I’d like to continue with our look at what’s to be done to create Nova Earth, but before I do that I need to do some preliminary work. I need to look inside myself and see who it is that does this work.
On what basis do I come forth and say that I wish to join together with you and create Nova Earth? What do I bring to the table? Or rather, who do I bring to the table? On what basis do I participate?
Am I simply coming forth as an ego? Is it to enhance my own sense of myself that I walk into this new enterprise? Is it to become a grander me that I venture out onto the world stage and make grand statements? Let me look at that for a moment.
I can certainly see my own ego. Who is it in the matter of my life?
My ego serves itself and anything it identifies itself with or sees as belonging to it. My car, my house, my dog, my children. Me and mine, as Sri Ramakrishna said, that is the source of our problems.
My ego is about the survival of that self and anything it identifies itself with – first, last and always.
It will fight a war to defend that self and its properties and acquisitions.
My ego displays an inordinate desire to feel right, important, even indispensable. It wants to be victorious, successful, and effective and to be recognized as such.
My ego has a very poor sense of what’s really valuable in life. It tends to sell what’s inherently valuable for the sensation of the moment, a glitter in the pan, a mess of pottage, as the Bible says.
Is that who I bring to the table? And on what basis do I treat with other selves? To win at all costs, while I tolerate them losing? To watch myself grow and prosper, while others diminish and fade away?
What would be “nova” about an Earth run by the ego? Nothing at all. That would just be life as it’s always been. That would be no escape from the Third Dimension. That would only be yet another extension of separation and conflict onto a new stage.
So who is it that wants to build Nova Earth?
It’s quite another face of my being. It’s a sovereign side of me, a side of me that God created when he birthed me, or perhaps she birthed me, since it was really God as the active Mother rather than as the passive Father who birthed my individuality and set my feet on the journey from God to God.
And when the Mother birthed me, as she did when she birthed us all, she made me a monarch in my own domain. And what domain might that be? It’s the domain of my body and my field of awareness, whatever body that has been and whatever awareness was my field at any one point in time.
I’ve been told that my domain extends to other worlds, other dimensions, and other bodies but that is all hearsay to me. I know only this body and this field of awareness and I am monarch over it. I am fully responsible for it and I have sway over all that it does, is and has. And the same applies to you.
And it’s as plenipotentiaries, by writ of God, that we sit down at the table commonly and treat with each other to build Nova Earth.
There’s complete agreement among all the realms but the Third that all of us are sovereign beings, whose choices are respected and whose word is awaited. And none of this has anything to do with the ego.
Of course the ego will try to subvert what I’ve said. It’ll attempt to cheapen my commission from God to reign over my domain as a sovereign being. It’ll parade the fact that I am king over myself and try to extend that power to my being king over others. But my warrant from God doesn’t extend to being monarch over others. I’m only monarch over myself.
By virtue of my being sovereign over myself, I’m also a sovereign citizen of Planet Earth. I don’t feel my citizenship any longer to just one country. I’m a citizen of the planet now, as are all of you. And it’s as a citizen of the planet, with no more power than you but no less, that I sit down to treat with you in the building of Nova Earth.
I feel my monarch. I have a sense of it that’s uncorrupted by the ego, which condition I intend to maintain.
My monarch is mature, balanced, committed, reliable. My monarch will not sell its integrity for a mess of pottage or anything else, save in the service of God. It would rather starve than stray. But what it won’t stray from is not something experienced as being outside of itself, like possessions, but something experienced as being inside of itself, like truth, love and compassion.
My monarch knows itself as pure, underneath all the surface issues and concerns that the ego raises to win its attention. It represents that purity always. It moves from it. It returns to it. It sees that as bedrock, constituent, and essence.
My monarch knows itself as noble, committed, and stalwart. My monarch knows itself as eternal, immortal, and permanent in all respects.
To paraphrase Catherine of Genoa: My monarch is God, nor do I recognize any other monarch except my God Himself. (1) Your monarch is God as well. We both have our commissions from God, whom we both are. The Son and the Daughter are the Father. The Father is in me as I am in the Father, though the Father is greater than I.
I am monarch over my domain and you are monarch over yours. I am not monarch over yours. I respect your sovereignty and ask that mine be respected as well.
My ego can tell me when to cross the street and when not and when to eat or sleep, but that’s about all I wish it to do. When I sit down to treat with you, it’s not as two egos, but as two monarchs, as two heads of state, that state being our bodies and our fields of awareness.
So as we work our way through the ideas and proposals to bring in Nova Earth, I’m aware that who I am and who I bring to the table is the monarch, the sovereign over the state of me and who I treat with is the monarch, the sovereign over the state of you. We meet as plenipotentiaries and join together to take up the mission at hand – to build a New World.
If we share that as a basic understanding, then I have my house in order and can proceed with the task at hand.
(1) “My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God Himself.” (St Catherine of Genoa in Aldous Huxley, Perennial Philosophy, 11.