As one and all progress through their most difficult of experiences in their life they become somewhat free from the demands of survival and have the ability from within their own sense of progress as well as an inherent need to express their self vocalized understanding of life. Most will then share through a vague sense of higher need to enter into some phase of service. Most often service is viewed as an altruistic sense of commitment to their fellow man. This can be seen from many different points of view, ranging from patriotic to charity to mentor ship. All have that valid sense of purpose as well as fulfillment. And yet, at some point during the voyage of selflessness one may receive a tap upon the ethereal shoulder or a fleeting thought that we are close but need to step it up another notch.
Most of us are so busy with our daily routines as well as creative focuses of our own devices that we miss the plea (from one of those many inner voices) to move onto a higher sense of life and purpose. The following is for those who are coming into their own sense of community and with foresight as well as faith, can, and will lift themselves up a few steps on their path (despite the weight of the pack) by understanding the true value and commitment that they not only see but can feel purely from a single point of views well as just what a single person can do.
Whether we understand it or not we serve one another each and everyday we awaken, and even there (on the other side) we serve. We are part of a much greater sense of self than we can think of from the surface. Every time we hold a door open, we are in service to another. Each time we go to the store and purchase food or other consumer goods we serve those we are purchasing from. As we attend to them, they in turn serve others. Not only as individuals but as larger corporate, religious, or governmental personalities (entities) they in turn serve others (us on the return side). As we work, we are paid as we pay the mechanic, the preschool, the school system, all are connected to each other and are served. When we enter into relationships, we serve and are thus served in return.
Each and everyday we enter into agreements with others, whether it is a one time encounter or that of a long-term co dependent relationship or that of a business. So many layers with so many people it can be overwhelming if allowed to run loose of it’s own sense of free will and expression. Can you see how many seeming unrelated series of events can begin to move at an accelerated pace when you begin to attempt to respond to each one? Time seems to move faster as well as condense or fold upon itself. We begin to lose our sense of being connected with one another. As we begin to be left behind, (intentionally or unwillingly) we begin to move into another type of focus .This brings us into separation as well as alienation. We begin to see ourselves as well as others as different, somehow distant and no longer part of what we consider the whole. As we begin to look at those we consider different, we find differences within our make up, differences in values. We move more and more into a slower sense of service until we reach a point where we no longer see communal connected life anymore.
Recognition , the more we slow down, to look at all even closer the more fractionalized we become. So after a multitude of lives or adventures upon the path we begin to lose all memory of where we were or where we could be. In other words, we become lost. We begin to float much like leaves upon the wind drifting ever further from where we last were. All sense of direction lost. Hope and faith, the magnetic catalysts of creative connection disappear and we soon become victims of our own collapsing (creative) lives. Much of this because we moved away from our sense of service (connection). There are many versions of the biblical quotation by Jesus that says” as you serve, so shall you be served.” This is one version of service and how it connects as well as that which binds us to each other, not only out here but inside as well. There are a number of such interpretations or commitments that we share on many different levels with each other and those will come through at different times both personally and as a part of a larger community. Let us look at both versions since they are interwoven.
First, we have the Spirit aspect of service at our soul level as well as that of being a spark of divinity that is moving towards a higher state of divinity. Higher virtues placed upon fields of spiritual endeavor create expression in terms of action as well intent in and of mankind.
All of life, no matter what form or level is a focus or a point of view. As each of our souls were born upon the breath of a Ray, or manifestation of Source. We as expressions of our intimate connection with Source and Soul continue that expression through all of our physical lives whether upon this plane or in any other realm and level our choices lead us. We will continue this living experience until we have fulfilled all of the requirements set upon us by our higher selves. Whether we can intuitively feel our path or have the need to call upon our Souls to reflect our path we all have chosen for the time being a path of service. It may be changed at any time if the desire warrants the change. With this said, many of our souls are hundreds of millions of years old and are not original inhabitants of Terra (Earth). Many have volunteered to come here as part of a much greater and grander expression of love and endearment. That story is for another day.
The second point worth looking at is this. Since we are connected to our souls only on a lower level of life, the concept of communion or service will naturally filter down through the different aspects of ourselves until that little voice at the rear of our heads tells us it’s time to begin the journey. Some of us put it off for one reason or another for a year or two as begin to search other venues of our lives and their travels. The voice either becomes louder or it turns into a series of events that are timed to draw your attention away from your current experiences which are typically based in and around lower physical life in an attempt to draw you back to your intended growth through service to the all. The more we push away from our true objective the more miserable our focus becomes. Many attempt to block this exchange with drugs, alcohol, and fringe behavior. As some from birth set up hurdles for themselves to make the return a little more difficult. All of this is meant to be achieved as a joint effort between us and our souls. Free will has a much higher level of involvement as well as commitment than many of us can appreciate on a day-to-day level. Yet, to be fair, how can any of us realize this, if it is not shared? This is but another tap on your shoulder
In order for anything of true value to be added permanently to your personality it must be asked for, pondered, expressed, and finally lived through with discernment and conscious appreciation. How many of us take the time each and everyday to be conscious as well as impeccable in our thoughts as well as deeds, not to mention mature in our expression of feelings. I know I have difficulty many times each and everyday. Yet, each day the curve becomes a little more gentle on the return of my output. It can for you also. Be patient, compassionate even if it takes a hundred times to master it, for in the end grace as well as wisdom will become part of your permanent image.
Now on to the real field of thought and expertise. As with anything that you take upon yourself, read each the description of each Path, wear it, taste it, smell it, feel it in your heart as well as your mind before putting it down and moving on to the next one. When you are finished see how different people in your own personal lives reflect perhaps unknowing their own path of service. Where does yours lie? How can even the shyest of people step forward to begin their path of service? Remember it is never to late, for the road goes forever on.
As there are seven manifested expressions or forms of source (GOD), going all the way to the Paradisal father, so are there seven Rays and seven ways for apprenticeship. In this day and place, we are confined to this experience. Master Djwhal Khul through Alice Bailey was first to bring service to the attention of all who aspire to move upon the path back to Paradise and to the True Mother/Father. Much of what Master DK passed on is very esoteric and difficult to follow. For those who desire such a challenge this information may be found in the book Initiation, Human, and Solar. For those of us who appreciate a more Practical approach, Dr. Joshua David Stone has filtered much of the mysticism out and has a more hands on approach for us. I will endeavor to give an even more condensed version to keep the reading to an average length. This invaluable information can be found in his book “Beyond Ascension.”
The Seven Paths of Service:
The Path of Earth Service
2. The Path of Magnetic Work
3. The Path of Training to Become a Planetary Logos
4. The Path to Sirius
5. The Ray Path
6. The Path on Which the Solar Logos Himself is found
7. The Path of Absolute Sonship
1. The Path of Earth Service
“The Path of Earth Service is the first of the seven paths to higher evolution. If you choose this path, you remain on Earth or in the ashram of one of the seven chohans serving humanity from the inner plane.” As you will come to see, your life’s path is an expression from the inner world being expressed through and for you to all. “Many people, after leaving their physical vehicle will spend some time in Earth service from the inner plane as part of their training.
The path of Earth service deals with initiations seven through twelve, which you take with you up through the galactic level. After the ninth initiation you usually pass out of the cosmic physical universe altogether. The path of Earth service, during this particular phase of Earth’s development, is a most spectacular path because of the incredible speeding -up of evolution that is taking place at this time. Earth will make more progress in this forty year period of history (from 1988 to 2028) than it has in the last 3.2 billion years.” For those of you who feel the intense anticipation of an imminent event, and are on what seems to be an urgent sense of getting on with your lives, you are probably on this path.
“ The Masters on the Path of Earth Service are working in conscious receptivity to the cosmic astral plane even before graduating to that level because the cosmic astral plane is the true source of the energy of love.
All seven paths lead either to the cosmic astral plane or to the cosmic mental plane. The cosmic astral plane is the Heart of God and the center of pure love. The cosmic mental plane is the plane of the Divine Mind. The cosmic Buddhic plane is the cosmic level of pure reason. All paths eventually lead to the Great Central Sun.
Much training occurs on the inner planes once you have chosen your path. There are classes in telepathy, in how to channel (both as a giver and as a receiver), in the science of impression (conveying your will and intent to your manifested body), and in direct light transmission. There are classes in cyclic evolution that focus on the developmental stages of Earth’s history, just as a class on Earth might chart the developmental stages of a baby. The incarnations of the great masters are evidence of key transition points within this developmental model.... There are many , many models; in fact, Earth is unique in its usage of emotion for spiritual development.”
If I may interject a few other salient points to the mix, you are reading. In addition, of the emotional/heart energy, we have the freewill essence and that of ascension as through the transmutation of the physical to spirit bodies. This has never happened before, and is the reason so much patience as well as guiding forgiveness has been given to all over the last half million years. This is a cosmic event of untold proportions.
“The Path of Earth Service is one of great teaching, both as a master and that of a student, for there is always another level to unfold and another initiation toward which you are moving. The process is not complete until you move through all three hundred fifty two levels of the Mahatma (great cosmic teacher), so there is a long way to go.
2. The Path of Magnetic Work
The Path of Magnetic Work is the second of the seven paths to higher evolution. If you choose this path, you learn to work with fohat, the essential energy of the solar system, of the solar logos, Helios. Fohat energy is differentiated into seven major types (Rays). It is specifically with the astral energy of this planet and later of the solar system that you work if you choose this path. You will learn to direct the fohat energy into the planetary astral plane to help clear the manmade glamour and delusion. The pure astral energy used on this path is free of delusion, for it is made up of pure unconditional love. On this path, you wield the force of this electrical magnetism under the direction of the great ones. Matter of every density and vibration is manipulated in the service of the divine plan.”
Here I would add that during these closing moments as it were, we the inhabitants of this realm are flooding the lower astral plane with a lot of egoic negative emotional energy which has begun to create a subplane of negative thought forms which are real in the sense that they are a created form of life which lives off the emotional energy which is being produced and discharged by the incarnated souls of this plane. Because of this energy being reflected back to us, we are seeing turbulent visions of potential results of the upcoming event. This is part of the glamour that has been created by unchecked emotional projections.
“On this path, you also learn to work with the great waves of ideas and currents of public opinion on a planetary level. You learn to work with pure solar astral energy, pure galactic astral energy, and later pure cosmic astral energy. If you choose this path, you must be trained to be an expert in timing and energy manipulation. The pure astral energy, or love energy, that is coming from the higher levels is also expressed as light and goodwill. It is distributed to the Hierarchy as well as to humanity.
Working with magnetism involves balancing the universal forces. Much work is also focused on the grid lines of the Earth. The path of Magnetic Work is a cosmic science that applies to creation on many levels. At its highest level, it deals with the creation of universes, white holes, black holes, and star polarities. For human purposes, magnetics is focused on a planetary and solar levels and is concerned with the evolving consciousness in incarnation.
The first training would be an observation class in which you observe how magnetic work is implemented in the cosmic plan. At the second step, you are allowed to experience the magnetic effect on a limited basis. The third step involves the application of magnetics in service to the planet.
Magnetism is occurring all the time on Earth. There is emotional magnetism that occurs between a man and a woman who are in a romantic relationship. There is magnetism between any two people who are having an intellectual conversation. There is magnetism between any two people who are physically touching each other, for energy is being transferred. You already have some understanding of magnetism and you utilize that understanding in your daily life. The master who chooses the Path of Magnetic Work builds on this understanding in order to deal with humanity as a whole, with the planetary body and the solar system, and later with the galaxy and cosmos themselves.
The master choosing this path learns the science of changing mass consciousness and public opinion through the dissemination of electromagnetic pulses and electromagnetic waves. For example, one of the waves or impulses might be connected to the thought form of peace. Rays, colors, and sounds can be used in this way as well. It is on the astral plane, however, that most of this work is being done.
Ascended masters do not operate out of the astral plane because for Earth, it is a plane of delusion. By clearing and purifying the astral plane, they allow humankind to see more clearly, for then it is not living in a dark cloud of planetary delusion. It is hard to free yourself from this delusion on a personal level when the entire planet is one massive emotional fog. In this context the importance of such work can be seen.
The astral plane delusion around the planet could be likened to emotional smog. The masters on this path, using pure astral energy and the science of magnetics, clear the smog away and then influence consciousness on a planetary level toward the spiritual ideal. Magnetics is used on all seven of the paths to higher evolution. In truth, it is the foundation for all other paths.
Ten percent of humanity chooses this path as opposed to the other six paths to higher evolution. The science of magnetics could be described as the understanding of the way to keep creation together in manifestation. It is to this larger ideal that the masters who have chosen this ideal work on all levels of God’s creation.
3.The Path of Training to Become a Planetary Logos
The Path of Training to Become a Planetary logos is the third of the seven paths to higher evolution. It is the path that Sanat Kumara, Earth’s Planetary Logos, has chosen. The masters choosing this path at their sixth initiation are being trained to take up the work of the seven planetary logo and the forty-nine sub planetary logo and their assistants for the next system. Each of the seven Chohans, or lords of the seven rays takes on a certain number of students and trains them specifically for this work. The masters choosing this path have a special aptitude for dealing with the psyche and are, hence, considered the divine or cosmic psychologists.
They also have a special aptitude for dealing with color and sound. Every planetary logos has his or her own planet and school for the training of subordinate logo. Sanat Kumara attended a school on Venus. Masters choosing this path for this time and day will study under one of the Kumara’s. The initial training is done through a form of higher telepathy from members of the Council Chamber at Shamballa and specifically from two of the Buddhas of activity who are the core of the helpers of Sanat Kumara in his work of planetary logos. The next stage will be to travel to Venus as Sanat Kumara did and continue your training there. This will ultimately lead you to the cosmic mental plane.
Only 15% of humanity choose this path of the seven paths to higher evolution. The training is long and arduous. The full training to become a planetary logos, which means to embody a planet of your own for which you become totally responsible, can take as long as 50 million years. It must be remembered, however, that time is not experienced in the same way once you leave your physical body. There is really no such thing as time on the inner planes. There are cycles of activity and inactivity. Cycles of inactivity take the form of periods of contemplation and mental activity. Cycles of activity take the form of periods of active energy direction which serve to impress the will of a given planetary logos upon the council chamber of the planet with which he is working and possibly upon other planets in the solar system as well.
There are classes available during training. There are classes about time and cosmic planning which deals with how to mesh your specific planetary plan with the plans of other planetary logo. There are other classes dealing with multi species evolutionary development. In the case of this planet, for example Sanat Kumara is in charge of the development of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms as well as of humans, but not all planets have a variety of species. Other classes include concerns of an eighth dimensional training of how to handle incompletion on a planetary level in cases in which a particular theme being impressed on the evolutionary scheme is not working. Another is that of communication and oneness. A lot of time is spent on this subject, studying, among other things, how to accommodate change on a large scale. It must be understood that masters on this path are not focused on individual states of consciousness but on the consciousness of the whole and with its responsiveness to cosmic issues with which it is involved.
As you evolve through God’s infinite universe, you keep extending the responsibilities you are given. When the job of being a planetary logos is finished, you might choose to graduate and move on to embodying an entire solar system, as Helios has done. After that, maybe a whole galaxy and then a universe, as Melchizedek has done. You must expand gradually, systematically, your mastery and worthiness to take on the next step of responsibility. Most people get overwhelmed just dealing with their own bodies, emotions, and minds. Imagine being responsible for a whole planet, solar system, galaxy, or universe. This is your destiny, regardless of which path you choose. Each initiation you go through, of the three hundred fifty two leading back to the Godhead, signifies another level of expansion and added responsibility.
If you choose this path, you will eventually be come a directing builder and creator of all forms of planetary life. You will have achieved the perfect synthesis of spiritual will and spiritual love. As the training continues and you move to becoming a Buddha of activity, you add active intelligence of the third ingredient, which creates a perfect balance of active love, and active will. Before incarnating into your own planet, you will serve as a Buddha of activity on another planet, helping another planetary logos. The supreme goal of a planetary logos is to impress his sevenfold body of manifestation, via its seven states of consciousness and seven chakras, with his will and intention. The training on this path therefore requires an intensive study of the science of impression. As a master in training, you will gain experience in helping another planetary logos in his work with the scared planets in the solar system with which he is involved. It must be remembered that everything in God’s universe is connected and, in truth, one. No planet or planetary logos is an island unto itself.
If you choose this path, it confines you to a particular solar system for an extended period of time. For this reason Sanat Kumara has been esoterically called “The Great Sacrifice.” This particular path is not for everyone; however, it holds incredible opportunity for those who resonate with it.”
At this point I would like to add to Dr. Stones contribution by adding that in at least this universe for this particular day, and this way, there is an additional venue for this expression. As many of you are aware that normally anything in physical form is referred to in the feminine form of aspect. Thus as The planetary logo it is a combination of a masculine aspect of Father spirit energy as well as feminine aspect of mother material spirit which creates form regardless of level of dimensional life. As you travel on your roads of remembering you will discover that there are many forms of creative life that are indeed made up of mated male and female energetic life forces.
4. The Path to Sirius
“The Path to Sirius is the fourth of the seven paths to higher evolution. It is the path the majority of humanity will follow after ascension. Sirius is considered the higher university. Even before ascending, people often travel there during sleep time to attend classes and receive further training.
It would seem that many of the other paths to higher evolution are more advanced, and the Path to Sirius serves as kind of an intermediate step. Sirius is the galactic doorway to this galaxy. It is closely aligned with Pleiades. The actual star Sirius is a Great Sun. When I speak of Sirius here, I am referring to the inner plane Sirius, in the same sense that Shamballa is the inner “capital” of our planet. Djwhal has said that the Great Sun Sirius is to Earth’s Solar Logos Helios what the monad is to the spiritual person is on Earth. So Sirius is one of the teachers for Helios, who is president, so speak, of this solar system....(A God Parent as it were [mm])
There is a close relationship too between Sirius and the Spiritual hierarchy headed by Lord Maitreya who is now physically incarnated on the Planet Earth. The energy evoked is like a triangle with Sirius at the top and the hierarchy and the Heart of the Sun at the lower two points of the triangle. The energy from Sirius is the principle of cosmic love. Interestingly enough, this energy by passes Shamballa (the home of Sanat Kumara and the will aspect of God) and focuses directly on the Spiritual Hierarchy. Its effect is not felt until after you take your initiations.
The Astrological configuration that occurred on April 23,1994, which happens only once every ninety thousand years, allowed more of this Sirian energy to be anchored. It allowed the Spiritual Hierarchy to anchor a light package into the brain and heart centers of humanity and served to light up the grid points of the entire planet. This was an enormous boon; it accelerated your spiritual growth if you were to open to it. The ascended masters use this Sirian energy for training disciples for the second, fourth, and sixth initiations. Metaphorically, it is as though Earth were the master’s degree program and Sirius the PH.D. program for spiritual growth. It also must be understood that Sirius serves this function for a great number of planets in this galaxy, not just for Earth.
The Sirian influence was not recognized or focused upon this planet until the Lord Maitreya, the Planetary Christ, overshadowed the Master Jesus. Together, they reveled the love of God to humanity. Lord Maitreya was the perfect example and expression of the Sirius initiation.
Upon leaving the Earth and traveling to Sirius after the completion of your mission here, you will automatically become a representative of Earth’s evolving conclave. There will be representatives from other planets there, too. One of the things that you will probably do is to teach at the higher university on Sirius. Many of the students in attendance will be from Earth and will arrive in their soul bodies during their sleep time. Some may come from other planets. Others may be fellow masters from other planets who wish to know more about the Earth’s form of evolution. Besides teaching, you will be attending classes and many meetings. Some of the meetings will be formal and some informal. There will be many opportunities foe expanded service work, depending on your unique abilities and aptitudes.
Sirius receives much guidance from the universal core and the Universal Logos, Melchizedek. Vywamus also told me that Sirius receives guidance from a star system called Tulobra. Tulobra is a universe that has achieved complete unification and is from a Source entirely separate from the Source of this universe.
Vywamus told me that of the seven paths to higher evolution, the Path to Sirius is chosen by 62% of humanity. I asked Vywamus what I would be teaching once I reach Sirius. He said it is different for each person, depending on his unique abilities, consciousness, and skills, but that I would be teaching a class on the psychology of conscious development, with perhaps a specific emphasis on the development of consciousness through emotions. It must be remembered that many other planetary systems in this galaxy do not access emotions in the same way as humans on Earth. The beings from Zeta Reticulum, for example, are not emotional at all and have more of a mental and group consciousness.......
Once you ascend, if you have chosen the Path to Sirius, your home base will be Sirius for a period of time. As Earth is involved with initiations one through seven, Sirius is involved with initiations seven through twelve.
Shamballa, the home of Sanat Kumara, is a mini chamber of the expanded chamber that is Sirius. Shamballa is like an outpost of the White Lodge on Sirius. The governing body on Sirius is a Council of Twelve. The focus of their work is not just this galaxy, but the entire universe. Sirius and the Galactic Core are not the same. The Galactic Core feeds Sirius, which is a learning center; Sirius is a part of the Galactic Core. Since Earth went through the Harmonic Convergence and move into the fourth dimension, it has a direct connection with Sirius, both through its own contact and through the Spiritual Hierarchy. This connection with Sirius was expanded during the astrological configuration that occurred right before Wesak, on April 23,1994.
5. The Ray Path
The Ray Path is the fifth of the seven paths to higher evolution. If you choose this path, you stay on your own ray, the ray your soul or monad is on.
The Rays Are:
1. Ray of Will
2.The Ray of Love -Wisdom
3.The Ray of Active Intelligence
4.The Ray of Harmony through conflict
5.The Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science
6. The Ray of Devotion or Idealism
7.The Ray of Ceremonial Magic
Choosing this path means you work under the Lord of the world, Sanat Kumara, and the chohan governing your particular ray. If you choose this path, you travel to every part of the solar system in your service work.
It is a very complex path that requires an understanding of intricate mathematics and the ability to use geometry in a manner incomprehensible to the linear human brain. This path is chosen if you find the law of vibration of profound importance. In later stages of this path, you will serve on ano0ther planet corresponding to your own soul or monadic ray. This is true unless you are a third-ray soul or monad, which means you, will remain in service to the Earth.
In even later stages, you will continue your service work with the sun and work with Helios. Having thus mastered the Law of Vibration in the solar system, you will then pass on to the higher galactic levels of consciousness and service. It is at this stage that you pass from your own ray and move onto a corresponding cosmic ray. The sub rays the initiates have been on are only subsidiary rays of one of the cosmic rays. For example, this solar system is a second ray solar system, but other solar systems within this galaxy are likely to be on one of the other of the seven rays.
Each of the seven ray lords, or chohans, has certain qualities to express and certain aspects of life to unfold and manifest. It is with these rays intentions and enfoldments that you are involved with if you choose this ray. Many first ray souls and monads choose this path. Every initiate is on one of the first three rays: rays four through seven are subsidiary rays of the third ray. If you choose the Ray path, you must develop an understanding of the world of cosmic purpose.
The effect of these intentions of the rewards for wives upon our planet is, from there and go, purely incidental it takes place without planning, been due to definite site click, circulatory and cosmic activities where and they are truly engaged. Their intentions and purposes are not, therefore, in any way related to humanity-a fact which men are apt to forget.
It is, however, with these rays’ intentions that the initiates of the sixth degree is occupied when he passes on to the fifth or Ray Path. His decision and the intention of the Ray Lord at first, and the united intention of all of them eventually, are curiously and uniquely connected. The master on this path works at the comprehension of the intention and life purposes of the ray lords. Many first ray souls find their way on to this path, for there is a close connection between the decision at the sixth initiation and this fifth path; this might be expected for two reasons: one, that every master is on one of the three master rays and secondly every master has to develop an understanding of the world cosmic purpose. It is a connection based upon the use of the will; it is the will-to-power, the will-to-love and the will-to-know, plus the other four aspects of will which will form the elementary basis of the training given on this fifth path. Souls from other rays reach the same goal and occasionally choose this path, but it is not the one, which constitutes for them the line of least resistance, as it often is for masters on the first ray.
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1. First ray souls have to negate their” isolated unity” and study the beauty and value of differentiation. This period of training is followed by a mysterious process called “multiple identification.” Note how the adjective here conveys the many and the plural while the noun gives the concept of unity and the singular. In these two words, apparently contradictory though esoterically significant, there is embodied one aspect of initiation to be experienced on this ray path.
2. The second ray master who decides to go this way has to negate his attractive, Magnetic tendencies and learn the meaning of “isolated intention with a multiplicity of goals.” I know not how else to translate the archaic phrase, which describes the objective of the masters training on this path. The exclusive has to become the inclusive in an entirely new apprehended world of realization, while the inclusive has to master the technique of exclusiveness and become exclusive in a new realm of realization; it is an exclusiveness, which has in it no slightest element of the great heresy of separateness.
I may not here even indicate the type or quality of the intentions of the ray lords, which the master of the sixth initiation has to learn to comprehend. The training given him ends in another tremendous decision, which will place him in a group of lives on some sacred planet or in some solar system, which will be correspondence to Shamballa on our own little planet. Shamballa embodies the will or purpose of our planetary logos. The goal which these initiates( trained on the Ray Path) eventually reach is some sphere of activity wherein sublime purposes and divine intentions are worked out.
6. The Path the Solar Logos Himself is on
It should be remembered as this peculiarly abstruse subject is approached that the solar logos is as far removed( in the evolutionary sense) from our planetary logos as the latter is from the point of attainment of an accepted disciple. Yet the two are linked by a subjective unity and similarity of objective. At certain points upon the way of the higher evolution their two lines of energy meet and blend. Our Solar Logos also plays a peculiarly interesting part in the development of our entire planetary life. For the sake of clarity, yet at the same time speaking symbolically, Sanat Kumara might be regarded as a personal disciple of the solar logos, with all that that indicates of cosmic responsibility.
We had much difficulty in considering understandingly the path trodden by those masters who decide to tread the Path of Training for Planetary logoi. It is therefore far more difficult and practically impossible to say anything about this path which is trodden by those great beings who are in training for solar logoi. Of these, Sanat Kumara of is one. Not all planetary logoi tread the path of Solar logoi, for just as exalted positions await them elsewhere in the universe. Those masters, as I have said in a Treatise on Cosmic Fire, who tread this path are rare indeed, and hitherto have had to enter this path via the angel or deva evolution and by transference then to the fifth or Ray Path. Changes have however been made, and a master can now pass on to this sixth path directly and without entering the deva evolution.
This sixth path is one of which the masters in training have to work with the devas who are so frequently the mobile agents of the creative process in solar creation. The masters who enter upon this path, eventually and as part of their training, enter the council chamber of some of the secret planets, before transferring into the group which guides our Solar Logos; this in its turn is only a temporary phase, though in both cases the time embraced may cover vast periods, from the point of view of humanity. They work with principles unknown to us on Earth, though two of these principles will later be revealed; many of them are controlling factors on other spheres and in other planetary schemes which are more and advanced than ours; the master in training then acts as the custodian of these “energetic principles” or as distributing agent; in this way Venus was the custodian of what we call the principle of mind and brought it as a pure gift to embryonic humanity.
In a similar way, if you are an initiate treading this path, you will eventually distribute other such energetic principles throughout the solar system and cosmos under the guidance of the solar logos, until your training is complete and you are ready to take on the cosmic responsibilities of embodying an embryonic solar system.
7. The Path of Absolute Sonship
The Path of Absolute Sonship is the seventh of the seven paths to higher evolution. It is the path leading to the Sonship of a cosmic being higher than even the Earth's solar logos, Helios. This path forms a triangle between the planetary logos, Sanat Kumara, the solar logos, Helios, and the cosmic being who has been referred to as “the one about whom naught may be said.” this path also relates our solar system to the constellation of the Great Bear.
This triangle is in the nature of an open door, presenting unique and unprecedented opportunity to those to discover this path. Just as one of the seven paths produced ultimately the relationship to the Pleiades, so this path relates our solar system to the constellation of the Great Bear. You have, therefore, the following triangle composed of one stream of energy emanating from the Great Bear, another stream of the energy issuing from the heart of the Sun or from our Solar Logos, and the base line constituted of the seven streams of energy which come from our seven sacred planets. The potency and the effectiveness of this triangle is therefore unique and apparent; it produces a relationship between our system, our planets and the universe. This "open" triangle presents opportunity to those lives who, from the other side of the triangle to that presented to our Solar system and its contents, seek to help our solar system and bring the non-sacred planets to the point of liberation which is their particular goal. Through this triangular door all the great avatars enter our system and " find the point where they can serve "
The inflow of extra-solar energy is what produces the seven cosmic paths. There is no such grouping as the seven solar paths. In most cases, the paths lead away from our solar system altogether.
Among the changes necessitated by the abnormally rapid development of mankind, with its consequent stepping up of the quality of the disciples, it is the fact that no longer does the master---faced at the sixth initiation with a stupendous decision to make---enter upon the indicated path entirely blindly, heretofore. He is now given a revelation of the truth United goal of the seven paths and is likewise a vision of their varying intermediate, individual goals. Hence the name of the fifth initiation is that of the “initiation of revelation.” He can thus make his decision with open eyes and unblinded by the glory.
One point requires elucidation here. The whole standard of the mental equipment of the entering disciples is so much higher than it used to be, owing to the mental and intuitive development of man, that this fact has forced corresponding changes within the Hierarchy itself. The Masters who are now moving forward on to the path of the higher evolution are equally of much greater unfoldment; the will aspect is present to a great degree( little as you may realize it), and this is a new factor, conditioning much. Love and intelligence distinguished the Masters up to 300 years ago. Love and intelligence and will distinguish them today. This again is another reason for the comprehensive changes made and it is interesting to note that the bulk of the changes are due to the response of men to the Hierarchical work. It is humanity that has forced these events of so far-reaching a nature; mankind has also forced revelations which it had been believed could not be given to men for thousands of years or until the sixth race to come into being. An instance of the expansion of the information given can be noted in connection with the second path. Nothing is mentioned in my earlier presentation of the seven paths and Initiation, Human and Solar of the conditioning constellation. And the Treatise on Cosmic Fire, I mentioned that energy enters our system through an unknown source, via Gemini. In this latest contribution on the subject dimension that Libra, the balances, is involved. Thus there are found on this path of Magnetic Work to blended influences, those of Gemini and Libra.
The dual energy of Gemini is brought to a point of balance by means of the influence of Libra, and this balanced and dual energy is released then into our solar system. This entering stream of balanced energies forms the second path.
JOSHUA DAVID STONE
Published by Light Technology Publishing
THE RAYS and THE INITIATIONS
ALICE A. BAILEY
Published by LUCIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
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