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Share International magazine October 2018

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Since the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master has provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances. Indeed, many of these articles seem more relevant now than when they were first published. This article, first printed in April 2005, addresses an ancient but unfortunately ongoing problem which will only be tackled and solved once the redistribution of the world’s resources is an established fact, central to international, national and local structures.

The end of corruption

by Benjamin Creme’s Master

More and more, the nations are beginning to recognize, to take seriously and to deal with, an age-old problem, namely corruption. In some parts of the world corruption has been a way of life for centuries. This has benefited the few, of course, at the expense of the many. For untold ages, corrupt leaders and powerful politicians have waxed rich on the taxes imposed on their subjects and citizens. In modern times, the large corporations of the West have been found guilty of ‘cooking the books’ on a massive scale, while in the East it is taken for granted that every transaction needs the ‘greasing’ of someone’s palm.

Corruption is endemic, and runs through some societies from the president or prime minister to the police and sport. Electoral corruption is rampant, as recent elections have demonstrated, even in countries supposedly dedicated to freedom and democracy. Such corrupt governments fail and betray their peoples and so surrender their right to govern.

In the midst of such corruption is it possible to engender trust without which the future for men would be bleak indeed? Without trust, a fairer sharing of resources would be a forlorn hope. Without trust, the global decisions required to sustain our planetary home would never be taken. Without blessed and beneficent trust, men would forfeit their right of Stewardship of Planet Earth, and would seal themselves off for aeons from further evolution.

Thus would it be, and thus should men tackle seriously, and without delay, the corrosive impact of corruption on every strata of society, and every nook and cranny of our planetary life.

To help men to do this, you may be sure that Maitreya will be at pains to demonstrate to men the eroding effect of corruption in all its many manifestations. He will show that if men would become the Gods they essentially are, they must abandon the old ways of deceit and subterfuge. To tackle the serious environmental problems, He will explain, men must work together, in trust. Without trust, Maitreya will emphasize, little can be done. So steeped in corruption themselves are the leaders of the nations, that they trust no one.

Maitreya will show that men have but one choice to create the necessary trust: to share the produce of this bounteous Earth more evenly across the world, and so end for ever the starvation and poverty of millions, dying in the midst of plenty.

Will the leaders listen to the words of Maitreya? For the most part, possibly, no, not at first. But soon the people everywhere will hear, and see the wisdom of Maitreya’s advice. They will say amen to His wise words and support His Cause. World public opinion will find its voice and its Mentor, and against its power the obstructive voices of the greedy dictators and corrupt politicians will fade. So will it be, and so will begin the cleansing and transformation of this world.

[This article from Share International magazine, October 2018, is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]


(Read more articles by this Master)

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“Cast your vote for justice, sharing and peace”

As the United States approached important elections in 2004, Benjamin Creme dealt with reactions at the time; we reprint his ‘Letter from the Editor’ written before the election because, unfortunately, its message is now more relevant than ever, although the details and actors have changed.

Now, as the USA again faces a crucial decision in its political, social, economic and judicial life, one which will affect its standing within the community of nations, Share International takes this opportunity to make a further plea to its divided people for sanity and for a withdrawal from further extreme separative and destructive behaviour.

As will be understood from the reprinted articles from Benjamin Creme’s Master below, political decisions taken in the USA inevitably have repercussions throughout the international community. This fact still holds true and its implications cannot be overstated.

In October 2004 Benjamin Creme’s Master wrote ‘A call for sanity’ in which He pointed up the interdependence of nations:

“The citizens of the United States of America are approaching a time of critical decision. On their decision, in November, this year, may depend the future happiness of many millions, not alone American, but of many other countries.” He ends the article with this call: “Our appeal to you, citizens of the great and blessed United States of America, is to think carefully, and from the heart, as is your wont, when you deliver your vote. Cast your vote for peace, justice and the rule of Law.”

Letter from the Editor, Benjamin Creme (SI, November 2004)

It would seem that some readers are concerned by our degree of interest in, and the amount of space devoted to, the American presidential election in November. Surely, they seem to think, it is not the place of a spiritually based magazine to concern itself with politics, especially American politics, when everyone knows, do they not, that both parties are corrupt, with nothing to choose between them. This is certainly not the case.

I must confess to being puzzled by such a response to the events which have shaken the world for several years. Share International exists to make known the fact of Hierarchy, its return to the everyday world and its plans and concerns now and in the future. In relation to the coming US election, these concerns have been cogently expressed in recent articles by my Master. Let me quote from His article in the current issue. Nothing could be clearer or less ambivalent. Why should the voice of Share International be less honest and true?

“When American citizens go to the polls in November, they will have the opportunity to change the course of history…. As the day of destiny approaches…. We, your Elder Brothers, cannot stand aside and watch while the very future of the world is under threat…. This election can be a great turning point in the affairs of men.”

The following two articles written by Benjamin Creme’s Master in November and December 2004, gave further advice and insight.

America’s choice

by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme ( SI, November 2004)

When American citizens go to the polls in November, they will have the opportunity to change the course of history. On their decision largely rests the style and structure of the immediate future. If they choose wisely, they will elect a President committed to fostering the well-being of all who long for peace and justice in our troubled world; who realize that peace and justice are the outcome of trust, and who are prepared to share the vast resources of their country to create that trust.

The alternative is too terrible to contemplate: a mounting programme of war and terror and counter-terror; a tightening grip on the traditional freedoms of the American people; a breakdown of relations with other countries; and a ‘pariah’ reputation among the nations for the proud United States. Who would knowingly make such a choice?

As the day of destiny approaches, the minds of many turn to the beleaguered people of America whom, now, so many despise and hate. They pray for the deliverance of its people from the cruel and crude exponents of illegal, usurped power. They call for every peace-loving American to raise their voice against the war-mongering of the present administration, and to cast their vote in like fashion.

Of course, America is not alone at fault for the inequalities of the world, the basic canker in our midst, the source of all our troubles. It shares the blame with all the developed countries who ride roughshod and cavalier over the poor and struggling, and must awaken to this main source of tension – and terror.

Therein lies the fault of the Western world: these ‘successful’ countries owe their wealth and dominance largely to history, and their ability to manipulate the world’s economy to their own advantage through aggressive ‘market forces’.

The world’s poor and destitute now demand their share. If this simple right of justice is not addressed and remedied, the world will know no peace. Terrorism will fester and grow into war, which will threaten the future of the people of Earth.

We, your Elder Brothers, cannot stand aside and watch while the very future of the world is under threat. America is a great nation with much of good to give the world. It must now awaken to its soul’s longing to serve, to live in peace and justice, and, together, in harmony and co-operation, to work with all nations to remake this world.

This election can be a great turning point in the affairs of men. Cast your vote, We beg you, for justice, sharing and peace.

America adrift

by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme ( SI, December 2004)

…. the USA taken a huge step backwards, isolating itself from the true concerns of much of the world: environmental pollution and the demands of a planet suffering under the strain of impending disaster.

The United States will find that the world will not stand still. With or without American co-operation the nations will proceed as best they can to deal with the many ecological and social problems which beset us, and which so urgently must be addressed. America will find itself left behind and ignored, and only then will it be prepared to ‘lead’ the way.

This administration is, even now, relishing its victory, and weighing the pros and cons of subsequent action. Thwarted and taken unawares by events in Iraq, it must pause awhile before considering further violence. But the bravado and rhetoric will doubtless continue, hoping to bully and conquer by threats alone.

Meanwhile, great changes in many countries are under way, leading to a profound shift in the balance of power in the world. China and India, South America and Russia, are finding their feet and economic potential. Africa is beginning to receive, at last, the concern and goodwill of powerful governments and agencies, and can look forward to better times.

Thus the world is turning away from the dominance of American power and wealth, and charting another path to fulfil its destiny.

If the United States insists on its right of unilateral action, it will find itself neglected and ignored in international plans and projects, its economy will further decay, and its people will lose confidence and trust in government action. Without friends, and with ebbing strength, it will be forced to change, and to renew dialogue with its former friends.

The emergence of Maitreya will speed the process of this transformation and assure its welcome completion.

From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances. Indeed, many of these articles seem more relevant now than when they were first published.


Benjamin Creme, SI, January/February 2001

There is a strong fascist-type element in the US who are watching events and waiting for their opportunity. That opportunity would come when the changes are taking place to a certain degree, but they will find that the more educated elements of the public will take sides which they would not expect. They will take the side of change. You will find in the event that the soul quality of America, which is the second ray of Love-Wisdom, will be evoked by Maitreya, and will come into effect as it did after the Second World War with the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan is the greatest achievement of modern America, bar none…. Those against change will find themselves more and more limited, more and more pushed back into their strongholds, which not for long will be able to withstand the decisions of the majority. (From Q/As at the Transmission Meditation Conference Keynote Talk, in The Great Approach.)

Click to read the full US mid-term election article selection

At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his life, Benjamin Creme was asked numerous questions covering a vast range of topics. We draw on this large recorded resource and publish answers provided by BC and his Master over the years, none of which have yet appeared in Share International.

Q. Can you explain the significance of the Emergence of the Masters of Wisdom?

A. This is a momentous event, for the first time in 98,000 years the Masters are returning to the everyday world. …

The fact is that the Masters want to work with humanity, co-operatively, moment-to-moment as part of a conscious working together with that level of humanity which we just call humanity and also with that group of humanity who are already part of the Spiritual Hierarchy. These are people who have ‘one foot’ within the Hierarchy; they are men and women who are part of the Hierarchy because they are initiates of one degree or other. A lot of people have already taken the first of these great expansions of conscious which we call initiations. There are now between four and five million people standing just on the threshold of the first initiation which will bring them into the Spiritual Hierarchy. The world will inevitably be tremendously changed as a result.

Q. Why is Maitreya returning to the world?

A. He comes to help humanity see life realistically – not through rose-coloured spectacles of [money-making] schemes of gambling on the stock-markets and fantasy working which they all are. All that we have been witnessing – the financial world – is the result of fantasy. Maitreya sees the stock exchanges of the world as the gambling casinos of the world – which they are. They are nothing to do with the real world and the real economy. They are about gambling, mainly with price or value of currencies. And that is what has to go. Humanity’s main illness, it is a major disease, is this need to make more money out of the money they already have and then go on making more and more. Together with this compulsion to gamble humanity is obsessed by competition. Competition is the very opposite of humanity’s needs.

Q. But isn’t some competition good because it makes us strive?

A. Competition separates and to the Masters separation is the only sin. Competition itself separates humanity from its own needs, its own aspiration for betterment. It pits one country against another, usually one large country against others. Large against small. And who wins? The large countries win and today the world is dominated by the G7 nations and two or three emerging nations in the Far East slowly coming into the race. The G7 nations look after the G7 countries. They run the world and the world is separated into those who have and those who have not. And the gap between them is a major danger to society.

Millions of humanity believe, ignorantly, that speculation and competition are the best things in life. They bring out the best in a person. From Maitreya’s point of view they bring out the worst in anyone. They bring out all the separation, the malice, the greed, the need to win. They separate humanity because they put brakes on the aspiration of humanity for a better life, and lead us into a super-commercialization which is destroying all life today. Commercialization reduces people to being pawns on a chessboard: they are useless unless they can bring more profits to the company that employs them. One of the Masters has written that commercialization has humanity by the throat and is squeezing every reasonable, decent gesture out of humanity. With the result it reduces us all to the jungle. We are all fighting one another in the jungle.

Q. So what’s the solution?

A. Maitreya will call for the creation of trust. There is no trust between the nations. No one trusts anyone. So no one can do anything. Banks don’t lend as they did before. He will talk about the need for trust, and without it how nothing can happen for the good. And competition of course destroys trust. It is the opposite. Co-operation is necessary for humanity. We are all hooked on greed and competition – and you see the result, we are living it. Every time you turn on your television you hear about firms going out of business, the banks don’t lend and so on. That is the result of competition and greed, and it is folly. Sharing is the only solution.

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Share International has a large reserve of letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme's Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or a 'spokesperson', but which have not yet been published in 'Letters to the Editor'.

Other letters presented here are new. While we cannot confirm or indicate if a Master is involved, the experience may be such that it 'speaks for itself' in providing hope, inspiration and comfort.

Golden Throne

Dear Editor,
One day in August 2018 I was at the Share Nederland Information Centre in Amsterdam sorting out a pile of papers and so on, to see what to put in to the waste paper basket and what to keep.

I picked up a Share International magazine and looking at the lithograph on the cover (‘Maitreya’s Throne’) I saw along the throne on the left side at some places a golden outline. It was quite thick on the top and at the end of the seat. Looking further I saw on the top left side of the lithograph the tiniest golden specks. I was surprised and thought, “I must check later if it shows on the other issues. Have I been missing this all this time?”

Later on when checking another issue there was no golden addition. I very much regret not having taken the time to look longer at this beautiful golden image, but instead went on with the job in hand. I must bear in mind to take time to looking at things – and thoughts, and not always plunge into action.

It made me also think of long, long ago, when I was watching a concert on TV I saw golden (I say now) energy streaming from the conductor’s fingers.

M.L., Driebergen, the Netherlands.

Knowing visitor

Dear Editor,
On 10 August 2018 the Photo Exhibition in the Information Centre at Amsterdam was officially opened. In the audience listening to the short lecture about the work and goal of Share International was an easygoing and self-assured man of Surinamese origin, who radiated a lot of energy; he was about 45 years of age. He sat at the back; it turned out later that his name was Romeo. During M.’s lecture he kept on looking at her smiling in an encouraging, confirming way. It was contagious. In the evening she could still feel the energies.

He talked with one of the group members about meditation and when she told him that sometimes it goes well, but at other times not, he advised her to let her thoughts go, don’t let them bother you – do not pay attention to them.

Later A. asked him if he had heard about Maitreya and he replied that he knew the whole story.

His main interest was America. He talked about market forces and commercialization and said yes, it is like Gandhi, who had just been quoted in the lecture: “There is enough for everybody’s need, but not enough for everybody’s greed.” He also referred to what M. had said: that people know enough to take action, but we are kind of ‘frozen’. But once we hear Maitreya speaking, we will know and experience in our heart that humanity is ONE, that we are all brothers and sisters of one another and therefore we will share everything just like it happens in a family.

He said that he had attended dinners in London in the upper financial echelons, where so much money is spent and in that way employers are made accessories to the system. Everyone is included in the system, which is why everyone is afraid they may be fired if they express any criticism. In the Netherlands he was present at negotiations about Health Insurance and when he asked, “How does this decision work out for the people?”, they looked at him and asked, “Which people?” He said that it is never about people, always only about money. Healthcare is not about people, but about management and organization.

Trump, he said, was never taken seriously (by the really rich), because he was a speculator and did not have any real possessions, but since everything has now been increased in value he is taken seriously and people are eager to be seen with him and do business with him. He also said that wars are only profitable for the weapon industry. People, and particularly the media, focus on Trump’s tweets and pronouncements, but while they’re distracted he is busy signing the most dreadful laws, which cause workers to lose their rights: “You are forgetting how important the Dutch voice is in the world, in spite of the fact that yours is a small country. Dutch people are really involved in every big company and in important organisations.” A. asked him what he does now and he said that he does coaching. Because M. did not remember his name and he knew hers, he said that he had learned to remember names and added that it is very important to do ‘mental gymnastics’.

He said goodbye and left after the discussion.

M. and A. O. t. N., the Netherlands.

(See Share International September 2018 “Profit versus human rights” for an initial account of this letter.)

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Rallying call!

It has come to our notice that more and more people are receiving our information from the website alone, and thus forgoing the small cost of subscribing to Share International magazine.

Not everyone can, or does, use the internet, and it is essential to have an outer, physical expression, which can display with photographs, the events of which we speak. That means there has to be a magazine, which of course requires a lot of work from volunteers, and a lot of money to produce. There may be a notion that Hierarchy dishes out money for this work, but it is not the case. Subscriptions to Share International are an essential part of maintaining our work and reaching the public. The cost of the subscription is kept as low as possible, the magazine is not subsidised by advertisements and printing and postal charges are mounting all the time.

Surely we would all agree that all those who seriously believe in this work would want to support the magazine, whether or not they read the information on the internet.

Thank you for your support.

For the full articles and interviews please see the printed magazine available via our offices in London, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

 

Education and the mental health epidemic – a brief introduction to the complete article

by Graham Peebles

Across the western world June is exam time; in Britain, written tests taken in halls of silence and tension have triggered a mini-epidemic of anxiety-rooted conditions. Pupils have reported mental exhaustion, panic attacks, crying, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne.

Over the past 25 years, depression and anxiety amongst teenagers in the UK has increased by 70 per cent. This pattern is repeated across the developed world, and is the result of a cocktail of pressures, pressures that result in 10 per cent of under 18-year-olds in America being dependent on mental health medication.

Share International October 2018 images,Bishop William Swing

Written tests taken in halls of silence and tension have triggered a mini-epidemic of anxiety-rooted conditions.
photo: Design and Technology Association

In parts of Asia things are just as bad or worse: the pressure to achieve high marks in exams in Hong Kong is driving some students to suicide: “71 students took their lives between 2013 and 2016,” reports The South China Morning Post. In Singapore, which produces children who excel in standardized tests, an 11-year-old jumped to his death from the 17th floor of an apartment building in 2016 because he was afraid to tell his parents his exam results. The inquest heard that the boy’s parents relentlessly pushed him to achieve at school: his mother would cane him for every mark he received under 70 per cent. In 2015 a record 27 suicides were reported among children between 10 and 19, which was double the previous year’s total.

Suicide or attempted suicide is a raw scream revealing the internal agony a child is living with; pain that he/she feels suffoc­ated by, and unable to openly acknow­ledge. In most cases children don’t kill themselves, they just become ill, some, chronically. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that neuropsychiatric conditions are the primary cause of disability in under 25-year-olds worldwide and says that globally between 10 per cent and 20 per cent “of children and adolescents experience mental disorders,” feeding what are often long-term conditions. Research shows that 75 per cent of all mental health issues begin before a person reaches 18, with 50 per cent taking root before age 15.

There are various interconnected reasons for this mental health epidemic; the burden to conform and the relentless pressure to succeed are primary causes and are present throughout institutionalized education. For many young people education has become a byword for competition and anxiety; school or university a place where uniformity is demanded and individuality denied: a hostile place in which pressure and stress dominate.

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Angelic figure in the sky

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Angelic figure in the sky, photo: Anisa Gannon

During a flight from Washington D.C. to Houston, Texas, on 14 May 2017, AAsher Liles, a 7-year-old boy who was born with Down syndrome, took photographs through the window with his mother’s cell phone. When she later looked at the photos she discovered what she called “a pretty incredible image.” AAsher’s mother, Kerri, told the Houston Chronicle, “I believe that he captured his [guardian] angel out the window that day to comfort him in a rather bumpy takeoff.” AAsher is named “with an extra A to reflect his extra chromosome” that his mother feels he was “blessed with”.

“AAsher has a sixth sense about others’ needs. He just seems to gravitate to strangers in need,” Kerri said. “He will let us know when he sees something by pointing and flapping his arms like wings. So, we’ve known he can see angels that surround him.” (Source: chron.com)

Share International October 2018 images, At the end of August 2018, a statue of the Madonna in the shrine of Our Lady of Health Church in Harihar, in Karnataka state, India was reported to have been weeping

Weeping Madonna in the shrine of Our Lady of Health Church

At the end of August 2018, a statue of the Madonna in the shrine of Our Lady of Health Church in Harihar, in Karnataka state, India was reported to have been weeping. The statue shed tears which trickled down her left cheek. The church rector, Father Antony Peter, said that he thought, “The mother has selected a few places around the world to show her kind and loving heart. Harihar is also one of them. This is a message for mankind to give up evil and practice a good way of life. Love your neighbours as well as society.” (Source: daijiworld.com)

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Our Lady of Guadalupe started weeping again on 1 September, photo: Todd Bailey/News-Sun

A statue of the Virgin Mary in a New Mexico Catholic church that appeared to be weeping in the past is reportedly crying again (See Share International July/August 2018 for original report). Churchgoers say the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe starting weeping again on 1 September. Parishioners have been going to the church to pray. Billy Luna, of Kermit, Texas said. “I felt something in here (pointing toward his heart) when I saw her. I get chills just thinking about it.” (Source: hobbsnews.com)

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Photographs taken at M.I.’s lecture in Yokohama, Japan, in November 2000. Benjamin Creme’s Master had confirmed the light columns to be blessings from the Master Jesus.

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Worldwide protests demand climate action

Tens of thousands of people from across all seven continents took part in marches and demonstrations on 8 September 2018 to demand local, national and international action on climate change. According to organizers of the Rise for Climate protests, more than 900 actions in 95 countries took place – from France to Nigeria, Australia to Nepal, as well as Antarctica. The main event was the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march in San Francisco, California, which drew 30,000 people to the streets – the largest ever climate-related protest on the west coast of the United States. The protests were held ahead of a climate change summit in San Francisco organized by California Governor Jerry Brown. The goal of the conference is to bring people together from around the world “as a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries – supported by all sectors of society – that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement,” according to summit organizers. (Source: commondreams.org; globalclimateactionsummit.org)

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photo: Marc Gregory

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The following is the full table of contents of the printed magazine October 2018

The end of corruption

by the Master —

4 We are all climate refugees now
by Jeffrey D. Sachs

6 UN appeal after US ends aid to Palestinian agency

7 An appeal to America:
“Cast your vote for justice, sharing and peace”

9 Working as a mini-Hierarchy (Part Two)
Compiled by Michiko Ishikawa

11 Hunger: a warning
by Vijay Prashad

13 Worldwide protests demand climate action

14 Signs of the time:
Light show

18 Education and the mental health epidemic
by Graham Peebles

20 The voice of the people:
US prisoners strike for humane conditions

21 Canada’s pipeline saga
by Diana Gold Holland

23 Swedish schoolchildren strike for climate change

25 Letters to the editor:
Golden Throne

27 Questions and answers
by Benjamin Creme

For the full articles, interviews and photographs please see the printed magazine available via our offices in London, Los Angeles and Amsterdam:

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