Six Ultimate Fulfillments?!

by Christopher Lovejoy on June 17, 2018

In my studies, I have learned that the universe in which I inhabit is just one version of an infinite number of universes that span both space/time and time/space. In space/time, galaxies are universes unto themselves; in time/space, an infinite number of parallel realities along an infinite number of timelines offer a multiverse of possibilities. Together, these universes in the multiverse comprise the Omniverse.

At some point, all memories of all beings associated with this flowering of possibility will be absorbed by a single source of consciousness as a basis for a new kind of flowering in yet another version of the Omniverse, which precludes any possibility for realizing, absolutely, the ultimate in fulfillment.

However, … just because absolute ultimacy is forever and always beyond the grasp, by virtue of the fact that change is a constant, everywhere and everywhen, does not mean that other, lesser levels of ultimate fulfillment are impossible to contemplate, approach, or even realize in the here and now.

But first, for the sake of contrast, let us entertain what I call the Cosmic Freeze.

Cosmic Freeze or Cosmic Drain?

What if you had a prior knowing that the entire Cosmos would be frozen in an instant 24 hours from now. With all physicality frozen in time and space, and with all mentality free to contemplate, where would you go to contemplate and with whom would you contemplate, not knowing if or when the freeze would ever come to an end? In this Twilight Zone-type scenario, the ultimate in fulfillment is a fait accompli and you get to spend a possible eternity in contemplation of it. Knowing how you’ve lived your life up to now, would you be okay with living inside the Big Freeze? Would your memories sustain you through a possible eternity? Or would at least one or two (or more) special memories sustain you?

This little thought experiment certainly highlights the blessings of change as a constant, everywhere and everywhen, forever and always, but it also draws the mind and heart towards a contemplation of the possibilities for approaching other (temporary!) forms of ultimate fulfillment.

And then there is the Cosmic Drain. Supposing, that over the course of a day or week or month or year or decade (you choose), the energy in the cosmos begins draining out of all forms of matter, sentience, and intelligence. Things begin to falter and waver, beings begin to bliss out.

Motivation sags, inspiration fades.

Knowing how you’ve lived your life up to now, would you be okay with the Big Drain? Would your actions sustain you through what remains of your time, not knowing if there is anything on the other side of it? Or would at least one activity sustain you to the end of your endurance?

Cuddles, anyone?

This little thought experiment certainly highlights the blessings of relative permanence, everywhere and everywhen, forever and always, but it also draws the mind and heart towards a contemplation of possibilities for approaching other (more permanent!) forms of ultimate fulfillment.

Six Relative Forms of Ultimate Fulfillment

Understanding the relativity of ultimacy is made possible by contemplating the impossibility of absolute fulfillment once and for all, everywhere and everywhen, through space/time and time/space, across all densities, from one octave to the next, throughout the one infinite creation.

Understanding the relationship between soul and spirit helps make sense of the six relative forms of ultimate fulfillment in the life of soul and spirit. As the human soul passes through and beyond the human body, the human soul is greeted by a divine spirit (as a Being of Light).

Here is how one beyond-death experiencer describes the experience:

Upon entering the Light, a cocoon of energizing love enfolded me.
The Light’s effect on me was visceral, but somehow more than that.

I was not just seeing and feeling the Light; I was literally becoming part of it.

My concept of being a discrete life form began to dissolve,
welcoming the Light and its love to diffuse through me

Forty-three years of believing I was human drained out of me
like dirty oil from a car as I continued my awakening

~ Nanci L. Danison, Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers, p. 229, 239

In the spiritual literature, the divine spirit has other names ~ the True Self, the Deep Self, the Higher Self, the Authentic Self, the Transcendent Self, the Immanent Self, the Oversoul ~ but for my purposes here, I refer to it as the divine spirit, as a complement to the human soul.

The divine spirit not only envelopes the human soul, it also absorbs and infuses the essence of soul without obliterating identity and personality; this essential relation is a fractal of the process of Source consciousness enveloping, absorbing, and infusing the essence of a divine spirit.

Clearly, We Are One, more than we know, and perhaps more than we care to know.

The forms of ultimate fulfillment that I propose here are relative forms of ultimacy, in the realization that absolute fulfillment is impossible by virtue of the constancy of change throughout Creation:

  1. situational ultimacy: occurs when a human soul attains or achieves an outcome in life
  2. contextual ultimacy: occurs when a human soul realizes a major accomplishment in life
  3. ultimacy via legacy: occurs when a human soul leaves a legacy worthy of life on earth
  4. enlightened ultimacy: occurs when a human soul finds/takes its rest in being qua being
  5. incarnational ultimacy: occurs when a human soul/divine spirit undergoes its life review
  6. cyclical ultimacy: occurs when divine spirits return to Source prior to another transition
  7. absolute ultimacy: not possible, as “change is a constant, everywhere and everywhen …”

The soul is a hybrid of human and divine ~ a spark of divinity conditioned, more or less, through the illusion of space and time by the human condition, and programmed, more or less, by parental, familial, and societal norms, until such time that the human soul restores its divinity, at which point a state of enlightenment is attained, one that continues to buoy the human soul/spirit through the course of its life.

Free of the body, the human soul returns to the spirit divine to be enveloped, its memories absorbed, its essence infused with a new lease on life, while being cleansed of its fear, doubt, worry, and pain.

The Life Review is a potent part of the process, representing just one stage of ultimate fulfillment for a life lived on Earth as human and divine. During the review, which is described as simultaneous, no one is there to judge the life lived, save the one who lived it. The soul conjoined with spirit re-views and re-lives the entire life process as a panoramic mosaic of encounters and experiences, feelings and sensations, even as it simultaneously extends its re-viewing and re-living to the souls that it affected or influenced in ways and by means good, bad, and ugly, sometimes by more than one degree of separation.

Did the soul leave a legacy? Did the soul fulfill its mission? Did the soul accomplish great things? All of this pales in comparison to what really and truly matters to the soul/spirit on the other side: “How well did I treat others? How well did I relax into unconditional love and trust?”

Beyond the urn or grave, beyond mere loving, the question is begged: “did I or did I not embody and express love and trust in and for this life, both for myself and for others, and if so, how well did I do?”

Old School or New School?

They say “the more you seek opportunity, the more you gain security,” but what good are opportunity and security if you never learn the lesson that “love is kind, love is patient, regardless of the ways in which you are treated?” By way of response, there are two schools of thought …

Old school and new school.

Old school invokes the soul to embody a “me first” mentality; by contrast, new school invites the soul to embody a “you first” generosity. Where “me first” serves the self first by way of separation from others, “you first” serves the other first by way of mindful integration with others.

Old school invokes the soul to be synthetic, to seek/find the other from without; new school invites the soul to be organic, to seek/find the other from within. Where old school is purpose-driven so as to be profit-oriented, new school is purpose-drawn so as to be people-oriented.

Old school invokes the soul to prioritize subjective well-being before collective well-being; new school invites the soul to harmonize subjective well-being with collective well-being, and vice versa. So again, which takes top priority: a “me first” mentality or a “you first” generosity?

Old school is a western obsession, engaging a keen sense of urgency to attain, achieve, and accomplish all manner of markers of status; new school is an eastern expression, involving little or no sense of urgency to attain, achieve, and accomplish any of the markers of status.

The cool tough masculine “under armor” focus of old school is on doing what is “hard and necessary”, the warm soft feminine “without armor” focus of new school is on doing what is “easy and desirable.”

Old school yearns to have everyone “get there!” as soon as possible!

New school longs to have everyone “slow down” and be here now.

Now what if old school and new school found common ground?

Living in a World of “No Excuses, No Complaints”

Humanity has entered what I am now calling the Era of Exposure and Disclosure (rather than the Era of Illumination and Elimination), a catalytic era that carries great potential for growth but also decay, given the amount of illumination that is presently being extended to some very dark places.

This is the collective face of the current zeitgeist.

The subjective face is one of “no excuses, no complaints”. What I mean by this is that a deepening realization (deadening for some) of our own guises and roles in bringing about the conditions and circumstances of our lives is being recognized more and more by humanity at large.

In the wake of this sovereign realization that “I am at cause for all that arises” is a grave risk of indifference or intolerance of the other on the assumption that “if shit happens, it’s all your fault” alongside a callous attitude of “if you can’t take care of your own, then why should I?”

In spite of any old school or new school allegiance to the presence, promise, and power of Dharma, Karma is a beauty or a bitch, depending on how well the person (or people) at issue or in question can take the manure of intense catalyst and turn into fertilizer for the heart and soul.

Where old school bypasses the bitch, new school embraces the beauty.

Fair enough.

And yet …

If we pull back a bit to look at what’s happening to humanity on this planet, we might begin to get a sense of how well humanity is treating its own by assuming the perspective of a self-absorbed ET species (or group of species) asking humanity: “if you can’t take care of your own, then why should we?”

“But … (here comes the copout!) … the welfare of humanity is God’s business.”

Is it though?

I can well imagine that whoever said that said it at a time when humanity had not yet connected its members to a vast web of communications, where information and inspiration are accessible and assimilable like never before, creating a world from the inside out and the outside in.

Weaving information into useful knowledge and then weaving useful knowledge into heartfelt wisdom for the parts and the whole is the Great Work of humanity in the Era of Exposure and Disclosure.

By themselves, however, exposure and disclosure are not enough.

Collectively, that species known as human would do very well to pull its collective head out of it collective ass before it can ever hope to ditch the deadly doctrine of scarcity, and that’s putting it very mildly.

Until humanity coordinates its energies and efforts to coax the serpent of wisdom to rise into and through the heart above the serpent of significance, it will never rise to meet its potential as a species.

In the Grand Scheme of Things (and Beings), …

A soul in new school remains ever cognizant of attainment and accomplishment in human life, but whatever is ultimately attained (an orgasm, for example) or accomplished (a new home, for example) is ideally and organically received as a fruit of heartfelt patience, diligence, and persistence.

The legacy of a soul in new school is a legacy of love and trust in communion with others.

At the Life Review, a soul with such a legacy can breeze through the review in deep appreciation of the amazing, astonishing opportunity to embody love and trust as a spiritual being in human form, collecting cherished memories for its instantaneous knowing and manifesting life as spirit.

Finally, yet relatively ultimately, a soul in new school can join with spirit in the afterlife to graduate with honors in recognition of its many lives lived before returning to Source, knowing and feeling that it did its very best to be and do as universal law/Logos would have it be and do.

At least until such time that the Omega of completion is taken up by yet another Alpha of initiation …

This post has been filed under Context in the Ultimate Outline.

Note: my evolving outline on approaching a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment can be found here, accessible from the nav menu under the page “Be Here Now”.

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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