Thursday, May 26, 2022

Lesson 157 - Externalization of the Hierarchy - Sect. One-Seed Groups in the New Age - Part 3


Alice A. Bailey, March 1934



Part Three

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

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

The third function of this second group lies in a more distant future. The Hierarchy has necessarily a department of workers whose major task it is to work solely in the world of illusion and with astral matter. This department came into being in Atlantean days when the great controversy took place between those who embodied the consciousness or soul aspect of deity and those who were similarly representative of the matter aspect of deity. Symbolically speaking, the left-hand and the right-hand paths came into being; white and black magic were brought into conflict with each other and the pairs of opposites (always existent in manifestation) became active factors in the consciousness of advanced humanity. The battle of discrimination was opened, and humanity became active upon the field of Kurukshetra. Where there is no conscious response to a condition and no registered awareness, there is no problem of responsibility, as far as the soul is concerned. In Atlantean times, this condition was evoked and hence the problem facing the race today; hence the task of the Hierarchy to free the souls of men from the surrounding glamour and to enable them to achieve liberation. The culmination of the issue and the controversy, then initiated, is now upon us. pgs. 40-41

Please notice that we are approaching and/or are already experiencing much of what did occur in Atlantis before its sinking, when the Black Magicians and the White Magicians were wording in the world of became such a problem that at some point that they lost all perspective of their responsibilities of their own souls; and now today we are facing this same dangerous problem - and this is why Hierarchy has taken on the task of dealing with illusion and glamour so that once and for all we are finally free from to move quickly ahead towards the light while helping those who are still in the shadows.

The third function, therefore, of the group can be grasped at this time, and eventually this branch of the hierarchical effort can find due expression upon earth.

From the above analysis of opportunity it is evident how the groups have a definite place in the plans of the Hierarchy. By developing spiritual sensitivity, and achieving freedom from glamour, the disciples who are members of these groups can raise the racial consciousness and bring in illumination. It should be remembered that it is inspiration which is the goal of all true telepathic work, and illumination which is the reward of effort and the real instrument for the dissipation of world glamour. Thus these groups can nurture the germ of the future culture, act also as bridging units, and externalize certain departmental activities of the planetary Hierarchy - the next great desire of its Members. pg 41

These two words telepathic work and illumination that will and can make a difference in removing once and for all the world of glamour.  As we, the "group souls" working together around the world spread the light in all areas of the globe, in all planes of matter, we can and will make a difference; because as the greater light enters and fills the planet, the world of darkness and illusion will disappear - this is why the work in Triangles as well as the work in Twelves was developed  by Hierarchy for those of us working under the Will of God and the Freedom-not only for ourselves but for everyone upon the planet. 

Turning now to the work of the third group, we find ourselves concerned with the task of the magnetic healers of the world. this has been dealt with elsewhere (Esoteric Healing). I will here refer to one or two points of more general interest, and to their threefold opportunity. It is of interest to note that the work of this group is perhaps one of the hardest to carry through, although from another angle it is far easier than the task of most of the other groups, because the consciousness of the bulk of humanity is found to be predominantly upon the plane of illusion and therefore, as the Old Commentary says:

"They who work to bring in light and yet are surrounded by the maya of the senses, work from the point of present being and need not to move out or in, or up or down. They simply stand."

The healers of the world upon the physical plane have to work upon that plane and their task is that of bringing through the energies of life, emanating from the soul plane, via the mind, but excluding the emotional. These energies have to be brought through into physical consciousness and, from the physical level, do their necessary and magnetic work. The task of the healers, if successful, involves:

1. The bringing through of healing divine energy. pgs. 41-42

Again, let us not forget that this healing divine energy comes from the soul, through the mind and into the physical plane.

2. The exclusion of the astral world, and therefore illusion. pg. 42

By following the Hierarchy's guidelines and bypassing the emotional body, bringing  the  divine healing energy directly from the soul to the mind (and bypassing the emotional) when we bring it into the physical plane,  we have avoided the astral world of glamour and illusion.

3. The utilization of the healing energy in full waking consciousness upon the physical plane. pg. 42

Because it does come through the mind from the soul, it is more powerful and more potent than getting entangled in the world of illusion.

Most of the healers in the world are working as follows:

1. As purely physical healers, dealing with the vital forces of the physical body, and with their own consciousness polarized in the etheric body. pg. 42

Again, most healers are not bringing the "soul awareness" into the physical plane and therefore have not the "full waking consciousness" working through them.

2. As emotional astral psychics, with the consciousness polarized upon the astral plane, and utilizing the astral body and working in and with glamour and illusion. The effect of their work, if successful (and I would have you note that "if," for I deal with the idea of relative permanency) may be one of two things:

    • They may cure the physical ills in the patient which are of such a nature that the inner astral desire (and therefore the lower desire) has eventuated in physical disease, experienced in some aspect or organ of the physical body.
    • They may intensify the effect of the illusion of desire in the physical brain consciousness and cause such a violent increase of the active energies that death may occur before so very long. This is quite a frequent happening. Nevertheless death is a cure, remember this. pgs. 42-43
It is many times the cause of physical ills, when a patient is dealing with our emotional and/or desire body, which usually results in manifesting within some part or organ within the physical body. Emotional astral psychics, can only deal with disease polarized upon the astral plane, they can't or won't reach any higher, therefore, they not only can work at the astral level but  if they also work with the physical brain consciousness of the patient, can do irreversible damage and even death; but as the Master D. K. says "death is a cure"..

Under these two categories the bulk of the world healers are found-sometimes doing good, oft doing harm, even if not realizing it, and even if (as is usually the case) of good intention. There are three other categories of healers, however, to add to the two above: pg. 43

Pay close attention to the above paragraph because herein lies the problem of  so-called "psychic healers" because they can only deal at the "lower-mind and emotional body levels" can more often than not, cause more harm than good, even though they think they are doing good - remember, if they are ignorant of the fact that their healing abilities are often more harmful than effective, they cannot be blamed.  If they are aware that there is a higher and more potent form of healing, then they are guilty of misusing God's energy.

3. Mental healers in the true sense of the word. Most mental healers unduly flatter themselves and work not with their minds at all. They have much mental theory and astral methods. Desire is the motivating power and not mental impulse. The true mental healer only brings about his results when he knows something of illumination in the technical and academic sense, and of the power of light to dispel illusion. Disease is not an illusion; it is a definite effect of a real cause from the standpoint of average humanity. When healers can work mentally, they deal with the causes of disease and not with the efforts. pg. 43

We see here again that even the Mental healers have their own problems when they bring  "desire" into the mix.  Like the Emotional Astral Psychics, they are dealing from the desire or emotional body rather than coming from the soul awareness through the mind into the physical plane (leaving out any emotions). While at the same time understanding the illumination that will dispel illusion-in other words they need to deal with the "causes of disease and not with the effects."

4. Those healers whose soul contact is established and who work through the souls of people, enabling them therefore:

    • To stand in spiritual being
    • To work, free from illusion
    •  To achieve true perspective upon the physical plane
    • To coordinate the personality and the soul so that the will of the inner spiritual man can work out upon the physical plane. pg. 43
I think the last statement says it all-the soul healer needs to work from the "soul level" to the patient's personality and soul so that the "will of the inner spiritual man" can work out upon the physical plane.  Too often, healers want to prescribe and/or give some curative, while all the patient really needs is to understand from the highest spiritual level within himself what the cause is so that he can deal with it upon the physical plane.

5. Those who can work (as is eventually intended that this third group should work) definitely as outposts of the consciousness of the Hierarchy of Masters. This work will be done in group formation and with a united synthesized effort. The personal effect of such healers is therefore:

    • To coordinate the personality of the patient. They are themselves coordinated.
    • To bring about contact with the soul, on the part of the patient. They are themselves vitally in contact.
    • To fuse and blend the personality and the soul and thus provide an instrument for the distribution of spiritual energy. They are themselves such fused.
    • To understand and use the laws of true spiritual healing through intelligent activity upon the mental plane, through freedom from glamour, and through such a right use of force that the instrument of the soul (the personality) becomes vitally magnetic. pgs. 43-44
As we pay attention to what the Master D. K. is conveying here we understand more fully why these "seed groups" were formed in the first place-to integrate directly with Hierarchy as a group and then to bring the personality of the patient in contact with their soul, in order to bring about the distribution of spiritual energy, and mainly to understand the laws of true spiritual healing through their own mental capacities, while bypassing glamour. This brings about the right use of force that the instrument of the soul/personality becomes vitally magnetic. In other words, once they've eliminated the interference of the desire or emotions, the soul and personality becomes vitally magnetic. There is no interference in the healing at this point.

I would remind you that such effort in the early stages (and those stages are the present ones) results inevitably in the development of a critical spirit through the intelligent effort being made and the discriminative recognition of glamour in many cases, because only through such an effort can analysis of a right kind eventually be achieved and criticism be eliminated. In the meantime, those thus in training are oft a difficulty and a problem both to themselves and to their friends and co-workers. But this phase is temporary and leads to a more lasting relationship and to the emergence of that true magnetic link and love which must heal and lift and stimulate all that it may contact. pg. 44

Whenever one is dealing with new techniques, they will be met with criticism-especially when dealing with the world of glamour and illusion.  The Master D. K. is warning all those who would seek this particular path need to develop a critical spirit through the intelligent effort being made because only through such effort can analysis of a right kind eventually be achieved and criticism be eliminated. The established medical field and even the psychic and mental healers will be the first to criticize anyone introducing a new and highly spiritual method of healing; but like anything else, the healing itself will prove that it is only through direct contact with the soul, acting as a group while working directly with Hierarchy, will this method eventually become accepted by all fields of medicine.

In the coming Aquarian Age we shall see humanity producing a culture which is sensitive to the finer and higher spiritual values, a civilization which is free from glamour and from much of the illusion which today colors the Aryan peoples, and a racial life which will be embodied in those forms which will bridge the gap at present existing; it will be free from what we now know as disease of the worst kind, though death and certain forms of bodily breakdown which may eventually end in death will, of course, still be prevalent. The overcoming of death is not contingent upon the elimination of bodily ills, but upon the establishing of that continuity of consciousness which carries over from the physical plane of life to the inner subjective existence. Of this state of being, groups such as this third group can be the custodian and their problem is therefore: pgs. 44-45

We know that the Aquarian Age will be mostly free from illusion and that people will be definitely more spiritual; but there are always those who will not still be in a "state of grace".  The Fifth Race is the Aryan people who are chosen to bridge the gap of life-threatening diseases which may end up in death (and in many cases will be still prevalent in the Aquarian Age).  The key here is that people have to come to the awareness that it's the establishment of that continuity of consciousness which carries over from our physical plane of life to the inner subjective existence (otherwise living in and as a soul consciousness).  This third group can and will be the custodians of this transition.

1. To establish that state of personality development which will lead to magnetic living upon the physical plane. pg. 45

When we talk about "magnetic living" we are talking about consciously living in soul awareness rather than "physical plane illusion".  It is only through magnetic living that we can move forward not only in healing the physical vehicle but continuing to move past the death cycle into infinity.

2. To study the laws of life, which are the laws of health and right of relationship. pg. 45

When we are living and working in developing ourselves by studying the laws of life, which are knowing the laws of health and right relationship, we are moving out of the world of illusion and emotional reaction and into a healthier lifestyle-the same is true with right relationships-by learning to love each other and realize that we are all part of God, we can quickly bring about Peace and Goodwill to everyone we meet. When this becomes part of everyone's agendas, the world will become a peaceful place to live in.

 3. To develop that continuity of consciousness which will "open the doors of life and dispel the fear of the known and of that which disappears." pg. 45

The biggest fear most people living in the material world today is, the fear of the unknown, major illnesses and death.  But if we begin today letting go of fear and living in the soul, we'll find that again, we can bypass all the fear and emotions and allow the continuation of life passing from the physical plane to the etheric plane like going to sleep and coming awake into eternal life.

From the angle of work of the world healers, the above is a statement of opportunity. This they face as the nucleus or one of the germs or seeds of the new civilization and the coming culture. It embodies the objective of all their work, and their contribution to the united work of the groups. pg. 45

When Master D. K. wrote about this seed group, the World Healers, they were in the embryonic stage.  When He mentioned that this would be one of the most difficult challenges for this particular group He wasn't kidding-think about it, especially today, where no matter if it's on TV, any magazine, newspaper or friends and family, we are all living in this world of illusion and glamour.  I think that it is even more "in our face" than ever before.  The Hierarchy knew what They were doing when They made it clear that not only should this group make contact with the soul as group; but also to make contact with Hierarchy as a group; and together They would bring about major changes at this present time in our world.  As I look at the world around me, I know deep in my heart that the only way to bring about a major change to man's thinking today, is to have the complete back-up of the Hierarchy and our souls as a group to take on such a Herculean challenge.  Yet, I have every confidence that as our groups continue to grow and spread the light into all areas of the planet and into the hearts and minds of all of mankind that change will occur and will occur much faster than we expected. 

Equally so, they can bridge the gap at present existing in the racial consciousness between

1. Life and death pg. 45

This will be one of the biggest challenges as in today's world, no one wants to talk about death and many are not aware of how precious life is. How we live our lives as souls at the present time can make all the difference not only to our lives but how we transition into eternity.

2. The sick and the well. This is between

a. The physically sick and the inwardly well, which is the case with a few - a very few - of the advanced people, or the disciples of the world and the senior aspirants. pg. 45

This seems to be the case among many of the "light-bearers" in the world today.  We find that our spiritual selves are moving along apace, while our physical vehicles are experiencing the effects of the incoming rays, the higher vibrations and the speed-up of time on this planet - most of our vehicles were not built to withstand the shift in energy and the powerful forces brought about by all of the above.

b. The physically well and the psychically sick, which is sometimes the case, but of singular rarity. pg. 45

We are seeing this in the younger generations, who are more sensitive and inclined to find methods of escape through the use of drugs and alcohol-also the increase in suicides in the young is astounding.  I think that we are seeing more of this today than when the Master D. K. wrote about this psychically sick being a singular rarity as I can agree with Him back then; but now I'm not so sure.

c. the physically sick, the psychologically sick, and the overshadowing soul. This situation is often found today. pg. 45

Whether it's due to all that has transpired with the shift in the force of energy entering our planet or the fact that many souls today cannot handle the massive amount of fear and danger in their lives through these mass shootings, terrorist activity, lack of spiritual development, lack of family support, which leads to utterly no soul contact on the part of many individuals, therefore, they have no spiritual foundation to stand upon, which may be part of the increase in psychological, physical and suicidal tendencies in our society. 

3. The physical plane and the world of souls, because of the development of a sound instrument and the dissipation of those causes which work out as effects in the physical body as disease, and act as barriers to the inflow of soul energy and the entrance of soul awareness into the brain activity. pg. 45

The cause and effect due to the dissipation working out as disease, act as barriers to the inflow of soul energy and the entrance of soul awareness into the brain activity. As was indicated in the above explanation, even though the physical vehicle might be a sound instrument it is the multiple forces of energy bombarding this physical body and, at the same time, the lack of connection with the soul that causes the barriers of inflow of soul energy and soul awareness into the brain activity.

This bridging work, when it occurs today, is often simply a fortunate but fortuitous happening and is not the result of a consciously planned bridging work. But it is the intent of the Hierarchy that the groups which will be later formed, and which are today in process of forming (including this third group of mine) can aid in this process, if such is the will of the constituent parts. pg. 46

Hierarchy is always there to help and support these groups; but sometimes it all depends upon the reception and willingness of the group to comply as we know all of mankind has free will.

Finally, every initiate is a magnetic healer. This is a statement of fact. Though the members of the Hierarchy have each of Them Their duly appointed functions and Their planned activity (dependent upon Ray, upon race and upon dedication) there is one activity which They share in common and that is the power to heal. Their ability to act as magnetic healers works out in various ways, predominantly in the realm of psychological readjustments and psychic disentanglements, and - only incidentally and as a result of the two above activities - in the processes of bodily healing. You will note from the above, that the healing work done by the initiate members of the Great White Lodge is threefold - psychological, bringing in the soul; psychic, releasing the lower psychic nature from illusion so that the psyche or soul can have full sway; physical, as the result of the inner psychological and psychic adjustments. pg. 46

Here the Master D.K. distinguishes between every initiate who is a magnetic healer, no matter what ray, race or dedication that they all have the power to heal. They predominately work in the realm of psychological readjustments and psychic disentanglements, which means that they work with mankind to make sure that they are sound of mind and at the same time removing them from any psychic connections. While those members of the Great White Lodge work in a threefold manner; psychological, bringing in the soul by aligning the physical and mental bodies with the soul; the second is the psychic, disconnecting the lower psychic nature from the world of illusion in order for the soul to inflow into the brain and work directly with the personality; resulting in the physical body to become aligned and healed through the readjustment of the other two.

This triple healing activity is intended to be the objective of all groups working as this third group, the magnetic healers, should work; thus will be brought about an emergence of hierarchical effort into outer activity. Thus you will note, my brother, that the work of the first three groups just discussed, and viewing them as constituting one unit, produces a synthetic endeavor in the three worlds, and leads from the plan of the soul to the plane of outer expression. pg. 46

Simply put, the magnetic healers working with hierarchical effort will bring about the emergence of Hierarchy into outer activity.  These three groups working with Hierarchy produces a synthetic endeavor in all three worlds i.e. the soul, the mental and the physical (or personality or the plane of outer expression).  This will certainly make disease as we know it melt away and allow for mankind to finally progress to a more spiritual wholeness that has been lacking since the time of Atlantis.

End of Lesson.