The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity
The Evolving Spiritual Work of the United Nations
December (Capricorn) 2009
Said Solomon, "I shall set thee at the crossroad and make thee silent and immovable. Before thee will pass the signs of events. Thus shalt thou restrain thy human curiosity, and thus shalt thou peer into the predestined tide of the current. For beyond the human is borne the thought of the world." Thus, mark the flow of events as though you count flocks of sheep from the top of the tower.
Signs of Agni Yoga par. 123, Agni Yoga Society, New York
Earth shall be fair
“Turn Back O Man; Forswear Thy Foolish Ways”, Song Lyrics by Clifford Bax, 1919
Humanity is relatively a latecomer to Planet Earth and many are there to remind us that humanity was created for the benefit of the planet rather than the reverse.
Through past civilizations and their eventual catastrophic destruction, our planetary Logos has gradually prepared the field for the future destiny of humanity, which we are told, is currently in the fifth of the seven major phases of its intended unfolding. Over the millennia, as it demonstrated readiness, humanity has been initiated into succeeding phases of divine consciousness through applied stimulation. Each phase has brought the original divine purpose of our planetary logos closer into manifestation.
In this process of unfolding the consciousness, symbolically speaking, the three knowledge petals of humanity’s egoic lotus have been unfolded one at a time throughout the Lemurian, the Atlantean and in this current 5th root race.
The task ahead, as we move into the Age of Aquarius, is the unfolding of the love petals of humanity’s egoic lotus. What does this mean practically? This means, for example, that humanity has the opportunity to move into an age when cooperation is valued over competition and when the ability to share and to meet a neighbor’s need is more highly prized than is selfish and aggressive acquisitiveness.
From the point of view of the seven major energy centers, this means that humanity has the opportunity to transfer the focus of its energy from a solar plexus orientation, with a focus on “me, mine and my own”, to a heart center orientation, with a focus on creating bridges of loving understanding and ministering to the needs of all. In short, Homo sapiens, is on an evolutionary journey, with the purpose of unfolding or expanding the consciousness, realizing itself as One Interrelated Planetary Center.
At this end of the first decade of the new millennium, the world’s eyes, minds and hearts are turned as never before towards the United Nations as this most universal of organizations continues valiantly to attempt fair, just and reasoned solutions to the global problems besetting humanity and the planet.
Within just the last few days the United Nations has engaged in and observed many events that move us closer to the needed recognition of Oneness—in actuality and in fact.
For example, the UN observed the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)—the international human rights treaty for women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 30 years ago, on 18 December 1979.
Then, on December 20th the UN observed International Human Solidarity Day, first designated in 2005. Stating that solidarity is one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the twenty-first century, the recognition of this International Day followed the establishing of the World Solidarity Fund, set up in February 2003—the objective of which is to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development, in particular among the poorest segments of developing countries.
Additionally, on December 23, the UN Refugee Agency outlined its strategy to fight xenophobia and racism, acknowledging that “Xenophobia and racism are often at the root of discrimination and intolerance against asylum-seekers and refugees,” and affirming that fear of the “other” typically underlies racist and intolerant sentiments, compounded by the current global economic and deteriorating political and social environment in some countries.
And, of course, who was not aware of the two-week marathon summit on climate change that took place in what many in the media, at least in the early days of the meeting, were referring to as “Hopenhagen,” Denmark? Bringing together what one reporter in The New York Times described as the “denialists”, the “skeptics”, the “warners” and the “calamatists,” the proceedings and outcome of this summit left many frustrated and dissatisfied, while others already have begun turning their attention to the follow-up meeting in Mexico City that will take place in November 2010.
Seeking to describe and provide information about the representatives of nearly 200 nations who gathered at Copenhagen, The New York Times in an article entitled, “Who’s at the Climate Talks, and What Do They Seek?” (Registration, which is free, may be required to read the article) provided summary categorizations of the participating countries. Therein, the reader will find information on the percentages of emissions, global G.D.P. and global population of the designated groupings.
With the “Group of 77”(representing 130 poor nations) decrying the draft climate deal as the “worst in history” and newspaper headlines reading, “Chinese and British Officials Tangle in Test Exchange Over Climate Agreement” and, the “European Union Blames Others for ‘Great Failure’ on Climate,” what is certain is that thus far, the most common point of agreement has been articulated by the President of the UN General Assembly, Ali Treki who expressed the thought that although most countries are not happy with the outcome, the majority of them are aware of the dangers of this problem, as never before and they are engaged in carving out a binding agreement that will be addressed in Mexico next year.
What do the above UN activities/events say about the plight of humanity on this eve of a new decade and New Year?
Although not yet there, we do see humanity moving towards the realization that humanity is in fact one—and that “earth must be fair!”
In the book, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, one Master of the Wisdom provides the needed solution to reaching not only a common binding agreement for climate problems, but also for reaching solution to the other global challenges facing humanity. Although the solution cannot be recognized as such by those who are bent on separative, aggressive and selfish action, the eternal verity of the solution cannot long be ignored and must sooner or later be recognized as the unequivocal need of our time:
The family of nations, viewed as a unit, its correct and proper interrelation, and the shouldering of responsibility for the one, or for the weak, must be the realised goal of all national enterprise; the resources of the entire planet must be shared collectively and it must be increasingly realised that the products of the earth, the gifts of the soil, the intellectual heritage of the nations, belong to the whole of mankind and to no one nation exclusively. No nation liveth unto itself, any more than any individual can happily so live; the nation or individual who attempts so to do must inevitably perish off the face of the earth. (pp. 373-374)
As Yvo De Boer, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change stated, “This process is not about ramming the interests of the few down the throats of the many. This process is about many trying to address all interests.”
And thus, we are reminded of the Law of Love that calls on humanity to recognize its relationship to all that lives—a recognition that will eventually insure the elimination of practices based on separativeness, divisiveness, corruption and greed.
This month we are aided in our 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”(in order to radiate that stream of Light into a suffering world), we emphasize the fact 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 the whole of humanity and all life on the planet.
Using the meditation outline, “The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity,” we invite those of you who can join us to meet for silent meditation from Noon until 12:30 p.m. in the UN Meditation Room on Thursday, 31 December. (What better way to welcome the New Year than by radiating thoughts of Light, Love and the Will-to-Good to the whole of humanity and the whole of life?!) 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 weekly, every Friday, as well as on Thursday, December 31st. (A copy of the meditation outline is available upon request.)
We call your attention to the new Diamond Light issue and ask you to note that next month’s meditation meeting will take place on Friday, January 29th. The meeting dates for the 2010-year will be posted shortly.
We also 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.
You are invited to ponder the January Quote of the Month and the accompanying cosmic image, which will be posted on the first day of the New Year. If you would like to respond to this letter or share any ideas regarding this work, you may do so 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. We also wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to those throughout the year who have generously given their support both subjectively and financially so that the work of the Aquarian Age Community can continue. Our work is sustained by your generosity and we welcome your financial contribution either via credit card or postal mail.
As we embark on a New Year, a new decade and thus, a new cycle, our wish is that you each experience light-filled, joyous holidays, a Blessed Christmas and an inspired New Year. Additionally, our wish is that our productive and constructive collaboration will deepen and grow in 2010.
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 a just and fair new world, remembering that “the best is yet to be.”
In the Stream of Light Supernal,
Because of the health requirements of a family member, Dr. Ida Urso will be relocating to Northeastern Ohio at the end of this calendar year. Her work with the Aquarian Age Community will continue from there as will her work in Integrative Spiritual Psychology via phone and webcam/skype. Please inquire. Thanks to a dedicated group of co-workers, the meditation meetings will continue within the United Nations.
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