Aquarius With The Masters"
is the prime reason for our human existence? Why are we here, why are
cannot pretend to have the true answer to this problem, but I do have
an answer that fits the question in the context of this book. We exist
so that our spirit, which is an essential part of the Absolute, can
have conscious experience of life on Earth.
this can take place, the spirit must awaken; so the true function of
our development, spiritually speaking, is for the spirit, divine spark
or monad inside every person to be consciously invoked so that we can
live with complete awareness from that level.
development is only possible then by treading the true Path to enlightenment
and slowly becoming aware of an inner spiritual awakening. This leads
to an expanded conscious awareness of the unity of all things and beings
in life, and a realization of the common denominator in every apparent
paradox we meet on our journey. The Path as I have just described it
is the goal of every aspirant, both past and present, and this is the
true Path that should not be confused with many dead-end alleys that
can trap and delude the unwary.
spiritual development is more than finding a way to the Path and wanting
to go on it. To ascend the heavenly stairs we must accept the idea of
a being or beings more highly evolved than ourselves, and aspire to
have union with them. The form such beings have taken over the aeons
of humanity's evolution have changed considerably, but we have always
known them as gods, or singularly as God.
reason we need the assistance of such spiritual beings is rather complex
so for now I will just give part of the answer. We have seen that our
goal is contact with the higher part of ourselves, our higher self,
and I have also hinted that we cannot conceive this self's true ideals
until we gain actual experience of it. In the meantime we are only dimly
aware of this divinity inside ourselves as it lies dormant with its
potential unrealized, and lying as it does beyond the borders of our
consciousness it can be considered 'asleep'.
do we know of this part of ourselves? Most of us know virtually nothing.
So how can we aspire towards something that we know nothing of, and
how can we recognise it when it begins to awaken? Well, we can guess
that it is similar to our everyday personality but without any of our
faults and with all our qualities emphasised, plus a lot of extras we
cannot guess at.
is as close as we can get, but is by no means close enough for our aspirations;
it is also 'dangerous' for our development because our lower self or
personality does not much like the idea of being ousted from its position
as head of its kingdom, which is our life, and so will try to imitate
the higher self.
we continue to develop what we mistakenly assume is our higher self,
but which is in reality our lower self in disguise, then we will grow
more and more egotistical, becoming so convinced that we are on the
right path that we will arrogantly ignore any attempts by other people
to put us straight.
get over this problem we have at our disposal an instinct which has
been with us since the time we were primitive in every sense of the
word. This instinct supplies us with an admiration for all things which
are beyond our understanding, and also, in order that we can ponder
over them, it urges us to transform them into a tangible concept with
a label such as 'god'. In primitive times we used to explain natural
phenomena as being the works of a god, until such time as we were able
to understand these things scientifically.
can use this same concept in our search for the identity of our higher
self, because it gives us the ability to personify a divine aspiration
into something which is objective. This is the importance, this objectivity,
as it contains a natural defence from the trap of worshipping our own
personalities. All the time we, that is our personalities, are looking
up to an ideal concept then we are guarded from the dangers of lower
this concept of personification can start to assume its own identity
as our higher self slowly awakens and takes on the ideal form we have
given it. From this small beginning our spirit will blossom, bear fruit
and grow, until the day our consciousness will resolve the duality between
the higher self and the lower self and we become one. Then we will recognise
our divine state of bliss which will announce the attainment of our
have now seen why we need the concept of beings higher than ourselves,
so let us take a look at why we need the actual and real assistance
of these beings; because although I have only considered them as 'concepts'
until now, they do exist in reality.
have tried to show that each human being consists of a higher part and
a lower part, and from this we must assume that there are passages of
communication between these two distinct parts. Now if this is so, why
isn't a person able to use these channels to receive direct communication
from their higher self? The answer is not a simple one. Part of the
reason is because the higher and lower self do not function in the same
manner; for example the higher does not deal with conceptual ideas and
sequential knowledge as does the lower. Therefore information is not
easily communicated as it has to be translated first.
more important reason though is that these channels are at present in
a state of inertia and need to be vitalized from the high levels downwards.
In other words the channel cannot be made to work upwards to contact
the higher self, but somehow the higher self must be stimulated into
activating the channels downwards, as well as into making itself understood.
reason for the necessity of this downward action is quite clear when
we examine the way we conduct our normal lives. Which part of us, in
everyday life, controls our actions? Generally speaking it is our minds
~ we think our way through life.
me explain more fully. Our normal bodily functions, such as breathing,
are carried on through some kind of instinct, subconsciously, and we
don't need to think about such actions, they just occur. If we do take
the trouble to think about them though, then we are able to regulate
them, or at least some of them, like our breathing. According to followers
of Yoga it is possible with practice to control all such functions,
and this is called the power of the mind over the body. Similarly, if
we have bad habits or we feel depressed, then it is our mind which we
use in deciding to overcome such conditions. We mentally decide to do
such and such a thing before putting the necessary machinery in motion
to accomplish the required act.
is said to be divided occultly into seven 'layers' or Planes, ranging
from the lowest, the Physical, to the highest, the Spiritual, and each
one is said to have control over those below it.
bears out in reality, when we relate the lowest Plane of the Physical
to the body and its instincts, the next Plane of the Astral to the emotions,
and the third, the Mental Plane, to the mind. The mind has control over
both the emotions and the actions of the body. Only when we 'forget
ourselves' does the lower control the higher, as for example, when our
instincts make us cough when we wish to remain silent, or when we lose
our temper and let our feelings get the better of us.
four higher Planes in this system we can relate to our higher self,
because we cannot yet consistently control our mind by even the lowest
of these high states, that which relates to the middle Plane of Intuition.
we should also be able to appreciate now how difficult it is to gain
contact with this high state through the use of the mind which will
not work upwards, but only downwards. Just try to imagine our emotions
seeking an understanding of our mind with their natural ability to feel,
but without the ability to think!
from this digression we can see that the need for an outside intelligence
is of the greatest importance. If higher spiritual beings have an external
reality and also a consideration for our welfare, then surely they can
be enlisted to help us clear the channels of communication down to our
lower selves. This is indeed the case, and the assistance offered by
these beings is therefore of paramount importance and should be earnestly
sought after for the sake of our spiritual development.
page contains extracts from the book -
AQUARIUS WITH THE MASTERS
The Spiritual Path of Humanity ~ a journey through time and space
by Mo Hone
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