As the external light dims and gives way to darkness humanity is encouraged – by the silent voices of their ancestors – to reach within for a different kind of light!
The light of the Spirit – both damaged and traumatised by the events of the year and initiated and transformed by them equally – requires now our attention and energy that it might regenerate and germinate in preparation for the new year that is to come!
Its energy and power requiring cosseting and concentration, attention and refuge if it is shake off the darkness and turn its head again towards the light, recognising within it the valuable lessons of the past year and absorbing them, rise cup towards a greater future.
For you see diamonds are born in darkness … under immense pressure – absorbing those precious minerals and that precious energy that they need from the Earth in order to complete their change from dark and dusty coal to glittering wonder and so too is the spirit of humanity.
But in order for the spirit of man to change it must first acknowledge the need to retreat, to withdraw, to seek sanctuary and refuge in rest where it can in abeyance allow the processes of change to occur naturally.
Unfortunately humanity is not accustomed to such a state – either working or indulging in pleasure – which at times can be more exhausting than work is and so often the space that is needed in order for them to execute this change is lost. Now however – possibly more than ever before – such a space of refuge is ESSENTIAL!
And so we – the Masters – would urge you to make some time as we approach Yule to find a space to enter into such rest, to find a little silence, a little peace and fan the spark of the spirit, giving it the oxygen it needs to grow. And to this end you might want to consider using a mantra to help – such as the mantra of refuge listed below – so that it might help you to focus your energies on creating the space you need – however briefly it might be.
Here then the Sanskrit version of the Refuge Mantra …
Which means …
I go for refuge to the Buddha,
I go for refuge to the Dharma,
I go for refuge to the Sangha.
Is often seen as being easier than the protracted Tibetan version …
Sangye choe dang tsok kyi chok nam la
Jang chup bar du dak ni kyap su chi
Dak gi jin sok gyi pay sonam kyi
Dro la phen chir sangye drup par shok
Which means …
Until I am enlightened, I take refuge
In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Through the merit I create by practicing giving and the other perfections
May I attain Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings.
These being the Three Jewels of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha), and the Sangha (the spiritual community of Buddhists). Which we might read as the spiritual community of man!
For those who are mantra averse then you might either use the conjuration of your Merkabah Light Body Vehicle on a daily basis or indeed the invocation of your guardian angel to surround you, placing you and holding you in the Divine light – as you prefer.
Whatever you do it is important only that you do something to help and aid yourself during these trying times – ensuring that you have done your all to make the most of the energetic opportunities offered in preparation for the new year that is to come!