I stood myself & saw my beautiful school burned to the ground, within it all the records of a lifetime, all the exquisite achievement of pupils in whom I had invested all the energies of my being, artwork the like of which had not been since the days of Atlantis, sculpture, marble figures dashed from their pedestals & crushed by vandal hands. Gardens & exquisite trees were destroyed until only a rubble remained of a vision into which I had invested a lifetime. I have never dared to revivify that vision in my free estate nor have I looked back until this day, & yet the experiences within that life were such that they did enable me to become master of energy & one day my teacher said, "You are now a harmonizing presence which will never again be disturbed by any external distress nor any internal weakness. You are fitted to enter my service & become a member of my court & one day soon if you shall choose, wear my cloak upon your shoulders."
If you could see, beloved children, how you build up that mastery, you would really welcome opportunities to flood the flame from within your own God-Self thru energy of a turbulent nature, & one day when you stand before Lord Maitreya & you feel the benediction & blessing as he confirms your appointment as that presence, you will be happy indeed for every endeavor along this line.
I AM grateful for your calls for rain & I AM grateful for the release thru nature. I AM sensitive beyond all words to describe to the song of nature & to her cry, for it was in the cathedral of nature that I found my peace & my ultimate victory. Even yet wherever I AM so long as I remain within the orbit of this Earth I sense & respond to any cry from the Eart or from the nature kingdom, the four-footed kingdom or your own body elementals when distress causes unhappiness. I have felt for the people of India & China where those great famines wipe out millions of lifestreams. I feel exceedingly for the people who suffer because the creations of mankind have been such that nature can no longer abundantly supply them.
But where there are conscious chelas where drought or flood or pestilence or any kind of distress appear, it is so unnecessary, & we always look with hope that some may open the door that we may render the service & bring that balance. It is one thing for the unconscious masses to suffer but it is an indignity to our own life & our friendship, for those who are our heart friends, to allow such suffering in their presence. May I commend you then on your endeavors & encourage you in my commendation to go further! I thank you & I bless you, & good night. KUTHUMI
Beloved children of God the Father, in the name of the Lord buddha, in the name of the Cosmic Christ & in the name of the second ray I bring you greetings & blessings of our light which become for you the gift of illumination. Absorb it, use it, weave it as you will into the perfume of your own being, into the radiant colors of your personal aura & into that exquisite individual design which it is your privilege & honor to fulfill & manifest in expanding the will of God & the borders of your Father's kingdom.
You are the shepherds of the race. You were chosen by the great Lord Maitreya because of certain wealth of experience & momentum in your Causal Bodies. You have been given an opportunity to receive more understanding to make your own instruments more efficacious for the spiritual work in which you are engaged, that is, purifying yourselves & carrying the word of the masters to the rest of mankind.
The choice of lifestreams who are to receive a more than ordinary blessing is dependent upon the wealth of accumulated good in the Causal body, so there is never a mistake made when an individual is invited into the Presence of the ascended masters & asked to partake of the spiritual food at their tables.
As has been described to you, the Manu of each root race chooses souls for the first initial impulse of incarnation in that root race. They are lifestreams whose Causal Bodies are rich in the particular qualities requisite to the building of a foundation of work in the world of form. Those individuals are given the first invitation to participate in the glorious work of pioneering, while others with a lesser store of the developed momentum of capacities & powers come later to enjoy the fruits & the harvest planted by the valiant, the bold & strong lifestreams who have gone before them.
In our activity under the second ray it is the responsibility of the current World Teacher to look upon the pattern which will be the evolutionary progress of the planet for each two-thousand years. The World Teacher then is required thru his lieutenants to look upon & study the soul-light & development of every lifestream belonging to the evolution. This is not a small task because the type of religion & worship that are developed & externalized in each two-thousand year cycle will depend entirely upon the capacity of the souls belonging to the evolution to assimilate, digest & make their own the gift offered to them.
So, when the great cosmic wheel turns in each two thousand years, the World Teacher immediately begins to study the divine plan for the two-thousand year period then in progress, after which in cooperation with the chohan who is to be the presiding master for that cycle he develops a system of religion, ceremonial worship, teaching & education which can best accelerate the progress of the individual & collective units who will use the Earth as a schoolroom during that particular period.
As is evident in the Earth's evolution, the great cosmic wheel has turned many times in its fourteen-thousand year cycle, while in the beginning it was intended that at the completion of each fourteen thousand years each new group of souls was to have reached God-maturity & attained their ascension. According to the divine plan it takes approximately fourteen thousand years from the time of incarnation for one soul to achieve God-mastery.
The soul is exposed every two thousand years to the predominant (first) ray presided over at present by El Morya, then the second ray of which I AM the representative, the third ray under the direction now of the beloved Venetian, the fourth ray of Serapis Bey, the fifth ray of Hilarion, the sixth ray of Master Jesus & the seventh ray of St. Germain into whose cycle we have just entered, the blessed rays overlapping & interpenetrating each other for a certain time.
Of course the present Chohans have not held these offices from the beginning of time. At the first descent of mankind into Earth the seven great Archangels held the offices of Chohans. Then as various lifestreams evolved, the perfected ones of the race assumed such offices, giving freedom to the Archangels to serve in other fields.
The divine plan is that the fourteen-thousand year cycle as the wheel turns is necessary to nourish the seven ganglionic centers within the consciousness & vehicles of man & to make him at the end of the fourteen thousand years a God-dignified prince similar to your Master St. Germain, Lord of the seventh ray.
You will see that as mankind has inhabited the Earth for millions of years, we are far behind in the progress of the entire evolutionary scheme, but now we have come to the turning of the cosmic wheel again. The sixth dispensation of the Master Jesus has actually closed & the opening of the outpouring of the seventh ray has begun. With the details of this you are familiar, so I shall not burden you further except to give you the aspect of the activity of the second ray in connection with this seventh ray service.
When Lord Maitreya began to design the world religion with the Ascended Master St. Germain for his seventh ray cycle, they had to take into consideration first the amount of eternal light the planet Earth & her people were required to give forth by cosmic law or be dissolved, & second the capacity of the souls to receive & understand the deeper instruction given. This was no easy task because the climax of the fourteen-thousand year cycle should have been reached & every lifestream already developed to the status of a Christ under the sixth ray.
Every man, woman & child already under the sixth ray should have manifested the mastery that you have seen expressed thru the Master Jesus. Then as the seventh ray comes in & the ceremonial activity is developed, the entire evolution should have been ready to participate in the glorious cooperation between the visible angelic host & the divine God men & women & the shining elemental kingdom. You can see how far short of this even the shepherds are. Yet we have but a few years to raise at least the shepherds to a point where the instruction of the new day--the divine ceremonial activities of St. Germain--can be anchored thru these shepherds & then brought intelligently by them to mankind. However we are fortunate that there are some men & women on the Earth who are even willing to listen to us.
My beloved brother Morya & myself have worked since early in the nineteenth century to reach the consciousness of mankind. You are familiar with our endeavors thru the Theosophical Society which we bless forever for having at least given an intellectual knowledge to so many people in the occidental world. We are grateful also to all other channels who have faith in us for there is no way for the spiritual Great White Brotherhood to reach the mankind of Earth except thru some members of the human race who yet wear bodies of flesh. We must use your lips, bodies, consciousness, the conviction & faith of your feeling worlds & the clarity of reception in your mental bodies to convey the pattern & plan for the new era. You will see therefore that the greatest individual service you can render us is to purify & harmonize your own vehicles that we may have the freedom thru you & thru your faith to reach mankind.
We are endeavoring in every way possible to present the activities of the various members of the Brotherhood to & thru you. Lord Maitreya & St. Germain in discussing these plans of activity for this new activity (Bridge to Freedom) determined among other things to bring the ascended masters thru the veil in feeling so that you can feel us as living breathing beings. To this end Lord Maitreya requested that we might share with you certain personal experiences which we went thru by which we gained our victory as well as certain happinesses & also confusions like those many of you are undergoing at present by means of which disciplines we thru determination raised ourselves to our present perfect estate.
Beloved Lord Maitreya further desired that the students be made acquainted with the specific activities of the various members of Hierarchy. We are all specialists by training & when you get this understanding it will relieve you of the tremendous feeling of personal disquiet & human jealousy which some souls manifest with regard to the accomplishments of others.
As I say, even within the ascended masters' realm, beloved ones, we are all specialists. That means that we have taken primal life which is the beat of the immortal Threefold Flame in our hearts & invested it in certain activities, thus becoming masters of the constructive qualification of energy along specific lines. This in turn has builded into our Causal Bodies certain momentums of specialized energy that like money in the bank is ours to use & call forth when the requirement of the hour demands it. You too each & every one are specialists in a particular virtue. Your own Causal Bodies contain certain momentums which you have builded into them thru services in the various temples, perhaps in the healing temples or in the political world or the avenues of mercy or education or whatever the service may be. Being specialists in your Causal Bodies, you have been chosen, as a woman would select a bouquet, each beautiful flower blending with the other to make a great harmonious whole, the very blending of the colors & perfumes, shapes & fragrance making that bouquet an exquisite thing for all to see.
So has Lord Maitreya, St. Germain, El Morya & every master connected with the fashioning of the heart-center of this new activity looked upon the Causal Bodies of each of you & drawn you together that the specialization of your own good might become part of the strength of the whole. It is a tremendous thing because the blending of the good of your Causal Bodies will build into this Bridge the strength required to carry the weight of the entire race so that they may pass into fuller & more perfect freedom.