Peace and Achievement Through Libra
As we unify hearts and minds tonight, coming together in world service, we contemplate the state of the world today, the cosmic energies and patterns circulating through our world, and the potency of those cosmic impressions as they relate to the Divine Plan for our planet. We once again have the opportunity to vision the significance of the full moon keynote as it relates to the state of our planet today. When will humanity as the group disciple choose the way, which leads between the two great lines of force? When will humanity vision the middle way and thus find energetic release from the gravitational pull of both lines of force into a third possibility that bridges and embraces both? When will humanity become identified with the soul able to embrace and express both the material and the spiritual worlds?
We are told that Libra on the Cardinal Cross "rules man's subjective and spiritual life" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 242). "Libra, along with Aries and the Sun (which are an expression of the Great Bear) bring about that focusing of energy in the life of the disciple which makes it possible for him to function consciously and with intention upon the path of initiation" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 466). And, Within the solar system itself, three of the sacred planets are peculiarly active. They are Uranus, the exoteric ruler of Aquarius, it is also the esoteric ruler of Libra and hierarchical ruler of Aries. It is peculiarly active at this time and brings in the energy of the seventh ray. This triple inflow of seventh ray energy, coloured by the force of three great constellations, is potent to effect major changes in our little planet. It is interesting to realize that Aries, the Inaugurator, is rendered effective on the Earth through the organizing potency of Uranus. Aries is the source, the beginning and the initiator of the New Age and its coming civilizations, of the appearance of the Kingdom of god on earth and also of the individual initiate into the Mysteries. Aquarius is the present Determiner of the future. That which is now initiated in Aries will become manifested in Aquarius, and Libra will enforce the achievement of a point of balance or (esoterically speaking) of the "escape from the opposing forces at the midway point between the source and the goal" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 548).
From these three quotes from Esoteric Astrology we begin to get a vision of the esoteric significance of Libra as a ruler of spiritual life through enabling man to be released energetically from the two opposing forces of source and goal, and as the enforcer of the achievement of a point of balance at that midway point. Real spiritually significant achievement thus comes from a stance taken at the midway point where upon the initiate is detached and released from identification with the source and from the goal. The relationship of spiritual source and goal indicate the significance of time as it relates to spiritual purpose. Time moves from the source to its goal. Released from the stream and great flow of time, which is the flow from source to goal and back again upon the periphery, the spiritual server finds the center and, taking a stand there, attains full vision and becomes the spiritual server able to work within that great flow thus becoming a co-creator of the goal.
From the perspective within the human center today, that flow of time towards a goal has become a great rush that has caught up the whole world within it. The stress and strain felt by the human consciousness and organism is the awareness of this great rushing flow and the confluence of human desires and forces that are caught up in it. Half of the forces of humanity are using their desire to attempt to stop the flow of time, to keep it at a standstill from further change and movement so as to retain those ideas of great value and significance. The other half of humanity is rushing forward towards the future, eager to leave all of the past behind, eye on a future goal. The spiritual server is the witness to humanity caught in the pull of these powerful polarities and thus understands the current battles of politics, religion, and economics, which are all ultimately, fields for ideological expression. Those people who take sides are people who are continuing to be caught in the pull of polarity and identification with one or another of the great competing ideologies of the times and with the values of the past (often idealized) and the vision of the future (not always unified). What a wonderful testament to the human spirit that identification with mind has become such a strong pattern that the battle of the ideologies takes a central place in not only the thinking of humanity, but in its perception of what is real. That this identification of what is real has now become problematic merely indicates that the next step needs to be taken into a new awareness and a higher reality.
Perhaps the spiritual server finds that service is best achieved through some detachment or release from this great battle and achievement of a sense of reality, the Plan, that lies outside or beyond the great ideological battles of past and future that humanity is currently embroiled in and enmeshed with. Adding the force of the spiritual servers through identification with one side of the opposites would seem to add to the cacophony and power of the battle. What if all the spiritually identified servers in the world were to suddenly and powerfully detach from the human battle and take a stand, fully released, at a mid-point, at the center identified fully with spiritual Being working out its purpose through a great flow of time and energy playing out as ideological expression in the form world? What would the effect of that release be on the battling humanity embroiled in its various struggles and battles over opposing desires and identifications? Would that release send spiritual shock waves that would propel humanity into the new age?
Interestingly, and perhaps not surprising, there are numerous new age spiritual teachers in incarnation at this time who exemplify the achievement and power of the mid-point. Three that come immediately to mind are Eckert Tolle, Byron Katie, and Adyashanti. The permeation into Western secular culture of the great teaching of detachment through mindful awareness by the Buddha and the nondual wisdom teachings of Vedanta are also propelling human consciousness in this direction. The juxtaposition of this intensified spiritual achievement of human consciousness with the great ideological battles and apparent divisiveness is striking.
The situation is further complicated by the subtle discernments and choices that have to be made by humanity. It is tempting to do a "spiritual bypass" and use the enlightenment and reality of the mid-point to avoid taking right responsibilities within the stream of time, the human world as it is unfolding. When this is done, however, the creative aspect of the spiritual world server is not lived into indicating that all the aspects of the higher spiritual self are not being fully embodied. The Plan is for the spiritual servers to evolve from within the stream of time and being so well versed in the functioning of the forces there, be able to contribute to the progress towards the goal once enough release is attained to gain higher power, vision, and creativity.
Some other significant points in the above quotes are: (1) the esoteric ruler of Libra is Uranus, a seventh ray planet that is also the exoteric ruler of Aquarius; (2) the seventh ray is impressing our planet through three great constellations Libra, Aquarius, and Aries; and, (3) Libra is a part of the expression of the Great Bear. The subjective life of humanity, through Libra, is thus aligned with and controlled by the spiritual center at the Great Bear through the influence and effect of Libra. As humanity becomes more aware of its subjective life and its effect on human choices, activity, and manifestation, the effects of Libra become more pronounced, and the ability to stand detached from force as the creator of the manifested world begins to be achieved.
The idea of being "centered" is an idea that has become a new age ideal. Being centered at the mid-point, one is detached from the tumult of surrounding forces, the "cross-currents" of desire, and thus able to have wider vision, peace and equanimity even in the midst of great ideological battles. Perhaps the peace that humanity craves is not an idealized form of non-activity, but the centered equanimity of the one who has been released from the clashes and pulls of the great forces of duality and polarity. Contemplating the idea of the mid-way point is one way to discover its quality, to gain a measure of its relative distance, and to nurture it as an ideal. Through the focus on the subjective life, the realization of its significance, the qualities of the subjective life become energies that are to be worked with in cooperation with the Plan and the future.
These are just a few of the realizations that the spiritual server contemplating Libra may attain. Amidst the strains and stresses of the current world forces, the hope that Libra embodies from the Great Bear and with the current flow of seventh ray organizing and unifying power is a welcome relief and respite. Perhaps this is the very respite that the fiery server needs. The respite needed is not one of avoidance or spiritual bypassing, but of spiritual achievement at the mid-point, standing detached at the center, and becoming the spiritual co-creator of the Plan.
Let us join together now and lift our minds as one to find and wield the energies from the source in creative world service.