Dear Law of One reader,
For some (many?) on the planet, the outer disharmony seems lately to be intensifying to new levels. I have heard of spiritual seekers significantly challenged by the circumstances and energies of this moment, grappling with anxiety, fear, loss of hope, and despair. I have not been exempt from these challenges.
I write now because in my own processes of meditation, seeking, and serving, I stumbled upon an author whose work has been - perhaps quite literally - an answer to a prayer. The work has struck me so profoundly that I am creating my first open letter to the community.
His name is Charles Eisenstein. He's authored several books and many essays, but I landed first upon his most recent masterpiece, a book titled The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.
In time of great need, The More Beautiful World cut directly through the darkness surrounding my heart, locating that secret place where I keep the tender thread of hope hidden. And then it gave my hope life. And voice. And basis. And permission. His words and vision spoke to my pain of being alive and helped me to feel that it was okay to breathe again. I felt healed. And cried with relief.
Eisenstein speaks powerfully of a better world that's available within all of us, one that is taking root on planet Earth. In both broad and nuanced strokes, he describes the ending of an old story in order to make space for the birth of a new. He speaks to the profound uncertainty of this moment, its sometimes dreadful nature, and the necessity of traversing the distance between stories in naked unknowing. He encourages being receptive and open to the new birth, to listening to what we might call the promptings of spirit, and to holding a vision of love and empathy.
But he does so while being politically, worldly astute. A most unusual feat, as usually one gets only the political/economical/social perspective, or only the spiritual perspective. Rarely are they perfectly married. Rarely, as well, with such holistic and integral analysis of the world picture. It is not a metaphysics that reaches as deeply into the unknown as the Law of One; rather, it is about our lives at this particular time in this particular place, underpinned by a philosophy of real compassion, of asking the central question of what it is like to be you.
I find infinite value, meaning, and purpose in the Confederation's message - there is no end to the inspiration and guidance it has offered me. But no matter how it directs the eyes to the eternal, and lifts the vision above the trees, it cannot completely and/or competently address the circumstances on the ground, whether due to limitations of free will or ability. Consider Ra's admission of limitation here:
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...our social memory complex cannot effectually discern the distortions of the societal mind/body/spirit complex of your peoples. We wish now to fulfill our teach/learning honor/responsibility by answering what is asked. This only will suffice for we cannot plumb the depths of the distortion complexes which infect your peoples.
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Charles Eisenstein, however, can. And with what to me is absolutely monumental strength of intellect imbued with the depths of the heart's wisdom, he makes the greatest, best, most informed case I've ever seen for hope itself; in visionary fashion outlining a transition to a new world that looks remarkably, joyfully, tearfully like the transition the Confederation describes from third to fourth density. A new world that is birthed not by imposition of some external force, but by our efforts and our state of being here, on the ground, in this world. Not something we make happen, precisely, but something we open ourselves to happening - something that emerges as a manifestation of vibrating love without fear, acceptance without control, service without expectation of return.
It dovetails so beautifully with the Law of One. Among the various Law of One-congruent principles he speaks to:
- How, as the Law of One indicates, "universal love freely given is more to be desired than principalities or even the rearrangement of peoples or political structures."
- How all services are equal if done with presence, with the open heart.
- How much of the work of what we would call the positive polarity happens behind the scenes.
- How the universe works in ways that corroborate Ra's statement: "Consider, if you will, the path your life-experience complex has taken. Consider the coincidences and odd circumstances by which one thing flowed to the next. Consider this well."
- How to navigate, potentially, the perennial issue of the balance between spirituality and activism, emphasizing the ascendency of beingness over doingness, without devaluing action in the world.
- How self-work is, from the right vantage point, as Carla would often point out, world-work.
- How what's needed is not necessarily a political/economic/social solution, but a spiritual one-opening ourselves to an entirely new story about who we are, and then giving it the space to emerge from the ground up.
- As well as multiple chapters elaborating skillfully on 18.5 where Ra says:
"The proper role of the entity is in this density to experience all things desired, to then analyze, understand, and accept these experiences, distilling from them the love/light within them. Nothing shall be overcome. That which is not needed falls away."
His is the visionary voice of a new, emerging paradigm, one described to us by Confederation sources as "love and understanding," where love is visible, where the thoughts, memories, and experiences of the individual are available to the whole, where "individual differences are pronounced although automatically harmonized by group consensus." Where a more beautiful world is a lived experience.
Whether your hope is a raging fire, a quiet slow burner, or a delicate ember tucked away in the secret recesses of your heart, this book may give it long-sought life and nourishment, guidance and inspiration. Hope's greatest life-support and meaning comes, of course, from our direct connection to the divine, but insofar as the illusion has any sway over our thinking, we are aided and strengthened by the voices of others speaking a new world into reality. You may find your soul put to words, and the purpose of your incarnation re-awakened and energized. I could not recommend this work more highly.
With love and light,
Gary Bean - Director, L/L Research
His website: http://charleseisenstein.net/
Book: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible