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Spiritual energy

Spiritual energy is no less real than any other energy, like electricity for example, but is vastly more important. Spiritual energy is prana (also known as “universal life force” or “qi”) carried by pure love.

Invoking spiritual energy

An aspirant invokes Spiritual energy through prayer.

Spiritual energy is invoked by any true spiritual or humanitarian motive. Anyone who is following their higher aspirations, who is being of genuine service to others, who is coming closer to a realization of their own Divinity – is invoking this energy to some extent. One of the simplest and most potent ways of doing this is through prayer – especially when done according to yogic principles.

It should be stressed that this is a natural process – not a supernatural one. The energy comes from God – as all things do – but it is nevertheless an aspect of nature – albeit a higher aspect which science as we know it does not yet understand. The quantity and quality of energy invoked is determined by precise metaphysical laws, not by the whim of a mythical deity. Likewise the greater the quantity and quality of this energy, and the better it is directed to its target, the more effect it will have.

In simple terms, if one person prays for world peace for five minutes, in a rather hopeless, apathetic fashion, that person will not invoke enough energy to have much effect on the world – though this is still better than not praying at all. However, if you had ten million people praying for world peace for an hour, with all their hearts and souls, and full concentration, this would have a very marked effect on the state of the world – no matter what their religion was.

In Operation Prayer Power, a Cosmic Mission performed by The Aetherius Society, spiritual energy is invoked and stored in spiritual energy batteries, and then later released in a concentrated form to maximize its effect.

The spiritual energy crisis and how to solve it

The primary energy crisis on Earth today is the spiritual energy crisis. If this crisis were solved, no other energy crises would exist. The problem, as Dr. King has explained it, is that people put their “gross physical energy desires” before their “spiritual energy needs”. It is practical applied spirituality – spirituality united with an open-minded yet precise scientific approach – which will herald the dawn of a new and better world for all. As The Master Jesus so wisely stated through Dr. King in 1957:

The Age which is breaking now, brings with it great possibilities and is the age of science. Science, by itself, is like the soulless wanderer of the realms of night. Yet a warmth will come out of love, to fashion it into a tool, so that it becometh as a wise man, finding his home. Warm it with that love, my brothers. Let that wondrous, everlasting power from your hearts fall upon this science, so that it becometh as a tool in the hands of everlasting Divinity, and not that soulless thing which you have made of it.

One way to look at the spiritual energy crisis is by examining the problems which exist on Earth today. It is self-evident that a large proportion of these problems boil down to one thing: the way people think, and the way they act as a result of thinking in that way. Selfishness, petty greed, jealousy, untamed lust, violent anger, vengeance – all these things are the result of the low level of spiritual consciousness prevalent on this planet. Spiritual energy raises consciousness, thereby reducing these problems.

To many people, the causes of problems such as famine, drought, earthquakes, and other types of so-called natural disaster have nothing to do with humankind; these things are simply regarded as random misfortune. Whereas, in actual fact, certain natural disasters are the direct result of our abuse of our environment – especially through nuclear experimentation.

Looking at it at a more subtle level, every thought we think has an effect on our environment. All the violent emotions associated with war, for example, cause the release of negative energy to the devic kingdom (i.e. nature spirits), and this release in turn has an adverse effect on environmental conditions. In addition to this, we should bear in mind that the extent of human suffering, whether this suffering is caused by natural catastrophe or not, is inextricably linked to the law of karma.

Through karmic manipulation and spiritual energy release, The Aetherius Society’s Cosmic Missions Operation Sunbeam and the Saturn Mission help to reduce the suffering which would otherwise take place as a result of natural disasters. The other three Cosmic Missions performed by the Society, namely Operation Prayer Power, Operation Space Power and Operation Space Power II also have a significant impact on reducing the spiritual energy crisis.

However, whether we believe in Aetherius Society teachings or not, all of us can help solve the spiritual energy crisis simply by being better people – by being the very best people we can possibly be – especially through service. Not “best” in a materialistic sense – but the best in terms of how true we are to our higher selves – to the Divine spark within us all which is what makes us what we truly are.

If we have an inclination towards spirituality, then all the better – let us pray with all our hearts and souls for a better world, but if we do not, there are still countless ways of genuinely helping others.

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