MOUNTAIN THE THIRD
THE LIVING WAY
Entering the Kingdom of God — Spiraling Higher and Deeper
THE TRIUNE NATURE OF THE TRUE SOUL
Daily Morning Alignment (abbreviated form; for in-depth form, please go to the Second Mountain)
◊ We enter into 'sacred time' and 'sacred space', lighting a Light unto the Christ in the Silent Stillness of the deep Heart-Mind.
◊ Softly (or silently) sounding the Sacred Word, OM, on an in-breathe, breathe in the Life energies flowing through the Heart of the Sun—
“O Thou ~ Who givest sustenance to the Universe,
From Whom all things proceed,
To Whom all things return,
Unveil to us the face of the true spiritual Sun,
Hidden by a disk of golden light,
That we may know the Truth
And do our whole duty
As we journey to Thy sacred feet [Thy sacred Fire]
(THE GAYATRI - Hymn to the Sun)
The SUN/SON’s rays are pouring through the Heart of the Sun - "The Son of Divine Love" - throughout the Solar System ... to the Earth … to and through Shamballa, the Christ and Spiritual Hierarchy ... to and through the Soul of Humanity … the Soul Star Group and all dedicated groups working on behalf of the Greater Good … to you.
◊ Standing in these Life energies, we open to the Peaceful Presence of the “True Soul” and stand more fully in the Soul Field — in Being. ◊ In these energies we breathe the "Breath of Life" pouring through all the centers" creating a fountain of Life within which we ‘live, move and have our Being’. (OM)
◊ We attune now with the Soul Star Group and with all Souls gathered and gathering as radiant spheres of living Light (therefore Life) and Love, forming a great Circle of “Presences” ... ◊ We project a stream of white Light from our hearts into the Center, forming a White Cross of Light hovering in the Center of the Circle where stands the Christ.
◊ See the Soul Star Group as a Living Presence in the Heart of the Christ Field. In That great Presence, we affirm our movement on the Third Mountain (now and throughout this week).
NOTE: What follows now with the Angel of the Lord (that precedes the daily Contemplations) can be done now or in the evening just prior to sleep and “lights out” — or both.
◊ See standing in the Center an Angel of the Lord. ◊ Standing in the energy of the Soul Star Group, we create a connection with Her by directing a group beam of loving light to Her inwardly saying, “Be With Us , with me, this Day, this Night”. Pause. ◊ Be now open to transmission from the Angel of the Lord to the Group … and to you personally.
Allow the Angel to bless and inform us today assisting us in our movement up the Third Mountain of Consciousness … in our Contemplations … and throughout the ‘day and night’. (Pause)
Periodically attune to Her Presence — remember Her.
◊ Sound the sacred Word (silently or aloud) bringing our meditative work into the Heart Center.
Hold the forces in the Heart Center
“The emphasis is laid upon the heart centre and upon the necessity to hold the forces there, symbolized by the clasped hands resting upon the heart because the heart is the centre of loving, giving energy, and the distributor of life.” (Esoteric Psychology-II, 735)
(Proceed with today’s Contemplation and Diamond Soul Practice)
Phrase I – For the Mind
“Like a golden butterfly, which flies towards the sun, I find myself poised upon the lotus petal of the earth. Held by the breath of love I hover. I stay a little moment and then I fly into the golden pathway which leads into the sun. — “I am drawn by the Heart of the Son of Divine Love.”
Phrase II – For the Emotions (the sentient body)
There is no darkness and no fog. There is no night, nor day. There are no storms, nor peace; no rest, nor strife. Only the changeless love of God, which works towards Good.
Phrase III – In Service (the personality in activity on the planes of earth)
Down from the mountain top I come, bringing the ‘light of love, the love of God’.
Into the chalice of all forms I meet, I pour this love which light confers, this love which life sustains.
I see the love of life divine pour through the form, my own and others. It heals and soothes.
Thus is the task performed. Thus is a man of earth transformed into a Son of God.”
(words in parentheses are our own)
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MONDAY'S CONTEMPLATION AND DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE
Choose a Phrase from above (or all) to Contemplate for today.
Should any disturbance occur in the field today (in you or in another), channel it through one of the Phrases — or through the living current of the Christ Mind.
We advance with the developing Christ nature walking the planes of earth.
AN ESOTERIC FRAGMENT
Where is the gate, O Lanoo, which guards the triple-way?
Within the sacred heart of Him Who is the threefold Path. I reach the gate and pass within, entering thus the Heart, through the means of wide compassion.
How many gates are there, O Passer on the Way?
The gates are seven, each leading to the centre of a great sphere of bliss. By the one who seeks to know, the first gate must be found. That entered, in periodic cycles he will find the other six.
You speak of wide compassion as the key that opens wide the gates. Explain in words the simplest the need that this involves.
The need of gentle mercy, which knows and sees yet understands; the need of tears of crystal to wash away a brother's sins; the need of fiery courage that can hold a brother's hand, and lift and elevate him though all the world cry "nay"; the need of comprehension, that has experienced and knows; the [esoteric] sense of oneness must guide unto the gate.
What else will lead a man to the portal of the Path?
Compassion first and conscious oneness; then death to every form that holds and hides the life; next wisdom linked with learning, and the wise use of the Word; speech of an [esoteric] nature and the Silence of the Centre held in the noise of all the world.
Can you, O Lanoo, blend these thoughts into a threefold charge?
"First Oneness, then the Word, and lastly Growth.”
CONTEMPLATIVE DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICE: I enter my Brothers Heart (place your hands over your heart with your Brother in mind) … to See, to Know, to Understand. Through words born of true perception, veils of separation fall. I take his hands and lift us both unto a higher sphere … Together we onward move.
CONTEMPLATE — SELECT YOUR OWN FROM ABOVE
“We are told in the New Testament that we must endeavour to let the mind which was in Christ also be manifest in us. We are working towards the perfecting of the rule of Christ on earth; we are aiming at the development of the Christ consciousness and at the bringing in of the rule or law of Christ, which is Love. This will come to fruition in the Aquarian Age, and we shall see brotherhood established on earth. The rule of Christ is the dominance of the basic spiritual laws. The mind of Christ is a phrase conveying the concept of the rule of divine intelligent love, which stimulates the rule of the soul within all forms, and brings in the reign of the Spirit. It is not easy to express the nature of the revelation which is on the way. It involves the recognition by men everywhere that the "mind-stuff," as the Hindus call it, to which their own minds are related and of which their mental bodies are an integral part, is also part of the mind of Christ, the cosmic Christ, of Whom the historical Christ is—upon our planet—the ordained representative. When men, through meditation and group service, have developed an awareness of their own controlled and illumined minds, they will find themselves initiated into a consciousness of true being and into a state of knowledge which will prove to them the fact of the soul, beyond all doubt or questioning.” (EP-I, 95/6)
CONTEMPLATE — reading the above contemplatively (several times) for expanding awareness, when we contemplate, let the living words sink into every cell and crevice, becoming expanded feeling, thence expanded awareness and livingness.
“In the New Testament there is depicted for us the life of a Son of God in full manifestation, wherein, freed from every veil, the Soul in its true nature walks the earth. It becomes apparent to us, as we study the life of Christ, what it means to develop the powers of the soul, to attain liberation, and become, in full glory, a God walking on earth.” (Light of the Soul, xiii)
TODAY in summary let us hold throughout this day:
‘Let the mind which was in Christ also be manifest in me’.
‘May forgiveness on the part of all people be the keynote at this time’
“May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time. As you know, the word "forgiveness" is a curious and unusual one and signifies (according to the best derivative sources) 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 - 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 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’.
“Manifestation is itself the Great Forgiveness. 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.”
“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 or sacrifice of the soul 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 …”
(A new and separate page will be uploaded for Winter Solstice Day)
We shall now enter NON-TIME:
WINTER SOLSTICE DAY, FULL MOON DAY in CAPRICORN (Saturday in the Northern hemisphere), CHRISTMAS EVE DAY / MOTHER’S NIGHT, and CHRISTMAS DAY — are ONE DAY
WINTER SOLSTICE DAY
"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)
Go to WINTER SOLSTICE DAY
Today, let us continue in the deep stillness of the Solstice - the Sun standing still.
Let us Listen once again, O Pilgrim upon the Lighted Way ...
"... to the chanting of the Word by the great Deva [Angel] Lords. Hush all earth vibration, still the restless strivings of lower mind, and with ear intent, hark to the sounds that rise to the throne of the Logos.
Only the pure in heart can hear, only the gentle can respond."
Standing now in sacred Time and sacred Space, we move deeper into the silence of the birthing hour - of this One Day.
Return to Winter Solstice Day. Go through it again. Stay with those elements that create the inner stillness further nurturing the revelation of "the secret of the hidden glory" - the Light on the Mountain top.
For those who wish to CONTEMPLATE Capricorn bringing the Light of Initiation:
Venus in Capricorn: "When Love and Mind and Will meet on the Mount of Transfiguration, they “reveal the secret of the hidden glory”. (EA, 167)
“Esoterically, all world Saviours and Sun Gods are born in Capricorn.”
Venus is the Hierarchical ruler/transmitter for Capricorn.
SATURDAY and Full moon day 2018
The Full Moon of Capricorn occurs Saturday, Dec 22, 2018: 9:50 am PST; 12:50 pm EST; 5:50 PM GMT and 12/23/18 in the southern hemisphere - please check your time zone.
Today, we continue 'standing in the stillness' of the Winter Solstice - in the gifts the stillness brings. Let us go to the Winter Solstice Day and walk through the ritual, once again. But first, let us be impressed by the following thoughts, bringing them with us, in heart and mind.
Capricorn conveys the "light" of Initiation. It lifts and gives birth to the "new", the "new man in Christ" at ever higher levels of vibrational Reality. All Disciples ready themselves for Initiation - all initiate themselves upon the mountains of Consciousness - of increased Awareness, and access to greater measures of universal energy. And yet, we are never alone. As we make the required effort, we are met by a corresponding energy, a holy Hand, from on High. There is ever a hand to grasp ours from on High in the same way we extend ours below. Here again is another metaphor for continuity in the great chain of Being.
Through this Advent process, we have been building a point of Tension, and for three days we have been standing "in a point of Tension" in Capricorn Mountain Light. Capricorn is the great Initiator. Through Saturn, we are given "opportunity". Capricorn transmits (is ruled by) Saturn, exoterically and esoterically. Last year at this time, a conjunction with Capricorn at 00' Saturn occurred and Saturn moved out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, now to "Be With us" until 2020. This is a three year opportunity to stand in the higher Divine Laws of Capricorn.
Everything we have been doing, and all we carry and prepare for between now and then can be brought into the field of Saturn's opportunity and Capricorn's Light.
Saturn holds before us the Laws of the Soul and Divine Law. As we meet our individual and collective karma, we clear the slate to stand clear and ready for higher Light and Love and Will - upon the Mountain top of Capricorn.
Today, as we stand even deeper in the "stillness", in the non-vacillating Light of Capricorn, from within that deep centre, let us ask: What has become Law ? ... What is becoming Law? ... What new (or increasing) responsibility is coming through new opportunity?
As Thou Shalt,
So Shalt Thou Be.
So Shall This Be.
Move not from the Centre.
THE 4TH ADVENT LIGHT
(and Sunday-Meditation IV for those who wish to go deeper)
CHRISTMAS DAY - CHRIST MASS
THE 5TH ADVENT LIGHT
DAY ONE OF THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
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