You have heard it a million times. I have said it multiple times myself. Earth is a school. The universe is a university. And you may be tired of hearing it and think, oh, I know that. That’s snows of yesteryear. Tell me something new!
You see, I think that keeping at the forefront of our mind and consciousness the thought that Earth is a school is one of the best things you can do – and in truth it is crucial to our inner peace to always remember that.
We all know a million things, right? But we don’t act upon them. I could give you a whole list of things I know I should be doing but I don’t. That’s part of our collective lesson on Earth. Applying what we know and not just talking about it. Applied wisdom.
Anyway, so Earth is a school.
What is a school?
A school is a place of learning, right? The word “learning” comes from the Old English “leornian” and means “to get knowledge.”
So if Earth is a school, we are here to get knowledge.
We all know the ancient Greek aphorism, “Know thyself.” Earth is a school to learn about ourselves so we may know ourselves. We don’t know ourselves. We think we are our bodies, our emotions, our thoughts. We are all identified with all kinds of philosophies and psychologies. And we certainly don’t know who we are.
I mean, ask ten people, who are you? You will get twenty different answers. Ultimately, we are a spark of Divinity, an extension of Source, an expression of Cosmic Intelligence even if we don’t act very intelligently most of the time – for the very reason of not knowing ourselves.
And so we are here on Earth, we are here in school, to realize our Divine identity and demonstrate it in the three dimensions of thought, feeling and deed.
And so in our daily lives we go through all kinds of experiences. The word “experience” comes from the Latin “experiential” which means “knowledge gained by repeated trials.” It comes from “ex” meaning “out of” and “peritus” meaning “tested.” So experience is knowledge gained through tests.
Earth is a school. Every school comes with its set of tests and lessons. That’s the nature of schools, right? So, every experience we have in life is a Spiritual test and lesson to demonstrate our Divinity in thought, in feeling, in word, and in physical action and deed.
And as we learn to look at all our experiences as Spiritual tests and lessons to practice our Divinity, to communicate as Soul and Monad – and as we all know, life is nothing but a series of never-ending tests, so we have countless opportunities for Spiritual growth every single day – we will slowly but surely get to know ourselves which this whole incarnation is all about.
Every single experience in our daily life is a test, and if we pass the test – which we do by thinking / speaking / acting with love, self-mastery and all the rest – we get to know ourselves on a deeper level. Because love, power, will, wisdom – qualities which we are asked to demonstrate in our daily life in order to pass our tests – are characteristics of our Soul and Monad. So every time we practice these characteristics, we step into our divinity more and more. We make our divinity real to us. We get to know ourselves.
And so once we reach a certain level of knowledge, or a certain level of knowing ourselves, we graduate from this Earthly school. And graduation from this Earthly school is commonly called ascension.
Ascension is freedom from the wheel of rebirth. So if we learn our lessons, we don’t have to reincarnate again into this Earthly school. And if we do NOT learn our lessons, and there is no judgment at all if we don’t learn our lessons, we just have to repeat the class and reincarnate again.
Anyway, so Earth is a school. Never forget that! Use everything that happens in life as an opportunity to know thyself and learn the lessons you have come here to learn. That’s what life is all about ultimately. So you don’t have to change your lifestyle at all. But be sure to use your lifestyle to practice your divinity in daily life.
I hope I could be of service to you today. Please think about it and have a great day. Bye.