At this point in time I feel it is necessary to re-introduce the main character in this unusual dialogue. In doing so I am posting now from Letter Two which gives descriptions of our future home on this planet and the type of consciousness that the beings who live there exude. Again, this may seem to be a startling revelation on our future species, but this is what we believe could exist and what we hope we can achieve. I will be posting more from this Letter in days following. And if you want to read the entire story please click on the book cover to the right of this post. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
…Another purpose in writing to you is to establish a link between our two species. This connection is important for the conscious continuity of evolution. This will be a first-time event on planet Earth—a descendent species consciously linking with an ancestor species. Making it firmly conscious in your minds and your appreciation, and doing the same on our end, unifies and merges our destinies in ways that will be wonderfully beneficial and creative.
I’ve mentioned the term evolution a number of times, and for good reason. If there is a God in the universe, it is Evolution, Conscious Evolution. And why shouldn’t there be a God? There is plenty of room for everything in All That Is.
Evolution is consciousness in its most elaborate and limitless expression. As all things in creation change and grow, the storehouses of understanding fill ever more fully. The change and growth includes, of course, dissolution and death as well. All forms come and go. Evolution remains. No lesson in all of the multi-trillion living forms, over multi-trillion eons, is ever lost. Each and every happening in the universe becomes a lesson the Cosmos is learning about itself, a lesson it uses to push yet further the boundaries of consciousness. We are integral to all this. We, the students, are in fact our own teachers. We are the Cosmos, the Now and the presence. We are evolution itself.
“This is rather boggling my mind. Maybe the mind is supposed to be boggled by all this! You’re saying, We are the Cosmos?”
Don’t worry! It is a simple matter. What else would we be, if we weren’t the Cosmos?
“I can see being a part of the Cosmos, of course. But not the whole thing.”
The Cosmos is wholeness; if you’re part of it, you’re all of it. In essence, it is not really a thing. You are not a thing either. You and the Cosmos are the consciousness inhabiting things, like a galaxy, or like your mind and body. You are the essence of creation, existing beyond and behind forms, beyond dimensions, beyond concepts, yet also inhabiting a small, seemingly insignificant form. The true you, the consciousness that has no boundaries, is limitless.
“All right, I’ll work on that! The biggest question, right now for me, is what do you mean we are not the same species? What happened to humanity? Where did we go? Where did you come from? How did it come about?”
This is a large story, the underlying purpose of this whole communication. I would prefer to wait until Letter Three to begin it. Suffice it to say, for now, that my species evolved out of yours. The transition was tumultuous for a while. The old ways usually do not pass away without a fight. This was a classic struggle for supremacy, but not in the way the world had ever seen before. The new species was emerging from within the old, into a truly conscious being. The ego-mind was being turned inside out, even as it fought to survive and maintain its structure. Ultimately, it was a battle for who would appreciate reality more.
“Appreciate reality! Well, to be honest, I’m not sure any of this is real. Before you get into that, however, can we climb down a bit from the philosophical heights. I think I get what you’re saying about the need for evolutionary change. But how about telling me something more concrete about your world. What does it look like, for instance?”
All right. It’s green and blue and brown and white, very little grey, compared to your world. Nature abounds everywhere. Nature is a very important part of our lives. We cooperate with it, and it returns the favor. Natural consciousness determines the way we live.
“Do you live in towns, cities, or villages, or just out in the wilderness?”
We have done away with cities for the most part. We found them to be inefficient in terms of relationships, ecology, and eventually even economy. They were fine for some functions, like expressions of individuality, exploring opportunity, and meeting people. But we now have other, better means for accomplishing this. We maintain a few large cities around the globe for ceremonial purposes and as memorials.
Cities were, by and large, constructs of separative and acquisitive mental activity. They tumbled along, over the centuries, without a collective compass, building themselves up in most unconscious ways. People became lost in them, anonymous and disempowered, feeling alone and separated, even while searching for a sense of community. Yes, they provided hubs of culture and centers of learning, commerce and governance. In our time, however, we have ways of maintaining the best of what cities once produced without the tangled mass of urban decay.
“Where do you live then?”
In general, we live in small communities in close proximity to other like settlements. We have town centers of culture, much like your own communities, but they are interwoven with green, natural lands and wildlife habitat. We take much time to appreciate all the life forms of our world. Even though we live in small community settings, we have much intercourse with the world at large, and are very social creatures.
I live near the shore of a beautiful ocean, with three-dozen like-minded, like-conscious fellow souls. We have technology that allows rapid communication, interaction and travel, at any time and to any place we wish. Compared to your world we have made spectacular advances in living comfortably and peacefully.
Let me hasten to add that my world is not perfect; it is not utopia. We experience challenges and imbalances regularly; we make mistakes. But we do not fear or dread our challenges. We look forward to them, as opportunities. They are part of our active appreciation, entertainment and growth. Most of these challenges come in the form of maintaining and furthering relationships, between individuals, groups and nations…
Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter