The Universal Christ is the only born Son/Daughter of the Great Father/Mother of all life. Throughout the ages, for many thousands of years, S/He has been communicating with us. The Angels and Masters around God’s throne, the Christ circle, are in charge of the great plan of life and its executors. In their wisdom they decided that the most loving way of gradually increasing humankind’s understanding of its true nature, the spiritual background of its existence and its special relationship with its Creator would be through myths and legends. The higher esoteric meaning of their symbolisms and metaphors should for a long time remain hidden behind their surface words, until the time was right to reveal the truth.
With the help of a new tale the Angels and Masters brought us from time to time, slowly but surely they guided our world into discovering ever more of God’s sacred wisdom and truth. This continued until, with the coming of the Aquarian Age, the energies were right and sufficient numbers of us had evolved into spiritual adulthood and therefore are able not only to grasp the meaning of what is on offer from the Highest Forces of life, but also make good use it. More about this in a moment.
Everything in the whole of Creation is of God, was created by and belongs to God. This applies to the dark aspects of life as well as the light ones and nothing is beyond the power or reach of the Divine forces of life. Darkness and all it contains is the low and unevolved state of things, people and their countries. And each time one of us reaches for that which is good, right and beautiful in us and our world, means taking an active part in the evolutionary progress of God’s Creation. Even the smallest move in that direction represents a valuable contribution towards absorbing the darkness of our world and helping it to move forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of light into the radiance of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
Light is eternal, but the nature of darkness and evil is transient. This is because the purpose of light is to forever re-create, whereas darkness and evil’s is to destroy. They are the starting point of creation and from the moment anything has been created, the evolutionary processes of the Universe incessantly move it forwards and upwards on the spiral of life. As a result everything that once started off on the lowest and darkest point, with the passing of time – in the case of humankind many lifetimes – winds up as one of the most beautiful and perfect creations that had its origin in the Divine mind. Clearly, there is only one principle that is eternal and that is the one of light and good, of God. And that is the direction in which all of us – whether we are as yet aware of it or not – have always been moving, individually and collectively. Throughout the whole of Creation the two aspects of positive and negative are constantly at work, but the negative is ever subject to the positive and is eventually absorbed into it.
The Creation story tells us that God said: ‘Let there be light!’ This was meant in two different ways. From the light and warmth of the sacred fire of the Christ Star all other Suns and everything else that exists anywhere is made and constantly maintained. Without it there would be no life. But, light also means wisdom and knowledge and that can only be gained through exploring and getting to know whatever comes our way. The light we find in this way transmutes the darkness of not knowing and ignorance into the light of knowing and understanding.
There are as many names for the Great Light of the holy Trinity of the Great Father/Mother of all life and its offspring, their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ, as there ever have been religions and philosophies in our world. Each one of us is a tiny spark of the Christ Spirit, the Highest Star and Greatest Light, who has always been communicating with us and our world in the form of parables and allegories contained in various myths and legends. The latest one of them was the Jesus legend at the beginning of the Piscean Age, which lasted from about 300 BC – 1900 AD.
The Jesus story represented another page of the great book of myths and legends. Through them the Angels of the Christ Circle have always been trying to bring our race closer to the eventual discovery of God’s true nature and our own, as well as humankind’s special relationship with the Divine. The great plan of life provided that this should only be revealed to our world when the Aquarian Age, from approx. 1900 AD – 4,100 AD, had been reached.
The Age of Aquarius is the age of truth and knowledge in which Divine wisdom and truth will flow ever more strongly direct from the highest levels of life into all human hearts that are ready to receive it. This age was the time for revealing that the Jesus story was written as an allegory of humankind’s Christ nature and the various initiations every human soul with the passing of time has to experience. For as long as we perceive Jesus as a historical figure and believe that every word of the tale surrounding his life is true, we are projecting our own higher Christ nature onto a force outside of us. But once we have reached a sufficiently high level of spiritual awareness, we need to take possession of this aspect of our being. The time then has come for us to endeavour to develop it by conducting our life along the lines described by the Jesus legend. Without this it would be impossible to bring forth our own inner light and letting it shine freely, thus doing our share of absorbing ever more of our world’s darkness of ignorance.
Hiding that the Jesus story should not be understood literally and that every one of its surface words most certainly is not true, fulfilled a wise higher purpose. The true esoteric meaning behind them had to remain hidden from public view and knowledge, until the time was right for revealing that each one of us is a spark of the Universal Christ’s light. In keeping with the great plan of life, the predestined time for this event would be when the energies were right and that had to wait until the Age of Aquarius. That’s when we would discover to our astonishment that each one of us is a young God in the making, who in the fullness of time is going to evolve into Christed ones, a star and a light of great radiance, each in its own right. Now that we are penetrating ever more deeply into this age, ever more of us are growing into spiritual adulthood and are mature enough to accept the duties and responsibilities such a high and holy destiny entails.
Bearing in mind that each one of us is a child of the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life and their only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ, I believe that by definition we are all Christians. Irrespective of how far any one of us thus far has travelled on their evolutionary pathway, the true Kingdom of God has always been hiding in everyone’s own heart and soul. And it does not matter one iota which faith we have followed during our present lifetime or previous ones, or whether or not we ever set foot inside any place of worship during our present earthly sojourn, the Divine within us entitles us to be called a Christian – if we so wish.
The Jesus legend in the gospel of St. Thomas 113 tells us: ‘His disciples said to Jesus: ‘When will the Kingdom come?’ He replied: ‘It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said: ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Rather, the Father’s Kingdom is spread out upon the Earth, but people don’t see it.’ God’s Kingdom is the whole Earth and everything it contains, but for a long time we were unable to peer beyond the ends of our noses and perceive it. It does not seem to have helped a great deal that the New Testament’s St. Luke 17:20-21 points out: ‘When some of the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come, he answered: ‘The Kingdom of God does not come by observation. Neither will they say: ‘Behold it is there!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.’
So, where is the kingdom? Every heart and soul contains, although in the beginning only in seed form, a spark of the Divine that is all loving and all good and belongs to the highest realms of life. God’s kingdom quite literally is everywhere because all life is permeated by the Divine life force. Therefore, unbeknown to humankind for a very long time, life on all its levels and every aspect of it is sacred and holy.
The Jesus legend in St. Matthew 6:22-23 tells us: ‘The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.’ Our eye has become single when our whole being has surrendered itself and we have been healed together with our Highest Self. We then have become a Christed one with single vision that looks at every aspect of Creation from the perspective of its spiritual background. At this stage our mind is permanently tuned into the Universal mind and it reveals to us more and more of the higher aspects of life. When we listen to and follow the promptings of our higher nature alone, the drives and urges of our lower earthly desire nature are absorbed into its light and fade from our consciousness.
The deeper we penetrate into the mysteries of the spiritual backdrop of life and begin to think, act and move around in this space, the more everything becomes so obvious, simple and straight forward that we find it increasingly hard to understand why for so long this aspect of life had to remain a closed book for us. It fills us with sadness that it has to be that way for so many to this day, when such a lot of wonderful and exciting things are waiting to be discovered by all of us.
The Angels of the Christ Circle, the throne of God, two thousand years ago gave us the legend of the Master Jesus to show our race how each one of us in the end will evolve into a spiritual Master. A Master is someone who is in control of every aspect of their being. The tale is a demonstration of the wonders and miracles that will also be worked through us, once our energies are right for it. The words of all spiritual teachings our world has ever known, including those of the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible, to name but two, were never intended to be carved in stone and unchangeable. Naturally, this also applies to the teachings of the White Eagle group of guides.
The understanding of spiritual wisdom and truth is a constantly expanding and evolving dynamic force that is keeping pace with the evolution of the rest of God’s creation. Any spiritual teachings render themselves obsolete and die a natural death if they resist the waves of persistently incoming fresh knowledge of the esoteric wisdom that has been hiding behind the surface words of all our world’s sacred texts, since the beginnings of our race’s earthly existence. Having served their usefulness, teachings that refuse to go with the flow, adapt and enlarge, with the passing of time quietly fade away until they have been forgotten. It has been happening throughout the ages that old and outdated teachings were gradually replaced by more advanced ones.
Last but not least, to paraphrase St. John 7:16 acknowledging the Angels working in the spiritual background of life: ‘The teachings I am bringing you are not my own. They come from the One and His/Her messengers who sent me.’ This same source is waiting to be called upon by each and every one of us, in due course.
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