Esoteric Advent

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

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Good Friday

Let us step into the Peaceful Presence of the SOUL and the Soul Star Group, with the Christ at its Center 

The  full meditation can be found in Sunday's ~ Entry into Jerusalem

(when the group list is made ready, it will be uploaded to sound our names)

Sounding in Love our Names of We Who Have Here Gathered

 

Proceed with the following

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GOOD FRIDAY

 THE RENUNCIATION known as The CRUCIFIXION

 Odilon Redon, C 190

Odilon Redon, C 190

sacrifice

“The concept of sacrifice has permeated all the teachings about the Crucifixion or the Renunciation Initiation, both in the East and in the West. This is a sacrifice idea associated with the concept of pain, agony, suffering, patience, prolongation and death.  Yet the true root of the word remains the same and gives the true significance: "Sacer" means to make holy; that is what in truth happens to the initiate; he is "made holy"; he is "set apart" for spiritual development and service.  He is separated off from that which is ‘natural’, material, transmitted and handicapping, trammeling and destructive, and from that which lessens right activity for that which is newHe learns to define the Wholeness which is his divine right and prerogative."   (Rays & Initiations, 699)

CONTEMPLATE

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True Sacrifice means to give – to give one’s life (in service), one’s love and compassion to another – to empty ones chalice pouring forth all one has to give, "to give all, for all" in service of God’s Plan on earth, "to Be all one Is" – whole .

“May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.”

…. the word "forgiveness" is a curious and unusual one and signifies … simply "to give for". "Forgiveness is not therefore, a synonym for pardon though the word has been distorted in theological circles to mean this, so little has the Church understood the basic, motivating power behind divine expression in our solar system. Theologians ever think in terms of the human mind and not in terms of the divine mind."

"Forgiveness is sacrifice and is the giving up of one's self, even of one's very life, for the sake of others and for the good of the whole group. This spirit of sacrifice is ever found when the Shamballa force [where the Will of God is known] is rightly contacted, even in the smallest degree, and the underlying impulse behind the loving will of God is sensed and understood, accompanied as this always is with the desire to participate in that will and its spirit of divine sacrifice."

CONTEMPLATE: Sacrifice as Forgiveness … as the giving of one's life energy. 

"Manifestation is itself the Great Forgiveness” – forgivingness.  “The stupendous Lives—outside manifested existence—entered into manifestation in order to give Themselves for the lesser lives and forms of existence in order that these lesser lives might be enabled to proceed onward towards a goal which is known to Deity alone, and thus eventually reach high places of spiritual expression."

"Achievement is ever followed by sacrifice and the giving of the greater for the lesser. This is an aspect of the Law of Evolution. Such is the note and theme of the entire creative process and is the basic meaning of the phrase "God is Love," for love signifies giving and sacrifice, at least in this solar system.”

CONTEMPLATE - we pause in gratitude for the Solar Logos, God of Love, always giving.

“It is for this reason that the esoteric teaching emphasizes the fact that the soul of man is a Lord of Sacrifice and of loving persistent Devotion—the two outstanding qualities of the Shamballa Lives, sustaining life and giving.  This is lasting devotion to the good of the whole or the expression of the spirit of synthesis and sacrifice in order again that all lesser lives (such as those embodied in the personality of man) may rise to the "resurrection which is in Christ," through the crucifixion [renunciation] or sacrifice of the soul [giving all] upon the Cross of Matter.

“It is this thought again which gives significance to the life of Christ on earth for He re-enacted for us an eternal process, externalizing it in such a way that it became the symbol of the motive of the entire manifested universe and the impulse which should direct each of us—crucifixion and death [from the past of that which does not "matter"], resurrection and life, and the consequent salvation of the whole.”  (Rays and Initiations (R&I), 165/6)

CONTEMPLATE

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“Most of us are learning, in the daily dying to self, to fit ourselves for the final Crucifixion [Renunciation] Initiation, and by the constant renunciation of everything that holds back the expression of divinity qualifying for that tremendous spiritual experience which ever preceded the Resurrection, and which is called the Great Renunciation.” (From Bethlehem To Calvary, 282)

CONTEMPLATE

At this "fourth Initiation the destroying aspect of the will can begin to make its presence felt; the soul body, the causal body, the Temple of the Lord, is destroyed by an act of the will and because even the soul is recognized as a limitation by that which is neither the body nor the soul, but that which stands greater than either.  The awareness of the perfected man is now focused in that of the monad [Spirit].  The road to Jerusalem has been trodden. This is a symbolical way of saying that the antahkarana [the bridge from the lower to the higher: from the lower self to the Soul, from the Soul to the True Soul to the Monad] has been constructed and the Way to the Higher Evolution—which confronts the higher initiates—has now opened up.” (Rays and Initiations (R&I), 316/7)

“The beauty of the interpretation of this initiation and the reward to those who attempt to penetrate to its true meaning and significance are untold; it requires, however, the teaching of the East and of the West to arrive at the true understanding of the experience.  The concept of a clean break with the old life in the three worlds of experience which has characterized the work of the soul for so long is obvious.  It is death in its truest and most useful form; every death, as it takes place today and on the physical plane, is therefore symbolic in nature, pointing to the time when the soul finally "dies" to all that is material and physical, just as the human being dies to all contact in the three worlds before resuming incarnated living. (R&I, 699/700)

CONTEMPLATE: The east has taught detachment and letting go and preparation for death, whilst Christ taught Love, the divinity within Man and the merging of the lower will with the higher Will of the Father. 

    Salvador Dalí          Corpus Hypercubus, 1954

Salvador Dalí   Corpus Hypercubus, 1954

As we contemplate a newer, truer and more esoteric Soul understanding of death upon the cross of matter, let us begin with the artist Dali.  "Instead of painting Christ on a wooden cross, Dalí depicts him upon the net of a hypercube, also known as a tesseract (the unfolding of a tesseract into eight cubes, analogous to unfolding the sides of a cube into six squares). The use of a hypercube for the cross has been interpreted as a geometric symbol for the transcendental nature of Christ.”   [For Corpus Hypercubus]

“Jesus’ face is turned away from the viewer, making it obscured. The crown of thorns is missing from Christ’s head as are the nails from his hands and feet, leaving his body completely devoid of the wounds often closely associated with the Crucifixion, leaving only the “metaphysical beauty of Christ-God”.

CONTEMPLATE

   Photo sequence taken during setting moon of "Christ the Redeemer" in  Corcovado Mountain,    Rio de Janero

  Photo sequence taken during setting moon of "Christ the Redeemer" in Corcovado Mountain,  Rio de Janero

Rising above the form (symbolized by the moon), Christ is Victorious.  He is Victor over form, the planes of the lower worlds.  Therefore physical death for Him is but a passing from the unreal to the Real.

On the cross, the death of the form is incidental to the living Christ spirit that never dies, in or outside of time.

In rising above form (giving up the body), we see a symbol for the triumph of the Divinity within man.

Initiation leads to the cave within whose circumscribing walls the pairs of opposites are known, and the secret of good and evil is revealed.  It leads to the Cross and to that utter sacrifice which must transpire before perfect liberation is attained, and the initiate stands free of all earth's fetters, held by naught in the three worldsIt leads through the Hall of Wisdom, and puts into a man's hands the key to all information, systemic and cosmic, in graduated sequence.  It reveals the hidden mystery that lies at the heart of the solar system.  It leads from one state of consciousness to another. As each state is entered the horizon enlarges, the vista extends, and the comprehension includes more and more, until the expansion reaches a point where the Self embraces all selves, including all that is "moving and unmoving," as phrased by an ancient Scripture.”  (Initiation Human and Solar (IHS), 13/14)

CONTEMPLATE

“ … Great as is this mystery to you, and impossible as it is for you to comprehend that whereof I speak, it is wise to establish the fact in your consciousness that at the Crucifixion initiation, the Master Jesus took the fourth initiation and the Christ took the sixth initiation.  The Master Jesus reached the culminating experience of the Lighted Way, whilst the Christ made that final effort which enabled Him entirely to complete and traverse the "rainbow bridge" and to "go to the Father" (as He told His disciples), thus moving forward on to the first stage of the Way of the Higher Evolution. 

[Supplemental Reading; Funnels Depicting Initiation].

“The practical point for aspirants and disciples to remember is that the Science of Invocation and Evocation entered a new phase when Christ came and presented Himself before humanity; He then gave the teaching which summarized all the past and indicated the new aspects of the future teachingHe opened the door to the Way of the Higher Evolution, hitherto closed, just as the Buddha epitomized in Himself the achievements of the Lighted Way and the attainment of all knowledge and wisdom.  Christ, in opening this "greater door beyond the lesser door," anchored — if I may so inadequately express it — the Will of God on Earth, particularly in relation to the consciousness of men.”  (R&I, 524)

CONTEMPLATE

“Finally, in the triumph of the Crucifixion or (as it is more accurately called in the East) the Great Renunciation, Christ, for the first time, anchored on Earth a tenuous thread of the divine Will as it issued from the Father's House (Shamballa), passed into the understanding custody of the kingdom of God and, through the medium of the Christ, was brought to the attention of mankind. Through the instrumentality of certain great Sons of God, the three divine aspects or characteristics of the divine Trinity—will, love and intelligence—have become a part of human thinking and aspiration.

"Father," He said, "not My will but Thine be done."  (Luke XXII.42.)

“Christ died to all that had its existence in form”

“IT IS FINISHED”

"Into thine hand I commit my spirit, for thou hast redeemed me."

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"Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom."

“Access to God was established, and the inner spiritual forces could pass without hindrance into manifestation"

The lower was translated into the higher – Christ immanent, Christ triumphant.  New life poured through all humanity and into the world.

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CONTEMPLATE this great mystery.

“Access to God was established, and the inner spiritual forces could pass without hindrance into manifestation. This was an act of God, a stupendous recognition by the Father of what His Son had done. Spirit and matter were now one. All separating barriers were abolished, and man and God could meet and hold intercourse.”

CONTEMPLATE

“The implication here is clear. It is the spirit of life in Christ and in us which makes us sons of God, and it is that sonship (with its quality of divinity) which is the guarantee of our final accomplishment and entrance into the kingdom of spirit. The sign given is expressed in the words: "Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom." 

CONTEMPLATE

Christ was a Savior because he opened the door to the Kingdom of God.  Christ stands midway between Matter and Spirit — the Mother and the Father.  Herein is the opportunity for every human being as the Christ in you does the same.  “Christ draws together—the matter aspect and the spirit aspect, and the union of these two produces the son” – the son-daughter, the middle principle of consciousness, "Christ in You, the Hope of Glory".      (FBTC, 224/5)

CONTEMPLATIVE EXPERIENCE

As we close the gap BETWEEN higher and lower, as we draw together Spirit and Matter, we remove the VEILs that separate.  To the degree possible, experience THE VEIL rent in twain within you ... allowing for new access and contact with the deeper Christ of the True Soul. 

What is pouring through you now? 

What and Who are You now - what do you experience yourself to Be?

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The Past is Finished

 The Veil separating Spirit and Matter was “Rent in Twain from top to bottom” allowing for a new energy to move through the Consciousness of Humanity for all who come after, following upon the Way of Light and Love, and Life.  He laid before us a divine pattern through the stages of Initiation -advancements in consciousness.  The Way has been made easier for us.  We still must do the work, we still must open our hearts and develop our minds and make truer contact with the Soul allowing the greater to flow through the lesser, yet new ground has been plowed, new seeds have been planted, angels have been sent so we can be in their company, new teachings have been given, and the light and love and will of God has penetrated deeper into the substance of matter for its redemption.  We are set more firmly upon the Lighted Way ... and sense the Call of the Higher Way (the Will of the Father).

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We sound the Great Invocation ~ with hands held in blessing for the further awakening of the Soul of Humanity and the blessing of the Earth.


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