The Law of One, Book I, Session 18
Questioner: Thank you.
I have a question here that I will read:
“Much of the mystic tradition of seeking on Earth holds the belief that the individual self must be erased or obliterated and the material world ignored for the individual to reach ‘nirvana,’ as it is called, or enlightenment.
What is the proper role of the individual self and its worldly activities to aid an individual to grow more into the Law of One?”
Ra: I am Ra.
The proper role of the entity is in this density
to experience all things desired,
to then analyze,
and accept these experiences,
distilling from them the love/light within them.
Nothing shall be overcome.
That which is not needed falls away.
The orientation develops due to analysis of desire.
become more and more distorted towards conscious application of love/light as the entity furnishes itself with distilled experience.
We have found it to be inappropriate in the extreme to encourage the overcoming of any desires, except to suggest the imagination rather than the carrying out in the physical plane, as you call it, of those desires not consonant with the Law of One, thus preserving the primal distortion of free will.
The reason it is unwise to overcome
is that overcoming is an unbalanced action creating difficulties in balancing in the time/space continuum.
Overcoming, thus, creates the further environment for holding on to that which apparently has been overcome.
All things are acceptable in the proper time for each entity, and in experiencing, in understanding, in accepting, in then sharing with otherselves, the appropriate distortion shall be moving away from distortions of one kind to distortions of another which may be more consonant with the Law of One.
It is, shall we say, a shortcut to simply ignore or overcome any desire.
It must instead be understood and accepted.
This takes patience and experience which can be analyzed with care, with compassion for self and for other-self.
Questioner: Basically I would say that to infringe upon the free will of another entity would be the basic thing never to do under the Law of One.
Can you state any other breaking of the Law of One than this basic rule?
Ra: I am Ra. As one proceeds from the primal distortion of free will, one proceeds to the understanding of the focal points of intelligent energy which have created the intelligences or the ways of a particular mind/body/spirit complex in its environment, both what you would call natural and what you would call man-made.
the distortions to be avoided are those
which do not take into consideration the distortions of the focus of energy of love/light, or shall we say, the Logos of this particular sphere or density.
These include the
lack of understanding of the needs of the natural environment,
the needs of other-selves’ mind/body/spirit complexes.
These are many due to the various distortions of man-made complexes in which the intelligence and awareness of entities themselves have chosen a way of using the energies available.
Thus, what would be an improper distortion with one entity is proper with another.
We can suggest an attempt to become aware of the other-self as self and thus do that action which is needed by other-self, understanding from the other-self’s intelligence and awareness.
In many cases this does not involve the breaking of the distortion of free will into a distortion or fragmentation called infringement.
However, it is a delicate matter to be of service, and compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
The area or arena called the societal complex
is an arena in which there are no particular needs for care for it is the prerogative/honor/duty of those in the particular planetary sphere to act according to their free will for the attempted aid of the social complex.
Thus, you have two simple directives:
awareness of the intelligent energy expressed in nature,
awareness of the intelligent energy expressed in self to be shared when it seems appropriate by the entity with the social complex, and you have one infinitely subtle and various set of distortions of which you may be aware; that is, distortions with respect to self and other-selves not concerning free will but concerning harmonious relationships and service to others as other-selves would most benefit.
Questioner: As an entity in this density grows from childhood, he becomes more aware of his responsibilities.
Is there an age below which an entity is not responsible for his actions, or is he responsible from the time of his birth?
Ra: I am Ra. An entity incarnating upon the Earth plane becomes conscious of self at a varying point in its time/space progress through the continuum.
This may have a median, shall we say, of approximately fifteen of your months.
Some entities become conscious of self at a period closer to incarnation, some at a period farther from this event.
In all cases responsibility becomes retroactive from that point backward in the continuum so that distortions are to be understood by the entity and dissolved as the entity learns.