In attempting to solve the environmental problems of the world today, well-meaning individuals have proposed a number of solutions. One that has been widely discussed is the establishment of some form of world government. While we acknowledge the sincerity of the majority of those who are working to improve man’s lot, we must point out that within this plan there are certain marked inconsistencies with cosmic law. To begin with, a one-world government is not recommended by the Hierarchy. Until the Christ rules in the heart of the individual, the individual is not fit to rule the world.
The purpose of nation-states
Nation-states were instituted by the ascended masters to serve as the final point of transition between the imperfect society that evolved after man’s expulsion from Eden and the perfect society that will be outpictured in the golden age—a society based on a one-world government headed by the Prince of Peace and those who have attained self-mastery through the Christ consciousness. The abuses that have occurred within and among the nation-states are not the intent of God, but rather a reflection of man’s ignorance of and indifference to that intent; and this is to be expected, given his present imperfect evolution.
The Brotherhood cautions against the premature uniting of peoples, even for the purpose of solving the problems of the planetary ecosystem. For because of their group karma and their divine destiny to manifest an aspect of the Christ consciousness as a nation, the peoples of the world require boundaries of identity that enable them to fulfill their reason for being. The nation-state system is not inherently evil, nor are its citizens inherently selfish. For by evolving their own individuality and respecting the right of others to do the same, they enhance the evolution of all other states and the entire planetary body.
True unity through the Christ
The uniting of the peoples of the world will come about naturally as individuals and nations strive toward and achieve perfection and unity through the Christ. Meanwhile, the masters urge every family, every community, state, and nation to begin earnestly to seek solutions to their environmental problems. When this project is carried out selflessly with the general welfare as the only motivation and people are willing to make sacrifices for one another, then and only then will true progress be made.
Some argue for a world organization on the grounds that man has a recognized need to expand his sphere of identity, that is, to transcend his identification with his self, his family, his clan, and his nation to include all of his world. They say that man’s desire to express his individuality and to retain his freedom to act as he chooses is the underlying cause of all the problems of ecology. They conclude that man must give up his self-centered habits for the good of the whole human family of which he is but a single member.
We are well aware of the fact that man must learn to identify with man if life is to continue on this planet. He must be his brother’s keeper; and through identification with that which is real in self and society he must surrender his selfish desires if he is to continue to progress both spiritually and materially. But this man cannot do as long as he retains his carnality—his self-image as a man-animal through which he has functioned since his fall from the grace of the Christ Image. Therefore, if he would rid himself of his selfishness, he must rise from the plane of identification with animal life to claim his inheritance as a sinless, selfless son of God. Only then will he be able to expand his sphere of identity and through the power of divine love include the entire world in his Self-conscious awareness.
The dangers of one-world government
El Morya speaks of the dangers of one-world government:
Therefore understand that when it suits the powers that be to create a universality of anything, you will know it is not for the purpose to which you have decreed, but to their own ends. The Great White Brotherhood sees the unity of nations under God, sees the oneness of Light both in government, in science, and in religion—this only when the point of individual Christhood is attained for the responsible use of these avenues leading toward the unification of all.
Beloved ones, the one-world aims and systems in the economy and the governments today can only lead to the neutralization of the power of Christ in the individual, can only lead to the destruction of the highest path of mysticism which has become your own as initiates of the will of God.
World unity today is sponsored by the fallen angels in tremendous numbers, that they might see to it that theirs who are the have-nots are provided for. (And the have-nots are defined by the Darjeeling Council as those who have not the light, who are debtors to the cosmos and who only take and do not give.) Thus, where the lightbearers have founded nations based upon the principles of light and the ancient traditions of Moses and Christ, so the have-nots have nations based upon not the light and fountain thereof blazing in the midst, but upon institutions and orders where their only means of having light is to acquire it from the nations or the individuals who are the haves.
Thus we see that the fallen ones desire the dispersion of light both to weaken and neutralize the lightbearers and to give it unto their own masses, whom they use in wars, political elections, revolutions, riots, and movements of various sorts that they might have the light to further the causes of the rivalrous Nephilim.
Therefore, beloved ones, you will hear people be for this and for that. “I am for a one-world religion,” they will say. But you must ask, “What kind of world religion? Under whose domination? A World Council of Churches that denies the individualization of the God flame? that denies the divinity of Christ in every man? that denies the option for the resurrection and the ascension? that denies karma and reincarnation as a cycle and a spiral of opportunity and a path of initiation?”
Beloved ones, the more centralized is control, the less control the individual may exercise over his own life. Whether in religion or a universal academy of science or medicine or the government, you will see that unless it is truly God who is at the center of their sun, there can only be the red sun going down that is not of the light—however a patriotic symbol this may be for the people of Japan.
Blessed hearts, therefore understand the meaning of the term universal. The Universal Christ, the universal doctrine, the universal God-government is a thing that exists in itself. It is that something, beloved, that is present and real as the etheric matrix, as the garment of every lightbearer, as the Light upon the altar of the heart. Up to this hour, that universality cannot be outpictured; for by definition, the moment that etheric matrix hits time and space and begins to come into form, immediately it is boxed and there is the contriving and then there is the arguing and then the wars accelerating for who shall have the seat of power, who shall bear the sign of authority.”
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path of the Higher Self, volume 1 of the Climb the Highest Mountain® series, pp. 491–94.
- Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 28, no. 51.