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Post #2 - Thursday
Preparing our Wesak Altar each day & evening -
with chalices, crystals, stones & golden bowls.
Vulcan, the forger, prepares the fire of transmutation.
In Taurus. There we see the Greatest Light. Risa
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Post #2 - Thursday
Preparing our Wesak Altar each day & evening - 
with chalices, crystals, stones & golden bowls. 
Vulcan, the forger, prepares the fire of transmutation. 
In Taurus. There we see the Greatest Light. Risa

Risa's Esoteric Astrology added 2 new photos.

The Fact of the Hierarchy - overseeing the NGWS.
And the NGWS standing by, working with the Forces of Light.
Thursday, our Reappearance Meditation Day.
Our continued preparation for Sunday's Wesak festival.
Today April 26...Jupiter's day. Expanding our love & wisdom.
When we learn more, we are able to understand our place & to
Love more. Jupiter, Ray 2 of Love & Wisdom -
The two brothers. Christ & the Buddha - all preparing for Wesak.
And so, as Disciples...we are too. With them.

Today....it's v/c today, the moon in a state of rest
(which tells us that we will be somewhat, too).

It's also Mars/Pluto - the two rulers of Scorpio.
Mars/Pluto in Capricorn.
It could be a rather difficult day.
We are careful with everyone & everything.
We are Disciples & Initiates in preparation.

Capricorn is the mountain that Disciples climb.
Becoming Initiates under the Midnight Sun.

Mars is our energy, Pluto is transformation.
Let us observe today....what are the energies around us?
What are we feeling?
What is occurring in the events & people around us.
We are the Observers.

This evening, the moon enters Libra - bringing harmony
& balance forth. And Right Human Relations with all the kingdoms.
We understand this. We are Disciples.

We are....
"People of Goodwill who come together to make things better."
We make Goodwill & Good things happen.

And so....our work & study today.

1. The Reappearance Meditation.

2. NLN - I am searching for our webmistress - to ask her to post the column for Wesak - I can't find her. Every once in a while she is lost. I wrote her it's important this week to post the NLN column - it's about Wesak.

3. Hierarchy - I am posting about the Hierarchy today - information that
is important to know.

The Hierarchy, since Winter Solstice has been preparing for Wesak.
It is important to know about the Hierarchy, to acknowledge them.
And to know they observe the world of men (humanity, thinking ones)
(the Groups of Disciples) to see who can be of use in the world.
We, as Disciples, stand with them.

1. Reappearance Meditation (Christ, from Sirius, is the Head of the Hierarchy. Sirius oversees the Hierarchy, Shamballa & the United States).

Our Meditation
Standing together under the light of the Group Soul, facing the Christ with intention, dedication & Love, we say Reappearance Mantram together...

Forgetting the things which lie behind,
We will strive towards our highest spiritual possibilities.
We dedicate ourselves anew
To the service of the Coming One
And will do all we can
To prepare humanity’s minds and hearts
For that event.
We have no other life intention.

We sound the OM three times, dedicating the three-fold personality (triangle of the personality – physical body, emotions, lower mind offered to the triangle of the Soul – Will, Love/Wisdom, Divine Intelligence) to the work of Preparation for the Christ’s Reappearance on Earth.

***
3. Our Study Today
The Fact of the Masters (Teachers, Unseen World Government, the Initiates, those who have mastered karma, creating no more karma, those who have no obstructions).

The Masters watch the NGWS, to see who is ready, willing & able to serve
& be an outpost of the Hierarchy.

Quote from Alice Bailey (unpublished)
Alice Bailey Talk, April 30, 1943 to the Tibetan's Disciples.
(in the time of war - WW2).

Speaking about the Hierarchy (Masters, male & female, the Central figure,
the Christ) so that They appear as a reasonable fact in our lives.
The Hierarchy works through Disciples (who work in Group formation).

All Kinds of Instruments (people)
"The Masters work through all kinds & types of instruments (people).
I (Alice says) often say to Foster (Alice’s husband)....
“I don’t see how the Masters could ever work through me.”
Fortunately they (Hierarchy) are not deterred by personality faults.
They work through all kinds & types & behaviors of people (instruments).
So, we (each) have to be ready and willing to work through all kinds of instruments (people & behaviors) too.

"If the Masters have to put up with their Accepted Disciples and World Disciples, you and I have to put up with all kinds of people (in our lives) too. But because we are not as far along as they (Masters) are and as we are still personal (personality ruled) and we don’t yet see the whole picture, the personalities of those with whom we work sometimes clash with ours.

Attacks
"There is nobody who is attacked more and has more unkind and untrue things said about them than Disciples. One (disciples) must always be ready for this.

Training
"The Masters train groups and they stand ready to handle the material in the School when we have it ready for them. Insofar as you can make the grade in discipleship, thus far will this group become potent enough to attract to it material that we can be trained with.

Method of Teaching
"The whole nature of the Hierarchical method has changed.
Previously, as given through the Theosophical Society, the Master would give a disciple a hint and s/he would work it out, because there were so few people in the world ready for discipleship.

(Note: the first level of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings was given to Madame Blavatsky; the 2nd level was given through Alice Bailey – both were given the Teachings by the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul & the 3rd level will come forth, if we are prepared enough, beginning in 2025 – we are in the Time of the ForeRunners now) the Teachings were given based on the Indian technique, of the Master and student (disciple).

Individual
"The Master would give a disciple a hint and s/ehe would work it out,
because there were so few people in the world ready for discipleship.

Group Formation
"That isn’t the practice now. Now the disciple is handled in group formation under the direction of the Soul, and the focus is upon an intelligent strong mind capable of understanding symbolic language (thus in our school, the foundation is Astrology – with its use of symbols).

Training
"The Masters (having "mastered" the Earth plane, a Mystery School for everyone) train Groups who then stand ready to handle the the needs of humanity. Insofar as each of us can make the grade in discipleship, thus far will this group become potent enough to attract to it material that can be of use in the world.

There are levels of Discipleship. The World Disciple is one in whom there
is given great responsibility.

Change in our World
"The Hierarchy works through their disciples on the physical plane and at times Disciples act in ways & say certain things that can bring great changes to the world. We are to remember, the Hierarchy works through MANY DIFFERENT & VARIOUS VEHICLES (PEOPLE) DEPENDING UPON THEIR
GIFTS & ABILITIES.

Leadership & Leaders
"Leaders are given leadership because they either have the specific gifts that will change the world. Or they are in deep focused training. Eventually we will be given leadership within cosmic realms. Here on Earth, we are learning in small ways, how to lead. It is very rare that we recognize who is a Disciple & why they have been chosen. Only the Hierarchy can see the past, present & future of a person.

Power
"The power emanating from the Masters (to their Groups of Discples) is of such a nature that it will affect the disciples and enable them first to think clearly on a subject, then to know what actions to take, and then to recognize what is being contacted.

Discipleship
"On the subject of Discipleship.
There is a distinction between accepted disciple and world disciple,
(Alice Bailey, Blavatsky, Roerich & many others in the Ageless Wisdom field were world disciples). Disciples (disciple – dicere [Latin] - to discern, to learn, to follow) range all the way from the accepted disciple who is accepted in this life for the first time, up to such a great and liberated disciple such as the Master Koot Humi (KH), a disciple of Sanat Kumara (Lord of the World).

"The Christian religion is full of the idea of Discipleship. We are often critical of the Church, but the Church (Pisces Age, the flowering of religion & churches, of hope & vision & poetry & art) has made very valuable contributions to the thought of Disciples & to the thinking of the world.

"The Christian Church teachings have preserved for us the fact of God in an era of materialism; they have preserved for us the fact of Christ (World Teacher), belief in immortality, in the Soul, and they have always spoken of Discipleship as a Path to follow. Those are wonderful contributions no matter how we may regard the Church.
(from Alice Bailey, unpublished talks, 1943)

****
From News in our World
Regarding the Present News - response from Risa
I love Kanye West. I love his hat. He said it’s all about love.
He’s free. We are all free. Let’s be free together.
Diversity is fun. It takes freedom to be diverse.
It takes freedom of heart & mind to allow people to have free choice.
This is presently distorted in our world. Some don't want others to have freedom of speech. Who is this in our lives?

Prayers
We pray for Baby Alfie in England. That he & his parents may be free, too.
For his parents to have the freedom to find the right ways of healing for him.
Om Om Om

****
During Wesak, Disciples, wherever they are, are - by desire, aspiration, dedication, intention in Group Word - participating in the Wesak Festival - both in the Wesak Valley & wherever we happen to be. We stand with the Hierarchy of Masters & with the Christ.

The teachings today are so that we can prepare with knowledge & together for this momentous appearance of the Buddha, the Christ & the Hierarchy at Wesak. And now we know more. And can love (Jupiter) more. On this Jupiter rhythmic day....love, Risa

We remember - the Forces of Light do control the Forces of Evil.
There are war preparations occurring all around the world.
We, as Disciples, always stand with the Forces of Light.

During Taurus - we are illuminated by the Truth.

Note our position as the NGWS...overseen by Hierarchy.
And the NGWS, our task, is to oversee & educate humanity.
... See MoreSee Less

The Fact of the Hierarchy - overseeing the NGWS.
And the NGWS standing by, working with the Forces of Light.
Thursday, our Reappearance Meditation Day. 
Our continued preparation for Sundays Wesak festival. 
Today April 26...Jupiters day. Expanding our love & wisdom.
When we learn more, we are able to understand our place & to 
Love more. Jupiter, Ray 2 of Love & Wisdom -
The two brothers. Christ & the Buddha - all preparing for Wesak.
And so, as Disciples...we are too. With them.

Today....its v/c today, the moon in a state of rest 
(which tells us that we will be somewhat, too). 

Its also Mars/Pluto - the two rulers of Scorpio. 
Mars/Pluto in Capricorn. 
It could be a rather difficult day. 
We are careful with everyone & everything. 
We are Disciples & Initiates in preparation.

Capricorn is the mountain that Disciples climb. 
Becoming Initiates under the Midnight Sun.

Mars is our energy, Pluto is transformation. 
Let us observe today....what are the energies around us? 
What are we feeling? 
What is occurring in the events & people around us. 
We are the Observers. 

This evening, the moon enters Libra - bringing harmony 
& balance forth. And Right Human Relations with all the kingdoms.
We understand this. We are Disciples.

We are....
People of Goodwill who come together to make things better. 
We make Goodwill & Good things happen.

And so....our work & study today.

1. The Reappearance Meditation.

2. NLN - I am searching for our webmistress - to ask her to post the column for Wesak - I cant find her. Every once in a while she is lost. I wrote her its important this week to post the NLN column - its about Wesak.

3. Hierarchy - I am posting about the Hierarchy today - information that 
is important to know. 

The Hierarchy, since Winter Solstice has been preparing for Wesak. 
It is important to know about the Hierarchy, to acknowledge them. 
And to know they observe the world of men (humanity, thinking ones) 
(the Groups of Disciples) to see who can be of use in the world. 
We, as Disciples, stand with them.

1. Reappearance Meditation (Christ, from Sirius, is the Head of the Hierarchy. Sirius oversees the Hierarchy, Shamballa & the United States).

Our Meditation
Standing together under the light of the Group Soul, facing the Christ with intention, dedication & Love, we say Reappearance Mantram together...

Forgetting the things which lie behind,  
We will strive towards our highest spiritual possibilities. 
We dedicate ourselves anew 
To the service of the Coming One 
And will do all we can 
To prepare humanity’s minds and hearts 
For that event. 
We have no other life intention.

We sound the OM three times, dedicating the three-fold personality (triangle of the personality – physical body, emotions, lower mind offered to the triangle of the Soul – Will, Love/Wisdom, Divine Intelligence) to the work of Preparation for the Christ’s Reappearance on Earth.

***
3. Our Study Today
The Fact of the Masters (Teachers, Unseen World Government, the Initiates, those who have mastered karma, creating no more karma, those who have no obstructions). 

The Masters watch the NGWS, to see who is ready, willing & able to serve 
& be an outpost of the Hierarchy.

Quote from Alice Bailey (unpublished) 
Alice Bailey Talk, April 30, 1943 to the Tibetans Disciples.
(in the time of war - WW2).

Speaking about the Hierarchy (Masters, male & female, the Central figure, 
the Christ) so that They appear as a reasonable fact in our lives.  
The Hierarchy works through Disciples (who work in Group formation). 

All Kinds of Instruments (people)
The Masters work through all kinds & types of instruments (people).
I (Alice says) often say to Foster (Alice’s husband)....
“I don’t see how the Masters could ever work through me.” 
Fortunately they (Hierarchy) are not deterred by personality faults. 
They work through all kinds & types & behaviors of people (instruments). 
So, we (each) have to be ready and willing to work through all kinds of instruments (people & behaviors) too. 

If the Masters have to put up with their Accepted Disciples and World Disciples, you and I have to put up with all kinds of people (in our lives) too. But because we are not as far along as they (Masters) are and as we are still personal (personality ruled) and we don’t yet see the whole picture, the personalities of those with whom we work sometimes clash with ours. 

Attacks
There is nobody who is attacked more and has more unkind and untrue things said about them than Disciples. One (disciples) must always be ready for this.

Training
The Masters train groups and they stand ready to handle the material in the School when we have it ready for them. Insofar as you can make the grade in discipleship, thus far will this group become potent enough to attract to it material that we can be trained with.

Method of Teaching
The whole nature of the Hierarchical method has changed. 
Previously, as given through the Theosophical Society, the Master would give a disciple a hint and s/he would work it out, because there were so few people in the world ready for discipleship. 

(Note: the first level of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings was given to Madame Blavatsky; the 2nd level was given through Alice Bailey – both were given the Teachings by the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul & the 3rd level will come forth, if we are prepared enough, beginning in 2025 – we are in the Time of the ForeRunners now) the Teachings were given based on the Indian technique, of the Master and student (disciple). 

Individual 
The Master would give a disciple a hint and s/ehe would work it out, 
because there were so few people in the world ready for discipleship. 

Group Formation
That isn’t the practice now. Now the disciple is handled in group formation under the direction of the Soul, and the focus is upon an intelligent strong mind capable of understanding symbolic language (thus in our school, the foundation is Astrology – with its use of symbols). 

Training
The Masters (having mastered the Earth plane, a Mystery School for everyone) train Groups who then stand ready to handle the the needs of humanity. Insofar as each of us can make the grade in discipleship, thus far will this group become potent enough to attract to it material that can be of use in the world.

There are levels of Discipleship. The World Disciple is one in whom there 
is given great responsibility. 

Change in our World
The Hierarchy works through their disciples on the physical plane and at times Disciples act in ways & say certain things that can bring great changes to the world. We are to remember, the Hierarchy works through MANY DIFFERENT & VARIOUS VEHICLES (PEOPLE) DEPENDING UPON THEIR 
GIFTS & ABILITIES. 

Leadership & Leaders
Leaders are given leadership because they either have the specific gifts that will change the world. Or they are in deep focused training. Eventually we will be given leadership within cosmic realms. Here on Earth, we are learning in small ways, how to lead. It is very rare that we recognize who is a Disciple & why they have been chosen. Only the Hierarchy can see the past, present & future of a person.

Power 
The power emanating from the Masters (to their Groups of Discples) is of such a nature that it will affect the disciples and enable them first to think clearly on a subject, then to know what actions to take, and then to recognize what is being contacted.

Discipleship 
On the subject of Discipleship. 
There is a distinction between accepted disciple and world disciple, 
(Alice Bailey, Blavatsky, Roerich & many others in the Ageless Wisdom field were world disciples). Disciples (disciple – dicere [Latin] - to discern, to learn, to follow) range all the way from the accepted disciple who is accepted in this life for the first time, up to such a great and liberated disciple such as the Master Koot Humi (KH), a disciple of Sanat Kumara (Lord of the World). 

The Christian religion is full of the idea of Discipleship. We are often critical of the Church, but the Church (Pisces Age, the flowering of religion & churches, of hope & vision & poetry & art) has made very valuable contributions to the thought of Disciples & to the thinking of the world. 

The Christian Church teachings have preserved for us the fact of God in an era of materialism; they have preserved for us the fact of Christ (World Teacher), belief in immortality, in the Soul, and they have always spoken of Discipleship as a Path to follow. Those are wonderful contributions no matter how we may regard the Church. 
(from Alice Bailey, unpublished talks, 1943)

****
From News in our World
Regarding the Present News - response from Risa
I love Kanye West. I love his hat. He said it’s all about love. 
He’s free. We are all free. Let’s be free together.
Diversity is fun. It takes freedom to be diverse.
It takes freedom of heart & mind to allow people to have free choice. 
This is presently distorted in our world. Some dont want others to have freedom of speech. Who is this in our lives?

Prayers
We pray for Baby Alfie in England. That he & his parents may be free, too. 
For his parents to have the freedom to find the right ways of healing for him. 
Om Om Om

****
During Wesak, Disciples, wherever they are, are - by desire, aspiration, dedication, intention in Group Word - participating in the Wesak Festival - both in the Wesak Valley & wherever we happen to be. We stand with the Hierarchy of Masters & with the Christ. 

The teachings today are so that we can prepare with knowledge & together for this momentous appearance of the Buddha, the Christ & the Hierarchy at Wesak. And now we know more. And can love (Jupiter) more. On this Jupiter rhythmic day....love, Risa 

We remember - the Forces of Light do control the Forces of Evil.
There are war preparations occurring all around the world.
We, as Disciples, always stand with the Forces of Light.

During Taurus - we are illuminated by the Truth.

Note our position as the NGWS...overseen by Hierarchy.
And the NGWS, our task, is to oversee & educate humanity.

Risa's Esoteric AstrologyThe Hierarchy observing the Groups of Disciples...."Who is ready, who is prepared, who can be of use for world service, the Hierarchy asks?" And we say...."Hierarchy....we are ready!" Risa

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Preparations for Wesak – Each day.
Our studies - working with Vulcan (Soul & Spiritual ruler of Taurus)....
Vulcan under Taurus. Vulcan fashions the lead of our personality,
fashions our personality into the Golden Chalice of the Soul -
Wednesday...April 25, 2018 - Mercury's day today.
Information that builds the Rainbow Bridge.
Taurus Sun, Virgo moon, Mercury square Saturn - Illuminating the details of our preparation for the Wesak Festival, full moon Buddha Festival on Sunday -

Preparing for Wesak – all of us together.
We begin with knowledge of this festival.
Each year, as we participate, we enter more deeply into the valley of this festival. We do this together.
It is a Group festival. The Hierarchy looking on.

Wesak Festival is Sunday.
The Wesak Festival (ritual, ceremony) is held in the (hidden) Wesak Valley in the Himalayas. Legend has it that at the time of the ceremony, in the Wesak Valley high in the Himalayas, the energy body of the Buddha descends to a level close to the physical plane so that humans can benefit from the tremendous love that he radiates. And the Will to Good from the Father, from Shamballa, Where the Will of God is Known.

Legend has it that the Wesak festival forms itself into a channel
for the transmission of power (the Life & Love of the Father), and blessings (from the Lord of the World, or God, Sanat Kumara, from Shamballa)
With these blessings, the Buddha may be found.
He acts as a focal point for that power of the Father in Heaven and,
passing it through his aura, pours it over the Christ, the Hierarchy, Initiates & Disciples & onto humanity.
These waters of Wesak are distributed at the Gemini Festival, too.

Quotes on Wesak
""No cost is too great in order to be of use to the Hierarchy at the time of the Buddha Full Moon, the Wesak Festival; no price is too high in order to gain the Spiritual Illumination (via Taurus) which can be possible, particularly at that time of the festival.

In this manner, Shamballa (Ray 1) and the Hierarchy (Ray 2) were brought into a close relationship and two great streams of force were blended and a definite interplay set up between them. The Buddha (Ray 4), through His achievement of illumination, established the first major link with the Forces of Light. The Christ (Ray 2), through His ability to express the Will of God in Love and as world salvage." (from Discipleship in a New Age, vol. 1, [DINA I], p. 629)

"If we study the above information with care, we will find that the importance of the Wesak Festival at the time of the full moon of Wesak (April 29) will assume increasing importance in our minds. The Wesak festival is the festival at which three factors of importance to humanity are brought into relationship:

1. The Buddha, the embodiment or agent of the Forces of Light can then be contacted and the Light transmitted to humanity can be consciously appropriated (received).

2. The Christ, the embodiment of the Love and the Will of God and the agent of the Spirit of Peace, can also be contacted and humanity can be trained to appropriate (receive, work with) this extra-planetary type of energy. [163]

3. Through the Christ and the Buddha (brothers – Christ of Love, Buddha of Wisdom), humanity can now establish a close relationship with Shamballa (Ray 1, Place Where the Will of God is Known) and then humanity can begin to make its own contribution - as a World Center - to the planetary life.

Humanity then....Pervaded by light (Wisdom) and controlled by the Spirit of Peace (Christ), humanity, expressing the Will-To-Good, can emanate (radiate out) powerfully from this third planetary center (humanity as a spiritual world center).

Humanity will then for the first time enter upon its destined task as the intelligent, loving intermediary between the higher states of planetary consciousness, the superhuman states and the subhuman kingdoms.

Thus, humanity will become eventually the planetary Savior (via Pisces)."
(from Externalization of the Hierarchy, p. 162)

*****
Our Cooperation with the Plan & the Festivals
We prepare together this week, each day, beginning with knowledge of these things (Wesak this month, the Gemini Festival of Humanity next month).
Today – Mercury square Saturn – we are challenged to learn new things.

Tomorrow – Mars/Pluto – a deep test.
Grasping the Divine Purpose of this Festival.

Tomorrow – we will watch the Wesak film for greater understanding.

Love to everyone today. Under Taurus, Venus & Vulcan.
As we do our work together under Taurus, under Vulcan (rulers of Taurus), Our personality (lead) is shaped into the Chalice of Gold.
We are thus illumined. Risa

Note: Venus, Taurus’s ruler. We learn the spiritual side of Venus – that we are both the Sons & Daughters of Men & the Sons & Daughters of God – that we are the Son (Sun) of Mind - & this is the instrument of Love & therefore we learn to transmute knowledge into Wisdom. It’s done by Love. Risa
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Preparations for Wesak – Each day.
Our studies - working with Vulcan (Soul & Spiritual ruler of Taurus)....
Vulcan under Taurus. Vulcan fashions the lead of our personality, 
fashions our personality into the Golden Chalice of the Soul - 
Wednesday...April 25, 2018 - Mercurys day today. 
Information that builds the Rainbow Bridge.
Taurus Sun, Virgo moon, Mercury square Saturn - Illuminating the details of our preparation for the Wesak Festival, full moon Buddha Festival on Sunday - 

Preparing for Wesak – all of us together.
We begin with knowledge of this festival.
Each year, as we participate, we enter more deeply into the valley of this festival. We do this together.
It is a Group festival. The Hierarchy looking on. 

Wesak Festival is Sunday.
The Wesak Festival (ritual, ceremony) is held in the (hidden) Wesak Valley in the Himalayas.  Legend has it that at the time of the ceremony, in the Wesak Valley high in the Himalayas, the energy body of the Buddha descends to a level close to the physical plane so that humans can benefit from the tremendous love that he radiates. And the Will to Good from the Father, from Shamballa, Where the Will of God is Known.

Legend has it that the Wesak festival forms itself into a channel
for the transmission of power (the Life & Love of the Father), and blessings (from the Lord of the World, or God, Sanat Kumara, from Shamballa)
 With these blessings, the Buddha may be found.  
He acts as a focal point for that power of the Father in Heaven and,
passing it through his aura, pours it over the Christ, the Hierarchy, Initiates & Disciples & onto humanity.
These waters of Wesak are distributed at the Gemini Festival, too.

Quotes on Wesak
No cost is too great in order to be of use to the Hierarchy at the time of the Buddha Full Moon, the Wesak Festival; no price is too high in order to gain the Spiritual Illumination (via Taurus) which can be possible, particularly at that time of the festival. 

In this manner, Shamballa (Ray 1) and the Hierarchy (Ray 2) were brought into a close relationship and two great streams of force were blended and a definite interplay set up between them. The Buddha (Ray 4), through His achievement of illumination, established the first major link with the Forces of Light. The Christ (Ray 2), through His ability to express the Will of God in Love and as world salvage. (from Discipleship in a New Age, vol. 1, [DINA I], p. 629)

If we study the above information with care, we will find that the importance of the Wesak Festival at the time of the full moon of Wesak (April 29) will assume increasing importance in our minds. The Wesak festival is the festival at which three factors of importance to humanity are brought into relationship:

1. The Buddha, the embodiment or agent of the Forces of Light can then be contacted and the Light transmitted to humanity can be consciously appropriated (received).

2. The Christ, the embodiment of the Love and the Will of God and the agent of the Spirit of Peace, can also be contacted and humanity can be trained to appropriate (receive, work with) this extra-planetary type of energy. [163]

3. Through the Christ and the Buddha (brothers – Christ of Love, Buddha of Wisdom), humanity can now establish a close relationship with Shamballa (Ray 1, Place Where the Will of God is Known) and then humanity can begin to make its own contribution - as a World Center - to the planetary life. 

Humanity then....Pervaded by light (Wisdom) and controlled by the Spirit of Peace (Christ), humanity, expressing the Will-To-Good, can emanate (radiate out) powerfully from this third planetary center (humanity as a spiritual world center). 

Humanity will then for the first time enter upon its destined task as the intelligent, loving intermediary between the higher states of planetary consciousness, the superhuman states and the subhuman kingdoms. 

Thus, humanity will become eventually the planetary Savior (via Pisces).
(from Externalization of the Hierarchy, p. 162)

*****
Our Cooperation with the Plan & the Festivals
We prepare together this week, each day, beginning with knowledge of these things (Wesak this month, the Gemini Festival of Humanity next month).
Today – Mercury square Saturn – we are challenged to learn new things.

Tomorrow – Mars/Pluto – a deep test. 
Grasping the Divine Purpose of this Festival.

Tomorrow – we will watch the Wesak film for greater understanding.

Love to everyone today. Under Taurus, Venus & Vulcan.
As we do our work together under Taurus, under Vulcan (rulers of Taurus), Our personality (lead) is shaped into the Chalice of Gold. 
We are thus illumined. Risa 

Note: Venus, Taurus’s ruler. We learn the spiritual side of Venus – that we are both the Sons & Daughters of Men & the Sons & Daughters of God – that we are the Son (Sun) of Mind - & this is the instrument of Love & therefore we learn to transmute knowledge into Wisdom. It’s done by Love. Risa

Risa's Esoteric AstrologyDear Everyone - I ask everyone who reads the posting to respond in these ways...to these questions (they focus our minds at this time)....what was learned in this post, what is new, what is interesting, are there questions & how will you prepare? Then we all learn together. love, Risa

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Post #2 - Monday night.
Locating, seeing the moon in Leo.
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Locating, seeing the moon in Leo.
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Why we study & learn together & thus prepare.
Monday, April 23, 2018 – preparing for Wesak, the Buddha Full Moon Festival (Sunday), when the Will to Good from Shamballa, streams into the Earth via the Buddha. Yesterday’s ritual cleared all obstructions.
Monday, the Moon – tending to Humanity.

Reading
From (book) Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pp 305-8.
Why we study, why we learn, why we build the new mind (lower) to reach the Soul, which then reaches the Monad (spiritual essence within all of us, the Fires of Life).

In Taurus, Vulcan forces us, from lead to the Golden Chalice, thus illuminating our minds with the Fires of Wisdom.
Man (Sanskrit for “the thinking ones” the Aryan [thinking] race of humanity – which is at this time ALL of us) aims at becoming a Divine Manasaputra (Sanskrit), or perfected Son of Mind showing forth all the powers inherent in mind/Mind (rational, Soul, Abstract, Intuitive), and thus becoming like unto his monadic (Spiritual) source, a Heavenly Man.

Developing Thinking & the Intelligence
The Soul is on the Mental Plane.
"A Heavenly Man has developed Manas (thinking, analyzing, abstracting, intuition), and is occupied with the problem of becoming a Son of Wisdom, not inherently but in full manifestation.

"A solar Logos (the Sun) is both a Divine Manasaputra and likewise a Dragon of Wisdom, and His problem concerns itself with the development of the principle of Sosmic Will which will make Him what has been called a "Lion of Cosmic Will."

"Throughout all these graded manifestations the law holds good, and the lesser is included in the greater. Hence the need for the student to preserve with care a due sense of proportion, a discrimination as to time in evolution, and a just appreciation of the place of each unit within its greater sphere.

"Having sounded this note of warning we can now proceed with the concluding remarks anent this final question.
It has been stated that a mystery lies hid in the 777 incarnations.

"This number 777 (7x3=21=3 = Divine Mind) is the number of transmutation, which is the fundamental work of all the Heavenly Men. The basic work of human man is accumulation and acquisition, or the acquiring of that which must later be transmuted.

"The work of transmutation, or the true cycle of 777 commences on the Probationary Path (path of the seeker), and is the activity of a Heavenly Man being realized and responded to by the cells in His Body. Only when His Body has reached a certain vibratory movement can He truly influence the individual cells.

"This work of transmuting cell activity was begun on this planet during the last root-race, and the divine alchemy proceeds. The progress made is as yet but small, but each transmuted [307] conscious cell increases the speed and the accuracy of the work.

"Time is needed for the completion of the work. In connection with this matter of transmutation comes the legend of the Philosopher's Stone, which is literally the application of the Rod of Initiation in one sense.”

****
We stand in time & space.
We stand in the Sun each day. The Sun’s light transmutes the cells.
Increasing the speed & accuracy of our Work together.

*****
During the week I will post the symbols of Wesak & the art of the Wesak Valley. And of the Buddha. So we can become closer to this event.
So that wherever we are during the full moon time, the 8 minutes when the Buddha is in the Earth plane, we can all be the “points of Light” for humanity & the receivers of the Will to Good & join Disciples & Initiates in the Wesak Valley. Risa

For today – our drawings of the Taurus precipitation. So that we understand the inflow of energies, so we can receive them with knowledge, & safeguard them. The Disciple’s work. Love, Risa

Notes from Risa
1. Please post your precipitation.
2. In chart below....see 10th house - so much Capricorn!
Things can feel more harsh and/or more difficult than usual.
Climbing a very steep mountain....humanity striving forward.
We help them.
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Why we study & learn together & thus prepare.
Monday, April 23, 2018 – preparing for Wesak, the Buddha Full Moon Festival (Sunday), when the Will to Good from Shamballa, streams into the Earth via the Buddha. Yesterday’s ritual cleared all obstructions. 
Monday, the Moon – tending to Humanity.

Reading
From (book) Treatise on Cosmic Fire, pp 305-8.
Why we study, why we learn, why we build the new mind (lower) to reach the Soul, which then reaches the Monad (spiritual essence within all of us, the Fires of Life).

In Taurus, Vulcan forces us, from lead to the Golden Chalice, thus illuminating our minds with the Fires of Wisdom.
Man (Sanskrit for “the thinking ones” the Aryan [thinking] race of humanity – which is at this time ALL of us) aims at becoming a Divine Manasaputra (Sanskrit), or perfected Son of Mind showing forth all the powers inherent in mind/Mind (rational, Soul, Abstract, Intuitive), and thus becoming like unto his monadic (Spiritual) source, a Heavenly Man. 

Developing Thinking & the Intelligence 
The Soul is on the Mental Plane.
A Heavenly Man has developed Manas (thinking, analyzing, abstracting, intuition), and is occupied with the problem of becoming a Son of Wisdom, not inherently but in full manifestation. 

A solar Logos (the Sun) is both a Divine Manasaputra and likewise a Dragon of Wisdom, and His problem concerns itself with the development of the principle of Sosmic Will which will make Him what has been called a Lion of Cosmic Will.

Throughout all these graded manifestations the law holds good, and the lesser is included in the greater. Hence the need for the student to preserve with care a due sense of proportion, a discrimination as to time in evolution, and a just appreciation of the place of each unit within its greater sphere. 

Having sounded this note of warning we can now proceed with the concluding remarks anent this final question.
It has been stated that a mystery lies hid in the 777 incarnations. 

This number 777 (7x3=21=3 = Divine Mind) is the number of transmutation, which is the fundamental work of all the Heavenly Men. The basic work of human man is accumulation and acquisition, or the acquiring of that which must later be transmuted. 

The work of transmutation, or the true cycle of 777 commences on the Probationary Path (path of the seeker), and is the activity of a Heavenly Man being realized and responded to by the cells in His Body. Only when His Body has reached a certain vibratory movement can He truly influence the individual cells. 

This work of transmuting cell activity was begun on this planet during the last root-race, and the divine alchemy proceeds. The progress made is as yet but small, but each transmuted [307] conscious cell increases the speed and the accuracy of the work. 

Time is needed for the completion of the work. In connection with this matter of transmutation comes the legend of the Philosophers Stone, which is literally the application of the Rod of Initiation in one sense.” 

****
We stand in time & space.
We stand in the Sun each day. The Sun’s light transmutes the cells.
Increasing the speed & accuracy of our Work together.

*****
During the week I will post the symbols of Wesak & the art of the Wesak Valley. And of the Buddha. So we can become closer to this event. 
So that wherever we are during the full moon time, the 8 minutes when the Buddha is in the Earth plane, we can all be the “points of Light” for humanity & the receivers of the Will to Good & join Disciples & Initiates in the Wesak Valley. Risa 

For today – our drawings of the Taurus precipitation. So that we understand the inflow of energies, so we can receive them with knowledge, & safeguard them. The Disciple’s work. Love, Risa 

Notes from Risa 
1. Please post your precipitation.
2. In chart below....see 10th house - so much Capricorn!
Things can feel more harsh and/or more difficult than usual.
Climbing a very steep mountain....humanity striving forward.
We help them.

Risa's Esoteric AstrologyWe do things over & over, then what we are doing is embedded within our mind, our cells. We come to Knowledge & Wisdom. In the Montessori classroom, children perform a task over & over & over & over....they are given time, hours, days to perform their tasks. This produces deep concentration, an aspect of the brain/mind. Concentration allows for creativity to begin. When a child has "learned" all there is to "know" about a certain task, s/he completes that task, and never has to return to it. That which is needed to be learned is learned. And thus here, in our Ashram, College, Temple of Learning. We have rhythms, we do things over & over, we hear the same words & mantras. These then, over time, embed themselves within the permanent atoms (what travels with us through lifetimes, a record of our lives, the Akashic Records)...& we are able to remember them forever. This lifetime is a preparation for our next lifetime(s). Risa

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Mountain Smoke Offering - Offering on Earth Day.
Sunday, day of rest & relaxation.
Day of contemplation of the days past & the days yet to come.
Today Sunday, April 22nd.
Pluto station retrograde in Capricorn.
The transformations turn inward.
Leo Moon (gathering & recognizing our gifts).
Taurus Sun (the Art of Living in every moment).
Earth Day today - we plant seeds so that we have have a new harvest of pure foods with which to nurture ourselves.
It is part of the Art of Livingness - pure food, pure waters.
Pure thoughts, pure actions.

Tibetan Ritual - Riwo Sangcho - Offering
Riwo Sangchö (Tib. རི་བོ་བསང་མཆོད )
Literally - Mountain Smoke Offering', most famous practice of offering in Tibetan Buddhism.
Healing & repairing the environments we live in.
An offering on Earth Day.
A Treasury of Wisdom in the Teachings.
A compassionate practice benefiting both the living and the deceased because, in this practice, we make offerings to everyone (people, animals & all kingdoms) with whom we have a karmic connection, alive or dead.

By making offerings—both real and imagined—we satisfy the needs of all beings and thereby make good any damage (due to ignorance) caused over many lifetimes to ourselves and others, thereby removing obstacles to our health and life, healing our connections with others and setting them onto the path to enlightenment.

Through this practice we also create auspicious circumstances for our spiritual progress.

We light incense....we recite these words, we visualize the words...the purification, the luminosity - all is Light.

Om
In the vast lustrous vessel, made of the essence of various jewels,
The earthly substances, all the desirable objects in worldly existence, are....
Transformed into the nectar of Wisdom through the blessing of the three seed syllables OṂ ĀḤ HŪṂ.

So that all that appears and exists becomes an offering of all that is desirable.
So that all turns into Luminosity.

This offering/purification -
I offer to all Teachers, Masters, lamas....and
All the mandalas of the buddhas of the ten directions,
To the local deities of this world, beings of the six realms and the guests to whom I owe karmic debts.
And especially to those who would obscure & steal my life and deplete my life force,
To the malicious demons (Forces of Darkness) -
who inflict sickness and obstacles.
To the eight classes of negative spirits, the masters of magical illusions,
And those to whom I (we) owe karmic debts of food, place, care and wealth,
To forces that bring obscuration and madness to the world,
to the shades of men and women dead.
To all the spirits and ghosts!

With this acknowledgement & offering (incense)...
Now all my karmic debts are paid, burnt in the scarlet flames.
Whatever each one desires, may the objects of their desires rain down:

For as far and as long as space exists
I dedicate myself to purity.
May my negative actions and obscurations accumulated in past, present and future,
And misuse of the offerings made to the Three Jewels, in devotion and for the dead,
Be purified in the fire of this offering!

Let its flames fill the entire universe and every minute particle of flame
Become an inexhaustible cloud of offerings.
Pervading throughout all the realms!

May these flames, offering rays of five-coloured lights of wisdom,
Pervade throughout the kingdoms.
May the three realms of saṃsāra (earthly life) be liberated into the Rainbow Body,
And all sentient beings awaken into the heart of enlightenment! Let enchantment be revealed.
And all becomes Luminosity, golden, diamond Light.
Om Om Om

All is purified now....the environment, a heavenly place where
the Lords make their appearance and the form now....
Melts into nectar, flooding the whole expanse of the sky with Rainbow Light.
saṃsāra (Earth) is liberated into nirvāṇa (heaven, beauty); this essence becoming an immaculate nectar,
I share with all those who, from beginningless time until now,
Have been guests in this worldly existence.
All becomes Luminous Light.

Our work today together, for the Earth, for humanity, for the kingdoms, for ourselves....love, Risa

Note: For those in Santa Cruz, CA - this ritual will be performed at Platforms Beach, Aptos at 3pm (west coast time). Join the Lamas from the Vajrayana Foundation in prayers for clearing of obstacles - Riwo Sangcho - Mountain Smoke Offering. For those of us not in the area - we can join them on inner levels - burning incense, reciting the prayers above, visualizing each word with intention & dedication - together....Om.
... See MoreSee Less

Mountain Smoke Offering - Offering on Earth Day.
Sunday, day of rest & relaxation.
Day of contemplation of the days past & the days yet to come.
Today Sunday, April 22nd. 
Pluto station retrograde in Capricorn. 
The transformations turn inward.
Leo Moon (gathering & recognizing our gifts).
Taurus Sun (the Art of Living in every moment).
Earth Day today - we plant seeds so that we have have a new harvest of pure foods with which to nurture ourselves.
It is part of the Art of Livingness - pure food, pure waters.
Pure thoughts, pure actions.

Tibetan Ritual - Riwo Sangcho - Offering
Riwo Sangchö (Tib. རི་བོ་བསང་མཆོད )
Literally - Mountain Smoke Offering, most famous practice of offering in Tibetan Buddhism.
Healing & repairing the environments we live in.
An offering on Earth Day.
A Treasury of Wisdom in the Teachings.
A compassionate practice benefiting both the living and the deceased because, in this practice, we make offerings to everyone (people, animals & all kingdoms) with whom we have a karmic connection, alive or dead. 

By making offerings—both real and imagined—we satisfy the needs of all beings and thereby make good any damage (due to ignorance) caused over many lifetimes to ourselves and others, thereby removing obstacles to our health and life, healing our connections with others and setting them onto the path to enlightenment. 

Through this practice we also create auspicious circumstances for our spiritual progress.

We light incense....we recite these words, we visualize the words...the purification, the luminosity - all is Light.

Om
In the vast lustrous vessel, made of the essence of various jewels,
The earthly substances, all the desirable objects in worldly existence, are.... 
Transformed into the nectar of Wisdom through the blessing of the three seed syllables OṂ ĀḤ HŪṂ. 

So that all that appears and exists becomes an offering of all that is desirable.
So that all turns into Luminosity.

This offering/purification - 
 I offer to all Teachers, Masters, lamas....and
All the mandalas of the buddhas of the ten directions,
To the local deities of this world, beings of the six realms and the guests to whom I owe karmic debts.
And especially to those who would obscure & steal my life and deplete my life force,
To the malicious demons (Forces of Darkness) - 
who inflict sickness and obstacles.
To the eight classes of negative spirits, the masters of magical illusions,
And those to whom I (we) owe karmic debts of food, place, care and wealth,
To forces that bring obscuration and madness to the world, 
to the shades of men and women dead.
To all the spirits and ghosts!

With this acknowledgement & offering (incense)...
Now all my karmic debts are paid, burnt in the scarlet flames.
Whatever each one desires, may the objects of their desires rain down:

For as far and as long as space exists
I dedicate myself to purity.
May my negative actions and obscurations accumulated in past, present and future,
And misuse of the offerings made to the Three Jewels, in devotion and for the dead,
Be purified in the fire of this offering!

Let its flames fill the entire universe and every minute particle of flame
Become an inexhaustible cloud of offerings.
Pervading throughout all the realms!

May these flames, offering rays of five-coloured lights of wisdom,
Pervade throughout the kingdoms.
May the three realms of saṃsāra (earthly life) be liberated into the Rainbow Body,
And all sentient beings awaken into the heart of enlightenment! Let enchantment be revealed.
And all becomes Luminosity, golden, diamond Light.
Om Om Om

All is purified now....the environment, a heavenly place where
the Lords make their appearance and the form now....
Melts into nectar, flooding the whole expanse of the sky with Rainbow Light.
saṃsāra (Earth) is liberated into nirvāṇa (heaven, beauty); this essence becoming an immaculate nectar,
I share with all those who, from beginningless time until now,
Have been guests in this worldly existence.
All becomes Luminous Light.

Our work today together, for the Earth, for humanity, for the kingdoms, for ourselves....love, Risa 

Note: For those in Santa Cruz, CA - this ritual will be performed at Platforms Beach, Aptos at 3pm (west coast time). Join the Lamas from the Vajrayana Foundation in prayers for clearing of obstacles - Riwo Sangcho - Mountain Smoke Offering. For those of us not in the area - we can join them on inner levels - burning incense, reciting the prayers above, visualizing each word with intention & dedication - together....Om.

So powerful and so liberating

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