Reorganising The Structures Of World Thought
The most difficult challenge facing humanity today is how to properly channel the volatile energy of the mind into new ways of thinking that reflect the refined, loving qualities of the soul: selfless love, sharing, goodwill, co-operation. As the human mind awakens—as is happening now worldwide—it becomes more sensitive to spiritual values; values that condition and transform the way a person thinks. Human thought is now turning outward. This outward turning of thought is slowly building the foundation for group consciousness—the conscious structure of the soul. As group consciousness becomes more universal it will inevitably demand a change in the structure of world thought.
It is important to distinguish the difference between the outer structures of thought and the inner purpose of the structure. Structures of thought can be likened to the structure of a building. A house is built for the purpose of family living, with a living room, bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Factory structures have a different purpose, as does a concert hall or a cinema or movie theatre. But these outer structures can undergo changes and be redesigned for a different purpose: an old factory building can be turned into a space for multiple condominium units; the same for an older office building. The outer design of the structure may stay pretty much the same, but inside it is reorganized to reflect a different purpose.
In a similar manner, older structures of thought can also be reorganized to reflect a new way of thinking . For example, over the past 250 years the ideal of democracy has become firmly anchored in world thought; it is a structure designed for the express purpose for individual freedom—a true divine motivating impulse. In the past two centuries it has given an increasingly educated public a strong voice in how they wish to be governed. However, as this ideal of freedom is filtered through a strongly individualized consciousness, it has been shaped and molded to favor and reflect strong individual desires. This was inevitable because as the mind awakens in its initial stages, it tends to produce the more negative expressions like self-centeredness, selfishness, separateness and greed. But as the mind grows in sensitivity to higher soul values, good qualities like sharing, co-operation, and selfless love for the greater whole are reflected. And what is now significant, these soul qualities are rapidly reshaping the inner purpose of the outer ideal of democracy. The magnetic strength of these core values has given rise to the formation of the United Nations Organisation, the demand for human rights, the rights of the child, for the ending of slavery and a long list of political and economic reforms that most nations of the world adhere to. The divine impulse of freedom that drives human beings forward in consciousness—as seen today working out in the Middle East—is now filtered through a much more awakened and universal mind. It is this force, this new sense of purpose that is reorganizing the older structures of world thought. Self-centered, autocratic rule is giving way to the voice of the people.
It should be mentioned here that the Triangles service work is playing a unique role in this transformation of the structures of thought. One significant purpose of the Triangles work is in helping to transform the current etheric network of squares—symbolic of the individual personality life—into a pattern of triangles— symbolic of the three-fold energies of the soul. This is necessary if there is ever to be a merging of the human kingdom with the Kingdom of Souls or Kingdom of God. This is the future objective of the divine Plan of God and therefore the objective of this great service to the work of the spiritual Hierarchy today. It is our group way of helping to reorganize the inner structures of thought.