In 2009, at a dinner party in Philadelphia, PA., I was introduced to the manuscript for the first book of "Letters from 500." My dear friend, Robert Potter, had an amazing five months of download from a Being 500 years in our future, and I was among the first to hear of this wonderful adventure story that has provided me with resonance to a new level of knowing. After two days, in complete absorption with the book, I promised Robert that I would help make this story known. Since then I have helped design and publish all three of these amazing books. This blog is my sincere offering to the universe and to those wonderful Vigilans who, I have discovered, are our future selves. To them, I bow with my Soul's gratitude, for it is through their sublime words that I now direct my life and with their guidance share with those who resonate as deeply as I did. With love...cosmicobserver

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There is that moment, showered in grief and sorrow, when the center of your body seems to lose all feeling. Even that pit in your stomach is gone. The emptiness that prevails is both alarming and curious, for within that moment there appears a vibration that creates such a harmonic blend of light that you feel a tremendous sense of aliveness. If you are at all in tune with that vibration you are blessed with a feeling of love that transcends the mind-body experience. For all-at-once, you vibrate into that space where all things and no-things preside. You can feel it so deep in your molecular structure that taking flight is no longer a myth. You are there in that place between all worlds where the Divine touches the physical plane. It is wondrous.

Life is changing as we know it. Even if the ignorance, that lords over this planet, remains somewhat intact, the many, who rise above the loneliness of separation from the one will be born into a new life of Gratitude and Grace. If nothing else, we will enjoy a life of empathy and compassion for our fellow humans.

 

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Yesterday I posted a short film of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, narrated by Leonard Cohen. It explained the process by which Tibetan Lamas help the soul cross over into the larger realm of Consciousness and provide a pathway for reincarnation into a new form.

I’ve noticed many visitors to this site read the epilogue to Book One of Letters from 500, “Why Souls Come To Earth.” The internal urging to learn about the voyage from the inner worlds to the physical earth seems obvious and it gives a little more knowledge into the essence of the soul and its movement through conscious evolution. It seems appropriate now to visit the epilogue of Book Two of Letters “Why Soul Leave The Earth.”  Though death is inevitable for all of us, it is the hope of this writer that we all live long and prosper.  In appreciation for all we have and the state of Grace that is blessed upon us.

“O, I’ve been thinking about this series of letters we’ve just finished.”

“And you have a question?” your response is quick.

“How did you guess?”

“Go ahead. I’ve been expecting you.”

“It seems all our talk about portals could be looked upon as a form of escapism, like getting away from the old Earth. Why do we want so bad to leave this place? After all, we’ve chosen to be here, haven’t we?”

“Yes, of course,” you reply. “But it is only natural to feel like it’s all too much. Tell me what you think humans want to escape from.”

I muse, “Well, we have a frantic, dangerous, toxic world right now. It seems to be rapidly overheating and unraveling. But the bigger issue behind it all is obviously ‘the ego’. We want to escape it! And yet, now that I think about it, the ego itself probably wants to escape too. It could see escaping as another means to create separation and stress. There’s a lot of stress around this planet these days.”

“And?”

“I guess I’d have to say it’s egos creating the stress that egos want to escape from.”

“Good one.”

“A world full of egos is a horrendous place,” I continue. “It’s crazy. You know that. I feel it even more acutely now that I’ve had the glimpse of awakening you gave me.”

“Tell me what you remember of that.”

My mind goes quiet at your suggestion. I feel energy streaming in. “You know, I’d have to say awakening is really not all that far beyond us. You said it from the start, of course.”

“Yes?”

“It’s basically appreciation, isn’t it. What was so wonderful about being vigilan-for-a-day, was the continuous state of appreciation I felt. We humans are capable of something like that even now—just not the ‘continuous’ part. What serenity and oneness and…!” Suddenly words fail me; I’m back in the vigilan awareness. Warmth and peace flood through my mind in a vigorous stillness.

You ask, “What is it?”

“It’s the feeling of Oneness, of being at one with the moment. Thats what I learned. What appreciation really gives you is the presence of Now. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Having that sense of Now gives you appreciation.”

“Just so. I’d say you’ve got it,” I feel you grinning. You say, “Vigilans do not rely on time to feel appreciation. Through your eyes, I’m seeing more clearly what vigilans do. Appreciation is a timeless quality that we stream into time. Indeed, you have made a breakthrough in understanding the Now. If you would be in the moment, simply appreciate what is. If you want to appreciate, then be in the moment. They are one and the same.”

“OK. That sounds good.” My brow wrinkles. “But ‘what is’ includes everything that is, right? Good and bad both? How can you appreciate unpleasant—or worse—harmful or evil things? Can you actually value that?”

“Yes, we can. For appreciation to work the way it does, it must link us with Source, with the origin of every manifested form. In the ego world, there are many forms that are unhealthy and unconscious—and yes, evil. We can appreciate these forms as necessary elements in the parade of evolving consciousness. We do not have to condone or engage them to appreciate their place in creation.” (more…)

Rarely in one’s life is the thought of one’s mortality in dire straits. Yet, when the apocalypse seems to go from the pages of books and media screens into real-life, mortality suddenly becomes a constant. Rarely do we think of ourselves as ever conscious beings moving from one life to the all eternal life of our divine Self.  We’re so busy trying to move through our lives that we hardly ever think about our movement through the process of dying. This unknown doorway, death, that leads us to the next adventure, is so mysterious that it’s better left in the dark cellar of our mind.

This video is a beautiful representation, and meditation, through the Bardos of death. The Tibetan monks, living in the rarified air of the Himalayas, have held on to this ritual of death and rebirth since the 14th century. This short film, narrated by Leonard Cohen, can bring this time of anxiety into a new perspective. It is viewed best while seated in a near meditative state of mind.

 

 

 

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It’s difficult for some to accept news from various outlets based on the bias brought on by hate-mongers and circus-like barkers. It’s important to remember that most journalists pride themselves on accurate reporting, based on facts not fictional tales conjured up to spread dissent. If the facts meet the criteria of truth then let them be spoken by those who have the integrity and courage to make them known.

At present, we are faced with something more than political fodder, we are faced with an enemy that takes no political side. This enemy doesn’t get to lobby those in Washington for favors on who gets taken down or not. This enemy will take down anyone in its grasp.

If you’re of a mind to discount anything but what you’re told from outliers of the truth then don’t waste your time reading this. It will only make you mad. If you have an open mind and can make judgments based on what has actually happened, rather than what you have been told, then please read on. And I wish everyone good health and long life.

Click on link to read:

The Lost Month_ How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 – The New York Times

The physical world is one of discovery. The wave of infinite consciousness projects this physical world to allow souls to evolve. No matter what karma you’re carrying forward there are hurdles to meet and work through. Nothing in this life is set to let you coast through it. Even when you think the day is bright ahead a cloud of change can move in.

I was sent this short talk and meditation of Eckhart Tolle’s, and I found it quite uplifting. I hope you will take a moment, during this perilous time, to sit and listen.

“A Message From Eckhart!”

 

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I’m in Hunker Mode. Hunkered down for the remainder of this life chapter until the powers that be let me know it’s safe again to go back into the water, or the streets, and the stores and the restaurants. Watching the news you’d think that your favorite apocalypse movie had become like a flash-mob suddenly breaking in on our every-day.

How many conspiracies have you read about, or heard about over the past week? It seems everyone has one or is fast to pass on someone else’s. Depending upon your level of cynicism, or not, you are led to believe there is something sinister in the wings. The noise is deafening and the brain reacts by absorbing it all, confused and dazed by the onslaught of opinions and delusions. When will it end? What is real, or  What IS real?

Perhaps the illusion of this Earth Consciousness is such an overwhelming concept that to understand it we must pierce the subtle veil that covers our physical form. We approach this life with our personal perception of what is real. That perception is individuated to each soul and our experience here works through the veil of that perception. Those who have pierced the veil, through intense meditation practices or other esoteric modalities understand the illusion and are not directed by it. Rather, they sit in the larger cosmic consciousness and are one with all that is. Conspiracies have been the engine of change for millennia. [Who knows the truth] is a thought, an idea, dictated through the mind, a mind veiled in the illusion of this realm of consciousness. Perhaps we should trust nothing but the true barometer that lies deep inside our divine heart, where the soul connection is made and the animation of our being begins. The silence that resides deep there holds the truth beyond the veil, and once sensed will make this life a matter of conscious evolution, not a matter of fact. Of course, there is always the idea that the Law of Karma has reacted to this dark period of self-serving greed and the apathetic lack of empathy, and is our ever-loving reboot.

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Time for visionaries to rise above the bobble-heads. Start the thinking process with clear minds, untainted by mesmerized beliefs. The fools that think they know the world are now finding themselves lost in it. It’s time for the best of the best to take charge. It’s time for change!

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Like the Lotus flower, born out of mud, rising up through the muck to the light of the sun, so too is the consciousness of our minds and our belief systems. Out of fear we gather into cult-like groups, unable to see the truth through the confusion of our minds. Protected by ego’s lust for life we stand determined to see only what allays our fears, what does not challenge us, in spite of the truth that lies beyond the muddled veil. For we are held in the embrace of separateness, and cannot imagine the love of Oneness that yearns for our attention.

I chanced upon this excerpt from “Letters – Portal.” Perhaps we should remember that the thing that ties us all together is the divine aspect of our eternal beings.

To the One It Does Concern,

“We speak to you—as you, friends. Our voice comes from the deep Source that lies within us all. It speaks to the Oneness within and around you. It is the wake-up call of the still, small voice that lives beyond all individuation and separation. Our voice is joined into the web of the living word. Why should it be thus? Why is the Oneness speaking to itself through you? Why is it living itself through you?”

“There is no answer to the question ‘why’. But in asking it, we invoke the mystery of our shared being. The question is the presence, stretching out into wakefulness and wonder. Know that the circuit must complete itself through you. The electromagnetic—and electro-magical—forces must use you to come full circle into all the dimensions. Be of use!”

“This is our injunction to you all, to us all. Make the best and clearest use of the portal you have been given. You are that portal, as surely as you have a mind to ask the question ‘why’. Make clear your way into the moment. There is no greater blessing than being the opportunity that you are.”

“Well, well, is that you, O? You sound a little different.”

“This is the voice of our group speaking to the wider group of humans who are coming to their wakefulness now. We begin this way, that there may be a volume of energy poured forth into your presence, and in a way that will not be mistaken for anything less than the urgency of your age. We speak with Oneness, for Oneness, to the Oneness lying within you all. It is time to allow the ways to open, and to know what you know, what you have suspected for ages and kept hidden in your silence.”

“Your group is speaking to humanity?”

“Only to those with ears to hear; that is, with their fields of resonance tuned to our frequency. Many will not hear these words at all. They will receive other words, other voices. But hear you shall—each and every one. You are all hearing now; though not all are yet listening. You are all touching the Apocalypse, but not all are yet feeling what is touching them in return. What is happening now in your time is the ancient, perennial ‘quickening’ of awareness. You can feel it in the waters of your flesh, in the pulse of your breath. It is rattling the molecular foundations of your species.”

“Yes. I think I’m hearing and listening to what you say. Though I never can be quite sure. Sometimes I reread your materials and discover new thoughts I didn’t see before. I think I get it, and yet I still miss so much.”

“Such is natural. These words, from Source, are living. They come from deep down, under all; they move within themselves and vibrate endlessly. They change their form and wavelength in response to the listener and to the outpouring waves of magic and magnetism—in-breath, out-breath, in, out, pause. They are washing you alive. They will naturally transform and increase themselves in your mind, as Life continues to flow within them. Come and be nourished by this tide.”

“May I ask a question?”

“Certainly, brother.”

“What does ‘Oneness’ really mean to you? Why do you use that word so much? How are we to relate to it?”

“Thank you. Oneness is the vehicle for awakening. There is no other way to move beyond your current state of consciousness and your ego-world, than by entering and riding this vehicle. It is the presence of us all, united, sharing and grouping. And yet, it is far beyond that as well. It is union before union, the center before the circle; it is formlessness before the form. Verily, it is the form of formlessness. All radiance comes within its spark. Its fire ignites the passion of our charge. With Oneness, we will cross the great divide and find the passage through the eye of the Storm.”

“Oneness touches everything, feels everything, is everything. Yet it is not just this. It is also the Void and the Source and the Presence and the Voice. There is no concept that it is not. And yet there is no concept for what it truly is. In the meat of paradox it converges, albeit glancingly, with our earthly comprehension. To know it, to experience it, you may fly to the farthest reaches of your imagination and wisdom, or you may dive down into the fibers of your essence, in the moment, the ordinary station of your steps upon this Earth. It is everywhere you would seek to find it. But beware, what seems to be, is not real. Your seeking keeps you from truly seeing.”

“Let go all your preconceptions of what Oneness is. Long have you sought it by not finding it. Find it by not seeking it. Now is the time to know. What a joy to share this time with you all. It is the wonder of the passing of a Great Age. You are, as one, passing into the history of Now. All history lies in the moment of creation. All passages lead into themselves. They are each, Source and destiny.”

© 2011 Robert Lee Potter

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They say, “It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” If this is true then we are on the brink of a great breakthrough. It doesn’t make sense to continually talk about how bad things are, how ruthless people are, how the world is turning into garbage. This only sets the stage for ripples of negative vibrations to permeate all and everything. What use is that? That will only make things worse.

With the right energy set forth, we can move mountains and see a brighter day on the other side. Here is a chapter from Robert’s latest book, Conversations With All Self. This chapter on Governance outlines the path forward for a more awakened society.

 

Chapter – 47
Governance Is a Form of Soulfulness – 8/9/19
RP: I got an inspiration yesterday and I’m wondering if it was from
you, or from some other ‘enlightened’ source.
AS: I know the bit you’re talking about. It was not directly from me,
though all inspiration entering your mind does come from me, effectively.
In this case, it was from Orange in the year 500.
RP: That’s cool. Why didn’t she announce herself?
AS: It is not always her way—or mine—to do that. Nevertheless,
you sensed it was from a deeper source than your mind. Orange does
send her regards, by the way. And of course, if you wish you can
dialogue directly with her at any time.
RP: OK. I had forgotten I could do that—you and I have been so
busy with our stuff. Well, so I’ll repeat my download here for the record.
You can tell me if I got it right.
I have long believed that humanity is evolving towards a more
‘socialistic’ form of society. But I’ve wondered how that could exist
in a way that it still encourages entrepreneurs—sort of capitalistic
socialism. It seems like pure socialism, giving every citizen an equal
share in wealth, would take the incentive out of monetary creativity; it
would restrict productivity. There would be no energy to push the
envelop of development—in technology, economics, exploration, art,
sports and so on.
AS: I understand your concern. It is an impediment in the minds of
many—though there is much more creativity in the future than now, I
must say. Let me just say that ‘society’ is already socialistic, by
definition and origin; it is an organism, blending the functions of all
individual parts within a coherent whole. I can elaborate on that later.
But please continue describing your idea first.
RP: Well, my thought was that socialism doesn’t have to
mean limitation. Society and income distribution could be structured
in a way to facilitate the ‘common good’ on a flexible basis. For instance—
and here’s the crux of the idea—if an entrepreneur had
some great idea, she or he could apply to the government for an
exemption from the ‘equal-income’ rule. In a future where many
more people were ‘awakened’ to the Oneness in us all, a rapid, widespread
understanding of unselfish motives would facilitate any
‘investment’ activity.
Under the exemption, creative individuals could utilize whatever
financial resources they needed to get a job done. They could then
have the incentive to ‘make money’ and be rewarded within the field
of the project, for whatever time it required. The only stipulation
would be that the income would not accrue in a separative manner,
cutting off the flow within the society as a whole. I believe it could be
designed so that the entrepreneur would enjoy the benefits of her or
his endeavor without handicapping others at large. Of course, I
haven’t imagined all the details. But I have a feeling it might be
workable. (more…)

* Paramahansa Yogananda meets Sri Ramana Maharshi *

Swami Yogananda with four others arrived at 8.45 a.m. (29th November, 1935) He looks big,but gentle and well-groomed. He has dark flowing hair, hanging over his shoulders. The group had lunch in the Asramam.

Mr. C. R. Wright, his secretary, asked:

How shall I realise God?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.:

God is an unknown entity.

Moreover He is external.

Whereas,the Self is always with you and it is you.

Why do you leave out what is intimate and

go in for what is external?

Q.: What is this Self again?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.:

The Self is known to everyone but not clearly.

You always exist.

The Being is the Self.

‘I am’ is the name of God.

Of all the definitions of God,

none is indeed so well put as the Biblical

statement “I AM THAT I AM” in EXODUS (Chap. 3).

There are other statements,

such as Brahmaivaham, Aham Brahmasmi and Soham.

But none is so direct as the name JEHOVAH = I AM.

The Absolute Being is what is – It is the Self.

It is God.

Knowing the Self, God is known.

In fact God is none other than the Self.

Q.: Why are there good and evil?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: They are relative terms.

There must be a subject to know the good and evil.

That subject is the ego.

Trace the source of the ego.

It ends in the Self.

The source of the ego is God.

This definition of God is probably more concrete and better understood by you.

Q.: So it is. How to get Bliss?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: Bliss is not something to be got.

On the other hand you are always Bliss.

This desire is born of the sense of incompleteness.

To whom is this sense of incompleteness?

Enquire.

In deep sleep you were blissful:

Now you are not so.

What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss?

It is the ego.

Seek its source and find you are Bliss.

There is nothing new to get.

You have, on the other hand,

to get rid of your ignorance

which makes you think that you are other than Bliss.

For whom is this ignorance?

It is to the ego.

Trace the source of the ego.

Then the ego is lost and Bliss remains over.

It is eternal.

You are That, here and now.…

That is the master key for solving all doubts.

The doubts arise in the mind.

The mind is born of the ego.

The ego rises from the Self.

Search the source of the ego and the Self is revealed.

That alone remains.

The universe is only expanded Self.

It is not different from the Self.

Q.: What is the best way of living?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: It differs according as one is a Jnani or ajnani.

A Jnani does not find anything different or separate from the Self.

All are in the Self.

It is wrong to imagine that there is the world,

that there is a body in it and that you dwell in the body.

If the Truth is known,the universe and

what is beyond it will be found to be only in the Self.

The outlook differs according to the sight of the person.

The sight is from the eye.

The eye must be located somewhere.

If you are seeing with the gross

eyes you find others gross.

If with subtle eyes (i.e., the mind) others appear subtle.

If the eye becomes the Self, the Self being infinite,

the eye is infinite.

There is nothing else to see different from the Self.

He thanked Maharshi. He was told that the best way of thanking

is to remain always as the Self.

Later the Swami Yogananda asked:

How is the spiritual uplift of the people to be effected?

What are the instructions to be given them?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: They differ according to the temperaments of the individuals and

according to the spiritual ripeness of their minds.

There cannot be any instruction en masse.

Swami Yogananda.: Why does God permit suffering in the world?

Should He not with His omnipotence do away with it at one stroke and

ordain the universal realisation of God?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: Suffering is the way for Realisation of God.

Swami Yogananda : Should He not ordain differently?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: It is the way.

Swami Yogananda .: Are Yoga, religion, etc., antidotes to suffering?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: They help you to overcome suffering.

Swami Yogananda.: Why should there be suffering?

Sri Ramana Maharshi.: Who suffers?

What is suffering?

No answer!

Finally the Yogi rose up, prayed for Sri Bhagavan’s blessings for his own work and

expressed great regret for his hasty return.

He looked very sincere and devoted and even emotional.

~ From talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi book ,Talks : 106,107