THREE SPIRITUAL FESTIVALS—HOW CAN WE HELP?
One of the most potent forms of group service is meditation at the full moon, particularly at the May and June full moons. We are asked to make a special effort at this time to aid the Forces of Light by not only participating in these events but also by bringing them to wider public recognition. Depending upon our circumstances there are various ways in which cooperation is possible.
One way is to organize a group meeting or attend a meeting that already exists in your area and to help publicize it.. We are encouraged to organize meetings on as large a scale as possible at the two full moons of Taurus and Gemini. While we recognize that some people might prefer a quieter, subjective approach at this sacred time of the year, for those who would like to organize an event, we would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
With the advent of the internet the possibilities for bringing the Festivals to a wider audience have increased exponentially. But virtual meditations need not and some would say, should not, supplant the benefits and opportunities for service that are afforded to a group that comes together on the physical plane. As Christ said, “..where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I...” (Matt. 18:20) There is something special that results from the inter-mingling of auras at meetings. Sometimes it takes effort to travel to a meeting, but that effort is well rewarded by the opportunity to contribute one’s quota of energy to the strengthening and expanding of the planetary antahkarana, and fostering the interrelation between the three planetary centres of Shamballa--Hierarchy--Humanity. .
We would be glad to assist you in organizing your meetings by supplying emailings, pamphlets, meditation forms, mantram cards and brief videos. We also have a template for a poster you could adapt to advertise an event in your area. Some group members might want to prepare a talk that introduces some of the key points related to the festivals and, previous years’ talks given at headquarters could be helpful in this regard and can be found on our website. Other people might want to hold a brief group discussion,while others might wish to work by reading extracts from spiritual texts or even joining in with the meditation offered by the headquarters group. It doesn’t matter what form the gathering takes for the focus is on the subjective work, the creation of a group channel through which the energies can flow.. We are in the process of preparing a short video on Wesak and another on World Invocation Day, as well as special emailings that could be forwarded to interested people on your email lists and shared with your Facebook/Twitter accounts. New meditation groups that spring up can be registered on our website and interested persons can contact you that way.
It is recommended that public meetings be held any time within the 18 hours preceding the full moon and a more private group meditation can be held at the exact time of the full moon.
THE USE OF THE GREAT INVOCATION
“The Great Invocation, rightly used by the many hundred thousand people who have already attempted to use it, could reorient the consciousness of humanity, stabilise men in spiritual being, disrupt and rebuild the planetary thoughtform which men have created in the past and which has had (and is having) such disastrous and cataclysmic results, and open the door into the New Age, thus ushering in the new and better civilisation. This could be done so rapidly, that the needed changes would come about almost overnight; the present reign of horror would end and the race of men could settle down to a life of group goodwill, individual harmlessness and right human relations.” The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 146
One of the major tasks asked of us as a group has always been the use and distribution of the Great Invocation, especially at the time of the May and June full moon period. The more people who use the Invocation with focussed intent, the more powerful will be the resultant inflow of spiritual energy into the planetary etheric body. However, when approaching the general public, it’s not enough to simply ask people to use the Invocation, we must make an effort to educate them about its history and importance. Again, our emailing (with links to the wealth of information on the Lucis Trust website), and a short video will aid in that regard. World Invocation Day in particular,provides an opportunity to reach out to religious and spiritual groups in your community, explaining the intention behind this day and asking for their participation. To join World Invocation Day does not necessarily involve attending a meditation meeting but simply agreeing to use the Invocation with focused intent, linking together with all the many other people throughout the world who are using it.
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing in the opportunities of this higher interlude period.