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Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community 2004 Nos. 3 & 4
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The United Nations—An Aquarian Organization

"Not without reason it is said that each dream will at some time be turned into reality. ...Thus, in calmness, one should think about heroic achievements."1

A guided tour at the United Nations begins with the announcement that when you step through the entrance gates of the UN Headquarters, you enter an international zone that belongs to the citizens of all 191* Member States, which today make up the UN.

As historical accounts indicate, it was not at all certain in the Spring of 1945 that the 50 nations meeting in San Francisco would be able to come to any agreement. The great efforts of many representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations played an invaluable role and it was only after the addition of what now seem to be those magical preamble words, "we the peoples of the United Nations," that the tide was turned. Public opinion then accelerated and influenced all 50 delegations to unanimously agree and sign on June 26th the final version of the Charter that created the United Nations.

In this process of its founding, we have the first telling indication of the Aquarian nature of this organization. As the readers of this Newsletter know, we are moving into the Age of Aquarius with its emphasis upon individual understanding and direct self-knowledge. The Piscean Age of the Expert Authority, who makes decisions and speaks on behalf of all, is waning and the age of the common everyday person and his/her ability to intuit straight knowledge is waxing. According to the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, June 1945 is a pivotal time in humanity's progression into the Age of Aquarius for it was also in June 1945 that permission was given for the release of the Great Invocation for public use.

Along with cooperation, brotherhood and synthesis, unity is a key concept and descriptor of the Age of Aquarius. In fact, one of the main purposes of the "Reappearing One"—the True Aquarian—will be to teach love and unity. Thus, even its name, "The United Nations" links this organization to humanity's destiny, indicating also, humanity's nascent attempt to open its collective heart center, providing the ability to bridge, unite and relate.

In the books of Alice Bailey, the Tibetan Master teaches that within the UN the great battle is being waged between the Angel of the Presence—the Soul of humanity, and humanity's shadow nature—the Dweller. We witness this battle as the UN's objectives, which are on the side of freedom and progress become thwarted again and again by the forces that would protect the selfish and aggressive interests arrayed against the good of the whole.

The recognition of brotherhood—a promise of the Aquarian Age—is clearly affirmed in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." Yet, who would question the ubiquitous violations of this article?

However, under the skilled diplomacy of the current Secretary-General and with increasing support from the world's people, the powerful influence of the Angel of the Presence is steadily rising. For example, since the new millennium, beginning with the General Assembly's agreement to set specific, measurable millennium goals that include the plan to reduce the number who live in extreme poverty by half, the UN has become focused on turning abstract idealism into concrete manifestations—an illustration of movement away from the outgoing Piscean Age of Idealism and Abstract Visioning and towards the incoming Age that will facilitate the tangible expression of the abstract spiritual ideals.

Contrary to general perception, crises indicate progress and opportunity. The breakdown of outworn forms or objective habits provides an opportunity to ignite new spiritual energies that will allow for a breakthrough into better possibilities. It is in this positive manner that the UN responded to the pre-emptive war on Iraq that threatened the relevance of the UN Charter.

In November 2003, the Secretary-General created a High-Level Panel that has made suggestions about how to successfully address the security threats facing humanity in the 21st century. In ways that might not have been possible without the Iraqi crisis, the UN was motivated to find ways to strengthen the UN system. On January 29, 2004 at a UN briefing, two members of this Panel provided some insights into their process. It is now acknowledged that attention to "soft threats" such as disease, poverty, hunger and alienation is as mandatory as attention to the "hard threats" of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, civil wars and peacekeeping. And, as the Tibetan Master prophesied, at the briefing, the recognition was articulated that "anyone's threat is everyone's threat and demands a collective response."

Along these lines, the Secretary-General affirmed that "there will be no peace and no security, even for the most privileged amongst us, in a world that remains divided between extremes of wealth and poverty, health and disease, knowledge and ignorance, freedom and oppression"—another example of the recognized need to practice the Aquarian code of "all for one and one for all."

These few examples illustrate why the UN, the "common house of humanity," is one of the outstanding Aquarian organizations of our times. Other examples abound and these will be highlighted in future articles.

* As of 14 July 2011, South Sudan became the 193rd Member State. A full list of all 193 Member States can be found at the following UN Webpage: http://www.un.org/en/members/
1 Supermundane, The Inner Life, Vol. III (607) Agni Yoga Society.

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