The Law of One, Book I, Session 15
Questioner: Thank you.
The first question is this:
Why does rapid aging occur on this planet?
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.
Questioner: Do I assume correctly that one of your attempts in service to this planet was to help the population more fully understand and practice the Law of One so that this rapid aging could be changed to normal aging?
Ra: I am Ra. You assume correctly to a great degree.
Questioner: What is the greatest service that our population on this planet could perform individually?
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.
Questioner: If an entity were perfectly balanced with respect to the Law of One on this planet would he undergo the aging process?
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.
Questioner: Can you tell me a little more about the word, “balancing,” as we are using it?
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.
The Law of One, Book I, Session 20
Questioner: Thank you.
As soon as the third-density started 75,000 years ago and we have incarnate third-density entities, what was the average human life span at that time?
Ra: I am Ra. At the beginning of this particular portion of your space/time continuum the average life span was approximately nine hundred of your years.
Questioner: Did the average life span grow longer or shorter as we progressed into third-density experience?
Ra: I am Ra. There is a particular use for the span of life in this density and, given the harmonious development of the learning/teachings of this density, the life span of the physical complex would remain the same throughout the cycle.
However, your particular planetary sphere developed vibrations by the second major cycle which shortened the life span dramatically.
Questioner: Assuming a major cycle is 25,000 years, at the end of the first major cycle, what was the life span?
Ra: I am Ra. The life span at the end of the first cycle which you call major was approximately seven hundred of your years.
Questioner: Then in 25,000 years we lost two hundred years of life span. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
Questioner: Can you tell me the reason for this shortening of life span?
Ra: I am Ra. The causes of this shortening are always an ineuphonious or inharmonious relational vibration between other-selves.
In the first cycle this was not severe due to the dispersion of peoples, but there was the growing feeling complex/distortion towards separateness from other-selves.
Questioner: I am assuming that at the start of one of these cycles there could have been either a positive polarization that would generally occur over the 25,000 years or a negative polarization.
Is the reason for the negative polarization and the shortening of the life span the influx of entities from Mars who had already polarized somewhat negatively?
Ra: I am Ra. This is incorrect.
There was not a strong negative polarization due to this influx.
The lessening of the life span was due primarily to the lack of the building of positive orientation.
When there is no progress those conditions which grant progress are gradually lost.
This is one of the difficulties of remaining unpolarized.
The chances, shall we say, of progress become steadily less.
Questioner: Can you tell me why nine hundred years is the optimum life span?
Ra: I am Ra. The mind/body/spirit complex of third density has perhaps one hundred times as intensive a program of catalytic action from which to distill distortions and learn/teachings than any other of the densities.
Thus the learn/teachings are most confusing to the mind/body/spirit complex which is, shall we say, inundated by the ocean of experience.
During the first, shall we say, perhaps
150 to 200 of your years as you measure time,
a mind/body/spirit complex is going through the process of a spiritual childhood.
The mind and the body are not enough in a disciplined configuration to lend clarity to the spiritual influxes.
Thus, the remaining time span is given to optimize the understandings which result from experience itself.
Questioner: Then at present it would seem that our current life span is much too short for those who are new to third-density lessons. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
Those entities which have, in some way, learned/taught themselves the appropriate distortions for rapid growth can now work within the confines of the shorter life span.
However, the greater preponderance of your entities find themselves in what may be considered a perpetual childhood.
The Law of One, Book I, Session 22
Questioner: I will ask a couple of questions to clear up the end of the second major cycle.
Then we will go on to the third and last of the major cycles.
Can you tell me what was the average life span at the end of the second major cycle?
Ra: I am Ra. By the end of the second major cycle the life span was as you know it, with certain variations among geographically isolated peoples more in harmony with intelligent energy and less bellicose.
Questioner: Can you tell me the length of the average life span in years at the end of the second major cycle?
Ra: I am Ra. The average is perhaps misleading.
To be precise, many spent approximately thirty-five to forty of your years in one incarnation with the possibility not considered abnormal of a life span approaching one hundred of your years.
Questioner: Can I assume then that this drastic drop in average life span from seven hundred years to less than one hundred years in length during this second 25,000 years was caused by an intensification of a lack of service to others?
Ra: I am Ra. This is in part correct.
By the end of the second cycle, the Law of Responsibility had begun to be effectuated by the increasing ability of entities to grasp those lessons which there are to be learned in this density.
Thus, entities had discovered many ways to indicate a bellicose nature,
not only as tribes or what you call nations but in personal relationships, each with the other,
the concept of barter having given way to the concept of money; also,
the concept of ownership having won ascendancy over the concept of non-ownership on an individual or group basis.
Each entity then was offered many more subtle ways of demonstrating either service toward others or service to self with the distortion of the manipulation of others.
As each lesson was understood, those lessons of sharing, of giving, of receiving in free gratitude—each lesson could be rejected in practice.
Without demonstrating the fruits of such learn/teaching the life span became greatly reduced, for the ways of honor/duty were not being accepted.
Questioner: Would this shortened life span help the entity in any way in that he would have more time in between incarnations to review his mistakes, or would this shortened life span hinder him?
Ra: I am Ra. Both are correct.
The shortening of the life span is a distortion of the Law of One which suggests that an entity not receive more experience in more intensity than it may bear.
This is only in effect upon an individual level and does not hold sway over planetary or social complexes.
Thus the shortened life span is due to the necessity for removing an entity from the intensity of experience which ensues when wisdom and love are, having been rejected, reflected back into the consciousness of the Creator without being accepted as part of the self, this then causing the entity to have the need for healing and for much evaluation of the incarnation.
The incorrectness lies in the truth that, given appropriate circumstances, a much longer incarnation in your space/time continuum is very helpful for continuing this intensive work until conclusions have been reached through the catalytic process.
Questioner: You spoke of the South American group which was harvestable at the end of the second cycle.
How long was their average life span at the end of the second cycle?
Ra: I am Ra. This isolated group had achieved life spans stretching upwards towards the nine hundred year life span appropriate to this density.
Questioner: I am assuming that the planetary action that we are experiencing now, which it seems shortens all life spans here, was not strong enough then to affect them and shorten their life span. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
It is well to remember that at that nexus in space/time great isolation was possible.
Questioner: How many people populated the Earth totally at that time; that is, were incarnate in the physical at any one time?
Ra: I am Ra. I am assuming that you intend to query regarding the number of incarnate mind/body/spirit complexes at the end of the second major cycle, this number being approximately 345,000 entities.
The Law of One, Book V, Fragment 55
Session 105, October 19, 1983
Questioner: At the end of an incarnation, before veiling, did the entity appear physically to have aged like entities at the end of their incarnation in our present illusion?
Did the Significator look like that?
Ra: I am Ra. The Significator of Mind, Body, or Spirit is a portion of the archetypical mind and looks as each envisions such to appear.
The body of mind/body/spirits before veiling showed all the signs of aging which acquaint you now with the process leading to the removal from third-density incarnation of the mind/body/spirit complex.
It is well to recall that the difference betwixt mind/body/spirits and mind/body/spirit complexes is a forgetting within the deeper mind.
Physical appearances and surface and instinctual activities are much the same.
Questioner: Then I was wondering what was the root reason for the change in appearance that we see as the aging process?
I am trying to uncover the basic philosophical premise here, but I may be shooting in the dark and not questioning on it correctly.
I am trying to get at the reason behind the design in this change in appearance when it seems to me that it would be just as possible for the mind/body/spirit or mind/body/spirit complex to look the same throughout an incarnation.
Could Ra explain the reason for this change?
Ra: I am Ra. When the discipline of the personality has led the mind/body/spirit complex into the fifth and especially the sixth level of study it is no longer necessary to build destruction of the physical vehicle into its design, for the spirit complex is so experienced as a shuttle that it is aware when the appropriate degree of intensity of learning and increment of lesson have been achieved.
not to build into the physical vehicle its ending would be counterproductive to the mind/body/spirit complexes therein residing, for within the illusion it seems more lovely to be within the illusion than to drop the garment which has carried the mind/body/ spirit complex and move on.
Questioner: I see, then, that it is, shall we say, when an individual reaches a very old age it becomes apparent to him in third density that he is worn out.
Therefore, be is not attached to this vehicle as firmly as he would be with a good-looking, well-functioning one.
After the veil, the body is definitely an athanor for the mind.
Prior to the veiling did the body serve as an athanor for the mind at all?
Ra: I am Ra. Yes.
You may ask one more full query.