I. ENCOUNTERING CATALYSTS
RA: A catalyst not used fully by the mind and spirit is given to the body. (B3, 75)
A. PAIN AS CATALYST
RA: The experience of pain is most common among your entities. The pain may be physical, but more often it is of the mental or emotional complex. In some few cases the pain is of the spiritual complex. This creates a potential for learning. The lessons to be learned almost always include patience. tolerance, and the ability for the light touch.
Very often the catalyst for emotional pain will result in the opposite, in a bitterness and impatience. In these cases there must be additional catalyst provided to after the unmanifested self more opportunities to
DISCOVER THE SELF AS ALL-SUFFICIENT CREATOR CONTAINING ALL THAT IS AND FULL OF JOY. (B2, 52)
B. SICKNESS AS CATALYST
QUESTION: Do contagious diseases play any part in this process with respect to the unmanifested self?
RA: Contagious diseases are those entities of 2nd density which offer an opportunity for this type of catalyst. If this catalyst is unneeded, then the 2nd density creatures as you would call them, do not have an effect. (B2, 52)
C. TRAUMA AS CATALYST
RA: Among your entities a large percentage of all progression has as catalyst, trauma. (B2, 55)
D. THE PURPOSE OF CATALYSTS
RA: All catalysts are designed to offer a challenge or lesson. In your density such experience may be loved and accepted or it may be controlled. These are the two paths.
When neither path is chosen, the catalyst fails in its design and the entity proceeds until some catalyst strikes it which causes it to form a bias toward acceptance and love or toward separation and control. (B2, 110)
RA: The purpose of incarnative existence is evolution of mind, body and spirit. In order to do this it is not strictly necessary to have catalyst. However, without catalyst the desire to evolve and the faith in the process do not normally manifest and thus evolution occurs not. (B3, 29)
E. IS CATALYST NECESSARY ONLY IF THERE IS AT LEAST A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE OF ONE ENERGY CENTER?
RA. This is not correct. Although activating or unblocking each energy center is of primary importance, so also is the refining of the balances between the energies so that the tones of vibratory being-ness coming from each energy center resonate in clarity and harmony with those from the other energy centers.
Each energy may be activated without the beauty that is possible through the appreciation of what you call the deeper personality or soul identity. (B3, 26)
QUESTION: As an analogy for activating the energy centers, anybody can pull out each string on a stringed musical instrument and release them, producing notes. But that doesn't necessarily produce music. A musician's hands can make music. Is this correct? RA: This is correct.
IN THE BALANCED INDIVIDUAL THE ENERGY LIES WAITING FOR THE HAND OF THE CREATOR TO PLUCK HARMONY. (B3, 27)
II. THE PROGRESSION OF CATALYST- FROM MENTAL TO PHYSICAL
RA: Catalyst is offered to the entity. If it is not used by the mind complex, it will then enter the body and manifest as some form of physical distortion or sickness.
THE MORE EFFICIENT THE USE OF CATALYST, THE LESS PHYSICAL SICKNESS OR DISTORTION THERE WILL BE.
On some 3rd density planetary spheres catalyst has been used more efficiently. In the case of your sphere there is much inefficient use of catalyst, and therefore much physical distortion. (B3, 124)
RA: At first people had longer lifetimes. Eventually catalysts were not being properly assimilated. Therefore lifetimes needed to be shorter. (B4, 15)
III. IF YOU RESPOND AT ALL TO THE CATALYST YOU‘RE STILL USING IT
RA: The catalyst of experience works in order for the teachings of this density to occur. However, if there is seen in the being a response, even if it is simply observed, the entity is still using the catalyst for learning.
The end result is that the catalyst is no longer needed. Thus the density is no longer needed. This is not indifference or objectivity, but a finely tuned compassion and love which sees all things as love. This seeing elicits no response due to catalytic reactions. Thus the entity is now able to become co-Creator of experiential occurrences. This is the truer balance. (B2, 94)
V. THE COMPLETELY BALANCED ENTITY
A. DOES A BALANCED ENTITY HAVE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO BEING ATTACKED?
QUESTION: Would a perfectly balanced entity feel any emotional response when attacked by the other-self?
RA: Yes, it would. The response is love. BALANCE IS NOT INDIFFERENCE BUT RATHER THE OBSERVER NOT BLINDED BY ANY FEELINGS OF SEPARATION BUT RATHER FULLY IMBUED WITH LOVE. (B2, 95)
B. ARE ANY SITUATIONS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED TO A BALANCED ENTITY?
RA: For a balanced entity no situation has an emotional charge but is simply a situation like any other in which the entity may or may not observe an opportunity to be of service.
The closer an entity comes to this attitude the closer an entity is to balance. It is not our recommendation that reactions to catalyst be repressed or suppressed unless such reactions would be a stumbling block not consonant with the law of One to an other-self. It is far, far better to allow the experience to express itself in order that the entity may then make fuller use of this catalyst. (B2, 97)
[Note: Wilcock‘s favorite paraphrased Ra quote is based on this passage: “To a perfectly balanced entity, there is no such thing as an emotionally charged situation. There are only two choices; the choice to be of service, or the choice to withdraw from the situation. Either choice is acceptable. ”]
V. RANDOM CATALYSTS OCCUR IN UNPOLARIZED ENTITIES
RA: In an unpolarized entity, catalyst of the physical distortion nature will be generated at random. The hopeful result, as you say, is the choice of polarity. Often this choice is not made, and the catalyst continues to be generated. (B3, 124)
QUESTION: Until an entity becomes consciously aware of the evolutionary process, the Logos or intelligent energy creates the potentials for an entity to gain the experience necessary for polarization. Is this correct? (B4, 155)
RA: That is correct.
VI. PHYSICAL CATALYSTS ARE LESS PROMINENT IN NEGATIVE POLARIZATION
RA: Mental and bodily distortions are found in beings which have need of experiences that aid in polarization. It is more likely for positively oriented individuals to be experiencing physical distortions due to their lack of consuming interest in the self and their emphasis in service to others.
In the negatively oriented individual the physical body is likely to be more carefully tended and the mind disciplined against physical distortion. (B3, 124)
33. THE END OF THE PHYSICAL BODY (DEATH)
RA: THE ONLY NEED AT DEATH IS THE RELEASING OF THAT ENTITY FROM ITS BODY BY THOSE AROUND IT AND THE PRAISING OF THE PROCESS BY THOSE WHO GRIEVE.
BY THESE MEANS MAY THE ONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED PHYSICAL DEATH BE AIDED, NOT BY CAREFUL AND REPEATED RITUALS. (B3, 9)
RA: Natural death is most harmonious; the death by murder is confused and the entity needs some time/space in which to get its bearings.
DEATH BY SUICIDE CAUSES THE NECESSITY FOR MUCH HEALING WORK AND THE MAKING OF A DEDICATION TO THE 3RD DENSITY FOR THE RENEWED OPPORTUNITY OF LEARNING THE LESSONS SET BY THE HIGHER SELF. (B3, 143)
34. MENTAL ILLNESS
I. WE NOW EXPERIENCE GREEN RAY VIBRATION
QUESTION: Does the fact that the basic vibration that we experience now is green true color or 4th density account for the fact that there are many mental effects on metal objects, such as bending metal with the mind?
RA: This is not only correct but may be taken further. The great number of entities with the so-called
mental diseases is due to effect of this green ray true color upon the mental configurations - those unready mentally to face the self for the first time. (B2, 83)
II. IS THIS DIFFICULT FOR THOSE ON THE SERVICE TO SELF PATH?
QUESTION: Is it those entities on the service-to-self path who have extreme difficulty mentally with this green ray vibration?
RA: This is incorrect. It is those who have distracted themselves and failed to prepare for this transition yet who are somewhat susceptible to its influence who may be affected. (B2, 83-84)
35. CHANGING SOCIETY
RA: Those most active in attempting to remake or alter the society are those working from feelings of being correct personally or of having answers which will put power in a more correct configuration. These interactions most often concentrate upon the 2nd and 3rd energy centers. (B2, 53)
There are some few whose desires to aid society are of a green ray nature or above. These entities, however, are few due to the understanding of 4th ray that
universal love freely given is more to be desired than principles or even the rearrangement of peoples or political structures. (B2, 53)
RA: At the present space/time the conditions of well-meant and unintentional slavery are so numerous that it beggars our ability to enumerate them. (B4, 76)