Article by Doug Esse
Below is session 15 interspersed with reflections and pictures. Many blessings to you, dear reader.
15.1 Questioner: I would like to apologize for my past and any future stupid questions due to the fact that I am searching for the proper entry into investigating the Law of One. We will be eliminating the stupid ones from the book.
I would like to ask if the use of the instrument is a function of the time we use the instrument or the amount of information or the number of words the instrument gives? In other words, do I have to hurry and ask the questions, or can I take my time to ask the questions?
Ra: I am Ra. There are two portions to your query. Firstly, this instrument’s reserve of vital energy, which is a product of body, mind, and spirit distortions in the various complexes, is the key to the length of time which we may expend using this instrument. We searched your group when we contacted you for each in your group possesses significantly more vital energy of the body complex. However, this instrument was tuned most appropriately by the mind/body/spirit complex distortions of its beingness in this illusion. Therefore, we remained with this instrument.
Secondly, we communicate at a set rate which is dependent upon our careful manipulation of this instrument. We cannot be more, as you would say, quick. Therefore, you may ask questions speedily but the answers we have to offer are at a set pace given.
15.2 Questioner: This isn’t exactly what I meant. If it takes me, say, forty-five minutes to ask my questions, does that give the instrument only fifteen minutes to answer rather than an hour, or would we run over an hour and the instrument could answer for more?
Ra: I am Ra. The energy required for this contact is entered into this instrument by a function of time. Therefore, the time is the factor, as we understand your query.
Ra: I am Ra. You shall do as you deem fit. However, we may suggest that to obtain the answers you require may mean that you invest some of what you experience as time. Although you lose the answer-time, you gain thereby in the specificity of the answer as many times in the past we have needed clarification of hastily phrased questions.
Doug: Don opens up the session wanting to make it clear to his teacher that he believes he has asked and will ask “stupid questions.” Like the prior session, we see that Don is pretty hard on himself. But you can also feel his excitement to be dialoging with Ra.
Don wants to know a little about the mechanics of the channeling because he wants to maximize the time they have Ra on the line. He wonders if he questions more rapidly would this give more time for Ra’s answer (through Carla). Ra gives a clue that the channeling from their end has a set rate and pace and if Don really wants to make the dialog more efficient, he should prepare the questions well enough so that Ra would need less clarification about what Don is asking. Clarification wastes time which could be mitigated if Don could streamline the questions. Ra tried to use Don and Jim to channel through but Ra was unable to receive such a narrow band. Only Carla was configured in mind and spirit to be the channel but her body took a significant toll.
I envision the Ra group quite busy on the other end of the line. They listen to the words of Don, they also scan his mind in order to make sure that what they hear, and the questions Don really has in mind, are congruent. They can take their time on this because Ra says they can manipulate time. What seems like an immediate response to Don’s questions may indeed have taken a lot of time (from our perspective) for Ra to word an answer in order to maximize clarity and precision. In other words, they could receive the questions, check for alignment with Don’s mind, research the answer, create a response that is like an energy-ball of information and concepts, and then enter this energy-ball into a kind of inter-density “computer” that translates the energy into the English language. The answer comes out the other end at a set rate and pace dictated by the narrow-band channel that they use to communicate from sixth density to third.
For a fascinating feel of this pace, we now have access to the original session 15 as it happened:
Ra: I am Ra. Rapid aging occurs upon this third-density planet due to an ongoing imbalance of receptor web complex in the etheric portion of the energy field of this planet. The thought-form distortions of your peoples have caused the energy streamings to enter the planetary magnetic atmosphere, if you would so term this web of energy patterns, in such a way that the proper streamings are not correctly imbued with balanced vibratory light/love from the, shall we say, cosmic level of this octave of existence.
Doug: I envision the misaligned grid to be kind of like a broken funnel that doesn’t funnel the cosmic energy the way it is is supposed to. What would happen if you poured water into a funnel that had holes and was bent? It wouldn’t be very efficient and the the target that was supposed to receive all of the water at the other end would only get a much smaller amount than what would be normal if the funnel were functioning properly.
15.5 Questioner: Do I assume correctly in assuming that one of your attempts in service to this planet was to help the population of this planet more fully understand and practice the Law of One so that this aging, rapid aging could be changed to normal aging?
Ra: I am Ra. You assume correctly to a great degree.
Ra: I am Ra. You are correct. If you will observe those oriented through a lifetime experiential distortion complex from near the beginning of that experience, you will observe a relatively youthful, as you would call it, appearance.
Doug: I interpret 15.6 as meaning that those who have lived a lifetime of service often appear youthful with an exuberance, joy, and energy.
Ra: I am Ra. There is but one service. The Law is One. The offering of self to Creator is the greatest service, the unity, the fountainhead. The entity who seeks the One Creator is with infinite intelligence. From this seeking, from this offering, a great multiplicity of opportunities will evolve depending upon the mind/body/spirit complexes’ distortions with regard to the various illusory aspects or energy centers of the various complexes of your illusion.
Thus, some become healers, some workers, some teachers, and so forth.
Doug: Ra gives a straight answer: Intentionally offer yourself to the Infinite Creator. You do this, and you’ll drop right into the divine flow and things will open up for you.
Ra: I am Ra. A perfectly balanced entity would become tired rather than visibly aged. The lessons being learned, the entity would depart. However, this is appropriate and is a form of aging which your peoples do not experience. The understanding comes slowly, the body complex decomposing more rapidly.
Ra: I am Ra. Picture, if you will, the One Infinite. You have no picture. Thus, the process begins. Love, creating light, becoming love/light, streams into the planetary sphere according to the electromagnetic web of points or nexi of entrance. These streamings are then available to the individual who, like the planet, is a web of electromagnetic energy fields with points or nexi of entrance.
In a balanced individual each energy center is balanced and functioning brightly and fully. The blockages of your planetary sphere cause some distortion of intelligent energy. The blockages of the mind/body/spirit complex further distort or unbalance this energy. There is one energy. It may be understood as love/light or light/love or intelligent energy.
15.10 Questioner: Am I correct in assuming that one of the blockages [of] a mind/body/spirit complex might be due to an unbalance of, shall we say, ego, and this could be balanced using, say, a worthiness/unworthiness balance?
Ra: I am Ra. This is incorrect.
Ra: I am Ra. We cannot work with this concept as it is misapplied and understanding cannot come from it.
Doug: In my opinion, Ra doesn’t seem to understand that English has two concepts of the word, “ego.” In psychoanalysis, “ego” means the sense of self that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious. It’s the sense of self-awareness which, as Ra tells us in the Law of One, signals the harvestability of a second-density being for third-density, and is also the foundational third-density prerequisite for making the choice of polarity.
“Ego” is also used in terms of the “egoic.” It’s akin to the “false self” that is connected to one’s self-image and self-importance. And here, it is important to note that the egoic self isn’t “bad,” per se. It just isn’t the True Self. But we all have a false self and in fact, it can become a great teacher to us. Whenever I am offended at something or someone, I can ask myself why. Why am I fragile in that area? My egoic self was hurt and by working with that hurt, I can move into acceptance and forgiveness. That’s just good inner work. Maybe the egoic self doesn’t get “balanced” by doing good inner work but it was a catalyst to diving down and in.
Thus, in my opinion, an ego in terms of one’s sense of a personal identity can certainly be balanced. Indeed, below, Ra speaks about all the different levels a self–or an ego–can be balanced.
Ra: I am Ra. The steps are only one; that is, an understanding of the energy centers which make up the mind/body/spirit complex. This understanding may be briefly summarized as follows:
The first balancing is of the Malkuth, or Earth, vibratory energy complex, called the red-ray complex. An understanding and acceptance of this energy is fundamental.
The next energy complex which may be blocked is the emotional or personal complex, also known as the orange-ray complex. This blockage will often demonstrate itself as personal eccentricities or distortions with regard to self-conscious understanding or acceptance of self.
The third blockage resembles most closely that which you have called ego. It is the yellow-ray or solar plexus center. Blockages in this center will often manifest as distortions towards power, manipulation, and other social behaviors concerning those close and those associated with the mind/body/spirit complex.
Doug: Again, Ra’s use of “ego” here is the “false self,” which as Ra insinuates, desires power, prestige, and possessions. For a great treatment of the False Self, I recommend Richard Rohr’s daily meditation: Separation Is Suffering.
Those with blockages in these first three energy centers, or nexi, will have continuing difficulties in ability to further their seeking of the Law of One.
Doug: This is key!! Ra insinuates here that the lower-chakra triad needs to be balanced and harmonized to a certain degree so that enough energy can reach the heart chakra, which is the chakra that is interested in the way of oneness (Law of One), and more specifically for fourth density consciousness, universal love.
Most of the human population on Earth are third-density repeaters and we operate with a third-density-repeater psychology. Without activating the heart chakra and living from that energy center for a majority of the time, a person is not yet ready to move on to (positive) fourth density. The Orion Empire’s most clever work has been to energize human-collective distortions that stimulate the lower-chakra system keep people entrapped in third density and thus repeating it.
The center of heart, or green ray, is the center from which third-density beings may springboard, shall we say, towards infinite intelligence. Blockages in this area may manifest as difficulties in expressing what you may call universal love or compassion.
Doug: One of the better meditations that I’ve come across recently to activate the heart chakra is by psychologist, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of, “The Neuroscience of Change,” with Sounds True. She recommends taking a few minutes each day to “breathe from the heart.” She shows scientific evidence that breathing from the heart, or imagining that the nostrils are located at the heart center, decreases anxiety, increases wellbeing, increases compassion and empathy for self and other, and increases a sense of perspective. That sounds like tapping into universal love to me!
The blue-ray center of energy streaming is the center which, for the first time, is outgoing as well as inpouring. Those blocked in this area may have difficulty in grasping the spirit/mind complexes of its own entity and further difficulty in expressing such understandings of self. Entities blocked in this area may have difficulties in accepting communication from other mind/body/spirit complexes.
Doug: As a counselor for twenty years, the most common thing I’ve helped people is communicating in an assertive and respectful manner. I teach the following steps: 1) Identify what your needs really are. This requires inner work. 2) Communicate them calmly using “I statements.” 3) Really listen to the other person without interrupting. When they are finished speaking, repeat back to them what you think you heard in your words and ask them if you got it right. This gives them a chance to correct your thinking or to affirm it. 4) Brainstorm together what the next steps are to make sure that the relationship between both people (or more people) is allowed to flow and given life rather than blocking the flow of energy.
The next center is the pineal or indigo-ray center. Those blocked in this center may experience a lessening of the influx of intelligent energy due to manifestations which appear as unworthiness. This is that of which you spoke. As you can see, this is but one of many distortions due to the several points of energy influx into the mind/body/spirit complex. The indigo-ray balancing is quite central to the type of work which revolves about the spirit complex, which has its influx then into the transformation or transmutation of third density to fourth density, it being the energy center receiving the least-distorted outpourings of love/light from intelligent energy and having also the potential for the key to the gateway of intelligent infinity.
Doug: When I practice Centering Prayer, which is my formal contemplative practice, I will often experience a high degree of sixth chakra activation. I actually see an eye in front of me even though my eyes are closed. That one of the principal symbols of the third eye or sixth chakra is an eye, leads me to believe that this experience is commonplace for other spiritual seekers. I also note that when I see this third eye, I experience a kind of opening within my whole body. There is a relaxing of the lower body and I feel a flow of energy rising up and out. This is when I see the “eye” right in between my two eyes.
On the other side, however, when I find myself in moments of self-doubt or feelings of unworthiness, which also isn’t uncommon for me, I feel a strong blocking and pressure in my second chakra region. This leads me to affirm with Dr. Scott Mandelker and a few other spiritual teachers that the second chakra and the sixth chakra are linked intrinsically. Note that Ra says above how blockage in the second chakra can manifest as difficulty in accepting oneself. It seems to me that “feelings of unworthiness” (blockage in the sixth chakra) is a nuance of the “distortions with regard to self-conscious understanding or acceptance of self,” which indicates second-charka blockage. If two is blocked, you can bet that sixth will be, too.
The remaining center of energy influx is simply the total expression of the entity’s vibratory complex of mind, body, and spirit. It is as it will be, “balanced” or “imbalanced” has no meaning at this energy level, for it gives and takes in its own balance. Whatever the distortion may be, it cannot be manipulated as can the others and, therefore, has no particular importance in viewing the balancing of an entity.
15.13 Questioner: [You] previously gave us some information about what we should do in balancing. Is there any information that we can publish now about any particular exercises or methods of balancing [these] centers?
Ra: I am Ra. The exercises given for publication seen in comparison with the material now given are in total a good beginning. It is important to allow each seeker to enlighten itself rather than for any messenger to attempt in language to teach/learn for the entity, thus being teach/learner and learn/teacher. This is not in balance with your third density. We learn from you. We teach to you. Thus, we teach/learn. If we learned for you, this would cause imbalance in the direction of the distortion of free will. There are other items of information allowable. However, you have not yet reached these items in your lines of questioning and it is our belief/feeling complex that the questioner shall shape this material in such a way that your mind/body/spirit complexes shall have entry to it, thus we answer your queries as they arise in your mind complex.
Doug: The way I understand this answer from Ra is simply that no one can learn for someone else. If a teacher tries to enlighten (also includes: “convert” or “convince”) someone else, that would not only NOT work, but it would be an infringement on their free will. There is no spiritual or emotional progress without doing your own homework. Does just watching a fitness instructor make a person fit?
15.14 Questioner: Yesterday you stated “the harvest is now. There is not at this time any reason to include efforts upon these distortions toward longevity, but rather to encourage distortions towards the heart of self. For this which resides clearly in the violet-ray energy field will determine the harvest of each mind/body/spirit complex.” Could you tell us how to seek or the best way to seek the heart of self?
Ra: I am Ra. We have given you this information in several wordings. [Doug: 10.14, 15.12] However, we can only say the material for your understanding is the self: the mind/body/spirit complex. You have been given information upon healing, as you call this distortion. This information may be seen in a more general context as ways to understand the self. The understanding, experiencing, accepting, and merging of self with self and with other-self, and finally with the Creator, is the path to the heart of self. In each infinitesimal part of your self resides the One in all of Its power. Therefore, we can only encourage these lines of contemplation, always stating the prerequisite of meditation, contemplation, or prayer as a means of subjectively/objectively using or combining various understandings to enhance the seeking process. Without such a method of reversing the analytical process, one could not integrate into unity the many understandings gained in such seeking.
Doug: This is a beautiful response by Ra. Ra is saying here that as we understand ourselves better, we can understand others better. And as we understand others better, we understand God better. It could also go another way, too. As we understand God better, we understand ourselves and others better. And finally, the more we seek to understand and accept others, the more we begin to accept and understand ourselves. This seeking is powered by Love, Itself: the One Infinite Creator. Indeed, as has been said in varied spiritual traditions, “Love your neighbor as your Self.” There is only one Self here and you and your neighbor are manifestations of this One Self. It’s all of one piece, one united fabric of being and consciousness. In other words, the path of seeking and finding your True Self, and the path of seeking and finding God, is the same path. And with this unitive lens placed upon our heart-eyes, we see that our “other-selves” are in union with us, intrinsically.
Ra also reminds us here that if we don’t ground the knowledge of the Law of One by doing some form of meditation or contemplation, then it will just stay at the level of concepts and ideas. A meditation practice flushes what is learned at the conscious level down into the unconscious and that’s when lasting transformation takes place.
One more thing. The Ra group give us a delicious metaphysic in 15.14 by pointing out that the entirety of the One Infinite Creator resides within each part of ourselves. There is an indwelling aspect here. The nature of God is to not only manifest Godself as creation in an eternal expression of creativity, but also to reside or dwell within creation. God dwells within God, infinitely.
15.15 Questioner: I don’t mean to ask the same question twice, but there are some areas I consider so important that greater understanding may be obtained by possible restatement in other words. I thank you very much for your patience. Yesterday, you also mentioned that when there was no harvest at the end of the last 25,000-year period, “there were harvestable entities who shall choose the manner of their entrance into the fourth density.” Can you tell me what you mean by how “they will choose the manner of their entrance into the fourth density?”
Ra: I am Ra. These shepherds, or, as some have called them, the “Elder Race,” shall choose the time/space of their leaving. They are unlikely to leave until their other-selves are harvestable also.
Ra: I am Ra. The other-selves with whom these beings are concerned are those which did not attain harvest during the second major cycle.
Ra: I am Ra. The question is unclear. Please restate.
15.18 Questioner: I ask this question because I’ve heard about the Elder Race before in a book, Road in the Sky, by George Hunt Williamson, and I was wondering if this Elder Race was the same that he talked about?
Ra: I am Ra. The question now resolves itself, for we have spoken previously of the manner of decision-making which caused these entities to remain here upon the closing of the second major cycle of your current master cycle. There are some distortions in the descriptions of the one known as Michel; however, these distortions have primarily to do with the fact that these entities are not a social memory complex, but rather a group of mind/body/spirit complexes dedicated to service. These entities work together, but are not completely unified; thus, they do not completely see each the other’s thoughts, feelings, and motives. However, their desire to serve is the fourth-dimensional type of desire, thus melding them into what you may call a brotherhood.
Ra: I am Ra. We called them thusly to acquaint you, the questioner, with their identity as is understood by your mind complex distortion.
Ra: I am Ra. These are planetary entities harvested — Wanderers only in the sense that they chose, in fourth-density love, to immediately reincarnate in third density rather than proceeding towards fourth density. This causes them to be Wanderers of a type, Wanderers who have never left the Earth plane because of their free will rather than because of their vibrational level.
Doug: Ra states elsewhere that the Elders comprised of 150 people who were harvestable at the end of the second major cycle in South America (~25,000 years ago). They include such people as St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Francis of Assisi. It is my opinion that these Elders also include St. Padre Pio and Daskalos.
15.21 Questioner: Well, in yesterday’s material you stated “we offer the Law of One, the solving of paradoxes.” You also mentioned earlier that the first paradox, or the first distortion I meant, was the distortion of free will. Could you tell me if there’s a sequence? Is there a first, second, third, fourth distortion of the Law of One?
Ra: I am Ra. Only up to a very short point. After this point, the many-ness of distortions are equal one to another. The first distortion, free will, finds focus. This is the second distortion known to you as Logos, the Creative Principle or Love. This intelligent energy thus creates a distortion known as Light. From these three distortions come many, many hierarchies of distortions, each having its own paradoxes to be synthesized, no one being more important than another.
Ra: I am Ra. This will be the final question of this time/space. There is the same difference between love/light and light/love as there is between teach/learning and learn/teaching. Love/light is the enabler, the power, the energy giver. Light/love is the manifestation which occurs when light has been impressed with love.
Doug: Ra’s statement on love/light and light/love is significant. Here is what Gary L. Bean, co-director of L/L Research, wrote in his book, “The Ra Contact Resource Series: A Concept Guide,” on the subject of love/light and light/love:
Gary: “In the infinite universe there is only one energy: love/light or light/love or intelligent energy. The universe is made from, and of, love/light, light/love. It is that energy which performs every function, powers all work, gives and takes life, or, as Ra says, heals, builds, removes, destroys, transforms, and forms the pathways or so-called natural laws of any particular universe. Love/Light is the kinetic side of intelligent infinity, the mystery of the One manifesting into creation. This energy first comes into being as Free Will taps the potential of intelligent infinity to create, produce, or generate Love (the Logos, or Creative Principle, or Second Primal Distortion). Love then uses Free Will to create Light (or Third Primal Distortion), thus becoming love/light.”
“Love and light (like love and wisdom), are faces of the same coin. The upward spiraling light, also synonymous with prana, is love/light in
operation, perhaps one of its most fundamental operations. The upward
spiraling line of light is that evolutionary imperative, or will of the Logos, that is constantly illuminating, driving, unfolding, and organizing life “upward,” back toward the source of love/light: the unity of the One Creator. This primal life energy is also all-present and may be tapped into with the aids of energy collectors and focusers such as crystals and pyramids, and most powerfully by disciplined and concentrated will and faith.”
Doug: Another way that I understand this is that “love/light” is the “Person” (“the enabler,” “the power,” “the energy-giver”) who creates. And whatever is created is “light/love.” It is also true that whatever is created can turn around and become a creator in its own right. In other words, and in a (perhaps overly) simplistic form, we could say that the Logos (as love/light) creates you (as light/love). Then, throughout your life, you create with every thought, feeling, relationship, work of art…indeed, your every gesture is love-made-manifest as light/love.
Ra: I am Ra. This instrument requires a certain amount of manipulation of the physical or body complex due to a stiffness. Other than this, all is well, the energies being balanced. There is a slight distortion in the mental energy of this instrument due to concern for a loved one, as you call it. This is only slightly lowering the vital energies of the instrument. Given a manipulation, this instrument will be well for another working.
Doug: Likely Carla was worried about a loved one and this was a bit draining on her overall vital energy. Worrying does indeed sap energy, right?
Ra: I am Ra. We meant the latter. The understanding must be added that this manipulation be done by one in harmony with the entity. Are there any short queries before we leave this instrument?
Ra: I scan each and find it acceptable to share this information. The Wanderers in this working are of two densities, one the density of five, that is, of light; one the density of love/light, or unity. To express the identity of which came from which density, we observe to be an infringement upon the free will of each. Therefore, we state simply the two densities, both of which are harmoniously oriented towards work together.
Doug: Ra can share that there are two densities represented between the three of them but cannot share, due to infringement of free will, who came from which density.
I am Ra. I leave you in the love and the light of the Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and the peace of the One Infinite Creator. Adonai.