Building Forms of Enlightenment

Human energy must come in contact with Cosmic Fire.
Human energy is deeply immersed in the dense strata,
and each piercing of these strata brings lofty enlightenment.
Fire burns away all dross.

- Agni Yoga, Fiery World I, 531

Wesak and The Forces of Enlightenment

One may rejoice when the dates of great events flow by. No destruction can impede understanding of the growth of new cosmic opportunities. Such opportunities fill one with joy. If one realizes them, it means one partakes in them. And even a partially conscious participation in the cosmic process is already a great victory of the spirit. Striving toward the far-off worlds is the natural tendency of the human spirit, which remembers its interplanetary experiences. It is essential to direct humanity toward the path to the far-off worlds. This direction can take us through the mockery of ignorance to true reality. The manifestation of the far-off worlds will transform life upon the planet's crust. Predestined realities will drive away the stagnation of petty thinking.
              - Agni Yoga, Agni Yoga, 1929, 135

Last month during the energies of the sign Aries, we worked with the Forces of Restoration to realize the needs of humanity and meditated on that which must be done to meet them.

One of the greatest needs of humanity at this time is to attain an understanding of the whole evolutionary process of form and consciousness , so that all human and earthly life can be put into perspective within the Cosmic Reality. This endeavor will bring all to ponder the subject of our ultimate Identification.

Some of this Cosmic Truth is at least in part contained within each of the World’s great religions, but the Synthesis of all these parts has yet to be gathered into ONE great Philosophy suitable for all humanity ~ a Philosophy that, because it is true, will touch the inner core of every human who is ready to recognize it.

Now, during the sign Taurus, we work with the Forces of Enlightenment to discern those activities which will bring these available Forces into contact with humanity, and lead to activity on our part.

Taurus is the symbol of desire in all its phases. God’s desire is the basic energy emanating from the cosmic astral plane. It conceals the mystery to be found in the relationship of will and desire. If we consider God’s desire to replicate the Divine through its creation, and eventually to achieve Union with it, clearly this will only happen once the creation is perfectly expressing those Divine qualities. The Will is what activates the process downward into form.

Human desire is related to consciousness and works from the form upward in frequency. When desire turns into Will, then shall disciples find and use the spiritual Will to spread the new education of the Synthesis of Life, and the purpose of humanity as one Planetary Unit in that Life. It will generate the process of a worldwide recognition of the One Humanity, destined to cooperate with Deity, and eventually to be reunited with it. At some distant point in the future, all of Humanity will say together, “I am that I am”.  Our Divine Destiny

Remember that the entire story of evolution is the story of consciousness, and of a growing expansion of the "becoming-aware" principle, so that from the microscopic interest of the self-conscious man ... we have a slowly developing inclusiveness which finally leads him into the consciousness of the cosmic Christ.

… The higher realisation of unity follows upon this sense of duality, and in this final stage the sense of being soul and body is lost. The consciousness identifies itself with the indwelling Life of the planet and of the solar system. When this happens, there is the registering of a state of being which lies beyond word, mind and form expression of any kind.

The great Jewish seer sought to convey these three stages in the words,  *I Am~That~I Am.* He thus expressed them tritely and succinctly and adequately, had we but the development to know it. The third (however understood) defies expression, and hints at a fourth type of realisation which is that of Deity itself ….*
          - Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Psychology I, p. 14 (1)

The whole evolutionary process and its underlying Purpose must be laid out for every human being to see. This revelation will deal with the energy aspect of the individual and our responsiveness to the energy of the universe in which we are immersed, and will regard human beings as units of electricity. Both together can be unified into one synthetic presentation which will lead Humanity from Darkness to Light, from the Unreal to the Real, and from Death to Immortality. (2)

The conditions of existence place the spirit in dependence upon unification with cosmic currents. It is indeed necessary to develop the consciousness in this direction. When mankind will become intensely occupied in conscious labor, then will all energies be accessible to it. The charmed circle is indeed created by humanity itself, and the cul-de-sac is also a creation of man. Enlightenment can come only through a conscious relationship with cosmic energies. Isolation from the Higher Forces has led to certain events which have so strengthened their course. On the path to the Fiery World let us manifest a conscious relationship with the cosmic energies.
         - Agni Yoga, Fiery World III, 386

This presentation in the New Age of Life as a synthetic Whole will be revelatory and illuminating in effect for all humanity. We must not delude ourselves that the information alone will confer enlightenment on anyone ~ each one arrives back to Source at their appointed time. But understanding that Energy Follows Thought, we can access a road map of Life’s meaning to guide humanity’s thought processes into larger areas of perception ~ a torch for the long journey ahead. 

The word "Life" is the life to which H.P.B. refers as that which synthesises spirit, soul and body. (See The Secret Doctrine, I. 81). It is in reality that fourth something which hovers behind all manifestation and behind all objects, all qualified expressions of divinity and which is hinted at in the Bhagavad Gita in the words: "Having pervaded this whole universe with a fragment of Myself, I remain.*
          - Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 592 

The present crisis of humanity was foreseen long ago by Hierarchy and Shamballa. Many are preparing to take or are taking the first initiation, an entrance into the Light of the Soul and the new experiences this attainment brings. It is many times perceived to be as a result of the particular life circumstances and beliefs of the individual, rather than as a universal process. Some are preparing for or undergoing the second initiation, which is a very painful time of struggle to gain control of the emotional body.

During the period between the second and third initiations there is another great challenge, to see through the Great Illusion of separateness, and the endeavor to at-one the pairs of opposites ... determining which is true ~ man-made thoughts, or those thoughts that come from the Soul?

The mass of humanity will undergo the initiation of Transfiguration in the latter part of this rootrace, therefore, one of the greatest problems that must be solved before that time is the issue of recognition of true Identification ~ both as individuals and as humanity in general, which will make perfectly clear the reason why we are One Humanity ~ Brothers and Sisters of the Humanity of the Universe, located on planet Earth.

We will learn that rather than “being a Soul,” it is the Soul of Divinity that is manifesting through us, and when we become at one with that Soul, we begin the higher journey to reach and become one with Spirit, only later to discover that we are that Life which is behind all form, Soul and Spirit. (3) But although learning is not the same as experiencing, learning about the whole road ahead for us all gives us strength and joy and puts all of life into true perspective.

During this time of struggle we know crisis is only another name for opportunity, and right now the opportunity is great to reach those at every level of awareness who are looking up and seeking answers.

The Unity of the One Life could be the perfect underpinning of the educational opportunities now available through all media which shapes public opinion. Presently, all the resources to reach the masses of human beings are present and can be used by these influencing Forces to create an enlightened public opinion as to the true nature of Reality, which includes All That Is.

These ideas can be unified into synthetic presentations using modern technology. For example,

We are only at the beginning of this revolution in humanity’s expressive power ... we may well wonder what new artistic and communicative possibilities will open up when such technology is within the grasp of all. New vistas of beauty may be revealed as the imagination of humanity can increasingly be expressed in visible form. Virtual reality headsets are also at the tipping point of becoming readily available, which will allow people to enter into and change each other’s creations ~ this could be regarded as the materialising of telepathy in the emotional and lower mental realms. But if we extend this picture, can we conceive of creating symbolic expressions of abstract thinking which others can enter into and manipulate? Tellingly, video gaming, which is one of the primitive seeds of this possibility, is a process in which the actual creation of the game is almost always done in groups. Group thought-form building is one of the key skills which the Aquarian disciple is tasked with developing. The combination of groups of disciples creating lighted thought-forms in line with the Plan, and the ability to materialise these thought-forms through information technology, will no doubt be one of the glories of the Aquarian Age, if humanity can consecrate its imaginative powers to the task.
              - Wesak Festival Talk, London, May 2015, Lucis Trust

Many wonderful disciples are working to help enlighten public opinion, using esoterically accurate information that is easily understood with the use of multimedia aids and stunning visuals. So many young people around the planet are hungry for something to give meaning to their lives. As we all know, they are and have been leaving traditional religions in droves, and even many older people are just going through the motions of their traditional religious practices out of habit.

The idea of the One Soul or even The One Humanity must be put into proper context of the Whole of Cosmos in order for humanity to fully understand Life. It will require a new Synthetic Vocabulary, which can be understood by people of all traditions and at all levels of attainment.

Yoga of Synthesis

So let us all give our subjective and objective support to helping inspire and enlighten public opinion to the Realities of Existence. The field of human consciousness is like a sea of gasoline waiting to be ignited ... let us be ready with the Fire!

These Forces of Enlightenment are always present on Earth on a small scale,
influencing the minds of the New Group of World Servers, the selfless workers
for humanity, and the thinkers in every school of thought,
working in every field of human betterment;
they work upon and through all who truly love their fellowmen.

- Alice A. Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy,  p.462

Taurus-Wesak 3: concluding quotes and thoughts
Further synthesis from Blazing Light, Love's Song

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(1) Note, the 3 Stages: I AM ~ I AM THAT ~ I AM THAT I AM

(2) Alice A. Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy,  p. 401, 485

(3) Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 592 

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