I Stand and Wait

                Transcribed by A.A.B in June 1949*

I stand and wait, the One Who loves all men and

            Things.  I stand and wait, with mind upon the

Will of God, and heart wrapt up in love of all

            Mankind.  Around me also wait the many sons of

Men who, aeon after aeon, have found the hard

            And thorny Way which leads into the Presence

Of the One Who ever holds the Light.

            They know the hour has come, but wait the

Rising call which, day by day, is gathering

            Force out of humanity's distress, men's need

And agony.

Attentive also to another rising call, the Center

            Where the Will of God is known also awaits a

Summons from the Christ and His United Servers,

            The forces of the Light.

The planet stands arrayed, watching and waiting

            For the crisis point of men.

The hour has struck!  Each year, at My Full Moon,

            A note sounds forth and rings around the earth,

Meeting response from those who know Me well,

            The One they serve in self-forgetfulness,

With confidence and with surety in the Plan.

            To them goes forth the message from Myself,

Not from a Master, but from the One Who in

            Wisdom and in love presides over the Plans

Of Hierarchy and the work of those who love their

            fellowmen.  I say:

Keep close in touch with Me and with the Master

            Who surveys your life.

With Us are found the forces of the living Light

            And Love which you must use.

Keep close to us, and day by day draw on that

            Strength and knowledge which We have and

Which is also yours.  Let naught disturb the

            Acquiescent calm which keeps you close in

touch, which brings you light and understanding,

            And keeps you steadfast on the Way.

We know that you are there, serving and struggling,

            learning how to work, and dealing with

The Plans which will prepare My Way.

            Knowledge will come of how to work and where

To find the men whose hallmark of divinity is

            Clearly seen in the way they love their

Fellowmen.  They are the ones we need, and they

            Are the ones who can prepare My Way.

Keep close to men, and see within mankind

            The working of the Plan which will bring

Us to the outer realm of Life.

            I stand in readiness, and so do Those who

Love and serve the Plan.

            They stand with Me in ordered ranks,

Waiting the call to come.

            Say to mankind:

The time is ripe; the hour is come; the Christ

            Is on His Way.  Nearer He comes, and those

Who walk that way with Him have lived and

            Suffered, and have left behind that which

You now endure.  But, We have not left the sons

            Of men behind;  We now return to bring to you

Light and Life and Peace - - a Peace which now

            Can be - - because goodwill is largely

Mankind's inner urge.  Thus will be brought full

            Glory to the Greatest One Whom I and you and

All men serve, e'en though they know it not.

            The Path which I must tread to reach your

Place is one of Light; it quality, goodwill,

            And it is almost ready for My feet.

Work on.  Failure is not for you.  I come.

* Thoughts on the Reappearance of the Christ.  Alice A. Bailey - June 1949. This statement was provided in the early 70's by Jon Winter, former assistant to Alice A. Bailey. According to Jon, Alice received this at the completion of her 30 year's of work and shortly before her passing in December.  She was the author of 24 books, published by Lucis Trust, that collectively were referred to as the "Ageless Wisdom".