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Aries Festival Global Meditation
Celebrating the Aries Full Moon Festival ~ Easter
The Festival of the Risen One ~ The Cosmic Christ

2017 Full Moon in Aries-Libra
Monday, April 10 at 11:08 pm PDT /
06:08 UT Tuesday, April 11

 

Aries Festival Meditation
Aries Meditation ~ Audio Player
Meditation Focus ~ Overview
2017 Meditation Theme ~ Aries
2017 Meditation Theme ~ Annual Cycle
Aries Festival of the Risen One
Information Synthesis
Meditation Preparation
Additional Links
Meditation Impressions ~ Living Wise Blog
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Meditation Focus ~ Overview

The annual spiritual cycle commences anew with Aries. Continuing for 2017, SouledOut.org's meditation seed impression is based upon

 

Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation

 

Through our identification with the Divine, we bring to our annual renewal increased commitment to the Divine Plan and Purpose.

Collectively, we now offer our best efforts to embody and express the Divine in celebrating the first of the three major spiritual festivals ~ the Festival of the Risen One, at the time of the full moon in Aries~Libra.

Throughout the current lunar cycle surrounding this event, we ask all in our subjective group, according to your inspiration, to utilize the materials presented here as seeds for the daily meditation ritual.

Following the cycle's new moon on Monday, March 27 we join in the meditation focus which is shared here and on WeCycle Wisdom our suggested theme for contemplation over the month ahead.

 

Aries Festival Global Meditation ~ Audio
Suggested Meditation Focus for March 28 - April 26

 

You're encouraged to work with this meditation channel throughout the lunar cycle surrounding the April 10-11 full moon in Aries~Libra.

 

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2017 Meditation Theme ~ Aries

 

Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
The Eternal Rhythm of the Ages,
The Rhythm of the Sages

 

Our meditation focus for the Aries 2017 cycle continues to utilize this keynote. Throughout the coming year, we'll be exploring Cosmic Freedom in attunement to the Rhythm of the Ages and Sages.

Each year, our journey as One renews the expression of our awareness of the cyclic zodiacal energies through identification with the Divine ~ presently via the Monad, our highest aspect.

Our Monadic essence joins with the planetary Hierarchy to approach Shamballa. There is a broadening of inclusiveness, as the connection of Heart and Head is emphasized.

Building of the bridge between lower and higher mind is " ... the first step towards achieving monadic consciousness, and thus the first step towards the Way of the Higher Evolution." (2)

Moving through Aries, our united efforts bring us ever closer to our Divine Destiny, relating humanity and the earth to greater beings and cycles beyond our planetary experience.

Aries is, as might be expected, closely connected with the Great Bear but peculiarly so with one of the stars called The Pointers; these point to the Pole star which is at this time a major "star of direction." Direction, will, purpose and plan are all connected with the solar Logos and with His evolutionary undertakings in connection with the many lives manifesting in the vehicle of expression which we call the solar system. All these respond to the influences of the first ray which is, to all intents and purposes, the energy of divine embodied will, which has been esoterically described as "unavoidable directed purpose." (1)

Direction and Purpose are expressions of the Will aspect, exemplified in Aries as this quality initiates the new yearly cycle. The Principle of Decision guides our choices and actions, offering an opportunity to advance goodwill and right human relations.

As aspirants and disciples, we now consciously realign with the Divine Plan ~ the unfolding Purpose of the One Life. Through embodiment of the Principle of Decision, we then become steadier in our service expression.

Electric fire manifests as Unity of Spirit and expresses the Will aspect of deity.

As Watchers of the Dawn we Light workers are called to wield the incoming forces by aligning with and directing the inflow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.

Calling upon the available Will during the Aries cycle, there is opportunity for Clarity leading to Freedom as we determine to overcome all that dilutes the highest expression of Life in our shared experiences.

 

We Rise
We Know
We Serve

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2017 Meditation Focus Theme

The March equinox begins our annual journey for the spiritual year, when we open to yet a higher dedication to Purpose to infuse the coming annual cycle.

As each individual unit takes responsibility for applying their highest alignment to Purpose, one's life becomes the Path, itself. We may look to the Cosmic Path of Higher Evolution to further enrich our connection to the Life More Abundant.

The revealed quality of Synthesis relates largely to the Life aspect, that which enlivens all forms. Synthesis is. (3) This is so, based on the Essential Divinity of all life. Recognizing this truth, we are called to surrender, to be the Divine Path through the sacrifice of all that is extraneous.

Becoming the Path itself refers to our construction of the connecting channel between the outer, concrete world and the inner planes of the abstract ideal (4), linking us to the larger, cosmic perspective. This is an outgrowth of the ongoing sacrifice we make in service to the One.

The concept of Being the Path is similarly expressed in the words of the Esoteric Catechism pledge of the disciple, affirming the sacrifice made by the soul: "I am the Cross, I am the Way; I tread upon the work I do." (5)

From the standpoint of our planetary life, at this time in evolution we are inaugurating the third Great Approach, "... which will bring the new revelation, with its realised consequences, of a new heaven and a new earth." (6)

 

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Aries Festival of the Risen One

Every year at the Aries Festival full moon event, Humanity approaches the Spiritual Kingdom, the Heart center of Sanat Kumara, to consciously join the ongoing meditation the Hierarchy commenced at the December Solstice. (7)

This full moon in Aries~Libra heralds the Easter Festival, first of the Three Major Planetary Spiritual Festivals. A key theme of this festival is Love, as the Aries Festival relates to Hierarchy ~ the Spiritual Kingdom, the Planetary Soul.

The Light of Aries ~ The Light of Life Itself ~ opens us to new beginnings, to new cycles of emerging opportunity. As we welcome the incoming Spiritual energies for the new annual cycle, our alignment is strengthened for this first of the three great Festivals.

Each year during Pisces we have opened to the spiritual significance of the ending cycle, in order to bring forward its essence into our coming service. And now, with our vehicles purified for the commencement of the new spiritual year, in the Aries cycle we're prepared to focus meditatively on alignment with Divine Will in order to fulfill our Purpose.

As our meditation focus integrates our awareness and assimilation of the zodiacal energies of the Lighted Way towards the Cosmic Path of Higher Evolution, we also participate in a potent united service to usher in the Age of Aquarius, and so as a group to co-create heaven on earth.

 

To the Glory of the One

 

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Guidance in preparing for this meditation

If at all possible, we suggest being in meditation at the exact time of the full moon, however if you are unable to do so, choose a time within 12 hours before or after to participate in this global meditation. Know that we at SouledOut.org will also participate in this planetary meditation.

 

2017 Aries Festival Meditation

The Full Moon in Aries ~ Libra
Monday, April 10 at 11:08 pm PDT /
06:08 UT Tuesday, April 11

 

Aries Festival Meditation ~ Audio
Once you have composed yourself for meditation,
clicking on "Play" (the triangle, just under this image) will begin a
spoken version of the meditation below, with pauses interspersed so you
may listen while meditating, uninterrupted. Total guided meditation time is
13:55
, followed by a musical interlude, and ending with The Great Invocation.

SouledOut's Full Moon in Aries~Libra Meditation ~
feel free to utilize at any time you're impressed to, during the monthly cycle.

Aries Audio
Guided Meditation total time 13:55 ~ Total running time 22:06
Download Aries Meditation (mp3 for podcast / archive) ~ Music credit
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Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation

Cosmically Aligned, We Embrace
The Eternal Rhythm of the Ages,
The Rhythm of the Sages

 

We link up with people of goodwill everywhere, creating a united group channel through which the spiritual forces can become available.

Affirming this channel, "We stand poised, united as one soul with our Spiritual Hierarchy." We hold the focus.

We presently see a grid of light all over the earth that connects the light of every Light worker, and each sacred energy vortex. This network serves as a conduit through which the heavenly Blessings may flow through each and every one of us and to the planet Earth.

Achieving this alignment, we become still and receptive ...

We rise as one to meet the light and the great gateway that is Aries swings open wide, so that this light pours over and into us.

We stand poised, ready and willing to receive the Blessing it brings to all.

We know this light both to be new and familiar ~ new, as it is the beginning of a new Spiritual year ... and familiar, as it is the continuation of our Spiritual journey.

We sense Divine Love being directed at us and our receptive planet, and to all the Kingdoms of Life. This Love stirs a place deep within us, and we respond by participating in the first of the Three Great Spiritual Festivals ~ Easter, The Festival of The Risen One.

This Love energy coming in and through is a catalyst for great change. Old ways that no longer serve must pass away, as we open to the new Divine direction.

We feel the power of Divine Love ~ a great Wise Love that directs and perfects. It speaks of great change, of a new way, a new direction. For we're now entering a new cycle, with a new rhythm.

It is up to us to respond, to find anew the way of being. We are now to Be the Way.

The Christ rose, and so shall we ... rising out of the seeming chaos in our world to express the Light of Life ~ the very essence of the Divine Light and Way.

 

The great wheel has turned,
much falls away burned, and a new way, learned.
There is a way to liberation and freedom,
lifting us unto the Spiritual Kingdom.

 

As we emerge from meditation, we are joined in this stream by Light workers everywhere on the planet, and those from on high, to sound together ...

 

THE GREAT INVOCATION

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

From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.

From the center which we call Humanity
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.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Let LIGHT and LOVE and POWER
restore the Planet Earth!

- adapted version (8)

We now continue to hold the high space throughout this most auspicious phase of the full moon, an important time to still the mind and maintain inner peace, always a time of spiritual retreat and contact.

 

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Aries Information Synthesis

 

Aries ~ The Light of Life Itself

This is the dim point of light found at the centre of the cycle
of manifestation, faint and flickering. It is the "searchlight of the Logos,"
seeking that which can be used "for divine expression."
(9)

We ask you to consider the information synthesis offered here as meditation focus for the month-long period surrounding the Aries Festival. To aid in this alignment, we advocate use throughout the cycle of The Great Invocation, as a component of our Aries Festival Global Meditation.

Festival of the Risen One Overview The resurrection of humanity into the Spiritual Kingdom is enlivened during Aries, with this full moon festival.

Principle of Decision In approach of the spiritual Hierarchy, we may join them in application of this divine truth based on the 3 P's ~ Perception of the Plan, Participation in the Purpose, and Prevention of Evil. (10)

Yoga of Synthesis As we focus on the Oneness of All, we are able to express the self in light of the larger perspective and thereby assist in bringing through the Divine Purpose and Plan.

Cosmic Identification It is through the practice of identification with the Divine Life Itself that we may begin to comprehend the nature of Spirit. And, to bring Spirit fully into our daily lives is service to the One.

The Spirit of Sacrifice Sacrifice essentially means, to make holy. It is the hallmark of all world servers.

Resurrection To resurrect is to return to an original state by rising.

The Path of Higher Evolution "This subject is considered ... to be devoid of form and therefore incognisable to the lower concrete mind." (11). Hence, it is through the practice of cosmic identification that we may begin to understand the nature of Spirit, for to bring Spirit fully into our daily lives is service to the One.

The New Law of Ancient Dominating Good This divine law is replacing the Ancient Law of Evil Sharing. (12) This law governs the Spiritual Kingdom and in time will also be fully revealed on planet earth.

The Night Sky During each lunar cycle the Moon, waxing and waning, journeys through the zodiac. It partners with and enlivens the sparkling stars and glowing planets along the way. As the Moon grows in the light provided by our Sun, we too grow in the light of our Soul. Moon Phases

Lunar Theme: Desires of the Heart "This March 28, 2017 (March 27 MST) New Moon lies in amongst the stars of the western swimming fish of Pisces and in the shadow of the Venus retrograde ... Our prominent New Moon star is Algenib, the wing tip of Pegasus and one of the four stars creating the Great Square of Pegasus, providing the key to this lunar cycle [to lift ourselves above the emotional dramatics of the mortal world which feed our fear and keep us entrapped] ... this lunar cycle, and the entirety of the Venus retrograde, provides opportunity to clear emotional and psychic webs, those clouding our hearts' true desires and the capacity to realize those desires. It provides opportunity to reassess and redefine our values, that which is truly important to us, and to create the receptive space within our hearts, the proper heart resonance, that allows the fulfillment we seek ..." - Nick Fiorenza gives insights to this lunar cycle, which begins Mar. 27, 7:57 pm PDT and ends April 26, 5:16 am PDT.

March 28-30 Moon/Mercury/Mars ~ April: 5 Bright Planets
The Planets in Esoteric Astrology
Scroll 1/2 way down page.

2017 Venus Retrograde: Mar. 4 - Apr.15
In depth esoteric study by Nick Fiorenza
Venus Has Phases, Like the Moon
Explains the planet's retrograde process and more

Springtime Pleiades
Friend to both night sky traveler and pilgrim on the spiritual path
Mars and Mercury west of the Pleiades

Mars and the Pleiades get closer during this lunar cycle.
Mercury is at its BEST April 1, by April 14
descending Mercury is lost in the Sun's glare.

Regulus and Leo the Lion
A sign of spring and a stimulation of consciousness

Additional Links These related links may be of assistance in your Aries meditation focus.

 

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Preparation for Participation in This Meditation Focus

Aries Full Moon Ritual
Suggestions for most high and holy experiences

If possible, we suggest being in meditation at the exact time of the full moon. For this meditation, and as each is able to join the world group at the time of the full moon (Monday, April 10 at 11:08 pm PDT / 06:08 UT Tuesday, April 11), it is suggested to begin meditating earlier so as to be in deep meditation at the exact time, and then continue for as long as you feel compelled.

We at SouledOut.org will participate in this global meditation at the Aquarius full moon festival. We also encourage utilizing SouledOut.org's Global Meditation in group formation at the exact time of the full moon, and as individuals, whenever possible during this festival's safeguarding cycle.

If you are unable to join us at this time, choose a time within 12 hours before or after to align with these energies and be part of this global meditation.

Prior to your meditation take the needed time to create a sacred space and spiritually align your energies.

Consider what is the appropriate way to join in this meditation ... you may wish to participate in group formation on the physical plane as well as on the inner planes. Whether or not you choose to be "alone" on the physical plane, know you are uniting with many others who also are attuning to the energies available at this Global Festival, and that this unified group focus creates a powerful channel for the meditation to be potent and effective.

The Full Moon Festivals Culminate over a Five-Day Period ...

Our meditation focus beginning at the new moon leads into the two days of preparation immediately preceding the full moon. These are to be dedicated to spiritual reflection and detachment from everyday concerns, as each prepares to become a vessel for the energies of light and love they will receive and channel. During this time we hold the attitude of dedication and service, and assume an attitude of receptivity to that which our soul will impart to make us of greater spiritual use.

The day of the full moon itself is the day of safeguarding, one of inner peace and silence during which we attempt to contact and consciously hold the vibrational energies for the rest of humanity. We shall not formulate for ourselves what will happen, nor will we look for results or tangible effects.

While one may not observe the exact moment when the moon is full, it's important to find some alternate quiet time to reflect alone or use this opportunity to meditate with others of like mind and focus.

The two succeeding days are called the days of distribution. We now turn attention outwards, away from ourselves, and our efforts are to pass on the spiritual energies that have been contacted. We assist these Divine energies, transformed into goodwill, in flowing to where there is greatest need.

Emerging from the full moon five-day focus, may we continue to hold the high space contacted on the auspicious Aries Festival day. The following days are an important time to still the mind and maintain inner peace, a time of spiritual retreat and contact.

As you wish, feel free to continue use of this meditation for the entire month of the Aries full moon cycle.

The Full Moon Cycle We Are Observing

From new moon to new moon, Tuesday, March 28 through Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

 

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Additional links

Aries Synthesis Supplementary links for further understanding

The Three Spiritual Festivals The springtime full moon festivals form the spiritual high point of the yearly cycle.

Aries Festival Audio Programs Words with music, all dedicated to the Risen One ~ the Cosmic Christ.

Aries Zodiacal Deity Symbolized by the Ram, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and begins the cycle around the great wheel. Three outstanding urges characterize Aries: the urge to begin, the desire to create, and the urge to resurrection. A sign of commencement, the "... secret of Aries is the secret of beginnings, of cycles and of emerging opportunity." (13)

Aries Journey of Hercules Hercules's labor in Aries was to capture the man-eating mares. "The delightful part of the story of Hercules is his impulsiveness and the fact that he was not always successful. He failed sometimes and had to redo the labor until success followed on his efforts." (14)

The Lighted Way Study of the 12 different lights for each of the constellations of the zodiac will reveal the symbolic story of the growth of the light body within the Soul of Humanity (the Macrocosm) and within each of us (the Microcosm), and will finally make clear the very purpose of God.

The Chalice The Holy Grail "... is the receiver and container of the life of God." (15) Besides being a symbol, the chalice also signifies the place in the etheric body that receives and disseminates the "gifts of the Higher Forces" which are then used in service. (16)

The Holy Grail This chalice is the highest meaning of the constellation Virgo, (17) and the location of the full moon in the night sky every year at the time of the Aries Festival.

Divine Truths of Deity These basic truths are shared by all the world's revealed religions.

New Group of World Servers Members of this group desire to uplift, teach and help others. They are identified by the selflessness of their service to the world and lack of personal ambition, coupled with a willingness to work behind the scenes without recognition.

The Spiritual Kingdom Manifests We approach the Hierarchy and as this occurs, Humanity evolves into the Spiritual Kingdom.

Cardinal Cross Aries, a point on the Cross of the Risen One ~ The Cosmic Christ, is closely connected to initiation and the revelation of a hidden secret.

Mythology of Easter The roots of the Aries Festival of the Risen One (or Easter) go back to Egyptian and Greek myths, spanning centuries and millennia, through many cultures and traditions.

The Season of Lent This Aries full moon cycle overlaps with the time of Lent and other rituals of purification and sacrifice, rituals in honor of our connection to each other and to Divinity.

The Springtime Holy Feasts Certain days, from Lent through 50 days after Easter, have specific importance in the Christian Church.

The Lunar Messenger, Aries Moon (PDF) Circle of Goodwill's commentary for the Aries full moon, "Vistas of Wisdom 53: Gratitude"

 

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Meditation focus inspired by the collected writings of Alice A. Bailey
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Music credit ~ Aries Festival Meditation
"Tibetan Plateau"
from Tibetan Plateau + Sounds from the Mothership
by David Parsons(Fortuna Records)