8. So why are we here?
The tasks may be very simple ‘support’ role tasks, or they may be very major development-like tasks, but every task will be key. Even butterflies can create hurricanes. Even giving birth to a baby can produce a potential inventor or artist or musician or the person who makes the vital phone call that saves the whale.
We have Free Will, so we decide [along with everything else] how we are going to tackle our part of the plan. We can ignore the plan of course but it appears that most mystics believe that if we do – if we ignore our destiny - we get reincarnated.
Thus reincarnation is the lot of those who do not fulfil their destiny – their part in the Great Work.
It is not the individual personalities in a sense that matter. Each of us was born with specific traits to do a job, the sum total of all of us then represents a far far greater whole – the ability to do untold marvels because we have, as it were, been purpose made to fulfil our role. Pieces in a vast jigsaw of life.
For some different insights into both Destiny and The Great Work see:
The Crown of Thorns
The Gordian knot