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Rules #44: Becoming a CoWorker With God: "Why We Are Here"

"For one human being to love another… that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

Why Are We Here?

For most of our human lives, we are primarily concerned with gaining experience in the worlds of karma.

When we have reached a certain level of advancement, we realize that it is in our interest to learn and work within this system of divine justice.

And when we have achieved a certain level of mastery with the laws of karma after many cycles of reincarnation, we can begin to understand why we have undergone such a long and extensive journey through the universe in the first place.

Becoming Who You Already Really Are

For at the beginning, in the end, and all throughout our personal trek the reason behind everything we have learned, endured, suffered, and triumphed becomes clear. No matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, being, or becoming, we are growing in our ability to love so that we can become an ever better CoWorker with God as we serve in the unfolding majesty of His/Her Creation.

So how does one become a CoWorker with God?… by being the following:


"Believe in no other God than the one who insists on justice and equality for all." (George Sand)

All religion, philosophy, and spirituality can be summed up this way: "Only love is real. All we have is this moment now. Choose love at every moment." That is easy to teach but hard to live. Therefore most of these systems go for the opposite: something easy to live (to attract and retain followers) and something hard to teach (to keep the "shamans" - the ones who know the system - employed).

Since daily life is often enough of a challenge, the relative ease of the man-made systems helps it's followers to get what they need and to learn what they can from life. Eventually, after many incarnations, if there is one thing that karma ingrains in us, it is the necessity of acting at all times for the highest good of all concerned.

For the greatest good is the centerpoint of all existence and the place where love flourishes the best. What is the greatest good is always a judgment call: one that only lifetimes of experience can help us to make with the highest accuracy and the greatest consistency. For it is by our choices that we are judged. And it is our choices that determine how we best can serve as a CoWorker with God.


"'Let me help'… we'll recommend those three words even over 'I love you'." (Classic Star Trek)

"I love you" is perhaps the most overused and misused phrase in any language. It is so easy to say those words and often so hard to mean them. That is because meaning them generally requires us to take action to give those words meaning. The actions that we choose to take as well as those we avoid taking are usually the truest measures of our love. It is our actions that reveal our hearts: when we say "let me help" and we do it, that shows our love far more than any telling can do.

When we stand by loved ones "in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer", we show them more than words can say that our love is real… and when we fail to, we show everyone that it is not. If we act to prevent or end situations that put our loved ones in the way of harm, we again show others the quality of our love. It is all too easy to turn a blind eye or a deaf ear and say "that's not my problem".

Being a CoWorker means "lending a hand" wherever you are because you will not pass that way again. It means that because God has put you where you are, you have agreed to do your best to help however you can. It means deciding to lend a hand… not having to be told to do so.


"This above all: be true, be true, be true." (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Unshakable honesty and personal integrity is the very essence of being a Coworker with God. Our journey of life is all about developing this capacity for discernment: learning what works and what does not by direct personal experience with the laws of karma through many incarnations. For it is only upon the rock of truth that we can stand as CoWorkers with God. In the universe, our every thought, belief, intention, and action is known by God more precisely than we can ever know.

So the only one we can ever deceive by departing from truth is ourselves until the weight of karma shows us the futility of doing so. When we begin to connect with truth, we find that it exists at many different levels. As we unfold into this greater awareness of truth, our perception of it changes as our consciousness expands. Truth remains the same: we are just able to see it better as the scales of illusion fall away. The more we connect with truth, the better we become as coworkers.


"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Words are the vital connection between actions and truth for "as we believe, so shall we do". Nothing manifests into the universe without thoughts. And thoughts cannot be communicated into action without the words expressing the ideas.

Almost always before we become known by our actions, we are recognized by our consistently spoken words, by what we usually choose to share by our speech, and by what we always remain silent about. Nothing snares us karmically as much as our tongues: the sooner we learn to control them, the better coworkers we will be.


"I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the realm in my petticoat, I were able to live any place in Christendom." (Queen Elizabeth I)

Courage is the fuel that gives us strength to make our journey through the universe as we explore the worlds of karma and reincarnation. If you feel you are lacking in courage, know that coming to Earth to have a spiritual experience was in and of itself a great act of bravery. Aristotle said that "courage is the first among human qualities because it guarantees the others". Courage is the golden thread that draws us ever higher into the inner realms and helps us be better CoWorkers with God.


"We are all but humble instruments in the service of God." (Thomas Jackson)

All Souls are created equally and are equally loved by God. God does not value Mother Theresa more and Adolf Hitler less. Both are Divine creations and are equal in God's eyes. It is only humans who make value judgments about the merit of individual lives labeling them saint or sinner, great or small, good or evil. The spinning wheel of karma works to reverse fortunes until we are brought to the place of loving service as humble instruments working with God to cocreate the universe.


"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." (Seneca)

The universe is always unfolding so we will always find ourselves in a state of change. In any life, we grow, then we age. We live, we learn, we contribute to the evolution of consciousness. During our personal journey, we work ourselves from darkness to light, from negative to positive, from karma to dharma. We do it again in life after life until we transition into the inner worlds where we continue to unfold… for there is always more to becoming "state of the art" in coworkership.


"The great lesson that nature seems to teach us at all ages is self-dependence, self-protection, self-support." (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

The most terrible truth that anyone will learn is… they agreed to experience all that has, is, and will happen to them. The universe operates under this simple rule: "all that happens is by prior agreement". These agreements are made with one simple purpose: to teach the individual to become whole and complete within themselves as they unfold along with the constantly changing universe. For the more complete we become within ourselves, the better we become as CoWorkers with God.


"I have seen the face of the enemy and I find that we are they." (Anonymous)

Our journey of reincarnation is driven by our need to take responsibility for our actions (personal karma) and our duty to all life (group karma). Since we are individual sparks of God, we each must learn in our own way (individuation). Yet since we are part of the "one song" of the uni-verse, we learn from our connection to others (divination). Compassion springs from realizing that all of us are on the same journey and will ultimately arrive at the same destination. That journey is through the worlds of karma and that destination is love, the heart of God Itself.


"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." (Helen Keller)

All roads lead back to God... but all roads are not the same nor do individuals travel along the roads in the same way. Whether we realize it or not, all of us are seekers after truth and each will come to truth in the way that is best for them.

An essential part of becoming a coworker is honoring the path, life contract, and choices that we make and others make in their Soul's journey in this and other lifetimes. We are all unique sparks of God choosing the "succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood" that is best for us. The highest form of respect coworkers can show is allowing others their own choices/lessons and forgiving ourselves for our own personal choices/lessons.


"Every creature is a word of God." (Meister Eckhart)

One of the greatest acts of love we can do for another is to show them how to be complete within themselves. As the old adage goes: "catch a fish for a person and you feed them for a day… teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime."

When we empower others to fully enjoy their birthright as Divine Beings, we pass on the flame of love others gave to us when they brought us into our own power. It is that flame of love which fills the universe with the energy that is so necessary to it's unfoldment. We were all created to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us as coworkers… we all do that when we "be all that we can be."


"I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place… if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling." (John Henry Newman)

It is one of the great ironies of human existence that humans seek to maximize love and to minimize service. Yet one of the easiest ways of getting more love is by giving more loving service. For as we give from sincere service from our hearts, they naturally open. As they open, we become ever more receptive to the flow of love which, by it's very nature, is a circle of giving and receiving.

The fastest way to step into the flow of love is by the work that we do for, by it's very nature, our work is what engages the majority of our time. Having the discipline to give loving service first, last, and always is what prepares us "the work for which all other work is but preparation": CoWorkership with God.

Credits: adapted from channeled information


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