Christ in Aquarius

 

     
 


The Water Bearer

 
     
     
     
     
 

 In the Aquarian Age, the Risen Christ is Himself the Water-Carrier…
He will…[meet] the need of the thirsty nations of the world — thirsty for truth,
for right human relations and for loving understanding.
                                                                                                                      Alice A. Bailey

 
     
 



In the wisdom teachings it is said that Christ came 2,000 years ago to anchor the light and love of the soul on Earth, pointing the way ahead for human evolution.  Whereas the Buddha came to teach the way to enlightenment, Christ’s mission was to reveal what it means to embody spiritual light and love in the world.  We are told that when the soul quickens within a critical mass of humanity, as the Aquarian Age unfolds, Christ will return to Earth with a new mission and a new teaching.

The spirit of Aquarius is now here.  Evidence has grown by leaps and bounds in 2011, perhaps more than in any previous year.  There can no longer be any doubt that many thousands of souls have awakened and that a new consciousness is permeating the world of form.  We are witnessing, as never before, the birth of the soul in the human heart—a palpable awakening on a global scale. (1) 

This birth experience, the first great expansion of human consciousness on the spiritual path, is called ‘the Birth Initiation’ in teachings of the Tibetan master.   In the excerpt that follows he describes the esoteric nature of the new birth now occurring within humanity.  He also reveals what will follow this awakening as “the waters” of the Piscean Age (the emotions that have ruled the last 2,000 years) are “absorbed into the water-pot carried on the shoulder of Aquarius…bringing the water of life to the people.”  Christ in Aquarius, we are told, will teach and embody universal truths for all the peoples of the world—the One Humanity.
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Excerpt on Christ in Aquarius from The Destiny of the Nations:
 

  Down through the ages, Christmas Day has been recognized and kept as a season of new beginnings, of better human contacts and of happier relations among families and communities.  Yet just as the churches have descended into a profoundly materialistic presentation of Christianity, so the simple Christmas Day which would have pleased the heart of Christ has degenerated into an orgy of spending, of acquiring good things, and is regarded as a period which is "good for trade."  We need, therefore, to remember that when any phase of life-inspired religion is interpreted entirely materially, when any civilization and culture loses its sense of spiritual values and responds mainly to the material values, then it has served its usefulness and must pass away, and this in the interests of life itself and progress.

The message of the birth of Christ rings ever new but is not today understood.  The emphasis during the Aquarian Age, the age into which we are fast entering, will shift away from Bethlehem to Jerusalem (3), and from the infant Saviour to the Risen Christ.  Pisces has seen, during two thousand years, the spreading light; Aquarius will see the Rising Light (4) and of both of these the Christ is the eternal symbol.

The ancient story of the Birth will become universalized and be seen as the story of every disciple and initiate who takes the first initiation and in his time and place becomes a server and a lightbearer. (5)  In the Aquarian Age two momentous developments will take place:

1.  The Birth Initiation [soul awakening] will condition human thinking and aspiration everywhere.

2.  The religion of the Risen Christ [the living Christ or Christ spirit in form], and not of the newly born Christ or of the crucified Christ, will be the distinctive keynote.

It is seldom realized that hundreds of thousands of people in every land have taken, or are preparing to take, this first initiation, called the Birth at Bethlehem, the House of Bread.  Humanity, the world disciple, is now ready for this.  Indications of the accuracy of the above statement can be seen in the re-orientation of people everywhere to things spiritual, their interest in human good and human welfare, the perseverance they show in their search for light and their longing and desire for a true peace, based on right human relations, implemented by goodwill.  This "mind as it is in Christ" can be seen in their revolt against materialistic religion and in the widespread effort to be seen in Europe and elsewhere to return the land (Mother-Earth, the true Virgin Mary) to the people.  It can be seen in the constant movement of the people throughout the world from place to place, symbolized in the Gospel story by the journey of Mary with the infant Jesus into Egypt.
 
Then followed, as we are told in the New Testament, a cycle of thirty years wherein all we know is that the infant Jesus grew to manhood and could then take the second initiation, the Baptism in Jordan, and begin His public service.  Today the many who in this life have taken the first initiation are entering the long silence of that symbolic thirty years wherein they too will grow to manhood and take the second initiation.  This initiation demonstrates the complete control of the emotional nature and of all Piscean characteristics.  The thirty years can be looked upon as a period of spiritual unfoldment... [to occur in the Aquarian Age]…  In this sign the waters of the Piscean age will, symbolically speaking, be absorbed into the water-pot carried on the shoulder of Aquarius in the symbol which is distinctive of this sign, for Aquarius is the water-carrier, bringing the water of life to the people — life more abundantly. (6)

In the Aquarian Age, the Risen Christ is Himself the Water-Carrier; He will not this time demonstrate the perfected life of a Son of God, which was His main mission before; He will appear as the supreme Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy, meeting the need of the thirsty nations of the world — thirsty for truth, for right human relations and for loving understanding.  He will be recognized this time by all and in His Own Person will testify to the fact of the resurrection, and hence demonstrate the paralleling fact of the immortality of the soul, of the spiritual man.
 
     


NOTES

 
     
   (1)  Two links that shine a radiant light on the birthing process are listed below.  
   (2)  Destiny of the Nations, Alice A. Bailey, pp. 148-150.  
   (3)  The Jerusalem referred to here is not the historical city but a state of consciousness known as soul, group or Christ consciousness.  Symbolically it is the “Holy City”—the kingdom of souls that will externalize on Earth in the Age of Aquarius.  Jerusalem literally means city of peace.  When the new consciousness  has permeated the human family, it is predicted that we will have a world at peace.  As the new kingdom becomes manifest, Christ will re-emerge as head of the Spiritual Kingdom on Earth.
 
   (4)  In the Piscean Age there has been a growing awareness of a higher reality and the life of the Soul.  As the new era dawns, we are being called to embody the higher aspect of ourselves by treading the Path of Ascent into the spiritual kingdom.
 
   (5)  The story of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem is emblematic of the universal experience of spiritual rebirth.  This new birth is the first great expansion of consciousness that leads a soul to the Path of Initiation and conscious entry into the kingdom of souls.
 
   (6)  The keynote of Aquarius is resurrection—the resurrection of spirit.  It is the note of spiritual livingness, of the living Christ or Christ consciousness—"life more abundantly"—poured forth in service to humanity.  
     
 
We recommend two links that reflect the spirit of Aquarius at this moment:
 
 


Compassion is our New Currency, an article by Rebecca Solnit reflecting the love that underlies the global movement of our times.

Birth 2012 - Synergy Day, an extraordinary conversation revealing the synergy of love among leaders of the consciousness movement.

 
     
                                                                                         Martin Vieweg and Nancy Seifer
                                                                        Christmas Eve, 2011
 
 

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