Contextual Understanding of the Divine Will

By George A. Boyd ©2017

Q: Judging from the various scriptures of the world, it appears that the Divine Will seems to want humanity to do different things. Each spiritual teaching also seems to espouse a dissimilar version of what the Divine wants people to do. Which version of the Divine Will are we supposed to believe?

A: If you understand the Divine Will as a force that spurs spiritual growth and development towards completion in different bands of the Continuum, the instructions conveyed through that Divine direction are distinct for each level. For example, if I were going to guide you to climb a mountain, I would be giving you different sets of directions on what to do than if I were telling you to cross a powerful river.

The Divine Will for the Subtle Realm and Probationary Path portion of the Planetary Realm—the Biophysical Universe, the Abstract Mind Plane, the Psychic Realm, and the Wisdom Plane—is a calling to develop the Soul to qualify to enter the stream of the First Planetary Initiation.

  • In the Lower and Middle bands of the Subtle Realm, the customs, rules, and laws of tribal groups and the world civilizations that are embedded on those levels condition people’s freedom, but their Soul Spark learns specific skills and knowledge drawn from these levels.
  • In the Lower Astral Plane, they must ultimately choose to renounce power over others to become a servant, or wind up becoming a slave of the Dark Force.
  • In the Subtle Illumined Mind, they must discover how they can help those caught in the morass of the Lower Astral Plane become free.
  • In the four levels of the Probationary Path, they must master the skills and knowledge that each level confers upon their Soul.

Those Souls who successfully navigate this labyrinth arrive at the doorway of the Planetary Initiations.

Within the five Planetary Initiations, the Divine Will guides individuals to complete their Soul Purpose, to master the knowledge and abilities each Initiation confers, and to develop the ability to minister to others. This ultimately culminates in the union of the Soul with the Light that sent it forth, which we call the Nirvanic Flame.

The Transplanetary segment of spiritual development has three segments.

The Planetary Logos segment, in which individuals become Adepts and Adept Masters, the emphasis is on serving those who are in the Planetary Realm.

In the Solar Logos segment, individuals are trained to minister to those who are working on the sacred planets of our Solar System.

In the Pleiadean segment, they are trained to minister to those who are working on the sacred planets of the other seven solar systems that make up our Monadic Life Wave.

In the five Cosmic Initiations, the Divine Will guides the Astral Soul to gain Mastery over the content of the first five Planes of the Cosmic Sphere, and develop the nucleus of identity of each Initiation and its associated vehicles of consciousness to completion. Upon completion of these five tasks, the Astral Soul is given the choice to enter Liberation from the Cosmic Sphere, or to serve in the Cosmic Hierarchy.

In the Supracosmic Sphere, each of the 64 active Paths has as its mission the liberation of the Supracosmic seed atom and raising the Supracosmic Soul to the stage of Mastery on that Path. These apparently variant directives that each Path communicates can be understood from the coordinating influence of the Supreme Guru, who guides each Supracosmic Master to assist those who come to their Path to complete these objectives. The next stage of development is for the Supracosmic Soul to ascend to Liberation in its origin, which is called Mahaparinirvana.

For each of the Transcendental Paths, the Bridge Path, and T1 to T7, the Divine Will calls the spirit to return to its origin and the ensouling entity of each path to ascend to Mastery and Liberation.

If you understand the Divine Will is ultimately guiding you to Mastery and spiritual completion—and that different instructions must be given for discrete stages of the Path—these apparent contradictions dissolve. So if you go to a Guru of one of the eight paths of the Vishnu Plane, he is going to give you distinct guidance for that Path, and this will be very dissimilar than the directions you will receive if you are traversing the degrees of the Rosicrucian Mystery School of the First Esoteric Initiation.

If you are studying chemistry, you will have another textbook and course of instruction than if you are studying English. The same thing applies to the diverse spiritual schools, which teach you to gain Mastery of their Path.

The Divine Will is going to whisper to you specific instructions for the completion of your Soul’s Purpose, its spiritual destiny, and its Aeonic mission of Mastery of every level and band of the Great Continuum of Consciousness. We encourage you to cultivate the ability to hear this voice within and follow its direction, as it will unerringly lead you to Mastery and Liberation—to which it has called you from the beginning of Time.

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