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Do You Yuga...? 2012 Part Three
And as requested, here is part three of the free 2012 meditations... the lesson and meditation are both recorded and can be found here, along with the previous two.
Now just to record the last one before the solstice!
Autumnal Equinox - Leo - Fire
Welcome back, as we continue on with the third of our four 2012 Guided Vision Workings. The purpose of these recorded vision workings is to help us enter into a new conscious relationship with the energies associated with the 2012 shift of the Mayan Calender and alignment with the Galactic Center. In each working, we are aligning to a “new” elemental gate, associated with the alignment of the Age of Aquarius.
The previous two meditations start with lessons on the lore around the Shift of the Ages and the Great Year. They are still available as downloads. These lessons explain the traditional associations of the elements and signs with the four directions and why we are choosing to work with such radically different ones in this series of rituals.
Technically when we reach the Mayan 2012 tipping point, the Winter Solstice, the Sun will be occupying the end of the “Great Month” of the Sidereal Sign of Pisces, according to Vedic Astrologer of India, but we aspire to the energies of the Age of Aquarius, when Aquarius will be rising in the East with the Rising Sun on the Spring Equinox. Therefore the southern gate would be Taurus, and in the West would be Leo and in the North would be Scorpio. The fall season is associated with the West, so we will be focusing upon Leo, the fixed fire sign, in this meditative working.
Since technically we are not in the Age of Aquarius according to the Vedic astrologers, we might do well to look at the lore around other Great Shifts of the Ages. I find looking at the Vedic Cycle of the Yugas very important. Like the epochs of the Great Ages, the Yugas are a way to measure time. They are often described as ages like the metals, with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron. While traditional understandings of the Yugas depict them as cosmic epochs so large they can defy our understanding, a new system by an eastern guru was put forth. The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar, a teacher of the beloved guru Yogananda, depicted this new system. Both systems talked about modern humanity being in the Iron Age, or Kali Yuga, the most dense and difficulty of all the ages, but The Holy Science differed, telling us we entered a new yuga, an ascending Dwapara Yuga, in the year 1900. This coincides closely with Aleister Crowley's announcement of the Aeon of Horus in 1904 with the receipt of The Book of the Law.
Sri Yukteswar depicted the four ages as both ascending and descending, increasing in increments of 1200 years. With the ascending and descending golden ages back to back, and the descending and ascending iron ages back to back, we have unusual spans of time. The Yugas are described as:
SatyaSpiritual Age4800 Years
TretaMental Age 3600 Years
DwaparaEnergy Age 2400 Years
KaliMaterial Age1200 Years
700 BC Began the descending Kali Age, with 500 AD, the Dark Ages, at the lowest point between the descending and ascending Kali Yugas. At 1700 we began a probationary time into the Dwapara Age, without properly entering into it fully until 1900.
Unlike the predictions of a Golden Utopia around the corner, this teaching tells us to be hopeful, we are ascending and expanding in consciousness, but enlightenment as a society in a Golden Age, a Satya Yuga, is far off. We must still be working towards it, and be a part of all the changes that are two come. Our science, technology, medicine and the way we look at the world, from the brute force of the Kali Yuga, to the energy awareness of the Dwapara, is the key. It is already starting, only 112 years into it.
The shift into the 20th Century brought amazing changes, good and ill, that we would expect with this age. These are the growing pains of our age. The rise of technology, of medicine, of energy and of weapons are the light and the shadow of our transition into this age. We struggle to see the difference between matter and energy, and work with the energy behind it. The rise of the holistic health movement is an excellent view on working with the patterns of energy along with the flesh of the body.
Leo's gate is one of energy, the light of the Sun. In the Aztec and Mayan lore, it is said that when the age shifts, it is the Sun that shifts. We are said to be in, or entering, the Sixth Sun. As the light, the energy that bathes the planet shifts, so does the consciousness upon the planet.
Start by relaxing all the muscles in your body. Breathe deep, in and out. Relax the muscles in your head and neck. Relax the muscles in your shoulders and arms. Relax your chest. Relax you back. Relax your belly and your lower back. Relax your hips. Relax your legs, down through to your feet, down to the tips of your toes. Allow all of your body to relax and be at peace with each breath.
Relax your thoughts. Allow all unwanted thoughts to float away like white wispy clouds.
Relax your heart. Open your heart to love.
Relax into your soul. Feel the spark of divinity aligned within you.
Count Down from 12 to 1 visualized, then 13 to 1, without visuals.
We call upon the Goddess, God and Great Spirit to guide this work and protect us from all harm.
We call this work be for the highest good, harming none.
So mote it be.
Alignment with the Three Selves
Breathe in through the three selves. Breath in through the heart. Say, “I am the Namer.”
Breathe in through the feet and base of the spine. Say, “I am the Shaper.”
Breathe in through the crown. Say, “I am the Watcher.”
Connect all three breaths at the Heart
“I am the three in one
I am the one in three.
As it was, as it is, as it always shall be.
Alignment with the Three Rays
Invoke the three primal forces into the three selves.
By a Straight Line
By the First Ray
By the Red Ray
I call forth the Red Angelic Fires
I invoke Power and Will
All is possible.
Feel the straight red line descend from the stars through your body and into the depths of the world.
By a Bent Line
By the Second Ray
By the Blue Ray
I call forth the Blue Faery Flame
I invoke Love and Trust
All is one.
Feel the blue spiral of light descend from the heavens around the red ray filling you and grounding into the underworld.
By a Crooked Line
By the Third Ray
By the Yellow Ray
I call forth the Golden Witch Fire
I invoke Wisdom and Cunning
All is Known.
Feel the yellow lighting strike descend from the realm above and run through your spine, descending into the realm below.
So mote it be.
Facing the Direction
Face the West, the direction of the Autumn Equinox.
West, the descent of the Sun .
It is the Autumn Equinox, a time of transformation.
It is Mabon, the day of equal light and darkness, but the darkness begins to grow. The Sun is moving from the tropical sign of Virgo to the tropical sign of Libra, the Goddess of Justice and Balance. We align with the sign of Leo, the child king overseeing the world of true justice. Leo is the child king, the Horus, of fixed fire.
Evocation of the Sign and Element
We evoke you, power of Leo, king of childlike wisdom. The fixed sign of Leo is ruled by the element of Fire. Leo is the energy of creation, of art and music. Leo's fire is the will expressed in the world as the creative impulse, the art to entertain and enrapture. Leo is the lion, the sign of kings everywhere, the leader of the pride. Leo's sun grows to be the king and consort to the pale faced Goddess of the Heavens and Earth.
By the power of elemental Fire and the stars of Leo, we welcome you.
By the Watcher Star Regulus
We call to you.
Hail and welcome.
Opening of the Gateway Pentagram
Draw a five pointed star, envisioned in blue light, starting in the top point, going down to the bottom right point, up to the left upper point, across to the right upper point, down to the left bottom point and back to the top again. Draw a clockwise circle around the star, creating a pentacle. Open the Gate of Fire.
Bathing in the Element and Season
Through the stargate, feel the blessings of the fire. Fee the power of elemental fire, warm and dry entering through the portal, bearing the blessings of drive, lust, sexuality and passion. Feel the waves of vitality come through, blessing your desires to create. This impulse inspires you, giving you the energy to manifest whatever you desire in your life. We must all seek to embody our True will, and our desires are holy, leading us the exploration of what we really want and need, helping us discard whatever desires will impede our evolution and fulfillment of the True Will. Accept this blessing of light and will. It will guide you to your soul's own light and purpose.
Vision of the Past/Future Age of the Sign
As the vitality comes over you, you think of the last age of Leo. At the last age of Leo was said to be the very end of the Age of Atlantis, the destruction of the last high civilization and the spreading of its power across the world to the builder civilizations. Whenever we seek the golden beauty of the last great ages, the golden ages, we work with fire of Leo. Envision the ancient world of this time of the last golden cities of magick. What of this time must we bring into our current age?
Waves of personal power flow over you through the western autumn stargate. Allow yourself to envision yourself in the world, fulfilling your true will, your true purpose. What will you be doing in this great age? How will you get there?
Communion with the Guardian
Through the gate you'll see and feel the light of the star Regulus. Allow that light to flow to you. You might fell it enter your crown or heart chakra, opening the way for the highest self to be anchored within you bodily temple.
Through the light of the gateway, a figure can take shape. Who or what is guarding the gate of Leo? What guardian of the fire portal will commune with you, teach you, heal you? The classic archangel is Michael, the keeper of fire and protection, though totem of the fire, deities of the sun and flame and guides of light and will who flow with the blessings of Regulus might manifest. Commune with the guardian.
Alignment with the Galactic Center
As we move closer to the Galactic Center, find yourself coming into alignment with this vast storehouse of blessing. You are a medium, a channel for this blessing to be grounded into the world, into the consciousness of humanity and beyond. You can help channel this blessing into the realm of animals, plants, minerals and the etheric vibrations that support all the gardens of the Earth. Prepare your channel for this flow of blessings, for this power, wisdom and love. Feel all that does not serve, all that would block this flow, being dissolved away now in preparation. Be in your truth and inspiration. Follow the true knowledge within and you will be prepared.
Symbol or Key Word
Through this process, the alignment, the guardian, the visions and the healings, you might receive a key to bring into your consciousness, to guide you for this season, and to share with others. What key word or phrase, symbol or image to you divinely receive to prepare for the New Aeon?
Thanks and Release
When you feel the process is complete, thank all entities and energies that have worked with you at this time.
Closing the Gateway Pentagram
By the power of elemental Fire and the stars of Leo, we thank and release you.
By the Watcher Star Regulus
We thank you.
Hail and farewell.
Envision over the star gate drawing another five pointed star. Start at the bottom right point and move upward to the top point. Move down to the bottom left, up to the upper right, then upper left and back down to the bottom right point. Draw a counterclockwise circle around the star, closing the gate to the West.
Count Up from 1 to 13 then 1 to 12, no visuals for either.
We thank the Goddess, God and Great Spirit for this blessings.
Ground yourself as needed. Feel the energies flowing in you enter and store in the blood and bones, but any excess that is unnecessary for your well being, flow down through your feet, your roots, into the earth, for the earth's own alignment with the Galactic Center.
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