Monthly Meditation Themes

 

At the beginning of every month, TRIUNE members receive an electronic newsletter which also includes a seed thought for meditation. If they choose, members are encouraged to incorporate these thoughts into their own daily meditation routines. Meditation themes are usually seasonal and/or address a specific topic or situation needing immediate attention. Please feel free to join us in meditative focus.

 


 

February 2020

 

In many countries, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. Sometimes, the entire month of February is associated with this holiday in showing appreciation and love -- often with cards and gifts -- to the special persons in our lives. It's a lovely sentiment, and life might seem a little gentler and kinder if more days each year were so designated.

The real origin and exact identity of St. Valentine, the namesake of the holiday, is somewhat obscure, and several people have shared the honor over the years, including a martyred priest who ministered to early persecuted Christians. Of course, the origins of the celebration are not as important as the expression of love with which the day is associated. However, the mundane meaning of the word "love" as used by the average person in the emotional sense is far removed from that universal concept with which we seek to work on the spiritual level. Torkom Saraydarian once wrote:

"Real Love is so deep. It is the ability to sense the Heart of the Sun. It is not personal, family or national love. It is not even international love. This Love means that you are devoted to something abstract and Divine. You are spiritually intoxicated with bliss."

It's interesting -- and usually quite illuminating! -- to look deeply into our own Souls and ponder whether or not we truly understand this type of intensity when we say we love all other living beings. But that is exactly what we're called to do. In "Applied Wisdom" we are encouraged to express "a part of the gift of the Christ to humanity" by being "the love of the Christ moving within the body of humanity to lift, to give strength, to bring light."

This is no easy task, especially in our current atmosphere of division and strife. Sometimes our tempers grow short and it seems next to impossible to maintain our equilibrium within the swirling and chaotic ethers that confront us every day. Then we often fail to recognize and honor with true Divine Love the Divinity which exists in others. But nobody ever said a life of service would be simple, and knowing and expressing Love in the Divine sense is far different from that expressed on the emotional level. The words of Helena Roerich to a student offer some insight when contemplating this awesome task:

"Service for the Common Good is the highest form of love, because it is devoid of selfhood. Love for humanity demands complete self-abnegation and self-sacrifice. For if love for the Beloved brings an answer from the Beloved -- love for humanity is crowned with a wreath of thorns."

So in our periods of meditation in February, let's try to "sense the Heart of the Sun" and explore the true depths of universal Love as we continue our work for the Divine Plan.

 

December 2019

 

December is, of course, a time of celebration when we look back over the events of the past year and look forward to starting a new one. Astrologically, it's always an important time of year, but this year is even more special. Lucis Trust, the publishing arm for followers of the teachings of Alice Bailey and the Tibetan Master D.K., has informed us of an extra-important date to remember this month -- the solstice of December 21.

According to the Trust, every seven years, humanity can expect an inflow of certain great Cosmic energies during Capricorn, which help on our esoteric work to a very great degree. We are asked that when we meditate on the 21st this December, we particularly focus on this idea. More information about this, as well as the "Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers" is available at their website:  www.festivalweek.org

Also on the 21st of December, co-workers around the world participate in the "Silent Minute" of meditation for global peace at 9:00 pm London GMT. This activity is preceded by a global ringing of bells. Ringing a small brass bell before and after meditation is something which can be easily incorporated into any regular meditation routine. The pure, clear tone attracts positive energies at the start and "seals" the intent of the meditation period at the end. So if you don't already do this, you may wish to add it to your regular meditation routine.

The Lucis Trust additionally offers esoteric workers words of encouragement at this rather confusing time on our planet, when many of us are having trouble staying focused, let alone optimistic that our efforts are truly producing results. We're reminded that the group work we are doing right now is a concentrated effort which will take two centuries to physically manifest visible results in all areas and, additionally, we are setting the tone for an entire 2,500 year cycle. If at times we begin to feel discouraged, it's helpful to keep in mind this great timeline and realize that it requires a great deal of patience, unselfish love, compassion, strength and fortitude to accomplish such difficult tasks. Take heart in knowing this.

Feel free to take into meditation the invocation below, provided through Alice Bailey.

 

THE GREAT INVOCATION

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills,
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

 

OM  OM  OM

 

 

 

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