NOTE: The following article represents my perspective of The Law of One material.
Take away what resonates and inspires, leave the rest.
What is God? What is the origin of Life, the Universe, and Everything? And what existed before Creation?
These are questions that have plagued the mind of mankind since the dawn of time, given rise to religions, mythology, and mystery schools.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are sometimes called Abrahamic religions because they all accept the tradition of a God that revealed himself to the prophet Abraham.
Many of us have rejected the Abrahamic definition of God because of the inherent limitations and contradictions we encounter. Thus I find a great many people have decided to reject the concept of God simply because they have rejected the Abrahamic version of God. To me, that seems like a logical fallacy.
For those of us who have personally experienced God’s presence in our lives, yet reject the Abrahamic religions, we often need to look elsewhere for greater understanding. In my case, I experienced such extremes of synchronicity in my youth, that defied a logical understanding of time & space, that I simply could not explain the experience under the paradigm of an agnostic, disconnected, Newtonian mechanical universe. I found one place to look for a more complete understanding of God is in the Ra Material, known as The Law of One.
A definition of God, or the One Infinite Creator, is at the very heart of the Ra Material.
The Law of One states that there is only one, and that one is the Infinite Creator (4.20), which Ra also calls “Infinite Intelligence” and “Intelligent Infinity.” It is impossible to describe the “one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole,” but It can be activated or potentiated (28.1). Each portion of the creation contains, paradoxically, the whole (13.13).
4.20 Ra: I am Ra. The Law of One, though beyond the limitations of name, as you call vibratory sound complexes, may be approximated by stating that all things are one, that there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity. All is one, and that one is love/light, light/love, the Infinite Creator.
The simplicity and perfection of The Law of One is that it explains the universe, it explains creation, it explains God. There is only One. There is only God. Everything in the universe, including ourselves, is a part of, an aspect of, a relection of, a living cell of One Infinite Being or Source Creator. It has no beginning. It has no end. It simply is. When we grasp this understanding, as we remember it, we begin our journey back to our true divinity.
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Once we step outside of the paradigm of our temporary, linear, material existence we realise that we have no beginning, we have no end, we simply are. We dwell within the divine. It is only our belief in our separation or separateness that imprisons us and holds us back. This belief is ultimately an illusion, or what Ra would call a distortion.
Ra: The intelligent infinity discerned a concept. This concept was discerned due to freedom of will of awareness. This concept was finity. This was the first and primal paradox or distortion of the Law of One. Thus the one intelligent infinity invested itself in an exploration of many-ness. Due to the infinite possibilities of intelligent infinity there is no ending to many-ness. The exploration, thus, is free to continue infinitely in an eternal present.
In order to experience itself in an infinite number of possibilities, the One became the many. The One became us. Yet the One still remains the One. We are all an aspect of the One, both individually and collectively.
To attempt to understand this concept, one solution is to look for a metaphor. I love spiritual metaphors, particularly natural metaphors, which I view as one of the purist forms of divine communication – a complex spiritual message boiled down into the most simple and elegant representation. Metaphors are never perfect when revealing the divine, but they do communicate more effectively and with less distortion than human language in penetrating our soul consciousness.
An excellent metaphor to aid our understanding is the Shoreless Ocean and its waves. The Shoreless Ocean equates to the concept of God, the One Infinite Creator, or Infinite Intelligence. The ocean is shoreless because it is infinite, without boundaries or form.
The waves represent each one of us, what Ra would call a mind/body/spirit complex. However, the wave represents much more than our individual human incarnated consciousness. It represents the totality of our spiritual selves. Our individual human incarnated consciousness might just be the sea-foam riding on top of the wave.
Though the wave is perceived as an individual phenomenon, a swell of material and energy, it is still fundamentally connected to the ocean, an aspect of the ocean from which it is manifested.
For many people this metaphor begins to break down when people worry about the wave being absorbed back into the Shoreless Ocean. Does the wave still exist? Does our own unique consciousness still exist? I believe that it does. The energy signature of the wave, like our soul, continues to exist, however it simply takes on a very different form, becoming even more aware of its divine connection. This can be a difficult concept to wrap one’s head around. (See #10 below)
Hans Wilhelm uses a similar metaphor in his video explaination of how reality works, using the sun and its sun beams in place of the ocean and its waves.
The article below, Ten Misconceptions about the Shoreless Ocean and its Waves by Dorothy Hunt, is a wonderful list that illustrates some of the fundamental principles of the Law of One for those who struggle with the material. My italicized commentary is below each of the author’s green bolded points.
Ten Misconceptions about the Shoreless Ocean and its Waves
Source: Science & Nonduality | by Dorothy Hunt
- That a wave has a solid, permanent, separate “self,” separate from the Ocean that gives it its life, its existence, its breath, its movement, its senses, its experience.
David Nova: This is the essence of “The Law of One” teaching. Our human 3D experience is an illusion or misperception of separation, of a separate “self.” A 4D experience would thus entail a much lesser degree of this perceived separation. A 5D experience would entail an even lesser degree of this perceived separation. etc.
- That the wave must eradicate all faults and delusions, control all of its movements, do many special practices, train for eons, accumulate special powers, and so become worthy in order that one day, it can become water.
DN: Notice that the author says “in order that one day, it can become water,” not “in order than one day, it can become the Ocean.” We do not need to do these things to know that we are of spirit.
However, I would add that the only “delusion” the wave must overcome is Misconception #1 – That it has a sold, permanent, separate “Self,” separate from the Ocean. This is the core lesson of the Ra Material, and the distortions of which Ra speaks of that comprise the spiritual work of each density. Ascending the octave of the densities is about perfecting and fine-tuning our experience that the wave is also the ocean, just as we practice playing a musical instrument to become an integral part of a beautiful symphony. It is the overconfident musician who says, “I have only practiced once, I have learned the song, and I’m ready to play,” only to fumble the notes in an unpleasant distortion.
- That the wave can know the Ocean as an object, can produce the Ocean, can possess the Ocean, can control the Ocean, can “attain” the Ocean, can judge what should or should not be the Ocean’s movements. (It is the Ocean that understands the wave, not the other way around.)
DN: The ocean is a mystery and unknowable to us. Because we exist in the form of a wave, we cannot know the entirety of the ocean. We can only imagine the ocean as a larger wave, which we too often do, which is a misperception, which creates a false god or idol. It’s the same principle as the parable of the four blind men feeling different parts of an elephant, describing their conclusions. Even Ra admits that the One Infinite Creator is still a mystery to him/them. And mystery is the bedrock of spirituality.
28.1 Ra: The one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole, is the macrocosm of the mystery-clad being. We are messengers of the Law of One. Unity, at this approximation of understanding, cannot be specified by any physics but only be activated or potentiated intelligent infinity due to the catalyst of free will. This may be difficult to accept. However, the understandings we have to share begin and end in mystery.
28.16 Ra: We wish to establish that we are truly humble messengers of the Law of One. We can speak to you of our experiences and our understandings and teach/learn in limited ways. However, we cannot speak in firm knowledge of all the creations. We know only that they are infinite. We assume an infinite number of octaves. However, it has been impressed upon us by our own teachers that there is a mystery-clad unity of creation in which all consciousness periodically coalesces and again begins. Thus we can only say we assume an infinite progression though we understand it to be cyclical in nature and, as we have said, clad in mystery.
- That the Ocean prefers one wave over another, that only a very special wave gets to be Ocean water, that the Ocean only pervades certain forms, waves, movements; that only calm, “good” waves get to live in the Ocean.
DN: This cuts to the heart of any religion that believes its followers are God’s chosen people, whether that be an Abrahamic religion or a satanic religion whose followers likewise believe that they have been chosen by their god to wield power over others.
One of the more difficult aspects of the Ra Material to grasp is that the One Infinite Creator does not discriminate between that which we would term good or evil. All beings with a soul connection are an aspect of the One, and thus gifted with free will. Whether polarized to Service-to-Self or Service-to-Others, all beings are subject to the same Law of One. And as Ra says, “all will be reconciled at some point.”
1.7 Ra: In truth there is no right or wrong. There is no polarity for all will be, as you would say, reconciled at some point in your dance through the mind/body/spirit complex which you amuse yourself by distorting in various ways at this time. This distortion is not in any case necessary. It is chosen by each of you as an alternative to understanding the complete unity of thought which binds all things. You are not speaking of similar or somewhat like entities or things. You are every thing, every being, every emotion, every event, every situation. You are unity. You are infinity. You are love/light, light/love. You are. This is the Law of One.
- That a storm at sea means the wave has misbehaved or is unworthy, or that the clarity or muddiness of Ocean water is the accomplishment or failure of the wave.
DN: Just as small children might come to believe their parents’ divorce is somehow their own fault, so to do some religious people believe that every disaster is a punishment from God. This is a logical fallacy of correlation. While human parents may in fact punish or reward their children’s behavior, the One Infinite Creator does not. The Law of One is not a system of rewards and punishments. We are aspects of the divine and thus we are responsible for our own creations and the energy that we put out into the universe, be it positive or negative. The Universe strives for balance. We are not judged. We are accepted and loved for what we are, creators, aspects of the One. Accepting that love requires accepting ourselves, warts and all, facing the darkness within us that we deny, bringing everything into consciousness. It is far easier to embrace the fallacy of external punishment and reward than it is to do an honest self-inventory of our own soul, but that is precisely what the Universe expects us to do.
- That it is a wave that is enlightened rather than the Ocean that wakes itself up from its own forgetfulness as what it is, Source. (It is the movement of Consciousness itself to identify with its own creations, to imagine its life is only the surface waves.)
DN: It is the wave that is rising, waking, remembering that it is the Ocean, not the other way around. This serves the Ocean as a process by which it may know and experience Itself. However, the Ocean is not becoming more conscious or knowledgable as the waves increase their activity. The Ocean is infinite of potential. The waves experience that potential. Surfing on Oness. The self-inventory mentioned above is part of this process. Put another way – while the Ocean may know and experience itself by becoming a wave, the Ocean cannot and does not seek to BE a wave. It is the wave that seeks to know that it is an aspect of the Ocean.
82.10 Ra: This is the plan of the One Infinite Creator. The One Original Thought is the harvest of all previous, if you would use this term, experience of the Creator by the Creator. As It decides to know Itself It generates Itself into that plenum, full of the glory and the power of the One Infinite Creator which is manifested to your perceptions as space or outer space. Each generation of this knowing begets a knowing which has the capacity, through free will, to choose methods of knowing Itself. Therefore, gradually, step by step, the Creator becomes that which may know Itself, and the portions of the Creator partake less purely in the power of the original word or thought. This is for the purpose of refinement of the one original thought. The Creator does not properly create as much as It experiences Itself.
- That once its true nature is remembered, the wave will always behave according to a fixed set of rules, will never be moved by feelings of joy or sorrow, like or dislike, and that it must “hold on” to a still mind, hold on to the Ocean’s still depths. (As if a still mind is like a block of ice that movement could hold onto! A still mind is one that moves freely, reacts wholeheartedly to whatever it encounters or reflects. It is empty, and thus can move fluidly, according to circumstance.)
DN: Perhaps there is a misperception that those who achieve enlightenment move beyond lowly human emotions, that they never laugh or feel sorrow, as if human emotions (particularly negative ones) are a burden to be overcome. However, our emotions are a divine gift to allow us to feel such profound states of spiritual being and then transcend these states into even more profound states of ecstasy. Emotion is our strongest spiritual sense. A life without emotion is an empty lifeless robotic life. Enlightenment is always striving for that perfect balance between rigid intellectual Order and unrestrained emotional Chaos. That’s where true freedom can be found, in the balance, surfing on Oness.
- That a “master” wave can give or bestow upon another wave its wetness.
DN: I love this one. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Seek your own spiritual wisdom and spiritual authority within.
- That, in order to become the Ocean, there is a shore where the wave needs to arrive in the Shoreless Ocean!
DN: I’m reminded of a quote from Buckaroo Banzai: “wherever you go, There you are.” As spirits having a human experience, we are usually trying to get somewhere – get to work, get home, go on vacation, get on the greener side of the fence. Some forms of spirituality have adopted this mentality, that we need to physically get somewhere, that we need to travel to some kind of Heaven.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. – Luke 17:21
Heaven is not a place our soul travels to. Heaven is a state of mind/heart/Being, an aspect within Intelligent Infinity where souls of a similar intensity of Light are gathered together. The Ra Material makes it clear that there are many heavens, many densities or tones of Light that we will choose to ascend on our long journey back to our true self, to the One Infinite Creator. But the process by which we get to these higher densities is not travel through time or space. The process is our inner awakening and inner transformation.
So why aren’t we in heaven right now? We can be in a state of heaven, as much as this 3rd density world allows given its current limitation of Love/Light, due to our collective expression of Love/Light. A 3rd density world has a more diverse mix of souls, more than any other density. It’s the playground where all souls come to play, both the poet and the bully.
- That a wave’s arising or disappearing means the beginning or ending of its Life as the Ocean.
DN: This misconception goes back to the fear of the wave being absorbed back into the Ocean. This is the very same fear that many single people experience when they fall deeply in love, when they form a couple, when they get married. The fear of intimacy. The fear of losing oneself, one’s own identity to a relationship. Does the self cease to exist once it joins another in marriage? If one willingly gives up one’s self-identity to a relationship then perhaps it is not a very healthy relationship to begin with. But in a truly intimate relationship, self-identity is both required and maintained, and a more profound state of being emerges from the union, the larger Self to which we are intimately connected.
Ten Misconceptions about the Shoreless Ocean and its Waves
© –Dorothy Hunt, “At Play in the Shoreless Ocean”