THE ESSENTIAL NEED TO EXPAND THE LIGHT
“EXPANDING THE LIGHT” OUR REASON FOR BEING
Address By Beloved Sanat Kumara
‘Dictations by the Ascended Masters’
Bridge to Freedom Publication
Beloved Immortal Spirits of eternal Light and Life, I bow before the focus of the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Fire of Creation that gives you Being. I Am drawn into your Presence in response to the magnetic pull of our own Heart’s Light. I come because you, each one, are to become the Light of the World, and to fulfill through your own individual destiny the same purpose which I have cosmically rendered unto this hour.
Blessed be that Sacred Fire within your Hearts, the Light which is to illumine not only a city, but an entire planet, an entire galaxy. Never limit in your consciousness and feeling, the power of that Light which is your very life. It was my belief in that Light and in the ultimate desire that would rise within your heart to expand that Light, that prompted me to come to the planet Earth and remain as the guardian Presence until that hour and that day when the evolution upon the Earth itself would choose to assume its rightful responsibility. My faith, my trust, my confidence and my love have been proven this day by your response to my call. My Beloved Son, Morya, has chosen to set into motion this endeavour to accelerate the understanding and consciousness of mankind to a point where they may become consciously the Light and the aura of Spiritual Radiation required by the Cosmic Law to sustain the place of this small Earth in the solar system.
I HAVE LEFT VENUS BEFORE. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST PLANET THAT HAS WORN THE MANTLE OF MY LOVE. I STOOD ON OTHER ORBS, WITH OTHER EVOLUTIONS, AND I WAS RETURNED HOME VICTORIOUS IN EVERY CASE – sometimes one lifestream developing enough Light in his or her heart to pay my ransom, sometimes an entire evolution developing that Radiation required to meet Cosmic Law’s demand. It is not numbers, but quality, beloved ones, that determines the Radiation of Light required to sustain the place of a planet in its evolution or to sustain the place of an individual in a planetary scheme.
What think you is the Light of the World? It is but a quality of feeling that can be generated individually, and sustained to a point where the aura, the inner bodies and the atmosphere, radiate the pure Light from the Unfed Flame, which is within the heart. It is not some metaphysical truth that is difficult to discern, some occult formula which can be evolved only by the ascetic. It is such a simple, self-evident truth and code of life and conduct, that the smallest child or the most orthodox consciousness can become that Light, first within the small narrow confines of the personal orbit, and then in a larger scale. Those qualities which bring comfort, peace, harmony and balance – those qualities which externalize beauty, tolerance and understanding – are the ones that emit Light through the feeling world and will eventually make even the physical garment self-luminous as it was when received first from the heart of the Electronic Presence. Those feelings which generate happiness in the lives of those you contact make you a “Light Bearer.” It is a simple as that.
You walk the way of Earth! You rub shoulders with mankind daily and hourly, and each and every one of these men, women and children whom you pass in your daily association are potential “Light Bearers” in themselves. When your spoken words, when your kindly smile, when your gracious gesture, when your radiation of feeling, beget a similar radiation of happiness, of gratitude, of comfort, of peace, in any one of these people, you have expanded the Light in your own world and expanded the Light in that of your fellowman. At that instant, there has been an increase in the mass Light of the entire planet. Do you see?
Walking along the street, in your department stores, the power that is within a smile to Light another’s face is proof that it is adding to the Light of the World! It is the homely things, the practice of the power and Love of God, that transforms a mankind and an evolution from the selfish animal consciousness into the gracious divine kings and queens of Light which you were once and which you must become again.
You are entering into the glorious radiation of the Seventh Ray under my son, the Master Saint Germain, whose activity is known as ordered service, courtliness, kindliness, dignity, and beauty of hourly and daily living.
Light, from the heart of the Sun God, as well as from the heart of the smallest elemental, is built on the rhythm, of the second, the minute, and the hour. The radiation which must come forth from those of you who have vowed within your hearts to love me free, is that Light which calls forth the dormant Light in others.
“Shamballa” means to ‘make sacred’. It is the name of the City of the Sun in the heart of Venus, which is my home. At the time when I attended the Cosmic Council and it was voted to return the Earth to nothingness, I returned to my planet, Venus, and into Shamballa. There I told my Beloved and my council that I would like to assist the people of Earth and help to sustain the place of this planet in her system. My beloved friends, the guardian spirits, the priests and priestesses of Shamballa, offered to come and build upon the planet Earth a replica of that blazing eternal City of Light – and so they did.
For hundreds of years, they labored before the hour of my visitation to Earth was come, and the Shamballa that was created out of the beautiful substance of the physical world was an exact replica of that City of Venus. Into the akashic records was built the perfection of that design, which remains there to the present day. For the scholars who are among you, Shamballa was built three times, and three times the physical buildings were destroyed. The first time, it was created and prepared for the hour when I should make my visitation. It was later destroyed and built again by sensitive spirits who tuned into the glorious pattern in akashic records. Again cataclysmic action returned it to nothingness.
The final building of Shamballa, over sixty thousand years ago, is recorded in occult literature. That too, has suffered decay, but the etheric replica of the blazing powerful original city lives and breathes in the ethers over the Gobi Desert, and shall remain there until it is lowered again, permanently, into the physical appearance world as the Golden Age proceeds and mankind, individually and collectively, prove themselves worthy to sustain it for all eternity. It will be my gift to the evolutions that I have loved and will remain a part of the star of freedom long after I have returned to my home, perhaps to go forth again to some further star, some more childlike evolution, some more innocent evolving life. That is love, and that is service and that is joy!
We live but to love life free. Now you have come forth desirous of understanding the law of your own Life, desirous of redeeming the energies of your own world, and desirous of providing the Light from within your own feelings and that of your fellowman so that I may close my cycle and rise on the love of your hearts into the glory of my home. For that, beloved, blessed children, I thank you. For your love, I Am eternally grateful, and for your desire individually to know how you may contribute to the Light of the world. I pour to you today the concentrated radiation of my own consciousness. When you care to turn your thoughts and attention to me, I will show you individually how you may add to the Light of the World each day.
Opportunities are without limit, particularly when you are surrounded by seven or eight million potential Light bearers in one city! Mankind thinks spiritual opportunity lies on the mountain top, in the hermitage, in the cloister, or in the monastery. However, if you are to radiate your own Light, if you are to become cosmic torch-bearers lighting the feelings of others, stirring enthusiasm within their hearts, kindling the fires of Faith and Hope, awakening the interest in brotherhood and selflessness and service, you must lift the mass consciousness to give that service, you must become the leaven willing to raise the masses through proximity. It is in the darkness that Light is needed. It is in the shadows that the flaming fire of one awakened soul is required.
I came to Earth because she required Light. Oh, this magnificent city, millions of souls walking in shadow! Use your power of radiation touching their feelings and making them radiant “Light Bearers” also! Experiment with kindly feelings and see the Light within the eye of the hopeless kindled to renewed faith! See the weary, bent shoulders straighten and the spine again hold the body erect as a daughter or son of the Most High Living God! See the bowed head raised so that the crown of immortality may rest with dignity upon the least of these. Do this, and you will know why I CONTINUALLY seek planets and evolutions to love them free.
Children! Spiritual service has been cloaked with a consciousness of severity and duty. It has built, unconsciously, tensions in the most earnest spirits who, feeling and sensing the responsibility of serving Light, neutralize the very activity which the Holy Spirit itself, through the heart, would release – namely, a happy, buoyant, joyous, controlled love. This brings a response from the Fire and Flame within the heart of those who seem yet so bound in shadow that they do not know how to generate that Light with is their freedom.
I Am the guardian of the Sacred Fire of the planet Earth. That Fire is within your hearts. It takes a matter of seconds for the primal essence from the Great Central Sun itself, to pour down through the Silver Cord into your flesh body, the Light which sustains the life and intelligence within the form in which you sit before me. That Life is the Sacred Fire of Creation, which is the ONLY power I have used to create and sustain the Light which has poured out from the planet Earth into the universe and given any semblance of luminosity to your star. The same Light, the same Sacred Fire, is within your physical hearts. I have no particular jurisdiction over it. That Fire within each one of you, is enough to hold the balance for a city, for a nation, for a planet. It is the same power that the Master Jesus used to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to perform every so-called miracle by which he REDEEMED the Light which was closed in by the shadows of limitation and distress.
That Sacred Fire is the redeemer of your own life energy imprisoned in human creation. I have been called “The Redeemer” of the Earth, but it would be best to say the Sacred Fire, by which I have being is that redeemer, and that same redemptive power is within you! PROVE IT!
In a simple illustration, if you are depressed (and in the atmosphere in which you move it is not impossible for such feelings to enter the emotional body from time to time), give your attention to the Sacred Fire and know within you that your redeemer does live and then ask that Sacred Fire to change the quality of your feelings. Think of something for which you can be grateful to life, and you will see how powerful is the action of the Fire to change your feelings, and in changing your feelings, to give you an opportunity to emit Light, which not only repels, but dissolves shadow.
The Sacred Fire of creation within your heart is the redemption of every electron that you have drawn from the universe qualified imperfectly, and sent forth into this universe which, on its return current, comes back to its creator for freedom.
Oh, beloved ones, those beautiful electrons that form your own Silver Cord! I look at them this morning! Each one of you manifests a definite and distinct pattern through those electrons that flow from your Presence into your heart, which life obediently takes on the quality of your thought and feeling and is pressed out into your world and then the helpless atmosphere which mankind must breathe. There your life, qualified by your own free-will, forms either part of the shroud of death, the depression and heaviness which weighs upon the people, or becomes part of that melting power of Light that consumes the shadows, that activity of redemption for which the Brotherhood works.
That life, having come forth through the door of your individuality, has no way to return home to the Father but through the Sacred Fire of your heart, through its own redeemer, by which it becomes purified. You call it karma. It is merely innocent life and on its return journey it simply carries back to you the same quality that you sent forth. When it touches your worlds (if it is uncomfortable), you repel it, and if you will not allow it to find its way back to the Father from whence it came, it remains a part of your unconsumed heritage of karma until you can welcome it, redeem it through the Flame, and send it home happily and gratefully.
YOU KNOW THAT NOT ONE THING CAN TOUCH YOU, NOT ONE THING CAN ENTER YOUR WORLD, EXCEPT THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SENT FORTH PREVIOUSLY. In your knowledge of the Sacred Fire, in the knowledge of the Violet Flame, as that energy presses back for redemption, that much of the Earth’s shroud, that much of the death garment will be transformed as it passes through the Sacred fire, and you, standing in dignity and in honour, consciously return it to the universal, and Light – as part of my ransom.
Mankind at large do not have to handle the return of their energy so rapidly, because they have not signified before life that they desire to complete their cycle, taking back, drawing into themselves and redeeming all that they have contributed in karma to the race and to the universe. You have chosen to do so. You chose like Lord Buddha, Lord Maitreya, and others, to make the great sacrifice. What does that mean? It means to make sacred the energy of your own life, whether it is pressing back as discordant circumstances, as ill health, as inharmony or as limitation. Oh, but you must not (like some people in the East) lie down under that energy, for too, is an error. You are to call that Sacred Fire forth, in a great circle of Living Flame around you, and as that innocent life obeys your call and comes back for redemption, it will be purified, transmuted and returned to your Causal Body without discomfort to the personal self.
You have commendably used the power of the Unfed Flame in expanding its Light. You have been told, and have accepted, that as you place your feet upon the spiritual path, the Unfed Flame within your hearts will grow, but in the mass of mankind that Flame has receded until it is less that one-sixteenth of an inch in height. Conscious chelas and students, as their attention goes to the Presence, find that Flame expanding. Finally the day comes when the little airless cell in which it abides no longer can hold it, the cap of that small compartment is burst, the Flame rushes forth, and there is born within it an exact replica of your own Holy Christ Self, which the Upanishads and the Vedic writings have referred to as “the Golden Man” that lives within the heart. This is the “second birth” of the orthodox world, and as that little Being begins to expand, you will feel the Unfed Flame taking more mastery through your human form and your inner bodies.
You have evolved the beautiful decrees asking the Unfed Flame to expand, to arise, to illumine you and to provide protection, and that is beautiful indeed, but have you thought upon the cohesive power of the Unfed Flame as an activity of precipitation, of drawing from the universal the good that you require? I SUGGEST YOU EXPERIMENT WITH THAT SAME POWER. After all, in its cohesive activity it holds your physical body together, keeping those cells revolving in their orbit, around their own central core. YOU WILL FIND IT ALSO HAS WITHIN IT THE POWER TO DRAW TOWARDS YOU EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT THING.
I welcome the opportunity of speaking to you this morning, because the great Shamballa has opened her doors again to the Brotherhood. Once every year, as the twelve-month cycle draws to it close, we play host to those great Beings who have offered to guard and protect the evolving mankind on the Earth and, wherever possible, teach them the way back home. For millions of years, this activity in Shamballa was a private one, and none less than high initiates, adepts, of fully free Masters, were among our guests, but through the widening of the interest of unascended beings, we are host to many, many thousands of lifestreams this year. Also, many millions of good men and women stand in their etheric bodies in the atmosphere around Shamballa, accepting our Light and Radiation, though they cannot yet participate mentally, in an alert, awakened consciousness, in the actual ceremonies of the Flame or enjoy consciously the Great addresses that are being given by the brothers and sisters who are members of the great Hierarchy.
I have chosen to come and give to you today a simple presentation of how you may be the Light of the World. I hope you will remember that it is an opportunity without parallel for you to establish within the hearts of the men and women and children you contact in your own orbits, in your business, in your personal activities, and – those of you who are connected with the public life, in your audiences – an understanding that the most perfect service that any unascended being can render (no matter what his creed, belief or religion) is to change the quality of his own feelings and that of others to a constructive endeavour. The early Christians are a marvelous example of that – they tuned in so deeply to the consciousness of their leader and Master that they embodied his feelings and conveyed them on the instant to those with whom they were surrounded. In this manner, they made more converts and created a greater pattern of the Christ way of life than all of the lectures and all of the speakers that have followed them in the centuries since the full impetus of Jesus’ record was removed into the dissolution of the physical bodies of the last of the disciples and apostles who walked the Earth.
Now, again we come close. We shall return, as you desire us. Now, beloved children of God, in the name of the Great God of Light and Life, in the name of the Sun of the system, in the name of Shamballa, and the Holy Great White Brotherhood, which I serve, I give you my blessing. May the star of my own Light shine above your heads! May the love which I have felt for your evolution fill your hearts! May you become such spiritual incendiaries that everywhere you move, LIGHT WILL APPEAR! May every lifestream you ever contact be filled with the FIRE of the Holy Spirit! MAY YOU NEVER, IN THE NAME OF GOD THAT MADE YOU, LEAVE ANY ENVIRONMENT, OR LIFESTREAM IN AS MUCH SHADOW AS YOU FOUND IT! THAT is your responsibility.
Eighteen years before my going (note: Sanat Kumara returned to Venus after only 3 years in January 1956 – much before the expected 20 year period – this was due to the Transmission Flame Service) I place in your hands the scepter of dominion, which I have brought from Shamballa, and which has remained the property of Lord Maitreya and myself until this hour. I ask that you use that scepter individually, and where this is sorrow, bring happiness, where there is limitation, bring Freedom, where there is death, bring life. For this were you born, for this cause came you into the world, and for this DAY has life sustained you through MILLIONS and MILLIONS and MILLIONS of years.
You have come to a point where you have offered your hearts and hands to God, and you have asked, “How may I serve my fellowmen?” I say to you there is not an experience in your life, from the time when your feet touch the floor in the morning, until your head rests upon your pillow at night, that you do not have opportunity to bring more Light to some part of life, animate or so-called inanimate, whether of the human kingdom, the elemental kingdom, the angelic kingdom, the four-footed kingdom, or nature as a whole. Watering a plant that is dry makes that plant happy and makes that plant emit more Light. Do you see? It is as simple as that!
Opportunities are all around you to emit Light.
Do you remember the small boy that the Master Ariel was training in the control of energy? Sometimes when the experiences of life would weigh heavily, he would say within himself, “I hope my Master doesn’t ask me to emit my Light today.” I AM ASKING YOU NOW EVERY DAY, EVERY HOUR, EVERY MINUTE, TO EMIT YOUR LIGHT! I want lips to smile, hearts to sing, souls to have new faith, because you are my ambassadors. I want shadows to recede, sunshine to be present, fears and all the terrific agonies to which the human consciousness is heir, to disappear at your approach, so that when you walk the length of a room, that Light going before you will bring harmony.
Opportunity is yours, and NOW let me see your activity in LOVE. I thank you.