The Second LIGHT and Angel of 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."
“It might be here pointed out that just as the Aquarian Age is coming into manifestation for our planet as a whole, bringing in its wake universal awareness and the new modes of expressing world synthesis, human interests and the world religion, so Humanity - the World Disciple is … coming under the influence of Taurus.”
“The Taurian influence must now be regarded as being of exceeding potency today, particularly from the angle of the subjective spiritual values; it is Taurus which is the ruler and the guiding influence of that which is occurring everywhere.”
This is “the sign of the major life incentive” because Taurus is the symbol of desire in all its phases.
Whether the [undeveloped] man is impelled by desire, or the Disciple is driven forth upon the path of return by the urge of aspiration, or whether the Initiate is controlled by the Will to cooperate with the Plan, he is nevertheless, being responsive to the most potent manifestation of a little known and understood aspect of Divinity to which we give the name … the Will of God.”
“The great triplicity of desire—aspiration—direction (will) are only three words which endeavor to describe the progress and bias of man the personality, man the soul, and man the channel for spirit or life. All three point … to the cause of the threefold expression which underlies all events, all progress and all happenings in time and space.” (EA, 371)
“The great question is: will this Taurian influence, increased as it is by the incoming Shamballa forces, produce the floodlight of illumination of which Taurus is the custodian, or will it simply foment desire, increase selfishness and bring humanity to the "fiery heights of self-interest" instead of to the mountain of vision and Initiation?” (EA, 374/5)
In the light of Taurus, the Disciple ‘sees into being’ universally voiced, worldwide preparations going forward for simple ways to better the human condition and to more truly enlighten the whole, 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)
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DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICES
Christ in you was born anew during the Winter Solstice Christmas days. The new Mind of Christ in you confers twelve new powers of the Self – of the True Soul. Today we meet the Angel of Taurus, the second Petal of the ‘Heart in the Head’ center who stimulates the second of twelve new Christ powers – each a facet in the Glory Body of the One Self.
We shall work with the following Diamond Soul Practices during the Month of Taurus.
ATTUNEMENT FOR CONTEMPLATION ◊ Let us come into conscious alignment with the Soul, the Christ in us. ◊ Send forth a ray of love connecting with the group as a whole ... and “the great potency of the inner groups.” ◊ Light a candle, a living flame of light in your mind, to attune with and invite the Angel of Taurus to stimulate the 2nd great Petal of Light. In this light, we work with one of the following seed thoughts (or from the text above) to release the latent power of this Petal into the personality field as we Contemplate.
◊ Impress your mind with the Light of Taurus —"The Penetrating Light of the Path." Keynote: “I SEE, and when the eye is opened, all is illumined.” Open yourself to Intuitive Impression.
◊ In the light of Taurus, there is found that “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.” Contemplate.
◊ Seeing in the light of the Soul, the Mind of Christ in you, this light confers Illumination and Spiritual Vision into your field of awareness. We see an area revealed for "light control". What do you see? Observing your life, those closest to you, the groups with which you work or are associated, and the life of humanity, use ‘this Light’ to see as the "Soul sees" and understands. Allow it to “inform” you.
The area revealed for light control is revealed by ‘the light in you’. The area revealed is often what must be mastered to move along the path of Mastery. Is there a block, obstruction or impediment to this light? Are there desires blocking the light from being revealed more fully through you? Are there emotions which blur your vision, and which capture and block you from seeing more clearly? Are you "doing things" (physically, emotionally, mentally) that prevent you from 'being in the Light' and experiencing "the Love which underlies the happenings of the times"? Use the power of Vision to see the obstruction and with this Light of the Soul, see through it thereby dissolving it … opening the floodgates to more Light ... seeing things whole ... through their resolution ... "re-Soul-ution". As all is re-souled, all is resolved unto a higher state of livingness.
◊ How am I increasing the Light in me? What am I expressing that is nurturing and enhancing this Light? What higher desires (aspirations) and higher emotions [reflecting love, joy, compassion … ] am I expressing, allowing for greater light to flow through me in my daily living? Reflecting on how this facet of the Self is already operating and expressing in and through you will fan its flame into greater livingness – extending into other areas and to those whom you serve.
◊ “The great question is: will this Taurian influence … produce the floodlight of illumination of which Taurus is the custodian, or will it simply foment unredeemed desire, increase selfishness and bring humanity to the “fiery heights of self-interest” instead of to the mountain of vision and Initiation?” ◊ Look around. Notice humanity's creations. Soulfully and mentally reinforce those creations that contain the "floodlight of illumination". Notice those that do not: see a 'higher manifestation' of that desire while directing "illumination" into its center. There are many creative ways to do this, some of which are practical: make a suggestion to someone - "wouldn't it be great if a portion of these proceeds went to support ..." "I would love to see you offer several scholarships provided for these classes". "Would you consider setting aside 5 free seats for ...." Sometimes people simply need to be given 'the idea' which is another way to say "a vision" and this alone ignites a Soul response for right action.
◊ With the “floodlight of illumination” see an area in the body of humanity that is ‘fomenting desire and selfishness’. With the power of 'the Mind", bring your focus to the Ajna Center and visualize turning this ‘body of desire’ into Soul aspiration … to something 'needed'. Direct ‘the desire’ into the greater Good. Use your power of Vision to direct the Light of Taurus, as Spiritual Vision, to where it is needed now.
Notice or find practical examples of personality desires sublimated into a Soul Desire (for group well-being). Find, notice, create "simple ways to better the human condition, universally voiced" or expressed. An example in the news was a business woman buying rental properties in her area to serve women with young families who could not qualify for credit. By doing so, she was fulfilling all three levels of desire including the universal as it addressed providing housing - a basic human necessity, that is a real need across the globe.
◊ Likewise, see where the floodlight of illumination is bringing humanity to “the mountain of vision and Initiation” - thereby giving increased strength through your illumined recognition.
◊ “The great triplicity of desire—aspiration—direction (will) are only three words which endeavor to describe the progress and bias of man the personality, man the soul, and man the channel for spirit or life. All three point … to the cause of the threefold expression which underlies all events, all progress and all happenings in time and space.” (EA, 371)
◊ View "the threefold expression which underlies all events" (personal, group and world) through these three lenses or "biases" which condition our perspective.
◊ Contemplate the "Cause".
◊ Again, impress your mind with the Light of Taurus —"The Penetrating Light of the Path." Keynote: “I SEE, and when the eye is opened, all is illumined.” ◊ Impress and associate the above Diamond Soul Practices and seed thoughts with the Second Petal. Sound a sacred OM sealing in the new vibration and new awareness.
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CLOSING: In gratitude, let us bless and give Love to the Angel of Taurus associated with the second Petal of the ‘Heart in the Head Lotus’ ◊ As we consciously express the 2nd petal, allowing it to work in and through us, the group and the world, we are widening the channel of connection and reception, and strengthening the livingness of the New Mind in Christ. The power(s) of this facet of the Self increases and unfolds with every application and true expression ◊ Bless and Be Blessed !