Continued from Part 4
A Chinese philosopher speaking through Charlotte Dresser tells us more about perceiving the divine plan from a greater perspective.
“We see so plainly here the moving Power behind all; we see so clearly that the design is planned to make man the culminating figure in the great scheme of things; and we realize so thoroughly the joy and beauty that accompanies man’s progress that we feel we must give thanks for the wondrous things that pertain to it all.” (1)
Perceiving such joy and beauty in such a deep way would probably produce an overwhelming desire to praise Source for the divinity of it all, and even writing about it makes me want to go deep into meditation and give thanks for this incredible existence we’re blessed to live.
Do you not feel blessed, knowing that everything is coordinated with our spiritual development in mind? Does life not seem to take on a different flavor when we integrate this understanding? It certainly does for me, and it’ll be interesting to see how everybody reaches this understanding and what the results will be.
We’re also told that we’ll never really feel or understand spirit or the divine plan until we reach a higher state of consciousness. From the lower vibrations of the earth, we can only receive glimpses of everything that awaits.
“You will hardly be able to fully understand it until you come. In the busy material life the soul usually fails to comprehend the grandeur of the Creator’s great plan.
You may at times think you have glimpses of this plan, but they are reflections only; the full light never reaches you. It is something to feel that there is a Creator; it is a pleasure to imagine there is a plan; but the full significance awaits your arrival on the spirit plane.” (1)
Personally, I’m excited to greet the time when we can all understand the fullness and complexity of the divine plan. It feels great to receive glimpses and tastes of a higher understanding, but I look forward to being able to experience them in a much more uninhibited way. It’ll be liberating to say the least.
We’re blessed to experience the things this planet has to offer, however ‘lower’ or unimportant they may seem, but we haven’t even begun to glimpse the wonderful experiences ahead.
The spirit teacher ‘Elder Brother’ tells us more about our guides’ goal to reawaken us and remind us of the sacred purpose of our existence.
“Yet, even as indeed we may be the Elder Brethren of your human race, and able to view the present traumas of your planet with detachment, still our duty and our joy is to release to your worlds some ray of that Divine Purpose by which all creation moves to its ascendancy.” (2)
Our guides are able to look upon the darkness we experience here with detachment because of their immense desire to help us evolve from it, and they’re able to be with us in our darkest hours to provide a shining light to help us navigate the pain of physicality.
Our guides are here to illuminate the darkness and help us remember the light beyond it, and if we can open up to their guidance now, we can experience all of the benefits of an open spiritual connection. Our guides have worked very hard in accordance with the divine plan, and we can connect with them and thank them for their efforts.
Of course, they aren’t in it for the thanks, but I’m sure they’ll be happy nonetheless.
When we reach the levels our guides are on, we’ll be able to assist in the evolution of waves of lower-dimensional souls and we’ll feel the satisfaction they’re able to. We’ll understand the ‘duty and joy’ of awakening others to the reality of our existence, and we’ll be able to transform the lives of people who haven’t yet traveled the path we’re on.
Edgar Cayce reminds us that the divine plan is much more complex than we yet understand.
“This is not an accidental universe in any way, shape, or form. There is always a plan, although phrases such as ‘life plan’ or ‘life mission’ are often bandied about by people who don’t stop to think about what these expressions mean. They don’t understand the full implications of this kind of planning.
A series of incarnations for anyone on the physical plane is planned out on a scale that doesn’t always relate to the physical personality – if you follow that. … Generally the plan is of such scope that most people would be stunned if they really understood it.” (3)
As we can see from this quote, we have a lot to learn about the divine plan.
Let’s embrace spirit and the greater realities that wait to be explored, because we’ll help everyone around us understand the plan for our evolution when we do. Embracing spirit will help breed a universal awakening, and it goes without saying that our collective evolution will enable various other parts of the cosmos to find enlightenment.
Concluded in Part 6 tomorrow.
(1)- Fred Rafferty, ed., Charlotte E. Dresser, medium, Life Here and Hereafter. Author’s edition.
Downloaded from http://www.harvestfields.ca/ebook/02/001/00.htm, 2 Feb. 2008.
(2)- Helen Greaves, medium, Living Waters. Sudbury, Suffolk: Neville Spearman, 1978.
(3)- Robert Leichtman, The Psychic Perspective. Columbia: Ariel press, 1978.