— In GRT-CIP@yahoogroups.com, July 7, 2009, XXX wrote:
> I have a question : the White Brotherhood – is this a collection of white/fair skinned races? I recall that many indigenous races here on Earth have legends of white skinned “gods”. What about the colored races here? Where do they fit in re. the GF? Or does the White may refer to the Light?
To answer your question, XXX, I’d have to make a number of points, rather than just one.
First, please recall that the “Asended Masters” of the White Brotherhood reside on the inner or spiritual planes and have no further need to incarnate, though they do as an act of service.
Second, they are able to assume the characteristics they wish when they do take on a body.
Third, no person, past a certain stage of development, is limited on the inner planes to the characteristics of their last body, as far as I know. Appearance is not a fixed matter. So races do not as such endure with the clarity that they do here.
It is true that many people prefer the characteristics of their last body and that the inner planes are arranged according to settings that each group of deceased terrestrials would prefer.
So, for instance, Lawrence of Arabia preferred to live in a part of the inner planes that resembled England though he also traveled to the part that resembled “Arabia.” (1)
But, generally speaking, the whole idea of race does not have the significance on the other side that it does here.
Add to that the inner planes are arranged according to level of spiritual evolution. A person who loves all people would find himself (or herself) surrounded with people of like temperament; a person who hated, the same. But they would never find themselves in the same company unless the more highly developed was there to serve the less highly developed.
So a group of ascended masters could not be found with any attention on matters like race, save a delight in meeting people of different ways of thinking and a desire to quell the racial prejudice that exists only on Earth and in the very lowest of the astral planes.
Fourth, the various lodges of ascended masters are called by various names, but naming them after colours or rays is quite common. I believe there is a “Blue Lodge” on Sirius. On Earth it is the “White Brotherhood.”
I am not an expert on colours and so I cannot say whether white is a colour or not. But I am looking at pictures of various saintly figures on my wall here, and they are dressed in white, so I assume it is.
I can think of Tibetans, East Indians, Native Indians, Middle Easterners and Europeans right off the top of my head among White Brotherhood adepts I know of so I assume that all races belong.
I personally cannot envision a sign over the “White Brotherhood’s” door saying this race is somehow not welcome. It would not make sense viewed from any vantage point. I’m afraid we find that way of seeing things only on this level of reality – not anywhere more evolved.
Soon we will no longer see it here either. It is definitely a function of separative, zero-sum, “us against them” thinking, which Ascension will wash from our minds.
(1) Here is T.E. Lawrence’s account of a visit to “Arabia” on the astral plane. Notice that he leaves from a coast that resembles England:
“I went to the coast, a coast corresponding in its features to the rugged cliffs of England and there I took ship. Yes, there are ships here just as there are houses and towns. Voyages are easier; no mischance can occur and the direction is assured by the purpose and desire of the voyagers.
“Our journey has not been a lengthy business of calling at port after port so we have soon reached our destination and I find myself in a country which is the counterpart of Egypt. …
“All those I meet are friendly and happy souls. …
“This is a dream city and I have left it and am out in the clear air of the desert again. Travelling on foot is no hardship; fatigue is never felt and desire impels one swiftly and surely onward.
“The desert has all the more than its remembered beauty but none of its terrors. It is not possible to get lost and hunger and thirst can no longer prove one’s undoing since one can go on indefinitely without food or drink.
“I am reveling in the clean, bare land and savouring again the desert air with its piercing purity. Lovely to be free also from dependence upon a surly camel, a train of followers and all the tiresome paraphernalia necessary in the old days to keep one alive.” (T.E. Lawrence, Postmortem Journal, 50-1. See http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/nmh/travel1.html#arabia .)