Preparing the Silent Birth of the Future
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
The many existing tensions are part of an alchemical change
The world is now undergoing a delicate transition.
Cruelty can be easily found, from the tribal violence in Africa or proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons, down to the cold blood hypocrisy of international bankers associated to organized crime.
In most departments of life, institutions and power structures are in crisis. There is an absence of visible leadership in the theosophical movement. The situation is the same in many a nation, political party or religious group. Old conventional wars are no more: we live in the time of hybrid and liquid wars. Life becomes ethereal: every action is multidimensional. The many existing tensions and conflicts are part of an alchemical change in the Karma of Mankind as a whole.
Every individual is part of the process. The world transition is not external: it takes place across one’s soul. Renewal comes from within and each new day is the opening of a new era.
Contrary to what naïve people may want to think, the dawning is not due to the presence of some new leader or “avatar”. Messianic fancies are neurotic attempts to escape from one’s own self-responsibility and duty to mankind.
Ethics emerges from the very crisis of organizations based on make-belief. The new era of transparency imposes truthfulness. As Life asserts itself, whited sepulchres get out of tune with History. In banks and in politics, just as in social, religious and philosophical movements, the spirit of the time now demands the language of sincere cooperation - in deeds, not words. The policy of the heart is the key to enlighten the future.
Esoteric associations should help pave the way to the birth of universal love of truth. The theosophical movement has been defined as the invisible community of people of goodwill around the world who are not attached to religious (or philosophical) dead letter.
True theosophists are those who make efforts to live the philosophy of self-respect and respect for all beings.
In Europe, in the Andean cordillera, in Africa, Asia, Russia, Ukraine or the USA, the ethical effort is liquid in the sense that it transcends every outward form and corporation. Yet it respects them all. It shows that irresponsible and materialistic forms of globalism are anti-theosophical.
One must remember that uniformity is no unity. Inner union requires outward diversity.
Being based on a patient feeling of universal good will, the ethical impulse of eternal wisdom is intercultural. It appreciates the independence of nations. It preserves the autonomy of each ethnicity and cultural group, as well as that of individuals.
It is useless for materialistic minds to try to control and manipulate the future.
If the precise ways and tools of the planetary awakening could be announced beforehand, they could be prevented, too; and they can’t.
Everywhere the growing visibility of moral failures and unethical deeds results from the fact that they are being rigorously uprooted by the good law of Karma. The birth of ethics takes place each minute, everywhere, across the centuries. It flows mostly in silence. It emerges through unpredictable, creative, self-renewing ways.
An initial version of the above article was published on pp. 1-3 of the June 2014 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, under the titles of “The Policy of the Heart” and “A Silent Awakening”. The two notes had no indication as to the name of the author.
On 14 September 2016, after examining the state of the esoteric movement worldwide, a group of students decided to found the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. Two of the priorities adopted by the ILT are learning from the past and building a better future.