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The Man Who Stomped His Shadow

Parable the Man Who Stomped His Shadow

 

Author Unknown

Once upon of time there lived in the Realms of Light a man who took for granted its ethereal beauty. It fell everywhere in beams of radiant splendor. It was more resplendent than the reflections of gold and silver, more sparkling than the flash of emerald, sapphires, diamond, more ubiquitous than the entire spectrum of the earthly metals and crystal. In the dazzling play of this infinite radiance, there was an accompaniment the Music of the Spheres, perfect harmonies beyond the furthest reach of the human ear, an ultimate perfection of sound. And so in this consummate perfection of SPIRITUAL TRUTH, the man existed.

Attending to his duties was as effortless and perfect as the realm he inhabited. His work provided a profound fulfillment of ultimate joy and satisfaction. But then a strange and terrible thing happened. To his dismay, as he beheld the work of which he was about, he found it had became covered by a shadow, a darkness. He did not recognize the source of this darkness.  The darkness obscured the purpose of his work upon which he had been so joyfully fixed.

The man attempted to move away from the darkness, but it followed him. The more he moved, the more he became fixated on it. He altered his work to make in thrive in the darkness. But the darkness changed to cover it more deeply. He changed his goals but the darkness confused his path. He ran but the darkness raced ahead of him. Though he cursed the darkness, it persisted. At last it, became an impenetrable barrier separating him from his work. He could not find a Soul to explain it to him. Others who were moving within it did not seem aware of it or did not care. They appeared confused by his questions and then ignored him. Now the darkness grew such that it consumed his entire consciousness with frustration, fear, and anger. His work had now become meaningless, but he pursed it more aggressively to recover that lost sense of accomplishment.

Finally the impasse became intolerable, and he was confronted with a choice.  He could accept the darkness and the new rules it enforced, and transfigure his consciousness to understand its significance to his goals. Or he could destroy himself with his hopeless struggle to avoid or overcome it.  At length, the helpless frustration, bitterness and the injustice of it all overcame him. He had tried everything he could think of to eliminate the darkness which had ruined his beautiful realms of Light and the joy of his work he accomplished there. Then the man became totally full of rage. At the peak of his rage, he tried to stomp that shadow that had become his darkness.

But the darkness remained impervious and unresponsive. His mind gone, he kicked and stomped . In the process of his self destruction, while the shadow persisted unchanged, his magnificent work which was the subsistence of his life was smashed beneath his beating fists and crashing feet. At last the man’s heart gave out, and his physical strength failed. His anger was overcome with helpless grief, exhaustion, and bitterness, and he fell into a coma. As he fell, his body turned and he saw again the LIGHT, and in a flash there came to him THE KNOWING. He realized that the darkness was his own shadow, his literal self (ego) which had obscured the light of his Spiritual Truth. Because he had been born to earth, he had deluded and entrapped himself in believing that the darkness, an artifact of his senses and ego judgment, was real.   He had altered his goals (work) to accommodate it.

He was stunned at last to KNOW as his earthly consciousness faded, how fully he had accepted the illusion of the shadow and not the TRUTH of the light. His persistence in obsessing on the illusion had brought him torment and cost him the earthly success of his Spiritual work. The diversions he pursued were exactly that. They had finally seduced him to totally substitute material goals at the cost of the joy of Spiritual accomplishment.  As he discovered too late, all he needed to have done at any time  was to accept the shadow as the mere illusion it was, and turn to the LIGHT that was still accessible within him.  The Spiritual work that was his assignment, even though diminished by worldly limits, would have been a blessing to humanity.  Maintaining contact with the light would have preserved his Spiritual perception of his work!  Then he could have Known in TRUTH his actual relationship to the shadow.

Alas! Too late for his enlightenment in this cycle of life. He passed away into the emptiness, and was returned again into the Realms of Light. There, he was cleansed of his illusion, and restored to his sacred work.  Since he had not sufficiently advanced Spiritually during the challenges of his earthly birth, he was returned to the same level of Spiritual unfoldment from which he had been born.  Now restored to the realms of Spirit, he returned to his former Spiritual tasks while he waited to receive yet another precious trial in the material part of the cycle of Spiritual unfoldment.

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Heavenly Signs: Jupiter, and the Full Moon

Heavenly Signs: Jupiter, and the Full Moon

The November 8/9 night sky after 12.00am had surprise in the presence of the waxing moon/ almost full moon. In the midst of a clear night sky, white opaque veils clouds wisped across and around the moon unlike any night before with Jupiter shining brighter than any star dominating the November night sky. Jupiter is in the constellation of Taurus until early November 2012, addressing the matters that concern many at the moment – finances in mundane terms, but also our concept of lack and abundance. Now is the time to build more fertile foundations, planting, and nurturing that which will make our true selves thrive. For many, this is a time of self discovery as we would have fallen into the years of forgetfulness better known as materialism. As we awaken our souls we must ask ourselves have we really been living the lives we truly set out to live. Are we truly happy, or simply upset that things are not what we thought they would be. Change is the only constant giving us the opportunity to get out of the fix we have created for ourselves and others, once we have faced the results of our negative actions and reactions. Acertaining what gives us real joy, is a clue to this journey, for pure joy/passion without indulgence is rooted in our purpose that have not been corrupted or lost by our abuse of time.

While auroras have been appearing as far as Mexico, Asteroid YU55 (the size of an aircraft carrier has been expected to fly between the earth and the moon along with 15,000 other rocks that orbit the earth. Those rocks that do enter the Earth’s atmosphere show as a cascade of light as they burn up, and some fall to Earth as meteorites.

All of this leads up to ayam-ul baydh, the full moon in the constellation of Taurus on Friday 11 November 2011 when many of the planets stop being in retrograde and change signs with the full moon signifying our balance between extremes: materialism vs. spiritualism, duality vs. unity, negative vs. positive, male vs. female, us vs. them! This therefore means looking at our divided selves and the commencement of seeing us whole personally, familial, socially, environmentally and politically. Taurus is there to help us build our sense of self worth, our foundations at all levels including financially, but with the intelligence of the heart towards the parts of inner selves that have remained neglected for so long as Mars moves into Virgo to help us define and develop new skills for the challenges to come.

With the full moon between the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades and the ‘V’ shaped Hyades of the horns of the constellation of Taurus both of which have been used from time a sort of celestial clock to calculate the rhythms of nature synchronizing the once in a century occurrence of 11-11-11. Located 400 light years away from our position in the universe, as we approach the look within of the winter solstice marking a season when many of God’s creatures hibernate, we should take the time to look within ourselves and change our course of direction if what we are unhappy with the direction that we have taken thus far. As the “Occupy” protests signal a global awakening, the universe is getting into gear to spur on our spiritual awakening, demanding that we expand our consciousness. This concurs with the alignment between the full moon and the Pleiades on the morning of 11-11-11, which will influence all emotions through the earth’s watery atmospheric and climatic conditions along with the watery 70+% composition of us  humans. Pushing us to move away from the materialistic duality that separates the body from the soul and the subconscious, we are constantly reminded in subtle ways that all life is connected, no matter what form it takes. When we create imbalance within others we create it in ourselves and vice versa!

Everything points towards a new start, but not the materialistic path we have trod for so long, but the path indicated by aayam-ul baydh, the bright days to come if we begin at the beginning with who we really are, and face the phantoms we have created for so long! Of course, if choose to hold onto that which is dysfunctional, unsustainable and unwholesome, we create a battle on our hands, a battle that we stand to lose as the universe is no longer willing to support the fantasies that arise out of selfishness any longer! With the master vibration of the guide to transform our old realities into truer realities, the Creator will help us as long as we change the conditions we have accepted for far too long!
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