The Full Moon of Pisces for 2018 is March 1 in the States at 4:52 PM PST - or March 2 in Europe (12:52 AM, GMT). The 7 Day Pisces Full Moon Ritual begins three days before, on February 26. Go to the 7 Day Full Moons of Group Approach.
During the month of Pisces, proceed past this beginning section to the Diamond Soul Practices and Contemplations - through the Door of Perception in the Sign Pisces!
The Twelfth LIGHT and the Angel of Pisces
12. Pisces — The Light of the World. This is the light revealing the Light of Life itself. It forever ends the darkness of matter. (EA, 330)
The Word of the Soul in Pisces: “I leave the Father’s Home and turning back, I save.” (EA, 654)
Keynote: Pisces takes from all the signs.” (EA, 333)
"Life has no opposite, for it is God. .... nothing He did not create is Real."
"His Will does not vacillate, being changeless forever."
"What is the peace of God? No more than this: the simple understanding that His Will is wholly without opposite. There is no thought that contradicts His Will, yet can be true. .... The Will of God is One and All There Is.
This is your heritage. The universe beyond the sun and stars, and all the thoughts of which you can conceive, belong to You.
God's peace is the condition for His Will. Attain His peace, and you remember Him."
“Christ was born in Capricorn, fulfilled the law under Saturn, initiated the era of intelligent brotherhood under Venus and is the perfect example of the Capricornian initiate who becomes the world Server in Aquarius, and the world Saviour in Pisces, thus completing the round of the zodiac and able to say triumphantly in Pisces "It is finished.” (EA, 167/8)
"God keeps His promises; His Son keeps his. ... "You are Beloved of Me and I of you forever. Be you perfect as Myself, for you can never be apart from Me." ACIM
“The love of God, focused in the Christ, seeks to express itself in some act of … useful service to humanity. This service has taken different forms down through the ages, but it has always expressed itself through two episodes: One of them, the first, reveals the Christ in His capacity of the God-Saviour, sacrificing [giving] Himself through pure love for His fellowmen. The annals of the Hierarchy [the Elders of our Human Race] contain many such histories of sacrifice and service, dating far back into the very night of time. The saving principle of pure love finds its expression at the hour of humanity's greatest need in the work of a World Saviour and "for the salvation of His people, He comes forth." He thus meets the need, and at the same time strengthens the link which relates the Hierarchy to Humanity. The task of the Christ … is to establish relationships [what love does]. Every cyclic Representative of Deity furthers the approach of the Hierarchy to mankind, and seals this service by some final act which becomes the historical nucleus whereby later generations remember Him.” R&I, 89
CONTEMPLATIVE SOUL READING
In the synthetic power of the Whole ("Pisces takes from all the Signs"), we experience the beauty of consummation. Through this consummation, we experience healing from separation. As the separated parts are drawn together - the illusion of separation is seen through and negated, and the Whole that appears is entirely new. The flowering forth of the “Good, the True and the Beautiful” is made possible as our highest ideals come to fruition, on earth as they are in heaven. Through the great agencies of expansion and release, we are made free to experience our higher potentialities, becoming true servers and therefore "savers" or "saviours" of all the kingdoms on earth - the human race and all within its inner and outer purview.
This twelfth Day concludes our journey around the zodiac, nurturing and unfolding the New Mind of Christ within (the 12-petaled heart in the head). In the slow due course of time, we traverse the zodiac, embody its powers and potentials, and become God-Men. Through conscious, accelerated evolution, the earlier necessity for time is greatly reduced and eventually negated. Whether through slow evolution or conscious acceleration, what is achieved and then revealed is a consummating Glory, a Crowned Light of abundant overflowing Life for the salvation of the world.
After Pisces, we begin anew on a higher turn of the spiral, sojourning through yet another cycle at the appointed times and seasons, encompassing more of Reality with each passage. With each passage, we stand upon a truer foundation made of God ... by the God Within.
THROUGH THE PORTAL OF PISCES
DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICES
Expanding Our Soul Powers for the Salvation of the World
Christ in you is born anew in the rhythmic ritual approach to the world of the Soul and the Great Ones that "lead the Way" during the spiritual seasons and rhythms of the Year. The new Mind of Christ in you confers twelve new powers or facets of the True Soul. This month, we meet the Angelic Presence of Pisces who will stimulate the Twelfth Christ potency – a microcosmic facet in the Glory Body of the One Self.
CONTEMPLATIVE Diamond Soul Practice ◊ Sound the sacred OM, and come into conscious alignment with the Soul, the Christ in you. ◊ Send forth a ray of Lighted Love, connecting with the group as a whole ◊ and “the great potency of the inner groups” (the Ashrams of the Christ) and the Ashram or Group to which you are affiliated or belong (one of the 49 planned Ashrams of the Christ). ◊ Light a candle for the living flame of Light in your mind to attune with and invoke the Angel of Pisces who will activate the 12th great Light in the innermost 'Heart in the Head' center… OM ◊ In this light, we will work with the following Diamond Soul Practices to unfold the latent Soul power of this petal (to see, to know and understand, to envision, to comprehend, and finally - to fulfill).
The Diamond Soul Practices that follow are intended to serve the stimulation of the 12th Petal corresponding to the Sign Pisces. Work with these creatively throughout the month of Pisces in an order that is right and good for you. You may want to stay with some Practices and Contemplations for a period of a few days, or come back to them again and again as the Soul directs.
The Solar Fire Full Moon period, a 7-Day Ritual Approach to the Spiritual Hierarchy as part of the New World Religion for Humanity, is an essential part of spiritual practice for aspirants and Disciples in the New Age.
◊ Pisces provides the great consummation. Christ is an expression of Divine Love anchoring on earth and in Humanity the ‘saving force’ to overcome the great heresy of separation through divine relationship: man to God (God transcendent), man to Self (God immanent), man to man (the Sonship), and man to nature (the earth and its kingdoms) – restoring all to divine order. Healed unto wholeness, illusions are cast aside and the mis-creations born of man - that which is not Real - disappear. ◊ Contemplate on the necessity of divine relationship for divine order to manifest. See this future state in your minds eye now.
◊ Reflect: what separations must be healed in your life? What separations must be healed and sealed away in the life of Humanity? With your creative imagination, and the power of the One Self, see separation dropping away giving way to Harmony, ... Unity, .... higher Harmony, .... leading to that eventual Synthesis which is the Divine Consummation.
◊ In Pisces, Christ consummated his work for humanity as a world savior. He became an expression of Divine Love through His love for Love, anchoring the Principle of Divine Love for the first time on earth. God 'so loved the world that He gave His Son'. The nature of Divine Love is to expand through "giving". The Sun gives continually. To give is to Love. To forgive is to Love. Forgiveness stems from the ontological root of 'for giving Love'. Forgiveness is "for-giving-love". The true meaning of forgiveness then is to "give", to "give love". It is the radiatory nature of Being to give Love. No matter what Ray line that the Soul or Monad will be found upon, we live in a second ray Solar System Whose great destiny is to unfold, infuse and anchor Love throughout all creation - through all the lives of the three kingdoms of nature, through every person, and through every life circumstance. As we do, as we sync with the great expression of the Solar Logos, we experience a profound release from the 'unreal'. "For-Giving-Love" is a ‘saving force’ that heals all wounds, soothes all pain, brings that which is erringly apart together, seals every separation, restores all unto divine order.
Through the "wholing" practice of Forgiveness "For Giving Love", we draw upon the potent fires of the Heart of the Sun - the Fire that overcomes the "great heresy of separateness": man from God - the first separation, man from himSelf - the second, man from man, and man from nature, thereby restoring all unto ‘true relationship’ in all its facets. Our saving work is to 'relate' all back unto wholeness - thus to sacredness. “Giving love” in this Way heals all … un-does all … and erases all mis-creations that are not born of Truth, of the Real. ◊ Contemplate these great Truths ... consider how, if put into practice, they would free you ultimately and finally from life in the lower worlds. Consider how "living this way" is a means to your salvation. To Be Free. ◊ Make this a spiritual practice, a diamond Soul Practice par excellence, until it becomes a way of Being.
◊ Every Soul must become a Light unto others, a Light unto the World. "Just as there is a discipline of pain and of sorrow, there is also a discipline of joy and of achievement. This is a thought worthy of attention. [Disciples and aspirants] these days need to learn this new truth, and its perception will greatly change human consciousness. That which is bliss is today here or on its way, and the disciples and aspirants of this present time must be taught how to recognise and implement it. " (DNA-II, 671) ◊ Contemplate the discipline of joy and of achievement. ◊ In learning this new truth, how would this perception greatly change human consciousness?
◊ Life and its problems become not a burden when seen as opportunities for the greater expression and expansion of the Self. As ye sow daily the joyous fruits of the Soul, they will grow. Worry not about your growth because God gives the increase. Trust this truth, be assured thereby in your daily well-being and well-doing. ◊ Contemplate.
◊ Consider your devotions. What are you devoted to? ... in your daily material living, in your daily mental attitudes and thinking, in your daily relationships, in your daily spiritual contacts, in your daily life expressions? ◊ Write down your devotions, and as you do, notice what lights up in you. ◊ What needs to be strengthened and fanned into expression? What ‘devotions’ keep us chained to the past? ◊ If we choose, we can request the Angel of Pisces to magically bring into our awareness new thoughts ... feelings... and motivations that are in accord with a higher lighted sphere of devotional living. ◊ As we modify our life to reflect a new pattern of devotional living, we consummate a higher Ideal. ◊ Be then so impressed. Devoted to the new Ideal, it will become an updated living foundation for our life.
◊ With the pure Love of Sirian Light pouring through the heart of the Sun ... through the great chain of Being that pours through all the agencies and centers of distribution, the 'Will, Heart and Mind of the Soul Star Group' can serve as such an agency. Each and every star of the Group can in turn choose to "accept" and then "allow" the growing inner Christ such as has been unfolding and developing in us - receiving (co-measured) Sirian light through every cell of our being unto greater spiritual livingness ... making of us radiant Lights unto the world (our spiritual destiny). ◊ See the Soul Star Group in the same way - as an agent of Sirian Light (in the co-measure it can receive, hold and radiate). ◊ What do you (we) see for the world with the "Soul Star Group"(s) in it ? ... What do you see for the world with “you” in it? :) ◊ What do you give-for the world?
◊ As the human (4th) and spiritual (5th) Kingdoms come together, we will have an emerging reign and rule of the "Kingdom of Heaven on earth" - an expression of the rule of Sirius on Earth. Contemplate.
◊ "The body is a living temple of the living God. He has promised to meet thee there, in the Holy of Holies, in the Mount within". "There I shall meet Thee, in the Mount of the Self." ◊ Be ye a pillar in the Temple of God. ◊ "I am an agent of His Light. I am an expression of His Love. I am a conduit for His Will".
◊ Ultimately, the Christed Mind is a Crown of Light in the “Heart in the Head” center, and when fully ‘realized’ becomes the “Crown of Glory”. “There is in us a Light that must blaze forth for the helping of the world and the glorification of our Father” within.
With your inner eye, see (perceive realized or imagined) the Light that must blaze forth. Gather all 12 Lights into One synthetic whole. Visualize the inner glory of the One Self coming into radiant fruition ... becoming the One Self for the glory of the One.
◊ Visualize the Christ Star of the Soul Star Group as a radiant Crown of Glory ... it's living Presence serving the world through it's members. The Group's Star will be seen shining in the etheric body of Humanity as the stars of the individual members serve and save. The Soul Star Group and its members are playing in joyous symphonic concert with the spiritual Hierarchy!
“People born in this sign [Pisces] are frequently to be found serving the race and ministering to its needs upon some level of consciousness. Thus they are prepared for the final sacrifice in Pisces which "absorbs them back into their originating Motive" [the Monad - Divine Self]... It is for this reason that the life of service and the directed intention to serve constitute a scientific mode of achieving release. In Aquarius, the sign of world service, [this] lesson is finally learned which produces the world Saviour in Pisces. Hence my constant emphasis upon service.” (EA, 117)
"As Dispenser of the Water of Life, Christ's work is most mysterious and not at all easy to comprehend. In His public work, two thousand years ago, He said: "I am come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." (John X.10.) The Life Aspect—from the angle of the vision of Christ—expresses itself in three ways:
1. As physical life, nourishing the cells of the body. This life is found within each atom of substance as the central point of living light.
2. As livingness, seen as love and light within the heart. When this livingness is present and expressing itself, the human atom becomes a part of the spiritual Hierarchy.
3. As Life more abundantly. This life can be known as light, love and power within and above the head of the disciple of the Christ. This abundant life enables him to cooperate, not only with humanity and with the spiritual Hierarchy, but also with Shamballa itself—the centre of life in its purest essence." ROC, 85
◊ Contemplate all that has been stimulated and awakened, unfolded, integrated, achieved and accomplished throughout our consecrated journey of Esoteric Advent in this zodiacal round.
With the living fire of pure Love, Be Thou a Blessing in the World:
“With nothing in our hands to which we cling,
with lifted hearts and listening minds,
we hear a single Voice which speaks of Truth.
Salvation covers us with soft protection
and Peace so deep
that no illusion can disturb our mind nor offer proof that it is real.
In this moment, separation ends and we remember Who we Really Are.”
IN THE RESOUNDING CONSUMMATION OF PISCES, "IT IS FINISHED".
The Greatest Story Ever Told
“… the soul renounces the life and light of the Monad - its source (symbolized by the words "the Father's home") and descends into the ocean of matter; then, reversing itself, the soul renounces the life of form, the personality center. It proceeds to detach itself from the personality and re-attach itself in consciousness to the One Who sent it forth. Such is the climaxing story of Pisces.” (EA, 116)
“The Lords of Will and Sacrifice come down into manifestation, sacrificing their high position and opportunities upon the higher planes of manifestation in order to redeem matter and raise the lives by which it is informed to the status of Themselves…This is the subjective purpose, underlying the sacrifice of these divine Lives Who are ourselves essentially, Who are qualified by knowledge, love and will, and animated by ceaseless persevering devotion.” (EA, 116)
By ministering to need, we are serving and preparing ourselves for the final sacrifice, which is to give all, and through giving be released from the pull of matter. Sacrifice, a misunderstood term, means to give – to give all. It is scientific because it is wired in – “it is What Is”.
“Saving” eventuates in a release and freedom from the involutionary pull of matter after it has served its purpose; once free, we ascend, having served the evolving forms with us. Serving leads to saving - to serve is to "save". By dropping the illusion of separation, we 'overcome separation' and the ultimate freedom to Be and live wholly in the Life of God is our gift and ultimate freedom.
"The significance of the word "heart" is the significance of life itself,
as it beats eternally at the very heart of the universe."
The Mystery of The Dragons of Wisdom and the Hearts of Fiery Love
The “Benign Uniters” and “the Producers of the Atonement” – the Saviors of the Race Who ‘lift up to Heaven’
“When these mysteries are carefully studied, and due application made to the lives of the greatest exponents of the 'at-one-ing' principle, it will become apparent how great and all-important is their place in the scheme.” (Treatise on Cosmic Fire (TCF), 1204)
" ... the units of the fifth Hierarchy [The Solar Angels] are called "The Hearts of Fiery Love"; they save through love, and in their turn these lives are peculiarly close to the great Heart of Love of the solar Logos. These great redeeming Angels, who are the Sons of Men on their own true plane, the mental, are ever, therefore, pictured as taking the form of twelve-petalled lotuses—this symbology linking them up with "the Son of Divine Love," the manifested solar system, which is said to be a cosmic twelve-petalled lotus, and with the logoic causal lotus, equally of a twelve-petalled nature.”
We have, therefore, a direct flow of energy flowing through:
a. The logoic twelve-petalled egoic Lotus. Cosmic mental plane.
b. The solar twelve-petalled Lotus.
c. The planetary logoic Heart, also a twelve-petalled Lotus.
d. The twelve-petalled human egoic lotus on the mental plane.
e. The twelve-petalled heart centre in a human being.
Or, to word it otherwise, energy flows directly from:
a. The solar Logos via three great cosmic centres:
1. The central spiritual Sun.
2. The heart of the Sun.
3. The physical Sun.
b. The heart centre of the planetary Logos, situated on the fourth cosmic etheric plane (our buddhic plane)
c. The egoic lotus of a human being on the mental plane, which is literally a correspondence to the "heart of the sun." The monadic point is a reflection in the human system of the "central spiritual sun."
d. The heart centre of a man on the etheric plane of the physical plane, which is in its turn a correspondence to the physical sun.
Thus the tiny atom man is linked with the great central Life of the solar system.
LOOKING AHEAD INTO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
"As we look ahead into the world of tomorrow and begin to question what structure the faith of humanity should assume and what building the skill of the knowers will erect to house the religious spirit of man, three more fundamental truths appear to be emerging as necessary adjuncts to the revealed body of truth:
1. The demonstrated existence of a Spiritual Hierarchy, the life-purpose of which is the good of humanity. The Members of the Hierarchy are seen to be the Custodians of the divine Plan and expressions of the Love of God.
2. The development of the Science of Invocation and Evocation as a means and method of approach to divinity. This will grow out of the ancient habits of prayer as used by the masses, and the practice of meditation as developed by the mystics and occultists. Prayer and meditation are the preliminary steps to this emerging science, and what is vaguely called "worship" is the group effort to establish some form of united approach to the spiritual Hierarchy, functioning under the guidance and control of the Christ and related to the highest spiritual centre, Shamballa, through its most advanced individuals, just as humanity is related to the Hierarchy by its spiritually minded people.
3. The realisation that the starry heavens, the solar system and the planetary spheres are all of them the manifestations of great spiritual Lives and that the interrelation between these embodied Lives is as real and effectual as is the relation between members of the human family. ...
... "The spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the ability of mankind to contact its Members and to work in cooperation with Them, and the existence of the greater Hierarchy of spiritual energies of which our tiny planetary sphere is a part—these are the three truths upon which the coming world religion may be based." (Externalization of the Hierarchy, 416)
(From Archaic Formulas. No. 49)
PATH II. The Path of Magnetic Work
“The cosmic Burning-ground of living fire lieth in the nethermost part of the western heavens. Its smoke riseth unto that high place where dwell the Sacred Lhas to Whom the triple Unity within our solar space tender Their offerings and Their fealty. Its scent of spices, sweet and faint aroma of incandescen[ce] … reach to the utmost confines of the starry vault. The Two arise and pass the Essential Flame through Their burning-ground, blending Their lesser smoke with the greater. This smoke formeth a Path which reacheth forth unto those spheres within the radiant form of that Attractive Life, to Whom the sons of Being and of men in all their many grades offer their prayers, their life and adoration.” ... (TCF, 1270)
From the book: The Reappearance of the Christ (ROC), 81/88
"The coming in of the Aquarian Age, Christ foresaw and reduced to pictorial form for us, thus preserving for us—down the centuries—a prophetic episode, the interpretation of which is possible of demonstration only in our time and age. Astronomically, we are not yet functioning fully within the influence of Aquarius; we are only just emerging from the Piscean influence, and the full impact of the energies which Aquarius will set loose has not yet been felt. Nevertheless, each year carries us closer to the centre of power, the major effect of which will be to induce recognition of man's essential unity, [Page 82] of the processes of sharing and of cooperation and of the emergence of that new world religion whose keynote will be universality and initiation. If the word "initiation" signifies the processes of "entering into," then it is indeed true today that humanity is undergoing a true initiation as it enters into the new age of Aquarius; it will then be subjected to those energies and forces which will break down the barriers of separation, and which will blend and fuse the consciousness of all men into that unity which is distinctive of the Christ consciousness.
In June, 1945, at the time of the full moon (so significant a day in the spiritual experience of the Christ), He definitely and consciously took over His duties and responsibilities as the Teacher and Leader during the Aquarian solar cycle. He is the first of the great world Teachers to cover two zodiacal cycles—the Piscean and the Aquarian. This is a statement easily made and written down, but again it involves the three modes or techniques of appearance to which I have already referred. His outpouring love and spiritual vitality (augmented by the energies of the Spirit of Peace, the Avatar of Synthesis and the Buddha) were refocussed and channelled into a great stream, pulled through into expression (if I may word it so inadequately) by the words of the Invocation, "Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.... Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth."
In those three words—light, love and power—the energies of His three Associates (the great Triangle of Force which stands in power behind Him) are described: the energy of the Buddha: Light, for the light ever comes from the East; the energy of the Spirit of Peace: Love, establishing right human relations; the energy of the Avatar of Synthesis: Power, implementing both light and love. At the centre of this Triangle the Christ took His [Page 83] stand; from that point His Aquarian work began, and it will continue for two thousand five hundred years. Thus He inaugurated the new era and, upon the inner spiritual planes, the new world religion began to take form. The word "religion" concerns relationship, and the era of right human relations and of a right relation to the Kingdom of God began. Such a statement as this is easily made but its implications are far-reaching and stupendous.
At that time also, the Christ assumed two new functions: one is connected with the second mode of His physical appearance and the other with the mode of over-shadowing. Over the masses, light, love and power are being poured forth and the growth of the Christ-consciousness is, therefore, being constantly stimulated. By His physical Presence, He will become the "Dispenser of the Water of Life"; through the over-shadowing of those sensitive to His impression and of His focussed Mind, He becomes what is technically known as the "Nourisher of the little ones."
As Dispenser of the Water of Life and as Nourisher of the Little Ones, He enters upon His duties in the Aquarian Age, whilst as the centre of the Triangle above mentioned, He influences, enlightens, and produces right relations in the masses of men. In the coming era, He will, therefore, be known as
1. The Point within the Triangle.
2. The Dispenser of the Water of Life.
3. The Nourisher of the Little Ones.
These are descriptive of His threefold duties to mankind, and of the work which will be distinctive of His world service, throughout the Aquarian Age.
Let us look at these phases of His work and try to understand the significance of the responsibility which He has undertaken. Some understanding is necessary if the New Group of World Servers and the working disciples in the world are to prepare mankind adequately for His appearing. Much can be done if men will apply themselves to comprehension and to the needed subsequent activity.
First, as the Point within the Triangle, Christ becomes the awakener of the hearts of men, and the one who institutes right human relations by being simply what He is and by standing unmoved where He is. This He accomplishes by transmitting the energies from the three points of the surrounding Triangle to humanity. This blended, impersonal energy, triple in nature, will be spread abroad universally, producing evolutionary growth, attracting people and nations magnetically to each other and automatically causing the unfoldment of the sense of synthesis, of provable unity and of a desirable fusion. Just as, during the Piscean Age, there was unfolded in humanity a mass responsiveness to knowledge and to the principle of intelligence, so in the Aquarian Age, a mass response to right relations will equally be evoked, and goodwill (as its expression) will be distinctive of the mass consciousness. It may be difficult to realise and appreciate this possibility but it was equally difficult for the mass of men in the first centuries of the Christian or Piscean era to realise the future growth of the educational systems of the world and the spread of that knowledge which is distinctive of our present civilisation and culture. Past attainment is ever the guarantee of future possibility.
As Dispenser of the Water of Life, His work is most mysterious and not at all easy to comprehend. In His public work, two thousand years ago, He said: "I am come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." (John X.10.) The Life Aspect—from the angle of the vision of Christ—expresses itself in three ways:
1. As physical life, nourishing the cells of the body. This life is found within each atom of substance as the central point of living light.
2. As livingness, seen as love and light within the heart. When this livingness is present and expressing itself, the human atom becomes a part of the spiritual Hierarchy.
3. As Life more abundantly. This life can be known as light, love and power within and above the head of the disciple of the Christ. This abundant life enables him to cooperate, not only with humanity and with the spiritual Hierarchy, but also with Shamballa itself—the centre of life in its purest essence.
If we say that life is the livingness which enables, the words are relatively meaningless, are they not? If, however, the livingness is referred to the physical plane life, to the spiritual life of the disciple and to the living purpose of God, then some faint concept may come of the wonder of the work undertaken by the Christ in the past, and foreseen by Him as His future responsibility. Christ can draw upon the energies which are defined by the phrase "life more abundantly," because they will set loose (in the Aquarian Age) in a new and dynamic manner the new energies needed in order to bring about restoration and resurrection. This new energy is the "implementing force of universality"; it concerns the future. This inflow of Aquarian energy is one of the factors which will enable [Page 86] the Christ to complete His task as world Saviour and world Teacher. It was to the definite performance of His duties as Distributor, Nourisher and Dispenser that He pledged Himself in June, 1945, and entered upon His responsibilities as the Forerunner and the Teacher of the Aquarian Age.
As Nourisher of the Little Ones, we are dealing with an aspect of Christ's work which involves the stimulation of the consciousnesses of His disciples as they prepare to undergo initiation or to enter into deeper phases of spiritual awareness. The result of His work in the Triangle with the masses of men will be the presentation of the first initiation—the Birth of the Christ in the cave of the Heart—as the basic ceremony in the new world religion. By means of this ceremony, the masses of men in all lands will be enabled to register consciously the "birth of the Christ" in the heart, and the "being born again" to which He Himself referred (John III.3) when here on Earth before. This new birth is what esotericists mean when they speak of the first initiation. It will not, in the future, be the experience of the occasional disciple but the general experience of countless thousands towards the close of the Aquarian Age. The purifying waters of the Baptism Initiation (the second initiation) will submerge hundreds of aspirants in many lands, and these two initiations (which are preparatory to true service, and the third initiation of the Transfiguration) will set the seal on Christ's mission as the Agent of the great spiritual Triangle which He represents.
The major work of Christ, however, as far as the disciples and the definitely spiritually-minded people of the world are concerned, plus the hundreds of thousands of advanced humanity, is so to "nourish" their spiritual consciousness and life that they will be enabled to take the third and fourth initiations—those of the Transfiguration and the Renunciation (or Crucifixion).
As esotericists know, the term "little ones" refers to those disciples who are "babes in Christ" (as The New Testament terms it) and who have taken the first two initiations of the Birth and the Baptism. They are aware of the spiritual aspiration which is indicative of the Christ life in their hearts, and they have subjected themselves to the processes of purification which culminate in the baptismal waters. Christ must prepare these aspirants for the higher initiations and so nourish and aid them that they can stand before the One Initiator and become pillars in the Temple of God (i.e., agents of the spiritual Hierarchy and, therefore, active, working disciples).
When He was in Palestine, centuries ago, He said, "no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John XIV.6.) This was a foretelling of the work which He would be called upon to do in the Aquarian era. In the first two initiations, aspirants (trained by senior disciples) find their way to Christ, Who administers the first two initiations; but—in these words—He is referring to still higher states of unfoldment. Through these initiations, administered by the Christ, the disciple becomes an agent of the love of God; the higher initiations enable him, however, to become, stage by stage, an agent of the will of God. The first group knows and understands the second stanza of the Invocation, "From the point of love within the heart of God, let love stream forth into the hearts of men"; the group which (in the Aquarian Age) the Christ Himself will "nourish" and prepare will know the meaning of the third stanza, "From the centre where the will of God is known, let purpose guide the little wills of men."
The work of Christ, during the Piscean Age, was to relate humanity to the Hierarchy of the planet; in the Aquarian Age, His work will be to relate this rapidly growing group to that higher centre where the Father is contacted, where recognition of sonship is accorded and where the divine purpose can be known. Through the coming work of Christ, the three divine aspects, recognised by all the world religions (including the Christian religion)—Intelligence or the Universal Mind, Love and Will—will be consciously developed in mankind; humanity, the spiritual Hierarchy and the "centre where the will of God is known" will be brought into a more open and general relationship.
The mystical approach to the Kingdom of God will gradually die out as the race achieves increasing intelligence and a more scientific approach will be favoured; the rules for admission into that Kingdom will become objective; the laws governing the highest centre of the divine will will also be revealed to those who are members of the Kingdom of God and all this will come about under the supervision of the Christ after His reappearance among men. The keynote of His mission then will be to evoke from humanity a response to spiritual influence and an unfoldment (on a large scale) of intuitive perception—a faculty which is, at present, rare indeed. When He came before, He evoked from humanity a gradual response to truth and mental understanding. That is why, at the end of the cycle which He inaugurated two thousand years ago, we have formulated doctrines and a widespread mental or intellectual development." ...
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*ACIM - A Course In Miracles
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