“A new epoch is now coming for humankind in which the Intelligent World will show people the way that they can return to their primordial Life and come to stand on good, solid ground. At present, most people live amid life’s illusions.
“During the involutionary process—that is, during the process of descending into the material world—materialized souls descended through great resistance into the densest matter of the Earth. In the process of descending, considerable energy is generated. …
“Although the Teaching of Love—that is to say, the Path of ascent or evolution—has been taught to people, they still walk on the most difficult path.
“The Divas, the Angels, move along the easiest path: the path of the least resistance. That is to say, the Angels move along the path of love. …
“At present, we are in the transient time between involution and evolution. Because descent is followed by ascent, at the border between the two epochs—that is, his transient period—the greatest resistance, the greatest suffering, exists. That is why there are so many delays and obstacles at present Nevertheless, once the evolutionary process begins, the forces will be directed upward.” ~Beinsa Douno
What Douno calls the transient time, I prefer to call the Transition time. Transient generally means something that is constantly moving or exists temporarily. While this transition time is temporary, like any other time period, I don’t think we can say it is constantly moving or changing. At least I don’t think we can say that people are constantly moving. I think in the transition time, we have come to a standstill and must now choose our direction. We can continue to fall further into matter, or turn around and return to the realms of spirit.
Douno says that during the process of descending into matter, we descended with great resistance. That is probably true. No one jumps into a bottomless pit voluntarily. And when we are falling into that pit, we naturally struggle to stop and escape. But that is only true if we realize that we are falling into a pit. If we didn’t recognize matter for the land of death and suffering that it is, we might have thought it would be a fun place to visit.
Some believe God sent us here to learn. While that makes sense to the logical mind, I don’t agree. What parent would throw their child into a fire so it could learn what it was like to burn? Learning from the land of death and error is not learning at all. It should instead be totally avoided.
Douno also says that man descended “ into the densest matter of the Earth”. That is not entirely true. While a few may have done that, most of us have not. That is fortunate because once you descend all the way down to the densest form of matter, there is no turning around. Yet it is true that since his first descent into matter, man has continued in the same direction, becoming denser and denser. That is why we are now at the transition time. We can descend no lower without losing the ability to turn around. It is now or never.
Path of Ascent
The path of ascent has never been closed to us. It has always remained open. Yet few have bothered to turn around and take that path. There are many reasons for that. Basic science will tell you that if you are driving a car, going faster, slowing down, or continuing at the same speed is much easier than turning around and heading in the other direction. In most cases, you will have to slow down almost to a stop before you can turn around. That basic law applies here as well. Another reason is that many of us are unaware that we are continuing to descend into matter and will be little more than a rock if we continue. They don’t believe in spiritual realms and therefore see no need to turn around.
But some people are doing it successfully. It isn’t easy. It isn’t quick. But it can happen if you are willing to work at it. And the rewards for doing so are great. One is eternal life. Another is complete knowledge and wisdom straight from the source.
Douno calls this path of ascent, the path of love. That is a good name for it. One of the things that we must learn in order to turn ourselves around and help others do the same is to love without conditions.
Douno also says that the false path is the path of wisdom. I think this is a poor choice of words on his part, or the part of his translator (he didn’t write in English). I believe he means the pat of Intellect, not wisdom. Those terms are considered interchangeable to many, but to spiritual people, especially Gnostics, they are not. Intellect refers to those things known by the human mind, and are limited in scope to the realm of matter. The mind can speculate about the spiritual, but not actually know it. Only the soul can know the spiritual. Real Wisdom is that knowing. So if you know the spiritual through a truly awakened soul, then following the path of wisdom is correct. It is the same path as the path of love.
More Transition Time
Douno says the transition time has more difficulties, more suffering, more obstacles than other times. This is true. One reason for this is the beings and forces of darkness. Yes, they do exist. Anyone who says otherwise is living in a cartoon. Those forces and beings don’t want us turning around. We would be heading away from their control. We would be taking away their favorite toys!
Another reason is that so few of us realize the need to turn around. Or we think we can put it off forever. So like the donkey that has to be hit upside the head to get its attention, we have to be hit with disasters, wars, plagues, and other horrors to awaken us. Not that God and His Angels are causing those things to happen. We are by not turning around while we can. So don’t let this transition period leave you behind. The ships of enlightenment will not wait around forever.