As Maya points out, this Full Moon culminates the Gemini New Moon cycle, helping us bring good ideas down to earth. In our prayerful reflections, we have a chance to consolidate the new emotional habit of making more conscious use of our powers of mental assimilation.
This Moon cycle began with a Sabian symbol reference to the potential for waste (juxtaposed with opportune assimilation). As Deepak Chopra mentions in his video "The Alchemist," the greatest waste is the waste of spirit, which makes me think of the chance to understand people and circumstances from a spiritual perspective.
The New Moons theme of assimilation also refers to the multicultural foodstuffs now available on the global market. This is on key with the growing access to teachings from around the world, as well as growing freedom to interpret them without so much attachment to local authorities and dogmas as in previous eras. The contemporary opportunity to freely choose those aspects of multicultural teachings which most suit or stimulate our personal growth is accompanied by inspiration to bring ancient symbols and teachings up to date by creative examination and reinterpretation, thus finding true food for our spiritual hunger in the once apparently dry ground of immovable doctrines.
On the other hand, such liberty could lead to waste, to the extent to which our spiritual searches remain on the surface, picking up tidbits from different tendencies, unaccompanied by the personal application of their Universal Truths, which would characterize a life touched by or aligned with Spirit.
The predominant lunar and cultural energies inspire me to share what I hope may be a prayer tool which may facilitate a more mindful application of your own marvelous powers of assimilation, around a fresh meditation of Jesus´ invocation, from the Our Father-Mother: "Give us this day our daily bread," excerpted from my interpretation of this millenary prayer.
PART I: SYMBOLS OF THE ELEMENTS FOR THE JUNE FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN
To add to or create your seasonally sychronized altars and ceremonies.
- The Earth element can be present as moonstones, onyx or any black stones, especially a pair of similar onesto tie in the Capricorn Full Moon with its Gemini New Moon cycle. Also appropriate are rock salt and grainthe latter symbolizing both Capricorn and the Great Mother (dispenser of the spiritual sustenance emphasized now).
- You may use spring Water, especially from mountain springs, or mineral water.
- A timely ode to Fire would be, as at the New Moon, a pair of candles in lunar and solar colors, such as silver and gold or white and yellow.
- For the Air element, you could use pine incense or essence, as well burning a pine sprig or bough.
PART II: GUIDES AND ANGELS FOR THE CAPRICORN FULL MOON
Those who wish to call on guides and angels at this time to assist in prayer focusing, may find them particularly easy to reach or hear from, and may choose to include any of the following:
The Divine MotherDispenser of sustenance on all levels of our being
Andrew (disciple of Christ associated with Cancerand the powers of conscious assimilation)
Pan (Nature Spirit connected to Capricorn, who many people have claimed to see, and who connects to the lighter side of this sign.)
Hercules and Beloved Saint Amazon (Twin flame Angelic entities related to Archangel Michael, giving us the superhuman strength to free ourselves from mental and communication habits)
Pallas-Athena (Goddess of Spiritual Truth. Her armor helps protect us from the arrows of thoughts against the Highest and the Best.)
Archangel Zadquiel and Amethyst (guardians of prayers, of transmutation, and of Atlantis, submerged area still in need of planetary healing that include the seas around New York and Florida)
Guadalupe (Originally TonantzinMother of the Gods and Goddesses in Mesoamerica, Divine Mother of the Americasexpression of the Divine Love Principle which is currently working to harmonize the mental vibration of the U.S.)
The Angel of Planetary Healing
The Angel of Planet Earth
The Christ Mind
If you wish to summon such helpers before beginning your own prayers and meditations, and/or your own angel(s) or guides, and any other beings "of the high white light alone" (a good phrase for protection when summoning spirits or guides), you may call on them out loud or in writing. You might say or write something like,
"I greet you and bless you for your work of divine service and guidance, and request your assistance in consolidating a habitual dominion over what information I choose to assimilate and circulate."
PART III: PRAYERFUL REFLECTIONS FOR THE CAPRICORN FULL MOON
Now is an interesting time to consider the line from the Our Father-Mother, "Give us this day our daily bread."
Jesus is known to have said that the Mother-Father knows what we need before we ask. He also reminded us not to worry about material things, but rather to "seek first the Queendom of Heaven," attained as we develop a more spiritual consciousness, and that "the rest shall be added on." It would contradict the thrust of His teachings to suppose that in what is considered His most sublime example of prayer, the Master would include a petition for physical sustenance.
Some metaphysical teachers point to this line of the so-called Perfect Prayer to illustrate that Spirit does want us to pray for things. Indeed, the Higher Power takes into account all that we could need or long for, on every plane of our beings, including the physical. However, if we focus on the essence of the Christ teachings, prayer shines forth as a tool towards inner conversion to a divine attitude and awareness. The benefits it bringsspiritual, emotional, and materialarise as a consequence.
Indeed, another evangelic passage centers on the symbol of bread to underscore the distinction between material mentality and spiritual consciousness. Beginning in Mathew, 16,6, we are told that
"...Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.; And they reasoned among themselves saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, Why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread? Do you not yet understand, or remember the five loaves which fed five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves which I shared with four thousand and how many baskets you took up? How can you still not understand that I speak not of bread?
Matthew goes on to say that by "the yeast of the Pharisees," Jesus means "their teachings." If teachings, like yeast, symbolically increase bread, then bread would signify mentality or consciousness, that which allowed Jesus to multiply physical food from the invisible plane.
According to John 6, 35, "Jesus said, I am the bread and the life."
The Masters teachings remind us that our most important sustenance is the Higher Consciousness that we are able to assimilate in each phase of our spiritual process, a deeper meaning of, "our daily bread."
Considering that we dont really need to ask our Omniscient Father-Mother for anything, this sentence, apparently phrased as a request, can be more clearly understood as a prayer of disposition. Its mindful repetition can open us to receive the already-present spiritual assistance for the process of recovering our divine awareness. The following wording reflects a contemporary interpretation of such an intent.
Beloved Spirit, we open ourselves to receive all that we can on this day of the most important sustenance which You are sending us, which is the recovery of our spiritual awareness, from which all other forms of sustenance are now springing forth.
Repeating aloud such a decree for at least seven minutes, in combination with our New Moon prayer exercises, now and for the duration of the current Moon cycle (or for at least 28 days at any time), can strengthen spiritual and material prosperity, helping us remain focused in Spirit above and beyond any contrary appearances. It also serves to concentrate our mental ingestion on the Highest and the Best, as we persist in our daily intentions to fortifythrough exerciseour powers of choice as to what kind of information, ideas and images we choose to take in from the worldly smorgasbord around us.
A practical reminder to facilitate the actual application of a positive mental regime can be derived from the advice of dietary experts Michael and Mary Dan Eades. They point to 4 factors involved in improving eating habits: physical, emotional, mental and action. The emotional and physical response patterns can take more time to change, while the mental and action elements are more easily directed. Such distinctions also apply while sustaining a healthier mental diet.
Taking intellectual stepssuch as feeding ourselves with higher ideas and affirmative prayer, and action steps, such as turning off the TV, leaving a place where the conversation is negative, or controlling what comes out of our mouths, can help us keep in line when our emotional and physical habits would otherwise get the best of us.
Ms. Rev. Piggy sums it up: Pick and choose as you eat-upward!