The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity
Liberating the Soul of Humanity
Through the Spiritual Work of the United Nations
Only when humanity offers all that it has to give to the service of the sad, the suffering, and the oppressed, and will work actively and intelligently to bring release can that full cooperation be established between the inner and the outer potencies, which is so deplorably needed at this time….It is humanity alone which can precipitate the new incoming energies from the Lords of Liberation and make possible Their activity on Earth….The stupendous inner Potencies can reach certain levels of human activity and contact, such as the mental plane, but their further progress downward into outer expression, power and manifestation, is dependent upon the potent, magnetic, indrawing power of man himself.
The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 279-280
The strongest argument for the continued validity and empowerment of the United Nations lies in the future and in humankind’s cry for help early in our present, disturbed new century.
Writing in the Commentary section of the Christian Science Monitor, Mr. Salil Shetty, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign, recently referred to the United Nations as “a blessing.” “Feeding the hungry and saving lives,” he wrote, “the UN is a blessing. It provides the guiding vision, framework, and influence in implementing public policies for the global good.”
Reflecting these very same sentiments on the occasion of the commemoration of the very first International Human Solidarity Day held at the United Nations on 15 December 2006, Under-Secretary-General Anwarul K. Chowdhury spoke of the creation of the United Nations as the finest expression of human solidarity. It “provides the platform,” he said, “to work together to make the world a better place to live.”
It was in the United Nations Millennium Declaration adopted by the General Assembly on 8 September 2000 that the nations of the world solemnly reaffirmed on that historic occasion that the United Nations is the “indispensable common house of the entire human family” through which the people of the nation states of the world would seek to realize humanity’s “universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development.”
Since that time, supporters of the United Nations have fully embraced this concept and often referred to the United Nations as “humanity’s indispensable common house.” However, it has been of great interest to recently witness those who in the past dismissed and sidelined this organization, now turning to it after all other possibilities failed. One such example was the 2007 State of the Union Address, wherein President George Bush referred to the United Nations or the “UN” at least 14 different times.
Under the leadership of the past Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, this common house of humanity over just the past few years has many accomplishments of which to boast, including the following:
Making the point that the work of the United Nations “is not a rosy-eyed tale,” in his recently published book, The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, Paul Kennedy argues for the need within the UN for both “skeptical intelligence and vision.” He acknowledges that many mistakes have been made and also, that the UN cannot solve all problems—not because it is innately incapable of doing so, but because “it is only as strong or as weak as its major parts,” which are the member Nation States, who in turn are a reflection of their people—the citizens of the world.
And, it is this thought that can inspire us to work with the auspicious and compelling spiritual energies currently flooding our planet. Flowing from the sign of Aquarius—one of the 48 constellations listed by Claudius Ptolemy [c130-170AD] whose work is based on the earliest known astrological texts written in Babylon before 1600 BCE—are the “waters of life.” In the ancient Akkadian language this sign of Aquarius was referred to as the “Seat of the Flowing Waters”—similar to the Ancient Greek reference to this sign as the “Water-pourer.”
Today’s esoteric astrology gives us the esoteric keynote for this sign: “Water of Life am I, poured forth for thirsty men.” Esoterically, water in this keynote refers to the “water of life” and the “water-carrier” is another name for the world server: “Aquarius is the water carrier, bringing the water of life to the people—life more abundantly….meeting the need of the thirsty nations of the world—thirsty for truth, for right human relations and for loving understanding.” The Water-Carrier emphasizes “life and freedom from the tomb of matter”—so writes the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, in The Destiny of the Nations by Alice A. Bailey, pp. 150-151.
Reference to water as eternal life is also found in the Bible (John 4:13/14) when Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman at the well from which she is drawing water. Jesus says to this woman: “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
In Esoteric Astrology, the Aquarian influence is further described: Under the influence of the energies from Aquarius “man, alone and separative, becomes mankind in his reactions and awareness and yet, at the same time, preserves his individuality; he is no longer just a human being, individually self-centred and separative, but becomes humanity itself, losing his personal identity in the good of the whole yet retaining his spiritual Identity. From self-service, he proceeds to world service.” (pp. 135-136)
The Aquarian recognizes the bond, which holds all together subjectively and in truth and Aquarius is a force centre from which the liberated spiritual being draws the “water of life” and carries it to the multitude.
With this in mind, we invite those of you who can travel to the UN Headquarters in New York City, to join in the UN Meditation Room this Thursday, February 1st from Noon until 12:30, to silently meditate on “The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity,” and for discussion afterwards until 1:00 p.m. Open to the public, this “Room of Quiet” is located next to the Information Center in the UN Visitor's Lobby, at 46th Street and 1st Avenue.
A schedule of the monthly meetings for 2007 can be found on-line at the following web address: http://www.aquaac.org/un/medmtgs.html
If you cannot travel to New York City, but would like to add your contributions to this meditative effort, you are welcome to subjectively link with us by using the meditation outline, “The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity,” available in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and most recently, in Russian. As always, you are also encouraged to use this meditation weekly, every Friday.
A past Diamond Light article focusing on “The United Nations—An Aquarian Organization” can be found on-line at the following web address: http://www.aquaac.org/dl/04nl34art3.html
If you would like to share your thoughts on “The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity” you are welcome to use the Group Sharing container within the UN Discussion Forum of the Aquarian Age Community web site, available from the home page address at the end of this message.
In keeping with the energies of Aquarius, we also want to mention the coming together of our Spanish-speaking friends and co-workers in Brasilia, Brazil from December 6th–10th under the theme, “First World Spiritual Forum; Valuing Diversity for the Construction of Planetary Solidarity.” The Letter of Planetary Citizenship created by this Forum can be found in English, Spanish, and Portuguese in the Sabiduría Arcana web site. Among its many recommendations, this letter includes the need to support the work of the United Nations and other national and international organizations in the construction of world peace and support for human rights.
As always, the new quote of the month along with its accompanying “Cosmic Image” will be available on the first of the month.
In the spirit of Aquarian brotherhood, synthesis and unity,