LET US NOW DEAL HONESTLY with
reality, that we may cast aside the unwanted and the unreal.
As the ladies and gentlemen of this twentieth century take such
simple objects as the dishes from their tables and place them in
an electric washing machine, they are completing with relative
ease and in a most practical way a task which for generations has
been most undesirable. The mechanical contrivances of this age
have freed mankind from many undesirable tasks, and the future
holds promise of even greater freedom.
Now I do not think that there are many who suppose that we, in our
releases, would propose man's abandonment of these aids and
assistances, and I feel certain that most individuals have
grasped, at least in part, the message we have sought to convey.
However, as I begin to discuss reality, I wish to make certain
that all understand that we seek to free mankind from the
mechanical sense itself and not from mere apparatus.
May I ask you, then, if men should attain to the stature where, at
a wave of the hand, the dishes would disappear from their table,
to reappear when needed all washed and clean (as recounted by
Saint Germain in some of his previous writings), if this process
would not be a superior method even to the electrical machine
itself? Certainly the modern appliance is an improvement over the
hand method, but I think the spiritual method is superior to all!
The evolution of human thought and feeling, the progress made in
the distribution of energy, and the acquisition of new sources of
power upon the planet have startled those who have been caught,
timewise, on the edge of the age where older methods arc fading
and the newer ones are beginning to blossom. As incoming youth
accept the current modes of civilization so naturally, there is
less wonderment at the marvels of the mechanical age.
Now there are two forces at work which relate to scientific
mechanization, both of which could have ill effects upon mankind.
The one is the complacent sense of taking all achievement for
granted without appreciating or analyzing the tremendous efforts
men have made to improve their lot. The other is complete
absorption with mechanical concepts whereby all is seen through
the outer examinations of physical science, which attributes both
cause and effect to the material universe. This I consider to be
likened somewhat unto a man gaining the world of mechanical ideas
while losing his soul-sense that needs, as the greatest of all
talents, to be nurtured and expanded. As Jesus said: "What shall
it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his
I often use the direct statement to expound truth and the law, for
it cuts through all human equivocation. Men may toss aside the
most beautiful jewel with the wave of the hand and deem it but
glass or claptrap; but if the sparkle within the stone is
significant of its true value, then no amount of human attempt at
devaluation can rob the object of its cherished quality. Let us,
then, first take the direct line into the realm of appraisal and
evaluate now some of the conditions existent in society today.
The purpose of life is definitely not for the attainment of name
or fame or even the accumulation of the world's goods under seal
of temporal power. But if it were, in order to successfully
accomplish this goal it would be necessary for men to seek their
fame from God. Surely he who sees all the inward purposes of
mankind would unmask those who might seek to attain a place in his
kingdom without the use of his virtue and purity. And this would
be done quickly if Wisdom had her perfect way.
The impact of the idea of personal advancement in a statused
society is very great today, and the forces of education have been
deployed around mortal attainment whereas the attainment of
immortality plays second fiddle, as mankind would say it, to the
pure purposes of the reality of man which are undermined by the
unreal human miasma to which mankind pay allegiance.
The tremendous accent which man and society have placed upon
personal advancement has only reinforced the human ego and made
mankind vulnerable to a host of psychopathic diseases, most of
which stem from an exaggerated sense of self-importance and the
frustration of nonfulfillment. There is, however, a definite
weakness in the link between universal society and the individual.
This lack of identification with universal purpose and almost
total involvement in the mesh of self frequently manifests as
emotional hysteria. The impact of overwrought emotions on the
unstable mind oriented around self-attainment creates out of the
unreal a false sense of existence. Like a rat caught in a maze,
the human nervous system collapses and men's hearts fail them for
fcar: because of the tensions this hour has generated upon earth.
Long ago we released the words "From the unreal, lead me to the
real. From darkness, lead me to light." The light of reality is
always God-oriented, and it is just this simple—that God is light.
The imprisoned splendor of his light, fragmented from the pure
white multiprismed rainbow beams, diffuses itself in substance, as
in society, as a potential of the first magnitude. When men become
God-oriented, they find that reality which frees them from
mechanical reason and experience criteria and brings them to the
feet of the Master Presence of Being, free at last from the
enslavement of the finite self.
Let none suppose that we do not understand and recognize the need
for order and discipline in the world of form. We recognize the
need for law and the codification of law. We also approve of the
training of the young in a properly directed manner, but we
deplore the increasing tendency of society to train by rote while
ignoring the awful exposure of young lifestreams to the infectious
delinquencies of the age.
Some may take exception to me and suppose that society does not
ignore these things. But I think that the self-centered
orientation of many parents, with their tendencies to slough off
their responsibilities to their children upon others whenever and
wherever they can, has caused them to utilize their offspring for
the support of their egos and prideful exhibition. While the
nurturing and overseeing of the expansion of Christlike qualities
is ignored, many children are not taught how to relate their
identity with their spiritual goals nor are they taught how the
domestic world of form is a schoolroom to prepare them for
fulfillment in the cosmic universe of spirituality.
I view with mixed emotions mankind's spatial explorations,
perceiving both good and bad possibilities for mankind. Certainly
the higher councils of the universe do not approve of the
distortions in life practiced upon earth that bring about war,
pestilence, inharmony, and disease. To export these commodities,
or attempt to do so, to other systems of worlds would be a
disaster for all concerned. On the other hand, man's attention
being turned toward space can provide, if it is kept in proper
balance and check, at least some expanded awareness of the
universe. We hope this awareness will not provide a mere escape
from the human snarl but that it will be integrated into the
thought patterns of men in a constructive fashion so as to bring
the greatest benefit to the planet and its people.
Man's religious theology needs to be revised in the light of the
expanding knowledge of the universe. This has never been a problem
for us, for we have been continually subject to that revision
which the continual unfoldment of the soul, known as expansion,
necessarily entails. The word re-vision connotes this process.
Precious ones, I think it almost trite when I ponder upon all that
I have released in this series that I have actually drawn out for
you that which is real and that which is unreal. Like a child
having a random pile of many colored straws before him, you are
challenged to extricate the one straw that is unique without
collapsing the total structure of human thought systems. A simple
hook of the mind, in most cases, will prove efficacious in
removing the one concept which is the key to all future
understanding. Having once extricated the key straw, all others
may be eliminated if they do not fall into pattern.
Mankind ought to find little difficulty in discerning truth if
they base their deliberations upon the two criteria I have
outlined in my discussions on that which is God-oriented and that
which is unreal.
I am real.