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Share International magazine April 2021

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From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided an article every month for very nearly 40 years. In 2010 BC’s Master wrote: “The decisions made by men now will decide, in large measure, the whole future of this planet.” Those decisions are now more urgent than ever and must be based on the acceptance of Brotherhood. Treasure Brotherhood, cherish Brotherhood, we are advised; it melts barriers and it transforms because it is Divine.


by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme

Without doubt, this is a time of major importance to humanity. The decisions made by men now will decide, in large measure, the whole future of this planet. Future generations will marvel at the apparent ease with which so many today slough off concern for the world’s ills: millions starve and die of want in a world blessed with a huge surplus of food; millions more are always hungry and undernourished.

Many know this to be true yet do nothing. How can this be? What prevents their action? The basis of this inaction is complacency, the source of all evil in the world. Complacency has its roots in the crime of separation which pulls men apart and prevents the flowering of Brotherhood.

Men soon must realize this truth or perish. Brotherhood is both an idea and the fact of our planetary life. Without the reality of Brotherhood as the basis for all action, man’s every effort would come to nothing.

When men accept Brotherhood as the essential nature of life, every aspect of our daily living will change for the better. Every manifestation of Brotherhood melts the barriers which form themselves between men and lead to misunderstanding and distrust. Brotherhood assuages the pain of loss and misfortune. It is a precious gift to be cultivated and nourished. Treasure Brotherhood, it is the key which gives entry to the finest chambers of the heart. We, your Elder Brothers, cherish Brotherhood as Our highest nature, and strive to maintain and strengthen its reality. When men, too, grasp the beneficent truth of Brotherhood, they will realize the beauty which its nature displays, and grasp something of the beauty of divinity itself. Brotherhood is divine as men are divine. It could not be otherwise.

Men are about to experience a profound truth, an awareness of their essential Being. For most, it will come as an experience of rebirth to a state long lost in the distant past. Each, in his own way, will feel redeemed, made new, cleansed and purified. The joy and beauty of Brotherhood will thrill through their Being, and each will see themselves as a part of that beauty and love. (Share International, June 2010)

[This article from Share International magazine, April 2021, is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]

(Read more articles by this Master)

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At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his life, Benjamin Creme was asked numerous questions covering a vast range of topics. We draw on this large recorded resource and publish answers provided by BC and his Master over the years, none of which have yet appeared in Share International.

Evolution – how it proceeds and the role of the Masters

Q. You talk about evolution – but what is the motor for evolution? How does it work?

A. The Masters are the custodians of all the spiritual energies entering the planet. And Their task is to radiate some degree of these energies out into the world in such a way that the Plan of Evolution works out. Everything that humanity does is in response to energy. Generally speaking, we don’t know that, but that’s what happens. If the energy isn’t there then nothing happens. Even just to lift a glass of water takes energy. Everything we do takes energy of one kind or another. We usually think of energy as a physical phenomenon; we think of it in physical terms, such as having enough energy to run. But I’m not talking about that kind of energy. This is about spiritual energy. And that spiritual energy embodies certain great ideas – like love, like unity, illumination, justice, right relationship, will, purpose. These are all ideas which embody certain energies and they become humanity’s ideals; and as we put our ideals into effect we use the energies and so create our culture and our civilization. That’s how culture and civilization grow – in response to the energies embodying the ideals which are a reflection of the ideas which themselves embody the energies in the first place.

The Masters know that, in order to bring out certain aspects of the Plan as They see it, They need to release certain energies which will produce a certain response or result, if we respond. They are experts at it, so in the end we usually respond; possibly not perfectly but to some degree.

Q. Could you give a concrete example?

A. Suddenly the Berlin Wall comes down. Why? Because the people of Germany awakened to the pressure of this energy which was saying ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ or ‘Justice!’ and they pulled down the wall. It didn’t happen the day before. It had to wait until there was that intensity of energy and a sufficient number of people responding to it for the event to take place. And that’s how everything happens in the world. These energies reach a certain focus and intensity to which humanity willy-nilly responds – not everybody, but the more advanced and then the less sensitive, and so on. And when a kind of critical mass has been reached, then events happen – humanity acts, governments act. All these different things take energy.

The Masters are seeking all the time to direct, to guide humanity but we have freewill and They always respect that freewill. They never do and never will infringe our freewill. They cannot and will not force humanity to do anything. And so we do many destructive things. The Masters try to guide us not to do certain things – for example: to prevent war, to make war unthinkable – but if humanity thinks war and has the destructive tendency then they make war, despite the work of the Masters to prevent it. We, humanity, create wars, even though behind us stand the Masters doing everything They can to keep us on a peaceful constructive evolutionary path. The Masters know the way; They have been through evolution. They know the path but They can only teach us the way. They can’t do it for us. (BC interview, London, 1997)

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Share International has a large reserve of unpublished letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme and his Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or a ‘spokesperson’. Other letters presented here are new, and while we cannot confirm or indicate whether a Master is involved, we present these letters for your consideration.

Walking on air

Dear Editor,
There is a small town in the Pennines, UK, called Hebden Bridge. Over the years I have posted Emergence copies into many letter boxes there.

A river runs through the middle of the town, and this year [2021], on a cold January Sunday morning, we walked the river side path into the deserted town.

Suddenly a tall young man jumped onto the iron handrail leading to the bridge and proceeded to ‘tightrope’ walk the three-inch iron rail, as if he was walking on air (in spite of the 30-foot drop into the river). He then jumped onto a parapet on the bridge and turned to look at us.

In my mind I was thinking ‘Master Jesus’ – no smile, no wave, just a gentle gaze which spoke volumes in the present situation.

Thank you Share International magazine for so many uplifting experiences you print. Much needed in these trying times.

Light and love,

L.L., Yorkshire, UK.

Flood of joy

Dear Editor,
Several years ago I had this experience immediately after giving a lecture in Los Angeles. Typically after a talk, people line up to ask me questions or share an experience and this was no exception. Suddenly a short man with dark hair stepped in front of the others to talk with me. He seemed very happy. We spoke briefly and I asked his name. He said, “I will tell you, but you have to repeat it after me”. I said, “OK”. He said, “U.” I repeated, “U”. He said, “R”. I said, “R”. He said, “Love”. I said, “Love – U. R. Love”. He beamed at me with a huge smile and said very excitedly, “So are you!” and threw his arms around me in a big hug. I was immediately filled with a flood of joy that is impossible to describe.

I watched as he walked away several steps to the water cooler to get a drink and I thought, ‘The Water Carrier’. So I wrote to Benjamin Creme and he confirmed that the man was Maitreya using a familiar. What a wonderful experience of pure joy! And of course it seems the lesson is that, regardless of race, sex or sexual preference, belief system, financial status, level of education, country of origin, or personality type, we are all... “love”.

D.L., USA.

Angelic messenger

Dear Editor,
I have been doing Transmission Meditation for nearly six years now [written November 2004] and I also send Reiki healing to people who need it. But I don’t really know if I’m doing it correctly – so one day I thought it would be quite nice just to have a sign to let me know if I’m being effective.

I realize it’s no good asking for a sign without specifying what sort of sign! So, I came up with the idea of a cloud formation in the shape of an angel, which perhaps would not be too difficult to manifest and distinctive enough not to be imagination. I looked out of the window and saw puffs of clouds floating by, but no angel! I did this once or twice with no result, so I dismissed the thought out of my mind. It didn’t really matter if I had a sign or not as I would go on meditating anyway to the best of my ability, in the hope of doing some good.

Two or three days later (15 September 2004), it was a lovely sunny day and I thought “I must get out in the sunshine”. I went out and sat on the grass and, after a little while, I happened to look up. And there above me I saw a large angel, with great arching wings coming to a point at the feet. Its head in the North and feet in the South. It stayed there for five to ten minutes before slowly drifting out of shape.

I would very much like to know who or what manifested that angel for me and to say thank you for listening to me and giving me a sign.

J.C-C., Dorset, England.

(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed that the ‘angel’ was manifested by the Master Jesus.)

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Rallying call!

It has come to our notice that more and more people are receiving our information from the website alone, and thus forgoing the small cost of subscribing to Share International magazine.

Not everyone can, or does, use the internet, and it is essential to have an outer, physical expression, which can display with photographs, the events of which we speak. That means there has to be a magazine, which of course requires a lot of work from volunteers, and a lot of money to produce. There may be a notion that Hierarchy dishes out money for this work, but it is not the case. Subscriptions to Share International are an essential part of maintaining our work and reaching the public. The cost of the subscription is kept as low as possible, the magazine is not subsidised by advertisements and printing and postal charges are mounting all the time.

Surely we would all agree that all those who seriously believe in this work would want to support the magazine, whether or not they read the information on the internet.

Thank you for your support.

This selection of quotations is taken from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ and Maitreya’s Teachings – The Laws of Life), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks Volumes One and Two), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.

Fundamentally, what Maitreya will say we already know – and accept to be true – which is that right human relationships are the basis of life. From moment to moment, by our thoughts and actions, we set into motion causes, the effects of which make our life what it is, for good or for ill. This is the great Law of Cause and Effect.

When we understand this Law and its relation to the Law of Rebirth, we will come to understand the need for harmlessness in all relationships. The rightness, the inevitability, the “commonsense-ness” of right relationship will be driven home to us. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)

When men see the Christ in person, they will quickly assume a new attitude to life and its problems. They will understand that the problems are man-made, exist in man himself, and are not the fault of an uncaring God or the result of mindless chance. A new sense of responsibility will endow men with the impulse to act for the betterment of all. Co-operation, caring and trust will soon replace the present self-concern, and a new phase will open in the evolution of man. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘His name is Love’)

My major need today is for those who share My vision to accept the responsibility of action. Many millions there are in the world who know the need of man, who see that vision, but know not the urgency of the time. I rely on all those with a knowledge of your brothers’ needs, a sympathy for the sufferings of so many, and a will to change all that. May you be among those upon whom I may call, that together we can usher in a new and better world. (Maitreya, from Message No.46)

If we in the developed world are reluctant to make the sacrifices necessary for all people everywhere to live decent, civilized lives, then we will destroy ourselves. Not as punishment, but the direct result of the Law of Cause and Effect. If we do the right thing, we will transform the world; if we continue as we are, and do not see or accept the need for the changes, then they will not happen. Maitreya says: “Nothing happens by itself. Man must act and implement his will,” (Message No.31); so it is up to us. Everything is up to us. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)

In a very real sense the world has shrunk to village size and, as in village life, the actions of one affect the lives and interests of all. No longer can any nation stand aside and claim immunity from the results of its misdeeds. Power alone no longer confers this privilege. More and more, the nations are awakening to their mutual dependence and responsibility, and this fact augurs well for the world. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Awakening to responsibility’)


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Light Phenomena Worldwide

Share International April 2021 images, Light formations in Hannover, Germany.

Light formations in Hannover, Germany. Photograph sent by B.G., Hannover.

Share International April 2021 images, NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) photographed a huge structured object emitting beams of energy close to the sun.

NASA – On 22 February 2021, NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) photographed a huge structured object emitting beams of energy close to the sun. (Source: helioviewer.org)

Share International April 2021 images, a lighted, triangular aerial craft at low altitude could be seen in one of the photos.

Share International April 2021 images, a lighted, triangular aerial craft at low altitude could be seen in one of the photos.

UK – On 15 November 2020, a resident of Weymouth, Dorset, took several photos of the dark, ominous-looking sky. When reviewing them later, a lighted, triangular aerial craft at low altitude could be seen in one of the photos. (Source: mufon.com)

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The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review, 2021

by Phyllis Creme
(an excerpt)

“This comprehensive and immensely important report shows us how by bringing economics and ecology face to face we can help to save the natural world and in doing so save ourselves.” (David Attenborough, Introduction to the Dasgupta Review, abridged version).

This is the urgent message to world leaders and communities worldwide of the Dasgupta Review. It was commissioned by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2019, as a ‘comprehensive global review of the link between biodiversity and economic growth’: to be led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cambridge University. Its brief was to ‘assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally; assess the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss; and identify a range of actions that can simultaneously enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity’. The Review sits alongside accounts of the climate emergency and is just as important.

This report is a thorough and far-reaching exploration of the relationship between economics and ecology. Although it is primarily focused on economics, it also displays a deep understanding of humanity’s relation to nature overall; addressing the “failure of contemporary conceptions of economic possibilities to acknowledge that we are embedded within Nature; we are not external to it”.

As the Review spells out, if economics were to treat Nature as a capital asset alongside material products and services, then we would take a different approach to the natural world. Sustainable economic growth requires a different measure from Gross Domestic Product. And this change is essential if we are to prevent the breakdown of this most important but sometimes ‘invisible’ and silent asset.

Since the 1950s, humanity has despoiled nature to a devastating extent – and has become financially richer in the process. But this is no longer sustainable. The Review argues that losses in biodiversity are undermining the productivity, resilience and adaptability of nature. In turn, this is putting economies, livelihoods and well-being at risk: “Our demands far exceed nature’s capacity to supply us with the goods and services we all rely on. We would require 1.6 Earths to maintain the world’s current living standards…. Humanity now faces a choice: we can continue down a path where our demands on Nature far exceed its capacity to meet them on a sustainable basis; or we can take a different path, one where our engagements with Nature are not only sustainable but also enhance our collective wellbeing and that of our descendants”. Dasgupta has also pointed out that our toxic relationship with nature also gives rise to pandemics.…

In spite of the difficulties, and some apparently intransigent forces, the report is not pessimistic….

Solutions are possible, but they rely on the will of individuals, governments and international bodies to act – and quickly. Fundamentally, we have to change our measures of economic success to guide us on a more sustainable path, for “Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better. Our economies are embedded in nature, not external to it.”

The Review concludes: “The fault is not in economics; it lies in the way we have chosen to practise it. Transformative change is possible – we and our descendants deserve nothing less.”


A disciple’s responsibility in crucial times – Part Two

by Anne Marie Kvernevik
(an excerpt)


The Masters are still striving to teach the disciples and humanity the art of co-operation: “It is Our earnest desire that men learn the art of co-operation, and to this end shall We act as mentors, teaching through example. So liberating is co-operation it is surprising, is it not, that men have been so tardy in learning its joys.”*

Benjamin Creme’s Master stated that cooperation is the only way forward for humanity: “It is by co-operation alone that mankind will survive, by co-operation alone the new civilization will be built, by cooperation only that men can know and demonstrate the inner truth of their divinity.”*

It is to be hoped that the Covid-19 pandemic will be a lesson for humanity, and especially for the world leaders, to recognize the oneness of humanity and that the way to solve our grave problems is by sharing and justice. It is to be hoped that the disciples in the world, through the support of the Masters – which they have – will also be teaching humanity (as embryonic models) the art of co-operation and cohesion by example.

Benjamin Creme’s Master states: “Men must release themselves from the poison of competition, must realize it for the glamour which it is, and, seeing the Oneness of all men, embrace co-operation for the General Good. (‘The Art of Co-operation’, A Master Speaks, September 2000)

Benjamin Creme underlines the disciple’s responsibility: “The soul aspect of a nation can only demonstrate through the disciples and initiates in the nation, because they are the ones who give expression to the soul aspect of any nation. It is up to the initiates and disciples to come forward with the ideas, the inspiring thought-form of co-operation on a global scale.”….

[* From the article ‘Co-operation’, A Master Speaks, December 1984.]

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Lakhdar Brahimi is an Algerian former freedom fighter, foreign minister, conflict mediator and UN diplomat, and has been a member of The Elders since the group was founded in 2007. In the following article, he reflects on the importance of working together to recover sustainably from the pandemic and combat other existential threats to humanity such as war and conflict, climate change and nuclear proliferation.

….We have seen over the past 12 months how Covid-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, especially for people already suffering multiple hardships in fragile states and conflict zones. It is vital now that the world does not succumb to ‘vaccine nationalism’ and other short-term measures that favour the privileged and wealthy – within and between countries and regions. If we have learned anything over the past year, it should be that, in a pandemic, none of us is safe until all of us are safe.

Poverty, inequality and injustice – these three ills of human society did probably not directly cause the pandemic, but they certainly helped it spread. In my personal experience, they were both the cause and the consequence of the conflicts which continue to spread and grow around the world, and I was delighted to discuss these issues with Mary Robinson, our Chair at The Elders, in the latest episode of the ‘Finding Humanity’ podcast.

The part of the world I come from – the Middle East and North Africa as it is called in ‘UN-speak’– is beset with all sorts of problems, and in general, these problems are not being handled that well. 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the ‘Arab Spring’, which raised huge hopes when it started in Tunisia in December 2010 and seemed to triumph less than one month later. Now, for most people, this is a bittersweet moment to recall both the bravery of protesters peacefully demanding greater freedom, and the extent to which early optimism has been replaced with deep doubts and even despair.

The region is receiving outside help and for that we must be grateful. But are our countries and people always receiving the right kind of help? The best help any external party can give in a conflict situation or peace process is to encourage the people at the heart of the situation to do what they think will improve the situation in their country.

Pursuing the narrow and selfish objectives of external players, ultimately, does not even achieve those narrow objectives and will damage rather than help the interests of the suffering people in the country in conflict, especially when those external players are working against, rather than with, each other: look at Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan….. (Source: theelders.org)

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The following is the full table of contents of the printed magazine April 2021

1 Brotherhood
by the Master —

3 This month in Share International

4 Point of view:
Key to pandemic prevention: heal ‘broken relationship’ with nature
by Andrea Germanos

5 A recommended read:
The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review, 2021
by Phyllis Creme

6 Making Peace With Nature
Humanity’s to do list
by Stephen Leahy

7 Latino teenager sues an oil company and wins

8 A disciple’s responsibility in crucial times – part two
by Anne Marie Kvernevik

9 Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq: “Landmark moment in modern religious history”

10 Lakhdar Brahimi calls for a spirit of solidarity

11 Signs of the time:
Light phenomena worldwide

14 ‘Saving lives is never a crime’:
Aid groups reject charges overrefugee rescue missions
by Andrea Germanos

15 The Law of Action and Reaction – a compilation

17 Attributes of the disciple
by Aart Jurriaanse

18 What role for South-South cooperation in post-Covid recovery?
by Matteo Marchisio

19 Money laundering: the darker side of the world’s offshore financial system
by Thalif Deen

21 Letters to the editor:
Walking on air

23 Questions and answers
by Benjamin Creme

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