A fan of The Law of One wrote me recently with a good question. “If all is one, she said, “then all is the Creator and we are all a part of the Creator. Doesn’t that make us all the same person?”
First of all, the questioner is right in saying that if all is one, then all is the Creator and we are all a part of the Creator. However, we are not all the same person. We are all individual entities, unique in all of creation.
To be a portion of the Creator, as a third-density human being, is to be a very young god. We have godhead within us in potentiation, for we share with every iota of Creation the consciousness of the one Creator. But we have not learned how to listen to that consciousness. We are still learning to be spiritually mature in third density, so our god-hood is almost entirely veiled.
The Confederation entities make a clear distinction between the awareness we have through our senses and minds, which are highly individualized, biased, and unique to each of us, and the consciousness that is common to us all, which is that of the one Creator.
We start out in life using our senses and our minds to gain control of our bodies and to learn how to act, behave and organize what we are seeing. With the help of parents and teachers, we fill our minds with the world’s knowledge and also with a large amount of instruction on how to behave, how to assess and respond to our environment and how to interact with others. Since we all have different personalities, upbringings and educational experiences, we become quite individuated and varied as people.
However, this conscious awareness that comes with our physical body is not the only kind of awareness that we have. We also have access to another sort of awareness entirely. And that is consciousness. There is only one consciousness: the Logos, that great original Thought of unconditional love that is the essence of the Creator.
Some have called this consciousness Christ-consciousness. Bucke called it Cosmic Consciousness. I have found Joel Goldsmith very helpful as he writes about “the ‘I’ of me.” You can read any of his works and get this point iterated many times.
He asks, “Who is the ‘I’ of you?” He notes that we can choose whether to let our self-identity be that of the body and the earth, in which case we are limited by our mind and our selfish interests, or we can let our self-identity become that of Christ, in which case we are agents of love Itself.
I do not know your religion, but if you are not Christian, you can substitute “unconditional love” or “Logos” for the word, ”Christ”. The meaning I am trying to convey then becomes clear. Pardon me for being Christo-centric in my explanation, but it is helpful to use Christ, since his identity with unconditional love is three-dimensional and living, and understandable as such by non-Christians as well as Christians. Jesus the Christ seemed to operate, at least a large amount of the time, using not his earthly mind and experience but the consciousness of unconditional love.
When we, as individuals, choose freely to bring ourselves more and more strongly into the service-to-others polarity, we find many things about our earthly personalities falling away. We start thinking with our open hearts instead of our earthly brains and our choices become more and more compassionate. Gradually, we happily find ourselves able to say that the ‘I’ of me is Christ-consciousness.
One could even say that our whole lives are spent learning to shift from thinking with earthly parameters to thinking with the parameters of our open and flowing hearts of love.
To be a part of the one Creator is to be a holographic portion of It. As the Ra group says in Session 30, in answer to a question about how we evolved,
“This evolution is as we have previously described, the consciousness being first, in first density, without movement, a random thing. Whether you may call this mind or body complex is a semantic problem. We call it mind/body complex recognizing always that in the simplest iota of this complex exists in its entirety the one infinite Creator.”
The Ra group goes on in this session to describe the process by which we come to be here. They say,
“This mind/body complex then in second density discovers the growing and turning towards the light, thus awakening what you may call the spirit complex, that which intensifies the upward spiraling towards the love and light of the infinite Creator.
“The addition of this spirit complex, though apparent rather than real, it having existed potentially from the beginning of space/time, perfects itself by graduation into third density, When the mind/body/spirit complex becomes aware of the possibility of service to self or other-self, then the mind/body/spirit complex is activated.”
The denizens of first and second density are aware but they have no self-awareness. They are mind/body complexes, living and conscious, but not self-conscious. So their consciousness is that of the Creator. As a second-density creature becomes harvestable to third density, the spiritual complex begins to call to them. Self-awareness beckons. You can see this occurring if you have pets. A much-loved pet begins to love its humans in return, and he becomes individuated and much more self-aware than the usual wild cat. He can feel love, jealousy and loneliness. He can grieve. And these feelings bring him to second-density harvest.
We are born into incarnation, coming from an awareness that is Logos-consciousness into a world in which the true nature of things is veiled from us. We still contain that Logos-consciousness in potentiation. But we must awaken to it from the dream of earthly life, as we choose to become seekers and to awaken to our true natures.
Later in Session 30, the Ra group explains just how we are made up as 3-D individuals:
“QUESTIONER: Would you define mind, body, and spirit separately?
“RA: I am Ra. These terms are all simplistic descriptive terms which equal a complex of energy focuses; the body, as you call it, being the material of the density which you experience at a given space/time or time/space; this complex of materials being available for distortions of what you would call physical manifestation.
“The mind is a complex which reflects the in-pourings of the spirit and the up-pourings of the body complex. It contains what you know as feelings, emotions, and intellectual thoughts in its more conscious complexities.
“Moving further down the tree of mind we see the intuition which is of the nature of the mind more in contact or in tune with the total being-ness complex.
“Moving down to the roots of mind we find the progression of consciousness which gradually turns from the personal to the racial memory, to the cosmic influxes, and thus becomes a direct contactor of that shuttle which we call the spirit complex.
“This spirit complex is the channel whereby the in-pourings from all of the various universal, planetary, and personal in-pourings may be funneled into the roots of consciousness and whereby consciousness may be funneled to the gateway of intelligent infinity through the balanced intelligent energy of body and mind.
“You will see by this series of definitive statements that mind, body, and spirit are inextricably intertwined and cannot continue, one without the other. Thus we refer to the mind/body/spirit complex rather than attempting to deal with them separately, for the work, shall we say, that you do during your experiences is done through the interaction of these three components, not through any one.”
I think that this quotation helps a lot to articulate this model of us as both unique individuals and an endlessly interconnected part of the whole creation. It is hard, using the usual model of the mind, to see how we can be both unique and also one with all. Our superstructure, the part that shows – our everyday selves – contain, usually, a predominantly personality-driven set of characteristics. But underneath, out of sight of the daylight awareness, lie the inner roots of the tree of mind.
Not far below the surface is intuition and direct insight, the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of consciousness. As we look deeper, we get into the regions of the archetypal mind. The Kabbalists, in their Tree of Life glyph, imagine consciousness as a tree whose roots are above and whose branches are below. So when we go “down” into the roots of mind, we are actually ascending from the earthly and individual to the spiritual and holistic.
Going further in Session 30, the Ra group tells us more of their view of what we are as humans as they discuss what remains of us after the death of our physical bodies:
“QUESTIONER: Upon our physical death, as we call it, from this particular density and this particular incarnative experience, we lose this chemical body. Immediately after the loss of this chemical body do we maintain a different type of body? Is there still a mind/body/spirit complex at that point?
“RA: I am Ra. This is correct. The mind/body/spirit complex is quite intact; the physical body complex you now associate with the term body being but manifestation of a more dense and intelligently informed and powerful body complex.
“QUESTIONER: Is there any loss to the mind or spirit after this transition which we call death or any impairment of either because of the loss of this chemical body which we now have?
“RA: I am Ra. In your terms there is a great loss of mind complex due to the fact that much of the activity of the mental nature of which you are aware during the experience of this space/time continuum is as much of a surface illusion as is the chemical body complex.
“In other terms nothing whatever of importance is lost; the character or, shall we say, pure distortion of emotions and biases or distortions and wisdoms, if you will, becoming obvious for the first time, shall we say; these pure emotions and wisdoms and bias/distortions being, for the most part, either ignored or underestimated during physical life experience.
“In terms of the spiritual, this channel is then much opened due to the lack of necessity for the forgetting characteristic of third density.”
So at death we lose our earthly personality shell, which in terms of our total selfhood is like the bubbles on top of a wave. This reminds me of Paramhansa Yogananda’s lovely little chant,
[lyrics start] “So do Thou, O Lord,
Thou and I, never apart,
I am a bubble;
Make me the sea.” [lyrics end]
Our essential self remains after our physical death. We take all that we have observed, seen and loved in this life and offer it to the Creator, so that It can continue to know Itself better. Then as citizens of eternity and infinity, with the help of our guidance systems, we take a good look at ourselves before moving on to other lifetimes and other experiences.
I open my arms and embrace your spirit! Have a wonderful time being a bubble on the sea of oneness, and enjoy the brief and fascinating ride!