What is the Divine Plan? – Part 1
Written by Wes Annac, The Aquarius Paradigm
As difficult as it might be for some people to believe, our existence on this planet isn’t a random occurrence. Despite the extent to which random chaos seems to rule the world, everything happens in accordance with a coordinated Divine plan, the result of which will be the spiritual evolution of humanity.
We’re experiencing chaos around our world as a part of the ongoing shakeup that’s preparing us to greet a greater state of consciousness, but nothing that happens is random or meaningless. Everything we experience plays a significant role in the shaping of our future, and in my opinion, there’s no such thing as a “coincidence” as we’ve defined it.
The Divine plan for humanity’s evolution is overseen by spirit, and myriad forces work tirelessly Beyond The Veil to help Awaken us so we can "re-reach" the states of consciousness they delightfully enjoy. We’re being given help to return to the Higher Realms of Consciousness (some refer to It as "Heaven"), and all of the seemingly random things we experience here will ultimately lead us back Home.
It was written into the Divine plan that we’d never be left alone on our journeys, and we’re the only ones stopping ourselves from embracing a greater state of consciousness and connecting with the Spiritual forces who are assisting us.
It’s our Universal right to connect with the legions of spiritual Beings working to help us remember their existence, and we’re fulfilling our sacred destiny by connecting with them and bringing through information and energy that’s intended to uplift the world around us.
The Divine plan entails our connection with greater forces and a resulting enrichment of our lives, and we’re each playing a crucial role in this unfolding plan as we seek spirit in greater ways through our everyday lives.
Everyone will be uplifted in the future we’re creating, and an undistorted spiritual understanding will grace us and answer life’s biggest and most confusing questions. We’ll understand why we’re here; where we go after death; if God, heaven and angels are real; if there’s life on other planets; why there’s so much poverty and destruction.
Waves of Truth will flood the collective consciousness, and the result will be a concerted effort to change the manner in which society functions and make it better and more livable for the people who’ve been kept down and forgotten about the most.
We need to turn our attention to those who’ve been cast out by society, because if any of us fail, we all fail. We’re a solid unit of consciousness that’s comprised of individual identities and personas, and we have to make sure we’re all able to prosper if we want to welcome a positive future.
If we work in alignment with the Divine plan, we’ll see to it that nobody’s left behind or forgotten about. Everyone will be given the chance to experience true prosperity, and division will be replaced with a unified mindset.
The Divine plan is a popular subject among incarnate and spiritual sources, and we’ve been blessed with a wealth of material about humanity’s True purpose and the destiny we’re here to fulfill. Here, we’re going to examine this material and strengthen our understanding of this interesting subject.
Steve Beckow tells us that the Divine plan is for humanity to evolve spiritually:
“As people Awaken to the special nature of these times, I think that many will ask what the point of life is. There will be so much occurring and what occurs will be of such consequence that some will ask us to start at the beginning."
"And where is that beginning? That beginning is the Divine Plan for life. And that Plan can be summarized in two words: Spiritual Evolution. We move from God to God in quest of conscious awareness of our identity as God. We do that so that God may meet God in a moment of our Enlightenment.” (1)
Since the moment we separated from Source, we’ve tried to re-find it in various ways and with various practices. We’ve sought Source endlessly throughout the course of our lower-dimensional experiences, and now, the greater energy we’re being given is helping us diminish the thinning Veil and start rediscovering Source in big ways.
We’re growing closer to Source every day, and as long as we make active and concerted efforts to strengthen our spiritual connection, we’ll learn and grow in greater measures; greater leaps and greater bounds. We’ll achieve bigger feats than we would’ve ever thought possible, and we’ll perceive things that we wouldn’t have been able to open up to before.
Silver Birch tells us that nobody’s left out of the divine plan:
“The divine plan … is an overall one, and encompasses everything and everybody.” (2)
"Source doesn’t forget about anyone, because we all carry its Eternal essence and we’re all destined to evolve back into it. We’re all destined to remember the existence of spirit, and our endless hunger for a greater perception is leading us to see life through an undistorted lens."
"We’re then told that 'The whole purpose [behind Spirit’s activities] is to show that every Being starts the physical course with a spiritual heritage conferred by the act of birth. The life force is the Divine spark, spiritual in nature, which is intended to grow equally with the physical body.'” (2)
The soul grows and gains experience as the physical body ages, and the earth offers one of the best opportunities for rapid growth because of its intensely dualistic nature. Even people who don’t seem to have any good left in them still carry a spark that can never be put out, and the Divine plan entails a reigniting of everyone’s burning flame.
Passion will replace complacency and laziness when the burning flame is reignited, and as we act on the inspiration it offers, we accelerate our spiritual growth.
Continued in Part 2.
by Wes Annac
(1)- Steve Beckow: “The Divine Plan for Life is Spiritual Evolution” at:
(2)- Silver Birch, Silver Birch’s Teachings. Located at http:/www.angelfire.com/ok/SilverBirch/Tcon.html.
What is the Divine Plan? – Part 2
Written by Wes Annac, the Aquarius Paradigm
As Silver Birch tells us below, our companions beyond the veil act in alignment with the divine plan by seeking to help us remember spirit.
“The majority of mankind concerns itself only with physical growth. Some of it is concerned with mental growth and a few are concerned with spiritual growth. The only enduring reality is spirit. If we succeed by a variety of means in making man aware of [the] spiritual nature which is his reality, it transforms the whole of his life.” (1)
Birch continues, “He sees its purpose, is conscious of his origin, becomes aware of his destiny and [lives] his life in the implications of the knowledge which he has received. That very simply is the plan behind all our activities.” (1)
With everything they do, our friends and teachers beyond the veil seek to help us become aware. They want us to remember spirit and the incredible things it has for us, and they want us to know about the intricacy with which our lives are planned out.
All of the assistance we’re given is for the purpose of reintroducing us to spirit.
It feels great to know that we’re given lucrative help to remember the “only enduring reality”, and personally, it makes me want to open up to it more. Let’s allow spirit to pervade us and transform our lives, because it’s been working actively to help us remember it.
We’re then told that our freewill is an essential part of the divine plan.
“There is a plan into which we all fit and that will operate with the consent of your free will.” (2)
In my opinion, this is why we haven’t yet experienced some of the boldest effects of our shift into a greater state of consciousness. Some things would be too overwhelming for most people to experience, and our evolution has to come about in accordance with what we are and aren’t ready to perceive.
We have a lot of wonderful things to experience, but spirit makes sure we’re able to experience them when we’re ready, and not a moment sooner. Freewill is important, even though it seems to have been stifled on earth, and the highest spiritual forces act in accordance with our needs and wishes.
As Birch tells us below, there’s a “serious purpose” that underlies the work being done to help us become aware.
“There is a serious purpose which underlies the whole of our work. I am only one of many ambassadors, part of a vast plan created in a world beyond yours, directed to help those who are ready to be helped.” (1)
I love pondering the idea that trained spiritual forces work as hard as they can for humanity’s benefit, and it’s been said that the conscious seekers on the earth are part of the “vast plan” mentioned above. We’re playing the biggest role by actually being on the earth and helping awaken people, and we’re given as much support as we need.
According to Birch, a divine thread runs through our lives.
“You try to judge eternity by temporal happenings. You see in matter apparent confusion, but you do not realise that a divine thread runs throughout all your lives. There is a divine purpose and plan for all of us.” (2)
Nobody’s exempt from Source’s plan to shed light on the lower vibrations, and even if it takes some people longer to catch up than others, we can rest assured knowing that they’ll always find their way back home. Even though effort’s required to achieve enlightenment, it’s inevitable that we eventually glimpse spirit and work to evolve.
We’re intended to remember the truth of our existence and make progress from there, and the finite powers can’t stop the inevitable. We’re acting in alignment with a higher will, and no force is mightier than Source.
So what exactly is the plan for our evolution? Birch tells us about it, reminding us that as complex as it could seem, it’s actually very simple.
“The plan of life is very simple. You come from spirit, incarnating into matter to obtain the experiences you need to enable you to come to our world equipped for the tasks and the joys that await you. The equipment is obtained in your world. That is where you learn the lessons that prepare you for the life after school.
If you do not learn the lessons, then you are not educated, not ready for what comes next.” (2)
The earth offers an opportunity for rapid soul growth, and I’d imagine this is because of the intense duality it has to offer. The harshness and rapidity of this life apparently serve to accelerate our soul growth, and it’s been said that we can learn lessons in a week on the earth that would’ve taken decades in the spirit realms.
That’s pretty amazing, in my opinion. The purpose of our existence here clearly isn’t to toil in unawareness, assuming that everything’s the product of empty randomness, but to learn the toughest and most important lessons required for us to progress tremendously in the spirit realms.
An aspect of our ongoing soul growth is learning to take responsibility for our actions and the things they cause, as we’re told below.
“All law is part of the one vast law. All works in harmony because all is part of the divine plan. The lesson of it is that men and women throughout the whole world of matter must seek their salvation by working it out in their daily lives, and abandon all the false theology which teaches that it is possible to cast on to others the results and responsibilities of your own actions.” (3)
As hard as it might be, we have to give up the ingrained habit of blaming others for problems or circumstances we’ve caused. We have to learn to live in harmony and balance, even when we’re faced with difficult circumstances, and we have to be strong and work through any issues that present themselves.
This is the way of the new world we’re building. Strength, balance, and harmony will replace weakness, chaos, and the tendency to blame others for our problems, and we’ll stop working against each other in favor of coming together and changing the planet like we’ve always been intended to.
We’re then told about the opportunities to fulfill our destiny that are placed before us every day.
“The divine plan is perfect and you are part of it. You have to fulfil yourself. Opportunities of self-fulfillment are daily provided for you.” (4)
We’re always given the opportunity to do something positive, and even if society doesn’t offer a lot of opportunities for the development and progression of the majority of people, spirit will place things before us that we can take and run with.
by Wes Annac
(1)- Silver Birch, Silver Birch’s Teachings. Located at http:/www.angelfire.com/ok/SilverBirch/Tcon.html.
(2)- Silver Birch, Guidance from Silver Birch. Ed. Ann Dooley. London: Psychic Press, 1986.
(3)- Silver Birch Anthology. Ed. Wm. Naylor. London: Spiritualist Press, 1974; c1955.
(4)- Silver Birch, Philosophy of Silver Birch. London: Spiritualist Press, 1975; c1969.
What is the Divine Plan? – Part 3
Written by Wes Annac, the Aquarius Paradigm
Spirit will encourage us to develop our talents and abilities. We’ll be encouraged to pursue things that we’re clearly good at and that we enjoy, and our development will never come to a halt again. In reality, our development really doesn’t ever halt – we simply convince ourselves it does.
Growth is ongoing, in the lower and higher dimensions. Even when we seem to be standing still, we’re growing; learning; moving.
Even our most painful moments contribute to our overall development, as Birch says below.
“In the great universe where harmony is the Law, each one of you contributes to the Plan. The events in your lives, sometimes of bitterness and despair, of pain and misery, all pay their part in preparing the soul for the path that is being trodden.” (1)
Our greatest experiences enable us to see the beauty and vibrancy of the existence we’re headed for, and our lowest experiences strengthen us and, when the time is right, help propel us to the higher realms.
Immense darkness can be a catalyst to the intense experience of light, and everything we go through, however seemingly insignificant, is very important. It’s essential that we gain the deepest experiences and learn some of the toughest lessons the earth has to offer, because we’re here to accelerate our soul growth and that of the rest of the planet.
When does the divine plan start to unfold for us individually? Birch gives us the answer, reminding us that catalysts are sometimes necessary to jar us into awakening.
“[The divine] plan unfolds as you begin to realize you are a part of it. It takes time for realization to dawn. There has to be some crisis, some difficulty, perhaps what is called a tragedy which provides the catalyst for the spirit to become aware of itself. Once that happens, a magnetic link with our world is forged, one that can never be severed.” (2)
Even though every seeker hasn’t experienced intense pain or darkness and the resulting slingshot into the light, this is apparently a common way to evolve. Sometimes, our capacity to understand things in a deeper way has to be expanded by the darkness of the earth, but eventually, we’re able to really embrace the light because of it.
As we’re told below, our helpers in the spirit realms aren’t in any hurry to bring the divine plan about, because it’s proceeding at a good pace already.
“[The divine plan] was devised by evolved spiritual beings in my world. The plan is to liberate spiritually, mentally and physically all those in your world who can be reached as they are ready to be helped. It is a plan for nations and for individuals. It will gradually outwork itself and we are not in a hurry.” (3)
From the perspective of the spirit realms, our evolution is playing out in a more gradual manner than we’re experiencing it here. They have a perspective of timelessness, whereas we’re experiencing time in an increasingly rapid, linear manner, and this perspective enables them to move at a steadier pace.
We experience quite the opposite here – most of us run around frantically, asking ourselves if we’ve done enough for humanity’s evolution at the end of the day. Ultimately, everything is and has always been perfect, including our service to the planetary awakening, but it can be easy to stress if we don’t feel like we’ve played our part.
We’re then told of the individual seeker’s realization of the perfect and orderly nature of existence.
“With an understanding of how the universe is ruled, and with a dismissal of the idea of a partisan God, there does come to the mind a picture of sequence, orderliness, rhythm, harmony and perfect balance. The individual realises that he is part of an infinite scheme, his own life playing its measured part in the divine plan.” (3)
Ultimately, this is what we’re intended to remember – the orderly divinity of this existence and the realms beyond. When we reawaken to this underlying perfection, we start to understand the realms we’re reentering in much greater ways.
Opening up to spirit now will help us reach this understanding, and even though a lot of us consider ourselves ‘conscious’, most of us probably haven’t reached such a state of mastery yet. We’ll reach it in due time, because it’s our destiny to return to the lands we’ve come here from.
It’s our destiny to master the lower-dimensional lessons we’re being given and emerge out into the world as strong spiritual forces, and we’re being called to fulfill this destiny as we’re given a glimpse of the realms we’ll soon return to. Doesn’t it feel great to know that our destiny is to reintroduce heaven to the rest of the planet as we glimpse it ourselves?
The power of spirit far outweighs any force that’d attempt to prevent our mass awakening, as we’re told below.
“Our numbers are small, relatively speaking. But the power behind us is the mightiest in the universe. None can gainsay it, none can overthrow it, none can prevent it from operation. There are no bodies or organizations that can in any way prevent the power of the spirit from its directed plan of bringing enlightenment to the people of your world.” (2)
No matter how hard they might try, the powers that were can’t and won’t prevent the people from awakening. They’ve thought they could curtail humanity’s growth and experience the fruits of heaven themselves, but their distorted philosophies will only lead them to their demise.
The wicked will never outlast the heavenly forces working concertedly to bring everyone back to full consciousness, and try as they might, the light is far more resilient and will forever prevail. The divine plan can’t be interrupted, no matter how much it’s been misinterpreted by self-serving forces with money and power, because it’s decreed by our infinite and all-loving creator.
by Wes Annac
(1)- Silver Birch, Philosophy of Silver Birch. London: Spiritualist Press, 1975; c1969.
(2)- Silver Birch, Light from Silver Birch. Comp. Pam Riva. London: Psychic Press, 1983.
(3)- Silver Birch Anthology. Ed. Wm. Naylor. London: Spiritualist Press, 1974; c1955.
What is the Divine Plan? – Part 4
What is the Divine Plan? – Part 5Written by Wes Annac, the Aquarius Paradigm
A Chinese philosopher speaking through Charlotte Dresser tells us more about perceiving the divine plan from a greater perspective.
“We see so plainly here the moving Power behind all; we see so clearly that the design is planned to make man the culminating figure in the great scheme of things; and we realize so thoroughly the joy and beauty that accompanies man’s progress that we feel we must give thanks for the wondrous things that pertain to it all.” (1)
Perceiving such joy and beauty in such a deep way would probably produce an overwhelming desire to praise Source for the divinity of it all, and even writing about it makes me want to go deep into meditation and give thanks for this incredible existence we’re blessed to live.
Do you not feel blessed, knowing that everything is coordinated with our spiritual development in mind? Does life not seem to take on a different flavor when we integrate this understanding? It certainly does for me, and it’ll be interesting to see how everybody reaches this understanding and what the results will be.
We’re also told that we’ll never really feel or understand spirit or the divine plan until we reach a higher state of consciousness. From the lower vibrations of the earth, we can only receive glimpses of everything that awaits.
“You will hardly be able to fully understand it until you come. In the busy material life the soul usually fails to comprehend the grandeur of the Creator’s great plan.
You may at times think you have glimpses of this plan, but they are reflections only; the full light never reaches you. It is something to feel that there is a Creator; it is a pleasure to imagine there is a plan; but the full significance awaits your arrival on the spirit plane.” (1)
Personally, I’m excited to greet the time when we can all understand the fullness and complexity of the divine plan. It feels great to receive glimpses and tastes of a higher understanding, but I look forward to being able to experience them in a much more uninhibited way. It’ll be liberating to say the least.
We’re blessed to experience the things this planet has to offer, however ‘lower’ or unimportant they may seem, but we haven’t even begun to glimpse the wonderful experiences ahead.
The spirit teacher ‘Elder Brother’ tells us more about our guides’ goal to reawaken us and remind us of the sacred purpose of our existence.
“Yet, even as indeed we may be the Elder Brethren of your human race, and able to view the present traumas of your planet with detachment, still our duty and our joy is to release to your worlds some ray of that Divine Purpose by which all creation moves to its ascendancy.” (2)
Our guides are able to look upon the darkness we experience here with detachment because of their immense desire to help us evolve from it, and they’re able to be with us in our darkest hours to provide a shining light to help us navigate the pain of physicality.
Our guides are here to illuminate the darkness and help us remember the light beyond it, and if we can open up to their guidance now, we can experience all of the benefits of an open spiritual connection. Our guides have worked very hard in accordance with the divine plan, and we can connect with them and thank them for their efforts.
Of course, they aren’t in it for the thanks, but I’m sure they’ll be happy nonetheless.
When we reach the levels our guides are on, we’ll be able to assist in the evolution of waves of lower-dimensional souls and we’ll feel the satisfaction they’re able to. We’ll understand the ‘duty and joy’ of awakening others to the reality of our existence, and we’ll be able to transform the lives of people who haven’t yet traveled the path we’re on.
Edgar Cayce reminds us that the divine plan is much more complex than we yet understand.
“This is not an accidental universe in any way, shape, or form. There is always a plan, although phrases such as ‘life plan’ or ‘life mission’ are often bandied about by people who don’t stop to think about what these expressions mean. They don’t understand the full implications of this kind of planning.
A series of incarnations for anyone on the physical plane is planned out on a scale that doesn’t always relate to the physical personality – if you follow that.…
Generally the plan is of such scope that most people would be stunned if they really understood it.” (3)
As we can see from this quote, we have a lot to learn about the divine plan.
Let’s embrace spirit and the greater realities that wait to be explored, because we’ll help everyone around us understand the plan for our evolution when we do. Embracing spirit will help breed a universal awakening, and it goes without saying that our collective evolution will enable various other parts of the cosmos to find enlightenment.
by Wes Annac
(1)- Fred Rafferty, ed., Charlotte E. Dresser, medium, Life Here and Hereafter. Author’s edition.
Downloaded from http://www.harvestfields.ca/ebook/02/001/00.htm, 2 Feb. 2008.
(2)- Helen Greaves, medium, Living Waters. Sudbury, Suffolk: Neville Spearman, 1978.
(3)- Robert Leichtman, The Psychic Perspective. Columbia: Ariel press, 1978.
What is the Divine Plan? – Part 6 – Conclusion
Written by Wes Annac, the Aquarius Paradigm
Phillip Gilbert tells us about our apparently constant desire to descend and ascend.
“The life-force – what you call creative harmony – ‘spirit’ emanating from the source whose nature is always veiled, must express itself in form, created by thought. And, by expressing itself, it ultimately enriches itself by the return to [it’s] enriched form. So, by intricate processes, spirit constantly takes on form.” (1)
Perhaps we take on lower-dimensional forms as often as we do because we want a challenge. The higher realms will feel more amazing than anything we can imagine from our current perspective, but it seems clear that we’ll always want to learn and grow in the greatest, and sometimes, most challenging ways possible.
Experiencing a dark place like the earth catapults our higher-dimensional growth, and after this challenge, most of us will probably look for the next way to challenge ourselves and serve others.
Mike Swain tells us about the ‘steep mountain of lower-dimensional existence we have to climb before we re-realize Source.
“Life is a steep mountain which we have to surmount before we can return to the Great One.” (2)
After all of the pain; all of the challenges and hard times, the work we put in to re-reach spirit ultimately pays off. Experiences we initially label as negative seem to be unavoidable while we’re here, but how we handle them determines the effect they’ll have on us.
We can climb the mountain as slowly and peacefully as we need to, or we can race up it with enthusiasm, as long as we don’t forget to stop and see the sights along the way. Either way, we’ll inevitably reach the top and remember Source in an undistorted form, so we might as well make our ascent enjoyable.
Why should we let stress and fear bring us down if we know we’ll re-reach a blissful state of consciousness in the end anyway? Why not appease that higher consciousness while we’re here and enrich our lower-dimensional experience? This planet can be great if we let it be, and the choice is entirely ours.
In our final quote, Jim McLean tells us more about the perception of the straightforward nature of life we’ll gain in the realms beyond ours.
“Here we have risen above the craving for superstitious phenomena, mystery and miracles, which still cloud many minds on earth.
We are able to accept the straightforward plan of steady progress, progress according to natural laws controlled and directed by Creative Mind. There is a gradual refinement of mind and matter until states of formlessness become desirable and the soul becomes merged with the unifying Spirit we call God.” (3)
We eventually flow into an understanding of and desire for Source, whether it happens gradually or rapidly. As consciousness grows, superstition will be replaced with an understanding of the beautifully coordinated nature of existence and we’ll be able to work with the natural laws of creation.
We’ll be able to understand the intricate manner in which our individual and collective experiences are planned, and the truth of our existence as individual facets of Source will become much clearer.
Intuition tells me that more seekers will become aware of the divine plan and the coordinated nature of their existence in due time, and for now, I’m happy to have offered a glimpse into this plan with help from the forces who are working to bring it about.
The sources we’ve heard from can only tell us so much about the divine plan and the wonderful things that await, and while we’re here, working toward its achievement, we can recognize the hand spirit plays in the direction our lives take and be thankful for the assistance we’re being given.
We’re fortunate to receive so much enthusiastic assistance in climbing up out of the darkness, and I look forward to learning more about the intricate coordination of our existence and the forces coordinating it.
We have a lot to learn about spirit’s continual effort to help us see the light, and surrendering the physical self to the greater perception we’re gaining will help us learn more than any piece of writing ever will. You’re encouraged to turn within for greater insights about the divine plan, but personally, I’m glad there’s so much material out there about it.
Now that we’re starting to understand it, we can work in its favor and become beacons of light and expressers of a good vibration. It starts with the decision to act on the inspiration this knowledge can provide, and like I mentioned, it feels good to do one’s part.
by Wes Annac – In service to humanity’s evolution.
(1)- Philip Gilbert through Alice Gilbert, medium. Philip in the Spheres. London: Psychic Book Club, n.d.
(2)- Jasper Swain, From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977.
(3)- Lesley May, med., Letters from Mother. A Family Biography in Two Worlds. Ed. Edmund Bentley. London: Psychic Press, 1964.