Like all wars, the First Galactic War that pitted the Drakons (Reptoids from the Draco star system) and Lyraens, the humanoids of the Lyra constellation who were the first human-like species to arise in the Milky Way Galaxy, was orchestrated by the foulest interdimensional beings. These were Lucifer, the Devil, and his angels, the demons. It was how he schemed to bring about a concertina effect of chaos in the universe, his universe, so that he could seamlessly profit from the humongous produce of negative energy such mayhem engendered. It is chaos and calamity that sustains Lucifer and his angels.
Lucifer’s primary – not only – instruments for this diabolical agenda were the Reptoids, particularly those from the Draco star system because he resonated with them the most vibrationally. The Reptoids had evolved from reptiles – creatures that were energetically very much in sync with him, whereas the Lyraens had evolved from lions and apes, creatures that had very little energetic synchronicity with him.
The Reptoid agenda was to conquer or destroy or both. Reptoids either conquered directly through war, or indirectly through divide and rule, like what they have so spectacularly done here on Earth. The foulest Reptoids also used humanoids as food by ingesting their blood and certain body parts. They also extracted humanoid hormones to help them retain a fake humanoid form. Furthermore, they used humanoid energy as a drug to get them high, particularly the energy of pre-pubescent humanoids. We will dwell on this subject at length in due course.
As we related last week, in the aftermath of the Lyraen war humanoids took flight and fanned out to other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy. But that’s not all they did. They also decided to form an alliance so that they could arbitrate disputes among themselves and militarily stand up to the Reptoid menace from a united front. The alliance was proposed by humanoids from Lyra and those of the Orion star system. It became known as the Galactic Federation of the Worlds and is administered by the Lyraen Council and Orion Council. It is headquartered in the Sirius star system.
The Galactic Federation of the Worlds is a sort of United Nations of the Galaxy. All star systems have a council and each of these council is represented in the Federation. Each progressive race, civilisation, and planet is represented in the Federation. At its inception, the Federation had only 110 member councils. Today, it has upwards of 200,000 member councils. Note that the Federation does not comprise of humanoids only: it also includes good-natured Reptoid races who do not share the same egregious agenda as the Drakons. Only 40 percent of the members are humanoids. The rest are Reptoids; Dinoids (a Reptoid race that descended from dinosaurs); Arctuarians (a mammaloid species that descended from a horse-like creature); Amphiboids (a race that evolved from a frog-like creature); Canines (a race that evolved from a wolf-like creature); Nommoids (a race that evolved from a dolphin-like creature); and others such as a race that evolved from a bear-like creature.
Like our UN, the Galactic Federation of the Worlds is not homogeneous through and through. It does have spells of in-fighting between elitist groupings who champion their own vested interests. Thus members do go to war with each other from time to time ultra vires of the Federation’s resolutions just as happens here on Earth when rogue and bully states such as the US unilaterally invade weak nations such as Iraq for instance. There have actually been two more galactic wars under the nose of the Federation. Moreover, some regions of the galaxy have their own federations which are independent of the Galactic Federation of the World. The Drakons, for example, have their own federation. Be that as it may, the Galactic Federation of the Worlds seems to have made much more progress than it has suffered reverses over the ages, particularly in its confrontations with the Drakons. The Milky Way Galaxy is better off with the Galactic Federation of the Worlds than without it.
THE FOUR PRIMARY UNIVERSAL RACES
Now, the Milky Way Galaxy is vast. It has trillions of stars and planets. At the same time, it has all varieties of sentient beings who teem in it. However, there are four major races in our galaxy. These are Reptoids, Felines, Carians, and Humans. These were the first four races to emerge in this galaxy and therefore are its primary genetic template.
The Reptoids were the first race to come into existence in the universe. They evolved from giant lizards, dragons, snakes, dinosaurs, and reptile-like insects resembling the dragonfly. They are less emotional and therefore much more cruel and heartless than us humans. Their overriding mindset as embedded in their DNA is that they are the superior race of the universe and thus they have the right to conquer and colonise all star systems and destroy all those civilisations who resist. Historically, humans have been their main target and therefore we have been the ones who have resisted them the most. We have fought pitched wars with them even here on Earth in ages past. Reptoids have one major advantage over us though: they have a better understanding of the universal law of physics and sacred geometry. This is because they are the main instruments of Lucifer’s agenda for this holographic, mathematical universe, which is his own creation. The Reptoids’ main base is Alpha Draconis, also known as the Draco star system.
The Felines are also known as the “Lion People” because they evolved from lions. They were initially based in the Lyra constellation on a planet called Avyon, which has been described as the “First Earth”. After the First Galactic War, they scattered across the galaxy. The Felines are our closest cousins in that more than any other race, they like to blend genes with us and not for manipulative purposes but for mutually beneficial purposes. For example, in Lyra, the ruling line, the House of Avyon, was a Feline-Human hybrid. The Felines have been characterised thus: “The overall Feline temperament is warm, sanguine and intellectual. As they mature they take on more of a somber, introspective and gentle nature. The elders are revered for their wisdom, compassion and insight. As a race they are extremely close and have a great sense of fair play … There is a certain amount of sternness and seriousness that goes withâ€¨this type of person. They will not ‘suffer fools gladly’ as the sayingâ€¨goes. They are more quiet and reserved and tend to do more observing than talking.â€¨This type tends to be loners. Not that they do not have family andâ€¨friends, but they are comfortable with themselves and do not alwaysâ€¨need everyone around for fulfillment.”
The Carians are also known as the Bird People in that they evolved from birds. Their main base is on a planet in the Orion constellation. The ruling class of Carians, called the House of Aln, look like humans but with eagle-like features. The Carians have been characterised as follows: “They are known for their sharp analytical abilities and organisational skills. A predominant character trait of the Carians is their need to maintain a good appearance and image at all times. They are good team players as long as the team structure involves discipline and strictly adhered to codes of conduct.” The Carians are also known for their military prowess. It explains why the Commander of the fleet of star ships of the Galactic Federation of the Worlds is a Carian.
The Humans are ourselves. Although we evolved from apes, we are not pure primates anymore. Our genes have time and again been fused with those of other races over the ages and as such we are regarded as “the greatest genetic achievement” since we “combine the best traits of all forms of life” and are therefore said to be a unique race. We first came into being in Lyra when the Felines fashioned us from the genes of an ape-like creature and their own. We are said to contain a dominant gene of compassion and typically set out to live harmoniously with all races. However, because we have been tinkered with genetically since days immemorial, the gene compassion is not uniformly expressed. We embody a wide spectrum of traits, both positive and negative, to reflect our varied gene pool which derives from Reptoids, Felines, Carians, and a host of other races.
Other than the four primary universal races, there are others such as Canines, Nommos, and Insectoids but these came on the scene much later and were the product of the acquired genetic wizardry of the four primary races.
Since the Reptoids are the hyper-power of the universe, it is important, I reckon, that we devote disproportionately more space to understanding this highly malevolent race. This is the race that is responsible for much of the evil in the universe. It is the race that rules the Solar System and it is the race that rules our own world both directly and indirectly. As such, as loathsome and as reprehensible as it is, it is nonetheless a very significant race.
First, let us distinguish between a Reptoid and a Reptilian. In exopolitics (politics of the universe), the two terms are often used interchangeably but that is too casual. A Reptoid primarily refers to beings who evolved from reptiles. It can also refer, in a secondary sense, to what we call demons – Lucifer’s angels whose base is the Lower Fourth Dimension of the Astral realm. Reptilian, on the other hand, refers to beings who are part Reptoid, part-Human. A being who is 50 percent Reptoid or more is a Reptilian. Examples are Henry Kissinger; Tony Blair; Bill and Hilary Clinton; the Bush dynasty; the Rothschilds; and the House of Windsor. All the earliest kings of Africa, the diKgosi, were Reptilians. In some tribes in Africa (such as the Luvales of Zambia and the Ibo’s of Nigeria), they even conduct periodical ceremonies were some senior members of the tribe turn out in Reptilian masquerades and attire with patterns symbolic of scales! This is to underline the fact that they are of Reptilian descent. Even ordinary humans like you and me are not 100 percent so: we’re at least 15 percent Reptoid. The most primitive part of our brain, the one that formed first in the evolutionary process, is called … the R-Complex, “R” standing for Reptilian. A vestige of our part-Reptoid heritage, it is responsible for aggressive behavior, territoriality, ritual, and establishment of social hierarchies – all hallmarks of the Reptoid nature.
Another thing that we should bear in mind is that not all Reptoids are bad. The evil Reptoids are actually a minority. The Ebens, for example, are Reptoids, but they are by far kinder than even us human beings with our innate gene of compassion (see Zeta Series). Enki, the benevolent Anunnaki scientist who genetically engineered us (Earthling humans) into existence, was of Reptilian pedigree (the serpent line) although on balance he was more human than Reptilian. Thus it would be grossly unfair to tar all Reptoids with the same brush. Even amongst snakes, only 10-15 percent are poisonous, but the human impulse is to crush the head of anything that remotely resembles a snake simply because of the reputation of snakes as venomous creatures. Yet even the venomous strain strike mankind only when they suspect they are in danger or they are protecting their young. They don’t attack just because they see a blur of something in human shape.
THE DRAKONS LEAD THE PACK
The Reptoids occur in several strains. There are Lizzies (who evolved from giant lizards, also called dragons); Serpentines (who evolved from snakes); and Dinoids (who evolved from dinosaurs and are also known as Saurians). Of these, the Lizzies are the most powerful and therefore the most influential. The Lizzies are commonly referred to as the Drakons.
The Drakons occur in various shades of colour just as humans do. These are albino white; reddish; brownish; orangish; and greenish. The colours also reflect the hierarchical position. The Drakons are obsessively hierarchical. They are the very byword for a caste system. At the very top are the Ciakars. The Ciakars are the royal line of the Drakons. It is they who are albino-white in colour. They are the largest Drakons, ranging from 14 to 22 feet. Since the Ciakars evolved from winged lizards such as the Peteinosaurus, they have winged appendages, which can be folded back against the body. They also have a pair of horns and a tail.
The red Drakons are the warrior caste. They are very similar to the Ciakars but they are smaller in size. The familiar image of the “Devil” – a red-skinned Reptoid with wings, horns, and a tail – is actually that of a warrior caste Drakon. The warrior caste is the most fierce looking and retains most of the primitive Reptoid features such as scales. Only the Ciakars and the red Drakons have wings.
The green Drakons are the worker class.
All Reptoids are cold-blooded and have slit eyes. But not all Reptoids have scales and tails. The Dinoids, for instance, do not have scales and for that they are sneered at by the Drakons who regard scales as an archetypal representation of a true Reptoid. But mainstream Reptoids have only patches of scales on their bodies as a result of evolution and they look a lot like we do.
Says Alex Collier, Earth’s human contactee for the humans of the Andromedan constellation (who have taught him a great deal about Reptoids): “The mindset or consciousness of the majority of races in the Draco star system is Service-to-Self, and as such they are always invading, subverting and manipulating less advanced races, and using their technology for control and domination. They believe that those they perceive to be less fortunate, in comparison to them, are meant to be slaves. This belief system is promoted at birth in the reptilian races, wherein the mother, after giving birth, will abandon the offspring to fend for themselves. If they survive they are cared for by a warrior class that uses these children for games of combat and amusement.”
Impatience lives within all of us; in some even more so than in others. When impatient some people will get fidgety, mumble and curse under their breath or even losing their tempers and being rude to others, whilst on the other hand others will be cool, calm and collected. Impatience comes in different packages and can stem from many sources.
We go through our daily lives with usual things like queuing at the bank, post office, government offices and other places of poor customer service that irk and irritate most of us. Unacceptable but somewhat understandable because of the insensitivity or inefficiency of others the rest have to suffer.
Taking it up to another level, specifically onto a ‘religious’ one, we come across many who show impatience with their lives because of their high expectations leading them to believe that their prayers are not being answered. For them Allah has a message: “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: ‘To God We belong, and to Him is our return’. They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord” (2:155-157)
Sometimes we strongly pray for something and we get despaired when our prayers are ‘not answered’. But remember: ‘Allah is with those who patiently persevere’. (Quran 8:46). We have to realise and accept that the Lord is in complete control of everything – we cannot always get what we want because the Lord knows best what is good for us, accept the will of God. ‘But it may happen that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. And God knows and you do not know!’ (Quran 2:216)
A believer should rather ask Allah to bless him, make it easy for him and to grant him what is good in this world and in the hereafter. Be positive and look at the other blessings that you have instead. “Pray for help from God, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is God’s, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleases; and the end is (best) for the righteous.” (Quran 7:128)
On the other hand, think about it, when things go wrong we go into a tailspin, start blaming ourselves, others and at the worst we begin to question why the Lord has not favoured us, yet we forget the countless other daily bounties that the Lord has blessed us with. ‘When trouble touches a man, he cries unto Us, in all postures, lying down on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble, he passes on his way as if he never had cried to Us….’ (Quran 10:12)
When the stresses of life hit us and we are faced with challenges, it is only then that some of us turn to our Lord in prayer. Unfortunately, it is human nature to forget our duty and allegiance to our Creator when things run smoothly in our lives. This is true because when the going is good we put it down to our own efforts. Nothing wrong with that but we need to realise that all that happens is through the Will of God.
‘…… when We bestow a favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, “This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!” Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not! (Quran 39:49)
We have become so obsessed with this material world that we have separated and compartmentalized our lives away from our faith because everything now revolves around moving up the economic ladder of life regardless of the cost to our souls.
Unfortunately many of us are impatient of the favours of our Lord we want things to happen now. We forget that the Almighty has a plan for each and every one of us, the good times, the bad times; the happy times, the sad times; the difficult times and the time of ease; and so it goes. From my school days, in physics class, I recall the saying that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ – I suppose so it is with life.
The question is; if we are so impatient about the ‘good’ in our life what about the bad? The Almighty asks us: ‘Do they then ask for Our penalty to be hastened on?’….yet there comes to them at length the punishment which they were promised’ (Quran 26: 204 – 206). Therefore we should balance our desires and pray for guidance, assistance and at the same time pray for peace of mind.
Impatience manifests itself into many people turning to those self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ – enough said. They promise you great wealth, worldly gains, winning of tenders and all those dazzling promises they make. Sadly many people are convinced that the ‘gospel of prosperity’ that these so-called prophets preach is the answer.
Remember you cannot buy God’s favour with money, so what are you paying that prophet for – the only answer is, for his own ‘profit’? I remind them to read the Bible: “Thy money perishes with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money”. (Acts 8; 20)
Think of those daily blessings that we take for granted, and which we should be grateful for to our Lord, rather start counting your blessings before counting your ‘shortages in life’;
Before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your partner – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion. Before you complain about life – Think of someone who died too young. Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren. Before you complain about the small house you live in – Think of the people who don’t have homes. Before complaining about the distance you to drive to work – Think of someone who walks the same distance but on foot. And when you complain about your job – Think of the unemployed who wish they had any job. Before you think of pointing the finger or condemning others – Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER. Also when you are pointing at others – one finger is ‘at’ them – but at least three of your fingers are pointing ‘back’ at you. When depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive and still around.
As the Quran repeatedly asks: ‘…..then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny’ (Surah 55)
Don’t be impatient, trust in your Lord, that trust will never be misplaced. ‘If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraws His help from you, who is there who can help you? In Allah let believers put their trust’ (Qur’an 3:160) Let us think of our daily Blessings.
Princess Diana was at once a child of destiny and a victim of fate
It is no secret, General Atiku, that the British monarch constitutes one of the most moneyed families on this scandalously uneven planet of the perennial haves on the one hand and the goddamn havenots (such as you and me General) on the other hand.
In terms of residences alone, the House of Windsor lays claim to some 19 homes, some official, such as Buckingham Place and Windsor Castle, for instance, and the greater majority privately owned. Arguably the most eminent of its private residences is Sandringham House at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.
It is at this sprawling, 8,100-hectare estate the Queen spends two months each winter, at once commemorates her father King George VI’s death and her own accession to the throne, and more often than not celebrates Christmas. King George VI and his father King George V both drew their last breath here.
A 19th century Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (who would later become King Edward VII), acquired Sandringham in 1862 and it has remained royal property ever since. On the death of King George VI in February 1952, the property passed to his successor Queen Elizabeth II, the incumbent monarch, who assigned her husband Prince Phillip its management and upkeep. The estate also houses a parish, St. Mary Magdalene Church, which the outwardly religious Queen attends every Sunday.
Albert, General, had several additional properties built on the estate the year after he acquired it, one of which was the ten-bedroomed Park House. The house was built to accommodate the overflow of guests at Sandringham House. In the 1930s, King George V leased Park House to Maurice Roche, an Irishman and a bosom friend to his second son, who at the time was Duke of York but would in future be King George VI.
Roche was the 4th Baron Fermoy, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created by Queen Victoria way back in 1856. He and his wife Ruth had three children born at Park House, the second-born of whom was Frances Ruth Roche (futuristically Frances Shand Kydd), born in January 1936.
In 1956, Frances married John Spencer, a fellow noble, and following an “uneasy spell” at Althorp, the Spencer family estate of 500 years, the couple took up residence at Park House, which would be their home for the next 19 years. On July 1, 1961, Frances, then aged 25, and John, then aged 37, welcomed into the world their thirdborn child and youngest daughter, Diana Frances Spencer.
She would, on a positive note, become Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales and the most famous and popular member of the Royal family. On the flip side of the coin, she would, as you well know General, become the most tragic member of the Royal family.
GIRL CHILD WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BOY
If there was one thought that constantly nagged at Diana as a youngster, General, it was the “guilt” of having been born anyway. Her parents first had two daughters in succession, namely Elizabeth Sarah, born in 1955, and Cynthia Jane, born in 1957. Johnnie was displeasured, if not downright incensed, that his wife seemed incapable of producing a male child – a heir – who he desperately needed as an aristocrat.
He even took the trouble of having his wife see a series of doctors in a bid to establish whatever deficiency she possessed in her genetic make-up and whether it was possible to correct it. At the time, General, it was not known that it is the man who determines a child’s sex and not the woman.
John’s prayers, if we can call them that General, were as much answered as they were unanswered. The longed-for male heir was born on January 12, 1960. Named John after his father, he was, as per the official version of things, practically stillborn, being so piteously deformed and gravely ill that he was dead in a matter of only ten hours, a development of which Earl Spencer would in future remark thus, albeit with tongue-in-cheek: “It was a dreadful time for my parents and probably the root of their divorce because I don’t think they ever got over it.”
Again as per the official version, General, John was gutted and hurriedly got into stride, this time around utterly positive that having had two daughters in succession, it would be two sons in succession. But nature, General, is seldom that predictable or orderly.
The next child was in fact a daughter, the now iconic Diana, for the third time around. Although John is recorded as having marvelled at what a “perfect physical specimen” her newly-born daughter was, he was forlorn beneath the façade, as a result of which Diana, who as a child did sense a lingering frustration on the part of her father on her account, would openly intuit that she was an unwelcome child, a “nuisance to have around”, thanks to her “failure” to be born a boy. From a very age thus, General, Diana had concluded that she was not well-fated and presciently so!
Although the heir, Charles Spencer (the future Earl Spencer) finally arrived on May 20, 1964, Diana perceived very little if any change in the way she was contemplated by her parents. In fact, both she and Charles could not desist from wondering whether had John lived, they would have been born at all. Seemingly, they came to be simply because their father was desperate for a heir and not necessarily that he wanted two more children. With the birth of Charles, General, John called it a day as far as the process of procreation was concerned.
GODDESS OF THE HUNT
Why was Diana so named, General? Throughout her life, it was taken as an article of faith that her name derived from Lady Diana Spencer, a member of the Spencer clan who lived between 1710 and 1735, dying at a pitifully tender age of only 25. Certainly, the two namesakes turned out to have precious much in common as we shall unpack at a later stage, as if the latter-day Diana’s life was deliberately manoeuvred to more or less sync with the ancestral Diana.
It emerged, however, General, that the connection to an ancestor was actually secondary, or maybe incidental. The primary inspiration of the name was at long last disclosed by Earl Spencer on September 7, 1997, the day of Princess Diana’s burial. Delivering the elegantly crafted eulogy, Earl Spencer had this to say in relation to her naming: “It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this – a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.”
It is significant, if not curious, General, that of John’s three daughters, only Diana was given the name of a goddess. Clearly, there must have been a special reason for this as aristocrats do not confer names casually: every name carries a metaphorical, symbolic, or intentional message. Typically, it honours an iconic personage or spirit or somebody lesser but who evokes memories anyway.
Elizabeth Sarah, for instance, was in all probability named after the Queen’s mother, whose decades-long inner circle included Diana’s paternal and maternal grandmothers, and an ancestor going by the name Sarah Jennings (1760-1744). Charles Spencer was named after the family’s greatest forbearer, King Charles 1 of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1625-1649. The ill-fated John was of course named after his father, who in turn was likely named after the 5th Earl Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer (1835-1910).
On occasion in occultic families, as the Spencer family latterly have been, a name, General, connotes a bad futuristic omen associated with its bearer and that was precisely the case with Diana.
THE FIRST DIANA
In its ancient rendering, the name Diana meant “The Heavenly One”, or goddess being a feminine style. The first Diana, General, was Inanna, an Anunnaki goddess whose Akkadian name was Ishtar – Esther in English. As you well know General, the Anunnaki are the Old Testament gods, Aliens from the planet Nibiru, the Solar System’s little-known planet which is seen only once in 3600 years, and who came to Earth 432,000 years ago as we comprehensively set down in the Earth Chronicles series.
The name Inanna is Sumerian, the Sumerians being the best-known civilisation of old who thrived around modern-day Iraq (called Sumer in ancient times) about 6000 years ago and who were indirectly governed by the Anunnaki. It was abbreviated from Nin-An-Ak, meaning “Lady of Heaven and Earth” or “Lady of the God of Heaven and Earth”.
She was so-called, General, not because she had particularly special godly qualities but owing to the fact that she was the earthly mistress of Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, the King of the planet Nibiru, which humans of the day perceived as Heaven.
Anu was the father of Enlil, the principal Jehovah of the Bible. Enlil in turn had a second-born son called Nannar-Sin, the first Anunnaki to be born on Earth and who eventually became the Allah of Islam. It was Sin who fathered Inanna. Thus Inanna was Anu’s great-granddaughter but every time he visited Earth, Anu was sexually entertained by the stunningly beautiful Inanna, an act which in Anunnaki culture was not frowned upon.
Inanna was amongst other appellations known as the Goddess of Hunting (because of her penchant for, and skill in, waging war) and the Goddess of Love (in the sense of licentious love-making and not conventional moral love). Her other names in different parts of the world and across the ages were Irnin; Anunitu (Beloved of Anu); Aphrodite; Ashtoreth; Astarte; and Artemis, to mention only a few.
Although her celestial counterpart was the planet Venus, she was also loosely associated with the constellation Virgo as well as the moon. Once upon a time, when she was a virgin, Virgo was dedicated to her by her grandfather Jehovah-Enlil, who was Earth’s Chief Executive until circa 2024 BC. With regard to the moon, it primarily had to do with her twin brother Utu-Shamash, whose celestial counterpart was the sun: as such, Inanna’s inevitably had to be the moon. That, however, was only in a putative sense in that the operative moon god of the day was her father Sin.
Since moonlight effectively turns darkness into relative daylight, Inanna has in legends been referred to as Diana Lucifera, the latter term meaning “light-bringer”. Inanna’s association with the moon, General, partly explains why she was called the “Heavenly One” since the moon is a heavenly body, that is, a firmament-based body. It also explains why she was also known as Luna, which is Latin for moon.
A STEERED LIFE FOR GOOD OR ILL
Now, children of royals, aristocrats and other such members of high society, General, are invariably named before they are born. True, when a Prince William or Prince George comes along, the word that is put out into the public domain is that several names have been bandied about and the preferred one will “soon be announced”. That, General, is utter hogwash.
No prince, princess, or any other member of the nobility for that matter, is named at or sometime after their birth. Two names, a feminine and a masculine one, are already finalised whilst the child is in the womb, so that the name the child eventually goes by will depend on no other factor beside its gender.
Princess Diana, General, was named a full week after her birth, as if consultations of some sort with certain overarching figures had to be concluded first and foremost. Apparently, the broader outlines of her future first had to be secretly mapped out and charted in the manner of a child of destiny, though in her case she was as much a child of destiny as she was a doomed child. In her childhood reminiscences, Diana does hint at having been tipped to the effect that she was a special child and therefore had to scrupulously preserve herself.
“I always felt very different from somebody else, very detached,” she told her biographer Andrew Morton as per his 1992 book Diana Her True Story – In Her Own Words. “I knew I was going somewhere different but had no idea where. I said to my father when I was 13, ‘I know I am going to marry someone in the public eye’.” That, General, speaks volumes on the deliberately designed grooming she was subjected to in the formative years of her pilgrimage in life.
Since it was repeatedly drummed in her highly impressionable mind that there was something big in store for her along the way, Diana, General, remained chaste throughout her upbringing, if not an outright virgin to in all probability conform to the profile of the goddess Diana/Inanna before she exploded into a lecherous, loose-mannered nymphomaniac in her adult life as we underscored in the Earth Chronicles series. “By the time I got to the top of the school,” Diana said to Morton, “all my friends had boyfriends but not me because I knew somehow that I had to keep myself very tidy for whatever was coming my way.”
A DISPARAGED BIRTH?
Unusual for an aristocrat, General, Diana was born not in the rather apt precincts of a high-end hospital but within the banality of Park House itself. Whether hired midwives were on hand to help usher her into the world or it was only her dad, mum and closer womenfolk relations who did we can only speculate.
If for one reason or the other her parents were desirous that she be delivered at home, what secret rites did they perform as her mother’s waters broke, General? What incantations, if at all, did John utter over her? Was her birth an occultic one with all the attendant paraphernalia as opposed to a conventional one?
That Diana’s arrival was not a particularly cherished event, General, is evidenced by the fact that she was christened within the Sandringham Estate, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, with only well-to-do commoners in attendance, whereas the more prized child, her younger brother Charles, was christened at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen, who was designated as his principal godmother.
Anyhow, it was just as well, General, that it was in the hallowed environs of St. Mary Magdalene Church that Diana was committed to the “The Lord” as she was in a manner of speaking the Mary Magdalene of our day.
Allah Almighty reminds us: ‘On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear’ (Qur’an 2:286). Also: “Be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are the patient.” [Qur’an 8: 46].
Without fail, whether we like it or not there are times in our lives when many things seem to go wrong and as mere humans we go into a panic syndrome and are left wondering; why me? Why now? What have I done to deserve this? We are all tested with adversity, hard times and pain, but these tribulations are the Almighty’s way of transforming us and help us develop spiritually.
As mere humans we all have different reactions when something good or bad happens to us, and usually our reactions depend on the strength of our religious belief and of our righteous deeds and actions.
One person may receive blessings and goodness with gratitude and accepts the bad challenges and patches in his life with perseverance and endurance. This positive attitude brings him peace of mind and happiness, causing his grief, anxiety and misery to ease. Thus, this positivity brings a balance and contentment in his life.
On the other hand another person receives blessings and goodness with arrogance and transgression; his manners degenerate and become evil; he receives this goodness and utilizes it in an unthinking and uncaring manner; it does not give him any peace of mind as his mind is always distressed, nervous and restless.
Thus when faced with loss and difficulty, due to his arrogant nature, he begins to ask why me? What have I done to deserve this and he may even damn and curse others and thinks that they are plotting his downfall.
But every now and then we should stop to ponder over the blessings both apparent and hidden from The Almighty upon us, it is only then that we will realise that our Lord has granted us abundant blessings and protected us from a number of evils; this will certainly ease our grief and anxiety and bring about a measure of happiness and contentment.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Look to those who are lower than you (those who possess less than you) and do not look to those higher than you; this will make you appreciate the bounties of Allah upon you.”
Whether we are believers or disbelievers, virtuous or sinful, most of us are to a certain degree able to adapt and condition ourselves to face adversity and remain calm during these moments of challenge, uncertainty and upheaval.
When people receive affliction with fear, discontent, sorrow and despair; their life becomes miserable, they panic and become short tempered. Such people are unable to exercise patience remain restless, stressed and cannot find contentment that could make life easier for them.
On the other hand, due to a believer’s strong faith and reliance on Allah, it makes him persevere and he emerges stronger than others in difficult situations as this reduces his fear and anxiety and that ultimately makes matters easier for him. If he is afflicted with sickness, poverty or any other affliction, he is tranquil and content and has no desire for anything which has not been decreed for him.
‘If Allah touches you with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touches you with happiness, He has power over all things’ (Qur’an 6: 17).Therefore the believer prays to his Lord: ‘Our Lord, condemn us not if we forget or fall into error…lay not on us a burden greater than which we have the strength to bear’ (Qur’an 2:286)
However, the one who is weak in faith will be just the opposite; he becomes anxious, nervous, confused and full of fear. The anxiety and paranoia will team up against him because this person does not have the faith that could enable him to persevere during tough times, he is less likely to handle the pressures and will be left in a somewhat troubled and depressed state of mind.
It is natural that as humans we are always fearful of losing the things that we have acquired; we desire and cherish them and we are anxious to acquire more, because many of us will never reach a point where we are satisfied with the material things in life.
When certain frightening, disturbing or unsettling events occur, like emergencies or accidents we find that a person with sound faith is calm, steadfast, and able to cope with the situation and handle the hardship he is going through; such a person has conditioned himself to face afflictions and this makes his heart stronger and more steadfast, which gives him a level of tranquillity.
This shows the difference between a person who has strong belief and acts accordingly, and another who is not at this level of faith. Due to the strong belief of the true believer he is content with whatever Allah Almighty has decreed,
This life is full of ups and downs and uncertainties, but the only certain thing is that from the moment we are born we will be tested with life’s challenges throughout our entire lives, up to and to the final certainty, death. ‘Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits of your toil, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere’ (Qur’an2:155).
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “How wonderful is the matter of the believer! All of his matters are good and this is the case for nobody except a believer. If he is blessed with prosperity he thanks (Allah Almighty) and that is good for him; and if he is afflicted with adversity he is patient and perseveres and that is also good for him.”
During those challenging times you have three choices: either you can let them define you, let them destroy you; or you can let them strengthen you.