Knights to the rescue of damsels in distress

I have just been for a country walk on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset on the down land there with its spectacular views. Towards the end of this six mile circuit you walk through a lumpy field that was once a Saxon village before reaching the second longest inhabited house in Wiltshire. As luck would have it, the lady of the house came out and invited us in to see the Grand Hall, the Undercroft and the solar, the last two being in their original medieval condition.

However, this building harks back to even earlier times as she told us that it belonged to the ‘Gawn’ family as in ‘Sir Gawain’ who, as many know, was one of the knights of the Round Table of King Arthur. There was a fragment of gold stained glass showing the French Fleur de Lys which is on the Gawn family crest.

One of the missions of the Knights of the Round Table was to ‘rescue damsels in distress’ and this was sorely needed as the estate of womanhood – particularly of the ruling class –  had fallen very low following the overthrow of the pagan queen/goddess. In one of the recorded stories, Sir Tristram was incensed by the barbarity of a particular knight whose challenge was that if Sir Tristan’s lady was less fair than his own, she should lose her head but, if the challenging knight’s lady was less beautiful, then she should lose her head. I cannot remember how the story ended but do recall that Sir Tristram taught this knight a sound lesson.

Women today are still being punished from those pagan times when the queen became over mighty.  We see this in the male control of women in many cultures and, in particular, how the muslim faith has come to be interpreted. It is time this stopped as those old energies have been cleared away.  Those feelings of hate – never examined and whose source is never questioned – only exist through habit.

Hungry spirits and other emails

000 –   Posts have been good thank you all but bigger picture In the Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman) Lord Asriel opens the doorway to new world at the cost of Roger, in the next books Lyra goes to find Roger and ends up in caves with lost spirits, jump to Traveller book and the realm of Hungary ghosts, there are many parallel themes that are really happening.

The above post from Robert Light prompted me to contribute the following:

The hungry ghosts in The Traveller/ the lost souls in His Dark Materials are arriving in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe as we speak. Lyra gave the lost souls spiritual nourishment with her stories from the living world because they have forgotten who they are (losing memory of their earthly life), that they have a spiritual source.  Thus the refugees and migrants pouring into Europe are in reality seeking spiritual truth and sustenance but as Jenny said this is within all of us and we need to reconnect to that truth. The first realm of constant warfare in the ruins of civilisation, of gangs and betrayal, is also with us in places like Syria.  As for the 5th realm – where the half gods hold sway –  and from whom Michael is learning and wanting to recreate their system here – that world is portrayed in the film The Hunger Games but it is also beginning to be created in Western society as suggested in The Traveller.  There are still areas of beauty and remoteness on the planet which reflect the 3rd realm of the animals and 6th realm of the Gods. It seems that everything is coming into the present.

000 –   I find that I keep coming back to the somewhat cryptic words you (RLight) used concerning Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’, of it being a story of ‘there and back again’ but ‘never to rest’.   Somewhat appalled by the ‘never to rest’ part, a possible explanation eventually came!  In our culture all the stories are about the need for a journey, or quest, to ‘find ourselves’.  Thus, Bilbo journeyed through valleys, crossed rivers, trekked up hills and climbed mountains – drawing on all his reserves of  courage and endurance – so as to unlock the door into the mountain to reach the treasure within.  The truth is that the treasure lies within all of us.  It can be unlocked at any time if we can but find the courage to look within ourselves and acknowledge who we truly are, warts and all.  If we were to recognise this truth, we would finally be able to rest.

The same truth lies at the root of the connected remark you made on the story of Sir Gawain, who is duty bound every year at mid-winter to go off  in search of the Green Knight.  The Green Knight is, in reality, Sir Gawain’s shadow self.  If Sir Gawain could, likewise, recognise this truth – and accept his whole self –  the light and the dark, he too would be released from his Christmas obligation to set off on a journey that is bound to repeat itself, just like Bilbo’s, until he recognises the truth.

 

An inner meaning of the word ‘rose’

Not long ago, the group met at Ross on Wye for a weekend seminar with Robert Light.  I was unable to attend but I was very struck by the word ‘Ross’ because it reminded me of how many years ago our group visited ‘Ross’lyn Chapel in Scotland. Then it came to me: with the new energy of ‘Omni’ and the energy of the planet returning to Unity, the word ‘Ross’ has turned into ‘Rose’ the symbol of love.  The two ‘SS’s symbolised the former duality on this earth as the ‘S’ represents the waving nature of the earth currents, or wyverns, or snakes.  The last ‘S’ now bends itself into the letter ‘e’ for ‘earth’.  The letter R is the ancient glyph for the sun (with the two ‘spokes’ being rays from the sun).  Thus the sun, at the beginning of ROSE, is shining on the earth – at the end –  and the two remaining letters in the middle, ‘OS’, represent the life on the planet  – O is for the one-ness and interconnected nature of all life here, while the letter S symbolises the life force running through it created by the sun’s life giving rays falling on the ‘e’arth.  And just a further thought,  one of the rays from the sun slanting on the letter S turns it into the symbol for infinity.  Interestingly, OS is also the word for ‘bone’, the bones of the planet and symbolising the structure or divine thought behind the myriad life forms on this planet.

‘The Hobbit’ Cassie Martin takes a spiritual view of this modern classic

Letter published in the November/December 2015 issue of Kindred Spirit entitled as above  by the magazine:

Further to ‘The Hobbit’ article that I wrote in the July/Aug issue, a chance remark from a friend – ‘It’s just like today’ – made me wonder whether comparisons can be drawn between Tolkien’s book and what is happening in the world today?

Thorin was besieged in his mountain by the different peoples asking for their rightful share of The Treasure, in other words, the Earth’s riches. It could be said that Europe/The West has taken more than its fair share of the world’s wealth, and that this is why they are being besieged by many peoples who want a share of the peace and prosperity they see there. In fact, the greatest consumer of them all, the USA, is also under siege from Mexico for similar reasons.

When Smaug thinks the people of Lake Town are challenging his position and are after his treasure, he takes revenge by setting fire to their town and making them homeless. The Elves take pity on their plight and help to build homes on the shore in time for winter.  This is beginning to sound familiar isn’t it?  Other tyrants around the world have taken similar destructive action against their own people – in Zimbabwe, Libya, Egypt and now Syria.

But here’s the rub. Tyranny and greed are destroyed with the slaying of the Mighty Dragon: the army of Orcs that threatens the civilised world is utterly vanquished.  Finally, the world’s wealth can be fairly distributed amongst everyone.  Then, and only then, is peace restored.

The original article was somewhat longer:

The Hobbit article a chance remark from a friend: “Having read, it is a bit like the world is today”  it dawned on me that what is unfolding in Europe at this moment has echoes in the culminating events in The Hobbit.  Thorin and co are besieged by the rest of the world demanding their fair share of the Treasure, ie the world’s wealth. The West has taken an unfair proportion of the Earth’s riches, in raw materials such as cocoa, coffee, bananas, oil and precious stones etc.  The producers of those countries have been plundered and laid waste by the dragon of greed.  Through the internet the impoverished peoples have seen the peace and prosperity of the European countries and have decided that they want a share.  The book offers a way out of this terrible situation through the fair distribution of the earth’s riches and, also, that the West can help these countries to start the process of rebuilding. When the town of Lakeland was utterly destroyed by the avenging dragon Smaug, and the people left homeless, the Elves helped them to build homes on the shore just in time for the winter.

Historians will be the first to say that events come round in cycles.  Perhaps ‘The Hobbit’ is telling us that the present refugee and migrant crisis is one such example and that this has indeed happened before – for the same underlying reasons.

Continuing.  Have just realised that that other great consumer, the greatest of them all, the USA, is also under siege from Mexico for the very same reasons – that they have taken more than their fair share of the world’s wealth.  The great Amazon Rain Forest has been, and is being, despoiled to grow the soya bean, amongst other cash crops, for western consumption.

Syria and The Amazon are being ravaged by the flames of those who want to hold on to their power and riches at all cost, unwilling to share, just like Smaug who set fire to Lake Town in his determination to hold on to his cruel dominion and pile of treasure – which was of no practical use to him.  Only with the slaying of greed (as in the smiting of the mighty Smaug) is there hope of a long lasting solution.

In the Battle of the Five Armies, the fifth army is of course the army of orcs, werewolves and bats that swept down from the North on the Free Peoples with no advance warning.  That element is with us now in the form of ISIL, and all those other fundamentalist groups who are bent on nothing less than the destruction of civilisation – just like the Orc Army.  We know this from the way the brainwashed ISIL followers have destroyed ancient ruins in Palmyra amongst other atrocities.

I subsequently added a final paragraph which I sent to the editor of KS but it was too late to be included:

‘In this present world, we cannot destroy evil, it will just take a new form. The only real solution is for each of us to acknowledge that we are all capable of good and evil.  With that acceptance would come liberation. Then we would really be in a good position to change the world.  As many know, society is but the outer expression of what we are within.’

I also played with yet another end paragraph:

Tyranny and greed will only disappear when humans fully accept themselves as they are.  We need to accept the fact that we are all made up of light and dark.  Everyone is capable of great good or great evil.  In one of Robert Light’s talks something astonishing was revealed.  When people try to be good and then slip up, the pendulum, unnaturally bent over to one side as the person tries so hard to be all good, will then arc all the way round to the other side showing you how powerful is that swing of negative energy.  The middle way is the answer of course, as many know, to remain balanced, accept ourselves as we are – our weaknesses, our failures – not judging, or giving up.    As has been said before, the world is but the outer expression of what we are within.

 

 

New synopsis of RING QUEST for Kindred Spirit- August 2015

Following on from my recent article in the Mind, Body, Spirit magazine, Kindred Spirit, I decided to submit a synopsis of Ring Quest and here it is:

JRR Tolkien’s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is one of the most widely read books of all time. So, we posed the question, what if it were a true story?

It all began at a talk in the Wye Valley in 1998. A group of friends had been attending talks on self-development that were different from the norm, given by a shy, young man. He talked about finding our answers within, not from gurus, and how to reconnect to your body’s truth. One day, out of the blue, he began talking about Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, saying it was a true story and that we were very much in that story today. At the end of every Age the Story is kick-started again at that other dimension where past actions have been pushed out as a New Age gets underway. But supposing that reality overlaps and interacts with our own reality in the way that ghosts intersect with our world but are trapped within their own personal drama? The One Ring is awoken and begins to exert an evil influence in the physical world. The Dark Lord once again seeks domination.

He is able to attempt this because throughout that Age, humankind has repeated the same old mistakes through greed and the desire for power. Those negative energies, in turn, feed the Dark Lord lying in the shadows and enable him to grow in power. We were particularly shocked to learn that the One Ring had not, after all, been destroyed in the volcanic fire of Mount Doom, as was believed, and that, furthermore, it had awoken and could influence matters in our world for the worse. The pattern goes – there is a great war – the Earth’s vibrations fall – a new round begins, yet again – just as in the original story that happened 60,000 years ago. We know the energies fall because Gandalf tells Aragorn that the Elves will fade and that much will be lost. It has ever been thus: a new round beginning at a lower vibration. But this time, the energies can fall no lower. The only way is back the way we came: we need to return to the higher level of consciousness. To say we were dumbfounded would be an underestimation.

Strangely, there were signs in the world that gave credence to the idea. Ring roads were proliferating and went hand in hand with road rage, a new phenomenon. In the year 2000, any high street across the land carried large posters for the new Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace, which bore a striking resemblance to the main features in The Lord of the Rings. The Jedi Qin-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), attired in drab clothes and grim faced, wields a shining sword. In the background is the face of the evil Darth Maul showing just one large yellow and red eye, hate-filled. Here were images of the Eye of Sauron and of that great traveller and king in waiting, Strider/Aragorn.

Our very own wizard suggested that we could begin by cleansing the One Ring of its evil vibrations. As we were in physical bodies, we could call the One Ring to us from that other dimension and then cleanse it of its evil vibrations in each of the four elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air. These we would find at power points within four astrological signs, each representing one of the elements. A fellowship came into being to counter the Nine Black Riders: the Forces of the Opposites were now engaged and the quest could begin in earnest.

We were led to discover the outlines of the astrological signs: the Lion, the Crab, a Bull’s head and The Gemini Twins in London. From there, we located the places of power where the One Ring might be cleansed. Whenever events in the world began to deteriorate we would cleanse the Ring at one of these centres that corresponded to the nature of the event. In addition, we were also taking the other Rings of Power out of circulation as they, too, were having a negative effect in the world.

Another strand entered the remit. We needed to bring back the energy of the 4th dimension and anchor it to the physical planet.

But our Wizard had something else in mind which would change the story beyond our wildest expectations. What if we could do away with the Great War altogether? He asked us whereabouts in the narrative did the two gates open that let in the energy of Duality with the consequent fall in planetary vibration? It was the same energy he pointed out, but welded by a different hand – the one good the other evil. If we could fathom this conundrum we might prevent the recycling of the sagas.

RingQuest Final Cover

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Huberous What by Robert Light

Robert Light is happy for me to post this writing of his:

Fact

Fiction

Or What

Huberous What

A tale to help those in

Need

Every so often genetics throws up a different type of person, who seems to defy the norm, and Huberous What was just one of these but much can be learned from his story.

He was born into a normal family, a mother and a father, which may seem not to be the norm in 2014 – but nothing about him is normal in any way. His Mother was tall around six feet skinnyish but definitely not thin, and always seems to have an air about her, never snobby, and could mix and talk to anyone and everyone, and all felt better in her presence and often this lasted a long time  She was also an enigma, a mother, a painter, a writer and a dancer.  In fact she seemed to be very good at everything.  His father on the other hand was short and also on the skinny side.  He was first a scientist but a secret inventor and this was what he enjoyed the most.

Huberous was born on a very dark winter’s night in the midst of a great storm, thunder and lightning like never seen before ripped not only the sky apart but universes too.  He came into our world silently without any pain for his mother and even the midwife missed his arrival but there he was, and his Mum knew what to do immediately, clean and feed him.  He looked pretty normal too, had fingers and toes etc but the midwife said he is an old soul, his eyes looked everywhere.  This was the real difference, he was born ready to input everything from his surroundings.  His Mum being very clever taught him from the moment she knew she was pregnant – talking, teaching and soothing him with words and music and the joy and laughter in her life, so he was awake much before any other baby – and he thrived on input.

When they brought him home his father would sit and stare at him, yet his mind was inventing all sorts of things to make having a baby easier for them all, and Huberous was a knowing child and telepathy was absolutely normal, so sharing his father’s thoughts even though only a few days old.  He learnt about mathematics, drawing things in perspective and creating and letting ideas flow. He also learnt about reason and rhyme and all types of music and he loved the colours that his Mum’s mind created.  He also learnt about the other side of people their sadness and their pain, he really did not contextually understand but he under stood how they felt, and once the next door neighbour came in crying and he was in the playpen at the time in the kitchen, as his mother consoled and eased the lady’s pain away with talking about her problems.   His Mum was very clever, she never offered solutions, nor advice and neither did she relate the neighbour’s problems with her own problems a rare skill indeed, and while Huberous was playing he listened and felt and he also had the knack of seeing people’s lives like a video, and when the lady was talking the video kept stopping on one incident when the lady was four years’ old and she was being bullied by her older cousin, so Huberous put the woman into the picture and she became stronger and her husband never bullied her again, not that Huberous knew any of this until much later.

So he learnt and learnt all day and every day, he learnt at ten times the speed of any other child, when his Dad had made him a new toy he knew instantly how to play with it, how it worked and how it was made, and sometimes he would even put an idea of a toy into his dad’s mind, while with his Mum he knew when to smile and when to touch his Mother’s kind face, gradually the whole family became telepathic and lived in synchronicity with one another, and what a time they had, potty training was easy Huberous knew when his body wanted to get rid of something so would think potty and his mum brought it to him, he never needed nappies, and just to think all people could be like this.

Just before he was one Hubertus said good morning to his mum during breakfast and by midday he could hold a simple conversation, well his Dad had a shock when he came home from work, but the family went from strength to strength, yet when other people were about Huberous did not show these abilities, because it did not fit with other babies of the same age, so Huberous showed intelligence and also how not to be noticed. So on the family went, one of them would think something and the others got the message and before long they became synchronous, which made life wonderful for them all but never in public, by one and half Huberous could also read and write to a good standard, but he had to go to nursery classes and he did not fit all and was bored and his teachers thought something was wrong and even though he could read their thoughts etc he could not change the way they thought and so when he went to primary school it got worse and worse for him, and ended up with a special needs support, yet he was a genius in his own right, so he just had to dumb down to their level, he did enjoy playing with the other kids in break times, and once the class bully decided to pick on Huberous and boy did he get a shock he went to push Huberous and went backwards at a fair rate of knots to land on his backside, so he never picked on Huberous again, yet Huberous knew about the pecking order in primates and realised humans where still ruled by their primate instincts, and wondered how he could help people, again, the answers came a little later on for this, so Huberous grew up as normal as possible in the real world around him yet at home he excelled and although he grew up with the kids and people around him – he never seemed to change, yes, he grew in size but his brightness never dimmed and his parents also never seemed to change or even grow older, some of his friends had games machines which Huberous excelled at but they did not hook him as some of his friends were totally hooked – and as he moved up in school his natural brightness and skills came to the fore and top of the class but his real learning came at home.

And many years later in life Huberous decided to help others free themselves of the dreadful minds that controlled them to the umpteenth degree.

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