I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 99.8:
“Questioner: Thank you. Card Number Six I see as the Transformation of the Mind; the male’s crossed arms representing transformation, transformation being possible either toward the left- or the right-hand path; the path being beckoned or led by the female, the Potentiator.
The one on the right having the serpent of wisdom at the brow and being fully clothed; the one on the left having less clothing and indicating that the Matrix or Potentiator would be more concerned and attracted to the physical illusion as the left-hand path is chosen, and more concerned and attracted to the mental as the right-hand path is chosen.
The creature above points an arrow at the left-hand path indicating that if this path is chosen, the chips, shall we say, will fall where they may—the path being unprotected as far as the random activity of catalyst. And the intellectual abilities of the chooser of that path would be the main guardian rather than a designed or built-in protection by the Logos for the right-hand path.
The entity firing the arrow, being what seems to be a second density entity, would indicate that this catalyst could be produced by a lesser-evolved source, you might say.
Would Ra comment on these observations of Card Six, the Transformation of the Mind?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall speak upon several aspects seriatim. Firstly, let us examine the crossed arms of the male who is to be transformed. What, O student, do you make of the crossing? What see you in this tangle? There is a creative point to be found in this element which was not discussed overmuch by the questioner.
Let us now observe the evaluation of the two females. The observation that to the left-hand path moves the roughly physical and to the right-hand path the mental has a shallow correctness. There are deeper observations to be made concerning the relationship of the great sea of the unconscious mind to the conscious mind which may fruitfully be pursued. Remember, O student, that these images are not literal. They haunt rather than explicate.
Many use the trunk and roots of mind as if that portion of mind were a badly used, prostituted entity. Then this entity gains from this great storehouse that which is rough, prostituted, and without great virtue. Those who turn to the deep mind seeing it in the guise of the maiden go forth to court it. The courtship has nothing of plunder in its semblance and may be protracted, yet the treasure gained by such careful courtship is great. The right-hand and left-hand transformations of the mind may be seen to differ by the attitude of the conscious mind towards its own resources as well as the resources of other-selves.
We now speak of that genie, or elemental, or mythic figure, culturally determined, which sends the arrow to the left-hand transformation. This arrow is not the arrow which kills but, rather, that which, in its own way, protects. Those who choose separation, that being the quality most indicative of the left-hand path, are protected from other-selves by a strength and sharpness equivalent to the degree of transformation which the mind has experienced in the negative sense.
Those upon the right-hand path have no such protection against other-selves, for upon that path the doughty seeker shall find many mirrors for reflection in each other-self it encounters.”
I’ll take Don’s questions one at a time. First, Don wants to know if the two females represent the positive (fully clothed female) and negative (partially clothed female) paths. Ra concedes a shallow correctness but reminds us that these images haunt rather than give clear perceptions. So Ra advises more consideration be given to the relationship of the conscious to the subconscious mind. How would a positive or negative entity look at its subconscious mind? Ra also says that we should ponder the reason for the male’s arms being crossed which seems to be connected to the possibility of transformation for the conscious mind according to which path is chosen. In78.37, Ra gives the basic relationship between the conscious and unconscious minds:
The broad name for Archetype Four may be the Experience of the Mind. In the tarot you find the name of Emperor. Again this implies nobility, and in this case we may see the suggestion that it is only through the catalyst which has been processed by the potentiated consciousness that experience may ensue. Thusly is the conscious mind ennobled by the use of the vast resources of the unconscious mind.
Then Ra went into greater detail concerning the two females in the image of the Transformation of the Mind. The partially clothed female represents how the conscious mind can look at its own unconscious mind as if it were a prostitute and decide to plunder what it can get from this mysterious part of its mind. In 100.6, Ra describes how the transformation of the mind occurs:
The concept of the pull towards mental polarity may well be examined in the light of what the student has already accreted concerning the nature of the conscious, exemplified by the male, and the unconscious, exemplified by the female. Indeed, both the prostituted and the virginal of deep mind invite and await the reaching.
In this image of Transformation of Mind, then, each of the females points the way it would go but is not able to move; nor are the two female entities striving to do so. They are at rest.
The conscious entity holds both and will turn itself one way or the other, or potentially backwards and forwards, rocking first one way, then the other, and not achieving the Transformation. In order for the Transformation of Mind to occur, one principle governing the use of the deep mind must be abandoned.
It is to be noted that the triangular shape formed by the shoulders and crossed elbows of consciousness is a shape to be associated with transformation. Indeed, you may see this shape echoed twice more in the image, each echo having its own riches to add to the impact of this complex of concepts.
Ra also suggested that the subconscious mind may be truly valued by the seeker and seen as a fair maiden that is to be courted with patience and tenderness. The positive seeker is gentle but persistent and gains great treasures that illustrate the bounty of love in the universe and within the self that may be shared with others. In 93.20, Ra illustrates how the subconscious mind is valuable to the seeker of truth:
Questioner: I was just wondering if the transparency of the garment on the third card indicates the semi-permeable nature of the veil between conscious and subconscious?
Ra: I am Ra. This is a thoughtful perception and cannot be said to be incorrect. However, the intended suggestion, in general, is an echo of our earlier suggestion that the nature of catalyst is that of the unconscious; that is, outward catalyst comes through the veil.
All that you perceive seems to be consciously perceived. This is not the correct supposition. All that you perceive is perceived as catalyst unconsciously. By the, shall we say, time that the mind begins its appreciation of catalyst, that catalyst has been filtered through the veil, and in some cases much is veiled in the most apparently clear perception.
Then Don asks if the entity in the top left of the card is an animal that suggests catalyst can come from the animal world and if it makes the left-hand path more difficult since it seems to be shooting its arrow in that direction. Ra said that this figure is from Egyptian mythology and actually protects the left-hand seeker according to how powerfully polarized the negative adept is. But the seeker on the right-hand path has no such protection. Rather, the positive adept can see its catalyst reflected back to it in every other self that it encounters and I believe we all can learn from this reflection that there is no true separation between us. In 100.9, Ra confirms that there is no true separation for the right-hand path:
Questioner: It would also seem to me that since Ra stated in the last session the limit of the viewpoint is the source of all distortions, that the very nature of the service-to-self distortions that create the left-hand path are a function of the veil and, therefore, are dependent, you might say, to some degree on at least a partial continued veiling. Does this make any sense?
Ra: I am Ra. There is the thread of logic in what you suppose.
The polarities are both dependent upon a limited viewpoint. However, the negative polarity depends more heavily upon the illusory separation betwixt the self and all other mind/body/spirit complexes. The positive polarity attempts to see through the illusion to the Creator in each mind/body/spirit complex, but for the greater part is concerned with behaviors and thoughts directed towards other-selves in order to be of service.
This attitude in itself is full of the stuff of your third-density illusion.
This morning I went outside and used my trimmer to weed the Moss Garden as there was rain forecast for the afternoon. I am trying to get all of my outside work done by Wednesday when a friend from Massachusetts will be visiting me for a few days to help me get the windows in the house cleaned in preparation for Homecoming this September.
This afternoon I spent most of my time working on adding more thoughts and personal experiences to Living the Law of One 103: the Inner Work. I am presently in the middle of Chapter 3 which primarily deals with meditation, its purpose and ways of practice.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
I am of the principle of Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness of love.
As you sit in meditation, you dwell within a tabernacle in intimate conversation with the Creator.
Sit upon the mercy seat now and feel the waves of forgiveness.
Stand within the holy of holies. Feel and absorb the light and the peace of that which is the highest and best you can imagine and know.
Allow the strength of the tabernacle of the Creator to enter into your being, to give you solace and comfort but also to give you strength.
For each of you with tabernacle consciousness is the city upon the hill. And the windows of your eyes may shine light of a blessed nature through your consciousness and into the world about you. Again and again during your day, return for a moment to the tabernacle. Sit quietly in that inner room and be refreshed.
We are with you in peace, 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.