Esoteric Advent

SOL INVICTUS UNIVERSALIS: Contemplative Diamond Soul Practices and Spiritual Rituals for the Heart of the Christ and the Soul of Humanity

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

The 12 LIGHTS

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“The entire theme of the zodiac can be approached from the angle of light and its unfolding and increasing radiance and of the gradual demonstration in what I have called elsewhere, "the glory of the One." The mode of the development of this inner light and of its externalization must remain—from the standpoint of its cosmic effects—one of the secrets of initiation and this for a long time to come. It will, however, not be out of place if I were to give symbolically certain phrases and sentences which will indicate (for each sign) this "growth of light in light," as it is esoterically called, bearing in mind that we are attempting to express conditions connected with the soul whose essential nature is light. This soul-light affects the form as evolution proceeds and produces sequentially the revelation of that form, and of the nature of space-time as well as of the goal.”  ... "A study of the above thoughts will reveal the symbolic story of the irradiation of matter, of the growth of the light body within the macrocosm and the microcosm [this refers to us], and finally make clear the purpose of the Logos."  (EA, 328/9)

The first phase of our Contemplative Ritual Advent and Mountain approach to Divinity throughout these weeks of Advent completed on Christmas Day, and a new phase began with "The 12 Days of Christmas" (the first day beginning on Dec 26, up to and including Three Kings Day on January 6 (also known as Epiphany on the Church calandar). 

The “Christ” energies we have invoked through the Soul Star Group for the Soul of Humanity and ourselves - through our daily participation in the SACRED cultural observances of Christmas around the world, and the esoteric Contemplations, meditations, group alignments and conscious resonance with the “great potency of the inner groups” - will continue to flow, mature and unfold "in and through us".  As Souls, the Christ was “born” anew; Soul 'potencies’ and Soul virtues were further awakened and developed.  The group life was expanded and strengthened.  The field of the earth was heightened "where on earth we live".  And our relationship and contact with the 5th Kingdom, the Kingdom of Souls where the Christ and Masters of Love-Wisdom live and anchor Their energies has been deeply strengthened.  As we extend these 'virtues' into daily living and expression, we move more truly into “living discipleship” – beyond theory and concept, into daily living of expression and service.

The 12 Days of Christmas.  With this next phase, we enter into a fractal experience of a much larger living Reality in the Heavens.  We  are intentionally and consciously laying down a pattern for the entire year during these next Twelve days.  Working daily, as we have been, will yield the greatest rewards for further unfolding and "accelerating" the Mind of Christ in us through the corresponding 12 Petals within the Heart in the Head Center (of the 1000 petaled lotus).  We are working with a microcosm of 12 Lights of the One Great Light (the macrocosm) esoterically referred to as the "Glory of the One".  Each 'Day of Christmas' corresponds with a Light (or Sign) of the zodiac beginning with Aries on the First Day of Christmas

This year, for each of the "Days" we will hold in mind the specific Light for the Day, the Keynote or Word of the Soul, and a brief but potent Contemplation. If anyone wants more, you are free to go into the specific Sign, in the tab titled "The 12 Lights of Life", where you will find a great deal more inspiring thoughts and Diamond Soul Practices specifically designed to stimulate the corresponding "petal in the heart in the head" during the Sun’s actual entrance into the Sign.  Currently, the Sun is in the Sign of Capricorn — the Light of Initiation, and is overlighting all our work this month. 

By the end of the 12th Day, we will have a CROWN of 12 LIGHTS lit from the inside out.

The Crown of Lights is the Divine Pattern, As Above, So Below.

You may want to use birthday candles, symbolically lighting them one by one for each new Day; a sand-filled bowl holds them nicely unless you have a 12 pointed candelabra.  Or, simply light one central candle every day signifying the 12 lights.  There is no right or wrong way to do this.  What is important in sacred ritual,  in the 'rhythmic return' to the sacred, is that you bring Presence into whatever you are doing - thereby making it a "living ritual" and not something dry or rote.

Every month we also have the spiritual opportunity to participate in a 7 Day Solar Full Moon ritual which works consciously and directly with the energies of the Constellations and the attending spiritual Hierarchy ever present during these times.  These Group ritual approaches to Divinity are the foundation for the New World religion.  

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Let us enjoy this phase of our group process together!


DAILY 

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EVERY DAY, let us always begin by affirming: "Christ in me, Christ in you (in us) - the Hope of Glory", born anew (during the Winter Solstice Christmas Days of the Advent period).  Look for how this is true.  The New Mind of Christ confers twelve powers each a facet of the Glory Body of the One Self (the True Soul-Self).  With conscious use and application, these Powers grow and further unfold the Mind of Christ in us for the revelation of the Crown of Glory ~ the One Life.   

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DAILY MEDITATION ◊ Come into conscious alignment with the Life energies of the Sign Capricorn, the Light of Initiation, flowing through the Heart of the Sun, to the Earth and Humanity.  Breathe this Breath of Life pouring through all the Centers"  whilst sounding the sacred Word, OM    Attune with the Soul Star Group and “the Great Potency of the Inner Groups” that are the Ashrams of the Masters of Love-Wisdom with Christ standing  in Their Center.  Bring your Light unto the  Presence of the Christ. (OM)   Attune with the Angel of the Petal (governing the Sign for today’s consideration). ◊ Sound the sacred Word, OM.

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After the Contemplation below, sound The Great Invocation The Great Invocation.  As you do, you may if you will hold your hands in blessing allowing the energies to actively pour through the small centers in the palms of your hands — in the same way that Christ blesses Humanity and all the Earth every morning beneath His sacred Pine tree in the Himalayas.


THE FIRST (LIGHT) DAY OF CHRISTMAS - ARIES

1. Aries—The Light of Life Itself. This is the dim point of light found at the center of the cycle of manifestation, faint and flickering. It is the "searchlight of the Logos [GOD], seeking that which can be used" for divine expression.

Keynote: “I” come forth, and from the Plane of Mind “I” rule.

◊ Impress your mind with the Light of Aries—The Light of Life Itself.  A fractal of this Light resides within us in the growing Mind of Christ.

◊ “Christ anchored on Earth “the Will of God in the matrix of love” (as it has been esoterically called).”  A stream of His Will is brought to us in the matrix of Love.  As this Higher Will grows in us, we become "living lights of Love" in the growing matrix of Love.  Let us see ourselves as such on this first day after "Christ-Mass Day".

CONTEMPLATION:

“The secret of the will lies in the recognition of the divine nature of man. Only this can evoke the true expression of the will. It has in fact to be evoked by the soul, as it dominates the human mind and controls the personality. This is not determination; it is not whipping up and stimulating desire so that it can be transmuted into will; it is not an implacable, unshakable, immovable focusing of all energies in the need to triumph…. or an iron fixation to stand steady … The secret of the will is … tied in with the recognition of the unconquerable nature of goodness and the inevitability of the ultimate triumph of good.   (EA, 581/2)

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DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

◊ Let us identify with the Divine Nature within that is "the unconquerable nature of goodness and the inevitability of the ultimate triumph of good". ◊ Just knowing this is the first step to remembering our divine nature and making contact with its living energy — through the Soul.

The Soul in us evokes this higher Will, the intensity of which evokes the higher Will of the Christ in us — into increasing expression. When this happens, we fulfill our life purpose.

The CHRIST came in touch with the Will of the Father for the coming Age — His life purpose. We have a corresponding life purpose.

“Abide in me as I abide in you” is the inner Christ speaking. We follow a line of Truth.

◊ Confidence in our divine nature is the first gift.

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Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


SECOND (LIGHT) DAY OF CHRISTMAS - TAURUS

2. Taurus—The penetrating Light of the Path. This is a beam of light, streaming forth from the point in Aries, and revealing the area of light control. (EA, 328)

Keynote: “I SEE, and when the eye is opened, all is illumined”.

In the light of Taurus, the Disciple ‘sees’ the demand for those simple ways, universally voiced, to better “human conditions that may be more truly enlightened for the benefit of the whole”.  “Through the constant attempt to comprehend and interpret the divine Plan for humanity, … an enlightened fusion of individual will with the great, divine Will for the great good of the whole” will produce an understanding cooperation with it, “subordinating all to the innate divine urge for beauty, synthesis and the free expression of the hidden mystery which is to be found at the heart of all forms.”  (EA, 372)

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

◊ Reflect/Ponder:  In the Light of the second petal of the Heart in the Head that is the Mind of Christ in us, centered in the Beam of Light — what do you see/hear demanded by Humanity today of those simple ways “universally voiced" to better human conditions that are more truly enlightened for the benefit of the whole? 

◊ Now with the Mind of Christ inwardly focused, in the penetrating Light of the Path, what do you see calling for simplification and essentialization in your life "subordinating all to the innate divine urge for beauty, synthesis and the free expression of the hidden mystery which is to be found at the heart of all forms”?  

By exercising this power of illumined seeing”, illumination further unfolds, opening the eye of vision, fanning the fires of Hope and positive possibility for the greater Good of All, enabling us to serve as “Beams of Light shining upon their way” (our way and Humanity’s way).

◊ Illumined seeing, beauty, synthesis and the free expression of the hidden mystery is the second gift.

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Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


THIRD (LIGHT) DAY OF CHRISTMAS - GEMINI

3. The Light of Interplay. This is a line of light beams, revealing that which opposes or the basic duality of manifestation, the relationship of spirit and of form. It is the conscious light of that relationship.  

Keynote: ‘I’ [the soul] recognize my other self [lower self] and in the waning of that self ‘I’ grow and glow.

“This sign is sometimes called the "constellation of the resolution of duality into a fluid synthesis." Governing as it does all the pairs of opposites in the zodiac, it preserves the magnetic interplay between them, keeping them fluid in their relations, in order eventually to facilitate their transmutation into unity, for the two must finally become the One.” This is the energy that “relates” everything – it creates relationship, overcoming separation.

“Because the Ray of Love-Wisdom, the second ray, pours through Gemini it becomes apparent how true is the teaching that Love underlies the entire universe.  God is Love, we are assured, and this statement is both an exoteric and an esoteric truth. This underlying love of Deity reaches our solar system primarily through Gemini, which forms, with the constellation of the Great Bear and the Pleiades, a cosmic triangle. This is the triangle of the cosmic Christ and is the esoteric symbol lying behind the cosmic Cross. There is ever the eternal triangle to be found behind the fourfold phenomenal appearance. Speaking symbolically and in the words of the Old Commentary:

"Upon the golden triangle, the Cosmic Christ appeared; His head in Gemini; one foot upon the field of the Seven Fathers and the other planted in the field of the Seven Mothers (these two constellations are sometimes called the Seven Brothers and the Seven Sisters. A.A.B.). Thus for aeons, the Great One stood, His consciousness in-turned, aware of three but not of four. Intent, with suddenness, He heard a sound go forth.... Arousing to that cry, He stretched Himself, reached forth both arms in understanding Love, and, lo, the Cross was formed.”

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

Contemplate the underlying Love of all the Universe.  Consider the Angel of this petal saying to you (to all): ‘You are the Christ energy of Love pouring through all creation ... relating all opposites, uniting, overcoming duality, healing all separation’.  BE this today.

◊ Today’s third Gift is the “underlying Love of all the Universe”.

Allow this LOVE to flow through you on this Day and through all relationships great and small.

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered, or more simply — "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ in its Center.


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4. Cancer—The Light within the form.  This is the diffused light of substance itself, the "dark light" of matter, referred to in The Secret Doctrine.  It is the light awaiting the stimulation coming from the soul light [the Christ light in you].

Keynote: “In the Words given for this sign, the Word of the Soul indicates the objective of the Cancer experience and the purpose for which incarnation has been taken: "I build a lighted house and therein dwell."  For the Disciple / Initiate: “The Whole is Seen as One.”

“This sign can carry deep meaning to all. You are in process of incarnation; you are following your chosen way. Is the house you are building yet lit [is your personality as a whole and its vehicles lit? Are your creations lit with Soul light]?  Is it a lighted house, or is it a dark prison?  If it is a lighted house, you will attract to its light and warmth all who are around you and the magnetic pull of your soul, whose nature is light and love, will save many.” If it is a dark prison, “isolation, loneliness and separation in the dark night” will be experienced.  Yet, this is “all part of the Great Illusion”.  It is, however, an illusion into which the whole of humanity is now precipitated in preparation for unity, freedom and release.  Some are lost in the illusion and know not what is reality and truth.  Others walk free ‘in the world of illusion’ for the purposes of saving and lifting their brothers, and if you cannot do this, you will have to learn so to walk.”  (EA, 343)

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

◊  The Mind of Christ reveals houses dark or lit.  Soul Light stimulates the building of lighted houses around the world.   

“With the advent of soul light, forms become “a perfect expression of the Soul”“In the sign Cancer, “God breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul”.  In these words, you have established the relation which exists in the mind of God between spirit (the breath of life), the soul (consciousness), and man (the form).  (EA, 313/4)  “Breathe in the Breath of Life, pouring through all the centers”.  Sound the sacred Word, OM sealing in the new vibration.

What will I manifest, giving it life?

◊ The First Gift is “The Breath of Life” — God gave man the ‘Life Breath’ pouring through all the Centers, bringing new Life to the form with every breath.

◊ Today’s second Gift is the knowledge of learning to walk free in the world of illusion …. to fulfill the purpose for which incarnation has been taken — to build lighted houses and therein dwell for the purpose of saving and lifting. “With the advent of soul light, forms become “a perfect expression of the Soul”.

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered, or more simply — "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ in its Center.


the fifth (LIGHT) day of christmas - leo

5. Leo — The Light of the Soul.  A reflected point of Light Logoic, or Divine. The light diffused in Cancer focusses and reveals eventually a point."  (EA, 328/9)

Word of the Soul: “I am That and That Am I”“I am” is the word of the self-conscious, selfish, individual“I Am That” is the Word of the [the soul-infusing personality] who is rapidly gaining higher consciousness.  “I Am That and That Am I” is the fully realized Self.  (EA, 311)

“The Keynotes of this sign are exceedingly well known. They sound out the note of individuality and of true Self-consciousness. …the only truly Self-conscious person is the man who is aware of purpose, of a self-directed life and of a developed and definite life plan and program…” (EA, 288)

In Leo — "The self-centered man becomes eventually the soul in life expression and focused on the achievement of the spiritual goal of selflessness ... the Lion who seeks his prey, the personality becomes the captive of the soul." (EA, 143)

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

◊ In the Light of Leo, the Light of the Soul, place yourself in the Soul-unfolding process of “I Am”, “I Am That”, and, “I Am That I Am”.  Let us sense where we are in this continuum.  And, what remains to move deeper into the Reality of What and Who we are — through the Light of Love.

◊ The powers latent in the Mind of Christ unfold as we exercise them.  The light of Leo reveals opportunities for achieving the spiritual goal of selflessness and evolving true Self-consciousness.  What will we capture - and what must we seize for this evolution to take firmer hold moving us swifter along the Way?

◊ Today’s Gift is remembering What and Who I am.

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


Sixth (LIGHT) Day of Christmas - Virgo

6. Virgo - The blended dual Light.  Two lights are seen: bright and strong, the light of form; one faint and dim, the light of God. This light is distinguished by a waxing of one and the waning of the other. (EA, 329)

Word of the Soul: “I Am the Mother and the Child; I God - I Matter, Am”. 

Keynote embodying the truth of the mission of Virgo most is "Christ in you, the hope of glory".  (EA, 251/2)

VIRGO, THE VIRGIN – “This sign is one of the most significant in the zodiac. Its symbology concerns the whole goal of the evolutionary process which is to shield, nurture and finally reveal the hidden spiritual reality. This every form veils, but the human form is equipped and fitted to manifest it in a manner different to any other expression of divinity and so make tangible and objective that for which the whole creative process was intended”.  Ponder on this.

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

◊ Working with the Virgin Mother—the pure substance of the Mother aspect of Deity, “see”– recognize how you are shielding — and the beneficial effects of shielding; the ways in which you are nurturing — and the beneficial effects of nurturing; recognize the revelation of the unfolding Christ in you and how it has been manifesting through the form, the personality. Recognize how the realization of Spirit and Matter is synthesizing — the effects of which bring forth the Christ In You on a higher turn of the spiral (the triad of Light, Love and Will) in “synthesized Identity”.

Working with the 12 Lights, the “new” comes in, stabilizing Awareness (Consciousness) unfolding through the form.  What is your Awareness, now?

Allow the Angel of Virgo to beneficently work with you throughout the remaining “Days” (Lights).

◊ Today’s Gift is spiritual shielding, nurturing and revealing the Christ — the Glory in You.

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SHARING WITH YOU AN EXPERIENCE of THE PRESENCE OF THE GREAT MOTHER during the Second Day of CHRISTMAS 12 Day process, appropriate to revisit here again, on this DAY.   CLICK HERE

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


Seventh Day (LIGHT) of Christmas - Libra

Libra — The Light that moves to rest. This is the light that oscillates until a point of balance is achieved. It is the light which is distinguished by a moving up and down. (EA, 330)

Keyword from the Soul:  “I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force.”  (EA, 251)

For the Disciple/Initiate: “Balance [is] attained, divine love, and understanding.”  (EA, 333)  When the powers of the Libran petal are fully unfolding, there follows deep balance, divine love and understanding.

“This constellation…connotes the point of balance in the long relationship and interplay between the pairs of opposites. It indicates the will-to-express—in perfected proportion and harmony—both the life of the spirit and the potency of matter.”  (EA, 632)

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

When opposition arises, recognize it as an interplay between the opposites.  Bring the higher will to bear upon the swing of opposites .... and then look for, be sensitive to, a more perfect proportion and harmony that will come forth.  It is the law - as we invoke the higher will, it will do what is meant to come forth.  

The Libran Light of this petal strengthens the power to choose as the Soul would choose.

Think of the meaningful and more significant choices and/or decisions you have been called to make in your life. Think of the quality of energy that accompanied the command to make a ‘significant’ or meaningful decision (choice) and what was at stake. 

Think upon/reflect what choices and decisions are calling to be made—now or in the year ahead–that will benefit from the energy of Libra in making such decisions or choices (whether they be for oneself, for a seed group department of service, or nation).  Let us see to it that these decisions and choices are made not as a personality but “as the Soul”.  The life determining “will of the Soul” will be involved.  The “will to Love” will be involved. Communicate to the personality to trust the outcome — that “all shall be well”.  Be strengthened by these thoughts and know that when the time comes, you are not alone, the Christ within is with you and the strength of the “inner group” is with you.

If appropriate, align with and be infused by this energy now and then project it into that condition or future state when it will be time to make such a decision or choice.  Do this whilst standing with the Christ in the center of the Libran cross where the pairs of opposites are balanced and do not oscillate; from this center, know the right soul decision will present itself.  ◊ Then, summon the courage to follow it allowing the "will to express". 

◊ Today’s Gift is living in the Center between the pairs of opposites where balance, divine love and understanding rule.

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


EIGHTh DAY (LIGHT) OF CHRISTMAS - SCORPIO

8. Scorpio—The Light of Day. This is the place where three lights meet—the light of form, the light of the soul, and the light of life. They meet; they blend; they rise.

Keynote: After testing, trials and triumph, the Word of the Soul is “Warrior am I and from the Battle I emerge Triumphant.”

Once the disciple has made the firm decision in Libra to move forward on the path of accelerated evolution, s/he faces the tests and trials of Scorpio to develop and prove the fitness of the three vehicles (physical/etheric, astral and mental bodies of the personality).  This is necessary so that the Personality can receive, withstand and integrate the higher energies of the Soul – for becoming a Beam of Light in Sagittarius for the outworking of the Plan.

The tests of Scorpio are necessarily three in nature as they concern intimately the readiness of the threefold personality: 1) to reorient itself to the life of the soul, and later, 2) to evidence readiness for Initiation [the next major step on the Path], and 3) to demonstrate sensitivity to the Plan thus becoming the one-pointed disciple in Sagittarius.”

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

As arising Souls, we intentionally test ourselves. We take on the mantle of the Spiritual Warrior and place ourselves on trial – our habits, our emotional responses and reactions to life and our relationships, and our thoughts and beliefs about reality.  We clear ourselves of false beliefs and that which does not stand up to the light of truth.

Purified, having met another measure of our karma and “setting things right with the Soul”, we forward move ‘lightened’ from the heavy burdens of untruths and the accumulations of past mis-creations we no longer carry.  We move into right relationship with the Soul of all things and our environment.  "These two results are the goal of all tests in Scorpio.” (EA, 206).

This year, let us hold a vision of ourselves and all group relations (great and small) as having done the “heavy lifting” work of Scorpio, freed to move forward with God-speed –with the Soul in charge – in fulfillment of the Plan.  A vision held long enough and strong enough before the ‘mind’s eye’ will in due time become reality.

CONTEMPLATE: “With the advent of the Light, he becomes aware of a new form of energy.” “When a man literally walks in the light of his Soul and the clear light of the Sun pours through him, revealing the Path, it reveals at the same time the Plan.”  Can you withstand, stand with, what you see without losing heart? Can you face "what the light reveals and still go [your] way with serenity, sure of the ultimate triumph of good?"  Can you hold to the vision of the Plan and continue walking and serving in the clear light of the Sun?  (Treatise on White Magic, 355) 

◊ The gift of Scorpio brings purification and victory of the Self over the self, bringing release to walk free in the light of the Soul.

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Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


NINTH DAY (LIGHT) OF CHRISTMAS - SAGITTARIUS

9. Sagittarius—A beam of directed, focused Light. In this the point of light becomes the beam, revealing a greater light ahead and illumining the way to the center of the light. 

Key Word of the Soul: “I see the Goal.  I reach that goal and then I see another.”  May the words of this final injunction to the disciple carry meaning to the heart and mind.” (EA, 193)  For some, this soul-directed goal will be achieving 'initiate consciousness'.

“In studying Sagittarius, it becomes obvious that one of the major underlying themes is that of Direction. The Archer is guiding his horse towards some one specific objective; he is sending or directing his arrow towards a desired point; he is aiming at some specific goal. This sense of direction or guidance is characteristic of the enlightened man, of the aspirant and disciple, and this is a growing recognition; when this faculty of sensitive direction is rightly developed it becomes…an effort to identify all soul and personality activity with God's Plan, and this is, in the last analysis, the ordered direction of God's thought. There is no true direction apart from thought, and I would have you remember that thought is power.”

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

Let us remember “there is no true direction apart from thought” and “thought is power”.

Today’s gift is the Mind of Christ developing ‘the faculty of sensitive direction until it becomes the “ordered direction of God’s thought”.

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


TENTH DAY (LIGHT) OF CHRISTMAS - CAPRICORN

10. Capricorn — “The Light of Initiation. This is the light which clears the way to the mountain top, and produces transfiguration, thus revealing the rising sun.”

Keyword: "Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back."

Capricorn is the “Gate of the Gods” completing the long cycle of incarnations begun in Cancer through the “Gate of Men”.   Capricorn, the 10th sign, is the number of completion and perfection.  Capricorn is the first major initiation into the spiritual kingdom and the culmination of the purely human stage of evolution.

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DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

CONTEMPLATE

In Capricorn the Christ life and consciousness come to full fruition.”  “In Capricorn, the initiate learns to realize the meaning of the growing light which greets his progress as he climbs upward to the mountain top. The flashes of intuition with which he is becoming familiar change into the blazing and constant light of the soul, irradiating the mind and providing that point of fusion which must ever be the "fusion of the two lights, the greater and the lesser light"... showing the way forward.

CONTEMPLATE

In the spiritual attitude of humility the “heart and life is offered to the soul and to human service… [service to humanity serves all the lower kingdoms]”  “Only on ones knees in true humility…in spirit and in truth, is one ready for the initiatory process upon the mountain top…”  “This permits one to pass through the door of initiation and be entrusted with the secrets of life”. 

“Gradually … spiritual ambition and a desire for liberation take the place of worldly ambition, and become an impelling impulse, until finally the moment arrives when a true sense of reality supersedes both earthly and spiritual ambition. The man can then say with truth "Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back." “For him there remains now no goal but service.”  (EA, 173/4)

"Down from the mountain top I come, bringing the light of love, the love of God. Into the chalice of all forms I meet, I pour this love which light confers, this love which life sustains. I see the love of life divine pour through the form, my own and others. It heals and soothes. Thus is the task performed. Thus is a man of earth transformed into a Son of God." (DNA-I, 559)

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Venus in Capricorn

“When Love and Mind and Will meet on the Mount of Transfiguration, they “reveal the secret of the hidden glory”.

“In Capricorn, the Christ life and consciousness come to full fruition.”

“Christ was born in Capricorn, fulfilled the law under Saturn, initiated the era of intelligent brotherhood under Venus and is the perfect example of the Capricornian initiate ...." (EA, 167)

◊ Today’s Gift is “In the perfect example of the influences of Capricorn, head and heart are perfectly balanced”. 

Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.


ELEVENTH DAY (LIGHT) OF CHRISTMAS - AQUARIUS

11. Aquarius— "The Light that shines on Earth, across the sea. This is the light which ever shines within the dark and cleansing with its healing rays that which must be purified until the dark has gone".  (EA, 330)

The Word of the Soul: “Waters of Life am I poured forth for thirsty Men [Humanity].

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

“The Love of God had expressed itself through the Christ creating true communion and brotherhood.  In Aquarius, Christ put His disciples in touch with the "man, bearing a pitcher of water," Aquarius, and in the upper room introduced them to union and unity under the symbolism of the communion feast. For that feast, humanity is today preparing…" (EA, 167/8).

“Pisces has seen, during two thousand years, the spreading light … Aquarius will see the Rising Light, and of both of these the Christ is the eternal symbol.”

CONTEMPLATE

Groups of Souls sensitive to the needs of Humanity are drawing upon the living stream of universal love and life pouring forth ‘life more abundant’ through the Chalice of the Heart of Humanity.  These groups are giving Love “in service of humanity”.  Sensitive to the rising Light of Aquarius, they are learning the experience of true communion — ‘coming into union’ with life more abundant of which Christ spoke in the upper room.

“In Aquarius, the man awakens to the beauty of group life, group interest and his individual responsibility towards the group and begins to live his life and to spend himself in the service of humanity.” (EA, 145) ◊ Let us consider the trend of our lives in the light of Aquarian “group consciousness”.  Let us reflect: to what degree have we “awakened to the beauty of group life, group interest, and group responsibility”?

“The message of the birth of Christ rings ever new … The emphasis during the Aquarian Age, the age into which we are fast entering, will shift away from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, and from the infant Saviour to the Risen Christ.”  “The ancient story of the Birth will become universalized and be seen as the story of every disciple and initiate who … becomes a server and a light-bearer.  In the Aquarian Age two momentous developments will take place:

1. The Birth Initiation will condition human thinking and aspiration everywhere.

2. The religion of the Risen Christ, and not of the newly born Christ or of the crucified Christ, will be the distinctive keynote."

◊ Through the portal of the comprehensive Esoteric Advent process, let us reflect how this is so.  As we survey the flow of our life … and our current life experiences, do we recognize what is being birthed in and through us, … and do we recognize what is being birthed through groups across the globe.  ◊ Let us also recognize what has been rising (in the light of Aquarius) — expansions in consciousness … comprehensive awareness … increased sensitivity to inner Contacts … new energy flowing through heightened forms ... fuller expressions of service ... unexpected manifestations of the 'miraculous' ... light and more light, love and more love, life and more life — all are expressions of the rising light of the Mind of Christ that is the Risen Christ of Aquarius.  In this awareness, let us link these inner and outer movements to the “religion of the Risen Christ” — in ourselves and in the Rising Christ of Humanity. CONTEMPLATE

◊ This Awareness is our Gift — the Rising Aquarian Christ consciousness encompassing the whole of Humanity and the Earth is the Gift.

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Let us be attuned to hearing what the Angels (and we with them) sing during this season:

Glory, Glory, Glory.

Good Tidings to All.

Good Will and

True Peace on Earth.  

What else do we hear? What "songs" (vibrations) are rising in the new light of Aquarius?

Let us link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.

May the “rising Light” bless all our group endeavors … cleansing and healing humanity and the “places where on earth we live” bringing all to greater, more inclusive wholeness.


THE TWELfTH  DAY (LIGHT) OF CHRISTMAS - PISCES

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12. Pisces — "The Light of the World.  This is the light revealing the Light of Life itself.  It forever ends the darkness of matter".     (EA, 330)

The Word of the Soul in Pisces: “I leave the Father’s Home and turning back, I save.”

“Christ was born in Capricorn, fulfilled the law under Saturn, initiated the era of intelligent brotherhood under Venus and is the perfect example of the Capricornian initiate who becomes the world Server in Aquarius, and the world Saviour in Pisces, thus completing the round of the zodiac and able to say triumphantly in Pisces "It is finished.”  (EA, 167/8)

“The love of God, focused in the Christ, seeks to express itself in some act of … useful service to humanity.  This service has taken different forms down through the ages, but it has always expressed itself through two episodes: One of them, the first, reveals the Christ in His capacity of the God-Saviour, sacrificing [giving of] Himself through pure love for His fellowmen… The saving principle of pure love finds its expression at the hour of humanity's greatest need in the work of a World Saviour and "for the salvation of His people, He comes forth." He thus meets the need, and at the same time strengthens the link which relates the Hierarchy to Humanity.

DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE

In the due course of time, man traverses the zodiac, embodies its powers and potentials, and becomes a God-Man.  This twelfth Day concludes our journey around the zodiac, nurturing and unfolding the New Mind (a Heart-Will Mind) of Christ within.  Through conscious, accelerated evolution, the earlier necessity for time is greatly reduced and eventually negated.  Whether through slow evolution or conscious acceleration, what is achieved and then revealed is a consummating Glory, a Crowned Light of abundant overflowing Life – that by its nature is a salvation for the world.

Let us each envision a Crown of Lights (of 12 lighted flames) – lit from the inside out, a Crown of Glory that in Truth (on the Logoic 'God-plane') already Is, and will Be a fact in the world of form.   

Let us intuit the meaning of the Crown of Light(s).  ‘In due time’ we will all know its significance when "in Truth and in fact we become "THAT" from the inside out CONTEMPLATE

◊ Today’s Gift is the Crown of 12 Lights lit from the Inside out.

What Soul Gifts will you give to the Soul of Humanity for the saving of the world?

The Saving Force is With You .. with Us ... with the World.


After Pisces, we begin anew, sojourning through the cycle at the appointed time and season, ever on a higher turn of the spiral, encompassing more Reality with each passage. 

With every passage, we stand upon a truer foundation made of God, by God, Within — Christ In Us, the Hope of Glory.

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Link with the Soul Star Group to pour forth blessings upon and through our lives. Some may want to sound in love the names of we who have here gathered — or more simply "magnanimously hold in Love" the Soul Star Group as one whole ~ with the Christ standing in its Center.

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The Mountains of Ascent can be, and often are, steep.  The work of Goats - Initiates, IS strenuous and demanding.  As ascending Goats we must hold "the point of tension" .  In other words, we continue "Holding the Christ Field" — from Aries through Pisces during the 12 Days of Christmas culminating in an Epiphany for the Soul, the Group Soul.

Goats are inspired (fired) by the Will of the Soul, and encouraged by the fiery Heart of the Logos of Love!

~ For the Kingdom of God and His Glory - For the Glory of God ~

We Live and Love and Do Our Part.


January 6, 2019

THREE KINGS DAY

GROUP HARVEST - WEBINAR.  Sunday, January 6, 2019

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