The second definition given for “distort” in Merriam-Webster is “to twist (something) out of a natural, normal, or original shape or condition.” In a similar sense, Ra uses the term “distortion” to convey the twisting, modification, misrepresentation, or concealment of the un-differentiated, un-potentiated intelligent infinity in its pure form, i.e., the Creator.

Everything in the universe, then, is a distortion, beginning with the First Distortion of Free Will, moving to Love, then to Light, then to the created universe, including stars, planets, people, space, time, etc.

“Distortion” can have any value assigned to it (“good,” “bad,” “beautiful,” “terrible,”) but ultimately lacks positive and negative connation. It is used as a strictly neutral term to indicate that everything experienced within creation is a distortion of the One Creator.