A second major force which is powerfully making itself felt today in world affairs is that of the spiritual Hierarchy, the planetary centre where the Love of God holds sway—as it swings into one of its major cyclic approaches to our planet Earth. It is within this Planetary Center that the second aspect of life—that of love-wisdom comes to its consummation. It is to this all-pervasive and yet misunderstood energy of Love that the Christ by His Living Example introduced humanity over 2, 000 years ago.
The Spiritual Hierarchy, the fifth Planetary Kingdom, superseding the 4th Human Kingdom is the planetary spiritual centre of Love and Light. It is also known as the Great White Lodge where the Masters of the Wisdom are to be found. Here, the spiritual Guides of the race, those Who have achieved the 5th Initiation of Revelation, the spiritual Executives of God’s plans live and work and oversee human and planetary affairs.
All the world Scriptures bear witness to the existence of this centre of spiritual energy, referring to these Masters of the Wisdom as Christ and His Church, the Elder Brothers of Humanity, the Hierarchy of Knowers, the Hierarchy of Angels and of Saints, of Rishis and Initiates. Always, They are recognized as the Helpers of humanity, ever ready to assist the weary traveler upon the chain of ascent.
This spiritual Hierarchy has been steadily drawing nearer to humanity as men and women have become more conscious of divinity and more fitted for contact with the divine.
A third form of energy obviously influencing world affairs is that of Humanity itself. It is through Humanity that one of the three divine aspects—that of Active Intelligence—is being expressed and perfected.
At a subjective level, these three centres of energy are closely interrelated and interdependent. Esoterically, they are recognized as “expressions of divine livingness,” embodying three stages in the unfoldment of God's Plan, and constituting the three major planetary centres of Head, Heart and Throat—in the body of the One in Whom we all live and move and have our being.
However, as evidenced by current circumstances, to date, the spiritual energies of the Planetary Head and Heart, have not yet been anchored on Earth as intended and it is Earth Humanity who cumulatively, over the millennia, through their thoughts of hate, deeds of cruelty, selfish intentions, the coarsest kind of ambitious selfishness, and habitually yielding to expediency, has created a major stumbling block:
Men do not live up to what they already know; they fail to make practical their information; they short-circuit the light; they do not discipline themselves; greedy desire and unlawful ambition control and not the inner knowledge. To put it scientifically and from the esoteric angle: Spiritual impression has been interrupted and there has been interference with the divine circulatory flow.5
However, Humanity also holds within its capabilities, the promise of a brighter future. As the Great Invocation asserts, it is after all, “from the centre which we call the race of men” that the “Plan of Love and Light” is to work out; and it is humanity who is destined and tasked to “seal the door where evil dwells.”
As the Tibetan Master explains, the focus of Hierarchical work is to liberate the good, to free the beautiful; to release the true and “immure in prison under seal” that which is not good; that which breeds ugliness and hate, and that which distorts the truth and lies about the future.6
of its long evolutionary history and its innate
spiritual potential, there is that within
humanity, built up over the millennia, which can
engage in redemptive activity, transmuting and
transforming conditions. This fact offers
humanity the opportunity—through the Light of its
developing Intelligence, coupled with its
strivings to cooperate with the other two
planetary centers to which it is related, the
ability to someday replace the Ancient Law of Evil
Sharing with the Law of Ancient Dominating Good.7 For this we
7 See, for example, the articles in Diamond Light, 2016 No.2 on “Achieving the New World Order.”