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A Beacon to Hold Us Steady in These Times
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A Beacon to Hold Us Steady in These Times

From moment to moment, new revelations are coming to light like clear markers rising out of the fog to guide us through the rocks and shoals of global crises towards the safe haven of a new world. This new world is the one divinely intended for our beautiful blue planet, a unique jewel among the heavenly brotherhood of planets around our central Sun that is the source and inspiration for all life. Inspired by these revelations a new tide of realisation is flowing through human understanding as intensified conflicts bring into stark relief the withdrawing tide and its undertow of mistaken values and false associations.

Major global upheavals are breaking apart our patterns of living

Major global upheavals are breaking apart our patterns of living and leaving us at the mercy of an uncertain future. Floods, fires and other catastrophes are more frequent and devastating, and have left many bereft of all that gave sustenance, meaning and purpose to their lives. Brutal war has moved millions from their homes and taken away loved ones and all that was dear to them. It is as though a major part of humanity has been left standing naked before God. This presents an increasingly intense and challenging test for all of us: how to respond to clear and present need – on behalf of God.

Gradually the test is being met. Hearts are opening, old prejudices are dissolving, and a great unification of the human heart is unfolding and breaking through old barriers and divisive illusions. It is flooding out from a new core of common values no longer based on material means but on the values of the heart which knows only brotherhood and the great chain of being which holds all within the eternal embrace of the great Life in Whom we live.

A new sense of right relationship is revealing the true nature of the hierarchy of Life

We are reaching the limits of an old, limited understanding of hierarchy based on material acquisition, exploitation, oppression and fear. A new sense of right relationship is revealing the true nature of the hierarchy of Life as it unfolds into expression in time and space – through the wisdom of the heart. There, in the heart, is where all is uplifted, sustained, and beneficently interrelated within the One Life. The Tibetan Master explains:

…the synthesis of the chain of hierarchical Existences—from the smallest atom of matter up to and including the Lord of Life Himself—must be unfolded; the essential and spiritual interdependence of all and the interrelation of every unit of divine life must be proved. This will eventually lead to that established unity of effort which will express itself in the merging of the fourth and the fifth kingdoms in nature, and to the establishment of that brotherhood which will constitute the germ or the seed of the coming manifestation of the Hierarchy as the Heart of God (directly related to the Heart of the Sun) in physical expression.”
The Rays and the Initiations, page 134

…our active response is creating a new and truer world around the universal heart

Our heart-scape is expanding from local into global reach and is on an expanding trajectory that takes us into the universe and beyond. On this upward arc, we are adjusting to a newer and vaster sense of proportion that changes not only how we see things but how we act. And our active response is creating a new and truer world around the universal heart. In Proof of Heaven, Dr Eben Alexander records being shown that:

…there is not one universe but many…[and] love lay at the center of them all. Evil was present in all the other universes as well, but only in the tiniest trace amounts. Evil was necessary because without it free will was impossible, and without free will there could be no growth—no forward movement, no chance for us to become what God longed for us to be. Horrible and all-powerful as evil sometimes seemed to be in a world like ours, in the larger picture love was overwhelmingly dominant, and it would ultimately be triumphant.”Dr Eben Alexander – Proof of Heaven

Every small act of kindness places another piece in the structure of the new world. Every kind thought, word and act breathes life into it. Each one has radiatory power as the poet Rumi reminds us:

Your acts of kindness
are iridescent wings
of divine love
which linger and continue
to uplift others
long after your sharing. ~ Rumi

The lighted presence of every heart, through resonance, draws closer to the coming World Teacher

In the midst of pain and suffering the light of the human soul can be seen, shining more brightly against the dark backdrop even in the darkest moments. The lighted presence of every heart, through resonance, draws closer to the coming World Teacher. In this sloka from the Agni Yoga writings, we are reminded of the light of His presence when He last appeared:

Urusvati knows how the Great Pilgrim directed and guided human consciousness toward the Highest. He understood that people were not yet ready to go by the Middle Path. Thus, even when someone attempted to utter the unutterable the Great One would allow him to address the Highest, rather than let him lower the process of his thinking.
The Great One taught people to pray within their hearts, upon the mountain, amid inspiring summits. It is impossible to grasp the full depth of meaning of the Sermon of the Great One, because He gave instructions for the whole of life in the simplest words. The key to this greatness was in His simplicity, which not only allowed Him to more easily communicate with people, but was a beautiful way of expressing the Highest in the simplest words. One should learn to make the complicated simple, for only in simplicity is kindness reflected. Such was the work of the Great Pilgrim.
Great is His luminosity in the Subtle World, and He loves to descend into the lower spheres so that His prana may purify the dark realms. It is not easy even for Him to descend, and one should appreciate all the more this example of His selfless healing of those who suffer there.
It is customary for Us to visit the lower spheres of the Subtle World where a compassionate heart can save multitudes.” Supermundane, 150

As the human soul glows more brightly, its radiance extends until it reunites with its wellspring in a joyous entry into supernal light, and a pathway opens between the human and divine. Then will enlightened ones be seen and the World Teacher guide the way once more. The time is near. This knowing is the beacon to hold us steady through these times – it is the lifeline to the new world.

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  1. How do I get copies of the Alice A Bailey books

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