Book Extract of the Month:  from Teachings of Silver Birch      (Ed. A.W. Austin – Spiritual Truth Press, 1998)

“You 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.

There 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.

There 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.

One 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.

You 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.

They 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.

Your 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.

What 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 simple?”