As we followed the election process in the USA, progressing through an uncertain interim to the eventual inauguration of a new president, we watched a nation’s people meeting the challenges of these times. They are the same challenges which we are all facing, in various forms and at all levels, in these chaotic times of transition towards a new era which will be based on new values and a new sense of human identity. A new human Being can already be seen emerging in the best and finest among us, those who rise above previous separative reactions to serve the good of the whole. This is the human Soul beginning to appear in the world. We are reminded that:
…The spirit of a nation always preordains the substance of the future. The karma of effects vibrates around each nation; therefore, while the people strive so much after the foundations of Truth, only the elect advance by its channel. The conception of Truth is distorted above everything. Hence, when We say Truth, We call to the mastery of subtle energies and to the Cosmic Magnet. One can determine each national vibration. The truest indicator is the thought of a nation. The evidenced striving gives the key to cognizance of it. Thus, the national spirit builds the steps.” Infinity II, sloca 327
Down through the ages, humankind has learned to bring order out of chaos
…we approach the time when the dimension of the Soul…will hold sway.
This is the oneness…the magnetic light that resides in the human heart.
Soul qualities have been those identified as feminine throughout the ages: a capacity to express love, to relate to others, to show compassion, to share, to sacrifice, to assume responsibility for other lives and for the greater good. An evolutionary goal for the Aquarian age will be the embodiment of what is now called the mother principle at a higher turn of the spiral. It will become an aspiration for all evolving souls.
When the mother principle is embodied by many, the Mother of the World will take her place
Through the agency of the Mother of the World, the underlying order of the Cosmos manifests
A backward view can only cause us to stumble blindly and painfully. Looking ahead we see Life pulsing through the rhythm of the generations, breathing souls into embodiments and then withdrawing and so creating the cycles of life and death – all according to the spiritual intention of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being. Purpose, intention and plan are made manifest through order, pattern and the rhythmic pulse of life throughout its intended expression. As agents of Life we manifest that intention through the power of thought. We are told that:
…Every evolving thinker must transmit his understanding of Truth while on Earth. If he does not apply Truth in life, man is not worthy of being called a thinker. Thought is life, and life is moved by thought…” Supermundane Sloca 97
By thinking in the heart, we can convey the Truth underlying the unfolding expression of the Life we share with the Cosmos.
…why does your heart not whisper to you wherein lies the truth? In every action is comprised an energy identical in substance with the energy of Cosmos. Every atom moves in accordance with exact calculation, and energy gathers from each convulsion of spirit. … Cosmic Justice is aware of the design of evolution, and the plan is executed in accordance with the design of one and the same law of the Fire of the Mother of the World…” Infinity I, sloca 49
…stand in the eye of the storm as the soul-Presence on the bedrock of Truth.
Have you ever thought, my brother, that just as there is a discipline of pain and of sorrow, there may also be a discipline of joy and of achievement? This is a thought worthy of attention. Men need these days to learn this new truth, and its perception will greatly change human consciousness. That which is bliss is today here or on its way, and the disciples and aspirants of this present time must be taught how to recognise and implement it.” Discipleship in the New Age II, page 671
“Affairs are now soul size” as the poet, Christopher Fry, wrote in his famous poem, A Sleep of Prisoners:
The human heart can go the lengths of God…
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul we ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.
Is exploration into God.
Where are you making for? It takes
So many thousand years to wake,
But will you wake for pity’s sake!