At the start of this year, we had to say goodbye to our labradoodle Reuben. At 15, his legs gave up on him and we did the thing that all dog owners dread. I was with him as we let him go and told him that we’d see him again soon.
He was a rescue dog who hadn‘t been treated that well. As a result, he was timid but very affectionate and, like all dogs, a little naughty from time to time. He moved silently and stole socks and underwear, attracted by the smell no doubt. He would always be a step or two behind on a walk, leaving the introduction to other dogs to one of his braver companions like Wellington or more latterly, Millie.
For the last 10 months, Millie has enjoyed being the sole centre of attention. We are planning a major house renovation next year and living in our motorhome for nine months or so. So having one, well trained dog seemed like a good idea.
The Universe and soul of Reuben obviously had other plans. My better half wasn’t seriously looking but had an alert out for small, black, male labradoodles. These are Millie’s favourites as she can boss them around.
When a dog reincarnates, as for humans, it knows its soul path and what it wants in life and what it wants to learn. So Reuben liked us and our home and wanted to come back to be brave and adventurous. He’d had enough of being mistreated and had much to give.
So, six months ago, he came back as the progeny of a female golden retriever and small male poodle. This would guarantee he would be the right size to be Millie’s companion again. He even came back with the name of Lucifer, the light shower and change bringer, to make a point. We thought Pickle was a safer name to shout as we walk him past the local church.
His first homing wasn’t right so he managed to nudge the mind of his owner to put him up for rescue. He ended up in a caring home but his new doggie companion was nervous about living with such a ball of energy, so he was put up again for rehoming.
This time, he hit the jackpot. His owner from his previous life spotted him and within a few days, he ended up where he planned to be all along. Dogs know a thing or two.
He slotted straight in and relaxed straight away. He learned that a grumble from Millie was a nudge to back off. He worked out how to wrap his new owners around his paws and do his every bidding. He had come home and was looking forward to another life of adventure and experience.
My unfolding of the Path to Overstanding materials has led me to return to my study of the Tree of Life. I always found the language around the Kabbalistic tree quite obfuscating. What’s a Sepiroth after all? Of course, this challenge fits into my mission to make such arcane esoteric language into the exoteric and understood.
Naturally, it I benefit greatly from going over old study notes, spotting things I missed and, more importantly, seeing the wisdom contained in such a glyph in a new and overarching context.
For example, the Sepiroth are better described as being emanations. In addition, they are connected to each other by Intelligences, which also map on to the keys of the Major Arcana. The emanations and intelligence are referred to as Paths of Wisdom with which I am not totally comfortable. To me, they only become Paths when combined together, IMHO.
One aspect of the Tree that I am particularly drawn to is the Scintillating Intelligence, which is The Fool in the Tarot. In isolation, it’s one of my favourite cards ranking along with The Hermit and The Hanged Man in the archetype of my world. When I first read about The Fool, I discovered it is also known as Aleph, The Life Breath.
Around the same time the Tarot found me, I had just found out about Core Process which is a way of encapsulating your essence in two words, or so. Mine turned out to be Breathing Life – you have to love a coincidence. I cannot help but breathe life into situations I find myself in and into people I meet who could do with a boost. The Life Breath is of course the chi that keeps us alive and powers our creativity. Using it every day helps us to maintain and even enhance our well being.
What I had either buried, or ignored, is that the Scintillating Intelligence connects the emanation of Kether with that of Chokmah. Kether is the Limitless Light and Chokmah, the knowledge of said Limitless Light.
So operating in this space is pretty special and doubly so when you appreciate that emanations are bidirectional portals. So the knowledge of the Limitless Light trickles down the Tree until it manifests in our physical body and our world of space and time. What we then do with that wisdom goes back up the other way. The Scintillating Intelligence also informs the Limitless Light of what is possible based on its infinite potential.
In microcosm, this could be an idea or a notion, just like this one. In macrocosm, when we return to Source and depart this mortal coil, it could be the realisation of the impact a soul incarnate can achieve in a physical body. This acts as a seed and template to adopt for souls who are about to incarnate. What goes around, comes around.
Armed with this briefest of scintillations, be that change and let me know by way of comment below how your own scintillations are influencing the world and the planes above.
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When you embark on an unknown path, you can guarantee a few things will occur. Firstly, you might get lost or stuck. Secondly, you might find new places, bump into new people and stumble across new opportunities. Thirdly, you may end up somewhere you never imagined.
I am fortunate and blessed that the second and third of these eventualities has fallen into my lap. To date, I have managed to deliver all the planned materials (and a few surprises to me) for the Path to Overstanding.
I knew that about now, seven moonths along the Path, things were about to open up considerably for me and those wandering along the Path with me. I had no idea however quite how significant the unfolding would be.
I have just started an exposition of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. It is one of the Master Recipes that I planned to share as it contains all 22 of the Flavours of Thought (and some more still).
The problem I have always had with studying it is how complex it has been made by those holding its keys. Study of Hebrew, Gematria and all sorts of arcane and obfuscating language form a huge barrier and steep learning curve for those who would like to benefit from the secrets held in this magical glyph.
I am fortunate that years of experience with meditation is actually the key to embracing its wisdom. So I am embarking on tuning in directly to the emanations of the Tree itself – there are 10 of them. As I do so, I am writing and recording brand new meditations so others can follow my steps. At the same time, I am aiming to un-obfuscating the language.
All in all, it is turning out to be much more of a magnum opus that I had ever imagined. I have always loved Paul Foster Case’s book, The Key to the Wisdom of Ages. It has been put to me by those Above, that what I am writing is the Keys to The Key to the Wisdom. I like to think of it as the “Keys for Dummies”.
So on this New Moon, the first batch of content is delivered which explores what is referred to as The Master Pattern. It’s only the first unveiling. There is more to come including no less than me revealing The Tree of Overstanding which is like the Tree of Life on steroids. It goes way Above and way down Below to dimensions not usually touched explicitly by the conventional Tree of Life.
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If you want to dip your toes in the water first, there’s a couple of events I should draw your attention to.
On the 7th Sept, at 2pm UK time, fellow Tarot enthusiast and Insight Time meditation guide, Keziah Gibbons, will be interviewing me about how the Tarot found me.
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On the 21st Sept, again at 2pm UK time, I am running my second workshop on Insight Timer where I reveal what Overstanding the Tarot is all about.
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One way to understand the behaviour of some actors in recent geopolitical events is to see them in the context of the ego and the soul : so from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective.
Take Boris Johnson – some would say please – and what it appears is that we are seeing the behaviour of a narcissist, someone acting mainly for his own personal gain, to the detriment of others around him – even member of his own family, not just those he was employed to serve. He may well operate with an overarching goal for world peace, and status, but his ethics, lack of focus, loose grasp on the concept of leadership, his relationship with decency and the truth as well as his somewhat corrupt practices seem to let him down. Perhaps the job is too big for him and he’s been promoted above his level of competence (yet again).
We see another narcissist in the lost soul of Donald Trump, as an incarnated being who exhibits sociopathic behaviour. His last acts as president demonstrate this unsavoury character trait, what with the denial of the electoral process and the incitement of others to rise up to further his cause, to their detriment and his benefit.
This article about how to spot a sociopath makes good reading. Be careful not to let one into your world.
15 Signs of a Sociopath: Traits & Characteristics
Then we have who appears to be a completely disconnected soul in the form of Vladimir Putin who is surely a psychopath by acting out a personal agenda which is killing and injuring other human beings, including his own countrymen. No matter what his motivation is, there are other ways of annexing another territory these days. Cultural and ideological annexation is one example. Be the change, as Ghandi said.
For some insight into the similarities and difference between sociopaths and psychopaths, see this article:
Around the world, we have many other political leaders committing all sorts of atrocities. Then again we also have many who are competent, committed and empathetic. It’s just that they don’t make the headlines, getting on as they do quietly serving those who elected them.
No matter if the behaviour of an out-of-control so-called leader. is narcissistic, sociopathic or psychopathic, the root cause is when the ego separates from the soul and the spiritual connection is lost. It is worth noting that this is something that happens for most people as they leave the womb and gain self-awareness. Our life’s journey and our personal evolution then plays out and, if we are lucky, we are encouraged to find our soul again.
By the way, I only name names as it gives context. I don’t know these people/souls personally so I can only judge on what I see and hear in the media. I may be wrong. If I do them a disservice and especially if they or any of their entourage would like to explore the ego-soul connection, do get in touch as it is never too late to do so and reverse a lifetime of disconnection.
There are many ways to forge a soul reconnection. For many, and classically, this has been the role of religion. As the world becomes increasingly secular, possibly as religions have not evolved for hundreds of years, there are other paths people choose.
A safe and agnostic method of soul reconnection is to immerse yourself in art or find yourself in nature. Some also find their path, and soul, through adventure, travel and sports. For some, the adrenalin rush of a sky dive or bungee jump creates a deeper and instant connection between our mortal body and our free spirit. Some lucky astronauts forge a deep connection with the cosmos while orbiting the earth.
For those actively seeking a spiritual path, meditation and mindfulness are extremely useful tools to open up a direct comms channel with our soul. If you are that way inclined, this can be delivered by practicing a more structured approach with Buddhism. If you prefer a more maverick, and less formal approach, do have a listen to my free playlist of 16 meditations on Insight Timer called the Soul-full Path.
After some years following a soulful path, and being mindful, timeful and kindful, we find our it is our soul that leads the way for us. With the ego connected to and listening to the prompts of the soul, we take a step up our evolutionary ladder.
If adversity pops its head up, it is just a sign that there is an alternate and better way : or a better timing. Serendipity and opportunity rocks up each day. Sometimes we only appreciate it a while after. In general, life becomes a breeze when we are kind to ourselves, other and the planet as a whole.
Everything comes full circle and the world and the cosmos is kind back to us in return. The actors I mention by name above should pay heed to this maxim. It is a Way to Be.
Our soul is not done yet and our evolution can go around and spiral up once more. It is possible for the soul to descent into our incarnate body. When this occurs, at the same time we go through a personal ascension. This can happen spontaneously and indeed it happens to some that go through a near-death experience, or NDE. When we on the cusp of life and death, the veil is thin and the soul can step in.
There is a less traumatic way to achieve this in a process that has indeed been called “a death-less reincarnation”. I have known about this process for around a decade but now I am ready to share it far and wide, for those who are ready.
The Path to Overstanding has been open for six months now and the materials to date have been introductory in nature. Starting at the end of Summer, I am revealing the process of soul integration.
Why now you may be right to ask? Well the world events I mention at the start of this blog call for the unleashing of ‘weapons’ of mass ascension. Now more than ever, it is key for us to make love in the widest sense, not war.
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