The Pathway to Fulfillment
What drives the unfoldment of the Cosmos? What force or power beats in your heart and soul, and indeed in the very Heart and Soul of the Universe? Why do we strive to climb higher, to do better, to be better, to reach for the stars?
There is in every mote and particle of the Universe, in every creature great and small, a source of Light and Love. It is quite simply and most profoundly the Spark of the Divine. The Mind, Love and Will of the One Spirit is the Primal Cause of one and all. For this very reason, the entire Universe, and every-being, and indeed “every-thing” too is endowed with some form of consciousness…The whole of the Universe is alive and awake, from the smallest of infinitesimals, to atoms and molecules, to life-forms on up and beyond to the stars. All of it is part of the One Life, the One Mind, the One Spirit. Quite simply and profoundly all of what is “that” is the One. That is why the whole of Creation is Conscious.
Creation is the journey of Spiritual Consciousness through energy-forms that are formed and informed by the Love of the One for one and for all.
Yet, as each spark is of the One, each monad, each and every “one”, is a unique or individual expression of the Divine. Contained and formed into that monad is what I call the “Quintessence” of that particle of spirit, and it is this particular dewdrop of spiritual quintessence that makes you the very special one that you are.
Through a series of forms living in innumerable lives, each spark of the Divine will reach at some point the realm of Self-Aware Consciousness, one of which is our Human Kingdom. At this crossing point between the darkness and the light, the unfoldment of the Divine potential will become ever more insistent, forged through an increasingly self-determined consciousness, and from this the various mortal energy-forms and bodies will equally become more subtle and perfected vehicles for spiritual fulfillment.
In the “lower kingdoms” of Life-Spirit-Consciousness, where the lamp of self-consciousness is unlit, the unfoldment of spiritual potentialities is driven by more unconscious and “natural” harmonies formed by atomic, molecular and biologic cycles and patterns. When the light of Self-Aware consciousness becomes awakened, the pathway of unfoldment becomes steeper, for it is then that the hard-won lifting of self is forged through the great challenge of learning by trial and error, of learning what to do (and what not to do), so that you bend your life increasingly to what is true and beautiful and loving.
Yes, you have crossed a major threshold on the path of Spirit. You have become responsible for your development. But equally and most importantly, for you are made by and for one another, you are responsible for the development of one another too. You could not be human without all those fellow travelers with whom you journey.
For you and for all your fellow humans, you will strive through many, many lives to forge a better you and a better world for one another. As you redeem your past, you will forge your present and equally shape your future lives too. All of this is determined by the great Universal Law of Justice, the Law of Karma, of cause and effect. You are all equal under this law which is immutable and impartial; each for yourself as you equally serve one another, you forge the Path to one another’s Self-Fulfillment by the divine law, ”that whatsoever you have sown, so shall you reap”.
This is what we celebrate now in this time of Capricorn. This is the realm of Destiny, and you should bow your head and bend the knee wherever Capricorn is found in your chart. It is here that you experience the joyful Tests of Responsibility; it is here that the truth you encountered in Sagittarius must be incorporated into the substance of your life.
You are not here merely to discover, to ponder and consider what is true; You are here to be that Truth, so that it forms your motivations and intentions. Then, by Right Thinking and Right Action, this “Truth lived as Life” will become the very character of your being and the luminous substance of your destiny.
Here at the Solstice of Capricorn, you pause and consider the long and winding road that is the “Pathway of Perfection”. You understand that it is the precious “gift of choice” that will lead to your eventual illumination and apotheosis. The innumerable tests, triumphs and errors in life after life, both your achievements and your stumbles, all your corrections and attempts to do better are precisely the means by which you learn what not to do as you forge a better you.
You are responsible for what you are today; you are what you are because that spark of the divine would not give up, and you shouldered the responsibility for who you are and what you will become. This is why you are here:
You are here on Earth for self-mastery;
you are here for Self-Fulfillment;
you are here because you are one of the ones of the One.
It is in Capricorn that you assume your rightful place in the great Hierarchy of Compassion. For none of us would be here without the inspiration, guidance and support of those who ages ago extended their loving support to lift themselves and one another up. That Ribbon of Light and Love, extending back into the mists of time, and equally arching out ahead into the future, is the promise kept by the Keepers of the Flame, the Masters of the Light and Love, who show that the way to Self-Fulfillment is for each one us to be a light for one another too.
It is your duty and privilege to be part of this great company. With one hand reaching upwards to those upon the path ahead of you, and your other hand extended to those who follow, you are a precious spark in this never-ending story of Light and Love and Truth.
In this moment of stillness, when the whole world waits for a sign that the Light of the World will not go out, gather together and hold in your hearts the Great Invocation which will be shared throughout temples and hearts on Earth at this time:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.