Ancient History, Redacted Records and Why Are We Here?

Photo Art, spacelike shot, goldenWe humans have such an interesting history when you read from the spiritual and “mythological” recordings left us by people like Rudolf Steiner and Edgar Cayce: We are beings, children of the Divine One, who were tempted away from paradise by a fallen divinity who promised us hidden knowledge. We became free-willed beings prematurely, Steiner says, and were lost from home, feeling guilty and confused.

Then there are the stories of Atlantis, where we developed spiritual powers and perhaps used crystals to generate energy, then used them against each other to the point of the destruction of everything, kind of like a ‘nuclear’ war. Some say humans mixed with animals in the ancient past, creating the half man/half beasts like the Centaur. I guess our Creator didn’t like that and put a stop to it with DNA corrections. Vampires and wolf-men live in the great unconscious mind of humanity, as do many other spooky things.

We humans might have been wiped off of Earth four times now. Every culture has a story of a Great Flood. The planet shows marks of a multitude of comet craters, with some blasts so large, the Earth was likely knocked off its axis, resulting in severe weather changes. Of course, there are the ancient cave drawings of “spacemen” and speculation of off-world visitors and maybe even that some of us are mixed-blood descendants of these beings. I love the mysterious and unknown and wonder if these things could be true. This wondering causes a person to be labeled wacky—but what if they are true? Would it change the way you see yourself and life?

The typical history book doesn’t record these things. Hah! Many things that happened in the modern era have been removed or modified in history books. Certain people control what we are and aren’t allowed to know and wherever white men have slaughtered and conquered and enslaved others, the records have been “redacted.” It’s interesting that some white folks consider themselves to be the pure race, the “deserve to be large and in charge” folks, but it is the white race that generally has been so impure, so destructive to other races and the planet. Anything goes when large-and-in-charge wants what he wants.

Regardless of what happened in the ancient past or what we’re allowed to know about humankind’s physical history, what’s important is that we realize that we are spiritual beings who come from the spiritual world, who take on physical bodies to grow. Because we “fell” here, we have to grow here. Not that we can’t grow in the spiritual world, but I guess that depends a lot on how we lived. Apparently, the more we remember here that we are spiritual beings (souls), members of God’s body, the more growth-work we can do on the other side.

There are two roads to choose from on Earth: Become consumed by the heaviness of living our desires, and the mad rush of our tech-driven lives; or step back and ask some questions. Who am I? Why am I here? Am I more than a body? Is there more to life than me-me-me? Me-me-me shuts down our view from the mountain top and our path becomes constricted and straight, like riding a bullet train. The pauser and questioner sees a broader expanse, feels compassion for others not as blessed as he is, and wants to see through the veil to the “more” place. It’s beautiful, peaceful and quiet there. It’s healing, connectedness and Spirit-driven, spontaneous and light.

How does that sound to you? Is it scary or worth exploring? Only you can decide how you will spend your life, but I am a witness of flying time. One day you’re twenty-five, the next you’re sixty-five. We can all at least remember: “There is More,” so that when we’re ready, those words will dance through our minds on wings of light, leading us into a quiet space within where we can lie back on the grass, gaze at the periwinkle expanse above and link up with the Great Mystery, ready to find the answers to our deepest questions.

We are children of Love, and Love awaits.

12 Astrology Signs,12 Fates a Guest Post from ‘The Astrology of Fate’ by Liz Greene

AstroSymbolsI’ve been reading The Astrology of Fate by Liz Greene and have finished the section on the twelve astrological signs and how each sign copes with its Fate– as in the struggle between individuality and Spirit. I’m not an astrologer but couldn’t resist the title; I’ve definitely received more than I bargained for. I see it as an intense book written for better understanding the dark nights  of the soul.

“Fate,” says Greene, “ensnares us through the body’s passions and desires. Fate enchants but also avenges transgressions of the natural law. Fate is not wrong, but the heroic in us may seek to transform or overcome them.” She adds, “We can’t transcend our Fate through spiritual techniques, but there may be wisdom in seeing the inner image of what is showing in outer events.”

Greene uses myths of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses to tell her astrological stories; it seems we humans are all at war with either our Dark Mothers or Terrible Fathers. We are living, working, to accept and understand the results of the decisions made with our Shadow Selves. Greene says that how we live with our Fate is influenced by when we are born and her insight applies to both our sun signs and rising (ascendant) signs; for example, I would read Taurus for my sun sign and Sagittarius for my rising sign. What she writes also applies to the male and female genders of each sign.

I have have mostly used the author’s words as I try to ‘get to the point’ for each sign, though in some cases I have summarized. I also plucked sentences from many pages of interesting information on each sign. It is a long, deep book and, as I’m not an astrologer and can’t be sure I’ve fully understood what she has written, please read about the signs below using your own common sense and insights.

“ARIES will overthrow the old order and, asserting independent, individual spirit, enact fierce competitiveness. It is a desire for freedom—but there is only one god. Aries is about that which must be redeemed from the grip of the Terrible Father, whether this be a love, an idea, a philosophy or a creative endeavor that is not valued by the ‘fathers’ of the world. Because his battle is with God, the Father, Aries must be fully conscious of what he is doing, and needs to reverence the deity against which he strives. If the son remains devout, the encounters with Terrible Father create inner authority and Aries can then handle the responsibility of the kingship he has fought for. If he is arrogant, he will not enter the place of his personhood. Without this struggle he remains the eternal son and never enters the place where he embodies his manhood.

Rest of the Signs