November 2023
The Middle East
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
Recent events in the Middle East have focused world attention on that troubled area in a new way. Gone are the assumptions that, if left alone, the many problems there will sort themselves out or go away; that conflict and division are endemic and, if contained, of no great account, and that nothing can be done for this historically and strategically important part of the world.
The nature and technical advances of modern warfare have changed such thinking and are leading to a reappraisal of the role that the United Nations might play in that theatre. For the first time, the possibility of a nuclear-free zone for the Middle East is receiving serious attention. Also, for the first time, a final and fair solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is seen in many quarters to be of paramount importance, while a new urgency can be heard in the voices of those demanding democratic reforms.
Herein lies the challenge and the opportunity for the community of nations to address these many problems with energy and wisdom. Gone are the days when laissez-faire will suffice to keep under control the many warring factions and interests which struggle for supremacy. The international community must accept responsibility for maintaining peace and prosperity in the region, must use its new-found authority to bring to the negotiating table the representatives of the various peoples, and must guarantee the implementation of the compromise agreements which would follow serious negotiations.
Only thus will fair and lasting solutions be found and true peace restored. The time is ripe for such action. The time has come to lift for ever the dark clouds which, for many years, have menaced world peace and which, today, literally darken the sun.
…To reach such agreements and implement such action will not be easy; no simple solutions stand ready to hand. Much will depend on the readiness of the various contenders to look with realism at the future prospects of the region without far-reaching changes of approach. A stark and bitter future, indeed, would follow their refusal to address the problems with wisdom and goodwill….
The time is not far off when wiser minds than those now grappling with the situation may offer Their advice. The long-withheld hand of Hierarchy may soon be extended openly in aid. With this in mind, we may look more hopefully to the future of this long-suffering portion of the world and see a new light scatter the dark clouds of hatred and war.
In recent weeks, the Master Jesus has appeared in vision to the soldiers of both warring sides, each claiming His appearance as a blessing on their cause. Soon, Maitreya Himself will appear to many and proffer His assistance. His guidance, if followed, will lead the world back to sanity and safety, and open the way for the demonstration, in the Middle East, of the rightful brotherhood of those now divided and estranged.

* The words ‘men’ and ‘man’ are used throughout the Master’s articles as general terms meaning humankind.

Share International Magazine
From the November issue
Crisis in the Middle East – a Master’s point of view
From the Editor: “The world is deeply troubled by the excesses of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To present the situation in as balanced a way as possible in this issue we have drawn on Maitreya’s teachings and the writings of Benjamin Creme and his Master.
Any lasting peaceful solution can only be based on justice for all. The current conflagration must be seen in the context of sustained injustice and oppression of the Palestinian people – decade after decade since 1948.
We realize that our contribution to this complex issue is limited. Benjamin Creme remarked in a number of his books and in this magazine that, while a solution and reconciliation must be aimed at, ‘it will take Maitreya Himself to bring this reconciliation about’.”
The article above from the Master —, and those referenced below, “… refer to the events and tensions of earlier periods, but they also provide an insight into how the international community’s failure, thus far, to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem has played into today’s horrific war. Sharing and justice are key in this and other conflicts.”
Maitreya’s Priorities
Maitreya sees all people as members of one family, thereby prioritizing the human right of all for nourishing food, safe housing, effective medical care and all the education needed for individual sustenance and self-development. Beyond these come environmental restoration and the preservation of nature in its myriad forms. In this section we highlight examples of positive actions and trends in these directions. Refer to the source/s for more in-depth information.
Pope calls out unacceptable lack of progress on climate emergency
On October 4, following up on his 2015 Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si – On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis issued a hard-hitting, 18-page Apostolic Exhortation, Laudate Deum – To All People of Good Will on the Climate Crisis.
“With the passage of time, I have realized that our responses have not been adequate, while the world in which we live is collapsing and may be near the breaking point. In addition to this possibility, it is indubitable that the impact of climate change will increasingly prejudice the lives and families of many persons. We will feel its effects in the areas of healthcare, sources of employment, access to resources, housing, forced migrations, etc.”
In this unequivocal new document, reports the New York Times, the pope “…offers a comprehensive overview of climate science, the energy transition and the global political landscape. In clear, precise language he identified the burning of fossil fuels as the primary driver of climate change, details the effect on the planet and people, dismisses those who deny the crisis, and accuses wealthy individuals, corporations and countries of selfishly turning a blind eye.”
After laying bare the scientific, political and cultural realities – along with spiritual insights – he concludes with an urgent appeal to all people of goodwill to be part of the solution at every level they can. As Maitreya has said, “All are needed. Every one. … No one is too small or young to take part in this great Plan for the rescue and the rehabilitation of our world.”
Sources (important reading!)
Peace – essential in the Middle East
It is frequently the case that, in acting for what is seen by them as the good of the world, countries wreak havoc on a world scale. So dense are the fogs of glamour which surround their actions, so illusionary is their thinking, that great harm may be done, and much pain and suffering caused, for the best of reasons. Thus it is today. ...It can be seen, therefore, how necessary it is that there be peace in the Middle East; how necessary it is that the Palestinians have true justice and a viable homeland. This is the most important problem facing men today. Failure to solve it would be disastrous for the world. It will take the combined resources of wisdom and will of both Hierarchy and men to overcome, finally, this malignant force. A clear understanding by men of the true nature of the threat is thus imperative. Men must organize and act in unison.
— From A Master Speaks, Volume One
This book also includes these articles about the Middle East:
“The need for action” Share International November 1990
“Aiding the cause of peace” Share International July/August 2003

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Network News, Programming and Events
The following events present wide-ranging information about the emergence of Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom. Their content offers perspectives on how this is impacting our world today. Please pass this information on to some new people:
“The Promise of the Future” – Share International editor Felicity Eliot gives a wide-ranging interview on “Everything Imaginable – a podcast for curious minds.”
A Better World Community – interviews with people making a world of difference
After four decades as a parish minister, Rev. Martin Thielen retired and founded “Doubter’s Parish,” a “digital parish” for people grappling with traditional beliefs and institutional religion in the modern era.
Planetary Makeover – Scroll through a wide range of audio and video interviews
In “Do you feel the re-emergence of deep spirituality?” Betsy Whitfill describes the radical and widely-reported changes occurring in the Christian churches as true Christianity is being distinguished from present-day “Churchianity.”
Mystic Takeaway – interviews on spiritual experiences
Creativity and love, that’s what we are.” Andreas Beck of South Tirol, Italy started a forum to encourage dialog between social and environmental activists, where he also speaks about his conviction that the world has tremendous spiritual support through these times of unprecedented crisis.
What in the World is Happening? – a monthly webinar, currently on pause.
While this monthly webinar is on hiatus we encourage you to view dozens of past episodes on Facebook and YouTube.
Maitreya and The Sword of Cleavage – Part 2” discusses the energy behind the extreme polarization in our world today.

More articles to share
Some months ago we reported on Share International USA’s new Medium and Substack accounts where a growing collection of articles by our co-workers is available in these two popular public forums. The latest articles include:
“Out of the Ashes”
“A Momentous Time in Human History”
“Service: the Way Forward”
“What’s Really Behind all the Polarization?”
“Nuclear Energy: What We Don’t Know is Hurting Us”
And now our most important information pieces are available online
Here are a few:
“The World Teacher is Now Here”
“The Gathering of the Forces of Light”
The above two are also available as web pages at
“Christianity and the Ageless Wisdom Teaching”
“Maitreya and Related Historical Figures”
The urgency of sharing our information … now
As we watch the violent and chaotic breakup of this old civilization, it’s hard to stay calm and centered in our daily lives – and even harder to figure out how we can help. But many years ago Benjamin Creme explained: “Nothing that you do, whatever the struggle in doing it, could be more beneficial than this [Reappearance] work. Now is the opportunity, as Maitreya put it, of a thousand lifetimes. Never in a thousand lifetimes will you be given this opportunity again.”
If we can grasp the significance of that, it would be the most powerful motivator to share what we know as widely as possible – especially when people are in such need of real hope on so many fronts.
Every month in this newsletter we include many educational and inspirational things that can be passed along to new people. This month we’re giving an even larger collection, so we hope you will save this issue for future use.
You might think: “But I’ve already told everybody I know. Where else/how can I share the information?” So that’s what we want to ask all of you: what are the ways you’ve found to continually share our information – keeping in mind our no-spam guidelines? We’ll pass along your suggestions in future issues. Use this link to our Contact page to send your thoughts.
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Transmission Meditation
The Call to Service

“As the soul makes its journey it gradually changes its vehicle. More and more of the light, which is the energy of the soul, is reflected by its vehicle, the man or woman, through the practice of meditation and service. It is not the individual who desires to serve, but the soul. And when the union of the two through meditation is sufficient, the person finds him or herself wanting to serve: the call to service of the soul becomes too great to resist. The world is seen to need their help, and the person begins to serve in whatever way it is called upon by the soul to do. The thing is to recognize it and relate yourself to the needs of the world.”

– Benjamin Creme

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Background Information
• Maitreya's priorities
• Evidence of Maitreya's Presence
• Miracles throughout the world
• The Day of Declaration
• The Ageless Wisdom teachings
• Transmission Meditation
• The Promise of the Future
• Benjamin Creme: a messenger of hope
• How you can help
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