The Deepest Secret The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery it is a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself a new. seek, therefore, not to find out WHO YOU ARE, seek to determine WHO YOU WANT TO BE. There are those who say life is a school, that we are here to learn specific lessons, this is another part of our mythology, based on human experience, life is not a school we are not here to learn lessons. We are here to remember and re-create Who we are. School is a place you go if there is something you do not know that you want to know. It is not a place you go if you already know a thing and simply want to experience your knowingness.
Life is an opportunity for us to know experientially what we already know conceptually. We need not learn nothing to do this. We need merely remember what we already know, and act on it. Let's start here. The soul you soul knows all there is to know all the time. There's nothing hidden to it, nothing unknown. Yet knowing is not enough. The soul seeks to experience. You can know yourself to be generous, but unless you do something which displays generosity, you have nothing but a concept. You can know yourself to be kind, but unless you do someone a kindness, you have nothing but an idea about yourself. It is your souls only desire to turn its grandest concept about itself into its greatest experience. Until concept becomes experience, all there is is speculation.
You have come here to work out an individual plan for your own salvation. Yet salvation does not mean saving yourself from the snares of the devil. There is no such thing as the devil, and hell does not exist. You are saving yourself from the oblivion of non-realization. You cannot lose in this battle. You cannot fail. Thus it is not a battle at all, but simply a process. Yet if you do not know this, you will see it as a constant struggle. You may even believe in the struggle long enough to create a whole religion around it. This religion will teach that struggle is the point of it all. This is a false teaching. It is in not struggling that the process proceeds. It is in surrendering that the victory is won.
There is no coincidence
There is no coincidence, and nothing happens “by accident.” Each event and adventure is called to your Self by your Self in order that you might create and experience Who You Really Are. All true Masters know this. That is why mystic Masters remain unperturbed in the face of the worst experiences of life (asyou would define them).
The great teachers of your Christian religion understand this. They know that Jesus was not perturbed by the crucifixion, but expected it. He could have walked away, but he did not. He could have stopped the process at any point. He had that power. Yet he did not. He allowed himself to be crucified in order that he might stand as man’s eternal salvation. Look, he said, at what I can do. Look at what is true. And know that these things, and more, shall you also do. For have I not said, ye are gods? Yet we do not believe. Such was Jesus’ compassion that he begged for a way-and created it-to so impact the world that all might come to heaven (Self realization)-if in no other way, then through him. For he defeated misery, and death. And so might you.
The grandest teaching of Christ was not that you shall have everlasting life-but that you do; not that you shall have brotherhood in God, but that you do; not that you shall have whatever you request, but that you do. All that is required is to know this. For you are the creator of your reality, and life can show up no other way for you than that way in which you think it will. You think it into being. This is the first step in creation. God the Father is thought. Thought is the parent which gives birth to all things.
The soul's needs
your soul seeks the highest feeling. It seeks to experience—to be—perfect love. It is perfect love—and it knows this. Yet it wishes to do more than know it. It wishes to be it in its experience.
Of course you are seeking to be God! What else did you think you were up to?