(Dictated to Geraldine Innocente of Bridge to Freedom, published in The Seventh Ray, 1953.)
"...The director and the students may invoke the powers of the sacred fire, the masters and angelic beings thru the power of visualization, contemplation and directed thought and feeling. This may be done thru song, thru the spoken word and thru the performance of certain rituals, employing pure floral scents and certain musical compositions of a spiritual nature. The efficacy comes when the director and the group can combine all of these faculties and means of invocation toward this end.
The privilege and responsibility of the director is to unify the consciousness of the group thru directed visualizations, decrees, songs and active invocations of the powers of the sacred fire. The unity of the energies released by each individual of the group into the collective thoughtform for the ceremonial is the strength of the service of that group to the cause of the Brotherhood. This collective thought and feeling form determines the amount of spiritual energy that is drawn earthward and used to dissipate evil and set into motion new causes for world progress.
The ability of the director to obtain and hold the interest of the group, as well as the joyous willing cooperation of the individual unit, determines the efficacy of the service. Energies that are released thru a sense of duty or fear are practically useless in the masters' work. Joyous happy energy is the hope of heaven.
Ceremonial worship is the balanced use of all the faculties, powers and vehicles of the lifestream--harmoniously blended and utilized to draw, focus and direct energy to create new causes for good and dissolve those of an inharmonious nature.
Decree: My world is the world of freedom and the full unconditional release of all the mastery, faculties and powers of the light of my higher mental body.
The primal requirements for an efficacious service are: 1) the quieting of the inner and physical bodies of the participants thru carefully chosen musical compositions of a soothing and inspirational nature; 2) the purification of the bodies and auras of the students, the director and the atmosphere which is to form the focus into which the spiritual energies are to be drawn thru the invocation of the powers of the sacred fire in decrees; 3) the protection of the students and the location which are to be the chalice for the direction of those spiritual energies from the higher octaves. This protection is drawn forth by the use of the creative centers of each individual, focused and concentrated by the director's audible directions; 4) recognition of the God-power focused thru each participant, which is the authority by which energy is set into motion and directed toward ultimate good effects; 5) acceptance of the presence of, and access to, the ascended host of light, the angelic, devic, cherubic and seraphic hosts, as conscious co-workers to the activities of the group work.
When these requirements have been met the directing intelligence of the Godhead, either thru the God-Presence of the director or an ascended master or angelic guest, will utilize the ritual to the greatest possible extent according to the requirements of the hour."
(dictated to G. Innocente) "Human consciousness is unpredictable--sometimes it strays off into paths of its own choosing thru free will, but after many tortuous windings it eventually finds itself back again on the straight and safe pathway that leads to life everlasting. the messenger of truth also takes many unnecessary windings, but from the cosmic fount has ever flowed the living waters by which the spiritual natures of mankind have been nourished, and if one door closes itself to the outpouring, the water of life must ever flow onward thru such another channel as life will provide. But flow onward it must, impelled by the love of God that seeks ever to reach and expand Himself thru his children, and impelled also by the magnetic pull of the souls of men whose desire for understanding cannot be denied.
Have you not seen a rivulet damned up by debris find for itself another course and make a new bed thru which to pour itself toward its goal? This is the nature of life--birth and death, ebb and flow, inhalation and exhalation--and no man can ever interfere with the natural flow of the rhythm of life.
The sun cannot limit its shining to one beam nor the love of God to one human consciousness. The souls of men are the concern of the masters of wisdom--all men, brown, white and yellow, in all countries--because from the flame in their hearts will come the illumination which will make this dark star a flaming sun of freedom.
Thru the expansion of their light the great Sanat Kumara will be able to return to his home on Venus after his centuries of exile on this planet where unknown and unrecognized He has made up the balance of light from his own heart which the cosmic law demands from any star or planet if it is to hold its place in the solar system. Our Earth has fallen far behind its quota since the Fall of man to the present day, and if it were not for the sacrifice of this great and mighty friend in continually making up our deficit in the generation of light, this planet would have been dissolved long ages ago.
Now however, since a certain number of mankind have responded to our call for the expansion of light, We have hope that thru our cooperative endeavors more and more of mankind will awaken to their responsibility in the release of more harmonious energy so that we may meet the quota of light demanded by cosmic law and our great benefactor will be released from his self-imposed task of carrying our rightful obligation.
Both Venus and the Earth are scheduled to pass thru very severe initiations in the not too distant future, and it is imperative that Sanat Kumara be with his planet as she passes thru this crucial experience. It is also obvious that He would not abandon the task that He voluntarily took on himself of standing with the Earth and her people until she could meet the cosmic law's demands herself.
You will not wonder then that the Sons of Heaven, being aware of this cosmic condition, are making extraordinary efforts thru their combined energies to arouse mankind from the lethargic sleep of the senses to a point where they will recognize the serious position in which this planet--which is really their home--occupies at this cosmic moment, and understanding this, will add their full share of endeavor to the task of expanding their light, which will not only release the beloved Sanat Kumara but will ensure the Earth her rightful place in our system by reason of her light, her cosmic song and her contribution to the music of the spheres.
(dictated to G. Innocente) "The activities of the Great White Brotherhood are so diversified in their scope that it takes hundreds of free God-beings to direct the various lines of force by which the progress of the race is ensured. At Shamballa you will see a steady stream of visitors passing to and from the throne of the King, all of whom are engaged in widening the borders of God's Kingdom.
It would be an utter impossibility for one ascended master to completely govern and execute the diversified activities of the mind and heart of God, then how much less could one unascended being attempt to so concentrate the good that is planned for the progress of our star thru the limited confines of a human consciousness. A moment's clear unprejudiced thought will show the sanity of such a statement and the impossibility of such a service on the part of any one individual.
If one unascended being could possibly provide the way and means of raising a planet and some ten billion souls to the Christ estate, do you not think that the Avatars who have lived and embodied all the Christ-power of the Godhead would have performed this service? Yet, Buddha has come and gone, and even Jesus, leaving room for other lifestreams to offer the energies and talents of their individual worlds to this evolutionary scheme.
In Our octave the Great White Brotherhood was formed by Sanat Kumara in order to raise the consciousness of some of the children of this planet to a point where they might become lords of the flame and then engage their life-energies in teaching other members of the race how to so emit their own self-generated light. It is the nature of God to allow his children the opportunity of becoming co-creators with Him. In fact, it is the very reason for which the worlds were formed and men and women sent forth to experiment with energy that they might have the joy of creation thru their own self-conscious endeavors.
When an individual, or group of individuals, refuses to allow other lifestreams an opportunity to unfold, develop and assist in the divine plan, such channels are not expressing the generosity of the Godhead or the Great White Brotherhood, which is constantly endeavoring to secure the enrollment and cooperation of the sons of men.