Excerpt from Sacred Vow (Spirit Mates)
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Sacred Vow is first and foremost a metaphysical love story,
a tale of soul mates—twin flames—a journey toward our
one true love…in its infinite expressions
…bringing together two individuals from disparate realities—but
one spirit—to heal the rift in the Collective Consciousness.
These excerpts are between the leading characters, soul mates
living in different dimensions, who have found each other, but their
journey to find each other is far from over.
“There is a legend,” [Katerina began], “that every so often the life-force of the Collective begins to weaken because true bonding between couples—and people in general—is not being practiced throughout the infinite parallel worlds that make up the Collective Consciousness. Like all magic, when the magic of loving commitment is not believed in, or not being practiced, it begins to fade and die.
“Without devotion among the people, one to another, the Collective can have no radiance of life. It’s said that the Council of Crones perceived the dwindling lifeforce and though they don’t openly acknowledge the legend, they know the legend also says the Harmony Ceremony must be performed in such times to receive direction from the Collective.
“The Harmony Ceremony is one of very few ceremonial gatherings of the Council in which a member of the Sisterhood lower than the rank of council member or Crone Mother, such as an understudy, will ever be directly involved. In the Harmony Ceremony, the understudy is included as the psychic medium for the Collective. Few understudies over history have been blessed with receiving the message of the Collective.”
“The Council, Crone Mother, and her understudy gather in a special location meditating and chanting for days, or however long it takes for the understudy to be moved by the Collective, whether by vision, voice, or other means. Once the understudy receives some message while in a trance, it is up to the Crone Mother to interpret the purpose within the message, and direct the understudy in the path to take after the Harmony.
“I received the verse of the Sacred Vow, and the Mother said it was to be chanted from within the cottage several times per day while I meditated. She said the vibrational characteristics of the verse would help to heal the bonding rift in the Collective, that it would help restore loving communication and commitment.”
“The Sacred Vow verse was the Collective’s communication this time, Katerina?”
“Yes,” she responded. “It’s not always the case, but the legend is that it was also the message received by Crone Tara during the first Harmony ceremony.”
“So, why do you think I received the verse in a dream years ago?” Ian asked.
“Without being aware of what you were hearing, you were more sensitive to the needs of the Collective than even the Council of Crones. Years before the Harmony Ceremony, you were prepared to receive the Call. Without a doubt you are one of only two people identified by the Collective as being capable of helping resolve the fraying network of emotional bonds within the Collective.
“How am I supposed to be able to help the Collective, Katerina, when I didn’t even know it had a problem?”
Katerina didn’t answer right away. She carefully weighed her words when she said, “You know. It’s only that your cultural experience hasn’t provided you with a means to express and understand what you know. You have already seen that you know much more than you consciously realize and are able to express in words.”
C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the mystical, metaphysical, and mythical insight that we all possess. He does not see fiction as something less than truth, but as a means to induce the reader into comfortably ‘allowing’ their personal truth—a living, ever progressing truth, fit to their need at any given time—as opposed to a truth dictated outside themselves. This philosophy is evident in his novel, Sacred Vow (Dragon's Beard Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-9774271-4-7, $13.95, Trade paperback, Fiction: Visionary/Metaphysical) available through US from your favorite bookstore or internationally from online stores. For personalized and/or signed copy, go to http://sacredvow.dragonsbeard.com/
Copyright ă 2006 C.G. Walters