Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lesson 154 -The Externalization of the Hierarchy - A Challenging Opportunity



Alice A. Bailey, March 1934



 PART 5, pgs 24 -26

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

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

During the Wesak Festival this year, Those Who are seeking to lift humanity nearer to the Light and to expand the consciousness of mankind, will be gathering Their forces for a renewed approach with its inevitable consequences.

These consequences are the stimulation of the human family to a fresh spiritual effort:  the process and the exalted Personnel involved have been described by me in my previous message (A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. II. Esoteric Psychology pp. 683-688


For Your Information

I  have copied the "text" from Psychology Vol II - A Treatise on the Seven Rays pp. 683-688- the following is His explanation of Wesak and the Hierarchy and World Servers:

c.  The World Servers and the May Full Moon


The Month of May is one of deepest significance to all who are affiliated with the Great White Lodge * (as are all true esotericists) in that the Wesak Festival takes place and is of moment and deep import.  The period is always one of prime interest and rare opportunity, but the Wesak Festival of 1936 was unique and the Lodge of Masters prepared for it for six months.  May I add also that the Buddha Himself in His high place and the blessed Lord Maitreya (known to Christian disciples as The Christ) have since then been in close communication with each other and cooperating in order to bring about a receptivity on the part of the human family to a possible outflow of spiritual force which may serve to turn the tide of the present distress, depression and uncertainty and thus inaugurate an era of peace and of soul-culture.  This item of information is of interest, is it not?

* The Great White Lodge is the home of our Father/Mother God, located in "deep space" -  when we say deep space, we have to acknowledge that many Manvantaras have been created by I AM That I AM; and therefore, many light years are between us as well as many universes, that have already made their ascension back to God.  Think about it, Alpha & Omega came from one of these Manvantaras, while Helios & Vesta came from another - The Avatar of Synthesis came from still another - as one Universe has completed its Manvantaric Cycle then a pralaya of "sleep in the deep occurs" for a few billion years, until I AM reawakens and begins to plan and execute His new Manvantara, we happen to be in the last stages of our Manvantara known as Kali Yug, the drawing back of all life, planets, constellations, stars and mankind into the Great Central Sun at some point in our future.

In connection with these Festivals every May, I am presenting you an opportunity to serve and to bring about the desired objective of peace.  It is possible for us, each of us, - in our small measure to cooperate in the intended Plan, and therefore what I have to say takes on another aspect and lays the responsibility of materializing that Plan upon the Earth upon the shoulders of each and all of us.  The work has been brought about through an intensive effort in two directions, - one the effort of the Hierarchy to impress that Plan upon the minds of men and to convey the needed power and understanding to effect the intended work, and secondly the effort of all disciples and aspirants to respond and bring through into manifestation that which is waiting on the subjective side of life. How, therefore, is that work at this time going forward?

As a "lightbearer" we bear the light that is being given to us from Beloved Guatama the Buddha.  This takes months of planning and there are certain Masters who are responsible for setting up the entire Wesak Festival on the inner planes - at the exact moment of the full moon, The Lord Buddha sends forth a tremendous force-field of light energy into the hearts of the New Group of World Servers (it is important here to remember that the  2 days proeeeding the Wesak Festival and hopefully weeks before, the New Group of World Servers are also preparing and purifying their 4 lower bodies so that they can receive as much of the light that is being sent to them from the Lord Buddha at this particular Full Moon).  It is then the New Group of World Servers Responsibility to bear that light back and distribute it into the minds and hearts of humanity - this is all part of the Divine Plan, to raise the consciousness of all mankind at this time.

This planet of ours, the Earth, is at this time the focal point of much attention on the part of the Administrators of the Plan Who today are working in conjunction with certain types of force and with certain Spiritual Entities other than those to be found at this time within the ring-pass-not** of our planetary life.  May I give here one hint without proceeding to elaboration?  This hint can be accepted or rejected according to the intuition of the individual student.

This is the best definition of Ring-Pass-Not taken from:
Theosophical Society in America - February 2010
One of the many occult terms found in H. P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine is what is called the “Ring-Pass-Not,” an intriguing term found in Śloka 6 of Stanza V. It is prefaced by a series of geometrical symbols, which can be interpreted numerically as representing the mathematical value pi, a number (3.1415) used to calculate the circumference of a given circle when only the diameter of that circle is known. In his Occult Glossary, G. de Purucker provides a definition that only deepens the mystery:
A profoundly mystical and suggestive term signifying the circle or bounds of frontiers within which is contained the consciousness of those who are still under the sway of the delusion of separateness—and this applies whether the Ring be large or small. It does not signify any one especial occasion or condition, but is a general term applicable to any state in which an entity, having reached a certain stage of evolutionary growth of the unfolding of consciousness, finds itself unable to pass into a still higher state because of some delusion under which the consciousness is laboring, be that delusion mental or spiritual. Purucker goes on to explain that although the phenomenon of a Ring-Pass-Not applies to globes, planetary chains, solar systems, and so forth, the main point to remember is that it pertains in some mysterious way to “phases or states of consciousness.” Blavatsky adds to the mystery when she says, “The full Initiate knows that the Ring ‘Pass-Not’ is neither a locality nor can it be measured by distance, but that it exists in the absoluteness of infinity.” As a further illustration of how this relates to fields of consciousness in living entities, Purucker suggests that for animals, it is their inability to exercise the power of reflective self-consciousness - an ability which is distinctly human. We can only speculate what it may represent in relation to the field of human consciousness. 

The Buddha has a special function at this time as an inter-planetary mediator, and in this capacity (at the coming May Festivals) He will attempt to bring certain Spiritual Beings into touch with our Earth Hierarchy.  They have expressed Themselves as willing to aid in the present crisis.  That aid, if the effort proves successful, will come in the form of a much increased spiritual inflow of energy of a kind more potent and of a quality somewhat different to any at this time pouring into and through our planetary life.  Those aspirants and disciples who can train themselves to the realization of an increased spiritual responsibility and can preserve an inner quietness and a focused esoteric attentiveness can be swept into this tide of spiritual force and can then and thus meet that need; as interpreters they increase the capacity of the human being to respond and to understand.

Think about it, this was the year 1936 and the Masters were already moving towards interaction with humanity bringing powerful forces to those disciples willing and able to hold the light in the deep silence.  Beloved Guatama, Who comes forth to give His Light and blessings to all mankind at this Wesak Festival, while the Christ (Lord Maitrya) will be at the altar in a hidden valley somewhere in Tibet, thousands come physically and spend many months looking for the secret valley that the Buddha chooses.  It was in 1936 that Hierarchy decided to move even closer to Humanity, choosing high initiates that would volunteer to intercede and bring forth as interpreters so that the human being could respond and to understand.  Now, we are looking at the Star Retreat and people around the World are responding to the call for disciples who will become the bridge between Hierarchy and Humanity.  We can now see and understand the responsibility of being part and partner to Hierarchy in working out the Divine Plan on Earth.

In order to effect this transmission of force, a peculiar interchange of ideas and of cooperation is going on between the Lord Buddha and the Lord Maitreya, and They are subjecting Themselves to a most definite form of training in order to present to these interested Spiritual Beings Who are seeking to help the planet, more adequate channels of service.  Three Masters from each of the seven ray groups of Masters are in Their turn attempting a closer cooperation with the Great Lords in preparation for the opportunity to be presented.  These twenty-three spiritual forces are banded together to act as a group channel of service on the day of the Wesak Festival and particularly at the hour of the full moon.

We can now appreciate even more how those Great Ones on the inner planes are also working in "Group Formation" working with the seven ray gruops of Masters and the 3 Masters from each of the seven ray groups all working to move mankind out of the world of "illusion" into the world and life of their souls in order to move forward according to the Divine Plan this must take place and the window of opportunity for us at the present time is within the next 3 years.  Are you ready?  Willing? and Able?

A call has been sent out to the entire Hierarchy of Masters to prepare Themselves for an intensive "Holy Month" of accelerated service, and all of the Masters on the Seven Rays - no matter what  Their departmental work may at this time be - are getting into immediate cooperation and close contact with the three Masters on Their particular Ray, Who are acting as the ray intermediaries.  The service is new and peculiar and as to its particular nature there is no need for me to explain as I should not be understood.

In Their turn, the Hierarchy of Masters is calling to all working initiates and disciples and to all aspirants of mental focus to cooperate as fully as they can in an intensive effort to increase the receptivity of humanity to the new forces which can be released to perform their benevolent synthesizing work during the month of May. 

To this intensive cooperation we are called.  Should the two Great Lords and the focused and attentive Hierarchy succeed in producing what might be regarded as a form of planetary alignment and the needed open channel through which these extra-planetary energies can pour, it still remains for the disciples of the world and for the New Group of World Servers to act as the medium of transmission and communication between the world thinkers and this inner spiritual group of workers.  We have, therefore, the focused Hierarchy in deep attentiveness under the group composed of the two Lords, the twenty-one chohans and the Masters of the seven rays. We have the disciples of the world, and the New Group of World Servers given the opportunity to focus in their turn and act as a channel of transmission. We have also the unhappy and bewildered world of men, waiting in eager expectancy for an event which can take place if the aspirants of the world measure up to the opportunity.

Again, the key words here are can we as the New Group of World Servers measure up to the opportunity presented to us?  There is so many Masters and Chohans and the Great Lords Themselves all concentrating Their full energy in bringing about major changes not only within the minds and consciousness of the world thinkers but also the very alignment of the planet itself in preparation for the lowering into the atmosphere of Earth the New Jerusalem and even more important is the fact that today there are certain members of Hierarchy who are even now as we speak, preparing to externalize into the atmosphere of Earth; and while this is certainly profound we must not forget that They are coming along with the Reappearance of the Christ on Earth in the not too distant future.

One item of esoteric information is of interest here.  The period of the Wesak Festival on the inner planes in 1936 and 1937 was extended to cover five days, - two preceding the Festival itself and two succeeding the Festival. The Wesak hour is of momentous import.  The two days of preparation are to be known as "days of renunciation and detachment". 

The day of the Festival is to be known as the "day of safe guarding" whilst the two succeeding days are called the "days of distribution".  Theses words mean something different to the Hierarchy of Masters than they do to us and it is fruitless as well as forbidden) to elucidate them in their deepest meaning.  They mean, however, five days of a most intensive effort in service, leading to the renunciation of all which could hinder our usefulness as channels of spiritual force.  It means that after due preparation, dedication and upward striving the first two days, on the day of the Festival itself we simply regard ourselves as the recipients of, or the custodians of as much of that inflowing spiritual force as we can possibly hold.  As channels, we must be prepared to forget ourselves in the service of touching, containing and holding force for the rest of humanity.  We must regard the Festival itself as a day of silence (I refer to an inner peace and silent soleminity that can be preserved unbroken though the outer man may be serving with his speech and spoken interest), a day of service carried forward entirely on esoteric levels, and of complete self-forgetfulness in the remembrance of humanity and its need.  During that period, two thoughts only will hold our constant attention, - the need of our fellow men and the necessity of providing group channel whereby the spiritual forces can be poured through the body of humanity under the expert guidance of the chosen members of the Hierarchy.

Remember, no matter who we are or where we may be placed or what is the nature of our environment, no matter how isolated we may feel or apart from those who may share our spiritual vision, each of us can that day and for the period immediately following and preceding it, work and think and act in group formation, and function as a silent distributor of force. 

For two days prior to the full moon, we will hold the attitude of dedication and service and seek to assume that attitude of receptivity to that which our soul will impart which will make us of use to the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy works through groups of souls, and the potency of this group work is to be tested out. These groups in their turn contact and feed the waiting dedicated attentive personalities.  On the day of the full moon, we attempt to hold ourselves steadily in the light.  We will not formulate to ourselves what will happen nor will we look for results or for tangible effects.

On the two succeeding days, the focus of our attention will be steadily turned away from ourselves but also from the inner subjective planes to the outer world, and our efforts will be to pass on, or to pass through, that measure of spiritual energy that may have been contacted.  Our work then in this particular and peculiar field of cooperation will then be ended.

This effort of the Hierarchy is a five days effort, preceded by a most intensive period of preparation. The work of getting ready for the opportunity starts for the Hierarchy exactly at the hour when "the sun began to move northward." But They tire not as do human beings and it is not possible for the human aspirant to keep up so long a period of preparation, no matter how deep his devotion

When the Great Lord was on Earth, He told His disciples that successful spiritual effort of a healing nature went not forth except by prayer and fasting.  Will you ponder on these words?  This is a group effort towards a vast group healing and by prayer (sanctified desire, illumined thought and intense aspirational longing) and the discipline of the physical body for a short period and for a definite objective, the work can be done.


A Challenging Opportunity, Continued from above... pg 24

They will also bring about the strengthening of the new group of world servers so that they can work with greater effectiveness, vision the Plan with greater clarity and - within themselves as a group - bring about greater integration. Thus they can aid in carrying out the plans of the Council of the Hierarchy to meet the immediate human emergency. As I told you before, the plans for humanity are not laid down, for humanity determines its own destiny; the effort is directed towards establishing a closer relationship between humanity and the Hierarchy.

It is possible for all aspirants and disciples to participate in this effort to the extent of rendering the task of the Masters easier by their clarity of thinking, their renewed spiritual effort, and the re-dedication of themselves to the task of service. To this effort, I call you. It is a continuing effort which will be spread over many years. The opportunity will be offered to all true servers and aspirants and, above all, to the new group of world servers to participate in the establishing of the necessary momentum in the immediate cycle. 

As we know, it has been many, many years and here we are the New Group of World Servers working  daily with the Triangles, bringing Light into our tired Earth, bringing a great force of energy into the Air, the Fire, the Water and the Earth itself, while our main concentration is upon acting as the "Bridge" between Hierarchy and Humanity - through the "Twelves and Triangle Work" that is expanding exponentially worldwide just as the Master D. K. hoped would happen over a period of decades.

I call you, therefore, to a month of inner silence, of introspective thought, of self control and of meditation, to self-forgetfulness and attentiveness to opportunity and not to your own inner aspiration to achieve. I call you to concentrate upon the world need for peace, mutual understanding and illumination and to forget utterly your own needs - mental, emotional and physical. I call you to prayer and to fasting, though along what lines your abstinence should go is for you to decide. For the five days of meditation, I call you to a more complete 'fasting,' to a grave silence, to an inner focalization, to a purity of thought and to an active spirit of loving kindness which will make you a pure channel. Thus will the work of the Hierarchy be facilitated and the door opened to the regenerative forces of Those extra-planetary Beings Who offer Their help at this time and particularly during 1936. The response of this Festival will submit a gauge of opportunity for the guidance of the Great Ones. (This theme is developed in the book, A treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. II, Esoteric Psychology, pp. 629-751, which contains the writing from may, 1935 to April, 1938, inclusive.) pg. 25

Read the above words carefully and with understanding because the Master makes it very clear that we all need to approach this particular Festival and the One following in June with pure hearts with prayer  and fasting - forget your egos, and concentrate on becoming a pure channel for these 2 Festivals as the whole world is awaiting the regenerative forces those extra-planetary Beings Who will be offering Their light and energy along with the Three Lords of the Seven Rays and the  23 masters - such a short time to make a difference in all areas of life within and on our dear planet Earth and especially the changes offered to mankind through the distribution of all the light generated by those Great Ones.

One practical thing also I will ask of you. Will you say, each night and morning, with all your heart's desire and with the attention of your mind as well, the following words. Their united saying will set up a rhythm and a momentum of great potency.

Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind.

Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.

May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.

May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.

Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones.

So let it be, and help us to do our part.

These words sound simple, but the "Forces of Light" is the name for certain new Powers which are being invoked by the Hierarchy at this time, Whose potencies can be brought into great activity at the May full moon if due effort is made. The Spirit of Peace which is invoked is an inter-planetary Agent of great power Whose cooperation has been promised if all aspirants and disciples can cooperate to break through the shell of separation and hatred which holds our planet in thrall.

May I therefore close with these simple words: Please give us your aid, my brothers.

End of Part 5


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