Greetings Beloved Kin,
Thought for the day:
Not all your thoughts and feelings are your own. The only way to know your own thoughts is to choose them.
Emotions are running high leading to the Scorpio Moon. When you choose your thoughts, you’ll hold the empirical evidence to know the Feelings that come with them are the Truth.
INVITATION TO SHARE THE WESAK CEREMONY
Thanks and Appreciation to Aatu for asking how he might carry out the ceremony to share with the whole. Below are some thoughts on good and worthy ways shared by the Elders. If you observe the Wesak and would like to share a photo or your story, I would be grateful to share that in a post for everyone.
Where two or more are gathered, we create the exponential Power of Divine Trinity.
The Great Invocation offers a prayer that will be shared by millions. This is your sacred ceremony and it is worthy to think about the prayers you will offer that are personal to you, by your own tradition, words, and in your own way.
The traditional offering for Wesak is through flowers offered to living/moving water. Every living thing holds living/moving water. During the Wesak for 2021 I was still in COVID lockdown. Behind the parking lot of my apartment in Washington State was a bramble of blackberry bushes with a family of rabbits living there. I created a bouquet for rabbits and tucked it inside the rabbit hole.
We were all created different for a reason. A Divine Father Loves the unlimited expression of ALL our ways of seeing and acknowledging Him in a Divine Communion. The Intentions of the HEART is the Spoken Language of Spirit.
See, Acknowledge, and Love everything you choose that is making a living sacrifice. Ask permission that they offer their life to a sacred purpose. This was part of the lesson on “the picking.” We were led to a field of Yarrow and told to leave behind any plant beings in small families or growing alone. If stems didn’t give way easily, leave them and honor their choice. Tell them that it’s your intention to use them in an honorable way. Remember the whole family they will be leaving behind. (This can be done at the grocery store when you choose produce. Remember the family/field of the whole. Remember the human hands that planted, tended, and harvested. Think of how many sacrificed themselves without a blessing and offer it now. Remember the families of everyone who brought the harvest to your table. They said we can do the same anywhere we are served and touch the food on our plate. Leave the first bite for Spirit.) Picking outside, we were always to leave an offering of our self, whether it be a piece of hair, or the spital of saliva, or a piece of fingernail.
BLESSING THE PLACE OF THE OFFERING
By Andean tradition, the Elders used floral waters spewed on the place for the offering. They taught that it “woke the Mother up” to the consciousness of your time and place. The Maya use spirits of tequila. Do it your way holding the same thoughts and intentions. The Andeans lay 3 bay leaves/laurel at the center of their offering space where a circle is drawn in cornmeal with a cross of tobacco in the center. In the South, it’s drawn South to North and East to West; in the North, drawn North to South, West to East. Either way, what matters is thinking about what it means. For the rabbit hole, I offered a blessing of water with the offering of my prayers before I tucked the bouquet inside. End your prayers with gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a Hand on behalf of the whole. (This Wesak is synchronized with the Mayan observance that is the Initiation of the Mayan priest. It would be a good and worthy time to dedicate your intentions to serve as a Hand below at the end. You can offer yourself a blessing of Water and anoint your head with oil when you return.)
Pay attention to the signs of synchronicity around you. Pay attention to Mother Earth. Look for the Signs of Spring and the blossoms to come. Think on these things as you journal the experience, after.
Remember, sometimes Sacred Ceremonies feel like simple human blood, sweat and tears. The fullness of the experience happens after. You can share as much as you want to share, or hold the details to yourself when you send or write to share. Just to KNOW and imagine the prayers in all the times and places were intended to be one is a blessing to our spirit.
UNIVERSAL TIME IS ALL TIME
Don’t worry about the exact time. The most important time is the 8 minutes. Whenever you carry it out, you can share 8 minutes of your time and you could remember the meaning of 8 as the 8 precepts, or the 8 that is the Intention of the Creator’s Divine Justice, and give thanks and ask for Divine Intervention. (Theurgy is the gift offered to human through rituals and sacred ceremonies to call upon the Creator to intervene in Human affairs)
TO SHARE WITH THE WHOLE AT JAGUARSPIRIT.COM
A picture, a thought, a synchronicity – as much or as little that you’d like to say, and the place that can be a “river” a country, a bridge or your backyard. I’m thinking of a bridge outside of town, but I will let Spirit lead me to some place between now and the Wesak. debra dot malmos @ gmail dot com 🙂 If you want to share a link to a blog in the comment section, we can do that too.
MY LAST THOUGHTS – Before every sacred ceremony you can call upon the Grandfathers and Grandmothers of the sacred tradition and ask for their forgiveness that you won’t carry it out in the perfect way that was offered at the beginning. Ask them to complete what you have forgotten and share your personal intention to carry it out in a good and worthy way.
Love, in lak’ech,
PS – Thanks again, Aatu. Your thoughts were a great help to the whole.
PSS – The Elders said that if you think of something you forgot to do later – you just did. Give thanks in the moment you remember and it is done.
The Sacred Ceremony in the Wasek Valley in Tibet
The annual Wesak Festival is said to be one of the most auspicious days for spiritual energy each year… called the “high watermark of Spirit. The Wesak that occurs on the Full Flower Moon marks the Buddhist celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The sacred ceremony takes place in a valley in the heart of the Himalayas in western Tibet, surrounded by mountains, except the northwest.
Near the time of the Full Moon known as the Wesak (Vesak), the valley gets filled with pilgrims from various areas and surrounding districts. The spiritual aspirants, lamas and teachers find their way into the valley and locate themselves in the southern and middle parts, leaving the northeastern portion free. In this way all the men and women of good will and the will to do good, gather for this auspicious moment.
They then arrange themselves in the northeastern end of the valley in a geometrical pattern, composed of a five-pointed star, surrounded by concentric circles – preparing to carry out a great act of service to the world and mankind to help manifest the Divine Plan on Earth.
You can replace “World Teacher” with the Savior, or Highest Ones
by the tradition of your own Faith.
Wesak is celebrated by many Faiths around the world.
The Great Invocation:
“From the point of Light within the mind of God,
let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God,
let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May “World Teacher”* return to Earth.
From the Centre where the Will of God is known,
let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the Centre which we call the race of men,
let the Plan of Love and Light workout,
and may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.”
*Many religions believe in a “World Teacher”, knowing him under such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki Avatar and the Bodhisattva. These terms are sometimes used in versions of the Great Invocation for people of specific faiths.
THE TRECENA OF SUN/AHAU: APPLYING THE LIGHT TO LIFE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
6 Serpent/CHICCHAN, Cherokee, Serpent Do’tsi, Destiny Kin 45
May 3, 2023 (05/03/2023)
Descriptions by Ian Xel Lungold, 12 Sun/AHAU
6 Serpent/CHICCHAN (Cherokee, Serpent Do’tsi)
Galactic Tone 6: Flow. Six is responsiveness and the art of negotiation. It is the movement of volume through space that creates time. This energy in action is like the art of dance or a great athlete in motion. Six facilitates dynamic developments in all aspects of life.
Serpent/CHICCHAN: Movement and the creation of time. Sensual and dramatic, this sun sign embodies intense instinctual wisdom and creates a connection from Earth bound, to Heavenly aspirations. By sincere service to others, Serpent opens and expands its heart. Serpent aligns authority and the truth to bring justice that is quick and sure. Serpents are very adaptable, even fluid until trapped in a corner, and then they explode. Serpents, venomous temper poisons itself as well as others by creating resentful, suppressive and even destructive attitudes.
Cherokee, Serpent/DO’TSI: Serpent’s symbol is Constellation Serpens. Serpent people are Sky people who come to earth periodically as Educators. As above-So below, on Earth the Serpent is the roots of the tree of knowledge. Serpent power is vital energy, the moving force, the instinct and desire for creativity, the trigger that sets off the action. It lights the fuse that magnifies and explodes the life force itself. Knowledge, combining science, technology and psychology, plus spirituality are seeded on the planet.
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]