Hi and thanks for being here,
I want to share an experience and plant a seed that you may enjoy as we approach an auspicious time of the year. Last year I was invited to honor Wesak Festival with a small group of people whose lives are dedicated to the betterment of life and the planet. Wesak is the time around the full moon of May. It was not a celebration that was familiar to me yet one that has now marked me deeply.
The group was comprised of a First Nation's medicine man, a Druid, a Shaman, a Buddhist practitioner, a Christian, a sound guide and a few holistic healers. We juiced for sustenance and everyone had a turn to lead a ceremony. All different and all with the same purpose. It was so powerfully beautiful in it's diversity that it resulted in breaking through personal limitations with openness and expansion. It was easy to date my calendar with a commitment to honor this each year, whether in a party of twelve, fifty or one.
For those of you that feel called, here is a simplified outline of practice for the full moon, Wed. May 14th, two days before and two days after.
For two days prior to the full moon, we prepare ourselves by holding an attitude of dedication, service and upward spiritual striving.
The day of the Wesak full moon is known as the Day of Safeguarding. We simply regard ourselves as recipients of, or custodians of, as much of that spiritual force as we can possibly hold.
The two days following the Wesak full moon are called the Days of Distribution. On these two succeeding days, the focus of our attention will be steadily turned away from ourselves and from our inner subjective planes to the outer world.
Excerpts from: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesaksafeguard.html
This time is about connecting to your highest intention and that of others. I'd love to hear of your experiences. Please feel free to share. Use your mala. Create a mantra that soothes the mind and ignites the heart, repeat it on every bead. Make it yours. Make it personal. Make it powerful. https://tbds.org/collections/malas
This year I'm traveling to the sacred grounds of the Kogi Mamas to visit a healer and friend while she is studying with them. I will start honoring the Wesak Festival there. The Kogi people consider themselves caregivers, healers and protectors for the planet. I'm anticipating a time of sacred reciprocity and for certain, much learning.
If you wish to know more of the Kogi, visit: http://www.tribalink.org/kogi/thekogi.htm There is also a film now released called Aluna. Film contains their message on the survival of the planet. http://www.alunathemovie.com/en/
Together let's turn the lights on and eliminate the darkness.
live your inspiration,