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Discipleship in the New Age I - Personal Instructions to Disciples - W.O.I.
To  W. O. I.

August 1936

BROTHER OF MINE:

For some few years now you have been definitely orienting yourself to the life and status of the Path of Discipleship. This has involved, in your case, the careful training of yourself in selfless service, and the speeding up of the stimulation that your soul was imposing upon your personality and applying to your psychic nature. The first discipline you undertook willingly and understood well. It was definitely self-imposed. The second, emanating more directly from the soul, has caused you at times a certain amount of bewilderment, as all entry into the world of psychic events and psychic phenomena inevitably [442] must. The focus of your attention being upon the soul and its life and world of being, it has been difficult for you at times to interpret other phenomenal happenings. With all this, however, be not unduly concerned. The fitting of yourself to be an interpreter is an important part of your training; for this purpose your soul has brought you into incarnation in this cycle. Apart from the fact that you are equipped for your professional duties, the particular field of activity has provided for you a needed forcing ground. The group activity with which you are engaged, the play of adolescent minds and emotions upon your psychic equipment has given you the stimulation needed to evoke certain reactions and responses whereby you, the Observer, can learn. Your weaknesses and equally your strengths will be revealed to you.

The essential attitude for you to cultivate is that of the One who looks on, that of the Beholder, the Perceiver, and the Observer, leading - upon the Path of Discipleship - to that of the Interpreter. In these words I give you the keynote of your present soul cycle, which will cover several incarnations, but which will eventually release you and send you forth as one who can prepare to tread the Path of the Revealer of Wisdom. I would remind you in this connection that the second ray expression falls into two categories - wisdom and love. For you, it must be the way of wisdom. Ponder upon the significance of wisdom. Your egoic ray being the second and your personality ray, the fifth, you will note how thoroughly equipped you are for your undertaking in this life. This, it is of assistance to know. In the next instructions, when I shall indicate to you the rays governing the threefold personality, you will then have before you the five rays with which you are concerned in this life and which are instrumental in laying the foundation for your next life. You will then understand still more clearly.

In the meantime, work steadily at the assumption of the position of the Observer, making it a habit of your life. To this end, you will find attached to this instruction a review on the attitude of the Observer which may be of assistance to you as you prepare for work in this group and for the gradual development of your psychic powers.

As you work at this problem, will you endeavor to take and hold the position of the "one at the center," carrying this [443] consciousness with you at all times and dealing with your associates and those whom you instruct from this attitude. This will, in itself, constitute an arduous undertaking and will serve to stabilize your orientation and your direction, using this last word in its esoteric meaning. I would suggest, therefore, that you start your meditation each morning by achieving this position as well as may be, focusing yourself in the head and raising your consciousness to as high a point as possible.

Then, for the next six months, take the following statements for the seed thoughts in your meditation work, thus building in the idea as profitably as you can and - during the day - endeavoring to work out the spiritual concept in your daily life. This effort should serve to link your personality and soul and to coordinate your mind and brain.

  • First month - I am the Observer, who dwells ever at the center.
  • Second month - I am the Interpreter, who works ever from the center.
  • Third month - I am the Desirer, who draws all unto the center.
  • Fourth month - I am the Dweller in the High Place, who sees ever from the center.
  • Fifth month - I am the Lover of men, who pours out love from the center of love.
  • Sixth month - I am the Educator, who, learning myself at the center, lifts thereto all I seek to help.

At the end of six months' application to these ideas and to this vision, you will comprehend the motive that has prompted me to give you these seed thoughts and will then be ready for the more intensive work I propose for you and my other disciples.

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