Message: SEVERANCE FROM THE MISTLETOE SYNDROME
Seraphin through Rosie, 11th January 2010
R: Dearest Seraphin, we have crossed the threshold of another New Year which – although enjoyable in a way - was still in effect a dubious fusion of vague hopes for a better life against a background of intoxication and wasteful short-lived firework bonanzas. For me this seemed so periferal to what lies ahead. Though personal resolutions may have a longer effect, they hardly reflect the need for TOTAL OVERHAUL. In fact, the need for total overhaul is simply not recognised. We see the colourful, marginally attractive aspects of our world without examining the roots. Like the Australian mistletoe tree, crowned with flaming orange bloom, we do not think of overturning the soil and contemplating our roots. If we did, we would see that they do not take their nourishment from the soil but that they have burrowed into the roots of neighbouring plants to drain off their sap …
S: Yes, Beloved, your partiality for show has blinded you to the true nature of the apparatus you are dealing with, and of the parameters within which you live. The entire surface under your very feet is a finely tuned mesh of inter-related “roots”, each of which convey information to each other, each of which are connected on many levels. And whenever a new plant emerges – though it may be pristine in origin and pure in thought – it will be pulled into this mesh when it reaches a certain size and strength.
There may be patches of ground where a newly sprouted seedling may germinate in peace, temporarily out of reach (and in our analogy, this means out of the public eye) but if it grows anywhere in the direction of the already very well established and interconnected root system involving multiple plants, it is impossible to escape.
The mistletoe tree is a beautiful and powerful apparition which survives by nourishing itself NOT by taking sustenance from the soil around it but which survives largely by latching its roots into the roots systems of neighbouring plants and trees. It does not do much initial “processing” itself. This has already been accomplished by others. It simply sucks up its neighbour’s sap.
And I say to you: ASK YOURSELVES HOW YOU HAVE ACTED IN A PARASITICAL MANNER, HOW YOU HAVE UNWITTINGLY ALLOWED OTHERS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH “NOURISHMENT”, WITH ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, FOODSTUFFS AND MEDICINES WITHOUT INDEPENDENTLY CONDUCTING RESEARCH AND MAKING A PRELIMINARY CRITICAL APPRAISAL?
What is in this “sap” which you lap up so unquestioningly? Where does it come from? Where do your food-stuffs, your shoes, your chairs, your shampoo, your fireworks, your car parts, your opinions, your convictions, your thoughts come from? With such a massive “root system”, this has become undiscernable.
You may have the appearance of growing big, strong and beautiful – you may have credentials, photos, honours, material goods to prove it (like the brilliant orange flowers of the mistletoe tree) but you are actually being sustained by myriad dubious underground sources of which you are largely unaware.
The time has come to make your own stance, put down your own roots, in total self-reliance, independent of old paradigms and convenient ready-made structures, growing independently and honestly, without succumbing to lucrative offers or compromising values to gain support.
So have your small, well-intentioned groups, with fire in their hearts, with visions for a new way of living, been seduced into joining mainstream intention, sacrificing independence for funding and status. Subsequently their energy is diluted. They lose momentum, becoming complacent and self-satisfied, joining the sluggishness of mass opinion, abdicating their sovereignty, relying on others for their existence, unable to free themselves from the dense mass of interconnected roots.
To relive the fire, the passion, the vision, there must be mass severance from the insidious root system and a shift towards independent thought and action. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ABOUT THIS. LIVE YOUR TRUTH. SEVER THE CONNECTIONS AND ENTER INTO THE REALM OF CREATION IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE DIVINE.
We know how hard this is (and we can see you crying now Dearest as you write this) The situation is so entrenched and long-standing and appears to be almost “normal”. It is easier for us as we look at this from the outside. We urge you to follow our suggestions to find your way into this creative realm – a place of ultimate fulfilment and repose – as soon as possible so that you too can soon see this situation “from the outside”. Then you will be in a position to build anew. For your efforts in this respect we thank and love you.