the Reverse Wheel
20th to June 20th
the Word said:
I recognize my other self and in the waning of that
self I grow and glow
decan Jupiter May 20th to June 1st
decan Mars June 1st to 11th
decan Sun June 11th to 20th
Please read the prefatory
material before investigating your own Decanate Stage, as proper
assignment is required. i.e., your birth date does not
indicate the stage of development, rather, you must employ
a subjective recognition of the state of consciousness (point
of advance along the Path of Initiation) which you, or another,
Four: Man the Aspirant
to June 1st
Upon the Probationary
Path the forces of your entire lower personality nature and their
interior interplay are of paramount importance; you must learn to
know yourself. Upon the Wheel of Discipleship the sign of Gemini
is entered via Jupiter in the first decan,
Mars in the second and the Sun in the
These words are
for the struggling aspirant at the fourth rung beginning to know
the soul and ascertain subjective causes. For some lives now you
have been definitely orienting yourself to the life of an aspirant
upon the Path. This has involved careful training in selfless service,
and the speeding up of the stimulation that your soul is imposing
upon your personality and applying to your lower psychic nature.
The focus of your
attention is now definitely upon the soul and its life and world
of Being. Fitting yourself to be an interpreter is an important
part of your training. For this purpose your soul has brought you
into incarnation in this cycle. Your true effectiveness will be
revealed through the merging of soul energy with the force of your
personality, and through this etheric merging your physical demonstration
will then become more adequate to soul demand and commensurate with
these blended dual forces.
personality must not loom so large that it shuts out that to which
it is consecrated; neither must a realization of any failure to
achieve your high ideals be perceived as a handicap. The time comes
now in your life wherein you must conform to the ancient rule and
become an Accepted Disciple, a detached follower of the Way. You
are now in the world but not of the world; you must now dwell in
that high and secret place where the divinity of your soul is ever
Keep in mind that
the devotion of a disciple to some particular Master is of no importance
to that Master or to his ashramic group. It is not the quality of
your devotion or personal predilection, or any personality choice
that governs your entrance into the Ashram. Rather it is your ancient
relationships, your ability to demonstrate certain aspects of life
to demanding humanity, and your definite expression of Ray quality
that determine your hierarchical placement. This should give you
full confidence in the rightness of your choice of a field of service.
So now will you strengthen your will so that you can stand as a
tower of strength to others?
Try to achieve control
over your mental body that at times seems like a whirling humming-top
that is constantly toppling over and has to be set in motion again,
accomplishing nothing of value. Although your basic soul purpose
is steadfast and true and you are steady in adhering to aspirant
training in some phase or other, the evidence of your efforts in
the three worlds is sporadic and unstable, never persisting long
enough to provide results warranting status as an Accepted Disciple.
Ponder for a moment on the fact that it is the carrying through
of any one specific service project that will one day count as your
major strength and main contribution to group service.
Your change of status
from Aspirant to Disciple is not going to be easy for you. It will
appear to disrupt and to disturb the rhythm of your personality
life; however it will stand you in good stead and you will never
regret acceding to the behests of your soul and the requests of
Go forward my brother,
looking not behind but with your eyes fixed in steadfastness upon
the Way of the World Server. It is a hard way with many steep hills
and valleys of shadow, but there is rest and shade in the valley
and sunshine on the hills. Your Master knows these difficulties,
for he has traveled the path before you.
Apart from the fact
that you are well equipped for your outer duties, the particular
field of group service and activity in which you are presently engaged
provides for you a needed forcing ground. The play of mind and emotion
upon your psychic equipment during your current engagement in group
activity is a needed stimulation, evoking certain reactions and
responses from which you can learn much. Your weaknesses and equally
your strengths will become clear to you.
The essential attitude
for you to cultivate is that of the One who looks on, that of the
Beholder, the Perceiver, the Observer—leading at the next
stage upon the Path of Discipleship to that of the Interpreter.
Here I give you the keynote of your present soul cycle as an aspirant
that will cover several incarnations. To this end, a review of the
attitude of the Observer will be of major assistance to you as you
prepare for group work and for the gradual development of your higher
psychic powers. Later on the Path of Discipleship you will study
these same forces in conjunction with those with whom destiny, karma
and vocational choice has cast you. On the Path of Initiation these
forces are used in conscious cooperation with the Plan and with
adequate skill in action due to the lessons learned during the earlier
stages of the Path.
You are now learning
your spiritual lessons with rapidity, along with a group of fellow
aspirants who are undergoing the same experiences, who are oriented
in the same direction, who are occupied with the same "rung
of the ladder" (DINAI 740), and who are motivated by the same
desire to serve. You travel not alone but are supported, sustained
and strengthened by your group brothers. In spite of the difficulties
and oft the increased problems of the spiritual life—the results
of a renewed consecration and a more clearly defined service—the
"comradeship of the Path" (DINAI 664) and the inspiration
and love of the group do most certainly constitute a powerful aid
and will suffice to bring to you a sense of life and love that mitigates
your ancient loneliness, your solitary suffering.
Work at establishing
a close rapport with your group brothers. You are new in the work
but are integrating into the group life rapidly and have much to
give. Your life of service and activity will proceed naturally,
and as is ever the case with all true aspirants, must be rendered
with no thought of personal self, moods or feelings, but in an effort
to meet the needs of those within your environment who look to you
for help—physical, emotional and mental—but always with
Upon entering the
fourth stage you have already succeeded in achieving—psychologically
speaking—a three-fold personality integration and have commenced
the period of soul fusion. The beneficent influence of Jupiter now
enhances your capacity to effect the psychosynthetic process of
soul and personality fusion. Each life crisis can lead to extended
vision or to a separating wall.
Your immediate task
is the intensification of aspiration and the achievement of a more
stabilized attitude of detachment. This must be based on a definite
conscious personality renunciation and upon the right orientation
of your personality to your soul and to the Hierarchy of World Servers.
a major lesson. Like all aspirants in preparation and training for
the Path of Accepted Discipleship, much has had to disintegrate
in your personal life in order to establish the new soul rhythms.
Be prepared for this to be an ongoing process. You have however,
adequate light and sufficient strength. You can count upon yourself
and upon your own divinity.
Expect to meet moments
of crisis and intensification, leading you towards renunciation.
They will sweep your whole personality into an attitude of withdrawal
from the things of the senses and towards an earnest approach to
the world of Reality. Each such moment is preceded by a period of
one-pointed aspiration, of painful and agonizing detachment from
all that your personality holds dear. This will produce an initial
or subsequent reaction wherein it seems that all is dark, and that
aridity and stern struggle are the undesirable and curious result
of sacrifice leading to a recognized high point of illumination.
The lessons of detachment will produce an increasing power of control
by the soul—the One who knows no attachment and who stands
at-one with the Soul in all forms. Thus your sense of separation,
duality and cleavage will gradually lessen.
In this particular
life cycle your lesson is to move forward in spite of the activity
of the pairs of opposites, paying no attention to the reactions
of your senses and standing free and unafraid whether the experience
being undergone is one of high import and spiritual satisfaction,
or is one of the "dead-level" happenings, which brings
no joy and wherein only pain, fear and suspense are to be found.
(DINAI 664) You must learn to move forward steadily between the
pairs of opposites, saying to yourself: ‘I am not this; I
am not that; eternally, I am the Self’. Have in the background
of your consciousness at all times three words: joy, stability and
the Plan. Joy will open the door to the Ashram and leads the way
to the soul.
Preserve at all
times the magnetic interplay of the polar opposites within yourself.
Do not permit yourself to be led astray or to deviate from the narrow
path that leads between the contraries of any experience or situation.
Simply put, your immediate imperative is to educate yourself in
the ways of the straight and narrow Path.
Clearly you can
no longer permit yourself the luxury and license of losing control.
Your personal conduct must be exemplary and handled skillfully with
right direction of will and with sound judgment. Any unprincipled
aspect of your character must be sublimated and any tendency to
wanderlust overcome. Exhibit moderation and temperance in the pursuit
of all your pleasures, appetites and activities.
character traits of the Geminian under Jupiter include insight,
wisdom, virtue, sound judgment, compassion and spiritual vision.
The flashes of intuition with which you are becoming familiar are
growing into a constant blazing soul light, irradiating your mind
and providing the point of fusion and blending of the greater and
lesser lights of soul and personality.
You are now beginning
to have newly awakening responses and sensitive awareness to other
aspects of the divine life. It is no longer appropriate for you
to prostitute your personal thoughtforms into old astral patterns
or according to the base use of separative selfish desires. The
energy of your thought must be for the good of all and unselfishly
consecrated towards the benefit of others.
Awaken the power
to project your thoughtforms with energy and clarity. A fluid versatility
and analytic understanding of people and circumstances should be
your daily habit. The doors of thought that open into greed, hate
and pain, into fear, jealously and desire must be completely closed
before you can become initiate.
Right motive must
control before the true building work of the soul is able to commence.
High-grade Gemini aspirants are the creators, leaders and guides
in all phases of human living. You are a leader of public opinion
and your duty is to speak of the soul and enlarge upon the Plan
while immersing yourself in the building of the New World. In this
manner within your environment you offset the law of the form and
usher in the rule of Love.
Another one of your
principal tasks is to learn the true meaning of illusion on the
plane of mind, and in its midst discover the golden thread of Truth.
By this esoteric process clarify the atmosphere of your thoughts.
It is essential
that you voluntarily tread the "burning ground" (DINAI
464) and through the fiery resolution of conflicting strains, actions
and reactions in your astral body, set the stage for your subsequent
release and awakening into planetary consciousness. Produce the
death of the hindering factors and remove all inner obstacles and
personal relations that prevent synthesis. What is required is the
death of the instinctual nature of your separative isolated ego,
because this is the main cause of your pain and unresolved dualism.
Your powerful astral
and psychic life is a definite part of your spiritual expression.
Do not allow it to be uncontrolled, overemphasized and overestimated.
As final release must be mentally achieved, you need to attain an
intelligent grasp of the conscious mechanism and of the life process
itself which enables you to be what you are. When further progressed,
the nature of the Great Illusion will be more apparent and conditions
as they exist apart from your point of view will be better grasped.
Even theoretically it may not be possible for you to do so yet,
but nevertheless you must attempt it. Challenge yourself to act
as a more decentralized thinker.
Do not seek to imprint
or mold your limited understanding of Truth into the hearts and
minds of others. Let your actions speak for themselves. We do not
help others by attempting to interfere in their process or unduly
control their personal lifestyle, but rather by wisely and rightly
loving, educating, trusting and serving them. Who tells you what
to do, say or think? To what authorities or experts do you listen?
Grant others the same freedom you demand for yourself. Even if you
are the custodian of the 'saving Truth' you must know when to remain
silent. In the final analysis, each one must be left to the care
and karmic guidance of their own soul. It is a hard lesson to learn,
especially with loved ones, but the best service is rendered with
a sense of complete spiritual detachment and dispassion.
Group work is not
easy for you because you have yet to free yourself from personal
attachments and prejudices. Endeavor to truly listen to and aspire
towards the Lord of Love which is the soul. Then pour out and release
your love to all beings in a great out-flowing of thought. Release
is found in your field of service. Souls heal and aid each other's
personalities. Personality relationships drain and devitalize.
do not rationalize yourself into a confidence in the rightness of
your decisions and into a surety that your particular life choices
and your preferred circumstances are correct and justified. A certain
amount of mental discomfort and questioning is in order. Your task
is to free yourself of some major and severely limiting ancient
thoughtforms. Strive to learn where to truly find joy, comfort and
rest. Ever the personal lower self will resist the soul, which seeks
to carry illumination through the mind.
As you work will
you endeavor to hold the position of the "one at the centre"
(DINAI 442), carrying this consciousness with you at all times and
dealing with your associates and those whom you instruct from this
perspective? This will in itself constitute an arduous undertaking
and will serve to stabilize your orientation and your direction
(using this word esoterically).
Seek to use the
forces of the creative imagination, cultivate the power to visualize
and seek the intensification of the magnetic vibration of the ajna
center. Use your creative imagination in strengthening your alignment,
consciously linking brain-mind-soul and producing a deepened and
more stabilized interrelation and awareness.
One of your problems
in connection with all spiritual and meditation work is to avoid
becoming too mystical or abstract; spiritual achievement for the
aspirant comes through the blending of the highest possible point
of spiritual recognition with the enlightened mind and the physical
brain consciousness. See to it that as far as you may, you "stand
in spiritual Being" (DINAI 113), that you are one with the
soul and that there is a clear channel from soul to brain, via the
mind. Then forget the differentiations that are mental in their
origin, and do your work as a soul.
Your main task is
to become a mediator accurately carrying the messages between the
soul and brain, establishing right relations between your lower
and higher selves. This produces great mental facility and the resultant
ability to hold in view the many opposites in manifestation.
You best accomplish
your own growth by attempting to serve and aid those you come into
contact with. Deep within the recesses of your inner psyche an embryonic
understanding of causes and conditions can now begin to ripen.
is your inability to take your eyes off your own spiritual development
which is holding you back. You have a knack of missing many valuable
hints and clues offered by your soul. Many service opportunities
are immediately available to you, but you consistently fail to recognize
them. Your sins are more of omission than commission. Find it within
yourself to unselfishly give ever more fully to your children, family,
friends and co-workers.
Bringing about a
better integrated alignment will release more fully the love of
your soul into your personality life and render you more radiant
and attractive in the spiritual sense, thus increasing your usefulness
in service and supply of group need. This release of love will come
through alignment, decentralization from the things of the personality,
and a more loving attentiveness to the service of others. In connection
with your own character development, seek to bring about a decentralization
and self-forgetfulness. This will offset and negate that spiritual
diffidence and dissatisfaction with yourself that does color much
of your thought.
Cultivate the quality
of tenderness, growing out of an increasing capacity to empathize
with other people and their problems. Only your pure thoughts—those
that blend and fuse—can be sustained. Know that the isolated
way is dark and so let the radiance of your heart lead you to peace.
Desire earnestly the loving, radiant heart that showers peace and
healing strength upon others.
You carry a high
level of responsibility, and for the remainder of your life you
will produce a definite positive and stimulating effect upon those
whose lives you are privileged to contact and to whom you can stand
as a tower of strength in a world where spiritual adjustment and
higher reorientation are underway.
Because of the success
of those at this stage of the Path certain ashramic adjustments,
certain great transitions in consciousness are presently taking
place. Some of the lessons you have learned have not yet fully emerged
into your waking consciousness, but that is of no moment for they
can still bear fruit interiorly and my brother, it is your subjective
effort which is the most potent. Knock on the door and request entrance
to the Ashram.
of taking the fifth step is yours—a step that will enable
you to take up your life's burden in full consciousness of who you
are and of what you must do. The period of groping along the Path
with only the dim light of aspiration is slowly giving place to
the sure knowledge of an illumined mind. Your current incarnation
is one of the most educational and developmental that you have experienced.
Your recent cycle of unfoldment signals your readiness for Accepted
It would be of value
if you could express clearly in words what you believe in your highest
and deepest moments is the Path of Accepted Discipleship. As a soul
functioning through a personality, what is the next recognition
or realization that you seek to register in your brain consciousness
in order to attain to the fifth rung of the ladder?
To aid in this,
ask yourself these three questions to clarify what you may currently
only partially sense: What exactly is your intuitive sense of your
immediate likelihood of acceptance? What will be the practical outcome
in your daily outer life of discipleship? What will be the quality
of the Master-disciple relation when your discipleship is a fact
in mind and brain consciousness?
Train yourself in
acute and intelligent mental observation, along with heart sensitivity,
so that you can express both love and understanding in all circumstances.
Your love will shed new light on all you perceive and you will learn
to truly feel with the sentiency of your soul. Life will then open
up before you in new rhythms of service and of usefulness. This
will be a sign that you have become an Accepted Disciple.
Be ready to change
the stable rhythms of your high-grade personality for the eager
forward-looking attitude of an Accepted Disciple. Seek at any cost,
to be alive and eager for the future. Never hide behind your thoughts
of past achievement or of spiritual glory in some future life; learn
to recognize and meet spiritual opportunity when it stands before
you and changes will then come because your inner attitude has prepared
the way. Will you see the open door leading to a fuller and a richer
life in the Ashram of your Master? He calls you to preparedness
and for freedom from the glamour of the familiar, of family and
The active double
life of the disciple is your next goal. Your duty and your goal
go hand in hand. Thus can the rainbow bridge be built. You are making
progress, my brother, and can—if you so will—be of greater
service to your fellow men.
Five: Man the Disciple
1st to 11th
have stepped into the ashramic position that is rightfully yours.
You have definitely forged strong inner links with your master and
your group brothers. You have been admitted to the Ashram because
of an already established soul alignment and a measure of definite
contact. Now your way leads into the inner circle of the Ashram
and the only means to facilitate this is through a still closer
rapport with the soul, which is the one Master, the Light of Life.
life as a disciple will now move forward through periods of life-and-death
crisis that serve to produce your complete illumination upon the
Path of Accepted Discipleship. The achievement of a more stabilized
attitude of detachment based upon conscious personality renunciation,
upon a right orientation of your personality to soul and to the
Hierarchy of Servers will produce an increasing power of control
by your soul—the One who knows no attachment and who stands
at-one with all souls in all forms.
an aspirant you have long been rightly oriented towards the Light,
but with intervals of forgetfulness and engrossment in the things
of everyday existence. There was in earlier times but little of
steadfast, coordinated purpose. Now you are insistent upon making
the transition out of the lower into the higher life, and have made
a pledge to your soul that you will recognize no impediment or handicap.
ashramic assistance is given to you, and your Master has welcomed
you as an Accepted Disciple and is glad through suggestion and watchful
cooperation to aid you on your way. Such assistance is given because
you have transcended selfish aspiration and have lost sight of your
own progress in the desire to serve. Now you are sounding forth
a new note—the note of growth through a cultivated self-forgetfulness
and through the service of the race.
are at a profoundly difficult step in the progress of this sign.
A disciple is tested on all three levels of the personality simultaneously
— physical, astral and mental. Your work as a disciple carries
with it joy but increased responsibility; greater discipline but
realized gain. The work to be done lies ever in the realm of increasing
realization. You have to become aware and conscious of each step
that you take and its result, of each motive that impels and its
effect, and of each objective gained and its consequence. The fruits
of discipline have to be clearly understood without any attachment
to the results of the work.
an increased sensitivity to yourself and to others. A conscious
approach to discipleship must be induced so that you are ever aware
of contact in two directions: the inner subjective life and the
outer objective world; this must be undertaken as a synthetic dual
activity. Reflect on this because in the central decan Mars carries
the war between the opposites into the very depths of your being
and establishes relationship between the Self and the not-Self.
aids in this complete unification through one-pointed devotion to
the desired objective. Although traditionally the energy of Mars
is said to be malefic, in fact its power to establish relations
between the opposites means that its influence is beneficent. Aim
at the realization that here and now your soul and personality are
you stand initiate, your personality knowingly and willingly must
fully cooperate in the 'marriage made in heaven', and then and only
then will you understand the true significance of Mars as the Lord
of Fusion and Benign Uniter.
rulership of Mars means that you are unable to rest until polarized
on the side of your soul. You are a sensitive, struggling disciple
who longs for release from failure and from ordinary existence in
the mundane world. Do not permit yourself to close your eyes to
the world or become self-hypnotized, hiding within the shell of
does not permit you to insulate yourself and to hide behind the
shield of a protective lifestyle. All separating walls or barriers
existing between yourself and others are to be removed. The great
heresy of separateness is now to be completely eradicated. Do not
display an irascible contentiousness or a submissive nature. Strive
to overcome all forms of psychic violence.
must not permit yourself to be over-sensitive to criticism or under
the influence of glamour to wield the weapon of speech in a destructive
manner. Do not unnecessarily take personal offense at anything or
anyone. Your psychic equilibrium must be maintained and your temper
kept in check. Other people should no longer be able to cause you
any undue strain, distress or strife. As a disciple you should have
learned enough self-control to tolerate the shortcomings, failings
and faults of others. Do not carry a 'chip on your shoulder' but
realize that antagonistic attitudes towards others only bring to
the surface the most undesirable qualities in those with whom your
lot is cast. You are part of a group of disciples in order to study
a mode of service for which you are well equipped and trained. All
that occurs in your life, my brother, all preparation that you may
make for future lives and all that you seek to do for the future,
should be made subservient to that basic idea of service.
to demonstrate a true emotional stability that is not subject to
disturbance by unexpected accidents, illness, deaths or circumstantial
threats. Success is attained by not becoming confused or emotionally
unbalanced in difficult and stressful situations simply involving
different points of view. This is not an easy task, especially at
this stage of the Path. Any latent residues of selfish cruelty and
wickedness must be released, while hasty, hazardous and foolhardy
tendencies must be checked. You must become free from inner turmoil,
self-recrimination, self-rationalizing, deep subjective discontent
and the longing to escape the atmosphere of acute suffering in which
at times you live.
emotions are exceedingly powerful but are to be kept under strict
Martian regulation, direction and control. All forms of unwholesome
or overwrought imagination must be eliminated. Although under tremendous
stress and strain, it is imperative that you learn to relax and
achieve tranquility, inner contentment and peace. There are still
areas of unresolved doubt and many fears and questions in your mind,
but your basic attitude towards them is positively changed. That
is much to have achieved. Disciples inspired by Mars always have
a natural tendency to be dissatisfied, but you must eliminate this
personal glamour. The accomplished disciple has learned to speak
is an unusual depth of love and understanding in your nature. Give
of it freely to all. Keep your spiritual morale high and be not
overly distressed by world pain. Weather the stormy Martian waters
and arrive at the quiet land of spiritual tranquility, a reality
free from emotion yet filled with unimpeded love. This is the reward
and the result of perseverance throughout the trials and tests of
the Second Initiation.
astral nature is deeply self-centered and the inflow of soul energy
during the testing period intensifies this so that you are sometimes
swiftly overwhelmed by acute emotionalism, glamour and intense irritable
sensitivity towards all. Do not allow the tests and trials of your
astral nature to overtake you. Do not hide behind any over-estimation
of yourself with the intention of concealing your hurt, suffering
or pain and do not impose this upon your co-workers or students.
Release the focus on yourself as the central player in your life
drama. It is imperative that you break your personal attachment
to your individual viewpoint. Destroy any remaining antipathies
or prejudices and work hard to maintain a reasonable and tolerant
up any deep-seated sense of superiority over your group brothers
regardless of their rank. Strive for simplicity and unity free from
the glamour and the intricacies of the thoughtform-making mind.
Concentrate on a clear-eyed clarity of purpose and steadfast intention
untrammeled by undue questioning and devious introspection. Simplicity
leads to silence and to a love which asks nothing in return; not
silence as an escape mechanism but as the occult retention of speech.
this difficult stage it is symbolically said that the "way
of red desire" fails here, having lost its allure. The "playground"
of the senses no longer has its appeal. (DINAI 675 & 216) All
forms of residual self-centered contentment and smug self-satisfaction
are not to be tolerated. Learn to recognize, identify and trust
your own inner spiritual feelings and then to correctly and knowingly
act in accordance. Do not repudiate falsely that glamour does not
touch you—which assertion itself would indicate that it does.
Be prepared to take risks but not in an imprudent or irrational
manner. Be bold as a result of acquired knowledge and experience
in conquering and overcoming obstacles.
suffering and misery produced by lifetimes of negativity, anger,
imprisonment, torture and all types of antagonistic experiences
and feelings have taught you many hard and painful truths. In the
midst of profound personality distress and unhappiness the powerful
presence of your soul is ever there. Others at times of distress
and crisis sorely need your strength. Transmute all into the dignity
of soul consciousness, intelligent direction, clear expression of
a sense of truth and a wide and general inclusiveness. The intellectual
result will be the stimulation of others towards clarity of thought
kindness and a sincere sociability. When you have mastered these
lessons you will have developed the qualities of mercy, sympathy,
justice, tolerance, peace and harmony. Your heart will then be daring
and courageous, expressing an all-embracing love, dedication and
devotion to humanity. The rewards and gifts of the central decan
are dynamic joyfulness, vitality, positivity, generosity, fearlessness,
courage and youthfulness.
will be fully tested until the underlying motivations of all actions
taken are truly expressive of a selfless and non-acquisitive state
of mind. You now know beyond controversy that the 'hands can only
keep that which they cannot hold'. It is Mars which grants you the
power to bravely walk on Earth as you really are—a soul. At
the conclusion of the fifth step the three-fold lower nature is
finally completely controlled by the soul or the Love Aspect, and
this not in theory but in deed and truth.
Mars you will become the perfect personification of the spiritual
warrior, conquering and overcoming any and all obstacles upon the
Path of Initiation. Spiritual deeds are only sustaining and enduring
if they proceed from intelligently directed thought and a clear
course of action. Your creative plans and service activities will
be successful if they are formulated by due reflection, meditation,
spiritual imagination and visualization. Go forward with strength,
love and understanding to the sixth step. Do not let your lower
reasoning mind deter you from anticipating great things. You have
strength and power and a dynamic will and these are your true soul
assets. Your only hindrance to initiation is a failure to love enough.
Give fully and abundantly of your loving strength in service to
the Plan and you will indeed be initiate.
period of your testing and trial as a disciple ends when the experiencing
soul learns to live, to serve and work, to think and feel with the
consciousness ever withdrawn to the "secret place of the most
High." (DINAI 457)
from the point of view of the soul, is simply a sequence of states
of consciousness registered by the physical brain. It does not in
reality affect the inner spiritual soul. You, the true Being, need
no instructions. The task of your Master is only to bring to your
attention, working through the medium of your physical brain, those
aspects of the Ageless Wisdom that own soul is seeking to have you
register. When you truly grasp this occult truth you will stand
Six: Man the Initiate
11th to 20th
Way of Love is the lighted way. At the sixth step of Gemini the
pure light of day has succeeded in driving all shadows and darkness
away and your life has become so brightened and lightened that the
Sun 'in the head' is shining in all its glory.
as a disciple you served to establish right relationship with your
soul and with your fellow human beings, your brothers and sisters.
Now as an initiate, the service that your group renders—as
outlined by your Master—engrosses your full occult attention
and intention. The inner link upon the spiritual side between all
group members is growing firm and clear. It is not easy for initiates
such as yourself to identify themselves with the weakness or failure
of your group brothers, and yet this is necessary. These shortcomings
constitute just as much a part of the expression of your group work
as does strength or success, and there can be no separation in attitude
or failure in identification. An initiate must learn to identify
with the whole of the group.
as an initiate your individual and group task is to establish right
relationship with divinity itself and to be able to truly say "I
serve the One". (EA 332) The magnetic line of the light of
the Sun which leads to the Source of manifestation is centralized,
intensified and then becomes an entranceway.
is written that the initiate becomes the Path itself upon entering
the light; that is, he becomes the light itself, and then functions
as a lamp set in a dark place carrying illumination to others and
lighting the way before them. The subjective tests concern the ability
to stay centered in the Real, the True and the Eternal. The inner
attention is focused in the world of primary causes and the realm
of the Monad.
Sun's rulership here indicates that you will achieve inner release
from all limitations of your personality, the form nature and the
material side of life. Triumph over the trials of this decan will
enable you to dwell eternally in the consciousness of the One Life.
Apprehension of the Will and Purpose of divinity is unfolded.
for this decan are identification, realization and recognition.
The initiate enters into the consciousness of the Monad, the One.
The Sun reveals that the enlightened Twin is monistic having overcome
the duality of matter and mind. The Egoic body has done its work,
the solar angel has accomplished its purpose, and the form side
of existence is no longer needed as a medium or field of experience.
In other words the rainbow bridge has successfully been built. The
spiritual Triad, the causal body and the personality have been linked,
thus uniting the concrete mind, the abstract mind and the intuition
or pure reason. Hence the revelation of the eternal synthesis which
underlies the dualities of manifested existence. The symbol of the
Sun here represents the "orange ball of…one-pointed purpose".
mental expression is broad, deep and penetrating, offering great
insights into the inner, subtler mysteries of life. You have already
overcome any final residues of separative thought, folly, pride
or vanity. For ages great stability of mind and clarity of thought
have been cultivated, producing a mental disposition which is generous,
all embracing and magnanimous.
to the basic nature of the Sun, this final decan produces the expression
of a humane mind that commands respect and confidence even from
enemies. It is a mind which is incapable of being led astray and
is quite implacably focused. You are tested on your ability to use
the form at will for the purposes of the general good, while yourself
remaining withdrawn from identification with any aspiration of the
form life, no matter how highly developed.
carry forth their work on the plane of pure intuitional awareness
with the greatest ease and facility. Your mind is constantly in
touch with the Archetypal Minds who are the Custodians of the Plan.
the rays of the Sun you are ideally suited to be a focal point of
information on the physical plane. You carry into manifestation
the desired aspect of the Plan. You strive to learn to deal with
the full details of the specifications of the divine blueprints.
The Science of Impression becomes your true forté. You work with
those so chosen and seek to impress them with the precipitating
divine Idea so that the work can move forward on the physical plane.
The rulership of the Sun further indicates that you can "hold
the mind steady in the light" (DINAI 113) and stand in perfected
human form a fully conscious soul.
illumined revealer of the presented idea, you are in touch with
the primary Life principle which underlies all outer manifestation.
You carry recognition of the inner and spiritual reality which has
produced the outer and visible form. Illuminated by the rays of
the Sun the way stands clear, the causal body disintegrates, the
personality fades out and the Great Illusion is ended.
main characteristics are pure vision, intuitive perception, direct
knowledge and the ability to use the undifferentiated energies of
the Universal Mind. Freedom from multiplicity is your keynote. The
compass of your expanded awareness comprehends the sum total of
your whole Life. Your goal is to be able to function in the full
consciousness of your Spirit. Awareness of that which is divorced
even from group form then becomes possible. When this takes place
you truly comprehend the significance of Spirit, the One Life behind
all forms, the central energy that is the cause of all manifestation—the
are an expert at throwing light on all aspects of world problems.
You truly see the vision of the future and the larger world picture,
and are pledged to the releasing of humanity. Your dynamic service
focus—depending upon your soul Ray—may deal with the
coming nature or type of world government in relation to its emergence
out of the present governments of the major world powers. Or it
may deal with the coming world education and what should develop
in that field of training. Or it may concern the coming world religion
and what should constitute its major and universal tenets. The right
use of the obstructing and destructive energy of the Sun has been
entrusted to you because of your conscious endeavor to aid and liberate
humanity as a whole. You must give free expression to the vision
and permit it to be revealed and shared. Thus your goals and methods
are directed towards a quicker resolution of the present world crisis
and the consequent release of the new order.
Fierce grows the
heat of the Sun leading to the end of suffering. When this stage
has been outgrown the unobstructed Sun and the clear bright light
of Truth will shine. This is your path back to the hidden center.