is a questions put with increasing frequency since 9/11 and the war in
Iraq created the uneasy sensation in Westerners that the events might just
be spinning out of control and that our world might become something other
than a place where we feed and procreate, and earn money to spend on
consumer products and services. Then, at the close of 2004, came the
Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Blavatsky considered that manís indulgence in the belief that he was the
only life form of any significance in the Universe was the principal cause
of his inability to understand the system and process of which we are a
solipsism has other consciousness- defining effects, There is, for
example, the false sense of autonomy and all that arises from that. We
talk about my life, my choices and my
spiritual development without giving serious thought to the fact that
we have these things by courtesy of our overlords, and for only as long as
our overlords extend their consent.
are these overlords? They are any power superior to ourselves. In the
West, because we have enjoyed both peace and democracy for the past sixty
years, our overlord in the form of the State has not intruded greatly into
our private lives and so the concepts of my
life, my choices and my spirituality are meaningful. The overlord that takes the form of
the economy has also been supportive of these concepts in the post War
years, indeed if the creation of new sectors is taken as a sign of health,
unquestionably, it has benefited from them, The overlord, Society, frowns
less often than it did, and the Church and family have both loosened their
grip on the lives of their members.
this is not so in all parts of the world but in the West my life, my choices, my decisions
and my spiritual development
have not been significantly affected by what is happening in other parts
of the world, other than for brief periods of inconvenient disruption. To
most of us Westerners, the overlord that is the human family is little
more than a rhetorical devise that is used either cynically or
sentimentally to elicit a response. The overlord that is nature is
something to be tricked, exploited and disregarded, a mere backdrop to our
holidays and leisure pursuits.
in post war Europe have encouraged this confident separating out of the
individual from our historical and traditional overlords, but whilst my life, my choices and my
spiritual development are not illusions, they are just one reality and
a relatively fragile reality. In
fact it is nature, the overlord that we consider the least, which is the
most powerful. If nature considers man at all, it is as a pest that,
eventually, has to be contained.
disregard of nature that we have shown in our industrialised societies has
all the circumspection of the wilful toddler who for a few brief moments
thinks that he has escaped from a parent. But those brief moments can be
very significant: impressions can flood into consciousness in seconds and
give rise to awareness that can shape the future of the adult.
2012 nature is going to take back the planet from manís destructive grip
and restore it to the agents of the Planetary Logos.
now and then, my life, my choice and my spiritual
development are going to be very important because they will determine how
we intend to engage with the experience of 2012. At that time and beyond
it manís survival will depend upon his ability to learn how to say our
lives, our choices, and our
in the years before 2012, we have to become accustomed to the ideas that
man will not be considered by nature and that he must look after himself.
We must also be aware that so much of what we have done in the modern
world is disruptive of the balance between natureís kingdoms upon which
our planet relies, that as nature undertakes its task of restitution, the
structure of modern life which keeps man apart from nature will be
destroyed, for the same reason and in the same way that in Lord
of the Rings, Isengard was destroyed.
Tolkein was born a matter of months
after the death of Madame Blavatsy and as anyone who
has read the Secret Doctrine and the Silmarillion will be aware, he
was a recipient from the same source. His works have survived the passage
of time rather better than H.B.s. It is no coincidence that this
extraordinary writer should be back in publicís attention.
nature will not be singling man out for punishment. There is a role for us
on this planet if we can be persuaded to show any interest in what that
might be. In its dispassionate way, nature is going to create for us an
opportunity to relearn what we have forgotten, and release us from the
hell that we have created for ourselves. We are tyrannised by possessions
and money. The slavery of working all our active life for money to buy
things that we do not need, and which despoil the planet and exploit
others is abject. Yet we cannot release ourselves unaided; we do not know
how. The situation, which has been created over generations, is too big
and too complex for us to sort out. Our international conference and
summit meetings merely obscure this fact.
In our hearts, we do not believe that we can start again, but
nature is going to show us that we can, and at the same time remind us
that man does not call the shots after all.
year ago it would have been easier to scoff at this idea than it is now,
since the Indian Ocean tsunami. But still not everyone will want to
confront this situation; some will put it out of their minds and not
always because they deny its validity. Others will settle for accepting
each day as it comes and others again will wait and see, because this how
they have always lived their lives. In the final analysis, each must
believe what he can make work for him in the next eight years.
who are walking a spiritual path will, hopefully, see the opportunity to
live or die consciously because the answer to where we are all heading is
back into step with the rest of the planet. We cooperate with what is
available to us or we will perish. On this matter we have to get real The
wilful toddler has had his few minutes of freedom and it remains to be
seen what impressions have entered his consciousness because those
impressions will shape the future of mankind after 2012, in the years of
greater spiritual maturity.
those who are receptive, the Hierarchy will give every opportunity to find
out how to engage consciously with the experience of 2012,
between now and then, we were to do nothing more than live with
appreciation for what we have in our lives, and for what, after all, we
are paying such a high price, then we would change the energy hanging over
mankind from negative to positive. If we can experience true gratitude in
our lives then we may die with our heart centres open and remain part of
the unfolding life of this planet.