2018 Aquarius Festival Global Meditation
SouledOut's Meditation Focus theme for the spiritual year continues, rounding the zodiacal months based on the Lighted Way theme as the context for our meditations, from new moon to new moon.
For nearly five years beginning with Aries 2013, our monthly meditation focus has been to deepen our work with this overall focus, to assist in bringing to fruition Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation.
Throughout the current lunar cycle surrounding the full moon during Aquarius, we ask all in our subjective group, according to your inspiration, to utilize the materials presented here as seeds for the daily meditation ritual.
Following the cycle's new moon, we begin on Wednesday, January 17 to focus on WeCycle Wisdom our monthly alignment around the full moon festival during Capricorn.
2018 Aquarius Meditation Theme
Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
As Light workers, we now consciously realign with the Divine Plan ~ the unfolding Purpose of the One Life. Through embodiment of the Principle of Decision, we then become steadier in our service expression.
Direction and Purpose demonstrate Will, for the Principle of Decision guides our choices and actions providing an opportunity to advance goodwill and right human relations.
As each individual takes responsibility for applying their highest alignment to Purpose, one's life becomes the Path, itself. This is an outgrowth of the ongoing sacrifice we make in service to the One Life.
In this light we are reminded that "... synthesis is, whilst unity is achieved and is the reward of action and effort." (1) As we work with the great Principle of Unanimity, balance occurs in all realms including for the individual, the situation at hand, and the greater group life itself.
One definition of synthesis pertains to our expanding vision in relation to our Purpose ~ "A realisation that synthesis is the method whereby comprehension is attained, and that, by blending the pairs of opposites, the middle path is gained that leads straight to the heart of the citadel." (2)
Inclusiveness is a pathway to revealing the synthesis that already exists, and offers tremendous potential for overcoming adversity and divisiveness through the practice of Right Human Relations.
Through our focus in the arenas of manifestation, the Christ consciousness will emerge fully into humankind's common experience, as is held in anticipation of the Coming One ~ known in world religions by names including Lord Maitreya, Imam Mahdi, Messiah and Kalki Avatar.
The Aquarian energy is the Living Water of Life, flowing from the very throne of Heaven. The Piscean World Saviour, the Christ, repeatedly demonstrated this revelation in his service ~ in the miracle of walking on the water, in offering the Water of Life to the to the Samaritan woman, and in washing of his disciples feet in the upper room.
We are moving through a pivotal cycle in world events, as has been pointed to by prognosticators from ancient civilizations all the way into present time. Yet in times of upheaval and change, there is great spiritual potential for evolution through enlightened public opinion and the application of Goodwill.
Aquarius orients us further into group alignment, where inclusivity is required in order to find the points of agreement and to strenghthen these. Utilizing the mountaintop vantage point gained in Capricorn we may now ground to the larger perspective, rather than focusing on distracting details.
From the perspective of our planetary life, at this time in evolution we are becoming cognizant of the third Great Approach, "... which will bring the new revelation, with its realised consequences, of a new heaven and a new earth." (4)
We are Watchers of the Dawn, working with the present time inflow of energies to prepare for and usher in the emerging Aquarian age. All are valuable in this endeavor. By aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies, we reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself.
Waters of life are we, pouring forth for the thirsty world. (5)
2015 - 2018 Meditation Theme ~ Annual Cycle
The March equinox in 2017 inaugurated our journey for the spiritual year, as we share now in yet a higher alignment to Purpose for our service for the annual cycle.
Electric fire manifests as Unity of Spirit and expresses the Will aspect of deity. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to wield this force by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.
As each individual unit takes responsibility for applying their highest dedication to Purpose, one's life becomes the Path, itself. We may look to the Cosmic Path of Higher Evolution to further understand our connection to the Life More Abundant.The revealed quality of Synthesis relates largely to the Life aspect, that which enlivens all forms. To reiterate ~ synthesis is. (6) This is so, according to the Essential Divinity of all life. Recognizing this truth, we are called to surrender ~ to be the Divine Path through the sacrifice of all that is extraneous.
Becoming the Path itself refers to our construction of the connecting channel between the outer, concrete world and the inner planes of the abstract ideal (7), linking us to the larger, cosmic perspective. This is an outgrowth of the ongoing sacrifice we make in service to the One.
The concept of Being the Path is similarly expressed in the words of the Esoteric Catechism pledge of the disciple, affirming the sacrifice made by the soul: "I am the Cross, I am the Way; I tread upon the work I do." (8)
From the standpoint of our planetary life, at this time in evolution we are inaugurating the third Great Approach, "... which will bring the new revelation, with its realised consequences, of a new heaven and a new earth." (9)
Aquarius Full Moon Festival
As we move once again through the sign Aquarius and align in group formation, our identification is with the Divine. An air sign, Aquarius is appropriate for connecting to our groups by way of the mental plane.
Group alignment and world service are accentuated as we both move through this eleventh lunar cycle of the spiritual year, having commenced in Aries.
The energies of the Lighted Way are made manifest through conscious cooperation with the 12 full moon meditation cycles related to the 12 signs, on a yearly basis. These energies are also pouring into our consciousness as the Earth's north pole proceeds, due to our planet's tilt, through the zodiac as well. The resulting 2300-year cycles are known as the ages, and we are entering into the Age of Aquarius.
Hallmarks of Aquarius include sharing in group endeavor, in sacrifice and service to the One Life. This cycle we may consider our commitment to the various groups we are involved in ~ family, work, community, spiritual ~ and notice where our service has adjusted, or may need some adjustment to be aligned in present time.
2018 Aquarius Meditation
Full Moon in Aquarius ~ Leo
Festival Meditation ~ Audio
SouledOut's Full Moon in Aquarius~Leo Meditation ~
Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation
Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
We link up with people of goodwill everywhere, creating a united group channel through which the spiritual forces can become available.
Affirming this channel, "We stand poised, united as one soul with our Spiritual Hierarchy." We hold the focus.
We now visualize ourselves as the Chalice ~ the grid of light all over the earth that connects the light of every Light worker and each sacred energy vortex. This network serves as a conduit through which the heavenly blessings may flow through each and every one of us and to the planet Earth.
When we have achieved this ...
The Rivers of Love and Life Converge
As we emerge from meditation, we are joined in this stream by Light workers everywhere on the planet and from on high. With focused mind, heart and will, together we say ...
The Great Invocation
the point of light within the Mind of God
the point of love within the Heart of God
the center where the Will of God is known
the center which we call Humanity
- adapted version (10)
We now continue to hold the high space throughout this most auspicious phase of the full moon, an important time to still the mind and maintain inner peace, always a time of spiritual retreat and contact.
Feel free to share your present time Aquarius cycle impressions via our blog ~
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Light of Aquarius ~
is the light which ever shines within the dark and cleansing with
The Transition of Ages ~ Pisces to Aquarius In the Aquarian Age we become the Risen Christ ~ the World Server ~ the "Water Carrier" pouring forth the water of life for a thirsty world ~ thirsty for the Truth, for the Life more abundant.
Cosmic Identification It is through the practice of identification with the Divine Life itself that we may begin to comprehend the nature of Spirit. And, to bring Spirit fully into our daily lives is service to the One.
The Third Great Approach Cosmic Identification is an expression of this definitive event, taking place in present time.
Avatars The Doctrine of the Coming One is linked to the teaching of every great religion, and at the close of this age a Cosmic Avatar is impressing to appear as a Divine Embodiment.
Yoga of Synthesis As we focus on the Oneness of all Life, we are able to express the self in light of the larger perspective and thereby assist in bringing through the Divine Plan and Purpose.
Service Is Its Own Reward Service ~ a distinguishing characteristic of the New Group of World Servers ~ is associated with Aquarius.
The Spirit of Sacrifice Sacrifice essentially means, to make holy. It is the hallmark of all world servers.
Principles and Laws Certain universal Principles and Laws are applied through humanity and the other Kingdoms of Nature.
New Group of World Servers Members of this group desire to uplift, teach and help others. They are identified by the selflessness of their service to the world and lack of personal ambition, coupled with a willingness to work behind the scenes without recognition.
Aquarius Zodiacal Deity The constellation Aquarius is one of supreme importance to our solar system at this time, for it is the sign into which our sun is rapidly moving. Aquarian illumination comes in the form of realizing humanity’s essential unity and recognizing the processes of sharing and cooperation to assist all of humankind.
Aquarius Labor of Hercules Hercules's labor in Aquarius was to cleanse the Augean stables. Through this endeavor Hercules, representing the disciple, pledged himself to Unselfish Service, Group Work, and Self Sacrifice ~ all of which are hallmarks of Aquarian energies.
The Night Sky During each lunar cycle the Moon, waxing and waning, journeys through the zodiac. It partners with and enlivens the sparkling stars and glowing planets along the way. As the Moon grows in the light provided by our Sun, we too grow in the light of our Soul. Moon Phases.
Lunar Theme: Desires of the Heart & The Total Lunar Supermoon Eclipse "This January 17, 2018 UT (Jan 16 MST) New Moon occurs just into sidereal Capricorn ... also conjoins Venus ... Cuspal Sagittarius-Capricorn is where we move from the high vision and spiritual inspiration of Sagittarius and Lyra, and concretize that vision into an achievable practical goal in the physical world [Capricorn] ... we are also faced with the distortions and challenges inherent to the material world ... The Full Moon [Supermoon] ... January 31 ... produces a ... Total Lunar Eclipse in the midst of Cancer—the Egyptian Scarabaeus ... a symbol of regeneration, transformation and re-birth, of being self-created, or self-made, to rise from itself ... " - Nick Fiorenza gives insights to this lunar cycle, which begins January 16, 6:17 pm PST and ends February 15, 1:05 pm PST.
Great Winter Hexagon
Additional Links These related links may be of assistance in your Aquarius meditation focus.
Preparation for Participation in This Meditation Focus
If possible, we suggest being in meditation at the exact time of the full moon. For this meditation, and as each is able to join the world group at the time of the full moon (Wednesday, January 31 ~ 5:27 am PST / 13:27 UT), it's suggested to begin meditating earlier so as to be in deep meditation at the exact time, and then continue for as long as you feel compelled.
If you are unable to join us at this time, choose a time within 12 hours before or after to align with these energies and participate in this global meditation.
Prior to your meditation take the needed time to create a sacred space and spiritually align your energies.
Consider what is the appropriate way to join in this meditation ... you may wish to participate in group formation on the physical plane as well as on the inner planes. Whether or not you choose to be "alone" on the physical plane, know you are uniting with many others who also are attuning to the energies available at this Global Festival, and that this group focus creates a powerful channel for our meditation service to be potent and effective.
The Full Moon Festivals Culminate over a Five-Day Period ...
Our meditation focus beginning at the new moon leads into the two days of preparation immediately preceding the full moon. These are to be dedicated to spiritual reflection and detachment from everyday concerns, as each prepares to become a vessel for the energies of light and love they will receive and channel. At this time we hold the attitude of dedication and service, and seek to assume that attitude of receptivity to that which our soul will impart which will make us of spiritual use.
The day of the full moon itself is the day of safeguarding, one of inner peace and silence during which we attempt to contact and consciously hold the energies for the rest of humanity. We will not formulate for ourselves what will happen, nor will we look for results or tangible effects. While one may not observe the exact moment when the moon is full, it's important to find some quiet time to reflect alone or use this opportunity to meditate with others of like mind and focus.
The two succeeding days are called the days of distribution. We now turn the attention outwards, away from ourselves, and our efforts are to pass on the spiritual energies that have been contacted. We assist these spiritual energies, transformed into goodwill, in flowing to where there is greatest need.
We now continue to hold the high space throughout this most auspicious day of the full moon, an important time to still the mind and maintain inner peace, a time of spiritual retreat and contact. If you wish, feel free to continue use of this meditation for the entire month of Aquarius.
Aquarius Synthesis Supplementary links for further understanding
5 Forces Affecting Evolution These cosmic and systemic causes are responsible for the present crisis and difficult situation in the world.
Principle of Unanimity In the ongoing life of the Soul there comes a time when the unity and essential oneness underlying the dualities of physical plane life can be recognized and shared. The quality of this essential oneness has been termed "Unanimity."
Fixed Cross The Fixed Cross is a "fusion of four major energies, pouring into our solar system, on to our planet and through humanity." (13) Aquarius is intricately linked to its position on the Fixed Cross, the cross of discipleship, named esoterically the Cross of Transmutation.
One with The Divine When the Planetary Logos connects with the Solar Logos, Shamballa ~ or the Will of God ~ is their point of union. (14) We are called to connect there with Them, and in this way to embrace the Plan of Love and Light.
The Lighted Way Study of the 12 different lights for each of the constellations of the zodiac reveals the symbolic story of the growth of the light body within the Soul of Humanity (the Macrocosm) and within each of us (the Microcosm), and will finally make clear the very purpose of God.
The Ray Path~Path V Aquarius is connected to the Pole Star, currently Polaris: "The influence which emanates from our Pole Star and which is such a potent factor in our solar system reaches our planet via the sign of Aquarius." (15)
Freedom and the Initiations In our evolution humanity embraces ever more fully the concept and the quality of freedom, as we become soul-infused and eventually liberated from the restrictions of physical plane existence.
Aquarian Light Impressions An Aquarian vision of humanity rising in the new dawn, as well as email responses to previous Aquarian Lighted Way meditations.
The Lunar Messenger, Aquarius Full Moon (PDF) Circle of Goodwill's commentary for Aquarius, "Vistas of Wisdom 63: Magic"