“Excellent. One last comment. The portals are all around you, in myriad forms. The key point of this second book is not actually to get everyone busy building portals, though it may appear so. The real core message here is to be aware of portals at all, however they emerge. Be aware that ultimately there is only one portal that binds them all. This portal is the vehicle of Oneness. Through that opening will come your precious awakening.”
I smile. “Now that really does help me. Just be aware of portals! Thank you. I’m having one of those moments of appreciation right now. Cool.”
I feel a subtle shift in your position now. You say, “I know that you have other questions. Why don’t you go ahead and ask them?”
“Well, you probably know I’ve just finished reading through the whole book again. Doing that has brought up several new questions. For one, I’m feeling a little strange about the name you have for yourselves—vigilan. It feels almost like I made it up somehow.”
“You are sensing that we have ‘made it up’ together. We did this for purposes of communication. We actually use no name for ourselves in my time. However, there was a period earlier in our development when we did employ names, both for our species and our individualities. There was never just one though. Some of the names were imagined by humans for a species evolved out of themselves, such as homo noeticus, homo spiritus, homo divines, homo illuminatus, etc. ‘Evigilatus’ was one such attempt to describe us.”
“Very interesting. That rings true. Thanks. Now, another question that comes from people who have read the first book and our web blog. It has to do with when we can expect the transition to happen. People keep asking about dates. I know what you have said before, and this is truly not so much my concern. But I feel I must ask it again. When is year ‘zero’?”
“There is no year zero. Zero symbolizes the Void that came between your time and mine. If you wish to conceive of the Void as ‘zero’, then it is a fair approximation. But it wasn’t a year; it wasn’t time at all. As to when it will happen in your time, it already has. The shift has happened. It is happening right now, and will always be happening. The only thing that keeps people asking that question is that they have not yet awakened to its presence. If this were not so, there would be no conversation about it at all. If your readers are asking that question, they are sensing the shift within themselves. It only remains for them to accept what they already know.”
I respond, “OK. But I think they are also wondering about the world. When will we see the shift in the world and in the population at large?”
“I can only go on repeating myself. The shift happens for the world, just when it happens for the individual—when she or he realizes it’s already happening. I will give you a date if you insist. 1776. There it is. You want another date? 2001. Still not happy? 2012. How about 2020? Don’t you see? It’s not about numbers and quantities in your mind. It’s about spaces and qualities in your heart.”
“Whew. For me that’s plenty. Enough. But I’m afraid people will keep asking.”
“There is no harm in asking, only harm in not hearing the message that lies within your own consciousness. The mind goes on asking. But it is spirit that must answer.”
Another question comes up now. “What about the end of book one, where it seems we are going to be permanently in the new universe, never coming back? And yet, here we are, in this book, back in the old one.”
I sense a smile in your voice. You reply, “It is a mystery I don’t fully understand, but I’ll do my best. We are indeed there, in that new universe. Those forms of our lives will not return into the old universe. They will always link us, however, transmitting energies of assistance and appreciation. But here is where the real action is happening for now; it is where the greatest need lies. It appears that the story of this book is in the old universe because this is where the Great Storm is. Our focused attention is to bring the old into the new.”
My mind is chewing on that. I don’t really understand it either. Another thought slides in. “Speaking of ‘old’, who built the obelisk in Atlantis 100,000 years ago? You didn’t have time to explain it when we were there.”
“That is a very long story. I won’t do it justice here. But I will give you a brief overview. The human spirit has come to Earth through the soul realm, as we discussed in the epilogue to the first book. The human form likewise has come to Earth from another realm. In fact it is a composite from many other places in the Cosmos, your form. It is through the interstellar web of conscious evolution and civilization. We have roots in the systems of Sirius, Orion and the Pleiades primarily. But there are many others—from other dimensions and other galaxies.
“In the beginning, humans on Earth were simply an experiment of exploration at the far edge of galactic settlement. The intentions were quite limited. Some of your scientists have conjectured about a so-called ‘slave race’. This is partially accurate. The early forms, later to evolve into humans, were simple-minded creatures. They were put in place by mixing genetic components from particular extraterrestrial species with those existing in Earth hominids.
“As millennia passed, evolution exerted its prerogative, and new forms became available for other types of incarnating souls to inhabit. This made the game of Earth life increasingly interesting—to both discarnate life forms and extraterrestrial races. Your intellectual capacities expanded, as did your connection to general unfolding consciousness. The Ark of the Covenant was put in place when it became clear that the Earth evolution deserved it’s own contract with the galactic systems of governance. It is their way of assuring that evolution will be allowed to follow its deeper mandates, without undue manipulation from interlopers.
“Your race and mine have a guarantee within that covenant that we are a recognized part of the cosmic evolving civilization. Once you realize this and make it truly conscious, your awakening proceeds apace. This is why it was essential that we conclude this book on that note. It is time for humanity to recognize it’s rightful place in the Cosmos.”
“Wow. I’m sure there’s much more to be said on that subject.” I can’t resist one follow-up, however. “What do you mean by ‘interlopers’?”
“There are those—with their own egos—from other places and dimensions, who come to Earth and attempt to influence your planet in various ways, to their own ends. The Ark safeguards you greatly from this tampering, but not entirely.” You fall silent.
“Do you want to say anything more about that?”
“Not at this time. It is far too large a subject for this book. I will only add, as a hint, be alert to the rings of power—as in Tolkien’s rings. They play a major role in the interplay of dark and light forces on the planet in your time. They are portals of great mystical force.”
“Hmm. That makes me start wondering. Perhaps there will be more about this in the next book?”
“Perhaps,” you say enigmatically.
I shrug and turn my attention back to another question that’s been nagging me. “On several occasions you have described the Earth experience as a ‘game’. Isn’t that a little glib? Doesn’t it make light of all the suffering and turmoil in the lives on this planet?”
“Exactly so,” you respond, to my surprise. “The point is to ‘lighten up’ a little. I do not use the word ‘game’ in a compassionless or condescending sense. I am not capable of that. To call Earth experience a ‘game’ is to point out that it does not need to be taken as seriously as most humans take it most of the time. Yes, there is great suffering, cruelty and ignorance in your world. There is allowance in any game for such outrageous behavior.
“The stakes in this ‘world game’—to use a phrase from Buckminster Fuller—are very high. No question about it. They are ‘life and death’ stakes. But life and death are what we do here on this plane, in any case. If these stakes are unavoidable, why not choose to play with them, rather than fear and anguish over them? The origins of the word ‘game’, relate to the joy of people getting together. Let this be the sense of your life experience and you will profit therefrom.”
“Well, O, I sense this dialogue coming to close now. But I have one more request for clarification. Can you speak a little more about what you said earlier, about ‘falling back into formlessness? I feel there is something more to be said on that subject.”
“Yes, there is, as always. And this will be a fitting way to close. ‘Falling back’ is a way of opening to space. Formlessness is the Void, the Now. It is also the Absolute, the Source, spirit, God. Each of these words carries its own qualities as pointers.
“Form is all the mind can ever know. There is much consciousness beyond the mind, however. There is much formlessness beyond form. Falling back into formlessness simply means letting go and realizing the beneficent simplicity of your origins, of who you really are.
“Your true nature is not form-bound or form-focused. It is a nature that can choose to create forms if it likes. It can enter and even immerse itself in the realms of form. It may even, for a time, accept the illusion that it is form, that it is the mind—and only that. To fall back into the formless is your release valve into awareness. It is your ultimate and intimate way of leaving the Earth.
“I advocate falling back into the formless at any time, especially at those times when you feel the weight of forms pressing upon you, stressing you. It will bring you peace and joy and timelessness. It will bring you into the Now. And you know I must say it again. It will bring you into appreciation.”
“O, so are we ready for the next book yet?”
“I am. You, my friend, are not. Not quite yet. Have patience. I love the irony of a human expression that I heard once—taken jokingly. ‘Patience is such a waste of time!’ It’s funny, but there is great truth in it. Time is your prison. It needs to be recognized as the illusion that it is. In order to realize patience, time must be wasted, removed from the equation. Without time, there is no distance in space, no need to move from here to there. You are already everywhere. And yet, paradoxically, you must wait for the cycle of expression to come to you. This is where you must be patient. Be timeless. The book is already written from that space.”
“I’m happy to hear it. Thank you, dear friend and guide, O. With that I will sign off for now.”
“Blessings of infinite abundance to you all.”
Copyright © 2011 by Robert Lee Potter