The Law of Economy, Part 2


Sept 2, 2016

The Law of Economy, Part 2

Using the Law

The Law of Economy is perhaps the most important and pervasive law in the worlds of form for without it evolution itself could not proceed. Whenever intelligence creates a better way that saves time, motion or energy then that same intelligence preserves this advance and uses it from that point on.

The invention and use of the wheel illustrates this law. When humans saw how the wheel could be used to save time and expenditure of energy they then used this improvement from that point on wherever it made sense to do so.

When it became obvious that the automobile was a faster and more efficient means of transportation than the horse and buggy the Law of Economy demanded that it be utilized.

When it became obvious that the computer was more efficient than the typewriter, the Law of Economy demanded that the typewriter be replaced, and, sure enough, the people, as a whole, using their judgment and intelligence, moved onward to something more efficient.

Similarly the Law of Economy was at play in the creation of the universe. In the beginning there was intelligence working with the creation of matter putting together every possible combination for a foundation atom. Finally, Divine Intelligence, after applying billions of processes and combinations, settled on the relative perfection of the hydrogen atom as the foundation of matter. We owe this marvel to the fact that the Law of Economy was followed. That which was not efficient and did not work was discarded and that which did work and was efficient was kept.

It is an interesting fact that as astronomers gaze upon the island universes called galaxies, some of them as far as 13 billion light years away, and most containing over 100 billion stars, that that the various logoi all use the exact same foundation atom in their creative process – hydrogen.

And why is this?

Because the Law of Economy demands it. If some solar or galactic logos were to start from scratch to create his system he would wind up settling on the hydrogen atom as a foundation – because that is where the Law of Economy leads.

The same principle applies in the case of two workers in two different locations attempting to settle on the shape for the most efficient wheel. We know they will rule out all shapes except for a very circular shape. The Law of Economy demands this as an end product and this is what materializes whether it be two creators or a thousand. They will all settle on the circular form.

Now keep in mind that the Law of Economy only works well if there is a guiding intelligence behind it. You are not going to have a wheel or a car – or DNA – materialize without a guiding hand putting the seal of approval on the various steps of creation.

We as ordinary mortals use the Law of Economy in our own lives – some more than others. Anyone who wants to excel at a skill must pay a lot of attention to it.

Take a champion such as Michael Phelps, who holds the all time record of 23 gold medals. Did he achieve greatly through just being a casual swimmer? Of course not. Instead, he studied the sport and calculated down to the finest detail every possibility that he could incorporate into his sport to create the most efficient use of force. In other words, he mastered the Law of Economy in swimming to become a champion.

Of course, not all of us are seeking to be Olympic champions, but all of us are faced with using the Law of Economy within our own lives. Some of us use it well and others not so much.

DK makes an interesting statement concerning it. He says that initiates have to master it before that can achieve liberation.

(See Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 220)

Well, that shouldn’t be that difficult, should it? After all, it is pretty easy to see that a wheel must be round and not square or that a computer is more efficient than a typewriter.

Yes, many more efficient steps are obvious to average humanity, but many are not. To become a master of an art, as did Phelps, required honing in efficiency in many details and nuances that most swimmers have never considered.

Even so, us seekers are attempting to become masters of life. This requires more than following the obvious signposts along the path. It requires contemplation, study and good judgment.

Consider this. Two people who have mastered the Law of Economy will be in very close agreement on any necessary step to be taken. They will both want the most efficient move and both will see what needs to be done.

The two largest areas of disagreement for humanity are politics and religion. Even here, two seekers who have mastered the Law of Economy will have a minimal amount of disagreement.

For instance, a hot button item in politics is the budget – including spending and borrowing money. A huge amount of national budget violates the Law of Economy. Two people who understand this law and agree to abide by it will seek to avoid waste and spend the money efficiently as well as maintain a balanced budget, just as they seek to do in their household.

There are probably no greater violators of the Law of Economy than those political leaders with whom we trust our money.

Finances are the greatest cause of friction within the marriage relationship. If the two understand and abide by the Law of Economy most of the problems would be eliminated.

All of us use this law daily – when we go for a drive, shop for groceries, plan our day, perform a job etc. There are many activities we do regularly where we seek to save time and be efficient. Few realize that this law must be carried forward to the point where great wisdom is required to receive maximum benefit.

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The Law of Economy, Part 1


Sept 1, 2016

The Law of Economy, Part 1

I have already written a book on principles explaining 100 different ones. LINK Now it is time to tackle something a little different. This time we will look at various universal laws and seek a further understanding of them. The core laws we will examine are those which have been mentioned by Djwhal Khul in the writings of Alice A. Bailey.

Before we proceed we need to ask ourselves what is the difference between a principle and a law. It is basically this.

A principle is that which reveals understanding of the intelligence of God working in the three worlds of form which causes creation in the universe to work toward a dominating good.

A law is a description of the working of a principle, or principles. By law I am referring to universal laws and not man-made rules.

If the law is accurately described then the perfection of God is made visible because such a description shows the consistency of the principle and allows us to predict the future actions of the mind of God in the universe.

To put it simple, a law is something we may observe. The principle requires understanding to properly register it.

Therefore, let us seek to not only observe universal laws but to understand them that we may not only see the various laws, but understand the principles behind them.

DK writes about three prime laws which are associated with the three aspects of power, love and intelligence, usually mentioned in reverse order, or the order toward which we are advancing.

In the previous solar system we were governed by and seeking to perfect Ray Three, or Intelligence in Matter. The law associated with this is the Law of Economy.

In this solar creation we are seeking to perfect Ray Two, Love/Wisdom. The law associated with this is the Law of Attraction

In a future solar system we will seek to perfect the demonstration of Ray One, Will-Power-Purpose. The law associated with this is Synthesis.

Each one of these laws has branch laws associated with them. In addition, DK gives us a number of laws that stand on their own with no association given, though all are linked together in some ultimate fashion.

We will thus examine the Law of Economy first.

The main problem we have in defining this term is that DK is not one to give clear-cut black and white definitions – at least not all in one place. Instead, he states that he prefers the occult method of circling around the subject in question and then in the end centering on the core of the meaning, or, better yet, to allow the student to come to his own conclusions.

This type of presentation is great for the sincere, but flexible student, as in the last analysis, he is able to acquire a greater angle of understanding of the subject and fill in the gaps with his intuition than if he just had a couple paragraphs in black and white explanation.

That said, before we comment on the Law of Economy, let us look a some of the clues that DK has given us on it. Here are a few quotes:

the law governing matter, the third aspect.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 6

This law is the basic law of nature and of the natural evolving man…

Discipleship in the New Age Vol II, Pages 422-423

…this Law of Economy might be considered as the controlling factor in the life of the third Logos … the Law of Economy, which is the Law of Adaptation in time and space, or the line of least resistance. This line of least resistance is that which is sought for and followed on the matter side of existence.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pages 142-143

It is the law governing the scattering of the atoms of matter and their dissociation from one another, wide distribution, vibratory rhythm, heterogeneity and quality and their inherent rotary action. This Law of Economy causes matter always to follow the line of least resistance, and is the basis of the separative action of atomic matter. It governs matter, the opposite pole of spirit.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pages 214-215

The subsidiary laws under the Law of Economy are four in number

  1. The Law of Vibration
  2. The Law of Adaptation
  3. The Law of Repulsion
  4. The Law of Friction

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 219

It might be added in closing, that this law (Economy) is one that initiates have to master before They can achieve liberation.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 220

A man is governed by the Law of Attraction, is evolved through the Law of Economy, and is coming under the Law of Synthesis.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 249

The lower three planes or subplanes act under the Law of Economy

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 330

The third law is the Law of Economy, and is the law which adjusts all that concerns the material and spiritual evolution of the cosmos to the best possible advantage and with the least expenditure of force. It makes perfect each atom of time, and each eternal period, and carries all onward, and upward, and through, with the least possible effort, with the proper adjustment of equilibrium, and with the necessary rate of rhythm.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 568

a waste of energy which is forbidden under the Law of Economy.

Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 1021

in the Hierarchy nothing is lost through failure to recognise the law of economy. Every expenditure of force on the part of a Master or Teacher is subjected to wise foresight and discrimination.

Initiation, Human and Solar, Pg 67

This instinct of Deity is closely connected with the Law of Economy and is an expression of the Principle of Materialisation. For man, it has to be studied, grasped, and wrought out through the right use of the mental body, working under the influence of Atma or Spirit.

Esoteric Psychology Vol II, Page 242

The man who aims at providing a point of contact, between conditions of chaos and Those Who work for constructive ends and order, should likewise use that most necessary factor of common-sense in all that he does. This involves always obedience to the law of economy of force, due to discrimination, and a true sense of values. Where these are present, time will be economised, strength will be husbanded, energy will be wisely distributed, excessive zeal will be eliminated, and the Great Ones will be able to depend upon an aspirant’s sagacity and thus find a helper.

A Treatise on White Magic, Page 323

In summary, here are some of the important ingredients of the Law of Economy.

  1. It governs matter and the third aspect.
  2. It is the basic law of nature and of the natural evolving human.
  3. It follows the line of least resistance
  4. Initiates have to master this law before they achieve liberation.
  5. It “adjusts all that concerns the material and spiritual evolution of the cosmos to the best possible advantage and with the least expenditure of force.”
  6. The law forbids the wasting of energy.
  7. Common sense and good judgment are key factors in the right use of this law.
  8. It has subsidiary laws

Stated more briefly we could say that this law causes the maximum amount of effect through the use of a minimal amount of force. One masters this law by learning to correctly discern the right amount of energy to use, and direct it in such a way that the maximum constructive effect is achieved.

We’ll discuss this further in the next post.

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Discovering the New Age, Part 4


Discovering the New Age, Part 4

Sorting out Mind from Emotion

The Law of Economy and Waste

Doris just received a very large credit card and decided to make the most of it. Unfortunately she was a captive of her own emotional desires and not only overspent, but spent wastefully. Instead of checking for sales and finding the best price she often spent more than double what she had to on various products. Then when a store brand would do the job she would buy the much more expensive name brand. In addition to this she would often buy overlapping products. For instance, she had many more shoes than she needed and three cell phones when all she needed was one.

Shirley also received the same card, but took a reasonable approach and just used it when it was logically necessary. She shopped around and made sure she got the best price on needed items and used store brand and generic items when there was negligible difference in the quality. She refused to buy overlapping products and just purchased what she could efficiently use.

By using her mind and common sense Shirley subjected herself to the Law of Economy.

And what is that? DK mentions it often in the Bailey writings. It is basically this.

The creative Intelligence of the Universe follows a path which produces the greatest efficiency while using the smallest possible expenditure of energy. Those who follow the Law of Economy produce very little if any waste.

The Law of Economy can be seen at play from the sub atomic level on up to atoms, molecules, cells and all living things. The efficiency of nature is spectacular indeed.

We human beings have made many advancements in technology by observing nature, but we seem to really lag behind in incorporating this law in our lives and politics. Too many of us are like Doris and not enough like Shirley.

Unfortunately, most governments throw efficiency and the Law of Economy out the window and spend like Doris, often with no means to pay the final bill.

Here is the really strange part. Many who are quite conscientious about their personal budget and see themselves as common sense Aquarians will support extremely wasteful government spending. If government borrows to spend on a product or service they approve of, they give it their support while not even making a smidgen of effort to calculate the waste involved or voice concern.

Supporting government programs involving extreme waste is like being married to Doris and just trusting that she is doing the best possible job in making effective use of her credit card.

Does such wrong-headed support belong to the emotional Piscean mind or the mental Aquarian?

The answer should be obvious.

There is tremendous waste and inefficiency in most levels of government “help” and spending. I’ll just pick one – healthcare.

Before government started allocating spending on its citizens in an attempt to lower healthcare costs health care was pretty reasonable. I know because I had an accident at the age of 13 in 1958 that caused me to undergo six operations and spend a total of three months in the hospital. Four of those operations were by a renown specialist, the equivalent of which would charge a huge amount today.

My first stay in the hospital lasted a month and my room cost was $8.00 a day. The most expensive room was $14.00, but being concerned about money and having no insurance we opted for the most economical available.

$8 in 1958 dollars equals just $66.50 in 2016 dollars. That was a bargain any way you look at it.

The accident happened at the worst possible time. My Mom just divorced my Dad and received no child support. Our only means of support was from both of us picking fruit in the summer and my mom worked for near minimum wage at a potato processing plant for the rest of the year.

Could a fruit picker with no insurance pay off major surgery and a month’s stay in the hospital today? Not hardly. Today’s bill could easily run a quarter of a million dollars.

Now here is the crazy part. We paid off all the medical bills using our own money with no help from the government or insurance companies. My mom did take out a loan, but paid it off.

For later corrective surgery we did receive some help from a private charity, but again government was not needed or involved.

Today a typical stay in the hospital is around $4,000 a day or more. That means if I had to stay in the hospital today, the cost would be about 500 times more than in 1958. Adjusting for inflation it would still be about sixty times as much.

The irony is that, today, gas prices are a primary sore point with the public, the media and politicians. Everyone wants to investigate “Big Oil” for gouging us. Many also want to penalize them by taxing more of their profits.

But, even though gas prices seem high we should be praising big oil for holding their prices as low as they are.

The price of gas in 1958 was 39 cents a gallon in the area where I lived, and no one was grumbling about Big Oil. If the price of gas had risen 500 times, it would now cost $199.50 a gallon!

Why is it that by 2016 the price of gas and many other items has risen less than ten times the 1958 price, whereas a hospital room has risen around 500 times? It is puzzling that no one is asking this question. Even more puzzling is why people are not grumbling more about big hospital than they are about big oil or other commodities.

This great inefficiency started to plague us about the time that government stepped in to help us with our medical bills in the form of Medicare and Medicaid.

When these programs started in 1965, they seemed like a good idea to many, especially in consideration of the cost projections at the time. The public was sold on the idea that Medicare’s $3 billion cost in 1966 would only reach an inflation-adjusted $12.0 billion by 1990. The actual cost in 1990 was a whopping $67 billion. The “experts” were off by 7.44 times. Total Medicare spending reached $440 billion for fiscal year 2007, or 16 percent of all federal spending. Since that time, spending has continued to rise.

The only larger categories of federal spending are Social Security and defense.

The question is whether the bill could have even passed if the public had been given an accurate representation of what the actual cost would be.

In addition to this, the annual cost to taxpayers of Medicare and Medicaid fraud (not counting waste) is estimated to be around $100 billion. One estimate of the fraud of the whole health care system is $272 billion a year.

The bottom line is that there is no way one can claim he is in harmony with the Aquarian energies of the mind when if he supports programs that create such extreme waste. Anyone not ruled by pure emotion would support the elimination of waste and applying the Law of Economy before spending money on new programs that will do more of the same.

When I tell someone today. who thinks the government is doing a great job with our medical dollars, about the time before such programs when even a fruit picker did not need insurance because he could pay his own way, his eyes just glaze over and mumbles something to the effect that, “things are different today.”

Yes, things are different today and not in a good way, Government is extremely inefficient with our money in most areas of endeavor and the common sense, mental, Aquarian, new age attitude should be to shout, “Stop! Let us fix this problem before we throw even more money at such a broken system.”

Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:

And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

Isaiah 10:1, 13-14

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