Maya has described astrological and geopolitical influences for the time around this New Moon. For our meditation, lets consider their implications from a geospiritual standpoint.
To begin to neutralize the apparently increasing threat to humanitys precious liberties, resources and well-being by the potential abuses of power-addicted groups and personalities, let us reflect on the true origin of such blessingswhich we actually tend to take for granted in the U.S. Such contemplation during this New Moon cycle will align with the higher octaves of current configurations, and reveal an opportunity to significantly empower our own consciousness, as well as the planets.
According to metaphysical geography, the United States of America represents the power of choice to create a new lifea declaration of independence from limiting race beliefs and habits personified in "the Old World" left behind by the European colonists over 200 years ago. In metaphysical geology, America, especially North America, is an area which concentrates many interdimensional portals, opening gateways of intense spiritual forces, especially the principal of liberty.
The brilliance of the U.S. Constitution, with its lasting legacy to a new world paradigm of opportunity and justice for the majority, represent mere political outcomes of a spiritual imperative which was received in consciousness by the founding parents.
At such a time as now, when many Americans seem disconnected from the need to participate in the maintenance of the higher values which this land represents, and, exercising their free will by default, have facilitated the emergence of apparently threatening power groups, those of us who wish to exercise our free will in its most active expression through prayer and meditation still have access to the greatest power base of all. The power behind and above any governmental institutions, guarantees or aspirations is available to use and share through our spiritual awareness. Let us choose to remain in the passing seasons festive mood as we celebrate this opportunity to free ourselves from worldly or outer influences, reuniting with the One Power Within, and sharing Its protection with the planetary family.
SYMBOLS OF THE ELEMENTS FOR THE JANUARY 24 NEW MOON CYCLE
These items are to add to or create seasonally or astrologically synchronized altars and ceremonies:
The earth element can be present as amethyst or rose quartz crystals, or amber, either singular pieces or in a bowl. (If you choose Michael or Pallas-Athena from the guides suggested below, you may also enjoy using a metal shield, spade, sword or metallic replica or talisman of same.)
You may choose to melt snow, collect a small vessel of rain water or fill a colored (especially blue) glass or crystal goblet, pitcher or bottle with purified water, or a closed, colored bottle with hydrogen peroxide.
Timely symbols of fire could still be lit in your hearth, or with a large, light blue and/or unusual shaped candle or candles.
For the air element, you might select lavender incense, add dried flowers or geranium or sunflower petals to your fire, or sound wind chimes or light bells.
GUIDES AND ANGELS FOR THE AQUARIUS NEW MOON CYCLE BEGINNING JANUARY 24, 2001
Those who wish to call on guides and angels at this time to assist in prayer focusing may refer especially to:
Archangel Michael (associated with Divine Power, Protection and Justice)
Archangel Gabriel (associated with Divine Protection, Might and Government, as well as with Aquarius ruler, Uranus)
The Angel of Protection
The Angel of Divine Power
The Angel of Divine Awareness
Portia (Goddess of Justice, divine complement of Saint Germain)
Pallas-Athena (Goddess of Justice and Wisdom, and protectoress of institutions governing such principles, also associated with Aquarius and the Serpent)
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.
Before initiating your Aquarius New Moon ceremony or prayers, you might say or write something like:
"I (we, if summoned by a group) greet you and bless you for your work of divine service and guidance, and request your assistance in developing awareness of Divine Power as the one, presiding power, both for me (us) personally and the entire planet."
WRITTEN CONTEMPLATION FOR THE JANUARY 24 NEW MOON CYCLE
1. In the space provided below, briefly list those appearances (circumstances, events, persons) of the past or present which you have considered powerful threats to your health, happiness, self-love, progress or other blessings.
(The text boxes are for your convenience only, should you wish to do this exercise online.)
2. Now, make a similar list for your country and planet. These may include geological, political, social and economic factors that seem to limit or damage collective or ecological good.
SUGGESTED PRAYERS AND AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE 2001 NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS CYCLE
Combine your decrees with visualization.
The results of using verbal empowerers like those that follow can be even more striking if you simultaneously contemplate images of greater good, for yourself, another or for the planet. This can be done by closing your eyes and imagining the desirable conditions while you affirm.
A particularly easy way to combine affirmations with visualization is through looking at physical pictures of the desired good. An apparently simple, disarmingly effective tool which is well worth the initial effort is what many call a "Treasure Map." This consists of physical, color pictures which you carefully draw or select from magazines, catalogs, etc., and glue onto a beautiful, bright-tone poster board in an attractive, orderly fashion. For guaranteed results, do not show or discuss your maps with others, unless such prayers are used by the group.
(Having personally assisted several thousand people in constructing such vistas of their good in workshops over the past four years, I will be sharing more detailed suggestions, discoveries and advice on making and using treasure maps and related tools in future issues of Daykeeper Online, and extensively in my upcoming book, Praying by the Light of the Moon, co-authored with Maya Del Mar. But dont wait for more details to try or renew your visualization program, the simple suggestions above can make a decisive difference, as many people are quietly proving even as you read this.)
Aquarian Agers on call for the Aquarius New Moon! Its time to make your Global/collective Treasure Map.
A particularly apt new tool for to use at this time would be a global or collective treasure map. You might take a picture of planet earth or an area that particularly concerns you, and paste it on green (for healing), purple (for transmutation), or pink (divine love) poster board. Paste an image of the Divine or Sacred at the top, and draw golden or yellow rays emanating from this image to surround the globe (continent, country, capital or other critical area or site).
Around this combination, you may also paste or draw images of collective, ideal scenarios (ecologically, socially and economically, etc.), along with selected words or phrases cut from newspaper headlines and captions such as "Peace," "Stability," "Cooperation," "Protection," "Restored areas," "A Good Year," "Cure Discovered," etc. If necessary, combine parts of messages to create the news you wish upon the planet, "Good News for the World" and so on.
Also write a decree like one of those given below on the same poster board, in bright or metallic hues. Use this map alone and/or with your groups, preferably for 8 minutes or more each day (or every other day), first sending love to the chosen area, visualizing the rays as divine light and love that surround it, then saying the decrees aloud as you contemplate the images and feel them as real.
Depending on your personal preference, sense of need and/or commitment, you may use affirmations like those following in writing, aloud, or silently reviewing them, with or without visualization, alone or with others. In any case, repetition for 7 minutes or more, during at least 28 days is decisive in bringing forth a new, lasting pattern of faith and experience.
I CHOOSE TO REFUSE THE SUGGESTION OR APPEARANCE THAT ANY PERSON, CONDITION OR EVENT OF THE PAST OR PRESENT HAS THE POWER TO LIMIT OR OBSTRUCT SPIRITS ALMIGHTY GOOD, WHICH IS HERE FOR ME (YOU, US) NOW.
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR. THE POWER WITHIN ME IS GREATER THAN ANY INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD.
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR. THE POWER WITHIN ME IS GREATER THAN ANY OTHER INFLUENCE OR CONDITION.
INCLUDING THE WORLD IN YOUR DAILY DECREES
Frequent affirmers will agree that when a decree is repeated mindfully, one reaches a point of connection with the Divine Truth, which feels as though a divine battery has become charged. For that reason, it can be useful to start your session with more personal or easily felt affirmations, and then, in the fullness of that awareness, spill itas it wereon to other situations or needs.
Nothing is difficult for Spirit, so heartfelt, affirmative prayer for any concern, whether apparently small or large, personal or collective conditions or is always effective. But if youre looking for expansion or confirmation of a method, or are in the process of deciding to integrate planetary prayers in your programs, we hope such suggestions will assist you in carrying out your invaluable intentions. Those who opt to give global prayers a persistent try are experiencingor will experiencesome miraculous results, as did our own prayer ministry for Mexico. As newspapers spread the word of a major, imminent eruption, we spoke lovingly with volcanic mountains near the capital and denied any power but the One, Protecting Power for surrounding populations. A few days later, evacuated residents returned in peace to their communities after what proved to be a false (though scientifically promoted) alarm. Some months before we had witnessed an end to many years of drought in Northern Mexico, among other answered prayers for macro concerns. Such experiences are sure to be common to any group that is applying the universal, unchanging principles available to each and every one of us for large scale interests. Truly, THE POWER WITHIN YOU IS GREATER THAN ANY INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD.
WE ARE NOT ALONE OR WITHOUT DEFENSE. THE DIVINE DEFENDER IS OUR ALMIGHTY, OMNIPRESENT DELIVERANCE AND WE ARE DIVINELY IMMUNE TO ALL HARM OR LIMITATION.
A NEW YEARS EMBRACE
We extend our arms in light to Daykeeper readers everywhere who are approaching the current world and interplanetary events from what Emma Curtis Hopkins would have referred to as a "High Watch." Blessings for the New Year and New Era of Good that awaits us, apart and yet together, as we each turn within to recover our true grounding, and are infinitely empowered for ourselves and all of creation. Such a supremely practical and wise spiritual strategy can form part of our resolutions for the Chinese New Year of the Snake. Mayas description of this animals savvy serves to remind us that no worldly strategist can undo the plans of the Higher Power when we align our personal approach to Its designs in and through us, which at this time includes heeding the call to pray for all.