Sixth Briefing: Greater Community Realities
It is necessary now for us to correct certain assumptions that have been made in your world about life in the universe. These assumptions give you a very false impression of what is really happening in the worlds in your vicinity, how engagement between races is conducted and the freedom and the lack of freedom that exists in a highly inhabited part of the universe.
These are the constraints of living within a Greater Community, constraints that have benefits and limitations. The benefit for you is the relative peace that exists in this part of the galaxy, where nations are not attempting to conquer each other through the use of force, where outright violence is extremely rare and where you do not have to concern yourself with invading armies and armadas of ships approaching your world. You live in a very civilized and constrained region of space.
Nations behave because they are dependent upon one another. Having faced the depletion of their resources, they have, through persuasion and necessity, become dependent upon one another and therefore very much rely upon stable relations with one another. Yet resource explorers and economic Collectives still abound, engaged in trade both legal and illegal, undertaking activities that most worlds would not directly engage in.
Within this region of space, you will not be able to travel freely should you escape the limits of your solar system. Trade routes are established and are maintained for those races that use them. Some are extremely private. Some are very large and engage with systems far outside this region. Here you cannot go wherever you want, and travel is relatively slow.
Inter-dimensional travel has proven to be extremely dangerous. It has been the experience, in this part of the universe at least, that those who attempt it never return, for the portals are always moving and cannot be mapped or navigated reliably. Those who pass through them into another dimension find themselves either in someone else’s territory or in a reality in which they cannot survive. There is a reason there are boundaries between these dimensions.
Humanity has built up layers of expectation, fantasy and belief that make it impossible for you to contemplate the reality of life beyond your borders.
You cannot go from one end of the galaxy to another. Indeed, no one has ever traveled the length of the galaxy that we are aware of. To leave one’s district is to leave the safety and security of one’s own sphere of influence. To travel outside this highly inhabited part of space is to enter areas that are dangerous and perhaps uncharted, where piracy is common and where you may enter another’s territory unknowingly, thus putting yourself at extreme risk.
Nations that live outside of well-established regions such as this maintain a very tight security, for they are very exposed to the uncertainties and the dangers that abound in the Greater Community. Free races engage with one another, but rarely travel in larger regions of space. Not being engaged in vast networks of commerce, they seek to remain hidden and thus secure.
There is long-range travel and trade, but only on established routes where security has been provided amongst member states, members in the organizations that run and oversee these routes of trade. If you are not part of such an association, you would not have access to these avenues of travel. Any attempt to travel outside of these avenues is considered very risky, for outside the routes of trade, there is the illegal trade, and here there is much danger to one’s security.
There is a reason why nations unite together for their defense—to establish their own networks of trade, to assure each other access to vital resources, to maintain stability in their regions and to counter any move at conquest or the expansion of an empire. Large empires are rare in the universe, as we have mentioned. They are inherently unstable and difficult to maintain.
Most nations represent one race, with variations of that race bred for certain purposes if collective breeding is undertaken by a world at all. Collective breeding has proven to be difficult with unforeseen consequences. The Collectives use it, but only for very specific tasks.
The environmental barriers are significant in space and are approached with extreme care and concern. Races in different worlds rarely visit each other freely. Only between free nations that have had long-standing contact with each other and understand one another’s environments thoroughly is this done with any laxity at all.
Very rarely will you find worlds where many different races co-exist, and certainly not amongst trading nations, where environmental or biological hazards can be introduced from outlying regions. As nations choose to live in higher states of technology, they become less and less adapted to natural environments, and the biological threshold therefore becomes extremely important and extremely hazardous.
Attempts have been made to establish colonies on Earth, but these colonies have all failed because of the biological hazard. The native races of your world were far too primitive to be considered important relations—important enough to establish major interbreeding activities. Attempts have been made to influence earlier cultures in your world, but the results have not been significant.
Those who are intervening in your world today do not represent races who have visited long ago, and thus have no right or claim to this planet or to any inherent association with the human family. Who you will be encountering are physical beings driven by physical needs. They are not demons. They are not angels. They will exploit you if they can, for you have not established yourself as a united race with any potency in the Greater Community yet, and until you do, others will seek to take advantage of the value of this world and your presence here.
There are great spiritual powers in the universe, but do not confuse them with those who are intervening in your world, or you will make a critical and perhaps fatal error in judgment.
Freedom is rare in the universe, that we are aware of. From what we have learned over many centuries, from engaging with races from afar and from receiving contacts from afar, the circumstances that we experience in these local regions of space are very similar in other areas as well.
Only in uncharted territories or in regions that are sparsely inhabited by technologically advanced races are the circumstances very different. These regions pose unique hazards. Even to a race that seeks to be insulated and isolated, they pose unique hazards.
That is why uncharted territories remain uncharted, for space exploration is only peripheral and is never carried very far. Ships require fuel. Fuel cannot be resupplied. Explorers enter regions where there are unknown forces. Explorers encounter environmental and logistical problems. Visiting terrestrial planets always has a biological hazard if they contain a large biological presence. Many groups have become sickened and have perished.
Travel in the universe is a very difficult and formidable task. Its distances are incredibly vast, and once you leave a known territory, you are on your own. If you do not have proper charting and maps, becoming lost is very easy, and finding your way back very difficult.
Nations use transmitters to communicate with distant travelers, but beyond a certain distance, it is impossible to locate a ship. This represents the limits of technology, limits that the human family has not reached. The human family dreams of unlimited power and abilities in the universe, thinking they can go wherever they want, do whatever they want and meet whomever they want. But, alas, the reality is so very different.
There is no race that is shepherding humanity as if you were the children and they were the parents. Yet you have potential allies whom you may engage with in the future, if ever you are to establish and maintain the three requirements for freedom that we have mentioned.
At this point, humanity is not ready for Contact, and that is one of the reasons why the Intervention is inappropriate and unethical. Humanity is unable to engage wisely with the Greater Community. It lacks the maturity, the unity, the strength and the discernment to be able to do this effectively. To engage with humanity under these circumstances is to take advantage of its weakness and its lack of wisdom and expertise. You cannot help a young race by interfering and trying to control its destiny, and no nation that is wise would try to attempt this. Those that do are here for their own purposes and are seeking the fulfillment of their own goals.
Humanity has built up layers of expectation, fantasy and belief that make it impossible for you to contemplate the reality of life beyond your borders or to see that the Greater Community is an expression of nature on a vast and incomprehensible scale. Here the laws of nature still continue and still limit the movements and the behavior of races. Technology cannot overcome this completely.
Many people may be disappointed by the universe that we are presenting, but this is the real universe that you will have to contend with, and you ignore the gifts of this vision at your own peril. The Greater Community is not a human universe governed by human values, human aspirations, human wishes or human history. Even the races close to you, relatively speaking, in this region of space are entirely different in appearance, in thought, in behavior, in the structure of their societies and civilization and in their emphasis. They would be incomprehensible to you, as you are incomprehensible to them.
Humanity is viewed by those few races who pay attention to this world as being chaotic, unruly and potentially dangerous. You are certainly not highly regarded for the way the Earth is being exploited and its wealth is being plundered.
You do not realize how valuable a tree is in the Greater Community, how valuable seeds are, the great need for fluids from plants and animals and the problem in securing biological resources and rare metals. That is why humanity is viewed as reckless and without wisdom.
Even though your competitors have no regard for you, your allies recognize the power of Knowledge that exists within the human family and its potential to guide you in the right direction and to prevent you from being easily seduced or to succumbing to your own weakness or to the persuasions of other races who would take advantage of your situation and your circumstances.
Your focus on war is entirely inappropriate in the Greater Community that you will encounter, where violence is extremely rare and is greatly suppressed. You will not be able to go out into the universe to exploit all the resources you have destroyed here on Earth without engaging yourself permanently in a complex network of trade and commerce, over which you will have little or no authority.
These are some of the corrections that must be made if humanity is to approach the Greater Community objectively, utilizing your awareness of nature, your awareness of your own history, the history of intervention in your world and what native peoples must do to establish their sovereignty and their self-determination amidst the presence of foreign and unanticipated powers.
Do not think that your subjugation represents your destiny. Do not believe that another race will come and govern you with wisdom and compassion. Do not think that gaining ever higher levels of technology will assure you any greater advantage in the Greater Community. Beyond the requirements of establishing your unity, your self-sufficiency and your discretion, technology becomes ever more hazardous. It begins to work against everything you have created for yourself.
Your greatest defense against exploitive powers in the universe is your unity, your self-sufficiency and your discretion. Certain levels of technology will have to be established to meet the needs of humanity in the future and to discern the presence of foreign visitors. But because you live in a well-inhabited region of space, you have certain advantages that prevent others from attempting to use force against you.
As races evolve, they begin to realize that force is destructive and that persuasion is far more beneficial, though perhaps more time consuming. This represents their strength and your weakness. But because Knowledge is alive within you, this weakness can be overcome.
The great opportunity for humanity is to finally achieve a state of unity, stability and security—security within and security without. Without this security, life is hazardous and continuously problematic and discordant.
You are entering a period now within your own world where stability and inner security will become ever more important, supplanting your emphasis on growth and expansion, requiring different kinds of behavior and a far greater degree of cooperation and assistance within the human family.
Your freedom, our freedom and the possibility for freedom elsewhere represent the true expansion and evolution of life and the greatest promise and achievement for all who are living in this vast universe.
Adversity here is your ally if you can utilize it correctly. It is a decision not only for your leaders, but for your citizens as well. It is time for humanity to become mature, to enter into a more mature phase of its long history, to unite to establish a permanent and stable residence in this world and to establish boundaries and discernment regarding your interaction with other races.
If your emphasis on growth and expansion continues, you will move right into the Greater Community in the most vulnerable position you can imagine. We warn you against that.
Our presence here is a reminder that there are races in the universe who are free, who have earned their freedom and who have had to take great actions to restore their freedom whenever it has been threatened. The universe is a hazardous environment, but a maturing environment as well. You cannot be like adolescents functioning within this sophisticated environment.
These words represent part of our gift to humanity, a gift of wisdom—given without interference, given without manipulation, given without the effort to control or overtake human thought or behavior. It is a gift of incomparable value if you can receive it and apply it in your own world, in your own circumstances. The risks are immense. The requirements are great. You do not have a great deal of time to prepare for the Greater Community. Life is moving quickly. The Earth is being overwhelmed. You are destroying your life-giving resources at a very fast rate.
Therefore, you do not have much time, and we pray and trust that our guidance and counsel can be received as a gift of respect from our nations to yours, and that our intentions for you are clear and will not fall under suspicion. We have no design to engage with your world, for you are far from being ready for any real contact that would be beneficial to us. We do not seek what your world possesses, for we have attained self-sufficiency, which is perhaps the greatest achievement that any race can establish and maintain in the universe.
Perhaps in the future we may share more of how we have established our societies, but for right now there are greater matters at hand. You have greater issues to attend to. You must promote human unity. You must encourage the cessation of war for the reasons we have given for the security of the world and its position within a Greater Community of intelligent life.
Human unity, self-sufficiency and discretion are necessary if humanity is to gain freedom from constant intrusion and intervention from the Greater Community. Here humanity must establish its own rules of engagement regarding any visitation to this world and establish a boundary to space, over which humanity can preside. Humanity has been given by right and heritage dominance within this solar system as your natural sphere of influence, but beyond this you cannot extend yourself, nor should you, unless guided by Knowledge and wisdom.
These are recommendations and corrections. Heed them well, for they will serve you now. You cannot afford to indulge in fantasies and wishful thinking regarding the Greater Community in which you live. You must become strong and determined, and you must gain access to the deeper Knowledge that is within you, that is free from error and that cannot be persuaded by anything beyond the will and the power of the Creator of all life. It is this Knowledge that will resonate with our words and that will demonstrate to you our true intent and your great promise for the future.
There are many voices speaking to the world. Knowledge will tell you what to listen to, but your connection to Knowledge must be true, it must be deep and it must be strong. You were born to live in these times and to face these challenges, so the Creator of all life has endowed you with Knowledge that can lead you to do this correctly and effectively, both for the present and for the future.
Freedom is difficult to achieve and to maintain, but its reward is beyond estimation. Never forget this. Your freedom, our freedom and the possibility for freedom elsewhere represent the true expansion and evolution of life and the greatest promise and achievement for all who are living in this vast universe.