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Share International magazine October 2020

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Article by Benjamin Creme’s Master

From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances. These two articles first published in 1999 and 2015 consider the workings of the Laws – not of humanity, but of the Universe as part “of the next great step in the unfoldment of the Plan”. One day the world will see itself as One and that the Law brings changes which “are inevitable and just”.

The rule of Law

by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme

Since mankind has, for the most part, rejected the rule of Law, it has experienced a series of disasters which it has interpreted as ‘acts of God’. These ‘acts of men’ bear little resemblance to the planned evolution of this Earth. When men realize this, they will make a concerted effort to readjust their thinking and actions, and thus set to rights the ‘rule of Law’. Gradually, the rhythm of the Law will impose itself on life and a new harmony and greater equilibrium will result.

To aid this process, a mighty Avatar stands behind Maitreya. The Spirit of Peace or Equilibrium, through the Law of Action and Reaction, pours His cosmic Presence upon the chaos of this world. Men do but dimly, so far, register the impact of this transforming force; nevertheless, the energies of Equilibrium now saturate the Earth. This being so, men can look forward to an extraordinary era of calm, different, indeed, from the turmoil of today.

Within that unparalleled era of peace and calm the new civilization will grow to ever more glorious heights: reaching for the stars, man will conquer space and destroy the illusion of time. The energies of cosmos, today unknown, will be harnessed and put to use. A growing sense of his divinity will drive man to look deeply within, finding thereby the essence of his true identity and his oneness with nature and God. Thus will his environment, no longer abused and prostituted to his ends, flourish and render back the sustenance for all his needs.

Thus will the new civilization represent the next great step in the unfoldment of the Plan. Thus will man regain the momentum of his evolution, lost so long ago. And thus shall We, your Elder Brothers, watch and encourage, warn and protect, and experience the joy of man’s return to the fold. Thus shall it be.

As Maitreya has so often stated: “men must see themselves as One.” This is the essential first step to all future progress; on the fulfilment of that condition everything else depends. The first task of Maitreya and His group will be to show men that this is so, that only then can self-destruction be avoided, that only then can the sleeping potential of man be unleashed for its next and great achievement.

We do not doubt that men will awaken to their Oneness. Underlying all man’s restless striving is the dawning awareness that all must share in the solving of the huge and manifold problems which beset them today; that the responsibility, like the problems, is global and indivisible, and that only through co-operation and self-denial can they adequately be met and overcome.

Maitreya, soon to appear before the world, has the task of opening men’s minds to these truths. Do not doubt His ability and success.
(Share International, June 1999)

The justice of the law

by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme

Men live in a changing world and must accept it as the norm. For some, these changes will seem threatening and unwelcome while for others, especially the young, they will be welcomed with open arms. Be assured that they are for the best, whatever your stance, for they reflect the needs of the time, and are inevitable and just.

Men should realize that they themselves are creating the conditions whereby these changes impact their lives. When this realism bears fruit, a smoother transition into the new time will become the norm.

Our advice to men is this: hold not to blaming unseen forces but realize your own part in creating the transformations of our time. Be assured that out of these transformations will come an ecstatic joy. (8 March 2015)

[These articles from Share International magazine, October 2020, are 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, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his articles to him.]


(Read more articles by this Master)

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At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his life, Benjamin Creme was asked numerous questions covering a vast range of topics. We draw on this large recorded resource and publish answers provided by BC and his Master over the years, none of which have yet appeared in Share International.

Q. I’ve heard you ask people to listen to your information with an open mind but you also say it’s difficult. Why is it so?

A. We all think we have an open mind but in reality we have nothing of the kind. Almost everything we believe, and everything we think we know and take for granted as our world picture, is really the result of our conditioning from the cradle onwards. When we see something which seems to flow in the opposite direction to what we believe or think is reality we are apt to throw it away. We dismiss it because it interferes with our self-esteem, our security of thought, and so we don’t like it.

It is especially difficult if people come from an orthodox tradition, if they are already in some religious organization – a tradition which seems to run counter to what I’m saying. From my point of view I don’t think that what I say does truly run counter to any religious tradition. It may well seem so. This information is difficult, especially if you are hearing it for the first time. If you are somewhat familiar with the story it begins to make sense. In the first place, it seems either totally wrong or too good to be true.

Q. I know you are convinced of the factual nature of what you say but can you say why you have spent so many years saying the same thing? Do you think it is worth it?

A. I should have thought it is obvious. What is obvious is that if what I say is true then this is the most important information that you could ever hear. If it is true it is the very basis of, not only our life now, but our succession of lives from the distant past until today, and on and on into the future. This information, again if it is true, also gives us an understanding of what is happening today; why the things that happen do happen. And how things which are, to many people, horrible or difficult and traumatic can be changed so that we enter a world of peace, justice and happiness for the huge bulk of humanity. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2006)

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Share International has a large reserve of unpublished letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme and his Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or a ‘spokesperson’. Other letters presented here are new, and while we cannot confirm or indicate whether a Master is involved, we present these letters for your consideration.

Keep going!

Dear Editor
On Saturday 15 August 2020, I went shopping with a friend. On our way there a man came up to us and asked us, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” I was surprised by his sudden question, but my friend replied, “Yes”, without any hesitation. When I nodded too in the affirmative, the man replied, “Keep going!” This was an answer I needed at that moment.

On the way back I saw him sitting down with his back turned to me and it gave me a warm feeling, because, for me, his behaviour meant an encouragement to go on working for Maitreya. And so I did – the following Sunday.

K.M., Leuven, Belgium.

Two letters from the same person:

Amazing grace

Dear Editor
(1) On 30 March 2005 at about 9.10am, my mum had a car accident in which the car became a write-off, turning upside down and knocking down trees. When the police came, they were amazed she came out unscathed.

The accident was caused by her car skidding in the road. There were no other cars around and no people until two men appeared and helped her. They looked a bit like ‘work men’; builders I suppose. One was quite chubby. They stayed until the police arrived. They were also amazed that she survived.

My mum believes Divine Intervention took place. Were the two men Lord Maitreya and Master Jesus?

(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed the ‘chubby’ man was Maitreya and the other was the Master Jesus.)

Money well spent

Dear Editor
(2) On 18 June 2005, fellow meditator Richard and I were doing a meditation workshop. No-one seemed to be coming, so I put my hand on the Lord Maitreya’s ‘Hand’ card and said, “At least Lord Maitreya and Master Jesus come.... erh, I mean ‘at most’ as they’re the most important people!”

Since no-one had come, I suggested we go outside and entice them in. We went out armed with leaflets and cards. People smiled when I asked if they wanted to come to a free meditation but did not take us up on it. One man walked past rather fast and said, “I’ve signed it all.... tetrahedron thing!” I wondered if he was a Master since Richard had been talking about the ‘tetrahedron thing’ moments before.

Another man stopped and talked to us for a long time. He was amazed that I was not deterred by his comments and that I kept going strong, trying to show him Transmission Meditation was different and that there was one humanity, one religion, etc. He suggested that I sell expensive cars and get a commission on it at least! He was talking appropriately about good use of money, and I had been thinking the money for the hall would have been better spent on a wallpaper pasting table so that we could have set a table up at The Lanes in Brighton. I assured him that I was or would be, good at spending money. I was speaking to him at length and wondering if he was the Master Jesus or just an interesting man?

L.S., Sussex, UK.

(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed that the ‘interesting man’ was the Master Jesus.)

Winning numbers

Dear Editor
In July 2017, a group member and I were on our way to give a presentation on the Emergence to therapists in a wellness centre in Grenoble. We arrived early to prepare the room, but we found a closed door, as a digicode was required to open it. The person who organized the event had forgotten to give the code to us, and she was unreachable. We made several phone calls to other people, but no-one was able to help. It was half an hour before the start of the talk and people would probably start arriving soon.

We had tried to tap random series of numbers and letters on the code pad, knowing perfectly that couldn’t work that way. We felt helpless, when suddenly I was inspired to dial a code that came from nowhere in my mind, and to our utter amazement, the door opened! Of course, we made sure to wedge it open.

Only one person came to listen to our story. Later, a person who belonged to the centre arrived and we asked her about the code. It had nothing to do with the one I dialled….

Obviously, we had received some help from beyond. Again, I realized that we should always have trust in the power of miracles. Even if only for one person attending the event, a Master or somebody ‘out there’ had spent some energy to help in such an incredible way. We had a very nice conversation with that person, who was sceptical at first. She stayed almost two hours.

G.G., Isère, France.

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Rallying call!

It has come to our notice that more and more people are receiving our information from the website alone, and thus forgoing the small cost of subscribing to Share International magazine.

Not everyone can, or does, use the internet, and it is essential to have an outer, physical expression, which can display with photographs, the events of which we speak. That means there has to be a magazine, which of course requires a lot of work from volunteers, and a lot of money to produce. There may be a notion that Hierarchy dishes out money for this work, but it is not the case. Subscriptions to Share International are an essential part of maintaining our work and reaching the public. The cost of the subscription is kept as low as possible, the magazine is not subsidised by advertisements and printing and postal charges are mounting all the time.

Surely we would all agree that all those who seriously believe in this work would want to support the magazine, whether or not they read the information on the internet.

Thank you for your support.

Miracles will flood the world

Share International October 2020 images, A huge object was photographed by NASA’s SOHO camera on 29 August 2020

A huge object was photographed by NASA’s SOHO camera on 29 August 2020. It appears to be about half the size of Earth’s moon.

As M.N. from Nanko, Osaka, Japan, was leaving her home at about 8.30pm on 30 August 2020 she looked up at the sky to the north and saw an amazing aerial display of eight white lights. She was able to film the intriguing formations. The lights were grouped in two apparently totally static upside-down triangular formations. There were a further two lights which moved at a constant speed and could be described as either orbiting around the main formation made up of the two triangles or as possibly moving along a diagonal plane between and through the triangles. The photographs were taken from the video to try to show that movement.

Peru – In early February 2020, CAPITAL TV reporter Anthony Choy conducted a live television broadcast in the city of Chilca, where local residents had been reporting seeing hovering star-like UFOs that would respond with light flashes when laser pointers were directed towards them. During the broadcast, or ‘UFO vigil’ a star-like object did indeed give off brilliant bursts of light a few times. (YouTube: CAPITAL, Ovnis-Ufo-El visitante)

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We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ‘Healing the planet and humanity.’ The quotations are taken from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ, Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks, Volumes One and Two), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.

A mighty task awaits humanity at this turning-point in its life: to cleanse the world of the age-old habits of wrong thinking and living; to change entirely its manner of social living in such a way as to make possible a new freedom from fear: fear of want, of war, of disease and death. An enormous task, indeed, but one worth all the effort involved, for it will lead to a new livingness, a new and sweeter relationship between men, and to a world governed by the principles of justice and brotherhood, sharing and love. What finer goal could there be for humanity than to create such a world? (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Health and healing part 2’)

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The redistribution of resources is the problem which is at the heart of the economic and, indeed, the spiritual crisis overhanging the world today. This spiritual crisis is focused in the political and economic theatre. That is why Maitreya comes, in the first place, as a political and economic teacher. Although His teaching is non-religious, it is about the spiritual life, about right human relationships. When we share the world’s resources we take the first step into solving the ills of the world, and the first step into our divinity. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Two)

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Disease is ultimately the result of wrong relationship: to our higher self, the soul; to our brothers and sisters throughout the world; and to the Whole of which we are a part. By the misuse of soul energy we set in motion the causation. By wrong relationship to our fellows we bring about disequilibrium and disharmony, and illness of all kinds. Through our sense of separation we cut ourselves off from the healing potencies which everywhere surround us. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Health and healing part 2’)

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Men must save the world which ails badly. My Masters and I will show the way to do so. It gladdens Our hearts to see the start already made by the ordinary people of the world. It is to them I speak now. Raise your voices. Tell the world your needs: your need for peace; your need for justice and freedom; the need for all people to live in harmony, no matter the religion, the colour, the race. All men essentially are One. They are My brothers and I love each one. (Maitreya, 27 March 2008, A Master Speaks Volume Two)

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The crisis that manifested itself as the SARS infection in China and elsewhere [2003], for example, the epidemics of flu throughout Europe, are the direct results of the fear generated from the crisis conditions set up by the US attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq. It is not a question of God punishing the aggressor. It is a simple law of the interconnectedness of all atoms in the universe. What happens here sets up something that will inevitably happen elsewhere by the law of action and reaction.

When humanity truly understands this law, the Law of Karma, not just as an intellectual idea, it will see that every thought, every action, sets into motion a cause or causes. The effects stemming from these causes make our lives for good or ill. (Benjamin Creme, The World Teacher for All Humanity)

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How can there be two worlds when the world is One? How can there be division when the law is the same for all men? Presently, men will understand that the suffering of the many is the illness of the whole, and that justice alone will provide the cure. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Justice is divine’)

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No going back: It’s all got to change – excerpted

by Graham Peebles

Share International October 2020 images, A shopping mall

A shopping mall

It’s been a weird time, the last six months, and so it continues; perhaps it always was. It’s certainly been an unjust violent mess in varying degrees of severity, for as long as most can remember. With selfishness, division and pleasure firmly in the driving seat, and ‘the planet beautiful’, slowly choking to death under the weight of human greed and stupidity.

After Covid-19 erupted, widespread lockdowns were enforced in many countries, and for a brief interlude hush descended on towns and cities across the world. Whole populations from Europe to New Zealand, and most places in between, were forced to desist from ‘going out’ and socializing, made to curtail their habitual shopping urges and change their work patterns.....

A rare space opened, is still available, creating the opportunity to reflect on how life was and is being lived, individually and collectively; an opportunity to redefine what is important, and for those so inclined, to ponder life after the virus. A feeling of post-pandemic hope circulated among the hopeful. Could ‘things’ change for the good at last; would corporate governments emerge with a new attitude towards public services, towards ‘key workers’, who had suddenly become heroes, towards the environment and national healthcare systems (where they exist, and where they don’t with a recognition that they should), and to refugees and migrant workers?

Will the many acts of community kindness foster lasting social responsibility? Can the pause in consumerism, manufacturing, and travel ignite a major shift in political and social attitudes, leading to a change in policies and collective behaviour rooted in environmental and social responsibility? Many hope for such a long overdue bonanza, but as countries tentatively begin to emerge from the shadow of Covid the political rhetoric and corporate talk is depressingly predictable….

Returning to ‘normal’ means re-igniting the consumer-based economy, encouraging consumerism and affirming negative, habitual patterns of behaviour. That’s what the politicians and the corporate voices are concerned about, and, while they may include the words ‘green’ or ‘alternative’, ‘renewable’, or ‘eco’, in their rousing duplicitous rhetoric, their principle goal is not salvaging the environment, changing behaviour and encouraging simplicity of living, it is generating profit, perpetuating ‘growth’. And the way that’s achieved is by populations consuming, irresponsibly and in excess. An economic system based and reliant upon limitless consumption, in all its facets, including animal agriculture, is completely incompatible with the health of the planet, and the well being of people.

Instead of excess, simplicity and sufficiency need to be the goals; responsible consumerism, in which goods and services are bought based on need, and choices/decisions are determined by the impact on the natural world. This requires personal effort and worldwide education. National public education programmes, run by governments in collaboration with environmental groups, are needed to make people aware of the impact of their behaviour on the environment, including animal agriculture; cutting out all animal food produce is the single most significant step individuals can take to help reduce their impact on the environment.

Changes in behaviour are essential, but governments, long-term political policies and corporations have the biggest impact; while the rhetoric from some in office may be resonant, it is difficult to see any politicians within the current crop who have the breadth of vision and the will to enact the radical measures needed if the environmental emergency is to be overcome. All are married to the existing structures and appear to believe in the pervasive socio-economic ideology. Intense public pressure then, like the actions undertaken by Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, the School Strike for Climate and others, is crucial and must be applied, consistently and forcefully if, and it is a loud and deeply troubling if, the needed actions to Save Our Planet and heal our societies – for the two are inextricably linked – are to take place within the time frame required.

 

Save natural habitat, save lives – extracts from a report

A few years before the world had heard of Covid-19 a protest march took place as part of an international series of demonstrations. It was the March for Science which is now an international event held annually on Earth Day (22 April). The non-partisan movement celebrates science and the role it plays in everyday lives; rallies are held to emphasize the need for evidence-based policies in the public’s best interests. The first March for Science took place in 2017, and now a few years later the world is realizing how reliant we are on good science.

What happened to Earth Day celebrations in 2020? The planet’s largest civic event went entirely digital for the first time in its history. The Earth Day’s Network announced: “We resolved that after the Covid-19 pandemic ended, we would restore our Earth to a cleaner, fairer, better world for everyone.”

And it is science that is warning us now that, even if it is primarily for reasons of self-interest and self-preservation, we must take urgent action to protect our habitat, particularly the planet’s forests.

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Researchers have a stark message for the world. They are telling the world’s leaders, “If you allow forests and biodiversity to be destroyed at current rates you will place humanity at risk of further new pandemics passing from animals to humans.” Ecologists and biologists will tell the UN Summit that there is now clear evidence of a strong link between environmental destruction and the increased emergence of deadly new diseases such as Covid-19.

According to Robin McKie, science and environmental editor for The Observer newspaper, “Rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of farming and the building of mines in remote regions – as well as the exploitation of wild animals as sources of food, traditional medicines and exotic pets – are creating a ‘perfect storm’ for the spill-over of diseases from wildlife to people.” Almost a third of all emerging diseases have originated through the process of land use change, it is claimed. As a result, new epidemics may be expected.

“There are now a whole raft of activities – illegal logging, clearing and mining – with associated international trades in bushmeat and exotic pets, that have created this crisis,” said Stuart Pimm, professor of conservation at Duke University. “In the case of Covid-19, it has cost the world trillions of dollars and already killed almost a million people, so clearly urgent action is needed.”

Tens of millions of hectares of rainforest and other wild environments are being destroyed every year to make way for palm trees (for palm oil used in a variety of products), cattle farming and for mining and oil extraction. Vegetation and wildlife are hosts to viruses and bacteria which can then accidentally infect new hosts, such as humans and domestic livestock. These microbes may flourish in human hosts and therefore be easily transmitted to others and this results, in effect, in a new disease.

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The following is the full table of contents of the printed magazine October 2020

3 The rule of Law
by the Master —

3 The justice of the law
by the Master —

4 Point of view:
Put climate at the heart of Covid-19 economic recovery plans
by Pablo Vieira Samper

5 No going back: It’s all got to change
by Graham Peebles

6 This month in Share International

7 Healing the planet and humanity –
a compilation

9 Statement by Humanitarian Co-ordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick

10 Semi-arid regions of Latin America co-operate to adapt to climate
by Mario Osava

12 Signs of the time:
Miracles will flood the world

15 Buddhism through the eyes of Alexandra David-Neel
by Alexandre Guibert

17 Discipleship –
Attributes of the disciple
by Aart Jurriaanse

18 ‘Creation is groaning!’
Pope Francis denounces endless growth
by Andrea Germanos

19 Save natural habitat, save lives

21 Letters to the editor:
Keep going!

23 Questions and answers
by Benjamin Creme

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