Greetings Beloved Kin,
Though the Wesak is a Buddhist practice, the tradition unites Faiths from around the world. “Wesak links east and west, Buddha and Christ, Shamballa and Hierarchy, purpose and love.” ~ Alice Bailey
Initiates are already preparing for the time through study of the “Noble Eightfold Path” as a focus of meditation and enlightenment. We can prepare to receive the blessing shared as a Gift of Spirit to Water. Many observe the opportunity to set a vessel of water outside to be made “holy water” by the light of the Wesak Moon. We can invest our Highest Faith in the Supreme Lord of Creation to receive the blessing that is meant to be.
The tradition is to make an offering of flowers with your prayers, released into a body of moving water.
The following resources describe the Intention, the Sacred Ceremony, and the Great Invocation, a prayer that unites the whole in Divine Trinity.
Serpent/CHICCHAN represents “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.” Tone 6 unites a Divine Trinity, As Above, So Below.
Hebrew 12: 1-3
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
The Time and Place
The time of the Full Moon in the Great Himalayas, Nepal is May 5, 2023 at 10:34 pm (4:49 PM, UTC). The blessings poured by Buddha takes place during the first eight minutes. This is the time you could remember the prayers offered by the whole as The Great Invocation (offered below). Don’t worry if you are unable to carry out your offering at this specific time. The blessings are carried out throughout the day. (The Wesak festival is observed at different times in different places. You can check Timeanddate.com for the Time in the place most meaningful to you.)
In the Himalayas, the Full Flower Moon is a time to celebrate the birth and death of Buddha as the festival of Wesak. Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, a town not far from Katmandu. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was born the son of a warrior king, and is believed to have lived in India sometime between the 4th – 6th centuries BCE.
At the time of Wesak, the Taurus/Scorpio full moon usually in May , devotees engage in acts to honor Buddha’s teachings. Slaughter houses are closed, and caged animals are set free as an affirmation of soul liberation. Basins of water with flowers are placed at the temples and devotees pour the water over a statue of Buddha as a declaration of washing away negative karma. (Source)
Universal Prayers of All Faiths
Though for some, Wesak appears to be a Buddhist practice, it is universal in nature. People from various backgrounds, races and religions gather together every year to take part in this great act of service and to receive the tremendous amount of spiritual energies and blessings that pour down on earth to accelerate their spiritual development. Vesak meditation is a universal act of service to humanity. Spiritual practitioners, teachers and masters from all over the world, with various religions, backgrounds and cultures, make themselves available, to participate in this great world service. (Source)
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.
It is believed that in front of the altar rock, the three world teachers stand. The Lord Christ, Maitreya, stands in the center, with the Manu on his right and the Mahachohan on his left. These three great souls face the rock upon which a great crystal bowl, full of water is located (wesak blessed water).
Behind the spiritual Masters, Arhats, initiates, adepts and senior workers, the disciples and aspirants stand at their various grades and groups, either with their physical body, or without it. These are believed to be the new group of world servers. The ones who are not in the physical body are gathered in the spiritual form or in the dream state to participate in this great world service.
When the exact time of Wesak (Vesak) full moon approaches, a deep state of stillness and calmness settles down upon the crowd. Certain spiritual movements and rituals are followed then and divine mantras are chanted. The Masters move in symbolic forms and chant verses in the ancient Pali language. The energies and vibrations unite the whole to receive the higher spiritual energies and distribute it to the world. The three words that describe the atmosphere at the time of the Wesak (Vesak) celebration are believed to be demand, readiness and expectancy.
When the exact time of Wesak (Vesak) approaches, the chanting and rhythmic weaving grows stronger and the participants look at the sky in the direction of the narrow path where they can see a tiny speck, which comes closer and closer. The form of the Lord Buddha then appears sitting in his Buddha-posture with his saffron-colored robe, full of light with his hand extended in blessing.
Leadbeater describes the Buddha as a gigantic figure with a brilliant aura, from which a glorious ultramarine is emanated, then golden yellow, crimson, pure silvery white and scarlet, with brilliant rays of green and violet shooting out from these spheres of light. These colors are described as the colors of Buddha’s aura in ancient Buddhist scriptures.
When Buddha arrives at the point exactly over the great rock and the crystal bowl of water, an invocation is recited by all the people participating in the Wesak (Vesak) festival, which sets a great vibration with a great potency on the people present, and the entire world, creating a moment of intensive spiritual effort and invaluable service to humanity, with effects that last throughout the succeeding months.
The effect of this great invocation is universal and links humanity with the cosmic consciousness and the supreme force, from which all the creation is originated.
This energy and blessing is released from Shamballa upon the earth through the Buddha and is then poured forth and the Christ as the representative of humanity receives it for distribution to all. The water in the crystal bowl is then held up and blessed by Him as the participants come forward one by one to sip the water. Participants also have their own water containers to receive blessings during the whole ceremony and especially at the final blessing.
The blessings poured by Buddha last for only eight minutes every year during the time of the Wesak (Vesak) festival, and the whole ceremony takes about 30 minutes.
The ceremony ends when the Buddha holds up His right hand in blessing, as He slowly recedes, and is seen again as a tiny speck in the sky.
When the Lord Buddha disappears and the meditation finishes the crowd slowly disappears, heading back to their lands, to continue the service to mankind. (Source)
Those who carry out the sacred ceremony return with the water to bless the whole. It is good and worthy to acknowledge the “World Teacher” by the name of the Savior of your own tradition of Faith.
The Elders taught us that whenever we participate in an offering of Sacred Ceremony that we ask that it be carried out in a good and worthy way to honor those who offered the way to the whole.
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 Tzolk’in calendar falls in synchronicity on May 5, 2023, as 8 Deer/MANIK, the Holy Observance that is the Celebration and Initiation of the Mayan priest.
love, in lak’ech,
Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN
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]
Hey, i am going to a study group this friday, i had an idea, if i would present somekind of wesak meditation to the group.
Could i use the great invocation, and how would i
execute the meditation?
We are studying plant medicine.
Have a great day!
With love, Aatu
Thank you Aatu – I would LOVE that. Anyone who carries out the ceremony is welcome to send photos or share their experience, however and I’ll post it. I’ll post the instructions and offer the invitation with my morning post. Thank you for the suggestion! Also, if you want to post on your website, then I’ll point to it. I’ve been studying herbs for some teas I want to make. I have the ingredients, but outstanding is researching the best combinations. So I will benefit from anything you can share on that. THANK YOU AGAIN! Answers posted soon. love, in lak’ech, Debra
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Hey, i am delighted to hear that!
I share pictures and experiences from the group.
I can search some combinations to suggest, and if you have some wishes for the teas properties, or characters let me know.
Thank you! I’ll share some thoughts later about the combinations to get your feedback. much love, in lak’ech Debra
Hi Aatu – I have some teas to blend with jasmine, and also a blend for mint, ginger, with an idea of how to use those, and also a tumeric blend with pepper to use with milk/coconut water or water.
What I have to research yet is the best combos for rose petals, hibiscus, and dried blackberries – and dried goji berries.
And, I have some chamomile. I picked up for the rose petals and blackberries as a combo, still figuring out what to put with hibiscus.
I also have some dried and powdered pineapple that I wanted to use for its bromelain healing properties.
I was collecting high quality organic ingredients while I was going thru the healing for my pelvic fracture. I even have the packaging, so now it’s down to thoughtful cosideration for the various blends I’ll offer for sale.
Thanks for any “wild” ideas you might share. I have more stuff, like orange peal – so there may be more in my inventory I’ve forgotten. 🙂
Okay, exotic ingredients, i will do some research
and get back to you.
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I do some research and get back to you.
Thank you! I researched when I bought them and they were all good for something. 🙂 Actually, those were mulberries vs blackberries that were suggested to go with roses. And I think I bought the orange peel to go with hibiscus. 🙂 I will appreciate your insight.
Hi Debra we had a great wesak offering today, i will journal you after i am Back home.
Is it ok to share with my herbology friends, this great invocation, so they can study it, and maybe also link your page too?
Everybody was very delighted.
Thank you alot.
Lots of love,
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That’s awesome. I’ll look forward to it. And, please do share – I’d appreciate that! much love, in lak’ech, Debra
I am almost ready writing a story about the offering, i have some pictures too.
Hope all is well with you,
Thanks again, much love,
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Awesome – looking forward to it. 🙂 Debra