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Weekly Column and Horoscope February 15-21, 2017

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February 15 – 21, 2016

 

Conflict & Chaos Between the Ages

 

 

We are completing the month of Aquarius this week. However, Mercury remains in Aquarius and we are entering the Age of Aquarius (Ages last 2,500 years). So Aquarius will be with us for a very long time.

Aquarius (its task) is the “waters of life (information, truth) poured forth for thirsty humanity.” Waters (information) that end the “darkness” (of ignorance). This means an immense cleansing and change.

At this time in our history, we are in a state of transition between two ages – from Pisces to Aquarius. In times of transition, the previous age is withdrawn as the new age comes forth. Transition times bring great conflict, chaos, disruption and breakdown (as there is now). It is a very vulnerable time for humanity. Times of transition can polarize humanity, creating two different camps or states of (mis)understanding. Countries and nations enter into chaos, as one way of life disappears and a new way of life slowly emerges. Chaos & conflict result. Humanity learns through chaos and conflict. This is the Law of Ray 4 – new harmony emerging from conflict and chaos.

ZODIAC SIGN: LIBRA, 1716.
Drawing from a Hebrew book about the Jewish calendar, ‘Sefer Evronot,’ Halberstadt, Germany, 1716.

In transition times the sign Libra steps in, offering humanity balance, equanimity, poise, Right Relations, Right Thinking, Right Choice, Right Discernment and Discrimination. Libra asks us, especially in times of transition, to consider the Hindu word,
“Ahimsa”, which means “doing no harm in thought, word or deed.” Ahimsa means kindness towards all living creatures. Ahimsa avoids all types of verbal and physical violence. The Vedas (Hindu Holy Scriptures) tell us “by not harming any living being, one becomes fit for salvation.”

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Water of Life Am I

Poured Forth For

Thirsty Humanity

(Aquarius Seed Thought)

 

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View Graphs of the Sun’s Activity

 http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

X-flare & Geo-magnetic Storm Monitor: Solar events (sun spots, solar flares, etc.) represent the activity of our the Solar Logos. The Sun’s activity accelerates our evolution. There is a connection between the activity on the Sun and events on Earth.

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View Phases of the Moon

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml

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 Aries

March 21 – April 19: As the world continues its shift from one age to the new (Pisces to Aquarius), you’re called to be a server of humanity, focusing your will(ingness) and abilities toward initiating the new culture and civilization and discovering like-minded groups who will assist you in this historical, era-changing task. This is what you’ve been called here to do in this present lifetime. Begin with intentions. Be dedicated.

 Taurus

Taurus
April 20 – May 20:  You’re called to bring forth ideas that will activate and then support the work Aries (and the New Group of World Servers) will do as they initiate the new economic order (the New Sharing Society). The past months (if not years) you’ve known your job was to gather information for the times to come, which you know will be difficult. Even if only a few listen, carry on.

 Gemini

Gemini
May 21 – June 20:  Your mind reverses itself into thinking about previous goals that did or did not manifest. You assess the education you did or did not complete. You think of travel and adventures, philosophies and religion, all these in order to sort out what you believe in. From your conclusions new goals, travels, adventures, ways of life emerge. A new mind is then formed for the new times.

 Cancer

Cancer
June 21 – July 22:  The next weeks uncover deep and unrecognized feelings. Careful. Don’t be too secretive about what you’re doing. You’ll want and need people around to share your thoughts and feelings, ideas and plans. Your heart’s missing people these days. You often have information valuable to other’s well-being. Say yes more. Say yes to what’s offered. Then offer more.

 Leo

July 23 – August 22: You assess your everyday work, how to care for yourself on a daily basis, and the best ways to be effective and efficient with all responsibilities. Is more communication needed in certain relationships? There’s a need to share your values and to set time aside for special moments. Write down your values. The focus on values will continue. It’s a mirror into your future.

 Virgo

August 23 – September 22:  You’ll accomplish tasks and then redo them. You’ll think you’ve completed something and find it’s completely incomplete. You’ll find odds and ends from the past showing up seeking something or other. You’ll be busy, productive, at times impatient, look backward, backpedal when necessary, review, renew, and in the midst of it all this reorganization, you’re happy.

 Libra

September 23 – October 22: Daily life rhythms seem to have been interrupted. There’s a wound or pain or an inability to do what you are used to be doing. You need new tools to navigate. You’ve experienced a slow down. This is the time when creativity can express itself more fully. Recapture an art form you did from the past. Begin again. Think about home, family, growing up, and everything related to art and culture.

 Scorpio

October 23 – November 21:  You ponder upon questions of security and what determines emotional safety. You think about home, wondering where it is. You consider living in other areas and regions, consider ordering an astro-cartography (geographical astrology) chart. What you need to include in your thinking is community because in the future you can no longer be alone all the time. What would home in a community look like for you?

 Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21:  It’s good to explore neighborhoods, neighbors’ yards, downtowns, gardens, town squares and to have social contact with others. Focus on things local, consciously spending money that supports community endeavors. Also consider what’s of value to you, investing in the values you believe in. Stay steady. Information at times seems all mixed up. Feelings, too. Be silent for a while. Sag is the sign of silence.

 Capricorn

December 22 – January 19:   Careful with communication. It may be missing here and there in the retrograde. Focus on defining your values. Try not to spend on non-essentials, depleting your financial resources. Do you have a monthly budget yet, to assess expenditures at months’ end? You will not lack money. It’s simply a time to value and be consciously careful with money and resources. You are valuable.

 Aquarius

January 20 – February 18: More and more people will be attracted to what you do, say and think. You will find yourself especially brilliant in terms of new ideas. A new self-identity dawns upon you. You’re more than you’ve ever thought yourself to be. It takes many years, lots of life experiences, many ups and downs for us to value ourselves. Your words are important. People listen. You’re more than you know.

 Pisces

February 19 – March 20:  We see you struggling to flourish and maintain yourself. It’s a struggle of identity, geography, place, groups, leadership and of things constantly dissolving away. New opportunities and contacts eventually emerge out from the shadows. Each day you become more and more practical. A future plan is coming into form and matter. It loves you. Prepare each day for it. With hope and faith and prayer. Pisces’ tasks.

 

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Saturday, Saturn’s Day – November 12, 2016

Sun in Scorpio today trine Chiron –

Mercury enters Sagittarius – sign of Silence

The day is v/c until this evening – when the moon enters Taurus.
We prepare for Monday’s full moon, Scorpio solar festival.
22.48 degrees – early in the morning Monday.
At full moon times – the focus is upon the Sun and the sign the Sun is in – this month – Scorpio – The moon’s energy is veiled. It’s purpose is to receive the Light of Scorpio. Together, the Sun & Moon then direct the Scorpio Light to the Earth.
We prepare today – with Confidence & Aspiration.

Confidence holds our mind in Right Thinking.
Aspiration holds our emotions in Right Feeling.

The Light begins to shine on Gate the Eighth.

The great Presiding One, enrobed in radiant calm, said a single word. The Teacher heard the golden command, & summoned Hercules, the son of God, also the Son of man (mind).
The Light begins to shine on Gate the eighth, the Teacher said.
In ancient Argos, a hydra has made its dwelling there.

Beside the River a festering swamp stands. Within this bog a nine headed hydra lies. Nine heads (nine tests, nine levels to the personality, nine vices) this creature has. Hercules prepare to battle this beast (the uncontrolled personality). One word of counsel may I give, said the Teacher. We rise by kneeling, we conquer by surrendering, we gain by giving up.

Go forth, O son of God, son of man & conquer.”

We prepare today, Saturday. We begin to read the Labours of Hercules to prepare for the Scorpio solar festival on Monday.
Love to everyone today. Risa

First Day of Autumn

First Day of Autumn

First Day of Autumn – Sun enters Libra.
Reappearance of the Christ meditation today w/ the NGWS.
Night Light News is updated – www.nightlightnews.org/
Peace Messengers, Peace Wave, Peace itself, Mercury, Autumn.

We concentrate on Libra today.
Libra is the sign of Right Values, Judgment & Right Human Relations with all Earth’s kingdoms, especially with each other.
Sun entered Libra this morning at 7:21am west coast time.
The moon is in Gemini. And Mercury is Stationary direct – 15 degrees Virgo.
Jupiter & Venus are in Libra too.
Venus rules Libra & Gemini.
Venus ruling Libra calls us to Right Values.

Autumn (Fall Equinox in northern hemisphere, spring equinox in southern hemisphere – equal light & dark).
Equinox – he Sun rests at the equator.

We have on this first Libra day equal light (day) and dark (night). Soon humanity’s festivals of light will begin – reminding us that within darkness there is hidden Light (spirit within matter).

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A Study of Libra – preparing us for the month of Libra
So we may understand the many facets, levels, gifts, aspects of Libra.And the tasks we undertake in Libra.

Libra is the Light that moves to rest.
The light that oscillates, until a point of balance is achieved.
Libra is the light that is distinguished by a moving up & down until a poise is achieved.
Libra is a pause.
Our task in meditation during Libra is Contemplation.
Libra’s pause is an assessment, a contemplation of things.
Contemplating our personality as it is related to the Soul.

Libra stands between 2 activities.
In Libra we are paused & in contemplation.
Because we must make important decisions in Libra.
We move forward into the great crisis of Scorpio.
Or we move back into previous experiences once again.
Libra experiences two contrasting realities.
Libra must balance between the two.
And then choose to align one or the other.
The Soul or the personality.

Libra receives & distributes Rays 3 & 7 (this Ray 7 is from Uranus, the Soul ruler of Libra).
Ray 3 – Divine Intelligence, Right Action, Right Economy.
Ray 7 – anchors this into the world, bringing about new rhythms.
Together with Pluto they create the New Economy. The outer manifestation of the 1st Initiation of humanity – that of bread, food and all the resources humanity needs to sustain itself.

Libra is about Right Judgment, too.
Interesting as the Jewish Festivals of Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, when G-d looks at our lives & makes a judgement about our actions, occurs.

Librans would like to live a peaceful life.
Libra doesn’t like the flurry of disharmony.
And so, in the Light of yesterday’s International Day of Peace, & the equation of peace. Here are more thoughts on Peace.
Peace contains the components of understanding and sharing. Peace is therefore the result of understanding and sharing and not the origin of them as is often implied.
Peace is not a cessation of war. Peace is an active ongoing process.
We don’t begin with Peace. We begin with intentions of & dedications toward Goodwill.
Which lead us to Right Human Relations which leads us to the steps toward an Active & Ongoing Sense of Peace.

Our first day of Libra…love, Risa

Artwork on Autumn by Marc Chagall

Geomagnetic Storms

Geomagnetic Storms yesterday from the Sun.
Continuing today. Careful everyone.
Makes one feel crazy, body hurts, emotions rising. 
Right choices, right communication difficult. 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – Mercury’s day.
Mercury rules, guards & guides our day – with new information.
Building the mind each day so that we can enter the plane of intuition.
Knowledge (Jupiter) builds our minds, allowing us to work with Pallas Athena, the intuitional plane, the Buddhic plane (4th, central plane on the Constitution of Man/Mind – an esoteric doctrine).
The sky in the early mornings – pre dawn – 
the moon, Venus, Jupiter, Regulus, etc.
Remaining under the Light & protection of Virgo.
The Madonna, the Mother (matter) pregnant with the new kingdom.
The 5th Kingdom, that of the Soul.
Life quickens. We await Winter Solstice, when the new light comes forth.
When the Solar Angels came to Earth, sacrificing themselves,
in the Lemurian Age – 18-21 million years ago – our little protoplasmic bodies were broken into two – we became two genders – male & female. This was a new developmental stage on Earth.
Leo is the male. Virgo is the female parts of ourselves.
Gender is NOT sex. Sex is the manifestation of gender only.
Gender display duality – the light/dark, the up/down, the radiating/the receptive – dualities allow us to see two sides, to eventually make choices, then to synthesize the two – which is an upliftment above duality – the point at the top of the triangle. We draw that triangle. Mercury, Gemini & Virgo all understand this…
Leo/Virgo is the Sphinx. Until we understand duality, the sphinx is a mystery.
Leo is the male principle – the radiating outward, initiating, seed-thought principle.
Virgo is the female principle – the receptive, gestating the seed thoughts, the bringer forth in matter of the initiating seed thought.
Through the eons the two have been separate.
They have not been understood. The mind has not been understood either.
The mind has a lower mind (receptive). And a higher mind (radiating outward). The lower mind if asleep can be manipulated. 
We must be careful to be awake, have a directed focused mind.
So that our lower mind does not remain unconscious & thus controlled by the Forces of Materialism.
Our minds are both male (focused, radiating outward)
And female (receptive, gestating).
Our minds must be both to be effective in our world.
Most of humanity function within the receptive mind.
Humanity must lift the lower mind up to the Light of the Soul.
So each of us can become “creators” in our lives.
And no longer enslaved.
The Forces of Materialism understand this – the receptive asleep unconscious mind. They project outward, through TV, the media, technology, symbols, colors, shapes, ideas, thoughts, words, that keep us asleep, keep us in the depths of materialism. The Matrix.
Offering humanity the Light of the Soul, the direction from the Soul, is the function of Virgo – her secret in the “cave of the heart.”
The masculine (radiating Light) part of the Mind directs the process 
Associated with Will, provides the Seed Thought, initiating energies.
Electricity
We think of electricity – the proton, the one in the center w/ electrons around the proton.
The feminine (electrons) takes the seed thought (proton), builds & creates with the Light of the Soul. The parts of the mind unite under the Light of the Soul.
Study, prayer, meditation focuses the mind.
Builds the mind, strengthens it. Unites the female & male parts of the mind.
Lifts the lower to the higher, the direction of the mind through the Soul.
This is Virgo.
***Virgo
from Esoteric Astrology – p. 154 
The mystery of the Sphinx, connected with the relation of Leo and Virgo, and tied up with the secret of the solar Angels. This is not the mystery of soul and form, but the mystery of the higher and the lower mind and their relation to each other.
Virgo has a close relation to the creation of all forms in nature, and is intimately connected to the deva or angelic kingdom, from the lowest nature spirits and elementals, up to the greatest archangels and Divine Builders.
Virgo represents the laborious service in the heart of matter which the Solar Angels expend in their aeonial supervision of a human being. As well, the Solar Angels are already deeply expressive of the Christ Principle (buddhi, or solar love) and are those lives that stimulate the germination of the Christ Principle (under Virgo) in the heart of those they supervise.
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Matrix 
The Forces of Materialism create the Matrix, the “traps” for humanity.
They are clever, keeping humanity asleep, exhausted, overworked, homeless, hungry, frightened. For our minds to awaken we must continually gather new information, use discernment & discrimination.
Working together to illumine & enlighten ourselves, each other & all of humanity. This is the work of the Soul in Service (the 3rd Law of the Soul). This is the work of the New Group of World Servers. This is the work of Virgo.
Read Catherine Austin Fitts’ blog today.
Understanding humanity’s global enslavement.
So we can recognize it, understand it, & then turn the other way creating the new…together.
www.solari.com/blog
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Learning together, each day in the Ashram.
Our College, our school, our refuge…love, Risa
At the UN today – watching it on UN TV.
We are careful what we see. We are discerning & discriminating.
The UN, like all things in form & matter, have a personality, a Soul & an essential originating Spirit (purpose, goal). The UN is an outpost of the Hierarchy. The Avatar of Synthesis oversees the General Assembly. The Security Council at times functions like the personality. We are careful of the Agendas that the UN brings forth. If they Agendas are brought forth & supported by the corporations, then we know that Centralization (read control) is the outcome of the proposals. We are careful, discriminating, we are intelligent, informed, knowledgeable, we are discerning. We call therefore upon the Soul & Spirit of the United Nations to come forth.
September 9
UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, UN Headquarters, New York
Organized by the President of the General Assembly, this fourth High Level Forum provides an opportunity for UN member states, UN agencies, media and civil society to consider ways and means of implementing the UN Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace and its importance to the Sustainable Development Goals. People of goodwill are invited to register to attend this all-day program. The Forum can be watched live atwebtv.un.org 
www.un.org/pga/calendar/

Full Moon Tonight, Cancer Solar Festival, July 1, 2015

Full Moon Tonight, Cancer Solar Festival, July 1, 2015
Cancer – The Light of Form, Awaiting the Light of the Soul.
Studying today, drawing Triangles, preparing for the Cancer solar festival. 
A Dance – the Pleiades (Enra Dance Company). Jewel box of lights, Pleiades.
In the time of Cancer. At the Cancer solar festival (full moon).
Cancer is Ray 3 (& 7). Ray 3, Divine Intelligence, Right Action.
Ray 7 – anchoring the Intelligence to create new rhythms of life on Earth. The Pleiades, 7 stars, 7 sister, 7 wives of the 7 brothers (Seven Rays in the Big Dipper). Ray 3. Our first solar system.
Here is a Dance of the Pleiades from the Enra Dance Troupe of Japan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0813gcZ1Uw8
The Astrology
Complex day today w/ planets in the heavens highlighting the Cancer solar festival.
Venus & Jupiter in Leo (we see them together in the night sky).
The moon entered Capricorn this morning to join with the Sun for the full moon.
Sun in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces.
Then the full moon this evening.
Preparation
Let us join together all day today.
Standing in Confidence, Aspiration & Dedication.
These hold our minds steady in the Light.
Meditations are held all day today & this evening.
Our group will come together at the following times.
6pm west coast
8pm Midwest
9pm East Coast
Invocations
We will recite the Soul & Great Invocation.
Join the NGWS world wide in the celebration of this Cancer Festival.
“I build a Lighted House & Therein Dwell.”
These are the words of the Soul.
Building a house of Light out of the personality (physical body, emotions, lower mind). The loneliness & isolation of the personality ceases as the Light of the Soul begins to penetrate the personality (matter). Gradually we (the personality) are illuminated to the idea of unity & universality, of Oneness. When the Soul begins its direction of the personality, we become, like the Christ, a channel for the “Light of the World.” When we radiate this Light it becomes “unlimited nourishment to all forms & creatures of life, to all the “little ones.”
Dedication
We dedicate ourselves at this Cancer Solar Festival to be the “Light for the World, nourishing the ‘little ones.’” This becomes our dedication for ever more.
We become the Universal Mother, pouring forth the “waters of life” to humanity.
We have limitless compassion; we develop inner reserves of nurturing energy. We selflessly create forms & structures on Earth for the betterment of humanity. We work with foods, agriculture, networking with women & men of Goodwill. We become the expression of Ray 3 (Divine Intelligence, Right Action, Right Use of Money/Resources, Ray 6 (Dedication, Vision) & Ray 7 (anchoring the Will-to-Good on Earth). These “pour through us unto a waiting & hungry humanity.”
This is our work today. Working always together in the Ashram.
Under the Light of the Soul.
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Learning More,
Cancer Solar Festival at the Time of the Full Moon 
The Full Moon of the Teacher
The (lower) mind is ruled by the moon, for the lower mind represents the reflective principle. According to our alignment the mind mirrors the higher and subtle or the lower and material. Especially in Cancer spiritual Disciples reflect upon the higher realms, thinking about, making contact with our Teachers, Guides & our (individual, group, world) Soul. The Teachers work as reflective principles and transmitters of higher energies, transmitting Light & Love & information to those who follow them. The Master says in the Spiritual Psychology meditations, “These energies are from Higher Circles. These are from whom I follow to those who follow me.”
In the East (geography) Cancer (the sign) is considered the month of the Teacher and Cancer solar festival at the time of the full moon is celebrated as the full moon of the World Teacher. (M.K.)
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Understanding Precipitation of Light (a triangle)
1. The Teacher, which is also the Soul, becomes the “Light of the World” for our personality.
2. The NGWS is to be the “Light of the World” for humanity.
3. Humanity is the “Light of the World” for the lower kingdoms – animal, plant, and mineral. And for each other (humanity).
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Drawing Triangles
Making Contact with the Heavens Through Symbols & Art
Venus Jupiter conjunction in Leo today/tonight.
Sun/Neptune – Cancer/Pisces.
We draw our triangles. Explained by the Tibetan. This prepares us more fully for the Cancer solar festival meditation tonight.
Cancer triangles and Neptune
From Esoteric Astrology, pp. 415-417
Lying behind all the many interlocking triangles in our solar system and conditioning them are three energies (emanations) from three major constellations – the Great Bear, the Pleiades and from Sirius. It might be pointed out that:
1. The energies from the Great Bear are related to the Will or Purpose (Ray 1) of the Solar Logos and are to this great Being what the Monad (Will of God) is to humanity/man (the mind of man). This is a deep mystery and one which even the highest initiate cannot yet grasp. Its sevenfold unified energies pass through Shamballa.
2. The energies from the sun, Sirius, are related to the Love/Wisdom (Ray 2) aspect of God or to the attractive power of the Solar Logos, to the Soul of that Great Being. This cosmic Soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. Know that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.
3. The energies coming from the Pleiades, an aggregation of seven energies, are connected with the Active Divine Intelligence aspect (Ray 3) of God (Logoic expression), and influence the form side of all manifestation. They focus primarily through Humanity.
We draw these above triangles.
Triangles of Force
Connected with this major triangle and affecting powerfully our entire solar system is another set of triangles – a triple interrelation in special relation to humanity. This triangle of forces relates one of the major constellations, one of the zodiacal signs and one of the sacred planets within our solar system.
We draw these triangles.
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• 1st Triangle: The Pleiades – Cancer – Venus for Humanity.
• 2nd Triangle: The Great Bear – Aries – Pluto for Shamballa. 
• 3rd Triangle: Sirius – Leo Jupiter for Hierarchy.
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Cancer & Sirius are related
The US is ruled by Cancer & Sirius (12/13 degrees Cancer)
From Esoteric Astrology p. 466
Cancer and Sirius 
Cancer—Capricorn—Saturn (a triangle) (which are an expression of Sirius energy) enable the aspirant to tread the Path of Purification, of Probation. These energies focus and qualify the energy of the Great Lodge of the Most High in that distant Sun. They pour through the Hierarchy upon the mass of men and enable the unit in that mass to “isolate himself and turn his back upon the past and find his way on to that section of the Path wherein he learns to feel.” 
1. Sirius – Working through – Cancer – Saturn – Capricorn
2. The Pleiades – Working through – Gemini – Mercury – Sagittarius
3. The Great Bear – Working through – Aries – Sun – Libra
We draw these triangles.
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Cancer & Neptune 
(Cancer streams through Neptune – the Christed (Soul’s) waters of life. Neptune is the Soul & Spiritual ruler of Cancer.
Today during the Full moon time, the Sun is trine Neptune – Neptune is the Soul & Spiritual ruler of Cancer – Spirit entering into matter.
From Esoteric Astrology p. 217-218
A great mystery is veiled and hidden in the relationship between Cancer & Neptune – for Cancer-Neptune is expressive of the seventh ray which anchors the Will of God, the Will-to-Good on Earth. This energy is apparent and radiating to humanity today at the full moon, Cancer solar festival.
We learn about these things together.
We draw our triangles.
We prepare for the Cancer solar festival.
Together. Love, Risa

Vulcanism – April 25, 2015

Nepal~Vulcan – Ray 1 into 7 – Earthquake in Nepal, Mt. Everest avalanche, etc. ~Saturday – Saturn’s Day – Saturn guards & guides the day.
~“Destruction of Form, cataclysms within nature, continents shaken, lands raised/submerged, in order to, preparatory to the ‘building work.’ Building proceeds from etheric levels.” (from Cosmic Fire, p. 467)
~Vulcanism – Chile’s volcano erupting – Shamballa Force, Ray 1 into Ray 7. Ancient buildings destroyed. We pray for our brothers & sisters in the Nepalese earthquake, the Everest avalanche & the Chile volcano. (Read more below*)
Saturday – We tend to our responsibilities & our tasks. We also begin to rest. Today is the 2nd quarter moon – occurring at 5.27 degrees Leo.
The moon aligns with Jupiter tonight as darkness falls.
Two lights set together in the darkening sky.
Three bright lights in the sky tonight. Jupiter w/ the Moon.
And to the west, Venus (brighter than Jupiter).
In the drawing we see the waxing of the moon passing Jupiter, then Regulus (heart of Leo). April 25, 26, 27th.
http://earthsky.org/tonight/first-quarter-moon-pairs-with-jupiter-evening-of-april-25?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=e9351c2011-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-e9351c2011-393522973

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st. mark winged lionToday is St. Mark’s Feast Day – one of the writers of the 4 Gospels (New Testament – the Good News).
Everyone has a gift, a talent, abilities (Leo, individual creative self).
St. Mark’s gift was writing. He wrote about the Messiah being rejected by humanity. Mark’s gospel is the shortest of the four (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).
Mark’s symbol is A winged lion – from Mark’s description of John the Baptist as a “voice of one crying out in the desert” (Mark 1:3), which artists compared to a roaring lion. The wings come from the application of Ezekiel’s vision of four winged creatures (Ezekiel, chapter one) to the evangelist
* http://earthsky.org/earth/powerful-7-9-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-nepal?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=e9351c2011-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-e9351c2011-393522973
* http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/04/25/world/asia/ap-as-nepal-earthquake.html?WT.mc_id=2015-APRIL-OUTBRAIN-HP_AUD_DEV-0320-0430&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=AUDDEVAPRIL&_r=0
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Wesak – the Three Spring Festivals are all about the Plan of God – restoring the Plan of God on Earth through the enlightenment of humanity’s minds & the absorption of the Will-to-Good, which becomes Goodwill within humanity. Let us adapt to the coming festival, eat lighter, drink more water, stand in the Sun’s rays early morning & at sunset. Let us continue to prepare so that we can perceive the Divine Purpose of the Father for Earth.
Speak with the Devas each day in the garden. We stand in cooperation with the Devas. They are the Builders. They build like the pregnant mother builds a new form within her body. We are in the process of attempting to manifest a new world. First we contact the Mind of God, we perceive the plan, conceptualize it & then bring the new world into form. The Devas (builders) are part of this. This was the function & Purpose of the Spiritual Community called Findhorn in Northern Scotland.

 

Our preparations for Wesak continue. Rereading yesterday’s posting for Wesak preparations. Continuing with our Forgiveness – asking & offering. Loosening the past, adapting to the present, envisioning the future world, which we create. Walking with other pilgrims to the Wesak Valley. Forming community of Servers with others there. Gazing at the stone altar. Tending the fire.
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April 25
Participating w/ our Brothers & Sisters worldwide –
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day & World Malaria Day
World Tai Chi, Chi-gong Day –
The last Saturday of April each year in 100s of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together … to breathe together and provide a healing vision for our world.
www.worldtaichiday.org
World Malaria Day
2015 UN Theme: Invest in the future. Defeat Malaria
The global fight towards zero malaria deaths is one of the great stories of our time. A partnership of over 500 UN agencies, governments, organizations and stakeholders are working together in the Rollback Malaria Partnership. Throughout the past decade, as a result of this effort, deaths from malaria have steadily declined. It is a distinct possibility that by 2015, Goal 6 of the Millennium Development Goals, will be met, ensuring that malaria is no longer a major cause of mortality and no longer a barrier to social and economic development and growth anywhere in the world.
A new strategy aims to reduce malaria cases and deaths by 90% by 2030 from current levels. Four countries have been certified free of malaria in the last decade and the post-2015 strategy sets the goal of eliminating the disease from a further 35 countries by 2030.
www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/
www.malariaconsortium.org/
www.rollbackmalaria.org/
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From the Ashram garden, within the square, under the guidance of the Four Angels of the Four Directions – all of us practicing Tai Chi with everyone in the community, to the sound of Ohms. Under the rays of the rising Sun. love, Risa
Annunciation – Three Spring Festivals – the Soul – Preparation

Annunciation – Three Spring Festivals – the Soul – Preparation

Annunciation (meaning & symbolism); Three Spring Festivals; the Soul; Preparation. Sun in Aries (new thoughts) trine Saturn (the Teacher’s teachings) today – Saturn in Sag – in our college learning together.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Mercury’s Day – information gathered/dispersed, pondered upon, integrated. Mercury is the Soul ruler of Aries, the voice of the Intuition. Today is a day of information, of Ray 4 – harmony achieved through conflict & chaos. We observe this, as we stand within the Cross of Intention, working both vertically & horizontally…

It is important (in our Lenten preparation for the Resurrection/Aries Festival) to begin to understand the Purpose of the Three Spring Festivals…
& the Three Spiritual Forces coming forth at these solar festivals – our understanding allows us to work with the Forces, absorbing & then radiating them out into the world of humanity in need. This is our Service Work. The Three Spring Festivals set the template, the Plan for the other nine solar & new moon festivals.

Annunciation – Announcement of new life gestating, birthed as the New Light at Winter Solstice – metaphors, symbols, etc.

Symbolism – the Soul (new life & life & direction) awaiting recognition by the personality (physical body, emotions, lower mind).

The Annunciation of Angel Gabriel to Mary that she would bear a holy child (the Son – Ray 2, new consciousness) was/is announcement to Mary/humanity the fact of the Soul awaiting recognition by the personality (when the personality is strong & prepared enough through experiences on the Mutable Cross – the Cross of experiences in/of form & matter – to receive the Light & Direction of the Soul).

Today is the Feast Day of the Annunciation of Mary.
When the Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary (reminded her of her contract prior to her physical life birth) that it was the time for her gestation/pregnancy, which would bring forth the new life (Jesus, a Master who would be overshadowed at age 30 by the Christ, the Avatar & Archangel from Sirius), at winter solstice. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Yeshua (Jesus), meaning, “YHWH is salvation”.

Many Christians observe the Feast of the Annunciation on 25 March, nine full months before Christmas (Winter Solstice, the new light of the world appears), ceremonial birthday of Jesus. The date of the Annunciation also marks the New Year in many places. In England it is called Lady Day. Both the Roman and Orthodox Catholic Churches state the Annunciation took place at Nazareth. The Annunciation has been inspiration in Christian & Marian art in the Catholic Church, particularly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Symbolism
The Annunciation symbolizes for all of humanity the fact of the Soul (Son, Holy Child), as it awaits recognition by the personality. The Soul is the intermediary between Matter (Mother) & Spirit (Father). The holy child (Jesus, later the Christ) is the result of the marriage between Matter & Spirit. Our personality resides wholly in matter. It needs upliftment to the Light of the Soul to be able to recognize the Spirit (the Father) within. We, as Spirits, reside in Matter/the Mother. The Soul/the Son/Holy Child is our consciousness of this reality. The tension & the marriage between Spirit & Matter allows for the Soul (holy child within us) to come forth. This is the symbolism of the Annunciation – a holy revelation/feast. So now we know.

In the Bible, the Annunciation is narrated in Luke 1:26-38:
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

38: And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Luke 1:32, 35 reads:
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High … The power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. (from Risa – Son/Holy Child = Ray2 Love/Wisdom = consciousness coming forth from marriage of Father & Mother creating the Soul, code word for “son.”)

Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript 4Q246 reads:
“…. He shall be great upon the earth. O king, all people shall make peace, and all shall serve him. He shall be called the son of the Great God, and by his name shall he be hailed as the Son of God, and they shall call him Son of the Most High.” (Dead Sea scrolls manuscript Q4Q246)

In Eastern Christianity Mary is referred to as Theotokos (Θεοτόκος =”God-bearer”). The traditional Troparion (hymn for the day) of the Annunciation which goes back to Saint Athanasius of Alexandria is:
“Today is the beginning of our salvation,
And the revelation of the eternal mystery!
The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin
As Gabriel announces the coming of Grace.
Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos:
“Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!”

The Annunciation is described in the Qur’an, in Sura (sutra/thread of a hymn) 003:045 (Al-i-Imran – The Family of Imran) verses 45-51 (Yusuf Ali translation):

45 Behold! the Angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;”

And Sura Template: Cite Qur’an (Maryam – Mary) verses 16-26 also refers to it. Muslim tradition holds that the Annunciation took place during the month of Ramadan. In the Qur’an “behold an angel of the Lord has spoken. ” Mary will bear the true Son of God” “He will be called Jesus Christ.” “His domain is over the entire Earth. Joy to you, behold His Holy name.”

We place these teachings in our hearts, in the heart of our Group Work. From our Spiritual Astrological Theology classes within our College Ashram.

The Astrology of the Annunciation
The Annunciation occurs in Aries.
The Soul ruler of Aries is Mercury.

Mary is the Virgin, Virgo. The ruler of Virgo is Mercury (Jupiter is the spiritual ruler).

Aries Keynote on the Soul level –
“I come forth & from the plane of mind (intuition) I rule (offer information),” says Mercury, Ray 4 – seeking/showing forth the path to harmony through what seems to be conflicting chaos.

From the “chaos” comes forth the new Life. Aries is Ray 1 & 7 – Ray 1 is the Will of the Father. When anchored on Earth, Ray 1 becomes Ray 7 – the Will of the Father to anchor the Plan on Earth – Ray 7 – thus the new life, new rhythms come forth in form & matter (through the Mother Principles). Jupiter is the result – greater Love/Wisdom (Ray 2). We think on these things. The intuition understands.

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Tasks of the NGWS & the Three upcoming Spring Festivals
Preparation Through Knowledge –
The Three Spring Festival & their Three Forces =
Restoration, Enlightenment & Reconstruction coming into the Earth. During Aries, Taurus & Gemini.

Helping us build/create the New Materialism (Communities of Sharing). They help us create Constructive Living, the Art of Living for all of humanity.

The NGWS stand between these Forces & humanity. Our task is to gather these forces into our groups & radiate them to humanity at the three festivals.

They (Forces & Spirit of Resurrection) also, as they unfold during the Three Spring Festivals (Aries, Taurus, Gemini), bring forth the new world, new Era Community, new culture & civilization, for humanity. The NGWS is to participate fully in these three festivals & help the Forces reorient humanity, uplift humanity, re-educate humanity, help humanity re-identify as the Group of World Servers.

In Aries, the Forces of Restoration & the Spirit of Resurrection are anchored on Earth. We stand with them in preparation.

Tomorrow I will post the information given to students from the Tibetan on the Three Spring Festivals. Let us be prepared to take notes, understand deeply the process of what is coming forth. Let us participate in preparing together. As we gather knowledge, let it turn into the Wisdom needed to be part of the NGWS. Love, Risa

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Working with the NGWS (esoteric inner group) at the UN – (last night in the TV show “Forever”, the theme of the show was the ancient slave trade, the ships carrying the slaves from Africa to the east coast of America).

March 25
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

2015 Theme: Women and Slavery
Recognizing how little is known about the 400-year-long transatlantic slave trade and its lasting consequences, March 25 has been designated as an annual day of remembrance of the trade and its victims. The intention is to raise awareness among future generations of the causes, consequences and lessons of the transatlantic slave trade and to communicate the dangers of racism and prejudice.

http://www.un.org/en/slavery/

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Art Homework –
Creating a painting of the Annunciation for our Ashram Gallery (here on our FB pages). Note – we are not a camera – all artworks are creative efforts, all art is good. Risa

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M-flares, Mars, Antares before dawn, Dahl Bhat (recipe)

M-flares, Mars, Antares before dawn, Dahl Bhat (recipe)

March 11, 2015 – At 4:30 am this morning (Wednesday) we had another M-flare (flare from the Sun). Tomorrow morning, before dawn Antares can be seen below Moon/Saturn (golden yellow) in the pre-dawn darkened sky. Antares – Fire Star in the Hall of Light (the heavens – a Hall of Light.

Today (March 11) is Wednesday – its ruler (guardian) is Mercury.
Mercury is Hermes (Egyptian God of Knowledge).
Mercury (with Gemini) builds the Rainbow Bridge of Light.
So the personality can be lifted up to the Soul.
And then directed by the Soul –
An entrance into the Temple of Knowledge that becomes Wisdom.

Even though today is Mercury’s regular guardianship Day, due to the present transits (planetary influences in the sky falling to earth affecting all the kingdoms) & their potency, Mercury shares the day with Mars & with Antares (a star in Scorpio, heralding the spring equinox (in 9 days). Antares is the star amidst a cluster of metallic (not dust) clouds the color of red. Antares means “like, akin to Mars” due to its saffron-reddish color.

Antares can be seen tonight below Moon & Saturn.
Antares is the bright red star at the heart of Scorpio.
Mars is the personality & Soul ruler of Scorpio.
Thus, Scorpio is relevant today on many levels.
Scorpio – the Call to Discipleship.

In Babylonia, Antares was called Urbat, Lord of the Seed, Creator of Prosperity, the King and god of lightning, the Day-Heaven-bird. The Egyptians worshipped it as the goddess Selkit, heralding the sunrise in her temples at the autumn equinox, and as a symbol of Isis in pyramid ceremonials.

“Antares demands we ‘take a stand’ for our truth against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions and that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting or evolutionary freedom.” (The Lunar Planner, Nick Fiorenza

Mars
Mars Today in the Sky (see chart 1st house)
Mars in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries (1st house, 14/15 degrees Aries). Both Mars & Uranus are “rulers” of Aries.
Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn (see 10th house, 15 degrees)

The new archetypes (Uranus/Aires) can expand outward, anchor in the world. Through the Fire Trine (Triangle).
The water of Pisces mixed with the fire trine brings forth the new cycle of Lift itself – Pisces – “the Light that ends forever the darkness of matter.”

Fire Trine (Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn)
Aries (new life springing upward), Leo (individual creativity), Sag (out into the world, expanded by Jupiter, Sag’s ruler (guardian).
Mars, Uranus, Pluto (yesterday Jupiter was also in the mix).
Aries (all things new)
Capricorn (structural transformation of all that we know & live within).
Mars/Uranus square Pluto
Squares bring/call something into manifestation – anchors a new direction/reality.

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Dream – I have dreamt about lentils this week.
Here is a lentil recipe = Tibetan/Nepalese

(Dal) Dhal Bhat – (pronounced doll-bought) = what it this?
Dahl is lentils, bhat is rice.
Lentils & Rice – Tibetan/Nepalese recipe.

It has its roots in the Himalayas of Nepal, the food of the Nepalese people. It also has a large influence on mountaineering in the area. On the trek into Everest base camp, “Dal Bhat” is basically the only meal served in the teahouses along the path. It’s a dish of plant-based nutrition which fuels climbers in the most strenuous environment in the world = carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vegetables, vitamins, and spices. It is the most perfectly balanced meal.

Here are 2 recipes –

http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/dal-bhat.html

This one includes side dishes –
http://www.instructables.com/id/Nepali-Dal-Bhat/

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Preparing today during Lent, in the desert with the Christ – preparing for the upcoming Three Spring Festivals (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, especially for Wesak (Buddha Taurus festival) –

Preparing for –
1. New Moon in Pisces, total solar eclipse (29 Pisces), March 20th.
2. Sun enters Aries (after the new moon), March 20th.
3. Spring equinox (after the Pisces new moon), March 20th.
4. Palm Sunday – March 29th
5. 1st Spring Festival – Aries (Resurrection) Solar Festival (at the time of the full moon), 14.21 degrees Aries, Saturday, April 4th.
6. Passover – 1st day – April 4th
7. Easter Sunday, Resurrection – April 5th
8. Wesak – Taurus Buddha Full moon Festival, 13 Taurus.
9. Festival of Humanity & the Christ, June full Moon, Gemini solar festival, 12 Gemini – June 2nd.

Mars asks us to projects ourselves forward, to have knowledge of things to come so we can prepare (& act) with proper rhythms. We prepare together in the Ashram, which is our college, our sangha (refuge), our Temple of Learning. Love, Risa

Violet Devas; Holi (Festival of Love & Color); World Prayer Day

Violet Devas; Holi (Festival of Love & Color); World Prayer Day

Friday, Venus’s Day – March 6, 2015 – cooperation, beauty, color, harmony.
It’s a v/c day – no transits in the sky. Planets resting. We reflect this calmness.
World Prayer Day – joining in “Radical Love” with the world also in prayer.
Our new Website (WordPress) – look at the new colors.
www.nightlightnews.org/
The choice of colors is significant – violet, aquamarine, gold.
The Lotus – the Jewel in the Center of the Lotus.
The Creativity of working within a group produces beauty.

holi fest colorsHoli – Festival of Colors & of Love in India (see website)

Vowels, color & sound (mantrams) call the devas forth.

Devas (Beings of Light) are Angels.

They attempt to assist humanity. More & more they will do so.

The Christ has asked them to come forth.

We read today about The Violet Devas (from the Tibetan)

The Violet Devas

Externalization of the Hierarchy. (page 507)

As the seventh Ray of Organization and of ceremonial work is now coming into prominence and manifestation (the 7th Ray rules/works with, brings in the Aquarian Age), the work of the Master on that Ray is that of synthesizing (bringing together), on the physical plane, all parts of the Plan (for world restoration, the Plan created by Shamballa & directed by Hierarchy, implemented by the New Group of World Servers & people of Goodwill on Earth).

The Master (R) Rakoczi (Rah-cozy) takes the General Plan as it is outlined in the inner Council Chamber (of Shamballa) and approximates it to what’s possible. [508] He might be regarded as the General Manager for the carrying out of the Plans of the executive council of the Christ.

It might be of interest here to point out that when He (the Christ, World Aquarian Teacher) reappears, Whom angels and men await, and Whose work it is to inaugurate the new (Aquarian) Age thus completing the Work He began in Palestine two thousand years ago (Piscean Age), He (Christ) will bring with Him some of the great Angels, as well as certain of the Masters.

The angels have ever (always) been active in Biblical history, and will again enter into the lives of human beings with more power than has lately been the case. The call has gone out for them again to approach humanity, and with their heightened vibration and superior knowledge unite their forces with those of the Christ and His disciples for the helping of the race.

They (the Angels) have much to communicate about color and sound, and the effect of these two forces (color/sound) on the etheric (energy template for form/matter) bodies of humanity, animals and flowers.

When what they have to impart is apprehended by the race (all of humanity), physical ills and sickness will be offset.

The group of Violet Angels or Devas (Sanskrit for “beings of Light”) who work on the four etheric levels (top four subplanes of each plane on the Constitution of Man/Mind Chart) will be especially active. They will work in the four main groups of humanity in incarnation (alive on Earth) at any given time.

Four rays (from the Big Dipper) dominate at any period, with one of the four more potent than the other three. We have this idea symbolized in the four castes in India and we will find also that these four castes are found universally throughout the planet.

These four groups of Angels are a Band of Servers, pledged to the service of the Christ, and their work is to contact humanity, teaching them along certain lines.

a. They will teach humanity to see etherically (subtle energies/colors), and this they will do by heightening human vibration by interaction with their own.

b. They will give instruction in the effect of color in the healing of disease, and particularly the efficiency of violet light in lessening human ills and in curing those physical plane sicknesses which originate in the etheric body. [509]

c. They will demonstrate to the materialistic thinkers of the world the fact that the super-conscious world exists, and that angels and men who are out of incarnation and possess no physical bodies can be contacted and known.

d. They will train human beings in the knowledge of superhuman physics so that weight shall be for them transmuted. Motion will become more rapid, speed will be accompanied by noiselessness and smoothness, and hence fatigue will be eliminated. In the human control of etheric levels lies the overcoming of fatigue and the power to transcend time. Until this prophecy is a fact and recognized as such, the meaning of the above words will remain obscure.

e. They will teach humanity how rightly to nourish the body and to draw from the surrounding ethers the requisite food. Man will concentrate his attention upon the etheric body and the work and health of the physical body will become increasingly automatic.

f. They will also teach human beings as individuals and as a race (all of humanity is One Spiritual Race) to expand their consciousness to include the super-physical (invisible). In the accomplishment of this, the separating web (the veil of the temple) which divides the physical plane from the unseen world will be recognized as a fact in nature by the scientist. Its purpose will be acknowledged. Eventually it will be destroyed, by man discovering how to penetrate it. The date is imminent.

Through the increasing sensitivity of humanity and through the steady thinning of the separating veil, more and more during the coming years will the telepathic faculties of men and their power to respond to inner inspiration be developed and demonstrated.

By the growth of intuitional telepathy and the increasing comprehension of the power of color and sound will the work of the Christ and of the Great Ones be contacted and understood, and the peoples released from the thralldom of the past and enabled to enter into the liberty of the Kingdom of God. [510]

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March 6
World Day of Prayer

2015 theme: Radical Love.
World Day of Prayer is a global Christian ecumenical movement of ‘Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action’. This is a movement initiated and carried out by women in over 170 countries. Throughout the entire day, we collectively pray all over the world, beginning with the first sunrise and ending at the last sunset. Our prayers follow the sun’s path around the globe.
Every year a fresh service is prepared by women from a different country. In 2015 the Service has been prepared by women of the Bahamas.
www.worlddayofprayer.net

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In our Ashram of Prayer working with everyone in prayer around the world.
Here is the Mantram of the New Group of World Servers.
We remain in the Days of Safeguarding the Pisces Light – the light that “saves the world.”

The Mantram of the New Group of World Servers

May the Power of the one Life
Pour through the group of all true servers.
May the Love of the one Soul
Characterize the lives
Of all who seek to aid the Great Ones.
May we fulfill our part in the one Work
Through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness, and right speech.

A strong subjective relation exists between all servers of the Plan. This coherent, integrated group is transmitting spiritual energy throughout all areas of human thought and action to strengthen world unity and right human relationships. Men and women of goodwill link up in thought every day at five o’clock with this world group of servers, using this mantram with dedication and silent, focused attention. (Lucis Trust, NY)

Together in the Ashram…love, Risa
Note – the middle painting is the celebration of Holi – Indian Festival of Colors & of Love – the love between Krishna (the blue boy) & Radha…

Pisces Solar Festival, Purim, Reappearance of the Christ, Mars/South Node

“We leave the Father’s house & turning back we save.”

 

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~Pisces Solar Festival, Purim, making cookies, Reappearance of the Christ Meditation, Mars/South Node, Upcoming notices, Night Light News news…
~With Dedication, holding our minds steady in the Light, & Safeguarding…
we participate in the World-wide Meditation with the New Group of World Servers = Pisces Solar Festival, full moon (timing), 15 degrees Pisces.
~We join the NGWS today at 10:03 (west coast time) for the Pisces festival.
We recite the Soul & Great Invocations. Along with the Radiance Mantram* (see below).

Today – Thursday’s rhythms – Jupiter’s rhythms
1. Reappearance of the Christ Meditation preparations (meditation below)
2. Night Light News is updated – we have a new site! – seewww.nightlightnews.org/ (note – www.nightlightnews.com still works for now)
3. Purim – Queen Esther saves her people (Hebrew) in Persia. We unite with our Jewish brothers & sisters in their celebrations today.

Notices
1. Our previous spiritual year is ending. A new Spiritual year begins at Spring Equinox (solar eclipse new moon).

2. We make the cookie “hamentaschen” ** (recipe http://toriavey.com/…/…/03/how-to-make-perfect-hamantaschen/) today, in celebration of the Jewish people’s freedom from a cruel master (Haman). Queen Esther (secretly Jewish) saved her people from death.

3. We continue in the season of Lent w/ the Christ in the desert.

4. We join the NGWS today at 10:03 (west coast time) for the Pisces festival.

5. We recite the Soul & Great Invocations. And the Radiance Mantram.

*RADIANCE MANTRAM
Radiance we are & power
We stand forever with our hands outstretched
Linking the heavens & the Earth
The inner world of meaning
And the subtle world of glamours.

We reach into the Light
And bring it down to meet the need
We reach into the silent place
And bring from thence
The gift of understanding

Thus with the Light we work
And turn the darkness into day.

Thus with the Light we work
And turning the darkness into day.

From “Glamour, a World Problem”, p. 232

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Reappearance of the Christ Preparation Meditation

It’s Thursday – Reappearance Meditation – Preparation
Today, following our weekly rhythms is Thursday, Jupiter’s day, the Preparation for the Reappearance of the Christ (Aquarian World Teacher) Meditation. We recite it together in the Ashram…turning toward the Christ (who was also the Piscean World Teacher) in dedication …in an attitude of aspiration, devotion, prayer & fixed intention (in this order). We combine the heart & mind, we are brief & dynamic, we are impelled by the synthesis & sequence of the prayer, Facing the Christ -we stand together quietly under the Light of the Soul & say…

“Forgetting the things which lie behind
I strive toward my highest spiritual possibilities
I dedicate myself anew
To the Service of the Coming One (Christ, the World Aquarian Teacher)
And will do all I can
To prepare humanity’s minds & hearts
For that Event.
I have no other life intention.”
Ohm, Ohm, Ohm.

As we see the world in all its many differentiations and planes of development & its kingdoms (mineral, plant, animal, human, & the new emerging Kingdom of the Soul), we visualize (from our Ajna [middle of forehead] centers, Center of Direction) Light, Love & Purpose flowing into the world, into the hearts & minds of humanity & especially into places where there is great need.

We concentrate our fixed intention to serve & to radiate Love in all our surroundings. We realize that as we do these things we are blending our personality (little) will with Divine Will. Standing under the Will-to-Good, radiating this Good. And thus the kingdoms & humanity, all that we encounter, are uplifted and transformed. And this is part of the preparation for the Coming of the Aquarian Teacher. We understand all of this in our hearts.

We sound the Ohm 3 times, dedicating our 3-fold personality (physical body, emotional body, lower concrete mind) to the Work of Preparation. We stand together with Intention to Prepare.

Ohm. Ohm. Ohm.
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Mars, South Node – in Aries.
Sometimes transits (planets in the sky moving about) occur and their effects happen the day or days afterward. Yesterday, Mars joined South Node in Aries. Every Aries I ever knew seemed to contact me (last night, this morning). People from long ago who I knew & lost contact with were contacting me.

Mars, South Node – Mars is movement. South Node is about the past. Movements, contacts from the past appear. They may be fleeting. However, they appear, making themselves known again. We recognize, respect & greet them in passing. We all play(ed) our part.

Mars is coming up on (connecting energetically with) Uranus square Pluto in the next week, a preliminary to the March 16th Uranus/Pluto. Mars squares Pluto on the 11th, Uranus squares Pluto on the 16th. All week, from now onward, tensions will be building. We may externalize these tensions through abrupt outbursts, anger, misinterpretations, headaches, feelings of anxiety and/or urgency. Aconite Napellis (homeopath) helps us to remain poised & patient. Knowledge helps us immensely too. Knowledge of these things to come. Mantrams help us to remain spiritual poised too. Standing always at the apex of the triangle, the dualities below.

We stand poised, attending to our daily rhythmic Work & studies in the Ashram. We stand in the upper room, as well as in the Ashram’s garden. We see humanity on the other side of the garden gate seeking the Path of Return. We ask during this Pisces solar festival that we, the NGWS, be prepared to assist humanity in discovering their Path of Return. “Pisces – the saviors of the world, the Light that ends forever the darkness of matter.” In preparation together…love, Risa

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