Diamond Light
Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community
1998 No. 2
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"You Are the Light of the World" Matthew 5:14

God transcendent can only be known and experienced through God Immanent. There is no other way. It is human beings who perceive noble and heavenly qualities in their heroes and heroines, in their defined saints, great masters and divine beings. It is always through our own filters that we perceive and experience the world. The eye sees what it brings to the seeing. By this instrument of perception, we energize that which we perceive. If darkness is within us, it is possible to remain in full darkness while facing the most beautiful art creations or while facing the most sublime divinity. Our act of perception either adds to the manifested good or to the darkness. Indeed, as we think in our hearts so are we. And, as a reflection of the 5.9 billion people on earth—so is our planetary experience.

It is God Immanent—the Soul in form—that the Aquarian Age celebrates and calls forth. Because the individual's self-conscious Soul is aware of Itself in all things, we refer to the Age of Aquarius as the Age of Brotherhood. Harmonious unity, universality and synthesis have long been associated with the much-anticipated Age of Aquarius. These are the attributes of the omniscient and omnipresent Soul—the mediating principal of consciousness and cohesion. In the first volume of the book, Esoteric Psychology, the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, points out that "when studied from the form side, naught but differentiation and separation can be seen." However, "when studied from the consciousness…aspect, unity emerges." The Age of Brotherhood is not just a poetic metaphor. It is a scientific and factual phenomenon. Identification, compassion and "love as pure reason" are as inherent and intrinsic to the Soul as separativeness and differentiation are to the form.

As we look around our world and as we contemplate our own daily life, we painfully realize that the hindrances and impediments that militate against the experience and expression of the indwelling Soul are many. We do not live up to what we already know. We often fail to live the life of our conscience and instead we allow our weaknesses, imperfections and inertia to dominate. In Critias, Plato wrote that in times past, the divine nature flourished in men; but, at length, being mixed with mortal custom, it fell into ruin; hence an inundation of evils in the race. In the second volume of the book, Discipleship in the New Age, the Tibetan Master expresses a similar thought: "Spiritual impression has been interrupted and there has been interference with the divine circulatory flow."

The sacred mystery at the heart of each human being is the key that holds the truth and understanding of the entire universe. Yet that mystery must be known, understood and lived. It needs to be brought into the light of day. In the New Testament we are told to let the mind which was in Christ also be manifest within us. The "mind of Christ" symbolizes the rule of divine, intelligent love—a love that stimulates the Soul within all forms. The Christ, the Buddha and all other great prophets enjoined humanity to follow in their footsteps. They did not seek to be worshipped and set apart and held to be as distinct and separate from the humanity they loved and served. "Greater works than these shall you do," intoned the Christ, and "I have called you [not servants, but] friends." This period in our planetary history is significant not only because of a major change in the cycle of the zodiac through which we are passing, but also because, in the words of the Tibetan Master, the Solar Angel—God Immanent—"has 'come to Earth' in expectation of recognition." (Glamour A World Problem)

"That which is most sacred surrounds the concept of Brotherhood."
Agni Yoga Society. Brotherhood.