The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity
Cosmic Law and the Spiritual Work of the United Nations
The Teaching is given in endless succession, for the purpose of affirmation of fiery revelations and the carrying out of highest laws... The intensified fiery action extends for thousands of years. The fusion of consciousness is forged over a span of thousands of years. The united path is carved and paved in thousands of years. Hearts are merged in one Great Service in thousands of years. Immutable is the Cosmic Law.
Fiery World III, par. 21, Agni Yoga Society, NY
It was King Hammurabi, the King of Babylon from around 1795-1750 BC, who gave the world the Law Code of Hammurabi—the earliest-known example of a ruler proclaiming publicly to his people an entire body of written laws. Discovered in 1901, the eight-foot tall block of black diorite on which the code was engraved depicts King Hammurabi receiving the code from the sun god, Shamash, who was revered as a God of justice.
This attempt to define, anchor and express the Spiritual, the Divine or Cosmic Law would be repeated many times over throughout humanity's long history.
From the Law Code of Hammurabi to the contemporary Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations, the attempt over the millennia has been to help humanity realize that a Higher Law exists and when recognized and practiced, this Higher Law will bring greater harmony, prosperity and happiness into the daily life. (See, additionally the Diamond Light articles, "The Law of the Cosmic Magnet and the Age of Aquarius" and "The Inexorable Cosmic Laws, Free Will and the Age of Aquarius.")
Based on the fact that we live in a second ray Solar System of Love-Wisdom, this Higher Law is a product of the energy of essential love, which permeates all planes and states of planetary consciousness; it is the "seed" or "spark" waiting to be realized and cultivated at the core of all life. However, this Higher Law and the resulting Higher Good, are not easily recognized. As Plato taught in the cave analogy, the shadows are taken for reality and the Good is the last to be known.
The reason for this state of affairs is explained within the Ageless Wisdom by the fact that planet Earth is a sacred planet in the abstract levels of consciousness; however, it is not yet a sacred planet in the three fields of human endeavor—the lower spheres of consciousness with which humanity almost exclusively identifies and unwittingly perpetuates.
What is the distinction between a sacred planet and a non-sacred planet? A non-sacred planet is one in which the matter principle dominates; it is a planet wherein the spiritual, the inner and more refined states of consciousness are either obliterated or held hostage to the more materialistic and crude forces which abound.
The Agni Yoga wisdom teaches that just "as the links of a coat of mail are gradually strung together, so too, the fiery plumage grows invisibly," (Fiery World I, par. 235). That is, slowly and gradually, over the millennia, increasing members of a struggling humanity have learned through much travail, pain and suffering that the Good indeed is the best. Slowly but surely, increasing numbers of humanity are turning towards the higher spiritual and altruistic values. Their keynotes, among others are interdependence, love for the whole of humanity, caring for the planet, and the sacrificing of the lesser for the Greater Good. Although blatant materialism is in a desperate struggle to endure, the forward thinking are influencing a Lighted planetary ethos that is disempowering the ages-old and defunct materialistic attitudes of selfish acquisition, blind ambition and an autocratic and totalitarian worldview.
It is this cooperative spirit, this change in consciousness for which the Masters of Light and Love have been working and planning since the dawn of time. As the keynote to this letter indicates: "Hearts are merged in one Great Service in thousands of years." That is, as one dedicated person after another attunes him/herself to the Higher Law for the Greater Good and begins to commit to the task of world salvation, so the new civilization emerges and the transformation of planet Earth occurs. Drop by sacred drop the container reaches critical mass.
In focusing our thoughts and meditation on "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity," we seek to strengthen and support the resolve of all who seek to realize the objectives and goals set forth in the Charter of the United Nations and within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The realization of these goals is the next step in humanity's long evolution—a step that is necessary before humanity can become truly self-aware and thus, initiated into the Mysteries of the Ages.
To aid us in our efforts, this month we work with the spiritual energies of the astrological sign of Leo—the pre-eminent fire sign of our times. In that compelling tome, Esoteric Astrology, we are told, "The Sons of Mind...are above everything else the Sons of Fire, for our 'God is a consuming Fire.' There is in them that peculiar quality which can burn and destroy and so eradicate all that hinders their essentially divine expression." (p.287)
With its attendant energies and its ruler, the sun, Leo influences humanity to become more sensitive to its surroundings and most important for us in this work, Leo makes possible "sensitivity to the soul as the conditioning factor instead of sensitivity to the environing world as the conditioning factor." (p. 295)
With that in mind we will work, affirming the immutable Cosmic Law, knowing that the present world crisis can only be brought to resolution as the spiritually minded people of the world live up to their inner belief, knowledge and experience.
Please join us in the United Nations Meditation Room from Noon until 12:30 and then for discussion from 12:30 until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27th—two days before the actual day of the Leo Solar Festival, which this year falls on Sunday, July 29th 8:48p.m. EDST. The schedule of monthly meetings for the rest of the year can be found at the following address: http://www.aquaac.org/un/medmtgs.html
For those of you who cannot travel to New York City to be with us in person, we ask you to join us in focused, invocative thought, using the meditation outline, "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity," available in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and in Russian—not only this Friday, but weekly, every Friday.
As usual, the new quote of the month and the accompanying cosmic image will be available on the first of the month.
Also, we are pleased to tell you that the available materials from the recent Seminar on "How Can Global Consciousness Respond to the Cry of the Least Developed Countries?" are now posted on-line at the following address: http://www.aquaac.org/un/spiritun.html#WID07
We count on your dedicated commitment to the Greater Good and envision untold minds and hearts merged in the one Great Service.
In loving planetary service,