Invocation of Light

Invocation of Light

    “Radiance we are and power.

    We stand forever with our hands stretched out, linking the heavens and the earth, the inner world of meaning and the subtle world of glamour.

    “We reach into the Light and bring it down to meet the need.

    We reach into the silent Place and bring from thence the gift of understanding.

    Thus with the light we work and turn the darkness into day.”  Glamour:  A World Problem, Page 232

Question: Why does it say “we” instead of “I?”

The “we” is used because this mantra could channel too much power for one individual and if he is centered too much in the ego it could be destructive. It is thus designed for group use.

Question: What is the significance of the words “radiance” and “power?”

Basically, we are being told what we are in the outer world which is radiance and power which is directed from our inner core of the soul life.

Question: What is the meaning of “hands stretched out?”

The symbol of stretching out our hands in invocation is a sign we are willing to receive that which is given from those higher than ourselves and are willing to share with those behind us.

Question: How do you reach into the light and silent place? What and where is the silent place?

Alice A. Bailey gives some comment on the silent place, which is the point of soul contact:

“The secluded point to which a man withdraws, he finds to lie within himself; the silent place in which the life of the soul is contacted is that point within the head where soul and body meet, that region we earlier referred to where the light of the soul and the life of the body merge and blend. The man who can train himself to be sufficiently one-pointed can withdraw his thought at any time and in any place to a centre within himself, and in this centre within the head the great work of at-one-ment is carried forward. It involves a more dynamic attention and a more powerful meditation, but the race has progressed and grown in mental power and strength within the past three thousand years and can do what was not possible to the seers of old.” From Bethlehem to Calgary, Page 210

Now consider the “Mantra of Unification:”

Mantra of Unification

    “The sons of men are one, and I am one with them.

    I seek to love, not hate;

    I seek to serve and not exact due service;

    I seek to heal, not hurt.

    “Let pain bring due reward of light and love.

    Let the soul control the outer form,

    And life, and all events,

    And bring to light the Love

    That underlies the happenings of the time.

    “Let vision come and insight.

    Let the future stand revealed.

    Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.

    Let love prevail.

    Let all men love.”  Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 2, Page 117

Let us examine this more closely:

“The sons of men are one, and I am one with them.”

In this age it certainly does not seem as if humanity is one, but we need to look at the real truth beneath the surface. What appears to be divided is the world of outer personalities. But our inner life, represented by the soul, is one with other souls and that is the oneness that we seek to extend to the physical plane.

    “I seek to love, not hate;”

This statement seems like a no-brainer to accept, but reality tells us otherwise. Indeed, we need to be remined to love instead of hate at all times

“I seek to serve and not exact due service;

    I seek to heal, not hurt.”

These two statements are easy to understand on the surface, but difficult to carry out in life on the physical plane.

   “Let pain bring due reward of light and love.”

This may seem an odd statement to many as some see no benefit from pain. But pain comes to us when we deviate from the path of light and love. Therefore, when the disciple has pain, he must use it as a guide to take him back upon the path. This is the reward of pain, but a reward that would not be necessary if we had listened to the Voice of the Soul to begin with.

    “Let the soul control the outer form,

    And life, and all events,”

The outer form of the average person is controlled by the impulses of the lower self. This needs to be replaced by control from the Higher Self or the soul. This is the path less traveled by.

    “And bring to light the Love

    That underlies the happenings of the time.”

This mantra was given out during World War II in the midst of great pain and what seemed to be a lack of love in the world. This tells us that beneath the world of appearances the qualities of the soul remain intact, and no matter how bad outward appearances seem there is always a thread of love that can be seen by those  who look.

    “Let vision come and insight.

    Let the future stand revealed.”

Imagine that you lived in the midst of World War II and there seemed to be a good chance that the tranny of Naziism would take over the world. It would be difficult indeed to focus on love and pace.

But then imagine that you could have looked into the future and saw that Hitler was defeated and our way of life would continue. That would have given great comfort.

Even so, today we are in the midst of a great emotional conflict that disturbs the peace of many. If we could look into the future and see that this conflict will eventually subside, just as did World Wat II, then maintaining a focus on the Spirit would be much easier.

    “Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.”

Again, the union of the soul is emphasized over the outer personality.

    “Let love prevail.

    Let all men love.”

The mantra ends with a proclamation that the disciple is to give out to the world with the intent of raising the vibration of humanity a step or two forward toward union.

We do not realize our own power, for if all people of goodwill were to send out such a proclamation on a regular basis, then great change for the better would take place.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. Dale Carnegie

May 26, 2007

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