of the Network of Light is far from a new one, but it is a newly
empowered one. The energies of the new millennium are of a quite
different order from those of even the recent past. The 1970's,
80's and 90's were largely times of anticipation. We are now witnessing
the birth of a new and powerful period of manifestation. Things
which have been long predicted are now being enacted.
In our own Wessex
Research Group network there is a clear shift in the current programmes
to such things as permaculture, sustainability, herbs, natural therapies,
eco-architecture, networking and education. Books and journals long
planned are now being published. Holistic groups much-needed for
decades are now being formed. The Internet abounds with spiritual
input. No longer is there any need for sincere seekers to be alone
on their quest. The time of people scorned, shunned or discriminated
against for choosing enterprising new spiritual options is past.
This is all
to the good, but it involves a risk. This is one long predicted
by certain twentieth century spiritual teachings. It is the danger
of energies being dissipated by striking out into too many individual
and uncoordinated directions which do not support each other. The
result, potentially, could be chaos, bewilderment, vulnerability
and lack of discrimination.
The answer is
a link up network of people of goodwill worldwide, without dogmatic
requirements but with a one-ness of spirit: unity in diversity.
The essential needs are the spontaneous wish to help, the common
recognition of need, the universal joy of sharing, the unconditional
commitment to the sacred quest for truth, and as Sir George Trevelyan
put it, the rising tide of love.
If we can build
on the start we have made we will have promoted a purpose far greater
than anything we can now envisage. This amounts to nothing less
than the stepping out, with the new millennium, onto the next stage
of the evolution of humanity on this beautiful Planet Earth.
We humans, like
the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms of our planet, may seem
frail and endangered, but beneath the surface we have massive and
enduring inner strengths. We may superficially seem to be going
from crisis to crisis, but Sir George frequently pointed out that "crisis" in Chinese means "opportunity for important change." In
reality, as eternal souls, we are learning repeated inner lessons
and going from strength to strength.
information and leaflets about the Wessex Research group, the Schools
and Universities Network (SUN) and the Network of Light or about
his series of six forthcoming books "Secret Story of Our Planet" see listing for Nigel Blair in contacts.