“The author of the ‘Clementine Homilies’ is right; the mystery of Christos—now supposed to have been taught by Jesus of Nazareth—’was identical’ with that which from the first had been communicated ‘to those who are worthy’ were those who had been initiated into the mysteries of Gnosis, and who were ‘accounted worthy’ to attain that ‘resurrection from the dead’ in this life … ‘those who knew they could die no more, being equal to the angels as sons of God and sons of the resurrection.’ In other words through personal efforts to live the life and to attain the naturally ensuing spiritual illumination , they were the great adepts of whatever religion; and the words apply to all those who, without being initiates, strive and succeed. … This ‘resurrection’ can never be monopolized by the Christians, but is the spiritual birthright of every human being endowed with soul and spirit.” ~H. P. Blavatsky
There are many different opinions on who are “worthy” to be saved, to be the “chosen people”. The Jews say they are the chosen. Christians, or at least some of them, say only the Christians who accept Jesus can be saved. Simple logic indicates that neither group is correct, or should be. Those who are worthy of being saved are those who make the effort to develop their spiritual faculties and use them in service to God. It doesn’t matter what religion they belong to. They may not even be part of an organized religion, but be merely “spiritual”, as long as they believe in God.
On the other hand, those who join a Church do not, merely by doing so, awaken and develop their spirit and soul. Even attending services, or listening to sermons won’t do it. Each of us must seek to awaken his one spirit, the priest or minister can’t do it for us, and in most modern churches most of the priests and ministers don’t even know how to do this for themselves, let alone help others do it. Likewise, those modern “spiritual” groups that can be found all over social media and elsewhere cannot claim to be the chosen either if all they are teaching is simply morality, ethics, or singing chants.
A Spiritual School
A real spiritual group, spiritual school, or spiritual teacher must teach people that it is necessary to awaken their own spiritual faculties and not just let priests or gurus do it for them, and must then teach them how to do this and provide aid and encouragement along the path to enlightenment. Cosolargy is one such school and community and is the one I belong to and I recommend it highly (click on the name to visit their web site. Note: the site is currently ( February, 2016) being redesigned and has “under construction” pages, please don’t let that discourage you from reading what is there and possibly filling out the contact form or even the spiritual potential quiz.)