As told in part two, the Green Knight who seemed to be laying out the path I should follow had got me to Luds Church and then vanished (no, not in a puff of smoke). So I was left sitting in the near zero temperature outside the steps that led to Luds Church. How was I to prepare myself? For what kind of encounter? Protection? Cleansing? (No, that I had already done). What then? I pondered this as Gwas and Mike came up and began their work.
Some intuitive dowsing concluded that all I needed was to light a few sticks of incense, clear my mind of distractions and step into the green gorge. Last I was here was at sunset with a ground that was slippery and treacherous. This time was completely different, it was dry, sunny and fresh. All the ingredients of Imbolc.
With no hurry I mad my way through the gorge open to revelation and intuition. My footsteps seemed guided as I was led around and over some of the muddier patches (A good sign for me as I often end up with wet feet). At one point the rod twirled in my hand and I stopped. Was I supposed to meditate here? Yes. I leant against the wall of the gorge and closed my eyes.
My thoughts were on the knights quest. Was that quest over? Did I succeed or fail? Was I to continue on it. With simple flashes of insight I was shown that my quest was nearing completion but required a pilgrimage from south to north. I was also told that I had this one chance to complete this quest for knighthood. You may wonder how I was shown this, well an image and thought was brought to mind. That of a recent story in the paper about a knight being stripped of his knighthood. Warning heeded!
With these rather glad (and hopeful) tidings I continued on through the church. Near the other side of the gorge I was directed upwards and out into a snow-covered glade. It immediately reminded me of a scene from the old Kung Fu TV series where Cain, having received the burning Tiger and Dragon tattoos falls upon fresh cold snow.
I felt the need to do another meditation and stood in silence by the exit with the snow in front of me. It was here that I got another profound image and message. The message was simply…
- “Bring wisdom from the dark and share it in the light”
With this message I also had a vision of the Tarot Hermit Card upside down. This seemed to conclude my experiences at Lud’s church for that day at least. So much so that I was not allowed to return in and look for Gwas and Mike.
Kal Malik on the final leg of the Knights Quest