Archived Monthly Letters

The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity

Building the Lighted House of Humanity & the Work of the United Nations

July 2006

"Those who are demanding to be saved have cried aloud. Their voices penetrate into the formless world and there evoke response.

"Those who in distant aeons have pledged themselves to save and serve respond. Their cry too rings forth and, ringing, penetrates into the dark and distant places within the worlds of form.

"And thus a vortex is established and kept alive by that constant dual sound. And then a touch is made and for a space and during time, the two are one?the Saving Souls and the Units to be served.

"Slowly the vision of the Saving One becomes a light which guides the Crying Ones into the place of light."

"The Old Commentary" in
Esoteric Astrology by Alice A. Bailey

Dear Friends,

In ancient Greece, the injunction carved over the entrance of the Delphi Temple read, "Man Know Thyself." Today, given humanity's progress in the development of mind and heart, and given the influence of the available Aquarian Energies, we can say, "Humanity Know Thyself," for we are recognizing that humanity is one interconnected center, a living organism within the greater body of planet Earth. As the 'butterfly effect' indicates that the flap of a butterfly's wing in Brazil can result in a tornado ripping through Texas, so one action or one thought on the part of one human being can influence the whole.

In the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Upanishads, it is written that the way to self-knowledge is by a study of "Brahma-knowledge by which ignorance is loosened or destroyed." According to the Theosophical Glossary, the Sanskrit term, Upanishads is "that which destroys ignorance and thus produces liberation of the spirit, through the knowledge of the supreme though hidden truth." This same truth is also expressed in the Biblical statement: "You will know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

As individuals—one by one, seek to understand and apply the wisdom of the sacred teachings that will destroy ignorance and liberate the spirit, so we shall see an end to the terror that grips our planet.

These sacred teachings indicate that this month the cosmic energies impacting planet earth can help humanity "build a lighted house" for the esoteric keynote of the sign Cancer is "I build a lighted house and therein dwell." The question can be asked of humanity, are we building a lighted house, or are we creating instead, a dark prison?

A lighted house will attract to itself the energies of Light and Love—the energies of the indwelling spiritual nature, the Soul. Light begets Light; Love begets Love and as we daily witness, darkness too is as an infectious disease that multiplies and spreads.

Daily striving to build a lighted house for humanity are the heroic efforts of many within the United Nations. This month we call special attention to the inauguration of the new Human Rights Council. In the inauguration of this new Council, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for "a clean break from the past" and a "new era" as the enhanced Council "seeks to give teeth to the protection of rights for all." Entreating those present he said, "Think always of those whose rights are denied—whether those rights are civil and political, or economic, social and cultural; whether those people are perishing from brutal treatment by arbitrary rulers, or from ignorance, hunger and disease."

In the Secretary-General's report, "In Larger Freedom", human rights are referred to as the third of the three pillars, with economic and social development and peace and security, on which all UN work must be based.

These three pillars are interlinked and mutually reinforcing and are the pre-requisites for the collective well-being of the whole of humanity. He said, "No State can be secure if its people are condemned to poverty without hope. And no nation can be secure or prosperous for long, if the basic rights of its citizens are not protected."

It is hoped that upon its five year review, the Council's work will be so firmly established and so successful that there will be a general will among the United Nations' member States to amend the Charter and elevate the Human Rights Council to the status of a Principal Organ of the United Nations.

Ensuring that human rights are practiced will certainly go a long way to creating a lighted house for humanity. It is only from this place of integration that humanity can then begin to take its first steps upon the Lighted Way and begin to understand the glory hidden behind the ancient yet ageless injunction, "Humanity Know Thyself."

To help such efforts as the Human Rights Council become successful and effective, the energies of Light, Love and the Will-to-good can be invoked and evoked in the process of meditation. These energies can then be radiated into the work of the United Nations. Especially, it is helpful if these energies are radiated into the General Assembly of the United Nations, where the representatives of the nations of the world debate and discuss the fate of the planet and its people.

Those of you who are not yet using the meditation outline, "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity" and who would like to do so, please inquire and know that it is available in several languages.

Also, we encourage those of you who are in the New York City area to use the United Nations Meditation Room of Quiet at Noon during that time of the month when the cosmic energies reaching planet earth are especially powerful. This month the Solar Festival of Cancer takes place on Monday, July 10th.

You are welcome to share your ideas and insights about the work of the United Nations and the "Liberation of Humanity" in the "Group Sharing" section of the Aquarian Age Community website. This section can only be accessed on an invitation-only basis and is available only in English. If you would like to join in the discussion and do not yet have a username and password, please inquire.

The transcripts of the recent Roundtable, on "How Can the Use of Goodwill, Meditation and Other Spiritual Practices Support the Work of the United Nations?" are now available and can be found at the following website address:

The new Quote of the Month is accompanied by the cosmic panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Unitedly striving with you to help build the Lighted House of Humanity,

Aquarian Age Community,
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