Seven Steps for
Entering Species Adulthood
by Lyssa Royal
thousands of years mankind has been looking up at the sky, imagining the
wonders of the heavens. During that time, we've developed an
extraterrestrial mythology filled with benevolent beings assisting
humanity as well as jealous "gods" vying for the worship and
control of humans. But all through our past relationship with
extraterrestrials, we've never allowed an equal relationship between us
to form. In one way or another, the human race has played the role of
victims to extraterrestrial contact.
development of the atomic bomb and other technological toys, humankind
has entered a phase on the evolutionary scale where it could possibly
destroy itself. Thus it becomes essential that humans learn the role of
self-responsibility not only for themselves, but for the entire planet
as a whole. Gone are the days when we were a child race. It is time now
to enter species adulthood.
an adult species has its challenges. Perhaps the biggest challenge is to
act like an adult and seek out relationships with adult species from
other worlds -- relationships of equals without the control dramas we've
used for thousands of years in order to maintain the power of
superiority. Though it may be challenging, we must begin to implement a
contact program as a responsible adult species that empowers the people
on Earth to be planetary ambassadors.
for contact is a concept that we've never explored as a sentient species
ever before. We have no role models with which to guide us. At some
point, we are going to need to stop theorizing and take action. Soon it
will be time to go "out in the field" and apply what we've
planetary species who feels powerless and victimized (whether by its own
bureaucracy or by an external force) may wait for contact to be forced
upon it and never take action. However, what extraterrestrial
civilization would want to make contact with a powerless, frightened
species? The only ETs who would want to contact a planet filled with
frightened souls would be those who want to take advantage of them by
preying upon their fears. Unless we want to create that type of contact
scenario, it is time to assert ourselves by reaching out not from fear,
but simply from curiosity and excitement. The ETs have made the first
step. Have we?
would say that projects such as SETI and Voyager are our attempts at
making contact. However, those projects were not joyously participated
in by humanity; instead, they were funded and implemented by governments
and/or private organizations who may or may not speak for the People. No
single individuals or small groups (representing the People) have ever
participated in those contact programs. Those projects, in a sense,
speak the party line by assuming that an ET species will value science
and technology (radio waves and space probes) over consciousness itself.
Did those contact programs speak for you?
it is time to design a contact program of our own, based on our
understanding of ETs, their reality, and the human consciousness.
Already some visionary organizations like CSETI (founded by Dr. Steven
Greer) have begun this immense task. But before a paradigm shift occurs,
a large group of people must be willing to do whatever it takes to
become planetary ambassadors--even if that means releasing old, safe
belief systems and entering the world of the unknown in order to do so.
prepare for contact, there several issues which need to be addressed
before we can become an empowered planet of intergalactic ambassadors.
Acknowledge the Inevitability of Contact. It is time for the people
of influence in our society to stop arguing whether ETs exist or whether
or not a specific case study is real or hoaxed. Instead, we as a society
can be better served by realizing contact is a high probability and
beginning to prepare our selves and our people for the inevitable
contact which occurs for any species entering adulthood.
Discover Personal Truths. The only truth that matters is the truth
one finds within. This requires us to begin to form a solid personal
truth about the ET phenomenon which is not based on polarity -- meaning
that we don't simply categorize the ETs as being space brothers here to
save us, or invaders here to conquer us. The truth lies somewhere in
between and becoming self-responsible individuals simply means putting
aside our judgments (based on our own emotions), cultivating a personal
truth about the importance of contact, and carrying out our
responsibilities to initiate contact in a dignified and diplomatic way.
Embrace Humanity. Opening positive, diplomatic communications with
extraterrestrials who may be quite alien to us will be impossible unless
we first take responsibility for our planet and the people upon it.
Unless we seek to become a People, it is unlikely that extraterrestrials
will wish to open contact with a group of fragmented and aggressive
adolescents. We must seek to create an atmosphere of family on Earth. It
is possible that even just beginning this process will be enough to
shift the paradigm.
Interspecies Communication. We have several "alien"
species here on Earth with which to practice our communication skills.
It is unrealistic to think that contact with ETs will be achieved
through the types of language and communication with which we are
familiar. We will need to be prepared to enter a common ground upon
which we can meet alien species. In the meantime, we can practice
learning new methods of communication with the dolphins, whales, and the
plant kingdom, as an example. This will prepare us to enter the
unfamiliar landscape of communication with alien races.
Confront Our Fears. Until we confront our own inner and outer fears,
we humans will continue to perceive ETs through the veil of our fears
and thus distort their true reality. We must learn to come to peace with
our own inner archetypes of dark and light, otherwise the ETs will
simply become contemporary demons upon which we will project our fears.
When we as a society and as individuals are willing to confront our
fears, then we will finally be able to see the ETs for who they truly
Decompartmentalize Our Consciousness.
Right now the human consciousness is segmented into the conscious,
subconscious and unconscious minds. Many individuals who have had ET
contact have stored memories of this contact deep within their
subconscious or unconscious in order to maintain the sense of a secure
reality. We must become willing to integrate these levels of our
consciousness and face our frightening memories. Many have already begun
doing this through regressive hypnosis. Once the human consciousness
begins integrating and healing, we will be perceived by ETs as whole
beings instead of fragmented ones. It is here where our fears will no
longer overwhelm us. This is an empowering place where we can truly
begin initiating a contact program which will benefit humanity and
extraterrestrials in a profound way.
7. Reclaim Our Power. For thousands of years influential people and organizations have been dictating what the consensus reality should be. The time of dependency upon "authority" figures must now pass if we are to enter species adulthood. We must no longer wait for our government to reveal the ET bodies and crash debris it has before we believe solidly in the extraterrestrial presence. We must reclaim our power by beginning a contact program for the People by the People. We must begin educating a timid public on extraterrestrial issues, giving them responsible information. And most of all, we must stop the bickering and invalidation between researchers which only serves to "divide and conquer" the visionaries of the future. As we reclaim our power in this way, we become a global people ready to interact with our intergalactic neighbors.
Lyssa Royal is an internationally known author and channel. Her books, published in seven languages worldwide, include: Millennium: Tools for the Coming Changes, Preparing for Contact, Visitors from Within, and the classic book The Prism of Lyra. Lyssa has served as the Arizona coordinator for the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and has conducted field research into the contact phenomenon around the world in Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, England, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, and the USA.