The perennial wisdom teaches that humanity dwells within a restricted reality. Throughout the past Lemurian and Atlantean civilizations and their eventual catastrophic destruction, the planetary Logos—that great being who ensouls planet Earth, has gradually prepared the field for the future destiny of humanity, which this wisdom tells us is currently in the fifth of the seven major phases of intended unfoldment. Over the millennia, as it demonstrated readiness, humanity has been initiated into succeeding phases of divine consciousness through applied spiritual stimulation.
As part of this continuity of teaching and of revelation, the Tibetan Master worked with Alice Bailey to bring forth the wisdom teachings for a humanity that was ready to responsibly and intentionally seek its own liberation.
Part of this teaching was the anchoring of what he referred to as the New Group of World Servers. As he describes it, it was an effort to band together subjectively and—where possible—objectively all those people of spiritual purpose and a deep love of humanity who were actively working in many countries, either in organizations or alone. Their name, he said, is legion. In describing this band of workers, he writes, “all are working under the inspiration of the Hierarchy [of Love-Wisdom] and are, either consciously or unconsciously, fulfilling the duties of agents of the Masters. Together,” he writes, “they form a band, closely knit on the inner side by spiritual intention and love.”2 All are animated by a sense of responsibility for human welfare and have interiorly pledged themselves to help their fellowmen.
As he further writes about the influence of this New Group of World Servers and the sources of their inspiration, he recounts in the second volume of Esoteric Psychology3 that periodically, every seven years, the energies of Capricorn are augmented by the pouring in of spiritual forces from a still greater constellation, which is—to our zodiac—what the zodiac is to the earth. He explains that the circle of twelve signs of constellations that we refer to as the zodiac, constitutes a special unity which revolves within our universe of heavens as our planet revolves in the centre of our circle of influences. By means of this augmentation—during this evolving cycle or Age of Aquarius, groups on earth can avail themselves of the tide of Capricornian influences which will flow into our radius of registration. It is for this reason that every seven years, from December 21-28, we observe the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers. This “week of group impact” is especially significant if it occurs, as it does this year, at the time of the Capricorn Solar Festival, which falls on December 28th at 5:21 a.m. in the U.S. Eastern time zone.
Just as John the Baptist heralded the appearance of the Christ some 2,000 years ago, so too today, this Group is preparing the way—for a new civilization and culture and the anticipated and awaited reappearance in outer activity of the Christ.
What is to be accomplished before this awaited reappearance can take place? Very generally,
-- the establishment of a world unity, which will produce right human relations based on the rule of love/wisdom;
-- the cultivation of sound governments who have the welfare of their citizens foremost in their minds;
-- the development of a new system of economics based on the principle of sharing; and,
-- the development of a united spiritual effort, inspired by the Hierarchy of Love-Wisdom and focused on developing an enlightened world public opinion.
In short, this Festival presents us with a significant opportunity to advance the cause of all that is Good, Beautiful and True on our planet.
It would be of value throughout the week, to link up every day at five o'clock with this integrating group, using the following dedication, while thinking courageously about the Great Ones who stand back of our world evolution:
the Power of the one Life pour through the group
of all true servers.
May the Love of the One Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to aid the Great Ones.
May I fulfil my part in the One work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech.