Excalibur, Duality and Your Sword of Truth

3
2169

(2,026 views before 2019 VT website reset)

The Superconsciousness Series. Chapter excerpts from the book: “The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose” by Steve Robertson

In almost all legendary stories of kings, knights and that of Joan of Arc, the sword plays the role of a great tool in the defense of truth and the conquering of enemies. It is interesting to note that the word “enemy” means “not a friend.” In certain stories, like that of King Arthur, his famed sword Excalibur was known for its special powers. The word “Excalibur” means to “cut steel.”

All swords are formed in the process called casting. This process consists of taking ore, rocks that contain the raw minerals of metal, then placing them in a forge to be heated so that the minerals liquefy and become separated from the rock. Once the metal minerals are liquefied, they can then be poured into a mold. A mold is a hollow cavity, a vessel that is shaped to hold the design of an expressed creative intent — in this case, the shape of a sword.

Once the liquid metal is poured into the mold, it is allowed to cool and solidify. Only then is the casting process complete and can the newly birthed sword be released from its mold. Upon release and inspection, the sword’s edges are rough.

From a metaphysical and metaphorical perspective, the process of casting, relative to our spiritual evolution, can be likened to our soul being poured into the mold of our present-time body, which is itself cast to play a specific role and intentioned life purpose. With this incarnation of soul development, the raw minerals of ore rocks can be understood as the fearfully attached thoughts from which we begin this life mission. The forge, from this same perception, can be seen as the dramatic arena from which our life experiences test our resolve to release. The process of heating can likewise be understood as the alchemy of transformation. Finally, we know that the liquefied state of metal reflects the freedom, moldability and creative potential of our now-unattached and loving thoughts.

Similarly, from birth, our soul seems the result of a cosmic casting that seeks to mold our innermost self into that of a divine plan and purpose. Consciousness, in this chrysalis molten-like state, appears to flicker between a duality of love and fear that purposely points toward a greater truth. Like a new sword, the edges of our perception are dull and cannot cut through duality.

As we strive toward understanding our greater calling, we fashion ourselves into the master sword-maker of our life. With skill, we learn to sharpen in the measure for balance, purpose and precision of thought. Through mindful self-awareness, we learn to harness the contrast of duality, that of right/wrong or good/bad and so on, in order to focus the edges of our perception toward wisdom. With such mastery, perceptions eventually shift to a point of singularity and vision. In this state, the limitations and boundaries of perceived duality cease to exist. Here do we know and finally understand the truth to which life has pointed us, that there is only love.

Mindful awareness of this flickering journey to conquer duality will take the courage of a great knight, for only the brave of heart and wise of spirit will have the discipline to stay the course of truth. Only the pure of heart will have the courage to follow the call of the divine and lead the charge of transformation. Only the bravest of knights will have the courage to wield Excalibur’s great power to cut through the steel of the self’s most attached armor and slay the enemy self, our fearful thoughts. Only the bravest of knights will be transformed into kings and triumphantly stand in the kingdom of their own enlightenment.

Forge on, brave knights, toward your great kingdom of heaven within. May the sword of truth ever free your heart, liberate your soul and bring victory in your service towards love and peace on earth.


Suggested Exercises

For the next two days observe and take note of any and all things that appear to be unloving in your life. Look for the benefit that this negative and unloving situation brings to you. Be aware that the ego will immediately react to such a crazy notion of finding benefit in such negativity, one that you, as it well knows, have created and become attached to. The ego is hyper aware that if you ask this question with courageous intent, that you will discover and be empowered to uproot the cause of your fear and suffering. This is the last thing that it wants to occur, for this means that healing and love will bring awareness to consciousness, and death to the ego’s power over you.

Ask with courage what the benefit of such suffering is in your life. The deepness of it may surprise you. As you get to the core of this, commit to uprooting this fearful and illusionary state completely and to bringing love and Divine truth to it. This process is like sharpening the edges of a sword to its tip, there you will only find love and that duality is illusionary.

During this process of discovery and a sharpening of your awareness towards love, write down your observations around the subjects you are bringing healing and clarity to, immediately do the Ho’oponopono four (4) times on each subject matter.

The Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian process of reconciliation and forgiveness. At its mystical core are the elements of mental cleansing, putting things right and rectifying errors. Attending with this awareness activation is the recognition that we are always 100% at cause and responsible for any problem. Similarly it is defined that we are also 100% capable of rectifying any and all errors. Four short phrases activate the process of this healing process and release us from the groove of suffering: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” Through the melody of these words we transmute and transcend the error of our thoughts and now co-create an inspired new heart song.

Proclaim, through self-created affirmations, what you are really committed too and want.

PLEASE EMPOWER YOUR LIFE AND SUPPORT MY EFFORTS 

Discover Your Life Purpose and Empower Your Life.  Inspire a family member or a friend by purchasing and/or gifting my eBook:  “The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose.”  ONLY $5.00  

***Includes special bonus video materials***

Multiple Copies
Option 1 (1 download) $5.00 USD
Option 2 (multiple downloads) $11.00 USD
Option 3 (multiple downloads) $11.00 USD

See what Top National best selling authors say about my book just below. 

Multiple Copies
Option 1 (1 download) $5.00 USD
Option 2 (multiple downloads) $11.00 USD
Option 3 (multiple downloads) $11.00 USD

Your $5.00 book purchase helps to support the articles I write for VT and also what I accomplish through ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org.

National Best Selling Authors proclaim: 

 

 

 

Steve’s book is … “A TEXTBOOK for the Soul” – Caroline Myss, PhD (National Best-Selling author of “Anatomy of the Spirit” – Oprah guest some 40 times)

“Robertson is a Living Avatar on whose shining example our future may depend.”– Larry Dossey, MD (National Best Selling Author of “One Mind” and “The Power of Prayer” former Executive Director of the National Institute of Health, Alternative Medicine Division )

 

 

Steve’s book uses…”beautiful metaphors and analogies that lead in every instance to awareness, self-responsibility, and our Divinity” – Gary Zukav (National Best Selling author of “Seat of the Soul” 10 million copies and Oprah Guest some 40 times)

 

 

 

 

Steve’s book is …”required reading for anyone who has longed to find and fulfill their life purpose.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, MD (National Best selling author of “The Four Agreements” – 4 million plus sold, Oprah Guest)

 

 

 

Steve’s book…”can empower you and help you bring your gifts to the world.” – Jack Kornfield, PhD (National Best Selling Author of “A Path With Heart” – Founder of the Mindful Meditation movement)

 

 

 

Steve’s book offers …”rich and spiritually authentic insights into the meaning of life and how to find and live your life purpose.” – Gerald (Jerry) Jampolsky, MD and Diane Cirincione, PhD (National Best Selling Authors, Pioneers in the Human Potential Movement – Oprah Guest)

 

 

 

Steve’s book is …”a treasure trove of timeless wisdom and spiritual guidance.” – Alexander Astin, PhD (Considered the world’s most widely quoted person on Higher Education. Co-founder of UCLA Higher Education Research Institute. Best Selling Author of “Cultivating the Spirit”.)

 

 

 

Steve’s book…”looks at all of us in the eye and asks us to awaken to our own power and force.”  Jack Healey, former Executive Director of Amnesty International. Former Franciscan Monk.

Feature story artwork by Greg Spalenka

If you found the article interesting please write a comment.  Thank you.

 


EDITORIAL DISCLOSURE
All content herein is owned by author exclusively.  Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, technicians or Veterans Today Network (VT).  Some content may be satirical in nature. 
All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.
About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy

Previous articlePravda: Another war brewing in the Persian Gulf
Next articleDeadly political games: Italian journalist blows lid off Maidan snipers mystery
Author Details
Steve Robertson is the Founder and CEO of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org (PPoE) and the PeaceSongAwards.org

Robertson is also the Founder and CEO of SupportVeteransNow.org, PenPalsForPeace.org and the LoveAllLoveWins.org campaigns. 

The ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org Steering Committee and Advisory Board consist of 41 world-famed/Grammy-winning musicians, Academy award-winning filmmakers, Emmy winning TV producers, top scientists, doctors, higher-education scholars, human rights and world-thought leaders in the areas of consciousness and spiritual development. 

Robertson has produced three international peace concerts from and for Bethlehem Palestine on Christmas Day and for the Middle East/Global Peace out to some 80 million homes worldwide which featured Grammy-winning musicians, famed celebrities, and thought-leaders. 

Overview of Steve Robertson's/PPoE achievements to date: 

In 2009, Robertson lead a nationwide bus tour called "Peace Has Begun" that served to frame the word "peace" as a verb for social good and promote the planned annual Project Peace on Earth global musical prayer concerts.  The bus was a traveling media studio that featured two broadcast journalists who interviewed people on their commitment and actions towards inner and outer peace.

In September of 2010, Steve lead a medical mission, with famed eye surgeon Paul Dougherty MD, to Hebron Palestine which resulted in the restoration of eyesight (40 free cataract surgeries) to elderly people.  Michael Garcia, former VP of Development for HBO traveled with the Medical Mission to film a documentary called "Visions of Peace."

  On November 25th, 2011, Robertson, Executive Produced a promotional aerial image, in conjunction with John Quigley (PPOE Advisory Board), additional PPoE Middle East Production team members and a UNRWA team, that consisted of some 1000 Palestinian refugee children forming the Picasso Peace Dove image and spelling out the words “Love All” both in English and Arabic. 

On September 26th, 2012 the UN selected the Picasso Peace Dove and Love All still image photo (out of some 800,000 over the course of the UN) as one of the 49 most iconic images ever captured since the organization’s inception. 

In 2014 Robertson became an Executive Producer and the Artistic Mentor on the Shanti Samsara Environmental Consciousness benefit album. The album, produced by Ricky Kej, was produced at the request of Prime Minister Modi of India, to honor all forms of life from a Vedic and Buddhist perspective.  Prime Minister Modi presented this album during his November 2014 UN Climate Change Conference Keynote Speech in Paris to every Presidential attendee at the event. The 150-page pictorial coffee table book and 2 CD album set involved over 500 musicians and 40 countries.

In November of 2014 Robertson created and Executive Produced the 2 Unite All benefit album to bring surgical teams, medical supplies, and PTSD Therapies into GAZA and the Middle East Region to support greater peace. The album features numerous world-famed Grammy-winning musicians …30 major musicians including Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Philip Lawrence (Burno Mars), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Thomas Bergersen (2 Billion YouTube video hits), Gary Nicholson (Grammy Winner and TX Hall of Fame) and many more.  The album is endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Professor Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Vera Baboun (former Mayor of Bethlehem) and many more. 

In 2017 Steve founded the PeaceSongAwards.org (PSA) worldwide contest which serves as a search for our world’s most enlightened musicians, songs, spoken word poetry and music videos that guide the way to inner peace and outer peace on earth.  PSA Jury Panel Members consist of many world-famed Musicians, Music and TV industry people and Thought-leaders. 

Steve’s acclaimed and recent book, “The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose” is endorsed by numerous national best selling authors including Gary Zukav (“Seat of the Soul,” 10million + books sold), Don Miguel Ruiz MD (“The Four Agreements”),Caroline Myss PhD (“Anatomy of the Spirit”), Jack Kornfield PhD (founder of the Mindful Meditation Movement, author of “A Path With A Heart”), Larry Dossey MD (recent author of “One Mind” – former Director of the Nat. Inst. for Health, Alternative Medicine Division), Alexander Astin PhD (founder of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute), Jack Healey (former Exec. Dir. of Amnesty International) and more.

  National Best Selling Authors proclaim:

Steve’s book is … “A TEXTBOOK for the Soul” – Caroline Myss, PhD (National Best-Selling author of “Anatomy of the Spirit”)

“Robertson is a Living Avatar on whose shining example our future may depend.”– Larry Dossey, MD (National Best Selling Author of “One Mind” and “The Power of Prayer”)

Steve book uses…”beautiful metaphors and analogies that lead in every instance to awareness, self-responsibility, and our Divinity” – Gary Zukav (National Best Selling author of “Seat of the Soul”)

Steve’s book is …”required reading for anyone who has longed to find and fulfill their life purpose.” – Don Miguel Ruiz (National Best selling author of “The Four Agreements”)

Steve’s book…”can empower you and help you bring your gifts to the world.” – Jack Kornfield, PhD (National Best Selling Author of “A Path With Heart”)

Steve’s book offers …”rich and spiritually authentic insights into the meaning of life and how to find and live your life purpose.” – Gerald (Jerry) Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane Cirincione, Ph.D. (National Best Selling Authors, Pioneers in the Human Potential Movement)

Steve’s book is …”a treasure trove of timeless wisdom and spiritual guidance.” – Alexander Astin, PhD (Considered the world’s most widely quoted person on Higher Education. Co-founder of UCLA Higher Education Research Institute. Best Selling Author of “Cultivating the Spirit”.)

Steve’s book…”looks at all of us in the eye and asks us to awaken to our own power and force.” Jack Healey, former Executive Director of Amnesty International. Former Franciscan Monk.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Allan Kaplan, I believe you are correct. The mechanical mind desires mechanical answers, the mystic looks for mysticism, and the mother of eight just hope and encouragement. The question of meaning lacks clarity because we lack a set of tools to discern it. Where is our seat on the bus ? As a species and individuals. We should start small, and go with potential purpose. If people find comfort in finding a purpose and by following that in whatever way, have success and positive causation in a community, then meaning exposes itself.
    I suppose the philosopher is to science that a mystic is to religion, but the only way to get an honest study would be to start from scratch. Shapes and recurring patterns. Is today different from yesterday ? And if so, are there discernible patterns from day to day ? The observation of this, may reveal a starting point, thus also revealing an intention in the pattern. The examination of the product or reboot point of cycles can then be compared to see if there is a universal objective or product. With technology, we can get very much data now, and the pursuit should be considered in infancy, but the early indication is, manufacture of faithful loyal companions. But in this, the butterfly and the cat, are no less important than the primate. Now that we primates have alienated the entire plant and animal kingdoms, there is no where to go but up.

  2. Nawlins, firstly your unkind categorization might find you looking in a mirror when you better educate yourself about how ancient swords were actually made. This BBC video explains: https://youtu.be/eEWIuyeNp2k

    From your other and prior article comments you appear to present yourself in an unnecessary and negative light and thus likely hold yourself in a position of missing the larger metaphor that this, and other articles, have offered to serve you and other readers with…that of: strengthening ones inner resolve towards more loving wisdom and inner peace.

    You are a wise man, I believe in you and only pray for your loving best.

  3. This clown doesn’t know the first thing about making swords, so the rest of his story is equally bogus. A casted sword? Forsooth! Even the most casual of searches would tell you that the only casting is to make a block of steel which is then hammered and forged. The Japanese sword master would take a single ignot of steel and fold it a thousand times. Anyone ever heard of Damascus steel? Jeez!

Comments are closed.