We are pleased to send you this last issue of the Diamond Light for the 2008 year as we begin to look forward to our 11th year of service.
As you know, through our activities, we strive to play our part to help create the "Radiant Way" of Joy and Resurrection, in preparation for the Restoration of the Mysteries and the Reappearance of the Christ—the Coming One, known in the world religions by such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva and the Messiah, among others.
Preparing for the Reappearance of the Christ has many dimensions and the Ageless Wisdom makes clear that the rule of Christ is the rule of Love. Humanity's evolutionary growth in consciousness brings us to our current state of planetary affairs wherein many are capable of comprehending the need for the Way of Love and the Way of Brotherhood as the only way forward into the future.
Held in trust for a prepared, interested and awakened humanity, when fully restored and understood, the Mysteries will lead a suffering humanity "from death to Immortality, from darkness to Light and from the unreal to the Real." These Mysteries include an awareness of the science of the Soul, which incorporates the sciences of meditation, service and the Antahkarana, or the rainbow bridge of consciousness. Our activities seek to advance these ideas and concepts that will aid in humanity's growth and evolution.
Your faithful and interested support and participation in these activities and equally, your charitable and regular financial contributions make it possible for us to continue in our work. Thus, as we often do, at the end of each year, we turn to ask you once again to give generously and abundantly so that together, and with your help, we can meet the urgent needs of this coming year's work.
If it is more convenient, visit us on-line where you can make secure, and if possible, regular or monthly credit card contributions. All financial sums, whether large or small, are gratefully received and appreciated and when given with a heartfelt desire to meet spiritual need, can act as a magnetic seed, attracting the needed monetary flow.
This year, we've been made aware that Congress has extended the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) provision through December 31, 2009, which will allow IRA owners over 70½ years of age to transfer up to $100,000 of their required minimum distribution directly to qualified charities, with the effect of reducing their taxable income. If you can take advantage of this opportunity to make a contribution to our work, or if you would like further information about this provision, please let us know.
We leave you with our heartfelt wishes for a joyous and sacred holiday season and a blessed New Year,
The Aquarian Age Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization registered in the state of New Jersey and an accredited nongovernmental organization (NGO) in association with the United Nations' Department of Public Information.