You have wandered and wondered in the Temples of Truth; and by Metaphysics, Religion, Philosophy and Science, you have found the framing, principles, and messaging for the experiences of your life. You have shared, by words, images, sounds and many other means, your stories with one another. And this is how you have made one another as human since the beginning of time itself, for we are Storytellers, one and all.
Yes, it was in Sagittarius that you came a little closer to the truth of yourself and your world. Yes, now you know what is good and true…but that is not enough.
Here at the Solstice, at one of the Four Turnings of Awareness and Consciousness, you are asked the four-fold question of life once more, the asks of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn:
Who am I, and Who art thou?
Where do I come from, and What is my Destiny?
The Four Cardinal Signs hold the four corners of your identity. They must be held together as it is only by their interrelationship and combination that you can be made whole. They inform one another and form you; and each question they ask must be answered by you today and every day.
But now and for the next 30 days you should consider more carefully the fourth question, “Destiny”, for that is the realm you enter here in the time of Capricorn.
From each cardinal point you will find your answer by the others. For example, the question of Aries, “Who am I”, meets the reply in Libra, that you are made of many; you are in effect a web of energy-forms that form you through all your relationships. Truly, you are more a “We” than a mere “I”, as you are made by and for one another. And that is why we say:
“We are all Related”
Likewise, the question of Cancer, “Where do I come from”, meets the reply in Capricorn. You may think that you are as you appear, a human, and that your immediate family and biological ancestry holds the key to your essence. The Truth is that you are a spark of the Divine, a being of Light, who left on a Journey through the Stars long, long ago.
One day, you will arrive at your Destiny. It will be then, at the Apotheosis of your Human journey that you will be “complete”, a fully conscious co-creator of Creation. You will be fully human, and yet, as you always were in the heart of you, Divine. Your Destiny is to return to where you began, a being of Light, for that is what you essentially were, are now, and will always be. Quite simply but truly, you are a beautiful and luminous Spark of the Divine.
Your Journey is the Story of Creation; Your journey is the Story of the One. It is Spirit-Life-Consciousness moving through innumerable energy-forms that are the Creation. These countless Sparks of the Divine are the One, and by and through their interrelated journey with each another, they lift each other up into higher and higher realms of self-realization and divine fulfillment. The entire Universe is a Hierarchy of Life and Light; and our human kingdom is one among the many, many kingdoms of the One.
Through countless lives, you have lived and have forged a more perfect form of you. The Law of the Universe, Karma, governs all Energy-Forms in this Cosmos. The Law is perfect and just; whatever you make is what you will receive. By countless steps in any life, and through countless lives, you do the Master-Work; you take what you have bestowed upon yourself from your past lives and forge today the future that awaits you too.
This is the Heart of Capricorn, Responsibility. You are the Maker of you, you are responsible for what you are and equally for what happens to you. As Shakespeare so eloquently put it,
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves that we are underlings”.
Each and every day you must take up the task of making and being a better you. You are responsible for you, and you must accept what is before you now and walk the path you made long ago.
But, of course, you have not done this by yourself, or merely for yourself. Our actions bind ourselves to one another; and our experiences with one another form our character and future for one another too.
You are responsible for yourself; and you are responsible for one another too.
Truly, our lives and our fortunes are bound to one another because we have forged them together; we have made one another, we are all part of one another, and our destinies are inextricably woven together like a luminous band of Light.
This Luminous Band of Light, this Hierarchy of Life and Love holds all of us in our journey through the stars. With one hand you reach down to help a soul who is struggling to reach where you are now; and equally, with your other hand you will reach up to another who can help you too.
The Heart Doctrine is clear, we are here to care for one another, to help one another, to be self-forgetful, to love and be loved. That is what we are destined to be, to see through the illusion and know that we are One.
And watching over one and all are those who have reached the threshold of Divinity. They have climbed the mountain; they are free from the wheel of Human Karma, and they could have chosen to leave our world for places more sublime. But they did not…
For having seen the promised land, and all their troubles behind them now, they turned with Love and Compassion, and by Joyful Sacrifice they chose to wait for us. They stand at the Portal of Liberation, and they will not cross because they are what we will be some day, Pure Love.
They cannot interfere with our journey, for we must earn our Awakening; we must walk the path as they did long ago. But by their love, through their inspiration and gentle guidance, they help us to find our way out of the darkness and into the Light.
Here in Capricorn, we face our responsibilities, to ourselves, to one another, and to the whole of Creation. We dedicate ourselves once more to do what is good and true and loving.
In our hearts, and by our love, we ask for help from those who watch over us until the end of days:
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.