A Short Explanation of Domestication from ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz

After we are born, the process of indoctrination begins. Also we learn emotional blackmail first hand, when born we need food(milk) so we cry and in most cases the mother feeds the baby, and we learn if we cry louder we get more food, so begins our journey with emotional blackmail and every does this.   As children we don’t have the opportunity to choose our beliefs – but we believed everything that our parents told us – then as we grew up, we believed our teachers and religious leaders….and accepted everything they told us as true.

If we were good, our parents were pleased with us, (another part of emotional blackmail to reinforce what we already do)  and if we didn’t do as we were told, we were punished.  This started us pretending (first parts of the smokey mirror and living the illusions)  to be what we were not.  We try to please everyone, just to feel accepted and feel good….and not rejected.   (this leads us into the obligation board, we have to act in this way to be liked or accepted)

This means that we have become a copy of everyone else’s beliefs.

When we learn the word NO has an effect – we are rebelling because we are standing up for our freedom – we want to be ourselves.  But, they are big, and we are small, and we are afraid of being punished.

Eventually we grow up and become what we have been taught.  We are a conditioned animal. (fully domesticated and self judging)

We base all our judgements on what we have been taught, and we begin to judge everything we do, and don’t do.  Our inner judge says we are guilty – we need to be punished, or ashamed.  This happens day after day, all our lives.

Then we become the victim because we believe we are not good enough, not attractive enough, not worthy of love.  The big judge inside us agrees. (by this time we are our own judges, juries and jailers, and very cruel to ourselves)

These beliefs control our lives and it is called Fear.  Breaking the rules opens emotional wounds within us and related reactions.

It takes courage to challenge these long held beliefs and rules, because our fear controls us, and causes us to suffer.  They are all held in our mind, and we believe them….we cannot forgive ourselves for not being perfect.

Teenagers take excessive drinking or drugs to avoid being rejected by other teenagers.  All because we have a need to be accepted and loved by others.

If we loved and accepted ourselves – the less we would experience this neediness.

How many times do we pay for a mistake?  Thousands of times.  True justice is paying once for a mistake.  How many times do we make our husband/wife/children pay for their mistakes?  Every time we remember the mistake, we blame them again.

The judge in your mind is wrong, because the belief system is wrong – 95% of what is stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe all these lies.

The whole world sees it as normal for humans to suffer and live in fear.  Throughout the world there is fear, violence, war and injustice.  We see human suffering, anger, revenge, addictions, and violence in the streets. In each country it is slightly different, but Fear is in control.

Others may warn us that if we don’t do what they say we must go to hell – a place of punishment, but we are already there – if we allow this to happen.

Whilst we are all searching for truth, justice and beauty in our lives it is already there….within us.  We don’t see the truth because we are blinded by all those false beliefs in our mind.

We cannot see who we truly are, and we cannot see that we are not free…..

During the process of domestication, we formed an image of how we should be in order to be accepted by everybody, but we are never going to be perfect from this point of view.

We pretend to be what we are not, so we wear social masks to keep others from noticing this.  We judge others according to our image of perfection. We dishonour ourselves just to please other people.   All because we have a need to be accepted and loved by others. But we cannot accept and love ourselves.

Teenagers take drugs to avoid being rejected by other teenagers.  They are not aware that they cannot accept themselves, so they reject themselves, because they are not what they pretend to be.  They wish to be a certain way, but they are not, and for this they carry shame and guilt.

Humans punish themselves endlessly, and no one punishes us more than ourselves.

You need to be strong to adopt the Four Agreements, but if you can begin to live your life with these agreements, the transformation in your life will be amazing.  You will see the drama of hell disappear before your very eyes.

You will be creating a new personal Heaven!

by Robert Light

Spring 2015

An Omni Story by Robert Light

Because of the huge changes that Humanity and its tenuous links to consciousness and the start of the Omni page and the discrepancies of our knowledge, mine included, I felt I had to explain things, yet I can only do this from my point of view based upon my life so far – I am not a guru nor a god I am just who you know as Robert.

My life as a very young person, Robert Thomas William Light, who seemed not to be like others: odd and strange in many ways.  I lived as a six year old on this earth with parents and two sisters, yet I also lived in another 9 or 10 worlds or dimensions synchronously, but yet having no cognizance of them. At times, 2 or more would merge and this seemed ok and caused me no problems, useful in the fact that if I was not fed in one of them I would be in another. A neighbour passed away and was gone from next door but nearly every day I went there and chatted with her and she fed me welsh cakes and ginger beer, and I would go back into my own house with sugar crumbs all over my mouth – so it was a true and real happening. I also had the ability to make people better but did not seem to be of much use at that time to me, it just was. Much more happened and is far too much to write about, what is important is my seeing people in spirit etc.

So years went by and just did not fit in school or in fact anywhere, but I kept going and my odd skills and talents became useful. Knowing things and making people better filled all my requirements in the pub etc, yet schooling just did not happen which seemed not a loss at the time – I learnt many other things instead. Palm reading seemed second nature as did most psychic things and kept my purse filled at times, yet when I went to big psychic shows with only a handful of tarot cards and my skills, I was always busy (people being Needy although I always spoke the truth). It was at these shows other people had big bill boards and posters and I looked at them thinking they knew more than me. What was strange they all came for a reading from me because I spoke the truth and worked not from books or teachings, just naturally. At some point I went into a spiritualist church and they seemed to think I had some talent especially with healing, so I began a different journey, and ending up giving talks which, for a shy introverted person, is not easy and still isn’t .

It was during one of these talks – and I quite like the real physical who came but also the spirit people and entities etc and much more – at times I would become nervous when reaching certain points during the talks and would rush off for tea. This one day a few people in wheel chairs occupied the aisle so I could not escape so I carried on talking and there was a wonderful chorus from above somewhere and spirits saying thank you and vanishing to leave an empty space as I carried on with talk. But I wanted to know why they vanished, so began a search and found out they not only came to help us but to learn from us. They have no connection to living consciousness, and when the people at the church had their own realizations, the spirit people did too. A revelation indeed: spirit people don’t really have any answers. Around the same time mediums etc in these places would guide spirits to the light but never once did they see the spirits in the corners who have never known love nor light and they were always left behind and even worse because the other ones had gone to the light.

Humanity has always had a need to know that life went on after death and their loved ones were safe and sound on the other side but, during some of my journeys with others, at one point I decided to get rid of the ferryman who helped people cross from this world to the next.  Humanity also used reincarnation as an excuse – I will do better next time or I will learn in my next life – so space was getting short in the universe. My answer was that we now only have one true lifetime and learn each lesson now. There is no afterlife so spirit numbers dropped, and it did have an effect on mediums etc contact dipped for a while. Many people do miss those who have gone but please remember they are always in your hearts and your heads but please let go of them and this will also reduce the time you spend in grief. I have worked a few times giving messages to people to help them and the spirit they trapped within their needs, however, the love of another who you lost never dies in reference to the spirit!

The psychic world ensnares 90% of people that enter it and most never escape it, yet all have to go through it. I think that’s why I started awareness talks and tried to show people the truth, then and now.

I am doing my best to explain delicately so try not to judge me or my words, please.

Also, the rise in channelling has delayed our journey by false but alluring information. The new age bought about gurus galore and new age profits and great speakers to boot, yet all have agendas and beliefs that seem fixed. Humanity has moved entirely into its mind, so it’s time to come back and be who you are. Every single person has access to their truths and more importantly the common truth – heaven and hell have never been any where else but here on earth.

Try and remember that any that have gone before also did not have access to the truth, so they still preach their agendas which do not allow us to go forwards in evolution and become the true creator that each of us is. We have had some great teachers yet their words have always been adulterated to suit a few humans who seek power and control.

For those trapped in the ideology of love and peace, learn the lessons that any one is capable of great love and also great violence. This applies to every human being – it is our nature to be 49% good or 49% bad, yet Omni is helping people reduce this equation nicely.

From ‘the time manual’, if you have to justify your beliefs, if you have to peddle them to others there is something wrong – your body will always speak your truth, your minds cannot nor can your hearts.

We have reached a stage in humanity and the point of no return and we each have to adapt and change to these new things: one, is let yourself begin to evolve by living more in your flowing moments; two, is to accept yourself right now as you are right now. These give you access to more time, less wear and tear and a new beginning. There is not enough paper for me to write it all down in the world nor would it serve a purpose. When we begin to live in the flowing moments and truly let go of our pasts, we learn anew.

If you are offended by my words or hurt by them, remember it is your choice to be so.

No one else can make you angry, you do that all by yourself.

The truth will set you free! But humanity has never been told the truth nor have they sought it; people have trusted blindly and dumbly in others.

This is my truth and for those that know me, will understand my words. If you share this remember to explain it also if possible.

Robert

This is only a fraction

Mary Poppins – the Secret Goddess 2

There are many clues in the book, Mary Poppins, to suggest that the famous, prim nanny is being portrayed as the Great Triple Goddess of old.  Her birthday falls on the Full Moon and, when she admires herself in the shop window, she sees three of herself, which represents each of her three roles – the Maid in springtime, Mother /Queen in summer, the Wise Woman in winter. But why has the Great Goddess entered our world as a humble children’s nanny?  It is because, as many know, the Goddess was suppressed in the distant past due to a dark chapter in human history that has been forgotten – a time when the Feminine became cruel and over mighty.  That memory emerges in our times in such characters as Cruella de Vil or Lady Macbeth, and in many other female characters that are cruel, ruthless and power hungry.  Historically, the Celtic Warrior Queen Boudicca is a hangover from that forgotten period of history. The key to understanding the plight of women and children in many parts of the world today is the fear the Masculine has of the power of the Feminine to create new life at a subconscious level.  Tragically, the vital part the Masculine plays in that creative process was never acknowledged – perhaps because it was not understood.  And here lies the root of the problem.  The only real power worth having – as understood by the peoples then and still buried in the subconscious memory today – was/is the Feminine power.  So, when the Male God defeated the Queen/Goddess, he took unto himself the Feminine power to create new life.  But the All-Powerful Queen/Goddess had done the same to Him during her supremacy.  She had usurped the Masculine power by becoming the Law Giver and General of the Armies.  So, the pendulum swung from one extreme to the other.  There is a real need to find the balance whereby the Masculine and Feminine have equal and complimentary power, with mutual love and respect one for the other.

Many ills stem from this violent period of history when the Queen was overthrown, as immortalised in the words, ‘The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown…’.  Female sexuality became something dirty.  The temples where the Goddess was worshipped and where the sexual act was sacred became brothels and harems, whilst the priestesses became whores.  Female sexuality was strictly controlled so that it became imperative that a young woman be a virgin on her wedding night. The children born of the priestesses with no known father were cruelly treated.  It is from this period we have the origins of terms of abuse such as ‘son of a bitch, son of a whore, bastard’, as well as words for the sexual act being used to denigrate and used as swear words.  That cruelty lives on today finding expression in orphanages and social care.

The power of the Feminine to nurture her offspring was taken away by babies being put out to wet nurses, passed on to nannies and then sent away to boarding schools.  In the Middle-Ages sons were sent to other families as squires. Given these conditions, if the Goddess were to return to the world of the 1930’s how would she fulfil her Nature as Maid, Mother and Wise Woman?  This is the task Mary Poppins has set herself.  She fulfils her role as Maid on her Day Out by ‘walking out’ with Bert the pavement artist.  He looks at her with undisguised admiration, while Mary Poppins turns into a coy, cockney girl using such expressions as “Strike me pink!”  They step into one of the chalk pictures and are whisked away to a clearing in a grove of trees where they take afternoon tea with a plate of small cakes. Only as a cockney girl is Mary Poppins the young woman free from chaperones.

To be a hands-on mother Mary Poppins is forced to become a children’s nanny and, in those days nannies were, on the whole, Old Maids, which is why she is sharp, prim and haughty.  As an Old Maid she is always on her dignity, ever aware of her humiliating position as a woman without husband or children, with only her respectability to give her any status in society.  Such a person would be anathema to the Goddess whose very nature is to give life and nurture in abundance. Although the children feel the great love of the Goddess despite her terrifying manner, and love her in return, her adopted persona is actually meant to highlight how unsuitable were the women chosen to rear the nation’s children.  Hence we find that one of these nannies is defiant when reporting to the children’s mother, Mrs Banks, that she has lost her charges in the vast London metropolis with all its dangers.

Mary Poppins – the Secret Goddess

 

It was quite by chance that in 1991 I became aware of the inner meaning in P L Travers’ Mary Poppins.  I had been reading a book about the Goddess which takes you through one calendar year of her festivals called The Year of the Goddess by Lawrence Durdin-Robinson.  I learnt that ‘The Great Goddess’ was known by many different names throughout the world: that she was also called The Triple Goddess, so following the journey all women take from Maid through to Mature Woman/Mother and then Wise Woman.   One of her titles was Mistress of the Animals and she was also known as the Moon Goddess, the moon being perceived as feminine.

Shortly after reading this book I just happened to read Mary Poppins to my two small daughters as their bedtime story.  When I reached Chapter 10 entitled Full Moon I my suspicions were aroused.  Surely not, but was Mary Poppins the children’s nanny being portrayed as the Moon Goddess?  In this chapter the children, Jane and Michael Banks, Mary Poppins’ charges, are urged from their beds at night by a voice which leads them to London Zoo.  There, they discover everyone is in a state of high excitement because it is ‘The Birthday’ which is falling on the ‘Full Moon’, a rare occurrence. As Special Guests of this important person, the children are led into the presence of none other than their very own nanny, Mary Poppins, sitting on a log in the Snake House surrounded by all the snakes.  By now I was beginning to look at the book through a new lens and, the more I looked, the more evidence there was to suggest that Mary Poppins is indeed being portrayed as the Great Triple Goddess.

The book even spells it out when Mary Poppins straightens her hat at the Tobacconist’s shop on their way to have tea with Uncle Albert:

It had one of those curious mirrors where there seem to be three of you instead of one, so that if you look long enough at them you begin to feel you are not yourself but a whole crowd …Mary Poppins sighed with pleasure…when she saw three of herself, each wearing a blue coat with silver buttons…she wished there had been a dozen of her or even thirty.  The more Mary Poppins the better.

There she is, The Triple Goddess, known the world over and associated with life-giving waters and the silvery moon.

Most ingenious of all, the book is divided into twelve chapters for the 12 calendar months and Mary Poppins stays for exactly one year.  On the day of her arrival, Mr Banks informs us there is a cold east wind and, on the day of her departure, the chapter begins ‘It was the first day of Spring’ and Mr Banks comments that the parrot tulips are in bud and that the wind is in the west.  The first and last chapters, as we see, deal with Mary Poppins’s arrival and departure.  The next three chapters, The Day Out, Laughing Gas and Miss Lark’s Andrew focus on the Goddess in her role as Maid. The following three concentrate on the Goddess’s role as Woman/ Mother – The Dancing Cow, Bad Tuesday and Bird Woman.  Then come the three chapters connected with the Goddess as Wise Woman, Mrs Cory, Full Moon and Christmas Shopping.  These are interrupted by the chapter called John and Barbara’s Story which, as the title suggests, is their story.

However, there was one chapter whose inner meaning I was unable to fathom and that was Chapter 5, The Dancing Cow.  Two events conspired to give me the key to unlock the hidden meaning.  One day, for light relief, when I had made yet another failed attempt to understand this chapter, I made a lexigram of the words, Mary Poppins , where you make as many words as you can out of the letters in the chosen words.  To my surprise, I found they could be divided into each of the three roles of the Goddess as Maid, Mother and Wise Woman, but not as nature intended, more as Society has distorted them.

Maid                     pin, snip, soap, mop, pie, spam, sip, prim, pram, soppy, popsy

Woman                man, pay, pimp, porn, sin, pain, mar, rip, primp, popsy, ma, may, yams

Wise Woman     pray, poppy, rays, air, spin, say, rain

For the Goddess – in the guise of Mary Poppins – to fulfil her role as Maid, she has to escape middle-class society. This she does on her day off when she meets Bert the chimney sweep, and pavement artist. When Bert sees her he cannot disguise his admiration and Mary Poppins coyly looks down at her feet and rubs her toe along the pavement.  She has undergone a dramatic change: no longer is she the haughty children’s nurse she was a minute ago. Ruefully, Bert tells her he has no money and cannot take her to tea.  Sensitively disguising her real disappointment, she brightly tells him she does not mind.  But then Bert draws her into one of his pavement pictures and they are magically whisked away to a woodland glade. The Goddess undergoes a further transformation:  she is now a cockney girl as revealed in her exclamation, “Strike me pink!” Bert, too, is a cockney lad and the waiter, who deferentially waits upon the carefree, courting couple throughout, offers Bert a pin for his whelks, a food much beloved of cockneys.   Only as a cockney can a young unmarried woman be abroad without a chaperone and free from stifling middle-class convention.  In fact, their behavior at afternoon tea in the magical glade is an amusing demonstration of how not to behave in polite society.  Mary Poppins sits down with a ‘plop’ and tea is poured from an urn not a teapot: they polish off the little raspberry-jam cakes, drink three large cups of tea each and, when they get up to leave, they have to brush off the cake crumbs.  As many know, the Goddess of old was worshipped in just such a woodland setting and little cakes were offered at her shrines.

When Mary Poppins abruptly leaves the Banks family, Mrs Banks is indignant and distraught, for who is going to put the children to bed?  Not once does it occur to her to do so herself, such being the convention of the day. For the Goddess to fulfill her role as a hands-on mother she is obliged to become a children’s nurse.  A more unsuitable person into whose tender care mothers gave their children would be hard to find, as the Goddess herself is at pains to show us through her adopted persona. As the famously sharp, prim nanny she is, in reality, an Old Maid, who is always painfully aware of her humiliating status as a woman without husband and children.  It is this which makes Mary Poppins the Old Maid so angry and bitter with her lot, and which makes her unfit as a children’s nanny. Of course, the children, being less conditioned than the adults, feel the great love of the Goddess through her stern exterior and are bereft when she leaves them.   How has this unnatural state of affairs arisen where a mother has so little to do with her own children, and how is it that children are left in the charge of those who are no substitute for a mother’s love and care, and are often singularly ill-fitted to do so?

It is interesting that, on the magical adventures that Jane and Michael have with Mary Poppins, she is recognized by all the people they encounter for who she truly is, the Great Triple Goddess, and how they treat her with love and respect, whilst in our world she passes by unrecognized. The reason for this, as many know, is that the Goddess has been suppressed. Why has she come into our world in the famous guise of the sharp-tongued Mary Poppins?  She has come to reveal the reason for her suppression and to bring healing.  She has also come to heal the relationships within the family and to fulfill her nature in whatever way she can in our Society, with the help of a little magic of course and her friends.

Concerning Chapter 5, The Dancing Cow, what I did know was that the cow was sacred to the Goddess. The headdress of Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Fertility, consists of a full moon mounted between the horns of a cow and, to this day, the cow is a sacred animal in India.  From the book on The Year of the Goddess I learned that the colours of the Triple Goddess were White (Maid), Red (Woman/Queen) and Black (Wise Woman/Priestess), hence the ‘dancing cow’ in question went by the name of the Red Cow.  We have now entered the merry month of May, the month when the Goddess moves from her White Maid phase into her Red Mother/Queen phase. But the curious nature of the story was still a mystery.  The bare bones are that the Red Cow lives a conventional life in the ‘the best field in the whole district’  knowing little of the outside world and bringing up the Red Calf to be a model lady like herself. One day, she begins to dance, which she enjoys and finds liberating. But then she discovers that she cannot stop and, after a week of being unable to eat or sleep, she decides to visit the King to seek help. Brought before the king, it is the king who spots the star on one of her horns. The only suggestion he can make is that she jump over the moon like the cow in the well-known children’s poem, The Cow Jumped Over the Moon.  The Red Cow agrees.  The star comes tumbling off and she lands back in her own field to find she has stopped dancing.

I had been reading a book recommended by my mother called The White Goddess by the poet and scholar, Robert Graves.  When I happened to re-read Chapter 5, the strange elements in the story finally fell into place.  As a scholar, Robert Graves’s research of his subject matter – the Goddess as Muse – was thorough.  The author tells us it was from many diverse sources that he pieced together a part of our history we have lost.  Yet this turns out to be at the very heart of the ancient worldwide fertility cults presided over by the Great Goddess, leaving us ill-equipped to truly understand ourselves today.  The fertility cults were Goddess-centred because it was believed that the Goddess ensured abundant harvests.  Her representative was the Queen and it was she who ruled. Robert Graves calls these communities ‘queendoms’.  At her side was her consort, the Sacred Sun King, but it was she who held all the power and the king was a mere cipher.  The ancient game of chess well expresses this hierarchy: the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, whilst the King can only ‘hobble’, one step at a time and needs protecting. Shockingly, I discovered that the Sacred King, as Robert Graves calls him, was sacrificed twice yearly, at mid-summer – when the sun was at its zenith, and at mid-winter- when the sun was perceived to ‘die’. At midsummer, the outgoing king was replaced by his ‘tanist’ or ‘twin’ who was then sacrificed at midwinter. To symbolize the extinguishing of the light of the sun, the king was blinded, and to show that he was being shorn of his great power as the embodiment of the sun, the locks on his head – being the very rays of the sun – were cut off and, finally, he was beheaded.

When the Red Cow lands back in her field, she begins eating at once, moving steadily across the field ‘beheading her golden soldiers’. She is so hungry that by the time she has finished ‘she had eaten up several regiments.’  We read that the soldiers are dandelions which are like suns and are therefore alluding to the Sacred ‘Sun’ Kings who were put to death during the Queen/Goddess’s reign.  We are also being told that during this period young men met their deaths in this way in great numbers.  Traumatised by the experience, we are shown how the fear remains with the Sacred Kings in subsequent lives.  At last we understand the king’s curious obsession with getting to the barbers on time.  Just as the Red Cow enters the throne room, the king stands up and ‘magnificently’ orders his coach to go to the barbers. He is irritated by the interruption and tells the Red Cow that he has “an appointment with the Barber at ten.  He won’t wait for me longer than that and I must have my hair cut.”  When the Red Cow agrees to jump over the moon the king replies, “Good”, …pleasantly, realizing that he would be in time for the Barber, after all.’  The subconscious fear from the trauma may be triggered when a former Sacred King’s hair begins to grow too long.  The hair of the king who succeeded at mid-winter was not cut, for the growing locks symbolized the increasing power of the sun rising ever higher in the sky to its zenith at mid-summer. The longer his hair, the closer his sacrifice. When the king asks who she is, the Red Cow answers that she is a cow, to which the king replies crossly, “I can see that,”…”I still have my eyesight…” revealing that he was blinded at his sacrifice.

When the Queen was overthrown by the king she was disempowered and put out of the way and kept under guard. So now we understand why the Red Cow is guarded by the dandelion soldiers in her grand field and why the king sees her so seldom that he does not even recognize his own wife when she appears.  And this situation continues today in many of the Arab countries and elsewhere where women are still guarded, have very little liberty and receive a poor education, if any. It is because the subconscious fear and anger are still there even though they no longer have any basis in fact.

After relating the story of the Red Cow to Jane and Michael, Mary Poppins waits for the effect she knows it will have on Michael who is a former Sacred King.  The Goddess has come to heal the Sacred King of this terrible wrong that was done to him in her name. She knows that by reminding him of that life, it will bring it to the fore, which will then enable her to help him release the memory.  Sure enough, in the next chapter, aptly named Bad Tuesday, Michael behaves very badly.  The anger and hatred left over from that life come to the surface and he feels it as ‘the hot heavy weight that was within him’.  Eventually, all of Michael’s anger and hatred is externalized, which he experiences as being attacked by the angry native peoples they met that day when circumnavigating the world on their afternoon walk.  Terrified, he cries out for Mary Poppins to help him and shuts his eyes tight.  He remembers being borne away in something soft.  When he opens his eyes again, he finds he is warmly wrapped up in his own bed and, ‘oh, the heavy burning thing that had been inside him all day had melted and disappeared…how happy he felt and how lucky he was to be alive.’ Mary Poppins appears with a cup of warm milk and stands beside him without saying a word.  Michael ‘could smell her crackling white apron and the faint flavor of toast that always hung about her so deliciously.’  And he drinks the milk as slowly as he can to keep her standing beside him.

Cassie Martin

15 February 2015

 

The Hobbit: A Spiritual View

J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a story of a journey ‘there and back again’, in the words of one Bilbo Baggins.  As many know, we return from such an adventure changed, tempered like steel by the trials and tribulations met along the way.  Such a journey was undertaken by twelve dwarves, a hobbit and a wizard (for part of the way).  At journey’s end, Gandalf cheerfully remarks to Bilbo that he is not the hobbit he was.  And this is true, for Bilbo and companions bravely elected to undertake the most perilous journey of all: to go into their subconscious minds and face down their most fearful and painful memories.

With many misgivings and many a shudder, they agree to travel through the vast and dread Forest of Mirkwood.  The rucksacks of provisions on each of their backs represent the individual bag of past troubles that we carry around with us.  We know we are entering a dead and forgotten world as soon as they step into the dark forest through an arch made of:

two great trees that leant together, too old and strangled with ivy and hung with lichen to bear more than a few blackened leaves.

The path is narrow and they must walk in single file, each on their own personal journey. A short distance into the woods and all light ceases to penetrate:  there is just a stifling, airless silence but for the invisible scufflings of forest creatures and their luminous eyes.  These are the fears they must confront and see for what they truly are – phantasms that have no real substance but are kept alive by our fear.  As the dwarves and hobbit continue to trek warily through their subconscious minds, the fearful memories are drawn ever more urgently to them seeking release, especially when they light a fire at night.  But it is not the right kind of light: only the inner light of understanding and self-forgiveness that will work.  Still too frightened to face their fears, they cease making fires.

At length something happens to break the monotony of this timeless zone.  They encounter the River of Forgetfulness and one of their number, Bombur, succumbs.  He escapes this particular quest: it is not for him. The others persevere and, as a reward, they are visited by their true spiritual selves in the form of a white hind and fawns.  If they could have but recognised themselves, the whole illusory forest would have vanished at a stroke, but they do not.  They are still consumed by fear, not just of their darkest memories, but of hunger and thirst.  The hind melts away, their arrows having no effect.

The fears become desperate for recognition and release as the travellers near the end of the forest and resort to luring them into the forest through the illusion of lights and a feast set out in the distance, off the protected pathway.  Nearly all is lost for the dwarves become paralysed by fear (poisoned and trussed up by the big black spiders).  Bilbo, at his lowest ebb, alone and lost in complete silence begins to succumb to the same paralysis but then, somehow, he finds his courage and the inner light is sparked and starts to flame brightly in the form of his sword, Sting.  He squarely faces the inner demon and lunges for it with his sword.  Ablaze with his hard-won understanding and reunited with the light within, he goes in search of his lost companions.  They see his fearlessness as he does battle with their demons as well.  They begin to stir from their paralysis.  Feebly at first, they too begin to find their own inner light and together, in a weak huddle, as one, they confront, accept and clear each and every fear until there are none left.  The quest is achieved.  With their empty rucksacks, they leave the forest, courtesy of their captors the Wood Elves.

The purpose of the Thorin and company’s journey is to recover the dwarvish kingdom and all its gold. There is just one tiny problem: a large and fearsome dragon still inhabits their mountain kingdom and, furthermore, he has gathered in all the treasure and is sleeping soundly on his priceless couch.  However, against all the odds, the dragon is killed.  Then the real trouble begins because, suddenly, all thoughts of Middle Earth’s inhabitants turn to the Treasure and everyone wants a slice – dwarves of course but, also, Men, Elves and Goblins.

This is a story of greed, which naturally culminates in war and is only resolved when the Earth’s wealth is fairly shared amongst all. Even the eagles receive a share with the new ‘King Under the Mountain’ giving the chief eagle a golden crown. Beorn, the bear/man shapeshifter is untouched by greed: his reward is to have taken part in the destruction of the hated goblins who, eons ago, stole his mountain home.  In particular, it is Bilbo Baggins who saves the day and, he too, is free from greed.

The Hobbit is also a story of enlightenment and the dragon symbolises our greed.  Only when our hearts are pierced by the Arrow of Truth are we freed from our delusional beliefs.

Bilbo discovers there is only one place on the dragon’s soft underbelly that is not encrusted with precious stones; it is the heart, which is later pierced by Bard’s Black Arrow.  Bard is well-named as it is the Welsh bards, poets and minstrels who shared the higher understanding through word and song. Enlightenment also comes through facing our deepest fears (Black Arrow) as the ancient mystery schools knew. We then see the truth.

When the armies station themselves before the gates of the dwarvish mountain home Thorin, now king, having rightfully taken back the kingdom of old, hastily blocks off access through the main gate with a makeshift wall.  But when the orcs suddenly and unexpectedly descend on dwarves, men and elves alike, Thorin prepares for battle and, clad in a suit of shining golden armour, he breaks down the wall, and rushes out to join in the battle, followed by his eleven companions.

Having found the treasure within and clothed in the golden light of our own true selves, we break out of the prison walls we have constructed around us through greed and ignorance.  We have become ‘king’ of our own self and we rush out to embrace Life, free at last.

 And that priceless gem, The Arkenstone – the Heart of the Mountain, is returned to its rightful owner, the Earth.

Cassie Martin

25th January 2015

A shorter, 800 word version of this blog is appearing as an article in the magazine Kindred Spirit in the July/August 15 issue.

 

 

 

A message from the Earth and Nature

‘A message from the Earth, Nature and the universe. We have had enough of humans, yes, enough is enough. Stop and think what has humanity or any single human being done to actually help the earth? The answer will be nothing, not a single thing, a fact. Humans are a species just like any other species which has evolved alongside all other species, yet no longer evolves. It thinks itself superior to all other species and life. So! You take, take and continue to take and ravage the very thing that sustains you. Well times up and just like any other species extinction looms. Yes it’s a wake-up call, the very last one. When you become extinct this time there is no coming back; it really is final. You have had chances since the beginning and squandered every one. So you have a time to adjust – a gift from us – not that you deserve but we are not like you, we give more than we take. What some of you call Mother Earth, Gia and many other names, does have a consciousness but not a thinking one and it’s more of a connection to all else, and certainly does not need worshipping or any other form of veneration. Human consciousness has now become aberrant to all other life. The earth is raped every single day by drilling and burrowing deep within. You dump chemicals which destroy all forms of life forms, some that you have not even discovered as yet. Greed and need have become your motto. Even now you litter space and the seas and the very air that gives life to you; you have become insatiable and as such unsustainable – your choice. Everything is designed to live and survive on earth in equal balance and a sort of harmony. Yet you flout this. You continue to pour sewage into our seas and God knows what else, yet all your human body waste products are there to feed the earth when used correctly and simply. It’s a natural recycling system that has been there since the beginning. Wake up! The earth is not there to provide and pander to your needs; it’s give and take. There was a time when people lived in harmony with their immediate location but greed and need rule. The mass of humans is still too lazy to wake up and change the way it governs itself: you still trust people who really do not know any better. And your systems of government are still in the dark ages because you are lazy. You mutter and moan about things which, by the way, pollute consciousness, yet you will not participate in the processes going on around you. You moan about this and that with one another causing harm to your body and all concerned. Wake up and do. Some of you hug trees, love animals and cause them to become domesticated to your selfish needs. If every human suddenly left the earth all animals would be better off. A fact and a Truth! Yes a lot would die but they would return to their natural state. Humans are also domesticated themselves – have a read of domestication in Don Miguel Ruiz book the four agreements which explains it well.
Robert Light

29 December 2014

Five mass extinctions in the past have been recorded by Science and it is known that the world population of humans today is descended from just seven women. In a list of extinction events we are apparently currently living through an extinction event right now in this time – the Holocene period.  For ‘Date’ it says ‘ongoing’ and for cause it says ‘humans’.  I always remember at the beginning of our quest in 1999 to cleanse the Ring and change the repeating sagas, Robert told us we were in ‘the last chance saloon’.

But Robert himself has still not given up hope and suggests that we can help by doing simple things such as eating local and seasonal food which would improve our health, etc.

“If one person stops updating electronic gadgets ie phone, I pad etc, then others join in and stop buying new electronic things.  Then the need to produce them stops or slows down production.  Same with human waste.  If you have a garden, change to an earth toilet system and rotate where waste goes.  One of the first designers of our modern day toilet system had the very best vegetables and flowers in their garden.  It does require effort on the part of people to do these very simple things. Your minds will throw up all sorts of reasons to say this is impossible but if you want to care and help humans, it starts with each of you. The speed of life and technology means we are all on a giant hamster wheel – do not go shopping on a Sunday, shop less frequently etc, easy steps to immediately help, and I am sure you can come up with more.”

For more info on Robert’s teachings you might like to go to:

http://truthteachings.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 

quoting Russell Means

Human despoiling Mother Earth - Russell Means

The Universe which controls all life, has a female and male balance that is prevalent throughout our Sacred Grandmother, the Earth.

This balance has to be acknowledged and become the determining factor in all of one’s decisions, be they spiritual, social, healthful, educational or economical.

Once the balance has become an integral part of one’s life, all planning, research, direct action and follow-up becomes a matter of course.

Mitaku Oyasin (we are all related)
Russell Means 1997