The Law of One, Book I, Session 9
QUESTIONER Is it possible for you to tell us of anything in our past incarnations, our past experiences before this incarnation?
RA I am Ra. It is possible.
However, such information as this is carefully guarded by your mind/body/spirit being totality so that your present space/time experiences will be undiluted.
Let us scan for harmless material for your beingness.
I am, in the distortion of desire for your freedom from preconception, able to speak only generally.
There have been several times when this group worked and dwelt together.
The relationships varied.
There is balanced karma, as you call it; each thus the teacher of each.
The work has involved healing, understanding the uses of the earth energy, and work in aid of civilizations which called, just as your sphere has done, and we have come.
This ends the material which we consider harmless.
QUESTIONER The healing exercises that you gave to us are of such a nature that it is best to concentrate on a particular exercise at a time.
I would like to ask at this time what exercise I should concentrate on.
Possibly a little exercise change . . . should concentrate on [inaudible], say tonight?
RA I am Ra.
Again, to direct your judgment is an intrusion upon your space/time-continuum distortion called future.
To speak of past or present within our distortion/judgment limits is acceptable.
To guide rather than teach/learn is not acceptable to our distortion in regards to teach/learning.
We instead can suggest a process whereby each chooses the first of the exercises given in the order in which we gave them, which you, in your discernment, feel is not fully appreciated by your mind/body/spirit complex.
This is the proper choice—building from the foundation, making sure the ground is good for the building.
We have assessed for you the intensity of this effort in terms of energy expended.
You will take this in mind and be patient, for we have not given a short or easy program of consciousness learn/teaching.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 33
Questioner: I was wondering if there is a programming of experiences that causes an individual to get certain catalysts in his daily life.
For instance, as we go through our daily life there are many things which we can experience.
We can look at these experiences as occurring by pure chance or by a conscious design of our own such as making appointments or going places.
I was wondering if there was a behind-the-scenes, as you might call it, programming of catalyst to create the necessary experiences for more rapid growth in the case of some entities.
Does this happen?
Ra: I am Ra. We believe we grasp the heart of your query.
Please request further information if we are not correct.
The incarnating entity which has become conscious of the incarnative process and thus programs its own experience may choose the amount of catalyst or, to phrase this differently, the number of lessons which it will undertake to experience and to learn from in one incarnation.
This does not mean that all is predestined, but rather that there are invisible guidelines shaping events which will function according to this programming.
Thus if one opportunity is missed another will appear until the, shall we say, student of the life experience grasps that a lesson is being offered and undertakes to learn it.
Questioner: Then these lessons would be reprogrammed, you might say, as the life experience continues.
Let’s say that an entity develops the bias that he actually didn’t choose to develop prior to incarnation.
It is then possible to program experiences so that he will have an opportunity to alleviate this bias through balancing.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is precisely correct.
Questioner: Thank you.
From this I would extrapolate to the conjecture that the orientation in mind of the entity is the only thing that is of any consequence at all.
The physical catalyst that he experiences, regardless of what is happening about him, will be a function strictly of his orientation in mind.
I will use as an example (example deleted) this being a statement of the orientation in mind governing the catalyst.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. We prefer not to use any well-known examples, sayings, or adages in our communications to you due to the tremendous amount of distortion which any well-known saying has undergone.
Therefore, we may answer the first part of your query asking that you delete the example.
It is completely true to the best of our knowledge that the orientation or polarization of the mind/body/spirit complex is the cause of the perceptions generated by each entity.
Thus a scene may be observed in your grocery store.
The entity ahead of self may be without sufficient funds.
One entity may then take this opportunity to steal.
Another may take this opportunity to feel itself a failure.
Another may unconcernedly remove the least necessary items, pay for what it can, and go about its business.
The one behind the self, observing, may feel compassion, may feel an insult because of standing next to a poverty-stricken person, may feel generosity, may feel indifference.
Do you now see the analogies in a more appropriate manner?
Questioner: I think that I do.
Then from this I will extrapolate the concept which is somewhat more difficult because as you have explained before, even fourth-density positive has the concept of defensive action, but above the level of fourth-density the concept of defensive action is not in use.
The concept of defensive action and offensive action are very much in use in our present density.
I am assuming that if an entity is polarized strongly enough in his thought in a positive sense that defensive action is not going to be necessary for him because the opportunity to apply defensive action will never originate for him. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is unknowable.
In each case, as we have said, an entity able to program experiences may choose the number and the intensity of lessons to be learned.
It is possible that an extremely positively oriented entity might program for itself situations testing the ability of self to refrain from defensive action even to the point of the physical death of self or other-self.
This is an intensive lesson and it is not known, shall we say, what entities have programmed.
We may, if we desire, read this programming.
However, this is an infringement and we choose not to do so.
Questioner: What I would like for you to do is list all the major mechanisms designed to provide catalytic experience that do not include interaction with other-self.
That is the first part.
Ra: I am Ra. We grasp from this question that you realize that the primary mechanism for catalytic experience in third-density is other-self.
The list of other catalytic influences:
firstly, the Creator’s universe;
secondly, the self.
Questioner: Can you list any sub-headings under self or ways the self is acted upon catalytically which would produce experience?
Ra: I am Ra.
the self unmanifested.
the self in relation to the societal self created by self and other-self.
the interaction between self and the gadgets, toys, and amusements of the self, other-self invention.
the self relationship with those attributes which you may call war and rumors of war.
Questioner: I was thinking possibly of the catalyst of physical pain.
Does this go under this heading?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct, it going under the heading of the unmanifested self; that is, the self which does not need other-self in order to manifest or act.
Questioner: Do we have enough time left to ask the second part of this question which is to list all major mechanisms designed to provide the catalyst that include action with other-self?
Ra: I am Ra. You have much time for this, for we may express this list in one of two ways.
We could speak infinitely, or we could simply state that any interaction betwixt self and other-self has whatever potential for catalyst that there exists in the potential difference between self and other-self, this moderated and undergirded by the constant fact of the Creator as self and as other-self.
You may ask to this question further if you wish specific information.
Questioner: I believe that this is sufficient for the time being.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 34
Questioner: Thank you.
Can you give me examples of catalytic action from the last session beginning with the self unmanifested producing learning catalyst?
Ra: I am Ra. We observed your interest in the catalyst of pain.
This experience is most common among your entities.
The pain may be of the physical complex.
More often it is of the mental and emotional complex.
In some few cases the pain is spiritual in complex-nature.
This creates a potential for learning.
The lessons to be learned vary.
Almost always these lessons include
the ability for the light touch.
the catalyst for emotional pain,
whether it be the death of the physical complex of one other-self which is loved or other seeming loss, will simply result in the opposite, in a bitterness and impatience, a souring.
This is catalyst which has gone awry.
In these cases then there will be additional catalyst provided to offer the unmanifested self further opportunities for discovering the self as all-sufficient Creator containing all that there is and full of joy.
Questioner: Do what we call contagious diseases play any part in this process with respect to the unmanifested self?
Ra: I am Ra. These so-called contagious diseases are those entities of second-density which offer an opportunity for this type of catalyst.
If this catalyst is unneeded, then these second-density creatures, as you would call them, do not have an effect.
In each of these generalizations you may please note that there are anomalies so that we cannot speak to every circumstance but only to the general run or way of things as you experience them.
Questioner: What part do what we call birth defects play in this process?
Ra: I am Ra. This is a portion of the programming of the mind/body/spirit complex totality manifested in the mind/body/spirit of third-density.
These defects are planned as limitations which are part of the experience intended by the entity’s totality complex.
This includes genetic predispositions, as you may call them.
Questioner: Thank you.
Can you give me the same type of information about the self in relation to the societal self?
Ra: I am Ra. The unmanifested self may find its lessons those which develop any of the energy influx centers of the mind/body/spirit complex.
The societal and self interactions most often concentrate upon the second and third energy centers.
Thus 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.
This may be seen to be of a full travel from negative to positive in orientation.
Either will activate these energy ray centers.
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, may we say, of fourth ray that universal love freely given is more to be desired than principalities or even the rearrangement of peoples or political structures.
Questioner: If an entity were to be strongly biased toward positive societal effects, what would this do to his yellow ray in the aura as opposed to an entity who wanted to create an empire of society and govern it with an iron fist?
Ra: I am Ra. Let us take two such positively oriented active souls no longer in your physical time/space.
The one known as Albert
went into a strange and, to it, a barbaric society in order that it might heal.
This entity was able to mobilize great amounts of energy and what you call money.
This entity spent much green ray energy both as a healer and as a lover of your instrument known as the organ.
This entity’s yellow ray was bright and crystallized by the efforts needed to procure the funds to promulgate its efforts.
However, the green and blue rays were of a toweringly brilliant nature as well.
The higher levels,
as you may call them, being activated,
the lower, as you may call them, energy points
remaining in a balance, being quite, quite bright.
The other example is the entity, Martin.
This entity dealt in a great degree with rather negative orange ray and yellow ray vibratory patterns.
However, this entity was able to keep open the green ray energy and due to the severity of its testing,
if anything, this entity may be seen to have polarized more towards the positive due to its fidelity to service to others in the face of great catalyst.
Questioner: Could you give me the last names of Albert and Martin?
Ra: I am Ra. These entities are known to you as Albert Schweitzer and Martin Luther King.
Questioner: I thought that that was correct, but I wasn’t sure.
Can you give me the same type of information that we have been getting here with respect to the unmanifested interacting between self and gadgets and toys and inventions?
Ra: I am Ra. In this particular instance we again concentrate for the most part in the orange and in the yellow energy centers.
In a negative sense
many of the gadgets among your peoples, that is what you call your communication devices and other distractions such as the less competitive games, may be seen to have the distortion of keeping the mind/body/spirit complex unactivated so that yellow and orange ray activity is much weakened thus carefully decreasing the possibility of eventual green ray activation.
Others of your gadgets
may be seen to be tools whereby the entity explores the capabilities of its physical or mental complexes and in some few cases, the spiritual complex, thus activating the orange ray in what you call your team sports and in other gadgets such as your modes of transport.
These may be seen to be ways of investigating the feelings of power; more especially, power over others or a group power over another group of otherselves.
Questioner: What is the general overall effect of television on our society with respect to this catalyst?
Ra: I am Ra. Without ignoring the green ray attempts of many to communicate via this medium such information of truth and beauty as may be helpful, we must suggest that the sum effect of this gadget is that of distraction and sleep.
Questioner: Can you give me the same type of information that we are working on now with respect to war and rumors of war?
Ra: I am Ra. You may see this in relationship to your gadgets.
This war and self relationship is a fundamental perception of the maturing entity.
There is a great chance to accelerate in whatever direction is desired.
One may polarize negatively by assuming bellicose attitudes for whatever reason.
One may find oneself in the situation of war and polarize somewhat towards the positive activating orange, yellow, and then green rays by heroic, if you may call them this, actions taken to preserve the mind/body/spirit complexes of other-selves.
Finally, one may polarize very strongly third ray by expressing the principle of universal love at the total expense of any distortion towards involvement in bellicose actions.
In this way the entity may become a conscious being in a very brief span of your time/space.
This may be seen to be what you would call a traumatic progression.
It is to be noted that among your entities a large percentage of all progression has as catalyst, trauma.
Questioner: You just used the term third ray in that statement.
Was that the term you meant to use?
Ra: I am Ra. We intended the green ray.
Our difficulty lies in our perception of red ray and violet ray as fixed; thus the inner rays are those which are varying and are to be observed as those indications of seniority in the attempts to form an harvest.
Questioner: Would the red ray, an intense red ray, then be used as an index for seniority in incarnation as well as an intense violet ray?
Ra: I am Ra. This is partially correct.
In the graduation or harvesting to fourth-density positive,
the red ray is seen only as that, which being activated, is the basis for all that occurs in vibratory levels, the sum of this being violet ray energy.
This violet ray
is the only consideration for fourth-density positive.
In assessing the harvestable fourth-density negative,
the intensity of the red as well as the orange and the yellow rays is looked upon quite carefully as a great deal of stamina and energy of this type is necessary for the negative progression, it being extremely difficult to open the gateway to intelligent infinity from the solar plexus center.
This is necessary for harvest in fourth-density negative.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 54
Questioner: Thank you.
It bears weight to my own way of thinking also. I appreciate what you have told me.
Now, I would like to then consider the origin of catalyst.
First we have the condition of mind/body/spirit complex which, as a function of the first distortion, has reached a condition of blockage or partial blockage of one or more energy centers.
I will assume that catalyst is necessary only if there is at least partial blockage of one energy center.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. No.
Questioner: Could you tell me why?
Ra: I am Ra. While it is a primary priority to activate or unblock each energy center, it is also a primary priority at that point to begin to refine the balances between the energies so that each tone of the chord of total vibratory being-ness resonates in clarity, tune, and harmony with each other energy.
This balancing, tuning, and harmonizing of the self is most central to the more advanced or adept mind/body/spirit complex.
Each energy may be activated without
the beauty that is possible through the disciplines and appreciations of personal energies or what you might call the deeper personality or soul identity.
Questioner: Let me make an analogy that I have just thought of.
A sevenstringed musical instrument may be played by deflecting each string a full deflection and releasing it producing notes. instead of producing the notes this way the individual creative personality could deflect each string the proper amount in the proper sequence producing music. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
In the balanced individual the energies lie waiting for the hand of the Creator to pluck harmony.
Questioner: I would like then to trace the evolution of catalyst upon the mind/body/spirit complexes and how it comes into use and is fully used to create this tuning.
I assume that the sub-Logos that formed our tiny part of the creation using the intelligence of the Logos of which it is a part, provides the base catalyst that will act upon mind/body complexes and mind/body/spirit complexes before they have reached a state of development where they can begin to program their own catalyst. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is partially correct.
offers the catalyst at the lower levels of energy,
the first triad;
these have to do with the survival of the physical complex.
The higher centers gain catalyst from the biases of the mind/body/spirit complex itself in response to all random and directed experiences.
Thus the less developed entity
will perceive the catalyst about it in terms of survival of the physical complex with the distortions which are preferred.
The more conscious entity being
conscious of the catalytic process will begin to transform the catalyst offered by the sub-Logos into catalyst which may act upon the higher energy nexi.
Thus the sub-Logos can offer only a basic skeleton, shall we say, of catalyst.
The muscles and flesh having to do with the, shall we say, survival of wisdom, love, compassion, and service are brought about by the action of the mind/body/spirit complex on basic catalyst so as to create a more complex catalyst which may in turn be used to form distortions within these higher energy centers.
The more advanced the entity,
the more tenuous the connection between the sub-Logos and the perceived catalyst until, finally, all catalyst is chosen, generated, and manufactured by the self, for the self.
Questioner: Which entities incarnate at this time on this planet would be in that category of manufacturing all of their catalyst?
Ra: I am Ra. We find your query indeterminate but can respond that the number of those which have mastered outer catalyst completely is quite small.
Most of those harvestable at this space/time nexus have partial control over the outer illusion and are using the outer catalyst to work upon some bias which is not yet in balance.
Questioner: In the case of service-to-self polarization, what type of catalyst would entities following this path program when they reach the level of programming their own catalyst?
Ra: I am Ra.
The negatively oriented entity
will program for maximal separation from and control over all those things and conscious entities which it perceives as being other than the self.
Questioner: A positively oriented entity may select a certain narrow path of thinking and activities during an incarnation and program conditions that would create physical pain if this were not followed.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
Questioner: Would a negatively oriented entity do anything like this?
Could you give me an example?
Ra: I am Ra.
A negatively oriented individual mind/body/spirit complex
will ordinarily program for wealth, ease of existence, and the utmost opportunity for power. Thus many negative entities burst with the physical complex distortion you call health.
However, a negatively oriented entity may choose a painful condition in order to improve the distortion toward the so-called negative emotive mentations such as anger, hatred, and frustration.
Such an entity may use an entire incarnative experience honing a blunt edge of hatred or anger so that it may polarize more towards the negative or separated pole.
Questioner: Prior to incarnation, as an entity becomes more aware of the process of evolution and has selected a path whether it be positive or negative, at some point the entity becomes aware of what it wants to do with respect to unblocking and balancing its energy centers.
At that point it is able to program for the life experience those catalytic experiences that will aid it in its process of unblocking and balancing.
Is that correct?
Ra: I am Ra. That is correct.
Questioner: The purpose then, of what we call the incarnate physical state, seems to be wholly or almost wholly that of experiencing the programmed catalyst and then evolving as a function of that catalyst. Is that correct?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall restate for clarity 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.
Therefore, catalyst is programmed and the program is designed for the mind/body/spirit complex for its unique requirements.
Thus it is desirable that a mind/body/spirit complex be aware of and hearken to the voice of its experiential catalyst, gleaning from it that which it incarnated to glean.
Questioner: Then it seems that those upon the positive path as opposed to those on the negative path would have precisely the reciprocal objective in the first three rays; red, orange, and yellow.
Each path would be attempting to utilize the rays in precisely the opposite manners. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. It is partially and even substantially correct.
There is an energy in each of the centers needed to keep the mind/body/spirit complex, which is the vehicle for experience, in correct conformation and composition.
Both negative and positive entities do well to reserve this small portion of each center for the maintenance of the integrity of the mind/body/spirit complex.
After this point, however, it is correct that
will use the three lower centers for separation from and control over others by sexual means, by personal assertion, and by action in your societies.
the positively oriented entity
will be transmuting strong red-ray sexual energy into green-ray energy transfers and
radiation in blue and indigo and will be similarly transmuting selfhood and
place in society into energy transfer situations in which the entity may merge with and serve others and
then, finally, radiate unto others without expecting any transfer in return.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 61
Questioner: This brings out the point of the purpose of the physical incarnation, I believe.
And that is to reach a conviction through your own thought processes as to a solution to problems and understandings in a totally free situation with no proof at all or anything that you would consider proof, proof being a very poor word in itself.
Can you expand on my concept?
Ra: I am Ra. Your opinion is an eloquent one although somewhat confused in its connections between the freedom expressed by subjective knowing and the freedom expressed by subjective acceptance.
There is a significant distinction between the two.
This is not a dimension of knowing, even subjectively, due to the lack of overview of cosmic and other in-pourings which affect each and every situation which produces catalyst.
The subjective acceptance of that which is at the moment and the finding of love within that moment is the greater freedom.
That known as the subjective knowing without proof is, in some degree, a poor friend for there will be anomalies no matter how much information is garnered due to the distortions which form third-density.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 93
Questioner: The feet of the entity seem to be on an unstable platform that is dark to the rear and light to the front.
I am guessing that possibly this indicates that the entity standing on this could sway in either direction, to the left or to the right-hand path.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is most perceptive.
Questioner: The bird, I am guessing, might be a messenger of the two paths depicted by the position of the wings bringing catalyst which could be used to polarize on either path.
Is this in any way correct?
Ra: I am Ra. It is a correct perception that the position of the winged creature is significant.
The more correct perception of this entity and its significance is the realization that the mind/body/spirit complex is, having made contact with its potentiated self, now beginning its flight towards that great Logos which is that which is sought by the adept.
Further, the nature of the winged creature is echoed both by the female holding it and the symbol of the female upon which the figure’s feet rest; that is, the nature of catalyst is overwhelmingly of an unconsciousness, coming from that which is not of the mind and which has no connection with the intellect, as you call it, which precedes or is concomitant with catalytic action.
All uses of catalyst by the mind are those consciously applied to catalyst.
Without conscious intent the use of catalyst is never processed through mediation, ideation, and imagination.
Questioner: I would like, if possible, an example of the activity we call Catalyst of the Mind in a particular individual undergoing this process.
Could Ra give an example of that?
Ra: I am Ra. All that assaults your senses is catalyst.
We, in speaking to this support group through this instrument, offer catalyst.
The configurations of each in the group of body offer catalyst through comfort/discomfort.
In fact all that is unprocessed that has come before the notice of a mind/body/spirit complex is catalyst.
Questioner: Then presently we receive catalyst of the mind as we are aware of Ra’s communication and we receive catalyst of the body as our bodies sense all of the inputs to them, but could Ra then describe catalyst of the spirit, and are we at this time receiving that catalyst and if not, could Ra give an example of that?
Ra: I am Ra.
Catalyst being processed by the body is catalyst for the body.
Catalyst being processed by the mind is catalyst for the mind.
Catalyst being processed by the spirit is catalyst for the spirit.
An individual mind/body/spirit complex
may use any catalyst which comes before its notice, be it through the body and its senses or through mediation or through any other more highly developed source, in its unique way to form an experience unique to it, with its biases.
Questioner: Would I be correct in saying that the archetype for the Catalyst of the Mind is the Logos’s model for its most efficient plan for the activity or use of the catalyst of the mind?
Ra: I am Ra. Yes.