It has been proved there live today adepts, Masters as we refer to them, who have obtained control over themselves and the forces of nature, and have also guarded the sacred writings in the past regarding the Spiritual Powers of man and the only way man can develop these powers. But I ask you, did these adepts succeed in developing their powers all at once.
Is it possible for a person to climb a tree without proceeding step by step? Can a person reach the top of a building without any means to do so? Can a child be an orator without first mastering the ability to speak?
Do you expect a child to walk before he has learned to stand on his own two feet, or to be an orator before he has learned to speak? Are these not perfect illustrations sufficient to demonstrate, that in order to succeed well in anything you must proceed gradually. A thing done rashly is a thing usually imperfect.
Instinct in a child urges him to continue on with all his efforts in order to succeed, is this not the same instinct that urges the mature man towards his goal despite his failures. Is not this instinct that urges any soul towards progress the Divine Spirit? If you understand these things why would you not proceed patiently and with due attention?
If you see before you the goal you wish to achieve, would you give up simply because you did not achieve it first time? Nay, you would summon the courage within you to step in the very footsteps of these adepts who discovered the true path of Spiritual Enlightenment.
These footprints are clear and can be seen vividly by anyone who cares to do so. These footprints are still preserved and can be found to this day, and many guides who have trodden upon these steps have nearly attained the same ends, which these discoverers/elder Brothers have.
The question naturally arises as to where can these guides and adepts be found, and the answer is of course, everywhere. But are they accessible to all, can anybody employ them as other guides are employed, and what are their costs for employment? All these questions may be answered within one answer. The fact that they retire from the busy world necessarily proves that they do not care for anything pertaining to it.
What else then can induce them to come over to you to guide you on this and through this path? Why, with the proper performance of certain duties, which a man ought to do. But what are these duties spring from this answer.
With all the writings of old, and I mean old, with all that has been shared by those further along the evolutionary path, the answer seems the same, we must consider the whole of mankind as one brotherhood, for the whole of creation has emanated from the eternally Divine Principle which is everywhere, is in everything, and in which is everything. It is therefore the source of all and we should therefore do all we can to do good to humanity.
The words of W.Q. Judge have inspired me to push harder up the climb to the summit I see in the clouds. His dedication to Brotherhood has truly pointed me in a direction and I am even humbly grateful to have discovered this man. Many of the words on this site are here because of him.
We must also develop perseverance, and my motto is ‘Try’.
“The bliss of striving, in essence is illumination. The life of the Absolute is our life, there is only one life is there not? And this life is the life of all and it is no more in one than in another.”
We look to this power within us for we individualize infinite power in proportion to our consciousness of truth. And here is a truth about health and supply. How many who constantly apply positive affirmations ask the question,”why is it that my affirmation has not yet manifested?”
“Gaining more dollars is not spiritual supply; greater savings do not constitute security; physical health is not necessarily a foundation for eternal life: These constitute merely improved human belief. And here is a big key. The advancing student will gradually relinquish his attempts to improve human hood or to improve beliefs in order that the truth of spiritual existence may unfold in his consciousness, so that his consciousness may manifest health and supply. You see it is about coming to a spiritual awareness of health and supply, not with connecting a God or even spirit to health and supply.
It is all about a consciousness of supply without limits and it is gained without taking thought, and those elder Brothers further along the evolutionary path, know this and encourage this.
We have concepts regarding our Brothers who are further along the evolutionary path than most of us. At one time or another, in this life or another, each of us has experienced the confines of an organized religion, and have carried whether consciously or not, the old order over into our new age journey. The nature of all isms is a superior and an inferior ego and it is the inferior who ends up answerable to a superior. And so we learned the pattern of reporting, imploring, and praying to a superior, in order to get what we want. This is not the consciousness of Divine Inheritance, this keeps us lesser than and lower than.
However, on the true path there is no such thing. We have those who are further along the evolutionary path who encourage us to evolve into the very essence they know, and at some point we take on this same responsibility to be our brothers keeper and extent the hand also. But the belief that a Master has any concern for our physical being, our individual peccadilloes, is quite erroneous. A Master is well aware of the role, with its returning karma and supporting darma, that we have decided to engage in in the current life, and the Master will encourage us but never design us.
Madam Blavatsky states very clearly what I attempt to say in too many words.
“Although the whole of humanity is within the mental vision of the Mahatmas, they cannot be expected to take special note of every human being, unless that being by his special acts draws their particular attention to himself. The highest interest of humanity, as a whole, is their special concern, for they have identified themselves with that Universal Soul which runs through Humanity, and he, who would draw their attention, must do so through that Soul which pervades everywhere”. (Blavatsky, Collected Writings, 6:240)