May It Seal the Door

Cosmic Doorway

From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

- The Great Invocation

Are We to Become the Light of the World?

Why does Evil exist? Does it have any purpose within the larger evolutionary process?

How does the production of Light occur as Evil is eliminated in individuals and in all of Humanity?

We could say that God or the Ultimate LIFE did not create evil, but that it is a by-product of a creation that is not yet finished.

We're told in the Ageless Wisdom that we are currently in the second of three Solar Systems, each designed to bring to perfect expression some one aspect of Divinity ~ Intelligence, Love-Wisdom and Will.

Some terms used to express this Trinity of energies are The Holy Ghost, the Son, and the Father; or Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and many others. These three energies are mirrored in an individual Spirit (monad), and in the Higher nature or Soul, eventually to be contained within the threefold human personality of Mind, Emotions and Physical~Etheric bodies.

The prior or 1st Solar System completed the intelligence of matter or the Mother aspect.

This current 2nd Solar System is meant to develop the consciousness of Love-Wisdom, using the original matter from the first system ~ or what some call “original sin”. This primordial matter will eventually be redeemed through Soul consciousness, or Love-Wisdom.

The future 3rd Solar System will develop the Will aspect, working through the developed Intelligent Matter once it is imbued with Love-Wisdom.

We could relate the three Solar Systems to the following unique attributes:

Shamballa is occupied with the Life aspect in its graded impulses. ~ 3rd Solar System

The Hierarchy is occupied with the Consciousness aspect in its graded series of expansions. ~ 2nd Solar System

The Black Lodge is occupied with the matter aspect (without the energy of Love-Wisdom) in its multiplicity of forms. ~ 1st Solar System
 
Master D.K. tells us, in speaking of this 1st Solar System, of the inherent resistance of matter in relation to its evolution ~

Certain units of humanity — then existent — were so completely conditioned by these material principles and so deliberately unready for moving on to the comprehension of another set of principles (more expressive of the divine nature) that they remained of "fixed and selfish material purpose" and a planned [emphasis added] distortion of the divine will was intelligently created by them. You have here a hint as to the nature of evil and a clue to a part (though only a part) of the mystery to be noted in the statement that evil and good are reverse aspects of the same one reality, and evil is that good which we should have left behind, passing on to greater and more inclusive good.
         - Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations

He further says that through humanity's initiatory process, the paths of Light and of darkness diverge ~

… both groups of aspirants (the black and the white) stand before the door of initiation and take the needed steps to open it on two similar occasions. Both overcome glamour after the second initiation, and see their way clearly ahead; but their goals emerge as widely different; one treads the broad way which leads ever deeper into matter and materialism, into darkness and "black power"; the other leads to the straight and narrow way, to the razor-edged path which leads into light and life.
         - Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations

This is the true “parting of the ways” (1) and allows us to comprehend how evil still works through those aspirants who continue to be motivated solely by materialism in our world today.

Evil or wrong, therefore, exists only when the emphasis is retained or stuck in the wrong aspect from the point of view of the unfoldment being attained at any given point ~

We could say that Deity created humanity in its own image so that it could penetrate lower into its material manifestation. When the Spirit or human monad left the Father’s House and descended into densest matter ~ in order to eventually redeem the substance of the lower planes ~ it forgot about its Divine nature and started becoming attached to the form side and, eventually, came to be identified with it. The Spirit on its journey through incarnation had become at-one with the material nature of existence and then began to generate thoughts and desires that were not in line with the soul or spirit, but instead were in line with material existence.

The sum total of these ancient habits, thoughts and desires is the Dweller on the Threshold. Humanity has created this Dweller and it is our task to dissipate the Dweller by bringing Light “from on high” into the various levels of thoughts, desires and habits.

Evil works through wrong or illusory identifications and as soon as these identifications have been brought in line with Divine Purpose, such evil will no longer have an entry way into our planetary life.

Once the personality of an individual or humanity en masse begins to recognize that it is more than the mortal human being, and begins to seek reconciliation with its higher nature, the battle ensues between light and darkness, between the Soul and the lower nature, frequently pictured as an angel on one shoulder whispering the Good, the True and the Beautiful, and the devil on the other, whispering temptations that are not in line with our essential Divine nature. Which voice we follow determines who we are at any given point.

These two energies of Light and Darkness or Spirit and Matter (matter for its own sake and not illumined by Love) are the Pairs of Opposites. The balancing or at-onement of the Pairs of Opposites produces LIGHT on whatever plane the at-onement has taken place. Once the necessary purifications have been achieved on all the lower levels of personality expression, the Dweller merges with the Soul and the transfiguration of the entire lower nature takes place as it is illumined by the Light of the Soul pouring through the prepared vehicles.

This merging of Soul and personality is really just the first major step. Later will come a union of the fused Soul~Personality together with the Spirit, producing even more Light on each higher plane as harmony is achieved with that higher plane.

After the at-onements have been made on higher levels with the monad, having had all the experience of the lower worlds or planes and gradually working upward back to the “Father’s Home”, we turn back and Save. (2)

Once Union has been achieved by an individual Soul or Spirit, it utilizes the pairs of opposites as factors in the production of LIGHT for the Whole. The phrase “I build a Lighted House and therein Dwell” refers not just to an individual or humanity, but eventually will describe the entire planet. The Light of the World will have descended on Earth through the Soul of Humanity itself.

Pisces—The Light of the World. This is the light, revealing the light of life itself. It ends for ever the darkness of matter.

A study of the above ... will reveal the symbolic story of the irradiation of matter, of the growth of the light body within the macrocosm and the microcosm, and finally make clear the purpose of the Logos
          - Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology

So why haven’t we conquered evil yet? Because evil on Earth works through the lower nature of those human beings who enable it ~ whether through ignorance, weakness or willful disregard as to what is Right.

The Black Lodge or the planetary centre of evil works almost entirely upon the Astral Plane of emotion, and is impressed directly and guided in detail from the Cosmic Astral Plane. We see the results of this happening as more and more people are being drawn into evil through the manipulations of lower emotions which tend to separate  on grounds of lower personality identifications ~ such as religion, race or gender, and many others. This evil cloaks the truth of the essential kinship of humanity, based on our common origins and true natures. We are all parts of the One Whole with a common destiny for our little planet. 

Our Cosmic Origins and Earthly Destiny

But perhaps the energy of evil carries within it the seeds of its own destruction, once we have closed the door that allows it to work through us. Eventually evil brought to the surface produces conditions of such dire descriptions “… that under law rapid crystallisation supervenes, and ultimate destruction becomes possible. Students would do well to broaden their concept as to the purpose of evil and the place the evil forces play in the general scheme.” (3)

Synthesis of spirituality is the rarest gift; it alone kindles the light of the world.  Nothing can be compared to the light of the world. The light burns, but its ray is being sought. -
          - Agni Yoga, Leaves of Morya's Garden II, Illumination, 1925

Once a woman stopped between images of the Blessed Buddha and Maitreya, not knowing to Whom to offer her reverence. And the image of the Blessed Buddha uttered these words: According to My Covenant, revere the future. Standing in defense of the past, direct your gaze toward the dawn.

Remember how We labor for the future, and direct all your being into the future! In rays of knowledge We bring a Teaching strange to the world, for the light of the world is covered by darkness.
          - Agni Yoga, New Era Community, Community, 1926

We could add to the thoughts of Master M. in this sutra from New Era Community that the confusion extends now not to just Buddha and Maitreya, but to many other blessed representatives of Divinity or names for the Divine, such as Allah, Mohammed, or add anyone you wish.

Evil, Cosmic, Solar and Planetary
from A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, see p. 989-983

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(1) Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations, p. 350
(2) Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 654
(3) Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 949

Van Morrison's "Dweller on the Threshold"

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I have seen without perceiving
I have been another man
Let me pierce the realm of glamour
So I know just what I am

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

Feel the angel of the present
In the mighty crystal fire
Lift me up consume my darkness
Let me travel even higher

I'm a dweller on the threshold
As I cross the burning ground
Let me go down to the water
Watch the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm gonna turn and face the music
The music of the spheres
Lift me up consume my darkness
When the midnight disappears

I will walk out of the darkness
And I'll walk into the light
And I'll sing the song of ages
And the dawn will end the night

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I cross some burning ground
And I'll go down to the water
Let the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
Dweller on the threshold
I'm a dweller on the threshold
I'm a dweller on the threshold
 
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/vanmorrison/dwelleronthethreshold.html

…wait no more...

No Time Like the Presence

"Your lack of readiness is an illusion

communicated by shame-ridden parts of you

that will forever have you believing

that you have to take a few more steps
until your real life begins.

It’s an illusion of epic
proportions.

Get to it brilliant being.

There is no need to procrastinate the gateway to wholeness

— it stands before you with your name on it.

The world is ready for what you have to offer.

No time like the
presence."

Jeff Brown

Live Through The Bones of Being

Detachment

may be a necessary survival tool for a time,

but sustainable growth

demands that we come back down to earth

and work with what lives inside of us.

Bypass models are merely tools,

defenses and coping strategies.

They are short term way stations

on the path to wholeness.

In fact, the very idea

that we are seeking a 'heightened consciousness'

is a direct reflection of a bypassing lens.

Our expansion is not waiting for us in the sky -

we aren't birds -

it's waiting within us,

where Reality Road meets Inclusivity Lane,

in the Village of Wholeness.

At the end of the day,

you don't rise above anything.

You live it through the bones of your being.

Who needs higher,

when we are already living

right inside the God temple?

Walk walk walkin' on heaven's floor.

(~an excerpt from 'Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground')

 

Jeff Brown