We are here tonight to absorb, share, circulate and distribute
energy in the full moon inflow of Aries, which, as we know, opens the door into
Shamballa. The keynote of Aries is “I come forth, and from the plane of mind I
rule.” Aries is also known as the source, the beginning and the initiator of the
New Age and its coming civilizations, of the appearance of the Kingdom of God on
earth, and of initiating the individual into the mysteries. These two themes,
Aries as the initiator through the right use of thought, and Aries as the
doorway into Shamballa, are two focal points of my sharing with you tonight.
All of us as disciples know (or should know) about the power and
spiritual effect of thought. “Energy Follows Thought,” we are told, and as more
and more people are opening their spiritual perception on the mental plane, we
are gradually learning to use this power, combined with visualization, to direct
spiritual energies to uplift and expand human consciousness. That is why we are
The Expanding Powers of Thought
Thought has greater powers than most of us have fully realized.
Thoughts can fly around the world in a second, connecting with thoughts of the
same frequency, building into a mighty wave of thought power that can positively
affect world events. We saw an example of this with the fall of the Berlin Wall,
and then with the accelerated collapse of the oppressive regimes in Poland,
Czechoslovakia and Romania. Likewise, thoughts of hatred, separation and revenge
can create terrible human tragedies, as we have seen in Kosovo, Rwanda and now
Thought creates, and the outer world we see is the effect or
result of all the thought that has preceded it. The causes of everything we are
experiencing today were generated through Divine, individual and collective
thoughts. Everything we see in our world today is a product of the past, just as
the future is being built from today’s thinking.
Thoughts can also bless at a distance. Many of us have sent
healing and loving thoughts to friends, or to those suffering from disease,
poverty or war, and sometimes we hear that these thoughts have helped them.
Thoughts also follow their creator, for good or evil. This should be a sobering
thought for all of us as we observe the sometimes unruly thoughts in our minds,
and should give us incentive to create only positive and loving thoughts that
heal, not hurt.
Thoughts also affect the entire atmosphere of the planet, and we
especially notice it when there is a cycle of darker thinking that threatens to
engulf humanity, as we have today. Yet a positive, lighted thought is faster
than the speed of light, and can burn through the obstacles and darkness on the
mental plane, to strengthen and build a lighted space where good can grow. Thus,
as spiritual disciples, the right use of our divine power of thought is one of
our greatest responsibilities. As we progress on the Path, we learn to raise our
thinking to higher and more expanded frequencies. This means the area of thought
we can encompass expands.
How does this happen? We enter the Path thinking as a
self-centered human being, with all of our thoughts about ourselves, our work,
our service, etc. Through application of the fundamentals of self-forgetfulness,
harmlessness and right speech, we gradually pass through one of the gates of
liberation, known as decentralization. We are no longer the center of our life
drama, but we are focused more on thoughts of our family or group need, and how
to meet it. We are beginning to think like a disciple.
Gradually as we increase our service and expand our thinking, we
ask ourselves, what is the focus of human consciousness today, and what ideas
and spiritual teachings are needed to raise human consciousness towards the
light? We ask what is the next step in the manifestation of the Divine Plan that
needs to be implemented? And we become impressed and inspired with the part of
the divine Plan that we and our group can contribute to bringing into the world.
When this occurs we are thinking the way the Ashram thinks.
Even later, we begin to think like a Master of the Wisdom. We
would be concerned with long cycles of time, with world movements of thought and
energy, with planting the seeds of spiritual initiatives that will bear fruit
hundreds, or even thousands of years in the future.
A master is concerned with the birth, life and death of
civilizations, the cycles of ray lives, and ideas that need to be presented to
humanity. Through the power of our thought, we can add our thinking to
contribute to these great movements of thought and help change human
Then our thought expands into Christed thought, in which the
salvation and redemption of the entire human family and all kingdoms of nature
occupies our thought life. And finally our thought expands to the purpose of
manifested Life, to the question of Earth’s relationship to the solar system and
the ultimately to the Cosmos, and we find that our thought has lifted us into,
and ultimately through, the doorway into Shamballa.
In Shamballa we find an organized council of extra planetary
Beings, including the Divine contemplatives, the Nirmanakayas, receiving extra
planetary spiritual energies through the lens of the Solar Logos. These beings
meditate unceasingly on the purpose of the Solar Logos, and then in turn reflect
that purpose to our planetary Logos, who then implements it through his
unceasing Will in our world.
This purpose remains for the most part still inscrutable even to
most of the Masters, yet we know a few faint outlines of it:
To establish, through goodwill, right human relations on the
earth, and with all kingdoms of nature;
To share and circulate the resources of the earth so that each
incarnated soul has enough to live in joy and dignity;
To help every soul understand the purpose of life as the
evolution of consciousness;
To help each soul transform their karma, evolve their
consciousness, and realize their potential as fully as possible in service to
This is enough purpose to keep all of us occupied for centuries
What else do we know about this most esoteric of energy centers
on our planet, Shamballa?
We know that certain highly evolved 6th degree Arhats are able to
directly receive this energy from Shamballa and the Lord of our Planet, Sanat
Kumara, step it down and make it available to the 5th degree Masters who relay
it to other members of the Spiritual Hierarchy. We also know that at certain
designated times, the energy of will from Shamballa is released directly to
humanity on our planet, and we know that this happened in 1925,1975 and again in
the year 2000. When this occurs, major changes in human life and civilizations
are stimulated from this direct inflow of the Shamballa energy, entering through
the grouping of stars we call Aries. In past cycles they have caused major world
wars, massive social change and emergence of new forms of human living. We are
now in the midst of such a time, as we are seeing the outworking of the impact
of the Shamballa force released in 2000 in human life and affairs.
In addition to the release in 2000, there was an event in May,
2001 that occurs only every forty nine years, according to the Tibetan. At that
time, the 6th Degree Chohans met in conclave prior to making Their great
decisions regarding their own upward movement into the realm where the Will of
God is known, Shamballa. At that, time they decided what measures the Hierarchy
should take in relation to humanity, and these Chohans set in motion certain
energies and forces which cause great changes on Earth. The direction and effect
of these changes are determined by the response of humanity to the opportunities
and challenges presented by the energies being released.
During the May 2001 period, an intergroup gathering of
representatives of 16 esoteric groups from around the world, under the auspices
of the World Service Intergroup, met in Darjeeling, India for 5 days of
meditation during the Wesak Full Moon period. One of the purposes of the
gathering was to open as a group to impression regarding the Decision of the
Arhats and its possible implications for humanity. The group later published a
synthesis of their impressions called the Darjeeling Declaration. I would like
to share with you a small part of that intergroup impression regarding the
decision of the Chohans at that time:
The Great Decision
“The Great Decision for humanity is whether it will tread the
lighted Way and choose to throw off the shackles of all that binds it to the
lower realms and liberate itself into the freedom of the Spirit. The Decision of
the Arhats is to provide the energy to humanity to make this liberation possible
despite whatever upheavals and destruction this may cause in humanity. For
destruction of the form is preferable to the death of the spirit, and the living
death of souls in bondage. Power will flow to all that liberates humanity from
its chains, and power will be removed from all that enslaves the Spirit. The
time has come for humanity to be free.
The Externalization and Reappearance is beginning now, and the
true government, led by disciples and initiates, will be in place by 2025.
This statement about providing the energy for humanity to
liberate itself, despite whatever destruction of form might result, was only 4
months before the 911 attack in New York, which was the beginning of an
unfolding chain of events, the ultimate outcome of which is still being
determined today by human choices. This decision of the Arhats, combined with
the release of the Shamballa force in 2000, are two of the key inner causes for
the current upheaval we see in our world and civilization. Forms are being
broken down, so that more of humanity may be free to grow and unfold its
consciousness in alignment with Divine Purpose and Plan.
Let us look at the release of the Shamballa energy through Aries
more closely. We know that Shamballa focuses three fiery energies which affect
the life and forms it contacts. These are the energies of purification,
destruction and organization. We currently see the destructive use of the
Shamballa energy based on the choices of humanity, rather than its higher use --
to express the synthesis that already IS.
Today, we see the descending Shamballa energy being appropriated
by the Old Group of Self Servers, (OGSS), utilizing this energy to implement a
plan for world domination. Misguided money powers have worked to usurp United
States democratic institutions, and other OGSS seek to control oil and other
resources of the world by any means necessary, including war. The Shamballa
force is thus being misused for conquest rather than synthesis.
The real danger to the Plan from the Iraq war is not the
destruction of form, but the reversal of sixty years of international consensus
that preemptive attacks on another nation are illegal and unacceptable under the
UN Charter. The other fundamental issue is based on the spiritual recognition
that the outcome of any action is determined by the motives behind it. Thus even
though there are some positive motives, the dominant one is greed and desire for
power, which means that the outcomes of this war for humanity are likely to be
mixed and not truly beneficial.
Fortunately, however, the hubris of these little minds and wills
of men (and they are mostly men!) cannot prevail against the REAL SUPERPOWERS on
this tiny planet, Sanat Kumara, the Lords of Shamballa, and the Lords of Karma.
Even though these dark powers have been able to gain a temporary control because
most of humanity has been asleep in a materialistic trance, the karma from the
causes which have been set in motion will be the benevolent awakener of the
The resulting karmic results could have the ultimate beneficent
effect of breaking down old, outmoded forms such as the feudalistic and
dictatorial regimes of the Middle East, as well as the control which the hidden
money powers exercise over the policies and priorities of the United States
government and military. This could serve to open human consciousness to new
possibilities, for as the Tibetan has told us, “in the destruction of form lies
hid the secret of all evolution.” A Treatise On White Magic P. 371
We know that the outcome is assured, as nothing, NOTHING, on this
planet can ultimately stand for long in defiance of Divine Purpose and Will.
Portions of humanity can choose to oppose that Will, but ultimately they will be
swept aside as the heart of humanity sounds the note of the new civilization –
the note of Synthesis. For Humanity is beginning to identify as One -- One Life,
One Living entity, and recognize we are our brother and sister’s keeper. This is
the Yoga of the new Age, the Yoga of Synthesis through identification with the
The Tibetan tells us that one of the ways that the Will of God
expresses on this earth is through the voice of the people. The timeless saying
“Vox populi, vox dei,” the voice of the people is the voice of God, is an
earlier expression of this truth. Once this awakening realization that we are
all One life -- all peoples, races, nations, and kingdoms of life on earth, --
once this realization becomes widespread, nothing can stand against this power,
for it is the power of synthesis, the Being of our planetary life. For the Heart
of Humanity is Sound, and it will triumph, when it is fully filled with love for
Humanity and the light and Purpose of the Divine.
So when we have emerged from this current cycle of destruction,
and hopefully, the resulting purification of motives, how could the third aspect
of the Shamballa energy, organization come about? We all know that the incoming
7th Ray of Ceremonial Order and Manifestation is linking spirit and matter, the
highest and the lowest, and is stimulating the creation of more purified and
transparent forms, thus allowing a greater expression of Spirit into our world,
hastening the redemption and uplifting of humanity and the very matter of
The keynote for this new expression of Shamballa, which is
intended to create the new civilization, is Synthesis. What do we know about
synthesis? The Avatar of Synthesis, releases the new Synthesis energy to the
Planetary Logos and the Christ, Who in turn transmits it to the Ashram of
Synthesis via its focal points, the Masters, M, R and DK. From the Ashram it is
released to humanity to assist us in developing the capacity to stand in
synthesis on the mental plane, and create a civilization that reflects this
synthesis that IS.
As disciples, we need to identify with this synthesis to
transform our consciousness and change our inner reality. When we think about
all the people, nations, and the amazing range of consciousness and appearance
on this planet, how much can we include? Where do we need to broaden our
thinking? Can we begin to identify with the Being who is holding all this.
Synthesis is the BEING of the planetary Logos, it is the Beingness aspect, the
being who can hold all these realities in consciousness. Synthesis IS. It is an
aspect of Being. We, as disciples, and as hyperactive Americans, need to
practice Beingness. As the Buddha might say if he were with us today, “Don’t
just do something, stand there!” Stand in spiritual being.
But then, how can we functionally understand this synthesis?
Synthesis takes the best from the past, and what is relevant and useful from the
future, and applies it in the present. It is a synthesis through time. Thus,
Synthesis is not just a knowing, but a state of being, where the capacities of
heart, mind and will can, by being identified with the synthetic whole,
participate in the creation of the new civilization. We do this by building on
the best of the past, by bringing the relevant parts of the future into the
present, including its guiding laws and principles, and by living in the eternal
NOW which includes it all.
But synthesis also is a synthesis in space. We are seeing this
synthesis in one dimension of space being built through our modern worldwide
travel and networks of communications: television, telephone, telecomputers, and
an emerging telepathy. Today humanity is approaching a recognition of its
omnipresence and omniscience through the use of the internet, which I think of
as training wheels for telepathy. Someday, we will do everything we do today
with the internet simply through the power of thought, and all you will need
then will be someone’s “T-mail” address. We know, as the Tibetan tells us, that
this will lead to, a “subjective synthesis that will eventually annihilate
time.” A Treatise On White Magic P. 403 We see this already underway with the
disappearance of time when we are linking online with other minds from all
around the planet. In that shared cyberspace, we may find ourselves in the
synthetic NOW which encompasses past, present and future.
Ultimately, we will move into a synthesis of and through multiple
dimensions, as scientists prove the vast synthesis of dimensions that stands
behind our manifested world, and more people experience a synthetic awareness of
these multiple dimensions, the “many mansions” that the Christ spoke of.
So friends, we have seen that learning to use our Divine gift,
the power of thought, gives us the power to create our world. We have also
explored how to expand our thought, first as a disciple, then as a Master, then
as the Christ ultimately opening the doorway into Shamballa.
Thus we fulfill the keynote of Aries, “I come forth, and from the
plane of mind, I rule.”
We have explored some of the deeper causes behind the current
upheaval in our world and the necessity for breaking through whatever holds
human souls in bondage. We have seen how we can use the power of identification
to BE the Synthesis that IS. And as we identify with this synthesis we find that
it transcends both time and space, and we live in the Eternal NOW.
So, let us NOW use our Divine power of thought to lift ourselves
to the Masters, the Ashram, the Christ and into Shamballa, identify with the
One, and radiate this alignment in blessing to all humanity and all kingdoms of
Gordon Davidson, Aries, 2003