A Universal Blueprint

The ideas related to a universal blueprint can be found in “The Blueprint of Exploration.” This is the third philosophy paper of the WingMakers. This is not the place for an in-depth examination of that paper, but at the same time, it is not easy to explain in a sentence or two. In order to place the six heart virtues in the proper context, I believe we must go into this in some measure.

The essential idea in relation to our practice is that we are immortal cosmic entities participating in a blueprint of exploration conceived by God or First Source. Our roles are to explore the spacetime worlds, the dense dimensions of the multiverse. This descent into matter requires separation from our unity with First Source. The individuation, separation, and struggle for survival creates uniqueness in each individual—the embodied personality of the soul.

The key factor to remember here is that we have never been abandoned by our souls or First Source. The energetic heart has been with us from the beginning of our explorations, but it lies below the threshold of consciousness until the incarnated ego-personality has gathered many experiences in its explorations of spacetime. At a certain point, the soul, through the energetic heart, begins to awaken the lower self to its (the soul’s) presence. This is the stage where the energetic heart, the soul’s agent, introduces itself to the ego-personality. The world’s religions and mythologies each have their own general descriptions and allegories related to this stage in the life of the soul. It most often entails the inner stirring of an individual, who suddenly wakes to the realization that he is far from home and needs to undertake a journey back to his source. These are actually journeys in consciousness leading to a reunion between the fully conscious soul in its “higher” non-spacetime dimension, and the embodied fragment of consciousness in its “lower” spacetime dimension.

So, how does this fit into the definition of understanding? This big picture blueprint reminds us that all the individuals we encounter in our day-to-day activities are fellow explorers. We are all part of this exploration plan. In other words, we can use this description of reality to view the world and its people from the standpoint of the soul. At this level we can understand the human situation, feel compassion, and forgive. (See definition of Forgiveness.)

Consequently, when we become irritated, frustrated, or angry at the behaviors and opinions of others, we are challenged to view the larger picture and to realize that we are all ultimately working toward contributing our unique discoveries to the grand plan of First Source. But due to the difficulties imposed by the very conditions of the spacetime environment, almost all explorers get lost, develop problems, misunderstand missions, make mistakes, and cause harm to themselves and others. All of this contributes to the overwhelming sense of chaos and confusion in the world. The ability to stand back and understand this as the soul understands it is to practice emotional self-mastery. When we can approach the six virtues from the higher perspective of the soul, they form a new reality. Using the definitions given, let’s explore them as a whole.

We have just seen that understanding is based on the blueprint of exploration set in motion by First Source. Seen in this context, the remaining five virtues fit into a wonderful pattern modeled after the vantage point of the soul—transcendent of space and time.

The soul understands that each of us is on a journey of exploration and that we are at different points along the way. As the soul, we must show compassion toward ourselves and others, as we grope in the darkness of our journeys. We know that sometimes the darkness is a necessary incentive, forcing us to develop the skills and resources for our survival and growth. But too often, our darkness is self-created through ignorance and selfishness. Consequently, we have compassion for these shortcomings and can extend forgiveness to ourselves and others. In the light of forgiveness we hold no grudges; we liberate ourselves and our brothers and sisters from the suffering imposed by time. Restricted by the burdensome weights and restricting shackles of guilt and shame, who can advance in the journey? Forgiveness lives in the light of the soul’s neutrality, which knows that justice is meted out as part of the harmonizing principle of the multiverse.

Knowing all this, we come within the moderating influence of humility. This virtue adjusts our sense of proportion in relation to all things. If forgiveness liberates us from time, humility liberates us from space. It gives us the freedom to adjust our attitudes and positions toward all things. We are free to experience right relationships in all matters. Humility in this sense can be compared to the Chinese art and philosophy of Feng Sui. Humility is the Feng Sui of the heart. To know one’s place in the divine scheme of things is to be free to move to the next level. It is the knowledge granting a sense of direction because we know where we stand in relation to life.

All of this gives us an appreciation for the vast unified reality in which we live, move, and have our being. We are filled with gratitude for the knowledge of all this. We appreciate the fact that we can understand, that we can be compassionate, that we can forgive, and know the important part we play in relationship to the souls we travel with on our journey through space and time.

Knowing all this, through the meaning of these five virtues, we have the valor to stand up to those forces which thwart our efforts to stand in the light of the soul. We realize that our own ego-personality is most often the force blocking the radiance of love flowing from our hearts. We are courageous because, like the heroes of the world’s great traditions, we too have been given gifts of power for our adventurous journey into the spacetime worlds of the multiverse.
This awareness, or even belief, shifts our focus from the small details of our personal life to the vision of our purpose as a species.