The Law of One, Book I, Session 1
Questioner: If an individual makes efforts to act as a catalyst in general to increase the awareness of planetary consciousness, is he of any aid in that direction, or is he doing nothing but acting upon himself?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall answer your question in two parts, both of which are important equally.
Firstly, you must understand that the distinction between yourself and others is not visible to us.
We do not consider that a separation exists between the consciousness-raising efforts of the distortion which you project as a personality and the distortion that you project as another personality.
Thus, to learn is the same as to teach unless you are not teaching what you are learning; in which case you have done you/them little good.
This understanding should be pondered by your mind/body/spirit complex as it is a distortion which plays a part in your experiences at this nexus.
To turn to the second part of our response may we state our understanding, limited though it is.
Group-individuated consciousness is that state of sharing understanding with the other distortions of mind/body/spirit complexes, which are within the evident reach of the mind/body/spirit complex individual or group.
Thus, we are speaking to you and accepting both our distortions and your own in order to enunciate the laws of creation, more especially the Law of One.
We are not available to many of your peoples, for this is not an easily understood way of communication or type of philosophy.
However, our very being is hopefully a poignant example of both the necessity and the near-hopelessness of attempting to teach.
Each of those in this group is striving to use, digest, and diversify the information which we are sending this instrument into the channels of the mind/body/spirit complex without distortion.
The few whom you will illuminate by sharing your light are far more than enough reason for the greatest possible effort.
To serve one is to serve all.
Therefore, we offer the question back to you to state that indeed it is the only activity worth doing: to learn/teach or teach/learn.
There is nothing else which is of aid in demonstrating the original thought except your very being, and the distortions that come from the unexplained, inarticulate, or mystery-clad being are many.
Thus, to attempt to discern and weave your way through as many group mind/body/spirit distortions as possible among your peoples in the course of your teaching is a very good effort to make.
We can speak no more valiantly of your desire to serve.
May we speak in any other capacity upon this subject?
The Law of One, Book I, Session 15
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.
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 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.
Thus, 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.
Questioner: Then an entity four years old would be totally responsible for any actions that were against or inharmonious with the Law of One.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
It may be noted that it has been arranged by your social complex structures that the newer entities to incarnation are to be provided with guides of a physical mind/body/spirit complex, thus being able to learn quickly what is consonant with the Law of One.
Questioner: Who are these guides?
Ra: I am Ra. These guides are what you call parents, teachers, and friends.