Vol. 8 No. 5 - The Great Divine Director - January 29, 1965
THE MECHANIZATION CONCEPT
A Manifesto by the Great Divine Director
To All Who Would Know the Divine Intelligence of Creation
That Endows Freedom with the Power to Create Joyfully,
We Come to Break the Mechanical Sense:
The eternal pursuit of freedom is a divine quality which leads man to the very essence of Divinity! To be free from responsibility is not freedom but bondage, for freedom is the power to create without strain or the sense thereof and without involvement in the mechanics of nature.
When the original designs for life were made by the cosmic intelligence of God, these forms were endowed with the power to perpetuate themselves and the promptings of universal intelligence inherent within them in order that the best possibilities for individuality might be sustained under all conditions of form and consciousness.
Now, when men become involved in a sense of mere rote and lose sight of the cosmic inner design, which is a wholly automatic unfolding of the first pure pattern functioning somewhat as do human reflexes (instinctive and subconscious manipulation of substance), they become victims of a very unfortunate state which, although steeped in the idea of goodwill and the desire to do right, is lacking in the understanding of the joy that can be theirs when they let the divine intelligence itself carry out its great role in expanding man’s freedom.
You see, the sense of rote will persist in those who feel compelled by a sense of duty to carry out certain religious or other exercises which may be or may become more or less repugnant to them when, through a little understanding, they might clear the air and derive immense and constant satisfaction for themselves, resulting in spiritual progress and in a new release of courage with far less expenditure of energy, for they would then be drawing more and more upon the universal supply.
It is the mechanical sense which carries over particularly into the outer phases of creation which is especially disadvantageous to the soul which, because of its fiery nature, requires even greater freedom from restraint than does the outer man; nevertheless, every resolve of the latter is slanted toward nature, as exhibited by Thoreau in his adventures at Walden.
Now,it is not our wish to destroy man’s sense of admiration for the wonders of creation. It is simply that we would put them into perspective so that the greatest good may come to all in the right use of life’s manifold opportunities. Let all recognize, then, that the marvels of life, in its pristine state, bear the stamp of divine wonder. But it is not the intent of Deity to have man lost in a sea of inexorable matter where the great power of the soul is cast aside in a struggle to wrest from life those precious gifts which will flourish naturally if given a chance.
When the creation is viewed from the human level, as all must do until their expanding facilities enable them to have a God’s-eye view, it does not appear to be other than a conglomerate mass of energy and substance whose incongruities and indefinitives present a phase of chaos and a segment of reality. The debate as to whether or not matter is real, seen from the divine level, would be ludicrous if one could lower the divine into the human, but actually the reverse is true. For when perceptions are accurate, it is because the soul has arisen to the level of actuality, the plane of First Cause, where the sole reality is the Creator and the duality of matter and spirit is seen only as Spirit.
Now, as many have correctly speculated, the manifestation of form is directly the result of the divine plan,with the exception that the intervening of men’s mortal concepts between the original plan and the presently warped presentation has resulted in a great gulf being fixed between the shores of truth consciousness and man’s erroneous sense consciousness. The blackest of lies is reported to be those mingling truth and error, but it must be found ultimately by the seeker that the depth of God’s wisdom cannot be fathomed in a real sense by the carnal mind,but it requires a complete reorientation of consciousness in order to develop the right concepts of reality.
When tension is relieved by a pure sense of trust and faith in the wisdom of God infusing all nature, the consciousness is able to more easily perceive the real wonders of creation, for it does not become involved in the heavy sense of matter and the intricate mechanics thereof. Let me herein indicate that the techniques concerning the phases of nature can be mastered one by one as great adepts do without causing grief but only an expanding sense of wonder. But when these studies are made ends instead of means, the lugubrious sense of form becomes oppressive and stultifying to soul consciousness which is the only doorway to the kingdom of God.
I am particularly interested in this release of wisdom to cleanse many students of the frustrating sense of overpowering vastness which seems to shrink the very being of the seeker after universal wisdom. The humble stand in awe of the laws of the universe whereas the bold are not even respectful of life,which contains all things! See, then, that by becoming as a little child <1> the beautiful sense of peace reaches forth to command universal wisdom by in-heir-i-tance (the inherent “I”) rather than by competitive accomplishment.
Grace is so identified with God and the work of building the interior temple that I must commend to all this holy quality as able to enhance the work and fructify the most barren life with the marvelous sense of yielding to the ministrations of the Great Doer (do-er = door) of universal love whose voice is heard saying, “I AM the law! I AM the grace! I AM the pace that holds forever in divine balance the sense of being all that God is (I AM) right now and forever!”
Let all shed the feeling of oppressive haste that derides comfort and, knowing that sincerity is its own reward, perceive that God is more than willing to illumine the seeker of his hidden ways with knowledge received in grace and the inherent desire to be Godlike. Let all know that thoughtful planning and Godly decency are royal robes which, when worn honorably, do produce the “I-magic” (imagery, or true reflection) of Almighty God in fulfillment of the law of man’s being.
I think that as you proceed in thought to analyze more and more concerning the forsaking of the mechanical sense and the asserting of the powerful gifts and graces of God in your daily affairs, you will see why the Brotherhood would in this age deliver men from the evils that so easily beset them and provide a chart and compass from time to time to set the most able mariners on a true course.
Involvement in the whirling energies of this mechanical age can be with the honor of advantage,when rightly used,or with the dishonor of confusion of face where the sense of reality is lost in the miasma of a fraudulent civilization. To provide new highways of deliverance, I am breaching the old prisonhouses of temporal detainment and calling for a return to peace and sanity, to balance and blessing, to surety and salvation. Where can these be found? Why, right within your own mighty I AM God Presence! Where else?
Now let village and hamlet alike settle down to the proper use of opportunity and life. Let the charm and joy of the old world and past ages of peaceful pursuits link the hearts of men in the sense of holy family unity in which culture and spirituality go hand in hand, making life a quaint and happy occasion for communion with God, angels, and men! Thus shall old highways of the Spirit be reopened and the seals be removed that have blinded men to the divine reality which so closely surrounds them with immortal love.
In the bonds of peace and happiness, I AM
The Great Divine Director
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