Education in the Age of Awakening

The word education comes from the Latin educere, „ex“ meaning „out“ and „ducere“ meaning „to lead.“ Hence, „to lead out, bring out, lead forth.“

Education, in its truest understanding, is supposed to lead us:

  • out of the Unreal to the Real

  • out of limitation into expansion

  • out of darkness into the light

  • out of death into immortality

  • out of the past into the future

  • out of our human nature into our divine nature

  • out of the 4th Kingdom (the human kingdom) into the 5th Kingdom (the Spiritual or awake kingdom)

Education means to lead us forward on the arc of evolution, forward towards the next step on the path of awakening, which is – for us – the entrance into the Fifth Kingdom.

The Fifth Kingdom is a Soul-conscious species.

Understanding the big picture

One of the first and prime objectives of the new education in the Age of Awakening is the enunciation of the bigger picture and future of humanity so we may understand the deeper purpose of our life and design our lives accordingly. Where are we heading, as a human family? What is our future? What is the next step?

Our collective destination needs to be clearly articulated or else we will continue to meander aimlessly through life. All our problems – in one form or another – have their roots in us not understanding the purpose of life and where we are heading.

So where are we heading? What‘s the next step?

If you think about it, history beautifully chronicles the evolution of humanity. History illustrates and visualizes how we keep evolving and progressing as we pass through the ages. We are certainly more advanced today than we were back in the Middle Ages, aren‘t we?

As we pass through each age, we keep growing and advancing, as a human family – physically/energetically, emotionally, mentally, Spiritually, socially, etc. As we live through the years, the decades, the centuries and millennia, slowly but steadily, the spirit of man systematically unfolds all the beautiful attributes of the divine – and a close look at history will both reveal and confirm this.

Birthing a new, more advanced species

Now, realizing that the spirit of man keeps progressing upon the Path of Evolution, systematically and sequentially revealing the attributes of the divine as we evolve through the various epochs of history, what are we growing into in the 21st century? What are we going to reveal in the New Age?

We are growing to become Soul conscious. We are going to reveal the Soul. That‘s why the  21st century shall go down in history as the Age of the Soul. It shall go down in history as the age in which the masses awoke to Soul consciousness in their brain awareness, thereby collectively externalizing the next kingdom on Earth, the Kingdom of Awakened Souls.

If we look around in our world, we will notice that we are not the only kingdom evolving on Earth. There is the mineral kingdom, the vegetable kingdom, the animal kingdom, and the human kingdom. So, there are currently four kingdoms evolving on Earth.

When the human family begins to awaken to Soul consciousness in their brain awareness, we are doing nothing less than collectively giving birth to a whole new species, a species that is more advanced – Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically/energetically – than our current human family.

We are giving birth to an entirely new kingdom on Earth, the Fifth Kingdom.

The Fifth Kingdom is the Kingdom of Awakened Souls. Revealing and actualizing this Kingdom, or species (if you prefer this term), is our current collective evolutionary goal. It needs to be clearly articulated so we may understand where we are heading and take intelligent action to proceed towards it.

The more of us who understand and ponder our evolutionary goal and realize that we are collectively birthing a new, higher evolved species of human being, the more we can strengthen the collective thought form of our evolutionary goal which in turn shall impress itself upon the thinking of humanity and thus help give birth to the Age of Awakening.

Let’s take the next step in our evolution.

Transforming humanity through higher education

Now, to ensure that humanity reaches its evolutionary goal for the 21st century and successfully externalizes this new advanced species or kingdom, there arises a need for an inner education that supplements our outer education. There arises a need for an inner education that is capable of transforming us. Education, in its truest understanding, is a tool for transformation. It is a tool to transform man into an awakened Soul and thus birth citizens for the Fifth Kingdom. That‘s the purpose of education in the 21st century. Part of the objective of the educational curriculum of the 21st century is, therefore, to provide the tools and introduce the subject matters necessary to initiate this transformation so it may fulfill its purpose of changing man. As Buddha said, „The only constant in life is change.“ Just as we are evolving, our educational system needs to evolve along with us. To evolve our education means to evolve its goal and purpose, not just the technology and furniture.

The purpose of education should be:

  • to direct our focus on the evolution of the indwelling life – the life within the form – and not just on the form per se,
  • to inspire the human family to strive towards perfection, which is our ultimate evolutionary goal, and to serve accordingly – with this greater purpose in mind,
  • to inspire the human family to become their own master and strive towards beauty, love, oneness, goodness, righteousness and service,
  • to change and transform man into an awakened Soul and actualized Monad,
  • to prepare the human family for the entrance into the next higher kingdom;

Education needs a new vision: The vision of personal and global transformation as a means to birth a new higher species of man.

Complementing outer education with inner education

To bring about this transformation, we need to complement (not replace) the currently existing outer education with an education of our inner life.

We need to complement the currently existing horizontal education, which occupies itself with the outer world, with a vertical education, which occupies itself with the inner world and the reality of the Soul.

We need to complement the lower concrete education which speaks to our lower concrete mind, with higher abstract education that speaks to our higher mind.

We need to complement the currently existing field of education with new advanced methods and systems of thought and of life which have the capacity to link an individual not just to other individuals upon Earth but also to the world of Souls, the kingdom which it is our evolutionary destiny to enter.

Education, in its truest sense, is the training necessary to cope with the existing conditions and precipitate a new enlightened world. It is the process whereby man receives the information necessary to be a valuable citizen in the world of which he is an integrated unit and a wise parent to their offspring. Therefore, in the words of Djwhal Khul, „the coming education could be defined in a new and broader sense as the Science of Right Human Relations and of Social Organization.“

We need a new educational curriculum that provides more suitable methods of studying the human being, a new educational system that recognizes the Law of Rebirth as a natural process in life and the existence of Esoteric Astrology as a conditioning fact in reality.

The Science of Soul Psychology, the Science of the Seven Rays, and the Science of the Spiritual Constitution of Man all need to be brought to the attention of the public consciousness and enter the curriculum of public schooling.

This integrated and advanced curriculum, which again shall complement and not replace the currently existing curriculum taught in schools, will produce properly coordinated, wisely developed, highly intelligent and mentally polarized individuals. However, before such an integrated curriculum can realistically become part of the public school system it has to be brought to the attention of the public through other, minor channels. The I AM University seeks to serve as one such channel (among many).

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