The following is an excerpt from Children of Immortal Bliss By Paul Hourihan. This is a wonderful answer to the question: How do we choose our path in daily life? How do we know when we must judge whether some act is a right act for us to include in our life? How do we know in which things we should participate in our life? Imagine what the world would be like if each person came to know this understanding. In the Yoga Aphorisms meditation is discovered and presented as the means to realizing the light within, the Self within. By meditation we chiefly mean yoga, and it is the heart of yoga, also yoga is more than meditation; it has an ethical and moral background as well. The first steps in this system focus on the development of character. A moral and ethical foundation needs to be established before one is fit for the practice of meditation and concentration. But essentially for our purposes here, meditation is yoga as chief thrust and practice item which the cells is realized. One of the all-time great achievements was by Pantanjali when he discovered that what ever served to advance meditation was good and what ever it did not advance meditation was evil. A way of life that advances meditation and the meditative state is good, it is an absolute right. And anything that does not advance it, that tends to hobble it–a way of life, or attitude, or activity, or value, or book or whatever–is evil this is the yardstick: what ever makes the mind calm, that's good. What ever makes the mind restless, that's evil. Pantanjali saw clearly that in order to realize that Diety, the Truth within, you have to do it through meditation. You can't do it any other way. Prayer and good works are helpful, so they haven't brought us too far–mainly because we haven't learned how to do them in the right spirit. They are appendages to spiritual life and we have to go through them, but they lack a central yardstick, a central principle to which everything is related. That is meditation, and naturally, that means the mind. The mind is going to be effected by meditation. You can realize the truth only through meditation. We have to learn to meditate. There are certain ways to meditate that are right, and search in ways that are not bright we have to find out the right way. Making the mind uplink is not a good way. We may have read that in a book: make the mind a blank. Before we listen to anyone in such an important area, we should find out their credentials. Or someone else may say, well, meditation is just relaxation. These relaxation therapies have value. They enable us to cope better in the stressful world we live in. Anything that can contribute to our peace of mind is of value, but they don't lead us to the truth. We have to learn the right ways to meditate. Having done that, we find that certain conditions, including a certain state of mind, are necessary to meditate well. Other states of mind are inimical to meditation. Therefore what will help the mind to be calm and collected is what we want. Pantanjali sees this in a flash. Of course this was known in Upanishads. Columnists, tranquility, serenity–those words occur all through the Upanishads; they are self evident to the stages. But Pantanjali says that it's not self evident, that it needs to be spelled out or those who are not stages, but who want to become stages through the ladder of ethical development. So that is what he did. We see that we have to be calm to meditate. We can't meditate when we are restless. When we are restless, instead of meditating we should pray, or repeat a mantra, take a walk, take a cold shower, do hatha yoga exercises or other things, as meditation at this time will make things worse. Unless we are calm, meditation will only intensify the cause of the restlessness. So we don't meditate when more restless, only when work home therefore whatever makes us call home or keeps this column is good: our mind will be in this state to meditate and through meditation or mind will get closer to truth. Therefore calm this is indispensable on the way to truth. Whatever gives us a feeling of peace and calm is an absolute good. It's part of the universal morality, the subjective fact we all discover. Children of Immortal Bliss By Paul Hourihan
In the tradition of the ancient Celtic ways of Druidism, we listen with our hearts to hear the sound of nature. Her music lifts us. In the human world, we try to be heard knowing we are vulnerable, just as all Nature, to go unheard. And yet we speak for those who do listen. To restore your Magic and Power: return to the springs of this alignment with nature, restore respect for the balance and adorn yourself with sweet water that runs through you and the Earth herself. Ride the waves in ecstatic wonder, let the wind and mist sweep across your skin. Allow each moment of your awareness to bring the shimmering golden balance to all that is within and without. It is You who are the gentle, divine arms of nature that embrace, nurture and part the branches and let in the cascading sun.
Poem in the Druidic tradition: restore your power after rejection No matter what you Think Is wrong with you It's not. No matter how many times You are rejected or feel alone You are not. You are whole. Breathe in the magic: nature, alive and conscious, surrounds you. Only you decide to see this Golden flitter that alights And fills your eyes with wonder. That is your connection and your power. Beyond words
It seems the Elven World gives us much more than community. The Celtic mythology that is revivified in Elven World, allows us to begin a transformative experience; filling our lives with magic and beauty that lifts us closer to the divine. Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, Ph.D is an eminent scholar on the subject of C. G. Jung's Red Book, the mysterious work that was published in 2009– 48 years after Jung's death. Carl Jung is primarily known as the founder of psychoanalytic philosophy. Few know that Jungian psychology began with what Dr. Heoller calls a "psycho cosmology" that emerged directly from Jung's work as an artist, visionary, philosopher and prophet. Dr. Hoeller defines Jung as a prophet who told the truth of the Gods–that multi-dimensional transcendent power that animates our spiritual lives. The Red Book is an account of Jung's transformational journey toward the divine using imagery and mythological messages from deep within his psyche. Rich with symbolic paintings and every word written in calligraphy by the Master himself, the Red Book is a profound artistic masterpiece. A consummate student of the Red Book for many years, Dr Heoller is able to explain the meaning and messages within this work of art written by Carl Jung's hand in Swiss German. The book is bright red. Fully opened it is and some 26 inches across and some 24 inches high. The Red Book is full of mystical, symbolic drawings that open a window to a universe within the soul of man. Jung communicated his divine journey–which is the journey of any man–through his conversations with mythological creatures and supernatural beings. He predicted the coming of a new age through his words and paintings of visionary mandalas and creation of sacred icons. Of this work Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller explained, “The magical is what feeds our soul. If you let it, life sinks to a level of blandness. Gray consciousness happens when all the magic is gone; all the imagination. A human being does not live by material things alone. Human beings can't live without hope, spirit, poetry, beauty, and mythology. An absence of the magical makes life gray and bland. God is alive. Magic is alive." As Dr. Heoller tells us, the psycho cosmology expressed in Jung's work tells of the divinity indwelling in the human being. When one has contact with that in dwelling entity, the joyful bliss for which we search, comes alive. Jung's journey was a journey of transcendence to this divinity through the supernatural, magical, mystical and divine initiation; a change of consciousness toward a new beginning; toward the blissful ecstasy of living in the present. We can feel very blessed that scholars such as Dr. Stephan Heoller Ph.D, can teach with expressive truth, this interpretation of Jung as an artist, philosopher and mythologist that allows us to begin a transformative experience in our lives as magic and beauty lifts us. Elven World is a new story in Celtic mythology. And our place in the Elven World is a transformative, magical journey to find the divine within and without, through mythological and artistic expression. T.E. Pelton, author
We join as a family across the globe to pray for our mother earth. Please pray with us. - T.E. Pelton, Author Elven World mythologies Hopi Elders Call for Prayer for Japan and Our World
Blessings; May you feel the Elven song within, hear the voice who speak from your heart-space. We are Tuatha de Danann, the children of Nature and the stars, the love that made all. In the Druidic tradition of poetry adn song, we speak–T.E. Pelton, author Elven World mythologies The intensity of the Earth’s spinning is such a magnificent influence on our lives, there is no choice at this time but to attempt to communicate in words the unspeakable, to attempt to define the wave of physical and non physical in an eternal dance; the rapture of which poets sing. The movement of the Earth mother is a living force expression not separate from ourselves. Every pang upon the heart of your beloved is a pang upon your own heart, no matter how far away and no matter how small the beat. Birth and death come and flow within the river of all life where time is not; where past, present or future are not, where there is only an ocean of love-making between the physical and non physical worlds. This is why you feel deep passionate emotion for which there is no direct tangible or viewable source as humanity and animal kind suffers. Even as you feel the weight of these passions, know that in death we are all freed and that the only cause of fear is death. Yes, you are being compelled to put aside your heart/mind to make sacred each day’s experience, allowing the magical, the miraculous to enter your life. Throw wide the gates to heaven and put yourself into the hands of energies and meaning beyond the ability of merely five sense to comprehend. We have no choice whether to see beauty in the eyes of humanity, passion in the volcanic explosion and the enlightenment of death. We have no choice but to raise our eyes and feel the whispers of the bird in flight, and attune our bodies to the natural world from where we come and where we will return. In a swirl of love that created all the cosmos and our Earth; Love that assumes form as desired and communicates not across space but as a listening from within, being one with the communicator, receiver and the message. T.E. Locke, author of the Elven World mythologies, Elven World, Restoration of the Tuatha de Danann Kingdom and author of this blog, can be reached by posting a response, or by visiting our community at www.elvenworld.ning.com
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)
Blessings. May you find solace here, as I have, in the Elven World.–T.E. Pelton, Elven World Mythologies Some time ago many of you Light Elven may have seen the crop circle of, I believe it was 2008, with a message for us. It was decoded: "Beware of False Prophets." Why you ask, would the Elven Ascended Masters, or by whatever name you may know our counterparts beyond this dimension, want to ensure we understand these words? Because they do not want us to feel alone in the mire of pretense and those who call themselves prophets, yet do not abide by the truth they seek. No woman or man on this Earth should have to experience loneliness, love-less-ness. A prophet or holy man who allows loneliness or lovelessness in his or her presence is false. No person, nor even an animal or plant of the smallest kind, should be treated this way. Protect yourself, the Earth, animals and plants from unkindness whenever you possibly can. No heart should have to accept the loneliness of life without love or kindness. Like the Faery who come to us both as the blossoms of nature herself and as beings of such intense appreciation, those who love all things both great, but more importantly, but small are blessed already and send their blessing out to the world. Let that be you. We ask: Give me the strength to pray for those who have been harmed by the wicked, the disillusioned and the unkind themselves who know not what they do. Give me the strength to develop my Light Body in the human form to withstand these blows for the sake of my soul which is the soul of all-that-is.
If you are reading this, you are Tuatha de Danann, tribe of the goddess Danu. You are Elven, beings of Light, golden; children of the stars and Earth as One. - T.E. Pelton, Elven World Mythologies We are living the legend of now. Opening our hearts in this now. Radiant like the sun. And breathing, taking it all in, refreshing it and then letting go of that breath. Air is the unseen we all share, where we go when we are completely one with all life and death. Take it in. And let it go with the next breath. This is our rhythm of returning to source. Contemplation of such things is the beauty of being here in human form You are being asked to strengthen your connection to the Natural world at this time, to restore the connection to your heart space, feel at home beyond the four walls of this dimension. We are beings of light, our magic is love, our appreciation is peace. Know that the love you give is a drop that will soon be an ocean to heal our planet. You are the children of the New World. You are legend. You are divine. - T.E. Locke