The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity
Divine Consciousness and the Spiritual Work of the United Nations
Aye, though man may fall into darkness,
Emerald Tablet 14
Transforming the United Nations will require patience. It will require perseverance. It will require courage. We must not be discouraged by temporary setbacks—and we must keep reminding ourselves that they are temporary.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Within that small but powerful classic, The Voice of the Silence, first published as early as 1889, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (HPB) translates some of the teachings found within an ancient manuscript, The Book of the Golden Precepts.
As the Buddha’s life-long search for enlightenment was driven by his quest to understand and thus eliminate human suffering, so The Voice of the Silence teaches about humanity’s long journey on the Path of Return or the Path of Light, which ultimately will bring an end to human suffering: “There is but one road to the Path; at its very end alone the Voice of Silence can be heard. The ladder by which the candidate ascends is formed of rungs of suffering and pain; these can be silenced only by the voice of virtue.” (p. 32)
As the Wisdom Teachers throughout time have pointed out, the suffering of humanity can only end as a result of a change in human consciousness. Only when humanity recognizes the bankrupt nature of the current ways of war and conflict, will it turn to the ways of harmony and cooperation. Only as humanity develops the mechanism for divine perception will there be an appreciation and understanding of these higher forms of expression.
At the United Nations the need for a new consciousness has been focused in the growing interest to create a “Culture of Peace.” Standing in for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who was traveling, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro recently expressed this necessity at a UN Culture of Peace meeting on 22 February:
“Over the years, it has become clear to everyone in our Organization that our work to end war must reach well beyond the mere absence of conflict. Peacekeepers and preventive diplomacy remain essential tools in our efforts to silence guns and implement ceasefires. But, by themselves, they are not enough to counter humanity’s worst instincts. Instead, the search for a durable and enduring peace demands action at a deeper, more profound level. It requires the spread of values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and embrace tolerance, justice and respect for human rights. In short, it requires a culture of peace.”
The creation of a culture of peace is the promise of the New Spiritual Age into which we are astrologically moving. In the words of the Ageless Wisdom, “the new creative era…will sweep into expression as soon as world tension has subsided; then men will be free to think and to create the new forms for the new ideals; then they will bring into manifestation in words, in colour, in music and in sculptured forms the new revelation and the new world.” (The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul in The Externalisation of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey, p. 649)
As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicates in the lead quote, before a culture of peace (a transformed United Nations) can become a reality, much patience, perseverance and courage are required.
This month the disciples and spiritual workers of the world can contribute to the creation of such a culture of peace by meditatively working with the energies flooding our planet from the sign of Pisces. In his treatise on Esoteric Astrology, the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul describes the liberating possibilities afforded by the energies of this sign: “It is in this dual sign that the imprisoned soul and the personality enter upon that process which will transmute 1.) the lower into the higher manifestation…3.) spiritual and mental inhibition into soul expression and mental sensitivity.” (pp. 123-124) And, additionally, “Pisces stands for…the release of the soul from captivity.” (p. 120)
As the students of the esoteric and spiritual wisdom understand, the subtle energies of the inner worlds take much time in producing their effects upon the objective, tangible plane of daily living. However, the process can be enhanced through the power inherent in the light and power of many minds meditating in unison.”
As in past months, we therefore invite you to join in the United Nations Meditation Room this Friday, March 2nd 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 at: http://www.aquaac.org/un/medmtgs.html)
Aware of the power of united, purposeful, clear thinking, we count on the committed dedication of those of you who cannot travel to New York City to be with us in person, but who can participate subjectively. For those who may need it, the meditation outline, “The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity,” is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and most recently in Russian. As always, you are also encouraged to join with those who use this meditation weekly, every Friday.
The Group Sharing container within the UN Discussion Forum of the Aquarian Age Community web site continues to be available to those of you who wish to serve in this way and it can now be accessed from the home page address at the end of this message. We look forward to your contributions.
The new quote of the month along with its accompanying “Cosmic Image” will be available on the first of the month, reminding us of our interdependent connections not only to the planet, but to the cosmos as well.
We leave you with the heartfelt wish that each of us may strive to manifest Divine Consciousness by bringing forth the currently hidden powers of the Soul into the Light of day.
In loving service,