Sunday, July 10, 2022

Lesson 161-The Externalization of the Hierarchy- The Spiritual Trend of Human Destiny




Alice A. Bailey, March 1934


The Spiritual Trend of Human Destiny - Wesak, May 1939

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

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

In this hour of crisis, anxiety and suspense, it has seemed that there are certain things which you would do well to remember, and certain thing which you should endeavor to do. pg. 79
Again, just a reminder, Master D. K. is referring to the drama of WWII that is playing out in Europe, Asia and even the Pacific Islands (Japanese invasion).  In 1939 the USA had not as yet entered the theater of war - although they were supplying England with ammunition, planes and equipment while working with the allied forces behind the scenes.  It was not until the bombing of Pearl Harbor and  the sinking of American ships in the harbor that we entered directly into the battle.  The hour of crisis continued until 1945 when the allied forces finally won the war.  Meanwhile many people of all races were killed, maimed and held in concentration camps while whole cities, towns and great centers were destroyed.  He is reminding His students of the role they must play during this crisis throughout the world.
The first thing, therefore, of which I would like to remind you is thatThe Hierarchy stands. Behind all that is going on today, the same group of spiritual Forces and the same Elder Brothers and Masters are to be found as heretofore, guiding humanity along the path of life and bringing us safely and satisfactorily to our present point of development.  The Buddha, Whose festival we are celebrating, and the Christ, Who expresses to us the unchanging love of God, are still with us, and the Hierarchy stands as a bulwark of strength between us and possible disaster; this center of spiritual life is "like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land". pgs. 79-80 
According to Cosmic Law, the Hierarchy cannot interfere with the free will of people on planet Earth. However, towards the end of WWII, there was such an outcry of pain and suffering from mankind, that once again the Forces from Shamballa intervened and aided in bringing about the end of this terrible war - brought about from hate and hate creation especially towards the Jewish people as well as many European leaders. The Hierarchy can inspire and guide Humanity when they make the call - the call compels the answer - therefore, many prayers were answered and much help came from both the Hierarchy as well as the Archangels, K-17 and the Secret Service (Who worked in a physical body at that time). 
The second thing I would have you all remember is that mankind has marched steadily forward from a state of blind ignorance and unawareness to one of an intelligent preoccupation with life and a growing sense of responsibility.  This sense of responsibility, which is awakening in all of you is-on its present large scale-relatively new and is one of the factors definitely increasing the distress and pain you are all feeling. You ask yourselves, where, as a race, have we failed and what can we do to rectify our mistakes? In spite of everything, however, men have gone from stage to stage of intelligent and spiritual unfoldment and no matter what the outer happenings have been or may be, the race has made real progress.  There has been no turning back and there will be none.  Mankind has weathered many storms and survived many difficulties; men have emerged from periods of crisis better and stronger, purified "so as by fire" and definitely nearer the goal. pg. 80
The word responsibility is key here, as prior to this, most of mankind were still working from the reptilian brain in survival mode for family and sustenance.  According to the Hierarchy many among mankind since the end of the eighteenth century had received an awakening - a "spark" of light within the brain that opened them to a greater awareness and expansion of consciousness.  At this time, during this great crisis, much of mankind moved rapidly through this great force of energy playing out in the battlefields of both Europe and Asia.  Remember there were also those great thinkers and intellectuals of older Root Races who were still present and assisting in the war efforts as well. 
When the Master D. K. speaks of us becoming intelligent, responsible and loving individuals as we progress from stage-to stage along our homeward journey, we must now awaken to the fact that much of our expansion of consciousness occurred when under great crisis and duress; it is during this "forcing of energy" period that mankind has made its greatest leap forward in a very short period of time. Notice that He reminds us that wars not only cause great heartache, pain and death, but they also bring about major purification-when our souls cry out and we once again look for the why and how's of the situation.  It is a path froth with thorns as we march ever forward on our homeward path; but remember that it is our own free wills that have placed us in the path of our enemies.  Because part of our learning curve is to STOP Hating, STOP being abusive to others and STOP being prejudice to others.  These crisis have all happened through selfishness, greed and desire to covet that which is not ours.  The Mayans have a wheel and within that wheel it shows how mankind rushes out to kill, conquer and destroy all in order to gain that which they desire - they see it as a very masculine inclination. Once the spoils have been taken over, the feminine aspect is what nurtures the spoils of war and its people into a more civilized society - this they claim happens in cyclic regularity.
I would remind you also of the integrity and solidarity of the human family.  We are one people-one in our relationships, and capacities and desires, our origin and our goal.  It is this essential and recognizable integrity which is emerging at this time powerfully in the human consciousness. You are apt to think that this may not be so, that your positions in believing this is somewhat unique and that you stand somewhat alone.  But this is your error and is not true to the facts of the case.  In every land and among widely differing peoples, the same desire exists for understanding, for the establishing of right and peaceful relations, and for expression of that basic goodwill which is one of the deepest human characteristics and our divine inheritance. pgs. 80-81
We are all aware of the "opening of our hearts" when a crisis arises anywhere in the World, whether it's due to tornadoes, hurricanes or any natural disasters, war or pandemics, we're ready and able to give food, medicine, money and provide all those suffering with the necessities of life - too bad that this doesn't occur on a regular basis. Yet mankind has progressed to where we are seeing a significant increase in humanitarian agencies cropping up all over the world in order to aide those who are in crisis - I say this is a remarkable improvement and awareness of those in dire need.  Now more than ever we, the NGWS, need to work especially on the God qualities of "peace on earth and goodwill to ALL mankind". We also need to let go of old learned prejudices no matter how seemingly harmless and formulate within ourselves a love of all mankind, all animals, the earth and the elemental kingdoms. We were given the responsibility as "caretakers" for this beautiful planet. This responsibility involves all of the three (3) lower kingdoms that have been sorely neglected and right now, more than ever, need our support and attention to relieve them of the great burden mankind has placed upon them.  A couple of dollars sent to the local charities should replace those material things that we are now giving up in order to form a more perfect union with our souls.  In fact, most charities will send a loved one and/or friend a note indicating that a donation was sent in their names for some special occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas giving.
Remember, that people all over the world did not have social media, TV and the internet in 1939-1945.  They did have the radio and would listen to the world news especially during this intense situation; yet, they didn't feel that the world was a great place to abide at that particular time. During this period, everyone throughout the world was in constant fear that a bomb would drop at any moment.  Even though we didn't lose our homes and lives here in the continental USA, many of our fathers, brothers, friends and family members lost their lives oversees, as was evident in countless number of homes who hung the remembrance banner in their windows. People in our communities grew ever closer: the normal hates and prejudices were put aside; everyone collected bonds to help the war effort; women went to work doing men's jobs; people went out to the orchards and fields to help with the harvest while earning the right to take home some of the bruised fruit and vegetables; and people checked on the elderly and welcomed refugees from other war-torn countries.  Why is it that it takes a disaster or war to open our hearts and minds to our responsibility to love our brothers as ourselves?  This is what the Master was pointing out to His students back in the day.  Yet, it wasn't five years later 1950 when war once again war broke out in Korea.  Then came Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East the "cold war" and the current crisis in Ukraine. What does it take before we all wake up to the fact that we are all sons and daughters of the most High God? I think the answer is two things - First, there are still many among mankind who have remained in ignorance to the incoming new energies that force mankind to make the necessary changes in their lives, while the second would be the influence of the Dark Forces upon those souls who are still in the reptilian minds and who through their own desires have aligned themselves with evil - the so-called dictators and authoritarians who still hold much of mankind in bondage today.
These are the things which, it seems to me, are important at this time, and which all of us would do well to remember.  Will you try to do so?  No matter what may take place in the world-whether war or peace, strife and aggression or understanding conciliation and conference-we face a difficult period of adjustment, and for this we must be prepared.  The next three years are critical, and this we have often been told. pg. 81
The next 3 years He speaks about we will conclude is 1939 to 1942. This was a very serious and dire period in the history of our world and the Master is asking His students if they can maintain a positive and loving attitude while praying for peace and goodwill everywhere in the world.  I was a small child in 1942, yet my memories were of darkened curtains with black oilcloth in the windows, of my elder cousins going off to war and of automobiles having the tops of the head lights painted black so that at night the beam would stay close to the road and not shine upwards in case of bombers coming over.  Unknown to us living in Maine, years after the war, farmers along our Northern Coastline found caves with fuel cans stored there by the Germans and my Father working at the Portsmouth Naval Yard came home to tell us that a German Submarine was sunk off the Isle of Shoals a few miles from Portsmouth Naval Station.  The Bridge of Freedom books told of the Archangels sealing both of our Coastal Shores with all of their angels. Of note, K-17 was in embodiment and actively working with other agencies in repelling the Nazi aggression.  The Hierarchy were very much working with us as much as Cosmic Law would allow, and They were vital in overturning the Dark Forces that actually took up residence in the forests surrounding much of Germany at that time. When my sister was flying for Pan Am Airways in 1961 they were still finding Japanese military hiding in the Philippines.
Again, the Master D.K. asked the question "Will you try to do so?" In every circumstance, He points out that whatever is happening on the street, in the nation and around the world, the NGWS must maintain an open and positive attitude-holding on to the understanding that this to will pass; but while embedded within the chaos of war and rumors of war, the disciples must hold the line, become the bridge, the mediator between Hierarchy and Humanity.
Much will depend upon what you and all men of goodwill and disciples think and what they do.  I would like to remind you of another most encouraging thing, and that is that the power wielded by those who are seeking to live as souls and in touch with the soul and the world of spiritual realities is out of all proportion to their registered sense of power and usefulness. You are, as you endeavor to wield spiritual force constructively and selflessly, far more potent than you realize.  If you add to this realization the recognition that you are not alone in this, but that people with a vision similar to yours and with the same ideals and spiritual aspiration are to be found in every country without exception of any kind, in every religion, group and organization, then indeed you can go forward with courage and with hopeful faith.  If this is a statement of fact (and I believe it to be so) then let us go forward in unison with our brothers everywhere, conscious of opportunity, of strength, of responsibility and of the joy of service.  pg. 81
You can imagine the anxiety and fear that most people were under during this crisis period (1939-1945) when the world was ablaze with bombs, tanks, rockets and armies in almost all of Europe and much of Asia. The Master gives His disciples and all who would be intelligent enough to read His words, that they were definitely not alone and that there were people everywhere in the world holding the light of service to all mankind, with love, peace and goodwill in their very souls. A reminder here, that He again mentions that it is the disciple and aspirant who remains true to the tenants of the Ancient Wisdom, staying in the soul and working with others throughout the world from the soul, connecting as one potent force against those forces of evil.  He gives His students the realization that it is at this level of soul-awareness that the true work can be done in moving mountains and at the same time keeping the individuals free from fear and doubt that was in most everyone's hearts and minds at that time.  Today many of mankind are still living under great tension and fear, and we can attest to the fact that a great many of mankind all over the world are rising to the soul level of their beings in response to the "call to action" by Hierarchy - as once again we are all being put through the initiation of our spirituality vs materialism, in other words, the world of illusion vs the world of spiritual expansion of consciousness in order to move quickly into the new age.
 As regards some of the things which you can do, I would suggest the following. Refuse to allow yourselves to be swept by any fear psychosis or to be stampeded into any attitude through which the anxiety and unrest and distress in the world can overwhelm you.  Strive to stand in spiritual being.  Each morning in your meditation, seek to take that attitude with a new and fresh definiteness and to hold it during the hours of service which lie ahead each day.  This will not be an easy thing to do, but it can be done if you can get quiet for five minutes each morning-completely and interiorly quiet - and if you fill your days with vital occupation and true service, guarding with care all thought and speech. pgs. 81-82
Notice here where the Master tells us: "meditate only 5 minutes each morning", "Strive to stand in spiritual being..." "having a definite purpose during meditation to remain in spiritual being throughout the day". These are the keys to success and to remaining steadfast on the path no matter what is going on outside of us (these things we cannot change at the moment but our constant loyalty to our own souls and monads will make us a potent force against all odds).  Today we are able to meditate much longer and at a soul level that connects us to all others in the field of spiritual awareness, can you imagine now where this particular soul-force can bring about change not only on a personal level, but within our Nation and the entire World. This all started back over eighty years ago when Hierarchy brought forth through Master D. K., "the ten seed groups".
Between now and the Wesak Festival in 1940 let each of you gain that control of speech which has often been your goal but seldom your achievement, and remember that the most powerful factor in the control of speech is a loving heart.  Wild and fearful talk, hateful gossip, cruel innuendos, suspicion, the ascribing of wrong and wicked motives to persons and peoples, and the divergences of attitude which have separated the many different nations in the world are rampart today and have brought the world to its present distressing situation. It is so easy to drift into the same habits of speech and thought which we find around us and to discover ourselves participating in attack and the spirit of hate. Guard yourselves strenuously against this and say nothing which could inflame hate and suspicion in connections with any race, any person, any group or any leaders of groups and nations. You will have to guard yourselves with care, so that even in defense of that which you may personally or nationally approve you do not find yourselves full of hate and breaking the law of love-the only law which can truly save the world.  Perhaps the key toyour success along this line will bethe silence of a loving heart! pg. 82
"Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself" comes to mind immediately.  When I was a teenager, I remember hearing something bad about someone else in our town and rushed home to tell my Mother.  She would look at me with those beautiful grey eyes and tell me:  "Margaret Mary you will stop right now speaking about anyone negatively.  Who knows what will happen in your life in the future.  In the meantime, I suggest you make friends with this poor soul who has no one to befriend her- go and make her feel welcome".  I was fortunate to have a Mother who did much love and service for all those she came in touch with.  I have been talked about and have had to keep my consul, whether it was because of my being divorced at a young age or whether I became a student of the Arcane Knowledge, I was treated with disdain, even from my own family; and I had to remain quiet and loving towards those who were still asleep and not awakened to the love of the soul.  This is one of the hardest initiations an aspiring student has to pass through, especially when it comes to family and close friends.  Meanwhile, the Master has given us something to work on for the immediate future - "Try, try, try as St. Germain always reminds us" and pray, pray, pray for the patience and capacity to love all life free.  This is the shortest path to the heart of God. 
It will be good also to cultivate the joy that brings strength. This is not the time for gloom, despair or depression. If you give way to these, you become negative and destructive focal points in your environment. If you truly believe that the spiritual life is fundamental in the world today, if you do believe that divinity guides the world, if you truly grasp the fact that all men are your brothers and that we are all the children of the One Father, and if you are convinced that the heart of humanity is sound - are these not adequately potent ideas to hold us joyously steady in the midst of a changing world?
Will you, therefore, carry with you the following ideas? 
First, that the Hierarchy of spiritual Forces stands in spiritual Being. 
Second, that we too can stand steady in spiritual Being.
Third, that the silence of a loving heart should be our keynote for the coming year.
Fourth, that strength to stand is the result of a joyous attitude and a true orientation to the soul . pgs. 82-83
Again, the appeal from Hierarchy through the Master Teacher is that we adhere and carry forth with the above 4 ideas. The same appeal is being sent forth to all students of the Ancient Wisdom to work in silence with loving hearts - that we stand as a bridge between Hierarchy, Humanity and the Three Lower Kingdoms and that we remember we are never alone and that Hierarchy depends upon us to mediate between Them and Humanity as to laying the groundwork for the Externalization of the Hierarchy, the Reappearance of the Christ and the lowering of the New Jerusalem in to the atmosphere of Earth bringing the 1,000 years of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all mankind.
End of Lesson

LESSON 160 - The Externalization of Hierarchy - Section Two - The General World Picture

Alice A. Bailey, March 1934

Section Two - The General World Picture
The Hidden Source of Outer Turmoil - January 1939 - pgs. 71-79

(NOTE) All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey. All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

Another angle from which the world situation can be viewed with profit is to look for the hidden source of the outer turmoil. This is seldom what men think it is, for the source lies in the realm of energies and forces. As I explained elsewhere (The Destiny of the Nations, pages 3-47), there are three great streams of energy working powerfully in the world at this time and two others are also struggling for expression, making the five that-together-will determine the trend of world affairs. To repeat briefly:

1. The first and the most powerful force is that pouring into the world from Shamballa, the planetary center where the Will of God is known. Only twice in our planetary history has this Shamballa energy made its presence felt directly: the first time, when the great human crisis occurred at the individualization of man in ancient Lemuria; the second time, in Atlantean days in the great struggle between the Lord of Light and the Lords of Material Form, also called the Dark Forces. Today, this force streams out from the Holy Center; it embodies the Will aspect of the present world crisis and its two subsidiary effects or qualities are: pgs. 71-72

Note here: The first Ray was also brought into the atmosphere of Earth to end WWII; as mankind was about to be destroyed by the forces of darkness that were working with Hitler and his forces who planned to take over the whole world while killing off all peoples who they felt were inferior (racial hatred) and destroying all literature and history of anything spiritual.

a. The destruction of that which is undesirable and hindering in the present world forms (in government, religion and society). pg. 72

Again, what was said above is still apparent in all countries, racial, religious and hat and hate creation manifesting politically, religiously and in society itself - we're experiencing racial hatred and political separation here in the United States.

b. The synthesizing force which binds together that which has hitherto been separated. pg. 72

Once the destruction aspect of the First Ray is concluded than the second aspect of the synthesizing force comes into effect that once again binds that which has been separated.

The Shamballa force is so new and so unrecognized that it is hard for humanity to know it for what it is-the demonstration of the beneficent Will of God in new and potent livingness. pg. 72

All of us know from deep within our souls that we are subject to the Will of God, and we are especially cognizant of when we disobey through willfulness when working against God's holy will. Within the New Age, we will be aligned with those of Hierarchy and will be working and living under the beneficent Will of God

2. The second major force which is potently making itself felt today is that of the spiritual Hierarchy, the planetary center where the Love of God holds sway, as it swings into one of its major cyclic approaches to the earth. The problem before the Hierarchy at this time is so to direct and control all five of the powerful energies that the Divine Plan can materialize, and the close of this century see the Purpose of God for humanity assuming right direction and proportion. pg. 72

As mankind has evolved and the brain centers have expanded, mankind has also been and are still being initialed under this powerful Second Ray of Love/Wisdom to open the hearts of mankind through the expansion of their consciousness, bringing about the Wisdom through the illumination of their minds. This is the most difficult task as mankind has been allowed to gather material things of this world for quite a long time with the understanding that at some point they would recognize that material gathering does not and will not satisfy and/or substitute for the Love of God and the recognition of their own Godliness. This is what the Divine Plan for mankind is bringing about at the present cycle.

3. Humanity itself is the third major planetary center through which one of the three divine aspects, Intelligence, is expressing itself, producing its world effects. pg. 72

Remember up until recent times, mankind was under the great energy force of "Devotion, the Sixth Ray" working out through the Piscean Age and this is now fading out while the new energy forces are manifesting themselves i.e. The will of God, the Seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order, while those cyclic Rays will continue to play out the Second and Third Rays of Love/Wisdom and Active Intelligence which predominantly plays an important role in our initiations at the present time.

As we've discussed before, it is through intelligence that we have made giant leaps in technology, science, medicine and in our personal behavior and interaction with others.

These three centers are closely interrelated and must be thought of as expressions of divine livingness, as embodying three stages in the unfoldment of God's Plan, and as constituting the three major centers-Head, Heart, Throat-in the body of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being. Students can relate these three centers to the three solar systems, referred to in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. In the first solar system, the center which is Humanity was prepared and the principle of intelligence came into manifestation. In the second solar system, the Hierarchy of Love made its appearance and must come into full manifestation, thereby enabling the love of God to be seen. In the next solar system, the center which we today call Shamballa, will manifest the Will aspect of Deity intelligently through love. It is interesting to note that it is only through human beings, that these three centers ever come into true functioning activity; and likewise that the three major ideologies (the totalitarian, the democratic, the communistic) may be the response-distorted and yet responsive-to the forces playing from the two higher centers on to the human. This we discussed earlier (The Destiny of the Nations, page 22) pgs. 72-73

Notice here that "the three ideologies" the totalitarian is erroneous but clear-cut response to the Shamballa influence of Will (1st Ray); while the ideology behind the "democratic" constitutes a similar response to the universality which the LOVE (2nd Ray) of the Hierarchy prompts it to express; while that of communism is of human origin, embodying that ideology which humanity has formulated in tis own right - believe it or not, all ideologies prompted by these three different centers are all equally divine in their essential natures and in their essences - PONDER ON THIS! (from D. K.'s explanations on pg. 22 The Destiny of the Nations).

Those of you who are seeking to serve humanity and to join in the Hierarchical effort to bring healing to a world in pain, must learn to penetrate behind appearances, behind the methods and schemes, the results and effects on the physical plane nd endeavor to contact the forces of Shamballa or of the Hierarchy, plus the human need which has produced these modes of expression and thus see them for what they are-not worn out systems and childish efforts at improvement but embryonic plans whereby, eventually, may come release and the culture and civilization of the New Age. If you are seeking to bring illumination into dark places of the earth (which means into the minds of men), then you must yourselves see clearly and relate the abstract and the concrete in such a manner that, in your own lives, a working idealism may be seen; only so can a working idealism of a national, racial and human nature also be seen. the head as well as the heart must be used, and this many earnest people are apt to forget. Can you possibly work at high tension in this endeavor-a tension produced by the interrelation of the head and the heart, working out creatively through the throat center, esoterically understood? In this last sentence I have expressed for disciples the nature of the effort they need to make.

It is in the recognition of what is happening to mankind as a whole and behind the scenes, that the thinkers of the world and the new group of world servers can best serve; it is the unfoldment of the human consciousness in response to the presented conditions in any country or countries that is of moment; the "human state of mind" is just beginning to focus itself on the things that matter and to express itself in a living fashion. The thinkers and servers must learn to concentrate upon the awakening consciousness and not upon the superficial movements. This awakening goes on apace and, my brothers, satisfactorily. The form or forms may suffer but the intrinsic awareness of man is becoming, during this century, expressively divine. pgs. 73-74

The request that D. K. asks of all his students is that we do not get into old patterns of behavior; but to learn to see beyond the human drama and begin to work with Hierarchy and Shamballa to really begin to use the mind and heart while letting it work out through the throat. This takes mental and heartfelt commitment to the Plan, while expressing through the throat what needs to be done, asking Hierarchy and Shamballa for help in bringing about the awakening of the consciousness of mankind - also to finding the ways and means to awaken humanity to the unfoldment of the human consciousness concerning the real facts and present happenings occurring right here on earth at the present time.

The two other forces which tend to increase the already prevalent tension in the world are:

4. The forces of materialism, streaming out into the three worlds from the so-called "Dark Forces" or Black Lodge, and from those groups of lives and workers which are the antithesis of the Great White Lodge. pg. 74

This is not new information as we've discussed this and are now realizing that our greatest initiation under the 2nd Ray is materialism vs spiritualism that all mankind is being initiated under. We need to put the "I" away and begin to look at the reason we are here and that if we want our children and grandchildren to live upon this earth, we'd better shift our attention to serving mankind with love and idealism.

5. The force emanating from that section of humanity which is found in every part of the world and which we call the Jewish people. What I say here has no specific reference to any individual; I am considering the world problem, centering around the Jews as a whole.

These two forces greatly complicate the problem by which humanity and the Hierarchy are faced, but it should be remembered that they also produce that balancing which is ever needed for the production of right conditions.

There is little that I can tell you about the Dark Forces. They are not the problems of humanity but that of the Hierarchy. The task of these Forces is the preservation of the form life and the working out of methods and aims which are inherent in the processes of manifestation. The black Lodge, so-called, is occupied with the form aspect of manifestation; the White Lodge, with the consciousness aspect. It might, therefore, be stated that:

1. Shamballa is occupied with the life aspect in its graded impulses. pgs. 74-75

Life is working under the Will of God for the Good of all.

2. The Hierarchy is occupied with the consciousness aspect in its graded series of expansions. pg. 75

Hierarchy continually works on mankind through the expansion of consciousness moving them along the Path of Illumination, while continually and cyclically opening the centers within the brain and the chakras to bring about the Christ Consciousness.

3. The Black Lodge is occupied with the matter aspect in its multiplicity of forms. pg. 75

The Black Lodge continually entices mankind into clinging to everything in the material world of illusion and works through the desire body to keep mankind's attention in the world of illusion.

Again, light may come to you, if you relate this triple statement to the three solar systems and to the three aspects of divinity. Evil or wrong, therefore, exists only when the emphasis is retained in the wrong aspect from the point of view of the unfoldment attained or when that which has been used and developed to the necessary point, holds the life or consciousness too long. Hence, my brothers, the beneficent nature of death. pg. 75

If you stop and think for a moment of all the desires we have, to have this, to have fame and fortune, the best that money can buy. True evil is the control and hate and destruction of others for self-gain. This is the darkest side of mankind - the ability to control and use others for their own desires.

The Forces of Darkness are powerful energies, working to preserve that which is ancient and material; hence they are pre-eminently the forces of crystallization, of form preservation, of the attractiveness of matter, and of the lure of that which is existent in the form life of the three worlds. They consequently block deliberately the inflow of that which is new and life-giving; they work to prevent the understanding of that which is of the New Age; they endeavor to preserve that which is familiar and old, to counteract the effects of the oncoming culture and civilization, to bring blindness to the peoples and to feed steadily the existing fires of hate, of separateness, of criticism and of cruelty. These forces, as far as the intelligent peoples of the world are concerned, work insidiously and cloak their effort in fair words, leading even disciples to express hatred of persons and ideologies, fostering the hidden seeds of hatred found in many human beings. They fan to fury the fear and hate of the world in an effort to preserve that which is old and make the unknown appear undesirable, and they hold back the forces of evolution and of progress for their own ends. These ends are inscrutable to you as are the plans of the Ruler of Shamballa. pgs. 75-76

D. K. gives an even more explicit explanation of the energies of darkness spread throughout the earth, keeping mankind continually bound to the wheel of rebirth, coming in over and over to repeat the patterns of misbehavior, greed, hate, separateness, criticism, cruelty and control of others. They continually work to keep mankind in the material plane of illusion and will fight tooth and nail to keep humanity from climbing out of the world of illusion and into the realm of spirit. This is where we are at the present time, where we have to make the decision and commitment to moving mankind forward into the New Age of living and moving and having our beings connected to Hierarchy, working with angelic, devic and elementals to preserve and revere all life upon this dear earth.

These are forces which it is well for you to recognize as existing, but there is little that you, as individuals or as groups, can do about them beyond seeing to it that there is nothing in you which could make you-unimportant as you are-a focal point for their efforts or an agent for the distribution of their peculiar type of energy-the energy of focused and directed hate, of separation, of fear and pride. With them we who are connected directly with Hierarchy have to deal, but you can aid more than you know through the regulation of thoughts and ideas, through the cultivation of a loving spirit and through the general use of the Great Invocation. pg. 76

I don't have much to add to this except that it must be a daily commitment to say the Great Invocation at Sunrise, High Noon and Sunset everyday, to work towards letting go of things that no longer serve you, while trying every day in every way to make commitment to loving all life free and by serving God and raising up all those who are in pain and suffering.

We come now, for a brief moment, to a consideration of the Jewish question. Remember that it is an interesting fact that the Jews are found in every land without exception, that their influence is potent and widespread (far more so than they themselves are willing to recognize), and that they wield most potently that peculiar concretization of energy which we call money. They constitute, in a strange manner, a unique and distinctly separated world center of energy. The reason for this is that they represent the energy and the life of the previous solar system. You have often been told how, at the close of this solar system, a certain percentage of the human family will fail to make the grade and will then be held in pralaya, or in solution, until the time for the manifestation of the next and third solar system come around. Then they will constitute the advancement guard and the symbol of the coming humanity of that system. The same thing occurred in the system before this one and those whom we now call the Jews (a purely modern name and distinction, as I tried to show in the last few pages of A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. I, Esoteric Psychology), are the descendants of that earlier group which was held in pralaya between the first and second solar systems. If you remember that the third ray governed that system and also governs the Jewish race, if you bear in mind that that system was occupied with the divine aspect of matter only and with external conditions, and that the Jews were the highest product of that system you can come to an understanding of the Jew, his separateness, his desire for racial purity and his interest in that which is commercial and tangible. The Jew, down the ages, has insisted upon being separated from all other races but he brought over from the previous system the knowledge (necessary then but obsolete now) that his race was the "chosen people." The "Wandering Jew" has wandered from System One to this where he must learn the lesson of absorption and cease his wandering. He has insisted upon racial purity, for that was his major problem in early Lemurian times when the race came into a world that had in it no human beings, for it was before the coming of the Lords of Flame; this insistence has been carried down the ages and has governed the rules of marriage and the preparation of food instead of being dropped (as it should have been) thousands of years ago. It is these facts (unknown to the modern Jew) which has militated against him down the years and made it possible for the forces of separativeness and of hate, to use the Jewish race to stir up world difficulty, and thus bring to a crisis the basic human problem of separation. When humanity has solved the Jewish problem (with the understanding cooperation of the Jew) and overcome ancient antipathies and hatreds, it will do so by fusing the problem in one vast humanitarian situation. When that happens, the problem will be rapidly solved and one of the major difficulties will disappear off the face of the earth. Racial fusion will then be possible. Our earth humanity and the group of human beings who are far more ancient in their origin than we are will form one humanity and then there will be peace on earth. pgs. 76-77

 Again, we are seeing here an ancient race from between the first and second solar systems before ours, who came into Lemuria as the first civilization carrying with them their Third Ray aspects which are now obsolete like their rules of marriage, the preparation of food that should now have been dropped and their insistence of separation which will not be allowed in the New Age of Brotherhood and Goodwill towards all men. These aspects plus their Third Ray ability to work within the materialistic world and function very successfully has made them a target for those who hate and always use the Jewish race to stir up world difficulty and thus bring to a crisis the basic human problem of separation. This problem must be solved with the full cooperation of the Jewish people, so that they will become fused with the rest of humanity and then there will be peace on earth.

Why our planet and this solar system should have been constituted the nursery for the seeds of separativeness and why this remnant of humanity, far more advanced than ours, should have been destined to work out its future on our earth, is hid in the knowledge of the Lord of Shamballa, and is unattainable knowledge for you and, indeed, for many in the Hierarchy. It is simply a fact to be accepted by you. The solution will come, as I said, when the races regard the Jewish problem as a humanitarian problem but also when the Jew does his share of understanding, love and right action. This he does not yet do, speaking racially. He must let go of his own separative tendencies and of his deep sense of persecution. He will do this latter with great facility, when he grasps, as a race, the significance and inevitability of the Law of Karma, and from a close study of the Old Testament and of the acts and deeds there claimed by him as his racial acts and deeds (conquest, terrorism and cruelty), realizes that the law is working out and incidentally releasing him for a greater future. There must, at the same time, be a realization by the Jew and Gentile of equal responsibility and equal liability for the present world difficulty. Pgs. 77-78

Much is still hidden of why this race who is much more ancient than the rest of us, must work out their karma on our earth. This information is not even attainable by many in the Hierarchy, only the Lord of Shamballa. the solution will eventually come when all races accept the Jewish problem as a humanitarian problem but the Jew must do his share of understanding, love and right action, which at the present time he still does not do - first he must align himself with the rest of humanity an drop the wanting to be separate and let go of his feeling of persecution (although, after Hitler killed millions of Jews, this must be even a bigger challenge for anyone of the Jewish faith). It seems that the Old Testament holds much of the information concerning his present karma especially the acts committed by his ancestors in conquest, terrorism and cruelty - today the law of Karma is working out and by his understanding and willingness to move forward he will be released from this karma and able to more forward to a greater future. Both the Jew and Gentile hold equal responsibility and equal liability for the present world difficulty.

The two forces to which I have been referring must, therefore, be taken into account by all disciples as they seek to serve in this critical cycle; these two forces must also be taken into your calculations as you start this new group work or your wrong idealisms and thoughts may hinder the group work. You must recognize theoretically the five forces (three major and two minor) which meet and clash in the human family at this time. It has been necessary for me to bring these facts to your attention. If disciples are to do group work together on mental levels, they must clear their minds of prejudice, hatreds and any tendency to superiority and criticism. You cannot work, as a group, if these ideas and thoughts are present, and I am preparing now to teach you some of the first stages of group work and usefulness. It would not have been necessary for me to deal with these world problems if you had been immune from emotional reactions to them, but very few of you have your minds clear from prejudice and free from hatred. Those few make the work possible and it is also possible for the rest of you to detach your minds from undue influence and wrong ideas. pg. 78

The warning here is for the New Group of World Servers to recognize the five forces at work (3 major and 2 minor) - that there can be no prejudice, hate, criticism and feelings of superiority of any kind. You are to clear your minds of all the above and open your hearts and consciousness to healing and working from the soul level of awareness. There can be no emotional reactions - remember that there are very few who have their minds clear from hatred, so our first and foremost exercise is to cleanse all negativity from our minds and hearts each and every day, giving over our entire thoughts to our soul, letting us work from the soul in group formation, this will detach the mind from undue influence and wrong ideas.

I ask you, in this work, to concentrate upon the Shamballa and the Hierarchical forces. I ask you to regard yourselves as pure and unclogged channels and to seek only to be linked with the soul of each and all, whose nature is pure love, realized synthesis and divine potency. 

It is essential, however, in spite of the work to which I have called these groups and which-as you know-is intended to lay the basis for the work of the esoteric schools of the future, that the members of all the groups realize that exoteric group work must also be undertaken. Too many in these groups are satisfied with the significance of their own group work and permit it to usurp the place of objective service. pgs. 78-79

Again, D.K. wants us to align ourselves with Shamballa and the Hierarchy in all the work that you do. He also asks that we regard ourselves as "pure and unclogged channels" and to seek to be linked with the soul of each and all, whose nature is pure love, when we fuse with one another at the soul level it brings about a divine potency - we are actually doing this in the Triangles and Twelves work, but He insists that we also realize that once we've synthesized together we then must put our efforts into the exoteric group work of World Service, in other words, working on the problems of humanity while receiving instruction from both Shamballa and the Hierarchy of where to serve humanity best.

If it is so hard, my brothers, to arouse aspirants, such as yourselves, to urgent service and a full  sense of responsibility; if men and women with all the information that you possess cannot be aroused to sacrificing effort, you can gain some idea of the magnitude of the task with which the Hierarchy is confronted at this time. You can realize, perhaps, the sense almost of frustration which could sweep over me (if I were limited by any time concept) when, for instance, those to whom I look for cooperation, are preoccupied with their own affairs, have not sense of immediacy and prefer to concentrate upon their own development, their own families, their own problems, rather than achieve the larger world view which would lead to full cooperation. The averting of a world debacle is the aim of our effort and towards this aim I have asked your help. pg. 79

I think we're all guilty of getting caught up in our own problems; yet, we signed up for this very moment in world history. Hierarchy works 24/7 for all life, while we fritter away the opportunity to be of service - think about it. It takes so few minutes a day to do the work required of us. I think more than ever before we are all aware of the urgency of the hour, the time is running out, and yet we still procrastinate and find other things that seem more important. My thought for all of us is that we set apart certain times or one time during each day to give service to life, to go into the silence and ask those Great ones in Shamballa and any of the Hierarchy what one can do to better serve humanity and then listen with all of our hearts to Their instructions - then take immediate action and if necessary call upon your fellow group to work out a plan of action. It is the least we can do for all those Who have sacrificed Their own plans for the saving of all of mankind and this planet as well.

End of Lesson

LESSON 159 - The Externalization of Hierarchy - Section Two-The General World Picture


Alice A. Bailey, March 1934

The Cause of the World Difficulty - September 1938 - pgs. 69-71
Part I
(NOTE)  All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey. All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

In giving these Instructions I am anxious for you clearly to comprehend the end I have in view.  Sincere students and disciples must hold ever before them the idea of Service; in connection with our present theme this is political service-along the line of world planning and world government.  This teaching will carry to all the general public some idea of the trend of human destiny where nations and larger groups are concerned, and should give a conviction of hierarchical potency and a sense of illumination.  It will, however, do this far more easily if the ideas I attempt to convey are backed by the understanding thought, and the intelligent mental cooperation of a group of people who have pondered deeply on the theme. pg. 69

As we follow the Master D. K. and His instructions, we see here in the above paragraph His expectations from all of His sincere students and disciples - the idea of Service. Not only is His objective clear that we, as His students and disciples, must give service but, in particular, He's talking about political world service concerning the future planning for the new age and the world government that must be in place at that time.  He makes sure that we understand that these ideas are for all mankind, in every nation.  His theme also wants his students and disciples to "spread the word" that Hierarchy is backing this plan and will also be there to enlighten mankind and at the same time make everyone concerned of Their potency, force and vibration through Their Light.

His last thought makes sense, He also needs a group of intelligent cooperative people who are thinking deeply about the world and will be those He will wish to contact through His students and disciples.

What is our theme?  A study and an analysis, from the esoteric angle, of the social organization of humanity.  I seek to have you grasp some of the universal implications which the signs of the times portray and not be entirely engrossed with the immediate situation or dilemma; too close a perception and too near a point of view does not tend to true understanding.  It fails, for one thing, to indicate the particular place in the general world picture which the immediate happenings outline. pg. 69

Remember, the Master D. K. is the representative of the Hierarchy on Earth at this time before WWII, and as Their representative, He is cognizant of the potential for a great War.  From the esoteric angle, the Hierarchy sees all, knows much, and because we all have "free will" cannot predict what will be the consequences of Hitler's actions at this particular date. This is why He warns his students to not fall into what's happening "in the immediate situation or dilemma" for we cannot see the entire picture and therefore He rather the students seek "the universal implications which the signs of the times portray"....

It is a platitude and a truism to state that humanity is today passing though a crisis of immense proportions.  The causes of this crisis must be sought in many factors.  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.  The future is of great promise, provided man can learn the lessons of the present which have been closely presented to him; he must accept them and understand clearly the nature of his problem and of the crisis with its many ramifications and various implications. pgs. 69-70

The economic troubles of the 1930s were worldwide in scope and effect. Economic instability led to political instability in many parts of the world. Political chaos, in turn, gave rise to dictatorial regimes such as Adolf Hitler's in Germany and the military's in Japan. (Totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union and Italy predated the depression.) These regimes pushed the world ever-closer to war in the 1930s. When world war finally broke out in both Europe and Asia, the United States tried to avoid being drawn into the conflict. But so powerful and influential a nation as the United States could scarcely avoid involvement for long.

When Japan attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, the United States found itself in the war it had sought to avoid for more than two years. Mobilizing the economy for world war finally cured the depression. Millions of men and women joined the armed forces, and even larger numbers went to work in well-paying defense jobs. World War Two affected the world and the United States profoundly; it continues to influence us even today., (U S.  Library of Congress..... "US History Source of Timeline).

We see here some of the conflicts Master D. K. was talking about and when He mentioned ..."They stem from the past", we have only to look at the Stock Market Crash in 1928 followed by the Great Depression in the beginning of the 1930's to see its effects had the makings of a worldwide disaster. When He also mentions "the certain basic tendencies in man", we can equate it to man's selfishness and greediness that is the major cause of worldwide hunger and poverty for the masses, that was occurring during the 1929 Crash resulting in the Great Depression.

The seething turmoil in which the masses of the people are now living and the emergence of one or two key people in every nation have a close relationship.  These key people make their voices heard and evoke attention; their ideas are followed, rightly or wrongly, with attention, appreciation or distrust.  The slow and careful formation of the New Group of World Servers is indicative of the crisis.  They are overseeing or ushering in the New Age, and are present at the birth pangs of the new civilization, and the coming into manifestation of a new race, a new culture and a new world outlook.  The work is necessarily slow and those of you who are immersed in the problems and the pains find it hard to view the future with assurance or to interpret the present with clarity. pg. 70

Now we all can equate to what the New Group of  World Servers were feeling under such pressure as Hitler, Japan and even Italy's involvement in a "takeover" of most of Europe and Asia during this economic disaster caused by men who were only interested in gaining wealth for themselves - this put the entire world into a depression where "soup kitchens" were a necessity in ever city, town and country here in these United States.  It was during this weakened state that these authoritarians began to take control spewing their false platitudes that eventually harnessed many people who were desperate for change and finding themselves caught in a worldwide plot to control and force the populations to their bidding.

Today, we unfortunately still have these same dictators in Russia, North Korea, China, and various other countries including Cuba on this side of the pond.   While here in our own USA, we are seeing the low-bread types come out of the woodwork around the United States (not that these white supremacists didn't exist before; but they were always kept in the shadows), it wasn't until recently that they tried a USA takeover on January 6th right here in the Capital, in Washington, D. C.  The ugly Americans came out of the shadows and are now even running for office in certain states.  When Master D. K. spoke of  man's tendencies, these are the low-life sorts that haven't got much light in the upper stories, and are still working from the reptilian brain - this is putting everyone's freedoms at risk.  We can see the gradual shifting of our freedoms already happening with the placing of certain people who will do their bidding in every office, the redistricting of almost every state, the blocking of the freedom to vote for people of color, the radio stations that only promote authoritarian propaganda - all this is happening right before our eyes and half our representatives in Washington are backing them up - so what have we learned in the past 84-85 years?  

Still, while this is playing out on a national scale, we are seeing a tremendous shift in the minds of the people; most people are sick and tired of hate and hate creation, they are ready and willing to look and find a more spiritual atmosphere; and as they seek so shall they find.  This is where the New Group of World Servers continue to serve the Hierarchy, using social media, the written word and conferences etc. to get the word out that 2025 is soon approaching and that there is a "New Earth coming along with the Coming One with His disciples".  So, even amid the chaos that is happening everywhere on our planet, the GOOD NEWS! is that the day is coming and soon is wherein all that is happening in the present world will be just like a bad dream that fades away in the light of the Living Son, Who has promised to come again.

I have listed some of the reasons for the present world unrest in another book (Education in the New Age pp. 116-125)* reminding you that some of the causes lie in so a remote past that history knows nothing of them. You would find it useful to re-read those few pages at this point, for in them I sought to give some insight into the essential situation which confronts mankind due to certain evolutionary developments: pg. 70

*-See "Education in the New Age Pages 116-125 as attachment to Lesson 159 for your perusal and study" - MF

1.  The point reached by humanity itself  pg.70
The Following is from "Education in the New Age PP. 116-125 "

Man is now at the point where the principle of intelligence is so strongly awakened within him that nothing can arrest his progress into knowledge which would be dangerously misused and selfishly applied if nothing were done to call a halt and thus safeguard him from himself-even at the cost of temporary pain. He must be taught to react to a higher and better sense of value

Mankind has reached a point on his evolutionary path where his intelligence is so strongly awakened within him that nothing can now stop his progress.  In fact, this can be a danger to himself and others by misusing of this new-found principle if nothing were done at all to halt and thus safeguard him from himself – even at the cost of temporary pain. (Sometimes when one is given a “free range” and jump- starts his awakening intelligence, he can use it for self-gain and selfish acts)

2.  The emergence of the new racial type pg. 70
The Following is from The Education in the New Age pp. 119-125

Second, the emerging of a new racial type. The subjective outlines of this type can already clearly be seen.  So glamoured are we by the form side that many claims are made today that the new race is to be found in America.  The new race is forming in every land, but primarily in those lands where the fifth or Caucasian races are to be found.  Among the fourth race peoples, however, a few such as those to be found among the Chinese and the Japanese, are being discovered by the Hierarchy and are making their real and esoteric contribution to the whole.

Many of us have made the mistake in thinking that the “new race that was and is forming” should be different in form, color and intelligence; yet Master D. K. makes it very clear that the new race will be found in every land, not only in America (as many prophesized).  Remember the fourth race is primarily Chinese and Japanese, East Indian and American Indian and many of the Island people.

Let me also make one definite statement at this point which may cause some surprise.  The fifth kingdom in nature, the spiritual, will emerge out of the fifth root race.  Such is the esoteric control of the Law of Correspondence.  I would remind you nevertheless that the only fourth root race people to be found upon our planet are the Chinese, the Japanese, the various Mongoloid races in Central Asia (and they are somewhat intermixed with the Caucasian race) and the hybrid groups found in the many islands in the southern waters in both oceans and hemispheres, as well as the descendants of the races which a million years ago made the South American continent famous for its civilization.  I am necessarily widely generalizing.

Note very carefully here what is said above, that it will be the fifth kingdom in nature that will be brought into existence by the Fifth Root Race.  As you know, the Fifth Kingdom is a highly spiritual kingdom coming into existence at the present time and will continue to expand as we move into the New Age of Aquarius. Note also, that "in South America millions of years ago, the people were highly civilized."

The new racial type is far more a state of consciousness than a physical form; it is a state of mind more than a peculiarly designed body.  In time, however, any developed state of consciousness invariable conditions and determines the body nature and produces finally certain physical characteristics.  The outstanding type of awareness of the coming new race will be the widespread recognition of the fact of the mystical perception.  Its primary quality will be the intuitive understanding and control of energy; its contribution to the development of humanity is the transmutation of selfish desire into group love.  This can be seen working out noticeably even today in the attitudes of great national leaders who are not, as a rule, animated at all by selfish ambition, but are controlled by love of their nation and thus by some definite form of idealism-hence the great emerging ideologies.  Ponder on this point, get a wider picture of the goal of the new and coming educational system.

In the beginning, we will only recognize them by their “state of consciousness” which will be highly superior to the common man.  This state of consciousness will eventually formulate the body and certain physical characteristics, plus the fact that they will have mystical perception and an intuitive understanding and control of energy.  They will be the advocates of transmuting selfish desire into group love. (Presently, we are seeing these groups cropping up all over the world – people wanting to give back to the planet and raise the consciousness of mankind).  These groups will be working from the “soul level” and the heart is much involved as love is the key to their group work, their group cohesiveness, and their group relationships. They are the free-thinkers, the patriots, the spiritual idealists who want to make the earth and all there on a better, loving place to be living on. Many of our current leaders are real patriots, who love their countries and want the best for their people; while others stilling in the Piscean Age, refuse to move forward, refuse to love all life free, and refuse to open their minds and hearts to the great awakening of the souls of mankind.

3. The ending of the Piscean Age pg. 70
The Following is from The Education in the New Age pp.119-125

Third, the ending of the Piscean Age, which has brought to the point of crystallization (and therefore of death) all those forms through which the Piscean ideals have been molded.  They have served their purpose and done a great and needed work.  It might be asked here: What are the major Piscean ideals?
The idea of authority.  This has led to the imposition of the different forms of paternalism upon the race – political, educational, social and religious paternalism. This may be either the kindly paternalism of the privileged classes, seeking to ameliorate* the condition of their dependents (and there has been much of this); or the paternalism of the churches, the religions of the world, expressing itself as ecclesiastical authority; or the paternalism of an educational process.

*Synonym for ameliorate: to better help and improve….dictionary
The authoritarians are on their way out along with the Piscean Age, but they won’t go out without kicking and screaming all the way out the door.  They also realize that their day is done and they want to take as many souls with them as possible.  They still want to control and keep people in fear. Now is the time that individuals have to come together as a group and vote them out, oust them out and rethink how they want to be governed in the future.  This will be forced upon them as time passes because these authoritarian types will step up their control and fear tactics until their countrymen say “enough” and make plans as a group to oust them out of their seats of power.

Liberty’s Temple is right above the statue of Liberty on Staten Island, N.Y.   Liberty is what all immigrants are looking for when they enter these United States and Liberty opens Her heart to all those who pass by Her as they enter our shores.  The God of Freedom, the Seventh Ray Chohan, St. Germain also has His Retreat over Washington,  D. C.  Our forefathers fought for our freedoms through, blood, sweat and tears, they fought against the English Monarchy and won their freedom- and we nearly lost much of our freedoms only recently.  The biggest challenge for those entering the New Age is to recognize that we are all part of God, that we are all the Brotherhood of man; and the sooner we all realize this fact, the faster we can move forward towards the New Jerusalem, towards the new civilization and towards the Coming One and His Disciples as they descend and come among us. 

2.  The idea of the value of sorrow and of pain.  In the process of teaching the race the necessary quality of detachment, in order that its desire and plans shall no longer be oriented to form the living, the Guides of the race have emphasized the idea of the virtues of sorrow and the educational value of pain.  These virtues are real, but the emphasis has been overdone by the lesser teachers of the race, so that the racial attitude today is one of sorrowful and fearful expectancy and a feeble hope that some reward (in a desirable and usually material form, such as the heaven of the various world religions) may eventuate after death, and thus compensate for all that has been undergone during life. The races today are steeped in misery and an unhappy psychological acquiescence in sorrow and pain.  The clear light of love must sweep away all this and joy will be the keynote of the coming new age.

Eighty some odd years have passed since this book was published and still people of color are suffering – people of color are not given equal rights, voting rights, the right to live in certain neighborhoods, the right to walk and/or drive down a street without being pulled over and mistreated by those in authority.  When Master D. K. says the idea of the virtues of sorrow are overdone, I’m going to add that they’ve been completely burned to the socket- it’s a sorry state when our motto is “Liberty, Freedom and Justice for all (except if you are a person of color) then how can we expect to move forward on our evolutionary path when we allow this to happen for our fellow men and women?  It is up to us to rewrite history, it is up to us to stand up for the rights of man.  It is up to us to realize that they are our Brothers who are crying out for their very lives - parents fear each day their child leaves the home that they might not come back.

Love and Joy are the keynotes that will make major changes happen for our brothers and sisters and prayers for their safety and right action towards their equal rights.

3.  The above thought must be coupled with the idea of self-sacrifice.  This idea has lately shifted from the individual and his sacrifice to the group presentation.  The good of the whole is now held theoretically to be of such paramount importance that the group must gladly sacrifice the individual or group of individuals.  Such idealists are apt to forget that the only true sacrifice is that which is self-initiated, and that when it is an enforced sacrifice (imposed by the more powerful and superior person or group) it is apt to be in the last analysis, the coercion of the individual and his enforced submission to a stronger will.

This is of paramount importance especially when both Hierarchy and humanity are now forming seed groups and spiritual groups of brotherhood, love and goodwill to all.  Let us not get caught up into someone wishing to control and/or lead the group.  This would be taking a step backwards into the Piscean Age – forward thinking man has now reached that stage of integration of the soul, the brain and the heart that love, wisdom and power will follow only if the group does not fall back into old authoritarian principles.  There must always be love in the mix and a willingness to share and exchange ideas without separateness.

4.   The idea of the satisfaction of desire. Above everything else, the Piscean Age has been the age of material production and of commercial expansion, of the salesmanship of the products of human skill which the general public is educated to believe are essential to happiness.  The old simplicity and the true values have been temporarily relegated to the background. This was permitted to continue without arrest for a long period of time because the Hierarchy of Wisdom sought to bring the people to the point of satiety.  The world situation is eloquent today of the fact that possession and the multiplication of material goods constitute a handicap and are no indications that humanity has found the true road to happiness. The lesson is being learnt very rapidly and the revolt in the direction of simplicity is also rapidly gaining ground.  The spirit of which commercialism is the indication is doomed, though not yet ended.  This spirit of possession and the aggressive taking of that which is desired has proven widely inclusive and distinguishes the attitude of nations and of races as well as individuals.  Aggression, in order to possess, has been the keynote of our civilization during the past fifteen hundred years.

We do not have to look very hard to find that this is the “great initiation” of the entire planet at this time.  As we come to the close of the Piscean Era and gain a foothold into the New Age of Aquarius, many have come to the realization that financial gain and the gathering of material things of this world doesn’t make for true happiness.  As we move deeper into the New Age, we will and are being tested on the balance between our material world of illusion and our spiritual world of eternity.  The sands are running out in the hour-glass as we approach 2025; and we all need to take a closer look at our values and how we can simplify our lifestyles.  It is not always easy but learning to simplify our lives is like dropping a heavy load of “things” that we need now to share with others who are in real need-look at this as an opportunity to do something from the heart to your brothers and sisters who are in need and you’ll find that there is suddenly a wonderful warm and cozy feeling surrounding your hearts.

4.  The coming in of the Aquarian Age. pg. 70
The Following is from The Education in the New Age pp.116-125

Fourth, the coming into manifestation of the Aquarian Age. This fact should provide the grounds for a profound and convinced optimism; nothing can stop the effect-growing, stabilizing and final-of the new, incoming influences.  These will inevitably condition the future, determine the type of culture and civilization, indicate the form of government and produce an effect upon humanity, as has the Piscean or Christian Age, or the earlier period governed by Aries, the Ram or Goat.  Upon these steadily emerging influences the Hierarchy counts with assurance, and the disciples of the world must likewise learn to depend upon them.  The consciousness of universal relationship, of subjective integration and of a proven and experienced unity will be the climaxing gift of the period ahead of us.

All the many changes that are occurring right now in our world are at times overwhelming but at the same time we are being carried along on a swift current of vibrant energy towards our spiritual goals.  This is a time to say “LET GO AND LET GOD” in all things and remember above all else to be the observer and not get involved in this illusionary world that is rapidly fading into the mists of time along with all those who have kept us bound to the Wheel of karma and rebirth.  It’s now time for a major change not only within our spiritual connection but within our hearts, minds and souls all connecting us to other souls in group formation and ultimately connecting us to our beloved Elder Brothers who are always there for us.

What is the synthesis which will later be thus produced?  Permit me to list a few factors without elaboration. 
1.  The infusion of man’s differentiated spiritual aspirations as expressed today in many world religions, into the new world religion.  This newer religion will take the form of a conscious unified group approach to the world of spiritual values, evoking in its turn reciprocal action from Those Who are the citizens of that world-the planetary Hierarchy and affiliated groups.

The New World Religion is coming upon us and as we join the various like-minded souls willing and able to give their light and love while acting as mediators between Hierarchy and Humanity, the seed groups that were planted many years ago have now come into flower and many are now turning away from the world of illusion into the world of the group soul working as one unit in spreading the light in all directions – this is why we are here, this is our raison d’etre at this moment and from now on until the earth is filled and overflowing with the Light of God that never fails – it will be this same light that will dissolve all darkness and therefore we are not to judge anyone but just do our work and send love into this tired and broken planet so that it is nourished and reborn into  the New Jerusalem. 

2.   The fusion of a vast number of men into various idealistic groups.  These will form in every realm of human thought and they in turn will gradually be absorbed into ever larger synthesis.  I would call your attention to the fact that if the various educational groups found in the world today, in every country, were to be listed, certain underlying and analogous trends would appear:  their wide diversification, their basic foundation upon some idea of human betterment and their unity of goal.  Their many ramifications and subsidiary groups constitute a vast interlocking network throughout the world which is indicative of two things:
a.    The steadily growing power of the man in the street to think in terms of ideals which are founded upon certain ideas and which have been put forward by some great intuitive.

It will be the ideas and the ideals of the educators and those learned individuals that will be responsible for the giant leap forward in the thinking and willingness by the many to make the changes that are necessary happen and because it is a group effort, it will happen with sudden changes that will improve, uplift and enlighten those who are brothers.

b.    The gradual upward shift of man’s aspirational consciousness by fellow men and his consequent training in the spirit of inclusiveness.

I think the “key word here is inclusiveness”  everyone wants to be part of something, and as man’s consciousness expands into the higher frequencies, his willingness to participate in becoming one of the New Group of World Servers will be part of his onward homeward journey.

This growing trend towards idealism and inclusiveness is, in the last analysis, a trend towards love-wisdom (2nd Ray)The fact that men today misapply these ideals, lower the vision and distort the true picture of the desired goal, and prostitute the early grasp of beauty to the satisfaction of selfish desire, should not prevent the realization that the spirit of idealism is growing in the world and is not, as in the past, confined to a few advanced groups or one or two great Intuitives.  The discussions of the man in the street today, are connected with some political, social or religious philosophy, based on some school of idealism.  From the standpoint of Those Who are responsible for man’s evolutionary development, a great step forward has been made in the last two hundred years.  What were the themes of the intellectuals and the philosophers in the middle ages are today the points for animated discussion in restaurants, railway carriages, or wherever people consort, argue and talk.  This is apt to be forgotten, and I would ask you to ponder on its implications and to inquire what is liable to be the final outcome of this widespread ability of the human mind to think in terms of the larger Whole and not only in terms of personal interest, and to apply forms of idealistic philosophy to the life of practical affairs.  Today, man does both these things.

We could also say that two hundred years ago except for a very few intellectuals, most of mankind were still in some form of “animal-man” working and slaving for others.  Due to the Great Ones who have assisted man by sparking him with light within the brain, mankind has moved rapidly forward on their evolutionary path. Anyone who has an interest in history can quickly understand how rapidly man has advanced in the last 100 years; and in the last 50 years mankind has taken giant leaps into the light of their beings.  It is this factor that would be discussed in every local establishment as even in my lifetime I cannot believe how in two generations so much has changed, so many hi-tech instruments have been invented, man has landed on the moon and now people are taking space ships for joy rides into space.  Think about all this and then you can begin to realize how quickly we’ve become enlightened in every area, in every field of endeavor and are still striding forward into the unknown.  At the same time as all of this is occurring, we have those among us who have made giant strides towards their own enlightenment.  Masters and men agree that rather than working under one individual, teacher, minister or preacher, it makes more sense to work as a group united at the soul-level, working within the heart for the uplifting of all mankind and the planet.  None of this could have come about without the assistance and forcing of change within our very beings.  This was due to those Great Ones who realized that we could move rapidly forward if we worked as a group, not only on the planet and her people; but in all areas of our lives, financial, religious, educational, political, healing, telepathic, observing, planetary healers, working with the five lower kingdoms – all this is causing the light to fill the entire earth and all thereon.

What, therefore, does this indicate?  It signifies a trend in the consciousness of humanity towards the fusion of the individual with the whole, without his losing, at the same time, his sense of individuality  Whether he joins a political party, or upholds some form of welfare work, or joins some of the many groups occupied with forms of esoteric philosophy, or becomes a member of some prevalent ism or cult, he is increasingly aware of an expansion of consciousness and of a willingness of identifying his personal interests with those of a group which has for its basic objective the materializing of some ideal.  Through this process it is believed that the conditions of human living will be bettered or some need will be met.

There is the answer – it’s the fusion of the individual with the whole, while still maintaining his own individuality. It doesn’t matter where he puts his energy, he is increasingly aware of the expansion of consciousness but also his willingness to identify with a group in order to bring forth into the material world some great idea and/or ideal for the betterment of all mankind.  This is what makes the New Age a different place to dwell in and it is this connection directly to Hierarchy and the five lower kingdoms that expands and opens the heart, the head and the soul in the work of the Divine Plan for our Earth. 

This process is going on today in every nation and in all parts of the world, and a census of the world educational groups and the world religious groups (to mention only two out of many possible categories) would prove the staggering number of such bodies and affiliations.  It would indicate the differentiation of thought, and at the same time substantiate my conclusion that men are everywhere turning towards synthesis, fusion, blending and mutual cooperation for certain visioned and specific ends.  It is, for mankind, a new field of expression and of enterprise.  Hence the frequent misapplications of the newer truths, the distortion of the values sensed and the perversion of the truth to suit individual aims and ends.  But as man gropes his way along these lines, and as the many ideas and the various ideologies present to him points of choice and indicate emerging standards of living and of relationship, he will gradually learn to think with greater clarity, to recognize the differing aspects of truth as expressions of a basic subjective reality, and -relinquishing no part of the truth which has set him of his group free-he will learn also to include his brother’s truth along with his own.

We’ve said it and the Master D. K. makes it very clear that what is already happening in every area of the Ten objectives for the Seed Groups everything is working out according to the Plan.  Especially in the field of education and the working with religion all over the world.  We have definitely come a long way towards the goals set by Hierarchy many years ago and now the fruits of their planning and labor are coming to fruition as we are seeing the synthesis, blending and full cooperation of groups around the world working out and incorporating those ideas and ideals that the Seed groups planted many years ago. 

When this attitude has been developed in the field of practical education, we shall find nations and individuals developing the ideas which seem to suit the national or personal psychology, yet recognizing the reality, potency and usefulness of the point of view of other individuals and nations. When, for instance, the ideas contained in the teaching on the seven rays are of general recognition, we shall find the growth of psychological understanding and the nations and the world religions will arrive at mutual understanding.

One thing that we tend to forget about is that each and every country has  their own culture and reality; this has also been taken into consideration and much discussion over the years have resulted in the raising of whole areas out of poverty into more wholesome communities with education and religion being their first concern.  This spirit of cooperation must factor into any and all group endeavors otherwise it is not going to succeed – everyone wants to be involved, everyone wants to be part of the great movement that is occurring everywhere on the planet.

Wait until  the Seven Rays are taught and individuals begin to realize that they really are a part of God’s plan on earth.  Once they understand their role in the great play of this manvantara; they will begin to work on their particular God Quality – this will move everyone involved along the path of return more rapidly than ever before.

In the coming world state, the individual citizen-gladly and deliberately and with full consciousness of all that he is doing-will subordinate his personality to the good of the whole.  The growth of organized brotherhoods, and fraternities, of parties and of groups, dedicated to some cause or idea, is another indication of the activity of the coming forces.  The interesting thing to note is that they are all expressive of some grasped idea more than of some specific person’s determined and imposed plan.  The Piscean type of man is an idealist along some line of human development.  The Aquarian type will take the new deals and the emerging ideas and-in group activity-materialize them.  It is with this concept that the education of the future will work.  The idealism of the Piscean type and his life upon the physical plane were like two separate expressions of the man.  They were often widely separated and were seldom fused and blended.  The Aquarian man will bring into manifestation great ideal, because the channel of contact between soul and brain, via the mind, will be steadily established through right understanding and the mind will be used increasingly in its dual activity-as the penetrator into the world of ideas and as the illuminator of life upon the physical plane.  This will ultimately produce a synthesis of human endeavor and an expression of the truer values and of the spiritual realities such as the world has never yet seen.  Such again is the goal of the education of the future.

The coming New Age is what we’ve all been waiting for.  As we outgrew all the old Piscean restrictions in every area of our lives; we can now look forward to working in concert with our fellowmen and women all over the world – as one brotherhood, working from the heart the soul and the Higher Self; we are excited to finally be doing something positive, beautiful for our planet and all the kingdoms residing there.  No matter your background, religion, or philosophy, you are first of all a Light Bearer, this means that you allow the light from Hierarchy to enter your hearts and then in turn, we send the light into those hearts and areas of the planet that need light and love and power.  All life responds to love because our Father/Mother is Love and therefore, we are Their love being played out in all the kingdoms and hearts of the people of earth.  What a wonderful time to be alive and be part of the fellowship of Hierarchy.
We barely touched upon the fourth point and I am not enlarging at length upon it here either, fascinating as speculation might be, because I am anxious to have its major characteristics-those of unity and synthesis-stand out with clarity in your minds.  It gives the clue to all that is happening today in the world of politics and international governments, and accounts for the trend toward synthesis, amalgamation and affiliation.

 The remaining four causes which we will consider later might be enumerated as follows:
5. The time of the end. The judgement of people. This period of judgement is a group interlude to the full emergence of the New Age influences.
6. The leveling of all classes and distinctions so that the spiritual values may appear and the spiritual Hierarchy manifest on earth.
7. The fact of the Approach of the Hierarchy towards external contact with humanity. I would suggest that you read my earlier writings on the Great Approaches.*
8. The power and significance, politically considered, of the Great Invocation. pgs. 70-71
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