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When the Masters begin Their historic return to the everyday world, They will find much to do to enable Them to function adequately in the new environment. As many know, telepathy is Their normal mode of communication but, working with men, They will have to learn again the long-discarded human speech. Many of your Elder Brothers are already hard at work on problems of physical plane activity. In this way, a greater degree of trust and facility of work will be engendered.
Furthermore, many Masters have had little or no direct contact with humanity for centuries and so will find the situation and mode of working altogether new. Of course, most Masters are very adaptable and quick to learn but inevitably some will find the unfamiliar experience of working on the outer planes taxing indeed.
For many years now, certain Masters have trained a large group of disciples in the difficult work of implementing the plans, political and economic, of the new civilization. These trained men and women, chosen by democratic vote, will make concrete and real the plans of the more senior members of the Hierarchy. Thus will the reconstruction of the world go forward smoothly, as the people's needs are recognized and accepted. The task of reconstruction is vast, offering men a field of service like never before. Countless millions living in poverty and want must be the first to receive a crash programme of aid on a scale never yet attempted.
Gradually our gigantic cities will give way to smaller ones with an abundance of gardens and parks. The ugly slums of today will be replaced by varied areas of stimulus and rest. One of the obvious differences will be the absence of pollution and smog. In town and country fresh air will be truly fresh. Travel will be fast and silent and the longest journeys short and pleasurable. Fatigue will disappear.
Obviously all of this will take time to implement but step by step the search for beauty will become the keynote of our existence. Free, unlimited energy, owned by all and shared by all, will guarantee this transformation. Thus will the New Age be heralded, calling all men to give of their best in service to the Plan.
[This article from Share International magazine, July / August 2014 , 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.]
Q. (1) Is Maitreya still giving television interviews in Russia? (2) What is the total in Russia now?
A. (1) No. (2) 51 (as of 29 May).
Maitreya has given His first television interview in China (announced by Benjamin Creme at a lecture in Friends House on 27 May).
Q. Please be so kind as to give an overview showing how many interviews Maitreya has given in each country so far.
A. USA: 29 interviews (January 2010-January 2011); Mexico: 14 (January-September 2011); Brazil: 41 (September 2011-January 2013); Russia: 51 (January 2013 to May 2014); China: 1 (May 2014). A total of 136 interviews so far.
Q. Have any people in Russia realized that Maitreya is not an ordinary man but possibly the long-awaited Teacher?
A. It is unlikely.
Q. Are Maitreya and the Masters 'satisfied' with the response to Maitreya's ideas in countries where He has appeared?
A. This implies that They have expectations. That is not the way Maitreya works.
Q. Two scientific papers published in May 2014 stated that a large section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun melting and that the melting is "irreversible". As a result, a global sea level rise of more than 10 feet may be inevitable over the next century or so. Do you agree with this seemingly dire prediction by scientists about the inevitable melting of West Antarctica, and its impact on global sea levels? What, if anything, can be done to stop or slow down the melting, or lessen the global impact of the melting ice sheet?
A. Yes, I agree that this is actually taking place but my information is that the period is nearer 20 years in which the sea level rise will be complete. The Masters are profoundly concerned at this and other examples of climate change. According to the Masters, 80 per cent of global warming and therefore climate change is man-made. The future programme for all is therefore obvious to drastically lessen or abandon use of fossil fuels.
Q. Sharing has become fashionable and is really catching on as a great way to live more sustainably. People now share their automobiles more frequently as well as their equipment etc. So, fewer goods are needed, which is good for our planet. Is this the way people will gradually implement the principle of sharing?
A. To some extent. It will get them used to the idea. Sharing on a global scale is something very different.
Q. Does organizing voting with the co-workers a method that suits the rule of group work or do we have to maintain the spiritual tension up to the point to achieve a true consensus that leads us to a real service?
A. You should aim at group consensus.
Q. Do you and your Master think women should be serving on front-line duty in the military?
A. Neither the Masters nor I believe that women should serve in the military at all.
Q. I haven't known about your work for very long but one thing strikes me whenever I go to talks or contact some people who work in the Transmission Meditation/Reappearance groups - they seem so busy, happy and fulfilled - and not just 'ordinary happy'; and they appear to have a lot of energy. What's the 'secret'?
A. They know that the world will be changed for the better, that they have a part to play in the Plan and that they are doing their best to serve that Plan.
Q. You have said that the majority of so-called "alien abduction" experiences are the result of an overheated astral-imagination. Might it also be the case that there is now a huge thoughtform of the alien abduction scenario on the lower astral planes, and given that the new, incoming energies are stimulating many people's lower psychic nature, they unconsciously "tune in" to this thoughtform and believe it to be a real experience?
A. Yes, I agree. It is the reaction of fear. That fear has been carefully constructed by various governments in relation to the space vehicles or UFOs. Almost every film to do with space has been set in an adversarial context: Us versus Them (ET was a rare exception) - not only to make exciting films but to create the continuing idea that all life from other planets would obviously be hostile and out to destroy us. In this way the governments could maintain for years the lies against visitors from space and so prolong the hegemony of our government structures. They can no longer do this because more and more evidence is being published to prove the opposite.
Q. What is the source of faith, as you mean it?
A. Faith is something entirely different. It comes from the soul; it is a soul response to experience. And through your soul response you have faith. You either have it or you don't have it. If you have an experience and your soul tells you this is true then that faith does not change - it remains faith. You do not have to keep it going like you have to keep your belief going. It does not need 'fodder', it does not need information outside you. Because what is inside you - that soul response - true response, is faith. You don't think of it as faith but that is what faith is. It is that direct knowing from the soul and if you have that, it never changes.
On 17 May 2014, I went to Michiko Ishikawa's lecture at Hibiya Hall, Tokyo, for the first time with our Transmission Meditation group members.
This is what happened during 30 minutes' intermission after her lecture, which took about an hour-and-a-half. We went up to the 3rd floor to see the Cross of Light and I bought a book. Then I went to a bathroom. When I returned, none of my group members were there. But I stayed and looked around the book tables, where I spotted the book called Who am I (in English The Ageless Wisdom Teaching). Murmuring to myself, who am I, I picked up the book. Then a small elderly woman squeezed herself in between me and the person standing next to me. The woman approached me even nearer and asked me: "What is that book?" Putting the book on the table and opening the pages, I answered, it was titled 'Who am I'. Then she answered in a clear, loud voice: "I am Maitreya." Then turning the pages of the book to the page with Mr Creme's small photo, she said: "This is Creme-San", also in a very clear and loud voice. Then she quickly went away.
I was taken aback. I was puzzled who on earth could say such a thing!
Please tell me if she was really Maitreya, or just a crazy old woman?
M.A., Yaizu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the "elderly woman" was Maitreya.)
I was at the Share International stall of the May 2014 Mind, Body and Spirit Festival in London, when an older, Spanish-looking, and sounding, lady came to the stall, homing in on a basket of small photocards of Maitreya's 'hand'. She picked one up and came over to me and started a conversation about the card, wanting to find out what it represented.
She was beaming as we spoke and said that she wasn't going to come to the fair that day because she didn't generally like them. She had been before to Mind Body and Spirit and found they gave her a headache. But the previous night she had a dream in which a man appeared to her, held up his hand, like Maitreya's 'hand', and told her he wanted to see her tomorrow.
She didn't particularly make any connection between the dream and the fair but when she came to our stall and saw the 'hand' cards she knew that was it. Apparently she was a healer and was going to use the cards for people who had contacted her for help. I gave her some further information about Maitreya and the Masters and she told me she was glad she had made the effort to come to the fair that day. We spoke for a while longer and then she left, both of us still smiling from this happy coincidence.
I wondered whether this lady was an ordinary person with a special dream or a special person with an ordinary dream?
D.G., London, UK.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the lady was an 'ordinary person' with a special dream which was given to her by Maitreya.)
Two letters from the same person:
(1) Last year in February 2013, in the evening, I was on my way to a Transmission Meditation with our group in Amsterdam. As I crossed a road a black man cycled past me and called out: "We are rich, aren't we?" I was a bit nonplussed but I called back: "Yes, of course, we are fabulously rich." The man called something in return, but his words were unfortunately carried away in the very strong wind that evening.
Was this cyclist a special person, or just a citizen of Amsterdam with a correct view on the world? Whenever I give a lecture about the Reappearance I usually remark that however difficult things may be for many of us in the rich countries at the moment, we should understand how privileged we are in this part of the world. Maybe the man was referring to this statement?
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the man was a spokesman for the Master Jesus.)
(2) When walking back home on Sunday 16 February 2014 I saw nearby my home a couple of men of North African appearance, standing next to a scooter. One of them briefly looked straight at me, and the other one walked away, towards my home. When I caught up with him he picked up some rubbish from the street and said: "If you want to change the world…," after which we both said at the same time, "… start with yourself." This is a Dutch stock phrase, so I knew how it went.
"We all want a better world," the man continued, "but where should we start?" To this I replied that the best thing we may do in my view is to set a good example, hoping others will follow. "Yes, that is how it works," he said. "We influence others, and others influence us. Our character is formed by our environment."
We walked together towards my home and continued to talk with each other along these lines. When we said goodbye in front of my home, his last remark was: "People often point at each other, at each other's weaknesses, but it would be better if they would tackle their own weak spots." A wise lesson for us all. Was this man someone special?
E.H., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the man was a spokesman for the Master Jesus.)
One night last February 2014, I was making my way to the London Underground after Transmission Meditation and was not looking forward to the long journey home. When I arrived on the platform, I noticed two black youths, hopping and skipping to music they heard on their iphones. The train arrived and the youths followed me on to a carriage. I sat opposite an older black man who carried a folk guitar. He glanced at me and then immediately turned his attention to the youths and went over to talk to them. He started to tune his guitar and played a few refrains and then broke into Bob Marley's song, "Baby don't worry, about a thing! Every little thing's gonna be alright!" I immediately began to feel better. He then danced elaborately, backwards and forwards in the larger door-enclosed space in the carriage. He sang: "Yo! Yo! Yo!" Then put his hand to his ear for the echo. It was so infectious that I felt like joining in and laughed. All three got off at the next stop, but the older man turned around and pointed in my general direction: "You're younger!" I put my hand on my chest: "What, me?" "Yeah! You! You're younger!" He turned away with a smile. I often think of this experience every time I think world affairs are overwhelming and I feel a lot happier.
Would you kindly ask your Master if the older man was a Master and the youths perhaps disciples?
S.P., Ashurstwood, West Sussex, UK.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the 'older man' was the Master Jesus, and the 'two younger men' were disciples of the Master Jesus.)
Two letters from the same person:
(1) On 8 May 2014 while sitting listening to the birds singing and watching where they are fed, I became aware of a wispy little bit of cloud in a completely clear blue sky, swirling changing shape, suddenly making itself into a capital V with shoulders on each arm. I thought, funny, my initial, V. Still moving and changing shape the shoulders turned inwards making a perfect heart. It was extraordinary and I laughed out loud and felt very blessed. Was this a wonderful cloud formation or a blessing from Maitreya or the Master Jesus?
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the cloud formation was a blessing from the Master Jesus.)
(2) Two days after the first incident while working away inside I heard an amazing bird chorus, like nothing I've ever heard in the seven years of living here. Very happy excitable and loud. On going outside to see what had caused such a phenomenon I counted at least 26 Tuis all in full song (they are native birds of NZ). They covered all the top branches of a large deciduous tree. There were replies and answers from the bush. It was so overwhelming I cried with joy.
My dear older sister called Tui had died four days before these events. Was it a sign from her or a blessing from Maitreya or the Master Jesus?
V.P., Akaroa, Christchurch, New Zealand.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that it was a blessing from the Master Jesus.)
On 6 April 2014 at about 22.30, watching from my balcony, I once again saw a star that seemed to be pulsating light in an abnormal way. I had previously tried to film it with my video camera but to no avail. On that night I had the sudden impression that I should give it another try. I made some recordings on 10 and 11 April and also took a few snapshots.
The different colours, shapes and moves that can be seen on the video and the photos seem to indicate that it might be something special. I had the strange impression that there was some kind of intervention between the observer and the observed. Each time the sky was clear, that star was still visible. Could it be a UFO or Maitreya's 'star'?
J.C.L., Rittershoffen, Alsace, France.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that it was one of the four 'stars' of Maitreya.)
"Those who search for signs will find them"
Taken in December 2007, while celebrating her mother's birthday, in the small town of Podreca, near Kranj, Slovenia. Photograph sent by J.J., Slovenia, shows a blessing from the Master Jesus.
Crosses of light started to appear in the home of R.I., in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, on 24 January 2014, after she moved there. She had also had a cross of light in her previous home, in Shinriku, Tokyo.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the crosses of light were magnetized by Maitreya.)
Patterns of light on a building in Munich, Germany, on 25 February 2014, sent by A.B.. The light patterns were manifested by Maitreya in association with the Space Brothers.
Light patterns photographed by B.M. in the early afternoon of 24 November 2010, on Krizeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The second photograph shows his wife and young baby in front of the building. Sent by J.M.J.. The light patterns were manifested by Maitreya in association with the Space Brothers.
In September 2013 a friend of mine took a few photos of me in the countryside in my town, Valdemoro Sierra, Cuenca province, Spain. In one of the photos there is a kind of light effect. Is it something special? Thank you.
F.L.S.M, Valdemoro Sierra, Spain.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the light effect is a blessing from the Master Jesus.)
This photograph of a UFO was taken through a window by a passenger on a plane over London, UK, on 25 May 2014. The cigar-shaped craft, with lights on either side, appeared to fly above the cloudline, then upwards and off into the distance. (Source: SCW: ufosightingsdaily.com)(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that it was a spacecraft from Mars.)
North Carolina, USA - A witness in the town of Cornelius says he saw a UFO hovering near a local nuclear power plant on more than a dozen evenings in April and May 2014. Todd Slingerland says he saw the UFO at about 9.30 pm each evening near the McGuire Nuclear Power Station, and the object would remain visible for about an hour. The glowing UFO would spin rapidly, change colors, and move around in the sky a great deal. (Source: www.latest-ufos.com; YouTube: ShantiUniverse, Todd Slingerland)
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the object was a spacecraft from Mars.)
Mars - In a series of images taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover from the surface of Mars during a 10-minute period on 28 April 2014, a massive cylindrical object can be seen moving toward the planet's surface and disappearing behind the horizon. (Source: YouTube: StephenHannardADGUK)
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the UFO was a local spaceship from Mars.)
Compilation - an extract
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of 'Sharing for Peace'. The quotations are taken from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ and Maitreya's Teachings - The Laws of Life ) , Benjamin Creme's Master (A Master Speaks and Share International), and Benjamin Creme's writings.
We are now facing a crisis which is essentially spiritual, but which is working out in the political and economic fields. Hence the Christ's decision to work within the sphere of politics and economics, and hence His emphasis on the principle of sharing, which, He has said, is the key to all future progress for man: "When you share you recognize God in your brother." "Man must share or die." Sharing is a divine principle, and until we recognize that all structures must reflect that inner divinity we shall not make one further step in our evolutionary journey. As soon as we do realize it, we shall open the door into an entirely new situation. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume One)
If humanity would know peace it must see itself as One. Nothing less will take it to that blessed state. Peace will be established when justice rules and the poor no longer beg for mercy. Without justice, unity is unthinkable and would for ever evade man's grasp. Establish, then, the rule of justice and bring unity and peace to this anguished world.
Through sharing alone will justice be confirmed. Sharing alone will bring the peace desired by all the nations. When men share and destroy the walls of separation they will know at last the truth of their existence and flood the world with brotherhood and love. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from 'The need for unity')
My need for disciples who realize the dangers of the time is great. I need, also, those who sense My Presence to make known this Promise to their brothers. All who share the hope that mankind should live in peace together work for Me. Peace, Sharing and Justice are central to My Teaching. Wherever the Light of these Truths shines I turn My eye, and through the channel of that Light do I send My Love. Thus do I work. Thus through you do I change the world. (Maitreya, from Message No.92)
Why do millions of people not share now? Why do people not see inwardly that sharing is a natural thing in a family of brothers? In a home the mother, father and children share everything. Likewise, we are in a home called Earth and we are brothers and sisters. Everything on Earth belongs to everyone and therefore should be shared. Everyone's needs should be met. But it is not happening, because people do not have that inner spiritual awareness. They do not make it happen. It does not occur to them.
We have free will. We can choose to share or not. If we decide to follow Maitreya's advice (whether we know it is His advice or not is immaterial) we will save the world. If we decide, however, that we do not want sharing, if there are not enough people who want change, sharing and justice, then we will destroy ourselves. It is as simple as that.
Maitreya knows that there is a 'critical mass' of 1.8 billion people ready to adopt His advocacy. When those 1.8 billion people make known where they stand and demand that their governments change their ways of working and share the resources of the world, it will happen. (Benjamin Creme,Unity in Diversity)
I need your help, I call on you to aid Me in My Task. How can I stand aside and watch this slaughter, watch My little ones die? No, My friends, this cannot be. Therefore I am come quickly among you once more, to show you the way, point the Path. But the success of My Mission depends on you: you must make the choice - whether you share and learn to live peacefully as true men, or perish utterly. My heart tells Me your answer, your choice, and is glad. (Maitreya, from Message No.11)
My task will be to show you how to live together peacefully as brothers. This is simpler than you imagine, My friends, for it requires only the acceptance of Sharing. Sharing, indeed, is divine. It underlies all progress for man. By its means, My brothers and sisters, you can come into correct relationship with God; and this, My friends, underlies your lives. When you share, you recognize God in your brother. This is a truth, simple, but until now difficult for man to grasp. The time has come to evidence this truth. (Maitreya, from Message No.82)
Unless all peoples everywhere see an end to their sufferings and hopelessness, their inferior position in the world - in a word, until the developing world can eat and grow and live decent, civilized lives like everyone else, there will never be peace in the world. The first requirement for establishing peace is the sharing of the world's resources. The inauguration of the system of sharing is probably the easiest of all to accomplish. It is difficult to teach men to love. It is difficult to establish the brotherhood of humanity. But it is easy to share the resources of the world; it is a question of distribution, nothing else. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)
There is a group of initiates, disciples of the Masters, who are men and women of great achievement in their own lives, in fields such as finance, economics, public administration. They have worked out a series of interrelated blueprints, plans, that will solve the redistribution problems that are at the heart of the economic problem today. Each nation will be asked to make an inventory of what it produces so that the world's 'cake' is known: what we need, what we create, what we need to import. Each nation will be asked to make over in trust into a common pool that which it has in excess of its needs, and out of that common pool the needs of all will be met. A sophisticated system of barter will replace the present system.
Central to the entire transformation of humanity is the acceptance of the principle of sharing. On that depends justice, and on justice depends peace for the world. Strangely enough, that most important step of sharing is the easiest to accomplish. With the acceptance of the principle of sharing all the other problems will be more easily solved. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
My friends, I am here with you to show you the way to Peace, which is the way to God. Simple Justice will take you there. Know this and create around you Justice and Love. Know this and be ready to respond to My lead.
My Teaching is, as ever, simple indeed. Men must share or die. Loath am I to say this, but such is the truth, and many today now see this.
Forming themselves into groups, men of goodwill will brandish aloft their hopes and dreams of Justice and Peace. This clamour will light the torch of Truth among the nations, and at its centre shall I be found. (Maitreya, from Message No.135)
Not all men will welcome, at first, the changes which must take place but, in growing numbers, they will come to see the wisdom of justice and shared responsibility, the only guarantee of harmony and peace, communal, national and international. Many now are active in their communities, seeking to impress their vision on society, and much of worth is taking place; but humanity awaits the key which will unlock the door of the future and assure them of new and fuller life - the divine principle of sharing. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from 'The creation of new structures')
As a Brother among brothers I shall speak for you all, voice aloud your aspirations and hopes; make known the desire of all men for a world at peace, for a just and noble readiness to share, for the creation of a society based on freedom and love. By My enunciation of these principles will you know and discover Me. (Maitreya, from Message No.61)
The answer therefore is simple: the implementation of the principle of sharing provides the solution to the divisions in our planetary life. Nothing less will do. Sharing is divine, part of God's Plan for His children, and must one day become manifest.
And when men share, the divisions will grow together, the separations will be healed; and through the three major political structures the Love, the Will and the Intelligence of God will find a truer reflection. A true Democracy in which all men participate will take the place of the present sham. A new spirit of freedom will invest the Communist ideal with warmth and love. A truly spiritual hierarchy embodying the beneficent Will of God will one day replace the present authoritarian regimes.
Thus will it be. Thus will the outer forms reflect the inner divine life and purpose and so present to men new modes of expression and relationship through which their growing sense of the nature of God can be realized. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from 'Political forms in the New Age')
The central point of My Plan is to evoke in men the desire to share, for on this principle all else rests. Sharing, My friends, is an attribute of God. To become the Gods which you are, this principle must govern your lives. Allow Me to remind you of this simple truth once again, and show you the path to the future. (Maitreya, from Message No.57)
Above all stands the Principle of Sharing and the redistribution of the Earth's resources. This central need must take precedence in the minds of all who are concerned with the well-being of the world. Without sharing, little can be accomplished. Without sharing, men will know no peace. When this Principle governs, men will have taken the single most important step into brotherhood and right relationship.
Certain it is that men will accept the Principle of Sharing; what remains in doubt is by what means, and at what speed, men will implement this basic law. To aid men to fulfil this urgent need Maitreya and His Group have re-entered the lives and affairs of men. Their counsel, if followed, will show humanity the surest path to justice and peace. Their presence will galvanize and stir to action the slumbering aspiration of millions, and through them change the course of history. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from 'The requirements of change')
The Master -, through Benjamin Creme, SI, October 1985
When a man shares he grows. Little attention has been given until now to this simple truth. For many, sharing comes naturally, as a matter of course. For others, however, the concept is alien and fraught with suspicion and pain. To these, what is theirs is theirs, almost by divine right, while to share is foreign and absurd. How then can the world move in the direction of sharing and redistribution, prerequisites for world peace?
Wherever men look today they see the results of their inability to share. Across the planet, millions starve and die. Countless others survive in misery and hopeless poverty, condemned to suffer from birth to early grave.
Change will come when men comprehend the reasons for their presence on Earth; when they realize that they are part of a vast evolutionary experiment whose purpose is hidden, to all but a few. When they recognize themselves as souls, parts of the One Oversoul, and grasp the identity of each with the other; when men understand that sharing is the natural order, that selfishness and greed are deviants from the norm, when to share is seen as an opportunity to grow, then will men embrace sharing as an end to their sorrows and their separation.
That time is now upon us. The pressures of inner forces and outer events are making themselves felt on a worldwide scale and are causing a re-assessment of man's position and prospects. No longer is it certain that the planet can sustain life indefinitely, subject to its ruthless exploitation by man. Nuclear annihilation is an ever-present threat, while economic competition and financial disarray pose problems which afflict the daily lives of countless millions.
Not for nothing is it now a commonplace for nations to meet to discuss these problems. Such meetings are a sign that man is becoming aware of his responsibilities as steward of the planet, and is ready to take decisions to improve his situation. Foremost among these decisions must be the readiness to share. When the world's goods are shared more equitably, half of man's problems will vanish overnight. Already, there are indications that many realize this, and the call for sharing is rising on every hand. The wise foresee the need for sharing as the only basis of lasting peace, and the heroes of the young lend, too, their popular voice.
This augurs well for the future, for it shows that mankind at last is aware of the choice before it - to share or die - and is ready to act in the spirit of brotherhood and love. No longer are men content to leave their destiny in the hands of others - to governments formed of blind and ageing men - but see the need for direct participation to safeguard their future and their world.
Many still are fearful, but the light of the New Time grows brighter by the hour. Many await the dawn of a new age with hope and anticipation, aware of the opportunity to serve and grow. They know that they stand not alone but surrounded by others who share their vision and likewise long for brotherhood and peace.
Through sharing alone will that vision be realized. Through sharing alone will that peace be won. That is the message for the present time: share and grow into the reflection of divinity. Share and inaugurate the era of peace and love.
Book review by Carmen Font
The account of Maitreya's teachings in The Laws of Life can be read as a puzzle. The information it contains is assembled in thematic chapters, but the reader can exchange and match its units into unexpected combinations of meaning. However, the order of the parts does not alter the overall quality of the whole, since the two Great Laws of Life, namely the Law of Rebirth and the Law of Cause and Effect, are apparent both in the big picture and in the small details.
As Benjamin Creme explains in his Introduction, Maitreya's understanding of the Laws of Cause and Effect enables Him to foresee the effects of the causes we have set in motion. The insights published in The Laws of Life were communicated to two journalists by a close associate of Maitreya, and these are relayed in a different style from the Messages given by Maitreya through Benjamin Creme. Despite the difference in the style and formatting of the information, all the teachings presented in this book originated from Maitreya. From politics to genetic engineering, or from earthquakes to temptation, the range is enormous and adds up to a deeper and greater understanding of the inner currents of life.
These currents begin in the seat of one's consciousness, and for this reason Chapter One is entitled 'The Lord is with you; be what you are'. The very first 'piece' of this puzzle is the question "Who is Maitreya?" and even though lengthier explanations have been given about the nature of Maitreya in previous books by Benjamin Creme, this time the definition is short and focused on His quality as a Teacher, by dint of which He seeks to express "that which I am through you; for this I come". But then we read a few intriguing sentences that connect the reader with the essentials of the relationship between a Master and a disciple: "The Master is within you. If you follow the disciplines of life the Teacher teaches you, the Master reveals Himself within you. Do not be attached to the human form" (p5). By experiencing the Master within we create a notion of Self-respect, the seed of Self-awareness that allows an individual to be who he/she is without following another. This state of 'sacred individuality' is important, since "individuality is the soul" (p11). Individuality does not mean a selfish sense of oneself, but rather a true grasp of oneself with detachment and the willingness to activate a process in which as well as detachment there is honesty of mind and sincerity of spirit.
The Laws of Life is not a glossary of terms, even though at first sight it may look like one. It offers capsules of new meaning that allow the reader to connect the dots and fill in the gaps, even when he/she is acquainted with the 'pieces' of the puzzle that we call life. The concept of attachment, for example, does not appear for the first time in this book. However, the reader might be surprised to learn more about it, as when Maitreya advises not to "be attached to the physical form of a Master. Otherwise, when He is not there, you will grieve. When you know yourself as the Self within, such grief disappears" (p26).
Let us connect now one item from the first chapter, for example that with the suggestive title of 'Keep the mirror clean', in which Maitreya comments on the experience of awareness that He gave to Chinese soldiers who refused to shoot students demonstrating in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, and taught His disciples to "be a clean mirror" in the sense of seeing others in you. When such an empathetic relationship with others is established, we treat them with harmlessness and respect. Now, how can this notion be related to "Conditioning and karma" (p42)? By realizing, as Maitreya points out, that "we are all observers in this vast creation", since only when observing the world with a strong sense of detachment will we find beauty, equilibrium and harmony in it. So, being a clean mirror in which you see yourself in others can by extension be compared to a new form of observation, in which the individual learns to develop a sense of detachment.
If we are interested in politics, we can further connect the clean mirror of detachment with natural disasters in China. In chapter 4, Maitreya focuses on the theme of perceiving patterns of causes and effects so that we sharpen our understanding of the interplay of energies. The slaughter of the students in Tiananmen, He explains, unleashed this force (the energy of the earthquake, which is the same energy that lies behind creation). When this energy "can find no further expression in human affairs, it will look for its expression in nature" (p93). After fires, downpours of rain and landslides, the inevitable outcome is an earthquake. Following this thread, Maitreya discusses a new item on "the flow of energy" in which He makes it clear that "the energy behind creation can never be possessed" because no one knows the beginning nor the end of energy (p93). This destruction may not refer to a physical one, but also to a loss of mental balance. Here Maitreya's advice is, once again, to respect and manage energy with detachment. If we are left with the feeling that these exchanges and interplay of energies are too impersonal for our taste, we can link this wisdom with the simple fact that no nation can exist without its people. The individual must become "number one", but Maitreya is not referring exclusively to the individualization of personality, but to an "individual that is your Self" (p109). And then, an unexpected but meaningful connection is made, when Maitreya explains that "the more individuals become aware of who they are, the more market forces will be tamed and used for the betterment of mankind" (p109). Thus market forces will cease their dominance in nations and countries….
Maitreya's Teachings in The Laws of Life show the abundance of life at its fullest. It also shows the many pieces of the puzzle that we have at our disposal. It requires from us a sharpening of our powers of observation and perception so that we can choose wisely and place every piece in its correct slot. Then the breadth and shape of life will become truly visible to us.
One of Maitreya's gifts to the world, that of nations being free to express their will in which "the voice of the people will be enshrined in national constitutions around the world" (p243), is unfolding even at this time when the Day of Declaration is so near. The Laws of Life offers a particular detail about this day that perhaps went unnoticed in other texts dealing with the Day of Declaration. Maitreya describes it as a "day of rejoicing" (p243), and adds, in the last sentence of this book, that "Without disturbing anyone, I will choose My moment".
Maitreya's Teachings: The Laws of Life. Edited by Benjamin Creme. First Edition. Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles: Share International Foundation, 2005.
Following an overshadowing blessing from Maitreya, through Benjamin Creme (via Skype), at the Barcelona lecture on 1 March 2014, Mr Creme reiterated that "There is very little time, two to three years now, to tell the world that Maitreya and the Masters are in the world and helping humanity to change its way of life."
He continued: "There are 7 billion people on Earth and we have already reached maybe 35 million - it is not enough, so now we must pull out all the stops for the next two to three years to work as never before to tell the world what we know; that Maitreya and His group of Masters are here working on our behalf to make a better world.
"But as you know - we have to do it. We have to make our ideals realities. Maitreya and the Masters say it is very simple: we have to live by the ideals we already have, the ideals of sharing, of brotherhood, of justice, of peace, of freedom - these are all divine ideals - we have had them for thousands of years and never been able to put them into effect. We now have to do so. We are now in the Age of Aquarius, which will be an Age of sharing, justice and freedom for everyone, but it will not happen before we do it.
"We are trying and are doing not badly, but it could be better: 35 million could become 7 billion people. All seven billion do not have to know, but the majority of humanity will have to know about the Masters - so it is forward and upward from now on."
A few weeks later, addressing an audience via Skype, in Paris, on 29 March, Mr Creme reminded those present that at this critical time "the most important thing is continuing to serve in unity. To serve in unity makes for success; when you are unified, you are strong. When you have fences, then you weaken the whole effort. Remember unity, build bridges not fences and become strong: be united.
He continued: "We do not have too long to go until Maitreya becomes visible to more or less everybody, so we have to put our best efforts into telling the world that He is here, why He is here, how He is here, and how He can be seen and His advice followed. Already millions follow Him without even knowing He is here. So the world is slowly changing.
"From our point of view, it seems slow, but it is really very, very quick. Remember, it is actually ahead of schedule. Already, the world is responding both well and not so well. The old guard - those who lock people up in prisons, shoot them from above - are doing their inevitable part, but it will not last.
"The people of the world are really waking up in most countries; they demand their rights, and are prepared to work for that, even to die for that. This is a time of major sacrifice, major realization of humanity as a whole, more than ever was the case before.
"But the absurdities of the old ways are becoming more and more distasteful as a whole and as Maitreya says, the end of the old is inevitable. We have now been in the Aquarian Age for five years. After five years of new energy, new stimulus, we must expect there will be ups and downs, repercussions. The last furrow is hard to plough. We will have the last word, you will find out.
"Remember Maitreya loves all, those whom you like and those you don't like; those whom you trust, and those whom you cannot trust. So if Maitreya can love everybody we can try to do it in His name."
In August 2013 a web-radio station in the French language was created to spread the information about the presence of Maitreya and the Masters. Since then, its audience has been growing continuously month after month: 7,558 listening hours were registered in March 2014, some 1,457 hours more than in February.
Feedback shows that there are listeners in Belgium, Quebec (Canada), Switzerland, and in many other places all over the world. As an example, new listeners in March were registered in Romania, Oman, Mexico, India, Italy and Haiti, and the audience is also increasing in Spain and in the US. More than 2,000 people listened to one or more programmes in March alone.
Essentially, the vast majority of listeners (90 per cent) are web-surfers who discover the radio station by using key words on their favourite radios search engine (spirituality, education, sharing, news etc) and so discover the message for the first time. The remaining 10 per cent are listeners who came to know about the radio by means of advertisements or visiting cards. They also include co-workers.
The listener analysis also underlines the fact that each person listens to the radio for several hours every month. This indicates that they may be seeking to deepen their understanding of the information provided.
The radio is broadcast daily from 9.30am to 11pm (French time) with programmes such as:
• Programmes on the Emergence story recorded monthly since 2003 by co-workers in two local radio stations in Paris (free/independent radio stations broadcast via the web).
• Talks by Benjamin Creme on radio or in public lectures.
• Programmes specially created to illustrate the unfolding of the Emergence process, based on Share International magazine, including all that pertains to Maitreya's and the Masters' ideas and teachings. Please visit: www.radiopartage.tk
by Gerard Aartsen - excerpts
"Switch on the news and you see record-breaking protests, historic uprisings and riots on once-calm streets - there's no doubt that growing income inequality is an issue of central importance." This is not a quote from a recent article in Share International or any of its regular sources or contributors, but the opening statement of Chapter 2 in the recent World Economic Forum report Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. World leaders are increasingly aware of the dangers of the widening gap between rich and poor, and that this trend cannot be allowed to continue unchecked is also reflected in President Obama's State of the Union speech of January 2014: "Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened…. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by - let alone get ahead." He then went on to outline policies meant to address the dangers inherent in the growing disparity in income and opportunity.
People with a heart and some common sense often express their disbelief about humanity's dysfunctional ways of relating to itself and the planet by taking the perspective of an outsider: "If a Martian were to visit our planet…" followed by an observation of the way humans have complicated life for themselves or other creatures that makes no sense on any level beyond a profit motive.
Perhaps it is not surprising, in this context, to know how long it has taken world leaders to recognize the dangers engendered by these social inequalities. While readers of these pages will be aware that we have been visited and are being visited by people from other planets, many might not know that they have repeatedly voiced their concerns about the way we have chosen to organize society around the need to earn money for daily living and pursuing the "dream" of limitless wealth, no matter if it kills the planet. For instance, in 1954, during his sojourn on a mothership, George Adamski, one of the first people to reveal his encounters relating to UFOs, was told by his hosts from space: "If man is to live without catastrophe, he must look upon his fellow being as himself, the one a reflection of the other." After many years of sustained contact with the people from other planets, Adamski added in December 1964: "[T]o have a healthy and prosperous society, that which causes the most trouble must be removed. As we all know, this stigma is poverty in the midst of plenty. It is the cause of sickness, crime, and the many evils that we know." (1)
A civilian consultant with the military in the late 1950s, Daniel Fry was contacted on 4 July 1949 by a UFO pilot who landed in front of him in the desert after Mr Fry had missed his bus home. At some point during his contact, which included a ride in the spaceship from California to New York and back, Mr Fry was told: "With freedom from want comes freedom of fear and your civilization would be safely past the critical point in its development." (2)
Likewise, Truman Bethurum, a road worker from California, was contacted in late July 1952. His contact did not involve a trip in the 'scow', as he called the spaceship, but he was invited aboard for discussions with its captain on seven or eight occasions. Of these, he said: "I … got the impression that co-operation among all of their people is an inherent feature of their lives, and that poverty is unknown. Also, that what we call riches or wealth is certainly more evenly distributed than on our Earth." As a result, the captain tells him, there are no criminals or conmen on their planet (identified as 'Clarion'). "Not even speculators.… If we had them on Clarion it would soon be of small worth; we'd have mansions and slums, as you do." (3)
Buck Nelson, a farmer and saw-mill owner from Denver who was first contacted in late July 1954, wrote after having visited some of the other planets in our system: "Some of our commonly used methods of making a living would be absolutely unacceptable to them. One of these methods is our practice of making money from money in so many different ways." (4)
Finally, Brazilian contactee Dino Kraspedon (pseudonym for Aladino Félix), who had his experience around the same time that George Adamski had his famous encounter in the California desert in November 1952, was told quite unequivocally: "…wars take place against the wishes of most people, because poor people do not fight easily. Carnage has become the perquisite of the rich and powerful…. Abundance blinded them, gluttony clouded their vision. Strife is the product of egoism." (5)
In the event, governments and the military managed to discredit the experiences and information that these men were asked to share with the world in the midst of the Cold War. Yet, in the 1960s one contactee was given unprecedented insights into the social organization of the home planet of his contactors.
Dutch businessman Ad Beers and his family were sailing on the Oosterscheldt, a large estuary in the south west of Holland, one summer evening, when his yacht's compass seemed broken. While sailing back to the harbour, he was suddenly staring into a strong blue-white searchlight. Switching the engine into reverse, full power, could not prevent the boat hitting something solid. Upon closer inspection it seemed as if Mr Beers' boat had hit the hull of an overturned ship and he saw a body floating in the water nearby. As he jumped overboard with a lifeline, he landed on a hard surface at a depth of just three feet. Shortly after he had secured the lifeline to the floating body someone in a similar outfit as the drowning person, which looked like a space suit, came wading through the water to assist him in his rescue efforts.…
While the people on Earth at present are caught in a grossly skewed system that reduces them to servants of 'the economy', the strictly regulated economic system on 'Iarga' serves the needs of the people and even helps the author to see how a system based on justice also helps freedom to flourish: "The universal economic system shows itself in practice to be an efficient production system of goods and services, placing prior importance in the sectors housing, nutrition and transport.… The aim of this system is to free the individual as much as possible from non-creative, servile work." Indeed, "the universal economic system that exists by a great many intelligent races, does not concern itself with money, possession, or payment. The aim of this system is to free the people from material influences and motivation"….
Despite the focus in Mr Beers' story being on the more mundane aspects of life on 'Iarga', his exchange with the space people included some more 'philosophical' points that will ring a bell with readers who are familiar with Maitreya's teachings on honesty of mind and detachment: "Happiness is being at peace with oneself and one's surroundings. This is determined to a large extent by one's success in achieving self-set goals, in other words, by a ruthless appraisal of oneself. This individual striving to reach a self-chosen goal is the creativity in man." "The body with all its selfish demands is just a shell. We are only concerned with the creative intellect, the soul that is capable of unselfish thought. How do we educate children for freedom and happiness? Freedom is the absence of the effect of compulsion on the individual's behaviour. Freedom cannot be obtained with a weapon in the hand. It can only be obtained by the parents' careful mental forming of their children, by the correct conception of good and evil."
In conclusion, it is interesting to note that not only Life and the human kingdom are universal occurrences throughout Cosmos, but so apparently are the Laws that govern their expression in right human relations, as the foundation for a sane social system that ensures the survival of the race and the safe progress of its civilization.
(1) See Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom: "I worked very briefly with George Adamski during a visit he paid to this country, and can vouch for the authenticity of his contacts from my own experience."
Confirmation from Benjamin Creme's Master:
(2) Daniel Fry was contacted by the Space Brothers but did not ride in the spaceship.
(3) Truman Bethurum was contacted by Space Brothers from Saturn.
(4) Buck Nelson was contacted by the Space Brothers.
(5) Dino Kraspedon was contacted by the Space Brothers and his account was authentic, more or less.
(6) Concerning Ad Beers' experiences, Benjamin Creme answers the following questions:
Q1. Dutchman Adriaan (Ad) Beers published a book in 1969 under the pseudonym of Stefan Denaerde, titled Buitenaardse beschaving (published in English as Operation Survival Earth). In it he describes his contact with visitors from space in the 1960s. He claims the contact continued for years, albeit telepathically. Mr Beers was a successful businessman who suffered much derision and died in 1998 at the age of 75, apparently a lonely man because he always stood by his story. Could you or your Master say if his experiences were authentic?
A. Ad Beers' experiences were authentic.
Q2. Author Stefan Denaerde had an artist draw his contacts from space to his description. The resulting faces seem rather ape-like with an animal-like nose that extends all the way down to the upper lip and not much of a chin. In which form did his space contacts show themselves to him? 1) Did they temporarily lower the rate of vibration of their bodies' atoms, or 2) Did they use a kind of mayavirupa? 3) Or was the author's perception somehow distorted, perhaps by his apprehension or the space people's suits?
A. The space people changed their appearance in order to be less frightening to the perceiver.
Q3. Were the space people that contacted Mr Beers and showed him life on their planet from Mars, possibly from the 'middle' or B zone of the planet's population?
A. They were from Mars and the 'middle' B zone. (See The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, by Benjamin Creme, page 208)
George Adamski (1964), Cosmic Bulletin
George Adamski (1957-58), Cosmic Science for the Promotion of Cosmic Principles and Truths
George Adamski (1955), Inside the Space Ships
Truman Bethurum (1954), Aboard a Flying Saucer
Benjamin Creme (2010), The Gathering of the Forces of Light
Stefan Denaerde (1977), Operation Survival Earth
Daniel Fry (1954), The White Sands Incident
Dino Kraspedon (1957), My Contact With Flying Saucers
Buck Nelson (1956), My Trip to Mars, the Moon and Venus