(1) The first of the factors revealing the divine nature, and the first of the great psychological aspects of God, is the tendency to synthesis. This tendency runs through all nature, all consciousness, and is life itself. The motivating urge of God, His outstanding desire, is towards union and at-one-ment. It was this tendency or quality which Christ sought both to reveal and to dramatise for humanity.

(2) Here we have the synthesis of soul with spirit pointed out to us, and the synthesis of soul with matter also emphasised, thus completing the unification and the desired at-one-ment.

But the synthesis of Deity, His tendency to blend and fuse, is far more inclusive and universal than any possible expression in the human kingdom, which is, after all, but a small part of the greater whole. Man is not all that is possible, nor the consummation of God’s thought. The sweep of this instinct to synthesis underlies all universes, constellations, solar systems, planets, and kingdoms in nature, as well as the activity aspect and achievement of man, the individual.

(3) Thus the trend to synthesis is an instinct inherent in the entire universe, and man is today only awakening to its immediacy and potency.

It is this divine attribute in man which makes his physical body an integral part of the physical world; which makes him psychically gregarious and willing to herd (of choice or perforce) with his fellow men. It is this principle, working or functioning through the human consciousness, which has led to the formation of our huge modern cities – symbols of a coming higher civilisation, which we call the kingdom of God, wherein the relationship between men will be exceedingly close psychically. It is this instinct to unify, which underlies all mysticism and all religions, for man seeks ever a closer union with God, and naught can arrest his at-one-ment (in consciousness) with Deity. It is this instinct which is the basis of his sense of immortality, and which is his guarantee of union with the opposite pole to the personality – the Soul.

(4) We have been taught much anent the great heresy of separativeness; it is this that is offset when a man permits the “trend towards synthesis” to pour through him as a divine potency, and thus to condition his conduct. These divine trends have constituted the basic, subconscious urges, since the dawn of evolution. Today humanity can consciously adjust itself to them, and thus hasten the time wherein truth, beauty, and goodness will reign.

The disciples of the world, and the New Group of World Servers, as well as all intelligent and active aspirants, have today the responsibility of recognising these trends, and particularly this trend to unification. The work of the Hierarchy at this time is peculiarly connected with this, and They, and all of us, must foster and nurture this tendency, wherever found. The standardisation and regimentation of nations, is but an aspect of this move towards synthesis, but one that is being misapplied and prematurely enforced. All moves towards national and world synthesis, are good and right, but they must be consciously and willingly undertaken by intelligent men and women, and the methods employed to bring about this fusion, must not infringe the law of love. The swing at this time towards religious unity, is also a part of the emerging beauty, and though forms must disappear (because they are a source of separation) the inner, spiritual synthesis must be developed. These two outstanding instances of this divine trend, as they emerge in the human consciousness, are here mentioned, because they must be recognised, and all awakening souls must work for these ends. The moment there is knowledge, and a flash of understanding, that moment a man’s responsibility begins.

(5) Synthesis dictates the trend of all evolutionary processes today; all is working towards larger unified blocks, towards amalgamations, international relationships, global planning, brotherhood, economic fusion, the free flow of commodities everywhere, interdependence, fellowship of faiths, movements based upon the welfare of humanity as a whole, and ideological concepts which deal with wholes, and which mitigate against division, separation and isolation.

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