Diamond Light
Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community
2012 No. 3
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The Meditation Work of the
New Group of World Servers
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There is much that must be done to change conditions, institute new values and produce the bringing in of an entirely new civilisation—a civilisation which will permit the externalisation of the Ashrams, or of the Hierarchy, and a restitution, therefore, of hierarchical or spiritual control as it was known in old Atlantean days, only this time on a much higher turn of the spiral and with the intelligent cooperation also and the wise assistance of humanity, which was a factor lacking in the earlier civilisation.  Once this has been dealt with in the reflective, concentrated meditation of the individual aspirant, in the united reflection and meditation of the many spiritually inclined groups in the world today, and once the New Group of World Servers and the Hierarchy are working in the closest kind of cooperation, then the visualisation and the projection of the intended civilisation will have reached a definite and a most important point of precipitation….Reflection, meditation and visualisation will give place to scientific thinking (which is essentially meditation) and to the needed physical plane activity.2

The meditation work done by the Hierarchy and by the New Group of World Servers lies within your range of understanding…[thus] it might profit us if I briefly stated the grades of meditative work, leading to creative result of an effective nature, upon which you might reflect.  For our purposes we will divide them into seven grades, of which four might be regarded as individual and the other three types as representative of their group nature:

1.  Desire, leading to the attainment in the three worlds of that which the lower man desires and wants; this will include the desires of the lowest types of human beings through all intermediate types up to and inclusive of the aspirational mystic.

2.  Prayer; this is the stage wherein the aspirant, the mystic or the spiritually inclined man blends personality desire with aspiration for soul relation and contact; he, through the proved efficacy of prayer, discovers the subtler powers and the fact of the essential dualism of life; he finds that he himself is both a lower self and a higher Self.

3.  Mental reflection or concentrated thinking; this in time produces integration and definite personality achievement in the three worlds, leading eventually to controlled reflection and scientific or concentrated thoughts; this type of thinking has produced all the creative wonders of our modern civilisation and it culminates in the concentration achieved in occult meditation.  This meditation finally brings about the reorientation of the personality and soul fusion.

4.       Straight meditation; this is a focussed, concentrated mental attitude and fixed reflection; it is creative in nature, for it creates the "new man in Christ" or produces the soul-infused personality; this personality then proceeds to recreate his environment and to cooperate consciously with the creative work of the Hierarchy.

These four stages are responsible for all that is seen, possessed, utilised and known as existent in the three worlds.  Men have inherited from previous civilisations much of value men have created this present civilization…bringing humanity to the point where there is recognition of failure, and in proving that religion and science together have reoriented men to the world of subtler and of higher values than the strictly material.

The other three stages of human meditation are as follows:

5.  Worship; this is the united recognition and the subsequent reflection of humanity upon the fact of divine Transcendence and divine Immanence.  It is implemented by the world religions and it created that path of return to the centre or source of divine life to which the world religions and the heart of man bear equal testimony.

6.    Invocation and Evocation; this form of spiritual, dynamic meditation is largely in the hands of the New Group of World Servers and of the men and women of goodwill in every land.  These will be generally unknown to each other, but they are all creatively striving and creatively thinking towards the worldwide uplift of mankind; they are earnestly working at the creation of a new world order and for the manifestation of a more definitely spiritual civilisation.

7.    Ashramic Meditation; this is based upon the evocation of human response to the higher spiritual values; it concerns itself with the creation of those conditions wherein these new values can, under the divine Plan, flourish; it is focussed on that immediate aspect of the Path which humanity needs to tread, and its intent is to swing into creative activity the desires, aspirations, reflections and concentrated meditation of men, at whatever may be their particular point in evolution, so that a mighty, coherent and invincible movement will be instituted which must and will result in the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. 

 

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1This is an excerpt from the information given out by the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul in the book, Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, authored by Alice A. Bailey, © Renewed 1983 by Lucis Trust, pp. 218-219.
2
Ibid., pp. 217-218.