Wesak -> Goodwill Safeguarding ~ Utilizing The Great Invocation

When that Plan is sensed, there comes the realisation of the unity of all beings,
of the synthesis of world evolution and of the unity of the divine objective.
All life and all forms are seen then in their true perspective;
a right sense of values and of time then eventuates. When the
Plan is truly intuited and at first hand, then constructive
effort becomes inevitable and there is no lost motion.

- Alice A. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age I p. 25

Wesak~Goodwill Safeguarding

The Great Invocation’s essential meaning both encapsulates and epitomizes the true significance of Wesak Festival and Safeguarding the newly inflowing energies, in preparation of the Gemini Festival of Goodwill, this year on Saturday, May 21.

From the Point of Light within the Mind of God
Let Light Stream forth into our Minds,
Let Light Descend on Earth.

Annually, the Buddha engages in the Wesak Ceremony’s very pure conveyance of Light from on High, just as is described in the first three lines of The Great Invocation. Through his annual act on behalf of humanity and all on Earth, the Forces of Enlightenment become activated.

Thus, so the legend runs, the Buddha returns once a year to bless the world, transmitting through the Christ renewed spiritual life. Slowly then the Buddha recedes into the distance, until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. The whole ceremonial blessing, from the time of the first appearance in the distance until the moment the Buddha fades out of view, takes just eight minutes. The Buddha's annual sacrifice for humanity (for He comes back only at great cost) is over, and He returns again to that high place where He works and waits. Year after year He comes back in blessing; and year after year the same ceremony has taken place.*
          - "The Wesak Festival—A Technique of Spiritual Contact" from Lucis Trust, p. 8

From the Point of Love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our Hearts
May Love increase on Earth.

The Light of Love itself represents the purest aspect of the 2nd Ray of Love-Wisdom, as the Purpose of the Wesak event through the Buddha’s Blessing is related by way of our Divine Intermediaries, the Buddha and the Christ. 

Year after year [the Buddha] and His great Brother, the Christ, work in the closest cooperation for the spiritual benefit of humanity. In these two great Sons of God have been focussed two aspects of divine life, and of the highest type of spiritual force to which our humanity can respond. Through the Buddha, the wisdom of God is poured forth. Through the Christ, the love of God is manifested to humanity; and it is this wisdom and this love which pour forth upon mankind each "May" full moon.
         - "The Wesak Festival—A Technique of Spiritual Contact" from Lucis Trust, p. 8-9

From the Center where the Will of God is known
Let Purpose Guide our wills
The Purpose which the Masters Know and Serve.

The Masters ~ the assembled Hierarchy in attendance at the Wesak ceremony, whether in physical or etheric form ~ are called, along with the Christ, to receive the Buddha’s Blessing from on high, and to assist in the service of receiving the precious gift in meditative group formation to make possible its use in stimulating our wills in alignment with Divine Will.

Alice Bailey / the Tibetan have reminded us that we humans are unable to fully comprehend the Divine Purpose, and that we are informed concerning some perceivable portion of this overall Purpose on a “need to know” basis, based on our cognition of the Divine Plan.

…when [one] climbs the Mount of Transfiguration at the time of the third initiation, [the Masters] have given him a spiritual perception of the Plan.

Of that Life, we know nothing whatsoever. The contemplation of its significance belongs to Those Who can move at will within the "precincts of the Lord of Life" ~ in Shamballa itself. All we can know about it is its lowest step. This enables us to study the impulse or instinct which enables all forms of life to function, which embodies the principles of responsiveness to contacts and to environment, and which embodies itself in the breath of life; this is also related to the air in some mysterious manner, and also to fire.  More anent this subject it would be useless … to say.
          - Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations, p. 141

Due to the limitations of our human equipment, it is only through our relatively limited perception of the Divine Plan that we’re able to participate in the essential Purpose of Divinity, perhaps even to cognize the true Purpose.

Yet each year at Wesak, we’re given a further glimpse that helps to synthesize our understanding of this most mysterious Purpose of the Life aspect of Divinity.

Thus it is our Wesak task to decipher and comprehend the annual Wesak infusion following each year’s Festival, and our acceptance of the Forces of Enlightenment in the act of holding these in trust for later distribution at the full moon during Gemini, The Festival of Humanity

From the Center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it Seal the Door where Evil Dwells.

Humanity is the bridge between the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms and the corresponding spiritual realms of the planetary and cosmic hierarchies. In our ongoing service to purify and cleanse the material out of which our equipment is derived, we are responsible for making sacred the substance we’re comprised of and that we utilize.

Let Light and Love and Power Restore the Plan on Earth
Let Light and Love and Power Restore the Plan on Earth
Let Light and Love and Power Restore the Planet Earth

It is through the Light brought by the Buddha, the Love on the part of all participating in the Wesak ceremony, and the Power of Divine Will that we can be assured of the restoration of the Plan on Earth.

This precipitation is to be brought about by the gradual engendering of the divine idea in the human consciousness. Above everything else required at this time is a recognition of the world of meaning, a recognition of Those Who implement world affairs and Who engineer those steps which lead mankind onward towards its destined goal, plus a steadily increased recognition of the Plan on the part of the masses. These three recognitions must be evidenced by humanity and affect human thinking and action if the total destruction of mankind is to be averted. They must form the theme of all the propaganda work to be done during the next few decades ~ until the year 2025 ~ a brief space of time indeed to produce fundamental changes in human thought, awareness, and direction, but ~ at the same time ~ a quite possible achievement, provided the New Group of World Servers and the men and women of goodwill perform a conscientious task. Evil is not yet sealed. The spread of the Christ consciousness and His recognised Presence with us is not yet attained. The Plan is not yet so developed that its structure is universally admitted. Evil has been driven back; there are enough people aware of the possibility of divine enlightenment and of the interdependence (which is the basis of love) to form a potent nucleus, provided again that the inertia so prevalent among spiritual people is overcome. There is divine indication of coming events and a planned progress towards them, and this is already arousing interest among thinkers in many lands. However, the necessary responsive planning is still lacking.
          - Alice A. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age II, p. 164

The Wesak Festival is an altogether magnetic time in the annual cycle ~ yet, too few recognize the implicit importance of the subsequent Festival of Goodwill at the full moon during Gemini.

The message of the Wesak ritual is of course part one of this two-phased pairing of present time rituals (and part three of the triple spiritual high point of the year, beginning at the full moon during Aries) … for the Goodwill Festival brings the distribution of those rarified, sacred energies imparted by the Buddha in the Wesak ceremony.

World Invocation Day ~ Vigil

World Invocation Day 2016 English from Lucis Trust

 

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