“To understand the First Ray one must contemplate these words (Will – Power – Purpose) – what they mean and how their meanings interplay.
“Think then on these three words and tell us that they mean in relation to God, humanity and each other.”
Since the group seems to be hesitant to take a stab at this let us elaborate on the first sub aspect with some additional thoughts.
What is will in relation to God and man?
Is the aspect of Will different than the quality of determination? Elaborate.
What are some evidences that a disciple is tuned into higher Will? Does it mean he is super determined or is it something else? What is the else?
DK says that “all life begins with Triangles” and since the great Rays are life in its essence it is not surprising that each of them are also composed of triangles.
As we said the First Ray of Power is composed of a triangle of sub aspects called Will-Power-Purpose.
In looking at these sub aspects, understanding is enhanced if the Law of Correspondences is used. One must keep in mind that the three sub aspects of a Ray correspond to the Holy Trinity, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, the First three Rays of Aspect or Power, Love and Light – Rays 1, 2 and 3.
Therefore Will corresponds to the Father aspect, Power to Love/Wisdom and Purpose to the Third Ray of Light or Intelligent Activity.
Will is therefore important in the understanding of this First Aspect for it is the Father energy within the Father energy itself.
The question to immediately examine then is the meaning of this most mystic word.
When the general populace use this word it is usually used in relation to a fixed determination, a power to dominate or attain. But the meaning, as it is understood by the world, is merely a lower reflection of the true reality of which even the Masters are seeking a greater understanding. Even so, the understanding of this principle within the Kingdom of God far exceeds that of the human kingdom.
Perhaps the greatest clue to understanding is given in the words of the ancient Mantra of the disciple:
“I am a point of sacrificial Fire, focussed within the fiery Will of God.
And thus I stand.”
Will, as it is known in the human kingdom, is characterized by self interest and a strong determination to achieve that interest. This, however, is merely a dim reflection of true will.
To achieve true Will one must do three things:
(1) Become “a point of sacrificial Fire.”
This is the opposite of will as we know it, for to acquire the energy of Divine Will one must sacrifice those ingredients that cause us to use determination to acquire the things of the world.
After one takes his attention away from the selfishness of the world he must then focus. Focus where? Focus “within the fiery Will of God.”
How do you focus within the fiery Will of God?
Answer: You must let go of lower will and determination, for this hides the higher will. When the apparent sacrifice (I say apparent because in reality there is no sacrifice) is made the higher stands revealed. As soon as the revelation occurs the one-pointed focus on the part of the seeker must begin.
Stand where? Stand with one-pointed thought within the Will which is perceived. When this is done successfully the principle of identification and higher Becoming will be revealed.
The Will of God is an aspect of a Decision of God which is in the process of an irrevocable manifestation. Nothing in the universe can prevent the Decisions of God from being completed. But in the world of time and space the manifestations can be speeded up or slowed down.
When one tunes into the Will of God, he transcends time and sees the Will as already done on earth as it is in heaven and merges with it by being “one with the Father.” This merging with Will is one of the true meanings of faith as it was anciently understood.
By Becoming one with the Will of God through faith one then becomes an agent of that will and if the “focus” is maintained then miraculous manifestations will occur.
But again, let me stress that the focus must be maintained and this is why the mantra has the wording:
“And thus I stand.”
From our point of view we are tempted to get discouraged and cease standing because the manifestation does not occur instantly, but from a higher point of view where time is not measured you are seen as an agent of Will manifesting in the Now.
The disciple must not consider time when seeking to manifest higher Will, but should seek only to “stand” for whatever time it takes to create the point of tension.
The second sub aspect of the First Ray of Power is Power itself. We understand power as it manifests in the material world, but what do you suppose Power is from as higher point of view? Why must divine Will precede divine Power?
Copyright by J J Dewey
Nov 28, 2001
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