A Call for Understanding, Tolerance and Peace
There is something happening here; What it is ain’t exactly clear…. (“For What It's Worth” by Buffalo Springfield)
Today is another Full Moon, the Full Moon in Taurus. Though many will write about how special this “Super Moon” is, (it is only a few hundred kilometers closer than other recent Perigee Full Moons), the important point or Truth is that each Full Moon brings a Revelation for you. A Full Moon illustrates the integral relationship between 2 of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. During this time of the year, we will have the Sun in Scorpio and the Full Moon is in Taurus.
This Full Moon should be viewed and understood as the counterpoint to the “Buddha Full Moon”, when the Sun is in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio, occurring in April or May. That Spring Full Moon in Scorpio is a reminder that though your spiritual journey requires you to move through many Worlds, Forms and Lives, you are not these vehicles, and you will have to let each one of them go. You are an Immortal working through mortal forms and there is nothing in this Material Realm that will last forever. This lesson of The Buddha reminds you about your true nature: You are Spirit moving through Time and Space, a Spark of the Divine, essentially Pure Consciousness evolving into a greater awareness by dancing through these forms, but you are ultimately beyond any one form. The Buddha taught that in order to free yourself from suffering, you must practice the Art of Non-Attachment.
But here in the Time of Scorpio, you are reminded of the integral and opposite Truth by the Full Moon in Taurus: That each form of manifestation, every speck and mote of creation, all things, all creatures great and small, all beings on any world, on up to the planets themselves, and the stars and galaxies too, that all of these are the living body of the ONE. Each and every dew-drop of Creation has value beyond measure, for each is a beautiful and precious realization of Spirit too. Every form is also “Divine”, every form is valuable, and each is beautiful and worth preserving for as long as they may last.
Held together, these two Signs speak to your never-ending journey in Consciousness: That you are to hold on and to let go, to preserve, protect and endure for as long as you can, and then you are to let go and allow yourself to become something more too. You and all of Creation are like a River, thrilling and flowing through Worlds, Forms and Lives so that in time you will be them All, you will have experienced all forms of Life-Consciousness-Spirit as you draw ever closer to being outwardly what you are forever inwardly, you are a sparking dewdrop of the One Divine Light.
You are here because of Love, the Love of the One. You are made by and all of your forms are because of this Divine Love. Your value, is beyond measure for you are a spark of the Divine…and so is everything and everyone else too. Hence the fundamental Truth found in all Teachings:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you…for they are you!
And what you do unto the least of these, you do unto me, The One”.
You are here to care for one another, to help one another grow…and because you are Spirit, you will grow, and so you will change and this growth/change will often come because many are suffering in the old reality. But the very changes that are bringing about the New World will cause pain and suffering too…and you, by your Love for yourself and for one another equally, you are here to help heal this pain and suffering for one another. You must fulfill your responsibility to be true to yourself, which will equally guide you to be faithful to one another and to all of life too.
Now of course there is change…and then there is CHANGE. You are going through a very challenging time now, and it has been foreseen and expected. For this is not the first time, nor will it be the last. Ages come and ages go, and there are many intersecting cycles that beat out these rhythms of the Journey of Spirit and of human lives too. The changes that you and the world are experiencing now have not been seen or felt since the mid-1700’s, and before that the early 1500’s. You are witnessing the End of an Age and the Birth of a New World. In fact, you are here to be that change, but that is hard for many (if not most) to master, but you must try.
Many things and ways will endure, and many shall pass away. Why is this so? Whenever the planet Pluto sweeps through the Sign of Capricorn, we will experience a catharsis in the realm of Capricorn, the Sign that governs Institutions, Traditions, Responsibilities, really the entire Hierarchy of Life-Consciousness-Spirit…or more simply put what we know as “Reality”. Look at what happened before:
500 years ago, it was the end of Feudalism and the rise of Monarchies as the Reformation swept Europe and a new Cultural-Political-Economic order came into being. 250 years ago, it was the end of Monarchies and the rise of Democracies in the American and French Revolutions, and again a new Cultural-Political-Economic order came to be. These changes shook their world and our ancestors. They too lived through a time when the world was “turned upside down”.
Now we are experiencing this immense shift once again, from 2008 until (at least) 2024, the world we have called our reality is crumbling all around us. We are literally halfway through this process of transfiguration, and it is really getting serious now. We see our institutions fracturing and failing; we allocate the blame for our sufferings to these failures of “government”, “education”, “religion”, all these things that we have made are failing and we just want them to work again. We believe the “fix” is “out there”, that it is somehow external to us, separate and embodied in these reality structures…
But, of course, that is just projecting on our part, and it is certainly not fulfilling our purpose which is to take responsibility for ourselves, for all life-forms and habitats…and for our beautiful home called Earth. No, the change cannot happen “out there”, until it happens “in here”, in each of our hearts and minds. Those “things”, whether government, education or religion, they are not things in themselves, they are made by you and me…they are made of, by and for us. We are the Living Spirit that makes things come to life, we make them work (or not work). If we want them to be as they should, or we want them to change as they must, then it will come from “below”, from each one of us remembering who and what we are…we made this, and we will re-make this…for we are the problem and the solution too.
The good news…we have done this before, we became the new human of the 1500’s, we became the new human of the 1700’s…and now, now we will rise again to the call of our Divinity, for we are here because this is our time, we are here to end an age and begin another. We are like a relay racer, passing the baton of spirit to our descendants, who are counting on us to return to the one eternal “Source of Truth”, to listen to that quietly firm, calming voice in our hearts which will guide us to Think and Feel and Act with Love. We must turn to one another first…and Listen, Share and Care for one another…for we are here to Love one another first, last and always.
Remember who and what you are...Love.
Affirm this in how you care for yourself and for one another too.
Do not indulge/engage in the creation of more fear, discord or blame, (there is quite enough of that already).
Be an example of Kindness, Consideration and Mercy.
Stand up to hate and division, for "evil" is just the twisted fruits of ignorance and misunderstanding, (for they know not what they do).
Shine the Light of Truth which is the Light of Love whenever and wherever you can.
Take Responsibility and so Fulfill your Destiny, and behold the New World Rising...
Remain Centered, and hold in your Heart the message of the Great Invocation:
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.