I have limited experience there but on occasions other beings approach and depending upon the circumstances and their intent:
- provide substance to build light bodies (human and planetary) - provide patterning that provides pathways for energy transfer from cosmic levels - provide patterning that contains skills and knowledge for the recipient (or sometimes for transfer) - anchor permanent flows in the planet - enable cosmic entities to enter into more intimate relationship with the planet and/or the solar system.
I dare say there is much I have yet to see including the higher analogue to the human process
And I would not claim my experience is at all typical of humans
I might also note that there is a close relationship to the FPOF
Would the purpose perhaps be inner transformation?
In the process of inner transformation, we integrate the anima and animus, uniting the disparite halves of our personality to create, on a microcosmic level, the Divine Androgyne, mirroring that which is above.
Perhaps setting apart is how humans demonstrate their own holiness
The etymology seems to support connections to health and wholeness
O.E. halig "holy," from P.Gmc. *khailagas (cf. O.N. heilagr, Ger. heilig, Goth. hailags "holy"), adopted at conversion for L. sanctus. Primary (pre-Christian) meaning is not impossible to determine, but it was probably "that must be preserved whole or intact, that cannot be transgressed or violated," and connected with O.E. hal (see health) and O.H.G. heil "health, happiness, good luck" (source of the Ger. salutation heil).
The simplest observation is looking for a bubble of light above the head. Where present it indicates that higher energies are queuing up awaiting a suitable entry time. This normally means that the persona is not meditating enough (or at all)
A word of caution is warranted here. The first step on the path of wisdom is discrimination (Viveka). To use an analogy from our virtual reality on the net, we would not indiscriminately open attachments from unfamiliar sources. Even more so should we avoid uncritically opening our subconscious minds to unfamiliar influences (however defined) seeking entry. It is a form of spiritual abnegation bordering on suicide.
Nor should we consider influences seeking entry to necessarily be "higher beings." We are already One with the absolute—How much higher is there? Do not give such influences unnecessary cache, it can only be achieved by lessening one's self to the state of slack-jawed subordination, fit only as a vehicle for others.
We are taught to be cautious and I suggest we consider perceptions of other influences as we would emails said to be from the CEO of Nigeria's Central Bank! That said, there is at least one method of consciously opening one's self to other influences while retaining, in effect, a spiritual firewall. However, this requires a great deal of careful, first-hand instruction and guidance.
--Bro. Karen, 3° DISCLAIMER: I am not authorized to speak for my Obedience but am happy to offer personal opinions and observations. An authorized spokesperson for my Obedience may be contacted at the offices in Larkspur, CO.
Indeed Bro Karen! As a Christian I hang my head in shame at some of the ignorant excesses of the early Church and its adherents and claim no mitigation for their actions. Not only was the murder of Hypatia and destruction of her works an outrage but there was the vandalism of the Copts to some of the great works of Ancient Egypt not to mention that bloody idiot Origen who cut off his own genitals to avoid the "Sins of the Flesh" I am told that this was the reason that he was never Canonised.