First we find the Monad [Spirit] on the monadic plane [second from the top out of seven]. It is a Solar Spark and is found on one of the seven rays and reflects the three aspects- will, love wisdom and active intelligence- of the Deity.
The Soul, [Solar Angel, or Ego], is the vehicle of the Monad. It is in itself a triplicity, as is all in nature, and reflects the three aspects of Divinity on the mental plane [fifth from the top]. The Solar Angel, who embodies the real man, and is his expression on the mental plane, is literally his divine ancestor, the “Watcher” who, through long cycles of incarnation has poured Himself out in sacrifice in order that man might BE.
The personality is that man in incarnation and is in itself a triplicity; the physical body, the emotional body, and the mental body.
All the fruits or experiences of the personality get accumulated in the Soul who is the mediator between Monad and personality or Spirit and matter.
To achieve alignment with the soul the personality have to fuse the three divine aspects [the etheric body, the astral body, and the mental body], into one whole. When he has achieved this, he passes through a process of reorientation. This reveals to him the whole of humanity and later still, on the path of initiation, that whole of which humanity itself is only an expression.
The individual begins to serve humanity consciously through the medium of his integrated personality and he knows himself to be part of a greater whole. He starts to work with the Plan. We can say that the conflict between the soul ray and the personality ray starts, and the war is on between two focussed aspects of energy. The control by the soul is the final phase, leading to the death and destruction of the personality. The personality is then completely identified with the soul.
When the personality and the soul are integrated, it will evoke the consciousness of the whole. When this is accomplished, group consciousness is added to self-consciousness. This is the second great step on the way to God consciousness. On the level of the soul, there is no my soul and your soul, we are One. The personality then realises his path forward is not alone, but in a group.
As a group, we get an increase of the total consciousness of the group, the stimulation of the units in the group and the group magnetism producing increased healing as blending effects upon allied groups. The individual and the group unit, will slowly learn to subordinate the personal good and pleasure, to group conditions and group requirements. Each person in a group has to learn to work in a close mental and spiritual cooperation with all the others. Each has to pour forth love on all and learn to subordinate his own personal growth to the group requirement.
This group endeavour will call forth from the Hierarchy a responsive magnetic impulse which will bring together, through the medium of the group, the overshadowing beneficent forces. Light and inspiration and spiritual revelation can be released in such a flood of power that it will work definite changes in the human consciousness. It will open men’s eyes to the basic realities.
The development of the self-consciousness, and of the uniquely separative individual, has been the right and desired technique in the past. The development of group consciousness, through the activity of the New Group of World Servers, is to be the right and desired technique of the future.
The NGWS believe in an inner world government and in an evolutionary Plan. They are steadily cultivating an international spirit of good will, and to this they consecrate every effort. They also seek to teach the fact that the many national, religious, and social experiments are only modes of expansion, ways of growth, and needed lessons. These ideals are leading to international order, religious understanding, unity, peace and plenty. They are all in line with the Plan. [The good and the bad]
The attention of the hierarchy is not centred upon the individual, but just so far as he is occupied with matters, which concern group good.
The consciousness of humanity as a whole must be expanded so that it can be developed from the germ of self-consciousness and be brought up to that of complete group consciousness and identification as occurs when the individual soul takes the final initiation. The ascending energy of the human kingdom must be brought into close rapport with the descending energy of spirit that another great expression of Deity may emerge, through man, into manifestation.
From the works of AAB and DK.