First time posting here.
I’m happy to find this thread. Thanks to the OP and all who participated in it. I was thinking of creating a similar topic.
I love the Ra material. I resonate strongly with most of it. But there is one thing in particular, that I always found myself a bit confused about. That is the 51% vs 49% service to others to achieve graduation to fourth Density.
Those of Qu’o would say that : « if something does not resonate, please let it go ».
I disagree. If I resonate with 98% of a material, and if something eludes me a bit, my instinct is to explore the topic further, not put it aside. I may just lack understanding, or my confusion may be a catalyst for further understanding.
I also remember that both RA and the Confederation said repeatedly that no material is perfect.
For instance, RA very clearly said that most of the wanderers are from 6th Density. I stumbled recently upon a later Confederation material that said most were from 4th Density.
Also, as some participant said earlier, RA stated that most wanderers would go home anyway after their mission is done, since they are not bound to 3rd Density Earth, unless they have been too karmically involved in a conscious way. Those of Qu’o suggested that even the wanderers had to meet the basic conditions for Harvest.
Now, back to my point about the conditions for 4th Density Harvest. I get the logic. But I was always a bit bothered by a few points.
First of all, It does not resonate with me that there is a fixed percentage. That the condition for Harvest is quantitative instead of qualitative. In almost all other topics, RA states that the numbers or percentages are not fixed. It would make more sense to me to understand that the qualification for Harvest is either the genuine intent or the readiness to explore another level of learning and experience, instead of a fixed percentage of so and so;
Secondly, I feel that this explanation is implying a dichotomy between self and other-selves. Which is pretty much contradictory with the whole RA material.
So what does it mean to be 51% polarized to service to others ?
If one is spending a lot of his time and energy to heal himself, be kind and compassionate to the self, I am pretty sure he is contributing to the whole collective consciousness as well. All the RA material speaks about the illusory distinction between self and other-selves, and now it becomes a hard line ?
My guess, is that the way RA and the Confederation chose to explain that, is not the optimal way, within the limits of our langage. But I may be wrong. I am humbly sharing my confusion here.
The Seeker’s path involves a lot of self healing and self-knowledge. Since all is one, such endeavor should serve the all. Also we are inter-connected through collective consciousness (Social-memory complex), therefore what does it mean to be service to others ? And what does it mean to spend 51% of your intents, words, and actions in service to others ?
Thanks for reading.
quote : " for instance, for level 5 to 6 than for level 3 to 4, where it is 51%. For 5 to 6, it could be for example 95% of STO."
My understanding is that the parameters for harvest in higher densities are really different. You don’t need to harmonize love/fear or STO/STS, but rather love/wisdom etc…
Also, 95% positive polarity is pretty much a given after a cycle in a paradise-like society (for the positive path).
Quoting again : "However, I must admit that in general, properly understood and properly enforced, the principle of “I give when I am asked” is what one should do towards others if one chooses positive polarity.
If it is not asked, I return to myself, that is, I return to my individuality and, on the principles and rules of positive service to others, I serve myself as I would serve someone else. That’s how I understand it, I hope it’s right."
Very good point. I’m going on a tangent here from the initial topic, but as I see RA and the Confederation being so careful about respecting free will, I guess we all misunderstand the full implications down there.
My life experience teached me some lessons here, so that I almost never give unsolicited advices anymore (unless it’s super practical or obviously dangerous). And when I am in need of a good friend to share my feelings, I feel a bit flustered when they do so (because giving unsolicited advice is in a way, judgmental).
But there are many cases where this paradox is not so clear cut. For instance, we are talking on a forum, we are sharing our views. Granted, we are willingly choosing to do so, but what if something I say, or you do say, has some unsolicited influence on the other-self ?
Even more difficult is the healing service. How to know if it’s not interference ? Some may say “please heal me” consciously, but their Higher-self may not be on board. The healer may deprive them of a catalyst. The opposite is possible as well.
My conclusion is that it’s very difficult to fully respect the Law of Free Will in our current station, and that we are all making minor mistakes along the way, which will incur consequences. But my feeling is that as long as the intent is loving, the attempt is worth the risk.
The Creator sure likes to do it in an convoluted way haha