The Festival of Christ – April’s Full Moon 2020
The Ascended Masters and Spiritual Hierarchy under the direction of Sanat Kumara, Lord Buddha, Lord Maitreya and the Chohans of the Seven Rays celebrate 12 Festivals each year, all occuring on the Full Moon. The Full Moon functions like a window or magnifying glass for the intensification and downpouring of planetary and cosmic energies to disciples, initiates and to the Earth.
The three major Festivals are:
-Festival of the Christ – Love aspect of God – Hierarchy – Aries – April’s Full Moon
-Wesak Festival – Will aspect of God – Shamballa – Taurus – May’s Full Moon
-The Festival of Humanity – Divine Intelligence – Humanity – Gemini – June’s Full Moon
The three major festivals function to build the divine attributes into human consciousness. They function to establish the divine ascepts. The divine aspects have to do with the qualities of the first three rays : Power, Love-Wisdom and Active Intelligence. The divine attributes are the qualities of rays four through seven : Harmony, Concrete Science, Devotion and Ceremonial Order and Magic.
The three festivals provide a unique opportunity for people to join together to invoke these forces in a dynamic way. This a beneficial and potent time to meditate, do ceremonies and focus our intentions.
Together, each of the three spiritual Festivals progressively launch, build, and vitalize creative impulses. The Spiritual Hierarchy uses the festivals to strengthen and guide human thought and activity toward spiritual purpose. Their responsibility is to bring the Plan of God into manifestation and they work through the Full Moon opportunities year around, culminating with these three springtime festivals, to awaken humanity to these ends.
The three Full Moon Festivals of spring are destined to become a focal point in the new Aquarian Age, as more and more people of goodwill come together to celebrate that Humanity is One, despite religious or cultural differences.
The Festival of the Christ – April 8th 2020
One of the major holiday the Ascended Masters would like you to celebrate is the Festival of the Christ, which occurs at the full moon in April (the full moon one month prior to Wesak).
Introduction to the Festival of the Christ
This is the festival of the living and risen Christ. This is not referring to the Master Jesus, but the Lord Maitreya.
Lord Maitreya is the planetary Christ, head of the Spiritual Hierarchy, teacher to all the Ascended Masters and a galactic avatar. This festival celebrates the life of Jesus and the resurrection example that the Master Jesus and Lord Maitreya set and have built on the last 2000 years. Lord Maitreya is the perfect embodiment of the love expression of God.
The forces of restoration are particularly active at the time of the festival of the Christ. These restorative forces emanate from the mind of God and are connected with the principle of active intelligence. This energy stimulates mass intelligence and the birth of form. It makes people think, plan and take action along spiritual lines. On a planetary level this energy will eventually lead to a reorganization of planetary life. The effects are primary physical, with the object of creating heaven on Earth.
The keynote of the festival is love, in the highest sense of this term. The second keynote is resurrection. The third keynote is contact. This refers to a closer relationship with Lord Maitreya and his disciples and initiates and a closer relationship between the Spiritual Hierarchy and humanity. This festival lasts for 3 days and prepares the way for the Wesak Festival. At this time Lord Maitreya sounds the Great Invocation, first alone, then with the united Spiritual Hierarchy.
Meditation for the Festival of the Christ
Close your eyes and sit as comfortably as you can, holding the spine erect.
Center your attention at the heart chakra and begin to breathe easily and naturally through that center as if there was a nose in the middle of your chest.
Visualize the heart center opening like a beautiful flower, as you continue to breathe love in and out (it is pink).
See the image of the heart of Christ within your own heart. Continue to breathe.
Now focus your attention at the top of your head, with your gaze turned inward and upward toward the third eye. Visualize the pure white light of the Christ flowing into the crown chakra.
Now visualize the pure white light of the Christ merge with the beautiful pink light of love. Feel this luminous, gentle pink-white light begin to flow throughout your entire four body system, then into your entire twelve body system.
Feel yourself merge in totality with the energy and being of Christ himself. Feel the incredible love, devotion and illumination become your very self.
Inwardly kneel at the altar of your own christed self. Know that this is your own true nature.
Let your christed self bow to Lord Maitreya, beloved master Jesus/Sanada and Kuthumi. Know that in this moment they are bowing to your Christ self even as you are bowing to theirs.
Realize that the entire planet is an aspect of Christ waiting to wake up to the realization of its divinity, each human’s oneness with the One.
Inwardly bow to the christed nature of the entire planet and know that as you are doing this, you are likewise bowing to the buddhic nature of all things. Realize that in truth you are simply bowing to the divine nature of all that exists.
Feel the energies of divine love within you pouring outward to the entire planet. See this beautiful, softly luminous pink-white light touching and enveloping everything in the sublimest form of love. Known that you and all are forever held within the aura of this love.
Bring your attention back to the heart center. Follow your breath as it flows easily in and out of this center. Inwardly offer thanksgiving for the experience of the glorious love of the Christ. Inwardly offer this love as a blessing to the planet as a whole and to any situation of a planetary or personal nature that you feel is most in need of this beatific energy.
Know that you are able to access this glorious love anytime you want, as well as direct it to situation, person or circumstance you feel directed.
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 Christ 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 work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Led us not into temptation
For Thine is the kingdom
And the glory
Forever and ever.
Text Source: Joshua David Stone
May the plan of Love and Light forever prosper!