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The Advancing World Teacher—The True Aquarian

Maitreya is coming, radiant with all fires. His Heart is aflame with compassion for destitute humanity. His Heart is aflame with the affirmation of the new Covenants.1

AS MANY TODAY ARE AWARE and as we have been writing in these pages of the Diamond Light, we are at a pivotal and critical turning point in the history of our planet. For the first time ever, initiation ("a quantum leap") into higher states of consciousness is possible for millions on our planet. And just as in the personal life when major transformative changes are preceded by points of crisis, so now we are experiencing planetary crises. The conflict is between the forces and energies of the personality and the Soul, between the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller on the Threshold, between the matter of the first Solar System and the matter of the current Solar System. The conflict is between the habitual exclusive focus on the three lower planes of consciousness (the physical, emotional and the concrete mental) and the emerging focus on the transformative levels of the higher planes of consciousness. Thus, the crises reach deep into all areas of life. Nothing is left untouched.

The Ageless Wisdom refers to the Apostolic Succession of Knowers and to the Hierarchy of Love-Wisdom and other Exalted Beings who are ever present on our planet, quietly but powerfully radiating electromagnetic frequencies which energize the Good, the True and the Beautiful. Standing at the central point of this Hierarchy of Love-Wisdom is the Magnetic Point, the Nucleus, the Heart of Love-Wisdom-the Teacher of a particular cycle. Usually, this Teacher, as other Exalted Beings, influences human consciousness from "behind the scenes" on etheric levels. However, from time to time, in the vast history of the human race, depending on planetary and solar cycles and the levels of consciousness reached on the planet, the Planetary Teacher externalizes and works openly within the three worlds of human endeavour. Today, is such a time.

Known by different names according to the worldview of those who are preparing the way for that externalization, the fiery radiatory energies of this Planetary Teacher increasingly influence our planetary experience. All, which cannot blend and harmonize with the energies of this "Sun of Righteousness," struggles mightily, warring to retain its dominance within its limited sphere, outside the circle of Planetary and Solar Love-Wisdom. For as we know from our personal experience, any new spiritual intention is first met with the last ditch efforts of the opposing forces which, resisting integration, would preclude the realization of that intention.

Heralding the Age of Aquarius, this Prototype and Embodiment of the highest achievement possible for humanity in this evolving New Age sounds the Aquarian keynotes of Joy and Resurrection while dispensing the "Water of Life for thirsty men," and increasingly transmitting "Life more abundant." As Avatars2 of past ages have done, the Coming True Aquarian will anchor a dynamic truth hitherto not expressed. The vortex of magnetic energy thus engendered nourishes the spiritual consciousness and the life of the disciples and the spiritually minded people of the world who fit themselves to receive this electromagnetic frequency. The result will be the ability to enter into deeper phases of spiritual awareness (initiation), leading to more effective and profound service to humanity and the planet.

The Ageless Wisdom tells us that the focus of the coming Avatar will be on the livingness of the Christ3 nature in every human being and upon the use of the will in bringing about a living transfiguration of the lower nature. When fully awakened, this spiritual energy will knit and bind together all men and women of goodwill throughout the world, irrespective of all divisions such as ethnicity, religion or nationality. It will stimulate the group spirit and group consciousness, being as it is an attractive force binding all together for the common good. Thus, the Aquarian Age will see a civilization and a state of consciousness in which right human relations and worldwide cooperation for the good of all will be the universal keynote.

How can we more adequately prepare to be of service at this time of immense spiritual opportunity and aid the work of this Coming One? We find a suggestion left to us by the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul in Letters on Occult Meditation, authored by Alice A. Bailey: "I would have all disciples…get into their consciousness the idea of contribution, watching their thought life with care, so that there may be in it that which will increase the potency and purity of the ideal which at any time is dominating the group…" (p. 62)


1 Hierarchy (3), Agni Yoga Society.
2 See, for example, "The Doctrine of the Coming One" in the book, The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice A. Bailey, pp. 5-14 or the on-line pamphlet of the same name at the Lucis Trust web site at http://www.lucistrust.org.
3 The on-line Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary points out that the title of Christos (from which Christ was derived) is a Greek word meaning "anointed." It was applied in the Greek Mysteries to a candidate who had passed the last degree and become a full Initiate. The term also referred to the "immanent individual god in a person." And, in the book, Signs of Agni Yoga, published by the Agni Yoga Society we are enjoined to "Remember that Buddha and Christ were honored by this title." (25)

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