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Three things emerge in connection with the task of the Soul as it appropriates sheath after sheath for expression:
All this takes place as the Soul passes, time after time, through the experience of physical incarnation; later, progress is made consciously from plane to plane and this is undertaken with clear intent. The work is facilitated and progresses with increased rapidity as the Soul, actively, intelligently and intuitively, begins to work with the pattern, transmitting from crisis to crisis (each marking an expansion of consciousness) a newer reach of development and a fresh grasp of the great Design, coupled with a better and more adequate equipment through which to carry on the work.
The above should prove to be immediately practical. Initiation carried to its consummation, as far as humanity is concerned, produces the liberated Master of the Wisdom, free from the limitations of the individual, garnering the fruits of the individualisation process and functioning increasingly as the solar angel, because focused primarily in the inner Spiritual body.
We have thus touched upon the three great divisions which mark the Soul's progress towards its goal:
It should be noted here, therefore, that there are, literally, two points of identification in the long experience of the Soul. One marks the stage wherein form, matter, substance, time and space are controlling factors, and imprison the Soul within their types of consciousness. This connotes identification with form life. The other connotes identification with all that lies outside of form expression and is released from it.
With this preamble, we will pass on to the consideration of the mechanism and of that which infuses it and motivates it with life and intelligence. Certain basic premises are recognised and can, therefore, be very briefly mentioned:
dependent for its extent upon the point of development, or upon the so-called "age of the Soul". The
Soul is ageless from the human angle, and what is really meant is the length of time that a Soul has
employed the method of physical incarnation.
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