Théun, in organising our own meetings in order to work together when you are not with us, are we perhaps over-estimating our present capabilties to work together as a group?
Consider a business! And now consider the members of THIS group. B-:) Does the group HAVE a common purpose? What is that purpose? As INDIVIDUALS you can each REALISTICALLY CLAIM that you see YOUR purpose, as an individual, as in being able to live and to embody the teachings and thereby become a LEADING LIGHT within the world around you! You can even go as far as claiming this to be supporting MY purpose. But CAN you at THIS point in time realistically claim that AS a GROUP you CAN and DO live and embody group consciousness? Do you even KNOW what group consciousness is, much less live it? :) I ask this NOT unkindly! I ask it with UTTER HUMILITY! Why with humility? Simply because when it comes to TRUE group consciousness I for one KNOW that at THIS point in time, irrespective of HOW much I love you all, I CANNOT categorically STATE that each and every one of us ARE in tune with a COMMON GROUP PURPOSE! The fact that we are LIKE-MINDED with respect to the teachings does NOT give us a GROUP purpose! And neither does it IMPLY that we as yet CAN work in UNFALTERING UNISON one with the other!
I have shared with you my dream, my vision, my HOPE! I have shared with you AN ASPECT of my COMMITMENT to humanity in terms of the INJUNCTIONS I received! And we HAVE taken our FIRST faltering step FORWARD in trying to materialize what is at THIS time very much PIONEERING work! But let us NOT ASSUME that we have arrived! Let us NOT ASSUME that we have already performed, what is for humanity at THIS time still "the impossible." Let us be HUMBLE enough to ACKNOWLEDGE that we have only just BEGUN a journey which SO MANY before us have started but never finished! So MANY before us have tried and failed. What makes us different from them? What makes us better than them? I don't feel that we are much different from those who have gone before us. And we are most DEFINITELY no better than them! LOL! On the contrary, we are much worse off than some of those who have gone before us! At least SOME of those who have attempted this journey before us had a Guardian at the helm! I am no Guardian, and neither do I have the knowledge of a Guardian! LOL! MANY of these were FAR better equipped for this journey than we are! In comparison we are a motley crew of eager beavers, :), with huge enthusiasm, with great excitement, and with a GREAT deal of HEART! And for this I truly LOVE each and every one of you! B-:) But let us also be REALISTIC! We have not come this far because I have RUSHED your STEPS! As Patrick warned me, "That what you must unfold, must be carried by those whose tread is steadfast and sure through life." I accepted this guidance with all of my heart, and I have applied it with as much skill and CARE that I am capable of. I am not NOW about to cast this guidance aside. :) Again to quote Patrick, "You have those about you at this moment who are very intense in the need to create something that they feel has a meaning in life, and become very excited. There is no need for this."
If we ARE going to be realistic, then where SHOULD we start? :) To keep it SIMPLE and PRACTICAL, surely a good place to start is to CON-SIDER the world we live in today, and what our greatest NEEDS are right now. I don't know about you, my friend, but speaking for myself, what I DO know for a FACT is that the world we live in is a mess! And again to keep it SIMPLE and PRACTICAL, the reason it IS a mess is because men are NOT claiming their power as males. Therefore our greatest NEED today is for men to LEARN what it is to BE male, and for women to LEARN what it is to BE female. Few who read the books I have written will ever know how heavily the responsibility, of having received and accepted the injunction from Patrick, lay upon my shoulders when I wrote the Introduction to the male book. Fewer will ever know that I wrote that introduction for myself - that I wrote it to find within me the HEART to BELIEVE in "the impossible." :)
That, my friend, was my first step in fulfilling this commitment, a commitment which I turned into a dream, a passion, a love. A small step, but nonetheless a REAL step towards moving forward. After that INITIAL step came the next, and then the next, and so on, until now we find ourselves here. B-:)
So to once again come back to your question. I have already ANSWERED your question in all I have shared here. :) But.......now I would like to make an APPEAL to you and to every member within the group. Please, let us move forward WITHOUT the ROMANCE, WITHOUT the EXCITEMENT! WITHOUT the INTENSITY! Let us keep our heads down so as to FOCUS on the NEEDS of humanity today, for those needs are also OUR needs! If we CAN keep the FOCUS, we WILL be able to SERVE those needs, and in serving we WILL evolve for ourselves a group PURPOSE, for this is the Law! Once we DO have a group purpose, we will be WELL on our way to BE-COMING a Group! Not until then. Yes, we ARE moving in the right direction! Yes, we DID take our first step in BE-COMING a group! But the journey has only just begun! What I mean by this is that right NOW we all NEED each other! Therefore do NOT allow us to become DISTRACTED by wanting to jump the gun, as it were - do NOT allow us to favour ASSUMED understanding over and above THAT which is PRACTICAL! Let us instead take the journey ONE step at a time by always asking ourselves, "What is the most practical thing for us to do right now, right here?"
Perhaps this is also a good time to RE-MIND ourselves of The Tibetan's promise when He wrote: "The urgency of the hour is upon us. And I call upon you.....to join the strenuous effort of the Great Ones. They are working day and night in an effort to relieve humanity and to offset those evils and disasters which are immanent in the present situation. I offer you opportunity. And I tell you that you are needed - even the very least of you. I assure you that groups of students, working in unison and with deep and unfaltering love for each other, can achieve significant results. The need of humanity for love and light, the need of the Hierarchy for.......those who will work under direction upon the earth, can call forth all that you have to give and can evoke your soul (the only true reward that the disciple seeks) in power and love. This will happen to you if you will forget the little self."
Does this answer you, my friend?