Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dec. 26 Behold, I make all things new

Today is the First day of Christmas, a day for mediation on the qualities of Aries: Active, energetic, open to new experiences. I have taken some full moon astrological meditations, and modified them a bit to be appropriate to a Christian/Gnostic meditative style. The meditations are located here. These meditations focus on the Twelve Labors of Hercules, and make interesting readings in and of themselves, or if you prefer a non-Christian context for the meditations of these twelve days.

1. Begin with the sign of the Cross. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirt. Amen.

2 Remain in silence for some minutes. Let your breath attain a natural rhythm.

3. Sing or chant:

Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison

or

Lord have Mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have Mercy

4. Read, repeat, and meditate upon the scripture reading for today:

"Behold, I make all things new" - Rev 21:5

5. Memorize and repeat the scripture, taking it into yourself. Let it flow through you, and see how it applies to you, today.

6. Read, repeat, and meditate upon the Gnostic Scripture, the Second Apocalypse of James for the day:

""My beloved! Behold, I shall reveal to you those things that (neither) the heavens nor their archons have known."

7. Memorize and repeat the scripture, taking it into yourself. Let if flow through you, and see how it applies to you.

8. Recite this small prayer:

I am a point of light within a greater light.
I am a strand of loving energy within the stream of love divine.
I am a point of sacrificial fire, focused within the fiery will of God.
And thus I stand.


8. Look upon the image of the St. James Cross, or the Glyph of Aries, and be silent.




9. When moved to do so, end with the sign of the Cross.

1 comment:

Juliana said...

This is beautiful.

I miss you. :(

Get your self out here for a visit soon please. It's just NOT the same on the phone or otherwise.

merry/jolly/renewing/beautiful etc.
season to you and E...

xxx