THE FIRES OF LEO
Planetary and solar fire rituals are part of the emerging New World Religion. As such, we can organize our lives to participate in the rituals of the life of God, the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara. Regardless of what we are ‘doing’ outwardly in the world, an interior Soul focus is deemed necessary during these sacred times 'set apart' to enter into the silence. And thus we serve.
St. Mary Magdalene Feast Day: July 22. Light a candle in the Altar of the Heart to the Divine Feminine this week. Think upon Her as a Divine energy flowing through the heart, mind and body of all Humanity. OM
The exact Day of the solar Full Moon of Leo - Sirius Festival is August 7 in the northern hemisphere at 11:12 AM PT; go to the tab titled "7 Day Full Moon Ritual Approaches" to participate in the 7 Day FM ritual process.
The Mysteries of the Soul
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The Fifth LIGHT and
The Angel of Leo
5. Leo—The Light of the Soul. A reflected point of Logoic Light, 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 [person] who is rapidly gaining the 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]
There are two subsidiary potent keynotes: The “will-to-illumine” or “the driving urge towards self-knowledge, self-perception and intellectual positivity”. And “the will-to-rule and to dominate” … leading a person to achieve self-mastery and control of the personality… [EA, 289]
“Throughout the universe, it is the Soul which is the conscious, sensitive theme of the divine plan— 1) the Soul as the anima mundi, or the soul of the world animating all forms of life below the animal kingdom [mineral and vegetable kingdoms]; 2) the soul as the animal soul and the extension of this to the bodies of all animals, including the human physical body; 3) the soul as the human soul, which is a still further expansion of the same sensitive factor but augmented or stimulated by the principle of self-awareness or focused personal sensitivity to all sub-human soul expression, plus awareness…of the immortal or divine soul; 4) and the…Spiritual Soul on its own plane—the source of consciousness as far as the three worlds of evolution are concerned, and the goal of all present evolutionary processes.” [EA, 295]
The whole story …. can be summed up in the word "sensitivity" and this sensitivity can be studied in four stages: 1. Sensitivity to…the environment; 2. Sensitivity to the will, wishes and desires of the personality; 3. Sensitivity to the soul; 4. The spiritual sensitivity of the God-Man (the soul and personality fused) to the environment - the liberated man who is not conditioned by his environment but begins the arduous task of conditioning it in relation to the divine plan and purpose, and at the same time cultivating sensitivity to the higher impacts of those worlds which lead to the final goal. [EA, 295]
The achievements of the Soul come through the influence of the Sun. In Leo, the Sun is transmitting in a triple manner. "There is an almost unique condition where humanity is concerned as the Sun governs all expressions—exoteric, esoteric and hierarchical. It rules the personality, the soul and the fourth Creative Hierarchy." "Leo is unusual in having all its ruling influences concentrated through the medium of one planet [the "Sun"]. Leo indicates the height of achievement of the human soul. We are apt to think that initiation and liberation are the achievement of the human kingdom and the attainment of humanity. This is not the case. Initiation is an achievement and an attained success of the soul which has at last succeeded in dominating the personality and in manifesting its true nature and character, in spite of the personality and the antagonism of the human being intent upon his own purposes. It is literally the attainment of certain desired objectives, towards which the units of the fifth kingdom in nature [the spiritual hierarchy] have been working for aeons, and expresses the end of the enforced task and sacrifice and planetary service. This achievement reaches its goal at the third initiation and from that time on man, liberated and free, serves from free choice and as a soul, conscious of intent and purpose upon the physical plane. [EA, 147/8]
“Before individual man can achieve initiation, he must be fully self-conscious, mystically oriented and occultly developed. He must be aware of himself as he essentially is— 1) a soul involved in form which is itself developed and unfolded through soul activity; 2) he must be a developed mystic, capable of pure vision, motivated by spiritual intent and able to perceive the uses of inherent sensitivity; 3) he must also be a trained occultist, mentally polarized and profoundly aware of the realities, forces and energies of existence and, therefore, free from the ordinary glamours and illusions which colour the reactions and life of the average man. He is then governed by the physical Sun, motivated by the energies pouring from "the heart of the Sun" (via Neptune) and bringing about at-one-ment through the forces which are reaching him (via Uranus).“ [EA, 307] The Master DK does not mention here the "central Spiritual Sun" (which refers to the Monadic Nature of our Solar Logos) and is "informed" by Sirius, a still “higher" Center (speculatively the Ajna Center) in the body and system of an even greater Logos (a Cosmic Logos in the Great Chain of Being). Our Sun is a Heart Center in the body of this greater Logos, which contains seven Solar Systems - ours is one, Sirius is one, ... Each is a chakra in the body of this greater Logos. Our Sun is Its Heart Center; the Will of our Solar Logos is Love. There is a special connection between the Star Sirius and the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara (although, technically considered, Sanat Kumara is not on the Sirian “line”. When we look up at the stars at night, with the “Belt of Orion” pointing to the brilliant "Star of Sensitivity" - "the Star of Initiation", let us remember this connection and this 'great Love'.
“August, which is ruled by Leo, is the month of the Dog-star, or of Sirius... Leo, in the cosmic sense (and apart from our solar system altogether) is ruled by Sirius [of the Sirian Constellation]. Sirius is the home of that greater Lodge to which our fifth initiation admits a man [a Master of Love-Wisdom] and to which it brings Him, as a humble Disciple. Later, when the new world religion is founded and is working, we shall find that the major, monthly festival in August, held at the time of the full moon, will be dedicated to the task of making contact, via the Hierarchy, with Sirian force. Each of the months of the year will later be dedicated (through accurate astrological and astronomical knowledge) to whichever [higher] constellation in the heavens governs a particular month, as Sirius governs Leo. [EA, 300]
“The Fixed Cross is the cross of light. And playing through this Cross all the time, and emanating from Leo, are the "fires of God"—cosmic, solar and planetary—producing purification, the intensification of the light and eventual revelation to the purified man who stands in light.” [EA, 293] "This [Fixed] Cross is outstandingly the Cross of Discipleship and of the three major initiations ... In Leo—The self-centred 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" ... is the personality who becomes the captive of the soul." [EA, 143]
“Passing as we are into the Aquarian Age in which the spirit of Aquarius will be exemplified in its universality and its sense of "general distribution," it is inevitable that a point of crisis should be reached. …. Leo is the polar opposite of Aquarius, and the interplay of energies between these two is far more potent than at any previous time in racial history.” [EA, 286]
"Leo indicates the height of achievement of the human soul."
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Doorways into the Heart of God
through the Portal of Leo
The Heart Center and the Heart in the Head
"The heart centre corresponds to the "heart of the Sun" and therefore to the spiritual source of light and love."
"It is brought into functioning activity after the second initiation. That initiation marks the completion of the process whereby the emotional nature (with its outstanding quality of desire) is brought under soul control, and the desire of the personal lower self has been transmuted into love. It is the organ for the distribution of hierarchical energy, poured out via the soul into the heart centre of all aspirants, disciples and initiates; in this way this energy is made available and brings about two results:
1. The regeneration of humanity through love.
2. The relationship, firmly established, between a rapidly developing humanity and the Hierarchy. In this way two great planetary centres—the Hierarchy and Humanity—are brought into a close contact and relationship.
As the Bible says: "the love of God is shed abroad" in the human heart, and its transforming, magnetic and radiatory power is essential for the reconstruction of the world and for the establishment of the new world order. Upon the unfoldment of the heart centre, and on an intelligent relation of mankind to the Hierarchy, with the consequent response of man to the energy of love, all disciples are asked at this time to ponder and reflect, for as a "man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Thinking in the heart becomes truly possible only when the mental faculties have been adequately developed and have reached a fairly high stage of unfoldment. Feeling in the heart is often confused with thinking. The ability to think in the heart is the result of the process of transmuting desire into love during the task of elevating the forces of the solar plexus into the heart centre. Heart thinking is also one of the indications that the higher aspect of the heart centre, the twelve-petalled lotus found at the very centre of the thousand-petalled lotus, has reached a point of real activity. Thinking as a result of correct feeling is then substituted for personal sensitivity. It gives us the first faint indications, likewise, of that state of being which is characteristic of the monad and which cannot be called consciousness—as we understand the term.
c. The heart centre becomes essentially related to the personality when the process of alignment with the soul is being mastered. This process is today being taught in all the newer and sounder esoteric schools ... it is that procedure (distinguished by right orientation, concentration and meditation) which relates the personality to the soul, and thus to the Hierarchy. Relationship to the Hierarchy automatically takes place as this alignment goes forward and direct soul contact is thereby established. Personality consciousness is superseded by group consciousness, and the inflow of hierarchical energy follows as a natural consequence, for all souls are only aspects of the Hierarchy. It is this established relationship, with its subsequent interplay (magnetic and radiatory), which brings about the final destruction of the soul body or causal body as the relationship reaches its highest point of intensified recognition.
d. It is that centre, therefore, in the physical body through the medium of which the Hierarchy works; it is also the agent of the soul. When I here use the word "soul" I refer not only to the individual soul of man but to the soul also of the planetary Logos, both of which are the result of the union of spirit and matter, of the Father aspect and the Mother aspect. This is a great mystery which only initiation can reveal.
e. The heart centre registers the energy of love. It might here be stated that when the antahkarana has been finally constructed, the three aspects of the Spiritual Triad will each find a point of contact within the etheric mechanism of the initiate who is functioning upon the physical plane. The initiate is now a fusion of soul and personality through which the full life of the monad can be poured.
1. The head centre becomes the point of contact for the spiritual will, Atma.
2. The heart centre becomes the agent for spiritual love, Buddhi.
3. The throat centre becomes the expression of the universal mind, Manas. (Esoteric Healing, 157)
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The Mysteries of the Soul
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Diamond Soul Practices for entering through the PORTAL OF LEO
Christ in you was born anew during the Winter Solstice Christmas days. The new Mind of Christ in you confers twelve powers — facets of the One Self of the True Soul. In the days of this month in Leo, we can meet with the Angel of Leo who stimulates the fifth of twelve Christ powers – each a facet in the Glory Body of the One Self.
ATTUNEMENT FOR CONTEMPLATION ◊ Consciously align with the heart of the Soul, the Christ in you. ◊ From your heart, send forth a ray of love to the hearts of all "participating souls" and step into the Soul field thus created ◊ As a group, sounding a silent OM, we link with “the great potency of the inner groups” (the Ashram of the Christ and the "seven times seven" 49 Ashrams of the Lord of the World) ◊ Light a living flame of Light in your mind; with your next Breath increase its radiance as you attune with the Angel of Leo stimulating the 5th great petal of light in the "Heart in the Head Center".
In this light, let us work with the following over-lighting seed thoughts during the month of Leo (or select one from the text above) to further unfold the latent power of this petal as we work in Contemplation (to see, know, understand and envision) with which we serve the Plan.
◊ In the activation of this petal, the power bestowed is Sensitivity. “Throughout the universe, it is the Soul which is the conscious, sensitive theme of the divine plan”—the Soul as the anima mundi or soul of the world animating all forms, the animal soul extending to all animal bodies including the human, the human Soul, and the immortal or divine Soul – the highest goal. Embrace them each and all, and be embraced by them. Sensitively sense a new awareness, a new energy, as a result of this prolonged embrace. Sound a sacred OM to confirm this registration.
◊ The will-to-illumine is a potency or power inherent in this Petal…it is the driving urge towards self-knowledge, self-perception and intellectual positivity. Knowing yourself as the Self, the "appreciative mind" purified of negative, critical or judgmental thinking will steadily take over - in this regard, study the good ... and envision the future to make it so. Let the power of the will-to-illumine be newly impressed upon you. Notice - be aware of - the subtle changes occurring in you as you call upon this ancient power that resides within. What “new” comes into your field awareness? Contemplate ... to evolve - to unfold this potency.
◊ The will-to-rule is another potency or power inherent in this petal that will grow in strength. The will-to-rule is the power to achieve self-mastery and Soul-control of the personality. Later, it works out as the power to direct groups, large and small. With the assistance of the 5th Angel, allow the will-to-rule to be consciously impressed upon you. What new energy do you sense released into your awareness? What arises in you ... flows through you? Throughout the month of Leo, connect with this energy and with the 5th Angel often - notice what you are led to take control of ... and let go of? What is emerging in you and through you, now, as a result? What are you led to __________ , as you the Soul, now rule?
◊ Touched by the fifth petal of Sensitivity – let the power of Sensitivity be directed to the Soul of the lower Kingdoms: the stones, earth and minerals; the trees, flowers and vegetables; the waters, seas, rivers, lakes and streams; the air; the animals and our own physical body. What needs to be expressed in service of one or more of these kingdoms in nature? What are you newly made aware of?
For example: drought and floods across our nation and raging fires in California have displaced many animals that are desperately seeking food, water and shelter. They are coming into our neighborhoods at risk to themselves, out of basic survival instincts. What compassionate aid can we offer them? What does compassion look like as you think of aiding our younger "brothers and sisters" of the animal kingdom? As we open our hearts, wise action must follow.
Sealing in the Keynote: “I am", and, "I am That", and, "THAT Am I”. ◊ Impress your 'self' with the above Contemplative thoughts and conscious impressions arising from within the Heart of the fifth petal. Open yourself to intuitive impression. Sound a sacred OM sealing in the new vibration with this Mantram: "I am That and That Am I".
Use these new powers to redeem the world within you and around you. Let us make a world powered by the Soul as living Disciples using our inherent powers .
CLOSING: In gratitude, let us extend a beam of Lighted Love to the Angel of Leo associated with the fifth Petal of the ‘Heart in the Head’ (Lotus) ◊ We consciously express the 5th petal as we allow it to work in us, through us and the group and the world. We widen the channel of connection and reception, and strengthen the livingness of the New Mind in Christ. The power(s) of this facet of the Self increases and unfolds with every true expression and conscious application for the saving of the world.
Bless and Be Blessed !
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