…“You still have nations, then?”
Yes. However, our nations are not like those in your world. Our nations are more like cultural and ethnic configurations, based on appreciation of some common heritage, sensibility and destiny. This has come about because we are aware of our purpose in life and our various destinies in ways that you were not. Many of your visionaries, dreamers and activists longed for a world like ours. Those dreams of a better world were not in vain; they played an important role in the creation of what we now have. On the shoulders of your dreamers we now stand.
Unlike your time, we have few boundaries between our nations; the same model obtains among individuals. Just as you began to witness the intermingling and co-existence of races, nationalities and cultures in every corner of your globe, we have intermingled the very territories and assets of our nations. Each nation shares actual land with others in the most creative and interesting ways. The words ‘country’ and ‘nation’ are no longer synonymous.
Challenges and disputes arise amongst us at times. Our world does not manifest uninterrupted peace and presence. But we have much more connection to that Source than you do. We have no war or crime. Our disputes generally arise out of paradoxical occurrences—two contradictory truths being embraced simultaneously by different individuals or groups. People can still feel passionately about their viewpoints and interests. This is enlivened by the residual ego influence we feel at times of passion or excitement.
“This is surprising. How can it be, if you’re all appreciating everything equally?”
We do not appreciate everything equally. We are still individuated beings, not omniscient. It is possible for us to have wide variations in our perspectives and sensibilities. One group might appreciate in a conservative way; another might take a more progressive stance; yet a third might be motivated more to activism. The unfolding experience of these groups might even move into a full-fledged dispute. This would not become a confrontation. Our egos are too impotent for that. We move, rather, toward a direct inquiry and exploration of what the dispute is about.
We have a strong, appreciative desire to learn from our differences, to learn about them and to build that learning back into our society. The shared appreciative faculty we have motivates us to find peace and presence in the midst of our disputes. We feel a drive to do this, just as the human species felt a drive to compete and differentiate. Your species’ goal was to develop the ego, the mind and individual genius. My species’ goal is to develop the soul, the acceptance of oneness, and the collective genius. Our first loyalty lies not with the separated, individual self, but with the whole shared being. This is not to say we are automatons. We still maintain unique abilities and actions. But our individuality leads us together, not apart…
Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter