Saturday, 19 December 2009

People, Dragons and Sheep - Spotting the Difference

The difference is this: sheep follow the leader and go with the crowd.
Dragons are the leaders, unless they have yet to wake up to the fact that they are dragons, in which case they follow the leader and go with the crowd.
Human beings have a choice. They can be dragons or they can be sheep.
If they are sheep they follow the leader and go with the crowd.
Yet if they wake up to the fact that they are dragons they can change the world.
They have assumed their birthright, their dragon nature.

It is no accident that the dragon is the emblem of Wales and features on the Welsh flag.
Yet it is prone to slumber until aroused.
Then it is a force to be reckoned with.

Y ddraig goch y ddyry gychwyn

Red Dragon of Wales Y Ddraig Goch               

What magical powers do these mysterious creatures possess that was so important that we can find tales including rituals of sacrifice to the mighty dragons?
Celtic-DragonsTo invoke such reverence from the Celts, who were one of the most fierce and rugged ethnic groups in ancient times, they must have been much more than just fire-breathing beasts.
According to Trevor Mendham of Dragonorama, "Dragons were an important part of Celtic lore. The Celts were highly attuned to the land and dragons were believed to influence the land.... Areas frequented by dragons were believed to possess special power."
Dragons have always been associated with the Power of the Land. Even today, in many esoteric rituals, people believe that invoking the "Eye of the Dragon" will increase their personal power.
The ancient Druids believed the Earth itself was like the body of a dragon, and they built their sacred stone circles upon the "Power Nodes" of this body. They believed dragons connected us with the Earth's magnetism and healing waters.
Many of us have heard the mysteries of the "ley lines", especially in relation to the location of mystical sites such as Stonehenge and the site of many mysterious crop circles. What you may not know is that another way of saying "ley lines" is "Dragon lines".
Celtic-dragonsIn ancient Celtic Ireland, the "ley of the land" was not about the geographical, physical nature of one's surroundings. It had a much more powerful meaning than that.
To the ancient Celts, the "ley of the land" was a term describing how the Cosmic forces flowed through and influenced the area, as well as how the area itself affected those Cosmic forces. Celtic dragons were thought to have a tremendous influence on the "ley of the land", hence the term "Dragon lines".
But far from the terrifying creatures we see in films, Celtic dragons were more than fire-breathing beasts with the power to destroy.
The Anglo-Saxon word "dragon" is derived from the Greek word meaning "to see clearly". They believed dragons had the gift of vision, wisdom, and prophecy. Dragons were considered the guardians of all knowledge and wisdom.

Are you a dragon or a sheep?
Are you in denial of your identity?
See here.

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