Perhaps one of the first things that every student has to learn, as he seeks to grasp the nature and use of mind, is that public opinion has to give place to individual consciousness of right, and that then that individual consciousness has to be so employed and concentrated that it is seen in its right proportion as that living germ which can expand into the divine flower of the Son of Mind, the Manasaputra or soul, and as the thread which leads back into the realm of the Universal Mind. This thread and this consciousness, when followed, will lead the individual into the Council Chamber wherein the plan and the purpose of the great Life will stand revealed, and wherein all human selfishness and self-seeking fade out in the clear light of the Will of God. Through right understanding and right use and control of the astral nature and a comprehension of the nature of the sentient consciousness, man can penetrate into the very heart of God Himself and know past all controversy that all is well, for all is Love. Through right use of mind, and through correct understanding of the nature of the intellect, man can enter into the mind of God and know that all is well, for all is planned, and divine purpose is steadily working out its objectives.
Humanity is the custodian of the hidden mystery, and the difficulty consists in the fact that which man conceals from the world is also hidden from him-self. He knows not the wonder of that which he preserves and nourishes. Humanity is the treasure-house of God [this is the great Masonic secret], for only in the human kingdom, as esotericists have long pointed out, are the three divine qualities found in their full flower and together. In man, God the Father has hidden the secret of life; in man, God the Son has secreted the Treasures of wisdom and of love; in man, God the Holy Spirit has implanted the mystery of manifestation. Humanity, and humanity alone, can reveal the nature of the Godhead and of eternal life. To man is given the privilege of revealing the nature of the divine consciousness, and of portraying before the eyes of the assembled sons of God [at the final conclave before the dissolution] what has lain hidden in the Mind of God. Hence the injunction before us today [in the words of the great Christ teacher] to possess in ourselves “the Mind of Christ.” This mind must dwell in us and reveal itself in the human race in ever greater fullness. To man is given the task of raising matter up into heaven, and of glorifying rightly the form side of life through his conscious manifestation of divine powers.
To portray adequately the wonder and the destiny of the human kingdom lies beyond my powers or the power of any human pen, no matter how great a man’s realisation may be, or his response to the beauty of God’s world. Divinity must be lived, expressed and manifested, to be understood. God must be loved, known and revealed within the human heart and brain, on order to be intellectually grasped.
The Hierarchy of mystics, knowers and lovers of God, are manifesting this revealed truth in the world of the mental plane and of the emotional plane today. But the hour has now come when the manifestation of this reality can, for the first time and in truth, manifest itself on the physical plane in an organised group form, instead of through the instrumentality of the few inspired sons of God who have, in past ages, incarnated as the guarantee of the future possibilities. The Hierarchy of Angels and of Saints, of Masters, Rishis and Initiates, can now begin to organise itself in material form on earth, because today the group idea is rapidly gaining ground, and the nature of humanity is being better understood. The church of Christ, hitherto invisible and militant, can now be seen slowly materialising and becoming the Christ visible and triumphant. This is the coming glory of the Aquarian Age; this is the next revelation of the evolutionary cycle, and such is the task of the immediate future.
Today, a moment of great moment of crisis has arrived, the state of human consciousness. Mind has arrived as a functioning power, personalities are co-ordinated. The three aspects of man are being blended; another formation of precipitation from the Hierarchy of adepts has become possible. On the physical plane, without any exoteric organisation, ceremonials, or outer form, there is integrating – silently steadily and powerfully – a group of men and woman who will supersede eventually the previous Hierarchical effort. They will supersede all churches, all groups, and all organisations and will eventually constitute that oligarchy of elect souls who will govern and guide the world. The NGWS.
They are being gathered out of every nation, but are gathered and chosen, not by the watching Hierarchy or by any Master, but by the power of their response to the spiritual opportunity, tide and note. They are emerging out of every group and church and party, and will therefore be truly representative. This they do, not from the pull of their own ambition and prideful schemes, but through the very selflessness of their service. They are finding their way to the top in every department of human knowledge, not because of the clamour they make about their own ideas, discoveries and theories, but because they are so inclusive in their outlook, and so wide in their interpretation of the truth that they see the hand of God in all happenings, His imprint upon all forms, and His note sounding forth through every channel of communication between the subjective reality and the objective outer form.
Kryon, channelled the following about the “the world individual” or the etheric web of the world:
Scientists can now measure the magnetics of the planet on an hourly basis. That which you would call the magnetic flux of the grid of the earth varies in strength. It's also not consistent from place to place. Now, there are reasons for all of that, but for the first time in space and on the ground, you have a way of measuring that flux variation hour by hour. In the past, you could measure it only every few months. That was good enough, but with modern methods, you now can measure it in real time, and suddenly there was a revelation of discovery. Perhaps you didn't know this, and this is the reason you needed to hear this or read this? For its profound information and very much the way we told you the relationship between humanity and Gaia would be. Your science has discovered that variations in the magnetic flux - that is to say, the variation of the magnetic field in strength goes up and down with Human events! Breathe. Think about it. They saw that when a great deal of Humans left the planet all at once, it changed the magnetics! When there was compassion on the planet for those who were suffering in grief, it changed! When there was exhilaration because something happened that was celebrated, it changed! It's an unbelievable, synchronistic attribute and totally unexpected and remarkable. The magnetic grid of the earth shifts depending on what happens to Humans.
Now, what does that tell you about the energy of humanity? It is altering the physics of the planet. Don't ask Gaia what's going to happen. Instead, ask the consciousness of humanity what's going to happen. And I will tell you that what you see going on right now with humanity is on target and on schedule, and it has never happened in the history of the earth like this before. You've never sped up time before, yet we told you it was possible more than 21 years ago.
Now, let's speak of you personally. I see the overview of all of your lives, the Akash that is in you, and the energy of those who lined up to be here at this time. In this is the shift of the energy representing the galactic alignment. Yet we see it differently than you. You are more than Humans walking the earth in lesson. You are catalysts for energy. Everywhere you touch the earth with an enlightened state, it stays changed. And we have said this before. There is a quantum process that is going on even at the molecular level within the field of your DNA. It interacts with the Crystalline Grid of the planet. Your presence in this lifetime is changing Gaia. Old souls are at the forefront of this process, and less than one half of one persent of the Human race has got to do what you have done in order to effect a permanent change on this planet, a consciousness shift that has been predicted for 2012. For 17 years, you've been in the energy of the 2012 midpoint alignment, for it's a 36-year process. You have 19 more to go. What you do in the next 19 years becomes the template for the future. You are accomplishing what you came for. That is the summary of 2010. Accomplishment. [Kryon]
We, as humans, through our etheric bodies swim in the sea of ether, and thus are in contact with ALL and part of the Whole. Through our etheric bodies we influence the etheric body of the planet for good and for worse. We are the redeemer of the planet and the brain sells of the planetary logos. The more people can achieve this linking of the higher and lower aspects of the human nature, the more rapidly will the task of salvaging the world proceed. The more painstakingly and persistently this work is carried forward, the sooner will the Hierarchy of the planet resume Its ancient task and status in the world, and the sooner will the Mysteries be restored and the world function, therefore, more consciously in line with the Plan. Every single unit of the human family who achieves success upon the Path of Discipleship may be, in himself, relatively of small importance. But the massed units are of tremendous potency on the planet and the lower kingdoms in which redemption mankind play a great roll.
Humanity is macrocosmic in relation to the Sub-human states of consciousness and the effect upon these lesser and more material states is primarily four-fold.
 The stimulating of the spiritual aspect, expressing itself as the soul in all forms, such as the form of a mineral, a flower, or an animal. The positive aspect of energy in all these forms will wax stronger, producing radiation, for instance, increasingly in the mineral kingdom. In the vegetable kingdom, the effect will be the demonstration of increased beauty and diversity, and the evolution of new species. In the animal kingdom the effect will be the elimination of pain and suffering and a return to the ideal conditions of the Garden of Eden.
When man functions as a soul, he heals, he stimulates and vitalizes; he transmits the spiritual forces of the universe, and all harmful emanations and all destructive forces find in the human kingdom a barrier. Evil and its effects are largely dependent upon humanity for a functioning channel. Humanity’s function is to transmit and handle force. This is done in the early and ignorant stages destructively and with harmful results. Later when acting under the influence of the soul, force is rightly and wisely handled and good eventuates. True indeed it is that “the whole creation travaileth in pain until now, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
 The bringing of light. Humanity is the planetary light bearer, transmitting the light of knowledge, of wisdom, and of understanding, and this in the esoteric sense. These three aspects of light carry three aspects of soul energy to the soul in all forms, through the medium of the anima mundi, the world soul. Physically speaking, this can be realized if we can appreciate the difference between our planetary illumination today and that of five hundred years ago – our brilliantly lit cities and so on. These are but the results of man’s growing illumination. His knowledge aspect of light has brought this into being. Who shall say what will eventuate when the wisdom aspect predominates? When these are welded by understanding, the soul will control in the three worlds and in all kingdoms of nature.
 The transmission of energy. The human kingdom acts upon and affects the three sub-human kingdoms. The down-pouring spiritual Triangle and the upraising matter Triangle meet point to point in humanity when the point of balance can be found. In man’s achievement and spiritualization is the hope of the world. Mankind itself is the world Saviour, of which all world Saviours have been but the symbol and the guarantee.
 The blending of the deva or angel evolution and the human. This is a mystery which will be solved as man arrives at the consciousness of his own solar Angel, only to discover that, that too, is also but a form of life which, having served its purpose, must be left behind. The angel or deva evolution is one of the great lines of force, contained in the divine expression and the Solar Angels, the Agnishvattas, [our souls], belong – in there form aspect – to this line.
Thus humanity serves, and in the development of a conscious aptitude for service, in the growth of a conscious understanding of the individual part to be played in the working out of the plan and in the rendering of the personality subject to the soul, will come the steady progress of humanity towards its goal of world service.
Based on the works of AAB, DK and Kryon.