Immense and Constant Antagonism
DK gives this advice:
“Those disciples who work today in the world and do so consciously in order to aid the Christ and His mission, come within the protecting aura with which the Head of the Hierarchy at all times surrounds certain work undertaken by the Hierarchy in connection with our planet. ‘This work of preparation for His coming is curiously fraught with danger because of the immense and constant antagonism it arouses (and is arousing increasingly) in the opposing forces of evil. The main attack of these forces is upon disciples and particularly those in a position and at the point in evolution where they can act with potency and greatly help in the task of reaching others. This you can do, and along with all disciples are, therefore, marked “for protection,” as it is esoterically called. This does not mean that you will be free from attack and—because you are a disciple—attack on all three bodies simultaneously, but it means that such attack will arouse in you no fear. Remember always, brother of mine, that it is fear that permits the entry of wrong potencies, and that such an attack may not be aimed at your weakest point but preferably at your strongest; it is there where disciples are often caught unawares and thus suffer a temporary setback.
“The astral plane is in a great state of turmoil today—but that is a theme upon which I will dwell in my next communication to this group of disciples. It is nevertheless something to bear in mind. This turmoil is caused by an increasing descent of the Christ energy from the buddhic plane into the astral plane—a necessary aggregation of spiritual forces of a strength sufficient to create a reservoir of this energy of which the Hierarchy can avail itself as it proceeds towards externalisation. Of that force (which is astral-buddhic in nature) disciples such as yourself can take advantage. It carries the qualities of “embodied light,” sensitivity to the new incoming vibration, and protective pliancy–I know not what other word to use. It can only be used by working disciples; therefore work, my brother, and let that penetrating energy find a channel through you.” Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 2, Pages 748-749
Comment: There are two key phrases here to which disciples must pay attention. First he tells us that as the coming of Christ draws near “immense and constant antagonism it arouses (and is arousing increasingly) in the opposing forces of evil.”
Indeed. The forces of evil that work to restrict and remove freedom from the human spirit do fight tooth and nail against anyone who stands up for the Principle of Freedom.
Support of the freedom of the human spirit is the main dividing point between the forces of good and evil and freedom must be preserved at all costs. Once basic freedoms are taken away then the forces of evil (which pretend to be for freedom) will then come out in the open and suppress them – North Korea style.
Many of the freedoms a threat are expressed in the U.S. Bill of rights. The most important of these is the first and is probably why it was made the first.
At risk here is:
Freedom of speech. We are increasingly told what we can and cannot say, what is politically correct or not, and what is hate speech that is not to be spoken, whispered or even thought about.
The Bill of Rights has protected us so far from the government making distinct laws to limit speech but that right is now hanging by a thread as many now desire speech restrictive laws and are seeking to enforce their own dogma by any means necessary including the following.
(1) Forcing businesses to fire or cease business with anyone who commits undesirable speech.
(2) Making rules within various organizations restricting speech.
(3) The media seeks to destroy anyone speaking out of line.
(4) Family and friends withdraw themselves from those who voice unpopular opinions.
(5) Even though the government is restricted (for now) from punishing free speech many seek to prosecute offenders by other means such as selective prosecution through tax violations or some obscure law they dig up.
Yes it is true there is some outrageous speech and opinions out there with which each of us disagree all the time, but if one side of the political spectrum gets to decide what we can and cannot say then light, and love will be suppressed for an age. We therefore must allow both the good and the bad be expressed else darkness and not light will cover the earth.
The First Amendment also speaks of religion telling us that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Most agree with the idea of Congress not getting involved in establishing or promoting any particular religion, however many are promoting their political point of view with a religious mindset even to the point of calling diverse counter opinions evil and unchristian. Even some atheists are doing this.
The most obvious infringement though is the “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion re attacks on religion itself. Many are doing all in their power to force various Christians to support policies contrary to their beliefs. Now there are many religious beliefs with which I disagree but each should be free, according to the Bill of Rights, to their own beliefs. This should be tolerated unless the physical safety of others is threatened.
Then the Second Amendment which gives us the freedom to bear arms has been increasingly under attack. Books have been written for and against this, but one thing we know for sure is that this freedom, seen as so essential by the founders that it became right number two is under threat.
The right of the Seventh Amendment to a fair trial by jury is also under threat. If the outcome is not acceptable we now have rioters arise causing destruction. The results of a trial must be accepted whether we agree or not.
The lights must preserve our basic rights if they desire others to remain.
Secondly DK tells us that those who are willing to take the heat from the attacks are “marked for protection.” His does not mean disciples will be free from attacks, but instead will receive a presence from the Hierarchy that will cause them to not fear and have power to stand for the side of freedom, light and love.
Jefferson indeed spoke truly when he said, “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”
Oct 2, 2020
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