(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following are several excerpts from the book Children of the Law of One and the Lost Teachings of Atlantis (CLO).
This work was written by Jon Penial and published in the late 1990s to help prepare humanity for the coming changes in consciousness.
From a content perspective, it is by far one of the densest works of ancient truth and wisdom ever written. Not unlike the Law of One, Ra Material, the CLO is a breathtakingly inspiring piece of writing that incorporates profound spiritual wisdom within a framework of extremely simple and easy to understand language. Whether you are a spiritual adept or just curious about Atlantis, arguably all readers have insights to gain from this work.
Personally, I have read my share of spiritual books about psychology, universal law, and the human condition, but never have I read a work so easy to understand yet so precise in what it has to say.
For those struggling to understand the Law of One channelings, this work is an excellent companion piece. Although the two works are completely independent of each other the ideational content is equivalent.
Arguably, if one were to read and comprehend the totality of what is contained in the CLO, they would have laid claim to a great portion of the spiritual knowledge available to mankind at this time.
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The following excerpts are in a dialog format and can be read as such.
by Jon Penial
Separate self consciousness, because of its limitations and narrow-mindedness, ‘boxes’ its perceptions of the world into ‘pieces’ that are extensions of its self. Everything in your immediate world becomes an extension of you, of your separate self. For instance, there is your neighborhood, your town, your county, your state, your country, your part of the world (and depending on your socio-economic status, possibly your gang’s turf). Because the separate self relates to these as extensions of itself, most people support their country, for instance, just because it is their country. Sure, they come up with ‘reasons’ why their country is the best or most important. But the problem is, many people believe that their country is ‘It’, ‘the best’, the ‘most important’, the ‘most right’, regardless of any reason to think so or not. And by so doing, they care less about other countries, and the people of those other countries. And if everyone’s country is the best, who’s right? They can’t all be right.
Most everyone favors not just their country, but ALL the extensions of their separate selves—they favor their race, favor their ethnic group, favor their school, favor their local team, favor their political party, etc., etc.. But a precious few people have begun to expand their self-consciousness to include ‘bigger pictures’.
“The human race barely cares about people let alone plants and animals. I remember once seeing a breaking news story about 600,000 people who died in an Earthquake. It was in the L.A. Times. You would expect such a disaster to be on the front page. And be a long article. But it was only one small paragraph, about 40 words, buried on page 9. And the only reason why was because the quake was in China. Even then, I was shocked. Can you imagine how this article would have been treated if 600,000 French people had died? English? American?” (Of course, this was during a time when the U.S. was an enemy of China. The story now, would be bigger news at least, if for no other reason than because there would be 600,000 less Chinese consumers of American products).
The Earth is just one speck of dust, within an incredibly greater scheme of things. Outside of the Earth, the entire Universe functions in a beautiful, orderly, harmonious flow. On Earth, humans with separate self consciousness, are the only things that are out of step with the flow of nature, and the Universe. And the results of this have been disharmony, disruption, and destruction. That’s why the teachings promote the attainment of “Universal Consciousness”, by any means that works for you.
We will cover the Children’s teachings about how humans attained separate self-consciousness in the ancient history chapter, and the particulars of each individual’s “selfish separate self” later in a “separate” chapter, but first, let’s go over the meaning of Universal Consciousness.
“Please tell me more of the teachings on Universal Consciousness, enlightenment, and it’s attainment.”
“Universal Consciousness is attained when a person has a lasting experience in which they see through their illusion of separateness, and lose their separate self-consciousness. Their consciousness then ‘merges’ with the Universe – thus they experience being One with the Universe. This is often the result of going through a conscious psychological ‘death experience’, brought on by meditation and other aspects of a spiritual path [Author’s note: these are explained in another chapter]. The illusion of separateness dissolves in the awareness of Oneness. And with the dissolution of the illusion of separateness, the separate self ‘seems’ to die, and a ‘rebirth’ occurs.
The difference between having separate self-consciousness, or having Universal Consciousness, is, as I said before, like night and day. Consider again, an environmentalist who has expanded his/her separate self-consciousness to include concern for ecology. This is good. And if being aware of the flow and balance of Earth’s nature is good, imagine the significance of being really aware of the flow and balance, of all things—of the entire Universe? And if being concerned about all humans on Earth is good, what about being devoted to caring for all life within the entire Universe? A person who has attained Universal Consciousness, has transcended separate self-consciousness, and thus sees infinitely more, under- stands infinitely more.
“That would be incredible Father.”
“Yes? That is just a small nothing. What if you really had an awareness of being One with everything—even God, even all other separate selves? How would you see things then? And how would you treat everyone and everything? If you absolutely KNOW that every person you are dealing with, is you, just in a different form, how will you treat yourself (others)? Is there any point in stealing from your- self? Hurting yourself? Is there any point in being tyrannical with yourself?”
“It would make no sense, there would be no point if you really believed that to be true.”
“Precisely. A being with Universal Consciousness Loves everyone unselfishly, and is (within the needs of Universal flow) giving, kind, compassionate, caring, knowing, and harmless (that doesn’t mean incapable of defending the innocent). Why? Is it because the person has read something that made them that way? Studied to be that way? Trained to be that way? No. Maybe such things were stepping stones on the path towards attainment of that consciousness, but once there, the fact is that being any other way simply makes no sense to someone with Universal Consciousness. It just is their reality—it is just natural.
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The original headline of this article was changed from “Separate Consciousness (ego),” and additional excerpts of text were added.