Friday, April 15, 2022

Lesson 152 - The Externalization of the Hierarchy - The Present Urgency - Part 4




Alice A. Bailey, March 1934


THE PRESENT URGENCY - October 10, 1934


(NOTE)  All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

I have somewhat to say to those who are the recipients of my words as embodied in my books and pamphlets and who, with mental interest and devotion, follow out as far as may be my line of thought.

I have for years-ever since 1919-sought to aid you to the best of my ability. The Hierarchy (a name covering the working disciples of all degrees) has for hundreds of generations sought to aid humanity, and since the fifteenth century has steadily approached closer to the physical plane and sought to make a deeper impact on the human consciousness. This has resulted in a recognition which has in it (as this time) the seeds of world salvation. Until  the fifteenth century, the pull and the magnetic appeal was from the side of the watching Elder Brothers. Today, so numerous are the inner and outer disciples, and so many are the world aspirants, the pull and the magnetic appeal are largely equalized, and what will happen in the world unfoldment and in the recognitions by the races will be the result of mutual interplay of the two intents (I am choosing my words with care) - the intent of the Masters to help humanity, and that of the world aspirants and disciples to aid in that helping.

Esoterically speaking, a point of contact, a moment of "spiritual intercourse," is imminent, and out of that moment a new world can be born.

Ever since 1919, the Master D. K. has been instructing and informing the disciples and aspirants. In the above paragraphs, he emphasizes the importance during the beginning of this transition period of 1934-1936, in asking the disciples and aspirants to give all they have in helping to meet the need of the hour.  Ever since the 15th Century, the Masters (our Elder Brothers) have been drawing ever closer to mankind. This hasn't happened since the Great Flood, when Hierarchy had to withdraw from the planet because of the great misuse of God's energy among mankind, especially those who were highly evolved, living in Atlantis at that particular time.

He tells us in his discourse that "a point of contact", a moment of "spiritual intercourse," is imminent, and out of that moment a new world can be born. What happened? Why didn't that great moment occur? The year was 1936 - the period of urgency was between 1934 (year mostly over in October) and 1936....  Now pay attention to the following paragraph, and find out what Hierarchy had planned for mankind at that time, especially during those particular years.

If that can be brought about, then there can be reestablished on earth the condition which was brought to an end in earlier days, when Hierarchy (in order to further man's mental development) withdrew behind the scenes for a period. If this spiritual contact can be brought about, it means that the Hierarchy will no longer be hidden and unknown; but will be recognized as present upon the physical planeThis would at first be necessarily on a small scale, and the recognition will be confined to the aspirants and disciples.  Increasingly, the new group of world servers will be active in every nation and found functioning throughout the entire world.

Do you get the idea that we were cheated in some way? That the disciples and aspirants during that period of time didn't put enough energy and devotion into the great gift God was giving us once again? The period of time that the Hierarchy worked directly with mankind was before the Great Flood and the sinking of Atlantis as a result of mans' misuse of God's energy; and the chosen individuals not listening to the advice and instruction of Hierarchy at that time. Hierarchy was being entirely ignored, while mainly the Atlanteans, used the light, energy and vibration for their own selfish ends. It was not until the Fifteenth Century that Hierarchy once again began to draw ever closer to our planet. Once again, They put forth Their Great minds and energy in working with disciples and aspirants who They once again chose to work with for the enlightenment of mankind.

In the year 1934, Hierarchy once again asked that mankind work with them during an allotted period of time, 1934-1936, while the door was open to act as mediators between Hierarchy and Humanity - just as they are asking us to do today during the period of 2022-2025. Will we be slothful? Will we ignore the Great Call for mankind to step up to the plate and take their positions as Sons and Daughters of the Most High God? Once again, Hierarchy has asked that we put our shoulders to the plow, to get the word out and to become part of the "Great Endeavor," God's Divine Plan for all of humanity - with the "externalization of the Hierarchy," the "Reappearance of the Christ," and the "Lowering of the New Jeruselum" into the atmosphere of Earth.  How many times must They appeal to us to act for the Great Cause?  How many times?  How close are we to the "sands of time" running out of the hourglass?  Are you ready?  Are you truly a "Son of God?" Or are the things of this world more important? Pause for a moment and think about where you want to be in the year 2025?

The two thoughts which I seek to impress upon your minds are, first, the re-establishing of this closer relation, and secondly, the work of a practical kind that each of you can do to bring about this general recognition. I seek to emphasize the point that the final activity which will bring about this spiritual event must come from the outer plane of physical life.  All of us who are occupied with the Plan for "the next three years" are seeking earnestly for those who can help us and to whom appeal can be made for the putting forth of that final last effort which will bring the desired and anticipated result

So, thought One, the re-establishing of this relationship with Heirarchy, and thought Two, practical work that each of us can do to bring about this general recognition.

D. K. then explains that WE, mankind, the New Group of World Servers are the ones on the outer plane here on Earth, who must gather together and finally bring about what the Masters have been waiting for since the year 1934.

I hope that you now realize that those disciples and aspirants who didn't put enough effort into those 3 years, had to be very upset and disappointed in themselves, as the Master D. K. pointed out after WWII, that none of the events from 1938-1945 had to have occurred if the outer plane disciples and aspirants had done their job and put more effort into what was required during this vital period of time. History would have been changed, all life upon the planet would have changed if only those who were required to make an effort had paid more attention to their spiritual elder brothers than the material world with all of its glamour. Will we be the next ones to not pass the test - the initiation for major changes in this planet and her people? Let us do our daily Triangles, let us do the Twelves, let us do service and indeed we will do so from the center of our hearts, for the love of God and Country and especially for all those who have stayed back in order for us to fulfill our commitment to our elder brothers.

I would preface what I have to say with the reminder that I only make a suggestion and that naught that I say carries with it the slightest weight of authority; and also that I am aware of the frequent futility of such appeals for cooperation. The history of the world of thought evidences the fact that men are oft thrilled and enlightened and aided by ideas and by the promise of a developing future, but then when their aid is sought in the materializing of the idea, then their hope and interest fade out on the mental plane, or - if it reaches the world of emotion and of strong desire-the sacrifice required to bring the hope to birth on the physical plane is lacking or too feeble to produce the longed-for result. 

Again, the Master continually shows us that "the history of the world" show that enthusiasm and the thrills of a developing future  more often fade into the woodwork especially in the mental plane before ever bringing to birth on the physical plane the ideas that could change our world for the better. Why?  Because mankind just hasn't got the stamina or strong desire to make the sacrifice to bring hope to birth new opportunities such as living and moving and having our beings totally connected to Hierarchy.

What I have to say as the result of the urgency upon me to bring about a more intensive cooperation upon the part of those who read with interest the pamphlet The Next Three Years*(See Lesson 153) carries not the smallest fraction of authority. I only appeal to you in the hope of intensifying your efforts for the space of the next two years (one has already passed) because after the early autumn of 1936, any effort along this particular line will either have failed or will no longer be required in this particular form.

In other words, the "window of opportunity" was presented by Hierarchy for a 2 year period of time, giving the outer plane disciples and aspirants the opportunity to work directly under the instructions laid out in the pamphlet - we could also call it "The Divine Plan" for mankind depended on the work being done during this period of time. I will give you the complete outline of this pamphlet at the end of this lesson - it will be quite a number of pages; but everything said in that pamphlet still applies to what we are expected to accomplish today - nothing has changed, only that we have one more opportunity to serve mankind as we promised before we embodied here on earth.

My sole responsibility is to put the opportunity before the world aspirants, to point out to them the inherent possibilities of this particular situation, to indicate lines of helpful activity, and then (having so done) to withdraw the power of my mind and thought, and so leave each aspirant free to come to his own decisions.

Remember, it was Master D. K.'s responsibility to give out information to all those disciples and aspirants who would then teach others and this would eventually bring in the new ideas and information that would place mankind in a higher plane, while at the same time, old attitudes and outdated Piscean thought would rapidly disappear. (This began to actually happen over the past 30 years, when multitude of churches began to close).

The pamphlet The Next Three Years is going forth today upon its mission. Its objective is to educate public opinion. It carries both inspiration and the power to produce cleavages in the life-cleavages which will produce new activities and the cessation of old attitudes of mind.  A possible happening is indicated-the formation upon the physical plane of that group of aspirants and disciples which, given time and opportunity, can salvage a distressed world and bring light and understanding to humanity. As to this, I need say no more.

As you read this Pamphlet (Lesson 153), please make notes and ask questions that concern you; but mainly try and ingest the information to the point that you really do get the feeling of urgency and will respond accordingly.

All of you have read the plan as it is embodied in the pamphlet, and the challenge to faith and the appeal to your service is before you.  The next two years will see the decision as to whether the fusion of the inner and the outer groups of world servers can be made, or whether more time must elapse before the earlier ancient cooperation between the Hierarchy and humanity can be re-established.

I speak with love and almost anxiety, and with a wider knowledge of the present urgency than you can possibly have. I couch what I have to say to you in the form of certain questions, which I ask that you should put to yourselves with quietness and sincerity.

1.  Do I really and in truth desire the establishment of this closer interplay between the inner and outer worlds? If so, what am I prepared to do in order to bring this about?

Ponder on this first question, because we all live in the world, have families and obligations both to our work and our families; so what can you give on a daily basis to bring about that Divine Plan of the Masters entering the planet - the Coming One actually living with you on the earth and the opportunity to actually live in the New World as the Old World passes away.

2.  Is there any way in which I can make a definite contribution towards this desired end? Recognizing my special circumstances what more can I give in 

a. Meditation

b. Understanding of the Plan

c. Love of my fellowmen?

Think and meditate on what we as a group can contribute without feeling overwhelmed. Remember, we ARE A GROUP SOUL.  We have only 3 years to accomplish our goals and the goals of all of Hierarchy; and then make your plans, set your goals and act upon them on a daily basis.

Forget not that MEDITATION clarifies the mind as to the fact and nature of the Plan, that UNDERSTANADING brings that Plan into the world of desire, and that LOVE releases the form which will make the Plan materialize upon the physical plane.  To these three expressions of your soul I call you. All of you, without exception, can serve in these three ways, if you so desire.  

Again, you're not required to meditate more than 40 minutes a day - yet the Master indicates here that meditation will clarify the mind as to the fact and nature of the Plan. He also says that understanding brings that plan into the world of desire, and further states that LOVE releases the form which will make the Plan materialize upon the physical plane. What more do we need than these 3 simple steps on a daily basis to accomplish the goal that Hierarchy has set up for us.  

 3.  The objective of all the work to be done at this time is to educate public opinion and to familiarize the thinking people of the world with the urgency and the opportunity of the next two (three) years. If this is indeed so, what am I doing to make this possible?  To elaborate this question:

a.  Have I spoken to all I could in my environment; or have I been held back by fear?

b. Have I made possible the wide distribution of the pamphlet on this subject? Its distribution in its present form is possible only until the fall of 1936, and the time therefore is short.

c. Have I aided in a material and financial way as far as is possible? Can I do more than I have done so far to help to meet this requirement?

d. What more of my time can I give to help this work, to aid those who are distributing the pamphlet, or to gather people together for discussion? Can I not dedicate some time every day to this definite idea and service?

We do not currently have a pamphlet, but we can publish this information; on social media; to the New Group of World Servers Worldwide; to All Triangle Members Worldwide; to the Twelves group; and all the other Spiritual groups like the Theosophical Society, the I AM Group, the Bridge to Freedom, to the Agni Yogi Society, the Yogananda Society etc. The Master stated the urgency of the hour and that His disciples had until 1936 to get the word out. We also have an urgency to get the word out, reaching as many groups as possible so they, in turn, can spread the word about the Reappearance of the Christ, The Coming One and the lowering of the New World into the atmosphere of Earth. 

Responding to my appeal will involve sacrifice, but all who grasp the Plan are today spending themselves in the effort to lift humanity up to another rung of the ladder and into greater light.  Their hands need strengthening, their work needs helping, and there is not one of you who cannot do more than you are doing, through the aid of meditation, money and thought, to salvage the world, to educate public opinion and so bring in the New Day.

I cannot add another work to what the Master says in this last paragraph; it is up to us - we volunteered to bring in the New Day before we embodied and now is the time to act upon our promise.

End of Lesson 152- Part 4  






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