The True Path

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE DISCLOSURES WITHIN THIS BOOK may assist Servers in recognising themselves by their life patterns. In thus comprehending the reasons for their past experiences, struggles and unusual perceptions they may see the wisdom in commencing the great adventure of seeking further. Servers who are today witnessing a growing sense that there is something very worthwhile to be discovered by them and who follow that inner impulse forward into life’s greatest Mystery, will find that they are most certainly not alone in their presentiments. Since the act of seeking Truth automatically hones the sixth sense and clarifies one’s vision, Servers are likely to begin recognising members of their own spiritual family shortly after they have made a firm commitment to embark upon the all-important quest for understanding; a most splendid and necessary pilgrimage that a great many Servers have already begun today or are right now preparing for.

When the Servers’ uncompromising decision to move forward spiritually has been registered within the hidden worlds, they will be given assistance, not only by their own group-soul but also by other divine Agents who are close to the planet at this time and who are ever seeking to help. The Law of Synchronicity will begin to manifest once Servers commence the seeking process in earnest, and they will come to recognise that they are unequivocally guided and protected upon their path. This is assured because the sincere thirst for Knowledge and spiritual realisation will have initiated a powerful and dependable invocation upon the higher planes which, by law, cannot be ignored by those who watch and wait.

However, if Servers truly yearn to live in harmony with divine law, and if they are to attain the greater heights of spiritual success, then they must clearly understand that their search cannot be made for their own sake. In order to know real spiritual fulfilment, one’s own self must be forgotten, for in self-forgetfulness liberation is experienced: liberation from the separative ego, which is the source of all pain and sorrow. Now, if the self has been forgotten altogether, then one cannot be thinking about when or how that self should be set free, what kind of happiness it will have or what type of ascended Master it will become! Indeed, true and complete happiness must include the happiness of those around us and ultimately also that of each and every living thing with which we are inseparably connected. It is an immutable certainty that while there most certainly is freedom from the constricting laws of the lower self, there is no freedom from the divine Law of Relationship and from constant interplay between person and person, soul and soul, life and life. The greatest joy to be found in relationship with others is in helping them; real, spiritual happiness – or joy – may be found only in helpfulness, and all of life’s many and diverse roads eventually converge upon the one Path of Service. The reasons for this will be made clear by the following elucidations.

There is an old dictum that warns: “Never trust anyone who proclaims that they have found the only way that leads to God”. When considering the multifarious techniques of spiritual discipline that have been prescribed and successfully practised throughout history, the foregoing statement may appear to be quite correct. However, a deeper investigation by an informed mind that is able to elevate its thinking to a higher turn of the evolutionary spiral will reveal that its veracity only applies up to a certain point of spiritual attainment. 

It has been repeatedly averred by all the religious teachings and enunciations of the great spiritual luminaries throughout mankind’s history that individuality is really one with the Whole; it has been clearly pointed out that the belief in the illusion of an isolated self and the consequent indulging thereof is the cause of all separation and therefore suffering. Furthermore, should we pause to reflect upon the obvious fact that an infinitely larger portion of the Cosmos exists apart from the little self, then we are likely to appreciate the relative insignificance of that self as well as the enormously greater substance, magnitude and import with regard to all that is not of the personal self. With this in mind, the seemingly separate individual might recognise the wisdom in never having any interests that are opposed to the universal laws that guide and govern all of Creation. Of course, the selfishness of egotism is diametrically opposed to one such law: the sacred Law of Love, and so, just like one’s own shadow, trouble will necessarily follow the transgressor of that law. Yet the plain truth is that in helping others lies our own greatest good, and spiritual aspirants are most truly progressing when they assist the progress of others. Such is the way of Love, that glorious cosmic principle under which the creation of each and every one of the innumerable worlds throughout Infinity is made possible, and as the divine force of Love itself silently permeates them all. The very quintessence of the universe, then, is Love, and it is Love, therefore, that must be embodied and expressed by each individual life at some stage during the course of its growth before the gateway leading to the True Path of Return may be traversed. “He who counts his life of so much worth that he would give it not in willing sacrifice to save his brother man, is worthy not to enter into Life.” – Jesus.

Now, Love has an inseparable relationship with Truth, for Truth seen becomes Love expressed. The spiritual heart can never be truly and permanently satisfied until the experience of Love and Truth is shared perpetually with other manifestations of the One, and it may be recognised, therefore, that the way of loving service is the True Path of Holiness (wholeness) for which all other spiritual disciplines are but preparatory. This can be easily verified by due recognition of the historically recurring fact that all the greatest spiritual masters, saints and true teachers of the Way have trodden the most noble path of selfless service. For such enlightened ones it cannot be otherwise and, in time, it will be so for all humanity similarly, as each individual recognises the Truth and so chooses to walk that same Road that has been graced by the hallowed feet of those who went forth before them to claim their own spiritual freedom.

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As the Heart of Cosmic Being progressively unfolds itself through each soul in accordance with the universal and irresistible divine decree of spiritual evolution; as mankind necessarily ascends to greater heights of virtue and holiness; and as consciousness is inevitably elevated and sanctified throughout numerous incarnations of learning, each personality must necessarily become more divine, as a greater realisation of the sacred essence of life is attained. This innermost essence – or Spirit – is the true nature of everything seen, sensed and yet to be discovered, and its most sublime expression is Love, which ever seeks to express itself in service.

Eternally, Love seeks to flow through all things, to touch other parts of itself, to kiss and to merge in sacred reunion. As the nature of mankind is spiritual, the Way of Love must eventually be found by each and every person, and it is only upon this path that the chalice of the heart becomes so full and overflowing with the ambrosial nectar of divine Love that it simply cannot be contained and there is always more than enough to be joyfully shared with everyone. Love is a most natural expression, and its passionate and enrapturing song is ever-waiting to spring from any open heart upon the path of selfless service.

A taste of even the tiniest droplet of pure Love forever impresses its divine nature within the heart, and when we begin to penetrate into the reality of the One Great Principle that pervades, loves and serves throughout the infinite universe, we shall be naturally disposed to attune ourselves with that magnificent law, and thus, in Love, we shall gladly embark upon the way of spiritual service. In fact, as our awareness is illumined by the light of Truth, we shall find that the sanest choice in life has been made automatically for us simply by our reverential surrender to the omnipresent, loving Will of Creation. A gently hushed and transcendental voice deep within ourselves will then whisper its sacred and profound yet simple secret to our waking consciousness, and we shall remember the wonderful Truth. At this blessed hour we will realise with the utmost felicity that we have at last struggled away from the mass of seekers of the Path and onto the Path itself. The battle that we have blindly waged against the loving current of evolution in our service to ourselves will finally come to an end as the real spiritual adventure that embraces the ever-expanding delight of renouncing the lower self for the True Self – the divine Spirit – will then begin, in service to the world.

Since everything in the universe is interconnected, such a personal realisation becomes an immeasurable blessing to all life, and particularly to those forms with which the awakened individual comes into contact, yet the greatest spiritual benefit is bestowed upon the one who has become enlightened by the simple Truth. Their unprecedented good fortune includes the liberating revelation that instead of identifying themselves as a separate and struggling individual, alone in a competitive and hostile world, and instead of hopelessly striving for self against the ever-forward-flowing stream of life, they may now, with lucid recognition, consciously co-operate with Divinity as an integral part of its purposeful evolutionary intelligence, like a healthy cell in a great organism. This they may now do without hesitation because they have penetrated the veil of forgetfulness and remembered their own true, loving and compassionate nature by contacting the Spirit within. In such precious recollection, the exquisite perfection of Creation is revealed to them and a supreme and undying trust and confidence is born from an inner knowing which transcends the most pure and ardent religious faith. Before tear-filled eyes of spiritual elation and with unsurpassed gratitude, the blessedness of Existence then proceeds to unfold itself to the humbled beholder. In the subsequent attainment of a new and habitually reverent attitude toward all things, one’s every thought, feeling, word and action become sacred as one’s whole life is naturally consecrated to the Divine. Consequently, and at each moment, one is elevated by the Law of Recompense and, with the greatest joy, draws progressively nearer to complete remembrance and spiritual fulfilment.

At this stage it becomes apparent to the illumined mind that every deed that is performed with a pure and unselfish motive always yields favourable results for everyone concerned as it creates positive causes that subsequently reverberate forth along the corridor of time and on into a brighter future. Such is the enlightened understanding of a saint, yet that which is regarded as ‘enlightenment’ by many is recognised by those who see and know as just the beginning of an eternal and sacred journey. Enlightenment is not an end-product or result, but a continuing process of cumulative remembrance within the supernal light of spiritual reality, and such is the divine heritage of every sincere servant of Life. Enlightenment is a never-ending and joyful process of spiritual unfoldment, discovered only through the giving of Love to others; a Love that resides within the heart of every single soul in the world and can never be found by any outward grasping. Indeed, once something of the unbound unity and limitless nature of Creation has been understood, the notion of seeking to attain Truth, enlightenment or spiritual power for oneself alone is recognised as being wholly absurd. To the contrary, upon the dawning of true understanding, we shall gladly accept the one supreme honour, become most happily acquiescent in humbly taking our rightful place amidst the shining ranks of the Hierarchies of Servers throughout the multifarious spheres of the universe, and begin serving as we are able by starting from right where we are, as all the Great Ones have done before us.

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Now, many aspirants in the world today believe that great spiritual benefit may be gained by practising certain meditative techniques and the like. While this may be quite true for those who are able to discipline themselves over a long period of time, these same adherents often overlook the fact that the most accomplished meditators have always emerged from their solitude in order to extend their meditation in service to the world. Theirs may be said to be the most supreme meditation of all, for it reflects the One Great Eternal Meditation which endures within the Universal Mind itself, and has done ever since the blueprints for the Cosmos were conceived, i.e., even before its creation: a very long time indeed. Thus, the meditation of service appears to have been quite adequately tried, tested, successfully demonstrated and so verified as being a most pre-eminent practise, and this certification has been made by a rather higher Authority than any teacher upon Earth!

When one embarks upon the True Path of spiritual service and converges all one’s energies upon it, progress is ensured without a single thought for self, and with remarkable ease when compared to one’s previous struggle and limitation in the world of the separated ego. Indeed, one’s own spiritual advancement becomes enormously accelerated due to such self-forgetfulness. When a person’s free will is applied in accord with the divine Will, the rewards for all efforts made are multiplied exponentially because they are rendered in perfect alignment with universal law. Therefore the advancement of the individual will not be by arithmetical progression, i.e., 2, 4, 6, 8, etc., nor even by geometrical progression, i.e., in the ratio 2, 4, 8, 16, etc., but by powers in the order of the ratio 2, 4, 16, 256, 65536, etc.! Such is the grace bestowed upon all servants of the Divine Plan as they proceed upon their ministry of joy. This is due only to the fact that they have offered themselves up as humble instruments for active service, thereby setting up favourable causes that must create their corresponding positive effects.

The True Path demands such an attitude of surrender. It is necessary that the personal self be given up unconditionally and absolutely, in thought as in action. The servant of Life lives not for self, but for the world, and in such devotion he consummates his liberation from the bleak and lonely ways of the struggling ego. Once the spiritual aspirant embarks wholeheartedly upon the True Path, his personality will begin to disappear as he proceeds toward becoming a transparent conduit of benevolence. This does not mean that he will lose his identity, however; to the contrary, he will expand it and add to it something infinitely more splendid. Such spiritual alchemy gives one a sense of the utmost security and certitude, imparting the most tremendous spiritual stimulus imaginable, and bestows upon the worthy person the privileged ability to channel powerful divine forces safely for the blessing of the world.

In ceasing to resist universal law, the spiritually-acquiescent person consciously takes up his rightful place as a tiny yet essential thread within the infinite and exquisitely intricate tapestry of life, and so begins to weave a new and harmonious expression in perfect uniformity with the ever-changing, ever-moving energy patterns of life. In divine affinity such an aligned individual is then able to effortlessly radiate wholesome spiritual energies for the healing and upliftment of all life that they touch; this is why all saints are healers. Saints incarnate or emerge upon Earth to act as outposts of divine force, and in order to maintain this privilege they are required to keep their vessels empty. Thus, as prepared instruments they are employed by the divine Will to conduct, step down and distribute spiritual energy within the lower worlds. Therefore, all those who would walk the True Path must possess not only righteous motivations, but also an unassuming and humble attitude that will ensure that their vessels remain open and empty.

The perfect examples of our saints demonstrate clearly that the True Path requires an unconditionally altruistic disposition that necessarily and spontaneously produces active service. The divine Spirit works through all such truly loving endeavours, no matter how seemingly mundane or trivial one’s activities may appear to be. As Saint Theresa of Calcutta said, “It is not the things that we do which count in the eyes of God, but how much love we put into doing them”. The Law of Love may seem paradoxical, for Love must be given in order to be received. If we would not lose a divine gift that we have gained, then we must give it away, and the impulse to serve selflessly springs from such spiritual understanding and from a genuine love of humanity and of life. Upon the path of spiritual progress, this impulse eventually becomes the overwhelming goal of all, and a growing proportion of the planetary population is today swiftly moving toward a desire to be of service. Such a benevolent attitude constitutes truly illumined understanding and reveals that in order to elicit real wisdom and its corresponding emancipation, one has to reach it through the whole of life, through an inclusive awareness that only unconditional Love can awaken. True understanding begets pure motive, and this allows the divine Spirit to operate through the prepared instrument – the personality – effortlessly, appropriately and joyfully in every moment. It is altruism – never egotism – that leads the aspirant to merge the lower self in the Universal Self, and it is to the aforementioned requirements – necessary to attain the One Goal – that candidates upon the True Path must devote themselves if they would court divine Revelation.

It may be seen, then, that the greatest blessing in the whole universe is the opportunity to serve, and the corresponding experience of spiritual realisation upon the receipt of divine grace has always been just a pure thought away for humanity. Yet the majority of spiritual aspirants upon Earth today have failed to grasp the essential key to the truly divine life. Within the higher worlds there exists an infinite reservoir of benevolent force that is always ready and waiting to be downpoured into the physical plane when a suitable channel is constructed via the personality. A strong enough feeling of perfectly unselfish devotion provides such a channel, the response to which would be a descent of divine vitality resulting in a great strengthening and uplifting of the creator of the channel, plus the radiating all about that person of a powerful and beneficent influence for the helping of all life, affecting most positively the consciousness of mankind. Such functioning as a voluntary agent of grace is a blessed honour indeed, and having awakened divine inspiration within, the person who has caught even the slightest fragrance of that manna from heavenbecomes most naturally impelled to proceed with the greatest enthusiasm upon the True Path to serve others with a holy reverence made possible by a heart enraptured by boundless Love. “Such is the sweetness of deep delight of these touches of God, that one of them is more than a recompense for all the sufferings of this life, however great their number.” – St. John of the Cross.

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The path of selfless service – the way of true spiritual emancipation – is by far the most easy, joyful and quickest road leading back to the Kingdom of God. In every race and nation, in every clime and part of the world, and throughout the endless reaches of time, back into the limitless past, human beings have discovered the way that leads to liberation through helping others. They have trodden the True Path gladly, accepted its conditions, endured happily its disciplines and exemplified its virtues. They have rested back in confidence upon its realities, received its rewards, and, through its verities, they have realised the One Goal of Deliverance. Discovering that most cherished prize, they have entered into the Joy of Heaven, participated in the mysteries of Paradise, dwelled for a while in the glory of the divine Presence, and then always have they returned to the ways of the world, to serve. The testimony to the existence of this path is retained in the priceless treasures of wisdom left behind by its witnesses who successfully transcended all desire for the personal self, and who consequently penetrated into the ever-expanding world of true meaning and divine purpose. The road to their ultimate triumph began – as every individual must begin – with right understanding.

The bridge between the temporary human consciousness and Cosmic Consciousness is built by the mind purified of erroneous thinking; it is understanding that transforms us, not merely the desire for change. Once a basic understanding of the great laws of the universe has been gained, right attitude will certainly dawn within us, and thus favourably adjusted in our perceptions of the world, we shall delight in sharing our newly-discovered treasure with and for others as we begin to tread the grandest and most fulfilling path of service. Upon the True Path, through a loving unification with the One Self in all, the protective sheath of egotism that separates is gradually dissolved, and our consciousness is liberated as it becomes identified with all life.

Right understanding allows us to consciously and intelligently embark upon the rich, colourful and varied adventure that life truly is. The previously hidden effulgent light of the spiritual Sun will then begin to emerge in bright and golden hue from behind the clouds of past erroneous thinking habits, and will scintillate into our conscious awareness, illuminating and dispelling our false perceptions as it reveals the radiance of Reality. We then find ourselves safely upon the True Path, equipped with and protected by our new understanding and awareness that so adjust our attitude that, as we conduct our life in alignment with universal law, we come to see that we can never again fall back into the cold and lonely shadows of our ignorant selfhood.

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Now, Servers, like all humanity, should do what they find uplifting, what gives them a sense of real purpose. They simply need to follow their joy, for in joy there is happiness, and where there is happiness, spontaneous and spirited service will naturally flow from a full and loving heart. Let Servers do whatever makes the heart sing, and if ever they should find that their heart is out of tune, then perhaps there is a new song to learn. The True Path is never dull, for as we serve, we also learn. The greatest teacher will inevitably be the best student, and it is well known to such a one that the rate of learning is much enhanced upon the path of loving service.

Servers who have awakened in recognition of the wisdom in embarking upon the way of selfless service will soon come to comprehend the liberating Law of Allowance*, as they happily choose to live by it. In giving up all attachment to results, they may begin to clearly perceive that in and of themselves they may do nothing spiritually worthwhile. However, in removing the lower self from their world perspective, Servers will find that their very own divine Intelligence is able to shine through their unobstructed personality. In re-establishing their familiar attitude of perfect surrender to and trust in the omniscience of Life, they will again recall that it is only the divine Spirit that may truly serve at all: it serves itself in other seemingly individual manifestations of the One. This is, of course, a major revelation and disappointment as far as the ego is concerned, for during its entire life it has habitually delighted in accepting all credit afforded it with an alacrity born of perfect ignorance. In faithful allowance of what is, awakened Servers upon the right road to spiritual success cease in their struggling habits (which they may have adopted from humanity’s example) as they recall their own innate wisdom that reminds them to simply love, and then to just let it be. Everything is then rightfully seen as perfect in the world, as it always has been; the Law of Cause and Effect governing the great pageantry of Creation and operating throughout every particle of the universe and every experience of life.

* Jesus alluded to this law – the honouring of which is so essential to true happiness – when he invited us to simply “Let it be”.

All awakened Servers will recall that it is the Greater Self – the divine Spirit – that is actually in command, and not the personality. Due to their past identification with the imitation ego and its self-created worldly illusions, many Servers have unwittingly turned away from a true friend and guide – their group-soul – which, as an adequately qualified and divinely-appointed representative of the Universal Mind, has ever been whispering gently and silently to them in its natural predilection to serve the world by way of their personality, patiently waiting for recognition and right response. The all-knowing, all-loving Spirit of Creation will always illumine the mind and heart of one who acts and works in accordance with its wise adjudication, and to follow that Spirit wherever it may indicate is to walk the Lighted Way.

Awakened Servers who have, once again, found the True Path leading heavenward, offer a vital catalyst to others for their own spiritual advancement by affording them the most blessed opportunity to unite in service to the Divine Plan which, when acknowledged and accepted by the free-will decision of each individual, will raise their vibratory rate of consciousness and lead to progressive emancipation from the pain and suffering of the lower self.

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When we follow the natural urge of our innermost being and thus give of ourselves sincerely in helpfulness and in love, the Light of the Spirit is enkindled within us and we know that we are doing something right and good. In genuine service to other manifestations of the One Life, divine Love is bound by cosmic law to manifest, and it is through selfless charity that we may claim our rightful spiritual legacy: the realisation and expression of our own latent divinity. If there ever was one solution to absolutely every problem throughout mankind’s history, all the way up to the present, and on into Eternity, it must surely be . . . . serve, and keep serving; give, and never stop giving. For it is in giving that we receive; such is the promise of the insuperable Law of Recompense that returns to the giver many times more than that which they originally gave from a loving heart.

The True Path is certain to lead the devout from the very darkest areas of life into those of empyreal radiance. The purpose, fulfilment, expanding revelation, ever-deepening joy and emancipation upon the road that rises up through all the luminous worlds of Spirit will be known to the one who serves others selflessly. That complete, intelligent and unconditional devotion and one-pointedness of mind that marks the awakened servants of all, provides a refuge in a world of turmoil, and they are as happy as they are divinely inspired to remain upon their chosen path until they arrive at that guaranteed liberation which culminates in complete equanimity, unalloyed peace and perfect holiness.

For such spiritual victors, it is the Truth which has become their saviour: the only saviour; it is the Truth that is their polestar leading homeward, while service is their sure means of return. The Truth is their valid passport back to the Blessed Land, and it ensures all happy travellers of their final release from enslavement to all worldly delusions. Truth – experienced wholly only in service to others – is to every wayfarer of life the only worthy nourishment for the personal spirit; it evinces Love in the one who serves which is refreshing and all-satisfying to the thirsting soul, and comforting to the yearning heart. Truth fills the one who is empty; in revealing divine promise, it restores hope and inspiration to the one who has become lost in a confused world, and it frees the person who is in bondage to self. Truth is the light at the end of the dark tunnel of all illusions born of the lower self. Every joy springs from the One Great Joy that is Truth. To seek and to find the Truth is the sole purpose of existence; it is the only spiritually worthwhile reality to live or to die for. As an everlasting, eternal spring, Truth forever flows inexorably throughout all Creation with the single intention of seeking to reveal its heart, which is Love, and this it does most perfectly in service to others.

As we offer ourselves up in service to the world, selflessly and unconditionally as surrendered instruments of the divine Will, we shall witness in reposed delight as the great boon beyond all limitation manifests in our lives as surely as the early sun smiles upon a fresh spring morning on a clear new day. Such a natural event is an inevitable result that we shall bring about by our inspired dedication to the good of all. By law, holy Revelation will evince itself as a corollary of that true understanding that we have now integrated into our lives; the ineffable joy of expanding spiritual emancipation will be realised due to our right attitude; and Heaven’s ever-unfolding splendour will become an eternally-assured reality for us in accord with our wise resolution to love all equally.

“Whosoever would become great among you shall be your servant.” – Mark 10:43

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