The Promise will be kept…
The Hierarchy of Light will not fail…
And, you will never, ever walk alone.
For you are embraced and protected…
By the Wisdom, Grace and Love
Of the Awakened Ones.
Today is the Full Moon for the month of Taurus, this is the Full Moon in Scorpio. It is at this time of the year that celebrations and ceremonies are held around the world. This is the Festival known as Wesak, this is the Full Moon of the Buddha.
It is held that Siddhārtha was born at, achieved enlightenment during, and finally left his mortal frame by such a full moon as tonight’s. Today, Seers, Teachers and Students will bow their heads and give thanks and praise to he who was the first to lift himself out of spiritual bondage, to become Self-Awakened, to become a truly Self-fulfilled human. This achievement, of human Apotheosis, this is the goal of each and every human, and the Buddha is the loving, benefic beacon of inspiration for one and for all.
Every Full Moon brings a Spiritual message for you, a teaching that you need to understand and apply in your life as you seek to follow the one true path, the Noble Path of Awakening and Self-Fulfillment. For you are on that path in one form-stage or another, you are here to grow and eventually become an Illumined One too. One day, you will join that company of Light and Love who guide and inspire all who yet sojourn upon this Earth.
The Seed that was planted at the New Moon of Taurus two weeks ago now reaches its moment of revelation…Two Ways, Two Paths and Two Truths of Being stand revealed by the Light of this Full Moon. One is of Taurus, the other of Scorpio. Each without the other is really only a half-truth, for each is part of the other, each is integral to the other. The Higher Truth that embraces all of these Truths in the River of Life, this Circle called the Zodiac, is that there is but One Way of Being, there is but One Way, The Path of Integration, the Noble Path of Spiritual Integrity and Wholeness.
The Great Integral Lesson of Taurus/Scorpio is contained in the ever-unfolding paradoxes you encounter as you move from world to world and life to life. For you are an Immortal passing through many mortal forms, and though each world and each life is precious to you, you are there in that form for a short time in the end. The Buddha taught of this, he reiterated a fundamental truth about the constitution of this Universe, that most of Creation is formed by composites, and all of these are temporary and ephemeral. There is nothing “permanent” in these mortal realms, and this includes your lower vehicles or bodies which you require to dwell upon this Earth.
There is an immortal core that moves with you from life to life…but there will never be again the you that you know now. For how could that be, as you might very well return in a vastly different culture, in a far distant time, and most likely change your gender…How could you possibly be the “same”? But the “presence” who is behind who you are, the watcher who is ever watching, guiding and inspiring you to your next greatest self-realization, the one who is drawing you ever closer to your eventual Awakening, that is your Higher Self, that is your Immortal Core, and that is who returns again and again and draws together the various pieces of you to begin a New Life, and your Beloved does this with and for you in life after life.
The great lesson of the Buddha, is that he demonstrated and spoke of this truth: that you are here to learn to live the weaving way of spirit, to live as an Immortal in the these temporal realms by leading with Love and non-attachment. You must move through these realms of Spirit-Matter, to bring Love and Light into matter and so lift yourself and these forms higher and higher. But you must also know and follow the path that is formed by your Diamond Center, that you are an Immortal, and there is no form, no life and no world that will be your vessel forever…for your one and only Spiritual imperative is that you are here to grow. You must move in and out of all these realms, to form into, grow through and release yourself, again and again.
There is a prayer that is offered at such sacred ceremonies as will be witnessed tonight. It is the Great Invocation that in some form or other has been passed down since the first human on Earth became self-aware:
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.