Great Invocation

Reappearance of the Buddha Maitreya, the Christ
Divine Intervention
Our duty is to learn:
rightly to contact the Hierarchy, via our own souls;
rightly to use the Great Invocation as souls, and
rightly to render ourselves responsive to and sensitive to the resultant effects.

In our Aryan cycle, a great invocative cry is issuing forth. It is a threefold cry. It is the cry for light upon our way and for light to flow into the dark places of the Earth; it is also a cry for more love in the world as voiced by the men of goodwill and of humanitarian attitudes: it is, finally, the intuitive appeal of the aspirants and the disciples of the world for the full expression in time and space of the will-to-good - the Will of God. Average instinctual humanity, the men and women of goodwill, and the disciples of the world are all concerned in this invocation, bringing in the attributes of instinct, intelligence and intuition. All three are blended in this great Invocation. Have also constantly in mind this basic fusion, now finding voiced expression, and take courage from the massed approach to the Source of all Life, Love and Light. Nothing can withstand the united demand of men everywhere in their graded and their serried ranks. 
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 the Coming One 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.

OM  -  OM  -  OM

The Great invocation effectively used

The needed procedure

In relation to the Great Invocation we would like briefly to touch upon the needed procedure as you attempt to say it correctly and effectively:

Forget not, first of all, the necessary process of alignment wherein you do two things:

1. Endeavour consciously (which for most of you at present means imaginatively) to align or link soul, mind and brain so that there is a direct and free inflow from the higher Self to the lower. 

2. Endeavour to realise or register your relation to the Hierarchy, via your own group of disciples (if you know which it is) or in relation to whichever one of the Great Ones or Masters appeals the most to your heart and mind. If neither makes any appeal to your consciousness, the same results will be achieved if you seek to link up with the Buddha Maitreya, the Christ. 

We might here point out that the difference between the linking up that you can effectively do and that which is done by a Member of the Hierarchy itself is that you link up via the Hierarchy and then through the medium of the Great Invocation reach forth to Shamballa whereas the initiates and the Masters link Themselves directly with Shamballa and use the Great Invocation in a manner totally different to that in which you use it. There is for you and the average aspirant no direct contact, and that is definitely fortunate for you. 

The second thing which you do is then to focus yourself in as high a consciousness as you are capable of achieving. Then you aim at complete self-forgetfulness and when that has been gained you direct your attention to the dual activity of the true disciple to which we referred under the button of ‘discipleship and service’, i.e. the task of emphasising a significant understanding of the implications and meanings of the words said and of the results to be achieved. There comes next the sending forth of the words with their hidden potency and this must be done by you as a soul, using the mind and the brain as agents.  


In group gatherings the Great Invocation could be said, including the final words:   

"So let it be and help us do our part".   

There are those who have learned to say these words with intensity of feeling, raising the clasped hands above the head, and then - at the last word - bringing them down to the forehead and then to the heart. The raising of the hands above the head and their return in touching the forehead and the heart are simply symbolic of the lifting of heart and life and consciousness to divinity, and the subsequent and consequent down-flow of spiritual life into the personality - the instrument through which the loving soul must work out the expression of good will. The emphasis is laid upon the heart centre and upon the necessity to hold the forces there (symbolised by the clasped hands resting upon the heart) because the heart is the centre of loving, giving energy, and the distributor of life.