(The Wesak Full Moon is the first full moon after the sun goes into the astrological sign of Taurus, usually in May, sometimes in April. The full moon is at 9:01 pm PST on May 8, 2009 and 12:01 am EST on May 9, 2009)
We touch the heart,
we contain the truth,
we hold the gratitude.
In this way, and only in this way,
we serve the Human Spirit.
We touch the Ultimate with each breath. We blend the outer breath as “inhale” with the inner breath as “exhale.” It is a natural flow that contains all we need to know or be. When we are still, pausing between inhale and exhale or between exhale and inhale, we stand at the Door.
The Buddha teaches us the path to the Door; the Christ gives us the key to the Door. We enter the Door, when fully in mind and heart, we join our will with the Will of God, the Life of God, the Light of God, and the Love of God.
At the Wesak Full Moon, the Earth is blessed with the linking of the Buddha and the Christ. It is a time for bringing forth new intuition, new rhythms, new serving–all transformed through the wisdom of the Buddha path and the “love-ye-one-another” heart of the Christ.
These two great Beings as working together in the NOW as servers for the Human Spirit. Let us hold them in deep gratitude and welcome a Wesak Awakening in our souls.
[the above description of Wesak is found on the back of the cards in the “Awaken Wesak” series in The Other Shore collection. The collage is also found in this card series, where all the images have both Buddha and the Christ in them. Here is Buddha holding the baby Jesus. I call it “Buddha and child.”
The energy of the Buddha and the Christ is not confined to those two human beings who lived it to the fullest. It is available to all of us. It is natural to all of us. It is not owned by any religion or dogma; in fact, it has been corrupted by many of these institutions. Even the word, God, is inadequate to describe it. As the Tao teaches, it cannot be named or spoken. I Ching, the Oracle of the Cosmic Way describes it as “…the true self, which is born with a full quotient of Cosmic Chi and naturally equipped to express its uniqueness…”
Wesak itself, has its origins in Tibet (the timing relating to the birth of Guatama Buddha) and has evolved in the West through the work of Alice Bailey and other theosophists and, the source of my first hearing of it, Ann Ree Colton via her school called Niscience. The Lucis Trust has good online publications about the Wesak Festival.]