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Life No Matter Where, No Matter When

Written: March 1, 2009

Tonight I was riding home on the bus, reading SaLuSa. A passage arrested my attention and, surprisingly, left me close to tears:

“For many lifetimes your Guides have travelled with you, and proportionate to your level of development have led you to the truth and real purpose of life. … Clearly … there are those who profess little interest in the purpose of life. They will be ill prepared to take the opportunity to ascend, in view of the few years left to this cycle.” (1)

I thought to myself: you know what the purpose of life is. Most people in the Ascension 2012 community know it as well. But supposing someone doesn’t? Are you willing to risk looking like a fool for writing on the subject?

Yes, I am.

Is there anything that can be said about the purpose of life that would be true for us, for the galactics, for the spiritual hierarchy, and for every other life form, at any place and any time?

Yes and here it is. The purpose of life, in any place and age, is enlightenment. Whatsoever the life form or region of space, the purpose of life is that God should meet God and in that moment of Self-Realization, experience Its own bliss.

For this moment was all of life created, from the lowliest cell to the most elevated Being.

One thing the Formless cannot do is experience Itself. Since It is One without a second, what object could there possibly be to experience? And who would know Itself as the experiencer? Consciousness exists without an object.

So the Creator created illusory finger-puppets or shadow dancers, bestowed upon them consciousness and the capacity for Self-Realization, allowed them to convince themselves that they existed separately, and assigned them the purpose of realizing themselves.

At the moment of Realization, when form sheds form and, with its created faculties, realizes formlessness, the Formless has an experience of Itself.

This we share with all the galactics, ascended masters, angels and archangels. All of us have come from God and are returning to God again. All of us are experiencing higher and higher levels of enlightenment.

One could say, in light of this, that the Divine Plan is spiritual evolution. We are designed to evolve in spirit from the lowest forms of life to the highest.

It is not that Darwin was mistaken: the physical life form does evolve, but it evolves to suit the needs of the evolving spirit.

The spirit dives in and out of the sea of materiality, evolving as it goes until it returns to the One.

Our “Ascension” is another level of enlightenment accomplished. Since we take our physical bodies with us, I think of it as “enlightenment plus.”

God did not offer us at the end of this cycle a return trip to the Pleiades. God offered us an experience of enlightenment.

* * * *

God meets God in an experience of enlightenment. But there are many levels of enlightenment.

One level occurs when the spiritual energy (the kundalini) reaches the heart chakra. Another when it reaches the brow chakra. Another when it reaches the crown chakra.

We are not liberated until the energy reaches the spiritual heart or hridayam, beyond the crown chakra and different from the heart chakra. At that moment we experience what sage Ramana Maharshi called “sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi.” “Sahaja” means permanent and “nirvikalpa samadhi” means the samadhi state in which there is no movement in the mind.

But enlightenment goes on from there. Even ascended masters are achieving higher levels of enlightenment; witness Lord Kuthumi’s statement last year that the masters too will be ascending.

Even buddhas go further. Even the angels become archangels and pass on from there to seven more realms, all of increasing enlightenment.

If time persisted, which I am told it does not, then we are talking about endless aeons passing, all the while with us achieving higher and higher levels of enlightenment.

For all practical purposes, we could say that enlightenment is virtually endless.

The galactics and the hierarchy talk about the 100th Dimension. And there are quite possibly countless dimensions beyond that.




(1) SaLuSa, Feb. 27, 2009, at

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