Extract of the Month:
from Teachings of Silver Birch
A.W. Austin – Spiritual Truth Press, 1998)
are now in the midst of crisis. As always happens before there is a birth, there
is much pain. Even when the new order comes, there will be growing pains. But
there has been planted in your world a seed that will grow, and the efforts of
those in high places to destroy the seed will fail.
It was said, a long time ago: ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven.’ That is going to happen.
will be many changes. There will be
break-ups, and there will be upheavals. There
will be what you think is darkness and difficulty.
You will say ‘Things are worse.’
But, all the time, there is behind it all a power which is making for the
progress of the world.
are many of us who have been allowed by those who are higher and above us to see
your world as it will be one day. That
conception we try to transmit to those who are receptive, to inspire them to go
on with their work. The pictures I
have seen make your present world more ugly than it is. I see what it could be
like – and what it must be like. It
is only a question of time.
day, there will arise a new race that will recognize that all politics,
religion, science and knowledge are part of one thing.
Then pain, sorrow, fear, mourning and unhappiness will be banished and
your world will be a place of smiles and happy laughter.
The greatest teacher who could come into your world today would be one
who could work to lift sorrows of others and make lives of others better.
have tried to build a world where, when one man has something, instead of using
it to help others, he tries to keep it for himself, with the result that in time
he makes a system that must collapse because its foundations are wrong.
When you have people, who develop their gifts, which all come from the
Great Spirit, and use them for the benefit of all the others, then there will be
built a system founded on that which is eternal.
are not new things that we try to teach you. They are the old, old truths that
those who have seen with the eyes of spirit have taught you for many, many
years. But you have neglected them and so it is necessary for us to teach them
to you once again, to show you that you must learn the lessons of the Great
Spirit. You have nearly destroyed
your world by the follies of your own ideas.
world must get back to the Great Spirit and His laws.
It is coming back. Slowly I
can see how the laws of the Great Spirit are coming into fulfilment.
you must learn is that the bounty of the Great Spirit must be properly divided
amongst the people. You have people
who have too little to eat and you have people with too much to eat.
That, of course, must be wrong. You
have to divide the things you have among the people that you have. Is not that