This morning, as I was reflecting on the past few days, I was able to connect two incidents that occurred recently.
One relates to an email exchange that took place late last week between a few of us. It felt ‘totally out of this world’ and the response I received to what I would consider a ‘constructive email’ felt both violent and disproportionate. I knew about the respondent’s traumatic childhood, yet am still wondering what could have caused such a public uproar; without a tinge of scruple.
If there was a lesson to be learned, I believe that it is about the way darkness can lurk in the background of our lives, having built a cozy nest over the years. For some of us, that is. Yet what surprised me most in this instance is the “fort of unconsciousness” that darkness may build and use to hide itself.
The second incident is more personal and concerns a stomach darkness—read food poisoning—that I experienced in a restaurant on Monday due to some bad ingredient and possibly some spoiled milk in my coffee to top everything up. The physiological response was just as violent as the email exchange from the week before and I rarely felt that uncomfortable and dizzy.
I truly had the feeling that I needed to pull out a cork that was sitting on the top of my stomach and blocking an essential function in my life. Could it be the ‘function’ of consciousness as well? In the end, vomiting some 30 minutes later is what eased the pain temporarily.
Which led me to the question, how do we uncork darkness?
How do we let it flow out of our life?
How do we open the door of the cage or fort that it built?
Especially if, in the first place, we are not fully aware of it.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, dear Ones!
Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
An early greeting this week as we embark on a fresh adventure! A new week, that is.
The two paragraphs below struck a deep chord at a time when some portions of humanity are fighting for freedom.
Interestingly, and possibly not so coincidentally, the issue that ‘tortured’ me last week was that of ‘being controlled.’ Not so much personally, but more of a collective sense of desperation over the ages.
There were—and still are many—situations where women and children especially are being dominated, exploited and controlled. Making them live in fear. We discussed that last week and we are not talking about the same type of freedom here.
The freedom we are considering is freedom from within—the one nobody can take away from us because of our connection with the Divine.
Read those two paragraphs, and the rest of the post if you’d like, and please reflect on what inner freedom means to you.
How does it feel and who (or what) do you think can possibly challenge it?
And how can we possibly establish—or enhance—that sense of inner freedom in our lives?
“Many are beginning to actively protest for personal freedom. Because so many have integrated the higher frequencies that have been pouring to earth for some time, increasingly more are becoming aware of how freedoms on earth have been manipulated. Those who do not yet understand that freedom is already fully present within them by virtue of their oneness with God will seek it through actions and outer activities that align with their present state of consciousness. You will be seeing increasingly more of this.
There is an opening and awakening indicative of evolutionary change taking place that is causing many who never before questioned personal freedom to now question. However, you reading these messages already know who you are and that the qualities of Source, including freedom, are fully present within; so for most of you (there will be exceptions) the work of bringing freedom consciousness to the world will take place more on the inner levels rather than an outer.”
I have been reflecting lately on the purity of our hearts and how this purity manifests.
A few weeks ago, I was watching a cartoon called Hunter X Hunter. Many people fight in order to reach higher status in the hierarchy of hunters. That day, I was watching the fight between one of the three young characters (an eleven-years old by named Gon) and an adult Ninja warrior. Killing was not an option and the winner needed to have his opponent surrender.
At some point in the fight, the Ninja warrior decided to break Gon’s arm. A few minutes later, he surrendered and Gon was declared the winner.
The Ninja warrior declared, “I tried everything I could, broke Gon’s arm and he doesn’t show any signs of anger or hate. There’s nothing else I can do.”
That brought home a situation I experienced at the same time. I was part of a small virtual group that was going to meet. For whatever reason, one member forgot about the meeting and a person got upset about this ‘missed commitment.’ To the point he sent a challenging message to the person who didn’t show up.
I didn’t feel any of this irritation and thought the other person got busy. We all knew he had a lot on his hands.
Which leads me to the metaphor of the ‘slippery slope;’ if the slope is too slippery for the ego (which usually reacts with anger or irritation), it won’t find any possibility to cling onto an issue and attempt to fire; or force us to do so.
And the purer our hearts, the more slippery the slope.
It is not one way or the other, a deal between ego and heart; it is that the purity of our hearts “deactivates” the power of ego mind.
I’m sure you can find many examples of “ego deactivation” in your life, dear Ones. Those need to be reflected upon, honored and celebrated as a sign of spiritual maturity.
Then we can aim for deeper and brighter purity of heart.
As life goes on, we collect pebbles, breadcrumbs, or even signposts that may tell us where it is that we are going, both individually and collectively. I believe we put all these pebbles into a clear bag, consciously or not, and look into the bag once in a while. At times, those pebbles look like pebbles; at other times, when they resurface, they look like jewels shining with meaning.
You may understand what it is that I am trying to describe; of course, this ‘pebble metaphor’ is not innocent and I am now offering some context.
Right around the middle of November 2021, while working with a friend, I came to look into the Four Living Creatures that are mentioned, among other places, in the Book of Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation. They are an Ox, an Eagle, a Lion and a Man, often winged, and they are sometimes accompanied by a white stag.
I know these creatures from reading the Grail story when they appear to the knights Bors, Galahad, Perceval and Perceval’s sister as they all venture into the forest. The crew suddenly comes across a white stag and follows the white stag and the Four Living Creatures into a chapel. A mystical ceremony then takes place, where the stag, transported by the Four Living Creatures, ascends through the ceiling of the chapel. I am posting an excerpt of the book (in French) I read back in the fall of 2019–not so much for the words, but for the energy that exudes from such a magical ceremony.
I also know these Four Living Creatures well because they appear on the tarot card The Wheel of Fortune (major arcana # 10); each of them is winged and they are studying a book. In the last major arcana card, #21, The World, they also appear, surrounding a young woman who seems to be dancing, but only their faces. Perhaps a sign of maturation.
On January 1 and January 2, 2020, in my tarot practice, I picked the Wheel of Fortune. On January 1, out of three cards, it came in the first place; on January 2, it came in the second place, right behind the Judgment card (major arcana #20); a card repeating itself two days in a row, especially for the first two days of a year, is sure to qualify as a pebble; yet it doesn’t mean it’s a diamond. Perhaps a diamond in becoming.
In mid-November, despite the fact that the Wheel of Fortune pick of January 1 & 2 came back to mind, I wasn’t drawn to reviewing the notes that I took. I only went back to the Grail story. In the past two days, these Four Living Creatures made a discreet comeback, through a discussion I was having with another friend. And this time, for whatever mystical reason, I went back to the notes I took early January 2020.
The feeling was different, from a consciousness perspective, and I could sense that this period covering 2020 – 2021 signaled a Rupture. A very clear Rupture with what happened prior and possibly a doorway, or a portal.
I had another pebble in my bag, since May of 2021; a metallic brown BMW that passed us on the road and positioned itself right in front of us. Its license plate being RUPTURE. You can imagine that such a license plate didn’t go unnoticed and I placed it near the top of my bag of pebbles, awaiting further meaning.
Interestingly, what I feel about these past two years, is that they have been squashed. Often times, when think back, I have to ask myself, ‘did it happen in 2020 or in 2021?’ and have to review other events of either year to bring answers to my questioning.
Does that mean we ‘forgot to live’ in one of these years or is it because the past is becoming blurry?
I am left wondering about what might happen next, in this new World of ours, where the Four Living Creatures may be playing another role; perhaps a more conspicuous role.
Pages 748-749 of the Grail Cycle II
Ils suivirent donc le cerf et les quatre lions jusqu’à une vallée où ils aperçurent, à la lisière d’un petit bois, une chapelle où un vieux prêtre se préparait à célébrer la messe. Le cerf y entra, puis les quatre lions. Les compagnons mirent pied à terre et les imitèrent, curieux de savoir ce qu’ils allaient faire. Or, au moment de l’offertoire, il leur sembla que le cerf se changeait en homme et prenait place devant l’autel sur un siège magnifique, tandis que les fauves, eux, se métamorphosaient l’un en homme, l’autre en aigle, le troisième en bœuf. Seul le quatrième conservait son aspect de lion. Mais à tous les quatre avaient poussé des ailes qui leur auraient permis de voler dans les airs. Et, de fait, la messe allait s’achever quand ils s’emparèrent du siège sur lequel était assis le cerf et, le soulevant, l’emportèrent à travers une verrière sans briser celle-ci ni l’endommager. Alors une voix retentit qui disait : « Voilà de quelle manière le Fils de Dieu entra dans le sein de la Vierge Marie. »
Les trois compagnons et la jeune fille se jetèrent face contre terre car la voix avait suscité une telle explosion de lumière et de sons qu’ils avaient cru voir la chapelle s’écrouler. Lorsqu’ils revinrent à eux, le prêtre était en train d’ôter ses ornements sacerdotaux. Ils s’approchèrent de lui, lui contèrent ce qu’ils avaient vu et lui demandèrent s’il pouvait leur en donner l’explication. « Ah ! seigneurs ! » s’écria le vieux prêtre, « Soyez les bienvenus ! A ce que vous me dites, je vois que vous êtes du nombre des vrais chevaliers qui mèneront à bonne fin la quête du saint Graal après en avoir souffert les peines et les dangers. Vous êtes de ceux à qui seront révélés les mystères et vous venez d’en voir une partie car le cerf blanc qui s’est changé en homme est l’image de Notre Seigneur qui, revêtu d’un corps terrestre, devient un homme céleste après avoir triomphé de la mort. Voilà pourquoi il apparaît sous l’aspect d’un cerf immaculé car le cerf se renouvelle incessamment, perdant chaque année ses bois qu’il recouvre l’année suivante. Quant aux lions qui le gardent, ils sont les évangélistes chargés de répandre son message d’amour et de vie. Or, si nombre de chevaliers ont aperçu le Cerf Blanc entouré de ses quatre lions, aucun jusqu’à présent n’avait été témoin de leur métamorphose. Enfin sachez encore que désormais plus personne n’en pourra plus avoir la vision. »
Interestingly, after reading the Book of Revelation two days ago, I seem to be moving, geometrically speaking, into a different shape. From a triangle to a square. Not knowing for sure what this “Foursquare” piece means, esoterically. And hence a bit of exploration.
Exploration about what this could possibly signify in terms of a new world that may want to manifest at some point, in the near future.
Why is it that a new world would want to form as a quadrant?
Of course, there are four directions, four elements, four seasons, and certainly many other fours, that divide and unite the world in four equal, balanced parts; but for what purpose?
While hopping from page to page, I came to this picture of a mosaic that sits encrusted into the floor of the cathedral of Siena, Italy; dating back to the year 1378.
Could the quadrants stand for the four stages of a person’s life? With a pinnacle of some sort on top? But for how long, I would ask?
And could the turning of the wheel be, as well, a symbol of one’s spiritual ascension?
With a scribe chanting and recording a different story, four stories, all along the way?
What do you think?
Where are we along the wheel in our evolution as a species?
Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The quadrants of evolution
Time: Jan 13, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The times we are living may be special indeed and we may want to ponder what it is we are witnessing; high witnessing that is.
Last week, I shared in our communion the feeling of darkness that one embraces in the womb; it feels dark, impenetrable, yet familiar and nourishing.
Last night–the night that follows Christmas–I had a dream that a friend of mine was about to give birth. This is someone I have known for almost 40 years and who ‘took care of me’ when I arrived in unfamiliar territory in April of 1984.
I was about to take him to a clinic, at any moment. We were waiting.
How uncanny this message is!
Interesting what I came upon just now (three hours after writing the above), as if confirming what I sensed, or am sensing.
We all spend time in the past, reminiscing it, or in the future, trying to mold it. And perhaps we do that more than we should. Who knows?
We often hear of the importance of the NOW moment, but what does it really mean?
Recently, I was writing a note to a spiritual friend in India; that reminded me of the mind-opening trip I took to that fascinating country some 39 years ago.
How does this have anything to do with consciousness? Knowing that a part of me (an old consciousness?) knows this country, and yet India has changed so much in the past few decades.
This morning I took another walk in a forest-like park that I enjoy. Some eight days ago, I came to a bridge that was “calling me.” I stood on it, extended my arms and mystically, three birds appeared; two red cardinals and one brown. What a magnificent ballet it was!
As I approached the bridge, I rekindled that sweet memory; perhaps my intention was to honor the bridge one more time.
What felt very uncanny then is that I didn’t realize I had crossed the bridge until quite a few feet past it.
Where was my consciousness as I crossed the bridge?
Was I lost in thoughts at that very moment?
Perhaps I wasn’t meant to register this moment of crossing for the benefit of some other moment?
Did the Divine have anything to do with this?
All these questions do not seriously matter; yet consciousness and being conscious do.
Perhaps there are big moments of consciousness, when we are ‘utterly’ present, as well as smaller ones?
Or is it that consciousness is always fleeting, like a bird we can never catch yet that feels so close to us?
I always thought that the most difficult job in the world is that of being CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of one’s self. I truly do and, as we all know, that entails risks and responsibilities. And hopefully, there is a conscious pilot in that CEO plane!
Why this unusual title? Let me give you some background.
This Saturday, I became aware, through the friend of a friend, of a guided meditation taking place every Saturday morning at 11:30 New York time. Its aim is to align the country of the United States with the Divine Plan.
I am planning to attend this meditation for the first time on Saturday.
Please have a look at the attached document.
I am not suggesting we do this meditation on Thursday; rather that we use it as a source of inspiration in our lives.
I especially like this portion of the document:
“Recognizing the reception of such energies, send them, via conscious projection, to and through all of those disciples and groups in the world who are specifically related to the function of Governance and International Law through group leadership in the nations and to manifesting a new Center of Synthesis in its right time and place, in Divine Law and Order.”
While our Thursday gatherings do not seem to be associated with any function of Governance or International Law, who knows what effect our Light can have upon the vibrations of those leaders in the world, regardless of the level at which they operate?
And, as I write, I cannot put aside the fact that today, December 8, 2021, Olaf Scholtz became the new chancellor of Germany.
In one word, dear Ones: Let’s govern (ourselves) and use our Light well!
PS: feel free to ask if you’d like a copy of the meditation.
One another’s divinity, dear Ones, as well as our potential for expansion. Unlimited expansion, that is.
As we enter the last 30 days of yet another capricious, tumultuous year, these are the thoughts that came to mind.
Can we honor each other’s dignity, whatever that means depending on the person (a smile, a benevolent approval) or the context (planting a tree in honor of someone) and, in the process, allow for the expansion of the Universe?
Could the two be related?
Our expansion and the Universe’s expansion?
Can we apprehend the divinity in self, and the divinity of the universe?
I was tickled by the following passage from the Arcturians, yet it dovetailed magnificently with a meditation I have been doing on a regular basis; these meditations are about the chakras, these energetic centers that populates our ‘beings of Light,’ and that keep spinning upward and upward–even though most of us cannot visualize them on a regular basis.
“Take advantage of these powerful times because they offer opportunities to be the Light that will bring change while at the same time shining a path for those confused and in fear. You need do nothing or say nothing other than perhaps a smile, a hand on the arm, or a look into someone’s eyes that says; “I know and acknowledge you who really are.”
Your acknowledgement of another’s Divinity, in spite of outer appearances, can lift or even heal them if they are the least bit receptive (able to align). Some are simply not ready or are choosing not to move spiritually forward; and that is fine because free will allows everyone to move at their own pace. However you, who are spiritually awake, have already chosen to evolve or you wouldn’t be where you are now or reading these messages.”
Below is the passage that caught my inner ‘buzzing’ in the crown chakra’s meditation.
“Feel the pressure of worlds, galaxies, even universes, awaiting manifestation. The Universe, with its 4.5 billion years of history, is pressing on the boundaries of its own potential future. Feel the pressure of infinite possibilities seeking manifestation.”
The potential of the universe, similarly to our potential, is unlimited, unbounded. Can we go at it, support it and reach for the stars?
Our inner stars, that is the energy swirling in our bodies of light, as well as what we perceive as outer stars.