|The Factor of the Ray of Love-Wisdom as it controls
the Ray of Harmony through Conflict and implements the Return of the Christ
the first paragraph of this instruction, I ascribed the inevitability of Christ's imminent
return to the decision  of humanity to precipitate the existent conflict on to the
physical plane, thus determining the sphere of Christ's activity. In earlier teachings
also I have pointed out that He might come in one of three ways or in all three of them
simultaneously. The issues which have emerged as the result of the conflict upon the
physical plane, and of its shifting (by man's decision) today on to the mental plane, have
made completely evident the fact that the locale of Christ's influence will be, therefore,
the entire three worlds of human evolution, which naturally includes the physical levels
of experience and demands His physical Presence.
Let me make
the facts somewhat clearer and enlarge somewhat upon these three modes of His appearing,
of His coming, His advent and of His physical recognition by humanity:
- By His over-shadowing of all initiates and disciples who are today, or will be at
the time of His arrival, active in the three worlds of human evolution. This involves His
influencing their minds telepathically. This over-shadowing or influencing will be His
primary work upon the mental plane. This will constitute one of His most effective
methods in His proposed spiritual interference in world affairs. Through the medium of
these members or affiliates of the Hierarchy, He will have outposts of His consciousness
in every nation. Through them He can work.
- By the pouring out of the Christ life or consciousness upon the masses everywhere
and in every nation. This spiritual inflow will bring about the reorienting of human
desire and will evoke the emotional reaction to His Presence. This therefore brings the
astral plane within the active sphere of His influence; this involves the release of
the energy of goodwill into the hearts of men, predisposing them towards right human
relations. It is this establishing of right relations which is the major objective of His
coming triple activity. The masses everywhere will be responsive to the work and the
message of the Christ, as it is  implemented from the mental plane by the disciples
and initiates, over-shadowed by the mind of Christ.
- By His physical appearance among men. Through His Own immediate appearance, He
can establish a potent focal point of hierarchical energy upon Earth in a manner not
hitherto possible. He has never deserted humanity and has always kept His promise to stay
with us all the days, even unto the end of the age. Men in all lands will know where He
can be found. The locale of this focal point of His threefold spiritual activity cannot
here be disclosed, for it is contingent upon the results of the sequential processes of
over-shadowing and outpouring.
The first of the methods which will lead to the eventual physical reappearance of the
Christ has already been set in motion; disciples and initiates in all lands are starting
the work preparatory to the outpouring of the Christ spiritual force, leading to the
awakening of the Christ consciousness (as it is usually called) in the hearts of men. This
outpouring will come as the result of three activities:
- The work and the teaching of the trained disciples and initiates, as each of them, in
his own way, points out the surety of Christ's coming and thus implements the innate
expectancy of the masses.
- The evocation of a united hierarchical response through the use of the Great Invocation.
You will note how this invocation can be interpreted in terms of the three modes of the
return of the Christ:
- "Let Light stream forth into the minds of men."
The influencing of the minds of disciples.
The enlightening of intelligent humanity.
The mental plane.
- "Let Love stream forth into the hearts of men."
The influencing of the masses everywhere.
The outpouring of the Christ spirit.
The astral plane.
Stanza II. 
- "The Purpose which the Masters know and serve."
The anchoring of hierarchical energy on Earth.
The physical appearance of the Christ.
The physical plane.
What this divine purpose may be the Christ Himself will reveal upon His arrival; the
focal point of His activity will be dependent upon the medium used by Him to implement
that purpose - known only to Him and to the senior members of the Hierarchy. Should
politics be the medium through which He best can serve, that then will determine the
locality of the focal point; if it should be the religious organizations of the world, it
may prove to be elsewhere; if the field of economics or of the social sciences, then still
another locality may prove appropriate. The determining factor in all cases, and that
which will indicate to Him the appropriate place for this focal point, will be the number
and the ability and status of the disciples found active in the chosen field. More, I may
- The demand or prayer or outgoing desire of the masses for the appearance of a Liberator
and for the establishing of right human relations, plus the work of all the
spiritually-minded people in all nations and of all faiths. All these three factors are
today present but have not yet the needed potency to prove immediately effective. This
triple nucleus of determining factors is, however, already firmly established; in this
fact is to be found a sure ground for a sane optimism.