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Be Not Limited and a Time of Endurance
The Ultimate Hero’s Journey
Sixty years ago, on August 28th 1960, the great cosmic orators Mars Sector 6 and the Master Aetherius delivered an outstanding Transmission entitled ‘Be Not Limited.’ It is as relevant to our world today as it was then with our global society, economy, and the natural environment all under unprecedented collective strain. And all this with the threat of nuclear apocalypse hanging over our heads “like the terrible sword of a vicious Damocles…” The infamous “Doomsday Clock” now stands closer to midnight than at any other time – less than two minutes.
However, ever hopeful and inspiring, the Cosmic Masters provide us with the solutions to our problems: to “tread the narrow precipitous path unto the goal of Truth” and prepare ourselves and others for the birth of a new world upon Earth.
It is, in short, the ultimate Hero’s Journey!
Note: The text that follows the Transmission extracts was originally presented as an Address entitled “A Time of Endurance” and can be watched here.
Be Not Limited
Mars Sector 6
“This is Mars Sector 6, reporting from Satellite No. 3, now in orbit, Jupiter. Subject: BE NOT LIMITED.
“Oh brothers of Earth, in these last days, in these days of trial and tribulation, in these days when the forces of light are liable to pass through the initiation of crucifixion, be ye not limited.
“In these days, the workers in the genuine Cosmic Plan specifically designed to bring about a transformation of Terra [Earth], need not be limited, for a greater power than ever before will be yours, if you but tread the narrow precipitous path into the goal of truth; if you divorce yourselves from the great temptation of materialism, which will be dangled in many colors before your gaze…
“A vast number of the inhabitants of Terra have allowed themselves to become the pawns of communism. Another great number have allowed themselves to become the pawns of so-called democracy.
“The few, the thinking few, the glorious few, have divorced themselves from these things and are not the pawns of any political creed, any dogmatic belief. These few know a greater freedom than the majority, for they are not limited to basic materialistic concepts.
“In the New World you need not plan for a better economic system, for economy as you know it, will not exist. It is a cancer in the heart of spiritual man.
“In the New World, you need not listen to those who make great political promise to you, for politics will not exist.
“In the New World, you will need to have no fear of horror weapons hung over your heads, like the terrible sword of a vicious Damocles, for these weapons will be destroyed.
“In the New World, you need not plan the breakdown of your customs barriers, for there will be no countries. There will be inhabited land and sea. That is all.
“How do you go towards this goal?
“By training your intuition at this moment, so that your discrimination is so enhanced that you can see the false and detach yourself from it. You cannot detach yourself from that you are not aware of. So, become aware—then detach. Become aware of the great Spiritual Truths and then attach yourself to these.
“My friends, you will notice by keen study that not once in any true message to Earth, given by an agent from another planet, have we told you that one political system was better than another. For we advise detachment from all existing systems. We have reminded you often that every form of political system has been tried, but to fail. Most of them to fail horribly on some bloody battlefield. Most of them to run away with the blood of the slain and stain the green Earth red—steaming red.
“You do not need to be a man of perception in order to discover this for yourself. You do not need to be an adept in order to formulate for yourself a workable philosophy which you can now start to demonstrate in your own life and become a living part of this philosophy so that others may copy you, may be guided by you, may be gently led by you into their own enlightenment. Discrimination will show you the way.
“These are the last days. These are the days when the prophecies will be worked out; when mankind will be weighed in the balance of karma. Those found wanting will be reborn upon another, younger planet. Those who have advanced far enough will go into the great millennium upon Terra…
“Then will the Earth, as you call it, move on Her axis, change Her place in relationship to the Sun, and the new day will dawn. It is today when the pattern of tomorrow is forged. Forge this well, oh brothers! Be brave. Let not fear grasp your hearts so that you become weak. Be undaunted. Be united in your efforts…
“Be united in your efforts, so that you may be a worthy channel for inspiration, so that you may be a worthy channel for the higher forces to flow through you out unto all mankind.”
“…The gist of our message this evening is to make these facts known to you. Come together, cooperate together, drop petty differences. Transmute them in the Light of Spirituality, and use the Great Powers, which will be offered to you during this time and you can so alter the Karmic pattern of yourselves, of your community, of your country, that greater things will be brought about.
“You can draw your own picture, you know, in the Akashic records of time. In fact, every thought and action you perform adds a little bit more to this Akashic picture. Will you not think of this the next time you think? Will not you use the greater part of yourself in the right way, so that you can draw for yourself an everlasting glorious picture in these timeless records?”
A Time of Endurance – Rev. Paul Nugent
I think anyone who has been required to spend a relatively prolonged period of time in my company will no doubt have experienced a time of endurance.
I say that slightly tongue in cheek because those of who have been required to spend a certain amount of time in my company will have no doubt heard me at some point in time relate the great, epic story of the Endurance which was the ship of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men that, in 1914, sailed to Antarctica with the great task of crossing the Antarctic via the South Pole; something that had never been accomplished before, and this was of course during the period known as the ‘Heroic Age of Polar Exploration.’
It truly is an incredibly epic and remarkable, and even karmic, tale of heroism and endurance.
Very briefly to recount it, Ernest Shackleton and his crew sailed from England in August 1914, just as World War I was breaking out. This was after they received a one-word telegram from Sir Winston Churchill who was serving as First Lord of the Admiralty, giving them the command to “Proceed;” because they were in doubt as to whether they should go, which is interesting in itself.
And they sailed for the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean and from there they made their way to Antarctica; and after a certain amount of time their ship, Endurance, became trapped in the ice, and there is a saying that “what the ice takes the ice keeps.”
After several months of drifting in this ice pack in their trapped ship it was eventually crushed and later sank. This left Shackleton and his team many hundreds of miles from the ocean’s edge which they had to reach by dragging their three heavy lifeboats with as much essential supplies as they could carry over the jagged ice pack. To make one or two miles in a day was considered good going.
Well, after tremendous strain they eventually did reach the ocean’s edge with the jet black, ice cold waters of the southern Atlantic, but they were still almost a thousand miles from safety. The nearest island was an island that had never had foot set upon it before, known as Elephant Island, and so they cast their three lifeboats into these jet black, ice-cold waters with killer whales circling all around and occasionally surfacing with their jet-black eyes piercing them with their stare and threatening to capsize their boats at any moment.
With several of the crew suffering extreme frostbite, their rations were a biscuit a day which they would “look at for breakfast, suck for lunch and eat for dinner.” But they eventually made it, miraculously, to Elephant Island; although they were still several hundreds of miles from safety, well below the path the whaling ships would take much further to the north. And so their only hope was for six of them to make this continued epic journey in one of the lifeboats, the James Caird – named after the wealthy Scotsman who had largely financed this expedition – almost 800 miles over the most dangerous seas on the planet in the extremely remote chance that they might actually reach South Georgia Island from where they had set out over a year before.
Well, incredibly, the six managed to reach South Georgia Island – largely thanks to the exceptional navigator they had, a New Zealander named Frank Worsley. His taking part in this whole expedition was remarkable and well worth your further investigation.
However, the trouble was they were on the wrong side of South Georgia Island which had a snow-capped mountain range running down the middle of it that no man had ever crossed. So it was left for three of them to set out and cross this mountain range without food and in threadbare clothing in the hope that they might make it to the whaling station on the other side, which they did.
The next day sailors from the Norwegian whaling station, in a state of complete shock and disbelief at the state of Shackleton and his two companions, went round to the other side of the island to rescue the other three men. But there were still 22 men stuck on Elephant Island and this is what I really want to get into in this address.
They all knew that Shackleton and the other five men had almost no chance of making it to safety but it was better than all remaining for the rest of their short lives on Elephant Island. And the man in charge – Shackleton’s second-in-command – was a man called Frank Wild, and every day Frank Wild would say to the men, “Roll up your bags boys, the Boss is coming today!”
Well, I can imagine they were willing and able to do that with a certain amount of enthusiasm for a week or two, but as the weeks turned into months they must have abandoned all hope. But still Frank Wild would tell them, “The Boss is coming today!”
As mentioned, this was during WWI and so Britain was unable and certainly unwilling to loan Shackleton a ship to get back to Elephant Island to rescue those 22 men, but after three attempts and thanks to help from the Chilean government, four months later Shackleton was able to make it down to Elephant Island. In those four months his hair went from black to white such was his anxiety.
And, unbelievably, as he used his binoculars he could slowly count one, two, up to 22 men… They were all still alive!
Well one may well ask ‘How does this tie into us?’ What’s the relevance of this story?
Well, I would say that The Aetherius Society offers to everyone an even more epic and heroic journey!
It’s one thing to cross the Antarctic via the South Pole before anybody else, but we are in a position where we can play a vital role in helping to hold together a whole world.
And it is, in a way, a time of endurance; and it’s made more difficult, obviously, during this time of the pandemic. And nerves can be frayed and we can become a little bit restless.
I think it’s important to bear in mind, “The Boss is coming today!”
If I was to use one line during this period of waiting – and when we are waiting: perhaps we’re waiting for the coming of the Next Master; something that is frequently considered by many people who are familiar with this outstanding revelation; we are certainly waiting for the New World as described in the Transmission “Be Not Limited” by Mars Sector 6 – but the line that certainly stands out most to myself is the line from the Master Jesus’ prayer for The Adepts when he tells us to “stand unflinchingly by the side of these.”
What does that mean? What does that mean for you, what does that mean for myself – “to stand unflinchingly?”
I think it means, at least taken in part from that Transmission ‘Be Not Limited,’ to really detach ourselves from all other lesser things that come into our life; that distract us, that take up our time.
As Mars Sector 6 says, “for a greater power than ever before will be yours, if you but tread the narrow precipitous path unto the goal of Truth.” This narrow path: we don’t need to become ensnared in these other things. All they do is disperse our energy and our focus which does not just affect us but as we heard from the Master Aetherius, it affects our community and even our country and even our world.
“How can you do this?” Mars Sector 6 answers this:
“By training your intuition at this moment, so that your discrimination is so enhanced that you can see the false and detach yourself from it. You cannot detach yourself from that you are not aware of. So, become aware—then detach. Become aware of the great Spiritual Truths and then attach yourself to these.”
Master of Yoga Dr. George King would often say that he could not have blind faith in anything; and he certainly did not expect us to have blind faith in anything. But he had an unbreakable faith in the Cosmic Masters, and in the Cosmic Plan, and in God.
And I think all sincere seekers have been given more than enough evidence to have an intuitive realization of “the great Spiritual Truths” that are now unfolding upon our world.
The great spiritual truth – the greatest spiritual truth other than God Itself, at least as pertaining to our world – is that The Initiation of Earth has happened and that a Bright New Dawn will come.
We also know that, in Operation Karmalight – one of the great Cosmic Missions of the Adepts – the lower astral realms have been cleaned out of the worst entities that were down there, including the so-called “devil” himself.
We can have an intuitive faith in Satellite No. 3 when Mars Sector 6 states “…a greater Power than ever before will be yours…” when we detach ourselves from the petty things in our life and focus on the real, great, lasting things upon our world at this time.
And so I think as we are now at this time – a ‘Time of Endurance’ – it is also a time to reflect and to consider this great, epic journey we are all on.
And I think that everybody who comes across The Aetherius Society, and everybody who joins The Aetherius Society, should be absolutely aware of this great, fantastic, heroic, epic journey that we are on in holding together our world; an opportunity that has been paved for us by our Master, Dr. George King, and the Adepts, and the great Cosmic Masters.
We are their hope for our world. In fact, the Master Aetherius has said that we are the only hope, which is not to say that there are not many, many, many other people in our world doing wonderful work; but it is The Aetherius Society that has been entrusted with Operation Sunbeam and The Saturn Mission and the Spiritual Energy Radiators, which are helping to hold this world together, and without us and these Missions, who knows how our world would be at this time?
So I think it is a great time, to quote the Master Aetherius in the transmission ‘Be Not Limited’ to “Come together, cooperate together, drop petty differences. Transmute them in the light of spirituality, and use the great powers…” which have been offered to us; and to focus ourselves on this “narrow precipitous path into the goal of Truth.”
And remember that the Boss is coming back – we have been told that those who are faithful will meet Dr. King and the great Cosmic Adepts – and that the Next Master is coming. Are we ready for that?
To remember another great, epic terrestrial journey, that of Odysseus, or Ulysses; no one recognized him – except his dog! Isn’t that a wonderful thought? His dog never gave up; never forgot his Master!
And so in closing, when we do push aside all these other petty things that come into our life – and when we do take and grasp this profound Spiritual opportunity of holding together our world to build the New Age, and make this the real, true purpose of our life – everything else in our life will be taken care of and we will be standing on the threshold of ultimate Triumph and Glory!
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About the author
Rev. Paul Nugent is an International Director of The Aetherius Society having joined the Society in England in 1986. He was a personal assistant to Dr. George King during the latter years of his life. Active in interfaith, Paul is also an Emeriti Board Member of the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
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