Often, when I hear of a prominent news story or experience something significant in my own life, I will reflect on what it means in terms of the New Consciousness and invariably so doing helps me see through the emotional overlay to get to the simple truth behind the event, and to see it in perspective. I have been observing the developing story about the intrusive taking and publishing of photos of a young woman on holiday with her husband with sympathy, and also trying to see it in terms of the bigger picture: for them there is the reminder of the pattern of global curiosity, humiliation and judgment which has dogged the life of Prince William and at least two royal generations before him, and also the challenge of dealing with it, and it is no coincidence that in the space of a few weeks both he and his brother as well as his wife have been publicly embarrassed by revelations of what was intended to be private, and which were made only because of a celebrity status due to birth and marriage.
Each of us has patterns of belief, behaviour, experience and of learning, and there comes a time when our soul has had enough of it and decides to end the repetitive life template once and for all; the Principles of the New Consciousness can be of great help in moving us forward to a new and more serene way of life which will last. For William and Kate now, three of the Principles stand out as applying in particular to their situation - Acceptance, non-Judgment, and Kindliness. There are signs that acceptance in the past has been passive as the Royal Family have seemed impotent to prevent scurrilous and damaging behaviour by the media, but that now Prince William has had enough and acceptance has become active as he prepares to do all he can legally to protect his family's right to privacy. Meanwhile, the story of the taking of the infamous pictures has shocked many people who may now accept that this sort of constant judgment on any human being is wrong and unkind. If the Principles of non-Judgment and Kindliness had been followed, the photos would never have been taken or published.
Besides following the Principle of (active) Acceptance, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are demonstrating well the First Principle, which is Be Who You Are. They are refusing to change themselves or their actions as a result of a major personal and public challenge, and continue to do their best. What more can we ask of them?]]>