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Deep Time and Parallel Lives

In the recent Deep Time project, fifteen people lived in a French cave without clocks, light or external communications, to test the effects of living as a group in isolation without any indicators of time. 

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Philip: Love and Grief

Some years before the sad death of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, the Queen remarked that grief is the price we pay for love.  She was right.

Without love we are nothing.  Our soul and human purpose is to learn about love, to express love and to teach love.  Love is the essence of the Christ Consciousness and, until humanity understands and epitomises love, Maitreya, the Christ, cannot return to us.  Love is the cornerstone of the new civilisation of Earth, and it is fundamental to our future.

Love comes in many forms: it can be false, illusory, manipulative, possessive and controlling.  A lot of love is pledged for personal gain or opportunistically, empty promises hiding superficial desire.  Love is a word that is over-used and often misunderstood, for true love, the love of which I speak, is unconditional, and it may be that the Queen knew this when she spoke.

Unconditional love is selfless love, a love that is without ulterior motive, one that understands and forgives without condoning or being blind.  It is a pure love that may be felt by parents to their children, guardians to their animals, champions of Gaia to Earth, and that is felt by God to everything.  It is a beautiful love that enriches and nurtures, particularly when it is reciprocated equally rather than being one-way as it so often is in our human world of complex, uneven relationships.

This special love between two people equally is rare these days, but it may be that it was the basis for the unwavering partnership between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip over many decades, each giving much to the other and each honouring the other too.  It was something the public took for granted, perhaps, and only now as we reflect upon the life of the Duke of Edinburgh do we see the importance of their union and how it touched life far beyond the Palace.

Reciprocated or not, it can be a painful love.  We humans can be blind in recognising the nature of unconditional love, spurning it or otherwise hurting the holder – but the love goes on regardless, for it is unconditional.  Like the Queen, Prince Philip loved the people of Britain and the Commonwealth, and only now in his death are we learning of all he did to help them, which may be why there is so much sadness being expressed even by those who never knew him.  Despite vitriol and judgment thrown at him he did his best, and he did much.

When one part of a pure shared love breaks, as so often it does in our mortal world, the grief is heart-breaking in the one who is left, for the price of such love is high:  the void left may be covered over with time but it is always there like a constant ache.  In time we may be able to understand that the love is there still even without the physicality, and that there will be a reunion and resumption one day.

Yes, grief is a high price to pay for love, but the gift of the love that has gone before is priceless.    The Queen, in her wisdom and her faith, may know this and take comfort from it as she mourns.

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An Easter Moon of Life and Death

I write to you as the Easter Full Moon prepares to comes into its climax this weekend and as the memory of a powerful March Equinox swirls around us still. 

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Sarah Everard and Lessons from the Past

The sad story of Sarah Everard, abducted and murdered as she walked through London last week, has raised many questions in many people and many memories in many women. 

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The Lemurian Way

All over my garden, wars are erupting over ownership.  Ducks, owls, stock doves and squirrels are arguing over the use of a barn owl box (the owl is winning) while blackbirds squabble about territory and dunnocks like many birds fight over mates and the best nesting place.  There is much noise, much activity and within it all a respect for the natural hierarchy of nature and of life which brings, ultimately, acceptance and settling.

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Freedom of Expression

One of the hardest aspects of being human is having the courage to express ourselves for who we are and what we believe, while remembering the consequences of what we say or do.  Keeping the balance between being ourselves with freedom of expression and doing no harm is important; it is about liberty, awareness and wisdom.

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A Very Special Solstice

At 1002 GMT on Monday 21st December, winter will begin.  It will be the hour when the Sun stands still and, for a moment, time stops: it will be the Solstice, a Solstice like no other as Saturn confronts Jupiter and the Aquarian Age begins, forcing the death of old forms and the birth of new beginnings.

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Lights

This weekend’s new moon coincides with Diwali, the Festival of Lights, each in their own way celebrating the return of light to the world.  Each is symbolic of new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness, timely reminders of hope and truth in an uncertain world.

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Blue Moon

This blue full moon, this second full moon in October, today, is balanced by the sun, tempering and reflecting the qualities of each other.  Similarly the coin which is the mark of your soul bears the feminine qualities of Mother Moon on the one side of it and the masculine power of Emperor Sun on the other, both, together, bringing you to the perfection of Spirit which is your potential when you are ready.

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Illusion and Challenge

October 2020 is a significant month astrologically, in a year when every month brings peaks and troughs of varying degrees of intensity.  Mars and Mercury, both retrograde in this time, bring warnings of illusion and challenge as the former vents his anger through tempestuous activity while his brother sows the seeds of uncertainty and deception, strong emotions and change.

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