Masters of the Wisdom, The new 5th kingdom on Earth
In this process of founding the kingdom of heaven upon earth, the same procedure is being followed as was used in the earlier stage of founding the fourth kingdom. The “seven men, each on his own lot,” reach a moment of tension and of creative power wherein the seeds of life, which they contain within themselves, can come to fruition, and groups of such appearing seeds can appear in the world “on their own lot.”
Potting it more simply and In terms symbolic, and therefore more easy of understanding. we might state that the seven rays, expressing themselves in the human family through the seven ray types, are now at the stage of unfoldment where the process can be carried forward into the formation of the seven my groups, and these in their totality will express the Kingdom of God. Groups wiU be formed which will be outstandingly of a particular my type but which will work in all the nine major fields of human expression.
There are several similar experiments going on at this time upon the various streams of ray energy and under the direction of various Masters of the Wisdom.
Will the response of humanity and the reaction of these groups be such that a network of them may be started on a large scale everywhere—groups which will be characterised by vision, cohesion, love, impersonality. sacrifice, persistency and creative ability?
These are the questions which we, the teachers on the inner side, an today asking ourselves as we study the problem of the best way of helping the human family through this crisis. Bear in mind that the objective before these groups Is 1951 to relate the Hierarchy, and that for which it stands. to humanity; to bring into a close rapport the two centres whose energy must eventually be fused and blended Into one whole. Perhaps you will grasp the underlying idea with greater clarity if you will remember the personal work which you should be endeavouring to do with yourself.
This is, is it not, the effon to fuse and blend the personality and the soul, or the higher Self and the lower selves. To do this you have to realise that the illumination of the mind is a vital and essential factor.
There are, therefore, three points to consider the Soul. the illumined Mind and the Personality. To these three you have to add a consecrated and awakened heart, full of love to all, vibrant with compassion and with understanding. Bear. therefore, these four factors in mind:
- The dedicated oriented man the personality
- The overshadowing. spiritual man .. Abe soul
- The Illumined mind the medium of relation
- The consecrated, loving heart the expression of these three.
This is the personality and individual correspondence to the broader picture and the world factors and the wider undertakings with which humanity is at this time faced. Just as in the life of the individual a man is confronted with the opportunity to function as a disciple in training with a view to initiation, so today humanity is faced in the same way with a similar situation and possibilities.
The higher correspondence with which the Hierarchy is occupied at this time, and of which the outline just given Is an Inadequate analogy, Is as follows:
- The intellectual centre, Humanity, receptive, ready and expectant.
- The spiritual centre, the Hierarchy, positive, deliberate and munificent—ready and waiting to bestow that which is desired, reached for and claimed.
- The New Group of World Servers. They are the more advanced members of the human family, sensitive to hierarchical inspiration and to human need and to spiritual unfoldment as a determining factor in world affairs.
- Small groups which correspond to the illumined minds of the individuals—intuitional and acting as a cohesive element and a fusing factor between humanity and the Hierarchy. They are gathered out of the New Group of World Sewers.
Let me now present you with another vital consideration. Looking back over your individual lives, you will be conscious that it was the points of crisis and the cycles of tension which constituted for you the major opportunities and the moments of “moving toward.” Of these opportunities you either profited or—by neglecting them—you temporarily failed. This same critical factor (if I might call It so) acts also In the world of men and In groups and masses; today the point of tension for humanity in such a situation, similar to that to be found in the Individual life, can be noted.
The Hierarchy stands also at a point of extreme and scientific tension—scientific because induced and directed; you can, if you so choose, picture these two great groups as facing each other. The Hierarchy is aware of the need, of the purpose of the dual tension, and desirous of bringing this tension to such a “crisis of precipitation” that the fusion of the two groups will be Inevitable, whilst the other group, humanity, unaware generally of the implications of the situation. is suffering, bewildered and full of fear. Between these two groups stands the New Group of World Servers, constituted today of two bodies of people:
- Those who are aware of the Plan, are subject to and sensitive to hierarchical Impression and dedicated to the task of bringing about the desired fusion or group atonement. These are the consecrated sewers of the world who are free from all taint of separativeness. full of love to all men and eager for the spread of understanding goodwill. They correspond to the “consecrated loving bean, mentioned above.
- A small minority who have emerged out of the New Group of World Servers and who can (in every country) function in group formation if they choose, and so bring about the fusion for which the New Group of World Servers is working and for which the point of tension in humanity and in the Hierarchy predisposes and has prepared the hearts of men. Their opportunity and responsibility is great, because they know the Plan, they are in touch with the guiding teachers on the inner side—and are sensitive to the higher impression. They correspond to the points of illumination, and so to the “illumined minds,” referred to above.
The quality of the “seed of the sons of God” which was effectual in producing the human family was intellectual, and the self-conscious self-directed man was the result. The fruit of this quality, plus the livingness of the seed itself, can be seen today in the more advanced and cultured thinking people and in those who are in any sense of the word personalities. The method employed was the gift of mind to the more advanced among the animal-men in a majority of cases, the stimulation of the instinctual faculty in others, whilst a third method was the leaving of a minority to the ordinary course of evolution.
These latter today constitute the least developed and the most backward of the races upon the Earth. They are, in fact, a very small number indeed. In connection with the “seed-groups” which are fusing and blending in humanity at this time, and which—in their totality—constitute the nucleus of the fifth kingdom, the distinguishing quality is the ability to respond intuitionally to higher impression and to present the mind (with which humanity was endowed in the earlier process) to the light of the intuition and hence to illumination.
This intuition is a blend of the two divine qualities of buddhi-manas, or intuitive spiritual understanding (involving interpretation and identification) and the higher abstract mind, which is essentially the power to comprehend that which is not concrete or tangible but which is, in reality, an innate recognition of the lower aspects of the divine Plan as it must affect life in the three worlds. Humanity, being still primarily self-conscious and self-centred, regards this Plan as the divine Plan for man, but—as the seed groups grow and develop—the narrowness of this partial view will become increasingly apparent.
God’s Plan is all-embracing and His purposes are inclusive of all forms of life and their relationships. This quality of the seed groups is described in current esoteric literature as love-wisdom (the heart nature and the higher mind), and this is descriptive of the future groups; it is not love, however, as usually understood, or wisdom as man generally defines it.
This is free of emotion and of the astralism which is distinctive of the solar plexus life which most people live; love, esoterically and in reality, is perceptive understanding, the ability to recognise that which has produced an existing situation, and a consequent freedom from criticism; it involves that beneficent silence which carries healing in its wings and which is only expressive when the inhibition aspect of silence is absent and the man no longer has to still his lower nature and quiet the voices of his own ideas in order to understand and achieve identification with that which must be loved.
Can you follow the beauty of this concept and comprehend the nature of this silent depth of true understanding? Wisdom is the sublimation of the intellect, but this involves the sublimation of the higher as well as of the lower aspects of the mind.
It is a blend of intuition, spiritual perception, cooperation with the plan and spontaneous intellectual appreciation of that which is contacted, and all this is fused and blended with and by the love which I have defined above, plus that esoteric sense which must be unfolded before the second initiation can be taken. I call this especially to your attention. Seek to understand and perceive the subtle evidences of the esoteric sense, and then define it and explain its processes and evidences, invoking as you do so the higher sensibilities.