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If there are obstacles, not 'the infinite

If you can count, not the stars

If you tremble or shake, and not 'a mountain

If increases or decreases, is not 'an ocean

If it passes over the bridges, not 'a river

If you can 'grasp, and not' the rainbow

Here are the parables of the six external perceptions


The Masculine and feminine Part 1 : The Returning

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The Masculine and Feminine Part 1: The Re-turning


I want to embrace and widen the story I so often hear these days about the ‘return of the goddess’ and the restoration of the feminine value sphere into our global life. I fully support the thrust of the message while at the same time wanting to point to its inherent flaws which ultimately undermine its intent which is to usher in a civilisation anchored in mature and wise love which honours the sovereignty and interdependence of all life.

This kind of mature love is not in the realm of the goddess anymore than in the realm of the god but is of the soul which is neither and both, born out of their inherent union.

If the goddess must return, where has she been and why did she leave? Perhaps she was offended at our arrogance and lack of humility and therefore withdrew her powers into the earth until we are more worthy of her presence. Or perhaps she is too delicate, her senses too refined for this materialistic world and she languishes on some subtle planes waiting for us to become less materialistic and gross. One scenario makes her haughty, the other weak when in reality she is neither. The equivalent in the masculine story line is the angry judgemental god retiring to his cloud in disgust and hurling the occasional lightning bolt - or the luciferian rebel who descends into the earth and tempts us, delighting in our weakness and selfishness.

All these stories seem to have roots deep in the abandonment wound our child soul’s carry because we do not yet live in a mature planetary soul-based culture.The deeper truth is that these two energies have not withdrawn and turned their face from us - in fact our very existence depends upon their love, cooperation and mutual presence. It is our awareness that has not been able to sustain the consciousness of them as ever present and so in immature egocentric ways we make up our stories of abandonment.

The duality in all these stories is this:

1. It is not our ( individual and collective ) fault, an energy we needed went away.

2. It is our fault, the energy went away because we failed to be or do something ( individually or collectively ).

These stories carry an explanation for our experience of disconnection, the promise of salvation and an expiation of blame. The most difficult thing appears to be to let go of these stories completely as while they offer us hope they also keep us disconnected from reality. The whole being of the earth in cosmos can no longer sustain humanity’s dual illusions and is asking us to grow up. Hope is great. And it leads to disillusionment - the freeing of illusions. It seems it’s time to drink that final medicine in order to take our initiation.

The goddess has gone nowhere - she is there in our very bodies, our breath, our dreams and our imagination. She is the impulse to reach out and connect, she is in the feelings of bereftness and our sexual longings. She is subtle and she is gross, she is wild, raw and passionate, she is tender, forgiving and mysterious. She neither preferences us or is disappointed in us but embraces all life, animate and inanimate in the folds of her abundant breasts - as unconditional in her love as she is implacable in her fire. She births, sustains, nourishes and destroys all forms, all sentiency and all feelings.

The God has gone nowhere - he is ever present in and as the core of our awareness. He is in the one reading these words right now and simultaneously present as the self in all beings, the still point and heart of all identity, the impulse to grow and the impulse to rest. He is neither proud or ashamed of us but penetrates all things and all states of consciousness with the unconditional freedom and potency of his presence. At the same time he remains beyond all our attempts to comprehend or make him an object of our awareness. He births, sustains, nourishes and destroys all ideas, philosophies, civilisations.

Together they birth, sustain, nourish and destroy the soul itself both individually and collectively. As part of the development process they also initiate the soul. Like a great defibrillator they electrify the heart of awareness itself, awakening it to its divine heritage, purging it of story and let it witness them making love in the centre of the temple as they have always been doing.

So the path of maturity is to discover and remember that which already eternally IS. The return of the goddess and the god and their heiros gamos at our core, individually and collectively is in reality a turning in our own awareness to face and honour what we have been drawn away from and forgotten. It does not require that we do anything, become better or more worthy.

The purification is simply a letting go of the security blankets we clung to in the face of our feelings of abandonment and exile. Letting the stories go can feel despairing as if they are the only things that keep us linked to a forgotten world that was full of love. For more and more of us it is time to let them go however, and find, at the core of those feelings of despair - the pearl beyond price, the dragon’s egg of the soul, the eternal invincible shining of the united love of our divine parents waiting for ‘our return’.

Bruce Lyon

Part 2. Gender Peace


bruce Lyon The Future of Relating in the Aquarian Age

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The Future of Relating in the Aquarian Age

Astrologically speaking we are on the cusp of a great age change from Pisces to Aquarius. This shift of energy is gradually transforming many areas of our lives including relationship. The last two thousand years bought the archetype of romantic love to the fore and radically changed what we expected in partnership and family. As we move into Aquarius the archetype of the group and of group love is coming in to focus and putting pressure on our ideals and thought forms about relating.

Group relating is not new but takes different forms in each age. Before Pisces was Aries and the archetype of the Ram expressed itself most fully in the harem. Alpha males, whether Pharaoh or warlord offered protection to the tribe. In Pisces the archetype of the king and queen became more fully entrenched and in the west the archetype of Arthur, the round table and Camelot epitomized the group ideal. In contradistinction to the Aries ideal, the masculine now is united in search for and service to the feminine, the grail.

In the Christian tradition, Jesus bought in the archetype of the savior, the sacrificial ram in Aries which purified the temple now became the human sacrifice who offered himself to his tribe.

The foreshadowing of the Piscean group ideal and of Aquarius in the Christian story is the disciples sharing the wine or water of life in the upper room.

In Aquarius the masculine is complemented by the feminine so instead of a wheel of 12 men, disciples or knights searching for the grail - the wheel becomes 24, the search is over and the sacred waters of communion can begin to truly flow.

Souls incarnate in groups so at a transpersonal level we don’t so much form deep relationships but recognize those that already exist. As the externalization of the soul realms into our personal 3d world continues, the experience of the soul mate phenomena is now taking on a group flavor. The sense of being ‘destined to be together’ not only applies to couples but to whole groups who are now having to integrate with each other and find the new relationship forms that reflect this reality.

Often it is the attraction between group souls that causes problems. Remember it was the love affair between Guinevere and Lancelot that bought down Camelot – or rather the inability of the triangle of lovers to resolve the dynamic between them in a harmonious and loving way that served the kingdom. Often this ‘lover’s triangle’ is a doorway or portal into aquarian relating. Naturally if a group is intimately connected, one could say ‘married’ at a soul level then when individuals in that group meet, which the internet and global travel is making increasingly likely and possible, then there is going to be a powerful magnetic attraction. This attraction will be felt both consciously and unconsciously.

The higher aspects of the unconscious – what we may call superconscious will help precipitate spiritual awakening and remembrance. The lower aspects of the unconscious – what we may call subconscious – will be experienced as sexual attraction and awaken life force energies in the body. Together they act as defibrillators that feed the heart and expand consciousness.

When they are not recognized for what they are then the response often results in one pole or the other being emphasized at the expense of the other. Either the sexual erotic energy is acted on resulting in a passionate interaction which can upset the stability of one or both lives so that the soul purpose cannot be acted on. Or the soul connection is acknowledged and developed but the sexual attraction is avoided resulting in unrequited love and often an impotence in manifestation of the soul purpose.

The outpicturing of this in the world since the sixties has been the often chaotic exploration of relationships, gender and sexual orientation. The inherent truth that the soul is hermaphrodite and contains both masculine and feminine qualities has meant many men and women resist the identification with normal or vanilla gender identification based on body. The inherent truth that the soul is group conscious has resulted in exploration of polyamory, open relationships and other non traditional relating forms.

The impact of all this on family, child raising and living arrangements has also bought many experiments in community, eco village and other forms of cohabitation.

We are still in the early stages of the ‘descent of the archetype’ so it is likely that the experimental nature of group relating will continue for many decades to come. We are however able to get an increasingly clearer sense of where the challenges are and what key integrations are necessary in order for the process to accelerate.

1. The wheel itself must be integrated or in the process of integration between masculine and feminine, spiritual and material realities.

2. Each individual on the wheel must be working on the ‘inner marriage’ as it is through the consummation of the masculine and feminine that the central hub of the wheel can be felt and responded to. As long as they are dependent on outer relating to produce the experience of ‘love’ and contact with the centre then issues of codependence and possessiveness will predominate in relationships.

3. Each individual on the wheel must also be working on the integration between their animal nature and their spiritual nature – the fulfillment of their soul purpose and the needs for material sustenance and way of life.

4. Personal responsibility and sovereignty are an essential component of being able to sustain group relationship.

5. True brotherhood and sisterhood is increasingly experienced through the processes of sharing love and life together. This sharing should result in everyone on the wheel becoming increasingly integrated and self sufficient .

6. Self sufficiency results in increasing interdependence. Each individual becomes more aware of their superpowers or unique contribution both to the group and to the world as a result of the group relationship.

7. Relationships between people on the wheel are supported and celebrated by the wheel itself and they are held in the context of contribution to the individuals involved, the wheel itself and to the greater whole.

8. The wheel is the ashram or bridge between the universal and the individual. It both supports individual differentiation and is enriched by it. The wheel is a conduit for universal energies of love to flow into the collective life as well as a nourishing support structure for those on it. The greater includes the lesser and everyone is developed by the increasing capacity to flow the life force.

9. The processes of individuals taking their place on the wheel or leaving it are recognized and celebrated through ritual and there should ideally be a trial period both before and after to allow for integration.

10. The process of deciding who comes and goes on the wheel is self-evident consensus – ie the group recognizes itself.

11. The wheel has its own emerging processes of self-maintenance which could be physical plane meetings, meditative alignments or other group focused rituals.

12. The wheel pays attention to and becomes increasingly aware of its role and purpose in the wider group life in which it finds itself.

There will no doubt be many different ways in which the group archetype reveals itself. The number 24 has particular significance to the integration of the soul and the body. The heart chakra has 12 petals and so does the egoic lotus ( the soul body). When they fuse at the time of the third initiation or the ‘marriage’ of soul and personality then the life principle behind both is revealed. This is why it is said that 24 is the number of Shamballa for when the transpersonal and personal fuse, the universal centre - the hub of all wheels is revealed.


BEING Michael Robbins

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Seeds of the Infinite – Identify as BEING Series 3, Webinar 21, More on Sameness and Identification and other Subjects, followed by a meditation.  Held 28 January 2020.

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Will is the Agent of Life and Freedom TPS

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A Treatise on Cosmic Fire Fellowship, held on Jan. 25th webinar by Michael Robbins

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A Treatise on Cosmic Fire Fellowship, held on Jan. 25th 2020


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