Ray 1: Law of Repulse & Integration Technique


As I continue to study the science of the seven rays, I am continually delighted with how helpful this information is in creating a new paradigm for understanding the psychological and spiritual challenges humanity is facing as we slowly awaken to a greater spiritual reality. Today I’m sharing two powerful ray one stanzas of what is known as the “Old Commentary” from Alice Bailey’s book Esoteric Psychology II. These stanzas create powerful imagery for us to work with and serve as catalysts to stimulate our connection with our higher intuitional mind. I especially like that they provide clear prompts and helpful directions for us. Even if we feel we are not essentially a ray one “type,” this is one of the aspects of divinity that we are responsible for recognizing and understanding because we are all a part of the Whole and the Whole is within us. And in practical terms, this knowledge helps us better understand and interact with those in our lives who are expressing along this line. For those who do strongly resonate with this ray quality, this information can prove to be invaluable.


I’ve included each quote directly as they appear in EPII,[1][2] and then included my notes and interpretations below. I do not presume to say that my interpretations are ‘the way it is.’ I include them only to illustrate how we can work with the stanzas to apply them to our daily life.

The Law of Repulse – The Direction of Ray I.

“The garden stands revealed. In ordered beauty live its flowers and trees. The murmur of the bees and insects on their winged flight is heard on every side. The air is rich with perfume. The colours riot to the blue of heaven….

The wind of God, His breath divine, sweeps through the garden….Low lie the flowers. Bending, the trees are devastated by the wind. Destruction of all beauty is followed by the rain. The sky is black. Ruin is seen. Then death….

Later, another garden! but the time seems far away. Call for a gardener. The gardener, the soul, responds. Call for the rain, the wind, the scorching sun. Call for the gardener. Then let the work go on. Ever destruction goes before the rule of beauty. Ruin precedes the real. The garden and the gardener must awake! The work proceeds.

Same stanza with my notes:

“The garden stands revealed. In ordered beauty live its flowers and trees. The murmur of the bees and insects on their winged flight is heard on every side. The air is rich with perfume. The colours riot to the blue of heaven…. This is a personal, selfish vision of perfection. It is disconnected from the greater whole and exists in the mind’s eye of the individual who seeks to manifest his own small vision. Also, note the word “riot” which conjours up chaos and disorder – he builds without regard to the larger divine order, his mind is chaotic.

The wind of God, His breath divine, sweeps through the garden….Low lie the flowers. Bending, the trees are devastated by the wind. Destruction of all beauty is followed by the rain. The sky is black. Ruin is seen. Then death…. He has a sudden revelation of his disordered world – this suddenness and one-pointed clarity is very much a ray 1 quality. He sees that he is not aligned with the greater whole and his garden, his vision, is destroyed. A true devastation of the unreal through a gain in awareness of the real.

Later, another garden! but the time seems far away. There is a dawning awareness of the real Plan and of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Creation, of the Allness, but he cannot yet see it clearly or understand what to do.

Call for a gardener.

Start asking for guidance instead of rushing into activity and destroying and creating willy-nilly. And not only guidance, but higher guidance.

The gardener, the soul, responds. Call for the rain, the wind, the scorching sun. Call for the gardener. Then let the work go on. Ever destruction goes before the rule of beauty. Ruin precedes the real. The garden and the gardener must awake! The work proceeds.

He must go through a deeply cleansing process of letting go of his selfish ambitions and personal vision before he can build anything beautiful, true, or sustainable.

Integration Technique for Ray One

“The love of power must dominate. There must also be repudiation of those forms which wield no power.

The word goes forth from soul to form; ‘Stand up. Press outward into life. Achieve a goal. For you, there must be not a circle, but a line.

Prepare the form. Let the eyes look forward, not on either side. Let the ears be closed to all the outer voices, and the hands clenched, the body braced, and mind alert. Emotion is not used in furthering of the Plan. Love takes its place.’

Same stanza with my notes:

“The love of power must dominate. There must also be repudiation of those forms which wield no power. Don’t waste time going after unreal things. Move out of “actualizing” selfish ideas and only use your power to reveal and create the real.

The word goes forth from soul to form; ‘Stand up. Press outward into life. Achieve a goal. For you, there must be not a circle, but a line. Even though he must learn to love, he still evolves through the use of dynamic (forceful) energy for the furtherance of the plan. He still learns by doing.

Prepare the form. Singular, not plural. The whole of manifested Creation. The entire Tree of Life as a whole.

Let the eyes look forward, not on either side. Let the ears be closed to all the outer voices, and the hands clenched, the body braced, and mind alert. Emotion is not used in furthering of the Plan. Love takes its place.’

Do not allow lower selfish desires– one’s own or others – to distract. Do not let separate agendas lure you this way or that. Only respond to the need of the unified whole. Love is experienced in the comprehension of “isolated unity” and this understanding must guide his actions. He must identify with the unity of the whole – this must become a realized fact and not a theoretical concept for him.

Okay, I hope you enjoyed these quotes and that some new insight comes your way as a result. I’d love to hear your about thoughts and experiences.

[1] Alice Bailey, Esoteric Psychology II, p. 66

[2] Ibid, pg. 351

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