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Easter ~ "The Festival of the Risen One"

 

In 2017 the Festival of the Risen One or Easter Festival full moon occurs on Monday, April 10 at 11:08 pm PDT / 06:08 UT Tuesday, April 11.

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  1. Introduction to the Three Spiritual Festivals (1:03)
  2. Origins: Inner Spiritual Sun (0:43)
  3. Aries: Part 1 The Power of Spring (1:04)
  4. Aries: Part 2 The Impulse of Spirit Towards Life (1:08)
  5. Aries: Part 3 The Secret of Spring (0:40)
  6. Entering into the Supreme Mystery (1:17)
  7. The Risen One (0:26)
  8. Missiayah Through the Ages: Part 1 Pisces (1:41)
  9. Missiayah Through the Ages: Part 2 Aquarius (1:24)
  10. I Will Love (0:46)
  11. Thy Will Be Done (0:49)
  12. Opening to It All (1:15)
  13. Aries Festival Meditation 2015 (15:59)

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1. Introduction to the Three Spiritual Festivals (1:03)   

There are three major festivals on this planet which form the spiritual high point of the year. These occur in the spring. The first is the Festival of the Risen Son [Sun] or Easter, which is celebrated in the western hemisphere at the Aries full moon. The second is the Festival of the Wesak or the Buddha and is celebrated in the East at the Taurus full moon. The third is the Festival of Goodwill which occurs at the Gemini full moon, and celebrates the spirit of humanity, which is dedicated to right human relations and aligns itself with the will of God. These three festivals can be a means of achieving a great spiritual unity throughout the planet.

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2. Origins: Inner Spiritual Sun (0:43)

This Festival of the Risen Son [Sun] is ages old and goes back to a time when after a long, dark, cold winter, we welcomed the warm, golden sun. Just a nature is quickened by the inner spiritual sun, which enables us through love, faith and discipline to rise above the difficulties of our physical life.

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3. Aries: Part 1 The Power of Spring (1:04)     

As spring adorns the Earth, it's easy to observe through nature the wild and relentless power of Life. At no other time in the yearly cycle is this wave of Life as evident as spring bursts through every possible medium ~ every seed, every bud, adding to each life. The beginning of spring coincides with the Sun entering the sign Aries, the herald of which is the Vernal Equinox.* The first degree of Aries announces the procreative power of Spirit as it penetrates the bosom of nature, awakens new life, and sets it in motion. This is the power of spring wherein the essential substance of earth awakens to renewed activity under the impact of divine desire, impelled by the divine Spirit, the breath of life itself.

[* This is true for Earth's northern hemisphere. Realize, the opposite occurs in the southern hemisphere. South of the Equator, autumn, not spring, begins at the Vernal Equinox.]

4. Aries: Part 2 The Impulse of Spirit Towards Life (1:08)

The first impulse of Sprit towards life is awakened at this point; the idea to manifest in a physical body takes place here. Aries is the creator of those activities, conditions and processes which lead to the manifestation of soul through the medium of form. Aries brings to our earth fire, and the dynamic nature of God which has in it the qualities of fosteriing and nourishing heat and also of the fire which burns and destroys. The life-giving fire awakens the spark of life in the seed, which lies dormant in the winter. The seed, in order to produce its unique offering, must die to itself first, that the tender shoot may burst forth from its pod. It is the law that always new cycles of being and of consciousness are precedented by conflict and death.

5. Aries: Part 3 The Secret of Spring (0:40)

Aries, the birthplace of divine ideas, is concerned with the initial impact of energy upon form or of energy upon the soul. The secret of spring is the secret of beginnings, of cycles and of emerging opportunity. Be like the tender shoot now. Feel the fresh new life flowing through you and reach towards the sun of your being.

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6. Entering into the Supreme Mystery (1:17)

The festival of Easter honors the resurrection of Christ and opens the door to life everlasting. This celebration awakens within us the truth that we are essentially divine and that all are in the process of realizing this divinity. No matter what our path, each of us has the potential to receive and live in Christ consciousness: a consciousness of love, clarity and perfect wholeness … at one with all creation. Opening to this consciousness, we enter into the Supreme Mystery.

Destroy no thing.
Make all things good,
All things beautiful,
All things desirable.
Take evil and make it good.
Take death, and make it life.

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7. The Risen One (0:26)

As a great being, the Christ is One who overshadowed Jesus of Nazareth. He is the great avatar awaited by so many. He is Mohammed, the Messiah, and Maitreya Buddha. He is the Hindu god, Krishna. He is the Risen One.

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8. Missiayah Through the Ages: Part 1 Pisces (1:41)

In its ancient meaning, the Missiayah was not a person. It was an energy field, a consciousness, that every 2000 years entered the earth plane. If the earth were ready to receive this energy of expanded consciousness, it would "alight" upon this plane, and human consciousness would begin to expand in order to embrace it. If the earth were not ready, it would come again 2000 years later.

The spiritual traditions which speak of "ages" say it takes the full 2000 years for the new, entering energy to be fully integrated on this material plane. What came in 2000 years ago at the beginning of the Piscean age is only now being consciously accepted in any broad manner. What entered was Agape, brotherly and sisterly love. Love beyond ownership or possession, love of one human being for another simply because they are worthy of love and are a valued part of humanity. It was this energy that Christ brought to our world 2000 years ago, changing the course of human life forever.

9. Missiayah Through the Ages: Part 2 Aquarius (1:24)

In our time we have entered the birthing stage of the Aquarian age. All around we are feeling the urge to prepare ourselves for something very new. As the labor pains of birth increase and quicken, there are those who are called from within to strengthen and share love for all beings beyond the differences which have divided us.

It is hoped by the year 2000 A.D. those who can do this will form the critical mass of love energy that is needed for the next infusion of the Missiayah to enlighten Earth. This time the message is not only "you and I are brothers and sisters," the new understanding prepares the way for the truth that the concept of "other" is a great illusion. You and I are really of one consciousness reflected in an infinite rainbow of seeming difference. Behind this illusion, we are ONE. Everyone. No one is excluded.

As we embrace the wisdom of the preceding ages, we simultaneously prepare our world for the newness that awaits. We will learn to love one another, to give love freely. We will learn to be Love.

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10. I Will Love (0:46)

Only one's supreme spirituality is stronger than that which would hold or bind, and only one's supreme love can change its nature into that which does not hold or bind. Only now can a pledge previously taken be said in the heart, "I will love." One no longer desires love, or asks for love, or looks for love. One now gives love.

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11. Thy Will Be Done (0:49)

In a moment of crisis with the words, "not my will, but thine be done," divine will is anchored on earth. This will is expressed in right human relationships, in all fields, in politics, the arts, economic expression, social living, science and religion. With the help of each of us this thread of divine will can become a cable of ascension for humanity and of descent for the loving, living spirit of God.

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12. Opening to It All (1:15)

My petals spread upward to the Sun.
My roots dig deeply in the earth.
Outward streams my love
To touch all life.
Inward streams the love
Life shares with me.
Let me open fully to it all,
For love and life and growth come in many colors
And sing many different songs.

How blessed is the student, how wise the teacher.
Are they not the same?

Words from Essene Book of Meditations and Blessings by Danaan Parry
© Earthstewards Network Publications, Bainbridge Island WA

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Much of this audio program is culled from the collected writings of Alice A. Bailey,
published by
Lucis Publishing Co., 120 Wall St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

 

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