El Morya: Truth Colored by Human Concepts, Nov. 1952

My beloved chela:

Together we have stood in the heart of Shambhala bathed in the cosmic flame of that divine patience which is the embodied nature of the Lord of the World. And we felt the love of His spirit enter into the fire of our natures tempering impetuous action with wisdom and enthusiasm with harmlessness.

There is more energy in First Ray people than in any of the other six rays because the very nature of the ray is the irrestible driving force of the will of God. The higher the evolution of the individual consciousness the more we become aware of the od of fulfilling that will as the Godhead Itself does--without opposition but in very definite rhythmic release. I AM very happy in your complete acceptance of Our tangible reality. This is the particular argument which I placed before the Karmic Board to secure the dispensation by which We might endeavor to contact Our chelas and educate their feelings toward Our actual Presence as men and women of greater maturity perhaps but approachable on commong grounds of world service. Before the veil of human thoughts and feelings clouded over the instruments of perception the masters and the angelic host were accepted by the evolving race and the progress of the three evolutions was a glorious harmonious relationship. Each evolution was deeply interested in the others and had a comprehensive knowledge of the service and the individual lessons that the others were working out. It was truly a God-intended progress up the ladder of light. When man lost contact with the inner spheres the law provided for the entrance of teachers, messengers, and on rare occasions avatars who brought to them knowledge of the Law and the Rulers of the race, but for the most part these intelligences were delegated to the realms of wishful thinking or idealized imagery and the contact of soul to soul and heart to heart was not accepted in the feelings.

Now, each lifestream grows and develops spiritually as well as physically. The seven bodies are all connected by a spiritual lifeforce and the endeavors that evolve greater perfection in the lower bodies have a corresponding effect on the higher bodies as well. Thus every expansion of consciousness and light thru the physical, mental or emotional bodies increases the cosmic capacity of the individual God-self at inner levels as well as the size of the causal body and sphere of influence of the God-Self. It is the "laying up of treasures in Heaven" of which Jesus spoke.

Every lifestream perceives the universe around him thru his own energy, his own bodies, his own developed faculties such as the senses of hearing, seeing, smelling, etc. This is also true to the consciousness within the individual which is enabled to rise and from within the electronic body perceive the truth of the inner spheres. As you are aware, very few lifestreams can consciously ascend into the Holy Christ Self and perceive the realm in which that Holy Christ Self functions. Some are raised in moments of exaltation or deep contemplation and flashes of awareness are drawn down into the outer consciousness which are called visions, revelations, messages, whatever the recipient chooses to name them. The amount of truth which the consciousness perceives will be determined--

Firstly, by the height to which the conscious mind can rise without losing continuity of thought and awareness. The higher the consciousness goes the less it can distinguish in the blazing light and often it appears to faint or blackout if attempting such experiment without the assistance of a master.

Secondly, the development of the inner bodies all of which have access to a particular strata in the sphere in which they function. For instance, the emotional body lives in the realm of feeling and every man perceives this great realm thru his own emotional faculties, even as everyone perceives the world of form thru the physical faculties he has developed, some seeing great beauty, others distorted forms, some hearing the music of life, others dissonance. Some are able to discern truths in the realm of the lower mental consciousness thru a well-trained mental body, others when called upon to use the mental body fall asleep. The consciousness when forced to exert effort beyond its development in any of the bodies always resorts to the escape mechanism of sleep or fainting.

Spiritualists have learned to enter the finer substance of the etheric world thru controlling the senses and focusing the consciousness in their etheric bodies. The spiritual development of such individuals determines the type of disembodied consciousness they can contact. These people contact presences which dwell in various realms and report their words and their messages as truth. It is of course partial truth, for the consciousness each contacts is only as evolved as their personal development allows them to comprehend.

Although the mass of mankind has limited the use of the faculties in the physical world and a more or less varied use of the faculties of the emotional and mental worlds, the group who have developed the use of the etheric body is considerably smaller and of these 9 out of 10 are unreliable in their reports because they are unable to rise out of the substratas of the etheric realm. They have developed this faculty thru past lives and they are mostly responsible for the foolish reports that mark spiritualism as a danger and a hazard rather than as a research which it was primarily intended to be--handled scientifically from the standpoint of locating the souls of men and assisting them out of chains of human consciousness by intelligent education.

Now, eliminating all the foregoing the few remaining who have gained sufficient development to rise consciously thru this vehicle into the higher mental realm become the messengers of the higher spheres. They too can only report what they can perceive thru the use of the faculties of their own Holy Christ Self, nothing more. Everyone's Holy Christ Self is no more equally developed than is everyone's causal body or everyone's Presence. For example, the causal body of Sanat Kumara is greater than that of the Maha Chohan, and the Maha Chohan as a greater causal body than Mine. In like manner Sanat Kumara can perceive more of truth than the Maha Cohan and He more than I. Each reports truth as perceived by his ever-growing ever-refining faculties and it is only the degree of truth that differs.

However, all who have achieved the ascension report only truth. All who must raise their consciousness thru their lower bodies and return with that truth thru these same vehicles are going to have some of the substance of their vehicles in their presentation. Now let us say two lifestreams have developed the capacity to raise their consciousness to a point where it may be Awake, Alert and Receptive in the Presence of the masters. Each will receive thru his own developed faculties. One may be centuries ahead of the other yet both are instruments of the divine will. Then, back thru the mental and feeling world into the physical brain will come the instruction. The purity, selflessness and nature of the individual will determine the accuracy of the revelation.

Thirdly, the use to which the presentation of truth is put will be a good measure of the development of the messenger because although one has developed the consciousness to a point where it may enter the higher realms at will, if the Word and the Gift is used to promote the personal self the service is no longer of much use to the Hierarchy. Once a lifestream has learned to climb the ladder into the realms of light no one can stay such an individual from reporting what he sees there, but here let the wise be warned that the reports are the results of such an one's own vision, and if it is clouded with self-aggrandizement those who choose to share that vision are but seeing the wishful thinking of the messenger clothing the universal light according to his own design and the substance of his lower mental, emotional or etheric bodies.

For example, if you were to place five individuals in a room with the Ascended Master St. Germain and He were to withhold His aura and the pressure of His Presence, each of those five beholding Him with their physical sight, their emotional bodies and their mental bodies would receive His message according to their own development, one receiving commendation on great accomplishment, another soothing distraught feelings, each endowing the master with what they desire most. This is likewise true of those who look out of the windows of the etheric body and the Holy Chirst Self. When the truth is impersonal, dealing with an aspect of the law, it is often reported accurately. When the individual has specific likes, dislikes and strong human opinions these are bound to color the reception.

I hope this may be of some small assistance to you in these hours and that it will train the students to keep their consciousness awake thru invocations, musical selections, meditations, etc., and not let it escape into pleasanter pastimes. You will remember Jesus had this difficulty with the disciples when He asked "Can ye not watch with Me one hour?"

We are determined to make the students alert to the law and their individual capacity to develop discernment, discrimination and understanding. Some people are mentally lazy, some physically, some emotionally--it all depends on the tendencies builded thru the centuries. In every class each student should have the opportunity to discipline the particular body that is reluctant in his household. Particularly during the elevation of the cup when rising consciously into the Holy Christ Self for communion with the Presence and remembrance of its will should all the bodies of each lifestream be alerted to receive the greatest blessing of the spiritual outpouring which takes place on every level. Your patient M