This is, therefore, a festival of deep invocation and appeal, of a basic spiritual aspiration toward fellowship, of human and spiritual unity; and it represents the effect in the human consciousness of the work of the Buddha and of the Christ principle. It is known also as the Festival of Humanity or the Festival of Goodwill.
During this transitional period
in history, at the beginning of one age and the end of another, the past
and the future have swung into conflict. The Piscean influence is not yielding
without struggle to the potent Aquarian energies, and the immediate effect
is the destruction of the old forms so the new can be built. People know
fear and separateness. At the same time, more and more people are seeking
spiritual Reality, and a great expansion of consciousness is taking place.
Indeed, history has always presented, on the one hand, the unspeakable
cruelty of man to man, and on the other, the upholding of a vision in the
hearts of men,
and the constant struggle for human freedom and dignity.
Proof that the vision is not an idle dream lies in the achievements of individuals and groups working toward making the world a better place. This vision embodies as much of the Divine Plan as humans can grasp, not through the persuasion of scientific or philosophical proofs but through inner spiritual recognition. Because the Kingdom of Heaven is within them, they can conceive of its externalization upon the earth when, as Children of Light in full expression of their indwelling divinity, they can act as transmitters of Light and Love and bring blessing to all in manifested forms. Right relations will be the keynote: right relations based upon reverence for the life within and a deep sense of responsibility. In the vision of the Festival of Unification, all the kingdoms in nature will again begin to function as one creative whole. It is a time to make Heaven and Earth as One.
Many, today see no answer to the
world's problems, but there is an answer: creative meditation and building.
Each act of building adds to the Light. Each action made sacred is a stone
of the Temple. The Kingdom of Heaven must be established upon the earth
by us. The greatest gift of Spirit to humanity is to have made us co-workers,
so that through activity we may demonstrate our freedom, be self-determining.
For us to use our limitations as an excuse for inaction would be a betrayal
of ourselves, of humanity, and of the Plan. As it has been said:
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
3. Creatively meditate upon the seed thought given below. See it actually being brought about by the servers of humanity. Think what you can do to help in this work.
Let the soul control the outer
And life and all events
And bring to light the love
Which underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.
Let love prevail.
Let all people love.
The above article was based on Alice Bailey teachings and texts. See Meditation on the Mount for further information on ways to participate in subjective meditations with others around the world.
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