3:00: A man possessed with more gifts than he can hold
4:00: A Spaniard serenading his senorita
5:00: Winter frost in the woods
6:00: Contentment and happiness in luxury, people reading on davenports
7:00: A rainbow
8:00: A boy with a censer
9:00: An eagle and a large dove turning one into the other
10:00: Indians making camp
11:00: A flag bearer
12:00: A water sprite
1:00: A hydrometer
2:00: A new moon that divides its influences
How do we move past the restrictions of the chains that bind us? We break out, that’s how! The benefits of being at the top are sustained—the wisdom is gained, the morality learned and applied, the physical gifts of the world are amassed. Now, we are so accustomed to letting go, it is a natural state, with a sense that letting it go will balance out having held it all so tightly. Too much of anything needs to be released. In the 24 and the 25, this was this conservative pulling back to hold on, yet we were still building in the cycle and making things more complex with new perspectives. There can be a sense of giving-up and/or letting it all hang out. The consciousness continues to be broad and overseeing, while the cycle is just about done with wide-ranging issues of tangibility like politics and structures of convention (corporations, churches, governments).
The focus shifts to intangible concepts, like community, “energies” (what is beyond the physical, in terms of how the mental body would see it), progressive ideas and the future. Both the 25 and the 26 are scientifically-focused. The difference is that the 25 is the oriented towards old-school and traditional strict science and the 26 is high tech science – electricity, computers – for the sake of the future. By the time we get to 27, things get metaphysically-oriented, beyond science. Yet it still exists. At least, in the imagination, or at the finest vibration of possibility. Is there anything new under the sun or does it all exist on one plane or another?
Actually, in the overall cycle, this is where things get a little surprising. There is a sudden turn here, and being so late in the cycle, it could be the precursor to the end of the affair – whatever it may be. Things just get complicated. This is especially true for people who are naturally born early in the game. The early folks like to keep things simple. My feeling today is that there is a lot of things I would like to say but if I say them, I might choose the wrong thing out of those many or, what I say might be taken wrong. I choose silence but it’s only 6:45 a.m. Give me time.
Key Words for the 26th Step
1:00 Step; communities; conceptualization; uniqueness; high technology; people like Lady Gaga (quirky or different that break out of the mold); mentally-focused; intangibles; objectivity; free will; radical thrust; shocking; future-oriented; sharp; detached; energetic expression; free-agent. An example of community is a sense of belonging to a group due to a common interest or aspect of personality.