The esoteric wisdom has eternally held out a vision of enlightened laws and precepts superseding the practices of the current times of any age. It is explained that the flawed present, with its rampant suffering and injustice, is but a reflection of the maya, glamour and illusion blinding the humanity of the day and thus, binding it to the lower levels of consciousness, wherein pain provides the impetus for that upward struggle through dark and unredeemed matter.
It is from the Mount of Vision, so-called, that spiritual seekers become aware of the beauty, glory and reasoned justice that lies just beyond the horizon, wherein humanity can begin to grasp the next peak of attainment as they realize those higher precepts and enlightened cosmic laws, which when practiced, would transform the daily life.
Technically and specifically, spiritual vision opens up the world of the intuitional or buddhic plane, taking the spiritual seeker beyond the abstract levels of the mental plane. Herein, the basic purposes underlying all manifestation are realized. The alta major center becomes active and the thousand-petalled lotus within the crown chakra is unfolded. Thus, begins the reign of the Soul or the solar Angel. The force of the lunar Lord, which has heretofore kept the centers imprisoned and quiescent, is now superseded by the solar Angel who can then freely pour in the available spiritual energy.
At this juncture, the awakening seeker begins to understand the role of the planet’s guiding stars and in particular, the role of Polaris, which at this time, is the North Star—a major “star of direction.”
As science tells us, Polaris, the Pole Star, or the North Star is the star that currently is most closely aligned with the Earth’s axis. Because of the Earth’s spin, the stars appear to travel across the night sky in circular arcs. Only the North Star remains fixed. Directly above the North Pole, the North Star has been used as a navigation aid and as a pivotal point for the charting of navigational maps. It is also used to measure astronomical latitude, since latitudes are mapped to equivalent sky positions. For example, the North Pole equates to +90 degrees latitude on Earth as does its projection into the sky.
Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor—also called the Little Bear and the Little Dipper.
From the point of view of the esoteric wisdom, this star of direction governs Shamballa, the Source of planetary purpose and thus, the most spiritually advanced center of consciousness on our planet. It is from within this Center that the course of Earth’s destiny is overseen and aligned with the greater Universal Whole of which it is a part.
Those who are able to exchange the state of illusion for intuition as did, for example, the ancient Prophet Isaiah, are able to begin deciphering this unavoidable and directed planetary purpose, based as it is on divine Wisdom and Cosmic Law and Purpose.
As we have often stated in these pages, from the esoteric point of view, the current solar cycle is one of Love-Wisdom and all component lives are perpetually showered with this qualifying energy and must sooner or later vibrate to this synthetic outpouring of essential love.
The guiding North Star—the “Star of Direction” is a connecting point to these cosmic energies.
It is for this reason that the Christ appeared as the Avatar of Love, teaching that God is Love supernal; that love is the goal and objective of creation; that it is the basic principle of all relationships and that it is working through all manifestation towards a plan motivated by Love.1 Until He came and lived a life of love and service and gave humanity the new command to love one another, there had been very little emphasis upon God as Love in any of the world Scriptures.
Because of His appearance and His work, human living, goals and values have been eternally altered and all life on this planet has been affected by His radiation and thus more closely aligned with that point of unavoidable directed purpose—the Solar Ray of Love-Wisdom.
As increasing numbers of spiritual seekers strive, in the words of Thomas A. Kempis, to follow in His footsteps, so we will learn to wield the essential Law of Love, finally bringing an end to the rampant suffering and pain on Planet Earth. (Next)