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. This article, written in October 1992, deals with many complex ideas, one of which is the mistaken notion that the Masters are in control of all events. BC’s Master ends by reassuring the reader and also explaining how to judge the working out of the Plan and pointing out humanity’s role in it.
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
It is with the greatest interest that Hierarchy watches the events now unfolding in the world. So many and so diverse are these happenings that only the practised eye and understanding mind can make the connections and see, therefore, their underlying logic and inevitability. Without such broader vision, humanity is, at best, bewildered, at worst, fearful and dismayed. When all seemed set fair for prosperity and peace, the prospect now looks bleak: economic hardship and growing ethnic strife add their daily quota of pain to perennial starvation and injustice. What has gone wrong, many ask, faith and courage shaken by events. When will the new time start, as promised?
This, a time of transition, is inevitably one of difficulty. All that we are witnessing results from the impact of great energies and forces which, playing upon humanity, call forth their various responses. These, unfortunately, are not uniform and homogeneous but are conditioned by separate interests, ambitions and desires – individual and national. Hence the plethora of nationalistic movements and ethnic demands now coming to the fore.
Looked at from Our viewpoint, these demands are the legitimate but distorted reaction to the energies engendering the desire for freedom which now saturate the world – applauded when acted upon to overthrow an oppressive political regime; condemned, and rightly so, as the instigator of fratricide, atrocity and war.
There exists the notion that, as the “inner government” of the planet, Hierarchy is in control of all events, large and small. This certainly is not the case. Nor could it ever be, without the infringement of men’s free will. The task of Hierarchy is to implement the Plan of God through “The Centre which we call the Race of Men.” This must be done while respecting, at all times, man’s divine free will. Thus, look not for perfection in the working out of the Plan from day to day or year to year. The long term aim is assured, of that there is no doubt. Man alone dictates the vagaries of the path by which it proceeds.
Soon you will see a lessening of the tensions which today grip the world. Events are nearing a crisis which will resolve these disparate forces and allow saner viewpoints to be heard. Economic necessity is forcing even the richest nations to think more globally and more in line with group need. Soon, the straits caused by greed will force a rethinking of economic theory and practice and lead the way to a fairer world. This day is not “just around the corner” but not too far off. Fear not, the Plan has not gone wrong.
The Plan, indeed, works out.
[This article from Share International magazine, December 2020, 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 articles to him.]