When the initiate has fused soul and personality the full life of the monad can be poured.
1. The head center becomes the point of contact for the spiritual will: ATMA.
2. The heart center becomes the agent for spiritual love: BUDDHI.
3. The throat center becomes the expression of the universal mind: MANAS
In the work of the initiate, the ajna center becomes the distributor of the blended energies of the divine man. The heart center corresponds to "solar fire" within the solar system. It is magnetic in quality and radiatory in activity. It is the organ of energy which brings about inclusiveness.
f. Its dense physical externalization is the thymus gland. The nature of its secretion is not yet established and the effects of this gland are better known from their psychological angle than from the physical. Modern psychology, when allied to medicine, recognizes that this gland when overactive will produce the irresponsible and amoral person. As the race of men learns the nature of responsibility we shall have the first indications of soul alignment, of personality decentralization and of group awareness, and then—paralleling this development—we shall find the thymus gland becoming correctly active. At present the general imbalance of the endocrine system militates against the safe and full functioning of this gland in the adult.
G It is the organ of fusion, just as the head center is the organ of synthesis. As the heart center becomes active, the individual aspirant is slowly drawn into an increasingly closer relation to his soul, and then two expansions of consciousness take place which are interpreted by him as events or happenings.
Page 161 1. He is drawn into the Ashram of one of the Masters, according to his soul ray, and becomes an accepted disciple in the technical sense. The Master, himself, is the heart center of the Ashram and He can now reach His disciple, via the soul, because that disciple through alignment and contact, has put his heart into close rapport with the soul. He then becomes responsive to the heart of all things which, as far as humanity is at present concerned, is the Hierarchy.
2. He is drawn into close service relationship with humanity. His growing sense of responsibility due to heart activity, leads him to serve and work. Eventually he too, becomes the heart of a group or of an organization....small at first but becoming worldwide as his spiritual power develops and he thinks in terms of the group and of humanity. These two relationships on his part are reciprocal. Thus the love aspect of divinity becomes active and love is anchored on earth and takes the place of emotion, of desire and of the material aspects of feeling. Note that phrase.
h. In the early stages of unfoldment, of both the individual and the race, the inverted heart lotus with its 12 petals reaches downwards towards the solar plexus center. This last center, since Atlantean days has been reversed, and its petals are now reaching upwards towards the next center up the spine. The heart center, owing to the slowly mounting energies from the solar plexus center which are seeking to escape from the "prison of the lower regions" through a process of transmutation. The reversal of the lotus centers is always brought about as the result of a dual action:---the pushing from below and the pull from above. (more on the lotus and its petals later. mdb)
Pg, 162 The reversal of the heart lotus and its upward unfolding is due to the following factors:
1. The growing potency of the hierarchical approach.
2. A rapidly establishing soul contact.
3. The response of the unfolding heart lotus to the pull of the Master's Ashram.
4. The surging upwards of the transmuted energies from below the diaphragm, via the solar plexus, in response to spiritual "pull".
5. The growing understanding by man as to the nature of love.
There are other factors but these are more understandable, if you will regard them as symbolic and not too literally. Eventually at the close of the next root race, (thousands of years from now, Mdb) you will have the full expression of love and the lotuses up the spine will appear—all five of them—differing only in the number of petals found in each. (There are 7 root races. The Heavenly Man works out one of His goals, i.e. developing His throat or other chakra, in a root race. Our humanity is the throat chakra for our Planetary Logos. Mdb)
:Finally at the close of the great world cycle when all the lotuses have reversed themselves, all will be opening and presenting free channels for the inflow and the transmission of the three major divine energies and the four lesser forces. (The modes or triplicities in astrology represent the three major divine energies. The elements represent the four lesser forces. We have seven colors in the rainbow. Three are the primary colors representing the 3 major divine energies and the 4 remaining colors relate to the four lesser forces. The Lord of our solar system expresses through seven planetary Logoi who are his 7 chakras. Three are major centers, representing the head, heart and throat centers and four are the minor centers. Three represents the astrological trine and 4 represents the astrological square. MDB)
To this constant movement of the centers and the inflow of energies we can trace much of the discomfort of humanity in its various bodies. It is the inability of the centers to respond or to unfold which in many cases produces disease and difficulty. It is the unbalanced unfoldment of the centers, their arrested development and their lack of response which creates problems in other cases. It is their premature unfoldment and their overactivity which in other cases brings about danger. It is the failure of the physical mechanism to measure up to the inner unfoldment which causes so much trouble.
The Body, Phenomenal Appearance
The Hermetic theory, "As above, so below," may throw much light on the present problems. (Keep in mind the correlation of man to the Heavenly Man. Mdb). The following may clarify:
1. Man, in his body nature, is a sum total, a unity.
2. This sum total is subdivided into many parts and organisms.
3. Yet these many subdivisions function in a unified manner, and the body (subtle bodies, also. Mdb) is a correlated whole.
4. Each of its parts differs in form and in function, but all are interdependent.
5. Each part and each organism is, in its turn, composed of molecules, cells and atoms, and these are held together in the form of the organism by the life of the sum total.
6. The sum total called man is roughly divided into five parts, some of greater importance than others, but all completing that living organism we call a human being.
a. The head.
b. The upper torso, or that part which lies above the diaphragm.
c. The lower torso, or that part lying below the diaphragm.
d. The arms
e. The legs
7. These organisms serve varied purposes, and upon their due functioning the comfort of the whole depends.
8. Each of these has its own LIFE, which is the sum total of the life of its atomic structure, and is also animated by the unified life of the whole, directed from the head by the intelligent will or energy of the spiritual man. (The sum total of the lives of our dense physical & etheric bodies are entities. The sum total of the lives or our emotional or astral body is an entity. The little lives, habituated to chocolate, sweets, wine, coffee, ice cream, etc. evolve by being CONTROLLED by our mind. We evolve by contolling them. They form our subconscious mind. Mdb)
9. The important part of the body is that triple division: the head, upper and lower torso. A man can function without his arms and legs.
10. Each of these three parts is also triple from the physical side, making the analogy of the three parts of man's nature and the NINE of perfected monadic life. There are other organs, but those enumerated are those which have an esoteric significance of greater value than the other parts.
Pg. 164 a. Within the head are:
1. The 5 ventricles of the brain, or what we might call the brain as a unified organism.
2. The 3 glands, carotid, pineal and pituitary.
3. The 2 eyes.
b. Within the upper body are:
1. The throat
2. The lungs
3. The heart
c. Within the lower body are:
1. The spleen
2. The stomach
3. The sex organs.
11. The sum total of the body is also triple:
a. The skin and bony structure.
b. The vascular or blood system
c. The threefold nervous system.
Pg.165 12. Each of these triplicities corresponds to the three parts of man's nature.
a. Physical nature: The skin and bony structure are the analogy to the dense and etheric body of man. (ruled by Saturn, MDB)
b. Soul Nature: The blood vessels and circulatory system are the analogy to that all pervading soul which penetrates to all parts of the solar system, as the blood goes to all parts of the body.
c. Spirit nature: The nervous system, as it energizes and acts throughout the physical man is the correspondence to the energy of spirit.
13. In the head we have the analogy to the spirit aspect, the directing will, the monad, the One.
a. The brain with its 5 ventricles is the analogy to the physical form which the spirit animates in connection with man, the fivefold sum total which is the medium through which the spirit on the physical plane has to express itself.
b. The three glands in the head are closely related to the soul or psychic nature (higher and lower).
c. The two eyes are the physical plane correspondences to the monad, who is will and love-wisdom, or ATMA-BUDDHI, according to the occult terminology.
14. In the upper body we have an analogy to the triple soul nature:
a. The throat, corresponding to the third creative aspect, the active intelligence of the soul.
b. The heart, the love-widom of the soul the Buddhi or Christ principle.
c The lungs, the analogy for the breath of life, is the correspondence to spirit.
15. In the lower torso again we have this triple system carried out.
A The sex organs, the creative aspect, the fashioner of the body.
B. The stomach as the physical manifestation of the solar plexus is the analogy to the soul nature.
C. The spleen, the receiver of energy (prana or chi Mdb) and therefore the physical plane expression of the center which receives this energy is the analogy to the energizing spirit.