Over 200 Spiritual workers from many different Faiths gather in service on Mount Baldy in Southern California for the World Peace Pilgrimage – now in its 8th consecutive year.
Change is in the air. 2016 has brought two significant and controversial political changes. Brexit in the U.K., and now a Trump victory in America.
Both votes were extremely close; in fact in America President-elect Trump actually lost the popular vote by nearly 2 million votes, but won the electoral votes.
In America, many, if not most States, cities, groups, and even families were mixed in who they supported.
Tensions remain very high in America. There is a very unsettled vibe across the land. The election has indeed raised a great deal of dust; shaken up the status quo.
From the perspective of the Teachings of The Aetherius Society, upheaval of the status quo should really be expected; in fact, the likelihood is that change, often drastic, will increase. We have been told we are living in the end times of the old order. Change must come.
Many on the Spiritual path will feel that the change in America is a step backward, a potential move away from Spiritual freedom and compassion for others. So-called hate crimes are reported to have increased as the public debate surrounding the election often focused on immigrants and Muslims. It is still too early to tell whether this is a temporary situation. There was also an increase in hate crimes following President Obama’s first election. According to some sources, in the UK, already some months past the Brexit vote, hate crimes have also increased.
What is the role of the Spiritual worker in these times of upset and change?
We can garner guidance and inspiration from the words of the Cosmic Masters who have predicted upheaval and can see the big picture. They can see the path we need to take to build a New Age of Peace and Enlightenment on Earth.
One very clear and consistent guideline from the Cosmic Masters is that politics is not the answer:
“You will notice that not once throughout all the hundreds of Transmissions made to Terra, have we ever suggested any political system for men to follow.
“There is no political system which has ever been adopted, or can ever be adopted, which will help Terra one bit. After careful examination we know, beyond all doubt, that politics must be replaced by a Spiritual – note that please – a Spiritual approach to world unification.”
– The Master Aetherius, February 24th, 1960
Now that would be a dramatic change!
So what is the Master Aetherius talking about? What does a Spiritual approach to world unification mean?
The Cosmic Master Mars Sector 6 spells it out in more detail in a Transmission entitled Cooperation will Save You on September 6th, 1959:
“Know that in the country called America there is a great Spiritual potential which only needs correct leadership for development: a Spiritual potential which, if realized, could light a lasting mighty light, which would shine throughout all Earth. This is known.
“It is up to the leaders of organizations to come together to best decide how this great Spiritual potential can be realized, but these Leaders must be prepared oft-times to sink their personality in Service. They must be prepared to meet their fellows upon the common ground, which I have previously referred to. When this is done, then indeed can great and mighty energies be released through these active groups throughout all Earth. If this is not done throughout all Earth, then prepare ye, oh men, for sorrow!
“This is your decision. Make it well.”
From these two messages, we can see that the role of the Spiritual worker is to focus on active and dynamic service to others; and to build lines of cooperation and support with other groups of Spiritual workers. In effect, to start now to create the alternate structures and lines of communication between Spiritual groups that will eventually replace the outdated political systems now in place on Earth.
The recent votes in the UK and America have created the upset and uncertainty that can encourage people to become more active in Spiritual work. It can encourage Spiritual groups to band together to stand up for religious freedom and human needs. Such adversity can bind together Spiritual groups that otherwise may not see the benefit or necessity to work with other Spiritual groups.
In summation, it is time for the Spiritual worker to step forward. To help and protect those in need; those that may be mistreated due to their Spiritual belief or place of birth. It is time to remember why we are Spiritual workers; what the future holds for our world; and indeed the importance of our work. Realize that the time is now, to push forward in our Spiritual practice, Spiritual study and above all — service. It is time for Spiritual groups to reach out to other Spiritual groups. Band together. Start now to form the future unification of Earth.
“Men of Earth: I declare unto you, with the Cosmic Power vested in me, that this is the time of your Supreme Trial!
“I declare this also that if ye rise as men, as men bound together by the Light of Wisdom and not politics, you can transmute this evil and so pass on to your next stage of Initiation!”
– Mars Sector 6, February 24th, 1960
About the author
Brian Keneipp is the Executive Secretary of The Aetherius Society for America and a Bishop in The Aetherius Churches. He is the author of Operation Earth Light: A Glimpse into the World of the Ascended Masters, and has lectured extensively on a variety of spiritual topics around the world. He was one of Dr. George King’s closest disciples and aides in the latter years of his life.