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The ceremony of Wesac- full moon in Taurus

This year Wesac is celebrated on Wednesday 10th May. The Taurus full moon is at 22.42. “Each year, in the Himalayas, during the night of the full moon in May, the ceremony of Wesak takes place. The full moon in May is doubly under the influence of Taurus: the sun has been in this sign since 21st April, and the moon is also exalted in this sign. Taurus represents prolific nature, fertility and abundance, emphasized further by the fact that it is the home of Venus, the planet of creation. So the full moon in May offers the best conditions for working with the forces of nature to attract heaven’s blessings for the harvest and livestock but also for human beings. For, if humans know how to attract the beneficial effects circulating through the cosmos at this time, they too can benefit from them, not only on the the physical plane but also on the spiritual plane. This is why, by means of meditations, prayers, chants and magical invocations, initiates seek to create lines of …

Rejuvenation- entering the round of Spring

As spring approaches, you feel a whole awakening of life: flowers, trees, birds… In nature, a new wave is breaking. It is one of the most extraordinary phenomena; renewal. Each year everything is renewed… except human beings! Human beings remain the same, they do not think of joining in unison with this renewal – it is as if they are barricaded. Why don’t they make an effort to open themselves, to open their doors and windows so that life can penetrate, permeate them? Some will say, ‘But for us, it’s over, we’re old. Spring is for the young.’ Following this reasoning, they cut themselves off from the source of life and they age more and more quickly. We must all participate in the renewal, there is no distinction between young and old. Have you heard old trees say, ‘Oh! us, you know, we have already passed the age of budding and flowering, we now leave that to the young’? No, in spring they are also covered in leaves and flowers. So even old grandmothers, even …

Miraculous powers of love- effective meditation

When first setting out in the spiritual life, most people encounter a first obstacle: they are unable to meditate because they do not know how to concentrate. Why? First, because they have not learned how to choose subjects for meditation; they throw themselves into it blindly, with no method. The first rule is to choose a subject of a spiritual nature, and the second, a subject that is something heartfelt. The love you have for a person or an object is what attaches you to him or it. When you do not love, you are, if I dare say so, like a stamp without glue: you will not stick! Beginners make the mistake of wanting to concentrate right away on the most abstract, philosophical and mystical matters: truth, eternity, infinity, the Absolute, or the supreme Being… Begin instead by concentrating, for example, on a pure, beautiful image that you love, an image of nature or art. In this way, your brain will become accustomed to concentrating, and gradually you will be able to meditate on …

Become like the sun

Like the sun, which sheds its light and warmth throughout the universe, you can have an effect on all regions in space by means of your thoughts and feelings. During this journey you will meet a host of creatures, and you will greet them and be greeted back. Realize that this is what true life is: exchanges, and the uninterrupted communication with millions of creatures. Become like the sun… Cherish this ideal, and let it become so important to you that your whole being is on fire with it, is illuminated by it. Little by little, you will feel all the seeds of the divine life growing within you. Without forcing anything, without even thinking about it, you will express the best of yourself. Your whole being must be directed toward the sun – the spiritual sun. Once it is shining in your soul, you become like the earth in spring, when all of nature comes to life again….. So, take the sun as your model, as it sheds light, warmth and life. You will …

The Spring Equinox

You are waiting for me to speak to you…but Nature has already said it all!  Can you see that a tremendous event is taking place all around you? Yes, you can feel that a new wave from the Cosmic ocean is breaking and in a short while the whole earth will be newly arrayed with flowers, trees and birds. What splendid attire! It is the most extraordinary phenomenon of life, this regeneration and renewal… For initiates, this period of the Spring Equinox is most important. They use it as a time of purification, of regeneration. Yes. it is not enough to notice that the birds are singing, flowers are appearing above the ground and people are more cheerful than usual. There is important work to be done- the work of renewal. When you go to the sunrise in the morning, you should have nothing else in mind. Let other matters wait, put aside everything old and worn, and concentrate on the new life, enter into communication with the great current springing forth from the heart …

The gentle art of meditation

In today’s Daily Meditation the master gives some advice on how to succeed at meditation by being gentle and diplomatic with our thoughts. It relates to the passage I posted a few days ago on why he recommends meditation as a spiritual practice: Meditation is a difficult exercise, as it requires great control over our thoughts. But thought is rebellious; it tends to go free and wander, and if you try to stop it abruptly your brain will seize up. As the brain is such a sensitive instrument, you have to start it up very gently, just as you warm up the engine in a car for a few moments before moving off. So, when you want to meditate, do not try to control your thoughts straight away. They will rebel and rear up, and you will gain nothing from them. Begin by getting yourself into a peaceful, harmonious state of mind; then slowly and gently lead your thoughts in the direction you want them to go. After a while they will be at your …