Wesak, the Day of the Buddha

At exactly 2142 GMT on 10th May 2017, the moon will be full, and the Buddha will appear to bestow His blessing on the world. It will be Wesak.

Legend has it that this great annual event takes place in the Himalayas in Tibet and involves, too, the Christ and all evolved souls. The ceremony consists of ritualistic preparation – movements, chanting and so on – before the Buddha arrives at the exact time of the full moon. As He approaches, a great silence falls, one that is filled with potent anticipation that increases as He enacts a water ceremony of blessing and purification: the Buddhic water is passed to the Christ, to His disciples, and then to all who are present, and whose honour it is to radiate its energy to the world. He does not stay for long, for the intensity of His vibration can be overwhelming to those who are there, and the density of Earth’s energy hard for Him to endure for any length of time.

Buddha at WesakIt is inevitable that you will be present at this ancient ceremony of Wesak, enacted year after year since the world began. You can be there consciously through meditation and visualisation, or you can trust your soul to do so whatever else you are doing in your human life, as it has done through many, many lifetimes. Whatever you choose to do, remember that of all the times in the year, this is the most important one, an opportunity to remember your spiritual connection and that you are a channel of light, a bridge between humanity and Spirit. You are an example by your actions and a teacher through your work and through your energy; you are important to the Plan of God.

Wesak, essentially, is about bringing the love of God into the hearts of man, thereby establishing Heaven on Earth. It is about compassion and enlightenment, trust and knowing. To reflect upon the meaning of Wesak, and its perennial truths, puts into context the transitory, temporary challenges of our small world and reminds us of what really matters.

With the Buddha, with the Christ and all the great spiritual beings supporting and working with and for you, you can know that all is well.

 

(3 different meditations for Wesak, created and recorded by me in recent years, can be found here )

 

 

 


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