2008 is the United Nations Year of Planet Earth, and also of the Olympics in Bejing, the light of which will be lit and seen around the world at our next meditation in August. This month our meditation for world service at the full moon uses the seed thought "I build a lighted house and therein dwell." The opportunity to respond and register the energies of the 3 greater Festivals in this house of planet Earth focuses on distribution. The lighted house can be perceived as the etheric body which substands, interpenetrates and infuses the physical form of planets, humans and everything that is. It is the intersection of the soul and body, as well as cosmic life and mental life. Through the etheric vehicle energy is absorbed and distributed through seven major centers, many minor ones, and a vast network of nadiis. The world wide web is an illustration of how distribution takes place. Our meditation closes with distribution through the five planetary centers serving as inlets for the sea of energies entering the world. Together they cover five huge areas flooding the entire world with light and energy.
All forms are related, inter-related and interdependent; the planetary etheric body holds them together so that a cohesive, coherent, expressive Whole is presented to the eye of man, or one great unfolding consciousness to the perception of the Hierarchy (Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, p. 148). Implied in this network that underlies both the central nervous system and the vascular system in both the human and the planet, is the overarching fact that energy and consciousness are inseparable. The lighted etheric house of 5 planetary centers, as seen esoterically, are describes as densities of light, radiant, illuminating, magnetic, vibrant and in constant motion.
The energies of light coming to us through the seven rays are released into our planetary life through the medium of certain great inlets….Wherever one of these inlets for spiritual force is found, there will also be present a city of spiritual importance in the same location (The Destiny of the Nations, pp. 92-106). The five points of spiritual influx at this time are:
|London||5th ray soul energy affecting the British commonwealth|
|New York||2nd ray soul energy affecting the Western Hemisphere|
|Geneva||1st ray soul energy affecting Europe and Russia|
|Tokyo||6th ray soul energy affecting the Far East|
|Darjeeling||2nd ray soul energy affecting India and the greater part of Asia|
Through these five inlets, and two more in potential, the sea of energies floods our planet with all the light, qualities, stimulation and nourishment needed to further our evolution into becoming an outpost of God-consciousness or Reality awareness in the solar system. The five cities of "impelling energy" are seen as two triangles connected by New York. One is composed of New York, London and Darjeeling, and the other of New York, Geneva and Tokyo. The two high points, both literally and subjectively, are Geneva and Darjeeling. The other three much larger cities are at sea level. Geneva and Darjeeling are two centres through which pure spiritual energy can be directed with more facility than through the other three.
, p.93) The two 'high points' are smaller and higher than the others, in altitude and spiritual energy.
We can strengthen the synthesis of planet Earth by deepening our understanding of the centres and identifying with their challenges. Each centre has a vital role to play in contributing to the building of a new planetary synthesis for humanity, writes Roger F. Roy in his two-part article entitled, 'The Five Planetary Centres' (The Beacon, April and July, 2008 issues).
Each inlet is known by both its energy and its force. In Europe, Geneva, though a 1st ray soul, is expressing the 'force of the 2nd ray of Love-Wisdom,' through the quality of inclusiveness binding together three language and cultural groups, French, Italian and German; two primary religious groups, Catholic and Protestant; and is the home of many U.N. and international organizations. Its motto of "To Fuse, blend and serve" has worked out in "binding together in brotherly love," with its thoughtform of "Fusion in Europe, East and West, and cooperation with Russia. This thoughtform has been built by the united will of the European nations and resulted in the European Union which has brought about an economic, political and social synthesis of richly diverse and advanced cultural groups. Our work of world service in meditation is in part to build thoughtforms of the right quality and energy to further the plan of love and light in every region of the world, as far as we are able to see it.
Darjeeling has a 2nd ray soul and yet "the force pouring through it at this time is that of the 1st ray of Will or Power," so it is the opposite of Geneva with its 1st ray soul and 2nd ray force. Its motto is "To Hide the Light" as its fulfillment still lies ahead in the future, "revealing the light of a great and living purpose, focussed in Shamballa." Of all the cities, this one is the only one without human-generated mega-wattage lighting the night sky on the physical plane. "Light is the signature of intelligence," Carl Sagan said, viewing the planet from space. Is etheric light the dark light, dark matter, that is now beginning to be recognized as a major part of the universe?
The thoughtform of the Darjeeling area is to build "Enlightened social structure eliminating old-age practices." Unlikely as this city seems today as a major planetary inlet, the subjective power of the 2nd ray soul demonstrating as the most advanced spiritual teachings we have today is evident. The world is opening up to Tibetan Buddhism, the bardo teachings of rebirth and karma, built on the older Vedanta teaching, the many schools and techniques of Mahayana and Vajrayana meditation, and the ageless wisdom history written by HP Blavatsky. As we know Blavatsky's Cosmogenesis and Anthropogenesis are based upon the Tibetan Buddhist Commentaries which form the tree of knowledge from which the Secret Doctrine grew and was continued by AA Bailey in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire and her many other books. This presents a history much older and therefore more in keeping with scientific and anthropological discoveries than the literal and restrictive interpretation of the Old Testament. It also gives us a lengthy future of great promise in the 6th and 7th root races yet to come, and in the accomplishments destined for a future age of enlightened beings, not to mention future Rounds and Manvantaras.
The sacred mountain overlooking Darjeeling is cloud-hidden most of the time, as is the subjective and esoteric side of things, but streaming forth as life-forming etheric energy, what is hidden is more powerful than what is visible. Some small signs of the promise, such as the kindness Maitreya is known for manifesting as animal welfare and refugee centers, and the many impressive Buddhist statues and libraries-themselves points of invocative appeal evoking high spiritual energy-- are already physical, even though 'the hiding of the light' is the more evident at the present time of conflicting political ideologies looming in the region.
The Tibetan described himself, reprinted in 'Extract' in the forward of each of his books, as living on the borders of Tibet and presiding over a large group of Tibetan lamas, which caused people to say that he was an abbot of a particular lamasery. Although he wished to keep his identity hidden through the use of several names, he became known by his initials D.K., rather than the non-Tibetan name given. Syllables beginning with D and K are typical in Tibetan. Dungkar or Dongkar is the name of the famous oracular monastery on the borders of Tibet closest to India that the Dalai Lama went to before fleeing to India in permanent exile, reproduced by Scorsese in his film Kundun based on the life of the Dalai Lama. It is also the name of a Buddhist community near Western Tibet and Kashmir in Guge. Dukhang is the Tibetan name for the assembly hall of a typical temple in a Buddhist monastery. Dzongka is known as Milarepa country. Dongkar is a large village near Bhutan. These two syllables are particularily common in Tibetan. The stature of this Rinpoche is evident through his teachings which are a rare treasure; which Rinpoche he was is not important. Many of us see Alice A. Bailey as a terten (treasure discoverer), a disciple who received a treasured teaching telepathically from a great Master. There are teachings here that cannot be found anywhere else.
Perhaps this is why the Tibetan D.K. chose this time of the Kalachakra Tantra, the legendary apocalyptic age of conflict when Shamballa, previously hidden, becomes visible and its king rides forth to usher in a new golden age, to give this teaching to the world. With the closing of the border and destruction of over 800 monasteries in Tibet, the little point called Darjeeling in West Bengal would come to represent a point that has not yet coalesced into a large city, but is nonetheless an inlet of distribution for all of central Asia, as well as India. This northern 'thumb' of India borders on Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet/China. It is the meeting place of diverse cultural groups, including indigenous, in very mountainous terrain dominated by the 5-peaked, cloud-hidden, sacred mountain Kanchenjunga, third highest in the world. Its esoteric energy is palpable.
A disciple, too, serves as a small inlet. A disciple is a magnetic centre of light and knowledge just in so far as the magnetic aura is held by him in a state of receptivity. It is then constantly invocative of the higher range of impressions; it can be evoked and set into 'disturbing activity' by that which is lower and which is demanding aid. The disciple therefore, in due time, becomes a tiny or minute correspondence of the Hierachy-invocative as it is to Shamballa and easily evoked by human demand" (TEV, p. 96). The process by which higher impressions reach "the disciple via the antahkarana and-later-from the Hierarchy" and are accumulated in a reservoir of thought responsive to evocative appeal, is the essence of world service and strengthened with every meditation using the full moon approach to Hierarchy.
We can help to visualize the etheric planet and esoteric earth, healing it, opening it to the love-wisdom that it is born into, registering impressions coming from the high mental and intuitive planes, rather than the social, emotional, or political worlds, and giving it life-strengthening energy by visualizing these five planetary inlets though which the entire world is flooded in a sea of spiritual energies at the conclusion of our monthly meditations for world service at the full moon. This is an integral part of our approach to spiritual worlds, and to the Hierarchy of enlightened and perfected Beings who form the universal spiritual lineage from which we all stem and to whom we all return.
Blessings on your house and on you as an inlet for the sea of spiritual energies.
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Roy, Roger F. "The Five Planetary Centres." Parts I & II, April & July 2008. Beacon magazine. London: Lucis.