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THE EMERALD TABLET

Now we may easily imagine the two tablets of stone being the left and right hemispheres of the brain into which has been scored the commandments which were later interpreted as rules and regulations for getting on with your brothers and sisters and cousins and in laws, all.

We could then imagine ourselves going up that mountain within ourself to the very same place for some inner conversation and enlightenment from the "free side" of consciousness which connects us as one with the universe and so we become prophetic and connected to previously unimagined possibilities.

Extending the possibilities of these amazing exciting options for change allows us to oversee "psychological walls" of conditioning from a simpler more organic natural perspective which immediately reveals the open pathways of prior hedges and obstructions. The path is instantly revealed when in that elevated detached frame of mind.

Realizations, new learning occur here in this place of mindfulness.

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Serpentine spine

Unlike the maze the labyrinth is a path a journey into the centre of our self and then back out. For mankind we see no coincidence here to the parallel language of labia and labyrinth for symbolic and actual passage for life.

Hence the brilliance of working as the self observer in a state of mindfulness.

The pathway is always open however not apparent, so we need to walk the journey to find our way out from whence we came.

Back with Moses his body may have easily been written to represent the land of Egypt and the Israelites may have been the chosen parts of himself that he wished to have released from the habitual conditioned beliefs which he just had so much trouble resisting.

Yes the Moses story has it they took on prayers for support to false Gods as man does with his ‘weaknesses' of the flesh for cigarettes, alcohol, sex, other drugs, stimulants, toys of pride and egotistical sprays of material superiority, mortgaged to the hilt on luxuries false Gods in flash homes, modern day chariots of gold and powerful horses of this age.

Those temptious shrew of Pharaoh's demanding critic of consciousness.


brainAlas, what could he do to resist these temptations to gain the inner strength and resurrect his struggling weakened self beneath the overwhelming domination of Pharaoh's endless demands and pressures of surviving life.

Moses they wrote ascended his inner mountain once more declaring these his people had been bitten and cursed by the asp and they were under a spell of sloth.

From that connection to higher consciousness he received the inner wisdom to make a symbolic back bone,a serpent on a rod to "hang it before them and by seeing it they would be healed".

serpentSo he came down from his self observatory to make and raise the rod up in the desert of Egypt so he could see it and support himself in his healing.

The task complete he then marched on through the open Red sea (brain) of consciousness and crossed over to the freedom of himself taking his people with him and drowning Pharoah's army of drug pushers behind as the sea change enveloped them just as Jill Bolte Taylor explains.


All now declared in the new testament "as the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, so to must the spirit of man be lifted up so he may have eternal life".


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"Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way.

You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love."

Caroline Adams

We are all on the path... exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path.
The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience.
We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life's journey.
It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."

Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused.
When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze.
A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys.
It is a left brain task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out.


A labyrinth is a right brain task.
A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.
With a maze many choices must be made and an active mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center.
It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery.

With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not.
A more passive, receptive mindset is needed. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.

At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.

Working as psycho therapists is similar to walking the labyrinth with our clients who are often trapped in the confusion by the maze of life and by exercising mindfulness to life's labyrinth and slowing the process down we find our way through the path and are soothed by an amazing and often unimagined and totally unexpected sense of calm from the experience of remaining mindful through our journey.

Life is really about now as the past is history, the future mystery and now is a gift hence we call it the present.

We have provided this amazing link to Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor's amazing story was passed onto us by a very greatful Counselling client who we understand felt a sense of alignment in her own personal journey and we very greatful for that testament and share the extended views here in the hope that others may choose to hop onto our Counselling Brochure labyrinth and gain some enlightenment from and release from life's burdens.

Love and Blessings to all Carol & Rod.

PS. As an after thought there just might be a possible link to that statement about it being ... " easier to walk a camel through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven".

 

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