Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Lesson 162 - The Externalization of the Hierarchy - Part I - Conflict Between Forces of Ancient Origin



Alice A. Bailey, March 1934


Conflict Between Forces of Ancient Origin - August 1939 - pgs. 83-89
Part I

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

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF 

I have already written anent the five-fold stream of energy which is today in conflict with world forces of light or darkness, so called. pg. 83
(see Lesson 159) I will list the effect here again for your edification -mf:
(They lie in the past; in the growth, through evolution, of certain basic tendencies in man; in past mistakes, present opportunities, and the powerful activity of the Hierarchy of Love) 
(I would remind you that there would be no darkness without the light and no light without the dark. Ponder on this.)  I would ask you to realize that the organized efforts of the Great White Lodge are directed toward lifting the organized forces of materialism to a higher and spiritual plane.  Today, gold and separativeness, materialism and selfishness are in conflict with spiritual energy and with the spirit of cooperation or understanding fusion.  The law which will determine the results can be expressed in the words that have been often used: By holding man loses; by relinquishing, he gains; by seeking to grasp that which he has, it must and will inevitably disappear. Reflect upon this law. pg. 83
Please note here again that it was "the White Lodge-home of our Father/Mother God I AM That I AM" Who were directing the activity of lifting "the organized forces of materialism" to a higher and spiritual plane" - this would mean that even our Father/Mother God got involved because of man's inability to rise above the illusionary world of materialism and to begin moving forward towards his own spiritual journey of the soul.  In other words, we've all been stuck by our own desires into clinging to things of this world, not letting go, and even though we cling - the law will inevitably cause its disappearance. The old phrase "let go and let God" applies here and by repeating this phrase every day, we can begin to move towards becoming the Christ consciousness.  We can now appreciate how subtly the dark forces have infiltrated our world and our very lives through the "things of this world".
The method whereby the forces of separation and of selfishness work are by competitive cooperation.  Throughout the world, groups are already formed (or are in process of forming) to bring about the attainment of various materialistic goals, the achievement of personal or national ambitions, and the imposition of intellectual plans and concepts (the so-called ideologies) upon the mass of the people.  Parties, organizations, groups, societies, associations and alliances exist for the furtherance of political and sociological aims and to carry forward the projects of many peoples and the many and differing points of view, plus the many attitudes towards life and its arrangement and rearrangement.  I am not here dealing with the churches, the great religions or the religious organizations.  I am concerned with the determining factors which are today conditioning the material life of the planet.  Speaking broadly, these forces and groups are occupied with material values and mental ideas.  They are not principally occupied with  the more subtle values, though these are incidentally present.  The emphasis is upon the economic situation:  upon the possession of land or cultural predispositions and tendencies and with the relations between people and nations; these latter are based fundamentally, as you know, on that which is tangible and objective, guarded, defended or gained and procured by definitely tangible means which are in themselves separative and divided. This statement I think, the people of every nation would regard as true. The basic underlying methods employed are those of organizational arrangement (large, as in nations, or smaller, as in the groups within the nations), propaganda, the imposition of favored ideas through the use of the spoken and written word in every country group loyalty, group adherence to the leader, and group methods.  Success depends upon the gained group cohesion, the group willingness to sacrifice, plus loyalty and allegiance to some directing personality. pgs. 83-84
WOW!  We've been asleep for quite awhile.  I'm aware of some of the subtle spoken and written propaganda that has filtered into our lives through political, social and the airways; yet, I never quite realized how potent these organizations and political groups could be in influencing the very fabric of our society, our way of life and our freedoms until we began to see very openly our very freedoms being taken away just recently, the opening of the national parks to the oil industry, the closing of all the protective agencies that insured that our resources were protected and free from those who would make use of these lands and resources for personal gain.  Master D. K. really saw everything unfolding on a worldwide level even back in the day; and now, we've got to fight to regain what we've freely let others get control of in our own nation while praying that others in other countries do the same.
We need to be on our guard and alert to any political, social, and leaders who would and will insinuate their plots and plans into usurping our freedoms, possessions and even our way of life.
Behind these many groups stand the forces of ancient origin, which are pledged either to the material or the spiritual values.  Because many ages have gone by in the building up of the material values, to the development of the personality consciousness, and to the achievement of a tangible and objective civilization, the forces of materialism are apparently far stronger and more potent than the forces of the spirit or of the intangible worlds.  Up to the present this has not been wrong, though it has been accompanied by much that has been undesirable and which has led to a one-sided evolution.  But the time has now come for the shift of the human consciousness into the world of true and spiritual understanding and of the intangible and more desirable standards of living. pg. 84
From what the Master D. K. states above, these groups stem back into the ancient times - both the material forces as well as the spiritual forces - and He also states that for some time this has been allowed to happen so that mankind could build up his personality consciousness while at the same time reaching the objective of a tangible civilizationAt the present time, mankind has reached a point of expansion in consciousness wherein they now understand the intangible and spiritual aspects of themselves as individuals and this consequently will make them look for more desirable standards of living.  Again, we can go back to "group soul work" that is the result of the forces of powerful energy that has bombarded our world - the results being that only as a group can we attain God's plan for all of us especially as we approach the New Age of Aquarius.
Pouring through the chaos of offensive and defensive groups and through the many warring organizations (political for the most part, or religious), and affecting both the reactionary bodies and those who stand for the new ideals and the coming civilization and culture, are the five streams above mentioned - streams of energy. pg. 84-85   
These five streams of energy will be found in Lesson 159.  They are the foundation upon which the Divine Plan is being brought forth and is now in operation around the world.
At this point I would remind you that the effect of the impact of energy is dependent upon the nature of the vehicle of response. According to his equipment and the nature of his bodies, so will man react to the inflowing energies. This is a fundamental statement.  It is law and should be most carefully considered.  The effects of a Master or initiate upon men are widely different, because each man brings to the impact of His vibration a type of physical body, an astral or emotional nature, and a mind which are in each case different from all the others.  The use each makes of the stimulating energy will be different; the focus of his consciousness is very different; his type of mind is quite different; his centers, their activity and their internal organization are different. And it is the same for groups, organizations and nations. pg. 85
I don't think I have to elaborate upon the above subject except to make sure that everyone realizes that each body-type is different, and how those bodies react to the incoming energies; while many have come in with different past-life experiences that have made each of us different from each-other i.e. - how much has the past lives affected the opening of the head center, the heart center, the seven centers will have a definite effect upon how one responds to the incoming energies (the good news here is that working as a group soul and working under the Planetary Logos, our Beloved Sanat Kumara) all of the centers within the physical body are and will be rapidly expanding as we work under the Will Aspect of God).
As to nations, organizations and political and religious groups- it will depend upon the leadership of each of these groups both the groups who work in separativeness, greed and avarice as well as the groups who work towards peace and goodwill towards all mankind; again, as we take on the responsibility of working between Hierarchy and Humanity, we need to remember that the groups who are working with the dark forces will be fading out along with the Piscean Age; but in the meantime we need to continually pray for "light, and love and power" come into these groups and their leadership.  While those groups and organizations who are already working in right action, will only grow stronger and more determined to bring about change in our tired, broken world.
Nations, for instance, have seven centers, as have all forms of existence from the human and animal upwards, and it is an interesting study to discover these centers and note the type of energy that flows through them.  In connection with the United States of America, Chicago is the solar plexus center, whilst New York is the throat center and Washington the head center.  The heart center is Los Angeles.  The heart center of Germany is Munich, and its head center is Nuremberg, whilst Berlin is the throat center.  London is, of course, the heart center for Great Britain (and temporarily it is also the head center, though this will not always be the case), whilst Ottawa is the throat center and Sydney is the solar plexus center of the British Empire.  Some day I may indicate to you the centers through which the forces of manifestation have to work for the various nations.  This information, constitutes one of the major hierarchical sciences and indicates to us who know it the possibilities latent in any nation, the point of attainment and the opportunities for work and advancement, or the obstacles to progress; this is gauged by the light in the centers and the heightening and the obscuration of their vibration.  It is this that makes possible or hinders the growth of what is called spirituality in individuals and in nations, and this science will later be recognized.  It is by means of this science that the Hierarchy can form its larger plans and know in what manner individual nations will react to stimulation and to progress of the desired kind.  This is the modern form of the ancient Atlantean laya-yoga, or the yoga of the centers. pgs. 85-86
Interesting information as we not only must look for subtle changes within groups and organizations but also in many countries around the world.  More interesting though is the information that each country has seven centers (He named only a few) and that there is a science called laya-yoga and/or the yoga of the centers that Hierarchy studies that determines either how much light and/or how latent these centers are that will either heighten or hinder the growth of certain nations.  And these centers are NOT the same centers that are the seven centers of the Earth itself, although I'm sure that the Hierarchy is also watching and working with all of these chakras as well. When you read His words and digest all that He is giving us, you can only marvel at all the work Hierarchy does behind the scenes and especially how much they understand the Laws laid out by our Father/Mother God and how they must be applied in all areas whether its with an individual, a group, a nation and/ or the entire world - the laws of God always apply to any and every situation.
According, therefore, to the condition of the sensitive bodies of the planet, of nations and of individuals, so will be their reaction to the five kinds of inflowing forces.  The Shamballa force, for instance, in making its impact upon first ray types, and upon the other ray types on that line of major energy-the third fifth and seventh ray types-evokes widely differing results than when it makes an impact upon the second ray line of energy; the results of the impact of Shamballa energy upon the first ray individuals and nations can be potent in the extreme.  This impact, being relatively a new one to humanity, evokes in the world today all the political and organizational changes which are so prevalent and so disturbing.  There is little that humanity can do about this except endeavor to balance this first ray display of energy with second ray or hierarchical force.  This latter energy-working through the world religions and the men and women who respond to the love influence-can change methods (though not the purpose or the direction) by pouring in the love force. pg. 86
Go back and read Lesson 159, so that you can understand these forces and then you'll have a better understanding of how they work out upon the different "ray types".  As most of us do not know exactly which Ray we're on, we've probably better off not knowing and then we won't be all frustrated if we think we're on the 1st Ray, which is the Will of God, the color being Blue (except if you're an individual who is working directly with Sanat Kumara and the Shamballa forces, then you are under the Second Ray, its sub-ray which is Ruby in color, as there are forty nine rays in all. We will have to do a study on all of the rays in order to keep track of where we are as a group vs where we are as individuals - also whether we're working with the personality ray, the soul ray or the permanent ray? A lot to grasp and understand but have no fear, we'll have Adonis help us to figure it all out.  Meanwhile the Master D. K. talks about the effects the Shamballa Ray have upon those individuals under the First Ray, The Will of God - the Third Ray, Divine Intelligence - the Fifth Ray, Concrete Knowledge - the Seventh Ray, Ceremonial Magic - while all these are being bombarded with potent force, it is the Second Ray that will keep the balance on all the others through the Love aspect of this particular Ray.  Remember that the First Ray individuals are usually leaders, therefore, we can understand why politics would be causing much discord among the masses as it brings out the lower aspect - autocrats, dictators all on the negative side of the First Ray. Also, much of the military and police are under the First Ray and you have only to look around you at what is currently happening in our own country to seek that the negative forces of the First Ray are causing havoc and national insurrection within our own borders.
Again, that force which we regard as emanating from the strictly human center, the third ray type of energy, is of the third or creative order; and in these three energies you have, in reality, the expression of the three major centers of the planetary Logos.  The first or will energy is, as you know, focused in Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of Days (as He is called in the Christian Bible), the Lord of Shamballa, Who is the embodiment of the Personality of the planetary Logos.  The love force is focused through the two great spiritual Lords of the Hierarchy, the Buddha and the Christ, Who are both embodiments of the heart center of the planetary Logos, for the Buddha represents the twelve petaled lotus in the head, of which the Christ represents the counterpart, the twelve-petaled lotus of the heart center.  This is a fact seldom grasped or even mentioned.  The petals of the throat center are represented at this time by certain of the leading world rulers, whose activity is responsible for the rapid creation of the new world with its rapidly altering civilizations and culture. These thoughts will provide much that you would do well to consider.  pgs. 86-87
Sanat Kumara- The Ancient of Days
The Planetary Logos
The 12 Petaled Lotus of the Head
The Buddha Represents 
The Mind of God

The Heart Chakra
12 Petals

Lord Maitrya Represents
The Heart of God
12 Petaled Lotus

Jesus also Represents
the Heart of God
12 Petaled Lotus

The 12 Meditations to open each petal of the Heart Chakra
1. Group Love
2. Humility
3. Service
4. Patience
5. Life of Love
6. Tolerance
7. Identification
8. Compassion
9. Hope
10. Sympathy
11. Wisdom
12. Sacrifice 

Concentrate on one of these petals each day then say the following Mantrum of the New Group of World Servers and finish with the Great Invocation :
May the Power of the One Life,
pour through the group of all true Servers.
May the Love of the One soul, characterize the lives
of all who seek to aid the Great Ones.
May I fulfill my part, in the One Work,
through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech.
If you can visualize Sanat Kumara as the Will of God manifesting as our Planetary Logos; the Buddha as the Mind of God representing the Crown Chakra 12 petaled Lotus; the Christs of the East and West - Lord Maitrya and Jesus the Christ - as the Heart of God, and representing the Heart Chakra 12 petaled Lotus within the body of the Planetary Logos; and each of us as the cells within that Planetary Logos Body. Continue to visualize the light and feel the importance of the work we are doing with Hierarchy and Shamballa, as well as for our World and its four lower kingdoms.
The fourth type of force, which is responsible for the state of world affairs at this time, is that of the Jews; they, as a whole constitute the solar plexus of the planetary Logos; their problem is being used today to focus, qualify and condition the world feeling-nature and the emotional reactions of the sensitive nature of humanity and of the planetary Logos.  Forget not that the Personality of our planetary Logos is not yet perfect, hence the fact that His body of manifestation, the planet, is not reckoned as being one of the sacred planets.  Through the Jewish people throughout the world, feeling-sympathetic or antagonistic, expressive of love or conditioned by hate-is being gathered to a focus in the planetary solar plexus center, preparatory to a great and permanent change.  It is for this reason that I have said to some of my pupils that when humanity will have solved correctly the Jewish problem, and when it has been resolved in a humanitarian and sound manner, then the energy of the planetary solar plexus center will have been raised to the heart and a great transmutation will have taken place. pg. 87

The Solar Plexus Center - As the Planetary Logos represents our own planet and as the Master D. K. points out the Personality of our planet is not yet perfect - much of this is having to do with the Jews-who during this exact time were being persecuted and encamped in concentration facilities with their lives being snuffed out in the gas chambers and/or worked to death in the mines with little or no food - their problem is being used today to focus, qualify and condition the world feeling-nature and the emotional reactions of the sensitive nature of humanity and of the planetary Logos.  As they constitute the solar-plexus of the Planetary Logos, their plight called to the hearts and minds of all sensitive individuals; and at the same time it called to those conditioned by hate and hate creation - both of these great energies sympathy and hate are working out in the solar plexus of our Planetary Logos.  Until this problem is solved, the Personality of our planetary Logos, our own planet is not considered as being one of the sacred planets. Thus, once this problem has been resolved by humanity then the energy of the planetary solar plexus center will be raised to the heart and a "great transmutation" will have taken place.  At the present time, this problem still has not been corrected by either the Heads of the Jewish faith nor the rest of humanity.
The Dark or Materialistic Forces correspond in their entirety to the energies of the sacral center (kundalini and/or base of the spine) of the planet, dealing with the generation of forms, and their work is to keep the direction of planetary interest upon the form side of divine expression.  They are concerned with the life of matter itself, with its magical usage, and with that which is regarded as dark because, for humanity at its present stage of development, that divine aspect should have lost its major hold and should lie behind "in the darkness of that which has been outgrown and which has no further hold upon the son of God".  You therefore have the following tabulation expressing what I have sought above to make clear to you. 

I would point out here that the fourth energy, focused in the Jewish problem, is definitely producing cleavage as a part of the divine plan.  The Jews are instruments in the working out of the Plan for the production of certain syntheses and to bring humanity to certain realizations and decisions.  A close study of this tabulation will bring you much of knowledge.  However, it only expresses the present situation in this interim period between the old Piscean age which is passing and the new Aquarian age which is coming in.  It depicts this present world cycle.   The emphasis of the rays changes in connection with the last two types of energy expressions quite constantly, because they are symbolic (in this day and age) of the personality nature in its physical and emotional forms. pgs. 87-88
The Kundalini Center- deals with the form side of divine expression - I think the Jewish problem stems in part because most people understand that they were "the chosen ones" most of humanity thinks that the Jews were chosen to be the ones that would bring in the Christ - yet when we hear the real story from Hierarchy, they were chosen to embody on Lemuria and were the first individuals on that continent.  Secondly, because nearly all of mankind thinks they were also responsible for the crucifixion of the Christ, when anyone with eyes to see, knows that it was the Roman soldiers who were responsible for His death - although the Rabbis were also there to make sure He was punished - this has carried on for over two thousand years and at some point this whole situation has to be corrected.  While at the same time the Jewish individuals need to come into the rest of humanity and stop being separate and finally they have to realize that they have to move forward in their spiritual path as at this time they are tied very much to the gaining of wealth and material gain, this must come into balance - so, both the gentile and the Jew need to get together and work out in a spirit of cooperation these problems so that this planet can get beyond its current personality problem.
I wonder whether you can grasp the implications of this paragraph.  When the mind aspect (the third aspect of the personality) is more fully developed, then the focus of the effort of the Dark Forces will change and the problem of the Jews will disappear.  Mankind is not yet handling its problems intelligently.  Thus the forces and energies of the creative process are exceedingly active at this time in preparing what I might call the "material of the world" and the substance of all the four kingdoms in nature for the coming changes.  As the ploughman turns the soil of his field and harrows it, and so brings that which is underneath  to eventual fruition, so a similar process is taking place in the world today, and all is preparatory for the sowing and its resultant effects.  These effects will constitute the new Aquarian culture and civilization.  In this process the Hierarchy is taking a definite and influential part and is working more uniquely and specifically than ever before in the history of the world, under instruction and vital aid from Shamballa.

pgs. 88-89


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