A Journey of Discovery
By Beth Quist
I spent several years interacting with my Spiritual Guide and Teacher named John U.K - aka John formerly from the United Kingdom so was able to ask him about concepts that I didn't understand. One of our conversations was about why are we here on earth? What is the purpose? Here is a summary of this conversation.
In order for the TAO to broaden its experience, it decided to create this earth existence and divide itself upon it. The purpose was to gain the greatest diversity of experience. In order for the Tao to learn, progress, and grow, the Tao chose to break into smaller pieces. We call these smaller pieces “fragments” of the Tao. Some of these fragments are us. We are a fragment of the Tao. The earth is also one of those fragments."
What I learned from this, is that the Tao (aka God, Goddess, Source, All That Is) is still progressing and learning. There is not an end point because learning and progressing and changing is continual.
Another take-away from this conversation was that the needs diversity. If everything and everyone were the same, it would limit the number and type of experiences. It would limit growth. The Tao realized this so fragmented into smaller parts of itself. The Tao then let those fragments loose to see what happens. This means being different from other people is a positive thing. It is necessary and part of the big plan.
If the Tao's desire is to learn and grow, this also means the Tao won't necessarily step in and stop bad things from happening. It means we need to figure things out and either prevent bad things from happening or change the situation. If that doesn't happen, it means we eventually have to learn from the experience and grow. All of his helps us change, grow, and progress.
In summary, the Tao's desire (and essentially mission statement) is to learn, progress, and grow. The Tao knew that to learn and grow, more diverse experiences would be needed. To have more diverse experiences, the Tao needed to break apart into smaller pieces and send them off to have those experiences. The Tao created the Earth and this is one place that is providing some fragments the opportunity to learn, progress, and grow. In addition, the Tao knew both good and bad experiences facilitate the learning process, so allows both good and bad things to happen to us, as well as the earth.
Author Beth Quist
Author of the Quist Quill and the book "Cultivating Spiritual Energy".