ESOTERIC ADVENT – EASTER 2018
Setting the Soul Field
“One event is already in process of manifesting. The Christ and His disciples, the Masters of Wisdom and the Great Companions, are approaching nearer to the physical plane. The work of mental preparation for that event, and the construction of the thought-form of the advent or second Coming, has now been completed. There remains the precipitation of that event, its appearance on astral levels and its materialization on the physical plane. I would ask all of you who read these words about the second Coming, to reserve opinion as to the exact nature of that event.” (EXTERNALIZATION OF THE HIERARCHY (EOH), 502)
“… In the West, what the Great Ones seek to break is not the form of Christianity but the grip of the Churches on the minds of the masses. The old forms of thought and of interpretation are now too restricted and too tightening in their hold upon the imprisoned and struggling life. That life must break forth. It cannot be confined by the ancient restrictions. Yet at this time there does not exist the need for an utterly new venture or for an entirely new presentation of truth. Nature and evolution move with gentle gradations and not with breaks and uncorrelated manifestations in the world of forms. In all progressing developments, the old outlines can be seen—enlarged, purified and more beautiful, yet recognizable as the old form on a higher turn of the spiral.”
“…What is required is the re-vivification of the old forms, and their infusion with fresh life; the old organizations must be awakened to the hour of opportunity and must change from static organizations to living organisms. The old rituals must be revived and brought up to date (in the esoteric sense of the word) and the religious [spiritual] students of the world must be graduated into a higher school, given the esoteric interpretations, and taught that, after all, the truth has been present all the time, but hidden and misinterpreted.”
“In all progressing developments, the old outlines can be seen—enlarged, purified and more beautiful, yet recognizable as the old form on a higher turn of the spiral.”
PALM SUNDAY - ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
ADVENT OF THE LIVING CHRIST
"No man has ever been saved by theology but only by the living Christ
and through the awakened consciousness of the Christ within each human heart”.
Hide not the secret of your Heart, O Son of God,
Broadcast widely the Love of Thy Soul as a Light unto the World.
Through Light shall ye see Light,
Through Love shall ye Know Love,
Through Life shall ye truly Live,
Offer now Thy Love, Thy Light and Thy Life, O Pilgrim on the Way,
to a thirsting humanity who would drink deep of the waters of Life.
Bring forth the cultures of the Soul –
That Harmony and Peace can prevail upon the planes of the earth.
Thus is the new Temple of Humanity built.
Thus shall we Know a new Earth.
Thus will the Sons of Men who know not they are Sons of God
Turn their faces to the brightness of a new Day
And come to Know the Self as One
With gifts of Freedom, pure.
Then will the veils of the earth be lifted,
Revealing a luminous Beauty
and Joy-filled Days.
FIRST SUNDAY MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATIONS
ENTERING THE SOUL FIELD OF THE LIVING CHRIST
In the time of Aries, we Identify and merge with the inner Fire of the Soul-Self, the True Soul, the Divine Son of God
◊ With a conscious Breath of Life – connect with the Life of Aries flowing through the Heart of the DIVINE SON (Sun). ◊ With conscious Breaths of that Life flowing through all the Centers – breathe in the Breath of Life. OM
◊ Sounding the sacred Word, OM, with the Breath of Life, dissolve and release all thoughts and atoms of lesser vibration …
◊ With the Breath of Life, draw in atoms of higher vibration. ◊ In the silent Sounding of the Sacred Word, sense the in-flowing new Life …. enlivening the Soul field. Pause. ◊ Affirm:
In the altar of the heart lives a living flame,
A radiant fire, Sun.
The Light of Love, the Love of Life –
“The Unconquerable nature of Goodness,
The Inevitable triumph of Good”.
This I Am,
I am That,
That Am I in Truth and Fact
Naming and Loving of Participating Souls
In the Group soul field, we will ‘sound in love’ the names of each and every Soul who has here gathered in our spiritual approach to divinity. As we do, let us "see" Soul light and “feel” Soul Love as a living Presence in ourselves, in each and all.
Before we begin the "naming and loving", let us look into the image of the Soul Star … whilst sounding the Sacred Word, OM, impressing your mind and heart with the living radiance of the Group Soul Star as One whole …. OM
One by One, we sound our names in Love, visualizing each Soul as a radiant star with a five-pointed star of the perfected man (in potential) above the Crown. As we sound our names in love, we visualize/feel “Participating Souls” as radiant spheres of living Light and Love filled with the energy of the Christ Spirit—passing Christ energy through our vehicles.
Click Here Click Here for names of Participating Souls (PDF). (Go to "Participating Souls-link" for the most recent list under the Easter Vigil tab)
We now connect with the Christ. Upon a beam of lighted, LIVING substance, we see our-Selves as Souls connecting with the Presence of the Christ Spirit in the Center — symbolized by the greater and more radiant five-pointed living Star of the Christ — the MASTER of all Masters, Teacher of Angels and of Men – the Living Christ, the living Truth, the Life-the Love-the Light, the Way.
(After Naming & Loving and connecting with the Heart of the Christ, we affirm our Soul Star Group Consciousness, intoning):
The fires of Life and Love burn ceaselessly in our Hearts,
True and pure and strong,
Growing in Christhood as Sons of God,
Knowing the Self as One.
Radiating power, the Fire of Love,
We walk the planes of Earth,
Extending, radiating, healing,
Educating, building, revealing.
Thus do the Sons of God come forth to Rule.
We come forth, Our group adjoining
Millions of Souls, awakening.
Thus we Stand – with Hearts ablaze,
Blessing the earth,
Entering the New Jerusalem.
THE NEW JERUSALEM
ENTERING A LIVING STORY
Entry Into Jerusalem
♫ Music – Sangreal
“The Festival of Easter. This is the festival of the risen, of the living Christ, the Head of the spiritual Hierarchy, the Inaugurator of the Kingdom of God and the Expression of the love of God. On this day, the spiritual Hierarchy which He guides and directs will be universally recognized, man's relation to it emphasized and the nature of God's love registered. Men everywhere will invoke that love, with its power to produce resurrection and spiritual livingness. This Festival is determined always by the date of the first Full Moon of spring. The eyes and thoughts of men will be fixed on life, not death; Good Friday will no longer be a factor in the life of the churches. Easter will be the great Western festival.” (POH, 163)
A new interpretation is needed today to stage the next evolution, a higher turn on the spiral of life for entering the New Jerusalem, called Palm Sunday in the Christian teachings. Presaged by the waving of palms two thousand years ago, those who had eyes to “see” recognized the Christ as a living emissary, a Son of God, for the coming new Age.
Christ is still with us, we are told in the Ageless Wisdom teachings. He never left because it was the body of Jesus that died on the cross, not the Christ. And yet, it was Christ Who spoke through Jesus. Christ has remained with all through the Piscean Age (the last 2000 years) and will continue to “Be With Us” during the next 2500 year cycle of the Age of Aquarius.
Easter occurs in the month of Aries with the coming forth of new life, esoterically understood: “I come forth and from the plane of Mind I rule” – is the Light of Life Itself bursting forth with resurgence with every new cycle and turn upon the zodiacal wheel. With the outlines of a New Jerusalem, we feel hope for a new Jerusalem in our lives, based upon the Rule of the Christ.
Ponder and Contemplate these evolving truths as we move forward with Christ’s symbolic Entrance into a new Jerusalem.
CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE NEW JERUSALEM
I must go up to Jerusalem." … He "steadfastly set His face to go" to that city. He now had a new objective. The place of complete "peace", the "Center where the Will of God is known" [Shambhala]. … “Christ had oriented Himself to that Divine Center which has, in the ancient Scriptures, been called the "place of serene determination and of poised, quiescent will." This statement marked a point of crisis and of determination in the life of Christ, and proved His progress towards divine fulfillment."
“…The New Jerusalem is a fact in the Mind of the Creator of this planetary Life. It signifies the establishment on Earth of a viable culture of peace—one that will arise from the consciousness of human beings armed with the resources to light the lamp of Love. Only the glow of this lamp, sustained through the dark passage to the rebirth of human consciousness, can lift the veil that hides the blazing light of the new City of God.” (The New Jerusalem; the Kanchenjunga Messages)
But He has again "set His face to go up to Jerusalem" (Luke IX. 51); He will again appear and guide mankind into a civilization and a state of consciousness in which right human relations and worldwide cooperation for the good of all will be the universal keynote. He will—through the New Group of World Servers and the men of goodwill—complete His association with the Will of God (His Father's business) in such a manner that the eternal will-to-good will be translated by humanity into goodwill and right relations. Then His task will be done; He will be free again to leave us, this time not to return, but to leave the world of men in the hands of that great spiritual Server Who will be the new Head of the Hierarchy, the Church Invisible.” (ROC, 609)
How do We enter into the Company of the Great Ones?
The golden path of halos formed by His Great Companions walking in His company, leave for us a luminous and trusted path to follow.
In due time we shall, and are now, joining the ranks of golden-haloed Ones. As we fulfill the Laws of the Soul, we become Christed Ones.
We will come to know Him truly – as He knows us. In our awakened and developed Christ nature, we “walk with Him”. It is through resonance and similarity of vibration that we can walk with Him.
He points for us the Way, as the Eldest of our Earth Humanity, to make our lives a living reality of what He is today.
Can we, will we recognize the haloes of those who are with Him now?
Today, many more have joined the ranks of the Kingdom of God. “We are the ones” – the advancing Disciples of the Christ, who together with the Spiritual Hierarchy – are moving with Him into the Holy City.
Whomsoever has the Fire of Love aflame in the heart; whomsoever “saves” through compassion and its offspring, kindness; whomsoever serves through Soul-aligned action with acts of good-will for the benefit of all (the human race as a whole and “whole earth”) is actively building the new Temple of Humanity. Whomsoever does these things, in His name, is on the golden Christ path that leads to the Royal Road of Shambhala.
CONTEMPLATE. Let us "intuit" that the Christ and the spiritual Hierarchy (the Kingdom of Souls) are even now leading humanity into a New Jerusalem ... ourselves among Them. By embodying and expressing the Truths He taught, the greatest of these being the demonstration of Love to all Beings, a New Jerusalem will be built on Earth ... and our cities will become Cities of Light and Love, fit for a new world.
The above Contemplations are meant to be pondered over a period of time, one at a time, over and again. Deeper reflection allows for a deeper, fuller and truer interpretation arising from the intuition—the Heart in the Mind of the Soul.
Even one sentence can be a veritable treasure of meaning and significance for contemplation. Let us enter into the place of Intuition for contemplation ... allowing the energy of these truths linked to the "raincloud of knowable things" to move through us - releasing their luminous treasures throughout our Soul, into our minds and hearts, and through the energy field of the Soul Star Group. As they become living truths for us, we disseminate them into the minds and hearts of humanity through resonance and osmosis as well as direct teaching when and where appropriate.
Sound (meditatively intone) The Great Invocation – a World Prayer
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For additional reflections and information on the New Jerusalem, see compilation titled: "The New Jerusalem - Supplemental Reading". Come back to it later in the week as additions are made.