I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 90.12:

Questioner: Was there a reason for choosing the forms that have evolved upon this planet, and if so, what was it?

Ra: I am Ra. We are not entirely sure why our Logos and several neighboring Logoi of approximately the same space/time of flowering chose the bipedal, erect form of the second-density apes to invest. It has been our supposition—which we share with you as long as you are aware that this is mere opinion—that our Logos was interested in, shall we say, further intensifying the veiling process by offering to the third-density form the near complete probability for the development of speech taking complete precedence over concept communication or telepathy.

We also have the supposition that the so-called opposable thumb was looked upon as an excellent means of intensifying the veiling process so that, rather than rediscovering the powers of the mind, the third-density entity would, by the form of its physical manifestation, be drawn to the making, holding, and using of physical tools.”

In this question Don is investigating the plan of the Logos for the creation of the form that third-density life would take on Earth. In a very interesting response Ra admits that they are not sure why our Logos chose the ape to invest with self-consciousness and which would then evolve into the human form that we now have. They shared their supposition about the whys and wherefores of this choice, asking that we realize that these are merely their opinions. Ra’s first supposition is that the ape, with its vocalization abilities, would help to increase the effect of the veiling process by presenting the strong possibility that speech would develop instead of telepathy. Telepathy would, presumably, give entities a greater chance to perceive more of the unity of creation and make the penetration of the veil of forgetting more easily accomplished. In 19.8-.9, Ra gave a general description of how the ape was transformed into the human being:

Questioner: Well, did this second density to third density transition take place then 75,000 years ago? Approximate?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

Questioner: Where did the second-density beings get physical vehicles of third-density type to incarnate into?

Ra: I am Ra. There were among those upon this second-density plane those forms which, when exposed to third-density vibrations, became the third-density, as you would call sound vibration, human, entities.

That is, there was loss of the body hair, as you call it; the clothing of the body to protect it; the changing of the structure of the neck, jaw, and forehead in order to allow the easier vocalization; and the larger cranial development characteristic of third-density needs. This was a normal transfiguration.

Then Ra commented upon the choice of the ape with its opposable thumb as being more likely to create the possibility that the ape/human would use this form to make and use physical tools. By focusing on the physical capabilities in this manner it would be less likely that the human would rediscover the powers of the conscious and unconscious minds. The attention would be focused instead on what it could hold in its hands and what it could do with what it held. Again, this situation would make the chances of strong polarizing more possible. The human would have to work harder and seek more diligently as to the nature of reality and its own place within the greater plan of the One Creator. So the equation for evolution in third density seems to be that the more effective veil causes more work to discover truth which, in turn, increases the chances for stronger polarity to occur. An example of such polarity that results from the opposable thumb is warfare as Don and Ra mentioned in 90.18:

Questioner: There seems to have been created by this Logos (to me anyway) a large percentage of entities whose distortion was toward warfare, in that we had the Maldek and the Mars experience and now Earth. It seems that Venus was the exception to what we could almost call the rule of warfare. Is this correct? And was this envisioned and planned into the construction of the archetypical mind—possibly not with respect particularly to warfare as we have experienced it but to the extreme action to polarization in consciousness?

Ra: I am Ra. It is correct that the Logos designed Its experiment to attempt to achieve the greatest possible opportunities for polarization in third density. It is incorrect that warfare of the types specific to your experiences was planned by the Logos. This form of expression of hostility is an interesting result which is apparently concomitant with the tool-making ability. The choice of the Logos to use the life-form with the grasping thumb is the decision to which this type of warfare may be traced.

This concept of bellicosity seems to be necessary to explore in third density as Ra described in 38.7-.10, where Don and Ra are talking about the entities from the Sirius star who had formed a social memory complex in late third density and who took Charlie Hickson on board to learn of bellicosity from his war memories:

Questioner: Could you give me an example of a planet of this nature, both a third-density service-to-others type and a third-density self-service type at this level of . . . of attainment conditions?

Ra: I am Ra. As far as we are aware, there are no negatively oriented third-density social memory complexes. Positively oriented social memory complexes of third density are not unheard of, but quite rare. However, an entity from the star Sirius’ planetary body has approached this planetary body twice. This entity is late third-density and is part of a third-density social memory complex. This has been referred to in the previous material. The social memory complex is properly a fourth-density phenomenon.

Questioner: I was wondering if that particular social memory complex from the Sirius star evolved from trees?

Ra: I am Ra. This approaches correctness. Those second-density vegetation forms which graduated into third density upon this planet bearing the name of Dog were close to the tree as you know it.

Questioner: I was also wondering then if, since action of a bellicose nature is impossible as far as I understand for vegetation, would not they have the advantage as they move into third density from second as to not carrying a racial memory of a bellicose nature and, therefore, develop a more harmonious society and accelerate their evolution in this nature? Is this true?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. However, to become balanced and begin to polarize properly it is then necessary to investigate movements of all kinds, especially bellicosity.

Questioner: I am assuming, then, that their investigations of bellicosity were primarily the type that they extracted from Hickson’s memory rather than warfare among themselves? Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. Entities of this heritage would find it nearly impossible to fight. Indeed, their studies of movements of all kinds is their form of meditation due to the fact that their activity is upon the level of what you would call meditation and thus must be balanced, just as your entities need constant moments of meditation to balance your activities.

This morning I went to Thieneman’s Nursery and bought 36 Sun Patiens and 30 Lantana to plant on the Flower Fall Mound and the Wuthering Heights Mounds in the front yard. When I got home I was able to get them all planted and fertilized by lunch time. In the afternoon I went back to Thieneman’s and bought 36 more Sun Patiens and got them planted when I got back home. Then I watered all the new transplants as well as the areas where I have recently sown Morning Glories, Blue Peas, and Giant Sunflowers.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

May 9

You Are The Holy One

I am the spirit of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness which is divine love.

Sometimes it may seem that troubles surround you, that your easy path seems hedged in at every turn and filled with boulders difficult to climb over and impossible to remove.

It may seem to you that you are then comfortless. This is not so. The spirit of Jesus the Christ lives in the world this day, this moment, and for you. You are the holy one we have come to comfort. You are the seeking saint we hope to console. You are the doubting spirit we hope to renew.

Share your responsibilities, your troubles and the difficulties of your path in prayer with those of us who love you most dearly. In that sharing there shall be joy amidst hardship and strength amidst weakness.

In joy, in strength and in peace we leave you now and ever. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of Love and open our hearts, our minds, and our souls to send love, light, and healing energies to Mother Earth as she brings forth a New Earth in fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energies of the One Infinite Creator heal the heart of each soul in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energies in their hearts, in their minds, and in their souls. Amen.