This present series of articles discusses the interaction of the Confederation of Angels and Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator and Earth and her peoples, as reported by the Confederation. We have looked at the structure of this extraterrestrial Confederation, and have discussed the Confederation’s role in Harvest. In this article, we look at what the Ra group has to say about the war between good and evil that takes place continuously in the inner planes of Earth.

The Holy Bible describes the war between good and evil as an angelic “war in heaven” between Archangel Michael and his forces and the rebel angel, the dragon or Satan. This is their version of it, taken from the King James Version, Revelation 12:7-11:

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

For millennia, this story has thrilled and scarified true believers. The good guys win; the dragon is cast down into a lake of fire, and all is well with our world. But there is a twist here, for in poetry and drama, Satan is seen as the underdog and people such as John Milton have tended to glamorize and even admire him.

When the Confederation source, Ra, tells the same story, the backdrop is different. The protagonists are Confederation members of fourth density positive and Orion group members of fourth density negative. The outcome is also different: it is a stand-off lasting for eternity. Here Elkins asks about the “war in heaven” in Session 25:

“QUESTIONER: You spoke of an Orion Confederation and of a battle being fought between the Confederation and the Orion Confederation. Is it possible to convey any concept of how this battle is fought?

“RA: I am Ra. Picture, if you will, your mind. Picture it then in total unity with all other minds of your society. You are then single-minded and that which is a weak electrical charge in your physical illusion is now an enormously powerful machine whereby thoughts may be projected as things.

“In this endeavor the Orion group charges or attacks the Confederation armed with light. The result, a stand-off, as you would call it, both energies being somewhat depleted by this and needing to regroup; the negative depleted through failure to manipulate, the positive depleted through failure to accept that which is given.

“QUESTIONER: Could you amplify what you mean by the “failure to accept that which is given?”

“RA: I am Ra. At the level of time/space at which this takes place in the form of what you may call thought-war, the most accepting and loving energy would be to so love those who wished to manipulate that those entities were surrounded and engulfed, transformed by positive energies.

“This, however, being a battle of equals, the Confederation is aware that it cannot, on equal footing, allow itself to be manipulated in order to remain purely positive, for then though pure it would not be of any consequence, having been placed by the so-called powers of darkness under the heel, as you may say. It is thus that those who deal with this thought-war must be defensive rather than accepting in order to preserve their usefulness in service to others. Thusly, they cannot accept fully what the Orion Confederation wishes to give, that being enslavement. Thusly, some polarity is lost due to this friction and both sides, if you will, must then regroup.

“It has not been fruitful for either side. The only consequence which has been helpful is a balancing of the energies available to this planet so that these energies have less necessity to be balanced in this space/time, thus lessening the chances of planetary annihilation.

“QUESTIONER: Does a portion of the Confederation then engage in this thought-battle? What percent engages?

“RA: I am Ra. This is the most difficult work of the Confederation. Only four planetary entities at any one time are asked to partake in this conflict.

“QUESTIONER: What density are these four planetary entities?

“RA: I am Ra. These entities are of the density of love, numbering four.

“QUESTIONER: Would an entity of this density be more effective for this work than an entity of density five or six?

“RA: I am Ra. The fourth density is the only density besides your own which, lacking the wisdom to refrain from battle, sees the necessity of the battle. Thus it is necessary that fourth-density social memory complexes be used.”

In this version there is no underdog. The side of “evil” cannot win. The side of “good” cannot win. Both sides are equally adept at using the power of thought. Neither side can gain an advantage. The war, therefore, is unending.

What the Confederation’s war does, however, is to help to balance the energies available to Planet Earth so that “these energies have less necessity to be balanced in this space/time, thus lessening the chances of planetary annihilation.”

It has appeared to me ever since the 1950s, when the Cold War was hot and bomb shelters were spawned in back-yard America, that there is in the human psyche an appetite for Armageddon. There is a terrible curiosity to see civilization brought to naught.

A friend of mine from college days spent many years of his childhood building faithful models of war planes from the two World Wars. He eventually created dozens of these meticulously glued and decorated balsa-wood models. One afternoon when he was 14, he hung the entire fleet from his mother’s clothesline and shot them all down with a BB gun. He had created these pretty things and then he destroyed them. This warring instinct of Armageddon partakes of the same energy.

When a member of the religious right became commander in chief, I quaked in my booties. It seemed that he and his staff thought of the war in the Middle East as a holy war. And if Armageddon was deemed necessary, the attitude was, “Bring it on!” I am sincerely grateful that we in America have now elected a man whose affiliations are not to that breed of Christians which launched the many Crusades against Moslems - and many other ethnic groups - from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries.

Obama is a Christian believer, having come to that faith as an adult, after a childhood spent in a non-practicing family. His father went from Muslim to atheist while his mother, a cultural Christian, stayed away from church. Yet, he says, “Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.”

And I say, “Hear, hear!”

This war in heaven tells us a good deal about the world in which we live. Unconstrained by the need for physicality, the battle is waged forever. The Bible calls the positive protagonists martyrs, who “loved not their lives unto the death.” The Confederation draws a picture of the positive protagonists repeatedly hoist upon their own petard. To be wholly positive is to be enslaved. Therefore they become defensive. They succeed in not being enslaved, but lose positive polarity in the skirmishes and therefore must eventually retire to recover their polarity.

We on Earth mimic this battle of good and evil in the cultural milieu of everyday life. The Lone Ranger rides in to right the wrong and then gallops away with a “Heigh-Ho Silver!” Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman save the day only to disappear mysteriously into the night. Every few years, another film comes out in which the antiheroes takes the law into their own hands after the justice system has failed them. In these films, they are always amazingly successful. Bullies are vanquished, innocents are protected and bad guys drop like flies.

However, according to the Confederation, only the fourth-density takes part in this war in heaven. Only in early fourth density does the dualism of our third-density environment linger and seem viable. As seekers mature in their spirituality, they cease being combative and become willing to let the war go on without them. For they have seen the long view: all is one. Negativity and separation are energies that cannot endure. In mid-sixth density, the service-to-self adept shall relinquish that negative polarity and switch to positive polarity of his own will, in order that he may continue to progress spiritually.

It can be attractive to a faithful person to stand as a martyr. I recall the fervent desire of Mary, Queen of Scots, to undergo beheading in defense of her faith. Those who, like Martin Luther King, Robert and John Kennedy and Medger Evers, have died for the causes of justice and equality inspire us today.

As for me, I am attracted to the long view. All is one. I face a society and a culture that seems to deny the reality of that opinion. Yet I stand firm in my belief that the war against evil can go on without me. Certainly I wield my pen in the cause of lightening the consciousness of Planet Earth. I live my life following the way of Christ, seeing every man as my neighbor whom I shall love as myself.

But I do not set my pen to the task of obliterating the dignity of those whose beliefs are not mine. Hopefully, I will continue to the end of my incarnation using my gifts to promote love, light, peace and joy as a way of being, and inclusion, cooperation, collaboration and communication as a way of creating a new paradigm on Planet Earth.

I open my arms and embrace your spirit. May we all work towards embodying the new paradigm of love and understanding here on Planet Earth. As the prayer goes, “May we have peace on Earth. And may it begin with us.”