eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural
language is pathos
Lydia Maria Child American
Over the last two weeks or so I have been arranging
this editorial in my head and found the support of the Gods
and Goddesses during my nightly visits to the Astral Plane and
the other worlds. Coincidentially, Lord Helel's recent publishing
of his article "The
Journey" in The Cosmic Cauldron Yahoo forum group (invitation
only and unlisted) that we are co-owners of with his good
lady; Mistress Bloodmoon, my Dragonfly and Sherostar, showed
me that the deities had put me on the right path in regards
to the context of this article.
If I may digress for a moment, and all my dear
readers know by now, that given the opportunity I will obfuscate
my arse off and leap all over the place before I get to the
point ... anyway, if I may digress, I would like to point out
that I am extremely proud of my good friend, Joseph Dismore
(Lord Helel) and wish to acknowledge publically that he is one
of my best acolytes. That noted and recorded for prosperity,
I am going to take you all on a little Journey. So please grab
a cup of tea or coffee, sit down and read and I really mean
read what I am divulging. I don't want you wandering from the
If you recall back in my editorial in March,
Sorrow" I asked the reader to participate in a little
exercise. The point of that exerice was to reach out and to
have you really think about your loved ones and to cherish the
moments and in a way, that is the purpose of this article ...
Those Magical Moments that past fleetingly
into memory, those cherished marvelous moments that we hold
dear to our hearts ... but hold for a minute, even those memories
we chose to forget, those ugly instances, those tragedies, those
arguments and disagreements, the alienation of once friends
... all of these things serve a purpose; a lesson in life if
you will. They were parts of our own journeys.
We can't just write them off and file them
in the rubbish bin of the past. Chosing not to remember "bad"
incidents in our past and telling ourselves it never happened,
defeats the purpose and devalues the experience and lesson.
In my last editorial, I stated "Shit Happens".
Well, it does with monotoneous regularity and guess what, dear
reader? There is not a flaming thing you can do about it!
The Universe; the Divine; the Deities have
decreed it be that way. Destiny; Kismet; Karma, whatever you
want to call it, it has happened (and will happen) for a reason
and a purpose. It is part of your journey and a lesson for you
Unfortunately, a lot of people do chose to
forget the bad shit and equally, unfortunately, a lot of people
forget the good stuff as well ... and I am not taking about
someone suffering from dementia, I am talking about ordinary
people. Sufferers of Alzheimer's don't remember what it was
they forgot, whereas people who have experienced Aquired Brain
Injuries walk a more frustrating path than those who suffer
dementia, as they know they have forgotten something. By mentioning
this, my intent is not to denigrate or demean these people,
"there but for the grace of the deities, go I!" Although,
there are some who would have you believe that I am quite Mad
and verging on Dementia, myself.
Whilst on the subject of those "some"
people aforementioned, I would like to take this opportunity
to say to my detractors
and those people who don't like me: "It is alright,
Brothers and Sisters, I love you and appreciate you. I accept
your transgressions and acknowledge that all the nasty, malicious,
vindictive, under-handed, discriminatory things that you did
were done for a reason. I understand the purpose of your existence
and involvement in my life. Adversity builds Strength of Character
and that which does not kill you can only mske you stronger.
I fotgive you for your transgressions but I can't forget! "Je
le ferais si je pourrais, mais je ne peux pas, alors je ne le
ferai pas; I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't!"
That is the rub, dear reader. Forgiving and
NOT Forgetting. Our individual baggage is one of "life
experiences" which makes us who we are. We are all unique
individuals. Our life experiences, environment and people, who
like waves on a beach, ebb and flow in and out of our lives
create the person you see in the mirror every morning. Forgetting
the "Magical Moments", good or bad, defeats the purpose
of living. We need to CHOSE to remember all of it; Good and
Bad. To do so helps us grow and ascend to a higher spiritual
If I told you I could teach you in a hands
on situation; face to face; in person, how to remember those
moments and use it to enrich your life, would you accept my
tuition? I can't do it in correspondence and written form, as
to do so would devalue the lesson. Although, I can give you
some primary tips, so you can best understand what it is I am
trying to convey.
First, go back to my article, "Never-Ending
Sorrow", and perform the experiment I have there. Hopefully,
this will open you up and you will be able to concentrate on
Once you feel you have managed to tap into
your inner energy, you will need to try and dispel all bitterness
and resentment that you hold towards those who have brought
sorrow and misery into your life. You will need to remember
those "Bad" things. Life is far to short to dwell
on such negativity but with patience and practice one can turn
the Negativity into Positivity. I realise this will be hard
for many and this is one of the reasons I feel that this experience
can not be achieved by reading a book and through correspondence.
I am also, quite aware that there are many
people who have had horrendous incidents and tragedies in their
lives and because of these events many have developed disorders
such as Post Tramatic Stress Disorder if not worse and in some
cases have fractured personalities. This is yet another reason,
why tuition can not be undertaken on-line or by correspondence.
I don't expect people wishing to revisit such
horrendous memories to do so.
However, what a lot of people forget is that
Good Memories often go hand in hand with the Bad ones. For instance,
a bad marriage may still have had some happier times in it.
How can a person possibly forget the first embrace? Their first
kiss? Their first loving sexual union? The first time one holds
a new born daughter or son? The experience of witnessing the
birth of a child?
Sweet Memories are made of these Magical Moments
and all are important lessons not to be lost and forgotten.
Yet, people do forget and that is why they take photographs
and video footage and keep cards and letters and other paraphenalia.
Through objects, which can be lost, damaged, stolen or destroyed,
people try to hold onto memories.
Would you be surprised if I told you that you
don't need these objects and paraphenalia to keep the memories
alive. YOU have your mind and it has been well recorded that
we only use a small portion of our mental capabilities. I have
developed a method much like word association to spark the flood
of memories flashing into reminicence.
experience, as a lecturer at "Headways" and my involvement
with A.B.I.R.A.S. (Aquired Brain Injuries Resprite and Accomodation
Services) and from what I have learnt over the years, I have
been able to instrument this method into my own life and wish
to share my Magical Moment Memory Method and at no cost besides
a bottle of Mead and a loaf of bread to share. Just make an
appointment and come and see me. Write this down before you
The World is
a class room and Life is the lesson to be learnt and, as
Helel wrote at the end of his article, "The Journey
You will note also, that again, during the course of writing
this article I never mentioned The
Druid's Dreaming Festival Event once. Okay now I just ruined
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to change the world my friends change your thinking first.
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