Vol. 18 No. 50 - Lord Maitreya - December 14, 1975
Integration with God
To All Who Would Have Life and That More Abundantly:
The purpose of initiation is to inaugurate spirals of God-integration within souls who would move toward the center of being that is life. Life in all of its dazzling splendor, life in its concentrated essence of the sacred fire, is too intense for mortals who have subjected themselves unto the laws of mortality. Those who live by death and death’s disintegration are not prepared to live in a life that is God. They think they have life, but theirs is a quasi existence in a twilight zone of time and space. Whereas they experience that which they call life in a gray band of narrow self-awareness, we who are God-free beings can and shall declare, “In him we live and move and have our being, for we are also his offspring.” <1>
I come with the light of solar initiation to initiate within you the awareness of the abundant life that flows from the hand of the Mother of the World. I come to break the clay pottery of your materialistic modes, O mankind of earth! I come to shatter the rigor mortis of death and of the death consciousness. I come to dash the hopes of those who have placed their hope in death instead of life. I come to overturn the money changers who have invaded the temple of life, who use the psychology of death to control the masses.
I come to bind the grief entities who sap the very life of those who mourn. That they might be comforted I am come. I come to shake the would-be initiate from the lethargy of the centuries. And let the quaking of the earth that marks the resurrection of the Christed ones be fore the liberation of souls from the graves of their mortality. <2> Let them rise from the tombs of selfish death! Let them put on the new garments of life and living–of joy and the giving of self unto God, God, God!
Were I to place the rod of initiation upon the brow of those who kneel before the altar of the Cosmic Christ prior to their initiation in the cycles of life, I would but lend the momentum of my authority in life as a reinforcement of death as the supreme denial of the Real Self that is God. The light which flows “heart, head, and hand” from the consciousness of the Cosmic Christ is the light which makes permanent all that is real and good and beautiful and joyous within you. This is the light which can endow the soul with everlasting life, and this is the light which the Lord God has held back from mortals until they are willing to put on immortality. Thus it is written as the edict of the law that “this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.” <3>
It is an absolute requirement of the law of life that you don the spirals of integration–integration with God, your own Real Self. Day by day, line by line, the challenge of initiation is to integrate the soul, that potential of selfhood, with the Spirit of the living God, the I AM THAT I AM. And the keys to integration are (1) the science of harmony, (2) the science of energy flow, and (3) the science of the spoken Word. Master these three, you who would be chelas of Maitreya, you who would prepare diligently for that expansion of life that is Cosmic Christ-awareness!
Understand now that when you come to the altar to be initiated, it is a different matter entirely from coming to the altar to pray, to ask for forgiveness in the way of life and death, or to receive the blessings of love, inspiration, and Christ-peace. When you come to the altar of the Lord to be initiated, it means that you have striven for perfection in the application of the science of harmony, in the application of the science of energy flow, and in the application of the science of the spoken Word. Let us analyze these requirements of the soul’s preparation for initiation.
Harmony begins with the heart. Harmony is the light of the Mother negating the spirals of disintegration throughout the planes of Mater. Harmony is your own Christ Self dispensing the fires of love, wisdom, and power as the communication of the Logos to the night side of life. Harmony is the light that bursts in winter in the birth of the Manchild. Harmony is the law of a cosmos–the sternness and the fire of the Father who in the Mother becomes the gentle caress of the Holy Spirit.
Harmony is the energy of God in the white-fire core bursting from the polarity of the Father-Mother God in Spirit unto the fulfillment of creation in Mater. Harmony is the energy of life in perfect alignment on the circumference of being. Harmony is you poised in life. Harmony is you centered in the God flame of the heart. Harmony is the threefold flame burning away the debris of the centuries.
Your heart is intended to rule your head, your soul, your consciousness, your life, and the flow of energy which defines your identity in God. If you are to succeed on the path of initiation, the fires of your heart must be tended, intensified, and expanded. Now let me give an exercise to all who would make tangible this teaching tendered from my heart to your heart in University Hall at the Royal Teton Retreat.
I want you to build a fire–yes, a physical fire. I want you to gather the logs and the kindling wood. I want you to arrange them carefully in your fireplace or in the fireplace of a friend. I want you to light that fire with a rolled paper on which you have written a note to me expressing your desire to be initiated in the cycles of life for the purpose of the integration of your soul with your Spirit. Take this note, roll it up like a scroll, light it with a match, and use it as a taper to light your fire.
This is an exercise whereby you anchor in the physical plane your meditation on the fires of the heart. The gathering of the wood is the gathering of the fuel of virtues manifest in life to increase the action of the sacred fire within your heart; it is also the gathering of the vices of the centuries to be consumed on the altar of the heart in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The kindling wood symbolizes the momentum of the holy Kumaras who come to earth to rekindle the threefold flame that flickers in the hearts of humanity. We would that that fire might become a conflagration of love, an all-consuming desire of God to be God in the center of the AUM. Thus in the center of your home, build a fire, meditate on the love of the avatars, on the coming of the Christed one, on the elementals who serve in the four quadrants of your being to move all energy and flow to the center of life that is your heart.
When you light your fire with the taper of your love, let it be the arcing of the light of your heart chakra with the heart of your Christ Self and the heart of your own I AM Presence. Then visualize the arc of our covenant as a geometric curve pursuing the curve of infinity, transcending time and space, and anchoring in the heart of Maitreya your love for the path of initiation. Over the arc of contact, I will send the lightning of wisdom’s fire, lighting the sky with God’s desire in you to be whole, to be free, to be disciplined by discernment, discrimination, and determination.
As you meditate upon the flames crackling, leaping, popping, and exploding, enjoy the action of the Holy Spirit burning through and through. Invoke and impel those fires, translated in your mind’s eye as sacred fires, into the etheric body and the vast subconscious of the mass mind, into the mental plane and the astral sea, into every physical cell and atom that must be purged of the laws of mortality.
Now let us consider how the disciple of the Cosmic Christ takes the three d’s to implement his own divinity, carving the path of Deity by discernment, discrimination, and determination. Take the faculty of discernment. It is the exercise of the yellow fire of the second ray. It is to separate with the mind, to recognize mentally, to detect with the eyes of the mind. Discernment is a faculty of the mind that enables the soul to understand the shades of difference as it examines manifestations in the relative plane of life and death, good and evil.
Once you have discerned the factors and the facts of a given situation, the torch is passed. And in the pink fires of the third ray, you exercise the action of discrimination; and by the penetration of the Holy Spirit, you isolate the distinguishing characteristics–the differences between qualities, personalities, and choices in the planes of Matter. Discrimination is the assessment by love that results in the exercise of good judgment.
Thus the faculty of discernment in the mind becomes discrimination in the heart, and the resulting manifestation is the wise and judicious implementation of the best plan for the best results, given the circumstances of time and space. The assessment, then, of mind and heart becomes the judgment that is carried out through God-determination. By determination the disciple in the way of initiation delivers the thrust of the will of God, of action that becomes precipitation–good works bearing good fruits for a good harvest in the Lord.
Now let Morya’s chelas who have made their way to University Hall ponder the three d’s of disciplined divinity and invoke the balancing action of the sacred fire for the balanced threefold flame. Without mind and heart and the drive of action in hand, you will make little progress on the Path.
I leave you to your fires, that the material might become the spiritual through transmutation, that the spiritual might become material through initiation.
I AM in the mantle of the Ancient of Days,
1. Acts 17:28.
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