Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Burned Skies of Chernobyl, Radiating Sea Water and Karma

It is amazing: 25 years have gone by since the Chernobyl nuclear explosion burned and blacken our skies. The explosion that burned a hole in the atmosphere while it shook our consciousness with fear. 
 It was said that the “accident” was due to the low standard of Soviet technology and maintenance capability. That all was safe everywhere else. Japan, as many other nuclear “accidents” has proven that the risk is not only due to poor maintenance and old technology. 

Nuclear energy was born during World War II. Heisenberg, the leading scientist on quantum physics was working in Germany at the time. He knew that if he released the atomic energy, the use of it would be catastrophic. He wrote a letter to Einstein in which he voiced his concerns and asked Einstein not to develop nuclear energy during the war. Heisenberg promised Einstein he would not deliver the atomic energy to the Hitler's regime. (German scientist were far ahead from their Allies counterpart). Einstein did not believe Heisenberg, or decided to carry on regardless. Heisenberg was appalled when he got the news on the New Mexico nuclear explosions. Oppenheimer, one of the scientists on the Einstein team remembered the Bhagavad Gita -Oppenheimer was fluent in Sanskrit and could read the original text- when Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince Aruna to do his duty. Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form, and says:"Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds." Atomic energy was first used in war, for destruction, that has given it certain karmic characteristic. It was the release of a force that surpassed the control we had over it. The image of Mickey Mouse in Fantasia when he uses magic to empower the brooms to carry water comes to mind. Things got out of hand. Mickey attained the magical power by not the best of means, and so the power overtook him and got him in trouble. 

Today we still use -regardless of the technological advances- pretty much the same kind of energy release as did the first two atomic bombs. We still split the atom to release the energy. The sun produces nuclear energy in massive amounts, but by fusion, by uniting particles instead of splitting them. The sun's fusion turns hydrogen atoms into helium, a much more powerful reaction is obtained. Also the fusion of atoms is much safer regarding nuclear waste, Helium is stable. (What an amazing metaphor: more is achieved by uniting than by splitting!). 

Once again, technology has gotten ahead of the consciousness we have regarding its use. Slowly, it seems, and in part due to the nuclear “accidents” we have had in Europe, America and Asia consciousness is growing stronger and stronger. Serious reconsideration of the use of nuclear power since the Japanese accident has been taken place in China and Germany. Other countries are also reconsidering the nuclear energy issues to some degree. It is a world problem. Needless to say, nuclear use will continue and few things will change. A new “accident” is not needed to improve things. It is more an issue of social consciousness and action. It has more to do with a different exploitation (no pun intended) of nuclear energy. If this awareness is not reached some time soon, then another “accident” will knock on our door to remind us that the lesson has not yet been learned.

The burned Chernobyl sky or the radiating sea water of the coast of Japan, can not be forgotten or render as useless anecdotes. The awareness that we are one with the planet, one with all forms of existence and one with life on earth is a must. The responsibility in the production and use of energy is unavoidable, whether it is physical energy or any other kind of energy, for we can not detach ourself from the responsibility and consequences of what we create. That in a way is a simple explanation of karma.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

What is in a name ?

That, as many other questions was Shakespeare's. Some readers have been asking about the One Magic Dragon. About it's name; why dragon, why magic? Are there female dragons or just male? What are the dragon's keeper thoughts about Saint George the famous and iconic image of the dragon slayer (shivers run down my spine), and many other questions.
Not all queries may be answered in “a oner”. Be patient more posts will follow on this issue.

Dragons do exist. Yes, many don't believe in them, but that doesn’t disturb them. Many don't believe in the power of love or forgiveness, yet, does that diminishes these powers? No. Well same with the dragon existence. Sometime people need to develop or recognise the skills they already have as to be able to see reality and truth. It is not the dragon's problem, it is the problem of the ones that can't see or understand. This non believing attitude has a lot to do with a very narrow interpretation of what science is. Or even worst, holding this kind of narrow science (the one that can be proven or counted) as the only valuable knowledge. Some things are self evident and need no further proof. Other come from intuition: clear perfect reason at work that tabs into reality and it does not need and is beyond this narrow view of science. This may explain why there are some that have a problem believing in dragons, or in themselves, for example. (Needles to say, not one single one of the One Magic Dragons readers fall in this category).

Magic. It does exist, it is there. Not only the magic of the entrainment performer. Here we deal with a deeper kind of magic. The Magic in One Magic Dragon has to do with the energies that rule nature, man, the stars, and beyond. It deals with energies and the knowledge and proper use of those energies. Magic is known to us as a fact when we have awareness. It has nothing to do with illusions, quiet the opposite, real magic dissolves illusions and sparkles with truth. I am talking of White Magic, the magic that channels energies for the good, for others, with a collective goal. White like the light of knowledge, transparent as love is and strong as will. A better definition of science does allow for this kind of magic. A knowledge that even though different in method, it is still valid and potent. It is magic that is really behind scientific knowledge. That kind of magic is the one that interests the dragon keeper and the dragon. Magic in action.
For example: Think of the person that may have sent the police to a neighbour’s party on a noise complain. Now think of the people that held the party. What could their possible reactions be: retaliated? Have a louder party next week end to teach him a lesson? Complain? All are possibilities, as many others. The reaction this party people had was to send good energy. Energy of understanding and love. Presto! Some days latter a person from the neighbouring house comes to talk about the issue in a calm peaceful manner. Understanding and an agreement are easily reached building new bridges among people that live in the same collective. Nice. Magic does work. Thus, we will have a party to celebrate!
More about the Dragon:
For the following facts I base the information and research in books and scholars like: Dr. Ernest Drake and his “Complete Book of Dragons” or Dragonology (word processor does not recognise the term Dragonology and marks it as a mistake. No reason or magic in word processors). Getting back to the subject, I will loosely use the quoted bibliographical reference and other sources that come to mind or imagination, a faculty needed for magical knowledge too.
Yes, dragons are male or female and there are different kinds of dragons too. Many classifications are possible. From a geographical point of view we have dragon species typical of every continent. Just as an approach to this matter we have dragons in European forest and mountainous landscapes (Draco Occidentalis Magnus) with 4 legs, large wings and usually dark in colour. Draco Occidentalis uses venom and may breath fire. On the other side of the scope we have the Asian dragon or Draco Orientalis: no wings, or mere vestige of wings, a full mane, and a variety of claws: Chinese 5 claws, Japanese 4, Indonesian and Tibetan 3. Of course Eastern dragons do not fly as the European dragons do.
In the far East dragons are seen as “friendly” creatures usually associated with good luck, while during the middle ages in Europe they where regarded as dangerous and a threat. This old idea about dragons is still rooted to some extend in modern times (just as happens with other species like bear, wolfs, etc.). That is not the only miss conception about dragons. For instance, the myth about Saint George slaying a dragon has no historical proof. Knight George was said to have slain “the dragon of paganism” as a metaphor in medieval Christian preaching. The dragon slayer was George of Cappadocia in III A.D. (his inheritors are barred from this blog for obvious reasons).

There is much more to say about dragons, their species, characteristics, behaviour, myths and facts, but that will have to be done at another time. Just remember a significant fact that applies to all dragons (even though in different degrees), they all are hoarders,and they all keep a secret treasure and are the guardians of that treasure! According to how we view the contents and significance of the treasure, the way the dragon will react. If with greed and fear (believing the treasure is gold or other material substance), the dragon will become a terrible guardian of his secret. If we approach the dragon's treasure with humility and a quest for higher values, the dragon will be tamer even to the point of kindness. That may explain that Eastern dragons tend to show a gentler behaviour than their European counterparts. Keep in mind that dragons have a good memory (and a written language). The dragon then will behave according to our magical believe, (white or black magic), and according to our attitude, goals and efforts. Dragons are very much linked to magic just as we are if we look deep inside. So, use your head, think magic and tame your dragons!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

The Male and The Male Energy

Scene 1 Historical setting, we see and hear the protagonist's inner thoughts:
run, faster, (gasp), run, prepare, hold the spear tight, ready. Keep running, look out. Forget the pain, the fear, run. No matter the wetness that weights down on you, carry on. Throw! (missed by inches), get the sword, run, hold it tight and be swift. Aggg, near miss, dart!, move, duck!
Cut, now another blow. Don't look back, run, keep on running, be ready for the next one (gasp). No, no pain, forget the cramps in the muscles, the stain in arms and legs, the feeling of heart and lungs exploding, keep going forward! Run, hold the sword tight and be swift.... look out.

Stop the scene! Please stop the scene. It has been played to often in so many men minds. That familiar scene, the male in full exposure of what has been regarded as the most manly expression of his existence: the fearless warrior that probes his strength his capability, his manliness. It is because of this power and capacity to conquer and defeat that honours and a place in society is achieved. Over the centuries this has been the way social power, prestige and a place in life has been won (or lost). Without a doubt these traits have been in bed in our personal or collective unconsciousness. Few men now a days carry spear and sword and are expected to rush in such fashion over the battle field. Methods have become more subtle; from the assault rifle to the traits of the so called “men world” in modern corporations, sports, and many other still subtler social activities. This roll model of the man that can take it like a man, the man that is an achiever or a looser, the man that can defeat any competitor or challenge (even when at a game of pool), is pretty much alive today. No wonder I reject such a roll model as a portrait of what a man should be. But still, society expects these attitudes of men. Maybe they are more subtle than all the pressures put on to women today, but it is pressure there.
What is even worse is the contradiction that comes from society and females towards men. They still expect a man to be a conqueror, to be strong, to provide (security, wealth, strength....?), to succeed, to be a winner. To win them over! Man has to be active and creating and achieving. He has to prove himself. Prove himself to father and mother, to his partner, his peers, his off-springs, and to himself! Biologically females still seek for the strong genes, the proverbial manly attributes as an attractive quality in the child bearer. Females tend to follow a patter of a more “passive roll”. (Then they complain that they are view as such). Yet, they want a man to be understanding, caring, in touch with emotions, capable of expressing them, being kind, gentle, subtle, and generous. No wonder so many men are confused and lost. No wonder so many females are confused too.
If those expressions of the male energy where selected at a given time in our evolution, they must go if we want a different world, a more evolved society and mankind.
There is nothing wrong with the male energy, the problem is the way in which it has been channelled and to a large extend it is still expected to be channelled. We need a different approach to the male energy and the change may come when we change the goals expected. We have to change the way we see men and their roll in society. Men have to change the view and expectations they have of themselves to start with. A different awareness and consciousness of the power and use of the male energy is called for. Instead of conquering, defeating, achieving no matter what the cost is, we need a shift to an energy channelled towards unity, understanding, creating a safer, peaceful surrounding. A non violent transformation process of the world and it resources by being more rational on goals and means. A true care for other, in particular the weaker ones, the needy ones, the less fortunate. An energy geared towards empowerment of our higher selves instead of fuelling our lower selves (as has often been the course of history). We are not to be guided by instinct, by inherited traditional roll models and expectations. We need to create our own world and our place in it.

Scene 2 We see and hear the protagonist's inner thoughts:
We need to find a way to work together, a more rational way to get things done that allows for a benefit of all those involved. We need to trust ourselves, to have the confidence to do it. We may need to try it more than once, but rest assure, we will get it done in a proper ethical fashion. We need to focus on the effects of what we are going to do, make sure no one is hurt and that we all understand why and what we are doing. If need be, will seek for assistance, we will ask and ponder. We will overcome, thinking and working together. Yes,it is in our power to do so.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

10 Things To Learn

I received the “10 things to learn from Japan” from a friendly source. The message it conveys is crystal clear, therefore, pondering and meditation on the issues that it arises come easy.

10 things to learn from Japan
1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

2. THE DIGNITY

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybodycould get something.
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Justunderstanding.
6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How
will they ever be repaid?
7. THE TENDERNESS
Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong
cared for the weak.
8. THE TRAINING
The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they
did just that.
9. THE MEDIA
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the
shelves and left quietly.
 The attitude and behaviour reported on the Japanese people is not necessarily a Japanese way of dealing with difficulties or due to an “eastern frame of mind or culture”. I happen to live through a larger earthquake in the early 1980 in Mexico City where the devastation, destruction and death toll was larger than the one Japan is experiencing now. (No nuclear reactor leaked, even though there was fear and concern for a nuclear reactor located on the eastern coast could present leaks).
The behaviour of the Mexicans was very much the same as the one now said of the Japanese. The generous, selfless spirit to offer aid to the needy, the wounded, to those that had lost everything and many times a loved one under the rubble was exemplary. Official, government, and even international aid institutions trailed behind the actions taken by the Mexicans as they organized and carried on with whatever had to be done, needed to be done, or they could do. Strangers were welcome into houses to be feed, to sleep, to have a drink of water (which was scarce and often contaminated), or to get whatever aid could be provided. Remember, earthquakes don't just happen, they have many follow ups and they might be stronger than the first quake. Fear, concern, and risk are always present and a sensation that all can go to the worst is very real. Yet, people behave very different to the hysteria or other behavioural trait that could of have been assumed. (Nothing like the disaster films we get from Hollywood!)

On reflection on these experiences I find that a sense of self and thus selfishness is lost, at least in a large proportion of the population. A sense of community of fellowship and of service to the collective is rapidly and strongly developed. From the “bad” good may come, and it does. From destruction a new form of life, behaviour, attitude and understanding may arise, and it does. It becomes evident that the energies and capacity to act as we should are there and they just surface when facing limit or critical situations.
If we regard ourselves as intelligent and conscious beings, we should endeavour to use those energies for the collective good and for higher purposes as a way of life. No need to wait for the Universe through its many quakes to come and awaken us in a dramatic fashion.

May we gain awareness of what we are doing to our planet.
Blessings to the Japanese people and to all men /women of good will wherever they are.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Party! Creating Reality and the Police

A few nights ago there was a gathering that just happened at my place. Good energies (and other liquids) were flowing and everyone was having a good time. At a given point it became to much for me and I made a “gracious” escape to bed. There I laid and even managed to get to sleep while the fun and music continued.
At a some point everyone left and there was silence. Well, only briefly for the police showed up and knocked on the door saying that a neighbour had complain about the noise. So, there I was in total darkness, wearing my pyjamas and telling the two young policemen that the house was empty and there wasn’t anything to worry about. They promptly left after asking for my name, etc. etc. and a reassurance that all would remain quite.
As I returned to bed the experience made me ponder: Do we create our own reality? Hmmmmmmm. How did I create the appearance of the two policemen?, what about the phone call they claimed to have received? In short: Do we really create our reality, the whole of it?
No, I don't believe we create the whole of our reality. We are limited beings, therefore we have limits. I did some research on the subject and found a great article by Robert Wilkinson (“The World is a Phenomenon”, check the Aquarius Papers web site) in which he says: “It has been stated "we create our own reality." That's not entirely true, since we all are within a much larger field of life that we did not create.”
Spot on Robert! It was the larger field of life that created the appearance of the police!
So, we are not able to create all and everything that happens in our life. We are not able to create our whole reality. To me that is clear and solid.
But then, to what extend are we able to create our reality?, for it is also clear and obvious that we do have a creative influence in what our life is.
The answer is not easy. The main factor is to acknowledge that we indeed have a reality creative power and to the degree of our capacity we have a responsibility. As we become more aware and conscious of this fact, the bigger our responsibility is. Scary? Well yes, at times it can be. Nevertheless it is still great news for we can do, change, re-direct (probably this is the best term) what happens in our life experience.
We may create our reality from the energies that are born in our lower selves: anger, desire, greed, … and such will be the quality of the life we have. So, if there is room for complain, there is also room for improvement!
If we create our reality from our higher self: compassion, understanding, love… we will have the quality of life that comes from our creation.
It should be obvious that we would inhabit a better world in proportion to the quality and energies we use to create it. Therefore, lets get some awareness and try to use our heads (minds) and put our souls into our creativity.
Wonder if all this rambling would hold in court if the police comes around again?, for we are going to keep on parting and celebrating life.
Regardless. Cheers everyone!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Welcome to the Magic Dragon

Thank you for visiting. One Magic Dragon is as much my blog as it is yours. There are many ways in which you may participate in this blog: by reading, commenting, reflecting, subscribing to it, making suggestions and whatever comes to mind.
The  Magic Dragon's goal is to help the Dragon keeper in his reflections to get a getter "grip on life", to share his interests and ideas, to seek for ways of communicating and getting feed back on the topics posted and to help us all become better persons. 
A good person knows that there is a purpose to life and that purpose is better developed through service to others, and collective and cosmic awarness. The Dragon keeper is not a wise man, nor an inspired guru. He probably has no better answers than you. Sometimes he just struggles to make the right question! Yet, he is strong (some may say stuborn) in his endeavour to grow in life, to serve the collective through the Dragon's Magic, and to enjoy as a way to retribute to the Universe all that is given to us. 
May we all find the way to better use the energies we have to promote world peace, healing and a love for ourself and all others. Whatever happens in the Universe happens to us. Whatever we do happens to the Universe. So, let's make this Universe a  warm home for us all!
Cheers!

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