Following is a transcript from the Full Moon Meditation held at Meditation Mount on June 30, 2015.
Cancer is the birth sign of humanity. It rules the Mother, the womb and the physical plane birth of humanity. Humanity was manifest on this planet when the completion of the evolutionary cycle within a subset of the animal kingdom was reached.
The Sun has entered Cancer as part of its continuous cosmic procession and we are being infused right now with the subtle qualities of this constellation. Cancer is a space of birth and incarnation and offers us the opportunity of bringing ideas into form. The spiritual motto for this astrological sign is: “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.”
The pond in the International Garden of Peace is truly a Group Endeavor reflecting those words carved into the boulder at the edge of the pond. The participants are the stones, water, plants, the fish and frogs, the water lilies, the sun activating the solar pump to create the waterfall and its sound, the insects such as the bees and dragon flies.
Capricorn and Cancer are opposites, with Capricorn representing the spirit side and Cancer the form side. Cancer demonstrates the life and activity of the form side. Where Capricorn exhibits the causal or life aspect.
Join us on Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm for a Cancer Full Moon Meditation in Ojai, CA.
Every year, since 1952, people in all parts of the world have celebrated World Invocation Day on the day of the June full moon. It is a global day of prayer and meditation when people of different spiritual paths invoke energies of Light, Love and Spiritual Purpose, using the Great Invocation.
Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt Reading the Great Invocation On World Invocation Day, 1952.
This is a gentle, restorative class designed to help you deeply relax, stretch and breathe into the tight places that need it most. Please bring any props you may have such as straps, blocks, blankets, bolsters, etc.
All ages and all levels are welcome. We have some yoga mats to share but please bring your own if you have one.
$10 suggested donation / sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
The Ageless Wisdom teachings offer us a valuable roadmap and set of navigational instruments for our journey into deeper levels of consciousness and self-awareness.
Like each one of us, the sacred eco-system we call Planet Earth is also evolving and seeking to fulfill the light-filled promise of its destiny within the greater Solar Family. Evolving lives within evolving lives within evolving lives.
The Tibetan teacher Master DK explains that three things are required of humanity to create the right psycho-spiritual soil conditions in which the solar seed containing this light-filled planetary promise can germinate and flourish. They are: acceptance of the reality of the Soul, recognition of the Spiritual Hierarchy and the realization of a Divine Plan.
In February we explored the concept of the Kingdom of Souls (aka the Spiritual Hierarchy or fifth kingdom) and put forward the idea that this realm of post-graduate humans represents the full flowering of the promise held within the heart and soul of humanity. It is what we aspire to become as soul-infused personalities.
In March, the statement was made that if we view all the kingdoms of Nature (from the dense visible plane to the refined invisible realms that comprise the full spectrum of existence) as aspects of One Planetary Life, then closer cooperation between humanity and the Spiritual Hierarchy is simply Life communing with Itself in a deeper and more intentional way.
Last month it was suggested that just as the carrot seed contains the pattern and promise of the carrot so the seed of a brighter future held within the Planetary Logos contains the vision and promise of a society that expresses “heaven on earth”. This ‘seed idea’ with its awesome pattern of possibilities is the spiritual architecture of a new world commonly referred to as the Divine Plan.
We know from the Ageless Wisdom teachings that a major task for those who are called to serve this Plan is to help prepare the way for the externalization of the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Reappearance of the Christ. In other words, the work of creating a bridge of resonance that facilitates direct communion and cooperation between humanity and the Kingdom of Souls as well as establishing a fecund field for the emergence and appearance of the Christ Presence that lives within the heart of each person.
One way to assist in the ‘externalization’ is to approach this task as a process of ‘internalization’. By contacting and embodying the qualities and characteristics of the Spiritual Hierarchy, the Presence of the Soul eventually becomes an ‘internalized’ reality within the group consciousness of humanity. The soul qualities referred to include compassion, wisdom, light, love, joy and goodwill. Once a certain degree of embodiment has been reached then the group field becomes a magnetic point of precipitation for the Plan.
It is not our place to tell another person what they should or should not believe and all we can do is invite each other to reflect on what is true for us in relation to these important topics. In that spirit, let me leave you with a question to ponder:
“What is the true nature of my relationship with the soul, the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Divine Plan and what active part am I possibly being called to play in this great planetary adventure of revelation?”
Reflections by Michael Lindfield, President of the Board
(image courtesy Berit Watkin / CC2.0)
Full Moon Meditation in Taurus
Sunday, May 3rd
Our next full moon celebration is on May 3rd in the solar month of Taurus. It is also the celebration of Wesak. Wesak is a festival which takes place in a remote valley in the Himalayas at the full moon of May.
The legend is that in this valley there is a large flat rock upon which rests a great crystal bowl full of water. At the exact time of the full moon, the Buddha blesses the world and the Christ receives the blessing on behalf of humanity adding impetus to the spirit of love and to wisdom renewed. The blessed water in the bowl is then distributed in tiny portions as the participants return to undertake another year of world service. So runs the ancient legend.
At Meditation Mount we also incorporate the water ceremony in our May evening full moon meditation. Inspirational music by David Henderson starts at 7:00 and the meditation begins at 7:30 followed by a blessing of the world on the terrace.