Unity of Words and Power
(Transcribed from a posted audio)
I’m speaking to you on the evening of the Wesak Festival. This is one of the three most important festivals of the year in the eyes of the Hierarchy. A reader posted some information on Wesak. I’ll read the first paragraph.
“The Wesak Festival, the great Eastern festival of the Buddha, is known by many as a day of supreme spiritual impact. This Festival is not a commemorative celebration but rather a present, living event, a sacred ceremony which takes place each year between the Buddha, the Christ, and the united spiritual Hierarchy as a blessing is poured forth upon our planet. This ceremony marks the high point of the spiritual year and serves to vitalize the aspiration of all humanity. On this day the forces of enlightenment, which emanate from the heart of God, flow outward into human consciousness.”
That’s a good description of it, I thought.
There are three great festivals established by the Hierarchy which have great purpose behind them. The first one is the full moon of Easter. The second one is Wesak, which is the recent full moon, just past. The last one is World Invocation Day which takes place next May. At that time we’ll be having our Gathering in Texas and those of us who are there will be able to unite together and say the Song and the Great Invocation and attempt to tune into the energies of that day. The great purpose behind these festivals is to unite the world spiritually.
A problem as the Hierarchy see it, is that each religion has its various festivals and celebrations. Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and all the various religions celebrate their festivals and events at different times. The Hierarchy would like to combine all the festivals of all the religions and distill them into three festivals and promote them as a world-wide event. So the vision of the Hierarchy is that in hundreds of years from now almost all the world will celebrate these three festivals as one world spiritual events. This will do much to bring the religions and the peoples of the world together, helping them to forget their differences, to bring peace on Earth, goodwill to men.
The high point of each festival is the exact time of the full moon. As the moon approaches fullness and reflects sunlight on 100% of the surface that we see; as the light of the sun is reflected, it sort of opens a door to the soul of things and allows greater and an easier contact between the Hierarchy and humanity. It’s a symbol where we have the greatest light of the sun reflected by the moon at that time. It’s also a time when our lower bodies are the greatest reflectors of the light of the soul.
As I was reflecting tonight during a meditation with my wife, I sensed a tremendous burst of light descending on the planet. What I sensed is that one of the main keynotes of this Wesak is the first part of the Great Invocation that says: From the point of light within the mind of God, Let Light stream forth into the minds of men, Let Light descend on Earth. The emphasis I sense at this time is “Let Light descend on Earth.” This is appropriate since Buddha was an emissary of light and representative of the Light of God, so to speak. I sense the emphasis right now is then for us to sense the light descending on the Earth.
Even thought the apex of the energy is right at the moment of the full moon, approximately two days before and two days after the power is still strong. So for the next day or two when we say the Great Invocation I think it would be a great idea for us to contemplate and visualize light descending on this planet and feel the light descending upon the Earth.
My wife, Artie, made an interesting comment tonight after we said The Great Invocation. Her comment was that many of the organizations are undergoing a greater light descending upon them. For instance, Enron has had all their problems exposed. The problems of the Catholic Church are being exposed. Light is descending upon different organizations and groups and forcing them examine themselves and restructure things so there will be great improvement. This is because of light descending upon the Earth. The sense I get is that additional light is preparing to descend which will expose even more problems and corruption so that more things can be fixed.
One thing that is stressed to be done at all the festival days is to say The Great Invocation. I’d like to say a few words about it. When DK presented The Great Invocation to the world he, first of all, made the interesting comment that the Hierarchy wasn’t united about giving it out. He said there was somewhat of a disagreement and that some members questioned whether or not we were ready for the powers that would descend upon the Earth because of saying it. Apparently the Christ was in favor of it so everyone went along with supporting the giving out of the invocation. An interesting thing now is that Lucis Trust has made some slight changes in the invocation that I’ll talk about.
Its only natural that people will want to make changes in the wording of almost any type of document from the Constitution to just about anything ever written. No matter how clearly or precise or beautifully something is written, not everyone will think its written or worded in the best way possible. Even though The Great Invocation was translated by a Master, there are still people unhappy with it. One of the main reasons is because of the new political correctness that we find ourselves in. A number of people feel that The Great Invocation is not politically correct. They’ve made a few subtle changes. Let me read the changed version and comment briefly.
“From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into human minds.”
It used to be worded, “into the minds of men.” Apparently, some people are offended that the word ‘men’ is used since the fairer sex feels left out of that. But of course, when this was given it was understood everywhere that ‘men’ meant humanity as a whole. Here the meaning is basically the same, but for want of a better term, the vibration and impact is different.
An interesting thing about the brotherhood is that they do often speak in the male tense. One thing I found interesting is that DK called Alice A Bailey His brother. He never called her a sister. He always speaks of a brotherhood, not sisterhood. He also called HP Blavatsky His brother. Both of these women seemed to feel honored at being called that. The reason why is that the concept of brotherhood is a lot different than the thought form around the concept of sisterhood. The thought form around sisterhood is women getting together and baking cookies and making quilts and talking about the latest things going on. That may be changing but that is the concept that a lot of people have in their mind when they hear the word sisterhood.
The term brotherhood portrays a vision of people gathering around a table and talking about how to change the world, make things better, creating some new project or something of this nature. They think of brotherly love. I believe the reason the Hierarchy uses the word ‘brotherhood’ is not so much partiality toward the male, but the basic meaning of the word has a high and noble meaning that includes both men and women. This is evidenced in His calling women His brothers also. He even called animals His “little brothers.” I think that’s a cute term.
Now let’s go over the second stanza. Here’s the revised version:
“From the point of love within the heart of God
Let Love stream forth into human hearts
May the coming one return to Earth.”
There are two changes are these. It was the ‘hearts of men’ and for the same reason that we previously talked about, it’s been changed to ‘human hearts’ instead. It keeps the same basic idea. But then it says, “May the coming one return to Earth” and this is a change I have a problem with because the original says “May Christ return to Earth.” When you say, May Christ return to Earth, what do you conjecture up in your mind? You think of a coming Lord, of light and love, a Master, a person on the side of light returning to the Earth to accomplish a great mission. But when you say, may the coming one return to the Earth, what comes to your mind? It could be anyone, even Mickey Mouse. You could have something negative come into your mind, like, perhaps an anti-Christ, a Hitler, some bad dude that may wreak havoc upon the Earth. So I do not like this particular change.
The word, “Christ” is mentioned in the Song of the 144,000 and I have suggested to those who are offended by the word “Christ” that they can use “Son of God.” There are a number of words that could be used for the person who is Jewish or Buddhist or some religion other than Christian. Son of God is one, Krishna is another. They could use Maitreya for the Buddhist, for instance or Imam Mahdi for Islam. All of these religions expect a great master to come. When the great Christ comes He will fulfill the expectations for all of the major religions of the Earth.
So if a person put the name of someone they know into this particular verse, who represents the Christ consciousness or the coming of Christ, then that conjures up in your mind a very positive vibration. But if you say “coming one” and your mind isn’t entirely focused on the light you may slip in a thought of somebody not so desirable coming.
In the third stanza ‘the little wills of men’ is changed to ‘little human wills’.
In the fourth stanza, ‘the race of man’ is changed to ‘human race’.
These are basic changes to eliminate the idea that there’s male domination in the spiritual world. As it was originally given out this really was not a problem because when the word ‘men’ was used it, of course, referred to the human race as a whole – and still does of course, but is now offensive to some.
I want to cover one more item which I hope won’t offend anyone. I think we’re way too sensitive about political correctness. If we’re offended when somebody uses “men” when it means humanity as a whole, I think its maybe a good idea to examine ourselves as to why we’re offended because all of us are incarnated as male and female at different times so the meaning is what is important, not the black and white words in the original.
On the other hand if one sees themselves as having only one life and being eternally male or female then the identity with gender would be strong, causing them to have greater reason to be offended at gender related phrases. This thinking does not affect students of the Ancient Wisdom as much as orthodox thinkers.
There’s one more problem I have with the changes they’ve made. If it was originally written this way I’d have no major problem with any of the changes except for ‘the coming one’; I don’t like that idea. I think either Christ or son of God should be in there and that would be more appropriate but one of the problems is, with making a change, is we now have two versions. The answer or comment I’m giving on this would be similar to what I gave on what I told a member about changing the words to the Song of the 144,000. Someone had approached her with the idea of changing several of the words to make them less offensive. One of the problems we have if we do that is that we end up with two or three versions and this divides unity. If everyone is reading exactly the same thing and creating exactly the same thought form then the power of that union produces much more energy than people saying a half a dozen different versions, creating a slightly different thought form and energy around the statement.
I’ve met the person who wanted to change the words to the Song of the 144,000 and she’s nice and I’m sure has a very good intent, but several words bothered her. One was the word ‘Father’ which she wanted to change to God. Her second was using ‘you’ and yours’ in reference to God. She found that very limiting and again wanted to use the word ‘God’ instead. So using her idea I changed the Lord’s Prayer in accordance with this. Let me read how that would sound. Instead of:
“Our Father which art in heaven” it reads “Our God in heaven, hallowed be God’s name, God’s kingdom come, God’s will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for God is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever, Amen.”
The meaning is basically the same but the beauty isn’t quite there. And, if we had two versions of the Lord’s Prayer circulating throughout the centuries, one problem would be that both of them would be memorized much less and said much less and one original. Instead we had had one main version of the Lord’s Prayer in circulation for all these years and that’s caused many people to memorize it and create the same thought form around this. It’s become a beautiful prayer that’s been implemented in the consciousness of humanity and has accomplished much more good than people realize.
One of the statements of DK was that he wanted The Great Invocation to eventually become as famous as the Lord’s Prayer. He said that if this would happen, great good would be the result. But if we have two versions of The Great Invocation, which version will people memorize? If they memorize both versions then when any group of people gather together and say it, half the people will have one version memorized and the other half will have the other version memorized. When they try to say it together you’ll have a cacophony. It will sound strange and diminish the thought form.
The first version was written by a Master and I think it would be good to keep that first version despite its slight controversy of political incorrectness. Anyone who is close to attempting to discern the light can understand what DK meant when He said “the race of men.” We know he meant everybody. If the females were in charge, it may have been the race of women. Of course, we realize the word “men” includes both men and women. The trouble with the word “women” is that “women” doesn’t generally include men. In the Hierarchy the word “brotherhood” includes brothers and sisters.
So, overall, let me make this suggestion and remind everyone that The Great Invocation was written/translated by a Master. It is actually very ancient and was translated into English by DK. When I read through it I can’t really improve on the wording as long as we understand that “men” means men and women. I would recommend that we all say the original. If for not other reason, to keep the unity of thought so that when we get together and say it we won’t have people saying different wordings at the same time creating distraction as we’re focusing on the meaning of the invocation.
Somebody suggested that I say The Great Invocation and also the Song of the 144,000 on this recording so that people could say it along with me.
The Great Invocation…I always say a long OM at first.
“From the point of Light in the Mind of God
Let light stream for into the minds of men.
Let light descend on Earth.”
I always have a silence between the stanzas where I contemplate the meaning of the words I just said. It’s not a bad idea to sound a silent OM. A silent OM is something a lot of people aren’t aware of. You feel the sound of the OM being sounded throughout your body, mind and soul, so to speak. So in between the stanzas is a good time to sound, or feel, the OM.
“From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.”
Here it is important to visualize the Lord of Light and Love returning. However you see Him, visualize Him.
“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.”
Here I sound another audible OM.
The often, I will end it with a series of approximately 12 OMs.
OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM
Now we’ll go to the Song of the 144,000 and follow a similar process. We’ve probably done enough OMs to raise our vibration up so I’ll just sound a couple of short ones at the beginning and end.
We thank you Father that you have revealed to us your universal protective light.
That within this light is complete protection from all destructive forces.
That the Holy Sprit 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 love is sent forth on wings of power.
That you 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.
It’s important that we do keep the song as uniform as possible just as we keep The Great Invocation as uniform as possible. So when groups meet in the future; (and in the future there will eventually be large groups of people saying both The Great Invocation and the Song of the 144,000) that when they meet they should say the same words at the same time. And also when they’re not meeting in the physical because even when we’re not together in physically, if we’re saying the same things we have a similar thought form emerging and are creating greater power behind this.
Remember, the purpose of the Song of the 144,000 is to provide protection and power for the lights to be able to do their work without being destroyed by the powers of darkness. In almost every age past the workers for the light have been thwarted and often destroyed and prevented from their missions. After Christ they were fed to the lions, they were dragged through the streets, they were beheaded. The purpose of the song in this age is that the powers of darkness will be brought to a bare minimum of damage. So all they’ll be able to do is usher in a lot of complaining but they will have no power to stop the workers of the light. That doesn’t mean we won’t have problems. There are problems in accomplishing any great work. In bringing in the new age and establishing peace on Earth, goodwill to men is going to be a Herculean task. But it is in the Plan that this task is to be actually accomplished this time and not thwarted. The vision is that the ultimate success will be the result.
Copyright By J J Dewey
April 26, 2002
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