Vol. 8 No. 26 - The Great Divine Director - June 27, 1965
THE MECHANIZATION CONCEPT
A Manifesto by the Great Divine Director
To Man Who Will Face the Door of Self-Source, Behold
the Towering Image That Secures the Fastness of the Soul
to God and Ends the Mechanistic Concept in the Conquest
by Spirit, in the Victory of Life, in the Triumph of Reality,
and in the Brilliance of the Light That Pushes Back
“Out of Egypt have I called my son” <1>—ancient emancipation from the house of human bondage. The exterior and the interior world merge in the human psyche, for man is the place where time and eternity meet. In man does the sublime touch the ridiculous. The highest culture, like a canopy, gleams above the bottomless pit of human desire.
As I conclude the mechanical dissertations, having, I hope, revealed some of the monstrous effects they have in deterring man from achieving happiness, I would point out that there are a number of things upon which I have not touched. Precious ones, if the ascended masters were to take every possible condition which you might encounter and speak upon it, the volume of our words would be ponderous indeed. We have sought here to activate within your consciousness an inward self-reliance, a discernment that is automatic without being mechanistic.
Now, the difference here is quite clear, for God has implanted in the soul of man a certain mental plasticity which facilitates the recording of passing events. The wondrous screen which men have termed “memory” comes from the ancient Tablets of Mem. I shall not dwell upon these tablets here, cleaving as much as possible to the known and to the practical. Yet I would call to your attention that you have a built-in memory process whereby, with the stylus of Christed attainment, you may write the law of God upon your inner being. As you make God’s laws an integral part of your spiritual awareness, you will be building a defensive against perils to come and, in moments of crisis, you will be able to deflect those blows which otherwise might paralyze the soul and throw you backward, at least temporarily, in that evolution we call progress.
Precious ones, your protection is so vital and right knowledge is such great protection. I trust that your hearts, in their gratitude for my release, shall make it possible for the Brotherhood to see sufficient benefit for the effort expended here so that future days will effect the release of even greater miracles of truth in printed form for the admonishment of the sincere seekers of truth. Our care has been very great and it has been centered on the progress of the valiant—those who love truth for its own sake and are willing to be told whatever is necessary in order that they shall escape the snare of the fowler <2>and find greater comfort in the knowledge of God’s expansive kingdom.
As you turn to the outer world you will behold both beauty and ugliness in manifestation. You must train yourself to skim off the beauty and drink it in that your souls, bathed in the elixir of that which is spiritually charged, will absorb from every facet of nature the rare and pure elements which nurture the soul’s freedom and expansion. For it is the soul that is in bondage to the senses, and it is the personality of the soul which has frequently sought to dominate the domain of self and to extend that control to other men, forgetting that they too have their own threefold flame of love, wisdom, and power.
That liberty shall remain and that the earth shall know true freedom is our prayer. To this end we serve and for this purpose we make plain the way. But, blessed hearts, as truth is so glorious yet sometimes disturbing to the settled worlds of men, let me extol its virtue; for without the bonds of truth to hold the soul constant to God, as a compass to the north, the bands of mortal men would smite the purest image with the mud and degradation of increasing strife.
With the old scheme that has been used upon the earth for so long, we have scarcely launched a project or revealed a word for freedom before someone has sought to counter it and negate its value. For example, there are certain inherently harmless words used upon the earth which have been so abused by mankind that their meaning no longer holds the pure and pristine connotation originally intended but they have now become a curse unto mankind.
I think it well in closing here that I point out the power within the statement “There is no power but God that can act.” For his law, his grace, and his science are not in any way mechanistic. They are precise releases of his love and power, charged with his holy wisdom, and they do saturate space wherever there is welcome given and wherever there is not in existence a prior negative charge, either of mortal self-pity or of other devices of men which would affect the pure consciousness of being.
Therefore may I say to all in a simple, universal, humble way: life is very beautiful and the charm of life is found in apprehending God. Those unfortunate souls who know him not sufficiently to realize that his love is universal and thus for all do but deprive themselves of salutary happiness. And the pursuit of happiness ought to be the avowed occupation of men. For happiness is also God, but that which men have thought happiness has often been a thorn.
The beauty of grace and holiness is found in simple things—a rose, a tree bowing in the wind, the singing of a bird, the babbling of a brook, a child’s prattle, starlight’s beam twinkling the merriment of the spheres, the penetration of hope into the heart, the will to live. To be the victor, then, over smothering and retarding factors, push them out of the consciousness. Replace them with a realization of God’s consciousness and all that it contains and thereby learn a lesson in the mighty power of freedom.
The outgoing of happiness from God to nature is a flow, exterior seeming. It comes to an end at the periphery of each realization and must, then, return inward to the center, to the Source from whence it came. I see a carnival of virtue, a mighty bazaar where rainbow colors pure and beautiful convey divine qualities to men for the asking. I see the children of men teaching and being taught divine grace until every wall is taken down and men can clearly perceive the face of their Creator Source and, in that towering image, replace insecurity by secure fastness of the soul to God.
Now, I do not care if some men be bored with the necessary repetition in my words. For as the fingers of the mind pass over these words again and again, they will magnetize happiness. For they are charged as cups of living light with God’s grace, and this grace is sufficient for every human need. The end, then, of the mechanistic concept is in the conquest of matter by Spirit, the victory of Life over death, the triumph of Reality over the appearance of unreality, mirrored in the reflecting pool of thought congealing.
Thus the brilliance of the Light
Pushes back the night
And the shadow made by the rising Light
Is seen no more
When man faces the door of self-Source.
And this is reality, right where I AM,
For it is grace that triumphs over race
And purity that does erase
The pale of sin, of human din,
And reveals God’s true face forevermore.
I stand, your friend in the Great Forever,
The Great Divine Director
2. Pss. 91:3.
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