A new approach to social living
by the Master –, through Benjamin Creme
An entirely new possibility of social relationship opens up for humanity. As man stands on the
threshhold of the Aquarian experience, altogether new levels of awareness will manifest them-selves in this coming
time. This will lead to the creation of new forms through which man can express his growing sense of the
interrelatedness of all things.
At first, these new structures will be slow to form as man carefully finds
his way out of the present morass; but gradually, a fresh impetus to change will be given by the Masters forming the
first group of the externalising Hierarchy. New ideas will sweep across the world, relating men to each other in a
new way, and a new approach to social living will begin.
Here it is necessary to digress for a moment to
underline the inadequacy of the present social structures, now fast decaying. Today, large numbers of people live
deeply unfulfilled lives, dedicated only to "earning a living", contributing little of a truly creative
nature to the general fund of knowledge and experience. Through no fault of their own they remain passive on-lookers
of a life which passes them by. Bereft of any real joy and meaning in their lives they await in growing resentment
their day of revenge. This constitutes a major world problem. On all sides today can be seen bafflement, confusion
Into the midst of this confusion has come the Christ. His is the task to point the way into the
new structures which will allow men's growing sense of himself as a divine being to be expressed. Only the Masters
and the Christ Himself know the enormity of His task. Nevertheless, we await, with confidence, humanity's response.
begin with, massive aid for the poorer areas of the world must be given the highest priority to alleviate the
suffering of many millions. The redistribution of the world's resources according to need should then proceed until
a more equitable balance is achieved. This will take two to three years to implement. Concurrently, a far-reaching
programme of education must be inaugurated to deal with the growing problems of unemployment and the ever-increasing
demands for a correct and more creative use of leisure. A gradual restructuring of society will take place with the
minimum of cleavage; men's hopes of a society based on sharing and love will gradually be fulfilled, and the new era
will guarantee to each his rightful place.
These new forms will lead to the expression of as yet dimly sensed
attributes in man. The awakening of powers of perception and reception hitherto unrealised will quicken his
understanding of the spiritual basis of life, and more and more, in mounting rhythm, his inner divinity will become
manifest. His social forms will mirror his sense of the interconnectedness of all creation and will lead to the
establishment of correct relationships to all the kingdoms. Once again, man will realise the sacredness of all life
and will take the necessary steps to protect that life from harm. A creative interchange between all groups will
flow and will ensure a steady realisation of man's human and divine potential.
Freed by machines from the
burden of unnecessary work, millions will find within themselves a creativity absent up till now, and will
contribute their share to the glowing tapestry of joyful living which will become the hallmark of the new age.
From the March 1982 issue of Share
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