The One, and the Many…We are all related
The Circle of the Living Ones is turning once more…
Your time in Earthy Capricorn must now yield,
To the thought-filled realm that is your time in Airy Aquarius.
Though all these Twelve Fundamental Energy-Forms are ever present and active, it is most certainly true that during each astrological month you should pay particular attention to the lessons and inspirations of that sign. After all, you are really not “a sign”, but a unique blending of all these Twelve, formed into integral interrelationships that in sum create and express your nature. In any one life, and through countless worlds, forms and lives, it is by these many experiences and myriad combinations of each of these signs that you slowly learn to master them all. This is the path by which you will fulfill your destiny…You will awaken, and you will meet your promise which is to be “fully human”, to be a fully conscious co-creator of Creation who is inspired and guided by a Free Mind, Unconditional Love and a Centered Will.
Truly there is but one path to follow…but there are many, many ways. Just as there is but One life, One spirit…but many, many sparks of the Divine. You are one, and you are also one of many other ones who together form this spiraling journey of Life-Consciousness-Spirit. This is the Journey of the One through Time and Space, and each spark of this One is an aspect of the “self-that-is-becoming”. Each of you is the “same”, and yet each of you is “different”…special, an individual. You are a unique dew-drop in the Ocean of Spirit, whose very unfoldment of Spiritual Potency and Promise is driven by your Svabhava, which is the essence of you. That is because this very essence of you is a spark of the Divine, it is your Higher Self, which is the core of you, and it is this which makes you “you”.
But for you to become you, this will not and cannot be done by yourself alone. For how could you? The great Illusion that is Separation must also be broken by you, time and time again. For though you may seem to be this “one”, unique and separate from your fellow human beings, and indeed may even in some belief systems hold yourself apart from all other life-forms, this is most certainly and emphatically (and empathically) not true at all Spiritually.
For all humans, and all life-forms, come from the one Divine Source. That is why one of the fundamental precepts and cornerstones of the Ancient Wisdom, and which is to be found in the “heart-teachings” or esoteric cores of all Philosophy, Science and Religion is this most elegant Truth:
“WE ARE ALL RELATED”
As humans, we form one another, we are made of one another as we are most certainly and of necessity “Social Beings”. From infancy by our parents and by siblings, then on through friends and teachers, partners and competitors, colleagues and compatriots, we are all made from the experiences we have created with one another. We are all “mixed-up” together so that we have formed within each of us integral infusions of experience, sensibility, likes and loves from all with whom we have contact, here and now and in many, many past lives too…and there is no way to separate us from one another at all. All our hopes and dreams are bound up with one another as we travel through these worlds, forms and lives in life after life.
And so likewise as we enter this time of Aquarius, what you dream and wish for yourself has been largely shaped by your family, communities, cultures and beliefs. These longings for a better world and a truer life have been formed, imparted and shared by your journey with one another. For as much as in Capricorn you were asked to shoulder your responsibilities so as to preserve, protect and fulfill the achievements embodied in the great works of civilization, and thereby honor and revere your ancestors and their gift to you of what was formed through the ages…It is on you now from the Aquarian part of you, and in this time of Aquarius, to look out ahead, to imagine a better world for you and yours, and to take up the joyful task of building those better worlds of tomorrow.
And for those better worlds to be, the only way that they will come into being is if each and every one of us understands this: That the truest, most human dreams are made and met by helping one another to make those dreams come true. How could it be otherwise? For at the end of the day, as much as we may need or enjoy various “things” in our world, at the end of the day it all comes down to our experiences with one another. To share in the joys and pains, the triumphs and tragedies of richly fulfilled lives by helping one another make our dreams come true…this is the heart of Aquarius. Just as we have made one another, are all what we are because of one another, so too does it follow that our dreams are made of one another too.
You can only become who you are to be by Dreaming-Creating-Being with your fellow seekers, your brothers and sisters, whose dreams are of you, and yours are for them.
You are all made of and by your love for one another.
Your dream is made of their dreams, their fulfillment yours too.
For truly what you dream, for yourself and for one another is to Love and be Loved.
Love one another.
January 20th, 1944 — Heroism of the “Texas Division”
On this day in 1944, the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division, nicknamed the “Texas Division,” began its “two-day nightmare,” the crossing of the Rapido River in Italy. General Mark Clark needed pressure on the German defensive line below Rome to prevent the Germans from counterattacking the projected Allied beachhead at Anzio. Further, an Allied breakthrough into the Liri valley would facilitate the march toward Rome. The Rapido’s swift current and muddy banks, together with the lack of adequate boats and bridging equipment, compounded the difficulties—not to mention the strong German defenses. The division suffered heavy casualties, including 143 killed, 663 wounded, and 875 missing. The division participated in the continuing Italian campaign, including the liberation of Rome, and went on to invade Southern France and advance into Germany.