With Step Five and Step Six the spiritual journey on the Nine-Fold Rainbow Path reaches its culmination. Step Five and Step Six crown the Divine Rainbow Path and initiate us into the new impulse from the Living God who now changes the world. The Gospel of Christ-Maitreya and the Gospel of the Divine Mother are parts of one and the same mystery, the Divine Wedding(#), and reflect the re-creation of the world from two different aspects – the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine.
By merging with the centre of the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, the manifestation of the Holy Trinity, we achieve the highest possible state of Being – co-creation with the Living God. In the first Step, when we start the spiritual journey, we may discuss everything – the various spiritual worlds revealed by the religions, the Steps of the Divine Rainbow Path – but we do not have a living experience of God as the essence of the Universe, nor of the celestial realms. In the second Step this living experience comes, but still we are not able to embrace the whole vertical structure of the Universe. By climbing to the top of the Sacred Mountain we can contemplate this structure, but only from a particular point of view attained by following one or another spiritual path of ascent. In the fourth Step we are able to embrace all mansions in the Kingdom of God, but we are not yet one with the Living God who re-creates the whole world (i.e. we are not co-creating with God who now builds the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth). Only in Step Five can we reach this highest state of Being and become one with the Living God. At this stage we are ready to be initiated into the New Apocalypse which is the great impulse for re-creation of the world, and the mystery of the Second Coming with the various manifestations of Christ-Maitreya through the Divine Masters.
In their Second Coming the Divine Masters will each bless us with a new type of initiation. All new initiations will be very closely interconnected and will depict the whole reality of the Kingdom of God. Each one of them will incorporate all the others, but according to its own spiritual approach. If the initiations of the first coming are like fruits from the Trees of Life planted by the Masters, the fruits of these same Trees are now hybridised to produce the taste and qualities of all the others. In other words, each initiation integrates the whole Kingdom of God but from its own unique perspective. For instance, the concept of the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem keeps a metaphysical link with the Buddhist Mandala(#) but introduces us to the wholeness of the Kingdom of God with its many mansions.
In Step Four we contemplated a majestic cosmic-spiritual Zodiac-Mandala embracing all the initiations in human history. Now, in Step Five, each initiation will integrate all others and as a result we will have many different integrations of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac-Mandala co-existing simultaneously. Thus, the original Zodiac-Mandala is tremendously enriched by transforming itself into a new celestial structure in which each one of the parts integrates the whole in its own way while keeping the original relationship between the parts. This is the qualitatively new state of consciousness which we have to reach in Step Five.
In Step Five (and Six) we are invited to participate in the Divine Wedding(#) between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine aspects of Creation, personified by the Divine Masters and the manifestations of the Divine Mother which gives birth to the Reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. Our invitation is for co-creation with them in bringing the New Reality into existence.
Co-creation with God is an even higher state of Being than receiving the Crown of Initiations. In Step Four on the Nine-Fold Rainbow Path, by meditating on the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, we can receive many initiations introduced by the world religions. In Step Five, by following the Gospel of Christ-Maitreya, we will become collaborators with Him, thus participating in the creation of the new reality. Jesus Christ said about His work: The Son can do nothing on his own; he does only what he sees his Father doing. What the Father does the son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. (John 5:19-20). In a similar way we could say about our co-creative work with God that the universal consciousness of Christ-Maitreya lives in us and we are doing what we see from Him.
It is only through the miracle of co-creation with God that we can completely unfold the Divine potential of our higher Selves. Moreover, co-creation is the way in which we can express the uniqueness of our spirits, 'printed' in us from the beginning of our evolution. By following the Gospel of Christ-Maitreya each one of us will receive a unique mission in the great apocalyptic process of re-creation of the world. And because we will be in God's consciousness and God Himself will act through us, our unique missions will be inscribed in the Great Divine Plan for the New World. Through co-creation with God we will penetrate to the very depths of the Second Coming of the Masters because their Second Coming is a Divine action in which they themselves co-create with God.
Co-creation with God is the highest stage of human evolution on Earth. It comes after the first resurrection (the goal of Step Two which aims at our ascent into the celestial worlds), after the second resurrection (the goal of Step Three which leads us to the highest Divine world) and after receiving the crown of initiations (the goal of Step Four which makes us immortal citizens of the Holy City). The Crown of Initiations introduces us to the totality of the Kingdom of God, while co-creation with God initiates us into the celestial task of bringing the reality of the Kingdom of God down on Earth and building ourselves as Divine Temples.
We can summarise that the New Gospel of Christ-Maitreya is the vehicle of our ascent to the Heaven of Heavens and our glorious return back to Earth as co-creators with Him. It is our final spiritual victory, our complete self-realisation, salvation and resurrection. It is the fulfilment of the promises of the Divine Masters about their Second Coming. And, of course, the New gospel of the transcendent Christ-Maitreya and the Gospel of the Divine Mother are one and the same Gospel – that of the Lord God Almighty who 'now makes all things new'.
On Step Five the one-year spiritual school(#) will take the form of a Mystery School consecrated to the Gospel of Christ-Maitreya. The Gospel of Christ-Maitreya which crowns the Path of the Divine Rainbow is an enormous field for spiritual work. Obviously we could describe the mystery of the Second Coming through the mythology and cosmology of many spiritual traditions – the Christian, the Kabbalistic, Islamic, Hinduist, Buddhist, etc. One could easily imagine inspiring mystery schools (lasting one year each) consecrated to the Second Coming (or Coming) of Christ(#), Zoroaster(#), Imam Mahdi(#), the Hebrew Messiah(#), Maitreya Buddha(#), Rama-Krishna(#), the Master Peter Deunov(#) and others. These schools would reflect the same creative impulse from the Living God but each one of them will go deeply into the esoteric roots of the particular tradition and will initiate us into the mystery of the Second Coming of the particular Divine Master.