Step Four: Man the Aspirant
February 19th to March 1st
Upon the Wheel of Life as it rolls onwards to Reality the
twelfth sign is entered in the reverse direction from left to right via
Jupiter in the first decan, Vulcan in the second decan and Mars in the
third. As you are an aspirant your karmic link with your soul is real,
having been achieved prior to this life. Therefore it is the paramount
stable factor in your current life. Your mind is of a high quality and
is becoming easily responsive to the illumination of the intuition.
accept now that you are entering upon a long period of work to achieve
mastery of your astral body. Your life demonstration is the "effective
radiation" (DINAII, p.752) of your personality vehicles. You are
leading a faithful and progressive spiritual life—so much so that
your purity of vibration and aspiration now reaches upward so intensively
at times as to sound within the periphery of the hierarchical sphere of
You have in mind always the practice of spiritual esotericism
and are learning to create a line of light from your Self right to the
center of all circumstances and problems. This is possible because every
one of your problems is in reality a vital thoughtform, creative of either
good or evil. Your established line of light can dispel the evil and act
as a transmitter of the energy of the Will-to-Good. This phase and process
of your esoteric training has a highly scientific basis, for it is in
reality the manipulation of radiant solar energy straight from "the
heart of the sun". (DINAII, p. 755)
Work patiently along these lines
and face with patience and courage the effects produced. Through the process
of revelation of the light of the soul and the consequent effect of true
illumination you will learn sacrifice—for sacrifice is necessary
in order to build wisely in relation to the Plan. This is the real training
for discipleship. You must increasingly cultivate the power to recognize
and meet surrounding need. It is only through the dedication of all soul
powers to the benefit of humanity that you will be able to renounce the
great heresy of separativeness, achieve release and thus take initiation.
Your initial lessons lead you upon the beginning stages
of the detachment of your identification in consciousness with worldly
ambition and the form side of life. Grow beyond the selfish desire of
personal physical comfort and material security. Learn to register wrong
vibration or desire that originates in a lower aspect of your physical
life. Understanding and control of the personality leads the high-grade
aspirant towards a pronounced spiritual expression in everyday life.
indifferent to the restrictions and limitations of your surroundings,
only provided that your inner Self is left free to develop and grow according
to the laws of its own nature. Your subjective task is to begin to transform
any residual feelings of captivity or servitude by circumstance into a
directed intention to service as the scientific means to achieve final
liberation and release. Evoke the aspiration to serve which will result
in a sense of satisfaction which comes from higher accomplishment and
soul appreciation. All your past mistakes will be forgiven and all failings
will be lost to sight as you increase your demonstration of the desire
to serve, help and aid.
As a young aspirant you are the easy prey of illusion and
obsession, and may later even warrant the attention of the Black Lodge.
It is no longer appropriate to live a life of submissive acceptance to
uncongenial and unsuitable surroundings, or to seek those many ways of
escape into the dream world or the land of illusion.
Success is attained
by the achievement of intelligent and active response to the impression
of your higher Self. The fusion of love and mind must occur within you
before your soul can manifest and function efficiently. Only then will
your personality be brought into magnetic captivity by your soul. Your
mind must be held steady in the light despite any contrary physical influences.
Infelicity, misfortune, unhappiness and inappropriateness of expression
have been commonplace, but now is the time to effectively combat all these
by attaining a rational idea of the correlation between cause and effect.
Study and analyze any moral deficiencies and understand the difference
between right and wrong. Needless to say, any negative character traits
will hold you back from your goal and you will no longer be able to hide
behind conventionalism or live a sheltered life. All forms of temptation
or tendencies to indulge to excess sex, drugs, food or alcohol will detour
you off the Path and your way will be temporarily lost. Confine yourself
voluntarily within studio, cloister or cell and seek to detach yourself
from rivalry, competition and strife. Bigotry, pride and prejudice of
any kind have no place in the life of the soul.
Cultivation of a wider
vision is paramount so that you might avoid those steps and activities
which are doomed to failure. Eliminate any sense of sin, guilt or disapprobation.
Any residual traces of an inferiority complex must be rooted out. Quell
your suspicious nature as well as any tendency to revolt against the imposed
spiritual authority of the soul. Self-pity must be transmuted into compassion,
selfishness into divine selflessness, acquisitiveness into renunciation
and self-preservation into selfless world service.
Recognize that it is now time to arrest your fluid, sensitive
temperament by way of introspection and critical analysis. Work hard to
stay creatively active in the higher sense, as the physical generative
processes give way to regeneration and creation on the mental plane. In
fact you are already practicing all of this, but your soul is leading
you towards an intensification of your present action.
wandering and restlessness as well as the tendency to be mentally inattentive
and therefore scatter your forces. Cultivate concentration and directness
and dissipate any conflicting interests. Work to establish that unconscious
memory which rules without any effort of recollection. Overcome your reliance
upon remembering rules, laws, theories, planes or activities.
Begin to act "as if" you are a candidate to initiation
and waste no time in looking backwards. (DINAII, p. 554) Develop your creative
spiritual imagination, your powers of visualization and all manner of
new spiritual habits so that you will instinctively do the right thing.
Cultivate the habits of goodness, right behavior and right reaction. In
order to evoke the higher creative functioning you so earnestly desire,
it is first necessary to work with conscious understanding of your conditioning
energies and forces in a practical and effective manner.
Search for and
cultivate your creative faculties through the appropriate educational,
vocational, literary or musical training. Formulate an inner program,
intelligently constructed and appropriate for your point in evolution.
Your interplay with your environment will enable you to grow in character
and capacity. The cultivation of right thought, right action and right
speech will bring you to the portal of Initiation.
The stage of Accepted Discipleship is attained when you
can demonstrate the capacity to enter into the consciousness and penetrate
into the realization of your fellow men. Nothing within you will then
be inimical to any incarnate human life and you will attract only that
which is karmically beneficent.
Thus the naturally potent personality,
animal and emotional tendencies will be arrested. The long cycle of emotional
alternations between the pairs of opposites is almost over. Illumined
by the light of Love you will recognize and discover within the mainspring
of the life of service a dynamic and creative capacity to minister to
the needs of humanity. At this stage you are moving from the periphery
of the Ashram towards its center. It needs only a little more dynamic
effort on your part to achieve unquestioning assurance that you are within
the ring-pass-not of the Ashram and are functioning as a conscious disciple.
Now you must without assistance step over the mental barrier which keeps
you from conscious knowledge so that you may be given "the freedom
of the city." (DINAII, p.487) With courage, grace and determination
move forward upon the Lighted Way.
At present you grasp the Plan as an aspirant, seeing yourself
as the emanating point. But now begin to grasp the Plan as Accepted Disciples
perceive it, pondering on it and identifying yourself with it, seeing
the ashramic group as the emanating point.
There is a vast difference
between an aspirant's centralized consciousness and a disciple's decentralized
consciousness. The efficacy and the efficiency of all your future service
as a disciple depends upon understanding this vital distinction. Ponder
The nature of the problems which will confront you as an individual
and as a disciple will be difficult, but all is preparatory for the increase
in your service work. You will find that the fulfilment of your life task
of meeting your group service and healing responsibilities will develop
naturally from your participation in ashramic planning.
These four thoughts
have in them the seed of all right service and can be applied to your
individual life theme: Loving relationship; conformity to the idea of
discipleship and initiation; the perception of Reality; and creative manipulation.
Meditate upon these and you will find that you are on the verge of acceptance
and about to cross through the periphery of the Ashram having earned the
"right of entry". (DINAII, p.635)
Step Five: Man the Disciple
March 1st to 10th
These words are for the Pledged Disciple under the First
Ray of Will and Power. You carry the powerful endorsement of your Master.
Your life lesson is the First Ray inspired trial of detachment, for to
practice detachment you need to strengthen your will to be. Under the
First Ray your task is to remain detached yet at the same time to allow
all Being into your aura through a progressive series of attachments.
This task is difficult for it involves training in the Law of Paradox
that is the secret of occultism.
All your efforts for some lives now have centered around
learning to love, to serve and to understand, and these have been the
outstanding lessons of your soul during this incarnation. The divine Aspect
and major integrating factor of the personality is the Will. You have
already achieved the triumph of love over the self-will of the personality,
and it is well to recognize this. Know that the door of service stands
wide open and you are needed.
Strength to stand, strength to love and
the strength to be detached—these are your objectives. Therefore
evoke the spiritual will with due detachment to overcome the problems
of the personality and to align the brain consciousness as the directing
agency of the soul. This is your immediate problem. Ponder upon this,
for through understanding will come your increased capacity to serve.
The initiatory tests under Vulcan are extremely difficult but eventually
bring about the death of all separative desire, and ultimately make it
possible to consecrate your life on behalf of some great cause in service
Learn to transmute your personality forces. Suppression is
easier, but transmutation is what is required. By transmutation strive
to work through your aura or field of effective soul radiation, magnetic
appeal and coherent energy. The potency of your soul expression is now
ever increasing and cannot be dimmed.
Much of your present difficulty is derived from the fact
that the tests of Pisces for the disciple are governed by the First Ray
of Will or Power which gives you a strong sense of centralization, uniqueness
At times you feel "isolated". (DINAI, p. 377)
The force of Vulcan tends to drive you towards unconscious separateness
as the line of least resistance. However it is also a characteristic of
the First Ray nature to absorb and assimilate. Reflect for a moment. It
is the great First Ray Lord who at the end of the Age absorbs all things
into himself and thereby brings about the final and needed destruction
of the form nature. This is a right and good use of First Ray qualities.
You must consciously do the work of absorption as well as the needed destruction.
Therefore carry out a more careful supervision of your First Ray tests
and demonstrate more freely the power of your all-inclusive loving soul.
This will greatly increase your usefulness and your power, eliciting a
loving and cooperative response from your co-workers.
There is still much for you to do during the remainder
of this incarnation that will enable you to "lay the finger of love
upon the hearts and lives of others". (DINAII, p.474) If you will
carry this realization deep into your mind you will pass on into the sixth
stage of completion. The veils are being stripped away and you are able
to see people more truly as they are, and yet love them and serve them
just the same. Your heart is awakened to group usefulness and an understanding
of the part you can play in the service of humanity, and the healing effects
of the intelligent mind and loving heart.
The power to correctly register
impression, the ability rightly to interpret it and then to draw correct
deductions is the secret of all psychological diagnosis. For the disciple
this is of enormous usefulness, for the analysis of intuitive impression
provides many insights both for oneself and others. Be confident that
your stamina, your inner spiritual orientation and your fixed psychic
determination are adequate to the undertaking.
You must learn to wisely
choose your work associates. It is not easy for a disciple strongly under
the First Ray to get close enough to anyone to really know them. You often
think that the spiritual injunction to identify yourself with other people
must involve identification with all their experiences, moods and reactions,
but this is not so. Rather it involves identification through the intuition
with their underlying soul purpose and a consequent ability to interpret
and explain the present point at which they stand. You are still apt to
be suspicious and untrusting of people's motives.
Therefore give others
credit for sincerity, recognize that they also have their life lessons
to learn, and so offer them love and trust. Aim to establish friendships
and working partnerships, for this will guarantee the success of your
work. Continue to make all due efforts to establish outer contacts and
relationships and to influence and to evoke response from all with whom
your lot may be cast. The modern world is so structured at this time that
there is great opportunity for you to establish a wide sphere of contacts,
to work in cooperation with other co-disciples and thus fully release
the magnetic power of your soul-infused personality.
One of the best ways to successfully negotiate the tests
of Vulcan is to train yourself to be the one in the background and not
the one at the center. This is the position of all true hierarchical workers.
Learn to work silently and through love and carry all forward from behind
the scenes. Become a hidden force galvanizing others into activity and
pushing them forward in their work, offering them the needed opportunity
and training, but from a place of complete self-forgetfulness. Give spiritual
aid and divine inspiration to all those you meet in your daily round of
People will be drawn to you because you steadily love and truly
seek to help. Some you may meet in passing as they journey towards other
goals and with them you have no permanent link; others greet you with
a responsive thread of understanding and appeal, and as your intuition
is developed you recognize them as your own and esoterically "intertwine
the thread of your life with theirs" (DINAII, p.475) thereby assuming
responsibility and forming a more permanent connection and karmic relationship.
You have touched many lives in your chosen sphere of life work as a teacher.
You recognize and understand in some measure all those who turn to you
for wisdom, guidance, love and understanding.
You realize that in the press of work to be done your Master
is not interested in your personality modes of reaction. Your psychic
sensitivity and impressionability is of a very high order, but is nevertheless
of a personality nature and must be paralleled by a spiritual sensitivity.
In preparation for treading the Path of Initiation and aiding and salvaging
humanity, you are learning through emotional intensity the ultimate futility
of emotion as a means of salvaging your brothers.
Work especially in this
coming cycle to cast off the emotion of fear by an act of spiritual will,
refusing to register in your consciousness the very existence of that
which would cause a fearful reaction. You must acquire that "divine
indifference" (DINAI, p.27) which will leave your soul free to serve,
untrammeled by any residual personality reactions. You are conscious of
yourself as a living principle of divinity, and you are being tested and
prepared so that your outer personality will offer no impediment to the
inner life which must pour through it.
The dark forces focus their attack upon disciples such
as yourself because you are in a position and at the point in evolution
where you can reach others and can act with potency. Therefore recognize
the potential for an attack, which is likely to be directed towards all
three bodies simultaneously. Such an attack may or may not be aimed at
your weakest point, but nevertheless the disciple is often caught unawares
and thus suffers a temporary setback. However do not allow this possibility
to arouse fear in you, for remember that fear permits the entry of negative
Your initiatory task is to bring in through the antahkarana the
higher spiritual will. Learn to absorb and transmute destructive vibrations
and energies. Do not insulate nor isolate yourself but develop the tremendous
strength to gather evil emanations, destructive energies and wrong forces,
breaking them up and returning them from whence they came neutralized,
impotent and harmless.
Rest assured that through the dynamic power of Vulcan your
soul will finally supersede all lunar control. The tests and trials of
the fifth step will enable you to demonstrate the conscious control and
triumph over your personality and the form side of life. Here it is said
that the tomb of matter can no longer imprison the soul.
you to walk new ground, initiate new impelling contacts and accept new
spiritual responsibilities. You self-initiate strict rules of behavior
for yourself as well as a disciplined code of moral conduct, thus setting
The ashramic work outlined for you will really require
only one discipline and it is one that is very difficult of attainment:
It is the drastic organization of your time and your plans to fulfil the
great need of planetary service. This reorganization must be made irrespective
of personality claims or the hindrances of an etheric body that is too
loosely knit, and likewise irrespective of your refined sensitivity that
renders you so vulnerable to the disharmonies and difficulties of life.
You are a point of dynamic Will focused in the soul and arriving at an
identification with Being through its causal form. You do not belong anymore
to your family, race or country, but to humanity. The spiritual Will is
a penetrating power, a coherent persistence and a vital dynamic immutable
purpose. Your task is to contact the Will which substands and sublimates
the personal will and the will of the group soul. When this is achieved
the tried and true disciple finally attains a state of "isolated
unity" (DINAI, p.710) and universal synthesis.
You have attained a commendable level of stability, steadfastness,
persistence and purpose. You are indefatigable, hard-working, dependable,
observant, sober, quiet, attentive and dignified. Your presence commands
respect and admiration and provides inspiration and courage. You possess
a royal or majestic bearing, carriage and demeanor which naturally evokes
esteem, honor and even homage. Your movements and gestures are controlled
and graceful. Vulcan bestows an athleticism, stamina, endurance and vitality.
The disciple under Vulcan stands straight as an arrow, proud as an Indian
warrior, strong, broadchested and tall. You show a remarkable understanding,
great patience and inner fortitude, especially in times of hardship and
discouragement. For you have often met with rebuff from those you have
sought to help and found very little kindness, acknowledgement or understanding.
Tremendous hardship is willingly endured and you would even risk your
life. Of course like George Washington you will go through your 'Valley
Forge' experiences, but eventually supreme victory is yours.
You make the most of life opportunities and your natural
abilities, and indeed nature and good fortune have combined to produce
a superbly masterful character with a powerful mind. Your soul-inspired
intellect can be relied upon to make correct choices between essentials
and non-essentials, to take steps in the right direction and toward right
goals, and to hold in correct balance the satisfaction of the different
aspects of your personality equipment. Your mind is extremely sound in
judgment and sure in conclusion. You exercise prudence and caution, taking
action only when every consideration in each circumstance has with care
been maturely weighed. However once a decision has been made you follow
through with a one-pointed purpose, triumphing over whatever obstacles
Subjectively speaking, you must strive now to achieve glorification
through purification and detachment from matter. Under Vulcan you will
overcome the fear of death and dying. The First Ray always brings withdrawal
and abstraction and is the Ray of the Destroyer, of death itself. Death
is now the result of the will of the soul. If it is the united will of
both your soul and personality you will no longer fear death. Fully realize
the significance, activity and beauty of death and the work of the Destroyer.
You will finally achieve a superior command of energies and will be bestowed
with a monadic empowerment and an enhancement of radioactive energy of
a new and higher kind never before experienced. As a disciple under Vulcan
you must develop the ability to use destructive forces in order to prepare
the way for the 'builders' or constructive agents. Within your chosen
field of service you work by imposing the spiritual Will through the powerful
impact of your inspired ideas and your emphasis on the assimilation of
governing principles. You inaugurate periods of destruction, breaking
up all that is old and hinders progress. You embody within yourself the
clear shining forth of the new idea, making possible its subsequent perception
within the minds of intelligent co-workers. As a World Server you work
as a Destroying Angel shattering all that has become crystallized; therefore
your acts of destruction are motivated by Love.
At the successful conclusion of these subjective tests
you achieve full soul control and continually work to stand in spiritual
being and live a life of service. Establish a natural daily expression
of the rhythm and the deep flow of your spiritual life. The ashramic work
assigned to you is profoundly difficult, calling for true sacrificial
will on your part. The lower three-fold nature is tested until it can
automatically submit to the Law of Sacrifice.
The life of service must
be untinctured by personality coloring and must be performed harmlessly
without imposition of personal techniques or personal ideas of service.
The service then rendered will flow with spontaneity along correct lines
and bear tremendous results. All traces of self-interest, self-assertiveness
and selfish ambition must be eliminated. The hallmark of accomplishment
is true joyfulness. Then you will no longer be molded by outer physical
conditions, circumstances or environment.
Your future holds much opportunity for service individually
and for your group of chosen co-workers. Only in group formation can the
work be accomplished. Under Vulcan the disciple never stands alone. You
have now overcome isolation. You were strong enough to stand alone through
tests and trials without draining the strength of others, and bravely
stood alone when blame descended, drinking deep from the cup of karma.
Thereby you shielded the weak, protected the innocent and yet left them
free. You know that you are "the Self which knows itself to be the
Self in all". (DINAI, p. 380)
You have grasped more clearly than ever
the Vulcan-endowed attributes of will, detachment, and strength. Your
will nature has now been sufficiently developed by means of those interior
determinations which will carry you forward along the Path towards the
portal of Initiation. No Piscean disciple under Vulcan takes initiation
before the interior spiritual Will is highly developed and consecrated
to the service of the Path, which is the service of humanity and of the
Hierarchy. At this advanced stage your Master has nothing but encouragement
and words of praise for a life faced and handled with humility and love.
Step Six: Man the Initiate
March 10th to 21st
You have endeared yourself to your Master by your patient
persistence and your undeviating adherence to the service of the Hierarchy.
For many years you have carried out his will in a most difficult sphere
of work. Develop telepathic sensitivity to the voice of your Master even
as he has to yours. An initiate of pledged devotion, you have reached
a point where that devotion inspired by the Sixth Ray is in no way a hindrance
but is in fact a safeguard that simplifies your life. With this fixed
devotion you are able to walk undeviatingly upon the higher Way.
Under Mars the difficult path of teaching and world salvage
now awaits you as you culminate your career in the final decan of the
Great Wheel through the fiery processes of war and strife. Therefore you
must summon up from the depths all your inner resources in preparation
for a tremendous final effort.
Mars the God of War requires in preparation
for the final mode of spiritual attainment persistence, struggle and an
all-exacting renunciation. The tests are carried out under the inspiration
of Mars and under the auspices of the Will Aspect of divinity.
subject to particular tests of ashramic relationship which constitute
your part in lifting the burden of humanity in unison with the Hierarchy.
This inevitably produces crisis and you often feel that your cross is
more than you can bear. The field of your world work remains the same,
for it is part of your karmic duty, task and obligation which may not
be avoided. You have discovered that it is through service and deep thought
that true wisdom comes. You have attained the realization that it is in
the process of teaching and enlightening others that the radiance of the
glory of God can be revealed.
Love is the outstanding note of your life
and wisdom is your guide, my brother. "You need naught else but fire."
(DINAII, p,463) This is the residue of the pure fire that is left when
you have passed the burning ground through the Portal into the Presence.
The living electric fire will destroy all opposition, all barriers in
yourself and others, and will blaze a fiery trail straight from your heart
into the hearts of other people. Your work is to spread truth with constant
Mars the planet of beneficent fusion, will enable you to
completely fuse your individual will with the Will Aspect of Deity itself,
thereby overcoming the final obstacles to complete at-one-ment and enlightenment.
Your main duty and principal task is to work continually "under impression"
and to preserve an "inner sensitivity". (DINAI, p.159) All your
personality reactions are to be subordinated with sustained Egoic one-pointedness
and dynamic focus so that you present no impediments to the work at hand.
Under inspiration from your Monad you will emerge as a World Server along
one or other of the major paths of human service. Your task is to work
with the Law of Supply. Learn to match supply to existing demand. The
Purpose of the Monad becomes your purpose, and thus your work is steadily
directed towards the fulfilment of the Plan. This qualifies your life
in the three worlds so that you become the epitome of the unfolding Plan
and continually emanate its quality. It is upon this quality that you
Your primary initiatory task is to realize the nature,
the purpose and the quality of the Plan to which it is your purpose to
contribute. This will condition the forms which your work will take. The
keywords for this process are: alignment, dedication, directed thought,
recognition of the Plan, clear-cut realization and steady Will.
You are consolidating your work, and as you lay the foundations
and begin the erection of the superstructure you must at all times guard
the original idea and initial thoughtform from any possible deterioration.
Keep in mind that the difficulty of initiate builders and architects of
the Plan only really begins when they enter the public domain and become
subject to the world's approval or criticism. It is at this point that
the task of preserving the original purity of the idea can become onerous.
The key to true Being or realization is based upon your capacity to live
with the idea and constructively embody it as your life theme. Deep philosophical
thought, intuitive insight and an excellent capacity for complex mathematical
reasoning come naturally to you. You are also likely to have a talent
for musical composition. You have attained a clear vision of the picture
of your life unfolding as a unity, seeing yourself freed from karma. This
may mean much to you if you hold this thought meditatively, seeking insight.
In quietness and confidence move forward along the Lighted
Way with divine expectancy as your keynote. Mars stimulates an acute mental
discrimination, allowing you to clearly distinguish between the world
of true causes and the planes of maya, glamour and illusion. You do not
respond to the surface of things, for you have an intimate apprehension
of the spiritual forces behind any phenomenon, never mistaking shadow
for substance. Therefore preserve a readiness to handle all that may eventuate.
Ever be prepared for the expansion of the Work, although always in accordance
with the Plan and not in response to emergency.
You are building the form
in collaboration with the inner builders and the two structures must be
counterparts. Do not be rigid therefore on non-essentials, but demonstrate
a real fluidity, pliancy and flexibility. Ultimately the final decan of
the final sign is the consummation of divine desire. Therefore through
skill-in-action problems of all types are solved, while a vital and compassionate
understanding is shown in the handling of all human affairs.
Of most importance in your life is the handling of the
energy of Love in its dynamic or electric form. This is the Will Aspect
of Love. Your true strength lies in the Sixth Ray motivated devotion,
inspiration and idealism of Mars. Having realized the essential unity
of all things, your life-path is an unbroken line of ceaseless persevering
love, devotion and sacrifice. You are a champion of the underdog, the
infirm, the outcast and the unprivileged. You have an inherent dislike
of all forms of violence, but find yourself forced towards strife and
war due to the nature of your redemptive work. You are constantly misjudged
Conventional people cannot identify with, understand
or trust your truly unselfish motive and lack of personal agenda. The
activity of your heart center is so unfolded that it does not demonstrate
in connection with individuals because it cannot react except under group
impetus and in response to group happiness or unhappiness. Attempt now
to bring about complete fusion in your consciousness with the Great Life
itself which is ever present in Reality. It is precisely this revelation
of the Real which is your outstanding task.
Through the agency and assistance
of Mars you come to an identification with the essential indivisible nature
underlying the structure of Reality, which is both within and everywhere
around. The climaxing end occurs when your soul has finally reattached
itself in consciousness to the One Who sent it forth. The Path of a World
Savior is a hard one, but its compensations far outweigh the difficulties
and sacrifices. The Path can be walked only by those at the point of
their spiritual career where they ever act and think in terms of the One
humanity with inclusive Love. You my brother, meet all these requirements.
Your Master's love enfolds you, and the way into the inner
heart of his Ashram stands open wide to you. You have proceeded with your
ashramic work, your study and your service in spite of all obstacles.
Your attainment has been duly observed by your Master. It is for this
quality of spiritual stability that he watches. You now enter a new initiatory
stage in which you become truly self-reflective and so teach yourself
all the needed lessons.
Your training must be self-initiated and it must
be undertaken in order to fit yourself to work in the Ashram. You are
peculiarly suited to this work, and must only release the magnetic quality
of your already developed nature to break down any final barriers that
may exist. Then you will find your arena of service tremendously extended
and your potency active within a field of realized inclusiveness. You
are now fully trusted and will increasingly demonstrate the strength which
comes to you from Shamballa, focused through the work of your own Master.
Draw on that strength.