Diamond Light
Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community
2010 No. 2
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Witnessing the Revitalization of the UN General Assembly:
A Personal Experience
Susan MacNeil, Ph.D.

  The mission of the United Nations is to protect the dignity, security and well-being of all human beings…The whole world looks to us with hope, and we do not have the right to let the world down.

H. E. Mr. Joseph Deiss; President of the 65th General Assembly

Within the United Nations is the germ and the seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group – a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. This is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples… and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or buddhic plane – the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found.

The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, Discipleship In the New Age II, p. 220.

ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 I entered the great General Assembly Hall as a subjective participant in the opening of the 65th session of the UN General Debate. For the next five hours, I listened to His Excellency Barack Obama, and many other Excellencies—from Brazil, Switzerland, Morocco, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Qatar, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Peru, Ukraine, China, and Canada.

Having great expectations of what this debate would portend for the world, I was the first person in the Hall, arriving one hour early. With this wonderful opportunity, I began a meditation and visualization. Using the meditation on The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity,1 I focused on the higher aspect of the heart centre, seeing it aligned and in relationship to the head centre, Shamballa. I then visualized the UN at the centre of the thousand-petalled lotus and experienced the evocation of the energies of the 4th Ray of Harmony through Conflict.

I immensely enjoyed watching the ceremonial, transitional protocol with the speakers being escorted off and on stage. It reminded me of my years in masonry with the ritualistic, deeply rooted rhythms of the Architect of the Universe. It gave me pause to contemplate the meanings behind the movements.

The Ukrainian president spoke of the earth as our common ship and that it should not become the Titanic.

Canada’s prime minister spoke of his vision to incorporate an enlightened view of sovereignty, with the core job of the UN being to protect the weak and the poor. Calling for a compassionate world, he too used the boat metaphor saying that we travel in one boat and what’s good for others is good for oneself: “Listen, speak the truth, and act with vigor.”

Kenya’s president spoke of the urgency of concluding the Millennium Development Goals for the survival of humanity, and for global governance.

The president of Peru informed us that he spoke at the UN 25 years ago. His dynamic and forceful address reminded me of the words of the Tibetan Master: “The Plan is ready for immediate application and intelligent implementing. The workers are there, and the power to work is adequate to the need.”2

It was exciting to hear the enlightened President of Costa Rica tell the assembly that her nation was the first carbon neutral country in the world and that the University for Peace is now celebrating its 30-year anniversary. It is always inspiring to be reminded of Costa Rica’s commitment to international justice and the fact that it disbanded its army in 1949.

As expected, His Excellency Barack Obama was not only clear, sincere, and prophetic, but he also called the assembly to action, acknowledging that we are in the midst of “urgencies and emergencies.” He reiterated the need for peace in the Middle East: although we will be “met by dark forces that will test our resolve,” we might yet have a new member of the United Nations, a sovereign state of Palestine next year. And he affirmed: “We must have an independent Palestine.”

The theme, which was often repeated, is that we are being tested. The good, the true and the beautiful is within our grasp and through our human experience, experiment, and expression we are on the Path carved out in 1948 by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some might say that great intentions were spoken to no avail, with all returning to the status quo. Change is, after all, an uphill battle and this year many have high expectations and hopes of the new President of the General Assembly. For me, it was a unique and extraordinary opportunity to hear the cry of humanity through the voices of the statesmen and representatives of all people around the globe.   (Index)

 2 The Reappearance of the Christ, Alice A. Bailey, ©R 1976 by Lucis Trust, p. 95.