Elizabeth Clare Prophet reviews how the most important education is the education of the soul. The factors that educate the soul can be at conscious and subconscious levels. If we don't monitor our education, we will continue to be surprised by how we tend to react to situations in life.
“Just the confinement to limitation and to imperfection is the greatest sacrifice that the flame of life is making. For what reason? So you and I can come back to an awareness of ourselves as the infinite one.
“We have certain cycles in time and space to come to that realization. And when those cycles are fulfilled, then we hear the Word of God, 'My Spirit shall not always strive with flesh. I will not forever allow my Spirit to be confined, to be encased in limitation, in imperfect concepts, in mortality.'
“And so there are manvantaras, there are cycles, there are ages of the outbreathing and the inbreathing of God. And we are not aware of when the cycles of our opportunity are fulfilled. But you can be certain that at the end of every two thousand year cycle, for some, the cycles draw to a conclusion. And then there is the measuring of what has been accomplished, what has been realized, and is that soul fit to be immortalized in the ritual of the ascension, or must it be canceled out in the second death? These are the questions of life that all of us as seekers should be considering daily not as something remote, but something here and now.
“We should see our incarnation on earth as an opportunity to discover the inner laws, to make them work, to master time and space, and to return to the infinite fire. That's why we are here, and we need to make the most of it because we never know how long the cycle of opportunity will be extended for us.”