Metanoia – The laws we are under

Birdlip, December 2, 1944
LAW OF FATE AND LAW OF ACCIDENT
INTRODUCTORY NOTE ON THE WORK TEACHING ABOUT LAWS
The Work teaches that the Absolute is under one law—the law of
its own Will. From it proceeds creation by the first trinity of forces
which create the first order of worlds under 3 laws. This is sometimes
called World 3. In tracing the Ray of Creation to our Earth we have
next our Galaxy under 6 laws, our Solar System as a minute part of our
Galaxy under 12 laws, our Planetary System as a whole under 24 laws,
our Earth as part of the planets under 48, and our Moon as part of our
Earth under 96.
You must understand that the part is always under more laws than
the whole. It is necessary to see this clearly by finding your own
examples—for example, the soldier is under the laws of the Captain,
the Captain under the laws of the Colonel, etc., and the whole army
under the law of the General. Does Man put himself under more laws
in war? Does the general movement of things tend to-day to put Man
under more and more laws? Will this make it possible for Man to
reach his Essence more easily or will Man tend to become more of a
machine, more mechanical? Are ants and bees under more laws than
we are? Have they any individual chance of development?
The more laws Man puts himself under the more can it be said he
is under the Law of Accident. In all that follows you must clearly
grasp that, Personality is under more laws than Essence. Essence is
under planetary laws at the note Fa in the Ray of Creation, or rather
the note Si in the Side-Octave, both notes being at the same level in
scale. Behind Essence lies Real ‘I’ which is under 12 laws and corresponds diagrammatically to the level represented by the Sun. That is,
Essence is above Personality in the Scale of Being, and Real ‘I’ is above
Essence. Psychologically, Essence is internal to Personality and Real
‘I’ internal to Essence. What is more internal is higher in scale. So
you can either say internal or higher, both terms having the same
meaning”.

excerpts from Psychological Commentaries Dr. M. Nicoll

I expect all sane minds to understand how we put ourselves under more and more unnecessary laws.

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