Jai Shri Mataji!
Wednesday 28th November is a very auspicious day for all of us!
1- First of all it is William Blake's Birthday, an incarnation of Shri Bhairava (Archangel Michael), the deity who protects and enlightens the left side.
He was born in London in 1757, near the banks of the Thames, which is the Ida nadi or Tamo guna (left channel of emotions) which flows through the heart of the universe.
[Shri Kala-bhairav Ashtami, the birthday of Shri Bhairava himself is on Thursday Dec 6]
This also symbolizes the bringing of more light into the darkness and the moving away from darkest time of year (the Diwali Amavasya or no-moon day).
His greatest work 'Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Giant Albion' tells the epic story of the fall of man and his re-awakening into the Divine Humanity through the awakening of the Divine Feminine within, that is Jerusalem, the Kundalini (a narrative recording of this will hopefully be available online in the coming days!).
Parts 1+2 of Shri Mataji's talk on the occasion of William Blake's birthday in Hammersmith Town Hall in 1985:
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
Or a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
(from 'Auguries of Innocence', by William Blake)
2- Also it is Guru Nanak's Birthday, an incarnation of the Adi Guru or primordial master. He also expresses great devotion and self-mastery.
Shri Mataji's talk on the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday in London 1982:
'See the brotherhood of all mankind as the highest order of yogis; conquer your own mind, conquer the world'
3- Lunar Eclipse. This double outpouring of divine energy will counterbalance the left side negativity generated during the penumbral lunar eclipse which will affect the left side of people; but the eclipse will only be visible in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia. If possible, best to stay indoors and meditate. In the past, Shri Mataji has especially advised pregnant women to stay indoors during a lunar eclipse.
Penumbral eclipse starts – 12:14:58 GMT
Greatest eclipse – 14:33:00 GMT
Penumbral eclipse ends - 16:51:02 GMT