|Wherever we may look, today, we see signs of change. Thus
has it always been but change now acts at an accelerated pace, is sudden and radical, far from
the gradual transformation of the past. The close-knit communications systems, now everywhere
available, ensure that all change is instantly known and accepted, more or less, worldwide.
These abrupt variations in the formal structures of men’s lives have, of course, profound effects on man’s psychological balance. The old certainties seem gone for ever and many are driven to extremes of reaction. Since the political and economic fields are the principal arenas of this upheaval in human thinking and action, they command, too, the involvement of all. All are engaged, willingly or not.
Into this turmoil has come the Christ. His is the task to monitor these changes and, where found wanting and inadequate, excessive and too extreme, to rectify accordingly. This is done by the distribution of energies until a temporary balance is achieved.
Thus the Great Lord works to control the rate of change and to minimize the cleavages which this process brings into being. His aim at each step is the maintenance of equilibrium. To aid Him in His delicate endeavour, the Spirit of Peace or Equilibrium through Him pours His mighty cosmic Law.
Thus the world is changing for the better. Thus the New Time is slowly taking shape. Despite all evidence to the contrary, the New Age struggles to be born.
Quietly, and almost imperceptibly, the broad outlines of the new dispensation are beginning to take hold of men’s minds. The needed new relationships are making themselves felt in an ever more urgent way, and men are more ready than ever before to contemplate far-reaching alterations in the pattern of their lives.
To Us, the Watchers behind the scenes, this is an indication that humanity’s response to the new and higher energies is sensitive and correct, and augurs well for the future. This is a time of crisis, and in crisis men are often bolder, more creative, in their thinking.
Maitreya is preparing Himself for His imminent appearance before the world. All preliminaries
are ready and in place. His army, as He calls it, is assembled and braced for action. Each
knows his place and his work.
[This article from Share International magazine, Febrary
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.]