Perfecting DefinedPerfecting is optimizing genetic potential (greatness). Since you are already great, this life is about perfecting that greatness.
This is accomplished through a continuous process of optimizing the logic you are using to do anything and everything you do. (UC#682) The reason you must perfect your greatness is because you have both lower-self greatness and higher self greatness and because you have been separated and disconnected from understanding the full potential of this greatness. No one is perfect but everyone is great. No one has reached perfection but everyone is in the process of perfecting their greatness. Optimizing logic moves us closer. Suboptimizing logic moves us further away. Perfecting is a continuous process of learning more about self and working through weakness and imbalance.
Because perfecting is an optimizing process, a necessary component of perfecting is the simultaneous contribution to the perfecting of others.
In other words, perfecting is not the absence of mistakes, wrong decisions or weakness such as fear, rather perfecting is the process of optimizing genetic potential as an ecosystem collective because that's what optimizing means. When you optimize ecosystem logic you optimize ecosystem functioning, thus you optimize ecosystem genetic potential. You optimize the greatness of self and all else. You already know if you contribute to the health of the ecosystem, you also contribute to your own health.
Likewise, as you match your logic to the ecosystem, you are working less against the ecosystem and the ecosystem, is working less against you. You and the ecosystem become healthier. You and the ecosystem are matching logic, optimizing, perfecting and moving closer to perfection.
Perfection DefinedPerfection is the result of perfecting.
Perfection is a temporary, intermittent, short-term state of existence that is only possible for the Creator when the Many return to Oneness of understanding.
Perfection is not possible for individuals or for human collectives or for any collective, unless that collective includes all of Creation. For example, there cannot be peace on Earth among humans even if all humans behave peaceably. The world would still not be prefect unless all humans also behave peaceably with the rest of the ecosystem. (there can be no such thing as aliens) Thus, there are degrees of perfecting throughout Creation that lead up to the one and only perfection of the Creator.
Your degree of perfecting is the difference between the genetic potential you possess and the genetic potential you express – the greatness you possess and the greatness you express.
Here's another example. Even when you become one with the Creator in understanding, you will not be perfect because part of what is necessary for you to be perfect is for me and everything else to be perfect also. Only then can you be in a state of perfection. I am you. You are we. Part of your oneness with Creator is oneness with all else. So if you are perfect and something else is not perfect, you are not perfect.
Perfection is the completion of perfecting. There are Many perfecting towards One perfection. The whole is made complete by combining its parts.
Genetic potential functioning as a whole is greater than genetic potential functioning as parts.
A part cannot be perfect if the whole is not perfect – unless the life and existence of that part is not interconnected with and interrelated to the whole.
In other words, if you can live without the whole, the collective, the ecosystem and still be perfect, then more power to you. More power is in you than is in the Creator. As said elsewhere, an individual cannot be in a state of optimal functioning if the collective and the ecosystem that individual is a part of is not also in a state of optimal functioning.
Just as injustice anywhere is a threat [challenge] to justice everywhere, so also imperfection anywhere presents a challenge to perfection. Just like all stages, perfection is a temporary, intermittent, short-term stage of evolution for the Creator as One. There will not be perfection anywhere in the Universe until all genetic potential is optimized for all Creation which means the twin power relationship of higher-self/lower-self must be brought back into balance. Principle #9 of the Ten Cardinal Principles states:
“Learn to control your actions. Think before acting. None of us is yet perfect, though striving*, so there will be times of acting from other than our Higher Self. Let those times be lessons for growth. What we think and feel are reflected in our behavior. Others may (mis)interpret our actions based on what would be true for them, but checking ourselves [our logic] for internal congruence between our intentions, thoughts, feelings, and actions is most valuable. This ability requires us to stay in touch with our heartfelt feelings and bring them to conscious awareness, so unconscious emotional issues or unresolved conflicts do not drive our behavior. Let the habits we create be good ones, helping us achieve optimal health.” (UC#45)
Some Perfect Things1. Absence has perfect attendance somewhere else.
2. Where there is no correcting, there is no perfecting.
* Working at it; being persistent, then patient; perfecting.