Humanity’s Higher Potential
All spiritual learning, or the road to enlightenment, begins by examining and understanding who Man (Woman) is. What is the higher potential of humanity? What do the great religious and spiritual traditions say about each person’s individual reason for travel through the universe?
While traditions vary, here is a composite or one view of this potential. By design, man/woman is a multi-level and spiritual being who enters the earth phase to express many aspects of self, reach toward completion and serve as a representative of a King. All these forms of earthly expression are integral to the Design and the emerging individual life, learning pattern. Always, the highest expression is self-less service that is aligned with the higher destiny of the universe. To connect with this potential and destiny, man was born incomplete with an inner restlessness and yearning. This unease pushes the traveler forward seeking the missing piece; often, in divergent forms and experiences. Life is the great classroom and within the search, the traveler is encouraged to enjoy the many aspects of healthy living. Finally, when the missing piece is defined as spiritual, real or conscious spiritual learning and service emerge. In time, as the traveler matures, responsibilities and increased spiritual capacity are added and the individual is completed. This completion is necessary to both fulfill individual potential and help make the world a better place.
Man’s birth right and potential is to govern a vast personal spiritual kingdom. This potential is aligned with the Higher Destiny and as the traveler journeys through the many worlds, the traveler continues to express self in relation to the Higher Potential and Universal Design.
Higher spiritual capacity has numerous forms and comes and goes; it is dependent upon the situation and its usefulness within the Higher Design. It is a dimension that is to be used in service to others. It is not for the individual; it is to be used in connection with humanity and to help people reach higher. This latent wisdom and capacity exists within every one- emerging when conditions are aligned. These conditions often include: right time, right place and right people.
The Completed Person
Life is filled with seemingly endless forms of experience, learning and potential. It is the same with higher capacity and ability. The completed person, one who has attained within their own ordinary personality a level of balance and added spiritual capacity, lives a full life like others. A complete life is one that is filled with responsibility, being part of the community in which one finds self, and serving a higher call.
According to tradition, on one level, travelers are all equal: joy, reward, love, happiness, sacrifice, work, suffering and death are all part of the human experience. However, what sets the spiritual traveler apart is that through the Grace of the Path- the traveler has added natural, latent spiritual capacity; which by design and function is to be used in connection with helping others.
This capacity, which is born of spiritual energy, is life giving, loving and holistic. Always, it is connected with the greater good and is waiting to be awakened in everyone.
Also by Dr. Bitkoff, A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment (Llewellyn, 2008) and Journey of Light: Trilogy (Authorhouse, 2004); these books are available on Amazon.com or from the publisher. To contact author go to www.stewartbitkoff.com.