|Very briefly I would like to touch upon the fact that, as
might be expected, the influences of Leo-Pisces-Capricorn which dominate the present world
situation, via Shamballa, the Hierarchy and Humanity, are potent in their oft unrealized
effect upon the individual people. They bring about changes in his life focus and in his
centers just as they have wrought corresponding changes in the three planetary centers. In
view of this certain basic ideas can here be emphasized:
above conditions are fulfiled, then the impact of the inflowing energies will produce the
required stimulation and awakening.
influence of Capricorn, via Mercury, will have a dominant effect in the human kingdom -
itself a planetary center.
individual disciple will, therefore, respond to this Capricornian influence most easily.
It will constitute a line of least resistance, offering opportunity, as well as the chance
of possible disaster if wrongly handled. Right response will lead the disciple nearer to
the door of initiation; wrong response will take him back into the depths of
crystallization and of concretion.
who respond to the influences above mentioned will necessarily be largely conditioned by
their rays, egoic and personal. First ray disciples will, for instance, respond to the
Shamballa influence, transmitted from Leo and Saturn, more easily than will second ray
disciples. These will in their turn react more rapidly and consistently to the Hierarchy,
transmitting energies from Pisces and Uranus. 
- The above
facts will demonstrate the nature and quality of the response of disciples on Rays
220.127.116.11. and Rays 2.4.6. and this must always be borne in mind as being true of disciples,
of all men and also of nations.
- According to
the response so will be the evocation of the activity of the centers, or a center. But -
and this is a point of major importance - all disciples must at this time seek to find
their dominant reaction in a planned response to the influence of the Hierarchy and the
energies transmitted by it. As a general rule, the impact of Shamballa force (particularly
in the case of a disciple on Rays 18.104.22.168.) will be of a personality nature. It is the
stimulation of the heart center with a consequent control of the solar plexus center which
should be the planned result. The heart must dominate the solar plexus by the withdrawing
of its energies to the heart.
- The time has
not yet come when it is safe for the aspirant or the disciple to relate the head center
and the base of the spine in response to a definite and conscious appropriation of
Shamballa force. Whatever may take place automatically, normally and naturally and through
the development of the disciple can and should be permitted to take place, provided there
is no conscious intent and that there is also a close and careful scrutiny and control of
the personality life.
awakening of the ajna center with the consequent and subsequent conscious control of the
throat center must inevitably take place provided the disciple fulfils two conditions. He
can then become consciously, safely and correctly creative. These two conditions are:
- A conscious orientation towards the soul and towards the Hierarchy. 
- A deep love for humanity, present and based on mental perception and intuitive
understanding and not on emotional reaction.
This is all
that I have to say about the response of the centers in the human being to the activity of
the planetary centers under systemic and zodiacal stimulation. I am not here writing a
treatise on the individual training of the disciple but am attempting to demonstrate the
fact of cosmic, zodiacal, systemic, planetary and human interplay which in its turn
constitutes a great and living Whole - the life expression of a Being of Whom we only know
that love and the will-to-good, expressed through the Universal Mind, are the outstanding
characteristics and that these are steadily emerging into increasing radiance.