November 30, 2012

{A Divine Destiny} Part Two

[This is Part Two of a two-part excerpt from "A World of Celebrity"... a section of my upcoming book The End of the Fairy-Tale Bride: How Princess Diana Rescued the Damsel in Distress.]

Derek Lamar speaks about Diana’s healing force in her expression of femaleness and how, at her death, “our sense of loss was also finding something that we didn’t know was there…the female aspect within ourselves.” This nurturing, more compassionate feminine dimension has been missing in action for the world as a whole, as well as within men and women individually. Diana’s death became a universal recognition of “what we thought we lost was our moment of finding ourselves.”

No wonder that young, feminine, vulnerable, beautiful bride drew us into her world so profoundly, capturing something of our hearts to make sure that we paid close attention so not to miss the deeper messages that would require our “big Self” to hear and see. Looking beyond the glitter, beyond the drama and angst, beyond the soap opera-like life style—even beyond her bold acts of hands-on kindness—we see into the background of what was being acted out. And there, what was really happening over Diana’s short lifetime comes out of the shadow.

After her divorce and a year or so before her death, Diana was searching for a greater sense of freedom: for love and relationship, for a place to live to have a safe and more private life as well as to be able to explore a deeper relationship with herself. She may not have found such personal freedom, yet we see results of her influence in the more authentic lives her ex-husband and two sons are living, including Charles’ and William’s relationships with their wives.

So whether we’re under the influence of the Age of Aquarius, or the energies of planet Venus, or some new world order shaped by a beautiful princess—or whether you only trust and believe what you can see, hear, taste, smell or physically feel—whatever you believe or don’t believe, once you’ve looked deep into your on heart, it’d be hard to deny that the world is indeed dancing to a new tune! And although the naysayers and complainers and mean-spirited pundits out there may be really loud and forceful, and equality and cooperation may seem like a distant dream, “nothing changes the environment,” as Neale Donald Walsch wrote, “like one person deciding to love another, no matter what.”

What if we used Diana’s life—not what we might consider“right or wrong, or whether she found “true love,” or if she stumbled or soared but if we use the immense energy of her life’s impact (that became undeniable at her death and we can now see years later in the lives she helped shape), to inspire a worldwide movement? A movement where people get to choose from their wise, authentic self to build empowering, nurturing relationships where, no matter their background or family traditions or personal fears, they are encouraged to open their hearts to give and receive unconditional love. What if this bigger picture of Diana’s life—looking beyond the story, the illusion and the fairy tale into the deep spirit of her life—inspired establishing a platform for the possibility of, what author Gary Zukav calls, “spiritual partnerships”? What if?

I wrote the above paragraph five or so years before Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding and now, thanks to his mother’s legacy, are we not seeing this possibility realized? I believe we’ll see in the relationship of this open-hearted, grounded, aware and appealing modern couple—the future King and Queen of Great Britain—a template for “spiritual partnership” lived out on one of the most spot-lit world stages. “What if?”indeed! ~

[This is Part Two of a two-part excerpt from "A World of Celebrity"... a section of my upcoming book The End of the Fairy-Tale Bride: How Princess Diana Rescued the Damsel in Distress.]

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