Yet, each person has "heroic" moments. The mother awakening to cries at 2 AM and soothing her child, the father awakening at 5 AM to earn the family's daily bread, and jumping in front of a train to save somebody's life can all be profoundly other-serving activities. But on balance, most people are primarily concerned with caring for themselves.A deeply profound body of mystical literature is the Ra material, which presents an intriguing view of a soul's evolution. In Ra's perspective, ensouled entities on the physical plane mostly fall somewhere between 50% self-serving and 95% self-serving. Ra discussed planetary evolutions and an event known as a "harvest." A harvest happens when an ensouled being masters its physical plane lessons and is "promoted" to the game's next level. Ra did not discuss good or evil, but positive and negative polarization." Positive polarization is equated with an other-serving mentality, and negative polarization is equated with the self-serving mentality. Ra called it "love of other self" and "love of self." Ra stated that if an ensouled being devotes greater than 50% of its energy to serving others, it is eligible for harvest on the service-to-others path. If an entity devotes greater than 95% of its energy to serving itself, it is eligible to be harvested on the service-to-self (or love of self) path. Both paths require intense dedication. On today's earth, few are eligible for harvest on either path (Ra stated that 20% of the human race may be eligible for harvest today). Ra stated that Genghis Kahn, Rasputin, Hermann Goering, and Heinrich Himmler were all harvestable on the love-of-self path (otherwise called self-serving, negatively polarized, evil, or what I call the dark path).Ra made no judgment regarding the paths and even stated that the two polarities are required so that souls can evolve through this plane. Without the tension that those poles create, there would be no growth. Other planes have other means of growth. Ra also called the path of love-of-other-self the "study of what is," and the path of love-of-self the "study of what is not." Those polarities can also be described as the paths of light and darkness, good and evil, etc. Whereas the path of light is committed to truth and love, the path of darkness is committed to deception and fear. Ra described further dimensions of existence that pursue those paths. It is a fascinating perspective that this essay cannot do justice to. It provides a framework to understand interactions between beings on this plane and beings in others, how humans evolve on the physical plane, and the soul's journey. Others have called the path of serving others the path of service-to-self through service-to-others. Ra said that the dark path leads to a dead end of sorts. The study of "that which is not" is valid, and many valuable lessons are learned along the way. As that path is progressed, higher levels of power and understanding are attained. Along the light path are constantly increasing levels of expansion and integration into creation. Along the dark path there are constantly increasing levels of concentration and withdrawal into one's perceived self. Along the light path there is an eventual reunification with the source of creation, the ultimate coming home. The source of creation is love, and that force created and sustains not only this universe, but also all of creation. Because love is the power of creation, love is the game that humans are learning, because we are learning to be creators at Earth School. There are no spiritual lightweights on the planet at this time. This is an extremely challenging place to be. As the light path leads to a wondrous reunion with the creator, those at the dark paths highest level also realize that a reunification with The Source is its next step. When a highest-level dark path being attempts that reunification, it gets a rude awakening: the dark path does not lead home. As it is the study of "that which is not," the entire path is ultimately one of illusion and self-deception. As that highest-level dark path entity "knocks on God's door," Gods greeting is approximately: "I am happy that you are here, but I have news for you. You are a being of light, not darkness. You trod your path because I gave you the freedom to choose it. But it was not real, not in the way you might think. I am proud of you, my child, but there is an important lesson that your path has not taught you, and the lesson you must learn before you can come home. You cannot fit in here, as much as I would like you to. You could not stand it. I created you and everybody else. I love you, as I love all my creations. Your path has led you here, but loving yourself, while an important lesson, is only part of the journey. The journey is not complete until you love of creation, as I do. You have racked up quite a tally. You incurred many debts to others as you failed to love them, and only loved what you thought of as yourself. As you failed to love others, you also failed to truly love yourself. You owe yourself a great debt that you can only pay while serving others. I have a deal for you. All the mastery, all the wisdom, all the greatness that you attained on your path, which is indeed impressive, you can exchange for an equivalent status on the path of light. From that exalted rank of light, you will labor long to settle your debts, make right your wrongs, and bring as much light to creation as you earlier brought darkness. I think you will find that loving others is highly rewarding, not only to yourself, but also to others. You have a choice. You can stay where you are, at the dark path's highest level, where you can progress no further, because there is nowhere else to go. Or, you can accept my offer, working magnificently with me, engaging in fabulous work on behalf of creation, and when you have balanced your scales, you can come home, and it will be glorious." The Ra Material is popular and highly regarded. More obscure are two recent books by Gina Lake, channeled by "extraterrestrials." Her themes are similar to Ra's.The dark path is self-serving, and a primary goal is exploiting others. They see others as there to serve their needs. While light path beings live by love, the dark paths motto is, "Look out for number one." They believe that looking out for themselves is the only valid concern, and they see light path beings as naïve and foolish. Dark pather .
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