Our daily meditation and spiritual practice rituals are a self-directed disciplined process. The Christ works through all groups who are dedicated to the distribution of Love throughout Humanity and the outworking of the Plan. As we show up everyday in the Peaceful Presence of the Soul linking with the energy of the Soul Star Group, the Master's of Love Wisdom and the Master or Christ at the Center, we place ourselves inside a living field of great potency of the spiritual Hierarchy and It's energy streams. The cooperative attendance of the Angels working on behalf of the evolution of Humanity and the Spiritual Hierarchy will also be with us and at our side.
Let us be sincere in our Meditative work and do at least one Diamond Soul Practice or Contemplation daily (time constraints can understandably prevent us from doing them all). The length of time we spend with this sacred work is not as important as "soul-mind-brain intensity" and rhythmic regularity leading to reaping the greatest benefits from placing ourselves in line with living energy flows, the "desired contacts" and that eventual internal 'translation' into "higher livingness" for which we are all working even if we know it not. All the rest will follow. In Soul waves we are all heading into the Heart of the Ashram - a living Center of Light, Love and Power wherein great Beauty and "treasures from on High" abide.
What follows below after the readings of text is a sacred Holy Communion Ritual. This cannot be done in pieces but as a whole, and only when you are properly prepared to receive it. It is being offered on a Thursday as the day dedicated to the Reappearance of the Christ in esoteric teachings. It would be better to postpone this ritual for a time when you are "ready" rather than rush through it. Read through it first and decide. You also have the choice to have "wine and bread" ready (or water and bread) - or not if you prefer 'energy only'.
In this light let us begin with Pentecost Thursday.
Halina and Sheldon
a ritual of divine approach to pentecost
"Ascending to the "Upper Chamber"
"pentecost is The universal dissemination of the Christ consciousness throughout all time in the heart of every human being..."
"Lo, I am with you all the days, even until the end of the world"
The gates of Pentecost swing wide open, with all of its magnificent energies and attendant angelic flames waiting to be released into the hearts, minds and etheric bodies of all who are poised, prepared and thirsty to rise and receive it's Blessings and sacred Mystery.
Pentecost corresponds with the number 5, the perfected man. Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day or seven Sundays after Easter, almost always in the sign of Gemini esoterically ruled by Venus (the 5th Ray) and in close proximity to the Gemini Full Moon - the last of the three primary Hierarchical Festivals of the year celebrating the three Divine aspects of Life: Easter with the Aries Full Moon celebrates the Life energies of Love leading to Resurrection and eventual Ascension; Wesak during the Taurus Full Moon invokes the Life aspect of Divine Will flowing through the Buddha and the Christ; and the Festival of the Christ and Humanity during the Gemini Full Moon Festival infusing the Life energies of Divine Intelligence (the Universal Mind of God) in the heart and mind of Humanity. Pentecost augments and supports this final Festival to reap the greatest spiritual Harvest to benefit Humanity. Pentecost is a "spiritual harvest" of all our preceding spiritual work. This year Pentecost Sunday coincides with the Sun's entry into Gemini (on the 20th of May).
Let us recognize and deepen the opportunity before us and the opportune time we live in. During this week, we are consciously participating with the potent energies of Pentecost in the continuity of an esoteric liturgical year that shall increasingly be recognized in the years and decades ahead. Pentecost as a "harvest" culminates a series of inner unions and communions that will be reflected outwardly in due time. The seeds of the Festival of Pentecost were sown in the birth and rebirth of the Christ Mind in the consciousness of man (and eventually the whole of humanity) during Esoteric Christmas Advent in the "Festival of Capricorn"; it was nurtured and brought into group livingness and communion during Esoteric Easter Advent and the Resurrection of Life Festival of Aries. During the Wesak Festival and the annual return of the Buddha uniting East and West with His Brother, the Christ, a blessing from Shamballa further unites the Center of Will with Humanity and its flowering for the family of Nations to demonstrate a true Pentecost celebration of Humanity living in "right human relations". All of Humanity shall sing - with vibratory Joy - when the June Festival of the Christ and Humanity, the fourth Kingdom of nature, are brought under the conscious recognition, jurisdiction and leadership of the Christ as world Teacher.
Remembering the Essence of the past, present and future
“The Festival of Easter and the Feast of Pentecost will be the two outstanding days of the religious year. Pentecost is, as you must well know, the symbol of right human relations in which all men and nations will understand each other and, though speaking in many and diverse languages, will know only one spiritual speech.”
First is "the story of the upper chamber to which the man carrying the water pot and typifying Aquarius led the disciples, and in which the first communion service was held, participated in by all and foretelling that great relationship which will distinguish humanity in the coming age, after the tests of the Piscean Age. Such a communion service has never yet been held, but the New Age will see it take place.
Second is “the story of the upper chamber in which the disciples met and arrived at a true recognition of the Risen Christ and at a perfect and complete understanding of each other in spite of the symbolic diversity of tongues. They had a touch of prevision, of prophetic insight, and foresaw a little of the wonder of the Aquarian Age.
... At the center of each of these pictures is to be found the Christ."
(Destiny of the Nations, 151/2 – last page of book)
REFLECT and Be in these energies now
Pentecost is an event that "signifies the universal dissemination of the Christ consciousness throughout all time in the heart of every human being; to this the words and promise, "Lo, I am with you all the days, even until the end of the world," bear witness.” (EOH, 356)
A universal Holy Communion is a meeting place in the 'holy chamber' of the Lord - the great Heart field of Christ Whose Consciousness includes and transcends our personal universe. As His waves of inspiration and redemptive energy reach us, our minds are filled with true ideas about God and man. Gathered in one place in the upper chamber, we come to know the true Identity within ourselves.
The group that met in times of old “were all together in one place” signifying the concentration of all their faculties and activities of body, mind and soul. They were met by the perfected risen Christ, blending the invoking disciples, and the Holy Spirit's descent “filling all the house”. (Metaphysical Bible Dictionary)
One-pointed and expectant with invocative intensity, lifted in communion born of Buddhic common unity, an inrush of Spirit fills the house with new life, bringing potentials of prophetic vision, and the flaming power of Spirit.
"When God immanent in every human heart is awakened and functioning (even if only in a small degree), the potency ... as an act of invocative approach to God will prove amazing and miraculous in its results. A response beyond man's deepest hopes will be evoked from Christ and His group of workers." (POH, 160)
REFLECT upon these truths within the energy of spiritual triumph!
COMMUNION MEDITATION and CONTEMPLATION
Pentecost is a culmination of a series of inner and outer unions and communions.
OPENING MEDITATION - Part I
ʘ After bringing your awareness to the Crown Center, sound a sacred OM, allowing its energy to pour through all the Centers, cleansing, purging and banishing all mis-qualified energy.
ʘ Sounding the sacred Word, raise your energy (aspire) to draw in the power of the “True Soul” (the Soul that is the Self) that conveys the energy of the One Life, the One Heart of Love and Universal Mind, that is the power of the inner Risen Christ.
ʘ Sound the sacred Word, OM ... pouring through all the Centers.
ʘ Align with and enter into the Soul Star Group with “We who have here gathered” for our unified Divine Approach to the Sacred Mysteries of Pentecost.
ʘ Visualize each Soul standing in the radiance of a lighted circle, blending now in One magnanimous whole a Sphere of living Light and Love ... Visible in the Center is a triple stream of "Living Light, Love and Holy Will". ... Sense the living Field of the Spiritual Hierarchy as All are gathered in the energy of the Masters of Love-Wisdom and The Christ ... attendant Angels ... and Beings greater Still in the Heavens of and beyond Shamballa ...
Sound a silent OM
Holy Thursday Communion
"Love, too, would set a feast before you, on a table covered with a spotless cloth, set in a quiet garden where no sound but singing and a softly joyous whispering is ever heard."
"This is a feast that honors your holy relationships, and at which everyone is welcomed as an honored guest ..."
"In a holy instant, grace is said by everyone together, as they join in gentleness before the table of communion."
"And I will join you there, as long ago I promised and promise still. For in your new relationship am I made welcome. And where I am made welcome, there I am."
ʘ We now invite the Christ into our Heart ... reverently sounding the sacred Word, OM, whilst coming into union with His Holy vibration.
Having entered the Holy Chamber, Hear now His Word,
'I give you now the "Waters of Life" ... the sweet Wine of Life Eternal and Divine Potency of Universal Life coursing through all Life. Partake, Receive and Drink Deep of the Waters of Life to course through you with Eternal Life. Do this in Remembrance of Me and of My Living Presence.'
(Sense new life energy coursing through you now - through your subtle bodies and blood ... nourishing, replenishing and vivifying you ... )
'I give you now the "Bread of Life" ... Divine Universal Substance substanding all forms. Partake, Receive and Distribute the Bread of Life infusing matter unto new life and higher purpose. Do this in Remembrance of Me and of My Living Presence.'
(Father and Mother, Life and Substance are united, and the evolving Christ in you rises)
ʘ In the sacred altar chamber of YOUR HEART/MIND ... listen intently as Christ speaks giving each a message (heard through the Christ in you). (Expect the message to be plainly simple ... arriving as an impression or as a pure stream of rising energy).
ʘ Let us re-align as the Soul Star (Group) coming into resonance with the “great Potency of the Inner Groups (the Ashrams of the Masters of Love-Wisdom)”.
◊ Together As One, imagine the Group extending the Light of Love in one continuous vibration to the Heart of Christ standing in the Center.
ʘ Listen intently for impression inclusive of the Soul Star Group (and all sanctified Groups) meeting in Holy Communion during these consecrated Holy days of Pentecost giving Blessings of "Good" for Humanity and the World.
ʘ When our ritual communion is sensed complete, imagine Christ and the Spiritual Hierarchy leading all assembled in the sounding of the Great Invocation.
(The Great Invocation below is combined with an alternate version for your choice)
THE GREAT INVOCATION - A World Prayer
From the point of Light within the Mind of God,
Let light stream forth into the minds of men [into human minds],
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God,
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men [into human hearts],
May Christ [the Coming One] return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known,
Let purpose guide the little wills of men—[guide all ‘human will’],
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men [the human race],
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out,
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Sound a Sacred Om (embodying the Light of God)
Sound a Sacred Om (embodying the Love of God)
Sound a Sacred Om (embodying the Will of God)
Let us "Stand" and "Be In" the living energies coursing through us, throughout the Soul Star Group, and throughout Humanity on this Day.
ABOUT THE GREAT INVOCATION: "The great Invocation or Prayer does not belong to any person or group but to all Humanity. The beauty and the strength of this Invocation lies in its simplicity, and in its expression of certain central truths which all [humanity], innately and normally, accept—the truth of the existence of a basic Intelligence to Whom we vaguely give the name of God; the truth that behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is Love; the truth that a great Individuality came to earth, called by Christians, the Christ, and embodied that love so that we could understand; the truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God; and finally the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the Divine Plan work out."
Tomorrow, please go to "Pentecost Friday" for the next day's ritual of "Divine Approach to Pentecost"
Last Edited: 5/15 and 5/17/18
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