Will you join us in meditation during these spiritual festivals and so help to create that unity of consciousness essential to a true and lasting peace?
- Easter Festival in Aries – Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
- Wesak Festival in Taurus – Thursday 21st April 2016
- Festival of Humanity and World Invocation Day in Gemini – Saturday 21st May 2016
Meetings are held in the Sydney Goodwill premises at 8pm.
we can help to let in the light needed to more fully serve humanity’s need
By preserving an inner attitude of quiet attentiveness during these festival periods, we can help to let in the light needed to more fully serve humanity’s need.
Easter is the festival of the risen living Christ, the expression of the love of God. It is determined by the date of the full moon of Aries and is the great Western and Christian Festival.
Wesak, the Festival of the Buddha, is the great Eastern celebration. It is observed at the Taurus full moon. The Buddha is the expression of the wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and “the indicator of divine purpose”. Esoteric tradition speaks of an annual ceremony in the Himalayas, where the Buddha appears before the Christ and the Hierarchy.
The Festival of Humanity, celebrating humanity’s innate goodwill, takes place over the full moon of Gemini. This is the festival of our basic aspiration towards human and spiritual unity. It gives voice to a deep invocative appeal to the spiritual Hierarchy for light, love and the will-to-good. This Festival is also observed as World Invocation Day, when a special focus is placed upon the world-wide use of the Great Invocation.
The flow of spiritual energies reaches a peak during the full moon period
The flow of spiritual energies reaches a peak during the full moon period. At these times we can – particularly as a group – touch spiritual realities and energies that are normally not so easily available. Our path of approach to the higher worlds then becomes a lighted channel through which these energies can be anchored on earth and radiated through the minds and hearts of all humanity.
The goal is to stimulate vision and support the growing awareness of the unity of all life and our responsibilities towards it.
The goal is to stimulate vision and support the growing awareness of the unity of all life and our responsibilities towards it
The annual cycle of full moons reaches its high point in the triple sequence of the Easter Festival, the Wesak Festival, and the Festival of Goodwill. The Easter and Wesak festivals celebrate the lives and inspiration of two of the greatest spiritual leaders and avatars – the Christ and the Buddha.
All life expresses the rhythm of cycles: the sun’s movement through the heavens displays the familiar pattern associated with night and day and the rhythm of the seasons. Another familiar cycle is that of breathing, which symbolises the meditation process: the in-breath representing the higher interlude of inspiration and contact with the divine; and the out-breath, the distribution of the contacted potencies in service to humanity.
Spiritual energies are also subject to cycles, with the higher interlude of the spiritual month occurring at the time of the full moon. During this period there is a direct alignment between the earth, the sun, and one of the zodiacal constellations. Speaking symbolically, it is like the opening of a door, releasing spiritual energies and facilitating an approach to the planetary centres of Love and Lighted Purpose.
This opportunity for contact and revelation is greater still during the higher interlude of the spiritual year
This opportunity for contact and revelation is greater still during the higher interlude of the spiritual year, when the sun moves northwards. The Festivals of Easter, Wesak and of Goodwill are celebrated at the time of the full moons of Aries, Taurus and Gemini, and over the years, these festivals have attracted growing numbers of people of goodwill who, irrespective of their varied faiths, participate in meditation at these times.
Because energy follows thought, there is a tremendous potency in this unified approach, and those Lives who have attained enlightenment always stand ready to respond to such appeals from humanity for Light and Love.
These festivals have a long history and yet they are present, living events enabling us to creatively shape our future destiny.