The Spectrum of Spirit
Spirit and matter work at opposite ends of the spectrum, the Spectrum of Spirit.
The essential premise of the Ageless Wisdom is that Spirit and matter are but one and the same, yet lie at opposite ends of this spectrum, this continuum; spirit being the pure, refined aspect of matter and matter being the dense, solidified aspect of spirit. Spirit can exist without matter, yet matter cannot exist without spirit. Spirit is the invisible state of matter. It is the prime cause. Matter comes into being via a devolution of spirit. Spirit is reached or rather, returned to, by the evolution of matter. Matter is the heavy, dense, coarse aspect or materialization, of Spirit. Spirit is the much refined and pure aspect from which matter originally arises. By way of the devolution of Spirit is polarity created. The two aspects of Spirit are, therefore, in opposition; they are polar opposites. The Adepts call this…
“The Science of Opposition.”
The Science of Opposition is the ‘secret’ of evolution. It is a cosmic ‘secret.’
It is divine intention which creates this continuum from the One Life, devolving matter from spirit, in order to materialize the divine plan. The Science of Opposition is a divine, cosmic science.
It is a science which humanity urgently needs to understand.
At a higher and much clearer level than humanity, this opposition expresses itself on the Earth between the Government of Light and the illegal government of the dark; between the Fellowship of Adepts, the Great White Lodge, and the Black Lodge, or the Lodge of Materialistic Forces.
Both these groups are divine agents, since both have their origin in spirit, and both work to direct energies into fields of endeavour, each peculiar to their aims. Both of these groups have advanced Minds, illuminated by the intellect. One group works in the light, enlightened by love, and the other works completely devoid of the light of love. One works in selfless service for the good of the whole, the other in selfish service to its own evil, materialistic purposes. It is now becoming more and more vital for humanity to understand this; to clearly, lovingly, yet dispassionately distinguish between the two, and to realize that…
“Behind all the outer events on this planet, lies the work of these two opposing agencies.”
At a much earlier point in evolution, as the intelligence of the material aspect was being developed, the focus was almost entirely on form life. This development was the divine plan manifesting and unfolding itself in the material realm, according to the macrocosmic cycle. The time of the ascendancy of the material realm has passed and the divine plan has moved forward into another stage. The material aspect must be superseded by the ascendancy of the aspect of soul, of consciousness. Humanity is still being confronted by the powerful suction of the material aspect in the form of the work of the dark forces, the forces of obstruction, which work is in direct opposition to the aspect of soul and spirit. Humanity, as one body, has not yet made the decision to ‘overcome’ the lower, material aspect.
This is the critical decision before humanity at this time. It was presented at the point of the Second World War, and was then taken in the light, and the dark was overcome. However, humanity still harbours enough darkness to allow the forces of obstruction to influence deeply. This is the darkness we are now seeing all over the planet, manifesting in the opposition to the work of the Forces of Light and Love. Much of humanity is frustrated and alarmed by the constant confrontation of darkness. However, many of us are also sleeping, complacent, and unable to take right action. We cannot see a way forward through the morass of evil. The truth is, if we were doing enough, and working in the right way, we would not be confronted with this deeply urgent situation.
The magnetic aura of the Government of Light forms a protective screen around the human family, standing between humanity and the emanations of the dark, magnetic aura of the Black Lodge. However, the Government of Light cannot interpose between humanity’s karma and their decision to move forward into the light. The Adepts do much to protect and inspire humanity, but essentially, the work of opposition must be taken up by humanity itself.
“The dark forces are in direct opposition to all that is good.”
The dark forces are in direct opposition to all that is good. They directly oppose the Government of Light. Simply put, they are the aggressors. We cannot leave them to their work. That would spell disaster for humanity. We must turn and face this situation, and oppose it. Otherwise they will continue to advance, unimpeded. This is an esoteric truth which manifests both on the mental plane and on the physical plane.
“The Will-to-Good animates the entire evolutionary process.”
The Government of Light works through the Will-to-Good, with the Science of Great Benevolence. The dark forces work with the Science of Great Malevolence.
The dark forces work hard and fast to parallel and nullify the work of the Government of Light. They work counter to the evolutionary trend towards freedom, liberation. They work to counteract evolution.
The opposition of the light is actually a pure defence – a defence of freedom, a defence of order, of love, beauty, and goodness. Freedom is an essential spiritual attribute, and one we hold precious. We must be prepared to lovingly oppose anything which threatens this. The Adepts call this moment in history…
“A Civil Defence Emergency.”
We are not denying the material aspect, or making it evil. However, the development of the divine plan is such that form life is now required to come under the subjugation of the soul, or consciousness aspect. Matter must be ruled by the soul and used consciously for the purposes of love, beauty, harmony, and spiritual development. The light of the soul and the light of matter are eventually blended, purifying the form aspect, and it is this that the Science of Opposition is working towards. Application by the soul of the Science of Opposition, through the use of the spiritual will, leads to Equilibrium.
It is the use of the spiritual will, through the light of love, which brings equilibrium to opposing forces.
The Adepts say…. “And the Intention Is Perfect Equilibrium.”
Equilibrium leads to Synthesis of the Pairs of Opposites, which is the eventual goal. But first there needs to be Equilibrium. And the Adepts say this goal is incredibly urgent, right now.
The wielding of the Science of Opposition leads to the tearing of the veil of illusion, allowing us to see clearly, that which stands between us and the goal of freedom. This opposition clears our path, enabling us to become focussed in soul consciousness. Where we are focussed in loving soul consciousness, the dark can gain no traction. The soul is anchored in the light. The soul works through the Will-to-Good, producing goodwill, inherent kindness and spontaneous love. This is the nature of the soul. The soul is an adept, a master, on its own plane. All souls work in the light of love on their own plane, in opposition to the dark. This is the work of the Forces of Light. The imposition of the light of the soul on the form life leads to eventual release of that form life, which has previously been a prison for the soul. The opposition of the light of the soul leads to enlightenment of the material aspect. This is our responsibility. This is the work of evolution.
“The Heart of the Race must be opened, and the Will must be found. The Light must be grasped with both hands.”
In other words, we must willingly oppose the dark forces, in order to protect humanity and freedom.
In love, light, and service