually but realize in every cell of our bodies and even deeper) who we truly are.
We realize who we are in a moment of enlightenment. And not just a moment of realization such as spiritual awakening (when the kundalini reaches the fourth or heart chakra) but knowing at a level of realization that is way beyond the chakra system, way beyond even sahaja, which is a permanent heart opening, but far beyond that level and far beyond even the dimensions that define the human experience.
We emanate from God as a spark of life, love, and intelligence. That spark is known to all the world’s religions as the Self, the soul, the Christ, the Atman, our original face, etc.
It is known as the firebrand plucked from the burning and the lamp always burning on the altar of the heart.
It is known as the pearl of great price, the prince of peace, and the savior. It has a thousand names.
We mount Jacob’s ladder of consciousness, step by step, until we know the Son or Atman, the Mother, Holy Spirit or Shakti, and then the Father or Brahman. And far beyond the Trinity.
Once we merge again with the Transcendental One, beyond all materiality, we are again home. Whereas many sources call Ascension “full consciousness,” in fact full consciousness would be this final act of mergence with God.
That then describes the purpose of life for us.
The purpose of having created life forms, viewed from God’s perspective, as if that were possible, is, as a friend once described it, God meeting God.
When we realize God in a moment of enlightenment, God meets God, and for that purpose was all of this, all of life, created.
God is everything that is, One without a second. If you or I filled all of space and beyond, if we were all that is and all that is not, how would we possibly realize ourselves? We’d have no mirror, no other, or any other means of seeing ourselves.
Therefore for God to meet God, he created finger puppets (us) and then assigned them the task of Self-Realization, at which point, for a moment, God meets and knows Itself.
I use the image of “finger puppets”, because that image, which combines individuality and connectedness, best summarizes our relationship to God. Hindus might call that image “qualified non-dualism.” It is qualified until the final mergence, at which point it becomes purely non-dualistic.
All of this that we see and hear and touch is simply an illusion, smoke and mirrors, created to allow ourselves the conditions we need to separate out the Real from the illusion.
In recognition of this, we speak of life as being a lila or divine play, maya or illusion. Our task is to see the Reality that lies underneath, behind and beyond the play or illusion.
The spark of life that we are is an eternal being so therefore we are always, already immortal and eternal. What Jesus meant by “eternal life” was winning release from the need to be reborn again into material life, a condition that’ll be ours upon Ascension.
We may, upon “death,” shuck our outer, physical body, but at no point do we lose consciousness. Instead we simply step out of one body (the physical) and find ourselves in another (the astral), in the same way as we take off our coat when we come indoors.
Consciousness is continual; “death” does not cause a break in it, except for the suicide, who may find himself or herself in a temporary condition of semi-consciousness. (6)
So this then is the purpose of life – that we realize God by realizing our own true identity. This purpose is what makes answering the question “Who am I?” central to life.
And everything we do, everything we learn simply assists us to go one more step on this long, long journey from God to God, this journey of discovery of who we truly are. And who we truly are is, we discover, God.
(1) For that see the essays clustered under “The Purpose of Life” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/16244-2/, specifically:
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 1
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 2
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 3
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 4
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 5
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 6
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 7
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 8
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 9
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 10
- The Purpose and Design of Life – 11
- To Know God is the Purpose of Life
- Source Knowing Source, Me Knowing Me
- The Game of Life
- The One and Only Assignment, Lifetime after Lifetime
- Job One
- The Possibility of Perfection
- The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment
- Ch. 1 Introduction
- Ch. 2 Is There a Plan to Life?
- Ch. 3 The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment
- Ch. 4 When God Meets God
- Ch. 5 Who Will Know God?
- Ch. 6 What Paths Lead to God?
- Ch. 7 The Longing for Liberation
- Ch. 8 Turn From the World to God
- Ch. 9 One Journey, Many Lives
- Ch. 10 Beyond God-Realization
- Ch. 11 Enlightenment is Virtually Endless
- Ch. 12 Few Desire It; Few Attain It
- Ch. 13 Epilogue
- Developing Discrimination is the Reason for Physical Life
- It All Works Out in the Final Reel
- The Way Back to God
- The One Became Two and the Two Became Three
- Evidence of the Divine Plan is All Around Us
- We are Beginning to Understand the Purpose of Life
- Back to the Origin
- Life No Matter Where, No Matter When
- Up and Down the Ladder of Consciousness: The Story of Life
- Who Am I and What Do I Want?
- Enlightenment, Ascension and Evolution
For the quotes from enlightened masters that describe God’s purpose, see particularly Ch. 4 When God Meets God.
(2) For a description of that vision, see “Ch. 13 Epilogue” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/16244-2/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ch-13-epilogue/
(3) ”Ch. 13 Epilogue,” ibid.
(4) See “Review of a Spiritual Experience” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/11/09/review-of-a-spiritual-experience/. “Love Sweeps Separative Consciousness Away,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/11/10/love-sweeps-separative-consciousness-away/.
(5) See “The Answer for Me is Love” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/04/18/the-answer-for-me-is-love/.
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From the perspective of the ancient Essenes, every human on the earth is an initiate in the Mystery School that we call Life. Whether they are conscious of it or not, every human will experience in the presence of others mirrors of themselves in that moment. If we have the wisdom to recognize those mirrors, we may accelerate the evolution of emotion and understanding.
What the Essenes said was that for us to know and master ourselves in this world, we will see one or some combination of mirrored patterns in others. The seven mirrors are progressively more and more subtle. Back in the ’70s, we heard about the first mirror, of who you are in the moment. The notion was that if you find yourself around individuals who are angry or dishonest, they are showing you your dishonesty or anger. Sometimes the mirrors would apply, but sometimes they wouldn’t. We had discovered the first mirror, but had yet to see the other mirrors, such as the second mirror, which reflects what we judge in the moment.
This is tremendously powerful but very subtle. The ancient Essenes had a very sophisticated understanding of interpersonal human relationships and the role of emotion in those relationships. It’s the role of emotion that we have carefully sifted out of our Western experience up until very recently. Now, as we go back into these texts, we see that it is emotion that proves the power and, when coupled with logic, true magic and miracles occur.