The esoteric wisdom teaches that humanity is currently in the fifth of the seven major phases of its intended evolutionary unfoldment. Over the millennia, as it demonstrated readiness, humanity has been initiated into succeeding phases of divine and more inclusive consciousness through applied stimulation. Each phase has brought the original divine purpose of our planetary logos closer into manifestation. Thus, the evolution of Life proceeds, moving ever forward reasonably, regularly, and in good order, whether recognized as such by humanity or not. Our planet Earth is not fully a sacred planet and it is intended that this shall come to pass on all levels of existence and not just on the mental level, as is currently the case. Humanity intuits the Good, the Beautiful and the True but, as yet, it cannot fully manifest its vision.
It is the august Council Chamber within Shamballa that directs and causes the turning of the great Wheel of Life, as experienced on planet Earth. This exalted Council wields the universal Laws, regulating these according to the nature of planetary karma and Their awareness (from Their exalted perspective) of the impermanent and relatively short-lived planetary indications. Their creative meditation impresses the needed inspiration—what the esoteric wisdom refers to as “the breath of life itself”—upon the other planetary kingdoms. Their vital link to all planetary groupings, and the universal centrality of humanity to all those groupings, is described in the following key statement:
"All Lives upon or within the aura of the planetary Logos and of His manifested Body, the Earth, have been, are or will be in the future, a human being, thereby establishing and demonstrating their past, present or future identity with humanity, the fourth kingdom in nature."1
It is for this reason that the esoteric teachings refer to humanity as the “keynote” of the Lord of the World2. Humanity is the basis, the goal and the essential inner structure of all being. Humanity itself is the key to all evolutionary processes and to all correct understanding of the divine Plan, expressing in time and space the divine Purpose of Sanat Kumara. All the planetary centres are comprised of lives progressing towards the human stage, and those who have left that stage far behind are yet endowed with all the faculties and all the knowledge wrought out into human expression in earlier planetary schemes or through our own planetary life.
Because They share a common humanity, the great and omnipotent Lives in Shamballa can impress the omniscient Lives and all the other lesser lives constituting the Hierarchy of Love-Wisdom. Because of shared experience and understanding, the Hierarchical Masters and Initiates can consequently impress humanity. And, in turn, because of shared instinctual tendencies and the potential assets in the three subhuman groups, humanity can and does impress these other planetary kingdoms.
The turning of the greater Wheel of Life causes all the lesser wheels also to turn and in the process, the emergence of that which is new and better and progressively Good, brings greater light into the consciousness of humanity, increasingly stimulating and awakening its universally shared manasic principle, gradually revealing to humanity, the splendor and glory of the greater Whole of which it is a part.
Here, it’s significant to note that throughout humanity’s history, manas has been principally applied to understanding the objective, physical plane environment. However, in the Aquarian Age, the trend of activity will be towards an understanding of the subjective side of manifestation and towards the comprehension of the esoteric spiritual principles. The primary focus will be the achievement of causal consciousness and the scientific construction of the Antahkarana, which will unite the causal vehicle (the soul) and the permanent manasic atom on the inner abstract levels of the mental plane.
Humanity will then consciously invoke that “raincloud of knowable things”—that overshadowing and revelatory storehouse of energy formed through the joint action of the Central Spiritual Sun, working through Shamballa.3 The first stanza of the Great Invocation is here most illuminating: “From the point of Light within the Mind of God, Let light stream forth into the minds of men.”
2 Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Alice A. Bailey, Copyright Renewed ©1978 by Lucis Trust, p. 126, .
3 Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, Alice A. Bailey, Copyright Renewed © 1983 by Lucis Trust, pp. 160-161.