The Molecular Relationship, Chapter 30 (Part 1)
THE MOLECULAR COMMITMENT
A major step in achieving union is the establishment of a bonded relationship through a covenant of dedication. This relationship corresponds to the covalent bonds that are made between atoms within atomic molecules. Without the bonding power of commitment there can be no creation or cohesion.
There will eventually be three levels of involvement in the Molecular Order. Eventually, all organizations will become Molecular: businesses, political organizations, civic groups, virtually anything with an organizational structure can be Molecular on some level. And why will this evolution take place? The same reason that all peoples are progressing toward democracy - because it works. Where there is freedom there is abundance, and human lives will gravitate to it. The Molecular Order gives the lowest member as much freedom to initiate as the leader of the whole. This order creates an atmosphere of freedom where new ideas can be implemented, and the common people will love it!
Therefore, the lightest level of commitment in the Molecular Order will eventually be the commitment to the Plan because it works.
This is not a commitment that we can ask for now. It will be some time before all the practical applications of the Molecular Order are seen by the general public. On the other hand, because the Molecular Order has not been demonstrated "on earth as it is in heaven" there is created, at this point in history, a great opportunity. This is the opportunity to be an initiate. The Christ said: "Many are called, but few are chosen." [Matthew 22:14] In this statement, he made reference to the two basic groups who compose any true spiritual organization. These are the "called" and the "chosen." Where "chosen" is used in the scriptures it can often be accurately translated as "They who have chosen." (Or those who see themselves as Decision). What they have chosen is, of course, the Higher Self, or the Spirit of God, or a truth verified by that Spirit.
To be called is to be educated through experience and this must take place before a person is even aware enough to go through a process of choosing. An ideal may seem wonderful to a large number of people. If they do not have to do any labor to manifest it, they will support it until the moon turns blue; but if they are called to actually labor in the vineyard of the Master, they are then truly awakened to the reality of the work involved. After having ample opportunity to labor, they then obtain an awareness as to whether they want to truly choose to work for the ideal on a full time basis with a total commitment.
Therefore, the first level of commitment in the Spiritual Molecule we seek to establish is the "calling."
He who wants to participate in the calling will believe that the idea of the Molecule is attractive to him and agrees to support the Twelve Principles of Synthesis. He dedicates all his energies toward the union and equality of all men and women and seeks to prepare the world for the Coming of Christ in whatever way he interprets this event. This person sees himself not as an isolated unit, but as a part of a greater whole, and realizes to some extent that all men and women are interrelated and interdependent. He desires to be one of the Lights to the world and seeks to extend a helping hand to all those who are in need. He seeks to advance in the Light by receiving from other Lights and he seeks to help others advance by sharing his knowledge with others.
There are two basic mantras that Molecular members are urged to recite. The first is The Song of the 144,000.
The Song of the 144,000
We thank you Father
that you have revealed to us your protective universal light;
that within this light is complete protection from all destructive forces;
that the Holy Spirit of Your Presence permeates us in this light;
and wherever we will the light to descend.
We thank you Father
that you fill us with your protective fires of love;
that within this love is complete protection from all destructive thoughts and feelings;
that the consciousness of Christ is lifted up in us in this love;
and wherever we will the love to be enflamed.
We thank you Father
that You are in us and we are in You;
that through us Your Will is sent forth on wings of Power;
that Your Purpose is accomplished on earth as it is in heaven;
that through us Your Light and Love and Power is manifest to all the Sons and, Daughters of Mankind.
The second major mantra was revealed through Alice A. Bailey. This is called The Great Invocation and is said to be uttered by the Christ himself on a daily basis.
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Commitment of the Disciple
The basic commitment of the disciple is simple. He or she is willing to entirely yield the will of the personality to the higher will of Spirit. This is easy to say but hard to do until the focus of attention has made a definite shift. Then after the shift has been made keeping the focus there becomes easier and easier until it then becomes simple and natural. When this occurs then the disciple would not consider going back to
the will of the personality any more than the prodigal son, after he has returned to the Father, would consider returning to eating with the hogs.
It is advantageous to put the commitment necessary into words as a point of focus and understanding, but also important that the words not be seen as dogmatic, or written in stone. Nevertheless, the basic spirit of the commitment as written is necessary for the creation of successful molecules.
The Pledge of the Disciple
I commit myself to join you my brothers and sisters as a follower of the Spirit of God and as a disciple of Christ/God in totally dedicating myself to the building of the Kingdom of God on the earth, and preparing the way with the eye of faith for the appearance of the Son of God. To aid in this, I covenant to do all in my power to assist in the materialization of the Molecular Organization on the Earth.
I covenant to be one with you by ever seeking the One Spirit of God with you and resolve to solve all differences which may cause separation by seeking an answer and confirmation through the Spirit with you.
I covenant to channel all my energies of sex, money and power toward union and not separateness, and consecrate myself and all these energies toward the purpose of God to create the Union of Souls and to establish the Kingdom of God on the Earth. AUMAN.
THE COVENANT OF UNION
The key to union and the most important part of the covenant is the second paragraph: I covenant to be one with you by ever seeking the One Spirit of God with you and resolve to solve all differences which may cause separation by seeking an answer and confirmation through the Spirit with you.
There will be occasions when people in the Molecule will be divided. If there is any threat of separation, they are committed to resolve the problem by seeking the Spirit of God or Soul contact. If all seek with a sincere heart, then all will receive the same answer at the same time. In seeking this it will help to remember an important statement from A Course in Miracles: "The truth is true and nothing else is true."
One of the key signs or indicators that a person is out of harmony with the Soul is that he will resist seeking Soul contact with his brother or sister. He may insist that he has had all the Soul contact in the world as an individual, but he will not want to pray or meditate with his brother to become one through the Soul energy.
The reason for this resistance is the lower self feels threatened by union, for the closer we are to the Union of Souls, the less the power the lower self has over us, and the lower self strongly desires to remain in the driver's seat.
A key to discerning Soul contact is this. The Spirit only directly sends a message that is for the good of the group or the good of the whole. If a person says that he has received information from his Soul in relation to guidance with his job, personal finances, marriage, children or other personal affairs, then you can bet that the message did not come from the Soul unless the success of the personal incident was of prime importance to the group good or has an influence beyond that of his personal desires.
Almost without exception, this type of individual guidance comes from the Higher Mind or Superconscious. The Higher Mind is like a great computer that has access to all the knowledge of your present and past lives and will often assist us in making decisions. Its messages are very accurate, but not infallible.
Other messages come from the astral body, which is always in conflict with Soul direction. The astral light is a mirror reflection of Soul light so it gets everything backwards. Nevertheless, the information still looks like the real thing, just like a mirror. It takes the discriminating mind and intuition to separate the real from the illusion.
The Soul, on the other hand, as well as the Masters who are Soul-infused, fall back on the principle that we only learn mastery in our individual lives by solving our own problems. Therefore, the Soul waits until we have some group consciousness before it will even work directly with us. Let us remember that the Soul only gives revelations that will add to the greater livingness of the group or the whole, and the united group life is entitled to Soul contact as if it were one life.
When the group achieves this contact together they will experience a tremendous unity, peace and joy. It will seem so natural that all will marvel that so many are so dominated by attention on the personality and miss this more abundant life.
There is always a point of truth that is seen by the eyes of the Soul that will bring oneness to any group if they are willing to humble themselves, rise above pride of the ego and seek the God Within.
Generally, after several attempts union will be reached. If it is not, it will be found that those who disagree with what others have discovered through Soul confirmation will generally be the same ones disagreeing on other occasions. If unanimous agreement is impossible, the majority should rule unless the leader of the Molecule obtains a revelation to the contrary. It should be noted, that if such a revelation is received, all those who are capable of Soul contact are entitled to confirmation from within to the correctness or incorrectness of the teaching of the leader.
It is entirely possible that in the beginning not all may achieve Soul contact and obtain the same answer, but those in the group who do feel the Spirit will be very unified and at peace with their answer. Those who have not made contact will be somewhat disgruntled and will often (but not always) have differing answers, even from each other. When the time comes that all members of the Molecule have definitely achieved Soul contact, even once, then the probability of the whole group receiving a uniform answer through the Spirit is high. This process must be perfected, however, to fulfill the prophecy: "They shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion." [Isaiah 52:8]
Seeing eye-to-eye will not happen by merely lazily letting the attention center on the personality, but it will require an act of will for all involved. Each must use the power of freewill of the life energy to direct the consciousness toward the Soul. This will require an effort to ignore the lower personality so the Soul will reign triumphant.
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