How Can the Use of Goodwill, Meditation and Other Spiritual Practices
Support the Work of the United Nations?

A Roundtable

In Observance of World Invocation Day
The Festival of Humanity and The Festival of Goodwill
Friday, 9 June 2006; 1:15P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

What Spiritual Energies Are Uniquely Available on World Invocation Day? How Can the Sounding of Mantras such as the Great Invocation Aid in the Work of the United Nations?

A Talk by Kathy Newburn

Thank you Ida for organizing this event and for all the work you do in helping to keep the work of the United Nations in the forefront of our consciousness. And the goals and intentions of the U.N., as embodied in its Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are in essence the same goals and intentions that underlie the event that we come together today to celebrate—World Invocation Day. For essentially both events hold as their raison d'etre the healing and readjustment of our planetary life. When we look around the world today we know that, more than anything else, what is needed is this healing so that the structures of the past, that no longer serve the purposes of the Plan for our planet, can give way to new forms that will better house the inpouring light. We stand at a time of great crisis as well as great opportunity and only through the united action of the men and women of goodwill throughout the world can we achieve the goals that are set before us.

But how can we bring these changes about? Most of us here today do not wield the outer reins of power as do the officials and diplomats who work within these halls. But we do wield power of a different sort, a subtle yet potent power that can be ours through our work in prayer, invocation and meditation. And it is this spiritual power, wielded by thousands of people, which can literally bring about the new world that all men and women of goodwill await. This is the essential idea that underlies World Invocation Day. But in order for this energy to be effective we must invoke it, we must demand it. As people join together to invoke God, divinity, a higher power (whatever you want to call it), there will be a response.

This event that we are celebrating today is really a dual event-the more outer manifestation of it is being observed in meetings and groups like this that are being held in all parts of the world. But behind the scenes, in a remote and sacred valley within the Himalayan mountain range there is another type of ceremony being observed that provides the spiritual underpinnings of all that we do here today. According to the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom the real governing power in our planet is wielded by a group of enlightened and perfected individuals called by different names in different spiritual traditions such as the Masters of the Wisdom, the White Brotherhood, the spiritual Hierarchy, and the Group of Organized and Illumined Minds. These individuals stand behind all of the great and forward looking ideas that are put forward in our world. They work with humanity through the act of spiritual impression.

Each year during the Aries, Taurus and Gemini full moons, a sacred ceremony is held in which these great teachers send forth a blessing to our world. World Invocation Day, therefore, is more than a calendar event for it is timed each year to coincide with the full moon opportunity-the time of heightened spiritual opportunity in the monthly cycle. It is suggested that during this period we endeavor to do the following things:

  1. Link up with all seekers and men and women of goodwill throughout the world and in all nations, using the creative imagination and sounding the Great Invocation.
  2. Eliminate out of our consciousness all negativity, seeing ourselves as clearly ranged on the side of the Forces of Light. We are also asked to preserve ever a spirit of love for all individuals.
  3. We are asked to forget entirely our personal difficulties, tragedies and problems. We have to learn to carry forward our work in spite of personality stresses, strains and limitations.

Each year during this time there occurs the greatest inpouring of the energy of cosmic love into our planet. This love is in some mysterious fashion related to the "healing of the nations," and what better vehicle to affect that healing than the United Nations.

In sounding the Great Invocation, we have the opportunity at this preeminent time for alignment, to recognize our unity with all who seek to serve the highest good they know, reaching from the highest to the lowest point, "linking the heavens and the earth, the inner world of meaning and the outer world of form." The Love of God can now be shed abroad, "in our hearts, through our group, and throughout the world," as we preserve the point of tension and "let" the energies of the Great Invocation flow through us and into our world. It is these energies that can strengthen the work of the United Nations and allow it to achieve on behalf of all life on our planet.

"Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth."

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