Weekly Group Meditation
by Fr. E.S.Q.S.
Admittedly, this proposal has been a long time coming. I had mentioned it a long while back somewhere on the forums; however, that was prior to the implementation of the WIS system. That being said, it is about high-time that an official proposal was made - and it is this:
What I propose, in an effort to bring this community of like-minded individuals together in a common service work, is a weekly group meditation. Of course, participation in the weekly meditation will be entirely voluntary.
I would suggest it be arranged for some time on Sunday - perhaps Sunday morning, or sometime around noon. Why Sunday? Well, the reasoning is largely just a matter of symbolism: Sunday is considered the "first day" - of the week, and also of creation (or manifestation). The symbolism is rife with meaning and ought to be applied. Also, Sunday, being the "day of the Sun", is also pertinent when you consider that our Sun is, in many ways, the living embodiment of "God" in our solar system.
But enough of that chatter. I could go on and on for days about the symbolism of the Sun, but that is not really essential. Besides this, the meditation would be fairly short - I would say that it shouldn't last more than 5-10 mins. at most; however, I wonder about the possibility of including some form of preparatory purification or ablution, much like the Muslims and their Wudu. At the very least, washing the face and hands prior to entering into the meditation.
The meditation, itself, would be more properly an organized group invocation. We could potentially make use of the Great Invocation as provided by the Planetary Hierarchy or I would be willing to write one specifically for this group.
The first step in the meditation would be to unite, via visualization, with our brothers and sisters participating. This can be done in many ways. One thing that is important to recall in this, is that the one thing that unites us all - as men, as human beings - is our causal envelope. That is what makes us men, what makes us human beings. And we would wish to meet each other on the highest possible plane:
1. meditate on the Self (the monad) in the causal envelope - i.e.: "I am centered in the causal envelope"
2. meditate on the relation of that Self in its causal envelope with the other Selves in their causal envelopes participating; we are all in the causal world, together - i.e.: "We are all together, brothers and sisters, in the causal world; we are as one"
See that unity. Once it has become quite visceral, then we can proceed with the sounding of the invocation we have chosen. But it is not enough merely to sound the invocation; rather, you must strive to visualize it. You must meditate upon it's meaning as you are saying it. That is where the power truly resides. Words, alone, are (in many respects) empty and devoid of any real power. Remember the group as you do this. Visualize the energy filling the group, flowing through the group, and out into the world. See yourself and the group as a channel for that energy: it should be an unimpeded river of force. Let it ray out from each of us, and fill the world around us. Let us be, for that moment in time, as many fonts of uplifting power in the world.
That is enough for the time being. This proposal will need to be discussed and details hammered out. I would like to see it come to pass; after all, it would be a real service. If Esoteric Law will not arrange for it, then I will be forced to take it elsewhere, for I will not give up on this proposal.
If even three people will do it, then it ought to be supported. I can probably think of three people who would do it with me off the very top of my head. But how many people here would be interested?
Thanks for your time,