The following form is used by Arcana’s core groups at their regular weekly workshop meetings and as members choose during the week. It is designed for group meditation, yet, as we know, all of our meditation work is group meditation. So, please feel free to adapt this form to fit your specific situation.
Loving you, Arcana Workshops
BUILDING THE CHALICE
At this point, we prepare the group instrument for an act of group service upon the plane of mind. Pause. We gather and blend our forces into a sincere desire and determined will to be a ready instrument for the Forces of Light and Love. With the physical eyes closed, see with the mind's eye two persons in this group with whom you already feel a sense of fellowship in service—whether they are present here or at a distance … See them and yourself as three points of a triangle … Turn toward them with your heart ... Visualize a stream of loving regard, of heart energy, flowing around the triangle from you ... to first one … on to the other ... and return ... Again, send a stream of loving regard from you ... to one, on to the other, and return ... Once more, send love from you ... to one, on to the other, and return—thus circulating heart energy around the triangle three times.
Now, let individual persons fade out of your field of visualization. See each triangle simply as a three-pointed field of heart energy ... the triangles interlacing with one another … weaving the group chalice. Thus is created the light body of this group. It is a chalice built of relationships, bright and shining with service. Pause. Now, as one group self, see our group connecting through loving recognition with two other groups on the planet. Thus is created the planetary network of light and love through which the Christ may reappear.
LIFTING THE CHALICE
Let us raise the chalice, now, into the Light of
As one group self we recognize and take our place within
the Ashram. Pause.
Extend the antahkarana towards Shamballa, the Center
where the Will of God is known … the Bright Center lying far in the
Holding this alignment, let us open to impression.
CREATIVE INTERLUDE: (Allow 3 to 5 minutes for this activity.)
Very gently allow the abstract mind to impress the cleared and waiting lower mental substance with the insights gained in the silence.
FILLING THE CHALICE (Anchoring and distributing the energy)
See the energies of Shamballa and the Christ,
transmitting the energies of the Buddha, the Avatar of Synthesis and the
Spirit of Peace flowing to all life on Earth.
Together sound the affirmation:
[Adapted from The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p 315.]
See these energies flowing through the five planetary inlets—New York, London, Geneva, Darjeeling and Tokyo—and through our group, blending with the energies of the New Group of World Servers and with those of people of goodwill everywhere, creating a pathway of Light for the descent of the Christ to Earth. Then see the energy flowing into the divine, lighted center of Earth itself, radiating and uplifting the substance of the Earth.
Sound the Great Invocation, seeing the invoked energies distributed through the 5 planetary inlets and throughout the consciousness of humanity.
Om Om Om