Wesak Meditation Focus

Healing the Soul of the World


Hello,

What follows is a special Meditation Focus for the Wesak Festival on Thursday, May 15 at 8:36 p.m. Pacific Time - 11:36 p.m. Eastern Time - Friday, May 16 at 03:36 GMT (Universal Time), during the full moon of Taurus.

WESAK MEDITATION FOCUS

1. Summary
2. Meditation times
3. More information on this Meditation Focus

a) The Wesak Festival
b) Invitation to participate
c) The Legend
d) Suggested Meditation at the Time of the Taurus Full Moon
e) Significance of Wesak
f) Seven Great Results


"At the time of the Festival, there is opened a channel of communication between humanity and God, down which the love and wisdom of God Himself can pour to a waiting and needy world. At this time great expansions of consciousness become possible which are not possible at other times. Disciples and initiates everywhere can be aided and stimulated spiritually to take those great steps which we call initiations. Thus we can return with renewed strength, to undertake another year of world service."

- HM Djwhal Khul, through Alice Bailey




1. SUMMARY

"The Wesak Festival, the great Eastern festival of the Buddha, is known by many as a day of supreme spiritual impact. This Festival is not a commemorative celebration but rather a present, living event, a sacred ceremony which takes place each year between the Buddha, the Christ, and the united Spiritual Hierarchy as a blessing is poured forth upon our planet. This ceremony marks the high point of the spiritual year and serves to vitalize the aspiration of all humanity. On this day the forces of enlightenment, which emanate from the heart of God, flow outward into human consciousness."*

A unique opportunity is being presented to us once again to cooperate in transducing and transmitting highly potent spiritual healing energies to assist the work of the Great Beings who monitor and guide the evolution of humanity towards reunification with the Source of All That Is. The complementary material provided below will give you an in-depth understanding of the significance of this spiritual event and the part you can play in it. Suffice it to mention that at this critical juncture in our planetary evolution and progress towards the Light of God within, it is highly recommended to all Light Servers to heed the Call of Service hereby sent forth and choose to dedicate enough time and attention to properly prepare for and participate in this Wesak Festival globally synchronized meditation.

May we all join in heightened conscious participation to contribute in shifting the balance towards greater Light, Love and Compassion in the minds, hearts and souls of all human beings on Earth, thus helping to heal the soul of the world, for the Highest Good of All.

This special Meditation Focus is archived at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/Wesak2003.htm

* Taken from http://www.pranichealing.com/visit/wesak2003flyer.html




2. MEDITATION TIMES

Suggested duration: One hour, from 03:00 to 04:00 UT/GMT, with the climax being the 8 minutes from 03:32 to 03:40 UT/GMT

These times below will be corresponding to 03:36 Universal Time/GMT on Friday, May 16:

Honolulu Thu 5:36 PM -- Anchorage * Thu 7:36 PM -- Los Angeles * Thu 8:36 PM -- San Salvador & Denver * Thu 9:36 PM -- Mexico City, Houston * & Chicago * Thu 10:36 PM -- Santo Domingo, La Paz, Caracas, New York *, Toronto *, Montreal *, Asuncion & Santiago Thu 11:36 PM -- Halifax *, Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca Fri 3:36 AM -- Lagos, Algiers, London *, Dublin * & Lisbon * Fri 4:35 AM -- Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Geneva *, Rome *, Berlin *, Paris * & Madrid * Fri 5:36 AM -- Ankara *, Athens *, Helsinki * & Istanbul * & Nairobi Fri 6:36 AM -- Baghdad *, Moscow * Fri 7:36 AM -- Tehran * Fri 8:06 AM -- Islamabad Fri 8:35 AM -- Calcutta & New Delhi Fri 9:06 AM -- Dhaka Fri 9:36 AM -- Rangoon Fri 10:06 AM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta Fri 10:36 AM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur Fri 11:35 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo Fri 12:35 PM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne Fri 1:35 PM -- Wellington Fri 3:35 PM

NOTE: Thu is Thursday May 15 and Fri is Friday May 16

* means the place is observing daylight saving time (DST) at the moment.

You may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock to find your corresponding local time if a closeby city is not listed above.




3. More information on this Meditation Focus

This complement of information will help you better understand the various aspects pertaining to the summary description of the subject of this special Meditation Focus.

a) The Wesak Festival

From: http://www.souledout.org/festivals/celebrationoflight2.html

The second of the three major spiritual festivals is The Wesak Festival, The Buddha’s Blessing, and is celebrated in the eastern hemisphere at the Taurus full moon. This is the festival of The Buddha, the spiritual intermediary between the highest spiritual center, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy.

The Buddha is the expression of the Wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and the indicator of divine purpose.

The Forces of Enlightenment are active during this festival. These forces emanate from the Heart of God, and transmit the second principle of Divinity, Love-Wisdom, leading to Divine Understanding and strengthening those who serve humanity. The qualities of The Buddha and The Christ* eminent are the two outstanding expressions of this principle.

(*Footnote: In speaking of the Christ we refer to His official name as head of the spiritual hierarchy. The Christ works for all of humanity, irrespective of faith; He does not belong to the Christian world any more than to the Buddhist, the Mohammedan or any other faith. In this sense, there is no need for joining the Christian church in order to be affiliated with Christ. Rather, the requirements are to love all of humanity, lead a disciplined life, recognize the divinity in all faiths and all beings, and rule your daily life with Love. )

The Forces of Enlightenment are initiating a World Religion (details on this at http://www.souledout.org/newworldreligion/index.html). The first to be affected by these forces are the great educational movements, the forums of the people in all lands, and the values which can unfold through the mass communications media. The press, publishers of world literature, speakers, writers, radio commentators, newspaper reporters, ministers and all involved in communicating ideas are affected by these forces streaming into the minds of people everywhere. As these new emerging ideas are recognized, they can then be directly channeled to influence the masses of people everywhere.

We invite all to join us in a Wesak Festival Global Meditation. http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesakfestival03/wesakfminvite.html

In 2003 the Festival of the Wesak Full Moon occurs on Thursday, May 15 at 8:36 p.m. PDT (03:36 Friday, May 16 UT).

FOOTNOTES:

Buddha

One Who is "enlightened" and has attained the highest degree of knowledge possible for humanity in this solar system. Last Avatar of the age of Aries. Previous World Teacher who historically manifested through the Prince Gautama around 500 BC. The Embodiment of Wisdom, he currently acts as the "Divine Intermediary" between Shamballa and Hierarchy.

Shamballa

Shamballa is simply a word conveying the idea of a vast focal point of energies which are assembled and brought together by the Planetary Logos in order to create a manifestation adequate to His unfolding intention and planetary service. Shamballa is a state of consciousness or a phase of sensitive awareness wherein there is acute and dynamic response to divine purpose. This Center is created by the Ray of Will or Power; its major activity is bequeathing, distributing and circulating the basic principle of life itself to every form which is held within the planetary ring-pass-not of the planetary Life or Logos. From that Center, the will of God goes forth and the power of God becomes the messenger of His will. The basic quality of Shamballa is dynamic. Its mode of work is inspiration. it draws response but remains immovable itself. It works not with the Law of Attraction, but by the Law of Synthesis, by a fiat of the Will, based on a clearly formulated purpose and program. Also, the City of the Gods,"Shangri-La," said to be situated in the Gobi desert, and where Sanat Kumara is "anchored" in etheric substance.

Hierarchy

Group of spiritual beings on the inner planes of the solar system who are the intelligent forces of nature and who control the evolutionary processes. Divided into 12 Hierarchies. The Occult Hierarchy or Masters of Wisdom, disciples and initiates are a reflection. Hierarchy is a place of fusion of all souls upon the higher levels of the mental plane; a meeting place of the energies; a state of consciousness with the life aspect, Shamballa, at the center and the circle of humanity constituting the emanating factor, the radiatory influence or the aura, whereby the other kingdoms of nature are evoked into responsive activity.

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b) Invitation to Participate

From: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesakfestival03/wesakfminvite.html

We invite you to participate in a meditation celebrating the Taurus Full Moon Festival ... The Festival of Wesak ~ The Festival of the Buddha

Graphic: Circle of Goodwill

The Wesak Festival, the second of the Three Major Planetary Spiritual Festivals, is celebrated globally at the Taurus full moon, occurring this year on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 8:36 pm PDT, 03:36 UT Friday, May 16.

At this time there is opportunity to align with the Enlightened Ones, the Spiritual Hierarchy who guide our planet, help us evolve, and embody and express the Love aspect of Divine Purpose, for what is spiritually known to be the supreme moment in the annual cycle, when the Buddha and the Christ come together in a sacred ritual.

Alignment During the Taurus cycle ~ New Moon to New Moon

We encourage alignment with these hierarchical energies from the new Moon of Taurus, Thursday, May 1, 2003 through Friday, May 30, 2003 (until the New Moon of Gemini). To aid in this alignment we advocate the use of The Great Invocation throughout the cycle, and invite you to consider and ponder upon the following:

Significance of Wesak

The Forces of Enlightenment are available at the Taurus full moon, bringing the past into present time in a unique way, marking the high-water mark of spiritual blessing for the world, and opening a channel of communication between humanity and deity.

The Principle of Essential Divinity

In the Wesak Festival's beautiful water ceremony of communion is portrayed the symbol of the new age which is upon us, the Aquarian Age, the age of the Water Carrier. The universality of the Wesak ritual unites the world's major religions in a shared holy day in which religious distinctions disappear, as the pure Shamballa energy transmitted at this time honors and blesses that Essential Divinity common among all the world's traditions and faiths.

The Wesak Legend

According to tradition, at the time of the full moon in Taurus, the Buddha appears as a point in the sky and comes down to connect with the Christ in the Wesak Valley of the Himalayas to bring the powerful spiritual energy of Shamballa to the assembled masters, initiates and disciples of the Hierarchy, whether in the body or in their soul bodies, for the assimilation and eventual distribution of the Shamballa force throughout the world.

Wesak Safeguarding

The full moon phase is to be held as a five-day period. The two days before the full moon are the days of approach and preparation. These are days of spiritual reflection and alignment. The day of the full moon is the most auspicious day. It is a time of spiritual retreat and contact, a time to still the mind and maintain inner peace. The two days following the full moon are the days of distribution, when our attention is steadily turned away from ourselves and the inner subjective planes to the outer world ... the days when our efforts will be to pass on, or to pass through, that measure of spiritual energy that may have been contacted.

More on "Wesak Safeguarding " at http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesaksafeguard.html

CLIP - Continued below

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c) The Legend

From: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesaklegend2.html

There is a valley, lying at a rather high altitude in the foothills of the Himalayan-Tibet ranges. It is surrounded by high mountains on all sides except towards the northeast, where there is a narrow opening in the mountain ranges. The valley is bottle-shaped in contour, with the neck of the bottle to the northeast, and it widens very considerably towards the south. Up towards the northern end, close to the neck of the bottle, there a huge flat rock. There are no trees or shrubs in the valley, which is covered with a kind of coarse grass.

Approaching the time of the full moon of Taurus, pilgrims from the surrounding districts begin to gather. The holy men and the lamas find their way into the valley and fill the southern and the middle parts, leaving the northeastern end relatively free. There, so the legend runs, gathers a group of those great Beings Who are the Custodians on Earth of God's Plan for our planet and for humanity.

This group of knowers of divinity are the main participants in the Wesak Festival. They arrange Themselves in the northeastern end of the valley, in concentric circles and prepare for a great act of service. In front of the rock, looking towards the northeast, stand Those Beings Who are called by Their disciples The Three Great Lords. These are The Christ, Who stands in the center; the Lord of living forms, The Manu, Who stands at His right; and The Lord of Civilization, who stands to His left. These three face the rock upon which rests a great crystal bowl, full of water.

Behind the grouped Masters, adepts, initiates and senior workers under God's Plan are to be found the world disciples and aspirants in their various grades and groups (either "in the body" or "out of the body"), who at this time constitute the New Group of World Servers. Those present in their physical bodies have found their way there by ordinary means. Others are present in their spiritual bodies, and in the dream state. The "dream," which they later relate, has been uniformly registered by people throughout the world, and bears the testimony to the recollection of an inner spiritual happening.

As the hour of the full moon approaches, a stillness settles down upon the crowd, and all look towards the northeast. Certain ritualistic movements take place, in which the grouped Masters and Their disciples of all ranks take up symbolic positions, and form on the floor of the valley such significant symbols as the five-pointed star, with The Christ standing at the highest point; of a triangle, with The Christ at the apex; or a cross, and other well known formations, all of which have a deep and potent meaning. This is all done to the sound of certain chanted words and esoteric phrases, called mantrams.

The expectancy in the waiting, onlooking crowd becomes very great, and the tension is real and increasing. Through the entire body of people there seems to be felt a stimulation or potent vibration which has the effect of awakening the souls of those present, fusing and blending the group into one united whole, and lifting all into a great act of spiritual demand, readiness, and expectancy. It is the climax of the world's aspiration focused in this waiting group. These three words—demand, readiness and expectancy—best describe the atmosphere surrounding those present in this secret valley.

The chanting and the rhythmic weaving grows stronger, and all the participants and the watching crowd raise their eyes towards the sky in the direction of the narrow part of the valley. Just a few minutes before the exact time of the full moon, in the far distance, a tiny speck can be seen in the sky. It comes nearer and nearer, and grows in clarity and definiteness of outline, until the form of The Buddha can be seen, seated in the cross-legged Buddha position, clad in his saffron-colored robe, bathed in light and color, and with his hand extended in blessing.

When The Buddha arrives at a point exactly over the great rock, hovering there in the air over the heads of The Three Great Lords, a great mantram, used only once a year, at The Festival, is intoned by The Christ, and the entire group of people in the valley fall upon their faces. This Invocation sets up a great vibration or thought current which is of such potency that it reaches up from the group of aspirants, disciples and initiates who employ it, to the Being we know as God. It marks the supreme moment of intensive spiritual effort throughout the entire year, and the spiritual vitalization of humanity and the spiritual effects last throughout the succeeding months.

The effect of this great Invocation is universal or cosmic, and serves to link us up with that cosmic center of spiritual force from which all created beings have come. The blessing is poured forth, and The Christ, as the representative of humanity, receives it in trust, for distribution.

Thus, so the legend runs, The Buddha returns once a year to bless the world, transmitting renewed spiritual life, through The Christ. Slowly then The Buddha recedes into the distance, until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. The whole ceremonial blessing, from the time of the first appearance in the distance until the moment The Buddha fades out of view, takes just eight minutes.

The Buddha's annual sacrifice for humanity (for He comes back only at great cost) is over, and He returns again to that high place where He works and waits. Year after year He comes back in blessing; year after year, He and His great brother, The Christ, work in the closest cooperation for the spiritual benefit of humanity. In these two great Sons of God have been focused two aspects of divine life, and They act together as Custodians of the highest type of spiritual force to which our humanity can respond. Through The Buddha, the wisdom of God is poured forth. Through The Christ, the love of God is manifested in humanity, and it is this wisdom and love which pour forth upon humanity each Wesak full moon.

When The Buddha has again disappeared, the crowd rise to their feet; the water in the bowl is distributed in tiny portions to the Masters, initiates and disciples, and they then go their way to their place of service. The crowd, who have all brought their little cups and vessels of water, drink of them and share with others. In this beautiful "water ceremony of communion" is portrayed the symbol of the new age which is upon us, the Aquarian Age, the age of the Water Carrier.

In this ceremony is perpetuated for us the story of the universality of God's love, the need for our individual purification, and the opportunity to share with each other that which belongs to all. The water, which has been magnetized by the presence of The Buddha and of The Christ, carries certain properties and virtues of a healing and helpful nature.

Thus blessed, the crowd silently disperses.

- From "The Wesak Festival" booklet by Alice A. Bailey, published by Lucis Trust

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d) Suggested Meditation at the Time of the Taurus Full Moon

CONTINUED FROM http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesakfestival03/wesakfminvite.html

In preparation for this full moon meditation we ask you to be familiar with the Principle of Essential Divinity, the Significance of Wesak, and Safeguarding the Energies.

Whether you choose to gather with others of similar vibration for the inflow at this significant time, or are inspired to meditate by yourself on the physical plane, know that either way you are uniting with many others who also are attuning to the energies available at this Global Festival, and that this focus creates a powerful channel for the meditation to be potent and effective.

If you are able to be in meditation at the actual time of the full moon, this is the most focused opportunity to connect with the channel of energy created at this time. However if you cannot join in at the exact time, near to the full moon whenever you are able to participate, simply endeavor to hook up with this channel "as if" you were together with the assembled pilgrims who travel each year at the time of this full moon to the Wesak Valley for the Buddha's annual visit to the earth plane.

Visualization Meditation - The Wesak Valley

(Note that SouledOut.org offers an audio version of the Wesak Legend in MP3 format, which may be used at the time of, or to prepare for, this meditation.)

Just before going into meditation close to the time of the full moon, place a vessel of fresh water nearby on your altar for distribution following the meditation.

Take the needed time to create a sacred space, and spiritually align your energies to the group soul. As you begin to meditate, breathe deeply and imagine your connection to this group soul and to the guiding light of the Spiritual Hierarchy ... feel their loving support for you and all of humanity. As you more fully enter quietude, know that many others also are simultaneously creating and experiencing connection to the Enlightened Ones. This alignment creates a unity between humans in physical form and the Great Ones in Spirit.

Visualize now a great light, penetrating into any glamor and producing its weakening and dissipation, so all that remains is of the quality of Essential Divinity ... the consciousness that All is One and Divine.

While experiencing and embodying Essential Divinity, focus your attention toward the Wesak Valley, high in the trans-Himalayan mountains, and join the expectant crowd who have traveled for days to assemble here.

We unite with this group of knowers of divinity who are the main participants in The Wesak Festival—pilgrims who have gathered from the surrounding districts and holy people and lamas who fill the southern and the middle parts of the valley, leaving the northeastern end less crowded. Arranged there in the northeastern end, in concentric circles according to the status and grade of their initiatory development, are those great Beings Who are the Custodians on Earth of God's Plan for our planet and for humanity who prepare for a great act of service.

There are no trees or shrubs in the valley, which is covered with a kind of coarse grass and surrounded by high mountains on all sides except toward the northeast, where there is a narrow opening in the mountain ranges. The valley is bottle-shaped in contour, with the neck of the bottle to the northeast, and widens very considerably toward the south. Up toward the northern end, close to the neck of the bottle, there is a huge flat rock.

In front of the rock, looking to the northeast, stand Those Beings Who are called by Their disciples The Three Great Lords. These are The Christ, Who stands in the center; the Lord of living forms, The Manu, Who stands at His right; and The Lord of Civilization, who stands to His left. These three face the rock upon which rests a great crystal bowl, full of water.

Behind the grouped Masters, adepts, initiates and senior workers under God's Plan are to be found the world disciples and aspirants in their various grades and groups who constitute the New Group of World Servers. Those present in their physical bodies have found their way there by ordinary means. Others are present in their spiritual bodies, and in the dream state.

As the hour of the full moon approaches, a stillness settles upon the crowd, and all look toward the northeast. Certain ritualistic movements take place, in which the grouped Masters and Their disciples of all ranks take up symbolic positions and form on the floor of the valley such significant symbols as the five-pointed star, with The Christ standing at the highest point; of a triangle, with The Christ at the apex; or a cross, and other formations, all of which have deep and potent meaning. This is all done to the sound of certain chanted words and esoteric phrases, or mantrams.

The expectancy in the waiting, onlooking crowd becomes very great, and the tension is real and increasing. Through the entire body of people there seems to be felt a stimulation or potent vibration which has the effect of awakening the souls of those present, fusing and blending the group into one united whole, and lifting all into a great act of spiritual demand, readiness, and expectancy. These three words—demand, readiness and expectancy—best describe the atmosphere surrounding those present in this secret valley. It is the climax of the world's aspiration focused in this waiting group.

The chanting and the rhythmic weaving grows stronger, and all the participants and the watching crowd raise their eyes to the sky in the direction of the narrow part of the valley. Just a few minutes before the exact time of the full moon, in the far distance, a tiny speck can be seen in the sky. It comes nearer and nearer, and grows in clarity and definiteness of outline, until the form of The Buddha can be seen, seated in the cross-legged Buddha position, clad in his saffron-colored robe, bathed in light and color, and with his hand extended in blessing.

When The Buddha arrives at a point exactly over the great rock, hovering there in the air above the heads of The Three Great Lords, a great mantram, used only once a year at The Festival, is intoned by The Christ. And the entire group of people in the valley reverently touch their foreheads to the ground. This Invocation sets up a great vibration or thought current of such potency that it reaches up from the group of aspirants, disciples and initiates who employ it, to the Being we know as God. It marks the supreme moment of intensive spiritual effort throughout the entire year, and the spiritual effects are to last throughout the succeeding months.

This great ceremony creates universal or cosmic effects, and serves to link us up with Shamballa, that cosmic center of spiritual force from which all created beings have come. The blessing is poured forth, and The Christ, as representative of humanity, receives it in trust for distribution. Thus, The Buddha returns just once a year at this time to bless the world, transmitting renewed spiritual life, through The Christ.

Slowly then, The Buddha recedes into the distance until again only a faint speck can be seen in the sky, and this eventually disappears. When The Buddha has again disappeared, the crowd rise to their feet; the water in the bowl is distributed in tiny portions to the Masters, initiates and disciples, who then go their way to their place of service.

The crowd, who have all brought their little cups and vessels of water, drink of them and share with others. The water, which has been magnetized by the presence of The Buddha and of The Christ, carries certain properties and virtues of a healing and helpful nature. Thus blessed, the crowd silently disperses.

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Following the disappearance of the Buddha, open now in your meditation to the quality of synthesis as you maintain a receptive attitude to any thought or impulse from a higher or subtler realm.

As you return from this silence, assimilate any impressions you may have received.

Then, upon coming out of meditation, join in the Wesak water ceremony of communion as you take a drink from the water, which has been imbued by the Taurus full moon energies of the Buddha's Blessing. In dedicating this communion to your service in the world, dynamically intone The Great Invocation with focused mind, heart and will.


THE GREAT INVOCATION

From the point of light within the Mind of God Let Light stream forth into our minds Let LIGHT descend on Earth.

From the point of love within the Heart of God Let Love stream forth into our hearts May LOVE increase on Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known Let purpose guide our wills The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.

From the center which we call Humanity 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. Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth. Let LIGHT and LOVE and POWER restore the Planet Earth!


If you are inspired to participate in this global meditation and/or the alignment during the Taurus cycle, we would be happy to hear your impressions.

Email - WesakTaurusFestival@SouledOut.org

Culled from Alice A. Bailey's teachings, specific reference to booklet "The Wesak Festival—A Technique of Spiritual Contact" Lucis Trust, 120 Wall St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

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e) Significance of Wesak

From: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesakfestival03/wesakfestoverview.html

The annual cycle of the Spiritual Festivals offers opportunity for people of all faiths to cooperate. Together, the three full moon festivals of Aries, Taurus and Gemini form a united spiritual approach by humanity to divinity.

The Wesak Festival has been traditionally associated in eastern civilization with the Buddha, divine intermediary between the highest spiritual center on the planet, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the Wisdom of God, the embodiment of Light and the indicator of divine purpose, cooperating at this festival with his brother the Christ, who represents the Hierarchy. The Buddha embodies the Principle of Light, and because of this illumination humanity was able to recognize the Christ, embodiment of the still greater Principle of Love. Each year at the time of Wesak, two great streams of energy—one focused through the Buddha and the other through the Christ—are fused and blended, and it is the task of world servers to precipitate this combined energy into the waiting world.

The Wesak Festival is indeed a great spiritual event, with a powerful effect upon humanity. Groups of aspirants can at this time become channels for the higher energies released through the medium of the two focal points—the Buddha, who represents the overlighting essence of subjective realities, and the Christ, representative of aspiring humanity. This is symbolized in religious rituals where the priest acts as the focal point; here, however, the priesthood in this great ceremony of contact is not a separate entity. All can be priests, the single qualification being the capacity to align oneself and be en rapport with the soul, and thus be able to cooperate with other souls.

Wesak is a time of unusual inflow of life and of spiritual stimulation, serving to vitalize the aspiration of all humanity. At the time of the Festival, through the united effort of the Christ and the Buddha working in closest cooperation, there is opened a channel of communication between humanity and deity through which an approach can be made to Those Who guide our planet, so that aspirants and disciples can contact energies not otherwise easily available.

In mutual service to humanity, the Buddha and the Christ bring about a linking that blends East and West, uniting the world's major religions in a shared holy day in which religious distinctions disappear. In the beautiful water ceremony of communion is portrayed the symbol of the new age which is upon us, the Aquarian Age, the age of the Water Carrier.

During the Wesak Festival the Buddha becomes the "absorbing Agent" of Will. He uses the magnetic power of Love-Wisdom to attract this force to Himself and hold it steady, prior to redirecting it. The Christ then—on behalf of the Hierarchy—becomes the "receiving Agent" of this potent energy and the groups of Masters Who work with the human and sub-human kingdoms (in response to His demand) become the "directing Agents" for the sevenfold expression of this force.

So at the time of the Wesak Festival, expansions of consciousness are made possible that are not possible at other times. Those of goodwill are stimulated spiritually to take initiation, in order to penetrate more deeply and consciously into the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. These reveal more about the wonder of our divinity, and about the Plan to which humanity is conforming. Each year, the Wesak marks the beginning of a cycle for the New Group of World Servers, that comprise three-year cycles of crisis, tension, and emergence.

At the Wesak Festival we may honor the Buddha, as well as ourselves as dedicated transmitters of the energy that can be contacted at the full moon in Taurus. Each year as we experience the Wesak more consciously, it's important to hold the space for the inflow and distribution of energies, through safeguarding. The greater the number of people who meditate at this time, the stronger the magnetic field of the group heart and its invocative, indrawing power. It's up to each of us to attune with ever greater clarity to the note being sounded—to quiet the mind and transmute individual desires that only cause confusion and chaos, into desire for the greatest good of all.

The focussed interplay of many minds working together in meditation produces a unity of throught powerful enough to reach the Great Lives watching over and guiding our planet. And the combined aspiration, consecration, devotion and intelligence of the group carries everyone to greater heights than could be attained alone.

We know where we are aligned ... with the Source of all that is. That Source provides uniquely and cooperates with All who are tuned to Its Note of Life.

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f) Seven Great Results

From: http://www.souledout.org/festivals/celebrationoflight1.html

During the Wesak ceremony, The Buddha becomes the absorber of Will. He uses the magnetic power of Love to attract this force and hold it steady, prior to redirecting it. On behalf of the Hierarchy, The Christ, acting as receiver of this potent energy, then becomes the director of this force. At the Gemini full moon, the time of The Goodwill Festival, the Hierarchy guided by The Christ showers this Will-to-Good upon Planet Earth.

The three Planetary Festivals crescendo in revelation, producing Seven Great Results.

1. Power will be given to the disciples of the world and the initiates among humanity, so that they can direct efficiently and wisely the process of rebuilding.

2. The Will to Love will stimulate people of goodwill everywhere, gradually overcoming hatred. The inner urge in humanity to live together cooperatively already exists, and is subject to stimulation.

3. The Will to Action will lead intelligent people throughout the world to begin those activities which will lay the foundation for a new, better and happier world.

4. The Will to Cooperate will steadily increase. People will desire and demand right human relationships as a natural way of life.

5. The Will to Know and to think correctly and creatively will become an outstanding characteristic of all humanity. Knowledge is the first step towards wisdom.

6. The Will to Persist will become a human characteristic—a sublimation of the basic instinct of self-preservation. This will lead to a persistent belief in the ideals presented by the world workers, and a true demonstration of immortality.

7. The Will to Organize will further a building process which will be carried forward under the inspiration of the world workers. The medium will be the potency of the will-to-good of this New Group of World Servers and the responsive goodwill of all people.

CLIP

* "Seven Great Results" are adapted from Alice A. Bailey's Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 440–441

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See also:

An esoteric presentation on the Wesak Festival by the Lucis Trust
http://www.lucistrust.org/events/wesak.shtml

The Externalization of the Hierarchy
http://beaskund.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/externalisation/exte1122.html
Forces behind the Evolutionary Process - The Wesak Festival

THE WESAK FESTIVAL by Alice A. Bailey
http://www.lucistrust.org/meetings/wesak2.shtml

The Meaning of Wesak and the Spring Equinox by Dr. Jodi Prinzivalli
http://www.energeticpsychology.com/teach_wesak.htm




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