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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  ESOTERIC ADVENT – Christmas 2018

FOR THE HEART OF THE CHRIST AND THE SOUL OF HUMANITY

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 THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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“The Heart is the Center of Loving, Giving energy

and the Distributor of Life”

 


THE FOUR SUNDAYS OF ADVENT

PREPARATION

CANDLES or LIGHTS

For the first Sunday of Advent, have a candle ready to light the first of five Lights of a 5-pointed Star.  We will be building a 5-pointed Star throughout the four Sundays of Advent, plus a central fifth Light on Christmas Day morning.  

These may be votives, tea lights, tapers, birthday candles or electric lights dedicated for this purpose.  If using candles, anoint each one before the start of the ritual with essential oil, or simply rub the candle with your fingers, with the intention of dedicating its “flame” of fire to the Flame of Living Light and Love of the Holy Ones.

There need not be any great emphasis placed on a right or wrong way to do this. If you prefer not using candles or lights, you may imagine a flame (s) of light shining brightly in the stillness of your mind.

Each Light when lit on each passing Sunday, through focused intention and ritual observance, will grow into a Star of purposeful brilliance – a star of power, love and beauty unfolding within you, sanctifying your life and the Earth upon which you walk.

MAKING SACRED SPACE

Find a space wherein you can work undisturbed for creating a sacred ritual atmosphere.  Meditation music, burning pure incense resins such as Frankincense and Myrrh appropriate for this season, or any high quality sandalwood or aloes-wood. These aromatic incenses help create a sacred atmosphere and immediately attract the Angels attuned to this season — honoring their presence. And yet, these also are not ultimately necessary.  It is the atmosphere of love in your heart-mind that is the greatest attracting agency creating an energetic ‘perfumed environment’.

The Heart Drone by Harold Moses (on the website) resonates powerfully with the OM sounding forth. Or select music of your own choice that assists in filling the atmosphere with sacred sound, shifting your energy from the mundane world to the inner realms of light where Beings of pure loving Light live ‘in attendance’ to participate with us individually and as a Group.

NAMING AND LOVING of “PARTICIPATING SOULS”

Have open and ready the document titled “Participating Souls” containing the names and locations of ‘we who have here gathered’. This document may or may not be ready for Week One.  However, if it is, you will see it under a separate page on the website.  You will need this document for the “naming and loving” section of the meditation with the Soul Star Group. To access this document, either open a second tab on the website to read the ‘words of power’ followed by the list of names at the appropriate time in the Meditation – in the section of the Soul Star Group, or, print the document to have it in front of you. This document will necessarily be edited as new people join us next week, so look for two or more updated versions for Weeks Two and Three.


 RITUAL OF FIVE ADVENT LIGHTS – A FIVE POINTED STAR

Our Advent wreathe of 5 Lights will create an etheric 5-pointed Star at two levels of Being as we invoke (connect with and call in) higher energies. One star level is our own individual Soul star, and the other is the Group Star formed from the combined union of all our individual Stars together forming the Soul Star Group. The Sunday meditations will reinforce this but it also happens quite naturally simply through our intention and the work of the Angels participating with us.

OUR “Star(s)” will also correspond with the following higher meanings to hold in heart-mind as reminders during the Sunday ritual lightings. The “Star” has many correspondences, but the following meanings are the most relevant to hold in the Group Mind as we work together:

◊ The five-pointed star represents the perfected Human – the Divine Human or God-Man having attained perfection – a Master of Love-Wisdom;

◊ The Star of the Christ.  The Christ is the foremost spiritual leader of Humanity.

◊ The Star Sirius. Sirius appeared to the Wise Men in their travels to herald the birth of Christ. The principle of Love was born on earth through the Christ, the first of our Earth Humanity to achieve liberation (esoterically significant) paving the Way for others to follow;

◊ Christ is a Sirian Initiate.  Cosmic Buddhi or Love streams through this brilliant star of Sensitivity – the Star of Initiation.  Every zodiacal Sign carries an energy that must be embodied and mastered over many life-times, time after time until relative readiness is reached. We pass the tests of the Soul in Scorpio and move fast upon the Way under the impress of Sirius.  The star Sirius is important to earth because our Spiritual Hierarchy, the Kingdom of Souls, is conditioned by “the Great White Lodge on Sirius” where the most spiritually advanced of human Beings go to receive further training;

◊ The five-pointed star also symbolically represents four cardinal directions – East, South, West and North – that relate to dimensions and purposes of our earth Logos. The glyph for the symbol of Earth is a circle with an even-armed cross inside. All who take incarnation reside in the sphere of earth’s influence — the horizontal plane of the four-fold field of daily life where consciousness unfolds stage by stage. The vertical spiritual dimension of Spirit creates the fifth point of the Star.

◊ The fifth Light symbolically lit on Christmas Day represents the vertical axis of the Life of Spirit towards which the disciple climbs, vibrational mountain after mountain, reaching the supernal light of God … and a Star is born.

◊ The Christ Light of Love and Holy Will penetrates, encompasses, and ensouls all the World - as a “Son of God”:

“I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”, said the Christ.

Soul Groups in unified Approach to Divinity, extend this Light to the world, enabling us to say:

“WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

 As we intentionally move through the Advent process, individually and as a group, we should remind ourselves of the high nature of this work. We are on a journey of the Wise Men.  We journey with them, and we are Them as the Triune Soul Self. We are symbolically growing the Mind of Christ in ourselves to bring “Good Gifts”.  We are also the Virgin Mary. Through virginal matter the Virgin Mary has prepared us, purifying the matter in ourselves. Having become the Virgin Mary within ourselves, we give birth to the Christ – to a Son of God – A God Man.

 As the Soul Star Group, we are building a Chalice, a Holy Grail – containing the energies we gather and invoke, for release and dissemination throughout the planes of Earth — through us and “where on earth we live”.  

 In these ways we magically serve, bringing sacred ritual into our lives, consecrated in purpose for sanctifying life on earth in concert with a life far greater, a Heart–Mind Whose daily rituals turn the world.

 With this first Sunday of Advent of Light, we carry these thoughts in mind as we move toward the Eastern gate. Through that portal, a new quality of Light enters the world of our daily living.


RITUAL AND MEDITATION

 STAGE I.  Meditation Attunement with the True Soul

Shift your awareness inward … taking a few deep breaths whilst sounding the sacred Word, OM, silently or aloud … thereby loosening and discarding lower vibrations. 

With a conscious breath of life, breathe with the Breath of God – the Breath of Spirit that gives life to all Beings – “the Breath of Life pouring through all the centers” …  With this renewing vibration, step into the Peaceful Presence of the Soul.

Allow your awareness to rise to the Crown Center (above the head).  See, visualize, feel or imagine a brilliant five-pointed star – a Soul Star.  Sounding forth the sacred Word, OM, visualize a brilliant Light of Life pouring through the Soul Star – irradiating your mind with Light … suffusing your feeling nature with pure Love … and permeating your subtle etheric body with ‘life-more-abundant’.  Breathe these purifying, uplifting energies for a few moments more, incarnating them more fully (into 3-fold vehicle of mind, astral and etheric bodies).

As divine Beings created in the image of God – we affirm our Identity as the True Soul-Self – expressions of Beauty, Love, Light, Truth and Livingness ... 

Intoning the following mantram:

“More radiant than the sun,

Purer than the snow,

Subtler than the ether is the Self, the Spirit within me.

I am that Self.

That Self am I."

(From Intellect to Intuition, 228)

Sound the Sacred Word, OM, heightening, affirming and sealing in this higher vibration.


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STAGE II.  THE SOUL STAR GROUP –  THE SOUL IS GROUP CONSCIOUS

“Christ is the World Healer and Saviour. He works because He is the embodied soul of all Reality. He works today, as he worked in Palestine two thousand years ago, through groups. There He worked through the three beloved disciples, through the twelve apostles, through the chosen seventy, and the interested five hundred... Now He works through His Masters and Their groups, and thereby greatly intensifies His efforts.  He can and will work through all groups just in so far as they fit themselves for planned service, for the distribution of love, and come into conscious alignment with the great potency of the inner groups.”

(Externalization of the Hierarchy (EXH), by Alice A Bailey, 604)

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◊ As “Participating Souls”, we visualize ourselves standing in a great circle of Lights – Spheres of living vibration, ourselves among them.  We affirm to ourselves we are beacons of light and love ‘gathered in circle’ – meeting in sacred space where time is not.

◊ As “Participating Lights”, we visualize extending the potency of our Soul ray powers to all "Souls herein gathered" – intentionally meeting for Esoteric Advent - Christmas.

◊ Breathing a “Breath of life” … on an outbreath – as if in one simultaneous outpouring, we extend a Soul beam of Christ Light, Love and Holy Will to one and all, creating a potent field of living vibration within which we now stand.

◊ Pause to register and receive this in-pouring light … and then affirm:

“We are One Life, One Love, One Light – One Living Breath One Group Soul.”

◊ Let us now intuit, visualize, feel or imagine a radiant Five-Pointed Starthe Star of the Christ, radiating from within the Center of the Circle around which we stand.

Together and as One, the sacred Word, OM, is sounded … and joined by the Christ. Waves of Love pour through the Heart of the Christ to all here gathered.

◊ NAMING AND LOVING of “PARTICIPATING SOULS”:  “We Sound in Love the Names of ALL Who have here Gathered”

Pause now to sense the energy flowing from The Christ to and through the Soul Star Group … heightening the group vibration.

◊ Greatly empowered, let us visualize, sense or imagine the Soul Star Group standing round the Earth, joined by many others … aware that through the power of sound and light vibration, we bless the earth for healing and raising the earth’s vibration .

◊ With this intention, together with the Great Angels of the Christ tasked with this purpose…let us sound the sacred Word, OM, (silently or aloud) … enhanced by the Great Ones working with us – the potency of pure vibration streams round and through the earth … thence to and through the Soul of Humanity … lifting all the Kingdoms of nature upon the Lighted Way.

~ OM ~


STAGE IIi. LIGHTING THE FIRST ADVENT LIGHT

The following can be visualized or ritually performed in the privacy of your sacred space.  Know that Angels attend all sacred rituals, assisting in bringing forth their intended purpose.

◊ Meditatively hold in mind the meaning of Esoteric Advent—as the Advent of the COMING ONE—the CHRIST, as the Advent of the Soul of Humanity, and as the Advent of  the LIGHT of the WORLD that is the Love of God present in every beating human Heart and heart of every atom.

◊ Hold one hand over your heart, symbolically connecting with the life energy of the Heart found in the heart of every atom, with feeling, intone:

“WITH NOBLE HEART”

With the other hand, visualize and touch the Ajna Center/forehead, saying:

AND PURE INTENT”

Continue raising this hand above the Crown, symbolically connecting with the radiant Flame of Divinity pouring through the Crown Center – a Flame of living Light, Love and Life.  As you bring your hand down, draw the Life energy into your Heart placing this hand over the other, and intoning/saying:

“I DRAW UPON the INHERENT POWERS of my TRUE SOUL-SELF,

BRINGING FORTH THE LIGHT of LOVE into the WORLD”

Holding your hands in blessing, now intone:

 

“In the Center of all Love I stand.

From that Center I, the Soul, will outward move.

From that Center I, the one who serves, will work.

May the Love of the Divine Self be shed abroad,

In my Heart, through my Group, and throughout the World.” 

(EXT, 315)

OM


LIGHTING THE FIRST of 5 LIGHTS

◊ Before Lighting the First Advent Light, bring your awareness to the Soul Star Group, then intone (saying):

“DRAWING UPON THE POWER of the SOUL-STAR GROUP”,

WE DEDICATE THIS RITUAL to the COMING of THE LIGHT, TO:

THE COMING ONE – the great HEART of LOVING LIGHT, THE CHRIST,

THE KINGDOM of SOULS – the GREAT POTENCY OF THE INNER GROUPS,

And THE SOUL OF HUMANITY – MERGING the TWO as ONE”

◊ We now Light the First Advent Light (candle or as a light held in the stillness of your mind), saying/intoning with strong intention and Power:

“IN THIS FIRST LIGHT of ADVENT, WE LIGHT a LIGHT UNTO the SOUL of HUMANITY ~ CHRIST STANDING WITH US.”

OM

Look INTO the Flame whilst holding your hands in blessing, we intone:

“ANGEL of the RISING LIGHT – ANGEL of the LIVING FLAME,

COME forth through the EASTERN PORTAL

bringing your blessings of Light”

OM

Continuing:

“ANGEL of the EASTERN PORTAL ~

BE WITNESS, GUIDE, AND INSPIRATION for ALL WHO HAVE HERE GATHERED in GROUP APPROACH TO DIVINITY.

WORK WITH US for the RISING of the SOUL OF HUMANITY

and the UP-LIFTMENT of the EARTH.

IN THE NAME OF THE CHRIST – WE BID THEE WELCOME !

OM (or sound a bell tone)

◊ With the Left palm, gesture it towards the FIRST LIGHT, the right palm is held upright and forward, as we intone:

“IN THIS LIGHT, WE COME TO KNOW A GREATER LIGHT”.

OM (or sound a bell tone)

IN THIS FLAME OF LOVE, WE COME TO KNOW THE LOVE PULSING RHYTHMICALLY THROUGHOUT OUR UNIVERSE (our solar system).”

OM (and/or sound a bell tone)

IN THIS LIFE, WE COME TO KNOW THE RADIANT FIRE OF THE CENTRAL SPIRITUAL SUN.”

OM (and/or sound a bell tone)

◊ (Re-focused in the Soul Star Group, we say):

“IN SACRED COMMUNITY AND HOLY COMPANIONSHIP,

we take our stand joined in resonance with “the Great Potency of the Inner Groups”.

“TOGETHER AND AS ONE, WE SOUND A MIGHTY INJUNCTION:

Joined are we “striving together in one vast movement

for the intensification of the Light of the World”

~ We Come Forth ~

OM

(and/or sound a bell tone)

(Pause to register the sacred energies now moving through the Soul Star Group in a great wave of magnanimous blessing for the renewal of Humanity and the Earth)

◊ “Through the light and power of all that has been invoked, we re-enter the world with Joy in our hearts throughout this Holy season. May we experience new Life coursing through our veins. May we be inspired anew and strengthened in the building of the Temple of Humanity.”

OM

(and/or sound a bell tone)

◊ After completing the ritual, we blow out our candle(s) sending our lights onto the etheric plane where they are captured by an Angel of the Light.  

Sense all our Lights burning brightly in the inner world, each flame a living testament of the light and love of the Soul, each flame now tended by a living Angel of the Lord.

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ADDENDUM

◊ We have begun building the Christ field and Chalice – to be poured forth in blessing for lifting Humanity and all Kingdoms of nature.  Working together in building a heightened Christ field, it is our intention to be ‘fitting ourselves for planned service, for the distribution of love, and to come into conscious alignment with the great potency of the inner groups.’

“Christ is the World Healer and Saviour. He works because He is the embodied soul of all Reality. He works today, as he worked in Palestine two thousand years ago, through groups. There He worked through the three beloved disciples, through the twelve apostles, through the chosen seventy, and the interested five hundred... Now He works through His Masters and Their groups, and thereby greatly intensifies His efforts.  He can and will work through all groups just in so far as they fit themselves for planned service, for the distribution of love, and come into conscious alignment with the great potency of the inner groups.”

(Externalization of the Hierarchy (EXH), by Alice A Bailey, 604)

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Throughout this first week, more Participating Souls will likely register to join Esoteric Advent – Christmas.  Let us consciously include and welcome them in our thoughts and prayers, inclusively widening the circle for the holy work we have begun.   

Today and this week, let us be attuned with the work of the Angel of the Eastern Portal – who gives and stands for ¼ of the four-fold field of Earth raising the Earth vibration with Light.

We attend this Day and week in deep listening and response. As we conscientiously remain attuned to the intuition, higher thoughts and energies drop into our field of awareness as we participate in Joyful cooperation with our Holy Companions.

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