Meditation 3

 Instructions for Group Work

(Volume 1 - Pages 61-62)

Integrity, fusion and understanding—this is the order of the work and the sequence of development. All groups, working in the outer world in relation to the Ashrams of the Masters, will follow certain initial and final stages in their work and these will be uniform for all the groups, no matter what their specific and individual group work may be. Thus there will be brought about an inter-group relation and a consequent strengthening of the individual groups. The third stage of the work to be done will be special and particular, differing for each group and to be followed by the group with meticulous care.

Let me outline for you the stages to be followed:


Alignment. Soul contact. Spiritual poise. Poise is the steady holding of the achieved soul contact.

a. Then, the conscious relinquishing of personality reactions.

b. Next, the recognition of the fact of love as an expression of that soul contact—expressed through the medium of the personality.

c. Finally, the imaginative fusion of the egoic and personality rays.  

This constitutes the vertical stage.


The above is followed by group integration and group fusion, carried forward consciously:

a. By bringing each group member into conscious rapport through naming and loving.

b. By seeing all the group members as a circle of living points of light along with yourself in the circle, but not at the center of the circle.

c. By imagining all these points of light as fusing and blending to make a radiant sun, with rays of light going out towards the four corners of the earth.

This constitutes the horizontal stage.


There follows next a careful consideration of group purpose and technique. This technique will be different for each group; by a dynamic, unremitting following of the particular, indicated technique will the results be achieved. This technique must not be changed by anyone except myself.

Stages I and II should be rapidly effective and almost instantaneous in their results, after three months' careful work has been done. I request that you give careful, patient attention to them so that they develop eventually into stable habits and so give you no trouble and further difficulty. The initial stages in this type of work are of paramount importance.


Having finished the special group work under Stage III, the members of the group will then endeavour to link up with the other groups in the same manner in which they linked up with the members of their own group. In this case, however, disciples will not concern themselves with the personnel of any of the groups, including their own, but only—as a group—link their group with the other groups. Thus the concepts of illusion and of separateness, and the realisation of fusion, will assume correct proportions in your minds.

a. Next, as a group, say the Great Invocation three times:

"Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind.

Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.

May Men of Goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.

Let Power attend the efforts of the Great Ones."

b. Then sound the Sacred Word, the O.M. three times.

c. Close with the prayer of the personality to the soul:

"May the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart

be always acceptable in thy sight,

Oh Soul, my Lord and my Redeemer."