Letter Eleven “After the End” (final installment)

As this first month of the new year and the new decade comes to an end it is my strong feeling that the genetic transmutation has begun to take shape among the various world societies. The reptilian consciousness that has been so prevalent throughout the life of homo sapiens is beginning to wane. We are more aware of these unconscious beings and the divide between the dense shadow world and the illumining light world is becoming wider. We are taking a stand against this malevolent force that is strangling our very existence.  In spite of the immense drawbacks facing our lives and our children’s lives we are fixed in our resolve to move forward through the storm to a new frontier of Divine exploration. The new generation coming to earth is showing signs of a more advanced awareness; a more loving, compassionate being, a being prepared for the shift to higher consciousness. And through the maze of destruction that keeps heaping upon our nations there are those Heroes that shine so clearly through the rubble.

“Now, given all you’ve related to me about the new species, I’m left feeling very strange. It’s like a mixture of hope and disappointment. It’s good that humanity provided an important steppingstone to enlightenment. On the other hand, it’s sad that we couldn’t get it together ourselves, that we couldn’t work it out our own way. It seems like we got so close.”

I understand. You may think me insensitive to say this again right now. But that sadness comes out of ego and attachment to form. Attachment was one of the reasons humanity could not work it out. Remember, time had expired. If you had had another million years or so, humanity might have put ego in its place, but the pressures of your age were too intense. Your attachment to possessions had not abated. At the root of it, you were possessed by a desire to make up for the lack something you couldn’t name. You could never find it, not even in your grandest achievements. Yet it was something so essential and vital that its lack undermined every success of your lives.

“What was that thing we lacked?”

It was your true identity, your authentic being. You searched for it in every conquest, every new business venture, in every spiritual journey and every work of art or science. You sought it in careers and lovers, in money and property. But you couldn’t find it, not there, not anywhere! In the general course, perfecting the intellect had estranged you from your most vital inner intelligence.

In one way, you could say humanity was cursed; it was cut off from its own soul. However, in the larger scheme, the whole species was simply playing a part on the universal stage. You all played it remarkably well! I know this is no consolation to one who still feels pride in his species. There is nothing I can say to comfort your ego. I would not, even if I could. You needed, as you need now, to hasten into the time ahead.

“Harsh words, I think. But you’re right. I can see the ego part of me wanting to be something it cannot be. I can see that it wants to possess this quality you talk about, this freedom and insight. But it does not really want to be it, or to share it with anyone.

“But hold on. The future hasn’t really happened yet, no matter what you say. What if none of these predictions of yours comes true for us? What if we’re just left to our own resources and the genetic mutation doesn’t happen in my timeline, for whatever reason? In some ways that seems even more discouraging than the extinction.”

Then it will be all the more important for this message to be delivered. An alternate timeline, I admit, is a possibility. Then you would be left to struggle your way to awakening against the current of ego—a most daunting challenge. The reflections I’m giving you could stand you in good stead through that struggle as well.

Listen to yourself, my friend. You are seeing and putting your own ego in its place. You are noticing that aspect of your self that is not truly who you are. You are beginning to make the break. The very next step is to turn your gaze into the other consciousness in you. The sadness you feel about your race’s loss is actually a propellant into feeling the depths of that consciousness. This is a good sign. Let it be.

“What next step are you talking about? There is no next step for a little homo sapiens like myself. You’ve made your point about that very well.”

Ah, but there is a next step for you, señor. I have already mentioned it. You are participating in the transition, the mutation. Ancient messages have many layers of meaning. The perennial teaching, to look deeply within yourself, was not just a guide to meditation; it was a literal instruction for going into your own body, right down to the molecular level, into the genetic structure. This is still you, even at that microscopic level. You can effect profound changes within your own DNA merely with the intent to do so.

“What? You mean I can will myself to mutate into your species?”

In a word, yes. But remember, it is not your will that counts here. It is the will of Conscious Evolution! I sense that you are feeling its presence right now. You cannot change through your own separate volition. That was the ego’s way. It was not a way to get into the kingdom of heaven. As Christ told you, that kingdom is within. If you would go there, you must align your will with the deeper will. You must synchronize these wills until they truly become one. The universal microscopic and subatomic levels within you demonstrate the oneness and interconnectedness of the Cosmos—macrocosm to microcosm. When you know that this is so, you will enter the deepest reaches of your psyche and your body—and the changes will happen.

“Is there anything I can do to prepare for this? Can I study something, use some type of meditation technique, or follow some teacher?”

As I said before, the most powerful lever of change in consciousness is simple, pure noticing. Here is a way to begin: Look at yourself deeply, dearly and thoroughly. Look inward with no judgment. Let go of your mental focus and allow your being to fall within. Yes, falling is an important metaphor that you have encountered several times before. Don’t stop until you find the emptiness. It lies in the center of all space—past all the mental noise and clutter. It is filled with silence and stillness. It is no thing; it is the Void. Yet it is also who you really are—a pure formless point of consciousness. Out of this emptiness, you will know the peace that passes understanding. Within that space you will be recreating the universe.

“What is this Void?”

The Void is the ultimate reality. But curiously, it is not remote or inaccessible. It lives within the fabric of time, space and matter intimately. It is the matrix from which we come, to which we return and within which we live, move and have our being. It is the space in which we can find the Source.

“How can the Void be reality?”

In and of itself, the Void is nothing. It is the zero dimension. But out of this nothingness comes all creation, all things. As the threshold between the Void and the form world is consciously and energetically breached, creation happens. When we look at this happening and point to it, we are attributing qualities to it. It looks as though the qualities are emerging from the Void. But they are coming from the consciousness in us as it revisits the Void. Creation—beauty—then is always in the eye of the beholder.

Humans did not know, generally speaking, that they possessed this power. Isn’t it strange and ironic that the species which valued possessions so strongly would not recognize its own most precious possession—the power to create reality! Humans always saw reality as something outside themselves. They thought they could manipulate it, but not create it! When you realize this inherent power, everything changes. All your perspectives on the world change, and your genetic structure changes! Your sense of self transforms into an alignment with Source, as Self.

“I have had some deep spiritual experiences in my life, even a feeling of formlessness and bliss. Is that what you’re talking about, when you refer to Source? Do you think I have really been there?”

Of course you were. You know what you know. You need nothing from me to validate that. You were on the brink of the Void. I would guess you passed into it without knowing what was going on. When you came back to your senses, you were feeling the bliss that follows one out through the threshold. But the quality of feeling came from you, not the Void itself. This is creation again. The Void has no qualities; it is no thing.

“Why does the bliss go away? How might we live in that state all the time? Does your species live there?”

No. And there are good reasons for it. We know bliss at regular intervals—some of us more than others—as we reach profoundly within, during what you would call meditation. It is truly wonderful and invigorating, beyond description. But when one is enveloped in the Void, the world ends. We cannot be focused there, and be functioning in the world at the same time. At least not often.

“Speaking of functioning in the world, I’m having a problem. I can’t seem to stop being afraid. Fears, tiny and large, visit my mind regularly. You started to give me some advice on how to deal with that a while back. Could you offer a few more suggestions?”

Indeed. Remember, it is the ego’s job to remind you of all the things it wants you to fear. I said before, the only thing you need to do is notice. Notice these fears, do not run away from them. Do not fear the fears. Feel them, acutely and fully. They will not kill you! Running away from them is what kills you—the real you. Running away only generates additional anxiety, resistance and unconsciousness. Facing and accepting your fears defuses the ego. It is time for another word root here: ‘Notice’ derives from the Latin word notus or ‘known’. The task of awareness is to see and know, in the presence of the unknown.

The fears are good for you, strange as it might seem to hear this. They are goads toward consciousness. A prophet once said, the only spiritual teacher most people ever have is their own suffering. Noticing, accepting and using your fears can be a powerful motivation. The best news is that fear is not the only way to awaken! You can, with the impetus of higher consciousness, re-program your life! You can take back your power from the ego and its pain structure. You can notice what’s really going on. You can evolve—from wherever you find yourself—into the awakened being you so deeply, innately desire. That being desires you as much as you desire it.

Copyright © 2010 by Robert Lee Potter

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