‘The bizarre times we live in’ — this or similar frequently heard phrases were used to describe 2020. Still now in 2021 it is a refrain and part of daily chitchat. We say this as if the circumstances of our times have nothing whatsoever to do with us — as if we and our predicament are totally unconnected. Who else makes our circumstances?
What is generally unknown is the crucial fact that there is a blueprint for our planet and all life on it. This statement assumes and indicates that somehow our planet is a conscious being and that some Consciousness is ‘in charge’ and aware. In the natural world, this means an evolution of form; but for humanity evolution of consciousness is the goal, whether we know it or not. Maitreya and the Masters are the custodians of that Plan and They are dedicated to expanding consciousness in all life forms and, in the case of humanity, stimulating our awareness of Reality or the nature of the Divine Being that we are an integral part of. Perhaps now, as we begin to realize our part in the current crises, it might be wise to begin to try to find ways of aligning our individual and communal wills with as much of that divine blueprint as we are capable of discerning, or that the Masters may be trying to show us.
In 1989 Maitreya warned that, although no large global conflicts were taking place, “The energy which drives soldiers into battle and fills the air with warplanes has been switched off. But that energy cannot just disappear, it has to go somewhere. This energy has been roaming the world and suddenly it has found a new womb: commercialization, which has been created by market forces. The new creed of the superpowers has become the economy, which is the soul of commercialization, and this represents a serious new threat to the world, one that could even compromise human life. The quality of commercialization is greed, and it will affect all nations. This negative energy which recoiled from the battlefield is a force without eyes or mind and will create a very hostile world. But although the politicians believe that commercialization is the future of the human race, they cannot control this energy.” [my italics] (Maitreya’s Teachings — The Laws of Life)
How would a person from another planet describe our times? Key traits seem to be selfishness, based in a sense of separateness which springs from a lack of connection with our true nature; greed, competition and complacency, which keep us addicted to materialism. We are inoculated against sensitivity to social injustice. Add to this diseased situation the lust for power, and the result is the enslavement of much of humanity today to commercialization and consumerism — a numbed state of being, stimulated and encouraged by the Forces of Materiality. What the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has highlighted are the iniquities of our economic system which have allowed the super-rich to become mega rich, while others have lost their livelihoods, and struggled to feed their children — and that in the wealthiest countries. …
I believe that people power, the massed demand for a better world, has been partially subverted and temporarily distorted by the Forces of Materiality or Chaos. They know that the power of the people, in its broadest applications, is the hope of the world. Educated mass public opinion, correctly informed, equipped with scientific facts, making use of expertise, sure in the truth and facts of their position, in local politics, in community activity, in regional, national and international treaties and demonstrations, through petitions and boycotts, in strikes and through all means available are the solution and the key to change. But trust in facts has been eroded. Our times are marked by insane concepts: where ‘fake news’ prevails, reality itself is dismissed; truth is rejected as fake news. In the ensuing chaos, conspiracy theories have blossomed. To many, the mainstream media is suspect; social media, while a brilliant tool for organizing protests, is awash with extreme and unsubstantiated opinion. Alternative media sources provide reliable reports but, being non-commercial, often struggle to survive. The world longs for a clear voice. …
Benjamin Creme’s Master said that there are roughly two billion people whom Maitreya can count on. It is imperative that we seize the opportunity created by the suffering, curtailment and breakdown of 2020 and 2021.
‘Normal’ is a distortion of what we could have been for at least the last 70 years. It is those who count themselves as one with the two billion who must join together across all sectors of society to demand justice and full participation in building the new civilization we need in order to become our full and real selves. Synergy will carry the day, establishing a new normal, fit for the free expression of our true divine nature.