Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ* return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
*Many religions believe in a World Teacher, a “Coming One”, knowing him under such names
as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki Avatar and the Bodhisattva. These terms are
sometimes used in versions of the Great Invocation for people of specific faiths.

A Mantram for the New Age
The Great Invocation is a world prayer translated into over 80 languages and dialects. It was given to Alice Bailey in April 1945 in a message for all people of goodwill.
Central Truths
Its beauty and strength lies in its simplicity and in its expression of certain central truths:
  • The truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God;
  • The truth that behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is Love;
  • The truth that a great Individuality, called by Christians the Christ, came to earth and embodied that love so that we could understand;
  • The truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God;
  • And finally, the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine plan work out.
This invocation is a mantram for "Light and Power" and presents what may be considered a blueprint of the Divine Plan as the Plan is intended to express itself on Earth through the medium of the human race. The Tibetan Teacher and Master of the Wisdom, Djwhal Khul, labored most meticulously with Alice A. Bailey, his amanuensis, to ensure that this ancient Word of power was translated with great exactitude into the English language. Today, this mantram is known all over the world as "The Great Invocation"; it has been translated into over a hundred languages and is used on a daily basis by millions of human beings. Every year, World Invocation Day is dedicated to the ceaseless sounding of The Great Invocation - in almost every country of the world.
- Michael D. Robbins, Ph.D.

The Great Invocation is an ancient formula, translated by Hierarchy for the use of mankind to invoke the energies which will change our world.

By means of invocation, prayer and meditation divine energies can be released and brought into activity. Men and women of goodwill of many faiths and nations can join together in world service, bringing spiritual value and strength to a troubled world. Men and women have the power, through focused, united invocation, to affect world events. Knowledge of this fact, scientifically applied, can be one of the great liberating factors within humanity.

No one can use this Invocation or prayer for illumination and for love without causing powerful changes in attitudes and life intention. As we think in the heart, so are we. Will you use this Invocation every day, with thought and dedication?

The effect of individual prayer and invocation for light and love can be immeasurably increased when there is conscious recognition and relationship in thought with all who use the Great Invocation daily. Many people ask two friends to link up with them each day in the voicing of this world prayer, so that a triangle of lighted relationship is created. The strength of many dedicated individuals and small groups can be focused through the use of this potent Invocation and a "network" of light and love built around the globe.

An Effective Healing Meditation Using the Great Invocation

    Sit in a comfortable chair and relax your body and calm your internal emotional and mental chatters. Through creative visualization, align your personality with the soul, in mental silence. Remain focused on the higher mental plane.

    Then say the Great Invocation mentally with concentration and intention, trying to understand it's deeper meanings.

    As you do so, or after the 1st stanza, visualize God's Light descending and spreading itself, clearing away the glamours, illusions and darkness found within humanity. With the next stanza, see Love, the Heart of God entering the hearts of people and establishing right human relations everywhere. The 3rd, the will-to-good guiding the wills of all world leaders. And the fourth, sealing the evils of hatred, separatism, materialism and ignorance.

    In the final stanza, extend your vision and invoke Light, Love and Power, in general, without creating specific thoughtform.

    Visualize your concept of divinity as a point of light in space, radiating and surrounding and interpenetrating planet Earth with healing light and all the beings on it, including yourself. See in your mind's eye that the light is cleansing all the diseases in your body and replacing it with lighted energy.

    Close the meditation with gratitude to the Christ.

    The regular work with the Great Invocation not only heals the planet, but also has the power to transform and heal our personal lives. When we strive to be an instrument of healing for others, we are also blessed a 100fold, in return. When suffering from severe ailment or under assault from dark forces, do this several times each day, in conjunction with your treatments form a qualified physician. This is not a substitute for seeking medical help.