If you are in earnest in your determination to
expand the aura, it is time that you challenge the carnal mind
even as Jesus challenged the Pharisees who derided the Christ,
saying: "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God
knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men
is abomination in the sight of God." (Luke 16:15).
The carnal mind deviously employs the human intellect, the human
emotions, and the human will to justify itself before mankind; and
thereby it gains the esteem of the world. And thereby there is
formed the personality that is popular with the people.
The carnal mind is the manipulator of the mass energies of the
mass consciousness. Since the carnal mind is in control of the
world, the flesh, and the devil, Jesus said to the children of
light, "Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of
unrighteousness, that when ye fail they may receive you into
everlasting habitations." (Luke 16:9).
Thus the Lord showed the initiates of the sacred fire that there
was a time to challenge the carnal mind and a time to be wise in
the ways of the world.
I come to distinguish these precepts of the law of the Father and
of the grace of the Son, that you might understand your place in
society. For the fire which you bear is not of this world, yet the
frame that you wear is of the "earth, earthy." (I Cor 15:47-49).
When to agree with the adversary and when to disagree with the
adversary, then, is a matter that must be settled once and for
all. For to antagonize the carnal mind is most dangerous to our
cause. To poke the sleeping serpent with a stick is to invite
You must understand that in many among mankind, the innocence of
the soul predominates over the pride and the ambition of the ego;
for in many, the ego has not been awakened as a deleterious force.
The carnal mind has not been aroused, and therefore it has not
overtaken the Christ Child cradled within the heart.
These are the sheep of the Good Shepherd that are grazing upon the
hillsides of the world waiting for the voice of the Son of God.
Meek and mild are they, and without guile. They do not respond to
the temptations of the tempter; for they are moved and impelled by
the energies of the Holy Spirit, the momentum of the soul to move
Although their consciousness of God and Christ is the simple
message of salvation in the Lord, yet they remain firm in their
conviction of the promised one. The level of their awareness does
not compel the search for the understanding of the complexities of
We do not challenge their belief. We remand their souls to the
cloudlike forcefields of the Holy Spirit, which seal them in the
love of God until that age when they shall find themselves in
another fold of the Creator's consciousness, prepared to receive
the strong meat of the Word.(I Cor 3:1,2).
Take care, O chelas of the masters, as you walk among the flocks
of the Good Shepherd, that you do not arouse the carnal mind that
remains dormant in these blessed ones—whether by direct
confrontation, by challenging their seemingly simplistic view of
life, or by superimposing upon their hearts and minds grids and
forcefields of God's consciousness that will prematurely rend the
veils of innocence, causing them much grief unnecessary guilt, and
With these, the precepts and the parables of the Christ will form
a common meeting ground of heavenly love abiding on earth, sealing
the bonds of brotherhood and allowing for the free expression of
the faith of the Galilean Master. For freedom of religion is a
tenet of the law and of the Lord that allows for agreement in
disagreement, whereby the children of God agree to disagree in
love, in respect, and in honor for the many rays of the Son
consciousness that lead to the one path of the ineffable light.
To impose the teachings of the ascended masters
upon those who are unprepared to receive them because the
Christ is yet a babe and the carnal mind doth sleep can truly
be an imposition whereby carnal energies are stirred and the
child is overpowered by the strong meat when the milk of the
Word would suffice. Take care, then, that you do not preempt
the cycles of the Creator when dealing with the sheep of the
many folds of God's heart.
And realize that an encounter with anyone is
always an exercise in the psychology of the Christ as well as
in the psychology of the carnal mind.
It is always an opportunity to balance these two factors of
identity so as to produce the greatest soul advancement and the
greatest blessing to all.
When you encounter those such as the covetous Pharisees, the
hypocrites, and the children of this world, you find that the
carnal mind is not only awakened, but that it has total command of
the consciousness. And it is absolutely necessary to deal with
that mind and its energies at its own level.
In this instance, it is mandatory that in the devotee the fire of
the heart remain sealed in an ovoid, and that in all relationships
with the earth-minded, the devotee allow that aspect of himself
which equates with the form and the form consciousness of the
"earth, earthy" to predominate.
Thus the carnal-minded may entertain the spirits of the flaming
ones without reacting or overreacting to the light that is encased
within the form, and thus you can make your way in this world and
make a mark for the Lord free of the encumbrances of the carnal
It is not necessary to make those whose consciousness is dominated
by the carnal mind uncomfortable in your presence by spouting
platitudes and displaying holy virtue or condemning amorality.
This is but to arouse the antagonism of the world; and to put it
bluntly, it is no way to win friends and influence people for the
When there are so many souls receptive to the teaching and the
inner fires of the heart, why bring upon the masters, our
emissaries, and our organization a holocaust of controversy from
those who are already committed to the way of the lesser self?
And so to agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the
way with him (Matt 5:25) can also be a means of learning
the mastery of time and space in the cycles of Mater.
And you may learn the lesson of faithfulness in the
responsibilities of the world whereby, working among the mammon of
unrighteousness which is built in to the very structure of
civilization itself you may by and by learn the mastery of the
coils of the Spirit and therefore have committed to your trust the
true riches because you have been faithful in the "unrighteous
There comes a time in the life of every disciple when the
injunction "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!" (James
4:7) must be obeyed. In that moment there is no substitute for the
fierce rebuke of the Christ "Get thee behind me, Satan!" (Matt
While the evolving soul consciousness is to be forgiven seventy
times seven, (Matt 18:21,22) the serpentine mind that would
override the innocence of the soul must be firmly put in its place
and kept there. Above all, take care that you do not destroy
"these little ones" (Matt 18:6) while you are destroying the
Now then, if you are still perplexed concerning what may seem to
be a double standard of the presentation of the law and the
promulgation of the prophecies of the prophets, I will let you
ponder my words and juggle for a bit the ball-like precepts,
variegated in hue, with which the fingers of the mind must become
familiar if you are to advance in the higher studies of the human
For you see, as you rise in the dimensions of the Christ
consciousness, you will begin to realize that every teaching of
the law and every parable of the Christ gains new meaning as you
approach closer and closer to the center of the heart.
Let us take, then, as an example of this spiritual phenomenon the
statement of the Lord "The law and the prophets were until John
[meaning John the Baptist]; since that time the kingdom of God is
preached, and every man presseth into it." (Luke 16:16) Do you see
that this is exactly what I am talking about?
In a certain dimension of consciousness for a cycle of two
thousand years, the law and the prophets as these are expressed in
the Old Testament predominated as the rod of understanding—the
lexicon of learning. But with the coming of John the Baptist, who
prepared the way for the Christ, suddenly the kingdom of
God—"behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21) —is
preached, and every man, not the privileged few, presses into this
kingdom that is within.
I would also speak of the kingdom of God that is within you in
reference to the heart chakra. For the kingdom of God that must
come into manifestation in the planes of Mater begins with (1) the
threefold flame within the hidden chamber of the heart, (2) the
twelve petals, or frequencies, of God's consciousness that blossom
from the stem of the heart chakra, (3) the interlaced triangles
that make up the six-pointed star, and (4) the name of God "I AM
THAT I AM" written in the heart.
Specifically the soul's awakening to the consciousness of the
kingdom begins in the hidden chamber of the heart. I would speak
of this chamber as the house of the Lord of which David spoke when
he said, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days
of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
David knew his Lord as the hidden man of the heart dwelling in the
hidden chamber of the heart. When David said, 'The Lord is my
shepherd; I shall not want," (Ps 23:1) he spoke of his guru, his
own Christ Self upon whose law he meditated day and night.
Throughout all time, the sons and daughters of God who have come
into the initiations of hierarchy have been received in sacred
audience in the hidden chamber of the heart by the hidden man of
the heart. To Hindus and Buddhists, this hidden chamber is the
secondary heart chakra, an eight-petaled lotus that is identified
within the twelve-petaled heart chakra.
It is the place where the chela contacts the guru. It is the place
where the laws of cosmos are written in the inward parts of man,
the laws handed down through the world's religions—the precepts of
the Vedas and Upanishads, the Avesta, the Tao Te Ching, the
Dhammapada and Eightfold Path of the Buddha, the Torah and the Ten
Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Koran.
For the law is inscribed upon the inner walls of the hidden
chamber of the heart. Here the psalmist delighted in the law of
the Lord.(Ps 1:2) Here he visualized, like his counterpart in the
East, the sea of nectar, the island of gems, fragrant flowers,
trees symbolizing the branches of spiritual teaching bearing the
fruit of the Spirit. Here the Eastern devotee visualizes the
platform and the throne constructed of fiery jewels.
Here on the throne ensconced in lotus flame is the guru, the
Christ Self who receives the soul of the initiate. Here the
psalmist also walked. Here he became like the tree of life planted
by the rivers of water bringing forth the fruit, the flow of the
energies of the heart chakra, in season and in cycle. (Ps 1:3)
This chamber is the sanctuary of meditation, the place to which
the souls of the lightbearers withdraw. And here in this chamber
we shall pursue the Master Presence, that each disciple of the
Christ might come to know him as he is. (I John 8:32)
Thus God knoweth your hearts. And the pure in heart see God (Matt
5:8) within the chamber of the heart, whereas those who dwell in
outer darkness, esteemed among men, are an abomination in his
We shall continue our discourse to those who would become just
stewards of the heart.
I am your initiator in the flame.