Group Consciousness

Over millennia countless individuals have emerged to express spiritual truth to their communities and some, like Lao Tzu, Confucius, Plato, and Spinoza have founded schools of philosophical thought. Here and there, too, great spiritual luminaries have acted as emissaries of the divine impulse emanating from the Heart of our planet, the spiritual Hierarchy. Their expressed truth has withstood the test of time, their influence has spanned aeons, their noble message has reached countless millions, and in some cases their radiation is as potent today as when they first appeared on Earth. During their period of work, and in their own way, these servers have helped to anchor spiritual principles, to raise the level of human thinking and to transmute desire into spiritual aspiration.

Up till the last century or so, enlightened individuals with a few followers, have carried the mantle and borne the responsibility of serving the common good. As we transit into the Aquarian Age, new rhythms, impulses, energies and qualities are coming to the fore requiring the human family to adapt to the higher energy patterns precipitating from above. One of the most striking and fundamental changes lies in the evolving focus on group consciousness and work. All around us we see people coming together in groups to ‘serve’ a common cause – such as a noble ideal, a scientific thesis, a philosophical theme, a political model or a business project. All these factors have an underlying rationale – people are learning to work together in group formation in which team work is seen as a necessary and highly valued virtue.

On a higher turn of the spiral, group spiritual work and the development of group consciousness are finding resonance in a small but growing number of service groups. One of the smallest units of group spiritual work is the triangle. Three like-minded people of goodwill come together in lighted consciousness each day to serve humanity. In this consecrated period of work we become attuned to the spiritual note of those in our triangles and in the worldwide Triangles group. In that sacred space we weave in the light building the “new heavens and the new earth”.

Group consciousness, today, is more than just a vision. It is demonstrated in the lives of thinking people of goodwill who come together in some collaborative project for the welfare of others, whose primary motivation is service, whose love of their fellow human beings is abiding and who respond to the Call of Hierarchy. Not many years ago, a profound Eastern teacher, commented: “The glory of the slowly emerging self-consciousness must be lost to sight in the wonder of the group consciousness of the race, and this the foremost thinkers and workers today most ardently desire”.