- May 29, 2018
- Posted by: Alexandrian Institute
- Category: The Festival of Light
|The Festival of Goodwill
There are three major spiritual Festivals which form the high point in the annual cycle. These are the Festival of Easter-at the Aries full moon, the Festival of Wesak-at the Taurus full moon, and the Festival of Goodwill-at the Gemini full moon.
At the Gemini full moon, the time of The Goodwill Festival, the Hierarchy guided by The Christ, showers the Will-to-Good upon Planet Earth. On this Festival for two thousand years the Christ has represented humanity and has stood before the Hierarchy and in the sight of Shamballa as the God-man, the leader of his people and “the eldest in a great family of brothers” (Romans V111:29). Each year at this time he has preached the last sermon of the Buddha before the assembled Hierarchy. This is, therefore, a Festival of deep invocation and appeal, of a basic aspiration towards fellowship, and of human and spiritual unity; It represents the effect in human consciousness of the work of the Buddha and of the Christ.
The Forces of Reconstruction are also active during The Goodwill Festival. These forces are related to the will aspect of Divinity, and are mainly effective in relation to nations. The use made of these impersonal energies depends upon the quality and the nature of the recipient nation, on its measure of true enlightenment, and its point in evolution.Nations are the expressions today of the massed self-centeredness of a people and of their instinct to self-preservation. These energies can increase this aspect of national life or they can increase the potency of the objectives of World Unity, Peace and Progress. The United Nations goal is to transform the theory of Unity into practical experience so that the word “united” will come to hold a true significance and meaning for all nations.
With the keynote of “humanity, aspiring to God,” this festival is also observed as the Festival of the Spirit of Humanity, and as World Invocation Day. At the full moon of June 1945 Master Dywal Kuhl under the direction of the Hierarchy-gave the last stanza of the Great Invocation-Let Light and Love and Power, Restore the Plan on Earth. He gave the first stanza in 1936 and the second stanza during WW11. This beautiful prayer is to be to the new world religion, what the Lord’s Prayer has been to Christianity, and the Twenty-Third Psalm has been to the spiritually minded Jew. In the future all spiritual men and women will honor the same holy days. In a united prayerful effort they will produce a simultaneous voice that will have a potent effect in our world. Our continued participation in these Three Spiritual Festivals assists humanity in achieving a Great Spiritual Unity throughout the Planet.
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men —
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Tapa Session April 19, 1986 and The Goodwill Festival, Alice A. Bailey