Fellow bloggers and old friends who attended the recent Silent Eye workshop, The Feathered Seer, have written far more eloquently than I of their experiences. This is my attempt at making sense of the weekend’s events, my guide Anubis will walk beside me as I recall all and perhaps nothing. I ask my Muse and Guide, The Opener and Walker between the Worlds what he makes of this tapestry woven from our histories. He gives me an inscrutable look (haven’t seen that one before) and whispers:
We carry in our DNA the sum of all existence and memory, from before time existed and beyond the ending of worlds. Linking with others to form gigantic DNA chains in the body of something beyond comprehension. Purposefully flying towards evolution and completion. Harmonious and beauteous in all ways. All return to the point of origin, from whence they came. Then there is no-one and no-thing, we just ARE but our conscious minds are unable to understand this concept except only in dreams and moments of true insight.
That told me! Understanding will come later. I came with a few burdens of my own to the weekend. Illness, tiredness and a sense of emptiness or no-thingness. Another crossroad had been reached, certain truths were facing me and I had no idea what to do. I can’t make assumptions about what others were carrying within themselves to this gathering. Although, it feels as if we’d brought precious things that had in themselves reached a state of unbeing. Ready to be offered up as sacrifices in order for us to move forward. We came from different spiritual traditions, united in our desire and purpose to be of service to humanity and a greater wisdom. These aren’t empty words dear reader. All, including myself, who are engaged in such work, are ever hopeful that humanity moves towards a path of harmony, understanding, healing and completion. We may work silently and unacknowledged, so be it. Other times we may work in plain sight, so be it. Our feet follow those who have gone before us, century after century, always striving for gnosis and wholeness. The ancient colleges and centres of learning that the Clan of the Raven knew still exist, in many guises, for the Light that has emanated from sacred sites and mystery schools still lives. Perhaps dimmed and in the shadows whilst chaos reigns in our world. In modern times our work is in the world rather than within the temples of old.