The Wesak celebration

Every full moon in May the Lord Buddha gives His Blessings to the World. Spiritual seekers from every part of the planet will gather to receive the blessings and benediction of beloved Lord Gautama. No announcement is made as to the location of the activity, but by the magnetic power of his love, individuals who accept the tenets embodied in his teachings of the Middle Way are guided by their hearts to the correct location.

In 1966, beloved Gautama transferred the power and authority of this blessing to Lord Maitreya, who had assumed within the Spiritual Hierarchy the office of Buddha. From that time forth, Lord Maitreya has continued to dispense the love and blessings of the Lord of the World to all who assembled every year in the sacred valley where the Wesak Festival is held. Through their heart's love, we urge all chelas to tune into this Holy Ceremony and  amplify his blessings throughout the entire planet Earth.

 The Lord Gautama has been succeeded by the Lord Maitreya since the middle of the previous century, when the Lord Gautama became:

  Lord of the World.

Following is a Message of the Lord Maitreya about this sacred night.  

Beloved of God,

On this, one of the most sacred and holy nights of the year, I come to enfold you in the love of our Mother-Father God and share a few words of faith, compassion, and encouragement so that you, too, may find additional peace in your life.

During the last fifty years, in fact throughout the century only recently completed, each and every member of the human family has been going through a time of great trials and tribulations within their very soul and spirit. Accordingly everyone has at least one personal story of tremendous tragedy or victorious accomplishment to share.  

No matter what one's religious belief or spiritual background, when this process began and each experienced the overwhelming feeling that something was missing in their life, it prompted each person on this planet to question who they really were. Questions such as: Why am I living upon the Earth at this time in history? How did I get to this point in my life? What, if anything, is there after so called death? And most importantly, What is the guiding force that appears to be with me as I take each and every step in my life no matter how small and shaky or strong and long each one is? Are my words beginning to sound familiar, beloved ones?

As each of you well know, those who have come to this sacred valley to celebrate the Festival of Wesak in either your physical or finer vehicles, throughout the course of your spiritual evolution, these questions and many others have often entered your consciousness to be contemplated, resolved and move you a little farther along your own spiritual path. Also, as you well know, often the very idea of questions such as these created much confusion and doubt within you and within those around you who care about and love you.

On the other hand, these sacred experiences have also allowed you to find the faith and strength to begin and then continue the search for the answers to your many questions; that necessary spiritual and life changing quest which you and each and every one of your brothers and sisters in your human family must one day undertake.  

Ultimately at some point on your journey you will truly come full circle and ask that all important question; What is the omnipresent, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving entity known by so many names? Depending upon your religious background and tradition: Who is God, Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Higher Power, Creator, Lord, or the Great I AM? Thus with this very simple but very important question your consciousness begins to expand to such far reaching levels, that as the answer begins to come, truly you and the life you lead will never be the same again!

When you choose to go directly to the heart of what "God" is, by-passing and looking beyond each religion's specific definition and rules to follow to become a more 'Godly' or 'righteous' person. After you have stripped away all but the very essence of the Almighty arriving at the source of all life, you will find but two fundamental terms remaining which answer this all important question. God is energy and consciousness.

Then, with the additional knowledge you have received along your journey that God exists in all things you must also accept that at the very heart of all things there is also nothing more than energy and consciousness. And it is only the level of this energy and consciousness that determines one's place in this universe.

Beloved ones, by all outer appearances in the universal divine plan, the Earth is very small and life upon it even smaller. However, the level of the energy you are able to tap into, your ability to use it well and expand it outward will determine your place in God's Great Design. This is the core principle container within two statements you have heard many times: "Where you attention is, there you are." and "Where you are so shall you become!"  

If for now you have difficulty understanding this far reaching but all important concept of 'energy and consciousness', I ask you to work with it for awhile in your day-to-day life. In everything you do and everything that happens to you ask yourself the following: What is the level of energy at work in my life? And what is the level of consciousness of all concerned in each situation? Over time, you will come to better understand this principle my dear chelas.

Always remember, energy is the life force upon which all things in the universe are based and consciousness determines its place in the universe.

My message tonight may bring some confusion to your emotional body. It may also raise many questions to your mind but that is good! For it is within the question that the answer lies! Take time to ponder my words for ultimately, there is only energy and consciousness!

Also, if you remember nothing more of your journey tonight, place this divine principle upon the altar of your heart and hold it sacred, for once anything is lovingly and purely placed there it must begin to grow and expand. Thus, over time you will become more loving, more supportive, more peaceful, more harmonious, more forgiving and more compassionate.

Peace be unto you beloved ones!

Lord Maitreya

[ From: The Bridge Journal July-Sept. 2001]