|The family unit is the basis of all social life. Its
importance cannot be over-emphasized. Today, this pre-eminence is being eroded by neglect,
experiment and a misunderstanding of the essential needs of children.
All children need a stable background in which to grow and the exemplars of that process, a mother and father. That not all parents provide that stability or offer worthy examples is, sadly, all too true, and many factors are involved in this unfortunate condition: lack of education, poverty, inadequate housing, illness, and irresponsible and feckless adults, immature and unfit for the rigours of family life.
Let it also be said that millions in every country, poverty-stricken and deprived of every amenity, strive valiantly, and mostly succeed against all the odds, to hold their families together and provide a stable and loving example to their young. They are the unsung heroes of the race who, through tenacity of purpose and endless self-sacrifice, represent the best that humanity can show.
In most countries, the right to drive a car is regulated and controlled by age and tests, more or less severe. Doctors and nurses, pilots and drivers of trains, all of them, may carry out their useful service only after due training and careful preparation. And rightly so. Yet millions of young people are allowed to enter this field of service — the most difficult in the world — for the most part devoid of training of any kind. The simple biological urge to reproduce, and the domination of the woman’s ‘time-clock’, are considered sufficient to grant the right to multiply and add to a congested world.
The young couples commence the subtle and difficult art of upbringing and nourishing of souls in incarnation with little more than their conditioning to guide them. That conditioning they duly pass to their children and so the follies and ignorance perpetuate. Thus the need for the light of a new approach to this sacred service.
Today, there is an added and growing twist to the problem. Mounting sexual experimentation in the field of family life is leading to a distortion and misunderstanding of the true nature of the parent-child relation. The child is a soul in a family of souls. This provides the family unit with the opportunities for resolving karma developed over many incarnations together, in varying relationships.
Hierarchy is not the enemy of homosexuals, but the growing demand of homosexual men and women for the right to raise children is mistaken and unhelpful to the child.
All people, of whatever sexual persuasion, should think deeply about the nature and purpose of incarnation: the nurturing of souls who need a mother and a father to provide the examples, guidance and karmic opportunity to grow and evolve according to the Plan. If, for whatever reason, people feel inadequate to the task, a wise self-sacrifice for this life may be the wisest course.
[This article from Share International
magazine, October 2002, 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, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master
who dictated his article to him.]