THE WINTER SOLSTICE
The Longest Period of Darkness
The Longest *DAY for Whole Earth
A Solar Planetary Celebration
of the Sun and Earth
∆ In the stillness of our holy hearts and minds, let us envision a brilliant Light ... a divine circle of Presences.
In lighting lights, symbols for the inner Fire of Divinity and the Divine Flame of Life, let us bring together all our "lightings" from our previous days together.
Capricorn conveys the Supernal Light, now with us.
In the Supernal Light found upon the high mountain of Consciousness, let us breathe the breath of Life — the Breath of Spirit ... seeing the sacred Light pouring through the Solar System … through the planets ... and the Centers of our planet.
Resonating with the sacred Sounding OM moving through all Creation … we awaken with the world unto a New Day.
In our consciousness, let us allow the energies of the Supernal Light to flow through us on this day ... through the Crown Center, through all our vehicles and their centers, into the world - blessing the world on this "One Day." OM
As Conscious servers, we serve "opening the Way" for greater Light and Love to enter through the systems of our world.
Holding in mind the meaning of Christmas Advent, let us embrace the coming of the Light as the Light of the Soul –the Light of the Christ … the Light of the World …The Light of the Sun—“the Son of Divine Love” that is the Heart of the Sun—the Solar Light, Love and Life of God found within every living creature and every beating Heart—the Light of Life Itself.
Paths of Light in the DarknesS
*Deep is the Stillness, Deep is the Darkness,
We call to the Light to Come through the Silence
Deep is this Day, standing in Stillness,
Deep is the Love rising with Light unto the Lord,
Deep in the Stillness, deep in the Darkness,
We make holy Oblations out of all we have Lost
And all we have Gained.
Deep is the Stillness, Deep is the Darkness,
We sing to the Light to Come through the Silence.
Yes, there are Diamonds deep in our Souls,
Rising in Light
Whence Life Itself is Born.
On this Day of the Longest Night,
Everything is made Whole,
Everything is Holy Now.
(Adopted from Peter Mayer's song, *The Longest Night, below)
A Planetary, Solar and Cosmic Event
"Does it mean anything to you when I say that the ceremonial ritual of the daily life of Sanat Kumara [God] implemented by music and sound and carried on the waves of colour which break upon the shores of the three worlds of human evolution, reveal—in the clearest notes and tones and shades—the deepest secret behind His purpose? It scarcely makes sense to you and is dismissed as a piece of symbolic writing, used by me in order to convey the unconveyable. Yet I am not here writing in symbols, but am making an exact statement of fact. As beauty in any of its greater forms breaks upon the human consciousness, a dim sense is thereby conveyed of the ritual of Sanat Kumara's daily living. More I cannot say." (R&I, 246/7)
“LO, I am with you all the days, even unto the end of the world”
“Christ guarantees for us the reality of the inner significance and the true spiritual basis of all that is and ever shall be.
Out of the relation of light and dark that which is invisible emerges into visibility, and we can see and know. Christ, as the Light of the World, revealed that reality.
Out of the darkness of time God spoke, and the Fatherhood of Deity was revealed.” (Esoteric Psychology-I, 285/6)
I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
THE CARDINAL CROSS IN THE HEAVENS
Capricorn / Cancer — Aries / Libra
Of the Solstices and Equinoxes
THE WINTER SOLSTICE is the esoteric cause of the COSMIC CHRIST-MASS celebration.
As waves of New Light are releasing into the World,
Gift-Waves of CHRIST Love give birth to higher Consciousness in Humanity
and through all of Cosmos,
whilst the Will of God brushes the planes of the Earth.
In this Stillness,
We are born anew.
— let us CONTEMPLATE —
As the Sun rises, the Light in you rises
The sign of Christmas is a Star, a Light in the Darkness.
See it not outside yourself but shining in the Heaven within
~ In the Heart that Knows the Self as One.
The Light of this Star circulates around the world,
The Love of this Star infuses the Heart of Humanity,
The Peace of this Star brings Stillness to the Earth to those attuned to hear.
Peace Is Shed Abroad.
"Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind.
Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.
May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.
May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.
Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones.
So let it be, and help us to do our part." —
Star of cosmic christ
“Star of Wonder, Star of Night,
Star with Royal Beauty, bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect Light.”
"LET US BE" in "SOLSTICE" ALL THIS DAY ... in the Sol-stice ... the standing stillness ... a sacred quietening .... pouring through the Earth from the Sun ... into our Selves as One.
On this "Long DAY" the earth orbits in close proximity to its parent, the Sun ... receiving the Father-Mother's emanations and auric beneficence. Through our conscious offerings, ablutions from days of yore, with conscious intent we invoke the Highest to bless this Day.
In this "closeness", we open a pathway for The Father—Mother's beneficence to flow through all our forms … touching … healing … uplifting … all life. With the Spirit of Peace shining upon the Way, let us make “the life of every day a divine sphere of spiritual livingness.” Let us enter the Centre.
(from the centre, in the silence)
COME HERE OFTEN TODAY
Let us "Believe in Magic" ~ the kind of Magic that is weaved from a life well-lived when living as a conduit for the Principle of Love. The three to four weeks of Christmas Advent, the four days that are "One Day" from the Winter Solstice to Christmas Day, and the 12 Days of Christmas that follow encompass the Season we call Christmas. It is timeless ~ existing in Kronos in the fullness of time that is outside of time.
Let us also be immersed in the kind of magic evoked through the spoken word and stories told from the realm of the Soul.
As we introduce "sacred story" into our lives during these Holy days, we fan the flame of Light and Love evoked above. Enjoy these stories over this Christmas Season of Light ... through Three Kings Day - Epiphany, January 6. They are good for "all time!"
◊ Henry van Dyke - THE STORY OF THE OTHER WISE MAN (Introduction by Leo Buscaglia; copyright 1923) - "a cherised tale of the power of love". Let us "Believe" in the Magic of the Wise Ones.
"The Good we do is immortal".
In giving the Pearl of Great Price,
We are brought to where the Blessed are.
◊ A Christmas Story: THE PROMISE OF LIGHT - A CHRISTMAS STORY FOR ALL AGES by Michael Lindfield. CLICK HERE: The Promise of Light - A Christmas Story for All Ages
◊ For those who desire a deeper esoteric understanding of Light, we can study a rich and detailed compilation on The Light of the World - The Light of the World is compiled from the 'blue books' of Master DK (through His amanuensis Alice A. Bailey). This document is not something to take in all in one day .... it is a teaching about the Light of the World from various levels of reality, which is ever the Way.
*Bruce McClure – Earth Sky News. ... The December solstice ushers in our shortest period of daylight and longest period of darkness for the year. And yet – if we consider the length of the day in another light – the longest days of the year come each year in December for the entire globe. When we say the longest days of the year come each year around the December solstice for the entire globe, we’re talking about day not as a period of daylight – but as the interval from one solar noon – or midday – to the next.”
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~ COME HERE OFTEN ~