Meditation 30

A Full Moon Meditation

(Volume 1 - Page 535-537)

The following meditation should be done with regularity, laying your major emphasis upon the work of the Full Moon Approach and for five days in each month substitute that for your usual meditation work.

  1. As a soul, link up with your group brothers and with all who are close to you on the inner planes and send forth the spirit of love and peace.

  1. Then do the following visualisation exercise, after centering your consciousness in the head.

  1. See in your mind's eye a lake of blue water, entirely surrounded by mountains.

  1. It is night, and there is no sound upon the lake, except the lapping of the water around the little boat in which you are seated.  You can see nothing.

  1. Then, as your boat rocks on the waters of the lake, slowly you watch the dawn awaken in the east behind the mountain tops.

  1. As you see the light grow, you become aware of other boats that are all slowly making their way towards the gleaming gold at the eastern end of the lake.

  1. The rest of the visualisation exercises, dating from the points indicated to you above, are entirely at your discretion. I leave the picture unfinished, leaving it to the unfolding opportunity of your creative imagination. I shall be interested to know, after six months' meditation, what you have done in your little boat.

  1. Then raising the consciousness as high in your head as possible, meditate "in the light" on the following seed thoughts:

1st month—For me there is no light apart from others. If they are in the dark, into that dark I go.

2nd month—I am a window through which the light can shine. That light must reach my fellowmen.

3rd month—In service to the nearest and the farthest I must each day dedicate my prime endeavour.

4th month—I heal not with my hands. I heal through speech. Thus must I learn to speak and speak aright.

5th month—The mind reveals the truth. That truth am I. My words must open up the way to other hearts and minds.

6th month—I have no barriers and no preferences, no choices and no separating walls. Upon the Path I walk and all to me are one.

  1. Then say the Great Invocation:

“Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind.

Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.

May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.

May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.

Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones.

So let it be and help us to do our part.”

  1. And close with the benediction:

"May the Holy Ones, Whose pupils we aspire to become, show us the light we seek;

give us the strong aid of Their compassion and Their wisdom.

There is a peace that passeth understanding; it abides in the hearts of those who live in the Eternal.

There is a power that maketh all things new; it lives and moves in those who know the Self as one.

May that peace brood over us, that power uplift us,

till we stand where the One Initiator is invoked, till we see His Star shine forth.  

May the peace and the blessing of the Holy Ones pour forth over the worlds."