New Moon Meditation 7.45 pm (AEST), Monday 20 July 2020 conducted by Aida De Murashkin. The New Moon time is 3:32 am (AEST), Tuesday, 21 July 2020.
Although there will not be any participants in physical attendance, you are most welcome to join in with this meditation and follow the format below in your own rhythm, or you may choose another format.
1. Introduction Good evening and welcome to a New Moon meditation. At the New Moon meditations we are working with the Female Principle of the Godhead, also simply known as the Mother. The Mother is most easily approached or invoked at the time of the new moon. In today’s meditation, as a representative of the Mother, we will invoke the beautiful energies of the Lady Yasodhara, who is the twin soul of the Lord Gautama Buddha and the Mother Buddha of Earth. For that purpose we will use the Puja.
'The Puja is one of the steps in the progressive meditation system taught by The Theosophical Fellowship. There are three versions of the Puja; this version invokes the Presence of the Lady Yasodhara Buddha into your heart and into your daily life to give healing and contribute gradually to upliftment and illumination. Meditating using the Puja helps develop and purify the quality of devotion to the World Mother, as well as to the teacher within you, your Higher Self and Soul.
When you sit in the Light and the Heart of the Lady Yasodhara by using this Puja, you have the opportunity to gain spiritual insight and understanding. This insight can help you to live a more spiritual life built upon the principles of Theosophy; and when this happens, your relationships to family, friends, and associates will become more giving and more beautiful.
The Puja is offered to help you develop a balanced spiritual life – one that combines carrying out the duties and responsibilities of ordinary life with nurturing a conscious and harmonious relationship with the celestial realms.'1
Before we start on the meditation we will sing a song that helps us to attune ourselves to the light of Lady Yasodhara. To listen to the song, click on the white arrow within the audio bar below. Allow a short period to load.
2. Singing Song text: To Lady Yasodhara
Like the petals on a rose I see Thy Love Like the fragrance of a rose I smell Thy Love
Like the thousand suns, I feel Thy Love
I am forever Thine Oh Thou radiant sun Fire of all creation Let me enter into Your embrace Now and forever
Like the sweetness of a kiss I taste Thy Love Like the laughter of a child I hear Thy Love
Like the faithful sun, I know Thy love I am forever Thine Oh Thou radiant light Mother of all creation Let me enter into Your embrace Now and forever (repeat)
3. Meditation We have now come to the meditation, The Yasodhara Puja. The meditation music will last for 25 minutes, so feel free to pace yourself within that time frame.
Sit comfortably, either with a straight back (legs and arms uncrossed) or in the lotus posture. Close your eyes and relax both your body and your mind.
Affirm the following prayers and invocations from the Puja, as written below. To listen to the meditation music, click on the white arrow within the audio bar below. Allow a short period to load.
Protection 'I ask for the protection of the Cosmic Light. Michael, Thou art that Light.'
Visualisation (1-2 minutes) See yourself seated in the pink Heart of Lady Yasodhara Buddha.
See your heart centre glowing with light as the Heart Light of Yasodhara enlightens your heart centre.
See the light ascend from your heart centre to your third eye. See it glowing with light.
Invocation 'Before me I see the Mother Triangle of Kwan Yin, Yasodhara, and White Tara.' (Visualise this golden triangle.)
'Behind me I see Michael the Protector of Earth.' (Visualise Michael with the sword of Truth in His right hand standing behind you.)
'I am ready to serve man and Earth according to my karma, my capabilities, my inner talents, and my soul development.
I will put all this to good use throughout this day and night.
Holy Spirit – Mother Christ, guide my way, help me to perform my earthly duties well.
Holy Spirit – Mother Christ, guide my tongue, help me to control my speech, my thoughts, and my feelings.
From the Heart of the Cosmic Mother I live and I breathe.
Within that Heart I centre my awareness.
I Am That, That I Am.'
Prayer One or more prayers may be said here, and/or you may invoke any Master or Guru whose Presence you desire to feel within your heart centre.
For example: Beloved Lady Yasodhara, appear within my heart. Make Your Presence felt.
Meditation Meditate for 5-20 minutes on the Heart of Yasodhara or on Her Light.
At the end of the meditation, see this Light envelop the Earth.
Sing OM three times.
Finishing Prayer of Thanksgiving 'To you, Master of the Hierarchy, Lady Yasodhara, I send my gratitude that I have been permitted to sit within Your Heart and within Your Aura.
My goal is clear. My path is clear. My love for You is dear.
I now take Your gifts of the Heart with me into this night and day.'
4. Reading of the Great Invocation*
'From the point of Light within the Mind of God, There appears Maitreya as the Son of the Sun. Let His Light stream forth into the minds of men, Let His Light stream forth on Earth. Redeemer, Thou hast come.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God, There comes Maitreya, the Lord of Love. Let His Love stream forth into the hearts of men, Christ the Risen One is here on Earth.
From the Centre where the Will of God is known, Let the Avatar of Synthesis guide the wills of men.
Maitreya, Your Purpose is clear. Avatar of Synthesis, make Yourself known.
We serve You, Masters of the Light. From the Centre which we call the race of men, Let the Plan of Love and Light work out, And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Maitreya restore the Plan on Earth.
Let His Light, Love, and Power be with you.'
*The Great Invocation as given by the Christ to the Lord D.K. has been rewritten by the Christ through Ananda Tara Shan*, making it more in keeping with the times.
5. Conclusion Thank you for your participation and may the Light of Lady Yasodhara dwell within your heart forever.
*Ananda Tara Shan (1946-2002) the Mother Founder of Heart Flow Worldwide and The Theosophical Fellowship, is a member of the Hierarchy and a modern mystic.
Song and Music To Lady Yasodhara lyrics - Aida De Murashkin Music - Berhnard Wien Sunrise Over Maitreya's Garden track 2 by Love of Maitreya
Painting by Nada Celeste
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