All will be actuated by a dynamic (not a passive) will-to-good. The Destiny of the Nations P.7
“I must advise you to banish fear for the future. One who is bound by fear does not create a suitable atmosphere for action. We need those who strive for victory.” Agni Yoga #324
First a few necessities for clarity. Looking at our history from the angle of those who are still frozen in the cave of one dimensional reality it appears that we are a bunch of relatively intelligent but basically insane animal men. We are terrorized out of our wits by the specters of death and eternal damnation. We are totally involved in the acquisition—by any means on any class level—of dense physical stuff, or property which we assume is our only purpose. Thus, we are engaged from time immemorial in an unending struggle of cheating, lying, stealing, war, and murder, to get it. Or as the Bard put it, “life is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth Act 5 Scene 5
However, when we look at our “history” on the planet from the angle of the Ageless Wisdom, we see the unfolding of an ages long, multidimensional, planned Intention, or the Path that we are on to evolve from the darkness of ignorance into the Light of Reality, and it makes sense. (This option is of course “esoteric” or beyond the ability to see, touch, and understand of those who are still deluded by their identification with the dense physical world.) We can see that over the millennia, through the process of reincarnation, a growing number of us have evolved from being animal-men into Human Beings. This evolution reveals itself in the growing number of us who have evolved from the delusion of identification with our mortal dense animal bodies to the common sense realization of our nonphysical and therefore non-mortal unanimity as units of consciousness in a rational multidimensional Cosmos.
Next, and this is much harder, we need to understand the nature and function of time. The definition of time “is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.” So time is time.
First of all, time does not exist. There is no time in infinity. Time for all intents and purposes is an invented concept that we use to try to track and make sense of the motion or appearance and the disappearance within our very, very limited awareness of systems, events, and things in general. In our daily routines for example we have things we use called seconds and minutes. (We are now so “intellectually sophisticated” that we use something called “nanoseconds”.) We have a 24 hour day which according to our notion of what makes a minute or an hour is the length of “time” that it takes our planet to make a full rotation on it axis. Also, what any specific “time” it is depends on where you happen to be standing on the planet and whether you are on Standard or Daylight Time. It is all very relative and we manipulate it to please our needs.
Recently, by dating the rocks in Earth’s ever-changing crust, as well as the rocks in Earth’s neighbors, such as the moon and visiting meteorites, one dimensional scientists have calculated that Earth is 4.54 billion years old. wwspace.com Incidentally, no one seems to have asked where the rocks were before 4.5 billion years ago.
On the other hand, we have the multidimensional Ageless Wisdom which endeavors to divide infinity into various categories as well. For example, there is One Day of Brahma which is 4,320,000,000 years of Earth time, and, of course to have a whole day, one needs a night as well which is another 4,320,000,000 years. This makes one full day and night of brahma 8,640,000,000 years. So, according to the current calculations of one dimensional science, the Earth is only a half of a day old. By the way, the Life of existence for our solar system is said to be 100 years of Brahma. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire p.792
At the end of the 100 years of Brahma, it goes into something called pralaya which basically means out of dense manifestation. It is actually sensical. There is nothing called death in Infinity. It is all a matter of being incarnated in dense matter or not. Eventually, when we get speechlessly and cluelessly to this point, MM asks a question. “Toiler, when the energy is transmuted into an ocean of light, does thy consciousness quiver or expand? Toiler, is thy heart fearful or exultant when before thee looms Infinity?” New Era Community, Conclusion.
Another aspect of this whole thing is the fact of the ceaseless never ending rotary motion of the Great Unwinding or Rewinding, depending on your point of view, of infinite cosmos. Whichever! Rotary motion is in funnel shaped spirals. Spirals go from Huge, to non-existent, or, depending on the point of view, from non-existent to Huge. Depending on where one is in the funnel processing, change is relatively slow or fast. And of course, the wheels are simply the trips around the funnels. The Rays and Initiations P. 525
Some periods of rotating time “shorter” than the days of Brahma are called Ages. The Age which we are rapidly leaving is called the Kali Yuga or the Black Age (Hence all of the storm and strife. Animal Man just hates to give up his stuff.) This particular age had a time period of 432,000 years Letters on Occult Meditation P. 353. And as the funnel system indicates, “As the Kali Yuga ends, all processes actually speed up, which is why we should not regard the periods predicted in the past to be unchangeable. As the Kali Yuga ends, even half a century is not a minor period of time. Heart #446
Our history from the beginning on is the story of our struggle with the Forces of Retrogression (The Rays and Initiations P350) whose single intention was/is to stop that synthesis and unification at any cost. In 1500 when the population of the world was about 450 million, the “Elder Brothers of the race called a conclave of all departments. Their object was to determine how the urge to integration, which is essentially the keynote of our universal order, could be hastened, and what steps could be taken to produce that synthesis and unification in the world of thought which would make possible the manifestation of the purpose of the divine life which had brought all into being.” A Treatise on White Magic P. 402
The Great Escape
As the chaos of the wars and struggles over the next 500 years shows, at tremendous cost Humanity was triumphing and evolving at an ever quickening pace out of the darkness of ignorance and evil into a greater and greater field of understanding Love.
In just 200 or so years, world population had almost doubled, and in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was published. Some 90 years later world population was 1.2 billion. In 1865, at the cost of 700,000 deaths, slavery was eliminated from the United States. Some 80 years after that, world population was around 2.3 billion. By 1945, the Allied Forces had totally defeated the Axis in WW2, and the United Nations was created.
There are a few things that need to be considered here. Realizing that even a half century is a significant period of time, over the past 150 years or so world population— that is the number of units of consciousness who are presently incarnated—has gone from 1.2 billion to almost 8 billion. Among that 8 billion incarnating units of presently incarnating and incarnated individuals there has been a “…rapid growth of the sense of omnipresence and the recognition of the non-existence of time in relation to reality.” The Destiny of the Nations P.42
In 1953 world population was 2.7 billion. It was in the early 1950’s as published in The Nature of the Soul, Master R. pointed out “Throughout the world there are those probationer disciples, numbering about one-sixteenth of the world’s population, who are in their totality the group now receiving Hierarchical attention. Theirs is the karmic right of opportunity, during this crisis in human affairs, to consciously restore God’s plan on earth.” Nature of the Soul P. 491
One-sixteenth of 2.7 billion is 168,750,000. This is a rather large group who were receiving “Hierarchal attention”. Knowing what we do about “esoteric” work, and the responsibility of the workers to “package” the information that will support the striving of our sisters and brothers to evolve from the delusion of form identification to the realization of their individual consciousness existing in the multidimensional Cosmos, we have to think that this “Hierarchical attention” appears in multitudes of formulations that would work for specific groups and individuals in their specific environments.
There is no single separate true book or Path concerning the actual nature of the Multidimensional Cosmos. I am pretty sure that the “esoteric specific” teachings of The Ageless Wisdom especially those with which we are most familiar, primarily the work of Alice Bailey, Lucille Cedercrans, and Agni Yoga, directed as they are toward a highly specialized section of the humanity of Europe and what we call the West, are a significant part of the Hierarchical attention. But think for a moment of the global impact which the millions of artists, poets, musicians, teachers, here and there, from kindergarten through the great universities, various individuals within all of the World’s religious groupings, who are undoubtedly receiving “Hierarchical attention”, and very few of whom, at least in this life, have even heard of the Hierarchy, but undoubtedly have received attention from it.
Since 1953, world population has exploded to near 8 billion. Assuming that “Fifth Kingdom attention” did not evolve with the population to say 3/16 or, WOW, 1/4 of the present population, the number receiving “Hierarchal attention” would still be 1/16 of 8 billion or 500,000,000 brothers and sisters throughout the world. But let’s just say what seems reasonable, and if the Fifth Kingdom is anything, it is Reasonable. So supposing that the Fifth Kingdom’s effort grew with the present demand of incarnated and incarnating units of consciousness from 1/16 to 1/4.
1/4th of 8 billion is 2 billion brothers and sisters throughout the world.
I could go on. But you get it. We have maybe a couple of billion sister and brother cowarriors. They are working for the Light and being assisted in multiple ways in every nook and cranny of civilization on the planet.
The Retrogressors are actually few, but they have many automatons skulking around and screaming or twittering, getting elected to our Government positions, spreading fear and hate. Nothing new here. In fact, the rising crescendo of their screams are the signs of their impending failure. They of course realize this which is why they are generating so much noise just now.
However, “The great moment for which He has so patiently waited has almost arrived; the “end of the age” to which He referred when speaking to His small group of disciples: “Lo! I am with you all the days even unto the end of the age” has come. Today He stands and waits, knowing that the hour has come when He will “see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied.” The Reappearance of the Christ P.39
So, Chill. Act!
Today, we need positive human achievements on the earthly plane and not breaking away and leaving for heavenly spheres. Those who do escape are, in a way, deserters from the luminous host of Armageddon. Letters of Helena Roerich II February 1936
And, once more “I must advise you to banish fear for the future. One who is bound by fear does not create a suitable atmosphere for action. We need those who strive for victory.” Agni Yoga #324
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