The Kingdom of the Heart
The Caretaker & Damsel Archetype
Mary asked herself why we fall in love with the people we do. She couldn't understand why her heart always picked men who were hurtful and or unavailable emotionally. Her head knew who she could trust. But her heart had a mind of its own, it seemed. So she wrote in her journal. It is a battle of head and heart. I vow to take care of myself better. I will have better discernment when dating. I will choose carefully. Maybe I should look for answers within myself. Yes, this new method has helped me to find and accept myself as I am.
Mary settled and allowed herself to drift into a deep quiet place. Then, as she walked through the mists of consciousness, she came upon a clearing, the Kingdom of the Heart. Here she met a traveling Shaman who told her about her story of the heart.
As the Shaman spoke, Mary could see the story unfolding before her like magic in his crystal.
There once was a maiden named Christine, who dwelled within the kingdom of the heart. The kingdom was beautiful. Love was in the air everywhere. The flowers bloomed in an eternal Springtime. She had been living behind the frozen walls of the kingdom for as long as she could remember. She had dreamed that someday she would find love. The tower in the castle had a lovely view of the whole kingdom. She could see many other people fall in love, but not her. In the past, she had chosen someone who had rejected her love. She had felt deeply hurt and vowed to herself never again. She was afraid to be loved. She didn't trust her own heart. So she asked an excellent, kind, brave knight to guard her and keep her safe when anyone approached. His name was Lawerence the Bold. He was beautiful and a light-hearted knight; he would turn away anyone who tried to reach her or get close. He never left his post at her side.
Over 20-plus years passed by, and they lived well and happily. The knight was at her side, and she would hide behind him. Many came close but didn't touch her, like finding the wrong puzzle piece that would not fit. As more time passed, the knight grew older and tired. But he never failed at his post. Christine stayed as youthful as she had been from the beginning, within. Her youth was frozen in time. She grew cold, inside and out, and said she would never believe in love. She often gave too much to others hoping they would like her. She felt no one could love her as she was. More time passed, and she became bitterly jealous of those who seemed to have found love. She became hard and judged others as being false, telling others what to do, and being very bossy. If she couldn't have love, then she would have control.
One day she walked by a big mirror. She was shocked to see her reflection. It was a young maiden with frost on her skin. Lines had frozen her face in a frown of disapproval. She moved closer to the mirror and saw the youthful girl frozen in time. She cried and cried and asked her knight if he would get the Shaman to help her.
Finally, the Shaman came after a lifetime of waiting. She called him to come closer and whispered for his help. He was a kind and gentle man with the magic to help her see deep within and far away. He gave her a magic seeing glass to look through. When she looked deeply into it, she saw that her brother Christopher was a perfect match, like a mirror image. He had left her when they were very young. The kingdom had been threatened to be ruined and destroyed. Her brother had left so that she could survive. Then, promising one day, they would reconnect. Christine had forgotten what had happened. She thought he had abandoned her when she needed him most to defend her. She would have been killed if he had stayed. Better for her to be seen as a defenseless young maiden. Not a threat to anyone.
She sent for Christopher to come home, but he could not get past the knight.
Christine asked the knight if he would like to rest, retire, and sit in the beautiful gardens. After so many years of flawless duty in protecting her and never taking time for himself. Now was the perfect time to say thank you and to let him go. "I release you from your service as a noble knight. May you know how grateful I am for all the years of service. Now you can drink a draft of excellent ale in the shade of the big tree outside. He deserved a long rest after so many years of guarding her. But he wanted to make sure that Christine would continue to be safe. The young brother and the old knight met at the gate. Christopher promised to watch over his sister to help her work. No longer will she feel alone with her brother to be there permanently as they had promised.
The young brother reached out to embrace his sweet sister. He kissed her gently on the top of her head. Suddenly the ice and frost began to melt away, and the fixed lines on her face softened to reveal the young maiden. They faced each other and held hands. The Shaman told them to say these magic words to each other so they would always stay together. "We are One! "magic swirled around them as they spoke, and they both felt connected again. No matter where they went, they were connected by a Green Spiral cord of genuine love. Which cannot be broken no matter how far apart they are. Magically they both had matured gracefully, and with that came discernment and wisdom. They took their rightful places in the castle as the proper Queen and King of Hearts. The young maiden had once looked far and wide for someone to love her. Now she had turned inward and loved herself with her brother's help. She allowed her own heart to mature and love herself.
Shaman asked, Would you like to connect with others that have healed? Okay then, please make a BIG circle and face inward, hold hands with those that have already connected within. The ring was enormous and included A Rainbow Spiral Tree of Life in the center. Please repeat out loud and together. "We are One." The sound of silence afterward fell lightly as peace within at last. The wave of soothing Green energy flowed over everyone and everything. It was adding to All.
The once frozen Streams that flowed through the kingdom now thawed and became unblocked to a never-ending flow of love and life for them to draw strength. They could drink from this crystal river as often as they desired. It renewed, refreshed, and strengthened them to continue. Now they had become the new proper Queen and King of Hearts. They rule with love and kindness, and discernment. The Green Spiral Gates of the kingdom are left open so all the people within the realm can come and go freely. There was plenty of love for everyone, endless renewing crystal streams throughout the kingdom for all to drink.
Now the knight sips his beer in the shade of the old tree, taking naps now and then. The kingdom's walls melted away with the warmth of love. It was allowing all that wished to come and visit. So Mary felt loved and waved goodbye to the Shaman on her journey to discover herself.
I invite you to come and visit the Kingdom of the Heart within. If you ask for help with a sincere heart, you can drink from this crystal river of LOVE within the Heart Kingdom.
We are the caretakers of the Garden of Paradise
Heaven is within
We Create Our Reality
Beliefs, feelings, words, and actions bring our world into form
As we discover who we are and hear the truth within
We become aware of our beauty and creativity
Unlimited Power flows from within
We have the key to unlocking the gate to our Garden of Paradise
It is our Heart!
Mary followed her inner wisdom, which is our Shaman. As we let go of what no longer serves us—our knight or shadow belief about self. We allow the light of truth to come forward and bring our superpowers.
I am Mary Christine, My spiritual journey has led me here kicking and screaming most of the way to this present moment. I desire to be the change in the world I want to see. I am walking away from the old paradigm and stepping through the gateway of my heart into the New. I am not sure where this is going but I trust the alignment with my soul to get me there. Every Step of my journey has led me to this jump off point. I embrace all of it. I choose to jump into this new world with an open heart filled with love. Follow my journey, if you choose. From My Heart to Yours!