As more and more people round the world use the power of invocation ( and not only invocation as people understand the term but that whole dynamic and vibrant sighing of nature) there is an immediate response in terms of higher monadic energy which pours into our planetary life focussing the sense of universality upon the physical plane. This focus results in the adaptation to the interrelatedness of all things.
Just as the individual learns the art of relationship to others and to the environment, so humanity as a whole is learning its relationship to that which lies above and beyond mankind and with that which is below.
This involves that peculiar sense of proportion which we call 'universality' which reveals the place of the human family on the ladder of evolution while leading to recognition of the unique destiny and goals of the various kingdoms in nature including the 5th, the kingdom of Almighty God, the spiritual hierarchy of our planet.
The biologist, Dr George Ward of Harvard university affirms that 'we are children of the universe, at our first breath we become part of it'.
The great Albert Einstein stated; ' what is amazing to me is the fact that the universe is knowable. Nothing I can do or say will change its structure, but maybe, by raising my voice, I can help the greatest of causes, goodwill among men and peace on Earth'. The core of all esoterism acknowledges this vastness, a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference can nowhere be found.
Occultists and other advanced souls recognize creation as a state of activity within universal being inter-related through the etheric vehicle. The word universe is derived from the Latin 'unus', one, and 'versum' to turn, literally meaning, turned into one. Universality connotes becoming, and our universities should be training grounds for a better life. A sense of universality IS A MUST for the this new Aquarian age.
The spiritual Master El Morya has said:- "think of yourselves not as inhabitants of Earth, but of the universe". The great scientist and priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin voiced his belief in the future in the words, 'the growth of the world is borne ever onward in the stream of universal becoming'. One way of lifting the mind upwards and projecting it to the Omnipotent Ruler of the universe is by contemplation of the beauty of the stars as they form a part of God's great clock. Stars are centres of radiation and elemental building furnaces. The constellations in their intricate patterns fill us with a sense of primordial wonder before life, they impress the thoughtful person with the universality of a vast intelligence and the multiplicity of life, circles within circles, cycles within cycles, revolutions swift and movements slow, yet all in ordered beauty. Can any rational being really believe that the starry galaxies, whirling suns and worlds just happened an go on by blind chance? A study of esoteric astrology provides the means to recognize the truth of life and consciousness within the universe.
When men and women can sense this inner significance they can know themselves as citizens of the universe and by joining outward observation with inner intuition bring the essence of science and the heart of faith into one harmonious whole. The aim of Eastern mysticism is to experience all phenomena in the world as manifestations of the same ultimate reality, the essence of the universe underlying and unifying the multitude of things and events we observe. The Hindu's call it BRAHMAN, the Buddhists DHARMAKAYA (the body of being) or TATHATA ( suchness) and the Taoists, TAO, each affirming that it transcends all intellectual concepts and defying description. This emphasis on movement, flow and change, is not only characteristic of the Eastern traditions but has been a essential aspect of the world view of mystics throughout the ages.
In ancient Greece Heraclitus taught that everything flows and compared the world to a ever living fire. The Upanishads refer to BRAHMAN as 'this unformed immortal, moving', thus associating it with motion even as it transcends all forms. The RIG VEDA, that most ancient of Indian philosophies teaches that the order of nature is not static but is a dynamic principle in the universe.
Like the Vedic seers the ancient Chinese sages saw the world in terms of flow and change, the Tao. The great sage, Lao Tsu, summarised the Tao by saying:-"Wise men embrace the ONE. Not putting on a display, they shine forth. Not justifying themselves they are distinquished, not boasting they receive recognition, not bragging they never falter. Such a one comes to resemble the three friends of Winter. Like the pine tree he may hope to achieve longevity, like the plum tree, crimson petals gleaming against the snow, he blossoms in adversity serenely unaffected by chill and drear surroundings. Like the bamboo he is strong and yet flexible in that he bends to accomodate the winds of circumstance and far from being broken by them springs back again with matchless resilience. Of these three, this last is of paramount importance.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says:- "If i did not engage in action these worlds would perish", and of course SHIVA, the cosmic dancer, is perhaps the most perfect personification of the dynamic universe. The Lord Buddha of course also formulated such a philosophy, that of SAMSARA, meaning literally 'incessantly in motion', so for the Buddhist an enlightened being also is one who does not resist the flow of life but moves with it. Accordingly Buddhists also call the Buddha, TATHAGATA, the one who comes and goes thus. Richard Bryant-Jefferies stated in his article on unity, a forerunner of synthesis, 'we live in a fragmented world, a reflection of mans own pattern of thinking which he has created through his poor self-image and allowed himself to be conditioned by the great heresy of separativeness. However, man is waking up to a new vision and a deeper understanding. Since the advent of the Christ over two thousand years ago man has fought to see through the illusion of separateness.
He anchored on the Earth the energies that would provide the basis upon which human unity would eventually be founded. Our knowledge of ourselves as spiritual beings must be used for the good of the whole not just for the few. We are experiencing a coming together of three major impulses. Firstly, we see knowledge increasing at a unbelievable rate. The pioneering work taking place for instance in the sciences is bringing a totally new perspective on life. Secondly, At the same time our technical abilities are also increasing at a furious pace and we see the Aquarian impulses drawing people together and bringing expansions of consciousness.
Thirdly, we have the effect of the incoming 7th cosmic Ray bringing with it the tendency towards order thus preparing the way for greater unfoldment. However, before the Christ can reappear some measure of unity has to be evident on the face of our planet and it would be reasonable to think that the time is fast coming when there will be a need for a greater understanding of the will to synthesis, to unite but not just within the individual but that which includes humanity as a whole. Teilhard de Chardin describes this beautifully in his book, The Future of Man. "It is not a tete-a-tete or a corps-a-corps that we need; it is a heart to heart. If the synthesis of the spirit is to be brought about in its entirety it can only be done in the last resort through the meeting of centre-to-centre, of human units such as can only be realized in universal, mutual love".
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