From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided an article every month for very nearly 40 years. This article, written at the beginning of our century, reads as if it were written for today’s world.
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
With every day that passes, mankind is being shown the calamities which occur from the misuse of free will. Divine free will is man’s greatest treasure, but only when it is used in accordance with the Plan of the Logos is it lawful and right.
Man has travelled far from that understanding and so reaps the whirlwind of his wrong thought and action. Thus it is that millions suffer needlessly in the midst of plenty, wanting the means that others take for granted as their birthright.
Not for much longer can man support this separation; the Law demands a sustaining balance and, finding it not, acts to adjust and reconcile.
Moreover, the new energies of Synthesis demand expression more and more, and daily ease mankind towards that goal. Men everywhere find the rising tension difficult to bear and flounder wildly in the resulting chaos.
From deep within themselves men sense that the way to the future lies through change but see not yet the outlines of the Path. They await a sign that their needs are known and will be met but trust not the profusion of signs which everywhere announce the presence of that succour. They hope and fear at once and reject the possibility of that for which they yearn. So has it always been.
Meanwhile, sections of mankind press blissfully on, enjoying the easy fortunes which daily astonish their hungry and greedy minds. They are blind to all but their own precarious success and cannot sense the tension or hear the tolling of the bell. The disease of speculation has them in thrall and thoughts of dying ancient Rome’s excesses come to mind.
Watching these different and conflicting attitudes stands Hierarchy, seeking to aid in every way it can. Only the free will of men prevents direct intervention but the Law is the Law and must ever be obeyed; nevertheless, much help is extended which mankind never sees.
Maitreya is assessing the situation which exists from day to day, and is looking to emerge before the stock-market collapse already predicted. Steps are now being taken to make this possible. This being so, the time is short indeed until His open mission begins. Watch and be alert that you may not miss the early signs.
Maitreya will seek to galvanize into action the men and women of goodwill everywhere. Many there are who are but waiting for His call. Thus will be set in motion a great debate in which the basic needs of men everywhere will be examined and appraised. In this way, men will come to know and test the possibilities that change can guarantee and so find the courage to begin the needed transformation. Thus will it be, and thus will the Great Lord advise and guide and inaugurate the New Time for men.
(SI, April 2001)
[This article from Share International magazine, July/August 2021, 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.]