The Great Work

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The Great Work is the work of evolving physical creation. More to the point, The Great Work it is the work of creating life forms capable of strong and persistent connection, and worlds capable of sustaining abundant and connected life.

Dove LogoTM symbolizing the "descent" of consciousness into physical matter

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Notes

The Great Work is about creating playgrounds for Spirit (see Song of Creation).

The Great Work is about bringing Consciousness to Ground (i.e.Ain Soph to Malkuth, God to Earth).

The Great Work includes:

  • the cosmic work of creating the Physical Universe (completed almost instantly).
  • the solar work of creating planetary systems and heavier elements (completed billions of years ago).
  • the evolutionary work of creating a Physical Unit capable of containing high levels of Consciousness (completed thousands and thousands of years ago),
  • the engineering work of creating World Systems (i.e. technology and institutions) capable of supporting Integration (recently complete).

Contrary to what is typically taught, the Great Work is not an operation that we conduct on our "souls." The Great Work is not an [alchemy|"alchemical"] work of soul purification, it is not a karmic balancing of debt, nor it is not an attempt to win "daddy's" good graces. Our souls, our monadic sparks, are already perfect and require no moral, evolutionary, or spiritual development at all.

The Great Work is the work of creating a body for Highest Self, and a planet capable of Integration.


Additional Reading

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Sharp, M. (2006a). The Song of Creation: The Story of Genesis. St. Albert: Lightning Path Press. https://www.michaelsharp.org/the-song-of-creation/