So now we have a new event on the scene to capture our breath away. And each day seems to be rendering more and more chaos and confusion. These acts of Nature, that seem so cruel to our existence, are but natural events of time and space. We are not the cause of these catastrophes, just the recipients of their wake. There is no illusion here, just the reality of Nature and it’s sometimes violent ways. We have not learned to live side by side with these events, for if we had we would not have built our civilizations in the paths of these roaring giants. No matter how many times these events occur, we stand dumbfounded at the outcome, and yet we are clearly unconscious and continue to dare the events to rattle our living ways.
We are trying hard to destroy ourselves now, with a certain segment of the population convinced that separateness and self indulgence is the banner for which survival of the fittest flies. We have yet to view life as a connective thread that flows through all and effects each one of us through actions of the other. This is the world of duality of course and separateness is the primary benefactor at this moment in evolution. Even though the world is mourning the great catastrophe in Japan our media still has to point out that no Americans have been reported dead or missing. Is the lost of Japanese life so insignificant compared to those of our country? Are we not all of the same creation? Is there not oneness in the heart of humankind?
The conclusion of Letter Thirty-One brings us closer to understanding Oneness and the pathway through to the center of its aliveness.
“And just what does that mean? It sounds so abstract and metaphorical for me. How do we ‘ride Oneness’ like a vehicle?”
“Perfect question, my friend. How does one ride anything? It might be a flying vehicle or flying animal; it might be on the ground or in the water. One can ride inside or outside, within or upon. There is one thing in common, no matter what the form. It is that you must give yourself over to the thing you ride. You must trust and surrender, or it will come to naught. At the same time you must take the reigns and direct the vehicle where you would go.
“And what is a vehicle, after all? Let’s look at the root of that word. In Latin, vehere, means ‘to carry’. In Sanskrit, vaahana, means ‘transport’. A vehicle carries us, when we need or desire it to, when we know how to enter and command it. It lifts us above the plane we have been walking on; it moves us at greater speed and protects us from untoward elements on our path; and it propels us through time. It actually takes on and abbreviates the path we follow, transporting it into its own portal nature. In a word, a vehicle is a portal.”
“Great. It all sounds great. But how do we climb aboard this vehicle of Oneness? That still doesn’t make any sense to me.”
“Let’s look to one other kind of vehicle for an answer. That vehicle is your own body. It is the vehicle of your soul in this incarnate world. Your soul has projected the physical, emotional and mental body into the world, to be carried through a lifetime here. Your body is a formal representation of the individuality archetype. As we discussed earlier, that means ‘undivided’. Of course, undivided means ‘one’.”
“I’m following you, sort of. Are you saying that our individual bodies are symbols of Oneness? That makes sense. But how can our bodies be the vehicle you were talking about? Are they going to carry us through the portal—into the Great Storm? If that’s the case, why bother telling us all this? How can we make sense of what you’re saying?”
“Don’t ‘make sense’. Let sense make you.”
“How does that happen? How do we know what we’re looking for? I’ve gone within my being many times before. All of us have. So what’s new here? I’ve never seen any portal like that before.”
“Ah, but you have, my friend. You called it the Threshold to the Void. There are many other names for this space. But names are irrelevant. That so-called Threshold holds all the secrets of the most profound truths of creation—the akashic records. It holds all the portals of Oneness and freedom. They are many and yet there is only one. Right there on the edge, at the brink of creation and annihilation, lies the fundamental portal of truth. There lies the fulcrum of duality verging into unity.
“Look into your body. Sit still and become even more still. Find the ultimate stillness within you. Just for a tiny moment, faster than the blink of an eye. That’s all you need in terms of time. Find that stillness and know its truth. Root sensation. Feel its vibration. Lie with it longer if you can, and let it surround you with its shimmering essence. Feel the vibration turn to resonance and alignment. Feel the resonance turn into connection, integration and dissolution of all separation. Feel it reaching out into the Void and into Cosmos. This is timeless and formless. If you feel it for only a tiny moment, you will feel it for all eternity. You will feel all eternity within you. It is the form that formlessness assumes for duality’s sake. This is Oneness! This is your precious vehicle.”
“O, excuse me. But this is getting very abstract here. Can we make it more concrete?”
“I was just coming to that. Thank you. Here’s the bottom line, as you humans like to say. The vehicle lies within you—at the ‘bottom’ of you. It is not in your outer world. Oneness will never be found there, amidst the complexity and many-ness of manifestation. Humans have tried for thousands of years to impose Oneness on the outer world. There is no need for this; and there is no possibility of attaining it. The purpose of the outer world is to be as illusory as it can be, to be unreal. Let it be as its nature is.”
“All right. So, the short version of your message here is that portals lie within us, not without?”
“Yes. The outer world does not negate Oneness, however. It fulfills Oneness. Christ consciousness said, ‘Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill’. Incarnation fulfills the truth of its Source. It does not destroy the projection, nor that which projects it forth. Christos is the soul of us all—‘teacher alike of angels and of men’. Thus does all the illusory, outer world fulfill the reality and the soul lying within it.
“The fullness and fulfillment do not always appear as you might like. Your outer experience in the world reveals this. Many are trying hard to create Oneness in some outer formation or other, such as your United Nations, your great religions, your New Age convergences. These can be beneficial in their ways. They will not succeed in reversing natural authenticity, however. They will not manifest Oneness where it cannot be. Nature must manifest multiplicity and duality. That is its function and its way. If you doubt me, just look at the millions of species evolution has created in our world.
“We look upon your human attempts at unity and solidarity as icons for inner truth, not for outer transformation. Their creators mean well—all the multitude of them. The more of these unity groups there are, however, the less unity actually manifests; they end up competing with each other. It is all natural, your nature. Know this—Oneness does not manifest in form. Its integrity is maintained at the brink of creation. Do not look to your outer, human groups, therefore—as noble as they may or may not be—to be portals for your safe passage through the Storm.”
“OK. But are you saying—O and vigilans—you have the only way through the portal to the future? This is beginning to sound a little exclusive.”
“I am not saying that. There are many approaches. I’m only saying that for them to be effective, they must provide you with an inward path. Certainly, the way we are offering here is only one of the many ways. These ways appear numerous and diverse in the planes of manifestation; that is natural. Ultimately, they all converge at the portal.”
“Why has it taken so many words to communicate this simple message to me?”
“The principles of multiplicity are applying here, I’m afraid.” Chuckle. We required many words in order to build up gradually to this point, to prepare the way for you and your readers to receive the message clearly. Resonance is the key again. Find it in your bodies. It will lead you to alignment with the portal. However, realize this: Resonance, in and of itself, is not the portal; resonance is the key.
“Resonance with Oneness is more or less accessible for all humans through their own bodies. You have felt it in your cells and tissues, as a kind of subliminal humming. I advise, first, that you learn to be still enough to feel that vibration. This opens the way to resonance.
“Once you find the resonance, and concentrate on it—in a concentric manner—you will begin to feel yourself dissolving, becoming ever more subtle within. Use your imagination to follow this thread, and to plant a seed in this resonant field for the portal you seek. Then stop seeking any further. Allow the portal to draw you into it. Imagine this is happening while you are sitting in stillness. It is not difficult to do, because it is real. Reality will use the imaginary to draw you into itself. This is, pure and simple—after a lot of build-up—all you need do to enter the vehicle of Oneness.”
“You mean we don’t have to imagine the Void or the Threshold or projection, or any of that stuff you were describing?”
“No, you don’t. All you need do is feel deeply within and allow the opening to come to you. I needed to use so many words though, to give you the sense that this in fact can work—and to connect the process with its underpinnings. There will be more details on all this as we move forward with the letters. Rest easy. The passage is opening now and you are near.”
“What about ego? Won’t it try to defeat our awareness of this?”
“It will. But the resonance is much more powerful than ego. It is pure and profound. If you persist, ego will grow very quiet. This is a process of realizing your true power.”
“By the way, O, I found a little sphere the other day, while I was meditating with a group of friends. When I got up, I noticed a beautiful little marble under my chair. Is that what you wanted me to manifest?”
“Yes. The link is strong! Carry it with you as a reminder.
Copyright © 2011 by Robert Lee Potter