When you receive your first Gaia Method attunement you usually, but not always, receive the energy of a Sword. Like all of the symbols/energies of this system the sword has differing levels of use, from the basic level of more-male focussed thinking to its use as an etheric acupuncture needle while working in the landscape.
As an attunement energy it is called The Sword of Arthur. It is a directed, male energy which allows you cut to the truth of matters. This is the energetic sword of Western Europe, wherever the King Arthur stories are heard. In Egypt it is a different frequency and is called the Sword of Osiris. Each country or region which has its own mythology has also a different frequency and therefore the energies required are different.
As an earth-working tool it is an acupuncture needle, opening or closing vortices in the landscape. My first experience of working with the sword as an ‘opener’ came when I was visiting Beaulieu Abbey with Chris Bishop in 2005. Usually we just walk until we feel the energy-place we need to work with, so we wandered around until I felt the energy of a vortex. It was about 40 feet in diameter and seemed to come from a small outbuilding of the original monastery, rather than from the main church as I expected. This building was L-shaped and had been used as a wine-press and then a place to store sheep’s wool. (L-shaped building top right of ground plan pic).
I walked to where the centre of this vortex lay and stood on it. Beneath my feet I was suddenly aware of a sword, which was embedded up to the hilt, in the centre of the vortex. My guides explained to me that this was the original meaning of the Sword in the stone which Arthur had pulled out of the stone in the Arthurian Mysteries. The mysteries were really a story about the Planetary healing which was being carried out at the time in Britain, when the country and its people were experiencing huge changes. The stories were a way to keep the knowledge alive. When Arthur, who was wedded to Sovereignty (The Earth) he had to be as pure as he could be. His energy was felt in the land, and with his ‘sword’ he was able to open and close the energetic gateways of the landscape, thereby bringing fertility, and the abundance of the Mother, back to England’s shore once more. Only those initiates who had attained a certain amount of self-knowledge could ‘wield’ the sword for they had to have control over their mind and emotions and had devoted their lives to bringing healing and balance back to the land. They were ‘servers’ of the Goddess…the landscape…the Mother.
My guides instructed me to pull out the sword, and as I did so the vortex energies suddenly began to rotate faster and over a much wider area. I was ‘told’ that when a vortex/gate needs to be ‘quietened down’ for any reason, such as when the site is about to be taken over by forces which would use the energy for a negative purpose, then the sword is used to do that. Energy gates/vortices keep the energies of the landscape flowing and usually caretakers live nearby in order to maintain the sites energetic status. Abundance flows through these sites, which is why, in the past, sites such as these were able to generate such great wealth from the landscape. They worked within nature’s laws and so reaped the harvest. When a site is in danger of being used by men who would seek that harvest for their own greedy gains, then a decision is made to either close a gate completely or to slow it down so that the energies cannot be used for personal power and gain. The men who take the wealth of these sites do not think of it in terms of energy. All they see is the wealth generated by these sites and they want that wealth for themselves. But for those who work within the Mother’s energy field it can be a heart-breaking decision to close a gate. They know what will happen when the gates are closed and how that will effect everyone who was otherwise nurtured by its energies.
You only have to look at a building to know its energetic status. If it is in ruins then its energy is not flowing. If it is still standing, and still used, then the energies are still flowing. Once a gate way is closed then slowly the land begins to suffer and so do the people. The ‘light’, effectively, goes out and the building falls into ruin.
There are gates on the ground level, beneath the earth, in caves etc. and in upper levels, on mountains and hills. There are also vortices in lakes and pools of water. There are gates in the energy layers above the earth and the sword is used for all of these.
One piece of information which Chris picked up in Beaulieu was that there was a connection between Corfe castle and Beaulieu. Corfe castle has gateways on two different levels, which were also closed when it was taken by Cromwell’s forces. The same thing happened to Beaulieu. All of these sites worked together and those who were their caretakers kept the lines flowing between one site and another. They worked together for the benefit of the Mother, her people, and the Source.
This vortex work has been done for thousands of years, even since before our ‘humanity ‘has been incarnating on earth. I have worked with vortices which were millions of years old but the energy is still the same. Our ancient myths and archetypes tell us everything we need to know about the earth.
The more you work with gates/vortices the more they will appear as Lotus’s or roses, depending on the energy. You might see them differently. But each ‘flower’ has its own significance. Lotus sites are like minor ‘chakra’ points and magenta roses are connected to the Mother layer, above sea level, and are usually much larger points.
When you are working on a site you will be guided to use the sword. It is as though you are just a witness to what it happening, as though there is another ‘you’ carrying out this work while you watch and wait. You will ‘see’ the sword being either placed in a vortex or taken from one. Sometimes you will see it turning, like a key in a lock or you will hold it high as it opens a gate in another layer above you. There are also times when you will see an energetic cord being attached to the hilt which you will then take someplace else. Trust what you see…you are not making it up. Just because it seems like it is ‘just’ your imagination, it is not. It is energetically really happening! Trust is the key here! The challenge is to learn to ‘watch’ rather than to ‘make’ it happen with your mind. You will know when it is being done properly because it will just happen, without you doing anything to force the images. Often what happens can be a surprise. That is a good thing because then you know you couldn’t possibly have made it up! The more you do it the more you learn to trust it.
The more proficient you become with using the sword energies, your own guides and soul will give you larger swords, for larger work on bigger sites. Normally. while you are training you are given small sites to do and as you gradually become used to the energies and your energy field is able to hold larger amounts of energy then larger sites are worked with. It isn’t something that you think about it is something that just happens. You are the channel.
Sometimes, depending on how ‘visual’ you are, you will see spirit people giving you swords. This can often be because they are giving you an energy ahead of a site working, which you might not know you are about to do. In this way you are energetically ‘prepared’ and your ‘other self’ the one that actually does the work, knows what it has to do.
These spirit people will come in such a way that will give you clues as to what time period and/or energies you are working in. Their mode of dress and actions will tell you. We really are living in a multi-dimensional world and these people inhabit a mythic dimension which helps us humans to rediscover our ancient abilities. All we have to do is to trust.