World Service Through The Power of Thought
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An Invitation to Men and Women of Goodwill
We are living in one of the great crisis eras in all human history. Issues of peace and war, poverty and abundance, of racial, political and industrial conflict face us on every side. Religious divisions and the clash between age and youth are likewise prominent, and underlying all is the basic conflict between material and spiritual values, between self-interest and world service.
And yet there is a universal recognition that humanity is entering a new age. Science has made the world one and human knowledge and intelligence are greater than ever before. Countless movements based on goodwill are attempting to create a better world and there is a growing recognition of humanity’s essential unity.
The realisation that the world has a spiritual destiny is also growing. Behind evolution there is an abiding purpose, which we call the Plan of God. The divine Plan can only work out through humanity. Each of us is responsible for understanding it, and for doing all we can in our daily living to express its meaning and significance.
Humanity has the power, through focused united invocation, to affect world events. The massed thought power of men and women of goodwill can create a channel of communication between God and man through which spiritual energies can flow to heal and rebuild a troubled world. It is this power, properly used and directed, that can be humanity’s “saving force”.
For nearly seventy years Triangles has been working to mobilise and unite the thought power of men and women of goodwill. The method is very simple. Three people agree to unite mentally each day to invoke the power of light and goodwill in service to humanity. This number forms a triangle, the universal symbol of divinity. Each member of a triangle can form other triangles, and in this way a network of enlightened thought and goodwill encompasses the earth. The network of triangles thus formed:
- provides a channel for the circulation of constructive thought
- is a means of transforming the spiritual climate of the planet
- is a medium for the distribution of spiritual energies, lifting and transforming human life and consciousness.
Today men and women of goodwill of every religion and philosophy, and every race and political conviction, are working in the Triangles network, finding a unity of prayer and invocation that transcends all differences of outer belief. Will you find two others to join with you in this world service and thus help to expand this network?
How to Create a Triangle
Find two other people to link with you each day in thought, for a few moments of creative meditation. There is a unique potency in this triple relationship. According to all the World Scriptures, God works as a Trinity, and you can do the same in your own sphere, finding two other people of like mind to form a triangle of light and spiritual interplay. Each of the two can also, in their turn, do the same and thus a great network of light and of spiritual power can spread over the world. Through it the Forces of Light will be able to work and you, in your own place, will have aided and helped.
How to do the Work
The Triangles work is simple. It need take only a few minutes to perform and can be fitted into the most crowded programme. Each day members sit quietly for a few moments, in whatever part of the world they each may be, and link mentally with the other members of their triangle, or triangles. They invoke the energies of light and goodwill, visualise these energies as circulating through the three focal points and pouring outward through the network of triangles that envelops the world. At the same time they undertake to repeat the Great Invocation, thus helping to form a channel for the downpouring of light and love into the body of humanity. It is not necessary to synchronise the time at which the work is done, for once triangles links are built in mental substance, they can be “brought alive” when any one member does the work.
The Great Invocation
The Great Invovcation embodies these thoughts in a dynamic way, and is used every day by Triangles members as a world prayer:
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
The beauty and strength of this invocation lies in its simplicity, and in the expression of certain truths which all people innately and normally accept. Many religions believe in a World Teacher, known under such names as the Lord Maitreya, Krishna, Imam Mahdi and the Messiah, and these terms are used in some Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.