The Evolution Of Mankind Is Now Being Speeded Up…
We are all on a great journey.
Yet both the origin and destiny of our journey can seem obscure at best. As such, we can be inclined to subjugate this greater journey with more obvious and immediate goals in life, or else ignore it altogether as something unknowable, unfathomable, and even unbelievable. It can be something for others to think or worry about rather than ourselves. It is the journey of our soul.
In The Aetherius Society and the path we call King Yoga, we are taught that the journey of the soul is our most important journey over which we, alone, have complete control. Indeed, our primary goal is to grasp this journey and make it the overriding priority in our life, governing all other major choices that we make. This soul journey is not only the reason we are born but a continuation of that same journey we have been making since the beginning of Time, through life after life. It is the inevitable journey we are each making as aspects of God through evolution.
This realization can come to us at different times if indeed it comes to us at all. For myself, I was struck in my mid-twenties that something was dramatically missing from my very orthodox life. I had a good career ahead of me, a loving and supportive family, many friends and a mortgage with my brother on a flat (apartment) in a fashionable part of London. And yet I instinctively felt that none of this was the primary purpose of my life. It threw me into a crisis and, not knowing where else to turn, having been raised in the Anglican Church, I read the four Gospels for the first time with any seriousness or understanding. It answered the fundamental cause of my crisis. I discovered that there was some deeper purpose to my life. I began attending church while my life took on a whole different meaning.
I delighted in ordinary things; I wrote poetry. I felt I could, in the words of William Wordsworth, “see into the life of things.” I had discovered the beauty and the sacred purpose of life, and for the first time since early childhood, I experienced joy.
However, I soon found that encountering the essential truth of Christianity was only the beginning of this journey which led, a few years later by way of Eastern mysticism, to my joining The Aetherius Society. Here, I encountered the understanding that this soul journey continues not only beyond life and death but even beyond this world. It was a profound revelation and yet one which rang resoundingly true.
Moreover, not only did this organization lay out the path for this soul journey in a mystic text known as The Nine Freedoms but it emphasized the urgency of these times, confirming again my intuitive understanding.
Evolution speeding up
In a transmission delivered by the Cosmic Master Aetherius through the organization’s founder, Dr George King, sometime in the early 1960s, he stated:
The evolution of mankind is now being speeded up, in order to reach a certain point within a certain time limit. Co-operate with the speeding up, help it, become the beings who speed this up and I promise you a million helpers. If you do, you will never regret any time you have spent in this wonderful way. There is so much for all of you to do, but so little time in which you can do it. Then strike the gong of the present, so that the echoes may be magnified by the future. These are the teachings which we, from the Interplanetary Governmental Systems wish you to take, absorb, believe and act upon. Then we can make our next move, which will be free movement among you and direct help given in your schools, universities, hospitals and governments. If you go out of your way to reach up to us, we can and we will come out of our way down to you, but you must move! We cannot come unless you do this – that is the Law. We do not break the Law.
It might have been hard to appreciate this statement at the time it was given but looking back with the benefit of hindsight I think we can all recognize the profundity of the opening few words. Indeed, one term now used to describe our present time is the “Exponential Age”. Literally, so it seems, everything is going exponential – from population growth, to science and technology, to environmental challenges and shifting values, much of which would have been inconceivable just 60 years ago. Yet, how we emerge from these transformative and revolutionary times remains in the balance. On the one hand it seems that our world might literally spiral out of control at any given moment; yet on the other there appears to be a growing sense of heightened consciousness and responsibility arising out of the chaos we are collectively creating. How we respond is directly related to how cognizant we each become of our individual soul journey as part of some much greater cosmic vision and understanding for humanity.
The Big Picture…
I believe that the reason the Master Aetherius made that opening statement was because he was not only aware of a much bigger cosmic picture but was actively engaged in cooperating with it. In a purely material sense, he would have already known for many thousands – even millions – of years what modern-day Earth science is only now discovering, in part as a direct result of this unfolding quickening: that the Universe – this great body within which all of creation exists – is expanding; and even, according to some scientists, accelerating in its expansion at almost incomprehensible velocities.
While this concept may have been realized philosophically by the ancient Rishis and other mystics, it is only within very recent years that astronomers have been able to observe a “supercluster” of galaxies towards the center of which all life in the Milky Way, together with over 100,000 other galaxies in our shared corner of the Universe, is being drawn. They have called this supercluster Laniakea, a Hawaiian word meaning literally “immeasurable heaven”.
In short, what some terrestrial scientists are coming to recognize – or at least presume – is that all of creation will reach a climax of expansion from the initial “Big Bang” out of which it arose, and then reverse itself, presumably with equal if not even greater velocity, towards what it calls by its opposite term the “Big Crunch”.
But why is this so critical to humanity at this time? What does it mean for our own soul journey?
Coming back to the Master Aetherius and other Cosmic Masters who spoke through Dr George King in the late 1950s and early 1960s, paramount above all other communications was what they referred to as the Initiation of Earth. Indeed, it could well be argued that it was for this primary reason that these extraterrestrial Masters began speaking to humanity at all. In a very crude way, our time had come; or at least was fast approaching. Despite much of humanity’s narcissistic sense of self-importance to the virtual exclusion of all other life within creation, even adopting the irrational view that all of this vastness was created entirely for our sake alone, the Universal Plan was proceeding and unfolding unannounced. Why we were previously so kept in the dark is another story although by no means unrelated to this one, and even in its own way is a critical aspect of where we are now on our present soul journey. But it was this impending “Initiation”, perhaps more than anything else, which led the Master Aetherius to make this ringing pronouncement about the evolution of mankind now being speeded up, tied up as it is into some far greater Divine Cosmic Plan. We can think of it as an alarm clock awakening us out of a very deep coma into which we had tragically fallen long ago. (Ref. Atlantis, Lemuria & Maldek)
Similarly, it is within this very same context of Laniakea and “the ever-moving manifestation” of the galaxies that we also learned, again from the Master Aetherius, in a transmission he gave on December 28th, 1969 five years after the Initiation of Earth had taken place, of another Initiation impacting humanity: that of the Solar System. During this transmission we not only learn that this Initiation had taken place over the preceding months but, critically for our own understanding, it is also explained why: “…thus, slowly, surely, another aspect of the great plan for the total evolution of all beings will be worked out in perfection, which is the governing Law behind it all.”
The beautiful and utterly inspiring reference to “the governing Law behind it all” correlates with a similar sentiment that had been made by the Master Jesus more than 10 years before in The Twelve Blessings when he stated: “These Great and Mighty Lords of Karma, make it possible for fools like ye and Me to gain that experience which will lead us to the Godhead – as Conscious Gods.”
So what is really going on?
In other words, it would appear that we, as Divine and immortal aspects of God, are being transformed in concert with all of Creation, although at infinitely varying degrees of consciousness; and that the transformation – for reasons best known unto God Itself – is quickening. The great governing Law [of God] is in the process of expanding and collapsing manifestation in what the ancient yogis more poetically described as the great “out-breathing and in-breathing of God”. Alternatively, we can think of it all as a shattered piece of glass splintered into quadrillions of shards each of varying size and consciousness, awaiting recall back into the Singularity from which it all arose billions of years ago; although one unanswerable question we might well ponder is, “For how long has this God been breathing?”
Our calling, as communicated by the Cosmic Masters through Dr George King as a quintessential aspect of what we call “King Yoga”, is to come into alignment with this Divine transformation, firstly, by becoming aware of it and, secondly, through conformity with it.
This is the great evolutionary soul journey that we are each on. It is our individual choice coming under an increased and accelerating pressure to determine our own course towards a Spiritual Enlightenment, or else to remain a fly in this Divine ointment holding ourselves back to await that next great wave of acceleration whenever that should take place.
In the words of another great cosmic orator, Mars Sector 6, who outlined our soul journey in The Nine Freedoms, and the chosen motto of Dr King:
Choose well, stand fast, know God.
Let us choose well and thereby enable the great Cosmic Masters such as the Master Aetherius to make their moves, giving the kind of direct help to our schools, universities, hospitals and governments that our civilization so desperately requires at this critical time in our evolution.
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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 a Board Member of the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
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