Since so much has been written before on the Eucharist, I endeavor to go into different directions than the orthodox, or mainline, understanding. My hope is that my reflection will enhance the mainline meanings as I view them from a “Law of One” lens. If we start from the premise that all is One and that Love expresses oneness as a plural oneness (God’s Many-ness), then it is easier to see more clearly the centrality of the Eucharist. I’m not starting from the “top-down” nor from the “bottom-up” but rather from “all-is-one” wherein some “parts” of oneness-of-all have experiential knowledge (gnosis) of this, and other “parts,” having chosen to experience finititude, perceive a separation of self from others and from the Infinite Creator. I posit in this essay that the Eucharist is the wholeness of oneness made accessible to the “separated” parts of oneness within the worlds of perceived separation. When view the Eucharist this way, and see ourselves as part of the Infinite Creator having a human experience, then we are open to the most profound feelings of thanksgiving for the sheer delight of existence. Thus we intentionally live a Eucharistic life.
To say this more succinctly, when we participate in the Eucharist, we behold and partake in the wholeness of all the creation, indeed of all aspects of Infinite Creator, which allows the subconscious of the perceived-separated individual to evermore expand noetically towards what I call Absolute-Gnosis, the experience knowledge of total omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of the Infinite Creator. Since we ultimately are holons of the Infinite Creator, Absolute-Gnosis is our “birthright,” if you will.
Beingness: One Wave and Many Vortexes
In order to understand the Eucharist most fully, at least how I present it here, we need to reflect on the nature of Being, itself. That being said, I will not include a lengthy apologetics about the nature of being that includes a literature review or traditional explanations. I simply state the following, and of course, the reader is completely free to judge me limited or naïve… for that I am.
We are holons of a great Whole. We ARE That, and That transcends us. Being, itself, is the Infinite Creator. Beings are individuated portions, or holons, of Being. Beingness, is the state or condition of being-in-manifestation. We are beings made up of multiple interpenetrating energy quanta (packets) endowed with free will. Each layer of our individuated beingness exists in its respective density and/or dimension and make up different embodiments.
Another way, perhaps, to understand this is that each of us are like a multi-dimensional Mobius-Strip-Wave. This Wave of Beingness “instreams” from the highest density to the lowest density like one seamless garment. Yet, at specific points in the instreaming through the dimensions, the Wave of Beingness forms particular Vortexes of Beingness which resembles the peculiar paradoxical truth of what we know about the electron: it’s both a particle and wave, simultaneously.
A Vortex of Beingness, then, is a body that resonates at a certain frequency of energetics within its respective density of existence. One can imagine that we are not unlike Russian Nesting Dolls where the smallest doll fits inside its larger identical self. Add to this image the functions of the cell membrane. Each self consists of semi-permeable energetic membranes so that there is a constant inner and outer flow of energy. Energy can be exchanged between a Vortex of Beingness from a “higher” body to a “lower” body, and it can also be exchanged from outside the Wave of Beingness, that is, from outside sources. Each Vortex of Beingness resonates within specific densities. In order to better understand this statement, let us review what the Law of One Material has to say about densities. Taken from http://www.Lawofone.info site:
The creation has seven levels, or densities; the eighth density forming the first density of the next octave of experience, just as the eighth note of a musical scale begins a new octave (16.51, 28.15). Between seventh and eight densities the creation re-merges in a period of timeless, formless unity with the Creator (28.16). It is Ra’s understanding that “the ways of the octave are without time; that is, there are seven densities in each creation infinitely.” They point out, though, that the limits of their knowledge are narrow (78.15).
First density is the density of awareness, in which the planet moves out of the timeless state into physical manifestation. Its elements are earth, air, water, and fire (13.16). On earth, after matter had coalesced and space/time had begun to “unroll its scroll of livingness” (29.11), first density took about two billion years (76.13)
Third density is the density of self-awareness and the first density of consciousness of the spirit (13.21). It is the “axis upon which the creation turns” because in it entities choose the way (either service to others or service to self) in which they will further their evolution toward the Creator (76.16). Third density is much shorter than the other densities, taking only 75,000 years (6.15).
Fourth density is the density of love or understanding. Those who have successfully chosen a path come together with others of like mind in what Ra calls a “social memory complex” in order to pursue that path, either loving self or loving others (20.36, 48.6). Fourth density lasts approximately 30 million years; fourth-density lifespans are approximately 90 thousand years (43.13, 43.11).
Sixth density is the density of unity, in which love and wisdom are blended together (33.20). The two paths reunite as those on the service-to-self path, realizing that they cannot successfully master the lessons of unity without opening their hearts to others, switch their polarity to positive (78.25). Ra is sixth-density; their sixth-density cycle is 75 million years (14.19, 14.21).
Eighth density is also the beginning of the first density of the next Creation (28.15). It is “both omega and alpha, the spiritual mass of the infinite universes becoming one central sun or Creator once again. Then is born a new universe, a new infinity, a new Logos which incorporates all that the Creator has experienced of Itself.” (52.12)
The reason why reviewing densities is important is because we have a Vortex of Beingness, or body, for each density. Indeed, each chakra in our bodies is an individuated portion of a density AND a gateway to the corresponding Vortex of Beingness located in the respective density. Again Ra, the source of the Law of One Material:
47.8 Questioner: In our esoteric literature numerous bodies are listed. I have here a list of the physical body, the etheric, the emotional, the astral, and the mental. Can you tell me if this listing is the proper number, and can you tell me the uses and purposes and effects, etc., of each of these or any other bodies that may be in our mind/body/spirit complex?
Ra: I am Ra. To answer your query fully would be the work of many sessions such as this one, for the interrelationships of the various bodies and each body’s effects in various situations is an enormous study. However, we shall begin by referring your minds back to the spectrum of true colors and the usage of this understanding in grasping the various densities of your octave.
We have the number seven repeated from the macrocosm to the microcosm in structure and experience. Therefore, it would only be expected that there would be seven basic bodies which we would perhaps be most lucid by stating as red-ray body, etc. However, we are aware that you wish to correspond these bodies mentioned with the color rays. This will be confusing, for various teachers have offered their teach/learning understanding in various terms. Thus one may name a subtle body one thing and another find a different name.
The red-ray body is your chemical body. However, it is not the body which you have as clothing in the physical. It is the unconstructed material of the body, the elemental body without form. This basic unformed material body is important to understand for there are healings which may be carried out by the simple understanding of the elements present in the physical vehicle.
The orange-ray body is the physical body complex. This body complex is still not the body you inhabit but rather the body formed without self-awareness, the body in the womb before the spirit/mind complex enters. This body may live without the inhabitation of the mind and spirit complexes. However, it seldom does so.
The yellow-ray body is your physical vehicle which you know of at this time and in which you experience catalyst. This body has the mind/body/spirit characteristics and is equal to the physical illusion, as you have called it.
The green-ray body is that body which may be seen in séance when what you call ectoplasm is furnished. This is a lighter body packed more densely with life. You may call this the astral body following some other teachings. Others have called this same body the etheric body. However, this is not correct in the sense that the etheric body is that body of gateway wherein intelligent energy is able to mold the mind/body/spirit complex.
The light body or blue-ray body may be called the devachanic body. There are many other names for this body especially in your so-called Indian Sutras or writings, for there are those among these peoples which have explored these regions and understand the various types of devachanic bodies. There are many, many types of bodies in each density, much like your own.
The indigo-ray body which we choose to call the etheric body is, as we have said, the gateway body. In this body form is substance and you may only see this body as that of light as it may mold itself as it desires.
The violet-ray body may perhaps be understood as what you might call the Buddha body or that body which is complete.
Each of these bodies has an effect upon your mind/body/spirit complex in your life beingness. The interrelationships, as we have said, are many and complex.
Perhaps one suggestion that may be indicated is this: The indigo-ray body may be used by the healer once the healer becomes able to place its consciousness in this etheric state. The violet-ray or Buddhic body is of equal efficacy to the healer for within it lies a sense of wholeness which is extremely close to unity with all that there is. These bodies are part of each entity and the proper use of them and understanding of them is, though far advanced from the standpoint of third-density harvest, nevertheless useful to the adept.
An interesting point that Ra includes here is that the cosmic structure of the Wave of Beingness is always seven-fold. There are seven bodies, or what I am calling, “Vortexes of Beingness,” and seven sub-bodies, and seven sub-sub bodies, ad infinitum. The way I understand this is that our “bodies” as vortexes of energy are constantly changing in subtle increments of energy as we live out our lives. As Heraclitus once stated, “You could not step twice into the same river.” There is a constant flow of energy within and without our Vortexes of Beingness because each person is in reality a series of energetic packets nested within ever larger Vortexes, which are themselves holons of the One Holograph, the Infinite Creator.
To restate and sum up this treatment of being we can say that being, itself, is energy that is either in flow, or getting ready to flow (in potentiation). Each person exists as various holoarchical Vortexes of Beingness, or “bodies,” that simultaneously exist in different densities. All of the Vortexes of Beingness are “particles” of a seamless Wave of Beingness that spans all seven major densities of the octave. Much like the electron, we are both particles and waves; our very ontological reality, our essence is both an energetic 1) particularity and 2) a continuum. Our beingness is the Energy of the One Infinite Creator eternally begotten from Godhead as the divine Love is made manifest. We are God’s Becoming.
All of the above is to say simply this:
When we receive the Eucharist, we are receiving the Infinite Creator’s Beingness, the “infinite-sized” Russian doll that fits overall and contains all. We receive ourselves, all of creation, and all of the uncreated worlds. The communicant, as God-As-Relative-Gnosis-of-Oneness, receives God-As-Absolute-Gnosis-of-Oneness to remind the former of his or her real identity. The Transcended Whole overshadows and includes the holon (the person) during the act of consummation. Through the Eucharist, we as God’s Becoming are given “injection shots” of God’s Being so that we live out our lives in a Eucharistic fashion.
Living a Eucharistic life is one where we are aware of being the Creator here and now, in this world of seeming illusion. We are God’s eyes, ears, and feet on the ground, as it were. By learning how to live in perpetual awareness of our inherent unity, we become able to identify our attachments that block the flow of God’s spirit through our own beingness. We become experts at witnessing our egos, our sense of our individual selves, and unknot the clumps of energy that build up as past hurts, present insecurities, and future fears. In short, we live out the Pascal Mystery, in our real time, in our own ways, through our own incarnations. We become grateful for all things: the good and the bad. We realize that even the “bad” is actually catalyst for the greater good.
These realizations and lived gnosis are indeed the foundation of a profound embodiment of Thankful Living: the Eucharistic Life.