Within each man and woman sits a God, potential as yet but everlasting. As they go through the experiences of what we call life, they make a journey, which in the end turns out to have been a step towards oneness with that God, realizing the fact of its divinity, realizing that it is the Soul, our higher Self.
Heretofore, our knowledge of the Soul has come from religious texts. These have left man with the impression that the Soul is distant from himself, something to be recognized and worshipped from afar. As man progresses, however, he comes to understand that the Soul is himself, a higher and purer part of himself, but nevertheless himself. Thus a man progresses, deepening in knowledge of his true being and purpose.
Today, thousands of people are consciously aware of making such a journey; for them life is deepening in meaning, and they search for greater knowledge and experience. Thus, in time, they turn to meditation and through this practice a great discovery is theirs. Step by step, they know for certain that they are Souls, that the Soul is not some distant idea but their very being. Gradually the tempo of their lives changes, and a deeper meaning and purpose consolidates all that they do. Thus do men advance on the journey to perfection, reflecting more and more the divinity and wisdom of the Soul.
All in their own way make such a journey, some swiftly and eagerly, others more slowly and less sure of the path. But all eventually pass through the various gates which mark their progress on the way. Today this journey is trodden by millions who know not that the path exists but nevertheless answer the call of their Soul, and enter thereon. They sense the needs of the time and seek to meet these needs, and so play their part.
Knowingly or not they are responding to the call from Maitreya through their Souls to enter the fray, and to replenish this world with their ardour and courage. Their efforts, they will find, have not been in vain.
[This article from Share International magazine, March 2014 , is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]