In normal times, it can be assumed that changes will take place slowly, if at all. Humanity needs much time to
contemplate, to measure, and to respond to, all manifestations of possible change presented to it. Thus has it been
and thus, it is expected, will be the future.
However, these are not, by any reckoning, normal times. Thus it
is today that the speed of change accelerates, and out-distances by far, the capacity of many to respond and
understand. They are left rudderless, without compass in the storm, and seek only to cling to the old certainties,
which, sadly now, have left them unguarded and alone.
For many, this is a time of major confusion and fear.
Little, it would seem, is there to change their apprehension that the long-expected armageddon is soon upon us, that
humanity is doomed, that the millennium heralds the end of all life as we have known it, and that we must prepare
for the ìend timesî. Such is the view of so many today that it behoves those who know otherwise to raise their
voices against these destructive thoughtforms; to raise, instead, men's hope of a better life for all.
better life will be man's, beyond question. Maitreya and His Group are pledged to aid, in every possible way,
man's further progress; all that the Law allows will be given – men cannot imagine the gifts which lie in store.
Sooner than many may think, the Great Lord will appear before the world, and, offering Himself in service to all,
will create a new dispensation in which each will know and demonstrate his worth; each will see his brother as
himself; his goal the establishment of true and lasting peace. Thus will it be, and thus will a new and thrilling
passion for life replace the present cynicism and distrust. Have no fear, the Earth is not doomed nor about to end
in chaos. On the contrary, plans are in hand for its regeneration and that of all its kingdoms.
will soon know that this is a time like no other before. Never in man's long history have the opportunities for
such rapid progress as now pertains been his. Seize then this special time as the divine blessing which it is and
move boldly forward into the future. Take heart from these words from One Who knows the Plan and Who calmly awaits
its manifestation by the hands of men. Your Elder Brother knows that man will triumph.
The Master – is a senior member of the Hierarchy of the Masters of
Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed
for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in constant telepathic contact with
this Master Who dictates His articles to him.
From the September 1997 issue of Share International