Diamond Light
Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community
2006 No. 2
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Becoming Impressionable to Divine Purpose;
What Obscures and What Aids the Process?
Iris Spellings
And the Blessed One said, "Distinguish between those who understand and those who agree. He who understands the Teaching shall not tarry in applying it to life. He who agrees will nod and extol the teaching as remarkable wisdom but will not apply this wisdom to life. ...Those who understood are few but like a sponge they drink in the precious knowledge and are ready to cleanse the horrors of the world with the sacred liquid. He who understands cannot but apply the Teaching because realizing goal-fitness, he accepts it as a solution of life."1


Often over time men have been overshadowed by divinity and inspired by God to accept positive leadership. Had they not responded to the available impression nor accepted the newly recognized responsibility, the course of world affairs and its events would have been different.

Becoming impressionable to Divine Purpose requires a consciousness and willingness to cooperate. It is a positive collaboration and proceeds under law and for a specific purpose—in line with the Law of Synthesis, of unity and fusion. The motive is ever the greater helping of the race. Impression is one of the methods to be used by the Coming Christ* and His Great Ones to do just that for the helping of the world.

All attitudes, relationships and actions that are contrary to or impede realization of the One Life and violate the essential unity of humanity foster glamour and illusion. Fatigue, lack of focus and 'busy-ness' on the physical plane do much to obscure the process, also. Discipline enables one to achieve the alignment necessary to render oneself a fit vehicle for Impression.

Working in cooperation with the Masters of the Wisdom—the Hierarchy of Light and Love—we become the recipients of impression and of energy. The head center registers Purpose. The ajna center focuses intention. The energy of Will impresses us from the Ashram via the Antahkarana—a result of registration by the head center, which is then distributed through a focus on the ajna center. Impression leads to application in service. In a manner of speaking, this process proceeds to turn the disciple "inside out" as he/she begins to live in greater consciousness and expression.

The following disciplines, requirements and methods will assist in the process of becoming impressionable to Divine Purpose:

  • The cultivation of a higher sensitivity rendering oneself so pure and selfless that the mind remains undisturbed by the happenings of daily life.
  • A determination to place one's magnetic aura at the disposal of humanity. To learn to register human need and to discover where help is possible and where one might be of service.
  • Seeking that attentive spiritual sense which enables one to be impressed and then to register and interpret correctly that which is perceived. This requires a perfectly quiescent astral vehicle, which is one of the main objectives of true meditation.
  • An "open mind" free of glamour from the astral plane and also free of separative and concrete ideas from mental levels.
  • An accurate translation and interpretation of symbols—be they in word forms, or pictorial representations.
  • Purity of life—astral and physical, a watchfulness of thoughts and a love devoid of all love for personal power.


1 On Eastern Crossroads by Helena Roerich, Agni Yoga Society, Inc. c1992, on-line edition.
* According to the Ageless Wisdom, the Christ, "The Anointed One," is the Office or title of The World Teacher, expected to return by many of the world religions under such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi and the Boddhisattva.