Esoteric Advent

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

Begins 2019 March 6 (March 7 in the South Pacific) on the New Moon of Pisces


welcome to esoteric lent—RITUAL

ParT ONE

40 Days to Palm Sunday and Easter Holy Week

THREE COMPONENTS TO LENT - PART ONE

◊ Daily Meditation Alignment - CLICK HERE. The Charts depicting the Spiritual Triad will be found here.

◊ Contemplations — Diamond Soul Practices — Service in Daily Living (scroll down below)

◊ Spiritual Reading

Spiritual Reading will at times be interspersed with the Practices or a link will be provided to read more.


ORIENTATION

In these preparatory times for the “Appearing” of The Christ and the Great Ones — we shall be renewed through our “call to discipline” to “live at the highest possible point all the time.” The above elements shall constitute our Esoteric Lent process. As we engage in them, each according to our will, the most important element shall be the Discipline of what we attend to … whilst BEING IN RESONANCE with the Soul Star Group as we “walk together” in the AURA of the CHRIST CIRCLE.

Upon the altar of sacred Mind, Buddhic Love and Holy Will, we can expect intuition — the perceptive lens of the Soul to reveal the Truths, Beauty, Goodness and powers of Spirit.

May Christ's Blessings be with us ALL as a purifying Light in the World throughout our sacred journey to the high Place.

Our orienting thought everyday throughout all these 40 days and Easter Holy Week shall be the constant effort to:

“LIVE AT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE POINT ALL THE TIME”


Contemplations, Diamond Soul Practices and Service in Daily Living

(This rendition of Ave Maria purifies and sanctifies matter, lifting it on high — in support of purifying our cells in Holy Mother substance … preparing for eventual descent of Spirit).

“I call you to discipline … to the constant effort to live at the highest possible point all the time.”

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WEEK ONE

DAY ONE

"This work," Christ said, "goeth not forth save by prayer and fasting."  I call you to prayer and to meditation for both are needed today, fusing as they do the emotional and mental bodies into one aspiring whole. I call you to discipline, for that is the meaning of fasting and to the constant effort to live at the highest possible point all the time; this is so often a dream but not often a fact. Today, in the hour of the world's need, aspirants and disciples who are willing to make at least consistent, persistent effort are needed by humanity and the Hierarchy.”    (EOH, 353)

CONTEMPLATE the above

What is your prayer?

Consider yourself with a fused emotional mental body — as “one aspiring whole”.

Consider the ‘fused aspiring whole’ as a great aid for where we want to go and what we want to “Be” manifesting.

Let us Be Open to new ways of prayer during this period.

What shall be your disciplines? 

Let us Be Open to new disciplines.

Consider fasting as the constant effort to “live at the highest possible point all the time”.

Let us begin to consider what we must ‘fast from’ in order to so live.

DAILY, Let Us Be affirmed in the Master Teacher's counsel: 

"I am called to discipline ... and to the constant effort to live at the highest possible point all the time."

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PRAYER, FASTING, ABSTINENCE

(From Bethlehem To Calvary (FBTC), 97)

Contemplate the following in terms of the Lenten process. 

“In an ancient treatise upon meditation, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, we find the teacher proclaiming, "Through purification comes also a quiet spirit ... and ability to see the Self." 10

“Purification is of many kinds and degrees. There is physical purity and moral purity, and there is also that magnetic purity which makes a man a channel for spiritual force. There is psychic purity, which is a rare thing to find, and mental purity.  The word "purity" comes from the Sanskrit word pur, which means freedom from alloy, from limitation and from the imprisoning of the spirit in the chains of matter. There can be no achievement without purification; there is no possibility of our seeing and manifesting divinity without passing through the waters that cleanse.”

◊ Consider Purity as freedom from limitation and the imprisoning chains of matter upon the Spirit by the following factors —

Consider Physical purity

Consider Moral Purity

Consider Magnetic purity which makes man a channel for spiritual force

Consider Psychic purity, a rare thing to find

Consider Mental purity

Observe what must be “called to discipline” — to live at the highest possible point.

◊ Throughout these days consider a new growing sense of freedom from limitation and releasing the spirit from the imprisoning chains of matter.

◊ Today, pause to Contemplate: "Through purification comes also a quiet spirit ... “

What is meant by quiet spirit?

Today, BE in QUIET SPIRIT

DAY TWO

Observe Meditation (III) creating a condition for “quiet spirit”.

Pause to Contemplate: "Through purification comes … the ability to see the Self." 

How does purification - freedom from alloy, bring the ability to see the Self? ◊ What Self are we seeing?

Consider how True alignment brings cleansing and the promised ability to see, to experience, the Self

True alignment, without distraction, allows for registration of What we are - God Immanent … and widens the channel to God.

As fuller relationship develops with the Self, portals open (removing veils) "to see the Self” of the Spiritual Triad — the three in One.

Let us remember — to bring forward “the Self” and a ‘quiet spirit’ through all our days.

NEXT DAYS

◊ In the Days ahead to Saturday, consider “our times” and “daily living”:

“In the world today a great cleansing is going on. An "ascetic purification" and an enforced abstinence from much that has hitherto been deemed desirable, is going on in the world, and none of us can escape it. This is due to the breakdown of the economic system and the many other systems which are proving ineffectual in the modern world. Purification is being forced upon us, and as a consequence a truer sense of values must eventuate. A cleansing from wrong ideals, a racial purification from dishonest standards and undesirable objectives, is being powerfully applied at this time. Perhaps this means that many in the race today are going down to Jordan, to enter its purifying waters. A self-applied ascetic purification, and the recognition of its value by the pioneers of the human family, may succeed in leading them to the portal of initiation."   

As we go about our days, whilst aware of “the call to discipline ... and the constant effort to live at the highest possible point all the time”:

Be the “Observer” seeing what stands prominent — in the outer world and/or your private world — that must not, cannot escape purification.

Observe what comes into your orb, what arises in your orb, then look into it — see what is standing behind it wanting to come forth. Frame what you are now observing eventuating through a “truer sense of values” - give a name to this higher value.

Bring the living Word (*Soul Ideal) into the Presence of the Heart for inclusion and cultivation, for “salving” service — to be lived and manifested. ◊ Notice at the end of this period what is coming alive. 

* For a given circumstance, concern or area of personal responsibility, clothe an ideal into one or two words or brief word phrase. Or if more broadly, such as — equality for all souls, sound economics caring for all peoples of the earth—or shared resources where no one is left behind, human errors treated fairly and humanely through restorative justice and prison reform, people-planet-profits, true spiritual values governing politics, business, local communities …

SERVICE: Cultivate, Think these thoughts into Being for Humanity—through you, through us—as living Lights of higher Values streaming forth into the "Minds of Men" ... preparatory to being fully lived.

See, sense (the vision) coming into form.

We finish with

‘This is My Prayer’

(let this be our prayer)

SUNDAY

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THE SPHERE OF RADIATION

"The "sphere of radiation" [aura] is a potent instrument in service, and its extent and purity of contact should be cultivated by the pledged disciple.  There is true [esoteric] teaching in the statement in The New Testament that "the shadow of Peter passing by healed." His aura was of such a nature that it had a beneficent effect wherever and whenever it touched or contacted those in his environment. The control of the Christ over His aura was such that "He knew when virtue had gone out of Him"—He knew, therefore, that healing energies had poured through one of His centres to a needy person or group of persons.“

It is the aura, and its potency of attraction, and its stability, which also holds a group together, which also keeps an audience listening, and which makes an individual of importance along some definite line of approach to his fellowmen. The "sphere of radiation" is easily determined by those who seek it out and who watch the effect of the radiation upon people in their community and environment. One highly emotional person, working through an overdeveloped and uncontrolled solar plexus centre, can wreck a home or an institution. I give this as an illustration. One radiant, creative life, consciously using the heart or the throat centres, can carry inspiration to hundreds. These are points well worth careful consideration."

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"You must, however, bear in mind that these centres are brought into activity by the cultivation of certain major virtues, and not by meditation or concentration upon the centres.  They [the centres] are brought automatically into the needed radiatory condition by right living, high thinking and loving activity. These virtues may seem to you dull and uninteresting, but they are most potent and scientifically effective in bringing the centres into the desired radiatory activity.  When the task is done, and when all the centres are living spheres of outgoing, radiatory activity, they swing into each others' orbit so that the initiate becomes a centre of living light and not a composite of seven radiant centres. Think on this."

(Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, 174/5)

CONTEMPLATE VIRTUE.  During this lenten season, with purification comes an emphasis on “right living, high thinking and loving activity" — which in turn increases the "sphere of radiation".  

◊ Consider what virtue(s) — as a center of focus are being “called” to increase “right living, high thinking and loving activity”.

CONFIRM — I place my life (all that I have) upon the altar ofright living, high thinking and loving activity".

Doing so, we move deeper into the Holy Fire and Living Potency of the World Teacher Whose “sphere of radiation” is a centre of living Light, Love and Life.

On the Holy Way … all are embraced by the Holy emanations and radiation of the Lord of Love Whose ‘Sphere of Holy Influence’ blesses the world.

Today and throughout these 40 Days, let us consciously stand in the Blessed Silence

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PART II - WEEK TWO

Let us review highlights from Week One — bringing them with us into this second week. Above all, let us have conscious Awareness of the theme of Esoteric Lent:

"This work," Christ said, "goeth not forth save by prayer and fasting."  I call you to prayer and to meditation for both are needed today, fusing as they do the emotional and mental bodies into one aspiring whole. I call you to discipline, for that is the meaning of fasting and to the constant effort to live at the highest possible point all the time; this is so often a dream but not often a fact. Today, in the hour of the world's need, aspirants and disciples who are willing to make at least consistent, persistent effort are needed by humanity and the Hierarchy.”    (EOH, 353)

Leaves of Morya’s Garden – Illumination (Book Two)

“One must manifest discipline of spirit; without it one cannot become free. To the slave, discipline of spirit will be a prison; to the liberated one it will be a wondrous healing garden. So long as the discipline of spirit is as fetters the doors are closed, for in fetters one cannot ascend the steps.

One understands the discipline of spirit as wings.

Whosoever will comprehend the discipline of spirit as illumination of the future worlds is already prepared.

He who has envisioned evolution will approach it carefully, joyously brushing away the dust on the path. Most important, there will be no fear in him. And rejecting the unnecessary he will acquire simplicity. It is easy to understand that the realization of evolution is always beautiful.

Again they will ask: “Why at the beginning of the path is so much that is pleasant accorded and so much forgiven?” It is because in the beginning all fires are full blown and the called one walks as a torch. It is up to him to choose the quality of his fire. He who comprehends the discipline of spirit will understand the direction of the fire and will approach the cooperation for the General Good. The end of the path can be illumined by a thousand fires of the General Good. These thousand fires will light the rainbow of the aura. Therefore, the discipline of spirit is wings!

CONTEMPLATE

Select a line — a key thought or idea.  Enter into it to penetrate the idea further ... allowing its meaning to wash over and through you, to speak to you, to penetrate you and in due time to be given away

Suggested immersion in one Diamond Soul Practice per day:

◊ The discipline of Spirit is a Healing Garden.  Entering the Garden, we are liberated, freed of the fetters of the lower worlds.  We have wings. Enter your Garden often today.

◊ “He who has envisioned evolution will approach it carefully, joyously brushing away the dust on the path.” He who has envisioned Initiation will approach it carefully, joyously brushing away the dust on the path …

Through the Discipline of Spirit, we joyously brush away the dust on the path.  Brush off the dust joyously today … and the dust in the eyes of your brother, for his joy is your joy coming forth in greater array.

Consider the dust on the path … what must be relinquished, released, removed, let go of, or raised to the Holy Spirit fire to burn away as dross.

◊ Removing the unnecessary … simplicity is acquired.

Today, remove the unnecessary, revealing the Beauty of Simplicity / the Simplicity of Beauty.

◊ To be free from fear, one must stand in the constancy of Love.  “Perfect Love casteth out all fear” — the Perfect Love of the Monad (the Spirit Self, God in you) and the magnetic aura of the Heart of the Christ enveloping the world today.

Have no fear today … stand only in the constancy of Love.

◊ He who comprehends the discipline of spirit will understand the direction of the fire and will approach with cooperation for the General Good.

Let us direct our fire today with conscious cooperation … for the general Good … as “Called Ones” — torches of Love, Living Light and Holy Will.

In cooperation deep, we stand among thousands of illuminating fires, lighting the rainbow aura for the general Good.  Affirming the discipline of Spirit, we illumine the future world unfolding. 

◊ Through the "Discipline of Spirit" we are liberated, we are freed. We have wings in the freedom of Spirit. 

See that you have wings!

WINGS OF SPIRIT

WINGS OF SPIRIT

“The intent of the [Kingdom of Souls] is to increase men's capacity for freedom in order to function effectively with that "life more abundantly" which the Christ will bring and which demands that the spirit of man be free—free to approach divinity and free also to choose the Way of that approach.” TEV, 197


ESOTERIC LENT

Part III - Week Three

We continue our third week of the Lenten Process through the

Aries Seven-Day Full Moon Ritual in Group Approach to Divinity

See “7-Day Full Moon Ritual Approaches”

CLICK HERE for ARIES - begins this Sunday/Monday, March 17/18

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EASTER is a celebratory Observance of the Rising or Risen Christ — on a solar, planetary and human level of inter-relationships.

Let us take a moment to consider the “Rising Christ — Risen Christ” at three levels of expression. The Solar Risen Christ as a solar event coincides with the Vernal Equinox when the Sun moves into Aries streaming Christ energy through the Sun — the Son of Divine Love. A direct relationship between the Sun and the Earth through one of the four points on the Cardinal Cross (the equinoxes and solstices) comes into being. Further, the rising or Risen Christ on a planetary scale coincides with the Full Moon of Aries as the moon reflects the Sun’s rays onto the earth. And, the human or Rising Christ of Humanity cmes into the foreground when Easter is celebrated en masse by billions of church people during Easter week and Easter Sunday.

Esotericists tend to separate themselves from the churches, often for good reason. But here is a reason to restrain judgement and come closer to see there are “knowers” in the ranks of the churches. Easter Sunday is called a ‘Moveable Feast” on the church calendar because it is calibrated to the Vernal Equinox and the Aries Full Moon, placing Easter Sunday on the church calendar as the first Sunday after the Full Moon of Aries following the Vernal Equinox. Easter Sunday, therefore, is based upon astronomy (if not astrology).

…. PLEASE GO TO THE LINK ABOVE for Aries TO READ MORE


NOTE: Below is an excerpt from the last chapter of the book, Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle by Alice A. Bailey (communicated to her by the Master DK)“The Planetary Life—A Centre in the Solar System”

It will be of great value during this time to study the content of this chapter to learn and remind ourselves of the major precepts of “The Planetary Life—A Centre in the Solar System”. If you are new to these ideas, reading them with care will infiltrate your consciousness and in due time bring your mind en rapport with the higher mind of the Kingdom of Souls (do not be daunted by unfamiliar terms because they will become clearer to you in due time). If you are not new, re-familiarizing ourselves with these themes as laid out by the master will bring to surface the higher values, thoughts, ideas and energies into the field of human thought, endeavor and aspiration during this auspicious time of Easter Tide. Thus we serve.

NOTE: Take this entire month between the two Aries Full Moons to soak on the deeper meaning and significances revealed through this wider field of study. Contemplate what rises strong — in and through you, be lifted by the words of the Master and radiate them in your world as antidotes to that which must be cleansed and righted, healed and made whole. Our goal is to be “relaying channels … in the divine flow”.

Let us remember that we are one with the Soul Star Group whilst studying, learning, conditioning and expanding our consciousness impressed by higher truths of the Love-Wisdom teachings.

We begin with an excerpt from the chapter (a link to the entire chapter can be found below):

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“ … It is the theme of relationship therefore, which is the basic pattern in the evolutionary process of unfoldment in this, the second solar system (of three systems) which is [Page 194] that of the Son, wherein the quality of the second divine aspect, Love, is being perfected. In this perfecting process man participates unconsciously at first, during the long cycle of evolutionary unfoldment under the Law of Necessity; but when he becomes the aspirant and takes the first steps upon the path towards spiritual maturity, he begins to play a crucial role which he maintains until he attains spiritual liberation and himself becomes a member of the Hierarchy, of the fifth or spiritual kingdom, through perfected service in the fourth or the human kingdom.

The relationship between the fourth and the fifth kingdoms is being continually increased. bringing new powers and more vital livingness into the human family which is registered by its most advanced members consciously. The distribution of energies from the Hierarchy constitutes a very interesting sequence, some of which can be indicated briefly. As we know the Hierarchy is the ashram of the Lord of Love, the Christ; we also know that this greater Ashram is constituted of the seven Ray Ashrams, each having at its centre a Chohan or a Master of the Wisdom; each of the seven Ashrams has connected with it one or more subsidiary Ashrams.

An Ashram is an emanating source of hierarchical impression upon the world. Its "impulsive energies" and its inciting forces are directed toward the expansion of the human consciousness, through the magnetic lives of the group members as they carry on their duties, obligations and responsibilities in the outer world: it is aided also by the steady vibratory activity of the members of the Ashram who are not in physical incarnation and by the united clear thinking and convinced awareness of the entire Ashram. Beginners, such as are most aspirants (though not all), are usually engrossed with the fact of the Ashram. Trained disciples are engrossed with the work to be done, and the [Page 195] Ashram—as an Ashram—plays little part in their thinking; they are so preoccupied with the task ahead and with the need of humanity and of these to be served that they seldom think of the Ashram or of the Master at its centre. They are an integral part of the ashramic consciousness and their conscious occupation is called, in the ancient writings, "the emanating of that which flows through them, the teaching of the doctrine of the heart which is the force of truth itself, the radiating of the light of life, borne upon the stream to which the non-initiate gives the name, `the light of love'."

The members of the Ashram constitute a united channel for the new energies which are, at this time, entering the world; these energies pour dynamically through the Ashram out into the world of men; they stream with potency through the Master at the heart of the Ashram; they move with "luminous speed" throughout the inner circle; they are stepped down by those who constitute the outer circle, and this is right and good; they are delayed by the beginner and the new disciple from breaking forth into the world of men, and this is not so good. They are delayed because the new disciple has turned his back upon the world of men and his eyes are fastened upon the inner goal and not upon the outer service; they remain fixed upon the Master and His senior disciples and workers, and not upon the mass of human need.

It is essential that servers everywhere—the intelligent men and women of good will—get a grasp, fresh and clear, of the work to be done and that they become "relaying channels and not delaying points of selfish interest" in the divine flow. This takes vision and courage. It takes courage to adjust their lives—daily and in all relations—to the need of the hour and to the service of mankind; it takes courage to attack life problems on behalf of others and [Page 196] to obliterate one's own personal wishes in the emergency and need, and to do so consistently and persistently. However, there is much to encourage the server. Humanity has now reached a point in development where there is a definite grasp of the Plan of the Hierarchy—call it brotherhood, sharing, internationalism, unity or what you will. This is a growing and factual apprehension and is a general recognition by the thinkers and esotericists of the world, by the religious people of enlightenment, by broad minded statesmen, by industrialists and business men of inclusive vision and humanitarian insight, and even today by the man in the street. There is also a more definite recognition of emerging spiritual values and a greater readiness to relinquish hindrances to service. The plans of the Christ for humanity's release are more matured, for they had to wait until such time that the trend of human aspiration became more clearly emphatic; and the new era, with its latent possibilities can now be seen upon the horizon, stripped of the veils of glamour and wishful thinking which obscured it ten years ago. All of this is a challenge to the disciple. What is it that he must do?”

The disciple has to take himself as he is, at any time, with any given equipment, and under any given circumstances; he then proceeds to subordinate himself, his affairs and his time to the need of the hour—particularly during the phase of group, national or world crisis. When he does this within his own consciousness and is, therefore, thinking along lines of the true values, he will discover that his own private affairs are taken care of, his capacities are increased and his limitations are forgotten. He takes his place with those who perceive the needs of the coming cycle—a cycle wherein the new ideas and ideals must be stressed and for which a fight must be made, wherein the wider plans for the good of the whole must be understood, [Page 197] endorsed and preached, the new and clearer vision for human living must be grasped and finally brought into being, and a cycle wherein the effort of all members of the New Group of World Servers must be given to the lifting of humanity's load.

There is a certain esoteric Mantram which embodies this attitude—the attitude of the disciple who is striving, in cooperative endeavour with others, to link hierarchical intent with human aspiration and thus bring humanity nearer to its goal. The intent of the Hierarchy is to increase men's capacity for freedom in order to function effectively with that "life more abundantly" which the Christ will bring and which demands that the spirit of man be free—free to approach divinity and free also to choose the Way of that approach. The Mantram bears the name, "The Affirmation of the Disciple." It involves certain inner recognitions and acceptances which are readily perceived by those whose intuition is sufficiently awake; but its meaning should not be beyond the ability of any sincere student and thinker to penetrate if it appeals to them as significant and warranting their effort.”

“I am a point of light within a greater Light.

I am a strand of loving energy within the stream of Love divine.

I am a point of sacrificial Fire, focussed within the fiery Will of God.

And thus I stand.

I am a way by which men may achieve.

I am a source of strength, enabling them to stand.

I am a beam of light, shining upon their way.

And thus I stand.

And standing thus, revolve

And tread this way the ways of men,

And know the ways of God.

And thus I stand.”


Study whole last chapter in Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle - “The Planetary Life—A Centre in the Solar System”. If you do not have the book, CLICK here (to open a Word Doc), or CLICK here for the same content and can also be found in Supplemental Reading (not a Word doc).