There once was a man who came to Earth because he wanted to learn some important lessons. He had traveled far and wide throughout the Universe, gathering much knowledge along the way and experiencing many different forms of existence. He had traveled as a spirit in a number of spheres and galaxies. He spent some time as a Shepard of comets, and held various positions as a Guardian of planets within a number of star constellations. Our young man had grown tired of these experiences and wanted to try something different. So he asked the Great Creator if he could come to Earth for a time and learn about life here. His request was granted.
Upon his arrival on Earth our young man discovered many important facts about himself. The first thing he realized was that he now had a body, a dense body composed of the same material that constituted and supported all life on Earth. He also discovered that he had a Heart which was to guide him on this earthly adventure. In other planes of experience he never had such an instrument. In these instances he had to rely on other faculties to guide him along.
This Heart revealed itself to be a curious instrument which he set about to understand. It was not at all like the heart that beat in his chest. It was more of a “feeling nature” that advised him about circumstances in which he found himself and what action he might want to take. He could experience pain to a depth so profound he would be moved to tears. He could experience joy that sent him soaring into the heavens. He could experience satisfaction and disappointment within moments of each other. A truly amazing instrument this “heart nature” was.
With his “heart nature” as his guide our young man set out on his journey through Earth life. He believed he was here to accomplish something important for the Great Creator, for that was the nature of their relationship. The Great Creator would afford him opportunities for new experiences and, in turn, our young man would accomplish something for his Master.
Part of every new journey was the element of surprise, where discoveries would be made and experiences realized as by-products of the adventure. Not knowing what was ahead made it all the more exciting.
As he proceeded on this adventure our young man encountered individuals with bodies similar to his. He took to looking at them closely to see who they were in their Hearts. With some, he could only see a faint glimmer emanating from their “heart nature,” but with many more he could barely see any light at all. This he found to be truly puzzling for he envisioned himself as like the creatures around him. And because of that, he fully expected to see in them similar characteristics to his own.
As his confusion grew about these “dimly lit” hearts our young man called upon the Great Creator to help him understand. And the Creator came to speak with him in his Heart.
“My son, you have come to planet Earth to learn many things. With your Heart as your guide you can experience to the maximum that which you encounter in your travels and you can clearly hear My Voice when you require answers to your questions. With such an open capacity to experience and receive you fully expected to meet others who would be the same. But what you have observed is that many individuals on this Earth plane are closed off in that heart area, so that they experience little of what’s around them and have no direct contact with their source, which is Me.”
“But Lord, why is this so? Why are we not all alike?” he added, with some concern in his voice.
“But you are, My son, all very much alike. What you have come across here are individuals who are closed off from their inner Self. And so they appear lost to you as you cannot see the spark from their heart which would identify them as very much like you.”
“So what am I to do, Lord? What am I to say? I cannot be here if I am to feel so alone. That pain seems unbearable to me.”
“I know,” the Creator replied. “I did not send you here to be lonely. I wish for you to rejoice in this experience called Earth Life. We must do something to remedy the situation. I will consult with My angels and return to you shortly.”
While waiting to hear back from the Great Creator our young man continued on his journey. He suddenly came upon a beautiful woman with a Heart all aglow. “How wonderful,” he thought to himself. “Someone to whom I can relate and perhaps share this Earthly experience.”
“Greetings my lady, would you please help me? I am here on a journey of discovery and I am uncertain as to how to proceed. Can you offer me any suggestions?”
“Well,” the lady began, “I certainly can try. First, you must determine why you are here. Is it your mission to simply wander about and experience the Earth as it appears, without becoming involved in the course of life? Or is it perhaps your task to influence Life here in some positive growth-fulfilling fashion by being involved?”
“I am sorry, I do not know what you mean,” he replied. “I arrived here with my Heart open and fully expected to meet others like myself. It had been my task in the past to merely look after the environment to which I was assigned. I assumed that this might be the case once again.”
“Very well,” the woman reflected. “I believe I can see your dilemma. In the past you were accustomed to caring for and maintaining an object or area, but not influencing in order to promote positive growth.”
“What do you mean?” he asked, still puzzled but curious.
“Let’s see,” she began. “In caretaking one’s task is to simply maintain a situation or object as it is, perhaps guiding a little here or there, but exerting no significant influence. On planet Earth we are all involved in a growth experiment and that requires some effort on all our parts.”
“On all our parts?” he repeated.
“Yes,” she went on, “on all our parts. There are many like myself who have their Hearts fully opened and our task is to help those who’s Hearts are not so open.”
“You mean those individuals whom I saw earlier with barely a glimmer had Hearts that were mostly closed?”
“That is correct,” she replied, “and it is these individuals whom we are here to help.”
“I see then,” he repeated. “So that would be my task, too, I believe. Since I have also come here with my Heart fully opened.”
“Very likely so,” she added. “Although the Great Creator could tell you for certain.”
Just then the Creator returned to address our young man.
“I see you have already found your answer.”
“Yes, Lord, I believe I have. I am here to influence this Life in the most positive way I can and help those individuals whose hearts are barely open. I will go forward now and address this need as I understand it to be one part of my assignment.”
“And the other part?” the Creator inquired.
“Of that I am not completely sure,” he went on. “But I believe it has to do with learning such lessons myself before I can influence others more effectively. I noticed my need for this when talking with the beautiful woman you sent to answer my questions.”
“Well said, My son. I see that you are learning quickly. I hope all your future questions can be answered as easily. I will return to you as you need Me.”
And our young man proceeded on his journey, helping light the lights of those still in darkness and spreading good humor with his openness and warmth. And from that time on, with the Creator in his Heart and a sense of purpose in full view, our young man knew that his time had come and he was ready to activate his mission.