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Discipleship in the New Age II - Personal Instructions to Disciples - P.G.C.
To  P. G. C.

August 1940

BROTHER OF OLD:

I wonder whether you have sufficiently realized that for you to bring through the love of your soul is the line of least resistance, owing to the fact that your personality ray is the seventh ray - the ray of consummation, the ray of expressing adequately on the physical plane the form through which the soul - whose nature is love - can express itself. This is particularly easy also in your case because the ray of your physical body is also the seventh. The line of descent, therefore, for the form building energy is direct. To this again you can add the fact that your personality vehicles are on the fifth, the sixth and the seventh rays; these follow each other in sequential order, producing again a direct channel. You should consequently (if you are truly to understand the mechanism through which your soul has to function) make a much closer study of the seventh ray. It is also the incoming ray for the next immediate cycle. A knowledge of the ray influences, techniques, mechanics and objectives will be ascertained by disciples in whom these rays are pronouncedly manifesting.

It is not possible for anyone under the degree of accepted [575] disciple to find out much. The type must be definitely pronounced and the investigator advanced enough to have reached the stage of a detached observer. This detachment you can frequently attain. Temperament and training have developed it in you. The second ray disciple has to learn detachment while at the same time he remains "attached and inclusive" esoterically, and this must be consciously achieved and the attitude preserved. The first ray disciple has to remain detached and at the same time to learn attachment and to admit entry into his aura of the entire world in a series of progressive attachments. This makes for difficulty for it involves that training in paradoxes which is the secret of occultism.

Your ray combination and the points of focus in your case explain your great interest in the centers, in their significance, vitalization and conscious use. It is the unfoldment of an awakened consciousness which is the goal of all training for initiation and of this the training of children to develop an awakened conscience is a symbol. This awakening is brought about by:

  1. Integration - the coordination of the mechanism.
  2. Synthesis - the fusion of personality and soul.
  3. Appropriation - the inflow of energy from the soul in to the centers.
  4. Awakening - the response of the centers to this inflow.

You will note the sequence, therefore, of this staged development in the way of white magic. Usually among the ignorant, the centers are first studied objectively, psychic exercises are undertaken in order really to produce feeling in the centers and so make the man conscious of their locality and quality. Later an effort is made through meditation to contact the soul. This order is wrong. Man should become aware of the centers as a final stage and this because his emphasis and identification is with the soul and not with the form aspect, of which the centers are a part. Be careful in all instruction that you may later give on these matters to make this point [576] adequately clear. I would call to your attention another point. You may perhaps have noted that I have given some of you meditations which are concerned with certain of the centers and their relation. This I will increasingly do. Most of the meditations which I gave to the group members in the earlier stages of the forming of the groups, are in reality ray meditations and can be so adapted and reference to the centers later inserted; but - at this stage - only A.A.B. knows enough to make the adaptation and necessary insertions. I have instructed her to ask R.S.U. gradually to copy the entire file of meditations and you can then, during the coming months, cooperate with A.A.B. in their changing and assembling under the correct rays.

This service and this expansion of the teaching is of importance and should constitute the service of you and R.S.U. in collaboration with A.A.B. The assembled meditations and the knowledge gained will serve to provide some of the practical side of the teaching to be given by the Arcane School in the more advanced courses to be given in the future. After the war is over - provided that it terminates as desired by the Great White Lodge - many will provide evidence that they are ready for this advanced training and for this you, as a group, must be prepared.

You may wonder why I am dealing with this matter in my instruction to you personally. Simply, my brother, in order that you may aid in the preparation for the coming development of the race of men and because - owing to your training and the field of your daily work - you are equipped to provide that measure of technical knowledge which will guarantee the sanity and freedom from fanciful extravagances which is so needed in connection with teaching to be given on the centers and their development. It must always be borne in mind that evidence of the centers is to be found in the nervous and glandular systems and these three must ever be related if modern science is to appreciate and appropriate the new knowledge.

For yourself, my brother, I have but a word. Deepen your understanding and remember that owing to the fact that you have two rays upon the first line of outgoing energy, [577] aloofness must be carefully avoided by you. It is the first step towards isolation. Disciples must ever remember that any over-emphasis of the energies which govern the personality lays the foundation of the form nature in the next incarnation. In your case, for instance, an undue emphasis of your fifth and seventh lines of force in this life might produce a powerfully dangerous form nature in your next incarnation - one which would probably bring about a personality upon the first ray with a third ray mentality, the same sixth ray astral body and a fifth ray physical body. You can see the danger of this combination where a disciple is concerned and the problem with which he would be confronted. I have here given a hint as to the mode of unfoldment in connection with karmic responsibility for the future. Such a hint has not hitherto been made available to the public. In this paragraph I have given you much food for thought.

The objective of the personal meditation which I suggest that you should follow, is to bring into increasing activity the two head centers. It is a simple exercise but should only be done every other day because you are at the stage wherein you could unfold too rapidly, and so bring about needless difficulty... It is a general preliminary exercise in facility and in the manipulation of the energies within the body.

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