Haiku: Seeing

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“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19 verse 1, King James Bible.

We look constantly
not ever truly seeing
Finally it dawns

Copyright Francis 2021

Haiku: Sunday Thought

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“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” King James Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:5

How much do we know?
Who can say what is to come?
Breathe in each moment

Copyright Francis 2021

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Scandal The Gospel contains a frightening condemnation of those who give scandal.“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be […]

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul

Realisation

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I never realised
but you were speaking to me, softly,
for all those years.
The shyness holding me back,
such constraints of my nativity,
were merely the mystery of your method,
the reason for my being.
And as the child began to learn
through the paucity of upbringing,
the ridicule of others
and the darkness of doubt,
finally he arrived
like a flower in its season:
His truth was always within,
nectar for those who may listen.

Copyright Francis 2020

The Upcoming Age of Air — Embrace Positive Change

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On December 17 2020 Saturn leaves one sign of his rulership and enters the other — Aquarius.

On December 19 Jupiter also enters the Waterbearer, where the two conjoin exactly in 0 degrees Aquarius on December 21, the day of the winter solstice. The two are already effectively within orbs of a conjunction in the latter degrees of Capricorn.

The symbolism could not be more emphatic, in my opinion. This is the true date of the Great Migration, where the Grand Conjunction, which occurs every 19.6 years, moves into another element, on this occasion from earth into air.

Threshold of the Age of Air

This, I contend, is the threshold of the Age of Air, where gross materialism will finally be let go. For two hundred years humanity has been led blindly from one disaster to another, in an almost endless sequence of war and revolution. Whilst there has seemingly been an improvement in certain material conditions and a great growth in our population, we have never been more misled, or confused.

Aquarius and air signs in general (Libra, Gemini), represent thought, the mind, communication, relationships and equity. There will develop a lightening of our civilisation, away from materialism and more towards the merging of science and spirituality, which were always effectively the same discipline.

The Great Migration

The last time this Great Migration occurred in the early 13th century, that is moving from the earth element into air, we had developments like the Magna Carta (1215) and the birth of great men and philosophers, such as Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon. According to the extant records, the 13th and 14th centuries represent the gestation of what we now call the Renaissance.

Whilst there were naturally many negative aspects, it was generally a time of cultural flowering, more openness, experimentation; yet it was also a highly spiritual age. Life was far from perfect, of course, yet our understanding of the past is not always accurate. We are victims of thinking that everything in the past has to be less advanced than our own times. This is not true.

One Step Back — Two Forward

So the way I see it, the first twenty years of this new Age of Air, influenced by the fixed air sign of Aquarius, will be a time of making new foundations in philosophy, science and spirituality. There will be new modes of governing ourselves; in fact, the concept of government is about to change fundamentally.

Whilst we will begin to slowly free ourselves from the previous grossly materialistic culture, we will also start to harken back to previous ages and realise that much wisdom has been foolishly and forcibly removed from our civilisation. We must go one step back to go two forward, so to speak.

The Birth and Death of Kings

This change, I believe, is inevitable. Traditionally, the Great Conjunction every twenty years represents the ‘birth and death of kings’. The migration into another element strongly indicates deeper, more fundamental change, spiritually and structurally.

It will not be easy, of course, but it is absolutely necessary for our long term well-being, culturally and spiritually. We shall be able to look forward towards freedom, whilst working within certain eternal, fundamental spiritual realities which cannot be ignored.

Let us embrace this change — it is, after all, ‘written in the stars’ of our Creator.

Copyright Francis 2020

I Believe (for Advent)

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As the song relates
in my happy-ever-after moments:
I believed in the Israelite.

What a circuitous, tortuous route
this mind has been dragged through,
chained to the runaway horse

called magic, or deception,
along with most of the world,
sore and buffeted

through cyclone and fire,
the machinations of men.
I take on board

the doubts and conjecture —
did such and such ever exist;
yet I have studied the shroud

and the napkin of truth — to me
science and the Spirit are one.
So this year as Advent moves

relentlessly on to that crystallization,
when Sol’s southern tropic is reached,
with the death of the sun,

the incarnation of the Son
and the Word,
switching northward towards Light and hope,

I feel my soul and sinews ignite.
This time, more than any other time,
I believe in the Israelite.

Copyright Francis 2020

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