Glossy Ibis Feeding, photo by Eliza Ayres

Sundeelia:  What Does the Future Hold?

Dear Readers, my request for ideas on topics elicited a couple of questions, actually three which were combined into one sentence.  Well, we’ll see what I can make of this…


How we can begin to move forward on our journeys?

How do we connect with our galactic family / tribe?

How can we prepare ourselves in this physical world for what may up ahead?    

I have to smile at the first question as it suggests the questioner has a great deal of trepidation regarding an as yet indeterminate ‘future’ for herself and humanity in general.  Right now, it is impossible to see ahead when everything is changing from day to day.  Yes, even for one who has been known to have some precognitive abilities, it is hard to foretell and frankly, I wouldn’t want to do so, as that can potentially change the outcome.

So, how do you learn to navigate through the unexpected?  For one thing, life is always presenting us with change.  It is something one has to learn to accept even though it can be very difficult if you refuse to let go of what is past and cling to the old ways of doing things… that may not work well in the new energies we find ourselves within today.

Through my writings and life experience, I have found when change presents itself in your life, you adapt.  How do you learn to adapt?  By learning how to trust your inner guidance.  So, how do you learn that… to trust the Self?  Well, that can take some time and there is the requirement to surrender the expectations and goals formerly set by the ego.  Can you let go of all previous plans and still learn to thrive?  Of course, but it will take some (perhaps a lot) of work, consisting of consciously letting go, dropping the old belief systems that you have to be such and such, go such and such, be seen as a successful person or whatever you have been taught (or learned) to use to measure your progress through life.

Sometimes we cannot fully prepare for what will occur in our life.  Instead, we are forced by circumstance to continually adapt and alter expectations.  I can understand why some people grow nervous thinking that (OMG) the internet might go down someday, their cell phones may not work, or they can’t go where they want to as the roads are disrupted by earth changes.  Certainly, the last year of world events has challenged people to adapt or not.  Some people have managed to flow with the changes and challenges with apparent ease, while others have not.  What makes the difference in how an individual or collective manages change and challenges?

One way to approach such dilemmas is to take one day at a time, respond as necessary when circumstances call for action, learn to trust that you will be guided towards what is the best for you… although many times it won’t appear that way to you.  Still, take some time to look back and observe just how you have managed to deal with the intense fear, psychological warfare and propaganda being directed towards the human collective.  Have you managed well or have you chosen to numb your feelings down with alcohol, drugs, excessive diversions, overeating and the like?  Or have you learned to appreciate what is in your life now?  Can you see the beauty in your surroundings and relationships without going anywhere?  Now that you may be out of a job, can you find something else that draws your interest, piques your creativity?  Can you learn to adapt as the situation calls for flexibility, industry, and determination… grit.  Do you have the grit to endure all of the changes and transitions we are about to enter and have already passed through?  Can you endure more or are you at the end of your tether?  You may just have to take another deep breath and take one more step and then another, without looking too far ahead.  Learn to do what you can and leave the rest for another day.  Perhaps you will find new friends on the way who will have just the right skills to assist you to overcome a problem or an opportunity… Open your hearts beloveds; the Universe loves you and supports you… when you allow the energies to flow through you.

For the second question, I say, first concentrate on learning who you are.  How do you go about this feat?  Learn to listen to the quiet nudges and hunches emanating from your own intuition.  Turn off the television and radio and listen within.  Take a solitary walk in nature, sit under a tree, feel the wind on your face.  How do you feel now?  Are you nervous?  Relaxed?  At peace?  Worried?  If the latter, what are you worried about?  What is going to happen?  Who knows!  Even those who make (sometimes foolishly) predictions cannot tell for sure what is going to happen or how, as the timelines keep shifting.  As humanity continues to ‘wake up’, events that were going to happen, won’t; those ‘lessons’ are no longer required to joggle awake the sleepy ones.  My suggestion is that you learn to be ‘present’ in the NOW moment, which is the only bit of ‘time’ that you can immediately observe.

Now, when you look around, is anything threatening your peace or well-being?  Perhaps you just read about a new (and unjust) mandate being talked about and it upsets you that your rights are being violated (a judgment, whether right or wrong; it’s still a judgment).  What do you do?  If you are in a state of worry and fear, frankly, you won’t be able to think and use your creative and critical thinking cap to come up with a solution to a seemingly insolvable situation.  Yet, is it insolvable or are you just feeling overwhelmed by what is seemingly going on or can you begin to see the desperation behind such moves coming from those who are truly afraid of YOU and the awakened human collective?  When you learn the value of working together as a whole, you will be able as a collective to overcome anything placed in your way. 

Now, I will ask a crazy question… Why should your galactic family or tribe want to contact you?  If you are still residing in a low-frequency state of fear and apprehension, they won’t.  It is when you are willing to move beyond that low vibration and into curiosity, seeking answers to long-held questions and allowing your mind to expand even as you feel into what resonates or does not… when you can accept the possibility that paradox can exist, simultaneously… that the magic can begin to happen.

I will relate a little story of when my sister’s telepathic channels opened up rather quickly and unexpectedly.  It was after she had come home from being cooped up in a psych ward – not a pleasant sensation for one who was used to spending a great deal of time outdoors as a hiker and camper.  She heard voices during her mental break… as a psychiatrist would characterize the experience.  However, an indigenous shaman would say that her gifts were beginning to open in response to a need of the hour.  During the experience, she began to discern what voices to listen to and those that meant her harm.  It was a major lesson that still took her years to learn.  She was already channeling in 1995, but consciously turned away from accepting the messages due to fear and what she had to overcome after losing her job, as well as having to adapt to the growing health crises of both of her parents whom she was caring for… life happens, and so you adjust. 

Years later, after spending over two years communicating with an email pen pal from England, she responded to the urging of her friend to begin a blog.  After a few months of hemming and hawing, my sister started Blue Dragon Journal and her writing career as a blogger.  After writing a few entries, she suddenly discovered she was receiving full channeled messages from an assortment of entities.  Fortunately, for her, she had absorbed the earlier lessons on how to discern whether the presence was a positive influence or a negative one and so managed to write quite a lot of beautiful material.  Maybe she didn’t make a big hit with the multitudes and her name remains unknown, but she completed her mission here and learned – to her astonishment – that she was going to ascend Home and not be here to experience the ascension of humanity.

So, we learn to adapt.  Circumstances change and do so within minutes – you can see that for yourself by watching the weather station.  Hurricanes and tornadoes can undo one’s life and expectations within seconds.  So can earthquakes and volcanic eruptions… lessons that people living in areas frequented by such occurrences must learn to adapt and prepare as best they can.

So… is your galactic kin going to contact you?  Well, first you need to contact and connect with your inner self, something only you can do.  Step aside from the fear of the unknown and learn to look within.  Every person has things to overcome, to release, to transmute, to transform.  Change begins within.  If you can manage to change your outlook on life, you will encounter new things that will expand your world view well beyond what you experience with your physical senses.  Your galactic friends and family exist beyond and above 3D/4D… so you have to put the work in to raise your frequency so that you might begin to touch theirs, lightly at first, and then as you gain more confidence and trust in the sensations, you continue to open… always remembering to protect and shield from unwanted entities.  Those foolish ones who just say open up and accept anything are asking for trouble… a lesson learned by my sister nearly three decades ago.  Shield and then trust the shielding and the sincerity of those who truly wish to reach out to you.

The third question:  How can we prepare ourselves in this physical world for what might happen?

Again, this question implies fear of the unknown, some trepidation involved as the questioner is wondering what is going to happen.  No one can be truly and absolutely certain what may happen in the future.  All we know is that all of the planet is going through a transition, from one level of energy to another.  Everything that is of the ‘old’ energy is being systematically dismantled and removed.  This includes old systems that you grew up within, were indoctrinated to accept as part of your world-view, whether or not you ever fully accepted the beliefs or still held deep within your being, questions and yearnings for what was not expressed in this world.

What are the things you long for when you see what is being brought forth into the Light?  What are your inner yearnings?  Do you imagine a world filled with goodness, kindness, where all people can prosper and live together in peace and harmony?  Or do you fear that you and everyone you know will be locked into an endless nightmarish existence for now and evermore?  Do you realize the power of your own thought, that your attitude can determine where you will end up?  It’s up to you to determine your future NOW. 

So, how do you go about doing such a thing?  Well, it always starts within.  In one life, I was faced with and had to endure a decade of slavery, being used and abused for most of my young life until I was freed by Eagles.  Then, I had to face an uncertain future as an uneducated and penniless orphan.  Still, in the midst of my slavery, I had discovered an eternal wellspring of hope, trust, and faith.  I was self-taught in meditation.  I learned to communicate with crystals and the elementals, to speak with Isles (planets), to discern frequencies, and to walk the Akash.  All of these gifts came online as I was determined to survive.  I did and went on, through much trial, to recover from my experiences, and then used what I had learned to help my people to recover from war.

What can you offer your people?  What gifts have you brought into this world?  You do realize, don’t you, that this isn’t the only life you have lived, that this is not the only world you have walked upon?  Where you get to, and how hard it is to arrive at the as yet unknown destination will be determined by you and solely you, your grit and determination, your unsinkable attitude, undiminished by hardship, heartened by a simple smile and handshake from someone who was a stranger just a moment ago.  Recognizing the universal nature of human consciousness despite color, gender, creed, education, or financial status… being human is a gift.  Accept it as such.  Being here and being faced with the unknown is a test, a tremendous test and testament of the courage and adaptability of the human race.  Within each of you resides a divine seed.  It is up to you to discover its existence, to water and feed that seed, to make the connection with your Spirit, and to connect with each other.  When you come upon a place where you will have to make a decision, if you have an open mind, that can accept things seemingly outside the parameters of your current level of experience, you may surprise yourself as you find it within yourself to come to just the right decision or person who can assist.  Angels exist everywhere; it’s up to you to find them and then to acknowledge with your gratitude and give thanks for the generosity of the Universe.  And be on your way.

Enough for now.  Perhaps I have given a few people something to ponder.  Choose to step outside of your present level of comfort, find things that require you to stretch, whether it be your mind, your beliefs, or your current understandings.  Then, you will learn to be able to adapt to whatever life presents… in the moment as it arrives on your doorstep, not before it gets here.

I send forth my blessings to all.

I AM Sundeelia.

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P.S. Any other topics?  I find this an interesting challenge for my writing and communication skills, LOL!  Let me know if anything is making any sense, too!  I write via flow of consciousness, without planning, although I do edit for spelling and grammar!

❤ ❤ ❤

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Sundeelia: On Surrender

Great Blue Heron, photo by Eliza Ayres

Sundeelia:  On Surrender

When many of us enter into the world, we are given parameters in which we might measure ‘success’, goals which we ‘should’ pursue, destinations to where we should go, all measurements that come from our family, our friends, our work, our upbringing and our education.  We are constantly fed ideas about looking outside of ourselves and comparing our progress to that of other people.  For a time, these pursuits may work for us, but then there is always something missing, something that isn’t the ‘real’ us.  There is a lack of commitment, a paucity of joy, especially when our expectations do not come into being, when we feel that we have failed in our mission.

There might come along in your life something that happens, whether it be losing that job which was to be another step on the ladder to success; loss of a relationship, even loss of freedom, something that has happened to many people during the past year of the Covid-19 lockdowns, resulting in a pathological sense of loss of control in one’s ability to choose the direction of one’s life.

What choice do you have when it comes down to a matter of diving deeper into depression or discovering what lies within your own divine nature?  To make these deeper discoveries, you must first surrender your old expectations, judgments, beliefs, letting go of control and allowing the unseen to dominate your life.  No longer having control of your outer self-determination, you do have the ability to make a conscious choice to surrender, let go, and to allow the divine within to map out a new course of direction.

Surrender is not failure.

There are times in your life when you will have no other choice but to surrender to what is happening now in your life, whether the external cause be an accident, an act of nature, physical illness, or outside mandates and controls placed upon your person by authority. 

Surrender is not ceding defeat. 

You can surrender to what is happening and still discover joy within.  It is a matter of attitude, letting go of long-term plans, and learning to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.  In surrendering to the moment, you may just be inspired to change the whole direction of your own life plan.  You may even begin to discern and discover previously hidden strengths within your own nature, as resilience and versatility come to the fore, as needed.

Surrendering is not yielding to the authority of others.

It takes great courage to surrender in the face of adversity.  It takes greater courage to recognize that despite what others tell you, order you to do, you must follow your own inner guide, abiding by an internal code of ethics and standards that may not resonate with the outside authorities.  It is a recognition that by presenting a yielding strength without resistance, you can slip by the controls that are put upon your physical person but do not succeed in dominating your inner nature.

Surrender is not about sacrificing your morals or values.

When you are surrounded by images of perversion, violence, and moral decay, you do not give in and fall into the waste land, but preserve your own inner code and alignment to a set of values that has nothing to do with the expectations or expressions of the outer world.

Surrender is not martyrdom.

To surrender to the natural flow of the Universe is not to become a martyr or a victim.  For in letting go of your ego’s expectations and plans, you are releasing the need to feel loss.  You regain a faith in the universe.  You learn to trust in yourself, your inner guidance, your ability to release what feels ‘safe’.

Surrender can hurt.

Most people want to maintain some sort of control over their lives.  They loathe and fear uncertainty and the ‘unknown’.  To voluntarily release this false sense of control can be painful to the ego.

Surrender can be scary.

Knowledge that you are no longer the one controlling your life’s journey can be scary, yet, at the same time, you are set on trusting the Universe to provide you with what you need.  Whether quickly or slowly, you arrive at an acceptance of a dichotomy, that the world is both safe and unsafe.  Letting go of your fear of letting your guard down… in case the world is an unsafe place is a huge act of courage.

Surrender requires faith.

You have to be able to believe in something greater than your own ego in order to undergo this transformative process, whether it is believing in the fundamental goodness of humanity or of life itself. 

Faith can give us hope despite any current feelings of despair.

So, you are standing looking at the wreckage of your house that has been just torn apart by the passage of a powerful tornado.  All of your belongings are scattered across acres of territory, dampened, twisted, and broken.  Do you stand there waiting for something to happen?  Or do you begin to pick up things, decide what to keep and what to release, perhaps all of it, choosing to move or to stay.  Whatever you decide, whatever you do to surrender, you are the one who will have to do the work.  Whether it is to rebuild your life, you need to take care of yourself physically and spiritually.  Instead of wondering what you did wrong to get yourself in such a dilemma, move forward, step by step, surrendering to the process, courageously, helping others when you can, being an example of quiet fortitude and inner strength.

Surrender requires courage and patience.

Upon surrendering, you are allowing yourself to become vulnerable, something that requires both bravery and tenacity.  You are not giving in; you are surrendering – it is not the same thing.  You learn to release obsessing over what may happen and allow what is happening to unfold, sometimes in unexpected ways… that were previously unseen.  You learn to listen and watch for subtle clues and messages that indicate you are going in the ‘right’ direction, signs that may not be evident to many around you.

In the words of another, surrender is the choice to put aside your mental pre-conceptions of what is and is not possible, your allegiance and belief in the supreme power of control, your fear of the unknown and unseen.

Surrender is allowing to create room for the sacred, the unknown, the mysteries of life to deliver their grace and wisdom in response to the call of your heart and soul.

Surrender is about trust.  It is about the honoring of your own sacred divinity, acknowledging the power of your inner wisdom, and embracing the inner union of heaven and earth as defined through the lens of an individual’s journey.

Surrender is about recognizing that while you live in a physical body, you are not that body; you are not hemmed in by the parameters that are required by the body, but you can expand inwardly without limitation.  You will discover previously untapped gifts and graces that can be drawn outward into your day-to-day life, through learning about what brings joy to your being.  In bringing forth your expression of joy, whether it be by doing meditation, exercising, baking a beautiful loaf of bread, gardening, writing, dancing, singing, sewing, designing functional and beautiful buildings, traveling, learning a new language… you also bring joy to those who are around you.  And perhaps, along the way, you connect with what is the divine plan for your lifestream within this life, while suspending all need to question, determine the outcome, and focus on the present moment.

Feel free to comment below on your interpretation of surrender, what it is to you, how to go about it, what can be expected from the process, what you need to let go of while allowing for the transformative process to unfold.

I will stop for now.  I send forth my blessings and love to all.

I AM Sundeelia.

© All Rights Reserved, Eliza Ayres, and

Note to Readers:  This topic was suggested by one of my long-time readers.  Perhaps you have another suggestion for a topic?  If so, contact me at:

If I feel the topic will resonate with my readers, I will consider writing an essay and presenting it later.  Kindly, do not ask questions like: “Am I a Pleiadian?’  I regard questions about the particular origin of a starseed to be part and parcel of a personal inner journey that only you can make.  For instance, it took my sister, Tazjma, twenty years, two decades, to discover her soul origins… which is, in reality, only part of the story since we are all multidimensional beings.  She knew she had connections with the Sirian Star Nation, as well as the Pleiades, and with Venus.  In the end, she discovered that she is currently a blended being of both Pleiadian and Venusian (Sirian) light lineages.  Her father is Pleiadian; her mother is Venusian.  Focusing on your personal spiritual journey will, eventually, allow you to discover your own answers to this particular question.  If you really must find out the answer and feel you require some assistance, there are people whom you can contact that provide such information.  I have chosen not to go there.

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Lady Hope: Are you an Eagle or an Ostrich?


Lady Hope:  “Are You an Eagle or an Ostrich?”

Note to Readers:  This piece was written with the guidance of Lady Hope, with whom I agreed to work just recently.  This piece cannot, therefore, be considered what is regarded as a “channeling”.  Rather, it is the result of a soul braid with my own human self being Overlighted by the Lady as we work together. (original posting in 2017)

Lady Hope, Archeia of the Fourth Ray of Purity, Twin Flame of Archangel Gabriel.

Your world is currently immersed in a deep cleansing cycle as the darkness that has dominated the planet for millennia is flushed out by intense streams of cosmic light directed from above.

Living through this process can be painful, especially for the sensitive ones, star seeds and those who have begun to awaken to the reality that all is not as it seems in this world.  To allow you to fall into despair is to lose hope, unable to see beyond what is being presented.

We remind you that you are all fractals of Source energy, eternal and abiding.  As human beings being confronted with challenges in your daily lives, know that it is you who determines the outcome through the manner in which you react, whether in fear or with courage and an open heart.

Your heart flames are capable of transforming and transmuting the darkest of energies.  Your energy fields are capable of withstanding the most heinous attacks if you are aware and accept that you are worthy of working with the Angelic energies that are available to you upon request for assistance.  You, through your human vessel, are doing the work.  You command and the Angelic energies comply.

While you are faced with seemingly overwhelming amounts of revelations now on a daily basis, know that the dark secrets of the globalist elite are being revealed.  A large portion of humanity is still fast asleep even as a new dawn begins to stretch its golden rays across your skies.  Those same golden rays etch their presence upon the hearts of the awakening ones.

Even when the next revelation of the dire long-term plans for humanity by the global elite are revealed and dragged into the light of day, you might experience a momentary dip in your mood, a feeling of loss, confusion over why anyone would think of doing such things.  The ones who explore, read, listen and evaluate the latest information for its veracity know that as consequence of just knowing the material, you have also assumed a responsibility in spreading the truth into the world even as some people choose to reject it outright.

There is no need to force the information onto other people, as to do so is to bring on attacks by those who seek to protect the interests of the global elite, paid shills, trolls and bots.  And there is the issue of cognitive dissonance when one who has been heavily programmed to believe certain things is suddenly confronted with an alternative view or facts and they completely and sometimes violently reject it out of hand.  This is a personal choice and needs to be respected and honored.  What cannot be faced today will tend to reappear again at another time until the individual can handle the information.  You cannot force people to wake up.  The timing of awakening is an internal process, set up before incarnation.  And some individuals will not wake up in this lifetime but require more experience in the realm of duality.

There is much that you do not know about your own planetary home.  More than one race of beings is existent upon and within the planet.  Those who are members of the global elite believe themselves to be descendants of a race of beings who crash landed upon Earth 50,000 to 60,000 years ago.  The awareness that your collective history has been suppressed and manipulated is disheartening to the ones who choose to question the conventional theories of existing science, especially that of archaeology.  As the equipment of scientists in all fields becomes more portable and refined, it is now possible to move beyond primitive methods to discover new information about certain powerful sites located on every continent of the planet.  Why have you not been told of these sophisticated civilizations before?  Is it possible that humanity has been systematically cut off from source and taught to believe they are powerless, subject to the whims of the rich and powerful, in need of a savior whether in the form of a religious icon or a political figure? The simple answer is that to let you know of your true heritage was not in the agenda of the global elite.  They wanted total domination of the planet and a severe reduction of the human population.

It is a shock for individuals to realize that the ones they regarded as leaders in the realms of men deem humanity as less than animals, as the ones who do not deserve this world.  The extent of the plans to destroy the environment, poison the food, air, soil and water, are overwhelming to the human psyche to encounter without preparation.  It takes great inner strength to retain your equilibrium in the face of such blatant evil.  Yet the ones who are behind the plans believe that what they are doing is right.  The global elite believe that they are the true owners of this planet and once they accomplish their goals, then they can live here peacefully.

To assist the indigenous human population to go through this collective Dark Night of Soul during this transitional period between Cosmic, Galactic and Solar cycles has been the mission of several million light workers or star seeds.  These are souls who agreed to send a fractal of their soul essence to Earth in order to assist with the planetary awakening.  This “mission” has been ongoing through several cycles, even though forgotten and no longer in the conscious memory of the human population now present upon the planet.  You are not the only species to take up home here.  You will not be the last.  Now is the time, the opportunity to advance to the status of a galactic race with conscious connections with your cousins located on other worlds, galaxies and dimensions.  You are not alone.  You never have been.

Whether starseed or indigenous human, it is your responsibility to master your fear, your portion that exists simultaneously with the collective subconscious.  What you master within reflects in the outer world.  You begin to “see” beyond the fake news.  You begin to be able to discern the lies and dark energies, all the while not moving to judgment, simply acknowledgment and then you have the choice to act.  Once you become aware of something, you are responsible for that knowledge, but only you can determine whether or not to act upon it.  Sometimes your action can be a simple tweaking of your own attitude, letting go of the need to react.

When you are triggered, whether upon viewing a video, reading a comment on social media or from an individual, there is something that needs to be adjusted within your own conscious.  Own up and acknowledge that not only is your consciousness made up of light and love, there is darkness there also.  It is in the judgment of that darkness from which stems the problems of the world.  We have been taught to judge ourselves and others for being different.  To be “other” has become a negative thing… but this perception is simply the outcome of thousands of years of programming under the influence of a negative alien agenda.

To arrive at self-mastery, one needs to be able to observe the effects of programming on the self and to discontinue castigating self for what has been done.  It is time to forgive self for what was accepted out of ignorance and to move into wisdom.  Give heed to the wisdom that comes from within your own body, for there is a connection between your heart and your Soul, seated in what is termed the “secret chamber of the Heart”.  It is in this place that the connection between the consciousness that resides in the human vehicle and that of the wholeness of the Omniverse, exists.  When you listen within, you will hear things, see things and feel things that may be contradictory to what you have been taught to be true.  Only you, the human body consciousness, can determine whether or not you will listen.

For starseeds there is an inner compulsion to seek… not just the “light” but also “wisdom” and “knowledge”.  There is a profound need to question everything.  And there is a determination to not base one’s decisions on the input of others.  Waking up is not an easy process, but to not wake up does have its consequences.  Starseeds can get lost in the low frequencies of the earth plane.  They were made aware of the dangers before coming into embodiment and agreed to take on the risks.

To truly awaken is not to simply parrot the teachings of any so-called teacher or guru.  The time of gurus is over.  This is a time for self-mastery, not giving your power over to another.  Many of the so-called gurus and teachers are false ones, leading their chelas (slaves) into evolutionary dead-ends.  If anyone asks you to honor them above all others, flee!  This adulation is misplaced and is a violation of personal sovereignty.  The real teachers now are those who have succeeded in negotiating the mine fields of their own darkness and have integrated the miscreations and traumas from their past life experiences and still arrived at a place of self-acceptance and self-love.  It does NOT mean that these persons are perfect.  Perfection is a state of being when one has arrived at the steps to the Throne of God, to Source.

Evolution and ascension is an on-going process and those who choose to serve others even while healing themselves will go on to live in the higher vibration to which your planet is now ascending.  The real “teachers” are those who share their process, spots and all, and who continually work on themselves.  And even then, they are only wayshowers and guides along the path that your own journey will take.  As your path leads you onward, you will find you no longer resonate with some teachings and find others.  Sample what appeals and leave the rest AND continue searching.  Never settle into complacency for then you have stopped to grow and expand.  Allow your mind to expand with new knowledge and use your connection to Divine Mind and your High Heart to discern what portion, if any, of the new information resonates for you in the place where you are in the moment, for you will change as you must.

Hope exists within those who are in tune with their soul song, who listen to the still quiet voice within, who heed the call to self-mastery.  Those who live innocently with open hearts will also ascend for their hearts are pure.  The latter includes those of the indigenous population of this planet, the innocents who live close to Nature and who honor the Mother within the planet who supports all life.  The Mother enfolds these to her Heart for they are truly Her children.

We of the galactic races who honor the Mother and the Law of One are here to assist you now.  Call on us and feel the hope which we engender within your hearts.  When you connect with the Angels, you are connecting with a portion of your Higher Self, who sees and looks upon your world with compassion.  Request the Gift of Grace and forgiveness and feel the Hope within that you will soon look upon a world transformed that you have assisted in bringing into creation through your efforts and struggles.  You each have value for the work must be done by those who are embodied.  We will work with you, but only upon your bequest for we do not violate free will.

If our words resonate and inspire, allow them to sink in and realize that you have a vital part in bringing this world into galactic citizenship.  Allow hope to provide the needed fire of will and determination to make it happen, for you are, as an individual and a collective, more powerful than you can imagine.

The references in the title to the Eagle and the Ostrich are this:  The eagle constantly scans its environment; so must the spiritual seeker in order to continue to grow.  The ostrich as the popular saying goes, is one who hides from what it does not want to see, which can include owning one’s own power.  Of course, the real bird does no such thing.  It is a being of graceful strength.

Beloveds, I AM Archeia Hope, and I honor the Divinity within all of you.

Channeled by:  Sundeelia VaCoupe Mathdis

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Sundeelia: Mutations

Water Lily, photo by Eliza Ayres

Sundeelia:  Mutations

This morning I listened to the words of a doctor who has been attempting to inform the public about the dangers of the experimental vaccines designed to ‘fight’ the original Covid-19 infection.  I knew from the beginning of the lockdown hysteria that played out last year that all of the hype was a set-up designed to get people to want to be saved from the unseen ‘enemy’, as if viruses were somehow new and different. 

Viruses mutate; that is a given and scientific fact.  Getting a vaccination against a pathogen that could be fought off by your own native immune system is going against Nature.  Vaccinations actually serve to weaken the immune system, making the vaccinated more susceptible to the mutated strains of the virus that will inevitably make their appearance especially during the next ‘flu season’ that occurs every autumn and winter.  Even authorities who encourage (or bully) people into taking the annual flu vaccination admit the vaccines are only 30% effective, but ‘it’s safer if you take it’, even as many people who do receive the vaccine actually do get the flu.  It is basically impossible to ever make a vaccine for a particular virus that would be 100% effective against all possible mutations and permutations of any particular virus, and that isn’t taking into consideration the ‘added’ ingredients found in most vaccinations, namely mercury, and other poisonous substances that should not be taken into the body.

Yet, all of this virus/vaccination controversy is a distraction from what should be the intent of every starseed and awakened person now… ascension. 

Basically, all of the plots and propaganda of the dark are designed to put people into fear.  Witnessing the way people now carry themselves in public, flinching away from skin to skin contact, wearing masks, and the like, many people have fallen for the lies being perpetrated and recycled by 24/7 media coverage.  How does one strengthen your immunity against fear?  After all, fear is the opposite of Love… and is a very low frequency, indeed.

Given the reality of the current window of opportunity being given to the peoples of Terra as the planet and solar system moves gradually through the intense energies of the photon belt, there will be many more mutations of narratives designed to keep people in fear or an extremely low frequency resonance.  As Lorie Ladd has expressed it, things will become ‘louder’, more in your face as time goes on through this year and into 2022-24. 

I understand there are many people who would like for everything to return to normal.  What is normal?  Being lied to by everyone in authority, manipulated and controlled by unelected governmental agencies?  Being mind-f**ked by media sources, censored if you dare tell the truth or question the ‘official’ narrative?  There has never been a truly ‘natural’ normal way of living on this planet… certainly not since before the fall of Atlantis and the fall in frequency of the inhabitants of this world.

The hand of the Cosmic clock or cycle can not be reversed.  The solar system has entered the photon belt; humanity is being given an opportunity to raise their frequency permanently, not just for the 1,000 years of the Golden Age as advertised even in metaphysical circles. 

How can one ascend in frequency?  Application of various means, through meditation, intent, releasing what no longer serves, breaking old vows, contracts, and agreements that were never in your best interest, arriving at a place of self-acceptance… where you can be brutally honest about what you need to clear from your ‘space’, inner and outer, in order to arrive at a place (non-physical) where your ability to feel empathy and compassion expand.

Each individual will make this journey in their own way.  While teachers and coaches can give you tips and assist in releasing some of the negative programming, it is best to determine what is best for you.

I often give my sister’s inner journey as an example.  She underwent many permutations that sometimes did not appear to make sense to anyone around her, which often upset people, especially when they noticed she was slipping away from their control or direction.  Tazjma was often very hard on herself, but she understood from a deep intuitive level that she was being tested time and time again to see whether or not she would give her power away to another and become a follower of a particular discipline.  She would read books, online material, go to workshops, dabble in different areas of ‘spirituality’ and often discovered that her inner nudges would indicate when she needed to let go of a particular teaching.  It wasn’t that she didn’t benefit from all of the exposure to various perspectives on the spiritual journey; it was that those things discovered by others did not serve her well, since many required you to continue to align yourself to a particular method or approach.

Oddly enough, the best grounds for teaching Tazjma about human psychology and behavior was to work inside a state-run prison.  There she was faced with people whom she would not have normally come into contact.  Offenders as the inmates were called sometimes proved to be more genuine individuals than those who worked within the prison and went home at night.  Tazjma was able to develop a great deal of compassion for the human condition, noting that while some people are locked up physically for their offenses, many were locked in narrowly-defined belief systems and projected their fears out upon both inmates and fellow employees, alike.  It was a great test of Tazjma’s inner fortitude to endure the low frequency resonance of co-workers, and to observe the sheer laziness and sense of entitlement that some people fall into.  It was a place to develop the ability to detach and observe rather than to objectify and judge the people that passed through her daily life.

I have noted that there are many things about my ‘personality’ that could stand refinement while I am present here on this plane of existence.  I have certainly given myself a challenge to dip into and experience the human existence, to feel the emotions, thoughts, and to witness what goes on here… what people have had to put up with for centuries, often without realizing that little that goes on here is what you could call ‘natural’.

Now, back to the mutations… yes, there will be more chaos as the dealings of the negatively polarized minority continue to devise ways to take down the economy, affect the world climate by polluting the atmosphere with heavy metals, poison the food, create more and deadlier pathogens… basically in an attempt to depopulate the planet so they can take it over and control everything.

How does one combat this?  By learning to accept yourself, take back your power, utilize your ability to critically think about what is being presented, to make your own choices, to take responsibility for doing your inner work, to determine what means you will take that is effective in strengthening your body’s immune system, doing your meditations, journaling, creative projects, clearing your mind of worry, and allowing your intent and intuition to guide you.  Always keep in mind what works for someone else may not work for you.  Be willing to digress and change your methodologies, your mind, your way of thinking and approaching issues by listening to other people, weighing what they have to say, questioning, using your powers of reason, and moving into action when called upon to do so by circumstances.

Can you reach a place where you can look back upon duality and see both sides as being important to understand?  This degree of neutrality can be attained, but it takes great mastery and perseverance, a willingness to let go of preconceived notions or judgments.

The dark agenda is now acting as a catalyst for those who are in the process of waking up.  They don’t consider what they are doing as ‘evil’; that is a judgment.  Can you arrive at a place where you feel empathy for the future pain these individuals will face when they migrate to a darker world than this one in order to balance the karma, they have incurred by acting out against the Light?  Their outrageous and openly overt actions are enabling many to wake up who might not have been able to given that the darkness was formerly hidden from view by the vast majority of people. This is a challenge for all of us, even to have empathy for ourselves and what we judge as being mistakes, which may really be opportunities for learning more about ourselves.

In the coming months, there will be many who succumb to the effects (sometimes delayed) of the vaccinations, those who succumb to the new and more dangerous mutations of the viruses that have been unleashed against the world’s population.  Ironically enough, the very elite who set these plots against humanity into action may be among those who succumb to their own devices, as their frequency resonance will determine whether or not they can remain here on this planet.

In the end, our intent, our inner focus, our alignment with the Will of Source energy will carry us forth.  Even if the physical vessel dies, our consciousness will survive, for as energy, we are eternally a fractal of Creation, Source energy.  For myself, I will simply ‘go Home’; for others, they will reincarnate upon a world made lighter in vibration by the removal of much of the darkness that descended upon the planet long ago in the days before the fall of Atlantis and Lemuria.

I hope this essay makes sense to someone.  When I write, it tends to come out as if I am channeling the information.  Anyway, I am willing to accept some topics for future essays.  Ask me questions, not personal ones about whether or not you are Pleiadian, etc., but questions you and other people might have regarding spiritual growth, any insights I might give you from my own perspective as a Pleiadian walk-in, and so on.  Send your questions to:  I do not guarantee I know the answer or will address all questions received.  We’ll see what my readers come up with!

Thank you for your attention and support of this blog.

I AM Sundeelia Mathdis

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Lady Hope:  Dealing with the Dark

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Note to Readers: The topic that Lady Hope addresses here is one not often touched upon. However, Tazjma experienced physically being taken over for the short-term by a negative entity. She actually ended up spending two weeks inside a psych ward in another state. After being released into the custody of her parents, she enlisted the assistance of a spiritual healer whom she knew to remove the entity. It took longer to get her life sorted out, for as a result of the incident she had lost her job as her employer reacted with rather harsh judgment and embarrassment to her break with reality. It was a hard lesson to undergo, but one that sensitized her to how others act under the influence of a negative entity or implant. This is material that should be studied and considered.

For those of our initiates and wayshowers who have volunteered to once again embody or walk-in to life on planet Earth, know that you have had to pass through a process of descension to step down your frequencies enough so that you can function within your human vehicle.  This process can be onerous to our sensitive ones and at times can feel like a huge burden.  For this great sacrifice we honor and salute you.   Also, be cognizant that even with the stepping down of a portion of your soul essence, your frequency level is going to be much higher than that of most indigenous human beings upon the planet. And as a “light being” you will attract those energies that are contain the polar opposite energy, the dark, Team Dark as some ascension wayshowers have expressed it.

We define “indigenous” to mean the race of humanity developed upon this planet.  While your genome has been modified and tampered with, it is a genetic legacy that is unique to Earth.  Those of you who have come into embodiment as galactic volunteers carry a unique vibration that does differ.  It doesn’t make you better, just different… which some of our volunteers feel as a deep sense of loneliness.  However, this very difference makes it easier to identify one another when you come into contact, whether via the Internet or in “real” life.  There is the distinct feeling of “Home”, a deep sense of familiarity and immediate friendship that is seldom found, at least for our ground crew volunteers, compared to being among other human beings at least at present due to the fact that most have a lower frequency vibration.  This is an observation, not a judgement as Earth humans are a young race and most require more experience in the physical realms before taking the steps towards Ascension.  It is a difference that also grants you with a higher degree of sensitivity towards energies than most humans have at this time.

This pattern is beginning to switch as more and more children are being born who are entering the world as nearly or fully self-aware individuals.  Their increasing presence is possible due to the hard preparatory work done by our early First Wave volunteers. These young members of the Ground Crew come into embodiment with their “B.S.” monitors fully functioning.  If you lie to them, they will know it and call you on it.  This pattern will increase in all humans as the race is upgraded throughout the ascension process through which the planetary body is currently undergoing.  That which cannot resonate at a certain frequency… that remains at a lower frequency will either be dissolved or removed.  The future is bright for humanity and their beloved planet, Earth.

Even as the energies shift, the darkness that has until recently engulfed the planet still remains in patches here and there.  Perhaps some of you are not aware that Team Dark can exist up to the higher levels within 5D?  That being so, the embodied and disembodied minions of the elements of Team Dark who have not given up their desire to control can still effect the energies of unconscious human beings, effectively using them as a device with which to plant dark energetic signatures on persons and things.  For instance, a building can be “marked”, which shows as an etheric sign to any of Team Dark, indicating the presence of a “lighted” individual within.  Energetic attacks will follow, especially if it is known that the ground crew member is aware of the dark energies and is doing their best to shield and protect their space.

There will be those who scoff about these dark energies or would rather pretend that they do not exist, but even Yeshua, as noted in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, spoke of the presence of “demons” within some unfortunate individuals.  In these stories, the “demons” or dark energies or entities were successfully driven out by the Light of the Presence that worked through Yeshua, that of the Cosmic Christ.  The reason behind the success was that Yeshua had successfully passed through his initiations up to the fifth where he had cleared enough of his own emotional baggage  from his previous lifetimes and hence presented as a clear vessel through which to receive the intense Light and Love of the Divine Presence.  Anyone else attempting this feat alone would most likely be burnt up… unless they, too, have successfully reached the level of at least the fifth initiation.  Those of our initiates who are at a lower vibratory level require our assistance, that of the Angelic Kingdom, to safely conduct this sort of clearances or need to be trained by skilled experts who know how to do exorcisms safely and in highly trained teams.

How does a person know that someone they know is “infected” or being affected by an entity or attachment?  If you know the individual well, there will be the sense of something being not quite right, something “off”.  They may not be acting like themselves.  This may not be the effect of having an attachment or entity, but it is something to consider besides health issues.  The individual may fly off the handle and begin to make derogatory remarks to those individuals that they once regarded as friends or family.  The individual may appear to be “listening” to a disembodied voice and will appear to be distracted, anxious or extremely unpredictable.  Those who are particularly sensitive to energies will especially note the change in the affected individual long before others do.  A test to determine whether or not there is an entity present in the individual’s auric field can be tricky.  If there are evasive answers or verbal attacks, back away, as you are putting yourself into needless danger if you persist in attempting to help the individual.  Most of you are not yet prepared or cleared enough to do so.  For the sake of your own sanity and health, practice caution and let the individual go for the time being.  Release the need to “save” the individual from harm as it is likely this has been a chosen, if fully unconscious, decision to have such an experience.

How can you prevent getting infected? First, shield yourself daily by utilizing the shielding of Archangel Michael and his Legions.  A link is provided here to Archangel Michael’s Shield so you can practice this shielding until the shadow is no longer present in this world:  We recommend periodically reinforcing the shielding consciously throughout the day, especially if you are present in an area of lower energies or driving a vehicle through traffic.

Second, learn to trust your own “B.S.” monitor, and intuition that WILL let you know when the energies that a person or place is emitting are unsavory.  Let go of the need to “save” another.  If the person is unaware that they have an entity, it is still a matter of choice at some level to undergo this experience.  You need to follow Universal Law and respect that decision even if it makes no sense to you.  To do otherwise, is to willfully put yourself in danger.  Team Dark is aware of YOU, even if you are not aware of it, the reason being, all Ground Crew carry fire letters upon their foreheads identifying the individual.  Even if you cannot read or feel these letters, the agents of the Dark can and do.

What can you do if a friend is affected?  You can let them know or not, depending on your own sense of courage and sovereignty or you can quietly back off until such time that they return to normalcy.

Now comes the difficult part.  What if you are the individual who is affected by an entity? How can you learn if you are affected by an entity?  What can you do to get yourself clear once again?

First, you need to recognize that something isn’t quite right.  For instance, you do something that isn’t characteristic of your nature.  You find yourself attacking those whom you once regarded as friends, whether in person or through electronic means.  You don’t even feel like you are in control any more, like something outside of yourself is driving you to do strange things.  You have become more anxious and even paranoid about what other people are thinking about you, what they are planning to do to you and so on, to the point of finding yourself digressing into endless fantasies about things to fear.  There can be other indications such as a sudden increase in grandiose thinking… that you are better and more superior to other people, that you have a divine “mission” or whatever.  The indications can be subtle or in your face such as ending up with all your friends leaving you or ending up in a mental ward with entity-induced psychosis.

What can you do to get released from or healed of entity’s influence?

1)  Trust your intuition.  Trust your feelings.  Let go of any shame or blame. Stop projecting your unresolved emotions onto others.  You need to do the work.  Start by accepting the responsibility for your dilemma.

2)  The entity will feed off of your unresolved emotions.  If you carry anger within, you will become more angry and defensive. If you carry fear, you will feel an increased or heightened sense of anxiety and paranoia.  If you carry unresolved grief, that will increase and be augmented.  If you have excessive pride or carry a disproportionate sense of superiority and entitlement, you will feel an enhancement of those feelings… which is why many affected individuals consciously choose to retain their entities.  Frankly, it makes one feel better than others, although the feeling is unsubstantiated by actual experience or deeds.  You are basically making a complete ass out of yourself in acting that way.  If people that you know are acting authentically they will let you know when you’re out of line.  If you choose to disregard these observations, you will lose them as friends.

Since entities feed off of misaligned or unresolved emotions, it is important to clear your auric field daily as “stuff” comes up for clearing.  Whenever you feel “off” or reactive, work with the Violet Flame until you feel yourself return to a sense of well-being and balance.  You can release much of these emotions by being in Nature, through meditation and by being aware when you feel off.  Self-mastery is a process of getting to know (and trust) yourself and your innate gifts of intuition and the ability to connect with inner guidance from aspects of Higher Self.

3)  If you have an addiction to substances, alcohol, drugs or smoking, you may already being carrying entities.  Strive to let go of the addiction and learn to clear your own auric field by clean eating, thinking, and exercise, meditation, being in Nature, and learning to calm down and release your fears.  If you open up your home to those whom you know have entities or disregard the warnings of well-meaning friends, you have basically given the entity permission to enter your auric field and to begin to influence you, as well.

4)  Make the Call.  When you come to the realization that you have an entity or several, call upon Archangel Michael and His Legions to come to your aid.  While you are affected, your Higher Self must step away.  You may appear to be receiving guidance or messages or endless “conversations”, as entities can read your Akashic records to a point, but the messages will have a negative or disempowering cast to them, which can lead to an increase in your dis-ease and paranoia.  By giving your permission to Michael, you are allowing yourself to begin the process of unwinding from the dark energies.  It may take longer to get your life back to some semblance of normalcy, but you will discover that you have been changed forever.  Remember — at some level of consciousness, you agreed to this experience.  Own it and stop blaming others.

5) Rather than being frightened by the fact of your realization that you have acquired an entity, view it as a difficult test or initiation.  Understand that cultures who utilize shamanic practices regard entities in an entirely different manner.  They know that the individual who has been infected is being required to go through this difficult process because they have a higher calling or more responsibility than most people.  They are special, different, marked out as a highly spiritual being, but that being “special” isn’t a guarantee that you / they will ever be clear again.  Some initiates are lost and can incur a great deal of karma during the process; therefore, being required to reincarnate in order to have the opportunity to clear and re-balance the energies.  Likewise, if the initiate succeeds in becoming free, they will still find that their life is forever changed.  Again, this has been agreed upon before at higher levels than that you might be presently conscious.

6) It takes great courage and humility to come to the realization that you are being affected by an entity.  It takes greater humility to ask for assistance.  If you are aware of a talented spiritual healer, that one may be able to assist in removing the dark energy attachment.  Be very careful who you choose to work with.  Continue to work with the Violet Flame to dissipate any remaining shame or blame you might be experiencing.

7) You can call upon Archangel Gabriel and me, Archeia Hope, along with the Resurrection Angels, to anchor a Resurrection Pillar within your dwelling, along with the Legions of Archangel Michael.  Michael and his Eagles will snatch up the entity (ies) and send them into the Light to be recycled in the Central Sun.  Our Resurrection Pillar will allow you to release any other attachments to unseen entities, whether dead family and friends or other disembodied beings who are lingering in your house or property.  These beings are attracted to the Light and when ready, they will swiftly depart.

8) If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to give up your entities once you are aware that you have them, then all karma incurred is upon your head.  You have given the disembodied “being” permission to use your vehicle and it will, and not always to your advantage.  You may begin to experience your life falling apart as the influence of the entity and its power and hold over you increase.  Do not be mistaken; Universal Law applies to all.  You will be held accountable for whatever damage is incurred under the influence of the entity, least of all, giving up your power and sovereignty.

9) This is an initiation that requires great sensitivity, humility and courage.  Know that whatever happens has been planned in advance through soul contract, whether or not you are aware.

10)  Fear is the little mind killer.  Banish fear from your life and walk in the Light.  Do your daily shielding and working with the Violet Flame and you will be cut free of the need to experience this sort of test.

As members of the Angelic Realm, we are here to assist, but we cannot do anything until you given your permission.  This is the Law which we will not violate.  If you are caught up in such an experience your own Higher Self will be required to step back while it quietly observes your dilemma, limited to sending you unconditional love.  When you make the Call, the Love will automatically stream in and you will feel the renewal of the inner connection to Source energy.  Make the Call to free yourself that you might truly be in alignment with Source energy, sovereign and free.

Make your burden Light by bathing in the Light of your Presence, the Holy One who resides within your own High Heart Center.

We hope that this information has assisted you in your basic understanding of how people can be affected by entities and what to do.  Know that this “problem” will persist until ALL darkness has been removed from this planet and the energies have been realigned to be fully and completely in high 5D and lower 6D vibrations.

We bow to the divinity within each of you and within all Life, seen and unseen.  Know that the energy that you call “dark” is merely a teacher for you now during this stage of your evolution, whether as an individual or as a collective.  Fear it not and be free.  You are all creations of Source and to Source you will return when your journey has ended.

Finally, realize that we hold no judgment towards those who undergo these experiences.  All experience is added to your soul essence and enlightens and enriches the awareness of the aspects of Self who have remained behind in the Lighted Worlds.


I AM Lady Hope, Archeia of the Fourth Ray of Purity, Ascension and Resurrection, Twin Flame of Archangel Gabriel.  My etheric retreat is above St. Augustine, Florida.  I AM with you always.

Channeled by Sundeelia Kumara VaCoupe (aka Eliza Ayres)

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Sundeelia: Have You Lost Your Way?


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Sundeelia: Have You Lost Your Way?

As my sister matured and began to fully wake up, she challenged the belief systems of her parents and extended family, disregarding their sensibilities as she was driven from within to discover her truth. It wasn’t an intentional, mean-spirited manner; she just knew she was different than other people and wanted to understand things here. A true wayshower, she sampled the wares from many different spiritual paths, sipping from one, then another, and giving disquiet to especially her mother when she went to live on the grounds of a New Age church located in Montana. A few years later, she left the Church and came ‘home’ for what was intended to be a few months and ended up being nine years. During this near decade, she transitioned gradually back into health and then took over the care of her own…

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Great Divine Director: Some Thoughts on Ascension

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Lord Chananda, the Great Divine Director: Some Thoughts on Ascension

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I AM Lord Chananda of Sirius A, known on Earth as the Great Divine Director.

Greetings and salutations to all those who are awake and aware in this time of transition for your race and planet!

We come today to lend our light to those who are still struggling to understand or undertake the next steps on the pathway to ascension. We understand that many, even among those who consider themselves as lightworkers, do not really know what ascension entails or what is required for one to step upon the path of initiation. This pathway leads to the self-realization that you are God. You do not have to go anywhere or to be anything other than in full self-acceptance.

Understand that your consciousness (as opposed to your physical vehicle or body) is not the wholeness of God or Creation, just a portion, a fractal of the Hologram of Creation. The first step on this journey of self-discovery lies in the total acceptance of self, as you are, perhaps not as you perceive yourself to be. Acceptance of self is also a process of acknowledging that darkness can and does reside within.

By observing the existence of darkness and choosing to do nothing or to let it go, you remove the power of darkness to bind you in its tangled web. It is through the pull of darkness that one can lose their way, using violence and control to bind others. Perhaps you disagree with how someone presents their viewpoint, arguing that you know better and therefore, they should follow your way—this is the way of darkness, through control, fear, limitation and intimidation.

Recently the world passed through a vortex into a new phase of existence. The old structures supporting the darkness and its matrix have been permanently withdrawn. All that was built under the direction of those adhering to the old paradigm will pass, will disintegrate and eventually pass from being. The length of this transition will be determined by the collective souls of the lightworkers, those who are now consciously anchoring the light on earth and bringing into manifestation a return to unity consciousness. It is these who are the ones who must take the lead, here and now, for the rest of humanity. Are you up to the task or should another take your place?

The time of feeling intellectually, spiritually or materially superior to another human being has departed. What is material can be taken away. Rest assured if your karma demands a balancing, it will come in the fullness of time. Those who strive to bring to the surface any remaining darkness within their own being, whether conscious or unconscious, will find their efforts bring a certain amount of easing of their circumstances. Suffering cannot be prevented, but your willingness to perform the inner work, can determine the degree of suffering, whether physical, emotional or mental, that must be endured.

Ascension for those starseed who came into this world during this particular cycle entails a reiteration of what has gone before, in many lifetimes and on other planets and in other universes. Ascension is part of the natural cycle of life, but one whose purpose has not be taught to the masses during this present time on your planet. Still, those who are starseed will find themselves naturally directed by intuition and spiritual guidance to discover what it is that is needed to carry themselves along this path of return.

By voluntarily undergoing the strenuous requirements of physical ascension, the starseed have accepted the role of wayshowers for the population of this planet. There was a time on the planet when ascension was known and practiced by groups of initiates under the guidance of their Christed leaders. These teachings have largely been subverted and/or hidden away by the followers of the Dark Brotherhood, for the purpose of binding the general population to their controllers during lifetime after lifetime of endless slavery.

Your spiritual forefathers and mothers foresaw the coming of a cycle of darkness that would temporarily plunge this world into superstition and chaos. The ending of that cycle is now underway. As the lightworkers engage in their work of ascension and self-discovery, by raising up their own vibration and frequency, then there will come a time of synchronicity when the frequency of those surrounding them will also rise up, through the Law of Correspondence.

Dwelling in a miasma of doubt and confusion is not the way to approach your ascension. Letting go of the doubt and dispensing with the confusion by shining the harsh light of honesty into your own subconscious and unconscious minds, will enable you to let go of what does not serve you anymore. Though your acts of contrition and self-forgiveness, you will move forward and upward, drawing those who follow along with you.

As the planet ascends through her own process of cleansing, so should you. Let go of all that you feel is no longer yours, whether that entails a relationship, a job that does not satisfy, outmoded beliefs, old attachments that bind you to old ways of being that no longer serve…anything that stands in the way. Be strong, be severe and yet balance that severity with kindness towards self and others.

Criticism of self and others is not discernment. What works for you, will not necessarily work for others. What others see and experience as being the way that they want to follow, will not necessarily attract your attention. Comparison and judgment is futile and a waste of time and effort. Each of you is a unique being and will need to discover your own pathway to ascension.

Ascension is a process. It can and will occur on a daily basis if and when you commit yourself fully to the journey. It is not an easy one, but will give you great personal reward as life will eventually become easier as the various energetic levels are passed.

There will be tests along the way to ensure that you have, indeed, incorporated the lessons presented during the journey. Your mastery of your physical, mental and emotional bodies will be tested. Can you withstand hardship and illness without complaint? Can you withstand the criticism of others who will be encountered on the path? Will you demand perfection from others when you have not managed to master perfection within yourself? Save judgment for your soul and Monad. These inner teachers will lovingly point out your short-comings, not to judge or condemn, but to encourage improvement and growth.

As you move through periods of growth, you will also find that you experience periods of quiet. These occur so that you can incorporate fully what it is that you have learned. The process of learning is actually a process of remembering or coming into an outer awareness of all that already exists within. The trick is to go forth with the open eyes of a child, an open heart and a clear, unbiased mind so that you might find delight in what you discover rather than confusion and dismay. The latter is an indication that what you discover has not met with your previously formed ideas of reality and that you are, at least temporarily, in a state of resistance to change. It up to you and you alone to be willing to open to change, for that is the only way you will be able to grow.

As you climb the path, you will find that reality is not always what you have been taught by your parents and other authority figures within this or any other physical lifetime. The world of spirit and the higher dimensions do not work on the same physical laws that you live under upon the surface. As you ascend in your consciousness, these inner worlds will begin to reveal themselves to you, as has been discovered by those dedicated to meditation. At first these experiences will be very personal and then, eventually, you will begin to discover correlations between inner and outer, upper and lower worlds. The signposts are there, but do not make themselves apparent until the one ascending is ready to see, hear or feel their presence.

As you gain in spiritual awareness, you will begin to open up to a sense of the greater community that exists all around you. The natural world has never left this awareness of unity. You will rediscover it yourself, in your own way. And as your spiritual senses begin to awaken, you will be able to discern more of what there is to be seen and experienced in this world, without leaving it for another.

Your world is in need of healing. Each one of you is in need of healing. You have voluntarily undergone this process as a way of healing the world and anchoring the light of heaven upon the sacred earth of your planet. Through your physical bodies will be anchored the light and love of heaven. You are the transformers, who step down this tremendous light through your own bodies. In order to perform this sacred task, it has taken much preparation so your bodies would not be destroyed by the incoming energies. Do not be surprised if you are still experiencing physical challenges as the energies are still increasing, within cycles. There will be a time ahead when the energies diminish, but that time has not yet arrived. So be kind to body and self. Change is demanding and can be stressful.

Do not make the mistake of judging those individuals who leave the planet during these days of transition. Each one has their own soul journey to make. Some will return almost immediately in a new body, as a young crystal child. Others will go to the Summerlands to undergo more training and perhaps a time of rest before undergoing another lifetime. Some souls will choose to work from the spirit planes. Others will return to their homes, having completed the work that their soul contracts delineated. Others will move to other planets and solar systems that more closely match their vibration in preparation for other lifetimes and other lessons, until they are also ready to undergo the path of return. The timing and the pathway is very individual to each and every soul, even those who are currently considered the darkest of the dark. All are one in God. All exist in God. The yin and yang, dark and light, male and female, all exist within the One.

We stand as the brotherhood of light with you to assist as needed by any and all who call out to us. We hear every word, every thought and feeling. We do not judge. We will not chide, but seek to encourage and aid you in coming to an acceptance of your own power and beauty. We cannot make the journey for you; it is up to you and you alone to do the work, but we will aid and assist in any way allowable by cosmic law.

Our blessings go forth to all. Know us as your brothers and sisters who stand beside you always. You are known and loved as the strongest and bravest of souls, in undertaking this grand journey from separation and into unity consciousness.

We leave you with one more thought on which to ponder: It is not necessary to be perfect in order to ascend. Even the mightiest of initiates face their own inner battles and victories.

We will come again. Until then, Namaste: We bow to the god and goddess within each of you.

Thank you, beloved Lord Chananda Gia, the Great Divine Director.

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Book One: Tales From the Orion Wars – The BerWarian Queen

CHAPTER 11 – The BerWarian Queen

by Eliza Ayres

Note to Reader: This is an excerpt from my first book. Hope you enjoy it. It is 30 pages long so not really suitable for reading on a I Phone.

After Raphael’s brief conversation in the observation deck with the priestess, the Lady Vanderis, High Priestess of the Temple of BerAir, was persuaded by a smooth-tongued Commander Paulus to transfer her lodgings to the great mothership The Golden Falcon.  The larger ship was built with special compartments designed to accommodate diplomats, council members, and guests on occasion.  Now was such an occasion.

Lady Vanderis was determined to bring the young Raphael DeAires to the attention of her ruler, Queen Claudine Coupe Vanairus.  So she continued to pester Commander Lantars until he ordered Commander Esturias ostensibly to attend a debriefing meeting on board the mothership, and to bring specifically:  Operations Commander Cortes, Line Commander DeAires, Commander Tazo Gia, Commander Lantrill and Feline Warriors Ulrus and Racquer, Eagle Commander Kantor and a few others.  The Eagle Tomás Monteras also insisted on attending as Raphael’s guard.  He had the sense that there was potentially another shift coming into Raphael’s life as a result of this “debriefing” meeting.

Raphael had worked very hard to provide Commander Esturias with his interpretation of the findings of all six members of his Communications team.  Each of the men had done a scan of the surface of BerWare and compared their data to the other scans.  Since coming on board The Golden Bee, Raphael had endeavored to train the technicians up to his high standards, but having only worked a short time together as a team their skill levels weren’t up to his, so he performed his own deep scan.  When he pulled out of it, he was able to correlate his readings with those of his team and refine them to a higher degree. 

Combined with the findings from the scouts, the results were shocking.  Many of the nomad camps had been attacked and decimated by enemy forces.  People were missing, mostly children and women.  There had already been an attack on the main village of BerAir, with a loss of five men from the Command and several natives injured.  And worst of all, the scans indicated there was an enemy camp situated in the middle of the high rugged mountain range within the interior of the isle.  Fortunately, at this time there were no other enemy ships in the vicinity of BerWare space, but that was no guarantee as the enemy also had ships that utilized hyperspace and could be on the isle in an instant.

It was a sober Raphael who brought his findings to Commander Esturias, along with his superior Communications Specialist Commander Arcturo Kadish.  His immediate superior agreed with Raphael, due to the complexity and severity of their findings, that Raphael would be the best person to present the report to Commander Esturias.  The Head Commander could then determine how best to report these findings to Commander Lantars and whether or not to correlate them to whatever his own teams had been able to produce.

Commander Esturias was informed via comm by Kadish that the long-awaited report had been prepared; immediately thereafter, Commander Kadish and his junior officer, DeAires were told to report to the Head Commander’s quarters to deliver the report. 

As they sat down, Specialty Commander Kadish stated: “Sir, first, I want to apologize for any misunderstandings that have occurred between me and Line Commander DeAires, sir.  I have observed this young man working very hard this past day on this report.  He wasn’t satisfied solely with the findings of his own team, so he went in on his own deep scan and came out looking very pale.  However, he controlled his reactions to what he had seen and continued working on correlating his findings with that of his team.  The resulting report has been refined to a high level and now is prepared for your review, sir.”

Esturias studied the strong tanned features of the dark-haired Airian specialty commander for a few moments before replying: “I sense a shift in your feelings in regards to DeAires; are you willing to work together for the benefit of the whole rather than retaining any personal sense of animosity or dislike?”

Both of the officers nodded together.  Kadish spoke first: “Young DeAires admitted to me, sir, that he wasn’t as accustomed to working within the chain of command since he had worked as an aide directly under Top Commander Lyonell on board The Golden Lion.  He has indicated that he is now willing to be educated in the proper protocol while assigned to this ship and other Command vessels in the future.”

Esturias smiled briefly, replying: “Well, I’m glad to hear that the two of you have reached a new level of cooperation.  Goddess knows we’re going to need every man present to function at a high level to overcome what has been put in front of us.”

Esturias noted that young DeAires was waiting on cues from his superior officer before speaking.  He glanced over at Kadish with a question in his eyes, “Well, where is this report on BerWare?”

“Go ahead, DeAires”, ordered Kadish, “Sir, I’m not sure if I fully understand his methods, but the findings are startling – DeAires?”

Raphael proceeded to detail the findings of his department’s readings of the Isle of BerWare and the existence of an enemy stronghold there.  Coupled with the reports from the scouting mission to BerAir, the report was quite daunting.  At the end, Commander Esturias was looking rather startled at the mention of the enemy camp and asked: “Why hasn’t this information been picked up by our ship scanners?”

“I’m not sure, sir; all I know is that somehow the enemy has developed some shielding techniques that confuse the ship-board sensors, but not a deep psychic scan and my own remote viewing abilities.  I can also decipher the change in frequencies to a higher degree than the ship and my fellow team members – whom I haven’t been able yet to train to the degree of sensitivity required for such a detailed overview – sir”

“Well, DeAires – I’m glad you’re on our side and not on the enemy’s!  With this new information we can arrange a new attack on this base and eliminate much of the problem on the planet for the time being until the enemy brings in another surge into this area”, replied Esturias.

The commander paused for a moment and then lifted a paper from his cluttered desk: “And now, gentlemen, we’ve been summoned to a debriefing and planning meeting on board The Golden Falcon.  DeAires, your presence was specifically requested by Commander Lantars, as well as Commanders Tazo, Kantor, Lantrill, Feline Warriors Ulrus and Racquer, Commander Cortes, and a few others involved in the incident on the surface of BerWare.  Commander Kadish, you are to remain here and oversee the Line Communications Station while DeAires in gone.  And DeAires, you should pack some extra clothes with you.  Do you have any of your native Morovian gear on board?”

Raphael looked startled, replying: “Yes, sir – I have some of the clothes I wore at home on my last visit to Medina.”

“Thanks for the reminder, DeAires – I sometimes lose sight that you’re officially my foster brother, although you would be more of the age of a son should I have been mated already…” replied Esturias, thoughtfully.  “I’m going on this little adventure, too; we’ll see what Commander Lantars has in store for us…”

“I’m going, too”, insisted Monteras, as he leaned against the bulkhead of Raphael’s sleeping compartment, watching as Raphael collected an extra uniform and some of his Medinian tribal gear into a pack, along with some personal items. “Officially, I’ll be your guard; unofficially, I’ll be present to keep you out of trouble, Rafe!”

“I’m not sure how Commander Esturias will view your request, but I’ll run it by him”, replied Raphael.

A deep baritone voice interrupted, “You don’t have to – I’ve already requested Monteras to be present as an escort for the party, especially if we go to the surface… as I have a strong hunch we will,” said Commander Kantor, studying his younger brother, “I’m not crazy about leaving you to the mercy of Commander Lantars or the BerWarians – in any case, my presence has been requested, too.  There were some Eagles involved in the latest incident on the planet and there will more involved if we have plans to attack any enemy bases on the surface – and you’ve found something, haven’t you, little brother.”

“That’s currently highly classified information, Commander Kantor”, replied Raphael rather primly.  “You’ll have to wait until my latest report is shared in the general planning meeting.”

“Glory be– my impulsive camel boy is becoming an expert in military protocol!” exclaimed Ezekiel.

Well, being the brunt of several lectures from various levels of commanders does leave an impression”, replied Raphael.  “I’ve managed to master my gifts and reactions to the energies; now, I need to master the complicated protocol of the Command!”

Kantor and Monteras laughed, but Raphael was deeply earnest in his assessment of his flimsy standing in the opinions of some of the senior officers, with the exception of Commander Esturias.  Not for the first time he wished to be back either on The Golden Lion or at home in Medina with his new mate, Julia.  He sighed deeply, knowing he would just have to make the best of whatever came.  Hope would sustain him as it always had.  He finished packing the last belt and a comb for his long hair into the pack, turning to his brother and friend, “Well, I’m glad I’ll have the two of you beside me this time…”

“What are you sensing, Rafe”, asked Ezekiel, with a serious note entering into his overall tone. 

A fulcrum of sorts, Ezekiel – I don’t quite “see” what direction it will take me in, yet.”

“Hmm – well, we better get our gear together, too!  Monteras, Commander VaCoupe wants us ready to leave in two hours!” replied Ezekiel.

Monteras laughed in response to Ezekiel’s comment, saluted, and left to collect his already full pack.

A short time later, Raphael shivered a bit when the shuttle set down in the huge landing bay of The Golden Falcon.  It was here he last encountered a dark lord, who, before he died, shouted, “You belong to me!”

Although he had largely recovered from the trauma he experienced as a prize captive of the dark human trafficking network that was set-up on Morova, he still dreaded coming into contact with that low-frequency energy… which was now in place upon the isle below their orbit, BerWare.  And he had a sense that his skills and experience in dealing with those energies would be called upon…soon by Commander Lantars, Commander Esturias, and perhaps some of the leadership of BerWare.

Welcome back men!” greeted Commander Lantars, welcoming the crew members from The Golden Bee and other ships to the general meeting.  When he spied the golden hair of Commander Kantor and his younger brother, Line Commander DeAires, he smiled with satisfaction, Esturias is overly protective of that young pup, DeAires… and who is that giant walking beside him?  Looks like his brother…hmmm.  He had been working on designing an excuse to get his hands on DeAires without acting like a tyrant and maybe that priestess’ insistence the young man be present for this meeting would be grounds for him to “borrow” the skills of the talented, strange young man… He would have to work very carefully; VaCoupe was, after all, the son of the High Lord of the Pleiades, Lord Demetrius VaCoupe.  And if he remembered correctly, DeAires mentioned something about being the foster son of Lord VaCoupe, as well.

First on the agenda was a brief report given by the Sirian Commander Tazo Gia on what occurred on the planet surface, with the mortality statistics given in neutral black and white.  Commander Gia also gave a quick rundown on the findings collected by the scout ships before they were attacked in BerAir.  According to his report several nomadic tribes had been attacked by the negative Orion ships and some of their people kidnapped, especially women and children.  Apparently the king and his high council of chieftains were extremely agitated by the attacks as their people had nothing by which they could defend themselves from sophisticated space-based invaders.

Next Commander Esturias presented the findings of his ship’s Communications Station research regarding the present state of the BerWare isle in regards to the situation involving the enemy presence.  Commander Esturias was careful to steer any discussion away from DeAires.  He had studied the report himself and was well versed enough to speak with some authority, even if he didn’t quite understand the methodology used in gaining the data.

Meanwhile, Raphael sat quietly, looking down at the table’s surface, while Esturias spoke.  His brother, Commander Kantor was seated on his right; Tazo Gia was seated on his left.  Other Eagles and Feline warriors had seated themselves to the outside of this core group, including Lantrill and Feline Warriors Ulrus and Racquer; Eagle Monteras and a few others, creating a protective barrier between DeAires and the other crews.  Commander Esturias understood what was going on and didn’t insist this time that DeAires be seated next to him.

Then, Operations Commander Cortes of The Golden Bee spoke up about receiving word from Commander Esturias regarding an enemy squadron approaching the village of BerAir before the incident unfolded; the squadron had not yet shown on the ship’s scanners when the warning came in.

A roomful of military men started when a strong female voice interrupted, “Then where did the report originate from, is my question?”

Commander Esturias winced; it was the Priestess, Lady Arla Vanderis of BerAir, who interrupted Cortes’ report.  With a quiet voice, Raphael spoke up, “From me, Lady Arla — In the midst of meditation, I felt the presence of the enemy frequency.  Tuning in, I saw the squadron and knew its intent – an attack on our ships and BerAir.”

Cortes verified his findings, “It was just a few minutes later that our scans picked up the approaching squadron – but the early warning from DeAires was enough to alert the ships on the ground and get most of the ground troops under cover, including their commander, Tazo Gia.”

“Commander DeAires”, asked Lady Arla, pursuing her line of questioning even more fiercely, persisted: “Is it common for you or anyone on your ship to see such things before your ship’s scanners pick them up?”

No, my Lady – I’m one of the few people who can do this”, replied Raphael, feeling more uncomfortable under the intensity of the priestess’ scrutiny and that of the rest of the officers present who were listening to the exchange.

Just then Top Commander Lantars decided to make his move and interrupted the exchange between Raphael and Lady Arla: “Then we have to commend Line Communications Commander DeAires for his alert response to a perceived threat, as well as the quick response of your fighter teams, Commander Cortes”, said Top Cmdr. Lantars.  “And now, I wish to utilize the unusual skills and talents of Line Commander DeAires in planning a new attack on the enemy forces presently stationed on BerWare.”

Esturias glared at the smug Top Commander, but in the end both men were out-maneuvered by the determined priestess, Lady Arla.  She spoke with a voice that carried from one corner of the large conference room to another:  “As a representative of the High Council of BerWare, I object to planning any further operations on our isle without the express knowledge and approval of our King and Queen.  I would like you to send a delegation from your fleet to meet with our High Council before you make further plans to land ships and men on our soil.”

She continued on relentlessly: “And I want young DeAires to be a part of the delegation, along with Commanders Tazo Gia, Kantor, and Lantrill, plus any representatives you choose to represent your ships, Commanders Lantars and VaCoupe.”

Not for the first time in his career within the Command did Raphael feel like melting into his seat.  He could feel the collective wrath of the two competing head commanders clashing over his golden blonde head.  He continued to stare at the table, ignoring everyone.  Then he looked up at Esturias and indicated with hand signals that he had nothing to do with the insistence of the priestess for him to attend the delegation.  Esturias nodded in acknowledgment and signed back:  She’s been planning this since she first heard about your abilities.  And I think her strong-willed Queen is behind this request.

Commander VaCoupe finally spoke up: “As much as I would hate to commit sending DeAires to the surface, I am willing to submit to the demands of your High Council.  Are you willing to do so, Commander Lantars?”

Lantars sent VaCoupe an angry glance, quickly hidden, and faced the priestess, speaking gravely and formally: “I agree with Commander VaCoupe.  We will send the men you have requested, if I would be allowed to accompany the delegation?”

“Actually, Commander Lantars”, replied Lady Arla with a grim, but polite smile that brooked no argument: “we would rather Commander VaCoupe represent the Fleet, as his Father is also the Head of the High Council of the Pleiades.  Is that agreeable with you, Commander Lantars?”

Raphael got the impression that Commander Lantars was extremely disappointed as he wanted to claim his services on the return trip, but he was cleverly played by the priestess who was clearly experienced in handling powerful men.  Lantars had to nod in agreement and reply, politely: “Certainly, my Lady; we will have Head Commander VaCoupe represent the senior commanders of the fleet at the reception for our dignitaries.”

“Excellent, gentlemen”, replied Lady Arla with another smile, as she glanced again towards the silent Raphael.  “I will send a message to our King and High Council to expect your representatives tomorrow morning at the government building in the village of BerAir.  Now, if you’re done, sir, I would like to attend to my evening prayers and meditation.”

“We’re not done, but thank you, Lady Arla, for your kind invitation.  I hope we can clear up any misunderstandings that may have occurred due to the incident in BerAir the other day”, replied Lantars, implying that the blame lay with the men from The Golden Bee.  Commander VaCoupe bristled slightly, but knew well enough that the priestess was in control of the situation and understood exactly what happened and why…so he endeavored not to display his emotional response to the dig from Lantars.  Everything would get explained – as much as you can explain what DeAires did with his skills and abilities – to the king and High Council tomorrow. 

The meeting continued on with some preliminary planning being done in regards to what troops to commit to the upcoming operation, the status of the ships (The Golden Falcon was still being repaired from the latest attack and now another ship was in need of some repair from the latest incident).  However, the heart and fire of the meeting had dissipated and it soon fizzled out completely. 

Commander Lantars announced that the men from The Golden Bee could overnight on the Falcon and then ship out on a shuttle the following morning, accompanied by the indefatigable Lady Arla.  He had one of his aides direct the crew from The Golden Bee to their temporary quarters and disappeared into his cabin to sulk.

That evening, VaCoupe notified his remaining operational commander Jeffries to prepare an attack force that would take out the offending enemy base as soon as they got approval from the BerWare High Council.  Ships and troops from at least five of the battle destroyers would be activated on his command.  He wasn’t going to wait around until some High Council made up their minds about cleaning up their isle of the enemy influence.  He didn’t care if Lantars objected to his plans; he was a man of action and would accept the consequences.

Commander Cortes would also be returning to The Golden Bee to oversee preparations to depart from BerWare space once the isle was cleaned up.  They could always return later.  And some of the Ashtarian engineers would be left behind to facilitate the remaining repairs on The Golden Falcon, plus at least five of the battleships would remain behind, also, to support the mothership and prevent her from being overwhelmed by further attacks.  Lantars couldn’t possibly object to his plans and even if he did, once his own men (including DeAires) were on board, they would be departing.  Head Commander VaCoupe wasn’t in the mood to comply with any further requests from Commander Lantars.  He would take the rest of his fleet and find another one of the motherships and endeavor to bring back communications between the ships throughout Pleiadian space.

Morning found the delegation from the Command disembarking just outside the eastern walls of the township.  There they were greeted by a tall dignified older man who met their party at the gate to the village.  The man was dressed in a colorful robe with bold geometric patterns, characteristic of the BerWarian love of bright colors.  Like all BerWarian males, he wore his straight blue-black hair to his waist.  Although athletic in appearance, the man was clearly not a warrior or chieftain.

The tall BerWarian paused before Commander Esturias and bowed briefly, introducing himself: “Greetings, Commander VaCoupe. Welcome to BerWare.  I am Llanello, an advisor for King Stephanus.  I have been charged with leading your party to the government buildings where the king and queen await your arrival.”

Llanello bowed once more and with a dancer’s innate grace turned to lead the party into the village.  As they passed the temple, the party was greeted by a procession of priestesses from the ancient landmark.   Lady Arla joined her ladies and followed the party as they walked slowly along the wide brick streets.  They passed by quaint and charming old abode homes and shops, through the growing heat to center of the village plaza where there were people waiting in anticipation of their arrival.

Llanello led the party to the foot of a short series of sandstone stairs in front of a sprawling single story building.  There he stepped aside as the delegation from The Golden Bee came to halt at the base of the stairs.   Llanello announced them and then bowed, climbing the stairs to stand behind the queen who was waiting there for their arrival.  The king was not to be seen.  Lady Arla left her priestesses, also, and joined Llanello to wait the queen’s pleasure.

All eyes focused on the queen, a tall lady dressed in white and gold, her knee-length white blonde hair dressed with tiny braids and woven through with beads and bells.  Raphael thought her strong features and beautiful blue eyes lined with violet reminded him of Lord VaCoupe; perhaps a cousin related to Esturias but was surprised when his stern commander warmly greeted the lady as he climbed up the stairs, “Sister!  Claudine – it has been a long time since I’ve seen you!”

So that’s why Esturias was chosen – and not Commander Lantars, thought Raphael with a smile.  Another relative of sorts… since he was their father’s foster son.  He watched with great interest as the two siblings greeted each other with affection.

Queen Claudine laughed in delight to see her older brother.  She had been married young to the King of BerWare and had not visited Medina for many years.  And with Esturias busy with his command responsibilities, the two siblings had not seen each other for an age.  Still, there was business to attend to, and the Queen was all business, as well as extremely welcoming to the Command delegation.

After greeting Esturias, she insisted he introduce all of the men present.  The queen stepped down the stairs and greeted each one without notably acknowledging Raphael above all the others.  Raphael was relieved although he noted the queen giving him a quick once over – her eyes widened as she read his fire signs upon his brow.  However, after a brief pause and polite greeting, the queen moved on to the next man in line.

Raphael was relieved.  He didn’t enjoy being singled out as being special above others.  He preferred to be considered as a team member with specialized skills who could assist others in their jobs.  And he didn’t appreciate being fought over by two commanders.  He was aware that Commander Lantars wanted to use his skills, but currently he was committed to serving one leader, the one to whom he was currently assigned and that was Commander VaCoupe.

When the introductions were over, the queen guided the party into the chambers of the High Council, while continuing a discussion with her brother.  Guided by Llanello, the men of The Golden Bee filed into the building and found places to sit in the main council chamber.  Meanwhile, Esturias and Queen Claudine shared a few minutes together near the entrance of the chamber.  There Esturias informed the Queen Claudine that Raphael DeAires was their foster brother.

Queen Claudine was curious about Raphael.  She had heard from Lady Arla how he had guided his grandson, the Sirian commander and his Feline Warrior companion, into the Temple from The Golden Bee; and then managed to communicate with the crystalline elementals in the heart of the tunnel to change what he foresaw the outcome of what appeared to be the impending death of his relative.  She had heard of great shamans having such abilities, but this young man, barely grown in years, was, apparently, untrained by shaman or priest.  As she had greeted him, she felt a great Light emanating from within his being, but with a humble outer personality intent in not drawing unnecessary attention to himself.

Queen Claudine turned to her brother and asked, “What is the history of this strange young man – he seems to be extremely self-contained for one so young.”

“His is strange tale, indeed – he was a prized captive of the Dark for a decade, from age four to fourteen – originally sold into slavery by what had been his father.  Just before he was rescued by his brother’s men, he witnessed the murder of his priestess mother, Lady Katrina, and was raped by men who were participating in a dark ritual.  He was rescued and placed by his brother, who is an Eagle Commander, into the hands of our Father, Lord Demetrius, as his foster father.  Then, he was briefly educated and ended up serving under Lord Lyonell on his mothership at age nineteen, due to his extraordinary skills and gifts… which he probably brought into this incarnation in anticipation of their need.  Two lifetimes ago, he was a head commander of the Sirian Fleet, thus his interesting relationship to Commander Tazo… who happens to be his grandson from his last Sirian incarnation.”

“A strange tale, indeed, brother – I hope we haven’t violated any promises of secrecy for the lad.  I have a sense that there is a great deal of pain still hidden carefully behind that quiet demeanor.”

“Yes – I’ve witnessed it on occasions, although DeAires is quick to bring himself back into balance.  It is his strength, which allowed him to endure years of abuse and misuse by the dark forces of the enemy who were actively engaged in using him and many other children as sex slaves for their soldiers, agents, and those they infected with Artificial intelligence viruses.  That is what happened to his father, but that is another tale.  Now, I see your husband, the King, signaling us to join up with him at the head of the room”, replied Esturias thoughtfully.

The great audience chamber was impressive.  The tribal community of BerAir had ancient antecedents that disappeared into the mists of time.  With the exception of this village clustered near the ancient Temple, most of the inhabitants of BerWare were nomadic people, highly talented artisans known throughout the multiverse for their many products including carvings, beaded textiles, beautiful sandals, and hand-woven rugs, jewelry, beads and bells.  The walls of the hall were made of sandstone with colorful hand-made tiles set out periodically in geometric designs.  High thick sandstone columns were also carved with subtle geometric designs.  Raphael looked around with interest at how the architecture of each isle he had visited thus far reflected the spirit of its people.  He could also sense that most of the actual building was underground, similar to the manner in which the Medinians constructed their buildings, primarily due to the intense heat of the local summers with temperatures ranging from100 – 120 degrees F. 

The seating arrangement in the great hall was simple; benches were arranged on u-shaped tiers facing a raised platform where the reigning monarch and his mate were seated.  The visitors from the Command were seated to one side of the platform opposite the council, which was made up primarily of chieftains as representatives of their tribes and some of the Priestesses from the local temple.  The stoic and powerful-looking chieftains were dressed in colorful robes, seated upon the benches talking amongst themselves as the Queen took her place besides her mate, King Vanairus.

While the men waited, Raphael suddenly felt an oppressive rush of energy directed towards him and looked around the tiers to see if he could identify the source.  It seemed to emanate from one of the chieftains sitting close to the edge of the platform nearest the king.  Raphael noted the man, another tall, powerful-looking BerWarian warrior chieftain, with a great scar marking his face, possibly taken during a duel.  For some unknown reason, the chieftain was glaring directly at Raphael, who then politely moved his attention to the king. 

The king stood forth, holding up his arms to signal the crowd to hush.  A naturally commanding figure, the king was a tall, massively built individual with a thickly muscled torso, and long thick straight blue-black mane cascading down his back.  His colorful desert robes were ankle length, loosely worn over a short belted tunic which displayed his powerfully muscular bare legs.  His leather sandals were intricately made and inlaid with tiny beads.  The king’s thick wrists were loaded with beautiful thick heavily beaded bracelets and around his neck hung down several layers of necklaces made from variously sized beads and tiny bells.  His arms showed tribal tattoos swirling up from the wrist to where they were hidden below the wide sleeves of his robes.  Warrior plaits framed his distinctive powerful features, with his darkly tanned complexion, prominent slightly hooked nose, thick black brows, and brilliant deep blue eyes.   He was, in short, a fine example of BerWarian masculinity and tribal elegance.

As the conversations ceased, the king began a dignified speech greeting the dignitaries from the Command.  He explained to the BerWarian High Counsel, made up of tribal chieftains, the purpose of the meeting with the representatives from the Command.  From what he understood the king explained the Command Fleet desired to cleanse the planet of all enemy influences, but as he addressed the gathering and the command staff alike, he made it clear he wanted a report given to explain some of the events which had occurred in BerAir the day before.  In short, the king wanted proof there was an enemy presence on his isle and that the events of the prior day weren’t just a manifestation of outside interference from the Command itself.

An impatient chieftain stood abruptly as the king finished and said loudly: “It is true, my king, there are strangers who have invaded our lands.  Some of our people are missing, camps destroyed.  All of these on the edges of the mountains…”

Another man stood up, “Yes, my lord king, my own camp was hit by a raid in the night.  We could not see the ships – but many of our people were killed or wounded.  Who is doing this?  We cannot defend ourselves if we do not know whom we are fighting, lord!”

Several other chieftains erupted into shouts, adding their voices to the pandemonium, until the king gave a vehement hand signal and shouted in a deep baritone:  “Silence! Let the men from the Command help us understand what is going on here on our own isle.  Has our world been violated by uninvited outlanders?”

Feeling the weight of the king’s angry gaze upon him, Commander Esturias stood up to address the Council.  First, bowing to the king, he began: “My lord king, thank you for inviting us here to speak to you and your high council; however, regretfully, I cannot address what I have come to share with this entire gathering.”

Commander Esturias paused at the sound of loud murmuring in the tiers.  The chieftains were agitated, upset, and angry at what they deemed a violation of their world.  They wanted proof.  They wanted revenge on whoever was responsible for violating their lands and people.

Signing for quiet, Esturias continued, speaking slowly and clearly in his rough BerWarian: “Understandably, you and your people are upset by this new enemy, one who does not come from our star federation, but one who is from the lower Orions.  They are evil and have no compunction in bringing death and destruction to whomsoever gets in their way.  They wish to conquer our star federation.  I can frame it in no softer terms.  And from our initial reports, it is clear this enemy from space has gained a foothold on your lands.”

This announcement only stirred up the chieftains more; they began to speak among themselves, pointing at the men from the Command.  Raphael began to feel uneasy and looked again at the man who sat near the king.  The man had a gloating look on his face.  Raphael suddenly understood it was he who was channeling some kind of dark energy into the council and towards the king, to stir up the emotions of the tribesmen.

The king spoke up:  “What can you share with us today, Commander?  We are waiting for your explanation of these happenings – why our people have been targeted and by whom.”

Raphael whispered urgently to the Commander who glanced at him briefly as he sent Esturias a quick hand signal indicating: “Danger!”

Seemingly ignoring the signal, Esturias continued: “Your lord king, I regret we cannot share any detailed plans or information in a general meeting, especially due to the present situation where there exists an enemy presence on this isle.”

Uproar ensued among the disappointed, shocked, and upset chieftains, some standing and shouting, and waving their fists at the commander who coolly ignored the mayhem.  For his part, Raphael was glad he wasn’t standing in the commander’s place.

The commander waited until the king had reasserted control over the gathering, shouting:  “Quiet!  Listen to what the commander has to say…”

Esturias briefly bowed his head to the king and then turned to the chieftains:  “I would prefer, my lord king, that my men and I address yourself, as well as a small select group of your advisors and chieftains, in a smaller more secure room than this present setting.  I will not discuss any of our plans or findings until then.”

The chieftains stirred uneasily, some offended by the outlander’s demands, but they turned to see what their king would decide.  The chieftains knew that their own nomadic lifestyle made them vulnerable to attacks from the air and this was a new enemy they could not fight with their traditional weapons or highly stylized fighting methods.  This enemy came in the night and stole women and little children, burnt precious shelters, and scattered valuable camels and goods.  For the first time in their known history, these brave warriors felt uncertain about the future of their world and people – it was an extremely unsettling sensation to encounter in those who had been brought up since childhood to pride their physical strength and their age-old traditions, their freedom to roam the untracked desert at will.

The king stood again, “What say you, my people?  Shall I speak to the commander and his men?”

There were shouts of “No!” but they were drowned out by “Yes!”  The king nodded at the consensus and turned back to Esturias, who was waiting patiently for a reply to his request.  The king said:  “My people have spoken.  I will speak to you and your men tomorrow at mid-day.  I will choose a small group of my closest advisors and select chieftains.  We will meet in another room within this building.  And now this gathering is over!  Llanello, see these visitors are guided to their quarters for their stay.”

Raphael observed these proceedings with great interest.  He noted his head commander’s disappointment when the king made it clear any private meeting would take place the next day.  While the commander would have rather complete the mission, he was required to acquiesce gracefully to the king’s demands in order to keep diplomacy alive.  Esturias bowed to the king and said: “As you desire, my lord.  My men will meet with you tomorrow.”

With acknowledgement of his decision from the commander, momentarily satisfied the king stood up and with the rest of the chieftains, the queen, and their attendants, left the council chamber. 

The priestess, Lady Arla, lingered long enough to get a message to Esturias.  She said: “Commander VaCoupe, the Queen and I will also attend tomorrow’s private meeting with the king.  The Queen is curious to learn more about your young Commander DeAires, for she is sure the king will insist on hearing about his reports and how he obtains the information.  Meanwhile, commander, do keep a guard on your guest house.  I sensed something amiss today in the room among the chieftains.  And I noticed DeAires was aware of something, as well.”

Thank you, Lady Arla”, replied the Commander, suddenly feeling tired, “I look forward to seeing Claudine tomorrow and you – I’m not sure about the king, however.”

“Ah, he is upset as his world has been suddenly invaded by unknown enemies and there are also some problems with a few of his close relatives”, said Lady Arla.  His cousin is one of the chieftains whose lands have been affected by the enemy bombardments and he, himself, went missing for a few days in the backcountry only to emerge safe and well a few days ago.  The king was very upset as his cousin is one of his closest kin and a childhood friend.”

“Thank you, Lady Arla – I will advise my men to keep watch tonight and every night as long as we are here”, replied Commander Esturias.  “Now I really must go – Master Llanello is staring at us –.”

It was a thoughtful Commander who followed Master Llanello out to the porch and rejoined his men who were waiting there.   Upon reaching the bottom of the outside stairs, Master Llanello signaled for some of the local guards to escort the visitors to a nearby residence which would serve as guest quarters during their stay.

Until a decision whether or not the Command would be allowed to take out the alleged enemy presence could be reached by the High Council of BerWare, Esturias really did not have any options short of creating a diplomatic incident involving the king and his own sister, the queen.  He would have to be patient and wait at least until the next day to see what results could be accomplished during the private audience with the king and his advisors.

The house that served as temporary lodging for the visitors was solidly built, out of a combination of abode and native sandstone.   There was a high abode wall around a small entrance garden and a massive front door. The sprawling building was constructed in a square with an inner garden courtyard, with a bathing pool and fountains to cool the atmosphere.  A large canvas was stretched across one corner of the courtyard to protect the inhabitants as they were working or dining outside.  Apparently the house was currently unoccupied although well-kept, set aside for visiting dignitaries such as themselves.  Benches and tables were spotted around the garden and there was a free-standing fireplace/oven for baking the local flatbreads, which was also used for warmth on cooler nights.

The house was one-story above ground, with at least two stories below the surface.  The main floor was used for family gatherings, eating, and cooking, while the first story below ground was for sleeping.  The lowest floor was for storage.  The three-foot walls of the ground level were constructed of abode; the lower floors were carved out of the native sandstone.  The walls of all rooms were plain and white-washed, without ornament.

As the day waned and the desert air began to cool, the men were served by a group of local women who brought them an evening meal, placing the food on one of the tables in the lovely garden courtyard of the house.  The women set down their trays, curtsied briefly to Commander Esturias and left, walking gracefully through the house.

As the men gathered to eat, a fountain sprayed water into the air, cooling the atmosphere.  There was the scent of flowers and herbs present which reminded Raphael of the VaCoupe Compound in Medina.  The food was simple fare, but ample.

Out of a sense of precaution, Esturias had the men, except for DeAires; take turns keeping watch on their quarters in the sprawling abode house.  The night was quiet except for the chirp of crickets in the garden and the sound of water.  For once, a grateful Raphael didn’t have any sense of danger, so he went down to the lower story and slept, while the other men took turns standing watch for a couple of hours and then took their own rest. 

The next morning dawned hot, the intense sun of BerWare shimmering off the white-washed abode walls of the village as the Command party was, again, escorted back to the Council building.  A few curious natives lingered in the village plaza as the tall BerWarian warriors took position on the steps outside the building, seemingly impervious to the heat and glare.  The command party stepped within the cooler rooms of the building and was met by the king’s advisor, who guided them into a smaller nearby chamber where a smaller group of chieftains were already seated on stone benches covered with colorful pillows for comfort.  There was another smaller platform where two large chairs were placed for the king and queen.  Benches were placed opposite to the chieftains for Commander Esturias’ party.  When the men were seated, the king and queen made their appearance, followed by Lady Arla, some of her priestesses, and Master Llanello.

Esturias made sure that Tazo Gia, Kantor, Lantrill, and DeAires were included in the private audience with the King, Queen, and their councilors.  Each of the men wore their Command uniforms with the tribal robes (if any) of their home isle.  Raphael wore Medinian robes over his uniform, while Tazo wore loose Sirian robes over his.  All of the officers with long hair wore tight braids.  Commander Gia’s shoulder length hair white-blonde hair hung loose as always.

Commanders Kantor and Lantrill wore their long formal cloaks, but each of them was also wearing tribal jewelry.  Lantrill, of course, also sported his tribal tattoos, as well as beads woven into his thick reddish mane. 

As the Head Commander Esturias purposefully wore an outfit to stand out; wearing traditional Medinian robes over his Command uniform.  His long black hair was carefully braided into one long tail.  He wore a brightly hued violet sash around his waist, the VaCoupe color.  He also wore a checkered chafiye (head scarf) around his shoulders, which added color to his outfit.

As the Command officers settled into their pillows, Raphael could sense the tribal leaders present relaxing somewhat.  It was clear from their carefully chosen dress, that each of the officers had some kind of tribal background or awareness – Raphael calling upon his lifetime as a camel boy as he did not have tribal blood during this one.

Again, the king made a short speech welcoming the commanders to the conference and then signed for Commander Esturias to take over.  All speech was in private mode telepathy inside the smaller, more secure setting.

The first topic of discussion was the initial battle which had brought Command Fleet to the rescue of The Golden Falcon.  Commander Esturias detailed how they had come upon the mothership under a full-scale attack by an enemy fleet and had subsequently defeated them handily.  As the commander described the swift and decisive attack structure, Raphael noted the desert warriors present nodding with interest; it was apparent that they were quickly developing a respect for the warrior who was standing in front of them. 

Then, Commander Gia described the most recent incident and his misadventures in the Temple and the tunnel beneath the structure.  While the penetration of the Temple was initially frowned upon, especially by the priestesses, it was apparent the Command men were not attempting to commit any sacrilege by their presence there.  Tazo described how he had been aided by his telepathic and psychic connection with his relative, Line Commander DeAires, both in locating the tunnel and his escape from certain death when it appeared, he and his companion, Captain Ulrus, were cornered by enemy troops coming in behind them into the tunnel.  The attention of the chieftains, King and Queen, and the priestesses then all turned upon the introspective presence of Raphael, who seemed to be staring vacantly into space.

“Line Commander DeAires, let’s not have any display of false modesty here”, said the Queen, with a smile.  “We have been informed of your unusual talents and gifts by our High Priestess Lady Vanderis.  These are gifts from the Goddess and should be highly honored.  We would be delighted to be able to utilize your services here on our isle, but fully understand your commitment to the Command, upon the direction of my brother, Commander Esturias and by the order of my Father, Lord Demetrius VaCoupe.”

Suddenly aware the room’s attention had shifted to him, Raphael replied politely: “Pardon me, my Lady Queen — My particular gifts never shut down – I was in the process of scanning the vicinity for the presence of any low-frequency beings. It is something I am accustomed to do no matter the setting.”

He paused before continuing, as he turned to the king: “My lord, I regret to inform you that one of the men in this room has been over-taken by the same artificial intelligence that took my blood father…”

Then, he stood up and dramatically pointed to a man who was sitting close to the king.  It was the same chieftain with a scarred face who had been staring at Raphael the prior day.  The man reacted standing up and raising a fist towards Raphael as he protested loudly his innocence.  The commanders Kantor and Lantrill did not wait on a command from Esturias, but immediately erupted into action in response to Raphael’s warning.  Leaping across the room, Kantor and Lantrill seized the scar-faced chieftain in question who tried to evade them.  The man struggled vigorously in their hold, shouting epitaphs against the commanders and the Queen.  Kantor and Lantrill dragged him out into the middle of the room and forced the chieftain to his knees in front of the King and Queen.  For her part, the Queen casually extended a finger towards the man, rendering him temporarily silent even as he still struggled in the grip of the commanders.

For his part the King stood up, looking stunned.  The accused man was a cousin of his and a close boyhood friend.  He felt his entire life crumbling around him as he stared into the wild crazed eyes of a man who had been close to his heart.  He ordered the Queen to release her hold and let the man speak in his defense and then addressed the chieftain directly: “Salazar, my brother, stand up!  What has happened to you?  Is what this man accuses you of true?  Have you some strange affliction?”

It’s not true, my king!  They are liars, especially the young officer.  I am still your brother”, protested Salazar addressing the king while his eyes searched out his accuser.  He screamed, “He is the evil one who is plotting against you, my king and brother!”

Salazar pointed at Raphael who backed away while shielding himself internally as he sensed a wall of dark cold hatred pouring through the man towards him.  The man’s eyes turned black and without pupils.  The queen and Lady Arla gasped as they felt the presence of evil emanating from Salazar and saw the change in the man’s eyes.  He screamed at Raphael:  “You are a liar and a worthless slave of your commander!”

Some of the chieftains shifted uneasily on the benches.  They were clearly disturbed by what they were witnessing as Salazar had been a prominent chieftain from a territory at the edge of the rugged interior mountains.  It was known he had recently disappeared for days and then as suddenly reappeared, looking unhurt.  He had refused to explain his disappearance and had become moody in the days that followed.

For an outlander to openly accuse Salazar of some fault or wrong was a direct challenge to their nomadic way of life and the integral structure of their tribal system.  Yet, they were also sensitive to energies being in tune with the life of their isle and sensed something was wrong with the chieftain who was standing defiantly screaming and yelling at his off-world accuser from the middle of the room.

Salazar continued his denial by bringing into question Raphael’s assumption of his guilt:  “What proof do you have, outlander?  What is this “artificial intelligence” you speak of – we have never heard of such a thing.  Why do you attack me, a proven friend of the King?  You are a liar!  You are no better than a mean slave!”

Confused by Salazar’s vehemence, several of the chieftains present and the king looked from Raphael to Salazar, their eyes demanding further proof and an explanation of his accusation.  Clearly they were disturbed and didn’t know who to believe or trust.  Raphael felt their confusion, as well as a wall of anger, denial, and disbelief coming from the king who was the closest kin to the accused man. 

The king was now staring at his cousin, feeling the strange energy, but in complete denial that his brother, his life-long friend could stand in front of him accused.  He glanced angrily at the golden blonde stranger, glaring at him:  “How can you accuse Salazar, my cousin, who has stood beside me since I was a child?  What is this strange thing you accuse him of – I see no change in the man I have known.  I agree with Salazar; prove it!”

Raphael sighed and turned to address the queen directly: “Perhaps, my Lady Queen, it would be wise to have your own High Priestess test this man for the presence of artificial devices for I am but a stranger here and unknown to your people.”

The Queen nodded and turned to her mate, the king for his permission:  “My lord is it permissible to let the Lady Arla test your cousin?”

The king was still glaring at Raphael, but he heard the queen’s question.  Still he hesitated as he didn’t believe anything was wrong with his cousin.  Instead the king felt a deep uneasiness begin to eat away at him internally.  After a few moments of indecision, he nodded reluctantly at the queen’s request.

The queen signed her priestess to come forward to scan the man who remained securely held down by Kantor and Lantrill.  Lady Arla walked slowly around him, frowning as she scanned his etheric body… what was remaining of it.  “Young DeAires is correct – this man has been corrupted by foreign devices.  He is unclean and must be removed from your Presence at once!”

No!” The king shouted even as one of the other chieftains momentarily left the room and summoned warriors to take the man into custody until it could be determined what to do with him.  Kantor and Lantrill turned over custody of Salazar to the warriors who continued to hold the accused man’s arms tightly as he stood in the center of the room.  “Stop!  I do not believe this!” 

Raphael could feel the king’s emotions surging as his infected cousin directed the rage of the dark lord controlling him through his body towards his cousin: “Why do you know about this thing within my cousin?  Where do you get your knowledge, young man?”

Raphael braced himself energetically under the astral attack and calmly replied:  “My lord king, gentlemen and ladies, I had the misfortune as a young child to be kidnapped.  It was by the orders of my own father.”

Raphael felt the gasps and disbelief from his audience, but the king was still seething with anger and denial.  He continued in his soft tenor:  “I was stunned to find out that my own father would sell me into slavery.  It was years before I understood his body had been taken over by a similar device that has been placed in this poor man.  It empties the consciousness of the individual and allows a dark lord or entity to take command of the body and use it for its own evil purposes.  I can only guess why your cousin, Salazar, is here today, my lord, but everything we have said here is being recorded by the enemy who is present on your isle.”

“I don’t believe you, stranger…outlander!” barked the king.

Well, my lord… the man who had been my father tried to kill me.  And there is a man here who witnessed his attempted murder of his own son”, replied Raphael gesturing towards Lantrill, who was now standing close behind him, alert to the disturbed emotional state of the king. 

Lantrill spoke up, “It is true, my lord king.  I was the one who shot the man who was about to kill a boy who was tied up and helpless.  I did not know it was the boy’s father until the man was dead.  He was about to kill the boy with a knife while raping him mercilessly.  Commander DeAires was the boy who was nearly killed.”

Raphael closed his eyes as he felt all eyes upon him, his own painful past once again exposed in front of complete strangers.  He took some deep breaths trying to steady his body under the onslaught of the emotional attack, as he felt Lantrill reach out to support his body.  He felt a bit faint and was glad to have his friends near, even in the oppressive atmosphere of the chamber.

The king was still unconvinced of the guilt of his friend and cousin.  “What becomes of him now; what becomes of my cousin?  Can this foreign thing be removed?”

Raphael reopened his eyes and replied, “Regretfully, no, my lord king.  Your cousin will have to be killed.  If he is allowed to live, he will infect more of your people and a great darkness will take over your lands.  His body has been compromised by the virus; he is a danger to you and your people.  I am sorry to tell you this.”

“Why is this so – don’t you have modern medicines and technology to free my cousin?”

“No, not yet, my lord king”, replied Esturias, standing up.  “We’ve had to kill other men like this before, ones we have captured on enemy ships.  There is no way to remove the devices short of killing them.  The devices have wires that grow and wrap around the spinal column and take over the nervous system and the heart.”

The king looked defeated for the moment, ordering his men:  “Take him, my cousin, to a store room and lock him in.  We will consider his fate tomorrow.”

As the man was dragged out, still yelling, the Queen sat observing Raphael who was looking rather pale after the confrontation.  She studied him as he took a deep breath, feeling he was endeavoring to return to center.  She smiled and then stated: “Thank you for looking out for the security of all in attendance here and the people of Salazar who might have been affected had he remained at large among us.”

“It is my sorrow, my Lady; this doom is come upon a man who is kin to your king. I have ever regretted the loss of my own father these many years hence.  Yet, I cannot standby and allow your people to be further infected by these foreign devices”, replied Raphael, with a bow.  As he stood up, again, he noticed the king was still staring at him with a frown on his face.  

The Queen then turned to her brother and inquired: “How does the presence of this alien technology within Salazar affect our security here and, on our isle, Commander VaCoupe? Young DeAires told us that everything said in this room was being overheard by the enemy forces…”

Esturias spoke up – this incident with the king’s cousin was a distraction, tragic as it was – and he wanted to get on with the prime objective of this visit: “Your Graces; it is possible – what DeAires said.  At any rate, we need to proceed with our plans to destroy the enemy camp that is located within the mountains – which was found by DeAires and his Line Communications team.  You can see that your isle has upon it an infection that could destroy your people if allowed to spread.”

“We understand your desire to put these plans into action, Commander Esturias.  And we are not entirely convinced there is an “infection” on this isle as you call it”, replied the King, “However, we must allow our Council to make the final decision before we allow the Command to take this action on our lands.”

Frustrated, Esturias nevertheless managed to curb his tongue and managed to reply: “Thank you, my Lord King… can we know how long this process might entail?”

“Give us one more day –“, replied the king, “When the news of the arrest of my own cousin Salazar, who has been infected by the enemy’s “virus” passes around the encampments, our people, and our warriors will be eager to learn more so they can assist you in your fight to dislodge and destroy the enemy’s presence here.  We do not want any more of our people changed by this strange off-world technology.”

Esturias had to be content with the decision of the King; he bowed in response.  As the commander’s party was escorted from the chambers, Raphael could feel the king’s brooding presence behind him, staring at his back as he left the room.  He knew the king was still not convinced there was anything wrong with his cousin.  The king did not trust the “outlanders”, their technology, or Raphael’s gifts.  And he was trying to grapple with the fact that his cousin, Salazar, must die, all because of the word of a stranger to his isle.  Raphael was sure he had not made a friend in the king that day.

Back at the guest house, Esturias set another watch, with each man taking guard duty for a couple of hours, all except for Raphael who was required to rest after his ordeal.  Raphael didn’t let down his guard, either.  Even as he sat outside in the pleasant courtyard, he sensed the town feeling like a place under siege or about to be attacked once more.  He knew the dark lord who controlled the king’s cousin was enraged at his discovery and might be planning revenge by attacking the command party and/or the village.  Raphael felt on edge, occasionally extending his senses out to survey the surrounding desert lands beyond the boundaries of the village.  Tazo joined him as they sat in the growing shade of the evening.  Lantrill and Racquer remained on guard.

 “Grandfather – can you feel anything out there?”, asked Tazo; he was also feeling on edge. 

Raphael nodded: “The dark lord that controlled the chieftain we uncloaked is angry; he wants to strike the village this night – and he has the ships to do it.”

Silently, Raphael connected with Esturias who was sitting inside the house: Commander – I don’t think you can wait on the BerWarians to come to a decision.  There is a dark lord in charge of the enemy camp and he intends to attack tonight.  He wants revenge for the discovery of his agent.  I can feel it.

The reply was short and crisp: Understood, DeAires; I’ll inform Jeffries to get our ships in the air immediately, some for some air cover over the village and the others to directly attack the enemy camp.”

“Grandfather – I think we better find our way into the lower floors of this residence if the village is about to be bombarded –“cautioned Tazo.

Just a minute, grandson”, replied Raphael, “I must warn the Queen and Lady Arla first – to get the people below where they will be safe.”

Raphael went within quickly – he had had an adequate read on both women’s frequencies to tune into them on a private telepathic mode: Queen Claudine – Lady Arla – get your people to safety immediately!  The village is about to get bombarded by enemy ships tonight!”

Lady Arla responded immediately: Thank you, Commander DeAires – we will ring the Temple bells immediately in warning!

A few moments later the ancient bells atop the Temple rang out in warning.  Raphael heard cries of dismay as warriors guided the startled villagers to safety within their homes, most of which had several levels below ground level and were solidly built out of native sandstone.  Then Raphael, Tazo and the other men abandoned the garden and took refuge within the lower level of the solid abode guest house.  Raphael found a large heap of pillows located in a corner and settled in to monitor the situation outside as the other men settled down in various watchful attitudes, some guarding the solid wood door, while a restless Esturias paced the floor. 

After a few more minutes Raphael felt the presence of Command ships nearby, cloaked, waiting in preparation for the approach of the enemy vessels.  As he remote viewed the situation he reported what he was seeing:  Commander – our ships are above, just a few clicks outside the perimeter of the village.  Now I see the approach of enemy fighters – like the ones who strafed our camps when I was a camel boy – smaller attack ships, highly maneuverable.  I’m reaching out to warn our commanders of their presence, size, and speed.

Raphael nodded as the commanders acknowledged his transmission, indicating they had already picked up the ships as blips on their monitors.  As the enemy ships approached within target range, he sent the message: Uncloak and attack!

Then, realizing what he had done, he shrugged and grinned sheepishly at Esturias who was glaring at him.  Sorry, Commander – it was like I was Delos, again.

Don’t. Do. That. Ever. Again! Snapped Esturias telepathically as Raphael winced under the psychic barrage of his anger.

The solid house shook as the sonic impact of weaponry hit the outer walls.  The commanders reported directly to Esturias this time… they had caught the whiplash of his anger, as well: Enemy ships destroyed, Commander.  Shall we join the others in the attack on the camp?

Esturias replied: Leave two behind to keep watch on the village.  There are several thousand people here to protect.

Acknowledged, sir, replied the wing leader.  Three of the ships peeled off to join their comrades in the attack on the enemy camp.

Raphael allowed himself to fall into deep meditation, shutting out awareness of his restless commander, trusting the rest of the company to protect his body as he continued to observe the attack:  The three silver ships flew rapidly across the dark skies above BerWare and came upon a firefight above the camp and one on the surface, as ground troops attacked the camp.  The fighter ships uncloaked and added their firepower to the Command ships already present.  Meanwhile, Feline warriors led by one of the Captains under Lantrill surrounded the camp, seeking out the location of the dark lord.  In his scan, Raphael located him quickly… the darkest frequency present, jagged and vicious – and guided the awareness of the hypersensitive Feline warriors to their prey.  They quickly overpowered him and took him out – there was no waste of energy in attempting to save such a person who had given his soul light over long ago to the Dark.  Then, the remaining enemy warriors in the camp seemed to lose their direction, although some still fought to preserve what remained of their lives.  The Feline warriors drove the remaining enemy fighters into the middle of the camp, forcing them to surrender their arms and submit to the Command.  Then they carefully tied or shackled up the prisoners to be dealt with by the BerWarian High Council.  The air fight continued, with the acrobatic ships diving around each other through the dark BerWarian skies.  A thin curved moon began to rise above the horizon as the fight finally ended when one of the enemy ships blew up into a million pieces as the Command vessel’s barrage struck its engines setting up a chain reaction. 

A triumphant signal was sent to Commander Esturias:  Operation complete, sir! Situation under control; shall we transport the prisoners to BerAir for trial?

A relieved Esturias replied: Affirmative, commander.  Bring your birds to BerAir.

Then the commander sent word to his sister the Queen:  Claudine – it’s over.  Your planet is secure.  We will do another survey to make sure tomorrow, but the battle is over for now!  Prisoners are being transported to BerAir to be dealt with by your High Council and the King!

An ecstatic Esturias reached down and pulled Raphael to his feet.  As Raphael came out of his deep meditative state he blinked at the excited commander who was shouting in his face:  “We won – we don’t have to wait for the Council to decide – the battle is over!”

Raphael stared at the commander for a moment and then slowly crumbled to the floor.   Tazo explained as he went to drag his grandfather onto a pile of pillows again so he could sleep off his exhaustion caused by the deep scan: “Just reaction to being out of body so long, Commander – he’ll be fine in the morning.”

Esturias stared at his unconscious junior officer and shrugged, “Someone find him a blanket and watch over him.  If it wasn’t for DeAires, this village could have been burning right now…”

Morning found some of the inhabitants of the village carrying bits of the destroyed fighter into the town center; metal was hard to find on the desert isle.  Any materials scavenged by the natives would be put to good use, but Esturias ordered a couple of the men to go out and see if they could retrieve the flight records of the vessel before they were destroyed. 

Raphael finally woke from his deep slumber, ravenous.  Fortunately, their hosts had provided the Command guests with some simple rations, including loaves of bread, a kind of soft cheese, fruit, and vegetable bars, with hot herbal tea to wash it down.  Lantrill, Racquer and Tazo were already eating their fill and pushed a plate in Raphael’s direction as he stumbled over to the makeshift table, a wooden plank placed over two decorated stools.  After a couple of bites, he felt better, and began to look around.  Esturias was nowhere to be seen. 

Tazo noticed his grandfather looking around and explained the commander’s absence: “Commander VaCoupe was summoned early to meet with the Queen and King.  He was going to take you with him, but we couldn’t wake you.”

Raphael nodded at that information and still noticed someone absent: “Where’s my brother…Commander Kantor?”

Tazo sighed: “He’s gone out to survey the wreckage outside the village.  Commander VaCoupe wants to collect any data and information on the make of the vessel before the villagers pick it apart for material.  Apparently, metal alloys are scarce in these parts.”

Tazo continued: “The rest of the men are posted on guard outside in the garden and in front of this house.  Commander Esturias wasn’t too sure what kind of reception we would get after going around the Council and attacking the enemy camp without their express permission.”

“Ah… that may have diplomatic repercussions if and when the BerWarian representatives complain to Lord VaCoupe at the next session of the Pleiadian High Council – something about high-handed maneuvers done by the Command and all that”, sighed Lantrill, “Never mind we saved their arses in responding so quickly to the threat perceived by your scans, Rafe.”

“I guess we’ll find out soon enough”, replied Raphael as a squad of BerWarian warriors noisily pushed their way into the room, against the protests of the Command guards outside. 

The lead warrior, a strapping young man about nine feet tall, stepped forward, “We are ordered to bring one Line Commander DeAires into the presence of our King and High Council!  Which one of you men is he?”

As Raphael stood up, his cousin Monteras burst into the room yelling, “If you take him – I’m coming along!”

“It’s all right, Tomás”, replied Raphael, “They’re here to see that I’m safe.  There could be other renegades at large in this nomadic society.”

The young BerWarian warrior nodded his face serious.  Raphael felt his unease with the events of the previous evening.  The young line commander knew quite well the feeling of having one’s world turned topsy turvy overnight.  “It’s all right, captain – I’ll come along quietly”, he said.

In private telepathic mode to Tomás, he suggested that Commander Kantor try to get some more recruits for the Eagles while they were still in the vicinity of BerWare as he admired the powerful physiques of the young warrior and his comrades, whose native dress left little to the imagination with their short sleeveless tunics, belted close to powerful muscular torsos, displaying equally muscular legs and arms.  Tomás quipped back: The local girls might never forgive us for taking these warriors away on our ship!

As Raphael was escorted across the plaza, he spied command troops bringing in a string of enemy prisoners under guard to be turned over to the king and his warriors.  The enemy soldiers looked hot and exhausted, unaccustomed as they were to the intense heat of the desert isle.  As Raphael scanned them briefly, he noted that all of the men were infected with the alien technology.  They also appeared to be from outside the Pleiadian federation.  Raphael didn’t recognize their frequency other than it was lower than most Pleiadians. 

Then the warrior, who was escorting Raphael, jerked his arm bringing his attention back to his own plight.

This time Line Commander DeAires was brought to stand directly before the King and Queen; the entire Council was present as well, except for the imprisoned Salazar.  The chieftain’s former seat was conspicuously vacant, close to where the king was seated.  From time to time, the king stared at the vacant seat, his darkly tanned face filled with a complex mix of emotions.

Commander Esturias was standing to one side of the King below the dais, his face carefully neutral.  He gave a discreet hand signal to Raphael indicating the King was upset.  Raphael could feel the more pragmatic Queen accepted the necessity of the actions taken by the Command forces the night before.

With his dark blue gaze fixed upon Raphael, the king finally spoke, in a strident tone: “Line Commander DeAires – we are given to understand it was you who determined the enemy was about to attack our village last night for the second time.  How did you come by such knowledge?  You are a junior officer and have no authority to order attacks, if I understand your position within the Command structure correctly.”

Raphael bowed to the King and then to the Queen, acknowledging her presence as well.  Standing behind the Queen, the High Priestess smiled discreetly at the subtle message conveyed by the young officer, much to the annoyance of an already irritated sovereign.  Raphael stated his case with a quiet even voice, forcing all in attendance to listen carefully to his slowly and carefully delivered message: “Your Grace, I did not order the attack; I merely advised my Head Commander that enemy ships were heading towards BerAir.  He responded by ordering simultaneous attacks on the incoming ships, as well as the enemy camp situated in the mountains.  Commander Esturias did so to make sure that you would still have a village standing this morning and not be overtaken by enemy ground troops.”

Esturias started to step forward to defend his actions when the King abruptly cut him off with an irritated wave of his beringed hand: “Head Commander VaCoupe, we will address you after we finish interrogating this young officer of yours!”

“How can you see ships coming when you do not have access to monitors and equipment, DeAires?” demanded the King.

My lord King, I am a seer – I can see into the past, present, and the future”, replied Raphael carefully.  He continued: “I saw and felt the ships were coming, this time with the intent to inflict great damage – in response to the exposure of an agent of the Dark here within the village yesterday.”

“Do you mean my cousin Salazar whom you accused as being infected with the strange virus of the Dark… the man taken into custody yesterday during the audience?” inquired the King.  “How do you know of such things, young DeAires?  You do not look to be that old or experienced.”

This time the Queen spoke up, interrupting her mate’s interrogation of the young officer: “My brother, Commander VaCoupe, confessed that the young man was at one time a captive of the dark forces.  He was rescued when he was but fourteen.  For one as sensitive as he appears, the memory of the frequency of the dark would remain with him for the rest of his life if I read him correctly.  And Commander DeAires told us much the same thing yesterday when you questioned his exposure of Salazar as being a victim of some sort of alien technology. Is this not so, Commander DeAires?”

“You are correct in your assessment of my abilities and experience, my Lady Queen – the frequency signature of the Dark, especially of its agents and the dark lords themselves – is etched permanently upon my consciousness.  It causes me great unease to encounter it when performing my scans, but I do so to assist the Command and did so last night to protect the people of your village”, replied Raphael, bowing again to the Queen.

“Then we must honor you for your service on behalf of our people and our isle, Line Cmdr. DeAires”, replied the Queen, effectively overruling her mate the King.  Raphael could sense an underlying tension between the two rulers, but kept his features neutral, as he bowed to both of them.  The Queen stood up and addressed the High Council members present: “What say you, people of BerWare – shall we honor this man and his fellow officers for their bravery facing and dealing with our mutual enemy?”

The chieftains acted as if they were just waiting for an excuse to stand up, as they rose up and began cheering, releasing some of their pent up tension and anxiety.  The King, seeing that his mate had effectively derailed his effort to further interrogate the young officer, slumped back in his chair, although he was careful to mask his irritation at being upstaged.

The Queen ignored him and gracefully descended the stairs of the dais and came forward to warmly thank Raphael and her brother, Esturias, who moved quickly to the side of his junior officer.  “Thank you, gentlemen, for your quick and decisive actions of last night… even though we would have preferred if you had waited until the Council had been able to reach a decision on whether or not to support your efforts on our behalf.  We realize that in these unusual times, it is better to act swiftly than to wait too late – especially when it involves many lives.”

“This operation in clearing the isle is not quite finished, my Lady Queen”, replied Raphael. “There is a strong possibility that other men and possibly women have been infected with the enemy’s virus.  As part of the information we discovered in our initial scans and reports from our scout ships, we noted that several nomadic camps have been attacked and even destroyed.  Your people have been suffering.  Someone within the capital needs to organize an effort to check on these people and to assist the survivors.  You can request assistance from Commander Lantars of The Golden Falcon to provide transportation for some parties unless you wish to retain and use the nomadic modes of transport.  We can provide you with a mapping of the areas affected and your warriors, accompanied by healing priestesses or medics, can go and determine what needs to be done – even to encouraging some of the nomadic bands to settle down on a more permanent basis near the existing oases.”

The Queen was studying the young man as he spoke, realizing that he wasn’t thinking about himself, but of the people, her people.  DeAires seemed genuinely concerned about the welfare of the whole of her isle, something that touched her inner core.  She began to understand just how important it was for DeAires to be a part of the Command during this difficult time, although she would have loved to retain his services as an advisor for her own isle and people… the people to whom she made a commitment when she mated their King.  The Queen was also aware that her brother, Esturias was very concerned that he would lose DeAires; there was already a bond between her sibling and this orphaned, but highly talented and gifted young person.  She was thankful that her father had the insight and wisdom to make him a member of their family, even as a foster son. 

Thank you for bringing up these points,” replied the Queen, “Now I begin to see what our High Council could work on as a project for the good of our people.  The Command has been generous with their commitment of their warriors, resources, and equipment.  Now, we need to organize on what best will heal our people within the parameters of retaining our unique tribal community upon this blessed isle – and who is best to do this task but ourselves.”

“I agree with what the Queen has stated”, said the High Priestess Lady Arla, stepping from behind the Queen’s chair.  “I would suggest that Line Commander DeAires provide us with a mapping of the areas affected by attacks and some input on what type of individuals may be affected and how to identify if the enemy’s “virus” is spreading into the population.  And then we need to care for those who have been wounded or lost family or the means to make a living.  Some people will have to be resettled or have new chieftains assigned, chosen on the basis of our traditional tests involving the dancing contests.  We do not need to further detain these officers from performing their jobs for there are other isles who also need their assistance.  Let us work together here amongst ourselves.  If we need assistance from outside, we can notify the Command for further assistance.”

“Thank you, my Lady Queen and Lady Arla, for your suggestions and perspectives.  I do agree it is time for our Command forces to leave BerAir and return to our respective ships.  There are several motherships that we have been unable to contact for some time.  DeAires can provide the data that you have specifically requested by downloading the data via comm to your own library here in BerAir”, replied Commander Esturias.  Raphael could feel the commander was restless and eager to get his fleet underway now that the primary objectives had been accomplished on BerWare for the present time.  The commander continued, “Sire, King Stephanus, would you give us leave to gather our people and depart from here?”

Raphael could sense a certain inner conflict within the man seated on the throne of BerWare.  The young commander recognized the king was still in a state of shock due to the realization his cousin and best friend would have to die.  And it was an outlander, Raphael, who had passed irrevocable judgment upon his kin, by insisting the device of the enemy could not be removed without killing.  According to the same outlander, this device made his beloved cousin an enemy of the people, an agent of the strange new enemy, without the ability to fight back or free himself as a warrior should.  It was inconceivable such a thing would happen to one of his closest kin or, indeed, to any of his people.

Raphael spoke up, once more: “My lord king, our men are bringing into the village now, enemy fighters who were captured in last night’s fight at the enemy camp.  All of these men are infected with the same hardware that your cousin has within his body.  It is my belief; they are the ones who did this violation to your cousin.  Shall you punish them, also, my lord?  Again, I am sorry this fate has befallen your kinsman.”

Raphael knew it was understandable the king was still wrestling with his personal demons as anger, grief and denial gripped his consciousness.  Raphael just hoped he wouldn’t project that anger towards him personally as the king worked through the first stages of intense grief at the loss of his cousin.  And while he was no coward, Raphael wasn’t a trained warrior; the command party was clearly outnumbered by warlike nomads.  Like the commander, he wanted to return to The Golden Bee and the relative safety of space.

Raphael was also aware that the Queen and the High Priestess were the persons who truly looked out for the welfare of their people.  As all in attendance focused their attention on King Stephanus, it could be seen that he was staring at the floor frowning, engrossed in his own thoughts.  The king looked around and realized the commanders were requesting his leave to depart.  Impatiently, he flapped his hand at Commander Esturias, “Yes – yes… you have leave to depart.  Just leave us the means to see that what the Queen and High Priestess have requested can be done for the people.”

Just as Esturias sidled up Raphael, intending to steer him out of the chamber, the king shouted once more:  “Wait – what is to be done with Salazar, with my cousin?”

Esturias looked rather uneasy, but firmly replied: “He and the captured enemy soldiers will have to be shot, my lord.  There is no other way.  If they live, they will be able to spread the infection.”

The king looked stricken with grief as the commander’s words, a sentence of death for his cousin, sank into his consciousness.  He looked up at the commander who was waiting for his permission to leave and snarled:  “Go, Commander Esturias, and take your strange officer with you!”

“Thank you, Sire”, replied Esturias – growling in a low voice to DeAires, “Now let’s get out of here before we’re locked up by that King and they want to keep you so he can interrogate you further.  My sister and her priestess have their own designs on you; wanting to keep you for a counselor or priest!  Move, DeAires, let’s get out of here!”

Raphael bowed to the King and Queen and sent a warm glance to Lady Arla, who had stage-managed most of the past couple of days.  BerWare was blessed to have two such remarkable women looking out for the welfare of their people.  He almost regretted having to leave, but knew he wasn’t safe on BerWare with the king still in an unsettled mood.

Esturias politely bowed and then turned, striding quickly out of the audience chamber.  He paused a moment at the front porch and breathed in the air, gently scented with the smell of herbs and desert.  He said, addressing Raphael who had followed him out of the audience hall:  “Now, let’s get our men together and get back to The Golden Bee.  And we’re going directly to the Bee, not to The Golden Falcon.  We’re going to be leaving BerWare space as soon as you get the report data to Lady Arla.”

“Yes, sir”, replied Raphael. “I’ll go gather up the Eagles, Lantrill, and Tazo.  They’re still at the guest house.  Will you be at the ships, sir?”

“No – I’m keeping you close, young man – I don’t want anyone kidnapping you right now with so many of these chieftains aware of your particular gifts – when there might be some renegades still loose on this planet”, replied Esturias.  “Come on – let’s get going!”

“What’s the status, sir?” inquired Ezekiel when Esturias and Raphael returned to the guest house.

Pack your things – we’re getting out of here!” ordered Esturias.

Tazo was walking out to the entrance, carrying his pack: “We’re ready to go, sir… and were just waiting for your orders.”

“Great!” replied Esturias, as he and Raphael were handed their packs by Lantrill and Racquer.  “Let’s get back to the shuttle.  DeAires, you can send your data from the shuttle or wait until we’re on board The Golden Bee.”

“Just a minute, sir – the King is going to try and stop us with his private guard while the Queen isn’t around”, cautioned Raphael.  “Perhaps you had better order an escort from one of the ships… say, some of Lantrill’s Feline Warriors, to put off the King’s men so we can make a peaceful exit.”

Esturias nodded, “Good idea.”

He hit his comm link and got one of the communication techs on: “Have your skipper send an escort of ten Feline warriors to escort us from the village.  We’re having some difficulty making a peaceful exit here.”

“Yes, sir – right on it!” replied the tech.

It took a few minutes, but the warriors soon were seen jogging around a corner, coming into a halt on the sandy walkway in front of the guest house.  In front was a grinning Ulrus, “Ready, go, sir?”

“Yes, Captain Ulrus”, replied Esturias, “Let’s go…!”

The small company made its way cautiously out to the village center, passing by the great Temple and walking slowly down the wide brick-paved street towards the waiting shuttle.  After handing over the enemy combatants to local warriors, the small patrol also joined the command party while they attempted to reach their ships.

Curious native BerWarians gathered at the edge of the street watching them.  A few of the chieftains who had been attendance at the Great Council were in the crowd.  The Feline warriors walked in front and to the rear of the party, glancing around at the crowd, appearing fully ready to take on any interference to their progress.

Then, at the end of the village square, Esturias saw a line of armed BerWarian warriors lined up blocking the street with the King standing in their midst, looking angry and defiant. 

That this sight, Esturias heaved a great sigh, halting in mid-stride and contacted the ships, again, “Okay – this is VaCoupe – we’re going to have to do a little fly-over of four of the ships to convince these natives to release us.  Have the shuttle ready and hot to go!”

“Yes, sir; I’ll convey those orders to our captains right away, sir!” crackled the answer.

Momentarily the ships fired up and cruised slowly over the village, with their gun ports open.  A startled King looked up and realized the message:  No one holds Command personnel as hostages.  Enraged at being thwarted again, he nevertheless ordered his men to stand down and open a passageway for the Command personnel to pass through.  Esturias jauntily saluted the King as he walked past: “We’ll be back in a few months, your Grace – to make sure that the programs needed for your people are implemented.”

Minutes later, all men on board, the shuttle safely took off, destination The Golden Bee.

We’ll stop here.  The men of the Golden Bee safely returned to their ship, which was soon underway out of BerWare space.  Cmdr. Esturias sent a coded message to his sister, the Queen:  Watch the king; he doesn’t look in the mood to forgive DeAires any time soon!

Commander Lantars was disappointed when he was informed The Golden Bee and her fleet were departing, except for a few ships reassigned to accompany The Golden Falcon until she was, again, at full strength.  And some of the Ashtarian engineers had transferred permanently to The Golden Falcon so they could overlook the repairs on the mothership and any other vessel damaged by the recent battles.

Thus, ends Raphael’s first encounter with Queen Claudine Coupe Vanairus, which was not destined to be their last. 

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Tazjma: A Game of Hearts

Egrets, photo by Eliza Ayres

Tazjma: A Game of Hearts

“I see you!”

This simple phrase, taken from the movie, “Avatar” and a greeting of the people of the moon, Pandora, has taken greater meaning on for me.

It is meant to communicate that the person using the greeting sees into the heart of the one being greeted.

We often forget the power of words. Words are magic. Words contain power. We have forgotten that words should not be misused or used unwisely. By learning to be silent until you can speak from a place of wisdom, balance and compassion, you will see your world begin to transform, first from an inner level and eventually, on the outer.

This morning, I underwent a simple exchange with another friend which has helped me move into a new level of acceptance for the transformation that I have just experienced and continue to move through, ascension within the physical body or to be more precise, the descension of my Higher Self into my present physical vessel.

My friend was able to point out to me that the true meaning my “ascension” and the ascension of everyone else who is undergoing this process of initiation, was to indicate to my human self that I have reached a level where my Higher Self COULD integrate with me at a more profound level. It meant that I had attained a level of frequency that would allow higher self to continue to blend into my physical body. And so it is that there is no need for me to go anywhere, certainly not to depart from this world, for it is here where the game of hearts is being played out, NOW.

As has been expressed on this blog and in the messages of many other Wayshowers, ascension is not an instant process. One does not simply “ascend” into mastery in an instant or an hour or a day and certainly not overnight. To me, it is a matter of first self-acceptance and then of self-love.

Self-love has been interpreted to be narcissism, but this is not true when the one who is in love with self does not need to defend themselves against other egos. If you have been reading this blog for a long time, you will realize that I have gone through various stages of releasing ego and still am… it is a continuous process that even the ones whom we think are greater than ourselves still undergo until completely purged of the sense of separation from Source.

There is NO other than the ONE who is experiencing ALL THAT IS. The ego seeks to defend what it believes must be defended from forces outside itself. This is the lie that has prevented many people from seeing that we are one collective humanity, experiencing diversity within unity.

Today I arrived at a place of compassion for those who have acted as my greatest teachers in recent days. It has been communicated to me through mutual friends that these persons are putting out that Eliza has ascended and walked out, leaving behind her physical vessel to be taken over by a lower vibrational being.

If I had encountered this information a year ago, I would have been sent into a tailspin of anger and depression… and perhaps recrimination and accusation. I feel nothing of these things now. Instead I can look upon these former “friends” as teachers, for allowing me to see deep within my own soul and to see nothing there that needs defending. I can thank them for assisting me to reach this level of self-acceptance and healing. It is a stage of development that each one of us must go through, although it can take some people many lifetimes to reach it. There is no judgment in this. It is why we are here, to learn how to handle the intense feelings and emotions that are a part of living life as a human being. Do you know the power and magnificence of your ability to expand your consciousness and understanding of Self in such a short time? I am beginning to appreciate and honor all those who come to me now as teachers. We are One.

Self-love also means that you do not need to remain in a situation where you are being apparently beaten up, whether physically, emotionally or mentally. When you have learned the lesson, it is time to move on and so I have and will continue to. In this gentle manner, we continue to learn and expand with each lesson that is grounded within with total understanding, comprehension and awareness. It is something that cannot be taught by others. You learn from the Self that exists within, which contains ALL that you need for this particular journey and life experience.

Masters, even ascended ones, continue to send soul aspects into physical incarnation here out of a profound desire to learn in this intense environment. It is not possible to go through layers and layers of this soul growth in higher frequencies… above 5D at any rate. So, when they reach a certain level of comprehension of the great honor and privilege it is to be here and to have the opportunity to learn, they can then serve as teachers and Wayshowers for others,  living through levels of self-mastery achieved, serving as examples for others and thus expanding their ability to serve the Whole.

A living master does not seek to impress those who come to him or her with their wisdom or their attainment. Often the most advanced of teachers live extremely humble and unassuming lives. They do not seek followers or students, yet these arrive at their doorstep, attracted by the light of their wisdom and the glow of their Love. However, even a great Master cannot free a student if they are unwilling to free themselves from their misunderstandings and continue to look outside themselves for salvation.  In the current energies there is no reason to seek an outer teacher.  The real Teacher is your Higher Self which speaks to you through your higher heart and higher mind, without any unbalanced energy attached to the communication.

In regards to the actions of some former acquaintances, I have this to say… I have moved on, through forgiveness of self. As I was explaining my current state to a friend these words emerged from higher self that are meant to be shared with all:

“All confrontations with self in the form of “other” can be seen as an opportunity to take stock of what is coming up for YOU. In this particular instance, I deemed it necessary to withdraw my energies from the situation so that I might take stock of where I was in this whole thing and where I wanted to go from now on. I decided that what I needed to do was to withdraw completely, in order to return to a place of neutrality and non-attachment to the outcome. In doing so, I have left the confrontation behind me and have learned much about myself in the process. I have been willing to look at the experience from a higher perspective, one in which I find myself no longer able to judge or condemn the past or present actions of these particular individuals. They simply do not exist within my reality any more, except as agents of change for my own understanding and growth. I have moved on.”

To arrive at this understanding, it was required that I release all sense of separation, all anger, frustration, in short the darker elements that existed within and were still being triggered by the actions or words of others. This is a necessary step for ALL those who are truly undergoing the process of ascension. Fear in all its aspects is needed to be released in a conscious manner, with a willingness to look upon the “darkness” without going into shame and guilt.  Understand also, that this particular stage will be repeated frequently as long as any darkness remains within.  The darkness will leave in layers, to allow your physical vessel to adjust accordingly to the resulting vacuum and influx of the light that displaces the retreating darkness.

Light and dark seek to balance each other.  When the darkness is dominate, the light remains subordinate, seemingly inert, hidden.  When the light energies outside the body push and tug upon the vessel, the dark is shaken loose and begins to reveal itself through mood swings, acts of violence, illness, depression… at what ever level that corresponds to the soul development of the individual and their willingness to release that which no longer resonates with them.  Some people let go easily; others resist mightily believing that the light will destroy them.

Each of us, who have spent many lifetimes upon this globe have this inner darkness within.  It stems from our judgment of others and those which we have directly within. We carry this darkness within our “Ka” or emotional body from lifetime to lifetime and as the moment we enter into this world, we again put on this robe so that we can attempt to deal with it THIS time. Many chose to ignore the darkness, afraid of what it will reveal to others. Those of us who are seriously committed to the path of initiation and ascension do not have the option to ignore the darkness within or to “disappear” it away by pretending everything is light and sweetness. We can learn to release the darkness and do in in such a way that we forgive ourselves and all those who have engendered this darkness within, that some of us have taken upon ourselves in terms of being a “victim” of the dark.

There is no victim save that one who continues to project upon others their continued misery and discomfort with self. Look the chimera directly in the face and see the Angel of Light standing before you at the gate of self-redemption.

In view of the steadily increasing frequency levels of the planet, all beings here are being challenged by the release of their “personal” darkness and that of the collective. In truth, the darkness belongs to all of us who have, in one way or another, contributed to its creation through the vast ages that humanity has existed upon this planet.  There is no judgment in this statement, as we have ALL taken part in this vast experiential project of Source.

Those individuals who are unwilling to observe their own individual “darkness” and to release it from a point of complete neutrality, will be compelled at some future point to leave this world simply because their physical vessels will begin to breakdown as they continue to resist the influx of the increasingly stronger light frequencies coming from our Great Central Sun and Cosmic sources.

Our personal darkness is being exposed by our reactions to the actions, thoughts and words of others. As the Light in this world intensifies, it is becomes easier for us to see the darkness within the collective for what it truly is and that it has no power over those who radiate true light and love to all unconditionally.

If we still react, we are still coming from a place of ego. If we feel compelled to defend a certain belief or stance, we are coming from a place of ego. If we feel compelled to attack others, we are coming from a place of ego and the darkness will remain where it is, stuffed away within our unconscious mind to be dealt with at a later date or even another lifetime.

In these years during the accelerated energies and transformation, we have been all given a golden opportunity to accelerate our own soul growth accordingly, IF we are willing to release, without judgment our own darkness and to allow others to arrive at that understanding or not on their own volition. It is not appropriate to judge the actions of others, as it is a judgment of self as “other” and reflects or “sticks” to the one who has sent forth that lower vibrational energy in the first place.

When we can accept ALL aspects of self, dark and light, we have the ability to easily transform what needs to be released and displace the darkness with light. This act requires that we forgive ourselves and those who mirror “self” in all instances, through time and space.  And it is required that we go forth this stage again and again, hopefully learning patience in the process… patience with ourselves and patience when we observe others struggling through their process.

The increasing Light frequencies present now and still accelerating will allow NO secrets to remain hidden, no darkness that can escape revelation. Those who are not ready for the great reveal and self-forgiveness, will undergo great trauma and struggle until sometime in the future they can also arrive at a point of self-acceptance.

It is time to forgive oneself for all perceived “sins” or miscreations, a process that must include all others upon the globe, as there exists only ONE being here. Self-forgiveness is an act of forgiving ALL humanity, all whom you believe to have wronged you, threatened you or even killed you in “past” lives. In truth, we are all undergoing a thorough purging of our collective self-inflicted belief of the existence of separation of self from SELF, from the Wholeness of Being one with the Creator. For too long have we carried the belief that we deserve to be punished because we are here and that we are being punished by being here.

There exists no original sin. Man created this belief to punish himself and those whom he felt to be outside of himself, upon whom he projected his fears in order to momentarily feel better about himself. It is a vicious circle from which we can now exit, with grace and ease through the act of self-forgiveness and the application of the Violet Flame.

The process of ascension requires that the initiate accept the responsibility for the power, wisdom and light that emerges from within as a result of successfully stepping up one’s frequency levels. As you gain new understandings, more will be given you.  Resist and you stagnate, unable to keep up the pace of growth.

The only person who can free their self from self-hatred is the individual involved. Until they realize that they are themselves in a state of misalignment with Self, by their constant need to deny the existence of the darkness within, they will continue to struggle and project that same darkness upon others. They will continue to flail away and strike out in defense of their ego until they can struggle no more and finally surrender. While these individuals continue to exist in a state of denial, they are unable to hear or recognize the truth or to see that the truth is already within their own heart and has ALWAYS been there.

Ego attacks ego out of the belief in separation. Ego defends itself from whatever and whoever it deems a threat to its continued existence. This is why so many individuals are currently experiencing self-implosions in the form of mental illness, suicide, disease and acting out in an aggressive manner against those who are deemed different or threatening. This behavior will continue until all those who resist releasing their personal darkness and taking responsibility for their own actions and thoughts are gone.

The lower or egoistic mind cannot comprehend the language of the heart. Until one surrenders, comes into self-forgiveness and inner balance, the heart remains closed and the lower mind predominate in terms of reacting to the others in the environment, most especially those who are close, within relationship, friends, as co-workers, as well as members of the community, political leaders, corporations, etc.

Seek to release that which you have feared the most about yourself. Expose it to the light of forgiveness. Release it to the angels who are here to serve you. Anchor your growing light into the earth, gently, and go into the morning with a new openness and sweetness of being, as one who no longer requires to be protected by anything or anyone, as your Love and Light is the only protection that you need in truth.  As long as you believe that you require “protection” you are existing in fear.

Walk the path that is meant for you, with grace, dignity, courage and compassion. You need not concern yourself with those who are not prepared to hear, feel or see what you are now able to experience. By walking in the grace and wisdom that you have won through your own hard-fought battles and final surrender, over and over, you will exhibit what it is to be a true master, gentle, compassionate and kind… and stern when it is required. You will live within your own well-deserved sphere of grace, with power, wisdom and love for all, no matter where or what they are… for you “see” them in truth.

I realize now in sharing these words that I have grown and matured tremendously in a seemingly short period of time. I can now listen and learn from the divinity that exists within my OWN heart that has always been there, but which I was unable to “see” and to recognize or accept as Self. And now I am able to translate this self-acceptance onto all others who enter and exit my life experience, as equally divine reflections of self. Now I can bless all those who have acted as my teachers and instructors here so I might be able to reach this level of understanding and to continue on my path of soul development.

Those who have appeared to be our greatest enemies are indeed our greatest teachers. When we are ready to forgive ourselves, we can certainly extend that forgiveness to our former “enemies”, for they have served well as needed catalysts for our individual soul growth. Without them, we would still remain in complacent self-aggrandizement and self-pity, exchanging the roles of victim and perpetrator from lifetime to lifetime until we wear out our desire to play such games and accept the responsibility to forgive ourselves and grow in our understanding of what is truly going on here. It is not a game of thrones, but a game of hearts.

Open your heart and welcome that which is within and be willing to learn that all that seems to exist without is self, too. There is only ONE person here, one who observes, one who acts and one who is acted upon. We exist within the diversity of Unity consciousness and in that We are One.

Live from a place of unconditional Love and ALL life will win, with you, the game of Hearts.


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Tazjma and the Angels: On Accepting Power


Tazjma and the Angels: On Accepting Power

via Tazjma

Note to Readers: Originally written in 2014, this essay/channeled message is highly relevant to today…

Empowerment, personal sovereignty, self-love… all these are current buzz words among those who are in the process of revealing Truth to a people who have starved on lies for centuries.

Yet, what IS Power, truly? Is it giving yourself permission to beat other people down by your sense of self-importance or superiority?

Hardly… yet this is how many people use and abuse power in our world.

Power is given by the authority within each man OR woman OR child to live free. And long has that individual  power been denied, reviled and suppressed by the Powers That Were.

Lies were invented to strip power and personal sovereignty away from those who were deemed by someone in “authority” who deemed “them” as being “different” or “less than human”   In other words, these lies were invented by those who claimed that authority to act in the lieu of the divinity that exists within everybody, whether they be human, animal, plant or rock.  And they did whatever they pleased, using their self-defined “right” as an excuse.

How could these self-appointed “authorities” get away with this manipulation? Through their knowledge and misuse of Cosmic laws… laws that they carefully kept hidden from the populace… those whom they “ruled” over as their self-defined Divine Right.

That misused power is now being systematically stripped away from the usurpers of the divine right of all living creatures to exist freely and without prejudice in this world.

Why has it taken so long for this transformation to take place?

Well, to understand that is to understand many things… some things that are presently beyond the capability of the human mind to comprehend right now.

There were reasons why this seeming injustice was allowed to continue. And one reason was simply for the experience of living under conditions that do not exist on ascended planets and have not for hundreds of thousands of years.  Another was the turn of Cycles that exist beyond the boundaries of this world and define all endings and beginnings.  A new cycle is opening, which means new opportunities are arising for those who would be free.

Many souls come here to grow and experience, to develop in their soul’s understanding and compassion, at a much quicker pace than is presently possible in their Home worlds or in the Dimensions of Light that exist beyond all need for material existence.

Souls who are on the journey to become creator gods often come into physical existence, as it is only then that one can truly internalize the lessons that are encountered. One cannot do this by listening to a lecture or reading a book, however pleasurable the experience might be… for a few moments.

One learns by walking the path and stumbling upon it from time to time.

To regain one’s power of self-determination is also to accept the responsibility that goes along with the power that is your right. Responsibility is the acknowledgment that having power does not give you the right to have power OVER others, but to work in cooperation WITH them. This is how all true Masters work together, as one unified Being, which in Truth they ARE.

As the people here become self-empowered and regain their sense of personal sovereignty, they will begin to reach out and embrace others, for that is the true nature of humanity, one that has been suppressed by false teachings and beaten down by the misuse of personal and state power.

To become self-empowered, one must first be willing to let go of the need to be a victim, whether of circumstance, of the abuses of others, of whatever calamity you can imagine… You need to let go of the hold that the vicious circle of victim – perpetrator has over your spirit. In other words, you need to let go of all fear.

Many men and women fear what will happen if they step out of their “comfort” zone, even if that zone of comfort is many sizes too small for their spirit. Fear of the unknown has been highly inculcated within the psyche of man for centuries; it is hard to step through that fear, but it can be done.

Many fear what others will think of them once they have passed the point of no return… no returning back to the conditioned state within which you have once experienced what passes for “living” in this confused world. Yet… once they step across that imaginary line, they begin to taste what true freedom is really like.

With freedom comes responsibility… another thing that people are unwilling to take upon themselves, as many times they have consciously or unconsciously ceded their rights and their self-will for that of others, whether in their own family, in places or offices of “authority”, as mentors, professionals… and the rich and powerful… some of whom “think” that they are better than everyone else around them simply because they “own” more material possessions and land and currently wield more power than the “average” man or woman.

There are those people who truly feel that they deserve more than others. Whether or not their belief is based on reality, it is their truth, despite the fact that it infringes on the rights and power of others.  Because they truly believe in their truth, the Universe has supported them in that belief… until now.

This selfishness… and that’s all it is in truth, is based on fear, as well. It is the primal fear of being nothing at all when all is finally stripped away from oneself… the fear of the truly lost.

This fear stems from the denial of divinity within oneself. And the denial of the divinity within others.

When these lost ones see a person whose light shines, it drives them crazy with a madness that emanates from the deeply suppressed fear of their own divinity. They strike out and in past centuries have succeeded in suppressing and even temporarily destroying these lighted ones.

I say “temporarily” as these same lighted ones spring up like dandelions in a well-kept lawn. Poison them, pull them up by the roots and still they pop up like daisies in a spring rain. For these lighted ones are the light bearers of the planet. Some have been sent here; others have volunteered. They are here for a reason and that is to act as Wayshowers.

The Wayshowers are simply to live the life of one who self-empowered and free to be himself or herself, as one who honors the divinity within all living creatures, within the living flesh of the planet, within the stars in the heavens and within themselves.

We have been sent by Spirit to aid with the birth of Humanity as it transforms itself into a Race of great creative and intuitive powers. We have been the midwives, the teachers, the priests and priestesses, the kings and queens, the warriors and the humble artisans who created great works of art and culture for the people. We have lived long among you, as humans, to enable you to reach the point where you could finally graduate to being an adult, not just one in years, but one in wisdom and understanding.

This wisdom and understanding has come to you through the ages that your soul has lived here, suffering at the hands of the powerful and acting, in turn, as perpetrator of abuses to others, all in the name of experience.

Until you walk in the shoes of another, you cannot understand them. Yet, as you gain in wisdom, your heart and then your Higher Mind open… and then come the revelations.

You HAVE lived as another, many, many times. And when you KNOW this, as written in words of fire upon your own heart, you truly understand and begin to have compassion for yourself and for all the other beings with whom you share your World.

This understanding comes at a great price. You begin to understand the true POWER that exists in Love. It is as soft as a feather and as bright as an exploding star. Within Love is all things and all things exist within Love.

Love is Power.

Balanced Power is Love.

Power that allows others to live freely, within self-determined and self-acknowledged boundaries, is love. It is also respect of the divinity that exists within all beings, whether they walk on two legs, four, or fly, swim or wiggle upon the earth. Those who truly love understand this and do not need to be taught this wisdom for it is written upon their hearts and within their flesh.

Love does not coddle or dismiss responsibility. There is a balance to retain. Cycles flow and seasons change and we flow with them or become as stubborn as rocks.

Even rocks break upon the onset of wind, sun and water… the other elements who naturally seek balance that exists within all Nature.

Flow like the water, swim like the dolphins, run like the horse, laugh like a child… and feel the power that wells up from your center. It is love of life. It is life in love with living. It is YOU.

There is so much to enjoy in this world. Allow joy to be IN you and expressed through your gratitude for being here, alive and able to breath the sweet breathe of freedom that is being carried upon the Cosmic winds that are now sweeping across the Earth.

Accept the freedom that these winds bring to thee, dear ones. Move into that long denied power and beauty; be the one who is willing to express freely what you are experiencing within. And step into your new self-created collective existence that is the New Earth.

It awaits the laughter of children and the footprints of the brave who have walked through the Valley of Darkness and emerged, free of fear and with their hearts filled with gratitude and forgiveness.

We are there, already, waiting for you, dear ones, to greet you in the New Dawn.

We are the Angels, and with Lady Tazjma, we greet you one and all.


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