The future before us – a compilation
Quotations from Maitreya, Benjamin Creme's Master, and Creme himself describe the beneficent changes coming in education, communication, etheric vision, health and healing, and an end to the fear of death.
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ëThe future before us' – from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ, and Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life), Benjamin Creme's Master (A Master Speaks), and Benjamin Creme's writings.
The Masters in the world
When the Masters establish Their presence in full view of the world, a great change will take place in the relationship existing between humanity and Them. Whereas, until now, They have been remote and removed from close contact with all but a few disciples, in the immediate future the Guides of the Race will foster a deeper and more continuous form of co-operation with mankind. This process, known as the Externalization of the Hierarchy, has already begun and several Masters have established contact with groups on the physical plane. So far, this contact has been restricted to groups working in the fields of economics, administration and science, and to a lesser extent in education, but the time will come when Their inspiration and guidance will be given freely to all the groups working to rehabilitate the world.
From that time onwards, an entirely new system of communication will be established between the Inspirers and humanity. For the most part, telepathy will continue to be the mode of contact, especially where disciples are concerned, but where necessary, the Masters, Who have undergone special training for this purpose, will use the ordinary modes of speech. This will bring within the orbit of Their influence many who otherwise would not receive this stimulus. Then the true training of humanity will begin. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëThe Masters in the world')
Our future on this planet is destined to be one of happiness where everyone can enjoy life to the full. Corruption and chaos have been created by politicians and the Masters have come to end all of that and to make the politicians realize that they are not the masters but the servants of the people. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
Man's mind is an instrument, a body, more or less sensitive, depending on the person, by which the mental planes can be contacted and known. The plane of mind, the mind-belt, is infinite in extent and serves as the conduit for all mental experience.
When men realize this, they will understand how telepathy is the natural result of this relationship, and a new era of mutual communication and understanding will begin.
The nervous system will be understood as the connecting link between the soul and its vehicles, the means by which the soul, in incarnation, grips and demonstrates itself through its reflection.
In this way, consciousness, the nature of the soul, expands and grows, shedding its light through all the planes, awakening man to his destiny as a Son of God. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëGrowth of consciousness')
Telepathy is a natural human trait which the Masters use all the time. Most people have lost the ability. The Masters do not talk; They simply think to each other. That will become the norm, so it will become impossible to tell a lie. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
What is the difference between telepathy as known to the Masters and what most people call telepathy?
There is really no difference except that what most people experience of telepathy is haphazard. It is an emotional-astral response, through the solar plexus, one which we share with the animal kingdom, and one over which people have no control; it just happens. A mother often has a close, telepathic contact with her child: if something is harming the child, the mother will know.
Telepathy as described by the Master and as known and used by Hierarchy is of the same nature but of an altogether different order. It takes place on the higher mental planes and uses the mind-belt as medium. Our mind is an instrument or vehicle which tunes in to that mind-belt and extracts from it all the mental impressions and experiences that we have. The Masters do not use speech. They might if They came before a disciple physically but the normal way for a Master is by telepathic contact. The Masters have group consciousness, so Their telepathic contact with each other is complete. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Two)
There is no difference between a family and a nation, a country. It is the art of communication between parents and children which creates a pattern of peacefulness, gracefulness and harmony. It creates all those values of life which contribute to the evolution of people. Where communication exists, awareness becomes the constitution of that family. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
This is a very important time for the world's television networks. Television will be the most effective means of communication in the New Age. There will be a great demand for the skills and art of communication. Cities and villages in every corner of the world will be reached and become informed. It is through communication that the world will be truly integrated. It is important, therefore, that television is properly organized to meet its new responsibilities. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
Many children now coming into incarnation are more evolved than the previous generations. They are more sensitive to the spiritual energies – and they are more intuitive. This is part of the process of evolution. Each period brings into incarnation the people who are equipped to deal with the problems of their era. They are able to provide solutions to problems peculiar to their time. We have reached a point now when more children are being born who are equipped for the new time; they will transform our life. In the next twenty-five to thirty years the world will be radically changed. Many of those being born now will have an awakened intuition. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume One)
Our modern science recognizes only three levels: physical, liquid, and gaseous matter. But above gas there are four further states of matter which are, strictly speaking, material – each one finer than the one below. These etheric planes of matter are the next phase of the material world to be researched and finally demonstrated by modern science. Then the etheric planes will become a reality and more and more people will be born with the ability to see the etheric planes of matter. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)
Health and healing
Man is on the verge of a great discovery: that disease is the result of imbalance; that correct balance is maintained by correct thought and action and that such correct thought and action involves his brothers and sisters everywhere. If man would end disease he must first end separation. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and healing')
The Masters will institute Healing Centres, and train Initiates and Disciples, who will be doctors of all kinds, in groups. These groups will be made up of orthodox doctors, surgeons, homoeopaths, acupuncturists, radionic practitioners. Colour and sound therapy will be used; the groups will have spiritual healers, and someone with etheric vision to advise on the state of the etheric body and centres. They will work as a team. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)
Science, today, stands poised to contribute its share to the conquering of disease. The etheric planes of matter await man's exploration and study. Therein will be found the origin of that disequilibrium of forces which manifests itself as the body's ills. The treatment of disease will take on a new dimension when the function of the force centres (chakras) as receivers and dispensers of energy is understood and when their connection with the major glands of the endocrine system is known. Already, of course, there are those few practitioners who know this and who do valuable work, but not until this knowledge is general shall we see much advance in the understanding of the mechanism of disease.
It will not be long until this research into the etheric fields begins in earnest. When it does it will transform the therapeutic situation. The new psychology, the coming science of the soul, will throw much light on the nature and cause of disease and point the way to its prevention. In time, man will learn to approach and work with the deva (or angelic) evolution, many aspects of which are deeply engaged in the healing process.
Thus, stage by stage, disease will be eradicated from the world, to be replaced by a vitality and well-being seldom seen today but which is man's birthright, did he but know it. The stage is being set for this transformation. The Masters, on Their return, will point the way, and under Their wise guidance all shall be made new. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and healing' (part 2))
Drugs and surgery will no longer be needed as doctors are trained in the use of the technology of light in healing. Scientists in Russia and America are already experimenting with genetic engineering and this will develop until the time will come when they can transmit genetic information into a sick organ to rejuvenate it without the use of surgery. Eventually the need for so many hospitals will diminish, as people will be able to undergo treatment within hours for even the most serious conditions. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
The direction of education in the future will be along the lines of soul realization. Every child will be seen as a soul with a particular ray structure, which will determine his/her particular bent and direction, at a given point in evolution. This knowledge will determine how much and what he/she can absorb, the degree to which the child should be stimulated along certain lines. Soul education is the new psychology. This is the way forward for psychology.Ö
Teaching itself will change from simply the imparting of knowledge to the elucidation of the quality and purpose of the individual. It is fitting individuals for life, not for particular jobs, which is what ëeducation' largely does today, well or badly. It is fitting individuals for their life destiny, coming from the nature, the purpose, of the soul. All of this needs to be understood if we are going to make an individual package or educational programme for any child. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)
Education should be understood as the means by which the indwelling God is contacted, known and given expression. Traditionally, religion has been seen to serve this purpose and religious education remains a bulwark in many countries today. However, religion is but one of many paths to God, and ways must be found which will allow all men to know and to express their experience of divinity.
To this end the new education should address itself. The fact of the soul, the Divine Intermediary, must gain general acceptance, and techniques of contact with this higher principle attain common usage.
When the ray structure, evolutionary development and purposes of the soul are known and documented, a more scientific approach can be made to the education of both children and adults, and a new meaning given to the process by which men learn to become Gods. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëThe new education')
Youth and Self-realization centres
Soon there will be ìawareness centresî, which focus on communication between individuals rather than on the body alone. This idea is being considered by a number of individuals at present. Like scientists, people will experiment with a variety of approaches in working with people where genuine communication becomes paramount. People who come for help will suddenly experience ìthatî (ie awareness) within, and through this inner event they will experience relief. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
In the centres [which Maitreya is creating throughout the world for troubled youth], the young people are taught, if that is the right word, are brought into the condition of having, perhaps for the first time in this life, self-respect. They may be on drugs, in alcohol abuse, from broken homes, in criminal activities, vandals, social misfits, and so on. They are brought together in these centres which are a kind of therapy situation for their psyches. They are taught what people in other situations would take as a matter of course, self-respect, because if you do not have self-respect, no progress of any kind can be made. These people lack self-respect, which is why they are in crime. Inwardly they sense themselves as souls, but on the outer plane, as a result of bad education, bad social circumstances, bad influences, they find it impossible to give expression to that inner sense of themselves as divine Beings. So they are at war with themselves, and, as an extension of themselves, with the society of which they are a part. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Two)
New attitudes to death
Life in the universe is absolute; in creation it is always relative. That is why people should not cry at death; it is not something horrible or ghastly. Their friends and loved ones have simply returned to their homeland. The books and writings received by writers through channelled sources are a sign that this message about life on the other side of death is beginning to get through to humanity. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – the Laws of Life)
Life alone exists. Death is but the name for another level of experience of life, continuous and unbroken except in man's limited consciousness. The time is coming in which the experience we call death, the intervening period, and the return to outer manifestation will be recalled in full consciousness by man. Then will man lose the fear of death and reap the harvest of the inner planes of knowledge and bliss in total awareness of his true identity as a Son of God. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëContinuity of consciousness')
Gradually, our approach to death will change. The fear of death will go as we realize it is but a phase in the eternal life we already have. When we have (as the Masters and higher initiates have) continuity of consciousness, we will come into and leave physical-plane expression in full awareness of the previous state. The Masters have conquered death – the body of an Ascended Master, for example, is totally indestructible. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
[Maitreya's] Teaching will remove, for men, the fear of death; His very presence will be the guarantee of immortality. His words will conquer, too, the fear which stalks through most men's lives, crippling their spontaneity and joy. His experience will guide men through the labyrinth of the evolutionary journey, ensuring safe and sure passage for those who can follow His footsteps. As Friend and Guide, Teacher and Mentor, this Eldest Brother of humanity will fulfil His task. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëThe teaching of Maitreya')
Compared with the experience of birth, man's exit from this world can be, and should be, painless indeed. But few know this, and hence the fear. In this coming time the Masters and Their Disciples will teach the truth about this experience we call death, and man will wait serenely and hopefully for its call. When this knowledge becomes general, a great new freedom will become open to men. They will see life for what it is, as a stage in an unending journey, and death itself as a further and less limiting experience on that road. So man will conquer the fear of death. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)
In the coming cycle of Aquarius, an entirely new approach to the Law of Rebirth will be taken. No longer will the old, fatalistic acceptance of all that happens as the inexorable hand of karma hold sway in the East, condemning millions to lives of drudgery and pain; no longer, in the West, will men ignore the fundamental laws of their existence and the personal responsibility which the working of these laws confers. Men will know that they themselves create, through thought and action, the circumstances of their lives; but also that by the working of these same laws they can transform and change for the better their natures and conditions.
This will lead to a revaluation of life's meaning and purpose and a healthier approach to the fact of death. An understanding of the continuity of all life, incarnate or not, will replace the present fear; the old phobia of death as the end of everything will vanish in the new light which will illumine the minds of men. Into the darkest corners of superstition and ignorance this new light will shine, awakening men to an awareness of their divinity as immortal souls. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëThe Law of Rebirth')
From the April 2008 issue of Share International magazine.