UNIFICATION FESTIVAL: GEMINI
Often referred to as the Festival of Humanity or the Festival of the Christ, this culminating Festival honours the Christ and celebrates humanity’s potential for duality to be resolved, and for goodwill to flourish. On this day, the Christ represents the whole of humanity in a supreme act of invocation. He calls for the human spirit to be unified: soul and personality, lower and higher self, fused into “one new man” as the Bible puts it.
Christ’s striking achievement in the past was to synthesize the two selves. Today unification is more needed than ever, for as Alice Bailey notes, the entire human family is split on the rock of duality. Either the personality is dual and therefore unmanageable or groups and nations are divided into opposing camps, and again duality emerges in intense dynamic difficulty.
The Ageless Wisdom offers the inspiring thought that unification is the basic theme of our planet. “It is the aim of all things to unite. At-one-ment of the many separated parts is the keynote of our system”. The illusion that one stands alone, apart and independent from all else is the only true evil, the one real sin.
As men and women of goodwill become increasingly unified, the energy of the higher spiritual counterpart to goodwill, the will-to-good, makes itself felt. This follows the law that the lesser invokes the greater. Higher factors are evoked and respond according to the measure of understanding and dynamic tension displayed by those who invoke – and this, in a nutshell, is the esoteric impulse behind the Gemini Festival of Unification. It is one of the reasons why World Invocation Day, when we are encouraged to do all we can to promote the widest possible use of the Great Invocation, is celebrated on this day.