The following article was written by Mike Booth (Chairman of Aura-Soma Products Ltd.) and featured in the Autumn 2008 edition of Living Energies Magazine.
CAMP BELL and B69
THE SOUNDING BELL
Last weekend I was in Donegal to celebrate the wedding of Bill and Roisin Campbell, Aura-Soma® lovers and friends. On each of the tables at the reception the Bride and Groom had presented a B69 Equilibrium Bottle, the Sounding Bell. It led to some contemplation on the journey home and I thought I would like to share some of the significance particularly as this seems to be synchronous with the birth of the ArchAngeloi Chamael whose energy has joined with the alchemy of Ratziel at this time.
We know magenta is about putting the love into the little things, putting the care and attention into the little things we do, so that it will expand into the bigger things. The magenta energy is absolutely crucial at this point in time. It is completely antithetical to elitism and things being hidden from view. Predominantly the love in the little things reveals the light within as in the base of B69 and that light has many understandings. Nowhere in the whole range of the Aura-Soma Colour-Care-System® do we meet this concept and its understanding so clearly as in B69 and B77.
It is in B69 where we meet the six in the Aura-Soma system B6 is red/red and is the beginning of a new life, new blood. In the Aura-Soma Tarot the understanding of the lovers is the beginning of the coming together of the male/female within the self and how that union also has many levels. It has the depiction of the man and woman within the self coming together, it has the blessing of the goddess/angels that ultimately makes the deeper levels of the union possible. It reminds us of the Magdalene or Tara aspect of inner union. The feminine, the intuitive, and the way in which the sound of the ringing of the bell has been an awakening to the feminine within, this is what the symbolism of the bells refers to.
In certain traditions the bell has been seen to summon the devil, with the six and the nine coming together in the fifteen, clear/violet (6+9=15), the Devil in the Aura-Soma Tarot. B15 is about us facing what lies in the shadow of ourselves, about seeing what is in the subconscious/ unconscious mind that makes it self-evident from the things that we do not want in our lives rather than the things that we do, how we create situations and circumstances or project towards others from our unconscious tendencies of what lies hidden in the shadow of ourselves. It may now be time or, in fact, is the time to shine the light into that shadow.
B69 is also the meditation on the lovers as B9, the transcendental heart or the heart within the heart is the story of meditation; the journey of going within to find whatever life’s circumstances encourages us to look at to take us beyond the superficial, beyond what continually pulls us towards the outside and makes us look more closely at ourselves. Ultimately, part of this journey is the journey which takes us beyond ourselves, takes us beyond what we are as individuals to the possibility of who we can be as humanity. The ringing bell, the sounding bell of awakening to a greater possibility to face what lies in the shadow of ourselves and to bring the light into the little things, to bring consciousness, awareness, and love into the little things that we do which may lead to a different situation, a different position in relation to our role as human beings.
The nine energy returns in the expression of B87, the potential for new consciousness to emerge to enable us to go beyond the projections, to go beyond the reflection of self and to be able to see what lies on the other side of the mirror that is held up to us by everyone we meet. To recognise the Christ or Buddha nature, to realise the prophet who lies within so that we might remember the blessedness of his name. Love in the little things, love in harmony where the inanimate objects that we handle receive our care and attention and so that we can put our love into whatever we do. The new consciousness emerging is pale coral, a new humanity emerging out of the ashes of what has gone before. The bell rings with the potential of awakening, awakening to a new possibility. We do not immediately move towards unconditional love or strive for that which is unattainable we simply find a level of caring and warmth to put the love into the little things because this is manageable.
Every detail of this wedding had so many aspects of this love in the little things emerging from the moment of arrival in Donegal – the chocolate box that had been placed in every room, the bubbles of the small champagne bottle left by the glass, the little bell that was holding each place card – so many details including the release of the many coloured balloons into the air at the end of the day as the sun began to set bearing the wishes of friends and family upon the tags. Later the pyrotechnics, the fireworks, a celebration of colour and light in the sky and the gentle rain that fell all day as consciousness, as grace, as the blessings from above upon the earth. Truly a day to celebrate the inner marriage, an awakening to a broader perspective within ourselves.
The bell is ringing and is ringing for all of us at this point in time. The coming together of Bill and Roisin under the name of ‘Camp-bell’, the bell as a symbol of the goddess, a symbol of how a group of people join together in the context of the bell, the mother goddess, the sense of the joining of the clans in relation to the bell, the bell of awakening, the bell of the receptivity, the bell of the feminine who holds the space for the divine to come in if we can find space to be receptive to what the goddess has to offer as the bell rings. The goddess is also an expression of bliss.
In the Tibetan tradition, the Lama rings the bell in his left hand to bring this aspect of bliss together with the Vajra of wisdom, giving the opportunity of these two aspects within us to merge in union.
I would like to take this opportunity to remember a glorious weekend and to share with you a sense of the inspiration of the B69, the sounding bell, at this point in time.
A last small thought. The nine star ends with B90 both the nine and the 15 are part of this and so what we need to do is to rescue the wisdom within ourselves. To drop down beyond the thinking, beyond what we simply feel toward our being, into the gold within ourselves. To overcome anxieties however subtle they may be, to rescue the gold.