The Work of Triangles
The service of Triangles is aiding the development of right human relations throughout the world. A knowledge and understanding of the relationship between energy and thought is of definite value in this work. The work of Triangles is directing energy by the power of thought. In Triangles we use the focused power of thought to invoke and direct into humanity the energies of light and goodwill -- energies desperately needed in our world today. It is a deeply scientific work, but fundamentally simple. Invocation, prayer or aspiration, meditation -- it matters not which word you use -- by means of these three methods, spiritual energies are tapped and brought into activity.
The steady impact of right thought, thought qualified by the energy of goodwill, is having a definite stimulating and healing effect upon the consciousness of humanity. In addition a vast reservoir or pool of goodwill energy is being created which is drawn upon by workers for humanity all over the planet.
Any individual can join with two others who believe in the power of creative thought to form a triangle. This triangle, when linked in with the worldwide Network of Light and Goodwill, can be a practical expression of the potency of thought and a contribution to the effort to develop right relations among all humanity.
How to Create a Triangle
Find two other people to link with you each day in thought, for a few moments of creative meditation. There is a unique potency in this triple relationship. According to all the World Scriptures, God works as a Trinity, and you can do the same in your own sphere, finding two other people of like mind to form a triangle of light and spiritual interplay. Each of the two can also, in their turn, do the same and thus a great network of light and spiritual power can spread over the world. Through it the Forces of Light will be able to work and you, in your own place, will have aided and helped.
How to do the Work
The Triangles work is simple. It need take only a few minutes to perform and can be fitted into the most crowded program. Each day members sit quietly for a few moments, in whatever part of the world they each may be, and link mentally with the other members of their triangle, or triangles. They invoke the energies of light and goodwill, visualize these energies as circulating through the three focal points and pouring outward through the network of triangles that envelops the world. At the same time they undertake to repeat the Great Invocation, thus helping to form a channel for the down pouring of light and love into the body of humanity. It is not necessary to synchronize the time at which the work is done, for once triangles are built in mental substance, they can be brought alive when any one member does the work
Science of the Mind
- The wise and skillful use of thought energy in service is not for most people an automatic process. It calls for effort and discipline and for an understanding of the principles on which the creative use of the mind can be based. The following statements indicate some of the fundamentals of this science of the mind.
- 1). Thought is creative as it builds by the formulation, development and clarification of ideas. It is communicative as the mind projects the thoughtform to its destination.
2). Creative thought building requires a calm and stable emotional consciousness, a mind that can maintain focus and concentration on an idea or theme without interruption or distraction and physical conditions that permit both to be achieved.
3). Purity of motive is needed for this work. This is not a counsel of perfection; but the purpose for doing the work must be one of impersonal, selfless service for the benefit and upliftment of the whole human family.
4). The mind must be united with the heart in creative spiritual service. The Christ said As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, and if the thinker works without a heart open to the flow of love, the thought will lack the magnetism needed for it to achieve its objectives.
5). There are many ways of thinking a subject through in order to clarify and develop it. But effort should be made to penetrate behind outer appearances to search for meaning, for significances, for relationships with other ideas or streams of thought, to look for causes and not at effects. The attempt to do this lead the thinker to reflect on that which is not of the nature of the form, and this can lead to contemplation, which is the source of inspiration and illumination.
6). The thinker should at some stage lift the consciousness to the soul -- the Christ consciousness within us -- and, reflecting in the light of the soul, link in thought with the spiritual Hierarchy, the Custodians of the Plan. In this way we will help to build the link between the mind of God and the minds of men and women, and through this channel, the Plan can be helped to precipitate into human consciousness. We can also invoke the flow of light and love and the will-to-good through this channel into the minds and hearts of all.
7). The thinker should realize that one is in fact part of a subjectively unified group of thinkers in any creative service work undertaken with the energy of thought. A thinker will contribute to and draw from a group pool of thought. By linking in consciousness with this group while working with thought energy, one adds to the value of ones own and others contributions.
8). Thoughtforms should be built with as much care and accuracy as we use to build a house. Just as an architect must take into account design, materials, location, wiring, lighting, heating, plumbing and gear them all to a house that is beautiful, practical, economic and good to live in, so must the creative worker in thought bear in mind the corresponding factors for mental creation. Just as there are millions of poorly designed and built houses in the world, so there are millions of ill thought out and relatively useless thoughtforms. In this process of thoughtform building, the main mental technique is visualization.
Spiritual energy must make its impact upon human minds; these minds are the only available instrument -- in their combined effect -- through which the will of God can be expressed. The place of humanity in the cosmic Plan becomes more vital and apparent when it is realized that one of our main responsibilities is the direction of energy currents from the mental plane, and the creation of that which is desired according to Gods purpose for his creation. Men and women, as a whole, are undergoing evolutionary development in order that they may be become conscientious creators in matter. This involves a realization of the archetypal Plan, a conscious process of willing creation, so that we co-operate with the ideal, work under law and produce that which is in line with the Plan.