THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS: SETTING UP THE GAME
7. THE BEGINNING OF ALL THINGS
I. THE INFINITE ONE = THE SOURCE = INTELLIGENT INFINITY
A. THE INFINITE ONE IS UNFOCUSED AND UNDIFFERENTIATED
QUESTION: Can you tell me the first known thing in creation?
RA: The first known thing in creation is infinity. (B1, S13, 129)
B. AWARENESS DAWNS
QUESTION: What is the next step?
RA: Infinity became aware. (B1, S13, 129)
II. FROM THE INFINITE ONE DESIRING TO EXPERIENCE ITSELF ARISES THE CREATOR
A. THE CREATOR CREATES (OUTER) SPACE
RA: As the Creator decides to experience Itself It generates into that plenum (nothingness that has the potential for being) full of the glory and the power of the One Infinite Creator which is manifest to your perceptions as space or outer space. (B4, S82, 65)
B. THE CREATOR DIVIDES INTO (OR CREATES) INDIVIDUALIZED PORTIONS OF ITSELF
RA: Step by step, the Creator becomes that which may know (or experience) Itself, and the portions of the Creator partake less purely in the power of the original word or thought. The creation itself is a form of consciousness which is unified.
THE CREATOR DOES NOT PROPERLY CREATE AS MUCH AS IT EXPERIENCES ITSELF. (B1, S1, 65)
III. THE CREATOR = THE FOCUSING OF INTELLIGENT INFINITY INTO INTELLIGENT ENERGY
RA: Awareness led to the focus of infinity into infinite energy. You have called this by various names, the most common being 'logos' or 'love'. [Note: Elsewhere, love is also defined as the "second distortion of the Law of One".]. (B1, S13, 129)
RA: The Creator is the focusing of infinity as an aware conscious principle called intelligent infinity. (B1, S13, 129) (Note: When infinity focuses itself, then creation occurs.)
RA: Love may be seen as the type of energy of an extremely high order which causes intelligent energy to be formed from the potential of intelligent infinity in a particular way. All love emanates from the Oneness. (B2, S27, 8)
IV. INTELLIGENT INFINITY AND INTELLIGENT ENERGY
RA: There is unity. This unity is all there is. This unity has a potential and a kinetic. The potential is intelligent infinity, Tapping this potential will yield work [or the kinetic part.] This work [or kinetic part] has been called by us, intelligent energy. [Yet] there is no difference, potential or kinetic, in unity.
The basic rhythms of intelligent infinity are totally without distortion of any kind. The rhythms are clothed in mystery, for they are being itself. Its unity is undistorted. However, there is a vast potential to be tapped into by focuses of energy, which we call intelligent energy.
[Dr. Childers' Note: So, in a certain sense It does have a potential -- as seen from that which taps into It, but not as seen from that which It is.] (B2, S27, 7) [Dr. Childers' Note: Also recall Tillich's ground of being.]
V. THE GREAT CENTRAL SUN AND THE RHYTHM OF INTELLIGENT INFINITY
RA: Intelligent infinity has a rhythm or flow as of a giant heart, beginning with the central sun as you would conceive of this ... the presence of the flow inevitable as a tide of beingness without polarity, without finiteness, the vast and silent all beating outward, outward and inward until all the focuses are complete. Then their spiritual nature or mass calls them inward, inward until all is coalesced. This is the rhythm of reality. (B2, S27, 6)
[Note: The "heartbeat" or "rhythm" occurs at the center of a given spherical energy system, and has been called a "central oscillator" in published scientific works. Again, Ra's material is remarkably well-correlated with the physics model that Wilcock brought into full completion in his third volume, Divine Cosmos.
(To get right into the conceptual model, begin with Chapter Six: The Universal Heartbeat.) Especially relevant is Dr. Oliver Crane's groundbreaking source text, "Central Oscillator and the Space-Time Quanta Medium," June 2000, ISBN 3-9520261-0-7, which is simplified, summarized and enhanced in Divine Cosmos.
To put it bluntly, Ra's words from February 21, 1981 predated Crane's breakthroughs by 11 years, as they were first published in German in 1992. A wealth of scientific evidence points towards Ra's 1981 assertions being correct in this and many other areas.]
8. THE TOOLS OF REASON = 3 BASIC DISTORTIONS OF THE ONE
I. THE 1ST DISTORTION = FREE WILL
QUESTION: The 1st distortion of intelligent infinity is free will. Can you give a definition of this distortion?
QUESTION: The Creator then grants total freedom of choice in the ways of knowing. Is this correct?
RA: This is quite correct. (B2, S27, 7)
QUESTION: Then all other distortions spring from this first distortion, is this correct?
RA: It is both correct and incorrect.
In your illusion of physical existence all experience springs from the Law of Free will or the Way of Confusion.
In another sense, which we are learning, the experiences are this distortion. (B2, S27, 7)
II. THE 2ND DISTORTION = LOVE
A. THE FOCUSING OF FREE WILL YIELDS LOVE
RA: The 1st distortion, free will, finds a focus which is known to you as logos, the Creative Principle or love. This focus may be called the 2nd distortion. (B1, S16, 148)
RA: The second distortion is the distortion of love. (B2, S27, 7-8)
B. LOVE SEEKS TO KNOW ITSELF
RA: The distortion love is the great activator and primal co-Creator of various creations using intelligent infinity. (B2, S27, 8)... Love uses Its intelligent energy to create a certain pattern of illusions or densities in order to satisfy Its own intelligent estimate of a method of knowing itself. (B2, S27, 9)
III. THE 3RD DISTORTION = LIGHT
(Dr. Childers' Note: Light, or light energy, is transformative: it may, or may not, be connected to love)
RA: This intelligent energy thus creates a distortion known as Light. From these 3 distortions come many, many hierarchies of distortions each having its own paradoxes to be synthesized, no one being any more important than another. (B1, S16, 148)
RA: The origin of all energy is the action of free will upon love. The nature of all energy is light, including the inner light which is the guiding star of the self. This is the true nature of all entities. (B3, S54, 30)
RA: THE INNER LIGHT IS YOUR HEART OF BEING. ITS STRENGTH EQUALS YOUR STRENGTH OF WILL TO SEEK THE LIGHT. (B3, S57, 46)
RA: A certain amount of awareness of the inner light is necessary to attract the in-streaming light upward spiraling from the south magnetic pole of being (the root chakra). (B3, S57, 46)
9. THE CREATION
A. THE CREATOR EXPLORES THE CONCEPT OF MANYNESS (INDIVIDUAL ENTITIES)
RA: That which is infinite cannot be many, far many-ness is a finite concept. In an infinite Creator there is only unity. (B1, S1, 66-67)
RA: Intelligent infinity discerned a concept; namely, freedom of will of awareness.
This concept was finiteness. This is the first and primal paradox or distortion of the Law of One. Thus the one intelligent infinity invested itself in an exploration of many-ness.
Due to the infinite possibilities of intelligent infinity (or the Oneness), there is no ending to many-ness. The exploration thus is free to continue infinitely into an eternal present. (B1, S13, 130-131)
RA: EACH ENTITY (MIND/BODY/SPIRIT COMPLEX) IS A UNIQUE PORTION OF THE ONE CREATOR. (B2, S29, 22)
II. THE CREATION HAS AN INFINITE NUMBER OF DIMENSIONS WITHIN THE OCTAVE FORMAT
RA: The next step is an infinite reaction to the creative principle (intelligent energy) following the Law of One in one of its basic distortions; namely, freedom of will. Thus many, many dimensions, infinite in number, are possible.
The energy moves from the intelligent infinity due first to the outpouring of randomized creative force which then creates patterns. These patterns of energy begin to regularize their own rhythms and fields of energy, thus creating dimensions and universes. At this point the physical universes were not yet born.
The steps are simultaneous and infinite. (B1, S13, 129-130)
RA: The universe is infinite. This has yet to be proven or disproven, but we can assure you that there is no end to your selves, of your journey of seeking, or your perceptions of the creations. (B1, S1, 66)
III. AN INDIVIDUALIZED PORTION OF GOD CREATED OUR GALAXY (BILLIONS OF STARS)
QUESTION: Was our galaxy created by intelligent infinity or by a portion of it?
RA: The galaxy and all other material things are products of individualized portions of intelligent infinity. As each exploration began, an individualized portion of the One would, in its turn, find its focus and become co-creator. Using intelligent infinity each portion created a universe.
Allowing the rhythm of free choice to flow and playing with the infinite spectrum of possibilities, each individualized portion channeled love/light into intelligent energy, thus creating the so-called Natural Laws of any particular universe. Each has its own local version of illusory Natural Laws.
IT SHALL BE UNDERSTOOD THAT ANY PORTION, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, OF ANY DENSITY OR OF ANY ILLUSORY PATTERN CONTAINS, AS IN A HOLOGRAPHIC PICTURE, THE ONE CREATOR WHICH IS INFINITY. THUS ALL BEGINS AND ENDS IN MYSTERY.
RA: The white light which emanates and forms the articulated sub-logos has its beginning in what may be metaphysically seen as darkness. The light comes into that darkness and transfigures it, causing the chaos to organize and become reflective or radiant. Thus the dimensions come into being. (B2, S40, 78-79)
QUESTION: Considering only our Milky Way Galaxy at its beginnings, I will assume that the first occurrence that we could see with our telescopes was the appearance of a star of the nature of our sun.
Is this correct? (B4, S82, 64)
RA: The first manifestation of the Creator or Logos in creating a galaxy is the appearance of a cluster of outward swirling energies that produce new energy centers for the Logos. These energy centers are called stars.
The closer to the, shall we say, beginning of the manifestation of the logos the star is, the more it partakes in the one original thought. (B4, S82, 64)
IV. THE LOGOS FOR OUR GALAXY CREATED THE SUN BEFORE THE PLANETS
RA: The co-creator, individualizing the galaxy, created energy patterns which focused in many centers of conscious awareness of intelligent infinity.
The progression is from the galaxy spiraling energy to the solar spiraling energy to the planetary spiraling energy to the spiraling energy which started the 1st density of awareness in planetary entities. (B1, S13, 131-132)
[Note that all the hypothetical stable basic particles (electron, proton, and neutron -- and also quarks) cannot exist without spinning (spiraling). Furthermore, in Volume III, Divine Cosmos, we learn of "torsion fields," which travel in a spiraling motion.
In the Convergence series, Wilcock discusses how this spiraling, expanding growth principle applies to all levels of order in the universe, from the micro to the macro, and how they are all perfectly harmonically partitioned from each other by a factor of 34560 (see the work of Ray Tomes.) Although Ra does not directly indicate that this partitioning is harmonic in the above quote, it can be inferred from context; so again, in 1981 Ra was well ahead of the times.]
V. THE CREATION OF BEINGS' AWARENESS IS FOCUSED INTO INDIVIDUAL CONSCIOUSNESS
A. 1ST DENSITY ENTITIES APPEAR ON EARTH
RA: EACH STEP PLAYS OUT AGAIN THE DISCOVERY OF AWARENESS BY INTELLIGENT INFINITY. IN A PLANETARY ENVIRONMENT ALL BEGINS IN WHAT YOU WOULD CALL CHAOS, ENERGY UNDIRECTED AND RANDOM. SLOWLY THERE FORMS A FOCUS OF SELF-AWARENESS. THUS THE LOGOS MOVES. LIGHT COMES TO FORM THE DARKNESS,
according to the creator's patterns and vibratory rhythms. This begins with the 1st density which is the density of consciousness, the mineral and water life upon the planet learning from fire and wind the awareness of being. This is the 1st density. (B1, S13, 132)
B. THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH THE DENSITIES
(1) 2ND DENSITY ENTITIES EVOLVE FROM 1ST DENSITY
RA: On the planet second density beings begin to move about within and upon its being. (B1, S13, 132)
(2) 3RD DENSITY ENTITIES EVOLVE FROM 2ND DENSITY
RA: The 2nd density strives towards the 3rd density which is the density of self-consciousness or self-awareness. (B1, S13, 133)
10. THE LAW OF ONE
RA: THE LAW OF ONE SIMPLY STATES THAT ALL THINGS ARE ONE, THAT ALL BEINGS ARE ONE. (B1, S6, 92)
I. THERE IS NO REAL (OR ETERNAL) POLARITY
RA: In truth there is no right or wrong. There is no polarity, for all will be reconciled at some point in your dance through the mind/body/spirit complex with which you amuse yourself. This belief in polarity is chosen, instead of understanding the complete unity of thought that binds all things together.
You are every thing, every being, every emotion, every situation.
You are unity. You are infinity.
You are love/light, light/love.
This is the Law of One. (B1, S1, 67)
The Law of One, although beyond all words, may be approximated by saying that all things are one; there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only one identity. All is one; and that one is love/light, light/love, the Infinite Creator. (B1, S4, 85)
THE LAW OF ONE SAYS THAT ALL THINGS ARE ONE CREATOR. THUS SEEKING THE CREATOR IS DONE NOT JUST IN MEDITATION AND IN THE WORK OF THE ADEPT, BUT IN THE EXPERIENCE OF EVERY MOMENT. (B3, S57, 49)
IN EACH INFINITESIMAL PART OF YOURSELF RESIDES THE ONE IN ALL OF ITS POWER. (B1, S15, 146)
RA: The unity of the Creator exists, not only in a self-aware being, but within the smallest portion of any material created by Love. (B2, S47, 111)
RA: Each mind/body/spirit complex is a unique portion of the One Creator. (B2, S29, 22)
JIM MCCARTY: “All events are illusions or mysteries because each represents the One Creator in one disguise or another, offering us a greater or lesser opportunity to find love, joy, balance and perfection in each moment.” (B5, 56)
II. THE PROGRESSION THROUGH DENSITIES OCCURS IN ALL GALAXIES
QUESTION: Is the progression of life in other galaxies similar to ours? (B1, S16, 156)
RA: The progression is close to being the same, with only minor variations.
QUESTION: Then the Law of One is truly universal in creating a progression towards the 8th density in all galaxies. Is this correct? (B1, S16, 156)
RA: This is correct.
RA: This octave of Infinite knowledge of the One Infinite Creator is as it is throughout the One Infinite Creation, with variations programmed by sub-logoi of what you call major galaxies and minor galaxies. These variations are not significant, but may be compared to various regions in which different pronunciations of the same sound vibration are used. (B3, S71, 159)
11. AN EXTENSION OF THE 1ST DISTORTION:
THE VEIL OF FORGETFULNESS AND THE WAY OF CONFUSION
I. THE VEIL OF FORGETFULNESS
A. THE VEIL MAKES YOU FORGET YOUR TRUE IDENTITY AND PURPOSE
RA: This is the only place of forgetting. It is necessary for the 3rd density entity to forget what it really is, so that the mechanisms of confusion or free will may operate upon the newly individuated consciousness complex. (B1, S21, 193)
RA: The veiling process is a space/time phenomenon; it is not present in the metaphysical realm (time/space). (B4, S83, 73)
RA: Without the veil the mind was not caught in your illusory time. (B4, S85, 94)
QUESTION: Why must an entity come into an incarnation and lose conscious memory of what he wants to do? Why can't he accomplish the same thing in between incarnations when the entity is aware of what he wants to do? (B2, S50, 132)
RA: WERE THERE NO POTENTIALS FOR MISUNDERSTANDING ... THERE WOULD BE NO EXPERIENCE. (B3, S54, 24)
QUESTION: The first change made for the extension of free will was to make the communication between the conscious mind and unconscious mind relatively unavailable, one to the other, during the incarnation. Is this correct? (B4, S79, 40)
RA: We would perhaps rather term the condition as relatively more mystery-filled than relatively unavailable. (B4, S79, 41)
[Note: Dreams are obviously a very common means through which this "mystery-filled" communication occurs, as is the standard visionary experience.]
B. THE VEIL SPLITS THE MIND INTO CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS PARTS
QUESTION: The idea was then to create some type of veil between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. Is this correct?
RA: This is correct.
QUESTION: It was probably the design of the Logos to allow the conscious mind greater freedom under the first distortion by partitioning it from the unconscious mind, which had a greater communication with the total mind ... therefore allowing for the birth of "uneducated" portions of consciousness. Is this correct?
RA: This is roughly correct. (B4, S79, 41)
II. THE LAW OF CONFUSION
A. RA DOES NOT GIVE INFORMATION THAT WOULD VIOLATE THE LAW OF CONFUSION
RA: There is a limit beyond which information (if given by Ra) would be an intrusion upon the law of confusion. (B3, S58, 53)
RA: It is not our understanding that we have the right or duty to share our perceptions on any subject, except philosophy, without direct question. (B1, S2, 73)
RA: Unless the question contains the potential for answers which may infringe upon free will, we offer our answers -- even if the question is unimportant. (B1, S6, 95)
QUESTION: Would it be helpful if Ra were to describe the techniques that Ra used while Ra was in 3rd density to evolve spiritually? (B3, S64, 98)
RA: That question lies beyond the Law of Confusion. (B3, S64, 98)
B. DOES RA INCORPORATE INCORRECT DATA?
QUESTION: If I were in the place of Ra right now, the first distortion of the Law of One might cause me to mix some incorrect data with the true information I was transmitting to this group. Do you do this?
RA: We do not intentionally do this. However, there will be some confusion. It is not our intent to create incorrect information, but to express the feeling of the Infinite Mystery of the One Creation in its infinite and intelligent unity. (B1, S18, 170)
III. THE "EQUAL TIME” RULE:
OPPORTUNITY, FOR BOTH POLARIZATIONS, MUST BE BALANCED
(1) THE MALDEK EXAMPLE
QUESTION: How did the Confederation send this love and light to those of Maldek after they destroyed their planet?
RA: There dwell within the Confederation planetary entities who, from their planetary spheres, do nothing but send love and light -- as pure streamings -- to those who call. This is not in the form of conceptual thought, but of pure and undifferentiated love. (B1, S21, 195)
QUESTION: Did the 1st distortion of the Law Of One require that equal time be given to the self-service group?
RA: In this case it was not necessary for a certain time, because the orientation of these Maldek entities was such that the aid of the Confederation was not perceived. (B1, S21, 195)
QUESTION: Since it was not perceived, it was not necessary to balance this. Is that correct?
RA: That is correct. What is necessary to balance is opportunity. When there is ignorance, there is no opportunity. (B1, S21, 195)
(2) THE EXAMPLE OF THE CHILDREN WITH A DOUBLE BODY IN ACTIVATION
STATEMENT: There are many children now who have demonstrated the ability to bend metal mentally, which is a 4th density phenomenon. (B3, S63, 91)
RA: These entities are those incarnating with a double body in activation. This transitional body is one which will be able to appreciate 4th density vibratory complexes as the in-streamings increase without the accompanying disruption of the 3rd density body. If a 3rd density entity were electrically aware of 4th density in full, the third density electrical fields would fail, due to incompatibility. (B3, S63, 90)
QUESTION: Is the reason that they can bend metal with their minds and the 5th density Wanderers who are here cannot the fact that these children have the 4th density body in activation?
RA: This is correct. The mind/body/spirit of the Wanderers are activated only to the level of 3rd density and are subject to the forgetting which can only be penetrated with disciplined meditation and working. (B3, S63, 92)
QUESTION: These children are not infringing upon the 1st distortion because they are children now and they won't be old enough to really affect people's choice of polarization until the transition to the time of harvest is well advanced. However, the Wanderers who have come here are older and have a greater ability to affect people's polarization. They must do their affecting as a function of their ability to penetrate the forgetting process in order to be within the 1st distortion. Is this correct? (B3, S63, 92)
RA: That is quite correct.
RA: It would be an infringement of the 1st distortion (free will) if Wanderers penetrated the forgetting so far as to activate the more dense higher density bodies and thus be able to live in a god-like manner. (B3, S65, 111)
12. AN INFRINGEMENT ON FREE WILL
I. JESUS DID NOT INFRINGE ON FREE WILL
QUESTION: What was the orientation of Jesus with respect to this type of communication (the communication style used by evangelists)? (B3, S73, 173)
RA: Jesus offered himself as a teacher to those which gathered to hear, and even then he spoke as through a veil, so as to leave room for those not wishing to hear. (B3, S73, 173) [Note: This means that Jesus spoke in parables, i.e. the language of symbolism and metaphor, so as to preserve the Law of Free Will.]
II. WHY DIDN'T HIS MAGICAL WORKS INFRINGE UPON FREE WILL?
QUESTION: It would seem that seeing the miracles performed by Jesus would abridge free will to some extent in that a seemingly magical occurrence took place as a result of the working of an adept. Could you speak on this paradox that is immediately the problem of anyone doing healing. (B3, S73, 173)
RA: We are humble messengers of the law of One. To us there are no paradoxes. The workings which seem magical and therefore seem to interfere upon free will do not, in themselves, do so, for each witness sees what it desires to see. (B3, S73, 173)
III. INTERFERENCE WITH FREE WILL OCCURS IF YOU CLAIM THE HEALING IS FROM YOU
RA: Interference with free will occurs in magical healing only if the entity doing the working takes credit for the healing itself, and claims it is due to its own skills. He who states that no working comes from it, but only through it, is not interfering with free will. (B3, S73, 173)
13. THE MYSTERY OF INFINITY
I. GRASP INFINITY THROUGH MYSTERY
RA: The mystery and unknown quality of the occurrences we are allowed to offer have the hoped for intention of thinking your peoples grasp infinity, and then and only then, can the gateway be opened to the Law of One. (B1, S7, 99)
RA: The entity which reaches intelligent infinity most often will perceive this experience as one of unspeakable profundity. It is not unusual for the entity to immediately desire the cessation of the incarnation.
However, the desire to communicate or use this experience to aid others is extremely strong. (B2, S34, 51)
II. CLOUDED IN MYSTERY
QUESTION: The concept of intelligent infinity is that it expands outward from all locations everywhere. It expands outward uniformly from every point everywhere at the velocity of light. Is this correct?
RA: This concept is incorrect as is any concept of intelligent infinity. Yet the concept is correct in the context of one particular Logos, or Love, or focus of this Creator. The one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole, is the macrocosm of the mystery-clad being. (B2, S28, 10-11)
[Note: Dr. Elkins’ question is building off of the physics concepts of Dewey Larson. Ra’s answer implies that the physics laws in this particular galaxy may not be the same as in other galaxies, since the galaxy/Logos itself creates the framework for the Octave of densities in its own unique way.]