Reconciliation and the Healing of Nations—The Voices of "We the Peoples…"
In Observance of World Invocation Day
To Invoke and Evoke Healing Energies for the United Nations and Planet Earth
Friday, 5 June 2009; 1:00 p.m.—:30 p.m.
United Nations Church Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room (44th St. & 1st Ave.)
Guided Raja Yoga Meditation—Based on the Six-Fold Progression of Divine Love
Introduction to the Meditation1
The guided meditation we will be using is based on two truisms: Energy Follows Thought, and As We Think in Our Heart, So We Are.
There are many forms of meditation; this one that we will use is based on the raja yoga method of meditation, which means meditation with a seed thought and the whole meditation is leading up to a focus on the seed thought on which we will meditate together: "The Divine Purpose that seeks to guide the work of the United Nations."
We lift that thought into the perceived realm of the Soul and there we focus in a concentrated and one-pointed way.
The meditation is based on the six-fold progression of Divine Love-recognizing six different stages of consciousness towards which we aspire and from which we seek inspiration, and which we then seek to express in the world.
The Higher Interlude is a form of in breathing and then a pause, which is when the real work of meditation takes place; the Precipitation is a form of out-breathing and then a pause, which is referred to as the lower interlude, when the mind and heart are flooded with the spiritual energies we have invoked and been able to contact.
We then focus on how to apply our inspiration in our daily lives and in the world.
There are three mantrams that you will have the opportunity to sound out-loud, if you like. One under "Alignment" the second under "Precipitation" and finally the Great Invocation and the Sacred Word, sounded three times.
Sounding mantric words and formulas aloud can have a powerful effect. (When sounded with pure intention it creates a vacuum between those sounding it and the higher energies we seek to invoke, purifying and hastening humanity's evolutionary life.) However, if you prefer not to sound them, that is fine too.
The Great Invocation
I would like to also say a few words about The Great Invocation that you will have the opportunity to sound at the end of the meditation. This great world prayer or matram was given to humanity in 1945 and it has been translated into over 70 languages. In the form of a booklet, copies of this Invocation, in the six languages of the UN, are available on the literature table.
Each of the stanzas refers to a different dimension of consciousness and so we will pause at the end of each stanza, giving ourselves an opportunity to focus on the centers of Light, Love and Purpose-and then finally on the one humanity that can implement these energies into the daily life.
As it is explained in the booklet, the mantric power of the words and the phrases used in The Great Invocation create a rhythmic vibration, invoking spiritual energies that can strengthen the work of the United Nations as it strives to uplift the quality of life on our planet.
Many religions believe in a World Teacher-a Coming One who is to reappear, as has been the case throughout the history of humanity. This Coming One is known by such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, the Messiah, and the Kalki Avatar-just to acknowledge a few of the names by which this Spiritual Teacher is known.
In the English version of The Great Invocation, which is the original language in which this Invocation was given to humanity, the term Christ is used for this Coming One. And, it may be of interest to note that in the ancient archives, before Christianity came to be, this term was a title, attributed to the One, Who at any given time in the history of humanity holds the title of the World Spiritual Teacher-the purified or Initiated One.
Just as the title of Buddha was given to Siddhartha Gautama as a title of attainment indicating his ability to access buddhic consciousness, so the Christ is a title, recognizing the attainment of the 7th degree of initiation and indicating a love so inclusive that It encompasses the souls of all life on the planet.
It is for this reason that all of the major world religions look to this Great Being and refer to Him by many different names, knowing Him through their own tradition. This title and word, Christ, has great esoteric significance and radiates its own powerful numeric vibration.
Finally, the word "man" is a derivative of the Sanskrit term, Manas, which refers to the mental principle-the positive element that characterizes humanity, emphasizing the fact that humanity is able to THINK and use the mind, distinguishing it from the other three kingdoms it is meant to protect and nurture.
1 For a copy of the meditation outline, available in several different languages, please inquire of firstname.lastname@example.org.
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