Wesak Festival Global Meditation
Souledout.org's annual meditation focus theme continues to explore
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Throughout the current lunar cycle surrounding this event, we ask all in our subjective group, according to your inspiration, to utilize the materials presented here as seeds for the daily meditation ritual.
With the cycle's new moon on Wednesday, April 26 we join in the meditation focus which is shared here and on WeCycle Wisdom our suggested theme for contemplation over the month ahead.
2017 Meditation Theme ~ Taurus
SouledOut.org's meditation focus for the Taurus lunar cycle relates to The Wesak ~ Festival of Shamballa and emphasizes the Will aspect of Divinity.
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Throughout 2017, we'll continue to explore Cosmic Freedom in attunement to the Rhythm of the Ages.
The Divine Purpose of the Wesak Festival is expressed in our participation in the annual spiritual event of the full moon in Taurus, as "The quality of Divine Love-Wisdom should pour into the body of humanity through the medium of those disciples whose attention has taken up the theme of service." (2)
The Light of Taurus ~ The Penetrating Light of the Path ~ assists us in attaining the Shamballa alignment required to evoke the spiritual energies of the Wesak ritual. Each year the Wesak experience effectively offers the opportunity for all to align more fully with Divine Purpose. By doing so, and in group formation, we may be impressed thusly by the revelation of the evolving Divine Plan for our upcoming service.
Electric fire relates to the quality of Will and manifests as Unity of Spirit. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to Wield this force through the Principle of Decision, by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.
During this potent phase of the annual journey, SouledOut's meditation theme integrates our awareness and assimilation of the zodiacal energies of the Lighted Way, and these united efforts bring us ever closer to our Divine Destiny.
We remain open in to renewed potential for Divine Embodiment as may manifest through the invocative appeal of humanity, foretold in the Doctrine of the Coming One and linked to the teachings of every world religion.
We are advised to open our hearts and minds and to find the points of agreement and strengthen them, recognizing that all spiritual paths lead to the same place. When we can cooperate and respect our diversity, we see all expressions as Divine and as aspects of the Plan. We see all as the Path.
In regard to the 7 Cosmic Paths ~ the Way to Higher Evolution, this Taurus cycle corresponds to Path VI, The Path of the Solar Logos ~ "one on which the Masters in training have to work with the devas who are so frequently the mobile agents of the creative process in solar creation." (4)
Our developing understanding of this Path "the Logos Himself is on" may bring awareness of inner cosmic vision and response to cosmic vibration, especially as we consider the relationship between Sanat Kumara, our Solar Logos, Deva evolution and the greater destiny of Humanity.
2017 Meditation Theme ~ Annual Cycle
The March equinox began our journey for the spiritual year, as we share now in yet a higher alignment to Purpose in our service for the annual cycle.
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.
Synthesis is. (5) 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 (6), 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." (7)
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." (8)
Wesak is spiritually held to be the supreme moment in the annual cycle, when the Buddha and the Christ come together for this sacred ritual. At the pivotal moment of the full moon in Taurus, there is opportunity to share in the emerging "high water-mark of spiritual blessing in the world." (10)
The Wesak Festival is a display of spiritual unity: The Buddha, the Light, bestows the blessing from Shamballa on all humanity, through the Christ, representing the Love aspect. This is a most auspicious time for humanity and our spiritual growth, and offers an opportunity to recognize the Essential Divinity in all beings of all faiths.
The full moon festival in Taurus is an opportunity to meditate and honor the blessings that come to all of humanity at this auspicious time. It is especially important now to appreciate the unity in our diversity as groups of all faiths, everywhere on the planet, unite to invoke the Divine. In the Wesak event, the synthesis of Love and Will is further manifested in our world.
We, as a worldwide group, participate in a grid of light all over planet Earth that connects the light of every Lightworker and each sacred energy vortex. Together we form the Chalice ~ the Holy Grail prepared to receive the outpouring of blessings from on High.
At the Wesak Full Moon Festival, together with the assembled spiritual Hierarchy, this light grid of humanity in the Chalice is imbued with the new incoming energies ~ the annual Blessing of the Buddha. Then next month at the Goodwill Full Moon Festival, these blended energies will be distributed to those groups, individuals and forces actively involved in the Healing of the Nations.
A cornerstone of Buddha's teaching, the 4 Noble Truths, reveals how to gain liberation from the suffering caused by desire. A mantram for Taurus is "give it up to the universe," in order to surrender to the greater Will of Spirit, giving up control of the little personal will. In Taurus is also found a burning desire to know and to gain knowledge through experience. Again, there is a connection to the Buddha's teaching through his example of developing mind as a means to attain enlightenment.
2017 Wesak Festival Meditation
Full Moon in Taurus ~ Scorpio
Wesak Meditation ~ Audio
Note: If you wish to be in silent meditation for the Wesak full moon event
Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation
Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
We now 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 presently see a grid of light all over the earth, connecting the light of every lightworker 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.
Achieving this alignment, we become still and receptive ...
We have come to the Wesak Valley,
As we emerge from meditation, we are joined in this stream by lightworkers everywhere on the planet, and those from on high, to sound together ...
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 (13)
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Taurus ~ The Penetrating Light of the Path.
is a beam of light, streaming forth from the point
Significance of Wesak The Forces of Enlightenment are available at the Taurus full moon, marking the high-water mark of spiritual blessing for the world, and opening a channel of communication between humanity and deity.
Legend According to tradition, at the time of the full
moon in Taurus, the Buddha arrives in the Wesak Valley of the Himalayas
to deliver the powerful spiritual energy of Shamballa to the assembled
masters, initiates and disciples of the Hierarchy, for the assimilation
and eventual distribution of this Shamballa force throughout the
Wesak Safeguarding The full moon phase is to be held as a five-day period. The two days before the full moon are the days of approach and preparation. The day of the full moon is the most auspicious day, one for spiritual retreat and contact, a time to still the mind and maintain inner peace. The two days following the full moon are the days of distribution ... the days when our efforts will be to pass on, or to pass through, that measure of spiritual energy that may have been contacted.
Avatars ~ Divine Embodiments This type of greater Avatar expresses the impulse behind Divine Purpose.
The Spirit of Sacrifice Sacrifice essentially means, to make holy. It is the hallmark of all world servers.
Principle of Decision In approach of the spiritual Hierarchy, we may join them in application of this divine truth based on the 3 P's ~ Perception of the Plan, Participation in the Purpose, and Prevention of Evil. (15)
The Path of Higher Evolution "This subject is considered ... to be devoid of form and therefore incognisable to the lower concrete mind." (16). Hence, it is through the practice of cosmic identification that we may begin to understand the nature of Spirit, for to bring Spirit fully into our daily lives is service to the One.
Path VI of the Logos This relates to development of inner sight, and of cosmic vision, and of deva evolution, (17) and is the Cosmic Path taken by those Great Beings in training to become Solar Logoi. (18)
The Deva Kingdom "This sixth Path is one on which the Masters in training have to work with the devas who are so frequently the mobile agents of the creative process in solar creation." (19) According to the Wisdom teachings, devas are the great builders and maintainers of form.
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 Life.
Yoga of Synthesis As we identify with the Oneness of All, we are able to express the self in light of this larger perspective and thereby assist in serving the Divine Plan and Purpose.
Work of the Buddha, Christ and Humanity The roles held by the Buddha and the Christ in dispelling planetary glamour and illusion prepare and allow Humanity to evolve into the Spiritual Kingdom.
Aldebaran Aldebaran is the Star of Illumination and Enlightenment ~ the Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.
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: Independence "This April 26, 2017 New Moon conjoins the stars forming the head of the Ram ... The theme of Aries the Ram ... is about the initiatory challenges that continually create obstacles and limitations across life's path ... As we journey ... the way ultimately awaken[s] us from a self-consuming focus upon our personal desires to one of selfless creative leadership, to what we can give to the whole through our personal pursuits ... Our New Moon in this stellar stage ... imparts a headstrong and forceful character, but it impels self-initiated enthusiastic action for personal accomplishment, to be independent, and to take the lead to manifest the lives we want ... " - Nick Fiorenza gives insights to this lunar cycle, which begins April 26, 5:16 am PDT and ends May 25, 12:44 pm PDT.
The Wesak Full Moon Festival
Additional Links These related links may be of assistance in your Taurus meditation focus.
Preparation for Participation in This Meditation Focus
Full Moon Ritual
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, it is 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 be part of 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 unified group focus creates a powerful channel for the meditation to be potent and effective.
The Full Moon Festivals Culminate over a Five-Day Period ...
Our Wesak 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. During this time we hold the attitude of dedication and service, and assume that attitude of receptivity to that which our soul will impart, and which will make us of greater 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 vibrational energies for the rest of humanity. We shall 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 alternate 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 attention outwards, away from ourselves, and our efforts are to pass on the spiritual energies that have been contacted. We assist these Divine energies, transformed into goodwill, in flowing to where there is greatest need.
Emerging from the full moon five-day focus, may we continue to hold the high space contacted on this most auspicious Wesak Festival day. The following days are an important time to still the mind and maintain inner peace, a time for spiritual retreat and contact.
As you wish, feel free to continue use of this meditation for the entire month of the Taurus full moon cycle.
Taurus Synthesis Supplementary links for further understanding
Wesak Audio Programs Words with music, all dedicated to the Festival of the Buddha, also known as the Festival of Shamballa.
Key Wesak Quotes from the writings of Alice A. Bailey
Wesak Herbal Bath For your wellbeing, purification, upliftment and harmonic alignment, please schedule a half hour (or more) for your pre-Wesak soak.
The Three Spiritual Festivals The springtime full moon festivals form the spiritual high point of the year.
Cycles and Rhythms of the NGWS For those who serve the One Life, each year the Wesak Festival marks the turn of the spiral to a new cycle of service; these rotate between crisis, tension and emergence. "This is a periodic yearly cycle for the vibratory frequency of the level of consciousness in which dwells the Hierarchy of Masters. The higher and lower are very closely related in vibratory frequency at this particular time." (20)
Taurus Labor of Hercules Hercules's second great test took place in the maze where the Minotaur lived on the island of Crete. Herculess task was to capture and deliver this half-man, half-bull to the mainland. In the life of the separated self, the bull of desire has to be caught and mastered and chased from one point to another, until the time comes when the aspirant can do what Hercules succeeded in doing: ride the bull.
Principle of Essential Divinity The universality of the Wesak ritual unites the world's major religions in a shared holy day in which religious distinctions disappear, as the pure Shamballa energy transmitted at this time honors and blesses that Essential Divinity common among all the world's traditions and faiths.
The Spiritual Kingdom Manifests We approach the Hierarchy and as this occurs, Humanity evolves into the Spiritual Kingdom.
The Lighted Way Study of the 12 different lights for each of the constellations of the zodiac will reveal 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.
Fixed Cross Taurus, a point on the Cross of the Crucified Christ, is closely related to the second initiation, Baptism, at which the first contact with Shamballa energy is experienced.
Divine Truths of Deity These basic truths are shared by all the world's revealed religions.
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.
The Chalice The Holy Grail "is the receiver and container of the life of God." (22) Besides being a symbol, the chalice also signifies the place in the etheric body that receives and disseminates the "gifts of the Higher Forces" which are then used in service. (23)
The Springtime Holy Feasts Certain days from Lent through 50 days after Easter have specific importance in the Christian Church.
The Lunar Messenger, Taurus Moon (PDF) Circle of Goodwill's commentary for the Taurus full moon, "Vistas of Wisdom 54: The Qualities of the Soul"