AUGUST 30, 2012





This month the Full Moon is a “blue moon” as it is the second full moon of this month. The first full moon was on August 1.  The exact moment of the full moon is Friday, August 31, at 7:58 am Mountain Daylight Time. Blue moons are said to have extra power and energy associated with them. One year ago I wrote about an interview I watched on PBS Nightly News. It was the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attack. This is what I wrote then:

“They were interviewing Egyptians about their feelings towards America and what happened ten years ago. Some of them expressed feelings of support for us. Most of the people interviewed explained that while they feel positive towards America and Americans in general, they strongly disagree with our military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. They also take strong issue with our total support of Israel even when it is practicing slow genocide against the Palestinians. My take away from the interviews was that the general populace in the Mideast is highly aware of political developments in the world. They do not see us as peacemakers in their world. They see us as misguided imperialists who think that we can rule the world through military means.

There was a ray of hope with the young people interviewed. The “Arab Spring” has boosted their spirits and self-esteem, and they recognize that many people in the world respect and admire what they are doing. “We don’t want to kill you. We are just like you; we only want to live our lives in peace.” These are the words that a young Muslim woman in Cairo spoke.

So what does the future hold for our nation and our entire human race? I believe that one of the most profound quotes that I have ever read is from Mahatma Gandhi. “If you practice an eye for an eye the whole world will go blind.” What does this mean? It means that retribution and revenge create a cycle of violence that easily takes on a life of its own.  Whether it is the Sharks and the Jets in West Side Story that cause Maria to grieve, or the Americans and the Taliban that cause widows and orphans in Afghanistan and Pakistan to grieve, violence has always led to more violence. And tears of family for lost loved ones are the same all over the planet.

What would it take to stop the tears? What are each one of us here today as part of the New Group of World Servers willing to do? This is a new concept, as violence has ruled the human race for eons. We are here to serve the world. That means the entire world, not just our own country. And is that not the message of Virgo? Her virginity is in her conscious choice to only harbor untainted thoughts in her mind.

Virgo is also the hermit teacher, Merlin, with his staff that he will strike you with if you appear indolent and do not take your studies seriously. Through his solitude he has learned self-discipline, the gateway to enlightenment.

When we come to that enlightenment, we not only realize but also apply and utilize the statement that we are all related. “Mitakuye Oyasin.” We are truly ready to “study war no more,” as we do not want to harm our own family members. And as Baba Ram Dass has so beautifully reminded us, everyone is your Uncle Benny. Another good recent example is Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker. They both confirm that no matter where one goes on the planet, people are just people. They are the same everywhere. At this critical juncture in the evolution of our species it is so important that we remember the lesson of Lot’s wife. Do not look back. Only look forward. Let us look forward together to a world at peace. After all, “there are lives in the balance.” Let there be a mental healing of old wounds and scars. Let the healing begin. First I heal and release all of my resentments, angers, and frustrations. Now I am ready to help others.”

“You may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one.

 I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one.”

-Saint John

Clay Uptain, September 11, 2011

As I go back and read this posting from one year ago I am struck by how much it still applies to our situation today.  This summer Mary Ellen and I have been blessed by being able to attend several Native American Traditional Ceremonies. One of the highlights was the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers that was held in Lame Deer Montana at the end of July. So many wonderful things took place there. As is always the case at these kind of events we met some wonderful and amazing new friends. We have also been blessed to have friends from Scotland and Australia visiting with us here this summer. Most recently we had the scheduled auction of 2000 acres of the Pe’Sla, very special and Sacred Land here in the Black Hills that was cancelled. In Native lore the Black Hills are the Heart of Turtle Island, aka North America. The NASA photo of the Black Hills shows them to be shaped like a heart. The Pe’Sla is a “bald spot” aka “Reynolds Prairie,” that is the center or heart of the Black Hills. So the Pe’Sla is the “Heart of the Heart.” Here is the link to the group that is coordinating the fund raising efforts to save the Heart of the Heart of All That Is:

All of this has been evidence that positive change can and will happen. It is so critical and important at the present time that all of us keep the faith.

As I commented one year ago, now more that ever those of us who are part of the New Group of World Servers need to ask ourselves what we are willing to do individually and collectively in order to bring in the new era of peace and tranquility for the entire human race. The thought-form is alive and vibrant. What can we do to make it stronger and more effective?


Virgo Full Moon Festival

Virgo ~ the Virgin ~ symbolizes the form nature. Under the auspices of Virgo, Soul and body are united, and we’re told they are of great importance to each other: “… matter guards, cherishes and nurtures the hidden soul.” Likewise, the Divine Mother nurtures the Christ ~ the Hope of Glory. (2)

It is here, in Virgo, that the intentional impregnation of form by spirit occurs. Informing substance, the Divine seed germinates in Virgo. Through our working with the matter aspect, the end result is the Sacred Form ~ ultimately, the manifestation of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

… Virgo (the mother or custodian of the Christ-consciousness) … shatters eventually the synthesis and the lower unity … it stimulates the soul within the form … because the genius and uniqueness of Virgo is that it produces the form as well as stimulates the life within that form and, therefore, nourishes and energises two lives simultaneously. It is a powerful dual energy, a potent expression of the anima mundi or the soul of the world. (3)

The planetary Hierarchy, Deity, and the Great White Lodge on Sirius are calling on each of us to act wisely, as impressed through the previous month’s Sirius~Leo Cosmic Festival.

In this light, the following additional notes from Bailey’s discussion of Virgo in Estoteric Astrology are helpful to consider.

• Virgo also represents the Hidden Light of God.

• Virgo is the guardian of the light of wisdom.

• Virgo is, therefore, the opposite pole of spirit and stands for the relation of these two after they have been brought together ….

• Virgo is … the cosmic mother because she represents cosmically the negative pole to positive spirit; she is the receptive agent where the Father aspect is concerned.

• In Virgo, matter or substance exchange or interchange their service and each serves the other.

• … Virgo “involves the service of the immediately present” or in other words … God immanent evokes reaction from the form side and is thereby served. (4)


For more information on this Full Moon and all the other critical “forks in the road of Destiny” that humanity is facing at this time please check out our good friend and one of the top astrologers in the world, Robert Wilkinson. His free and amazing site is:

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the Full Moon Festivals see:

It is very important to remember that the Full Moon is a Planetary Event! All over the planet thousands of people will be forming circles of prayer, meditation, and light. So please participate no matter where you are on Mother Earth. If there is no group in your area just invite some friends to get together. Break bread. Laugh. Cry.

Links for the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers’ Gathering in Lame Deer:

Mitakuye Oyasin             Pax Vobiscum            Namaste

-Clay Uptain

August 30, 2012

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