‘United we stand, divided we fall’ is a well-known and some would doubtless say well-worn phrase, although I have to say I haven’t encountered it anywhere recently. Central to the Masters’ teaching is the tenet that in order to literally survive, let alone thrive, the human race must learn to cease competing with itself and begin to co-operate instead. The idea that competition drives success, promotes excellence and somehow brings out the best in people has brought us to the very brink of planetary destruction. It belongs perhaps only on the sporting field – but even that particular arena is driven nowadays by big money, corporate sponsorship and greed.
“Was our quote competitive?” the bank manager asked me a year or two ago. The business world of course is rife with it, since competition is central to the current economic model, driving ‘growth’, ‘escalation’ and of course the all-important profits. Sadly, what has emerged inevitably in the race to be top dog is a small number of ultra wealthy and dangerously powerful ‘winners’ and a great many relatively or indeed completely unsuccessful ‘losers’. So it is that the giant corporations stand astride the Earth, sucking it dry for their precious billions. But it isn’t just big business at fault: individuals, couples, families, businesses and nations all vie for dominance. The result is never-ending conflict. For competition is essentially a selfish principle.
Humanity has become like some giant machine in which all the various components are in constant conflict and discord with one another, rather than functioning as a loving and cohesive whole. And perhaps this analogy is doubly apt in the era of capitalism where so many of us have come to feel depersonalised and dehumanised, where cash is king and everything is a commodity, and the very meaning of life itself has become reduced to a price tag and monetary value. This gross materialism must be replaced of course by a renewed spiritual imperative, where we recognise ourselves and by extension everyone else as souls, and unity naturally replaces separatism as a result.
Imagine a world where all this aggression stops, where we put down our weapons, literal and metaphorical, and begin to co-operate instead – not merely as individuals, but as souls. Not even as one family – the human family – but as a spiritual force to be reckoned with. Imagine humanity oriented toward the General Good, united in that will, recognising our common needs and interests and acting as custodians of the planet, rather than merely feeding off it. Competition promotes separateness; co-operation fosters unity and banishes the illusion that we are all alone and therefore it’s ‘every man for himself’. This is the future that the Masters of Wisdom foresee for us and fully intend, and that Maitreya the World Teacher has come to instruct: “A world where no man lacks, where no two days are alike.” A global civilisation of peace, love and splendour unlike anything seen before.
Maitreya has said, “You can have one world: it is so simple.” We must learn to co-operate, but more, we have to learn to SHARE. Indeed one could argue that sharing is the highest form of co-operation, giving freely without expectation of recompense. We teach our children to share and not be greedy, but sadly as a race in general, we forget this principle. The new world so many of us long for will be based very much upon this one simple precept. We need to realise that “enough is as good as a feast.” When the nations, large and small, learn to share the world’s resources equally, rather than the West in particular grabbing all it can for itself, justice will be seen to be done. Justice alone, the Great Ones teach us, will create, finally, world peace. Hence the essential formula is simply Sharing = Justice = Peace.
It’s all coming, it really is on the way, and the eve of destruction will be seen to herald the dawn of resurrection. ‘Might is right’ and ‘divide and conquer’ will give way at last to caring, sharing, altruism and trust. Maitreya’s and the Masters’ presence, albeit behind the scenes for now, guarantees it. So bring on Team Humanity.
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Julian Middleton is a White Eagle Astrologer and author who has been writing fiction for many years, actually mostly children’s books, and studying spirituality, in particular the works of Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme.
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