Civil War In America
Some of you have asked, and I decided to share more broadly, my personal views of the current situation in the United States from the perspective of a student of the Alice A. Bailey teachings.
1. We are living through a worldwide Stage of the Forerunner in the process of externalization of the spiritual Hierarchy, a stage which is “preparatory in nature, testing in its methods, and intended to be revelatory in its techniques and results.” (see below)
2. In the United States of America, this preparatory stage of the process of externalization is being revealed by clashing forces reenacting the American Civil War (1861-1865) in the mental and emotional planes.
3. This time (2010-present), a different kind of slavery is at the crux of the contending forces. A war is being waged for and against the “freedom from want -which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants- everywhere in the world.” (see below)
4. A disciplined group of regressive extremists is attempting to hijack the U.S. government by holding civil servants, and the whole American population, hostage to their demands to keep health care unaffordable to a growing segment of the U.S. population. The uninsured in need of health care represent all those individuals -at home and abroad- enslaved by an unfair economic system which favors corporate profits over the common good.
5. The tactics used by this disciplined group of regressive extremists should be carefully analyzed in order to foresee the obstacles to be faced by the spiritual Hierarchy in the process of externalization.
5.1 Prevarication (disguised lies). To promote a cynical view of the truth and democracy, justifying the misinformation of the public opinion (e.g., misrepresenting causal associations) in order to achieve the greatest good for the few.
5.2 Polarization. Create an artificial opposite of a true value in order to adulterate it by compromise. That is, if 2+2+=4, then claim that 2+2=8 so that you can achieve your objective of molding the public opinion to believe that 2+2=6. Promote the belief that the average of a false polarity is the rational way to solve the difference.
5.3 Exhaustion. Repeat a lie enough times until all resistance to its acceptance is overcome by sheer exhaustion.
5.4 Anarchy. Misrepresent regulated order as a constraint of freedom.
5.5 Individualism. Distort the idea of the common good as totalitarianism.
5.6 Ethical relativism. Promote the belief that the truth and the error of a proposition are equivalent and that neutrality is the preferable “third way” of bringing lasting peace to all conflicts.
5.7 Power. The financial support from vested interests, translated into public support, determines the power of a truth.
6. As diplomatic progress in the “freedom from fear” is achieved in the international arena (i.e., Syria), a domestic (uncivil) war on the “freedom from want” (i.e., universal access to health care) is being waged in the United States to weaken the resolve of its enlightened leaders.
7. To resist evil is not partisan. As was true of Abraham Lincoln, the dharma of Barak Obama is to lead in achieving peace through conflict in an ideologically divided country. Lincoln succeeded in preserving the unity of the nation, not as a Republican, but as a nonpartisan president of an entire country, a true racial avatar.
In summary, President Obama should NOT surrender to the regressive forces that still deny the legitimacy of his presidency and are now attempting to hijack the U.S. government, threatening to bring the whole world into financial chaos. These forces of evil (i.e., past good which should be left behind) must be resisted at no matter what cost.
Georgia (U.S.A)***Let Light and Love and Power ...Fulfill the purpose of the Coming One.The WILL to save is here.The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad.The ACTIVE AID of all who know the truth is also here.Come forth, O Mighty One, and blend these three.Construct a great defending wall.The rule of evil now must end.
DINA I, 706: The acceptance of facts is one of the first duties of a disciple. In the task of aiding humanity, as a part of the Master's group or Ashram, the fact that there are men and women placed in positions of power to carry out the divine plan is one of the first to be faced. This must be done uncritically, avoiding constant recognition of their limitations, with an understanding of their problem, with realisation of the call of their souls to yours and the pouring upon them of a constant stream of "loving understanding." They are more advanced disciples than you are—little as this may be realised. They are—consciously or unconsciously—under the "impression" of the Masters; there is little that the average disciple can do for them in moulding their thought or in shaping their decisions. I refer of course to the leaders of the Forces of Light upon the outer physical plane. But disciples and aspirants can surround them with a guarding wall of light and love; they can refrain from handicapping them with thoughts of criticism which can swell the tide of criticism which the worldly minded pour out upon them.
EOH 448: The Hierarchy stands, no longer watching and waiting, but acting today with impelling wisdom and fixed decision in order to strengthen the hands of Their workers in every field of human activity (political, educational and religious) so that they may take right action and correctly influence human thinking. (March 1945)
The Stage of the Forerunner
[EOH] At this particular time, the emphasis of the needed alignments and adjustments with which the Hierarchy is faced is being placed upon activity within the Hierarchy Itself. The secondary Ashrams are being stimulated; new ones are being gradually formed, for there are not as yet forty-nine minor Ashrams; vacancies in the major Ashrams are being filled as rapidly as possible from the ranks of those working in minor Ashrams and the places of these latter are being taken by accepted disciples who are being fitted for this work through experience, difficulties and the tension of world service. All these changes necessitate much adjustment. The interior work of hierarchical alignment is in the charge of the Chohans of the Major Ashrams, whilst the task of superintending the interior adjustments incident to new alignments and the admission of new personnel is being watched over and directed by the forty-nine Masters who are in charge of minor Ashrams—either Ashrams with what is regarded as a full complement of workers, or Ashrams in process of attaining that full complement, or embryonic Ashrams of which there are already quite a few.
One of the results of this hierarchical alignment and adjustment will be the establishment, for the first time, of a fluid interplay and movement between the three planetary centres. Chohans are today passing out of the Hierarchy into the Council Chamber of the Lord of the World, or on to one or other of the Seven Paths; senior Masters in charge of Ashrams are taking higher grades of initiation and taking the rank of Chohans; initiates above the third degree are rapidly taking the fourth and fifth initiations and becoming Masters (taking both initiations in one life), and their places are being taken by lesser initiates; these, in their turn, have been training disciples to take their places, until in this process of substitution and replacement we arrive at the door which symbolically stands between humanity and the Hierarchy, and today stands wide open, so that accepted [Page 530] disciples are taking initiation, pledged disciples are being accepted, and accepting disciples are taking their pledges.
Thus a great and new movement is proceeding and a tremendously increased interplay and interaction is taking place. This will go on until A.D. 2025. During the years intervening between now and then very great changes will be seen taking place, and at the great General Assembly of the Hierarchy—held as usual every century—in 2025 the date in all probability will be set for the first stage of the externalisation of the Hierarchy. The present cycle (from now until that date) is called technically "The Stage of the Forerunner". It is preparatory in nature, testing in its methods, and intended to be revelatory in its techniques and results. You can see therefore that Chohans, Masters, initiates, world disciples, disciples and aspirants affiliated with the Hierarchy are all at this time passing through a cycle of great activity.
In the adjustment necessitated by the rapidly advancing alignment, the Members of the Hierarchy are fitting Themselves for the objective work of public expression. This entails far more difficulty than you might imagine or anticipate, because it entails the development of that form of "resistance to the pull of the lower vibration" of which you can know nothing, for that lower vibration is a necessary aspect of your normal expression—little as you may like to realise this. You need to realise that there is nothing in the Masters or higher initiates which can respond to any vibration of this nature. Though They cannot absorb it or react to it or redevelop it again, it can cause Them the acutest discomfort and pain; that is the reason why the Son of God was called in The Old Testament a "man of sorrows and acquainted with grief". This did not in reality refer to His sufferings for poor miserable humanity (as orthodox theology so selfishly interprets it) but to the fact that He had to submit Himself to contact with humanity. The Hierarchy is therefore, along all lines (many of which I may not indicate or upon which I may not enlarge), preparing Itself for the experience of physical manifestation; It is also endeavouring to "create" the needed responsive apparatus which will be of such a nature that [Page 531] Members of the Hierarchy may function with the minimum of difficulty on earth and will experience the least possible measure of handicap; They will thus be enabled to give full time and attention to the work to be done by Them in physical manifestation.
THE FOUR FREEDOMS
January 6, 1941
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression -everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want -which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants- everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear -which, translated into world terms, means a worldwide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbour- anywhere in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
[JB, Winter 2012] I was surprised to see in the museum’s gift shop that FDR’s 1941 Four Freedoms (an integral part of the Alice A. Bailey books) also made it into his 1945 re-election campaign as a slogan and campaign pin (4FR: For Freedom, Re-elect Roosevelt).
A good reminder for those who think that all politics is partisan and refuse to support Pres. Obama for his Roosevelt-like policies today. –JB
Title: For Freedom 4 FDR Four Freedoms Re-elect Roosevelt
Political stickers (56)
Date : 1941
Dimensions: Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description : Circular paper political sticker (adhesive dried out) "FOR FREEDOM/4FR/FOUR FREEDOMS/RE-ELECT ROOSEVELT"; red, white and blue.
Object Number: INV.7251
Gallery Label : The "Four Freedoms" speech was given by Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing Congress in January 1941.
The New Group of World Servers seeks to help in the restoration of World balance and peace through the activity -coordinated, definite, and applied- of this emerging group of people, who can constitute a third group or "middle party" (to borrow a phrase from the field of politics) between those who are fighting for, and those who are fighting against, any group, religious organisation, political affiliation or form of government. - TSR II, 676