(dictated to G.I., Bridge to Freedom, Inc., 1954, edited & compiled by Thomas Printz)
"Beloved Chela: February 1953
The First Ray has a unique position in the great evolutionary plan of creation because it is the initial impulse by which the ideas born of the heart and mind of God are given life.
The human or outer consciousness does not like change even for the better because it entails the stirring of the individual energies. Thus those who are the heralds of new movements, new ideas, startling deviations from age-old policies, concepts and methods are not popular with the masses and are even strongly resisted by the so-called bold pioneers of the race!
Thus, the members of the First Ray are fashioned in the purest fire from God's own heart, and the crucible in which they are tempered is fed by the heart-flames of the greatest beings who stand around the Sun itself, so that in the hands of the Master when they are driven like the spear into the resisting sea of matter they may remain strong, true and one-pointed and not be shattered into useless bits before the resistance of the recalcitrant substance which must be redeemed.
The spearhead must be sharp, one-pointed and strong, directed always at the goal toward which the Master drives it. It must be selfless lest it determine to use its strength for its own will and the thrust miss its cosmic mark. It must be pared for the resistance of the object which it must pierce to achieve its mark and yet be unconcerned in that resistance.
The shaft of that spear consists of the entire momentum of the lifestream, for the chela is only as valuable as his entire heritage of energy which behind the spearhead drives it to its goal. After the fashioning of the spearhead the Master spends much time upon the preparation of the shaft, going over each electron in its long surface, purifying, strengthening, preparing it for his service.
Thiss is the process in which I presently engage! I thank you for your cooperation and loving desire to assist Me. I appreciate both your love and your trust! I shall prove Myself worthy of both, if you will bear with Me until I AM able to fashion out of the substance of this shifting maya a clearly defined outline of God's will. It is one thing to duplicate the thoughtform of the Father out of the obedient substance of the inner levels and breathe into it the life of your own being, knowing it will remain as designed, but quite another to create daily a thoughtform for a new activity, breathe into it your life and then leave it to the questionable guardianship of chelas who proceed to tear it to pieces in the course of a single day. Here I AM learning the noble art of patience with a capital p!
Yet there must come the day when the children of earth welcome the divine plan, reverence it and combine its individual energies to sustain it in its pure perfection as it comes forth from the heart of the Father of Life! Blessings and love! -M"
(The Seventh Ray, copyright 1953 by Bridge to Freedom, edited and complied by Thomas Printz, pp. 47-49:)
"The actual specific powers of the sacred fire are endowed by some intelligent God being. This means that some spiritual intelligence drew the fire of creation from the heart of God and qualified it to act in a certain specific manner. Dedication to such qualification thru the centuries has created momentums of the powers of the sacred fire to heal, to purify or transmute as the case may be. The intelligences who have endowed the sacred fire with specific God qualities, as well as the full gathered momentum of these qualities held in the consciousness of these beings are always at the command of the sacred fire which is the heartbeat of each individual when invoked by the directive intelligence of the lifestream, because it is all the same element acting.
Therefore, when a group of individuals gather together and in the name, power and authority of their own immortal flame of life command any activity of the sacred fire to come into their presence, it must obey. This is the power of invocation invested in the individual by the very nature of his own immortal fiery heart center.
As the nature of the Seventh Ray is to purify the substance and energy of life, and as the Chohan who is the authority for this ray has endowed it with the merciful transmuting power of love divine, you will see the use of the sacred consuming fiery flame of freedom's love is the privilege and opportunity of all life to benefit by its presence and activity in and thru the group work.
The magnetic power of the fire element within the heart cannot be denied by any intelligence or power of the sacred fire in any realm, human or divine. This is irrefutable law. We move forward then on the premise of certainty of accomplishment. The way and means by which this sacred fire may be drawn, focused, molded and directed will differ according to the individual development of the student as well as the natural ray to which the student belongs and the requirement of the current hour in local, national or world happenings.
In order to fully develop the invocative powers within himself, the individual must first recognize that within his own heart is a focalized ray of the presence and power of the Godhead, containing within itself the pattern of his own future greatness, even as the seed contains within itself the pattern of the future flower.
This focus within the heart is referred to as the immortal Threefold Flame of Life. In the unawakened man it is but a spark of divinity, but when the individual self-consciously places his feet upon the path, this small spark takes the form of the God Presence or Christ in miniature and begins to grow and expand in size--finally emerging from the airless cell in which it has abided and takes its rightful command of the physical as the Master Presence and power of Christ. This is the Second Birth referred so often in the spiritual teachings of the past.
The recognition and acceptance of this God Presence within the heart and the conviction within the feelings that thru that Presence and in the authority of its power he may invoke and draw from anywhere in the universe whatever power and powers may be required to render assistance in the environment in which he is presently functioning makes the individual a conscious priest or priestess of the sacred fire who is capable with increasing efficacy of invoking and directing its flaming presence for the upliftment of his fellowman and the greater freedom of life everywhere."
May the Holy Spirit that has overshadowed your soul, impressing the subtle centers from when the God flame shall arise in full mastery, bless you this day. The pressure of human creation upon the various destructive momentums which the lifestream has gathered thru the centuries causes those invisible tendencies to flare from time to time. They recede again, lying dormant and ofttimes deceiving the outer self into a false security, only to be called to life when the great riptides carry a stimulus thru the atmosphere and those tides find outlet in sympathetic vibrations, pulsating weakly thru the inner bodies of the aspirants as well as the masses!
The pulsating momentums of good also lie within the folds of the etheric garment, the mental and emotional bodies, as well as in the actual atomic consciousness of the flesh. At certain cycles when the great cosmic outpouring of the beings of light reach into the atmosphere of Earth, those inner currents stir, reach up, respond and wax strong. And the soul rises on the strength of its own gathered momentums closer to the feet of its Lord!
As the great spirit of the Maha Chohan intensified Our endeavors those who have felt his Presence thru the centuries and have a momentum of remembrance of that spiritual radiation are awakening to that memory. The inner centers which are receptive to that divine feeling begin to vibrate thru the individual and again duplicate that feeling, magnifying the power of the Lord!
With what extreme patience and loving solicitude has each one of you been chosen who might be for Us an open door thru which the life-energies, gifts, talents and offerings of mankind may be woven into a universal ceremonial activity and adoration unto God. Thru the developed weaving of those energies into a pattern, a ladder of living light, a bridge of immortal flame over which bridge the ten billion lifestreams belonging to this evolution may return Home!
In the ceremonial worship which is to be developed over the next ten thousand years music will play a glorious part. The chants of thousands of trained voices rising from places of worship will emphasize the ritual as performed by the priests and priestesses of the flame! The melodies that soothe the feeling, that quiet the confusions in the mind, that repolarize the atomic consciousness to the point of receptivity of God's perfect health and beauty thru these forms--all these await the development of the musical composition of the new day. Blessings and love, M
As the year 1952 draws to its close My heart is filled with a sense of deep gratitude and thanksgiving that the sons and daughters of Earth have accepted Our friendship, love, association and counsel, for without it We should show but a poor report to the Lords of Karma for Our endeavors thru the twelve months that have passed.
I have been in Darjeeling almost constantly since leaving shamballa, for My office encompasses the responsibility for the progress of the ordinary evolutions of Asia, her governments and her peoples. With the focusing of the power from the Sun thru Titicaca the population of Asia will gradually decrease and the birthrate in the western hemisphere will increase, because more and more souls who are about to incarnate and who are seeking light will be drawn into the spiritual atmosphere that is being builded and externalized thru the cosmic ray at Titicaca. This means that the impetus to embody in India and the Far East will cease to be the motivation of the searching souls who seek embodiment and will greatly relieve the task of those of Us who are endeavoring to bring Heaven's perfection to Earth in these nations. However the spiritual, governmental and educational leaders of the East are still My concern, and before We go the the Teton for the grand accounting (at the new year) I like to have Our continental books in order and a fair comprehension of Our potential contribution to the cause of world progress and evolution.
The hope that fills the hearts of the Brotherhood as We prepare to enter the year 1953 will be a stimulus to all spiritually seeking hearts everywhere, for it is radiated out from Us like the light of the physical sun and becomes the atmosphere around Us wherever We for a moment abide. Our hope lies in the eagerness with which mankind are accepting Our reality and the deep heartfelt desire to cooperate with the forward movement of the race. Once the human veil can be sufficiently parted that the students may bring back the memory of their participation in these councils, NOTHING will hold them back from their freedom in the light. M
-The First Ray