Many there are today to uphold the ethic of equality and to remind us that Life is One. As esotericists, we know that the evolving age of Aquarius is tending towards the recognition of unity and universality and the ties that bind. It is therefore helpful to recollect that humanity’s equality is derived from its shared spiritual potential—its basic and universal divinity. It must be remembered as well, that although humanity is One on the plane of Soul, each individual differs in his/her capacity for soul expression in the three worlds of physical plane expression. The disciple, for example, differs from the aspirant in terms of the level of inner understanding, the capacity for love-wisdom and the point achieved upon the Path of return.
Increasingly, we realize that throughout the Universe there is essentially only one spiritual substance working on and producing all outer tangible forms; however, because these forms are a merging of the two opposite poles of Spirit and matter at differing degrees and frequencies of both, the result is expressed in the multiplicity and diversity that is the wonder and beauty of all of life’s manifestations—both visible and invisible.
As the first volume of The Secret Doctrine indicates, this merging of myriad elements, of forces and energies is complex indeed: On the Cosmic Plane behind all manifestations “is the ‘spirit’ of ELECTRICITY, which is the LIFE of the Universe. As an abstraction, we call it the ONE LIFE; as an objective and evident Reality, we speak of a septenary scale of manifestation, which begins at the upper rung with the One Unknowable CAUSALITY, and ends as Omnipresent Mind and Life immanent in every atom of Matter.”2
Transcendence and Immanence underlies our understanding of spiritual potential and the all-pervasive energy. It allows for identification with the Father: “I and my Father are One,” as the Christ taught. As above, so below; as in Heaven, so on earth; as in the macrocosm, so in the microcosm. "Having pervaded this whole universe with a fragment of Myself, I remain." “I am a point of light within a greater Light. I am a strand of loving energy within the stream of love divine.” “I am That and That am I.”
If we consider the three primary forces of electricity; these being voltage, current flow and resistance, it might bring helpful understanding to the metaphysical process that creates these correlations—all of which are increasingly understood with each successive initiation; that is, initiation into higher and more evolved and inclusive states of consciousness.
The esoteric wisdom teaches that the human being is constituted of three differing aspects, referred to by a variety of names, all of which seek to awaken the intuitive sense; for example, one such characterization refers to the Brahma aspect, or that in which the Not-Self or material aspect is apparent and predominant; the Vishnu aspect, or that in which the love-wisdom aspect, the Soul predominates and emerges through the medium of the Brahma aspect; and the Atma, or highest aspect wherein Purpose and Will reign supreme.
Because the Law of Positive and Negative Relationships underlies all stages of discipleship, that which is higher is, at first resisted by that which is lower. So that, for example, the Brahma aspect is resistant to the Vishnu or Soul Aspect. However, as the thinking, intuiting, loving Soul tightens its hold over its form—the response apparatus, so the pull of the lower nature—of the matter component, is superseded and the attraction of that which is higher is felt.
Every initiation is the result of energy transmission from a higher centre of energy to a lower: “every initiation charges the initiate with electrical force, and this charging and re-charging is related to what H.P.B. calls ‘the mystery of electricity.’”3
It is here instructive to consider the fact that among His activities as Planetary Spiritual Teacher in this Age of Aquarius, it is stated that the Christ "nourishes the lesser lives." The question then becomes, what is it that would allow the lesser lives to be receptive and not resistant to His Blessed Energy? Certainly, a key to the answer lies in our inherent relationship to the Will of the Cosmos.