As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.
Sutta Nipāta 1.149
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The Earthly Mother / Angel of Eternal Life
Sabbath and Fasting Ends
Evening and morning and at noonday I will pray; and He shall hear my voice. ~ Psalms 55:15
SEASONAL FOCUS: Flowers announce the promise of fruition.
The Earthly Mother – Saturday Morning
The purpose of this Communion is to establish unity between man’s physical organism and the nutritive forces of the earth.
THE PHYSICAL COMMUNION: Saturday, which begins Friday at sunset, is the beginning of the Essene week and is generally reserved for fasting. Take in only water, or perhaps juice or herbal tea (caffeine free). Become conscious of the important cleansing effects of fasting. Become aware of the quality of today’s foods.
THE DEEPENING: Fasting is the first principle. Fast from negative thoughts, words and deeds. Fast from ego, pride and desire. Fast from all physical ills and Ye shall behold the strength and the wisdom of the spirit.
MORNING COMMUNION: The EARTHLY MOTHER and I are one. Blessed is the child who knoweth the Earthy Mother, for she is the provider and the sustainer of life. Her harvest becomes thy body, her waters become thy blood, her winds will carry thy spirit, and as each morning comes, I shall embrace her.
MEDITATION: The richness of the Mother’s garden surrounds us. The forces of nature toil unendingly for the benefit of all. For this we are blessed. The kingdom which guides and nurtures the plants and the forests is yet another manifestation of the Mother’s love for us, and we within this kingdom must return her blessings with respect, with caring, and with love.
NOON CONTEMPLATION: Peace with the HEAVENLY FATHER — Ye that love thy Heavenly Father do Ye then his bidding; Walk Ye with his Holy Angels and you shall find peace within his Holy Law.
EVENING COMMUNION: Angel of ETERNAL LIFE I invoke thee; descend upon my soul and bless my spirit with the splendor and the knowledge of eternal life. And as each evening comes, I shall embrace thee. (Sabbath ends)
THE BLESSING: The food upon my table shares its life with me. And as this life nourishes my body, one day my body shall nourish this earth. And until that time shall pass, I shall return her blessings with kindness, with respect, and with my love.
“Verily I say unto you, if in the daytime the Earthly Mother holds you in her arms, and in the night the Heavenly Father breathes his kiss upon you, then will the Sons of Men become the Sons of God.” ~ Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ
Peace be with you