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In these days of world pain, let love and joy equally be keynotes of your life - as a group and as individuals - for they carry the healing vibrations of the Hierarchy. 

Ponder on joy, happiness, gaiety and bliss; these release the channels of the inner life, and reach - in a wide circle - many kinds of men. They heal and cleanse the physical body, and help you do your work with little effort, a proper sense of values, and a detachment which is based on love and not isolation.

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(1) Be joyful, for joy lets in the light, and where there is joy there is little room for glamour and
misunderstanding. (5 - 461).

(2) Aim at demonstrating happiness. Be joyous in your work and service. Be not so intense, but
go happily along the lighted Way. Such is my prayer for you. (5 - 408).

(3) You can train yourself to build in that quality of joy which is the characteristic of a personality
which is consciously anchored in the soul realm. (5 - 398).

(4) To those who wrestle, strive, and hold on, the joy is doubled when the materialization comes.
The joy of contrast will be yours, for knowing the past of darkness you will revel in the light of fruition; the joy of tried and tested companionship will be yours, for years will have proved to you who are your chosen associates, and in community of suffering will come the strengthened link; the joy of peace after victory will be yours, for to the tired warrior the fruits of achievement and rest are doubly sweet; the joy of participation in the Masters' plan will be yours, and all is well that associates you closely with Them; the joy of having helped to solace a needy world, of having brought light to darkened souls, of having healed in some measure the open sore of the world's distress, will be yours, and in the consciousness of days well spent, and in the gratitude of salvaged souls, comes the deepest joy of all, - the joy a Master knows when He is instrumental in lifting a brother up a little higher on the ladder. This is the joy that is set before you all - and not so very far ahead it lies. So work not for joy, but towards it; not for reward, but from the inner need to
help; not for gratitude, but from the urge that comes from having seen the vision and realization of the part you have to play in bringing that vision down to earth.

It is helpful to differentiate between happiness, joy and bliss: First, happiness, which has its seat in the emotions, and is a personality reaction. Second, joy, which is a quality of the soul and is realized in the mind, when alignment takes place. Third, bliss, which is the nature of the Spirit and about which speculation is fruitless until the soul realizes its oneness with the Father. This realization follows upon an earlier stage wherein the personal self is at-oned with the soul. Therefore speculation and analysis as to the nature of bliss is profitless to the average man whose metaphors and terminologies must perforce be personal, and related to the world of the senses. Does the aspirant refer to his happiness or joy? If he refers to the latter it must come as the effect of group consciousness, of group solidarity, of oneness with all beings, and may not be interpreted in terms of happiness after all. Happiness comes when the personality is meeting with those conditions which satisfy it in one part or other of its lower nature; it comes when there is a sense of physical well being, of contentment with one's environment or surrounding personalities, or of satisfaction with one's mental opportunities and contacts. Happiness is the goal of the separated self.

When however we seek to live as souls, the contentment of the lower man is discounted, and we find joy in our group relationships, and in bringing about those conditions which lead to the better expression of the souls of those we contact. This bringing of joy to others, in order to produce conditions in which they may better express themselves, may have a physical effect as we seek to better their material conditions, or an emotional effect as our presence brings to them peace and uplift, or an intellectual result as we stimulate them to clarity of thought and understanding. But the effect upon ourselves is joy, for our action has been selfless and non-acquisitive, and not dependent upon the aspirant's circumstance or worldly state. Much happiness is necessarily foregone when ill-health makes its pressure felt, as the environment is difficult, and the "accumulated karma of many births" presses down, or as the troubles of the family, nation or race, weigh upon the sensitive personality. The happiness of youth, or the self-centered contentment of the selfish insulated person (hiding himself behind the shield of his protective desires), must not be confounded with joy.

It is a platitude as well as an occult paradox, to say that in the midst of profound personality distress and unhappiness, the joy of the soul may be known and felt. Such however is the case, and it is for this the student must aim. (4 - 368/70).

(5) The only cure for this creeping inertia, is to ignore the body and take your joy in the livingness of service. I speak here not of definite disease or of serious physical liabilities; to these right care and attention must be duly given; I speak to the thousands of ailing men and women who are preoccupied with taking care of themselves, and so waste hours of the time which could be given to the service of humanity. (8 -168).

(6) The races today are steeped in misery and an unhappy psychological acquiescence in sorrow and pain. The clear light of love must sweep away all this, and joy will be the keynote of the coming New Age. (12 - 120).

(7) We stand today on the verge of great things. Humanity is on its way with renewed impetus. It stands no longer at the cross roads, but irrevocable decisions have been made, and the race is moving forward along a path which will lead it eventually into light and peace. It will find its way into "the peace which passeth understanding" because it will be a peace which is independent of outer conditions, and which is not based upon what present humanity defines as peace. The peace which lies ahead of the race, is the peace of serenity and of joy - a serenity, based upon spiritual understanding; and a joy which is untouched by circumstance. This joy and serenity is not an astral condition but a soul reaction. These qualities are not achieved as the result of disciplining the emotional nature, but demonstrate as a natural, automatic reaction of the soul.  This is the reward of a definitely achieved alignment. These two qualities of the soul - serenity and joy - are the indications that the soul, the ego, the One Who stands alone, is controlling or dominating the personality, circumstance, and all environing conditions of life in the three worlds.
(15 - 200).

(8) The future holds within its silence other modes of saving humanity. The cup of sorrow and the agony of the Cross are well-nigh finished. Joy and strength will take their place. Instead of sorrow we shall have a joy which will work out in happiness, and lead eventually to bliss. We shall have strength which will know naught but victory, and will not recognize disaster... . Only the dawn is with us yet - the dawn of the Aquarian Age. The full tide of light is inevitably moving upon its way towards us. (18 - 234)

(9) And my brother, be happy. Learn to feel joy - a joy which is based on the knowledge that humanity has always triumphed and passed onward and forward, in spite of apparent failures, and the destruction of past civilizations; a joy, which is founded upon the unshakable belief that all men are souls, and that "points of crisis" are factors which are of proven usefulness in calling in the power of that soul, both in the individual man, in a race, or in humanity as a whole; a joy which is related to the bliss which characterizes the soul on its own level, whereon the form aspects of manifestation do not dominate. Ponder on these thoughts and remember you are grounded in the centre of your Being and can, therefore, see the world truly and with no limited vision; you can stand unperturbed, knowing the end from the beginning, and realizing that love will triumph. (5 - 471).

(10) In these days of world pain, let love and joy equally be keynotes of your life - as a group and as individuals - for they carry the healing vibrations of the Hierarchy. (5 - 299/300).

(11) I call you also to a cultivated joyousness, which will end in releasing you to fuller service. (5 - 138).

(12) So many in the final years of life, live, think and act in such a manner that the soul withdraws its attention. Thus only the personality remains. To all of you who have passed the half century I would say: Face the future with the same joy as in youth, yet with an added usefulness, knowing that the wisdom of experience is yours, the power to understand is yours, and that no physical limitation can prevent a soul from useful expression and service. I would remind you of something which is often forgotten: It is far easier for the soul to express itself through an older experienced body, than through one that is young and inexperienced, provided that there is no pride and no desired selfishness, but only longing to love and to serve. (5 - 465/6).

(13) Ponder on joy, happiness, gaiety and bliss; these release the channels of the inner life, and reach - in a wide circle - many kinds of men. They heal and cleanse the physical body, and help you do your work with little effort, a proper sense of values, and a detachment which is based on love and not isolation. 5 - 170).

14) Meditations on joy:
1. The Joy of the Soul irradiates my life, and lightens all the burdens which those I meet may carry. The Joy of the Lord is my strength, and I develop strength in joy for others. (5 -176).


2. Joy - Like a bird on the wing, I fly towards the sun. I sing in my soul, so that all I meet can hear. (5 - 435).


3. "With industry I work as doth the ant. With speed I travel as moves the hare upon its path. With joy I climb as doth the goat which scales the precipice and stands upon the mountain top.  Industry, speed and joy must be the keynotes of my life; diligence with the task assigned; speed to assent with all the Master says; speed on my way to service; and joy to shower forth on all I meet. Such is the Way for me." (5 - 462).


4. Let the song of the soul be sounded forth by me, and the clear high notes bring peace and joy  to others. My word today is Joy. (5 - 565).


5. Sit in perfect silence and quiet for fifteen minutes, not negatively drifting into a semi-tranced condition, but actively becoming aware of that inner centre of stillness and of peace where joy and bliss have their home. (5 - 577)

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Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on October 21, 2013 at 4:32pm

(7) We stand today on the verge of great things. Humanity is on its way with renewed impetus. It stands no longer at the cross roads, but irrevocable decisions have been made, and the race is moving forward along a path which will lead it eventually into light and peace. It will find its way into "the peace which passeth understanding" because it will be a peace which is independent of outer conditions, and which is not based upon what present humanity defines as peace. The peace which lies ahead of the race, is the peace of serenity and of joy - a serenity, based upon spiritual understanding; and a joy which is untouched by circumstance. This joy and serenity is not an astral condition but a soul reaction. These qualities are not achieved as the result of disciplining the emotional nature, but demonstrate as a natural, automatic reaction of the soul.  This is the reward of a definitely achieved alignment. These two qualities of the soul - serenity and joy - are the indications that the soul, the ego, the One Who stands alone, is controlling or dominating the personality, circumstance, and all environing conditions of life in the three worlds.
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Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on October 21, 2013 at 4:31pm

Hello dear lovelies, I am sorry to have been so lax in replies to the great videos and comments here, and Jon, your art is a blessing ... alas, I have been having a difficult time with my internet connection and my cell phone died too for a week so I was pretty cut off during the lunar eclipse. 

Whew it's been an energetic time!  My journey continues with joy and sometimes my heart feels like it will explode from the lovelight coming through, especially from the earth, she loves us sooo much, I hope you feel it too :-) 

Sending diamond light to you all, thank you so much for being here, you are beloved :-) 

Comment by Luke Skywalker on October 21, 2013 at 12:43am

Hi Drekx,

I am sorry for only replying now, I havent been online much and I only see your comment below just now .. and now I am wondering if there have been any other comments for me, either from your good self or others that I may have missed over the past few months as I havent been in the Lounge here as often as I would like to be ..

if so, my apologies to anyone who may have left me a comment that I did not see, I must get in here more often ..

but thank you again my friend and yes, the Web of Fear locations .. Covent Garden .. and here is a interesting note, I was in Covent Garden not so long ago, do you know the cafe in Covent Garden? .. its right in the basement of the Market .. I sat there taking a short break from traveling by tube from Notting Hill Gate on my way to a movie momorabilia shop called the Cinema Store in Covent Garden where you can buy all kinds of film memorabilia, yes.. I am a bit of a geek in that respect ... but I remember that day well because I had a bag full of old NMEs and Melody Makers plus a copy a of an old Dr Who weekIy which I bought for a snip ...

I was having a geeky day dragging myself around London picking up odds and sods, badges, old 7 inch singles etc and I must have seen at least one Tardis Tea Pot in that store which I shall paste a photo of here in keeping with the name of the Blog.

.. moreso, Covent Garden always holds a rather special place in my heart as it is the location where I met up with my Parents one rainy day when they came to London to visit me .. I used to live near Nottinghill Gate and worked in Tower Records, Piccadilly Circus, way back, 1986 .. sadly they left the ground in 1999 but Im fine about it now, just that one meeting in Covent Garden itself forever etched into my memory..

.. anyway, sorry for rambling on ..I tend to do that occasionally and I sometimes catch myself mumbling away to myself..lol.. it generally happenes when I am sitting on a train full of people, I am usually in another world in my head and I notice all these people staring at me and I suddenly realize I am talking to myself outloud so I turn my red face to the window and press my nose against the glass and ask the ground to open up and swallow me .. lol..  this behaviour of course, only exasperates the situation until I have to squeeze out of the carriage inbetween all the people and move sideways like a crab until I get to the door doing my best to avoid all posible eye contact with fellow passangers.. as soon as I am off the train, I shudder and melt onto the platform like an ice cream cone on a sunny afternoon, thanking the Creator for another crappy day..  for all I know, I could be a timelord myself ..

dr who tardis teapot

Comment by Drekx Omega on October 18, 2013 at 2:34pm

That's good artwork, Jon...thanks for posting it... ;-)

 

And Hellen, glad that you are still a member, as I thought you had mentioned leaving the site...

Those Dr. Who discoveries in Nigeria included some classics from 1968....glad you liked the series, as it certainly was highly imaginative and compelling for it's day......

 

And Luke,

Remarkably, viewing the surface location filming for the "Web of Fear," I noticed it was not far from Covent garden underground station, a place called Shelton Street, Greater London....Near the Old Brewer's Yard, WC2....

Looking at the place on google maps, streetview, it hasn't changed much....maybe the Yeti are still lurking there...?? LOL ;-)

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.09...

 

Comment by Drekx Omega on October 12, 2013 at 4:15pm

Great to hear, Luke...pleased you enjoyed the news, which I only picked up on Friday morning, when it was announced on BBCNews24, a station I normally avoid like the plague, but while switching through the channels, per chance, overheared an interview in which an enthusiast described the recovery and restoration work, on the missing episodes....

Considering how the BBC destroyed, or lost massive numbers of episodes, in a purge for storage room, it is marvellous when the true artwork is found anew to entertain and bring joy...Watching the actors, especially people like Jack Watling (Prof Travers,) you can see how talented they wer and now...brought back to life, for a mdern audience of fans...

I certainly am not a Who fan, per se...as I can't watch the current Dr Who, which utterly bores me...But I do enjoy the earlier ones, from the 60s and 70s, as the artists and production/direction, seemed much more highly imaginative, then...

Cheers mate, Drekx

 

P.S. Keep bringing the past back to life... ;-)

 

 

Comment by Luke Skywalker on October 11, 2013 at 10:32pm

Thank you so much Drekx, you are very thoughtfull indeed and I am truely grateful to you... I didnt realise that these episodes had been found until you brought them here.. it is such a treat and yes this has cheered me up so much or rather, your kind and heartfelt message :-) ..

I always loved the Dr Who series and these lost tapes are like treasure found .. also, for me, I often think that Patrick Througton was one of the best Doctors, he became the second Doctor Who the year I was born, so it kind of makes it special although I grew up watching Jon Pertwee initially and later Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor ...

Its great to see these clips because they open up never before seen chapters that must have laid the foundation for the Pertwee/Baker episodes I watched as a child and into my adolesence... much Love and good wishes to you Drekx .. always .. thank you again my dear friend :-)

Comment by Drekx Omega on October 11, 2013 at 8:06pm

Thanks Hellen.....Also, Luke Skyalker is a "Doctor Who" fan and may have heared that 9 missing episodes were recovered from an obscure studio in Nigeria, dating back to the late 1960s....These have not been seen here since then...and can now be viewed..

Hope this brings you a cheer, Luke old chap.....!! :-)

 

Comment by Drekx Omega on October 7, 2013 at 9:22pm

Thanks Kelly, my sweetheart, that was an interesting music style, from medieval times... ;-)

 

And pleased that you enjoyed the music from the Last Samurai, Hellen....It does have such a subtle tone and rich melody...That tune always pulls at my heart strings..

 

Jon, your photos are simply amazing, just like your art in general...thaks for posting and I'll embed another vid from that comedy show, with yet another zany sketch for everyone's entertainment and cheer.... :-) Please enjoy:

 

 

 

Comment by Kelly Lightchalice on October 7, 2013 at 5:38pm

Thank you, Drekxy :-)  You are cherished :-) 

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Oh wow, Jon that is stunning!  I love it!  Thank you :-)

 

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