Since the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master has provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances. Indeed, many of these articles seem more relevant now than when they were first published. In the following article the Master shows how commercialization has impacted the health of the planet and that of humanity. He issues a warning about the time we have left to restore balance. As if He were writing today, He points to the growing public awareness of the need to change in order to save the planet and the millions of dispossessed.
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
The world is waiting. Not with bated breath but with a growing sense that events are moving towards a crisis, the outcome of which is unclear. No one knows how things will turn. The professionals, politicians and economists alike, flounder helplessly in the cross-currents, unable to plan in the conflicting directions they are forced to take. Daily, new problems arise to test the goodwill of the most enlightened, while, behind the scenes, the ruthless greed of speculation brings nations to their knees.
Whenever such a situation arises, men grow fearful, and when in fear they strike out in anger. Thus it is today in many parts of the world. A growing intolerance, of refugees, of foreigners, discolours the democratic process, as living standards fall and security is threatened. Political extremists, waiting in the wings, seize their opportunity, and emerge to lead unthinking youth in imitation of the past.
Nothing can halt this slide towards chaos, as market forces crush the life of men in their unholy grip. Nothing can save this civilization, based as it is on competition and greed. The old order is dying; nay, it is already dead. Commercialization, another name for mammon, has usurped the law and become the state religion around the world.
Were men alone in this maelstrom, pitiful would be their plight, sad indeed would be their fate. Nowhere could they turn for succour, no one could they ask for aid. Forces quite beyond their control would drive them remorselessly to war and FINIS would be written large over man’s life on Earth.
However, man is not alone nor ever has been, but, buttressed by his Elder Brothers, he makes his journey under supervision and guidance; not alone, but in the safe company of those who have gone before and know well the way.
Into the centre of the storm this group of Elder Brothers is returning. One by one, They take Their places in your midst, ready when called upon to offer Their advice and help. For centuries have They awaited this opportunity to work directly in the world of men. Now They come, bearing gifts of wisdom and love. Under Their leader, the Lord Maitreya, They will turn men away from the brink of self-destruction and open a new chapter in the history of the race. From the ruins of the old, a new civilization will be built by human hands under the inspiration of Maitreya and His Group. Fear not, for the end is already known. Humanity will overcome this time of crisis and enter into a new and better relationship with itself, its planet and its Source. Maitreya has come to make all things new. Knowingly or not, the world is waiting for the new.
[This article from Share International magazine, September 2017, 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, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]