24. SPIRITUAL GROWTH
I. MUCH MORE PROGRESS CAN BE MADE HERE THAN IN BETWEEN INCARNATIONS
QUESTION: Is it correct that entities can accelerate their growth much more while in the 3rd density than in between incarnations of this density?
RA: This is correct. (The reason is that one can work within the framework of the two primal distortions of the law of One.) In 3rd density each entity is free to accept, reject or ignore others about it. Yet here there are many who practice the ways of love.
If, in addition to this, an entity chooses to accept responsibility for each moment of experience, then this empowers its progress. (B1, S10, 113)
II. THE HEART OF THE MATTER
QUESTION: Is there anything of importance for spiritual growth on the service-to-others path other than knowledge of self, disciplines of personality and strengthening the will?
RA: This is technique. This is not the heart. Let us remember that we are all one. This is the great learning and teaching. In this unity lies love. In this unity lies light. This is the fundamental teaching of all planes of existence in materialization: unity, love, light and joy. The 2nd ranking lessons are in meditation and service. (B3, S52, 16)
III. WHAT ARE SOME EXERCISES TO PERFORM? (B1, S10, 114)
EXERCISE 1: REALIZE THAT THE MOMENT CONTAINS LOVE.
THAT IS THE LESSON OF THIS DENSITY.
CONSCIOUSLY SEE THAT LOVE IN AWARENESS
AND IN UNDERSTANDING DISTORTIONS.
EXERCISE 2: THE UNIVERSE IS ONE BEING. WHEN YOU VIEW ANOTHER,
SEE THE CREATOR.
EXERCISE 3: GAZE WITHIN A MIRROR.
SEE THE CREATOR.
EXERCISE 4: GAZE AT THE CREATION, WHICH LIES ABOUT THE MIND/BODY/SPIRIT OF EACH ENTITY.
SEE THE CREATOR.
The foundation for these exercises is meditation, contemplation or prayer. With this attitude these exercises can be processed. Without it, the data will not sink down into the roots of the tree mind, thus enabling and ennobling the body and touching the spirit. (B1, S10, 114)
IV. THE MYSTERY OF THE ONE
RA: Gaze at the stunning mystery of the One Infinite Creator. Behold the glory, the majesty, the mystery and the peace of oneness. Let no consideration of bird or beast, darkness or light, shape or shadow keep any which seeks from the central consideration of unity. (B4, S97, 194)
RA: (Yet) no source which is of the 3rd density will resolve all paradoxes or bring all into unity. (B4, S97, 194)
V. THE BEST SERVICE
QUESTION: What are some of the "best ways" for being of service to others?
RA: The best way of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self. This involves self-knowledge and the ability to
OPEN THE SELF TO THE OTHER WITHOUT HESITATION AND RADIATE THAT WHICH IS THE ESSENCE, OR THE HEART. (B1, S17, 166-167)
QUESTION: What is the greatest service that our population could perform individually?
RA: There is but one service. The Law is One. The offering of self to Creator is the greatest service, the fountainhead. (B1, 43)
VI. DISTILL THE LOVE AND LIGHT IN EACH EXPERIENCE
RA: The proper role of the entity in this density is to experience all things desired and then to analyze understand and
ACCEPT ALL EXPERIENCES, DISTILLING FROM THEM THE LOVE/LIGHT WITHIN THEM. THAT WHICH IS NOT NEEDED FALLS AWAY. (B1, 169-170)
VII. BECOME AWARE OF THE OTHER AS BEING THE SAME AS YOURSELF
RA: We suggest that you attempt to become aware of the other-self as self.
Become aware of the intelligent energy expressed in nature and expressed in self-love shared when appropriate. (B1, 171)
VIII. WHY IS THERE MALE AND FEMALE?
QUESTION: Bisexual reproduction begins in 2nd density. What is the idea behind this?
RA: The 2nd density is one in which the groundwork is being laid for 3rd density work. The mechanism of reproduction capitulates in 3rd density into a vast potential for service to others and to one's self. Many types of energy transfer occur.
Those who are magnetically attracted, one to the other, have opportunities for many types of service which would be unavailable to the independent entity. (B2, 28)
QUESTION: So, the basic reason for having bisexual reproduction was to increase the opportunity of the experience of the One Creator? Is that correct?
RA: That is not merely correct but is the key to that which occurs in all densities. (B2, 28)
IX. UNLEARNED LESSONS WILL BE REPEATED
RA: If one opportunity is missed, another will appear until the student of the life experience grasps that a lesson is being offered and undertakes to learn it. (B2, 46)
X. PERPETUAL CHILDHOOD
RA: The greater preponderance of your entities find themselves in what may be considered a perpetual childhood. (B1, 188)
QUESTION: Even 4th density positive has the concept of defensive action, but above the level of 4th density the concept of defensive action is not in use. Both offensive and defensive actions occur frequently in our present density.
If an entity is polarized strongly enough in his thought in a positive sense, defensive action is not going to be necessary for him because the opportunity to apply defensive action will never originate for him. Is that correct? (B2, 47)
RA: This is unknowable. An entity able to program experiences may choose the number and the intensity of the lessons to be learned It is possible that an extremely positively oriented entity might program for itself situations testing the ability of the self to refrain from defensive action even to the point of physical death of self or other-self.
This is an intensive lesson, and it is not known what entities have programmed for themselves. We may, if we desire, read this programming. However, this is an infringement and we choose not to do so. (B2, 47)
XII. THE ROLE OF LIGHT, THE 'UPWARD' SPIRALING LIGHT
RA: The term "upward spiraling light" does not mean moving upward in the usual sense; it refers to that which reaches toward the source of love and light. (B3, 61)
QUESTIONER: I assume that from all points in space light radiates in our illusion in a 360-degree solid angle and this scoop shape with the pyramid is like a focusing mechanism. Is this correct?
RA: This is precisely correct. (B3, 61)
STATEMENT: The adept sees or visualizes the light moving downward from the crown chakra down to the feet. Ra has stated that the Creator enters from the feet and moves upward, that this spiraling light enters from the feet and moves upward. (B3, 170)
RA: The upward spiraling light developed in its path by the will, and ultimately reaches a high place of mating with the inward fire of the One Creator Even so, this is still only preparation for the work upon the mind/body/spirit which may be done by the adept. (B3, 172)
XIII. DESIRE, WILL AND POLARITY ARE THE KEYS
QUESTION: Desire and will are the important factors in this process. Is this correct?
RA: We would add one other quality. In the magical personality desire will and polarity are the keys. (B3, 172)
XIV. THE PROBLEM WITH THE EVANGELISTS’ METHODS
QUESTION: Many so-called evangelists have great desire and very great will. and possibly great polarity. But it seems that in many cases there is a lack of awareness that creates a less than effective working in the magical sense. Is this correct? (B3, 172)
RA: You are partially correct. But free will must be seen as paramount in examining the polarity of a service-to-others working.
Those entities you speak of are attempting to generate positive changes in consciousness while abridging free will. This causes the blockage of the magical nature of the working except in those cases wherein an entity freely desires to accept the working of the evangelist. (B3, 172)