To work towards becoming a fully realized being, to become enlightened. Part of being in human form on this earth-plane is to experience and learn our lessons and challenges that the soul took on in its path towards enlightenment. One of the lessons we came here to learn and experience is love, total unconditional love, to be love, not think love. This can only happen when we are living from the heart center, from our divine self, not the head center, the ego.
There is so much suffering out there in the world because we do not live from our heart center, we live from the head center, which has qualities such as greed, fear, control, anger, scarcity. We think we know what love is, but we do not. Yes at times when we spontaneously move from the head center to the heart center, we can have experiences of being love, but we do not stay in this center. That is why we move back and forth between love and hate at any moment, these are just two parts of the ego.
Conscious effort and spiritual practice is needed to move to the heart center; as we have been moved away from this center not long after we came into this world, for some people we became separated, as early as inside the womb.
As a therapist, spiritual counselor I work with a technique of guiding my clients back to the moment, the point of separation, reconnecting them to their divine self, so they can experience their state of oneness.
The phrase fall from grace means the disconnect from our higher self and God, the unawareness or forgetfulness of who we are as divine beings and our connection to God/Source. There is no sin involved, just unawareness. Part of the journey is to remember whom we are, to awaken to our divine self. It is just a matter of turning from without to within, and though spiritual practice we can awaken to our divine self – Soul self.