There are so many forms of subtlety in use upon earth today that the process of knowing the will of God is at tines difficult. For example some conceive of poverty as being the will of God; these make their lives an example of total simplicity. Others see opulence and abundant supply as the will of God. In reality neither state can guarantee victory to the soul but rather the gift of nonattachment which can either use the empire of the universe in all its fullness or be content in any environment. The truly illumined are able to rise above states of mind or expression to the place where they identify with the allness of God….
To his own master each one stands or falls. The enemy in the guise of good in a subtle form of criticism purports to describe just what qualities and conditions will prove the existence of a so-called master. This may lead those who follow such an outline of what masters supposedly do and don’t into the banal pathway of criticism. Those who go about examining “masters” to see if they are following “the rules” may enter the same spirit of condemnation which is apparent in those well-meaning teachings that appear benign but are based upon false standards of condemnation and judgment….yet to the spiritually rich and to the spiritually poor I say, your life is not in the material but in the spiritual. However when total surrender to God is made, all things can be safely added unto you. It is more blessed to give than to receive, but if you do not first receive, may I ask, how can you give?
Therefore it is the Father’s good pleasure to endow you with His Spirit and also with material substance whenever the Lords of Karma see that benefits to humanity can be released through your blessed lifestream. The will of God is everything, for it provides the spark that pushes back the darkness of sense consciousness, of ignorance and despair while holding forth the torch of true illumination to the seeking soul, enabling each individual to find himself, lost in the passion of God’s will! Can you now understand how I when embodied as Thomas More did see beyond the tower cell and loss of life and did reach outward to uphold principle for that age, fully confident of my identity in God?
Yet those who betrayed me within a few short years did leave the old familiar scenes for regions of nether nonsense. Truly men who build in the holy will do build for eternity! Be wise then in the simplicity of God; be content not to judge men but rather to inspire them to that coagency of marvelous reality–the will of God. Blest be the tie that firmly binds that holy link, for when men do otherwise, seeking in their own way to express the vagaries of the human will, a vain expression of whimsy and discontent is always the outcome. The will of God is not so, for it represents the original archetypal thought of God that identifies uniquely with the soul of the individual. Holding ties with universal man it maintains its own personal vital unity….
In heaven’s name, men of Earth, do you think the Most High God created life to manifest as history shows it?…The fiat “Not my will but Thine be done” (Luke 22:42) was not intended as a statement of sacrifice but one of heavenly inspired wisdom. In the higher schools this mantram of the Spirit is intoned invocatively so as to create the needed liaison between man and God. Whereas it is God’s will that man intune with Him it is incumbent upon man to recognize that his responsibility demands search, willingness and an understanding of the self-created barriers that must be taken down so that the clarity of the will of God can come through. -M: Pearls of Wisdom 12:12 -N. Roerich: Saint Sergius the Builder, 1924
-Shasta in evening light