As a writer of modern Celtic or Druidic mythologies with the Elven World series, it may seem odd that I would be the one to tell you this story. It is so beautiful, however, and considering if you are Celtic in heritage you might never have heard this Indian legend, I will begin. The Legend and Love Story of Laila and Manju Laila was a princess and so was bound in marriage since birth. But as a child she found herself in a profound relationship with her young friend who we know today a Manju (which means crazy in love) When he was hurt, her body showed the scars of it. When he felt pain, she cried, when she was in danger he stood between her and any harm because he felt her fears just as if they were his own. Despite the torture and eventual banishment for his love, Manju remained true to her. And despite being married to another man, Laila kept herself for Manju only. Her husband sought revenge and planned to kill Manju so he would have Laila all to himself. When at last Manju was faced with the violence of Laila’s husband, he faltered from weakness and hunger, Manju was stabbed in the heart. At the same moment, in the palace of her husband, Laila feel down dead This legend tells us the love of twin souls or soul mates. That we are not two, but are one whole.
YES!!! I throw up my arms and call to the sky. The past is not the present. I am here, now, living, loving, admiring with the eyes of the gods in that divine place between the heavens and the ardent, fiery center of the Earth. I see the white heron rising from the bush and appreciate her breath, strength, majesty and sense of adventure. I have vanquished the hideous; rendering the wicked unable because my sword of light is Love. I am learning to wield its power with ever-greater depth and fortitude; polishing it to shine and protect. I am joyful with a sense of belonging that comes from the best of humanity – that connection with friends who inspire and comfort in moments of quiet passion. This is the Golden Light of my Fellows – You! I have ended decades of suffering as enlightenment flows to me from within I am willing to kill the façade of truth to let the true light in which is known by her goodness. I am beyond the limit of my body, my name or personality or any boundaries of the third dimension, receiving guidance as Nature, as the Fae and Elven that imbue the inanimate with sparkling life energy and by every name which she is known. I who am One with all that is, was and will be, beyond time and space. I am touched throughout in an infinite ocean of light. YES!! Love, T.E. Pelton (Tara)