Along with the Michael Revelation: Spirit to matter – matter to Spirit – Today’s Michael thought is: To be born – We have to die.
I am finding this to be a key to the Michaelmas Festival Season, which must be interconnected with the Easter Festival – it’s opposite on the wheel of the year – unified with the truth of the Resurrection of the Spirit after death…This must be added to the thought produced by the Michael force, so that the human being can find the power to die in Christ & be born again, thru the Resurrection of Christ within.
This means, taking The Risen Christ into our soul during earthly life – And then – To be able to die – with Christ consciousness – To be able to die – not at death, but when we are living. Then those Resurrection forces will be present for us in life.
This will once again weave Science, Art & Spirituality, into a oneness; because people will understand how to truly conceive The Trinity in the world. This will become an impulse which enables us in the present condition of humanity, to replace the descending forces with ascending ones.
During this Michaelmas Season I have been contemplating how the mighty Being Michael supports us with the courage to die into Christ while alive, as we come to know & understand the principles of Resurrection that continue to grow stronger within & around us as nature withers; IF we infuse it with this Michaelic thinking.
How do YOU experience this?
For me it seems to be a gradual, moment by moment, shedding – which allows for a purified approach to life. I continuously & conscientiously have to choose to let go, a willing sacrifice which opens me, sanctioning my being to become – a Chistened vessel.
I pour nature forces into this chalice, to redeem the Elemental beings with my Heart-Thinking. I seek to pour out this Christ imbued, alchemical luster, thru my I-Being, into every relationship – a sacred meeting with my fellows, human being to human being.
Together we can co-create a living Festival Season where the death process itself is embraced & transformed into a thinking process – Honoring the Resurrection of an awakened life, that invigorates our initiatives, as we learn to serve from a place of wholehearted listening -an ‘As Above, So Below’, give & take, which this seasonal energy provides…
14 October 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waning gibbous Moon, up in the East in late evening, passes bright, fiery Mars.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
The Intercession of the Theotokos or the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, is a feast of the Mother of God celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox & Byzantine Churches.
The Slavic word Pokrov, like the Greek Skepê has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession. It is often translated as Feast of the Intercession.
According to Eastern Orthodox Sacred Tradition, the apparition of Mary the Theotokos occurred during the 10th century at the Blachernae church in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) where several of her relics (her robe, veil, & part of her belt) were kept. St. Andrew the Blessed Fool-for-Christ, who was a Slav by birth, saw the dome of the church open & the Virgin Mary enter, moving in the air above him, glowing & surrounded by angels & saints. She knelt & prayed with tears for all faithful Christians in the world. The Virgin Mary asked Her Son, Jesus Christ, to accept the prayers of all the people entreating Him & looking for Her protection. Once Her prayer was completed, She walked to the altar & continued to pray. Afterwards, She spread Her veil over all the people in the church as a protection.
St Andrew turned to his disciple, St. Epiphanius, who was standing near him, &asked, “Do you see, brother, the Holy Theotokos, praying for all the world?” Epiphanius answered, “Yes, Holy Father, I see it and am amazed!”
According to the Primary Chronicle of St. Nestor, the inhabitants of Constantinople called upon the intercession of the Mother of God to protect them from an attack by a large Rus’ army. The feast celebrates the destruction of this fleet.
1773 – Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company’s tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland
1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot & mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, & the bullet still within it, Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech
1943 – Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, & wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp’s 600 prisoners escape, & about 50 of these survive the end of the war
1944 – Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide
1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis begins
1964 – Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence
1979 – The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., draws 100,000 people
1994 – The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords & the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~The forms of light & dark are many
The shapes of good & evil are hidden
We must discern the fruit from the poison…
In every moment beings of spirit wait
to rise up in our thinking –
That one of darkness has eyebrows that swim on his forehead like fishes
That one of light burns in the heat of selfishness
The middle pillar, whose two arms are scales
Stands firm in equanimity