by Doug Esse
Prologue by my close friend, D: I resonate very much to the ideals you laid out. There are two things about Saint Francis’s life that are interrelated: when it comes to people and nature, none of it is “out THERE”. What I mean about people is that so many humans “serve” as this isolated event where they try to do some thing kind of generous for others. But they do not carry a sense of positive service or generosity in their hearts. likewise, it is difficult for many people to see that we are nature. Nature is our home. Not our houses, buildings, or infrastructure. So many people think they need to “get out in nature” like it’s a vacation from the real world. This creates a strange disconnect.
I’ve been drawn to St. Francis as early as I can remember. Early in my life, I had strong visions of Jesus and Mary, and I felt their presences throughout my life. Beginning in first grade, I also came to understand the felt-sense presence of St. Francis of Assisi.
During my youth, my family attended St. Francis Catholic church in Grapevine, TX. Later, in college, I discovered my mentor Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, a Franciscan priest, who would change the trajectory of my life several times over. After my undergraduate, I joined a Franciscan volunteer program and lived in Bluefields, Nicaragua for two transformational years. I discerned becoming a Franciscan priest for a while but decided to go to graduate school where I met and married my very Franciscan wife. She volunteered at St. Francis Inn, a Franciscan soup kitchen which serves the poorest and most marginalized in Philadelphia, PA.
Over twenty years ago, I asked her to marry in the chapel above the Inn’s soup kitchen, and we spent half of our honeymoon volunteering because we want(ed) to show with our lives that service in the Franciscan tradition is at the heart of our marital vocation. Since then, our family of five (three children whose names are all Franciscan in some way) come to the Inn to volunteer together so that they have an epicenter in their lives which provides them the experience of service to others in a rooted, supremely loving way.
As I write this article, we are staying at a simple house owned by the Inn where we, unfortunately, are quarantining for 5 days due to all of us testing positive for Covid. We would prefer to serve the meals but alas, we embrace the catalysts that are given. However, this down time offers me the opportunity to put together these few paragraphs which are close to my heart. I imagine that the venn diagram that describes those who might find this article intriguing to be quite specific. If anyone who reads these words finds some inspiration, even if that number is two, then I am glad, indeed! This article is a brief exploration of my own Franciscan bias as I read and assimilate the Law of One material.
Who Is St. Francis?
Francis of Assisi cannot be described without also including his equal founder of Franciscanism, Clare of Assisi. Together, they created something new in the world that has touched many millions of people. Francis and Clare were born in Assisi, Italy, in the late twelfth century, right at the historical headwaters of what would become the European Renaissance. Francis belonged to a successful merchant-class family headed by his business-savvy, ambitious father. Clare was born into nobility and represented the royal-class.
As a young man, Francis was full of idealism and the spirit of chivalry. He joined a war deemed holy by the local bishop and fought against the neighboring nation-state a few miles away. He was injured, imprisoned for a year, and returned home bedridden and disillusioned. As he began to heal, he desired to immerse himself in the nature around him and for the first time in his life, he found the splendor and depth of God operating in the natural world. As time passed, he ventured into an old ruin of a church which featured an icon painted upon a cross known as the San Damiano Cross (which still exists and my wife and I saw it in our trip to Assisi in 2006).
Francis had a profoundly mystical experience wherein he heard God say to him, “Francis, go and rebuild my Church, which you see has fallen into ruin.” He was overjoyed and shocked at the message. He returned to his home but was roundly rejected by his father who had become disgusted with his son’s zeal for simplicity and lack of business acumen. Francis renounced his father and claimed that God was his “father” from then on. He took off his rich clothes and took upon him the beggar’s robe, one in which he would wear for the rest of his life.
He returned to the church where he saw the vision and rebuilt the church with his own hands, brick by brick, with the help of the poor, outcast, lepers, and a small band of young men who joined him in his new lifestyle.
Soon, Clare saw that her friend, Francis, had freed himself of the life that had been imposed upon him and began living the freedom of a gospel life…one based upon the goodness of love freely given and love freely shared. She had always had this inclination and left her lofty social status as a lady of Assisi. She founded a new social movement called the Poor Ladies (later named “The Poor Clares,” after she died). Clare and the women who joined her sisterhood lived in the church that Francis and his brotherhood rebuilt.
Together, Francis and Clare embodied a yin-yang of action and contemplation. Both Franciscan founders learned from each other’s unique vocations so that Francis learned to embody the contemplative mind while living a very active life of loving service. Clare learned that the contemplative life was a highly active one where prayer for the world and loving hospitality radiated the Creator’s love like a beacon of light/love.
Ra’s account from the Law of One material
According to the Ra group, third-density vibratory conditions last 75,000 years. Normally on third-density planets, a few souls polarize enough to harvest to fourth density during the first 25,000 years, a great many more harvest by the end of the second major cycle of 25,000 years. The rest will harvest by the end of the master cycle of 75,000 years. But Earth is not a normal third-density planet (ref 20.27).
Ra says that no one was polarized enough to harvest to fourth density after the first major cycle of 25,000 years, and after another 25,000 years, only 150 entities had achieved enough polarization to harvest to fourth density. These beings lived in a remote area in South America and Ra says that together, these 150 harvestable entities were visited by the Confederation:
A light being appeared bearing that which may be called a shield of light. It spoke of the oneness and infinity of all creation and of those things which await those ready for harvest. It described in golden words the beauties of love as lived. It then allowed a telepathic linkage to progressively show those who were interested the plight of third density when seen as a planetary complex. It then left.22.12
Ra said that these 150 highly positive entities decided as a group to stay for the next 25,000 year-cycle to help out and became known to the human collective as the “Elder Race”(15.15). They became Wanderers of a type of Wanderer which did not come from elsewhere but although harvestable to fourth density, chose not to do so because they desired to stay and serve humanity (15.20) in a “fourth-dimensional type of desire, thus melding them into what you may call a brotherhood” (15.18).
Ra names St. Francis of Assisi as one of these entities (22.15).
Francis and Clare were madly in love with Jesus Christ. They followed Jesus’ way of love with such fidelity that they approached the Great Christic Archetype, or the Ankh of Forgiveness, which I explore here: The 3rd-Density Ankh Event: A Law of One Discussion on Reconciliation, Archetypes, and Jesus
The Franciscan spirituality has left a mark in (western) spirituality that emphasizes certains virtues that most definitely provided a corrective to the Christianity of the Francis and Clare’s time, but also feels imperative now; now at this time of harvest.
I synthesized a great deal of literature on Franciscanism and came up with the following virtues which I have grouped under the two words that Francis, himself, used when he blessed a community, a person, a place, or as a closing in a letter: Pax et Bonum [Peace and Goodness].
Four interconnected pillars of the Franciscan notion of Goodness
Univocity of being: “The Franciscan notion of the ‘univocity of being’ gave an early philosophical foundation to what we now call the circle of life or ecosystems, holons and fractals (parts that replicate the whole), unitive or contemplative thinking, and mysticism itself” (https://cac.org/daily-meditations/the-univocity-of-being-2016-11-14/).
Irreplaceable thisness: “Franciscan philosopher-theologian Blessed John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) taught extensively on the absolute uniqueness of each act of creation. His doctrine of haecceity is derived from haec, the Latin word for ‘this.’ Duns Scotus said the absolute freedom of God allows God to create, or not to create, each creature. Its existence means God has positively chosen to create that creature, precisely as it is. Each creature is thus not merely one member of a genus and species, but a unique aspect of the infinite Mystery of God” (https://cac.org/daily-meditations/irreplaceable-thisness-2018-03-18/
Incarnation is already salvation: The Franciscan school of theology offered an alternative orthodoxy within Christianity which provided a corrective to mainline orthodoxy. God’s self-incarnation as matter through what scientists call the Big Bang meant that the material universe was already supremely sacred and not in need of being made sacred later.
Sacramental nature of every thing: Since every little thing is already made in the image of God, it already possesses a divine nature.
These seven virtues of the Franciscan notion of peace are derived from prevenient Goodness
“‘From the bottom up’ has to do with the biblical and Franciscan emphasis on the path of descent. Most of religion is ideological: it defines reality from the top down. It begins with a transcendent God up there in heaven, and then we try to explain everything down here in relationship to that transcendent God. But what Jesus actually taught was something much more akin to ‘from the bottom up’.” (https://cac.org/daily-meditations/bias-from-the-bottom-2017-01-06/)
Care for creation: Franciscanism sees everything–every thing–as sacred with an bias “from the bottom up,” as mentioned above. The most marginalized of entities in creation are given preference.
Lovingly reverence the dignity of each person: Each person is a unique and supremely sacred “aspect of infinite mystery of God.” Franciscanism adopts a reverence–or deep, abiding, respect and honoring–for the dignity of each person. This is a heart-to-heart, deep-unto-deep, type of reverence between one person and another.
Desire to be instruments of peace: This is best summed up in the famous Prayer of St. Francis. As a personal note, this prayer has been my guiding light in my life. It is deeply meaningful to me:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Creator, grant that I may not so much seekPrayer of St. Francis
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Proclaim joy and hope: Franciscanism was born in a time of cultural darkness and deep corruption in both state and religion. Sound familiar? Yet, Francis and Clare created a bias of critiquing the “bad” by the practice of the “better.” The Franciscan way of life is one of abiding joy and overflowing hope. It IS a beautiful world. We become the change we wish to see in the world. This is the Franciscan vision of living.
Foster peace and justice through loving service: Franciscan vision follows something like this: No Justice, No Peace; Know Justice, Know Peace. Here is a quote from a Franciscan friar:
I think that a basic Franciscan contribution to an understanding of Social Justice is this insight that all people and all creatures are our family members. We all share in the same fundamental being that God has created, are made of the same stuff. A true understanding of these relationships shows us why we must be in just relationships with all other creatures. If we can grasp this, we are well on our way to seeing the reasons behind our Social Justice teachings.https://www.stfrancisparish.com/franciscans/walkingthetalk.htm
Here is a wonderful quote from Franciscan Richard Rohr, OFM:
Francis (1182-1226) and Clare (1194-1253) of Assisi understood Jesus’ message and modeled a similar agenda: a simple lifestyle outside the system of production and consumption (the real meaning of the vow of poverty) and conscious identification with the marginalized of society (the communion of saints pushed to its outer edge). In this position, we do not “do” acts of peace and justice as much as our lifestyle itself is peace and justice. Think about that.
By “living on the edge of the inside” I mean building on the solid Tradition (“from the inside”) but doing it from a new and creative stance where you cannot be co-opted (“on the edge”) for purposes of security, possessions, or the illusions of power. Today, many of us try to find personal and individual freedom even as we remain inside a system of consumption that we are unable or unwilling to critique. We cannot remove the plank on which we are standing. Evil tends to hide even more in systems and institutions than in individuals. 
The way of radical Christianity is to stay outside of such systems—insofar as possible—so they cannot control our breadth of thinking, feeling, loving, and living out universal justice. We can only re-enter them from this new place of inner freedom. This has seldom been taught, and thus most of us are on bended knee to and codependent with almost all public institutions.
We lost our unique and prophetic way when we turned Jesus into a chummy best friend and Brother Francis into “Saint Francis,” and it was no longer considered foolish to say that you followed Jesus or Francis. A prophet’s lifestyle is never fashionable or safe.
When you agree to live simply, you do not consider the refugee, the homeless person, or the foreigner as a threat or competition. You have chosen their marginal state for yourself—freely and consciously becoming “visitors and pilgrims” in this world, as Francis put it (quoting 1 Peter 2:11). A simple lifestyle is an act of solidarity with the way most people have lived since the beginnings of humanity.https://cac.org/daily-meditations/be-peace-and-justice-2018-06-18/
Live in community: The heart of Franciscanism is a communal one. Where ever one is on their life’s journey, it is imperative to participate in some sort of intentional community where there is some level of mutual vulnerability. This kind of community should start with our immediate family, in so far as possible. But also, a community with a Franciscan vision is one that comes together in some way to share in our struggles, joys, burdens, and strengths. As Francis once said, “The Lord gave me brothers (a family!).” Even if our vocation is more solitary, we can and should connect with all creation through our hearts in loving union.
Humility: Humility is not the same as humiliation. Humility is a simple deference to the source of our love, which is the Creator, which comes through us and into the world. Franciscan humility is not a passive passivity (to not engage in the world) but rather an active passivity (to engage in the world as channels of God’s love and peace). Franciscan humility is well summed up by St. Paul’s statement, “No longer I [Paul’s ego] but Christ Who lives within me [the Creator’s love]…” (Galatians 2:20), or St. Teresa of Avila’s beautiful words,
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,St. Teresa of Ávila (attributed) [note: St. Teresa is also one of the 150 souls, like St. Francis, that Ra says is a member of the Elder Race (session 22.15)
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are His body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
The Law of One metaphysics and Franciscanism
Univocity of being:
Ra: I am Ra. The galaxy and all other things of material of which you are aware are products of individualized portions of intelligent infinity. As each exploration began, it, in turn, found its focus and became co-Creator. Using intelligent infinity each portion created an universe and allowing the rhythms of free choice to flow, playing with the infinite spectrum of possibilities, each individualized portion channeled the love/light into what you might call intelligent energy, thus creating the so-called natural laws of any particular universe.
Each universe, in turn, individualized to a focus becoming, in turn, co-Creator and allowing further diversity, thus creating further intelligent energies regularizing or causing natural laws to appear in the vibrational patterns of what you would call a solar system. Thus, each solar system has its own, shall we say, local coordinate system of illusory natural laws. It shall be understood that any portion, no matter how small, of any density or illusory pattern contains, as in an holographic picture, the One Creator which is infinity. Thus all begins and ends in mystery.
29.26 Each mind/body/spirit complex is an unique portion of the One Creator.
34.2 The experience of each entity is unique in perception of intelligent infinity.
38.5 …[E]ach balance is perfect and each unique.
42.20 …[E]ach entity is unique and each relationship with self and other-self doubly unique.
49.5 …[There are] unique qualities of each creation.
54.24 …[Every] catalyst is programmed and the program is designed for the mind/body/spirit complex for its unique requirements.
65.10 …Each [potential timeline vibrates] from an unique level, position, or vibratory configuration.
66.31 Each planetary experience is unique.
The Logos and each logoi is unique:
The process is from the larger, in your illusion, to the smaller. Thus the co-Creator, individualizing the galaxy, created energy patterns which then focused in multitudinous focuses of further conscious awareness of intelligent infinity. Thus, the solar system of which you experience inhabitation is of its own patterns, rhythms, and so-called natural laws which are unique to itself. However, the progression is from the galaxy spiraling energy to the solar spiraling energy, to the planetary spiraling energy, to the experiential circumstances of spiraling energy which begin the first density of awareness or consciousness of planetary entities.13.15
Ra and the Confederation were given permission to help maintain the metaphysical integrity intact of the souls affected by the blast of the atomic bombs in WWII. To not intervene would “be a loss to the Creator as part of the Creator” [unique as they were].
Ra: I am Ra. Those who were destroyed, not by radiation, but by the trauma of the energy release, found not only the body/mind/spirit complex made unviable, but also a disarrangement of that unique vibratory complex you have called the spirit complex, which we understand as a mind/body/spirit complex, to be completely disarranged without possibility of re-integration. This would be the loss to the Creator of part of the Creator and thus we were given permission, not to stop the events, but to ensure the survival of the, shall we say, disembodied mind/body/spirit complex. This we did in those events which you mention, losing no spirit or portion or holograph or microcosm of the macrocosmic Infinite One
Incarnation is already salvation: The Infinite Creator experiences Godself as self-emptying (kenosis), incarnational love in…through…and as creation.
Sacramental nature of every thing: When humans become aware of their spiritual evolution, they become activated mind/body/spirit complexes (30.5) and this marks the end of the innocent phase of third-density living (30.1). We become more and more conscious participants in the Creator’s own divine life which unfolds in…though…and as us. Ra says that as humans awaken more to that which they already are (love incarnate!), they begin to reverence the holiness of each thing as the unique expression of God. This is what Ra means when they say:
Each experience will be sequentially understood by the growing and seeking mind/body/spirit complex in terms of survival, then in terms of personal identity, then in terms of social relations, then in terms of universal love, then in terms of how the experience may beget free communication, then in terms of how the experience may be linked to universal energies, and finally in terms of the sacramental nature of each experience.Session 49.6
Care for creation: We are stewards of each other, that’s how love works. Whether one is a sixth-density social-memory complex responding to a call for aid (14.18), or a third-density human endeavoring some type of restitution to the planet (26.30), we advocate for the healing in creation.
Lovingly reverence the dignity of each person: Each moment contains love; the universe is one being. When a person views another person, see the Creator. When you gaze into the mirror, see the Creator. When you gaze at the creation which lies about you, see the Creator (10.14).
Desire to be instruments of peace:
Questioner: Can you tell me how the adept, then, after being able to hold the image for several minutes, what he does then to affect planetary consciousness or increase positive polarity? I still don’t quite understand about this.
Ra: I am Ra. When the positive adept touches intelligent infinity from within, this is the most powerful of connections for it is the connection of the whole mind/body/spirit complex microcosm with the macrocosm. This connection enables the, shall we say, green-ray true color in time/space to manifest in your time/space. In green ray thoughts are beings. In your illusion this is normally not so.50.9
The adepts then become living channels for love and light and are able to channel this radiance directly into the planetary web of energy nexi. The ritual will always end by the grounding of this energy in praise and thanksgiving and the release of this energy into the planetary whole.
Proclaim joy and hope:
2.6 I leave you in the glory and the peace of the One Creator. Rejoice in the love/light, and go forth in the power of the One Creator. In joy, we leave you. Adonai.
52.11 Let us remember that we are all one. This is the great learning/teaching. In this unity lies love. This is a great learn/teaching. In this unity lies light. This is the fundamental teaching of all planes of existence in materialization. Unity, love, light, and joy; this is the heart of evolution of the spirit.
57.34 Ra: I am Ra. All is harmonious. We greet you all in joy.
60.32 Be merry, my friends. All is well and your conscientiousness is to be recommended. We leave you in the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator. Rejoice, then, and go forth in the peace and in the glory of the One Infinite Creator. I am Ra. Adonai.
64.21 I leave you, my friends, in the glorious love and joyful light of the Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and in the peace of the One Infinite Creator. Adonai.
65.12 there is always one container in that store of peace, love, light, and joy.
71.17 The heart of white magic is the experience of the joy of union with the Creator. This joy will of necessity radiate throughout the life experience of the positive adept.
102.22 All is well. Find love and thanksgiving together, and each shall support each. The alignments are conscientious. We are known to you as Ra. We leave you in the love and in the light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, merry and glad in His power and peace. Adonai.
Foster peace and justice through loving service:
26.30 Healing is a process of acceptance, forgiveness, and, if possible, restitution. The restitution not being available in time/space, there are many among your peoples now attempting restitution while in the physical.
26.31 These attempt feelings of love towards the planetary sphere and comfort and healing of the scars and the imbalances of these actions.
42.7 To a mind/body/spirit complex which is starving, the appropriate response is the feeding of the body. You may extrapolate from this.
42.8 …[I]t is within the free will of an entity to respond to this plight of other-selves, and the offering of the needed foodstuffs and substances is an appropriate response within the framework of your learn/teachings at this time which involve the growing sense of love for and service to other-selves.
Live in community:
Consider, if you will, the tree for instance. It is self-sufficient. Consider, if you will, the third-density entity. It is self-sufficient only through difficulty and deprivation. It is difficult to learn alone for there is a built-in handicap, at once the great virtue and the great handicap of third density. That is the rational/intuitive mind.
Thus, the weakening of the physical vehicle, as you call it, was designed to distort entities towards a predisposition to deal with each other. Thus, the lessons which approach a knowing of love can be begun.
This catalyst then is shared between peoples as an important part of each self’s development as well as the experiences of the self in solitude and the synthesis of all experience through meditation. The quickest way to learn is to deal with other-selves. This is a much greater catalyst than dealing with the self. Dealing with the self without other-selves is akin to living without what you would call mirrors. Thus, the self cannot see the fruits of its beingness. Thus, each may aid each by reflection. This is also a primary reason for the weakening of the physical vehicle, as you call the physical complex.19.13
The heart of the discipline of the personality is threefold. One, know yourself. Two, accept yourself. Three, become the Creator.
The third step is that step which, when accomplished, renders one the most humble servant of all, transparent in personality and completely able to know and accept other-selves. In relation to the pursuit of the magical working the continuing discipline of the personality involves the adept in knowing itself, accepting itself, and thus clearing the path towards the great indigo gateway to the Creator. To become the Creator is to become all that there is. There is then no personality in the sense with which the adept begins its learn/teaching. As the consciousness of the indigo ray becomes more crystalline, more work may be done; more may be expressed from intelligent infinity.74.11
Living the Law of One the Franciscan Way
I will offer the practice that I do everyday. I put on my Franciscan Tau cross every morning and pray, “Keep me simple and loving.”
I then keep the Prayer of St. Francis on my lips and in my heart all day long.
Join me in living this beautiful life of living in union and unity with all things with the bias from the bottom up so that we walk together with creation in solidarity. Amen
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 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.
Ra: I am Ra. There were approximately one hundred fifty  entities harvestable.
Ra: I am Ra. A light being appeared bearing that which may be called a shield of light. It spoke of the oneness and infinity of all creation and of those things which await those ready for harvest. It described in golden words the beauties of love as lived. It then allowed a telepathic linkage to progressively show those who were interested the plight of third density when seen as a planetary complex. It then left.
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. As a group they stayed. There were those peripherally associated with this culture which did not stay. However, they were not able to be harvested either and so, beginning at the very highest, shall we say, of the sub-octaves of third density, repeated this density. Many of those who have been of a loving nature are not Wanderers but those of this particular origin of second cycle.
Ra: I am Ra. The one known as sound vibration complex, Saint Augustine, is of such a nature. The one known as Saint Teresa of such a nature. The one known as Saint Francis of Assisi of such nature. These entities, being of monastic background, as you would call it, found incarnation in the same type of ambiance appropriate for further learning.
30.1 Ra: I am Ra. This statement is quite perceptive and correct until the final phrase in which we note that the polarities begin to be explored only at the point when a third-density entity becomes aware of the possibility of choice between the concept or distortion of service to self or service to others. This marks the end of what you may call the unselfconscious or innocent phase of conscious awareness.
30.5…the addition of this spirit complex, though apparent rather than real, it having existed potentially from the beginning of space/time, perfects itself by graduation into third density. When the mind/body/spirit complex becomes aware of the possibility of service to self or other-self, then the mind/body/spirit complex is activated.