The Great Invocation is central to our daily Triangles link-up. As a web of countless groups of three, we invoke the light that flows from the mind of God, the love that radiates from the heart of God, and the purpose that animates the will of God.
Right now thinking and vision are in turmoil, partly as a result of our encounter as a species with the principle of interdependence. The ground is moving beneath our feet as we find ourselves apparently incapable, as individuals, communities and nations to act in ways that are commensurate with the wholeness vision. Separateness remains an elemental force in consciousness as it does in economics, politics and even religion. There is a palpable tension between separateness and wholeness. More than at any other historical time our future depends upon the steady growth of compassionate action centered in a wise and enlightened understanding of interdependence. For this we need an inflow of Light and Love and Purpose.
The call for the Coming One (the Christ, the Bodhisattva, the Mahdi, the Messiah) to return to earth is central to the Invocation of Light, Love and Purpose. Throughout history religions have prophesied that, in times of immense difficulties and darkness, an enlightened teacher will come to lead human communities into a new and better era. A modern understanding of these prophecies lead us to expect a Teacher for all peoples of all faiths who will inaugurate the next phase in the evolution of consciousness.
The Bodhisattva, known in Buddhist circles as the Lord Maitreya, and known by other names in other traditions, is already an overshadowing presence. He can be sensed in the arising of group consciousness and group intuition amongst so many movements for authentic spirituality, right relations with the earth, and for equitable sharing of resources. The wholeness vision is transforming consciousness and behavior, and this is a sign that the Bodhisattva is with us.
The New Era is in the future. The appearance of Maitreya as a living, breathing human being, “the Eldest in a great family of brothers”, will mark the beginning of a whole new cycle in human development. The sacred will arise naturally in the centre of our awareness and the creative drive to give expression to the sacred in all fields of activity will be the dominant note of the civilization it will be our responsibility to create. The appearance will bring with it an immense empowerment of our ability to love and to serve – as individuals and as groups.
The global network of all who truly love and serve is already taking on something of the aura, the power and the radiance of the Bodhisattva, something which will magnify when and as the Maitreya draws ever closer still.