''Many of you are aware of the Love and the guidance of friends and teachers who mingle with humanity for the purpose of serving humanity. But few realize the grandeur and the extent of the heavenly hosts concerned with life on the Earth plane. You have vaguely heard about Deva's or angels, and have wondered if they really exist, and what is their work. You have been told also of the hierarchy who direct the plan of life and spiritual growth of human kind. We shall endeavor to describe these two mighty hosts so that you may gain a more comprehensive view of the scheme of evolution.
At the outset, will you bear in mind that on the one hand are the elder brethren and the Masters of the Grand Lodge (1) who are concerned with the growth of the spiritual consciousness in humanity? On the other, there are the angelic hierarchies who are concerned with the evolution and the building of form.
Thus you will see that the angels are concerned with the building of vehicles or forms in every kingdom of life; and on the other hand, the Masters and even greater ones beyond are dealing with the growth of the consciousness of God within the form.
The Plan of Creation calls for the closest co-operation and interweaving of these paths, and to separate the angelic from the human is impossible. We will go so far as to say that on occasion a human soul, having evolved to the point of liberation from the physical form and life, can enter the angelic line of evolution in order to work thereon. (2) Likewise, the angels are from time to time drawn into close association with the human family.
No doubt some of you will know of the belief the ancients had that there could be union between one of these angel beings and a mortal. Do not the Arthurian legends say that Merlin was the child of such a union? This is an illustration of what we mean, that these immortal beings can mingle with humans for a special purpose. But this only applies to those who have a special and high mission. (3)
This world is very dark compared to those realms of light and beauty beyond the Earth. None can form any idea of the grandeur and beauty of the infinite scheme, nor have you any conception of the life which is evolving on other planets, closely connected with the creation and evolution of the Earth. From these spiritual Planets or, as some call them, 'sacred Planets', angels come to assist in the building of form on Earth.
Angel beings came to Earth from Venus to assist in the beginning of this Earth Planet, and in the creation of the form-life on this Earth. (4) As time passed there came also to the Earth those human beings who, having reached a certain stage on the path of evolution on another Planet, were more advanced than souls then incarnating on Earth. These more evolved souls assisted the younger ones on Earth.(5) Thus there came the two types of beings concerned with the Creation of the Earth life. There were the angels or the great planetary beings, who may be referred to as Gods; and those advanced in human evolution - God-men and -women.
We have many times referred to the Three, who have always been since the beginning; who are concerned purely with this Solar System and the Evolution of the Earth Planet, and who are best understood as the Three Aspects, Wisdom, Love and Power. These are the Three from Whom all life comes - the three first or major Rays of life. On one of these three Rays comes the angelic line of Service, concerned with the life in form throughout every kingdom.
For life, pulsation, even growth, exists in the mineral kingdom as well as in the animal kingdom. There are those called 'elementals' who work within the mineral under the direction of angels, each assisting in his or her own particular way the growth and evolution of the mineral and stone. They are instruments on the invisible planes to carry life-force. The most delicate subtleties of life and growth are conveyed by such tiny forms of life in the mineral kingdom.
So also in the vegetable kingdom. You who Love to grow flowers, knowing that planetary influence affects the growth of flowers and herbs, may do much to assist the nature spirits and fairies in their work. They come directly under the influence of angelic beings concerned with the growth and development of form on the Earth. Great advances will be made when farmer and gardener begin to understand the influence of the Planets on growing things. It is quite possible for the gardener or farmer to so attune him or herself to the angels and fairy kingdom as to work in co-operation and partnership with them to produce the very finest and best results.
We would emphasis the wisdom of the great ones, the elder brethren, who care for the Earth life. You look out on the chaotic conditions in the world; you note that human life appears to be storm-tossed, and you wonder what will be the end. Behind every department of human life, behind statesmen and governments are greater minds working for the evolution of the race. And when you see what appears to be catastrophe, bear in mind that even here the Master is at work, as a gardener with a pruning knife, and although you may have intense sympathy remember that the Masters and angelic ones have a far deeper sympathy and Love for all who suffer than you can comprehend. So be at peace, recognizing at all times the angelic organization behind the scenes working always to bring the race to perfection.
A certain line of angelic creation is concerned purely with the soul of things, with the attributes both of the soul of a human being and the soul of the universe. Divine attributes such as Love are served by the angels of Love; Divine Truth by the angels of Truth, Divine Mercy by the angels of Mercy. These angels are actually created from soul-attributes, and such angelic beings sometimes take on human form, or at least wear a human face. In this is a great Truth. God has made humanity in His-Her own image. It seems that the human is an ideal form through which God can manifest on Earth, and humanity has been shown the most perfect manifestation in Christ as the highest ideation of God in a human Being, and in us all. Every form in the nature kingdom and in the angelic world and even planetary beings in some degree assume that same form.
Oh, my dear ones! If only humanity could realize how significant is this - that man and woman are created in the image of the Divine Father God, of the Divine Mother God! Can you not recognize the significance of the innate divinity of humanity? Remember this when you look out upon the apparent degradation of humanity, and instead of condemning, rather worship the Divine Image in your brother, your sister.
One of the oldest symbols discovered on the stone carvings throughout the ancient world is the cross within the circle, symbolic of humanity within the universe, reaching out to give, it is symbolic of the Christed human being, humanity made perfect, in an attribute of complete surrender and giving, held within the circle of universal Love, and on his-her heart blooms the rose of Love. But behind the cross are also the four divisions representing the four great Gods or angels of the four elements. These are the four of the angelic hierarchy at the head of the Plan of Evolution of this world, four Great Lords of Karma.
Under the great Lords of Karma there are other groups. They descend in the scale of evolution as does humanity. There are Lords of World Karma, or national karma, and of group and individual karma. the great ones have in their care, and under their Will, their Wisdom, and their Power, the very crust of the Earth. Scientists may think all is governed by certain natural laws. And indeed this is so, but it is not the whole truth; there is an Intelligence at work behind the operation of natural law and behind the happenings and catastrophes which take place. These happenings occur by the wisdom and the will of the Lords of Karma - the gardener with the pruning knife - and are part of a vast plan for the growth and development of the human soul, covering ages of time.
In this connection we would explain that angels present during healing ceremonies are not only concerned with this life, with the healing of some particular disease. They have perfect Love and compassion for their lesser brethren, but behind any individual ministration there is always the greater and broader plan of building. When the angels help to purify and perfect the physical body, they do more than this; they create, they weave into the subtler vehicles, and into the actual physical form, forces of light and spiritual power destined slowly but surely to create and make ready the human form for the next race. Do you see how beautiful is the plan for the development and evolution of human life on Earth?
Never make the mistake of thinking that the human family is the only line of life, nor the finest. But at the same time realize that in ages yet to come, in some unimaginable future you, plain Mr Brown or Ms Smith, may become a God-man or a God-woman, working with the angels to create more perfect life on another planet.
What a vista of eternal progression lies before you! Therefore we say, lose no opportunity to raise and quicken your soul so that it may share, with angels, in an undreamt-of future.''
(1) ''We speak sometimes of the Lodge of the Masters. We do not refer to a given building, a structure on the astral plane. We refer to a level of consciousness from which level all Masters work. The Master Mind is one Mind, and therefore there is no separation on that level of consciousness.'' White Eagle
(2) Two extracts from a Transmission delivered in 1957, through George King, as Primary Terrestrial Mental channel.
Mars Sector 6: ''How many men of Terra do turn their faces towards the Holy Sun and thank The Divine Creator - It shines even again? How many do turn their face towards the rain-cloud and thank the Devic Manipulators for bringing such necessities to them? How many, when they plant seeds in the soil of Terra, do thank the Spirits of Nature for the germination of those seeds? How many men of Terra do thank the Controllers of Nature for the oxygen in their atmosphere and for the nitrogen in their atmosphere - always balanced? Indeed, any unbalance in this content is brought about as a direct result of some folly of man, not as a slip-up made by the Devic Controllers. How many of you do thank these Beings? This God Which made them, this Divine Architect Which formulated the Law in the beginning and visualised its manifestation?
The Master Aetherius: ''This message by the way is worthy of your Contemplation - that you take so much for granted, that you do not give the correct praise to release the correct nourishing power. That is what He means by praise - helping the Intelligences Who control the manifestation of nature round about you. You see, if you did this, you would be starting to break away from the vicious circle. You would be creating another circle, but it would not be a damning one. It would be one with a gate always open. You would be giving power to help certain of nature's Workers. They, in turn, would benefit by this power, and it would enable Them to do Their work better, which, in turn yet again, would affect you, which, in turn again, would affect your brother, which in turn yet again, would affect all life-streams upon Terra. It affects all life-streams upon our Planet Venus when we do these things, for upon Venus we have open and direct communion with our Devic Workers. Very few of you, upon Terra, have ever heard of them and of these, some are scared stiff of Them and others say, 'Well, there you are'. Not the correct attitude. The attitude is to know that these Intelligences exist, give Them praise and thanks - not because They need your praise and thanks, but when you do give Them praise and thanks, you release power from yourselves to Them, which in turn, helps Them to do Their work better. Don't you see, you are sacrificing some little bit of yourselves for the benefit of all mankind?''
(3) It is believed that this 'mingling' of the Devic Intelligences with the human-line of evolution occurs on those Planets far in advance of the present stage of human evolution on Earth.
(4) It seems long before the Sanat Kumara came to Earth some 18 million years ago there came from Venus other Beings from the Devic Line of evolution to help in the building of form on Earth.
(5) 'Then incarnating' would refer to those people who once lived upon the Planet Maldec before it was destroyed by the folly of mankind now living on Earth. The asteroid belt is all that survives of what was a world teeming with life and possibilities. Through reincarnation the people of Maldec had to continue their experience cycle somewhere! The Cosmic Hierarchy decided, in communion with the Logos of Earth, and Adamic Man then living on Earth, to allow these people to live here so that they could resume their evolution with certain limitations.
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