In the dim reaches of the distant past of my first year this time round so, not then one, and now approaching my eightieth year and before a seventy-ninth anniversary, there has been a growing awareness throughout the intervening spins and spans, well, for at least the last forty years, the importance of the other meaning of that singular beginning, that One.
The whole of mankind has been relentlessly approaching the One, each in his or her conscious or unconscious way, many or perhaps it should be more and more of us, I sincerely trust, and not a function of the growing human population of the planet, achieving this essential connection in waking consciousness rather than as most do through the medium of sleep.
The waking conscious mode has been taught through religious tutelage and practice for many thousands of years, enabling followers and novices through meditation and mindfullness to step over the threshold onto the first level of what many now refer to as Ascension and others will in anticipation think of as Enlightenment.
Others not so confident will none the less find a certain courage to consult one who has taken their gift to the point of being able to heal, to teach, advise and even to channel the words of those whose mission it is to guide us all from the realm of souls.
Some are prompted to seek guidance through a close encounter of a certain kind of one sort or another, and it is a sad fact that many are guided to look for help through the trauma of the loss of a loved one. It is even more sad to understand that death can be so misunderstood as to bring feelings of guilt to those left behind who in blaming themselves cannot bring their minds to seek help thinking themselves unworthy to get aid of any kind.
My realisation began with the acceptance of my own gift, the gift of healing that came forty years ago. Then after a huge move in the peace of the Spanish campo, outback or countryside where for twelve years in that peaceful place the other occult gift of writing began to flow from mind to fingertips onto the page and then the computer screen. The words began to fill the manuscript telling the story of a young lad born into the wilds of similar but English countryside where unsurprisingly the hero follows a similar path to my own.
It is said that we should all follow the flow and just go where it takes us and that is what the story does, going beyond my path to an exploration of the possibilities of where meditation and healing might take us on the fantastic path of Ascension, which begins as a journey within, that naturally takes the searcher back out into the physical world.
When I speak of occult or hidden mysteries within myself, they may seem as nothing compared to the mysteries that are unfolding with the advent of technological advances in all areas of scientific research, but the truth is that science is just a bit slow in catching up with what can only be described as spiritual science.
This is the reason why enlightenment or ascension can never be a one step journey since there are so many steps up the ladder of light that will unfold before us as we find our way to the first and subsequent steps on that pathway to the One. It is true that the higher we climb the more there is to find on our spiritual journey, and as it is different for each of us no one can tell you what to expect on your own pathway to enlightenment.
Even so-called identical twins are not identical and so it is with our journeys into, or should that be back to the light where we all began? We are unique in the recognisable physical and our spiritual parts, which are composed of the two elements, the soul or silent witness and the spirit our guiding element which strangely enough does not communicate verbally with our conscious mind or with anyone else.
In exceptional circumstances the soul may connect with the spirit but its twin or soul-mate known as the counsellor would warn of things to be aware of on the future pathway, which the helmsman or guide should be cognisant of.
If all this sounds a bit like Greek, it should be recognised that we are complex entities which all began with the one but in order to facilitate our physical manifestation on this planet there had to be these other participants to make life physically possible.
Of course, without the soul and its determination to come here in this place and at this time, the others would not be here either, and all with the blessing of the One.
Wishing all a fruitful journey, Hanukah & the Angel