“Several letters ago, you gave me three suggestions for living through the Great Storm. Can you give me any more?”

Yes. That’s what I was just preparing to do. We are synchronizing more and more. Have you noticed? This is what I anticipated from the beginning. You are learning to read between the lines. Here are three more suggestions, which are follow-ups to each of the three I started with:

1) As you improve your capacity to actively notice what you are feeling and thinking, and what is happening around you, turn that noticing into the expansion of awareness. Invite into your being a new openness and allowing that will begin to dissolve barriers around the little self. The focus of this is the release of your identity with form, and that which is separate from the Cosmos.

You may use noticing as a technique within your meditations. Observe, for instance as you sit still, that there are holes within the fabric of your thinking. There are occasional brief pauses in the streams of thought. There are openings between all the streams as well, loopholes if you will.

Use your imagination to zoom down to microscopic levels in these holes. There, if you are patient, you will recognize what we call points of peace. Now apply your awareness to these points. Center in on them. Relax into their spaciousness. They feel enormously peaceful. When you enter their orbits, you feel blanketed by the most refreshing and calming influence. If you do this, you will find that they are not only supremely serene, but they are also internal power generators of great abundance.

Peace points are always within your reach; they are built into every conscious inner being. Normally, in humans, they’re layered over by the jumble of thoughts, emotions and physical vibrations. The belief that you are an isolated individuality reinforces these distractions in your head. The point here is to make conscious what already exists. You do not have to go searching for peace. That would be a mental activity, and it would only cover the points over with another layer of mind stuff. This is what spiritual seeking does, by the way. It layers over the very thing you think you are looking for, and leaves it perpetually hidden. Seeking does not reveal what is sought; only that which is sought can reveal itself. Instead of seeking, allow yourself to be patient, and notice.

“But that sounds like it would take an eternity. And besides, I have found many things in my life by searching for them.”

What you have found is not what you sought, my friend. It is a mental facsimile of that. Searching for things only creates more things in your life. If you are seeking the spirit, the soul, you will never find it in the mind.

“Hmm. I guess I always knew that somehow.”

To resume: The loopholes in thought will inevitably slide by, entirely unnoticed by the mind. As strange as it might sound to your ears, noticing is not a mental function; it is actually the way out of mind. It does not take long for the openings to appear. A few minutes is often enough to observe one of these peace points. Most likely you will feel it rather than see it, but every person senses them in a unique way. You know when you’ve found one because it feels like you are being drawn into a vacuum of stillness. Bear in mind, this is subtle. Many humans have trained themselves to enter these points without knowing exactly what they are. People who meditate regularly are bound to be acquainted with the feeling of them.

What I recommend is to not let them pass out of your awareness. This is difficult to express in words and thoughts, so please bear with me. There is an essential paradox here. You are focusing your awareness indeed. But awareness also is focusing you! Awareness actually arises out of these points; it arises out of peace and bliss, and so do you. It is the background oneness for all activity in the physical universe. Even the word ‘arise’ is misleading. Nothing arises really, because this peace already exists. It has forever existed within the within.

“How can there be more than one peace point if they represent the state of oneness?”

Don’t take me too literally. I speak in metaphor when I refer to the formless. There will be seeming contradictions and paradoxes. When you feel such a reaction, instead of following your mind into doubt and skepticism, I recommend using your inner senses to track the paradox down to its own point of oneness. There you will always find a portal into Source.

Since there are no forms within this space, there are no numbers. You are correct, there cannot be more than one point. But this ‘one’ is not the number one. It is the undifferentiated Absolute. What introduces quantity is your mind, your sense of time and your perspective, from the realm of duality and multiplicity. If you prefer, you might simply look at one peace point appearing and reappearing in your space. Yet, there is also a benefit to seeing these points as many: It is the notion of pure abundance of opportunity for reaching into Source.

From your individuated perspective, these seem to be arising; they seem to be something new. There are two reasons for this: One, you have been cut off from the knowing of your oneness by virtue of the human stage of evolution, and the veil of forgetfulness; so you seem to be encountering a phenomenon that you’ve never seen before. Innately, however, you will recognize this experience of peace as a return to the authenticity of being. It feels like coming home, simultaneous with moving into new territory.

Two, the quality of newness is the hallmark of the living Now. As you reacquaint yourself with your true nature, with this livingness, you are tapping into its perpetual creative force. It is always new, always beginning, without end; this is another paradox. It is eternally moving into greater expression and consciousness in the essence of stillness. This is the sublime stimulus for all the passions of Life.

As your awareness rises and simultaneously moves deeper, you enter the peace or bliss state. You feel invigorated and renewed instantly. You feel the silent power radiating from the dimensionless point. This changes everything! The more often you can enter these points, the more changed you will be. It will transform your feelings about the world, about what to do in the world, and about who you are. This is ultimate empowerment. It all starts with simple noticing, bringing out the known from the unknown.

“You make it sound so easy. Yet for most humans, sitting that still and feeling that peace is beyond the ability to achieve.”

Remember, this is not about achieving. You cannot accomplish what I’m talking about. To achieve it would be to make it a thing. It is not a thing at all, this peace. It is formless essence, without boundary, definition or structure. Notice this. If you would know your true reality, your formless identity beyond form, consider my second suggestion:

2) Turn not-resisting into active acceptance of the moment; accept Now as your true identity. It is only logical. If there is only one Now and no other, then everything is within the Now, in the same space. Everything belongs to it. We are all simultaneous, as I’ve already asserted. We are all one, both in essence and in substance. All the boundaries in the world, in nature, in the Cosmos, are just permeable membranes; we are literally liquid beings, flowing into and through one another. We all flow continuously through our environments.

There are many examples of this fluidity. Look at breathing for one. It is the most fundamental life-sustaining action we can take. Stop eating and you live a few weeks; stop drinking water and you live a few days. Without breathing, the body and brain die within minutes.

The breath we breathe sustains our life in the physical body more essentially than any other function. Yet we are giving it away in great exhalations several times a minute. We draw in and breathe out. Where is the boundary between our bodies and the air, the room, the person beside us, the sky? Our skin is highly porous, especially at microscopic and subatomic levels. Our minds are continuously receiving and digesting the ideas of others, and in turn giving them away again. The heat and cold outside invade our bodies without hesitation. We take in food and give off waste products. We touch each other and feel comfort, irritation, or excitement.

Our boundaries are, in truth, arbitrary. We construct them and use them for good and understandable reasons, but that does not make them real. We could just as easily see that there are no permanent boundaries, and no one would be the worse for it. In fact, with awakening, we are a lot better off. It is our knowing of oneness, integration and sharing of the fabric of existence with all else, that gives vigilans health and abundance. We see boundaries as elements of functionality, not identity.

“What does this have to do with non-resistance though?”

It is all about using the energy humans have been putting into resisting reality, and instead putting it into accepting reality. Oneness itself is a profound acceptance if you can imagine it—the simultaneity of the atom and the Cosmos, the tree and the bird, the human and the vigilan being, indeed all forms of creation. We are one consciousness that experiences and expresses itself through infinite forms, through infinite degrees of realization.

To accept this in your body and your being is to identify with all, and to release the illusion of resistance and separation. These forms can seem separate indeed to the thinking aspect of limited awareness, but these forms can also be known as intimately integrated and interwoven, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. They are one vast organism, the only one in reality! There is no organism but us, all together!

And again, there is no other Now. The oneness inherent in the organism is identical to the oneness in the Now. There cannot be two onenesses. Therefore, who we really are is the Now! We are the spaciousness, the stillness, the peace, the Life! Christ said, “I am the way, the truth and the Life. No man comes to the father but by me.” He was telling us of his identity with the oneness, the Now, the Source. Awakened, we can each truthfully say these same words. No man comes to the Source who first does not identify with oneness. Mohammed taught the ‘Oneness of Allah’; there is no other One but this. When Buddha explained his Four Noble Truths—for moving out of suffering into freedom—he referred to this same way into the formless Source.

The religions of your day formed elaborate belief systems to explain the situation. But the reality is much more profound and simple than those beliefs. It isn’t just holding the idea of a heroic figure or ideal in your mind and emotional memory. It is about interposing your awareness, seated in the deepest integrity of your being, upon the being of All That Is. This means fully identifying with that being as your Self. This is the Allah That Is.

The winds and thunder of the Great Storm gather the greatest resistance that the world has ever seen. It is around you and upon you. You will weather this tempest well if you accept in your heart that you are at one with the Storm. It cannot be avoided or dismissed. It is a manifestation of your own deep being, collectively and individually. Welcome it! Knowing, in the space of Now, that there is no future or past or present time, you will look through the turbulent events before you, into the power of your own creative peace. Acceptance and living without resistance, if followed to their logical conclusion, lead inexorably to oneness.

“All right. Yes, non-resistance sounds great, but is it really something we can use in our daily lives? It seems so abstract sometimes. Where can it lead?”

It leads right here: 3) You can turn your acceptance into authenticity and thence into appreciative action. You can translate the formless into form in the manifested world. You can look and move in the other direction as well. That is, you can move from form into the formless space. Action is necessary to be physically alive. But not all actions are healthy. Many actions are cut off from Source, and are not inspired by beneficial motives or outcomes. For actions to be healthy and beneficial to the actor and to the acted-upon, they must be generated from the Life Source. The clearer and cleaner the connection, the healthier will be the outcome.

Authenticity is the health-giving connection. It is more than just a buzzword or synonym for spirit-seeking. It is an avenue for practical efficiency in all you do. Authenticity equals simplicity. Actions, like thoughts, tend toward complexity, and hence away from the authentic awareness; they tend toward dense formations and loss of connection unless they are consistently guided from Source. Source and simplicity are the basic tenets of the vigilan appreciative faculty; these were also available embryonically to homo sapiens. So, it is not beyond your capacity to begin exploring this primal core of your being. To facilitate your transition into the new species, you will want to know the way this works.

“Yes. I do want to know.”

This is the way. The still, small voice is speaking. Stop shouting within yourself, within your mind, long enough to imagine that voice. Stop rustling the papers of your impatience, and careening through your daily life in avoidance of what’s real. The way authenticity comes to us is by stopping. How do you stop? Do so by not resisting what is. Anything that is not real—in the moment—has been added by your mind, as a form of distraction and defense. Notice this phenomenon in yourself, and continue to drop your resistance. Call that energy back into your matrix.

The way appreciation works is by being what it is not. I say these words of paradox again, to intentionally confuse your mind. Not resisting opens the way into the not-self; that is, into all that you feel separated from. Walk that way! Enter that which you have rejected and denied. The not-self is in fact your self in disguise. Remember paradox always points to the truth. In order to practice deep appreciation, you must first disidentify from the form of yourself in the world. Identify, rather, with the formless stillness. Accepting what seems to be not you breaks down conditioned attachments to form and dissolves the fortifications of the ego.

Accepting ‘what is’ is the easiest, most direct way to know the Self. When you look at the world around you and call it ‘what is’, you may at first see it as other than yourself. There is you; and then there is your environment. The environment seems to be generating ‘what is’. Humans generally presume the self and the surroundings are independent and exclusive of each other. Vigilans recognize the oneness in them. We feel the underlying substrate at all times. Because we have removed the separation between self and not-self, we enjoy open-ended appreciation. We and our environment are one.

“So let me catch my breath for a moment. You’re saying we can appreciate more, and be more authentic, if we stop seeing distinct objects, or even opposites, as separate?”

Precisely. Humanity suffered long and hard through all its lifetimes and millennia on Earth because of the basic misunderstandings around separation. You did not know the truth. But you wanted to know. This wanting provoked endless searches. Through it all, you were striving desperately to be what you were not, even though you did not realize it. You looked everywhere for the not-ness of your being. This turned to conflict at times. But that very conflict, when seen with fresh eyes, was a prelude to understanding the oneness. What you are, and what you are not, can come together in battle or in harmony, a simple revelatory choice determines which. In order to know ‘who’ you are, you must first embrace ‘what’ you think you are not.

Humans took great pains, believe it or not, to become what they were not. This often took the form of self-abuse, on a species level. You created horrors unimaginable for your peoples to endure—wars, persecutions, terrors, torture. You became beasts to yourselves at times, saints and servants at other times. You humans journeyed into every corner of conceptual nature and the physical world as well, looking for your complete being. Through your mind, you placed your identity within every form imaginable. In the end, and here is where we vigilans applaud you, humanity persisted to its ultimate realization. Humanity simultaneously identified with and separated from every form. In so doing, you rendered your great service to the Earth’s creatures; humanity guaranteed our awakening by virtue of your being so asleep!

“You mean that we pushed the envelope off the edge of the cliff?”

I like your mixed metaphor. Yes, that is about it.

“Well, excuse me, but I think this conversation is becoming what it is not! Can we return to the topic of making it easier for us humans to get through this Great Storm?”

You are quite right, my friend. Though I will point out that authenticity only comes about through realizing there are no opposites. Who you are embraces who or what you seem not to be. This is what the Great Storm was all about.

“OK. So, how do we use our authenticity to make a better path for ourselves? How does it work?”

This is how it works: You simply know what you know. I don’t mean to be glib. But these two words explain it all, ‘simply’ and ‘know’. You are the conscious being, the center point of knowing, behind the curtain of incarnate unconsciousness. This point is also the center of simplicity in the midst of endless complexity. Allow that center point to be revealed through bare acceptance that it exists. This is your authentic being, where all knowing abides. Though you seem not to know, your deepest awareness does know! Knowing is a process of discovering, and making aware what is already alive within you. The paradox is that consciousness is driving and governing unconsciousness; and simplicity is driving complexity.

“What the heck are you talking about? You totally confused me again!”

Just wait. Ponder. The reason it sounds confusing is that you are living in complexity and not-knowing; and, therefore, you are living in unconsciousness. But it is deceptively straightforward, so uncomplicated that your greatest thinkers have missed it for thousands of years. Only the ones who wandered out-of-their-minds found it. They wandered out into the mountain depths, and discovered the power of pure, simple knowing, without mental encumbrance. They knew; they awakened; and then they returned.

Authenticity must be brought out from within, to the surface, if it is to be realized in your life and put into action. It cannot be left as just a gut feeling. It will only be of minor use to you in that form. It might feel good to be in touch with it, but if you don’t activate it, you will remain untouched and unmoved.

“How do I bring it to the surface then? How do I activate it? Let’s make it really clear.”

By knowing it as yourself—and as your not-self.

“Oh no. Here we go again.”

Just hear me out. This is all about embracing your wholeness, in your body and in your being. You will invoke both sides of your core duality, the light and the dark, within you and without, body and being. Embrace them as one. This is entirely about the interplay of oneness and duality. You will become the agent for this, the bridge. Ego could never be such an agent; ego could only do the opposite. It was the great separator.

“O, you’re slipping back into abstraction. You’re still not telling me how to do this.”

I’m coming to it. Be patient, young man! Look at yourself. Look at any problem you may be facing: say, the global economic crisis or a wine glass falling off your table. Don’t let it pass unnoticed, in both sides of its nature. What you encounter globally or locally is you. Everything in your what-is is you. Normal human thinking would be to accept some of what you encounter around you, and reject the rest. The dark side, you generally turn away from and you think it is not you. But if it’s there, it’s you! You are what you encounter! Some have called this the environmental self.

In the face of either the global economy or the broken glass, you may be annoyed or anxious or afraid. You may not know what to do, or you may rush hastily into some impulsive action. Stop! Look at yourself and at what is. Feel any emotion that is in you. Don’t attempt to stop it. Stop yourself instead. Let the emotion flow out; its nature is this—to be moving outward. If you allow it to run its course naturally, it will flow out of you and dissolve, returning its raw energy back to your essence. This flow, taken in the context of your authentic being, will lead you to appropriate action. If, on the other hand, you attach yourself to the emotion, through either dwelling on it or resisting it, it will not flow out. Instead, it will bounce around in your head and body and find no exit. It will become like a caged animal. It will take up residence in your body somewhere.

“All right. That makes sense.”

If you see this happening, locate where you feel it in your body. Use your imagination; go to that place and feel it as honestly as you can; bring it back up to the surface. Then let it slide right out the door. It is the form you are releasing, bear in mind. You will then be free to reclaim the energy it was consuming within you. You will be manifesting your presence, your authenticity. From this platform of motivation and freedom, any action you decide to take will be in alignment with the flow from your deepest Source—simplicity and knowing. This is the kind of action that changes people and changes the world.

As you begin to hear and see the world falling apart around you in various ways, be alert to inner depth. What is happening on the surface is not the real reality, not the whole you. Notice it. Do not reject or dismiss it. Do not get absorbed by it, or terrified by it. Absorb it into your being with the highest-deepest awareness you have. Allow the shadow and the light to dance together, to spin and whirl together. See them spinning faster and faster until there is only a blur, a blur of oneness. Allow the surface chaos in the world to dance with the silent peace in your heart. Blur all the edges and boundaries with your heart.

Your serenity will be tested, I promise you. Enormous doubts and fears will assail you without warning. Everything will seem out of balance at times, and overwhelming. Let the feelings pass; guide these forms out the door. Empower your Self. Reclaim your energy. Then invoke the dance of oneness. Practicing what I’m telling you here, you will have the tools to generate and maintain the flow—from Source to environment and back to Source. You will have the tools of right action, when you need them most. These tools, again, are noticing, resisting not, and authenticity. They lead to awareness, acceptance and appreciative action.

“Well, I guess that about says it all. You brought me through quite a tangle of mental confusion into some clarity. I’ll try to put it into practice. Thank you. Now, I’d like to give you a little feedback on what you suggested to me before. This morning, when I was feeling resistance, I tried to follow your suggestion about adding resistance to the situation. The incident was trivial, I admit, but it gave me some insight. I was meditating outdoors when a jet plane flew over; I got annoyed. Then I noticed the annoyance, realizing it was resistance. It dawned on me that I was pouring my own negative presence into the situation.”

Yes. And did you add more resistance, as an experiment?

“I tried for a moment to do that, like you suggested. But I couldn’t. It just felt so wrong. It would have been like intentionally putting my hand in fire to feel the pain.”

I’m not surprised. You see, this is what sincere noticing does for you. It connects you directly to your authentic presence. From that perspective, adding resistance is impossible. You can only add resistance from a place of unconsciousness. The three suggestions I gave you are essentially circular. Practice one of them consciously, and you automatically practice all three. Here is a hint: Resistance is the opposite of appreciation.

“I get it. I feel that totally. And another thing, in that moment I realized my ownership of resistance. I saw I was feeling my own energy and presence, as you said. It was a negative form of my presence that I was pouring out into my immediate moment. By cutting off that flow of resistant energy, I sucked the life right out of it. It was suddenly dead in the water!”

Insight indeed! And that immediate moment is always Now. Pouring resistance into your world is, in fact, sending your presence out to do harm, right now. Also, as I said, you can only allow that from unconsciousness. And humans did it all the time, you know, in the form of judgment, defensiveness, and habitual resistance to what-is. This is why judging people and things, and especially yourself, is so destructive. It animates the unconscious and pushes harm into your experience all around. It is unconsciousness masquerading as awareness.

…“Just to help me get a clearer picture of how an egoless society
would work, let me ask about a specific real question that exists in
my world today. In the United States there is a longstanding tradi-
tion of conservatism that wants to be more restrained in interna-
tional affairs, more isolationist. On the other side, there is the opin-
ion that the United States should be more responsible and active on
the world stage, and do more engagement. How would your society
look at this problem? Aren’t both sides right in their own ways?”

Yes, this is very good to use as an illustration. We still have the
conservative and progressive sides of society in my time as well. In
a bipolar world, there will always be two sides, like two eyes in our
heads. We see more accurately and in depth with two eyes than with
one. The dual points of view, at the societal level, are like this.
What’s more, there is a creative tension generated from such polar-
ity. This is an engine of evolution, a very positive thing, especially in
the absence of ego. In your day, it was positive when compromise
could be reached, and ego could be transcended for the good of the
whole.

In our day, the difference is that we do not need to deal with
large ego issues in order to reach compromise. The state of com-
promise is our starting point. We feel first the background of our
awareness together, then the foreground of our variances; this
background is the divine promise. Our interests do differ amongst
individuals. This gives rise to lively dialogues that bring up the
deeper meanings of what we see on the surface.

“Yes, I understand that. You’ve at least implied that before.
But please show me how it applies to the specific example.”

In your society, both sides are feeling an inner reality that they
are bringing to the surface. In that sense, they are doing the same
thing we would do. What happens once these feelings are brought
up, however, is quite different. Almost immediately, your condi-
tioned patterns also come up. Each side quickly takes a position on
the matter. Your life experiences give you the desire to lean either
toward engagement or isolation. The ego takes the path of least resis-
tance.

Over the centuries, each position had proven correct at differ-
ent times and in different circumstances. Therefore, each position
could be justified by its narrow, ego focus. The justifications nor-
mally took over the deeper awareness. Reality took a back seat.

Nevertheless, the greater good generally prevailed. In the course of
your national debates, the deeper guidance would return to the col-
lective mind. There was, however, no guarantee of this, and the
pendulum swung erratically over the course of your nation’s life-
time.

“This makes me want to ask about our national lifetime. How
long does the United States last? I get the impression, however, that
it would be better to saved this for later.”

Indeed. This is an example, in you, of the deeper sensitivities
I’ve just been referring to. I will get to this subject at another time.
To continue now, I said earlier that we start from compromise, or
promise. What this means is that we have an understanding of the
oneness of all creation. There is no questioning in our minds that
can subvert this awareness; it is alive in us at the base level. This is
like your own sense of honoring family, for example; it arises first
and last in you mind…

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

If you have ever wondered about tomorrow, about what is happening now to this planet Earth, or about how the future may differ from today, this book is for you. In its pages you will find a description of the times you are living in—from the vantage point of 500 years beyond.

Humanity is passing through the severest test of its entire lifetime on Earth. It is the ultimate test of evolutionary fitness for survival. The defining attribute of homo sapiens was the ego. It brought forth extraordinary developments during its tenure. But its time is over. This experiment of evolution has come to an end.

How is this possible? It happens through the awakening of evolution itself, through a transmutation at the genetic level of your species. Evolution is becoming conscious in you. The time has come for a change.

The story of these Letters from 500 is startling, yet abundantly affirming and hopeful. It tells how humanity finds freedom, and how transformations already underway are leading into a new world—and a new species.

Enter into the adventure yourself. Go into the Letters and appreciate what is being delivered. There is no need to wait for the future. It is here, now!

A dialogue with our future selves…

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

“How can you vigilans do without names? I just don’t get it.”

That’s quite true. [You touch my shoulder gently. My body
suddenly remembers a more intimate touch from you. But you stare
firmly at me.] You don’t get it. You cannot get it. Humans could
not understand this without awakening their deep appreciation. It
simply would not make sense to the mind-rooted awareness.

As I explained, the practice of not-naming, began in my grand-
parents’ time. Over the first few centuries, vigilans gradually found
themselves wanting to use names less and less, even though we pos-
sessed them. Finally, the practice was simply discontinued all to-
gether. Using the deepened sense of appreciation, we innately know
who we are meeting or referring to. It is a spontaneous function
that we don’t even think about.

“But how do you refer to one another? What if I wanted to ex-
plain to you that I just met this old guy in the year 1001 AI? How
would I name him to you?”

You would not need to name him. You would only have to in-
troduce me to his presence, the image of his soul that lodges within
your own aura, and arises as you speak of him. I know this is most
confusing to you. There is really no way I can explain it to your
mind. You will have to read between the lines for this, once again.

“But you yourself have used the names ‘vigilan’ and ‘human’ to
refer to our respective species.”

True. Normally, we would not use these labels amongst our-
selves. I have been aware that you would need them for your com-
prehension in these letters, however. Just the same, I have not ob-
jected to your giving me the name ‘Orange’.

[Our new friend speaks up.] “While vigilans in your time, found
it useful to drop naming. In my time, we find it quite disagreeable
and even repugnant. When you name someone, you reduce him or
her to an object. It would take the soul out of us, and block the im-
age of presence. If you don’t use names, you get to know people so
much better. Of course, this assumes you are also actively applying
direct consciousness. Naming stops you in your mind, and keeps
you there. It is a box the spirit has trouble climbing out of, once it’s
been put there.”
 

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

“So, it was our destiny to come to the center of the galaxy? Tell
me again, why is this energy of change coming from here? Why isn’t
the Great Storm just a planetary issue?”

This Storm is indeed of concern to the whole galaxy. The Black
Hole is where the life energies of the star system are most concen-
trated and original. It is the beating heart of us all. The Milky Way is
a living organism, vast as it is. Most humans did not conceive of it
that way; nor did they even view the Earth as being alive. For vigi-
lans, such distorted thinking seems preposterous. Of course it’s all
alive, not just humans, plants and animals! The whole Cosmos is alive!

The heart of the galaxy is also where the interplanetary energies
are most dynamic and severe. I should have guessed that this is
where we would find all the dualities most intensified. It is the ulti-
mate in compression and explosive force. We had it all bound up,
mashed together and hammered hard.

“To put it mildly!”

“But why does Earth’s transition have to be so stormy? Why
couldn’t it be a more peaceful transition?”

The reason for the storminess is that the local universe is awak-
ening to its reality. It is realizing how long and how deeply it has
been asleep. That’s what is so tumultuous. And the birth of a new
species is always going to have its pangs.

“That certainly makes sense. It could make one a little irritable,
I guess.”

Indeed. That’s what you’ve got in your time, an irritable planet!

“Yes, sadly. The planet is in distress.”

Now here is my perception of why we were drawn here.
“I thought you just told me.”

No. It goes much deeper than that. Our soul has been orches-
trating all that we’ve done together. It has involved three major spe-
cies, at least, and two universes now. Who knows what other spe-
cies may be affected or engaged! I know for a fact there are many
extraterrestrials at work in this. The whales and dolphins are, of
course, in on it too.

“The awakening of evolution is a big deal, eh?”

Yes. A very big deal! And we just happen to be smack in the
middle of it. By the union of our two species, we can demonstrate,
in a small psychic space, the whole great transition. We can play our
part in shifting very large principles on the galactic stage.

I’m a bit chagrinned to admit it, but vigilans have always looked
back upon the human species as a kind of necessary darkness, a boor-
ish phase of evolution. We have, unwittingly, fostered a separation
between us that has held vigilans back, as well as humans. We have
not risen to our full appreciative destiny as a result of this. Angelans,
for their part, have known all along what was happening, but they
were waiting for the right moment, when revelation would be most
helpful; and that would be the Great Storm.

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

“Are there any diseases or imbalances, that cannot be cured?”

There is no imbalance that cannot be balanced by Source. Source is the central generator of Life force, of all expression and experience. It is the architect of all forms in duality, and therefore, the creator and essence of balance. All forms of alignment ultimately point to Source.

“So, you’re telling me that all human illnesses are the result of an alignment problem? Following this theory, it’s no wonder that hu-man disease is so rampant: The average human knows next to nothing about alignment with Source or Life force.”

I understand, of course, that this was the case for humans. You did not possess such sensitivity. That situation is almost unimaginable to us. You did have meditation, prayer and positive thinking, which helped. But unfortunately, it was not enough in most cases to correct very serious illnesses.

“I can’t escape the feeling that it’s our fault somehow when we get sick, like we did something wrong to be out of alignment.”

You had, in fact, created your illnesses and misalignment, but there is no fault or blame in your predicament. You had not devel-oped the power of awareness that we have. Humans did not know the truth lying right inside themselves. But you did have access to Source if you chose it. The suggestions I gave you earlier are all di-rected toward assisting in this: Notice; do not use your energy for resistance; find your authenticity; expand your awareness beyond mind; accept the moment as yourself; and only take action upon inner alignment.

“So, to cure any disease, all we need to do is figure out how to align with Source! That’s what you’re saying?”

[Our new friend speaks again.] “It is not a matter of figuring out—that is a mental function. But in essence you are right. Simply take the mind out of that equation.”

This is not a trivial issue, however. [You quickly interject.] The alignment we’re talking about is nothing less than the profound awakening of spirit—that which humans never achieved as a whole species. Without the awakening in each individual and in the whole population, true alignment was not really possible. Humans suffered greatly in many ways. Illness of the body was bad enough. But the greatest of all, was the suffering caused by ignorance of true consciousness within. That is, of course, what misalignment with Source really means. This became the driving force in the ultimate mutation into homo evigilo.

“Can we humans learn from what you’re sharing with me? Can we be healthier by being more in touch with Source?”

Yes, indeed. Recall my suggestion to you regarding authenticity. If you reach within, to that true conscious being, you will find the power of any and all action. Healing is one of those actions. Authenticity is the health-giving connection, as I believe I said before. Authenticity is alignment and identification with Source.

“Yes. I do remember. Thanks. What about death then? Why do you die if you don’t have to have serious illnesses?”

[The old man does not answer, but looks serenely alert, hands folded in his lap. He is participating with us through his silent gaze.]
Remember another thing I told you about evolution. Death is an important function in evolution, just as important as birth. When it arrives, we embrace it with the full vigor of the soul.

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

…It’s all about timing. I don’t want to hide things from you, but I must finish telling you about the transition times before it will fit. And besides, I thought you were not going to believe this story anyway. I will tell you this: I am seeing that you and I will be work-ing together on this project in a way I had not anticipated. For now, let me return to my account of the beginning of my species.

Shortly after your time, people found themselves no longer operating out of pure self-interest. The norms of society were chang-ing rapidly. You found increasing sensitivity to others’ feelings. People began to help each other more. This was not indiscriminate do-gooding; it was deliberately guided from the heart, joined with the mind, merged with the appreciative awareness. It is budhi, manas and atma at work again.

Not only had society at large suddenly become non-aggressive, it had become simultaneously much more intelligent and fearless; there were no longer walls of defensiveness and fixed opinion! The absence of fear opened us to new approaches and fresh ideas. The leaders who emerged were profoundly connected to the deep psy-chological needs of the groups they were serving.

Each individual vigilan or human being has a calling, a destiny. Look around you now at the true leaders in your human world to-day. You can tell who they are, and are not. There are many impos-ters. It is all about destiny. There were many who desired to be leaders, but who were not; they were mistaken as to their own des-tiny. Sadly, their desire was taken over by ego. These so-called lead-ers captured control of the populace through inauthentic means; they led themselves and everyone else astray. Of course, this turned out to be beneficial in the end—confronting inauthenticity hastened the awakening.

In contrast to the false leaders, the true leader balances the pre-rogatives of the individual with those of society. She or he repre-sents the Source energy, the beneficence of universal integrity. Look alertly for these ones, and give them your commitment, your blessings, your appreciation. They are few in number, in my time as in yours. This has a reason: Leaders are vectors around which many diverse followers must gather and move together. If there were too many leader types there would be too many different directions to follow at any given time.

“Well, I see many different directions in the world to-day—many religions, political systems, philosophies. Are there too many?”

Yes, relative to the needs of the people. There was much re-dundancy in human systems. The awakening is a revelation into the simplicity of the life force, of Conscious Evolution. All is simple, as I mentioned when we started these letters. The mind is a wonderful aid to exploration. But it does not possess the capacity to truly synthesize what it analyzes. It makes things much more complicated than they really are.

In reality many teachers in your time are saying the same things, only with different words and different cultural overtones. Some redundancy is not a bad thing. That there are many avenues to truth is wonderful. It is always important though to realize that they do in fact lead to the same point. They are all empowered from the same Source.

As the new consciousness unfolded, thinking began to simplify and slow down. We began to take time to ponder and reflect. We found that we did not need thinking nearly as much as we thought. Our new sensitivities allowed us to replace thinking with feeling into space, as we say. Whenever we have a question, we go first into that space, for clarity and inspiration. Once we enter that, we are able to engage the mind more efficiently and then set things into action. During the transition, all this was happening spontaneously within each a person. However, our leaders and helpers were endowed with the greatest measures of this clarity. They demonstrated the path, through their example, and the people knew when it is right…

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

“Here we go again. I’m seeing stars! And I don’t mean like in the old cartoons. These are real! I’m getting images of quickly flowing lights, streaming gases, chaos. I feel like there is a bubble of light around me. It seems to be alive! Suddenly darkness. But this is not ordinary darkness. This is infinite blackness. No hope of light anywhere. I sense great fear, intense resistance. I can’t help but fight against it; it’s pushing on me so hard from all sides. It’s like this darkness is thick with its own presence, its own essence of fear. The sense of confinement is unbelievable. It is living death, totally alone. What on Earth is this?”

I feel that it is not on this Earth!

“Yes. It’s somewhere else. At last I feel a small degree of relief around me in the darkness. It’s hardly a glimmer, but something is there, a tiny glimmer of light; and now it’s gone. It’s all gone. God, I’m shaking all over. What was that? I don’t like it at all.”

It makes me think I must invite you more quickly into an open understanding of our project. I will initiate that upon completion of this next step.

“What do you mean, ‘next step’? Why do you keep delaying your explanation of these visions?”

Because the visions have their own explanations embedded within them. They must speak to you for themselves. You must listen. I can help, but the realization can only come from you.

I will say this, however. The visions are prompting our conversation to now move into a new phase. It behooves me to reveal some order in all this. I will give you some specific advice on how to live through the times you’re in.

“Great! That sounds right to me. I think we all have our heads spinning these days. Please help. Not that I’m giving up my right to raise tough questions, mind you.”

Of course not. OK. Let’s dive into it. There are three suggestions I’d like to offer. You need not take them as gospel truth, but they exemplify vigilan attitudes toward life. They can help for humans as well. Many of you may already practice what I will say in some form or another. First, simply notice; next, do not increase resistance; and lastly, act in accordance with your own authenticity.

1) I’ve already extolled the virtues of noticing, as the single-most powerful step you can take into consciousness. This is because it is so humble and unassuming an action, so quiet and discreet. Yet it can go anywhere you go; it can reveal anything. It can show you great universal truths. It can connect you to the presence in yourself. It seems so inconsequential to the mind. The mind dismisses noticing as a simplistic diversion, certainly not anything that could make much difference in the advancement of consciousness.

Notice what the mind would dismiss. It will tell you about everything the mind is not. Some of those things are very valuable, such as consciousness itself. The mind would have you believe that it is consciousness. It will say, you need look no further, I think therefore I am. But who is this I? It is the total you, the greater part of your awareness. It is the I that is directing the thinking, the living, and the evolving. Notice this, and the world will open up to you.

As you find yourself thinking, stop once in awhile and notice. Notice that you are thinking. Then look at the space you are in. Are you indoors, outdoors? What is your body feeling? What is happening to the thoughts you were absorbed in? What new thoughts are coming up? What do they feel like? Do you recognize your own ego in any of this? Do you actually want to be thinking these thoughts, or would you prefer to be thinking something else? Exercise a choice here, any choice.

You may choose to continue with the thoughts, or to let thought drop away. Awareness gives you that choice. Where is this awareness? What does it look like? Is it inside you or outside you? Is it clear or misty, or nothing at all? If these questions generate new thoughts in your mind, just notice. Notice also the space between any of these choices. How deep is it? How large? What else is in this space? Go exploring. As you go, notice what you find.

“That sounds interesting. I’ll give it a try.”

2) Now let’s talk a bit about not resisting. Whenever you resist or feel uncomfortable about what exists in the moment, you are adding resistance to the quality of your experience.

“What do mean? If we didn’t resist bad experiences, we would never make any improvements in our lives. I think resistance can be a good thing sometimes.”

Resistance, directed at the moment, is always unhealthy. It poisons your psychic environment. Resistance does not produce change; action does. If you decide to improve your situation, that is commendable. Act on it. Resisting that situation, however, undermines any improvement you seek to perform. It disempowers you.

“I think that’s a matter of semantics. Resistance is change.”

But it is not. Look more closely. Resistance is an attempt to keep something from existing, whether it is an action, idea or emotion. In an electric circuit, resistance slows the flow. Your word ‘resistance’ comes from Latin, sistere, meaning ‘to stop’.

When you inject resistance into a situation, you are negating it. You are refusing to participate with what is. Do this often enough, and you build one negation after another into your life experience. This is called negativity. It makes you miserable. It is unhealthy and harmful to you as a conscious creator in the world. What’s more, your creations become unhealthy and harmful. Then your resistance is magnified all around you. It is no wonder humans have such a mess on their hands!

Resist not lest ye be resisted. ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged.’ I am not talking here about non-resistance, which is fine in its place. That is pure passivity. I speak of actively not resisting. Do not put your energy unconsciously into action to deny what is. Use that dynamic energy consciously to enhance your own creative presence.

If you are washing dishes and you would rather be walking in the park, you may feel resistance to the washing. You may try to rush through it, or fantasize already being somewhere else. You may feel anger at having to do such a menial task. Whatever it is, you want to escape where you are at the moment, to stop this moment from existing! The problem is, there isn’t any other moment! There is only one moment, the one you’re in—the one you are! To negate this moment is to negate Life itself, all that unfolds from within it.

As another exercise, notice some situation in your life, in which you feel resistance, great or small. Imagine that feeling to be a fluid. What do you choose to do with that fluid? Do you pour it on? Do you hold onto it or repress it? Whatever you do, notice the motivation behind your feeling. Is it anxiety? Is it your inner judge? Is it your ego telling you this moment isn’t good enough? If you are pouring resistance into the mix, feel what it’s like when you deliberately pour in a little more resistance. Then feel what happens when you intentionally ease off on the resistance. Just feel it, and notice.

Realize that you have a choice to use this fluid of resistance or not. That fluid is your own emotional energy. This energy can be sent out into a situation or it can be recycled back into the system of your being. Also, it is easier to deal with resistance before you apply it than after it has gained a foothold. If you choose not to send it out, remarkably you will feel less burdened and less resistant.

Feeling resistance, either around you or within you, is the clue to recognizing that ego is controlling your perception. Resistance may be thrust upon you in powerful and threatening ways, or it may be subtly disguised within your thoughts and emotions. The outer forms that come are more easily recognized. However, resistance may also come in quiet feelings. It may be a plain lack of inspiration, or perhaps a stranger who speaks irritably to you; or it may slip in when you look askance at another person.

Notice that underneath this feeling is always a reference to yourself, as the standard for correctness. That reference is guided by a defensive posture. Notice, at these times, the feeling you have inside. Great or small, this is resistance to what is. Always look at your own resistance if you wish to awaken. Ego wants to continue to exist. Therefore, it will resist your awakening in every way it can.

“What about the other side of ego, the pushy, over-confident type? Is this connected to resistance too?”

Yes. That’s intuitive of you. When an ego assumes arrogance, it is looking for a strength it feels is missing. Ego always feels it is losing or missing its identity. It continually tries to re-create its own existence by identifying with things. It craves form and fears formlessness. It wants to deny the formless reality. Denial is resistance. The arrogant ego wants to deny the soul itself.

“I feel resistance in myself sometimes from a basic lack of trust in this world. Sometimes I’m just plain lost, like there’s something going on, but I haven’t the faintest idea what it really is! This is different from my common worries. It feels like some kind of root, existential fear. Is it my ego clinging to form, denying the formless?”

Yes. The ego is actually correct here. You are lost, my friend. Accept it. It is the state of being in a homo sapiens body-mind. I don’t mean this to sound glib or hopeless. Rather take heart from recognizing the reality of your species. This is ego feeling the truth about its lack of power. It cannot be avoided. Feel it directly and fully whenever you encounter this.

Take it as a high opportunity and gift. Feel it all the way through. Do not let it dominate your awareness. As you notice fear, regard it as a doorway. Accept it as a portal into the Now. Then walk on through. This is your true salvation from fear. In this Now, all energies and powers arise.

You do not have to find your way out of being lost. Finding is a function of thinking; it cannot get you out. At best, thinking provides only a distraction. It puts wallpaper on a crumbling wall. Let the walls all fall. Let the consciousness rise up. Rather than finding your way, allow your way to find you. Be ready and alert when it arrives in your presence. That means practice your presence. To fully acknowledge your feelings is to open the door to acceptance and empowerment. This is destiny in action. When destiny comes clear to you, I guarantee, you will no longer feel the slightest bit lost.

“Can we use techniques like this to become more like you?”

You guessed it. These are steps into the transmutation of your genetic structure. While you cannot make it happen through mental or physical action, as I have said, you can get ready. For each and every one of you it surely will happen when your time comes.

“How can time come, if there is no time?”

Time is a form, part of the flowing stillness. It is a manifestation of our lives in this world. As we create forms of any kind, time is generated. All forms change continuously, but the Now never changes. It is always the space where action happens, the space into which forms come and go. Time is a way of measuring the change of forms within this space. If you do not look through the forms, you will come to identify with them and make yourself like them—always changing, always restless. Awakening is about disentangling from form, and finding peace.

3) The third suggestion I’d like to make has to do with your presence and authenticity. Being in the moment, without resistance, noticing all you can, you come eventually to a still, small voice within. This voice whispers very softly. Typically, it makes no sound whatsoever. But don’t deceive yourself; it is speaking to you at all times. It is telling you who you are, both in the world and out of it. It is letting you know, subtly, what is right and appropriate for you in any situation, at any moment. This is your authenticity!

The Greek word root, authentikos, means ‘principle’. Your authentic being is your principle Source. It is what comes first— your genuine being. But for ages, most of the human race knew nothing of its Source, its first cause. Greek philosophers first gave you the idea that such a thing existed.

As I’ve discussed before, the human stage in evolution created a wall between itself and Source. But there were always cracks in that wall. There were always those who strove to see through and beyond; sometimes they found ways to climb through the cracks, to come back and tell what they found. These were the most authentic of all humans, your awakened ones.

Often these visionaries spoke of a still, small voice within. That voice was said to be a spark of God, an open doorway into divine guidance. From its centermost place, it could reach out in all directions. In reality, this still, small Source generates every aspect of our being; and it generates the Now! Absolutely everything comes from this tiny point. All we know and cherish, and even what we despise, arises here. It is the place where we come to comprehend our sense of self. It is the Cosmos, and yet it speaks directly to us. We may hear it if we choose to listen! For long ages, this Self looked out through the clouded eyes of your species, into a world that rarely wanted to hear what it might be saying.

I ask you to feel your authenticity right now; you can recognize it by coming to a stop. Bring all your thoughts and worries to a halt, just for a moment. Look at the playing field you’re on. Step back a bit. Spread out your feelings. This field is what’s left after all the tumult subsides. If you can lay all the noise in your mind down to rest for one instant, there is an opening there for the still voice. Listen, even if ever so briefly.

You know by this voice what is right for you, what is true for you in this moment. There are no questions about it, not at the level of actually feeling your authentic self. Not a single question! It is pure simplicity. You know intimately that this is so. Take hold of this awareness, which paradoxically is to say—let go and let it take hold of you. Do not attempt to take it out of the moment, however. If you try to take truth out of the moment, you can at best only use it as a pointer.

These letters are in the same vein. I am speaking of my truth to you. But it is second-hand from my words to you; then it is already third-hand from you to any other audience. We must be frank about this. What we write here is not the Truth. It is only an interpretation of truth. Reader beware! Having said that, I now will be bold enough to say that this material, and likewise materials from any authentic Source, will stimulate the arousal of your own authenticity. It is for this reason that I repeatedly ask you to look beyond what I am saying and listen to your own heart.

From our truly genuine Source within, any action we take will be our destiny. Bear in mind though, each personal destiny begins small and, in essence, remains small. As it reaches out and touches the authenticity of other souls, it may seem to take on greater proportions. It may gather around it a resonance with other souls. But the destiny itself remains small, like the voice at its center. Any action or vision you create from this space will have an enormous power behind it. By virtue of the narrowness of the aperture, a commanding force will flow through you. But remember, even though the power is great, the destiny is still small. Reflect on that. Here’s a hint: greatness equals humility. Authenticity equals simplicity.

So, my suggestions are three: Notice, first and foremost, your own presence in the moment of Now. Do not add resistance to anything you are noticing. Follow your presence down into the space of authenticity within your being. From that Source allow the power of presence to return out, and create within your world. This is your destiny.

“That makes sense. But how does all this help us live through the Great Storm?”

Take small steps in the face of great challenges. Your world is an amazing place, even though it is in immense turmoil. Use these three suggestions to see through the turmoil to the peace and power that is always there. When something happens that disturbs you, as surely it will, remember what you are doing. You are moving into the state of faith.

“Faith? As in religious faith?”

No. That is generally a state of belief. Faith is not belief. Belief is a mental function; it is a bandage on top of doubt. It has no real substance except in the ego world. Belief will not save you. Doubts always remain repressed beneath it. You believe something when you might just as easily doubt it, with a simple twist of attitude.

Faith on the other hand is a substance. As Saint Paul wrote, it is the ‘substance of… things not seen’. It is also more than that. It is an actual being, a presence that will bolster you in the face of confusion and challenge. This is what the religions are actually intending when they talk about belief. Unfortunately, they usually do not know the difference. The mind chooses belief; and the followers of belief are left just holding the bandage. They brandish this about in the world, seeking converts to their opinions. Misery loves company. This is sad and pathetic. Belief covers over doubt; but it also covers over truth—and consciousness itself. Facing your doubts truly and authentically will allow you to see through their façade. It will give rise to your awakening, to a living faith.

Take active steps on behalf of your own salvation, your own awakening. Seize the opportunity to experience faith. Take hold of it down at your root level.

“So faith is a substance, and belief is an illusion. Interesting. What does this substance really do for us, though? What is its purpose? This still sounds religious to me.”

It can be. Yes. But it is more importantly dynamic and substantial. It is the Source, the principal and the origin of our being. To abide with it means we are immune to the harmful effects of the illusion. This is what I recommend for living through the transition times of the Great Storm. It will not eliminate your disturbing experiences; everyone must face these! All events are necessary to the process of evolution and to the awakening. Welcome what is with open arms. The state of faith sums up all three in one. It also adds the measure of its own integrity and life force.

Embracing faith adds a new measure of universal Life to your not-so-universal, personal existence. It is not faith in something, however. It is not thing-oriented. I’m speaking of faith without object—faith rather as a presence guiding every decision we make. This comes down to realizing who we really are, in the moment, in true deep consciousness, listening to that silent, small voice within.

Copyright _ 2009 by Robert Potter

…“So, why of all places, did you bring me to Jerusalem?”

Because this region, this city, more than any other, was in the eye of the Great Storm. Now it has become the center of our great sense of peace, both inner and outer. Why don’t we walk around a little more, and see some sites. Finish your drink and come with me.

[I take a last sip of the biting, anise liquid. Then I gulp some water and put down the small glass. You take my hand again, and I am a little apprehensive. Every time you do that, something hap-pens. Sure enough, as we touch, I feel a new kind of opening take hold of me. I’m being drawn into your psyche somehow. I feel my-self inside you, personally and intimately, like we are ancient friends, brother and sister, or even closer. I feel you opening to me.]

“What is this?” [I ask.] “What are you doing?”

I’m not doing anything at all, only holding your hand. [You say innocently.]

“But I’m feeling like I know you in a new way, and a very an-cient way at the same time.”

[You smile. The feeling is still there; and it is in motion, pulling me in deeper. I can hardly stand up. I stumble into you, and you offer me support. Now we’re off the square, moving down a nar-row, winding, side street. I regain my composure a bit, and survey the alley. My eyes are reluctant to focus, but I’m sensing that deep peace again. This place looks much like it has for several thousand years, I imagine. Pitted stone walls rise up closely on both sides, with small windows, adorned by flower boxes. The blossoms are colorful and cheery, even in the fading light. They revive me. Down the way is a crowded market area, with a jumble of wares hanging under awnings and piled on tables along the street. I’m still feeling myself drawn into you as you clutch my hand. I look at your face and your bright silver eyes with wonder. You stare back quizzi-cally.]

I don’t know exactly why you’re having this feeling, but it ob-viously has to do with our connection—as friends and long-time soul mates. It may be your visit to the threshold with Black, or part of your own awakening. That is something that will be accelerating in the near future, I assure you. It also may indicate that I am a kind of conduit for your soul, drawing you into your own destiny.

“Yes. That’s very much what it feels like. It just occurred to me that it also must have to do with this place. Doesn’t Jerusalem mean the ‘place of peace’ or something?”

It means many things to many people. You’re close. Shalom means ‘peace’, of course. But that is not the root word for the name of the city. The Hebrew word, Shalem, means ‘wholeness’; Jeru, means ‘legacy’. In the last 500 years, Jerusalem has come to be called ‘the city of wholeness’. But it is also appropriate to think about peace here. Jerusalem has become a place of profound peace today, after thousands of years of war.

In your days, it was the foremost center of contention on the planet. Jews, Christians and Muslims clashed over the city and the lands around it endlessly, each viewing the holy sites as their own in an intensely separative sense. The discord spread out in psychic waves from this center, and became the rationale for much friction around the globe.

“Jews and Christians clashed? I thought they were on the same side.”

As long as egos ruled, it was every side against the other. It might appear that the Christians were supporting the Jewish cause in Israel, but they were only doing so to justify their own beliefs and designs. This was, after all, the way of humans. It would not be any other way as long as you were humans.

Many great leaders struggled to resolve the conflicts over long periods of time, but they each represented sovereign perspectives on what a solutions might be. Try as they might, they could never reach accord among their core beliefs. Truly, there was no resolu-tion that would have satisfied the core beliefs of all the factions in-volved. This is the nature of ego-based psychology. Each side’s emotional attachments, religious certainties and refusal to yield, guaranteed in the Middle East that no one would ever achieve what they wanted.

The Jews and Muslims, as you know, went to war trying to ex-terminate each other’s beliefs as one solution. Another solution that was promoted over decades was a continuous cycle of attack, revenge, assassination and terrorism. Each of the religions, for in-stance, at the core of their dearest prophecies and doctrines, be-lieved contradictory destinies for the city we now stand in. This in-tractable state of affairs endured for many decades leading up to and through the Great Storm.

Most Islamic peoples felt that the Christian and Jewish behav-ior toward them was causing the problems and leading toward an-other world war. The Jews and Christians tended to feel it was all the fault of Islam. Each camp pointed to prophecies that foretold a cataclysm. Some Christians claimed to desire an ultimate war—Armageddon—because they believed it would hasten their religious objectives. Never mind that such a war would have de-stroyed the whole of world civilization.

“I had a vision of those clashes here, earlier. I can still see vivid images of fighting in these same streets we’re walking on.”

Passions rose to explosive proportions. There was great gnashing of teeth and spitting fire and brimstone from religious leaders and politicians. Mobs were raised, following the rhetoric of condemnation in many nations. Hatred, fear and irrationality swirled in the collective mind of man like never before in its history. It seemed there would be no stopping it! Every conflict in the world was either triggered or inflamed by what was occurring right here.

Yet there were events afoot, behind the scenes that finally manifested on the world stage. Leaders began to emerge in unlikely places, in unlikely ways. Subtle shifts happened that rippled out with enormous effect. Finally, here, something unprecedented happened. This holy city, in this sacred and magical land, gave birth to yet another one of its historic miracles. Here at the very center of the controversy, not far from where we are standing at this moment, a simple molecular adjustment began to unfold, way down at the tiniest levels of the human constitution, silently, unseen, shifting the balance in a totally new direction.

“Are you saying this is where the genetic mutation began? My vision, from before, showed me a state of profound peace de-scending on people here…”

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Potter

…“How do I find the Void?”

You find it, curiously, by not finding it, by looking where it shouldn’t be. It is revealed when all else is a-voided. I speak paradoxi-cally here, to loosen your mental grip. This need not be an exhaus-tive process. All you need is a firm and embodied intention.

“What’s that?”

An embodied intention is a desire that is embedded in your cellular being. You do this by directly sensing the tissues in your body. Once you find the Void, you will know it by its absence. You will feel like there is a very, very still space—a place of utter peace. It is electrifying, however. It defies understanding. It exudes a sense of bliss and profound energy, but it does not contain these things. It contains nothing at all. You cannot delineate the Void, or perceive it in any way. But you can identify with it. This is a fundamental paradox of the Cosmos—being without perception.

From there you simply allow, and infuse yourself with the magical stillness. Allow silence to come alive in you—she is a living being. For those who become accustomed to the practice, it only takes an instant to begin feeling the joy and the ticklish energy. Laughing and giggling at this point are the most natural reactions you can have. It is enhanced in the presence of others; there is an echo effect. Once the tiny spark ignites it will undulate upward and outward, through your body into the aura and air. It is like taking a warm shower of joy from the inside of your being.

“You’ve convinced me to try it. Thanks. By the way, a friend of mine has asked me to ask you a question.””

You are telling people about me?

“Yes. I thought that’s what you wanted.”

No problem. I just thought you would wait until we were fin-ished. But feel free to go ahead and talk. This message is intended for every human, eventually.

“Well, I have my doubts about whether every human will get this message.”

On the contrary, every human will get this message. Not from me and you necessarily. But every human is craving to know this message. You will hear it, most significantly, from within your own genes, as they mutate. This is, of course, the only place messages of truth can arise. This truth will help ease your transmutation. So, what is your friend’s question?

“She wants to know what your future looks like, from the time you’re living in? How do you relate to it? Have you tried to com-municate with it, like you have with the past? In other words, have you looked ahead as well as behind?”

This question is inevitable. The time project has indeed allowed us to look and speak into both directions. I cannot spend a lot of time right now relating an answer to this question, however, since it might distract us too much from my mission. Looking into the future has always been less clear than looking into the past, even before we created the time technology. This is because the past already has a layer of experiencing to it that the future does not. It has formal patterns that we can trace through the Now. The future, on the other hand, only has patterns of the unknown. But it too lies within the Now, and therefore, it can be traced.

In the case of this letter, I am moving into the past, even though I am coming from your future. I have you as a destination point to guide my trajectory.

Looking into the future does not relate to my project. Having said this, nevertheless we have made some tentative contacts with our year 1000.

“What have you found?”

Change continues to accelerate. Vigilans have, by no means, reached a final condition in the year 500. No age ever does, of course. Evolution is all about continuous and accelerating change. The beings of the year 1000 AI seem to have very little concern about us. We are just a given to them. They know we exist and that seems to be all they need to know.

These people are dwelling in the immediacy of their own mo-ment, using its divine energy as an inward propulsion system much more than any outward expression. They appear to be literally trav-eling within their own beings, and within the energy body of Con-scious Evolution. These people do not seem to have the limitations my world still has. They view their ethereal explorations every bit as real as any physical project might be for you or me. We would love to tap into their experiences more and perhaps apply what they have learned to our own inner research. Unfortunately, they have not been open to sharing much, so far…

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