Spirit University: Path to Perfection 101
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Dear Students on the Path,
We would like you to imagine now that you are in a classroom of university students who are all studying the subject, “Path to Perfection 101.” Look around the room and you will see students from all over the planet—from every nation, every culture, and those representing all the major religions of world. The word “university” can be broken down into two meanings: “Unity” and “Diversity (Uni-versity).” You live, not just in a world, but in a universe of great diversity where there are many species and many beliefs. The Universal Father, God, the First Source and Center, requires diversity of thought, diversity of creative expression, and diversity of experience, for without it, there would be little progress and universe completion would fail (God’s Will unfulfilled).
“Unity” on the other hand, is the “attraction” that brings all the diverse thought, expression, and experience together and creates the momentum for universe completion and finality of destiny. You are gathered together in this classroom, not because of your differences, but because of your unity of interest to know and learn. Without this “unity” of interest to know and learn, there is no purpose for your assembly and no chance for a harvest of ideas that could be created from it. Progressive thinking therefore comes from having an open viewpoint and by experimenting and embracing new ideas.
There is a saying on your world: “There are two things you cannot change a person’s mind on: Politics and Religion.” Why is that? It is because the open viewpoint and the experimentation of new thoughts and ideas have been willfully vanquished in favor of a fixed dogma of thought, which does not allow for a revision of philosophies. This way of thinking creates separation and conflict—it is unprogressive and will eventually create suffering for these bandied groups when their paths cross and problems arise that can have no solution because of the fixed thinking on both sides—there is no harvest of ideas to solve a mutual problem because there is no “bending of the rules” to include other groups. There is a mindset of “this is best for me” instead of “what is best for all?”
You students on the path have unity in your “walk” toward perfection, yet you will all walk at a different pace and from a diverse landscape. It is the Father’s Will that you have unity of purpose and diversity of being. See to it that the path is free from debris so that all can walk, or jog, or run, as they will without being forced to walk at a fixed speed or down one path. The path to perfection is not a straight line, for there are many side paths that meander far and wide that will eventually converge in finality, perfection, and god-likeness. Unity of purpose is the faith, curiosity, and interest to walk the path—diversity of being is the adventure of fanning out across all side paths and exploring all there is on the way. Finality and perfection is the celebration and gathering of all the travelers coming together after the great walk and telling the stories of their adventures to the Creator.
Each story will be different, yet all will share in the wisdom of the adventure. How very fulfilling will that moment be indeed?
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven