“We all work in one effort, some willingly and with a rational apprehension of what we do; others without any such knowledge. As I think Heraclitus in a place speaketh of them that sleep, that even they do work in their kind, and do confer to the general operations of the world. One man therefore doth cooperate after one sort, and another after another sort; but even he that doth murmur, and to his power doth resist and hinder; even he as much as any doth cooperate. For of such also did the world stand in need. Now do thou consider among which of these thou wilt rank thyself. For as for him who is the Administrator of all, he will make good use of thee whether thou wilt or no, and make thee (as a part and member of the whole) so to cooperate with Him, that whatsoever thou doest, shall turn to the furtherance of his own counsels, and resolutions. But be not thou for shame such a part of the whole, as that vile and ridiculous verse (which Chrysippus in a place doth mention) is a part of the comedy.” ~Marcus Aurelius
We all Work on the Divine Plan
There are many in this world who don’t believe in God. Others believe in God, but do not believe in a Divine Plan. Yet, Aurelius says, we all contribute to the plan in one way or another. The way I see it, we can generally categorize people into three groups in relation to the Plan:
- Those who work to help fulfill the plan actively and consciously
- People who work toward the Plan without any conscious intent
- Those who work mostly against the plan, with or without intent
Let’s take a look at each of these.
The neutral people neither oppose the Great Plan nor particularly believe in it. Yet they often do things that help that plan. These are the go-with-the-flow type of people. They do not resist, but they do not actively help. Sometimes, however, they can be of great service. When that happens, Beings of Light may whisper into their ears (allegorically speaking), and get them to do what needs to be done to further the plan. Most of the time, they do not directly contribute, and may even hinder in a mild way.
Opponents of the Plan
These people are working against the Plan in many ways. Some do so with intent. Most do it simply because they don’t believe in God or a Divine Plan. But Aurelius says even they contribute to the plan. This is true, though it is unintentional.
One of the primary ways in which they contribute is by resisting those who actively seek to fulfill the Plan. Within certain limits, this actually helps the Plan. We grow stronger by having to push against resistance. We gain more courage and confidence when we overcome obstacles. By acting as human obstacles, these people actually help those of us who are trying to help the Plan.
But while these people aid the plan by helping us grow stronger and better able to resist the forces of darkness, they often do more harm than good because of their active resistance to the Plan.
Those who actively seek to aid God’s Plan are naturally the most useful. Very often, though, they lack the physical and mental strength to be effective. That is when some of the opponents are put in their way. The are made stronger and braver by overcoming the resistance.
The first thing every active participant must do is awaken his spiritual faculties. Without a truly awakened and conscious soul, we can’t even know exactly what the Divine Plan is.
God’s Divine Plan
While all the details of the Divine Plan are known only to God, the general idea is known to many. That general idea is the transformation of the dimension of matter back into spirit. God created spirit and only spirit. In His Kingdom, there is no death, no disease, no struggle to survive. All beings in the spiritual dimensions work for the good of all. They simply know that to do otherwise would be stupid.
Earth and all beings on it are currently part of the fallen realm of matter. This is not a creation of God. This is not anything God wanted. It is the fallen world created by the fallen angels, known as the Demiurge in Gnostic teachings. Because it was created by the fallen angels, it is defective, deformed. It has death, disease, storms, and all kinds of destructive forces. These things don’t exist in God’s kingdom. God is not punishing us by putting us in such a place. We are here because we are just as much the children of the fallen angels as we are the children of God. God’s plan is to reclaim us, and everything around us, by converting the matter part of our being back into spirit. This will not be done overnight but over a period of many years. This is necessary in order to give all beings a chance to decide to be part of the change or die because they can’t live in a transformed world. This process has started. Global warming is part of it. Changes in the sun are part of it. All the stars are changing. All of the physical universe is changing. We should all be changing with it. Better yet, we should all be helping to make the Divine Plan happen as soon as possible.