Metanoia – The moon and the earth getting warmer as a part of a general plan of the Universe.

“The idea of the ray of creation and its growth from the Absolute contradicts the
general views of our day.
“According to this idea the moon is still an unborn planet, one that is, so to speak,
being born. It is becoming warm gradually and in time (given a favorable
development of the ray of creation) it will become like the earth and have a satellite
of its own, a new moon. A new link will have been added to the ray of creation. The
earth, too, is not getting colder, it is getting warmer, and may in time become like the
sun. We observe such a process for instance in the system of Jupiter, which is a sun
for its satellites.

“Summing up all that has been said before about the ray of creation, from world 1
down to world 96, it must be added that the figures by which worlds are designated
indicate the number of forces, or orders of laws, which govern the worlds in question.
In the Absolute there is only one force and only one law—the single and independent
will of the Absolute. In the next world there are three forces or three orders of laws. In
the next there are six orders of laws; in the following one, twelve;
and so on. In our world, that is, the earth, forty-eight orders of laws are operating to
which we are subject and by which our whole life is governed. If we lived on the
moon we should be subject to ninety-six orders of laws, that is, our life and activity
would be still more mechanical and we should not have the possibilities of escape
from mechanicalness that we now have.
“As has been said already, the will of the Absolute is only manifested in the
immediate world created by it within itself, that is, in world 3;
the immediate will of the Absolute does not reach world 6 and is mani-
fested in it only in the form of mechanical laws. Further on, in worlds 12, 24, 48, and
96, the will of the Absolute has less and less possibility of manifesting itself. This
means that in world 3 the Absolute creates, as it were, a general plan of all the rest of
the universe, which is then further developed mechanically. The will of the Absolute
cannot manifest itself in subsequent worlds apart from this plan, and, in manifesting
itself in accordance with this plan, it takes the form of mechanical laws. This means
that if the Absolute wanted to manifest its will, say, in our world, in opposition to the
mechanical laws in operation there, it would then have to destroy all the worlds
intermediate between itself and our world.
“The idea of a miracle in the sense of a violation of laws by the will which made
them is not only contrary to common sense but to the very idea of will itself. A
‘miracle’ can only be a manifestation of laws which are unknown to men or rarely met
with. A ‘miracle’ is the manifestation in this world of the laws of another world.
“On the earth we are very far removed from the will of the Absolute;
we are separated from it by forty-eight orders of mechanical laws. If we could free
ourselves from one half of these laws, we should find ourselves subject to only twentyfour orders of laws, that is, to the laws of the planetary world, and then we should be
one stage nearer to the Absolute and its will. If we could then free ourselves from one
half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the sun (twelve laws) and consequently one stage nearer still to the Absolute. If, again, we could free ourselves from
half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the starry world and separated
by only one stage from the immediate will of the Absolute.
“And the possibility for man thus gradually to free himself from mechanical laws
excerpts from ISOM P.D. Ouspensky

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