(In order to celebrate the today ecliptic alignment Earth-Sun Altair (Eagle) – sacred to the highest and synthetic vision of the “Bird of Spirit” -, here are some thoughts dedicated to human realization of Will-Power principle and purpose – article already published here on Souled Out website)
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills ~
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
– The Great Invocation
Why Is Humanity Needed at All?
What is the portion of the One Work that all are called upon to assist at this time in our planetary history?
Buddha and Christ have already anchored the Cosmic energies of Wisdom and Love. Buddha stimulated intelligence into Wisdom, and Christ stimulated emotion into Love. Both are Cosmic Principles. Those energies are now anchored on Earth, even if not in perfect expression.
Many men and women of Goodwill and certainly all disciples radiate the energies of Intelligence and Love and Wisdom in some degree or other. How many radiate the energy of Synthesis? It is not necessary to change what we are doing in our lives of service, only to be sure that the recognition and expression and sharing of the Synthesis of all that exists is included in our work.
Buddha expressed within “Himself a fusing, blending energy which could and did bring together love and will, soul and Monad … the Christ demonstrated … the at-one-ment of love and intelligence, of soul and personality.” (1)
Soul and Monad brought together; Soul and personality brought together … both duly anchored on earth.
What is the next step forward?
“Over the Temple upon the mental plane, the Buddha presides … Over the Temple upon the plane of sentient feeling and of loving aspiration, the Christ presides …” (2)
And on the physical plane …
This calls for the cooperation of a Son of God … who will have a large measure of wisdom and of love, plus that “materialising power” which will enable Him to found a divine powerhouse upon the physical plane. His task, in many ways, is far more difficult than that of the two preceding Avatars, for He carries in Himself not only the energies of the two divine principles, already “duly anchored” upon the planet by His two great Brothers, but He has also within Himself much of a third divine principle, hitherto not used upon our planet. He carries the will of God into manifestation, and of that will we, as yet, know really nothing. So difficult is His task that the New Group of World Servers is being trained to assist Him. Thus an aspect of the first ray principle will be anchored by Him upon earth.
– Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Psychology II, p. 281
Why is the Avatar bringing the Will of God into manifestation?
“Thus in this root-race, [The Aryan] the entire lower man, the personality is subjugated and the ‘Transfiguration‘ of humanity takes place.” (3)
The third initiation is connected with Shamballa as a planetary centre and to the activity of the first ray. It should be borne in mind that this is the first initiation in which personality and soul are united and fused so that the two aspects form one unit. When this initiation has taken place, it happens that for the first time some of its broader group implications become a reality and henceforth constitute the motivating impulse of the initiate’s life. Aspiration ends and the intensest conviction takes its place. It is interesting also to note that Venus now comes into control in the third decanate of the Aquarian Age. Venus is esoterically recognised as that mysterious force which is a blend of love and knowledge, of intelligence and synthesis, and of understanding and brotherhood. Within the Hierarchy itself, the two great Messengers who have embodied the dual Venusian energy were the Buddha and the Christ. The Messenger Who will later come and express the Shamballa urge to synthesis, the hierarchial aspiration towards love and the desire of humanity for intelligent activity with combined power will gather all into Himself. All these qualities will focus in Him, plus another quality or divine principle of which the race of men as yet knows nothing and for which there is, as yet, no name.
– Alice A. Bailey, The Destiny of the Nations, p. 140-141
Could this be Cosmic Identification ~ Identification with the Whole?
The recognition of the Synthesis of all existence …
The numerical correspondences might be noted as follows, remembering that the third initiation is, in reality, the first initiation of the soul, after complete identification with the personality within the life and consciousness of the Monad, the One and the First.
1. The first planetary centre — Shamballa.
2. The activity of the first ray — will or power.
3. The third initiation which is the first soul initiation, relating the base of the spine to the head centre, and the soul to the Monad.
4. The first major centre — the head.
5. The first truly divine race — the final race.
6. The third plane, which is in reality the first plane of soul consciousness, the reflection of the highest plane, the Logoic.
7. The first periodical vehicle — the monadic.
8. The first divine aspect — will or power.
9. The first or highest type of Mediator — the coming Avatar.
10. The sustaining Life, the spiritual sun — the central spiritual sun.
– Alice A. Bailey, The Destiny of the Nations, p. 141
The taking of the Third Initiation by Humanity will greatly increase the Light, Love and Power on Earth. The anchoring of the energy of Synthesis on earth will allow acceptance of the Reality that all parts are parts of the One Whole.
“Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.” The Light of the Intelligence is already here; the energy of Love-Wisdom is already here. And now, the Power of Synthesis is manifesting!
The cleansing of space is reaching into all undertakings. The time has come to make evident the forces marching with the Light and those marching with darkness. Indeed, the temptation of the Prince of darkness is therein that he promises repose, but We say it is the last hour! Only an accelerated purification will make possible the salvation of the planet; indeed, this is not a matter of eons, nor even of many years. Actually fiery explosion will save the planet. Fiery explosion must be displayed in every manifestation. Only the cleansing of space, only the purification of the consciousness, only the purification of the Teachings, will produce the manifestation of purified explosions of the spirit. True, the darkness is becoming dense, but when the tension of the forces of darkness reaches its limit, then will the Forces of Light affirm Their might. Thus one should be prepared for the acceptance of great tension. Light conquers darkness!
– Agni Yoga, Fiery World III, 258
Humanity ~ What is it good for?