Good Afternoon, my fellow Spiritual Warriors! Love, Light and Blessings to all of You. What a time we are living in! Down here in the southwestern desert, we are in the early weeks of our “season”, so there is a lot of training going on in the desert. And the desert can provide a very unique environment for testing and training, much of which does eventually get used by vehicle manufacturers, various worldwide military and government agencies. And with recent events in the news, including the war in Ukraine and the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it has given me a lot to think about and ponder.
History, real history, doesn’t lie. But that’s where the problem is. The history we are taught in school is not a complete history. It has been modified to fit current educational system standards, and those standards have been being lowered as years and generations progress. Furthermore, it is a highly subjective matter as history is written by the victors and what is taught depends very much on the political climate and idealogy of the times, social environment and who is in power.
Thankfully, some of that is starting to change. It’s not comfortable for us to look at, but it is changing. And one example of that has been the recent death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth, and the ascension of King Charles III, all full of pageantry, pomp and circumstance. It was history happening in real time, visible to the entire world, with promises of more to come with King Charles forthcoming coronation. And this brings forth a perfect example of what I am trying to discuss today.
The country of England, and the entire United Kingdom and Commonwealth are steeped in history, and because so much of it has been documented and archived for over one thousand years, it is one of the greatest and easiest accessible histories available. Recent advances in media (radio, television and the internet) have made it incredible easy to compare the history of the UK to other regions such as Western and Eastern Europe and the Asian countries as well, and to do so in real time.
Our education, politicians, religious institutions and media have all taught us that “they are different then we are” and “our way is better than their way.” Queen Elizabeth’s funeral showed us that is not the case. With the volume off, Her Majesty’s funeral could have been a scene from Nazi Germany, or from modern day North Korea. Or even in the United States. It was different from President Ronald Reagan’s funeral only in size and grandeur. Only the uniforms and language were different.
But as history has often shown, the world’s most famous royal family is already ahead of the curve. Queen Elizabeth herself, beautifully guarded over her country’s history and began the transition from Imperialism to democracy. England’s former territories are now countries in their own right, in a group of countries united for the Common Wealth and good for all. She helped open up the monarchy so that it was more accessible to the public, transitioned her kingdom into the modern era, and helped bring democracy and equality to her citizens. However, she also guarded the history and traditions of the monarchy and of England as well. She kept safe what makes England, well, England.
If the stories that have been circulating for the last several years come to pass, and it looks as though they will, King Charles will continue in the same tradition as his mother, and he transitions the monarchy into an entity more in line with what society is becoming. And it would seem that his son, William, The Prince of Wales will continue to do so as well. In time, it may be that the world will still have monarchies, but that they will look nothing like the imperialistic governments of the past. And that is something that even history will not be able to debate.