Saturday, January 6, 2024

Beyond Hierarchies and Hierophants... (repost)


It has no fabric, only understanding. It has no membership, save those who know they belong. It has no rituals, because it is non-competitive. It has no ambition, it seeks only to serve. It knows no boundaries, for nationalisms are unloving.

It is not defensive of itself, because it seeks to enrich all groups and religions. It acknowledges all good teachers, of all the ages, who have shown the truth of love. Those who participate practice the truth of love in all their being.

There is no walk of life or nationality that is a barrier. Those who are, know, and seek not to teach, but to be. And by being, enrich.

It recognizes that the way we are may be the way of those around us, because we are that way.

It recognizes the whole planet as a being of which we are a part. It recognizes that the time has come for the Supreme Transmutation, the ultimate alchemical act of conscious change, of the ego, into a voluntary return to the Whole.

It does not proclaim itself with a loud voice, but in the subtle realms of loving. It salutes all of those in the past who have blazed the path, but have paid the price.

It admits to no hierarchy or structure, for no one is greater than another. Its members shall know each other by their deeds and being, And by their eyes and by no other outward signs, save the fraternal embrace.

Each one will dedicate their life to the silent loving of their neighbor, their environment and planet, while carrying on their task, however exalted or humble.

It recognizes the supremacy of the great idea which may only be accomplished if the human race practices the supremacy of love.

It has no reward to offer, either here or in the hereafter, save that of the ineffable joy of being and loving.

Each shall seek to advance the cause of understanding, doing good by stealth and teaching only by example. They shall heal their neighbors, their community and our planet.

They shall know no fear and feel no shame, and their witness shall prevail over all the odds.

It has no secrets, no arcanum, no initiations, save that of true understanding of the power of love.

If we want it to be so, the world will change - but only if we change ourselves first.

All those who belong, belong, to the Church of Love.

[Recorded & transmitted by Mitchell “Elijah” Gittoes. First posted 14 January 2011]