THE MYTH OF RETURNING KINGS AND SAVIOURS IS TRUE: IT WILL BE THE RETURN OF THE HIDDEN STREAMS OF DEEPEST KNOWING: THE NEW REAWAKENING OF US. AND THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS THE RHYTHMIC AND SACRED REAWAKENING OF THE COSMIC UNFOLDING OF THE UNIVERSE ITSELF: THAT SACRED AND MYSTICAL BEING AND SPIRITUAL STORY THAT UNFOLDS ABOUT US AND WITHIN US BRINGING US FOREVER INTO ONENESS WITH THE SPIRITUAL TRUTH OF THE ONENESS OF THE ALL
An aerial view looking down on the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor. It is a sunlit summer’s day with green fields and rich hedgerows and woodlands. The magic, and deep spiritual being of Glastonbury is there before us, and the tower of St Michaels’ chapel points our way to the limitless summer sky and the heavens.
One aspect of the British Arthurian legends, that at times lies as dormant and hidden as the Grail itself, is the belief that Arthur and his knights are asleep – the Welsh hills are the favoured locations for their slumber – and that one day they will awake, or be awakened, and shall return to redeem and restore Albion. The ‘Once and Future King’? Such legends and myths exist around the world. They are all but embedded in the human psyche. Even Jesus Christ, we are told, will return in a Second Coming to redeem His people. The truth may well be found in these stories, though with a nuance that makes them profound beyond their mere telling. It is not the Kings and knights of yore, it is not the messiahs and avatars and prophets of yore, who will return. These leaders and prophets are in fact the exoteric or outer personification of something deeper and ultimately more powerful. So what is the truth that hides in these legends and stories? It is that in the cosmic rhythm of eternal humanity’s continuing pilgrimage, and in the rhythmic breathing of our planet’s own life and story, and in the eternal and infinite unfolding of the creation itself, there run hidden streams of truth and wisdom, that periodically sink beneath the surface of our awareness, but which periodically, at times that are determined by the undulating rhythm of the ALL, and also by our readiness to understand and GAIN by it, these streams of truth and wisdom emerge into the light of day and into the light of our being; sometimes through the teaching and very existence of some great soul, and sometimes through our own collective readiness to absorb and proclaim and most importantly PROSPER from the awareness and wisdom that will suddenly touch us all, and just as suddenly change the future direction of our progress for the future, until those streams vanish once again, and then at some future time enter our souls yet again, for the next step in humanity’s all but endless journey to the stars and to God. The keys to the next opening of our souls do indeed lie asleep in the hills.
There is a sense that this return of King Arthur and his knights, the return of the Christ, is all but upon us. But we need to understand that this return will not see the old teachings given out again. This return of Kings and Christ will see the next wave of teachings for the next spiritual leap forward for all humanity. We have to be open and ready for this: open for the sacred whispers, the mystical echoes, the spiritual innovations of the deep-set deepest heavens. There are seasons in the life of all individuals, and there are seasons in the spiritual unfoldment of humanity, and there are seasons in the infinite eternity that is the ONE to which we all without realising it belong. We can already see this happening in the way that we are at last accepting our responsibilities towards our planet, at last accepting that our Mother Earth, our sacred Gaia, is dependent upon us as we are dependent upon Her. We can see this spiritual unfolding happening as we begin to accept responsibility for all of humanity, not just for our neighbourhoods or our nations, or our own religions. The very heavens are turning in what might have seemed to be their slumber; and in their turning new teachings, new insights into the mystical, sacred, and spiritual wisdom and purpose of ALL creation are beginning to touch us and call us. The Kings and their knights, the messiahs of old, are not returning to repeat what was given out before. They are returning from their seeming slumber bathed in the healing light, in the eternal sacred love of a new dispensation that will awaken us to the next pathways in our long spiritual pilgrimages. The very meaning of our time now is to be ready, to be free of spiritual fears, to recognise and understand what will be, and indeed already is, touching us with whispers of heaven. With every new dispensation, the light of the world will illuminate the next phase in our long spiritual pilgrimage to the stars.
So this is our time. This is our challenge withing the timeless sweep of the infinite eternity. Our spiritual task, our very spiritual and sacred duty, is not to reawaken the teachings of old, but to be spiritually and indeed mystically ready to embrace the next level of teachings that will colour and inform our coming times. Our destiny is forever forward. We heal ourselves and our beautiful Mother Earth our Holy Gaia, by catching in our souls the ‘new’ spiritual truths that are ordained for us.