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I have finally succumbed and taken out a subscription to Gaia.com

GAIA.com - Answer The CallI have finally succumbed and taken out a subscription to Gaia.com.  I’ve been mulling over the idea for several months and now seems to be the right time.  It’s probably due to the fact that it’s winter and that means thoughts tend to be more reflective and inward looking.

If you’re not familiar with Gaia.com then take a look.  You’ll find it’s a repository of thousands of documentaries and films on a wide range of subjects; from Afterlife to Sound Healing, from Aliens to Spiritual Alchemy.

Food for thought then.

I’ve browsed through a few dozen titles and there are some that I know will be contrary to my point of view but then that’s part of the fun.  It would be a bit dull if there was nothing to challenge beliefs and perspectives.

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Others are right up my ally and I’ve started by watching Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds.  The production is professional and the graphics are both attractive and alluring.

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

It is the same field of energy that saints, Buddhas, yogis, mystics, priests, shamans and seers have observed by looking within themselves. It is the common link between all religions, and the link between our inner worlds and our outer worlds.

This idea seems entirely plausible from the outset and even more so as the film progresses.  It’s over two hours long so there’s plenty in there to capture your imagination.

Bite sized chunks

If two hours is too long then there are plenty of short films and documentaries lasting for 30 minutes to an hour.  It’s a far more inspiring and uplifting use of time in your lunch break compared to browsing through news and social media feed.

New content is being added every month so there should be enough to keep you interested and amused for a while.  Subscriptions are monthly with discounts for advance payments.  You can cancel at any time so there are not long term contracts.

So it’s going to cost about $9.95 per month to give you full access to all the 300,00+ minutes of ad-free content, so very reasonably priced then.

It’s unlikely that you’ll find definitive answers (with irrefutable proof) to any of the big questions like ‘Are we being visited by extraterrestrials’ but you will encounter possible explanations for the unknown.  Your interest is likely to be piqued and that might inspire further research.

As the banner says, stay curious.

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Saint Michael, Archangel of the South, Warrior

Saint Michael, Archangel of the South, Warrior

I’ve been thinking about Saint Michael a lot this past year.  As saint or archangel he is often depicted in armour holding a sword and a shield.

There is a lot of symbolism to explore here.  The shield is of course primarily a defensive weapon, though it can also be used to strike blows.  A shield can defend the one who holds it but i it can also be held above those who cannot protect themselves.

A sword can cut through the ties that bind, through ropes, and if strong enough and wielded with enough strength it can cut through chains.

A sword can also be used to parry a blow from another sword, and of course it can maim and kill.

In the Tarot the swords are often used to symbolise the mind and intellect.  We often speak of a keen and incisive mind.  The keenness of a blade represents the sharpness of the intellect.

Saint Michael, Archangel of the South, Warrior

In manly cultures a warrior knight is someone who is spiritually aware and perhaps religiously devout.  He is also able to fight when required.  He defends the weak, the old, and the vulnerable.

The Knights Templar guarded the pilgrim routes in Europe to the Holy Land.  They were also the guardians of many secrets and guarded places of sanctity and power.

If you face north in a magic circle then St Michael is behind you.  He’s got your back.

St. Michael features prominently in sacred and holy sites on pilgrimage routes and ley lines throughout Europe.  Britain has its St Michael and Mary line.  The Apollo line from Ireland to Greece is another.

Dragons and Serpents

He is often depicted as slaying the dragon, vanquishing the serpent, but what is this serpent?  The obvious answer from a Christian perspective is that it’s the serpent from the Garden of Eden i.e. the Devil.

That seems too simplistic. Where did this serpent come from and how did it come to be wrapped around the Tree of Knowledge?

In Chinese mythology serpents and dragons represent the energy that flows along the lung-mei lines that make up the energy network in the landscape.  In Britain they represent the same force, wrapped around hilltops or guarding treasure in a cave i.e. piles of gold and precious that represent power.

So conquering the serpent may just mean learning to harness the energy that flows in the landscape, controlling power and drawing from an inexhaustible source.

When we are threatened with violence, threats of any kind, or when we need a sharp intellect to cut through the dross then St Michael is your man.