The island story
Lately, I’ve been contemplating a few Gene Keys and their corresponding collective archetypes. And by contemplating I mean simply witnessing what unfolds in the experience and responding to it accordingly. Amongst them the 12th Gene Key with its gift of Discrimination, the 49th with the theme of Revolution leading to the collective forking of the species and also the 33rd Gift of Mindfulness.
Many themes have unfolded from the unconscious as a challenge for integration but a certain archetypal story keeps coming back to me again and again. It’s a fragment of one particular scene from the last series of the Star Wars – Skywalker Ascension movie.
Let’s call this episode “The island story”.
I find it useful to mention the main actors at first. They are always the same in this ancient story, even though having different faces and names. So there is Rey – the main character around which the whole story goes. She’s representing the great feminine archetype. Then Kylo Ren, the “bad guy” which is usually called the ego-personality. The devil’s figure is named Palpatine here. Leia, the great divine Mother and her counter-figure of divine Father in form of Luke Skywalker. Ben, the second aspect of divine trinity or the Son. Then a lot of other archetypes like the gorilla Chew representing the power of intimacy. Jedi, the ancestor lineage of light beings. And also Exegol, the place where Palpatine and all the dark forces reside.
What the whole story points towards is the great journey of embodiment and final redemption in the form of victory of the forces of light over the darkness.
The island scene refers to the very important moment of the story when Rey faces a sudden revelation of how does she trap herself in a vicious circle of never-ending suffering. And she then anticipates how to get out of the trap. With a little help from her divine Father.
After an exhausting fight with Kylo Ren, when she finally succeeds killing him (at the moment he’s called by his Mother) and then healing him back into life, she gets off to an isolated island in the middle of nowhere. There she burns and destroys his ship and in her anger and disappointment with life is just about to dishonour her ancestral heritage in form of a sacred sabre she fought from Ren. Then suddenly her true Father appears. Luke the Skywalker, her ancestor and the lineage power holder. She shares her disappointment and satiety of the fight with Luke and her consequent intention of giving up and staying at the isolated island.
“Luke Skywalker: The Jedi’s weapon deserves more respect
Rey: Master Skywalker…
Luke Skywalker: What are you doing?
Rey: I did everything I was trained not to. I drew my sabre first, attacked Ren, blind with anger
Luke Skywalker: But then you healed him
Rey: I gave him some of my life. In that moment I would’ve given him all of it. Die if I had to
Luke Skywalker: Your compassion saved him
Rey: I saw myself from the dark side. I won’t let it happen. I’m never leaving this place. I’m doing what you did
Luke Skywalker: I was wrong. It was fear that kept me here. What are you most afraid of?
Luke Skywalker: Because you are Palpatine. Leia knew it too
Rey: She didn’t tell me. She still trained me
Luke Skywalker: Because she saw your spirit. Your heart. Rey, some things are stronger than blood. Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi. Your destiny. If you don’t face Palpatine, it would mean the end of the Jedi. And the war will be lost”
He then passes to her the power of her Mother Leia in form of Leia’s sabre. And the speech continues:
“Luke Skywalker: It would be picked up again. By someone who would finish her journey. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight. You take both sabres to Exegol
Rey: I can’t get there. I don’t have the way-finder. I destroyed Ren’s ship
Luke Skywalker: You have everything you need”
Nobody knew the way to Exegol. Only Kylo Ren had the navigation. And thus Kylo Ren holds the key to the kingdom. In the words of Richard Rudd and the Gene Keys: “Ego is not the enemy. It is a booster rocket that will, one day, catapult us into a different dimension…”
She takes the way-finder from Ren’s burnt ship and with surprise is witnessing how Luke pulls up his former vehicle from the depths of the ocean and gives it to her. Then she set off on her path to Exegol. The path of fighting for the power and innate rights of her ancestral lineage. Guiding all the others and showing them the way.
Just today I was reading a bit of the 7th Gene Key and its mystery of Guidance. What immediately popped up to the surface when staying with the word “Guidance” is the relationship to my physical father along with the story from above.
But before getting to the topic of guidance, I’d like to point to something. It’s a short insight I first read in a book by Wilfried Nelles a few years ago but was unable to understand at the time: “Our parents are not our parents. They are just ordinary people, through which life came to us.” And which were kind and loving enough to bring us up and give us the best they could. It reminds me of the well-known saying that we can choose friends in life, we choose people we commune with, we choose our wives and husbands. Though we don’t choose the family we are born into. They are simply people like all the others – just our own reflection in the world (which we take with us wherever we go). But to whom we appear to have the strongest bonds. Thus from whom we received the greatest conditioning. And so, in essence, within the process of integrating the past (or de-conditioning), they are our “greatest enemies”. Or angels in disguise, whichever you like. Not so much because they are the very foremost ones we are in a mutual co-dependent relationship with. But because they directly represent the main archetypal riddle we are about to decipher.
The archetypes of the Father, the Mother, the Brother and the Sister lie in the middle of the labyrinth which is a doorway to our liberation.
For example, Father is an archetypal representative of guidance, of our ability to guide ourselves. And this ability to guide ourselves is hidden exactly in what we feel within the relationship to our physical father (whether we know him or not). If what we feel towards our physical father is anger, rage or hate, then this is exactly what stands between us and our ability to guide ourselves correctly. “Correctly” here means according to our source. Because the main culprit of our inability to guide ourselves, and consequently to guide others, seems to lie exactly in our division from the source.
In fact, every shadow state of humanity represents a division from the source. Each in its own form and flavour.
Division from the source. The very core of our suffering.
All because we don’t know how does this (connection to) source feel inside our bodies. Or rather to say we don’t remember. What we do remember and what we identify with the source is a state of conditioning placed upon us from the very first moment of conception – and its corresponding feeling. To be precise, we identify the source with our physical parents and the conditioning received through them.
It’s not that we would be disconnected from the source. We don’t recognize it. At least not at the conscious level and not within us. That we recognize it unconsciously, as our outer projection – in other people, which we then, mistaken them for the source, cling to is a whole other story.
And so, normally, whenever we search or crave for the source all we can find or attract to ourselves is our conditioning.
Unless life gifts us by some kind of graceful experience if we are very lucky. By showing us or letting us experience the vibration of our true source. And then we have a point of reference for our discernment. Which can eventually lead us out of our discord and division from the source over time…
Until then, we will be inevitably creating more pain and suffering. To ourselves and the whole. There’s no other choice, since any action or decision taken from the point of shadow consciousness (or identification with the shadow consciousness), not in alignment with the source, does so.
So this whole topic of guidance seems to have one simple question for all of us: “Am I guiding myself correctly, according to my source? In alignment with my true self, with my essence?”
And if I do not guide myself according to the source, then what it is that I guide myself according to? What am I identified with? And why do I keep myself in this identification? Perhaps because I have no idea who I am and I don’t want to let go of the mental construct I have built over the years? Perhaps I am afraid that everything might then fall apart? And what would happen then? Who would I be?
Am I going to die?
Hold on a moment! Where does this fear of death come from? Because if I do feel it, perhaps it means that it belongs to me? That it is something which has not been owned honestly?
The last paragraph is particularly interesting right in the time we live in. In the times of “corona”.
Well, perhaps we can just start with the first small step. That leading to the relationship with our physical father (or with whoever reflect him to us)…