Friday, August 28, 2020

2025 and the World Teacher - THE MEANING OF THE GREAT INVOCATION -FROM THE WORLD TEACHER AND AAB

2025 AND THE WORLD TEACHER

BY STEVEN CHEMIKEEFF


For your information, I have been talking about 2025 and the Grand Council Meeting for some time now. I said in a few lessons back that we only have 5 years to get it right.


Then I found this new edition written by a “high initiate” under the Master Kootumi, who relates the importance of the next few years before the Conclave begins.


Every 100 years since the year 1425 there have been Conclaves of the Grand Council, where they gathered to decide what could be done to help humanity move from the ‘dark ages” into a more enlightened life. Every 100 years they worked towards the goal of moving humanity towards a more enlightened consciousness.

In the last 100 years – the year 1925 the Master Djhwal Khul was already writing the books that would be helpful in guiding mankind in the same direction and as a representative of Hierarchy, He was able to produce a particular book that presented the psychological key to the “SECRET DOCTRINE” - this book was called “A Treatise on Cosmic Fire” actually published in the year of the last Conclave, 1925.



He advised all of us to read this book especially for those of us living at the end of the Century and the beginning of the new century up to the year 2025. Until I read this new book on 2025 I had no idea how important it is for all of us to prepare for this upcoming Grand Council Meeting.


Let me give you the three recognitions that must be put forth in such a way that it will change the thinking of much of mankind.


1. A recognition of the World of Meaning

To understand and know at the deepest level of being that finding the "TRUTH" in all spiritual endeavors is the KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  Now more than ever, the search for truth and the understanding of what is revealed by Hierarchy is of the upmost importance in finding our way back to the Source, the Father/Mother of all.

2. A recognition of Those Who implement world affairs and Who engineer those steps that lead mankind onward towards its destined goal.

For thousands of years, Hierarchy (That group of spiritual beings on the inner planes of the solar system who are the intelligent forces of nature, and who control the evolutionary processes.  They are themselves divided into Twelve Hierarchies).

Within our planetary scheme, the earth scheme, there is a reflection of this Hierarchy which is called by the occultist the Occult Hierarchy.  This hierarchy is formed of chohans, adepts, and initiates working through their disciples, and, by this means, in the world have guided directed and engineered every step of mankind onward towards its destined goals by raising our consciousness, expanding our worlds, opening our chakras bringing us from the lower material world into the higher spiritual planes.

3. Plus a steadily increased recognition of the Plan on the part of the masses.

As we work together as a group of World Servers and men and women of goodwill towards the Reappearance of the Christ and the Externalization of the Hierarchy on Earth, each of us  most commit ourselves to that Plan through our actions, our devotion to the Great Invocation (see the explanation of the Great Invocation below!) and especially to the OM as well as to the Gayatri Mantra. I have placed the OM Mantra for your convenience within this blog and you can find the Gayatri Mantra by typing it in to Google Search.  You can formulate a meditation group by applying to the Arcane School and/or you can join the Group of Twelve on Facebook; any and all of the above will work towards the Divine Plan of bringing forth the World Teacher, the Christ and His Associates for the saving of this planet and her people.

There are three recognitions that must be evidenced by humanity and that will affect human thinking and action if the “TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND IS TO BE AVERTED!!!


They must form the theme of all the propaganda work to be done, during the next few decades up to the year 2025.

(Realize that He was mentioning this dire situation over 60 years ago, and we are just now beginning to get the picture. Hopefully, these “high initiates and disciples” belonging to the New Group of World Servers are way ahead of us, in that they are and have been assigned to the Retreat of the Master Koothmi to study and anticipate the upcoming conclave).  He continues”

A brief space of time indeed to produce fundamental, changes in human thought, awareness and directions but at the same time, a quite possible achievement, provided the New ‘Group of World Servers and the men and women of good will perform a conscientious task, remember evil is not yet sealed.

Notice that He considers over 60 years a “brief space of time indeed” while for us the reality is – a 5 year window between now and 2025 – I cannot see the major part of humanity turning towards and recognizing these 3 revelations that were put forth in 1955 for all mankind to comprehend – it boggles the mind, because as we look at our present situation in the world and see the blatant misuse of the love of mankind for each other; and the hoarding of wealth by the few while others go hungry, and especially those who work long hours for pittance and don’t have health insurance – many of these people are treated like they were less than human, where is the brotherhood? The global unity, the realization that we are all part of God and that all of us have been all races in our long journey here on Earth.

The spread of the Christ Consciousness and His recognized Presence with us is not yet attained – the Plan is not yet so developed that its structure is universally admitted – Evil has been driven back, there are enough people aware of the possibility of divine enlightenment and of the interdependence (which is the basis of love) to form a potent nucleus, provided again that the INERTIA SO PREVALENT AMONG SPIRITUAL PEOPE IS OVERCOME!!

As you can see, the reason the spread of the Christ Consciousness and His recognized Presence with us is not yet attained is because we, are lazy, and too busy with material things to give a daily meditation and invocation to Hierarchy - that's all They really asked of us, is to concentrate our energies for at least  15 minutes, first thing in the morning, to meditation and concentration on the Divine Plan of being part of those assigned here on Earth to help bring forth the Externalization of the Hierarchy as They come forth into the Earth along with the World Teacher.  Remember there are only (2) two choices left for us in this next (5) five years - the destruction of this planet and/or the Great Invocation , that is the call to the great World Teacher to once again appear on Earth to save mankind from his/her own self-destruction.

There is divine indications of coming events” and a planned progress forward. This is already arousing interest among thinkers in many lands. However, the necessary responsive planning is still lacking.

Again, the plan has been put in place, now it is up to us to carry out the instructions from Hierarchy, not to be complacent in our endeavors as is seen by all of Hierarchy at the present time; but to move into action and begin today while there is yet still time, to give that 15 minutes of daily prayer and meditation and of sending it out into the world so that people everywhere will connect at the Christ Level of being to your energy that is multiplied by Hierarchy around the World when doing the Great Invocation - this is all part of the Divine Plan, to have mankind involved in the actual Reapparance of the Christ, and there can no longer be any delay in this endeavor.

D. K. Makes it very clear in the no-nonsense statements concerning the decisions to be made at the next Grand Council Meeting – 2025 and especially the things humanity must do to avert destruction.

As explained above, the choice is ours, the responsibility is ours, the opportunity to work directly with Hierarchy and the World Teacher is ours - now more than ever before, we are given the Keys to the Kingdom, we are given the opportunity and the responsibility to work directly with the incoming Hierarchy, the World Teacher and those who will be making the decision whether to bring about chaos and/or to volunteer once again to enter the Earth and save this planet as did Sanat Kumara many, many, many conclaves ago when He left Venus and came to earth to save mankind and this planet.

OR

1. MANKIND IS DESTROYED BY SOME CATACLYSMIC EVENT

OR  (Again, these really are our two choices!!)

2. THE WORLD TEACHER COMES.

THE WORLD TEACHER IS EXPECTED VERY SOON BY ALL MAJOR RELIGIONS AND IT IS SAID THE KALI YUG COMES TO AN END IN 2025 !


AS YOU CAN SEE 2025 IS CRUNCH TIME!!!

We must also remember that at this particular time, as was given in several of my lessons, there are very powerful rays bombarding this planet and us.  These rays have never been on our planet before, and therefore, they will not only cause greater shifts and tremendous storms but also war and rumors of war, strife and great changes; but mostly, it will be uniquely shifting the consciousness of most of mankind from materialism into a much higher consciousness - this and only this is our saving grace.  As mankind realizes that their material gains are suddenly and without warning taken away through  no fault of their own, they will also come to the conclusion that something greater than them is now in play and they will have to make some greater strides in seeking the TRUTH of what is happening to their world, and it is through this seeking that they begin to open up to their own spiritual selves.

I’m giving you an over view of what I have gleaned from this young man’s book, but I have known at the “soul level” for some time that the time is short and at the moment as we look upon our own country and see the separateness, racism, bigotry, hate and hate creation that divides and causes even more division – I don’t see how we can accomplish this Herculean feat in the next 5 years??

Yet, if these rays and these particular prayers have been going on for some time by those who are closely connected to Hierarchy and are working directly with Those on inner levels who are engineering and guiding the race of men at this time, then I know that if we now pick up the baton and join in the Divine Plan as we are expected to, we can and will indeed, make the alchemy work through prayer, meditation and the Great Invocation, the OM, and the Gayatri Mantra* - just setting aside 15 minutes a day, can make the difference between total destruction and/or bringing in the World Teacher.  

I will begin teaching from the Volume on Treatise of Cosmic Fire within the next few days, this is one of the requirements that the World Teacher, the Master Djhwal Khul asked of us to read from the end of the century to the year 2025.

Over and over the Hierarchy tells us to do “The Great Invocation” as it is the most ancient prayer that is and has been recited since the 1425 Conclave – The Christ recited the Great Invocation in 1945 after WWII before the Grand Council, indicating that it should be given out to the world as it will bring about His Reappearance just by the alchemy that’s within the words.

Please also read the explanation that was given by the Arcane School concerning the Great Invocation from the complete works of the Tibetan, the World Teacher and Alice A. Bailey that I have included below.


THE GREAT INVOCATiON

From the point of light within the Mind of God,

Let Light stream forth into the minds of men,

Let Light Descend on Earth.


From the point of Love within the Heart of God,

Let Love stream forth into the Hearts of men,

May Christ return to earth.


From the center where the Will of God is known,

Let purpose guide the little minds of men,

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.


From the center which wcall the Race of Men,

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out,

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

OM (repeat 3 x’s)

I suggest that you get this book yourselves and study it – I knew it was important and it gives us five years to get our acts together and pray for the World Teacher to come once again into the earth before we self-destruct.

The Challenge here is for us not to be so complacent as the World Teacher points out “it is the inertia of the spiritual people that is the reason things have not been happening as was the Divine Plan for humanity.

The Following is from the Arcane School's explanation of the Divine Alchemy contained within the Great Invocation and that it is the most ancieint prayer known to Hierarchy, in fact Jesus used it for the first Time when standing before the Grand Council in 1945 after WWII, when He declared that He would come back into the atmosphere of Earth and it was at that time that Hiearachy allowed these ancient prayer words to be released for all mankind - in fact Eleanor Roosevelt recited this Great invocaion at the End of WWI to the public.

* Many religions believe in a World Teacher, a “Coming One”, knowing him under such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki Avatar and the Bodhisattva. These terms are sometimes used in versions of the Great Invocation for people of specific faiths.

 

THE GREAT INVOCATION

The beauty and the strength of this Invocation lie in its simplicity, and in its expression of certain central truths – the truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God; the truth that behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is Love; the truth that a great Individuality, called by Christians the Christ, came to earth and embodied that love so that we could understand; the truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God; and finally the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine Plan work out.

This entire Invocation refers to that impending, overshadowing and revelatory storehouse of energy, the immediate cause of all events on earth which indicate the emergence of that which is new and better; these events demonstrate the moving onward of the human consciousness into greater light.

The usual invocative appeal has previously been selfish in nature and temporary in its formulation. People have prayed for themselves; they have invoked divine help for those they love; they have given a material interpretation to their basic needs. This Invocation is a world prayer; it has no personal appeal or temporal invocative urge; it expresses humanity’s need and pierces through all the difficulties, doubts and questionings straight to the Mind and the Heart of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being – the One Who will stay with us “until the last weary pilgrim has found his way home”.

From the point of Light within the Mind of God

Let light stream forth into the minds of men.

Let Light descend on Earth.

In the first stanza, we have reference to the Mind of God as a focal point for divine light. This refers to the soul of all things. The term soul with its major attribute of enlightenment includes the human soul and that consummating point of light which we regard as the “overshadowing” soul of humanity. That soul brings light and spreads enlightenment. It is necessary always to remember that light is active energy.

When we invoke the Mind of God and say: “Let light stream forth into the minds of men, let Light descend on Earth”, we are voicing one of the great needs of humanity and – if invocation and prayer mean anything at all – the answer is certain and sure. The fact that people in every age and every situation have felt the urge to appeal for help to the unseen Spiritual Centre, is a sure sign that such a centre exists. Invocation is as old as humanity itself.

We are told by the Christ that human beings “love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil”. Nevertheless, one of the great emerging beauties of the present time is that light is being thrown into every dark place, and there is nothing hidden which shall not be revealed. People recognise the present darkness and misery and consequently welcome light. The illumination of human minds so that they can see things as they are, can apprehend right motives and the way to bring about right human relations, is now a major need. In the light which enlightenment brings, we shall eventually see light, and the day will come when thousands of human beings and countless groups will be able to say with Hermes and with Christ: “I am (or we are) the light of the world.”

From the point of Love within the Heart of God

Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

May Christ return to Earth.

In the second stanza, the Heart of God is involved and the focal point of love considered. This “heart” of the manifested world is the spiritual Hierarchy – that great transmitting agency of love to every form in the divine manifestation.

Love is an energy which must reach the hearts of men and women, and which must permeate humanity with the quality of loving-understanding; that is what is expressed when love and intelligence are brought together.

When disciples are working under the recognition of the Christ, there will then come the time when He can again move among human beings in a public manner; He can be publicly recognised and thus do His work on the outer levels of living as well as upon the inner. Christ said when bidding farewell to His disciples:

“Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.”

When Christ comes, there will be a flowering in great activity of His type of consciousness; He will let loose into the human kingdom the potency and the distinctive energy of intuitive love. The results of the distribution of this energy of love will be two-fold:

First, the active energy of loving-understanding will mobilise a tremendous reaction against the potency of hate. To hate, to be separate, and to be exclusive will come to be regarded as the only sin, for it will be recognised that all the sins as listed, and now regarded as wrong, only stem from hate or from its product, the anti-social consciousness. Second, countless men and women in every land will form themselves into groups for the promotion of goodwill and for the production of right human relations. So great will be their numbers that from being a small and

relatively unimportant minority, they will be the largest and most influential force in the world.

From the centre where the Will of God is known

Let purpose guide the little wills of men –

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

In the third stanza, we find a prayer that the human will can be brought into conformity with the divine will, even though that may not be understood. There is indication in these three lines  that humanity itself cannot as yet grasp the purpose of God, that aspect of the divine will which seeks immediate expression on earth. But surely, as the purpose of the Will of God seeks to influence human will, it is expressed in human terms as goodwill, as living determination or as a fixed intention to bring about right human relations.The divine will, as it is essentially, remains the great mystery. Even Christ Himself struggled with the problem of the divine will, and addressed Himself to the Father at the moment when He first realised the extent and the complexity of His mission as world saviour. He then cried aloud: “Father, not my will but Thine be done.” Those words marked the relinquishing of the means through which He had been attempting to salvage humanity; it indicated to Him what might at that time have appeared to be an apparent failure and that His mission was not accomplished. For nearly two thousand years, He has waited to bring that mission into fruition. He cannot proceed with His assigned mission without reciprocal action by humanity.

This Invocation is peculiarly and essentially Christ’s Own Mantram and its “sound has gone forth” to the entire world through the medium of His enunciation of it and through its use by the spiritual Hierarchy. Now its words must go out throughout the entire world by means of its enunciation by people everywhere and its meaning must be expressed by humanity in due time. Then Christ can again “return to earth” and “see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied”.

From the centre which we call the race of men

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

In the fourth stanza, having invoked the three aspects or potencies of Mind, Love and Will, we have indication of the anchoring of all these powers in humanity itself, in “the centre which we call the race of men”. Here, and here alone, can all the three divine qualities – in time and space – express themselves and find fulfillment; here and here alone can love be truly born, intelligence correctly function, and the Will of God demonstrate its effective will-to-good. By humanity, alone and unaided (except by the divine spirit in every human being), can the “door where evil dwells” be sealed.

The final line of the fourth stanza is perhaps in need of explanation.

This is a symbolic way of expressing the idea of rendering evil purposes both inactive and ineffectual. There is no particular location where evil dwells; in the Book of Revelations, the New Testament speaks of evil and of the destruction of the devil and of the rendering of Satan impotent.

The “door where evil dwells” is kept open by humanity through its selfish desires, its hatreds and its separateness, by its greed and its racial and national barriers, its low personal ambitions and its love of power and cruelty. As goodwill and light stream forth into minds and hearts, these evil qualities and these directed energies which keep the door of evil open will give place to a longing for right human relations, to a determination to create a better and more peaceful world and to a world-wide expression of the will-to-good. As these qualities supersede the old and undesirable ones, the door where evil dwells will symbolically slowly close through the sheer weight of public opinion and through right human desire. Nothing can possibly stop it.

Thus the original Plan will be restored on earth. Simultaneously, the door into the world of spiritual reality will open before humanity and the door where evil dwells will be closed. Thus through the “centre which we call the race of men”, the Plan of Love and Light works out and strikes the death blow of evil, selfishness and separateness, sealing it into the tomb of death forever; thus also the purpose of the Creator of all things will be fulfilled.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

It is apparent that the first three stanzas or verses invoke, call for, or appeal to, the three aspects of divine life which are universally recognised – the mind of God, the love of God and the will or purpose of God; the fourth stanza points out the relation of humanity to these three energies of intelligence, love and will, and humankind’s deep responsibility to implement the spread of love and light on earth in order to restore the Plan. This Plan calls humanity to the expression of Love and challenges men and women to “let their light shine”. Then comes the final solemn demand that this “Plan of Love and Light”, working through the human kingdom, may “seal the door where evil dwells”.

The final line then contains the idea of restoration, indicating the keynote for the future, and that the day will come when God’s original idea and His initial intention will no longer be frustrated by human freewill and evil, pure materialism and selfishness;

the divine purpose will then, through the changed hearts and goals of humanity, be achieved.

DEEPER MEANING OF THE GREAT INVOCATION

The Great Invocation if given widespread distribution, can be to the new world religion what the Lord’s Prayer has been to Christianity and the 23rd Psalm has been to the spiritually minded Jew. There are three approaches to this great Prayer or Invocation:

1. That of the general public.

2. That of the esotericists, or of the aspirants and the disciples 

of the world.

3. That of the Members of the Hierarchy.

First, the general public will regard it as a prayer to God Transcendent. They will not recognise Him yet as immanent in His creation; they will send it forth on the wings of hope – hope for light and love and peace, for which they ceaselessly long. They will also regard it as a prayer for the enlightenment of all rulers and leaders in all groups who are handling world matters; as a prayer for the inflow of love and understanding among people, so that they may live in peace with one another; as a demand for the working out of the will of God – a will of which they can know nothing and which ever seems to them so inscrutable and so all-inclusive that their normal reaction is patience and a willingness to refrain from questioning; as a prayer for the strengthening of human responsibility in order that the recognised evils of today – which so distress and trouble humanity – may be done away with. They will regard it finally as a prayer that some vague primeval condition of blissful happiness may be restored and all unhappiness and pain disappear from the earth. This is, for them, entirely good and helpful and all that is immediately possible.

Secondly, esotericists, aspirants and spiritually-minded people will have a deeper and more understanding approach. To them it will convey the recognition of the world of causes and of Those Who stand subjectively behind world affairs, the spiritual Directors of our life. They stand ready to strengthen those with true vision,

ready to indicate not only the reason for events in the various departments of human living, but also to make those revelations which will enable humanity to move forward out of darkness into light. With this fundamental attitude, the necessity for a widespread expression of these underlying facts will be apparent and an era

of spiritual education, engineered by disciples and carried forward by esotericists, will mature. This era began in 1875 when the fact  of the existence of the Masters of the Wisdom was proclaimed.

It has been carried forward in spite of misrepresentation, attack upon the concept, and scorn. Recognition of the substantial nature of the available evidence and the appearance of an intuitive response by occult students and many of the intelligentsia throughout the world has been helpful.

A new type of mystic is coming to be recognised; they differ from the mystics of the past by their practical interest in current world affairs and not in religious and church matters only; they are distinguished by their lack of interest in their own personal development, by their ability to see God immanent in all faiths and not just in their own particular brand of religious belief, and also by their capacity to live their lives in the light of the divine Presence. All mystics have been able to do this to a greater or lesser degree, but the modern mystic differs from those in the past in that he [or she] is able clearly to indicate to others the techniques of the Path; they combine both head and heart, intelligence and feeling, plus an intuitive perception, previously lacking. The clear light of the spiritual Hierarchy now illumines the way of modern mystics, and not simply the light of their own souls; this will be increasingly the case.

Thirdly, both of these groups – the general public and the world aspirants in their varying degrees – have among them those who stand out from the general average as possessing a deeper insight and understanding; they occupy a no-man’s-land, intermediate on the one hand between the masses and the esotericists and, on the other, between the esotericists and the Members of the Hierarchy. Forget not, They also use this great Invocation and that not a day goes by that the Christ Himself does not sound it forth.

The use of this Invocation or Prayer and the rising expectancy of the coming of the Christ hold out the greatest hope for humanity today. Great Sons of God have ever come on humanity’s demand and always will, and He for Whom all people wait today is on His way.

INVOCATION AND PRAYER

The science of invocation is in reality the intelligent organisation of spiritual energy and of the forces of love, and these, when effective, will evoke the response of spiritual Beings Who can work openly among humanity and thus establish a close relation and a constant communication between humanity and the spiritual Hierarchy.It might be said that invocation is of three kinds. There is the massed demand, unconsciously voiced, and the crying appeal, wrung from human hearts in all times of crisis such as the present. This invocative cry rises ceaselessly from all those living in the midst of disaster; it is addressed to that power outside themselves which they feel can and should come to their help in their moment of extremity. This great and wordless invocation is rising everywhere today. Then there is the invocational spirit, evidenced by sincere men and women as they participate in the rites of their religion and take advantage of the opportunity of united worship and prayer to lay their demands for help before God. This group, added to the mass of human beings, creates a great wave of invocative appeal, and at this time their massed intent is in great evidence and their invocation is rising to the Most High. Then, lastly, there are the trained disciples and aspirants of the world who use certain forms of words, certain carefully defined invocations and who – as they do this – focus the invocative cry and the invocative appeal of the other two groups, giving it right direction and power. All these three groups are, consciously and unconsciously, swinging into activity at this time and their united effort guarantees a resultant evocation.

By invocative prayer or aspiration – it matters not what word is used – spiritual energies are tapped and brought into activity, and by clear thinking, directed thought and mental perception, they can be made objects of human desire.

This Invocation is essentially a prayer, synthesising the highest desire, aspiration and spiritual demand of the very soul of humanity itself. It must be used in that way.

This Invocation is essentially a prayer, synthesising the

highest desire, aspiration and spiritual demand of the very

soul of humanity itself. It must be used in that way.

When the trained disciple or the aspirant in training uses it, he or she will assume the attitude of meditation – that is, an attitude of concentration, spiritual direction and receptivity. Then the disciple will pray and will assume the attitude of meditation (an inner mental attitude and firm assumption), but employ the method of prayer which is a potent means of establishing and maintaining right spiritual and human relations. When in the attitude of meditation and using the implement of prayer (by means of the Invocation), the disciple attains a relationship with the mass of humanity not otherwise possible, implementing their recognised though unvoiced need. The disciple also attains a relationship with the spiritual Hierarchy Who are evoked by mass desire.

A gigantic group meditation is going on in many different phases upon our planet. All the meditating units and the reflective groups are related to each other through unity of spiritual motive; they are seeking closer co-operation and endeavouring to bring their meditation work – consciously or unconsciously – into a state of positive universal quiet, so that the formulation of spiritual desire can be carried successfully forward, and the reception of spiritual energy can be a united reception. A great effort towards alignment is going on through individual prayer, meditation and invocation, which, as it strengthens, can serve all humanity.

Each can aid through the regulation of thought and ideas, through the cultivation of a loving spirit and the use of the Great Invocation through which these spiritual forces and energies – so sorely needed – can be invoked.

Concentrate upon the Invocation from the point of view that it embodies the divine intent and summarises the conclusions of the thinking of God. Concentrate your meditative thinking and your reflective power upon them. Look for the underlying abstract idea in this Invocation. It is there. Use its phrases as “stepping-stones”

to certain levels of thought not previously attained.

ORIGIN OF THE INVOCATION

Humanity invokes divine approach in various ways: by means of

the inchoate, voiceless appeal of the masses; and also by the planned, defined invocation of the spiritually oriented aspirant, the intelligently convinced worker.

Little attention has been paid to the factor of invocation as expressed by the people of the world; yet down the ages, the invocative cry of humanity has risen to the spiritual Hierarchy and brought response. Let us illustrate: the spiritual statement by Shri Krishna, to be found in the Lord’s Song, the Bhagavad Gita, was an announcement, preparatory to the coming of the Christ. In that song He says:

“Whenever there is a withering of the Law and an uprising of lawlessness on all sides, then I manifest Myself. For the salvation of the righteous and the destruction of such as do evil, for the firm establishing of the Law, I come to birth in age after age.”

In the lawless and wicked period of the Roman Empire, the Christ came.

Another instance of a notable and most ancient invocation is to be found in the Gayatri where the people invoke the Sun in the words:

“Unveil to us the face of the true spiritual Sun, hidden by a disk of golden light, that we may know the truth and do our whole duty,

as we journey to Thy sacred feet.”

To this we should also add the Four Noble Truths, as enunciated by the Buddha and which are so well known to all of us – summarising as they do the causes and the sources of all the troubles which concern humanity. There are many translations of these truths;

they all convey the same longing and appeal and meaning. During the Jewish Dispensation, there was given a statement as to human conduct in the words of the Ten Commandments; upon these, human law has been based and upon them the laws

governing the relationships of people in the West have been founded. Then Christ came and gave to us the fundamental law of the universe, the law of love; He also gave us the Lord’s Prayer with its emphasis upon the Fatherhood of God, the coming of the Kingdom and right human relations.

Today, humanity stands at a peculiar and unique middle point, between an unhappy past and a future which is full of promise if the reappearance of the Christ is recognised and preparation for His coming is undertaken. The present is full of promise and also full of difficulty; in the hands of human beings today and in the immediate future, lies the destiny of the world and – if it may be reverently said – the immediate activity of the Christ. The agony of war, and the distress of the entire human family led Christ, in the year 1945, to come to a great decision – a decision which found expression in two most important statements. He announced to the assembled spiritual Hierarchy and to all His servants and disciples on earth that He had decided to emerge again into physical contact with humanity, if they would bring about the initial stages of establishing right human relations; He gave to the world (for the use of the

“man or woman in the street”) one of the oldest prayers ever known, but one which previously had not been permitted to be used except by the most exalted spiritual Beings. He used it Himself for the first time, we are told, at the time of the Full Moon of June, 1945, which is recognised as the Full Moon of the Christ, just as the Full Moon of May is that of the Buddha. It was not easy to translate these ancient phrases (so ancient that they are without date or background of any kind) into modern words, but it has been done, and the Great Invocation may eventually become the world prayer.

So reactionary is human thinking that the claim made that it is one of the greatest of the world’s prayers and on a par with the other voiced expressions of spiritual desire and intention will evoke criticism. That is of no importance. Only a few – a very few –

in the early days of Christianity employed the Lord’s Prayer, because it needed recording, expression in understandable terms, and adequate translation before its widespread use became possible. That effort took centuries to accomplish. Today we have all the facilities for rapid distribution and these have all been employed

on behalf of this Great Invocation.

HUMANITY’S DESTINY

These few thoughts may serve to make this Invocation live afresh in your minds and take on a new and vital livingness. It is uniquely related to all true and ancient beliefs. It holds out hope for the future and it is of present import and of practical importance. It is not vague or nebulous. It voices the basic needs of humanity today –

the need for light and love, for understanding of the divine will and for the end of evil. It says triumphantly: “Let Light descend on Earth; may Christ return to Earth; let purpose guide the little wills of men; let the Plan . . . seal the door where evil dwells.” It then sums it all up in the clarion words: “Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.” Always the emphasis is laid upon the place of appearance and of manifestation: the Earth.

It voices the basic needs of humanity today – the need

for light and love, for understanding of the divine will and

for the end of evil.

You will already have noted – as you have studied the Invocation

– a close relation between the first stanza and the final one; humanity’s destiny is to be the exponent of the mind of God, thus expressing active intelligence, motivated by love and implemented by will. That time has not yet come, but if human timing is correct and right desire is potent enough, for the first time in human history this destiny can be publicly recognised and people can be swept increasingly and voluntarily into an activity which is particularly their own destiny. That again is one of the primary objectives of the Invocation; its steady use will bring about an inclusive view

of spiritual development and impart a synthesis to human thinking which has previously been lacking. As “light shines forth into the minds of men”, the divine Plan will be more widely sensed and the will-to-good will be more widely desired and invoked.

Humanity’s destiny is to be the exponent of the mind of

God, thus expressing active intelligence, motivated by love

and implemented by will.

This great invocative cry is a threefold cry. It is the cry for light upon the way and light to flow into the dark places of the earth; it is also

a cry for more love in the world as voiced by people of goodwill and of humanitarian attitudes; it is finally, the intuitive appeal of the aspirants and the disciples in the world for the expression of the Will of God. Average instinctual humanity, the men and women

of goodwill, and the disciples of the world are all concerned in this invocation, bringing in the attributes of instinct, intelligence and intuition. All are blended in the Great Invocation. Have also constantly in mind this basic fusion, now finding voiced expression, and take courage from the massed approach to the source of all life, love and light. Nothing can withstand the united demand of people everywhere in their graded and serried ranks.The momentous significance of this presentation of a cosmic, planetary and individual alignment exercise, prayer or invocation is that it provides, as a result of its correct use, a spiritual inflow right to the very heart of humanity and from the highest sources.

The uniqueness connected with the Invocation consists in the fact that it is, in reality, a great method of integration. It links the Father, the Christ and humanity in one great relationship. Christ emphasised ever the Fatherhood of God and substituted it in place of the cruel, jealous tribal Jehovah. In the 17th chapter of St. John’s Gospel (which is another of the major spiritual statements of the world), Christ emphasised the relation of the Christ consciousness to the consciousness of Deity Itself. He linked the concept of the Spirit to the fully developed soul-infused human being; and the underlying unity existing between all beings in all forms and the Father.

The Great Invocation relates the will of the Father, the love of the spiritual Hierarchy and the service of Humanity into one great Triangle of Energies. This triangle will have two major results: the “sealing of the door where evil dwells”; and the working out through the power of God, let loose on earth through the Invocation, of the Plan of Love and Light.

The Great Invocation relates the will of the Father, the love

of the spiritual Hierarchy and the service of Humanity into one

great Triangle of Energies.

This Invocation is also unique in the sense that it invokes all the three divine aspects simultaneously.

No one can use this Invocation or prayer for illumination and for love without causing powerful changes in his or her own attitudes and life intention; character and goals will be changed and life altered and made spiritually useful. “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he” is a basic law in nature; the constant turning of the mind to the need for light and the prospect of illumination cannot and will not be ineffectual.

The spiritual Hierarchy of the planet cares only that humanity, as a whole, avails itself of spiritual opportunity. It is an opportunity which is present today in a more compelling way than ever before. The Great Invocation has been given us at this time of opportunity for our use in co-operation with Those who use it on behalf of humanity.

WORLD INVOCATION DAY

This Invocation belongs to no one individual or group. It belongs to all humanity. Tens of thousands of people of goodwill throughout the world are using it every day.

The climax to this continuous invocatory appeal is the day of the Full Moon of June. (This is the Full Moon of Gemini sometimes occurring in May. The time of the full moon is recognised throughout the world and is not affected by calendar differences). On this day a simultaneous and worldwide voicing of the Invocation sounds forth as a great outpouring invocative appeal on behalf of all humanity.

The Festival of June, which is so uniquely Christ’s and which emphasises His relationship to humanity, in reality covers three whole days, each with a different keynote:

1. The keynote of Love in its hierarchical sense – free from sentiment, emotion and personal emphasis – a love that sacrifices and understands, that acts with strength and decision and that works on behalf of the whole and not in the interests
of any group or individual.

of any group or individual.

2. The keynote of Resurrection, emphasising the new note of livingness, of the living Christ and of that “life more abundantly” which the (second world) war made possible by forcing a return to the real values.

3. The keynote of Contact, of a closer relation between Christ and His people, between the Hierarchy and Humanity.

The word “keynote” has been deliberately chosen and signifies the sound which preceded each major inflow at the May Festival; these energies will be released at a solemn ceremony on each of the three days. At each ceremony the Christ will say the Invocation alone,

and then the united Hierarchy will intone the stanza alone, invoking light, love and the will-to-good (one on each of the three days).

The result of this solemn three days of invocation will be followed

by a climaxing day wherein the Hierarchy will unitedly, and led by the Christ, pronounce the entire Invocation, prefacing each stanza with its appropriate keynote, again sounded in unison.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Most of this text has been compiled and in a few cases adapted from the following books by Alice A. Bailey: Discipleship in the New Age Vol. II, The Rays and the Initiations, The Reappearance of the Christ, Problems of Humanity, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy

 

THE ADAPTED VERSION OF THE GREAT INVOCATION

The rendering of “seven ancient word-forms” into modern language was the supreme achievement of Alice A. Bailey and the Tibetan, Djwhal Khul’s 30 years of work together, and for over 70 years the Great Invocation has been sounded throughout the world and translated into over 70 languages and dialects. As a result of its worldwide use over the years, the energies invoked by the Great Invocation can now be said to be deeply anchored in human consciousness.

The Great Invocation was always intended by the Tibetan, Djwhal Khul, to be given mass distribution and to become a world prayer. Now, in an increasingly pluralistic and multicultural world, the need is to continue to make the Great Invocation accessible to as many people as possible. This matter seems particularly urgent now, because in the year 2000 another direct impact of Shamballa energy – the will – occurred, and the Great Invocation is the major agent for the transformation of the human will.

Language is a living, changing means of expression, in keeping with changes in human consciousness. Therefore, after much discussion, reflection and group meditation, the members of the international Board of Trustees of the Lucis Trust and the headquarters group in the three centres have concluded that the mass distribution of the Great Invocation – which is intended to be Christ’s own mantram for the Aquarian age – must be allowed to accommodate slight modifications of language without changing its meaning. Our hope is that, if this decision will enable larger numbers of people to work with the Great Invocation in a slightly adapted form, it will continue to foster the transformation of consciousness so necessary in this period of planetary crisis.

 

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

(adapted)

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