For some, the first two discourses may have been highly shocking, perhaps even beyond what they were willing to bear. Yet the purpose is to reach those who have the potential to act, to do something actively about the issue of war.
The effects of previous lifetimes
Why do you have this potential? Is it just something that happens? No, it is not. It is a result of a process that you have gone through. For most of you, you have not gone through this process in this lifetime. You have gone through it in previous lifetimes. Perhaps it has taken you many lifetimes to reach the level where you have the potential to be a forerunner for banishing war from this planet.
You cannot fully understand life and what is happening on this planet without understanding and accepting reincarnation. Otherwise, you will not be able to understand what is going on in your own psychology, but neither will you be able to understand why you so often see history repeating itself. You may look at many ages and see how there has been war upon war. You may see that the same old arguments have been used again and again and again to justify the killing of other people. Why are these arguments used, you might ask yourself? Why not go even further and ask yourself why these arguments can continue to appeal to people? The simple explanation is that it is the same people they are appealing to, only in different lifetimes.
People will, in this lifetime, believe what they believed in the last several lifetimes. This will go on until they reach a turning point where they begin to see that the arguments simply cannot be true. They cannot make sense. They cannot be rational. People experience over several lifetimes that the arguments do not lead to the end that they claim to lead to. You come to a point where you experience that killing other people will not bring about peace. You realize that the outer excuses that justify killing cannot be real, cannot be true.
Awakening from the mindset of war
There are forces in the astral, mental and identity realms that you cannot reason with. Such forces can overpower the minds of individual human beings. If human beings in embodiment have had their minds overpowered by forces in the three other realms, then you cannot reason with these people in embodiment. It is not so that all human beings in the world have had their minds overpowered by these non-material forces, but there are those who have had their minds overpowered by them over several lifetimes. For these, it can be a matter of taking things to such an extreme that they finally begin to awaken.
Some have had to go to war time and time again and take their warring to such an extreme level that they finally woke up and realized that this cannot go on, that they cannot continue to live their lives this way—or to die and be killed this way. There are, of course, others who have always known that any justification for killing is not real, and they have not gone into warring themselves. However, these people have often been the victims of war, and this can also cause you to open your mind to certain entities in the higher realms because these entities are very clever (especially some of the ones in the mental and identity realms) at making you believe that you have to fight for peace, fight for a good cause.
This may not mean physical fighting in the sense that you kill other people, but it may mean that you take certain aggressive measures. Many people have been fooled into, so to speak, fighting for causes that may seem worthy causes, but the means they have used have not been worthy means. You will probably know that back in the 1960s there was a big movement of young people who were actively working for and demonstrating for an end to war. This, for example, took place during the war fought by the United States in Vietnam where many people throughout the world demonstrated against this war.
Soldiers are not the main reason for war
There was even a song that came to be somewhat of an exponent for this so-called peace movement, and in the song, there was a line that said: “He is a universal soldier, and he really is to blame.” The idea was that it was the soldiers who fought in the war who were the driving force behind war, and if you could make the soldiers refuse to fight, then those who were the leaders had no one to fight for them.
This is not necessarily untrue in the sense that most of the human beings in embodiment who have initiated wars would not have gone out and fought themselves. They were dependent on having those who were willing to be the cannon fodder and go out there and actually fight the war. Nevertheless, you should not think that the soldiers are the cause of war. You should not think that this is a viable way to bring peace to the world: to blame the soldiers and to start demonstrating against the soldiers.
Both the soldiers who went to war thinking they were fighting for a good cause and the people demonstrating against the soldiers were blinded by the consciousness of the entities, demons and manipulators in the three higher levels. There are manipulators in the identity realm who are very, very clever at coming up with argumentation that seemingly justifies taking action against other people. The characteristic you will see is that they always use the us-versus-them mentality. They separate humankind into easily-defined categories. For example, there were the soldiers and those demonstrating against the soldiers.
The duality consciousness as the foundation for war
Those who were demonstrating were thinking that they were peaceful people because they were not going to war and they were not using violent methods in their protests. They were simply going out on public places and sitting down and letting themselves be arrested. Without realizing this, these people had also been affected by manipulators in the identity realm. The entire so-called peace movement was affected by these beings and the mentality that there were other people, such as the soldiers, who were to blame for war. When you have this mentality, this us-versus-them mentality, you are not serving to actively remove war from this planet.
This may seem shocking, but it is a reality. Why is it a reality? What is war? Consider what war really is. It is the extreme outcome of a certain state of consciousness. What is the state of consciousness behind war? It is the us-versus-them mentality, but what is behind the idea that there is us and there is them? Behind it is a state of consciousness that divides reality into separate compartments. This state of consciousness looks at humankind. It then looks for certain characteristics that set one group of people apart from another group of people. It uses these characteristics to define a division between the two groups. It applies a value judgment, saying one group is doing something wrong. The other group is doing something right, or it must do something right to compensate for or stop what the first group is doing.
This is the duality consciousness, which always has two opposite polarities: good and evil, right and wrong, God and the devil. It uses this to create the idea that there is an epic struggle and that some people are on the wrong side of the struggle. Those who are on the right side must take various measures to force these other people to stop what they are doing.
Science has now proven that there is no such thing as locality, as separate compartments in the universe. This has been proven through the most advanced scientific measures. Locality, the idea that the universe can be divided into separate compartments, is an illusion created by the human mind, especially by the outer senses and the mind that runs the body. It is an illusion that goes all the way up through the four levels of the material realm. For most people, it has become part of their sense of identity.
Once you go into this duality consciousness, you see yourself as a separate being. You are separated from your God, from your source. You are separated from the nature in which you live. You are separated from the other people, except, perhaps, those who belong to the group that you identify yourself with and that you think is right in some epic sense. This state of consciousness is the very foundation for war.
In its extreme form, it makes you believe that you can kill another human being without affecting yourself. You may even believe that you are affecting yourself positively or affecting some greater cause. You may even believe you are promoting or working for God’s cause by killing other human beings. The idea that there is a heaven and there is a hell is an outcome of the duality consciousness. The reality is that there is only one continuum of vibrations. There are certain divisions, layers or realms in this energy continuum, but they are not separated by impenetrable barriers.
The potential for human beings to turn around
There are so many of the ideas that people take for granted that support the illusion of separation that one could not possibly comment on all of them. If you can see with higher awareness, you see that all human beings came from the same source. All were originally created as pure and innocent beings. They were all given free will, and they started life on a clean white slate. This means that their present condition is a result of choices they have made. This also means that their present condition can be undone if they make other choices that undo their previous choices. There is absolutely no being in embodiment on earth who does not have this potential.
There are certain beings in the astral plane who started out as self-aware beings and who have descended into such a low state of consciousness that they have, for all practical purposes, lost the self-awareness that is necessary for them to undo their previous choices. Any being who started out as a self-aware being can be awakened to the potential to make choices that lead upward (instead of downward) in self-awareness. For some of the beings in the astral plane, it would take rather extreme measures, but the beings of higher awareness are fully capable of delivering such measures. This will give even the darkest demon in the lowest level of the astral pit an opportunity to awaken and choose to engage in an upward path that will return it to its pure state of innocence.
There are entities and demons in the astral plane that were not created as self-aware beings, and therefore, they do not have the potential to choose. Such beings must simply be consumed, and again, the beings of higher awareness are fully capable of doing this. They are not allowed to do this until the self-aware beings who created these unaware beings have renounced their state of consciousness or until another measure has been reached, which will be explained later.
Why is it that all of the human beings who are in embodiment on earth have the potential to turn around and that some of the beings in the astral plane have lost this potential on their own? It is simply because the Law of Free Will states that, if you have gone below the limit where you could not pull yourself out of the downward spiral, you are not allowed to embody on earth. You are not allowed to take physical embodiment. There are beings in the astral plane who have not taken physical embodiment on earth or any other physical planet for a very, very long time.
Some of these beings started out taking embodiment on earth and sank so low in consciousness that they can no longer take physical embodiment. Others started out on different planetary systems, some of them even in previous spheres as explained in other books [See Cosmology of Evil]. They are allowed to continue to be in the astral plane associated with earth because there are people in embodiment who have not yet transcended a certain level of consciousness.
The level of consciousness of the people in physical embodiment determines what is allowed to exist in the emotional, mental and identity realms of earth. If a critical mass of people in physical embodiment shift their consciousness upwards, it will mean that the beings of higher awareness now gain the authority to go into the astral plane, go into the mental realm, go into the identity octave and clean out some of the demons, the beings who are below that level of consciousness.
There are certain beings in the other realms that you cannot reason with. There are certain human beings that you cannot reason with. This means that, as a human being in embodiment, there is nothing you can do to make these beings change their minds voluntarily. The beings of higher awareness cannot manifest themselves in front of these beings and make them change their minds voluntarily.
This is proven by the fact that Christ stood before some of the human beings in embodiment who were completely blinded by the duality consciousness. Even though he stood there in the full light of the Christ consciousness, they did not recognize him as such. They were so blinded by duality that they did not see his light, and therefore they condemned him to death and executed him without giving it a second thought.
Throughout the ages there has always been a certain power elite whose members have been willing to execute anyone who crossed them, anyone who seemed to be a threat. This is what they did to Jesus, as they have done to many other beings who had greater light than the average human being. They may not recognize Christ as being the Christ in embodiment, but they did subconsciously feel that he had greater light, and they were threatened by this. They reasoned that it was better that one man should die than the whole population should suffer.
The limit to what you can actually do
When you look at yourself as a more aware person who is open to the teachings of higher awareness, you must ask yourself: “What can I really do to remove war from this planet when there are people that cannot be reasoned with and when there are forces in the three other octaves that cannot be reasoned with? What good does it do that I go out on the street and demonstrate, if the people who are sitting in their rooms making decisions about war are not susceptible to any argument that I think makes sense? What good does it do that I sit here and do energetic work when there are beings in the three other realms and human beings in embodiment who will not respond to the increase in light?”
This is a valid question. The simple answer is that there is a limit to what you can do by invoking higher awareness. This does not mean that it is not effective to invoke higher energies, because it is. It only means there is a limit to what you can do because everything works based on the principle of free will.
There are many people on earth, many people in embodiment, who are not completely blinded by beings in the three other realms. There are many human beings whose minds are not completely taken over by entities and demons in the astral plane or the clever beings in the mental realm or the even more clever beings in the identity octave. They have enough self-awareness that they are able to stand back and look at what is right and wrong in a higher sense. Most of these beings know it is wrong to kill. Most of these people would rather live peaceful lives, but they can be manipulated into supporting a war if they think there is no other way to respond to a situation that has been forced upon them by the aggression of others.
You may look at the terrorist attacks in America, for example, and you will see that most people in the West were shocked by this and would much have preferred that this event had not taken place. They would much have preferred to avoid going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were still manipulated into supporting this because they were afraid that, if they did nothing, then those who had attacked the World Trade Center would simply continue to commit similar atrocities around the world. The people felt that they had to do something to stop these terrorists from continuing to attack what they saw as innocent people.
These many human beings, the majority (although not a wide majority) of human beings, have already reached a level of awareness where they would prefer to avoid war. This is a shift, and it should be acknowledged that this is an important shift. If you go back just a few hundred years, you will see that, in many parts of the world, young men were brought up to see it as honorable to go to war. There were cultures where it was considered that young men had to go into some form of battle in order to prove their manhood and earn respect. There were cultures that were entirely based upon having young men be educated to become warriors of some kind. There were people who were eager to go to war and prove themselves, who thought it was a matter of honor and prestige to go to war and prove your valor in battle.
This is still so in some areas of the world, but certainly very large areas of the world have gone through a shift where this desire to win honor in battle is no longer there or is no longer as prominent or dominating. There has been a forward progression in the collective consciousness. What has brought about this progression? It is an increase in awareness and an increase in high-frequency energy, the amount and the intensity of light, that is available not only in the physical realm but in the three higher realms of earth.
Invoking light to choose an alternative to war
Imagine that you are in a dark room. In the room is a labyrinth, and there are many obstacles, many blind turns. People are walking around in this dark room, and they must fumble their way along the walls and try to find their way out of the maze. Now imagine that you increase the level of light very gradually. Suddenly, people can begin to see what is in the room, and now it is much easier for them to navigate. If you increase the light even more, then people can begin to see that there is an exit to the room. By following a certain path through the maze, you can reach the exit.
This does not mean that all people in the room will instantly choose to move towards the exit. There may be some who still want to explore what is in the maze because they think some hidden treasure is there somewhere. It does mean that all people who can now see the exit door have an option they did not have before. They have a choice, a real choice. Why is it that so many people on earth have chosen to transcend a culture that saw war as a way to gain honor? It is because the light has been increased in the four octaves of earth and more people have begun to see that there is a higher state of consciousness than the warring consciousness that they were in just a few lifetimes ago.
The principle is that everything revolves around free will but that people’s will is no more free than what they can see. You cannot choose what you cannot see, what you cannot grasp, what you cannot envision, what you cannot understand, what you cannot accept. Your vision determines the options you can see, and as long you cannot grasp an option, you cannot really choose it, even if it is theoretically there for you.
The exit door was still there when the room was completely dark, and maybe a few people fumbled their way to it by chance. People did not even know what it was when they found the door because they did not have enough vision to understand that there was something outside the room and that they could exit the darkness. There is a way to help remove war by doing energetic work. By increasing the light in the four octaves of earth, you are making it easier for people to see an alternative to the consciousness that generates war.
Humankind’s evolution throughout time
This is extremely important. This is how humankind progresses, in general. There is an ongoing progression on this planet that has been taking place for all of recorded history. You will recall that, according to science, the history of humankind started only a few thousand years ago when people lived at the caveman stage, which is seen as being only a step up from the apes. What you see as a scientific evolution is not the beginning of humankind, but it is the beginning of the upward spiral that you are currently in. Your civilization is the highest to appear in the upward cycle that started with the caveman stage.
Due to the choices of the few, an upward spiral has been created and sustained now for a long time. This has not been a smooth process; there have been ups and downs. There certainly have been periods when there has been more warring, more atrocities and more control by a small elite than what you see right now. Yet, the general tendency has been an upward movement.
The cause of this upward movement is very simple. A small number of people have become instruments, they have become open doors, for bringing light into the four octaves of earth. This has caused other people to respond by choosing a higher state of consciousness, once they could see the alternative to their present level of consciousness. This is the ongoing progression of earth.
In this ongoing progression, there are certain cycles. You are most likely aware of the concept of spiritual ages. You have no doubt heard about the Age of Pisces, that was the last 2,000 years, and you have heard about the Age of Aquarius, which is the cycle that the earth is now moving into. You now need to understand that, as there is a changing from one cycle to another, there is an interim phase. When Jesus appeared in physical embodiment 2,000 years ago, he said: “For judgment, I am come.” He also made the seemingly contradictory statement: “I judge no man, but if I judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I, but the Father within me who is doing it.” So how do you balance these two statements?
Christ judgment and dualistic judgment
The deeper reality is that the Christ in embodiment does not judge based on the duality consciousness, the consciousness of separation, that divides humankind into separate groups and applies a value judgment to them. Certainly, you see human beings who judge others, and those were the ones that Jesus warned by saying: “With whatever measure you measure out to others, it shall be measured out to you also.” You shall be judged as you judge others, because you are judged through your own state of consciousness.
The Judgment of Christ is different because the Christ consciousness is the consciousness of Oneness. The alternative to duality is open to all people, meaning that Jesus was the example of what all people can attain by striving for the Christ consciousness. The Christ consciousness is when you know that all life is one. Human beings cannot be divided into separate compartments. You cannot apply a value judgment saying some are good and some are evil, and therefore the evil deserved to be killed by the good.
There is a higher form of judgment where you judge based on the awareness that all life is one. This is an essential recognition and discernment for those who are open to higher awareness. If you are to be effective in helping remove war, you must contemplate the difference between dualistic judgment and the judgment of Oneness. What is the difference? One obvious difference is that when you judge from the consciousness of duality, you think that those other people, those bad people, are completely separate from you. If they are destroyed or killed, it will not affect you.
The reality of the Christ consciousness is that all people are part of the one Body of Higher Awareness on earth. What affects some human beings will affect the whole, and therefore, it will effect you as well. Another effect is that, in the consciousness of duality, you want those separate people to either be destroyed, so they cannot do what you label as evil, or you want them to be punished for doing what you judge to be bad. In the Christ consciousness there is no desire whatsoever to destroy any part of life. There is only a desire to raise up all life. There is also no desire whatsoever to punish other forms of life because you know that if you punish others, you are punishing yourself.
Transcending the consciousness of the Piscean cycle
The earth is right now going through this interim period between Pisces and Aquarius. There is an extraordinary opportunity for transcending the old state of consciousness and embracing the new. For each 2,000 year period, there is a certain state of consciousness that humankind is meant to transcend. This is part of the consciousness that generates war. What humankind had the potential to transcend in the Age of Pisces was the very consciousness that generates war, the idea that the ends can justify the means and that it is justifiable to kill other people in order to achieve some abstract goal defined by an abstract idea.
The justification used by Pontius Pilate to kill Jesus was an abstract idea. The abstract idea was used to justify the killing of a physical human being. This consciousness needs to be transcended by humankind before they can make the transition into the Aquarian Age.
When something needs to be transcended, there is a somewhat flexible process that takes place. On the one hand, there does come a point – and we have passed the point – where you will say that we have moved from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age. This change has taken place, but there are many human beings who have not moved from the Piscean consciousness to the Aquarian consciousness.
Some are very unwilling to let go of the Piscean Age and the consciousness that they were meant to transcend. This explains why you have seen so many wars and the increasing severity of wars in the past hundred years. Humankind was meant to transcend the consciousness of Pisces much earlier. Had people done so, it would not have been necessary to have the very severe wars that you have seen in the past hundred years. When people do not transcend a certain level of consciousness, they begin to act out that consciousness in more and more extreme forms. At the same time, there is an increase of light that challenges or exposes that consciousness.
The purpose is very simple: to make the consciousness so visible that people have a better opportunity to transcend it by seeing the negative effects of the old consciousness and seeing the alternative. This has worked for many people, but it has not worked for all. It has not yet worked for the critical mass that is necessary for humankind as a whole to make the shift to the Aquarian consciousness.
The state of consciousness that humankind was meant to overcome in the Piscean age was the state where you were willing to kill a physical being because of an abstract idea, and this is the major cause of war at a certain level right now. There are forces, there are beings, in the identity octave who are seeking to prove God wrong. Proving God wrong is an abstract idea. These beings are willing to kill physical human beings, and thereby deprive them of the opportunity to be in physical embodiment, because of their abstract idea.
The more aware people can transcend the level where so many people can be deceived by this consciousness and believe that the ends of furthering an abstract idea can justify the means of killing physical people. We need to get to the point where a vast majority among humankind recognize that it is never justified to kill physical people because of an abstract idea. The reason being that physical life is a precious opportunity for growth.