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If there are obstacles, not 'the infinite

If you can count, not the stars

If you tremble or shake, and not 'a mountain

If increases or decreases, is not 'an ocean

If it passes over the bridges, not 'a river

If you can 'grasp, and not' the rainbow

Here are the parables of the six external perceptions

Milarepa



THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CYCLE OF CONFERENCES

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Cycles - Inspiration

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CYCLE OF CONFERENCES project comes from The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, by Alice Bailey. The allied forces had won the world war and a powerful first ray activity—the activity of will or purpose—was swinging into action. The Christ, as the Leader of the Forces of Light, empowered the Ashrams of the Masters upon this Ray to strengthen the hands of all disciples in government and politics to enlighten the various national legislatures. If effective, the ‘Cycle of Conferences and of Councils,’ which was being initiated by the statesmen of the world, would thereby be brought under the direct guidance of Those in the Council Chamber at Shamballa Who know the Will of God.

Since that time there have been two direct impacts of first ray energy upon humanity from the Centre where the Will of God is known—the first in 1975 and the second in 2000. The Divine Will is now at large in the world, breaking down selfish and materialistic patterns of thinking and causing much destruction where resistance is found. The synthesising aspect of the will is simultaneously active, as witnessed by the thousands of non-governmental organisations and charities that have sprung up in answer to the cry of human need. Likewise, the number of conferences taking place has dramatically expanded to include not only the political field, but all departments of human thinking, from philosophy, psychology and economics, to art, culture, science, religion and so forth. These conferences are not only tackling the immediate world crises of poverty, famine and disease, but are also addressing the crisis of vision that is confronting humanity by promoting and working towards a spiritually prosperous future based on sharing, equality, freedom and social responsibility.

The subjective empowerment of this work through the invocation and direction of the will is a vital service that can be given at this time and is summed up in a passage from The Rays and the Initiations: “It is absolutely essential that the will-to-good be unfolded by the disciples of the world so that goodwill can be expressed by the rank and file of mankind. The will-to-good of the world knowers is the magnetic seed of the future. The will-to-good is the Father aspect, whilst goodwill is the Mother aspect, and from the relation of these two the new civilisation, based on sound spiritual lines, can be founded…. Two aspects of spiritual work must be nurtured in the immediate future, for on them the more distant hope of happiness and of world peace depends. The New Group of World Servers must be reached and the will-to-good developed in them, and the masses simultaneously must be reached with the message of goodwill.”

Students in the Arcane School have been working increasingly at the invocation of the Will aspect, particularly in relation to the three spiritual festivals and the annual school conferences. An extension of this work is now being implemented and an invitation is extended to all who are interested in participating in the Cycle of Conferences project.

Outline of the work

This service initiative involves group invocation of the divine will and its direction as the will-to-good in the build up to a selected conference, preparing in advance the right spiritual atmosphere in which it can take place. The group imaginatively projects a lighted seed of ‘will energy’ and develops it into a pulsating heart centre radiating the light, love and power of the Great Invocation throughout the event and its participants. Through visualisation, this preparatory nucleus of light can frequently be brought under the gaze of the mind’s eye and its inner fire fed with ideas resulting from meditation upon the topic that the conference is focusing. Many people doing this in preparation for the event creates streams of living ‘will energy’ that connect to the thoughtform, its inner light being fanned into the flame of synthesis by the group gaze. In this way, a large and potent group thoughtform is built, wielding a powerful influence. This kind of subjective gazing is a dynamic service that precedes the conscious use of the opened third eye, the Eye of Shiva, with which the trained initiate works in service of the Plan.

Prior to the conference, the visualisation and preparatory thoughts for pondering will be circulated. Once memorised, the visualisation can be brought to the front of the mind and energised at any time. It can also be used for a lengthier period as a traditional meditation whenever deemed appropriate, but would be of most benefit either before or after a period of reflection, research, or discussion on the subject of the conference. It is well to remember that an effective thoughtform has to be built on all levels of consciousness and these activities provide a strong mental foundation that attracts the pertinent abstract and intuitional energies for effective work. It also provides the needed density of thought, which, coupled with right desire, can externalise the thoughtform on etheric levels where it can perform effective work.

An increasingly important aspect of spiritual work in the new age is to help develop the right use of the rapid communications network for spiritual purposes. Communication networks circumscribe the globe – a powerful symbol of the etheric lines of communication that underlie all human and planetary relationships, and evolution. Through the immediacy of electronic communication, the group mind can be synchronised and collectively tuned into related aspects of the subject matter concerned, promoting the growth of points of resonance around which group consciousness and group telepathy can develop.

For Units of Service and those who hold full moon meetings, this work may become a natural extension of current service activities. Study and discussion on the topic of the conference might be held around the time of the new moon. This is when we traditionally work to “strengthen the hands of the new group of world servers” by distributing the energies contacted during the higher interlude of the month. For such meetings, the Cycle of Conferences meditation could be used for five or ten minutes at the start and the new moon meditation outline at the close.

Type of conference to be focused

The type of conferences that the group focuses on will vary; some may be sponsored by the United Nations, others by various Non-Governmental Organisations. Conferences of policy-making bodies may be chosen or gatherings of world leaders. They may be political or cultural. Whatever the nature of the event though, it is important to focus on the process of constructive and diverse thinking without attempting to determine specific results. While it is true that many conferences fall far short of public expectations, they nevertheless provide a platform for the voice and vision of the future to reach other members of the new group of world servers and interested sections of the world community. With the growing power of enlightened public opinion adding to the process, conferences are more likely to produce constructive and effective outer results even though they may seem to take a long time to manifest. Some participants, no doubt, will continue to break pledges and renege on their commitments, but the growing insistence of humanity will eventually overcome even these obstructions.

We hope that this group service will be of interest to you as a means of empowering the trend towards group consciousness. It is also a way for each of us to learn more about the Problems of Humanity in the modern world and contribute to the thoughtform of their solution. Despite the new problems that face us all, fundamentally, they all share the same roots of separativeness, materialism, desire and greed that have plagued humanity down the ages. Through the pain engendered by this wrong orientation, humanity is now collectively turning round to face the spiritual kingdoms of nature and tentatively taking the first steps on the path of light that leads towards them. The present cycle of conferences provides the opportunity to spiritually empower this process.

The Will-to-

 

Quote of the month - Humanity Determines Its Own Destiny

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Humanity Determines Its Own Destiny
Disciples…need to realise that world affairs are not and cannot be moulded or determined by any hierarchical knowledge in the possession of the disciple. World affairs and conditions have necessarily to be based upon the demand and the point in evolution of the mass of humanity, working through their representatives, chosen or imposed, in every country. This demand can be and is affected, modified and spiritualised by the attitude and the teaching of disciples everywhere who are vocal and of humanitarian instinct. If, however, the will and knowledge of disciples in all nations were to condition world affairs and control entirely the political, economic and social life of the people, it would produce a far more serious cleavage than now exists, for instance between the rich and the poor, or between the classes and the castes. It would produce a pronounced line of demarcation between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of men. This would run counter to hierarchical intention, which is rapidly healing the existent breach, and thus offset the work which Christ set out to do on Earth. This point is often overlooked by well-intentioned disciples. It is humanity which determines its own destiny. Disciples point the way, indicate the vision, set a needed example and emphasise the ancient landmarks. (Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, p. 68)

 

September 2010

 

LUCIS TRUST

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LUCIS TRUST                                            

September 2010

Dear co-worker,

Preparation for the reappearance of the Christ, the World Teacher known by other names and expected by many of the world’s religions, was viewed by the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul as “the major incentive lying back of all that I do”.  To prepare human consciousness for this great impending event, he said, the most important tool we have is the distribution and widespread use of the Great Invocation.  In this year of Emergence in the cycle of energy flow which governs the new group of world servers, the Invocation constitutes a powerful mantram for making impact on public consciousness.  Because its effects can never be predicted, we are asked simply to make it available – in all forms, all languages, and through all avenues of distribution. 

We cannot wait for some great organised “push” to accomplish this goal, any more than we can expect governments, large institutions and the holders of vast amounts of wealth to carry out its distribution on a worldwide scale.  Rather, each individual who responds to the Great Invocation must have a hand in sharing it with those in his or her environment.  Perhaps that is as it should be, for the seeding of human consciousness with spiritual values is not the province of a wise teacher or two, or even hundreds.  Instead, the transformation of consciousness on which our planet depends for its very future existence requires the willingness of countless thinking individuals of goodwill to take responsibility.  In this way, the transmission of spiritual energy from heart to heart and mind to mind is ensured. 

The uniqueness of the Great Invocation is that it invokes all three of the divine aspects – Light, Love and Power.  When it was given out in 1946, all three planetary Kingdoms – Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity – became enlisted in a synthetic endeavour for the first time in our planet’s history, and this development cannot be over-estimated.  Such is humanity’s place in the great Chain of Being that to anchor these energies on Earth cannot be done without the cooperation of humanity, given of its own free consent.  In the appeal of the Invocation, all levels of human consciousness are blended, for the Invocation touches average human beings, men and women of goodwill, and disciples, blending the attributes of instinct, intelligence and intuition. 

This impact of the Great Invocation on human consciousness is an expression of the “raincloud of knowable things”, that curious phrase which describes the impending, overshadowing and revelatory storehouse of energy which is ready to emerge in human consciousness as the recognition of “that which is new, better and progressively right”, in the words of Alice Bailey.  The Plan must work out not just for humanity but through humanity, and this may help us to understand why the sense of that which is imminent is such an important objective now before the disciples of the world.
 

The preparation of human consciousness for these recognitions has been the focus of our group work for many years.  Now, as the energies of the new age pour in, generating a dynamic spiritual stimulation but also coming into conflict with the departing but still lingering energies of the old age, the usefulness of the Invocation and the Service Activities of Triangles and World Goodwill becomes increasingly apparent.  The work of Triangles is the directing of thought to impress human minds with light and goodwill.  A video introducing Triangles is now posted on our website at www.triangles.org for easy forwarding to your contacts.  Also on the Triangles site is introductory information on Triangles in a number of languages, including Arabic, Dutch, Farsi, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Tagalog, so that awareness of Triangles can be extended beyond the five languages of our website (English, French, Greek, Italian, and Spanish). 

World Goodwill’s section of our website has recently been restructured.  Now highlighted are:  the World View - brief articles on current issues; the Goodwill Blog where examples from the media are posted which highlight the creative power of goodwill; and the Goodwill Links section which features groups working in such diverse areas as Conflict Resolution/Peace Building, Culture, Earth Stewardship, Faith-Based Initiatives, Sharing, and World Unity.  All of these features are being updated regularly so we encourage you to check the website frequently.

The Cycle of Conferences is a project of World Goodwill which was begun several years ago to strengthen the subjective mental atmosphere in which the numerous global conferences take place.  The direction of lighted thought, imbued with the will-to-good, can help to sustain the efforts of those who bear responsibility for reaching decisions through such conferences.  Information on this service initiative is enclosed and your participation is invited.

Each year World Goodwill holds a symposium in the three headquarters centres on a theme of interest and concern to all people of goodwill.  The topic of this year’s symposium, to be held on Saturday, November 6th, will be “The Spirit of Money and the Divine Circulatory Flow”.  A program is enclosed and you and your friends are warmly invited to attend, thus helping to build the thoughtform of solution to this crucial problem.  The redirection of money-energy from the control of the Forces of Materialism into the control of the Forces of Light is a fundamental aspect of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ, and as events of the past two years have demonstrated, this is now an urgent imperative demanding the attention of individuals, groups and whole nations throughout the world.  Few are escaping the consequences of humanity’s materialistic approach to the handling of money, a development which is causing much suffering but also demonstrating how interlinked the one Humanity is.

The impact of the financial crisis is especially acute for many charities and non-profit groups like ours, and we ask you to keep in mind the need of the work for a steady infusion of money-energy to carry out its purposes.  We have never set a price on any of the work we do, other than the publication of the printed books and occasional DVD’s, because no material value can be accurately placed on spiritual teaching.  We have always depended on the financial support of those who share a sense of responsibility for the goals of our work, and we thank everyone for your generous contributions—past, present and future.

May this appeal of the Tibetan take on new meaning for all dedicated servers: 
I ask you to throw your efforts into the work of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ.  The world must be flooded with the information and through the hope and expectancy thus engendered may move forward into greater light, better human relations and a newer happiness. 

Sincerely yours,

LUCIS TRUST




 



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The Cycle of Conferences is placing a brief focus on The Summit on the Millennium Development

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CYCLE OF CONFERENCES
UPDATE - AUGUST 2010
Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

Dear Co-workers,

 

The Cycle of Conferences is placing a brief focus on The Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, which takes place September 20 – 22 in New York at the UN. The visualisation outline and some Thoughts for Pondering can be downloaded by clicking on the links to the right.  There is also a link to our blog which will keep you informed of news and relevant journalistic comment leading up to the summit, as well as a link to the official United Nations site.

Packed within these simple Goals (see right) are 21 Targets, for each of which there is a series of measurable indicators. The Targets are themselves framed more conservatively than the Goals (for example, the Targets for “End Poverty and Hunger” are: 1A - Halve the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day; 1B - Achieve decent employment for women, men, and young people; and 1C - Halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger).

  

Some might argue that it is not entirely honest to talk of ending poverty and hunger when the actual Target is merely to halve them. But that would be to mis-understand the point of the Goals. The Goals have two functions: to point the way to the better world which we all know that humanity is capable of; and to encourage us to make that journey. The Goals provide direction, incentive and inspiration, and will continue to do so after 2015. The Targets can always be re-formulated as needed. The way in which the Goals are grounded in concrete targets and measurable indicators is strongly suggestive of the organising and concretising power of the seventh ray, which continues to grow in strength.

 

Another aspect of the Goals is that, while they are focused on crucial material outcomes, their achievement requires first of all significant changes in consciousness. The Goals will not be completely fulfilled until humanity as a whole has learned the key lesson, that our underlying unity requires a far more equitable sharing of resources and knowledge.

 

The fact that the Goals point the way towards a better world through changes in consciousness suggests that they are connected, albeit indirectly, with the working out of the Plan. While the Plan itself is in the custody of the Hierarchy, it is the New Group of World Servers who are working ceaselessly to sense those aspects of it that must be expressed now, and to implement this vision in practical ways. So it is no surprise to find the New Group active with all of the Goals, finding a multitude of creative ways to meet the Targets.

 

As world leaders gather again in New York, as they did ten years before at the Summit which launched the Goals, we may hope that they will catch the vision that fires the work of the New Group, and make binding commitments to realise the Goals, sooner rather than later.

We look forward to linking up together and projecting the transformative energy of the will-to-good into the heart of this gathering. Our work together on this project begins immediately and lasts until the end of the event on September 22.  

In lighted group companionship,

Headquarters Group,
Cycle of Conferences

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The Millennium Development Goals represent perhaps the most coherent response yet made by humanity to the multiple challenges we currently face. Moving from simplicity to complexity, the campaign operates under the slogan of “End Poverty by 2015”, which is expressed through the eight Goals:

1.      End Poverty and Hunger
2.      Achieve Universal Primary Education
3.      Promote Gender Equality
4.      Reduce Child Deaths
5.      Improve Maternal Health
6.      Combat AIDS and Malaria
7.      Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8.      Strengthen the Global Partnership

 

 




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Full Moon , Keynote of Virgo

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Full Moon Meditation Meeting
Join us on Monday, August 23, 2010
at 7 PM EDT
NEW LOCATION
The Community Church of New York
28 East 35th Street
 (between Madison & Park), New York, NY

Keynote of Virgo:

I am the mother and the child.  
I, God, I, matter am.

"Throughout the whole process of growth and evolution, and potent in Virgo, runs the theme of service."  Service underlies the evolutionary process in this planet.  We can consciously cooperate with this process as we learn to live more by the dictates of the soul and less by the demands of the personality.  But the effort towards cooperation is not for our own benefit.  We would all be better off personally for having redeemed our personalities and having learned how to live, even by a little, as a soul in manifestation; but the essential purpose is that through these expansions and growth in consciousness we may become of greater service to humanity as a whole.  Service is not a matter of planned and contrived activity; not necessarily participation in worthwhile actions, although these too are needed; but as one is capable of reflecting soul energy into every aspect of daily life, it not only transforms the environment, but acts as a transmutative agent within the heart of humanity.  It serves also to contribute to the transfiguration of the whole human personality by the power of the human soul.  Service in its true sense is a spontaneous effect of soul control, based on love for humanity.  Love and service are inseparable qualities in the life of the soul and in the endeavour of the soul to express itself more perfectly through the personality form.  In Virgo we can develop this demonstration of love as right relationship and service as an attribute of love.

At the time of each full moon Festival, energy qualified by the constellation influencing the period flows into the range of human awareness, establishing the divine attributes in the consciousness of humanity.  This spiritual inflow can be channeled in meditation into the minds and hearts of all people. The technique of meditation governs all expansions of consciousness, all registration of Plan or Purpose and the entire process of evolutionary unfoldment.

The monthly full moon work is providing the seed of the coming new world religion.  In the future all people of spiritual inclination and intention everywhere will keep the same holy days.  This unanimity of effort will bring about a pooling of spiritual resources and a united spiritual effort.  Individuals involved in this invocation work will increasingly be able to act as mediating points, bringing in great spiritual energies and stepping them down for the benefiting and stimulation of the masses and the three lower kingdoms.
 
The Virgo full moon occurs on
August 24, 2010
at 1:06 PM EDT


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The purpose of this meeting is group meditation as an act of cooperation with the Plan of Hierarchy for humanity.  The meeting will start promptly – please arrive on time.


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