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

Choosing the Will-to-Good at the United Nations

October 2009

The secret of the [spiritual] will is… tied in with the recognition of the unconquerable nature of goodness and the inevitability of the ultimate triumph of good.

The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, in The Externalisation of the Hierarchy

Our United Nations will be completely renovated. Our common ambition is to make this outward renovation the symbol of our inward renewal. That is why we have placed such emphasis on building a stronger United Nations for a better world.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Address to the UN General Assembly, 2009

This body was founded on the belief that the nations of the world could solve their problems together. Franklin Roosevelt, who died before he could see his vision for this institution become a reality, put it this way – and I quote: “The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one Nation.... It cannot be a peace of large nations – or of small nations. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.”

President Barack Obama Address to the UN General Assembly, 2009

Dear Friends,

New energies are today palpable within the United Nations. There is a renewed sense of hope and a vitalized willingness to embrace and expand the vision set forth by the Founders of this “best hope for humankind,” as Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon referred to the United Nations in opening the General Debate on Wednesday, September 23.

One after another the world leaders meeting within the august General Assembly hall offered their analyses of world problems, providing their vision for our world and prescriptions for how to best move forward.

Repeated was the sense of urgency that necessitates an active and effective multilateralism based on the recognition of shared and pressing global challenges.

For example, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pointed to the energy, vision and commitment of the UN Founders, calling on today’s leaders to collectively awaken their moral courage and leadership to carry the founding vision forward:

“Let us remember how in 1945 nations facing a multiplicity of challenges summoned up the energy and vision not just to rebuild from the rubble and ruin of war, but to establish a new international order for shared security and progress.

“The same principles must now inspire new and better, more representative, and more effective ways of working together.

“And as we learn from the experience of turning common purpose into common action in this our shared global society, so we must forge a progressive multilateralism that depends on us finding within ourselves and together the qualities of moral courage and leadership that for our time and generation can make the world new again—and for the first time in human history, create a truly global society.” (For the full text and video presentation, click here.)

French President, Nicolas Sarkosy, addressed the pivotal urgency of the moment, saying that “universal conscience” was calling for a change that could no longer wait; that we have a duty “to invent a new world” where the “dead end” follies of the past that have brought so much sorrow, suffering and fear must be replaced with collective action based on wisdom, intelligence and courage:

“There is a universal awareness that the path that the world has taken over the last few decades is a dead end. This awareness is born of sorrow, suffering and fear. And we are politically and morally accountable for this sorrow, suffering and fear.

“We are accountable to the tens of millions of men and women who have lost their jobs, their homes and their savings, to the billion human beings who are suffering from malnutrition, to the hundreds of millions who have no access to water, energy, healthcare, education, to those who fear for their future and for the future of their children, to those who feel that no matter what they do, no matter how hard they try or how much they sacrifice, they cannot get ahead.

“To these people we must restore hope.

“....We are at one of those moments in history where political decisions have a profound and lasting impact on the future. We have no choice; we must take risks and act, since the greatest risk today would be to do nothing, to let ourselves be carried along by the force of habit, to take our time. We do not have any more time.” (For the full text and video presentation, click here.)

The statements and videos of all Member States that participated in the General Debate from 23 September until 30 September are available in this UN website.

As we have often stated in these monthly e-letters, the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, has referred to the United Nations as a crucible in which the Angel of the Presence—the Soul of humanity, and the “Dweller on the Threshold”—humanity’s imprisoned and imprisoning shadow or lower nature, are therein battling for supremacy.

Once every year during this General Debate, representing the people of the world, the leaders of nation States gather together to put forward their visions of the world, as they/we would like to experience it—visions representing humanity’s aspiration towards the Angel of the Presence.

It is most interesting to recognize that this collective vision of the world is presented under the influence of the sign of Libra with all of its attendant solar and cosmic energies.

Within the book, Esoteric Astrology, we learn that Libra is regarded as the sign in which the first real vision of the spiritual Path appears as the goal towards which the disciple must ultimately direct his/her steps. The treading of this Path requires the balancing, judicial and analytical faculty of the mind, which is the gift of the Libra sign.

As one of the four Cardinal signs (the others being Aries, Cancer and Capricorn), Libra rules humanity’s subjective and spiritual life. It is in Libra that the pairs of opposites are carefully weighed, assessed and balanced. And, it is under the influence of this sign that humanity continually chooses either personal, selfish desire or spiritual aspiration.

Because it endows humanity with the ability to carefully and meticulously weigh, reason and balance, Libra is the sponsor of the law. Of course, the law as practiced within the world is but a microscopic and as yet, anemic and eclipsed reflection of universal law.

However, it is interesting to note that it has become an annual United Nations event to “muster support for a whole raft of conventions ranging from protecting human rights to fighting terrorism to fighting climate change.” And this year, the UN Legal Counsel, Patricia O’Brien, reported that 64 countries took 103 treaty actions at this year’s General Debate. “My hope,” stated Ms. O’Brien, “is that the support to international law will continue to grow.”

One additional and final thought regarding the influence of the Libra sign, for the purpose of this e-letter, is that Libra is part of a cosmic triangle that constitutes “the triangle of the father or will aspect.” Herein, we can find additional inspiration to work in meditation to bring in the will-to-good that is so direly and urgently needed if we are to resolve today’s global crises. Indeed, the only factor that can successfully overcome selfish, personal desire is the activation of this will-to-good.

And thus, we invite those of you who live in the New York City area to invoke this will-to-good on Friday, 2 October in the United Nations Meditation Room as we work in collaboration with the worldwide community who concertedly utilizes this time of the monthly Solar Festivals to invoke the needed spiritual energies for our planet. 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 invite those of you who live outside the New York City area to contribute to this work by using the above meditation outline, not only on Friday, October 2nd, but weekly every Friday. (A copy of the meditation outline is available upon request.)

As President Barack Obama reminded us, “the United Nations can either be a place where we bicker about outdated grievances, or forge common ground; a place where we focus on what drives us apart, or what brings us together; a place where we indulge tyranny, or a source of moral authority. In short, the United Nations can be an institution that is disconnected from what matters in the lives of our citizens, or it can be indispensable in advancing the interests of the people we serve.”

Let us work to tip the planetary scales and thus ensure a progressive movement towards that which is Good, Beautiful and True.

Related to that goal, we hope that you will continue to work with and help circulate the YouTube video featuring the Great Invocation and photos of the UN General Assembly and the UN Meditation Room under the theme of Reconciliation and the Healing of the Nations. (Inquire if you would like a DVD copy for a nominal fee.)

As usual, you are invited to ponder the quote of the month, which is posted on the first of the month, along with its accompanying cosmic image and you are invited to share your thoughts within the UN Discussion Forum.

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May Right and Inspired Choice Ever Be Yours,

Aquarian Age Community
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit NGO in association with UN/DPI

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