The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity
The Destiny of Humanity and the Spiritual Work of the United Nations
This little planet is essentially unique in its purpose and its techniques…on it and within it (if you could but penetrate below the surface) a great redemptive experiment is going forward; its prime implementing factors and its scientific agents are the "sons of mind who choose to be the sons of men and yet for all eternity remain the Sons of God." ...There is a true historical and spiritually esoteric significance in the words in The New Testament that the "whole creation groaneth and travaileth together in pain until now, waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God."
The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul in Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II
The United Nations is the world Organization best able to respond to the multiple converging problems that are threatening humanity and our Mother Earth. But to carry out that task effectively, the United Nations must stop being a Subjugated Nations governed by the dictatorship of the world's elite who—although it hurts to have to say it, and without meaning to offend anyone—have been acting as if they owned this Earth which God has made for all of us and not for them alone.
We begin the New Year with the urgent and imperative need to find solution to a current crisis, which is of ancient origin.
While writing to you, news has come of an escalation in that crisis: bombs have hit clearly-marked United Nations schools, where, according to a UN News report, civilians were seeking shelter from a blistering 11-day armed offensive.
"There's nowhere safe in Gaza. Everyone here is terrorized and traumatized," said John Ging, the top U.N. official in Gaza, blaming the international community for allowing the violence to continue.
"I am appealing to political leaders here and in the region and the world to get their act together and stop this," he said, speaking at Gaza's largest hospital. "They are responsible for these deaths."
The UN estimates that Palestinian deaths since 27 December have reached 500 and are rising, and some 2,500 have been injured in the offensive which Israel says it launched to end Hamas rocket attacks against its southern cities and towns.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes told a news conference today (6 January) that the humanitarian crisis was "increasingly alarming," with the people of Gaza becoming more cold, hungry, often lacking power, water and other basic services as well as facing the constant threat of bombing and shelling, while UNRWA food distributions are becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous.
Maxwell Gaylard, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory has reported that "over one million people are without power and over a quarter million without running water, some for up to six days."
Reflecting the dismay and alarm of many within the UN community who are interminably striving to find solution to the deepening disaster unfolding before us, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has been calling for an immediate halt to the violence on both sides and for humanitarian access for fuel and food into Gaza.
Addressing the Security Council on 31 December, he called attention to the local and global ramifications of the current violence:
"The civilian population, the fabric of Gaza, the future of the peace process, stability in the region, and goodwill among people throughout the world: all are trapped between the irresponsibility displayed in the indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas militants and the disproportionality of the continuing Israeli military operation." (Read more within the UN News Centre, available in the six languages of the United Nations.)
According to the esoteric wisdom the roots of this current crisis go back into the annals of human history, encompassing the entire question of right human relations. It concerns the interplay between people of different races, who must eventually recognize themselves to be a part of the brotherhood of the one human family.
This crisis evokes the whole problem of selfishness and unselfishness; of consideration and of justice—considerations which must condition all parties. The solution lies in overcoming ancient antipathies and hatreds, and being able to fuse the problem into one vast humanitarian approach wherein the divine nature of humanity as a whole and of every individual human being is recognized and respected.
The isolationist spirit must yield to the inevitable recognition of vital human unity.
The profound and far-reaching nature of this crisis is said to be of the deepest possible concern to even the members of the planetary Hierarchy of Love-Wisdom—the Great Spiritual Teachers who oversee humanity's evolution. And, the ancient wisdom tells us that if this problem can be solved, it will be one of the potent factors in the restoration of world understanding and harmony, reflecting humanity's ability to engage its collective heart center.
As so many within the UN community have indicated, this crisis cannot be solved without the cooperation of the men and women of goodwill throughout the world.
The spiritual workers of the world can be of great service in helping to heal this ancient conflict and crisis. We each can pour out group love to all the divisions we recognize within the human family.
Before taking up our meditations, we can strive to free ourselves—emotionally and mentally—from any latent antagonisms, hatreds, and preconceived ideas of right or wrong, and fall back upon the love of the soul, remembering that every human being is identical in origin, goal and life experience.
We will be aided in this work by the energies now available on our planet through the sign of Capricorn and its attendant energies. As we recollect the esoteric keynote of Capricorn, "Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back", we realize that our meditative efforts are offered as a planetary service. We may contact the Light and Love now available on our planet, if we do so on behalf of a suffering humanity.
We call your attention to the new meditation meeting dates for the 2009 year and ask you to ponder the thoughts shared in the paper, "Creative Meditation—A Planetary Service" and "Solar Festival Meditations at the United Nations." The latter is offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
In this act of planetary service, will you join us in group meditation to participate in the needed planetary redemption that will transform this planet of suffering, sorrow, pain and struggle into a sacred planet?
For those who live outside of the New York City area, please join us subjectively. For those of you who can travel to the United Nations, please join us on Friday, 9 January in the United Nations Meditation Room (open to the public) to contribute to the worldwide meditative effort undertaken by many at this time of the month.
Using the meditation outline, "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity," we will there meet for silent meditation from Noon until 12:30 p.m. Discussion will follow outside the Meditation Room from 12:30 — 1:15 p.m.
As in the past, we suggest the use of the above-mentioned meditation outline, not only on this meeting day, but also, weekly every Friday. If you yet don't have a copy of the meditation outline, please feel free to request one, available in several languages. If you would like to receive this e-newsletter in Spanish, please let us know.
You are invited to ponder the January Quote of the Month and the accompanying cosmic image; and, as always, your responses to this letter and/or your thoughts and ideas on any aspect of the "Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity" are welcome within the Discussion Forum.
Thank you to those of you who sent your heart-felt Christmas, holiday and New Year greetings and good wishes—all of which are deeply appreciated. And, we are most grateful and appreciative to those of you who also made generous financial contributions, to help us meet the financial needs of this work.
As we embark on a New Year and thus, a new cycle, may we each play our part with stern resolve and earnest aspiration, with commitment, focus and love, so that we may each help bring about the new world as described within the following excerpt from the above-cited address by Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann with which we leave you:
"May we never forget that another world is, indeed, possible. A world without war, without criminal embargoes, without hunger, without extreme poverty, without Guantánamos, without nuclear weapons, without imperial dreams or attitudes, without the insane and suicidal selfishness in which we now find ourselves. A world with employment possibility and just wages, with housing, health, education, food and clean water accessible to all is a world we could attain if only we put our hearts and minds to it."