Then, out of all I have described, the majestic image of Michael and the Dragon will arise once more. But this picture of Michael and the Dragon paints itself out of the cosmos. The Dragon paints himself for us, forming his body out of bluish-yellow sulphur streams. We see the Dragon shaping himself in shimmering clouds of radiance out of the sulphur-vapours; and over the Dragon rises the figure of Michael, Michael with his sword.
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. Robert Louis Stevenson Artist: Hyon Gong
Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse; Recognizing and Escaping Bullying, Manipulation and Pathological Behavior
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Some people may have narcissist tendencies and will quietly manipulate people so they get what they want, the perceived power positions. Groups tend to conform, the manipulator or leader - even in supposed leaderless groups -will dominate, suppress, ignore even humiliate anyone they see as knowledgeable/or does not conform to the "group norm." You can look at your own group; when anyone speaks up, is it held? Is it ignored, is it projected on, does it get met with jealousy? Is it dismissed, sidetracked and is the person managed by someone in the group? Why don't others WAKE UP to how people are being managed as if in an abusive family environment? That is the Bigger Question. Silence implies consent.
"It was such a strange evening; full moon and a violent gale." The woman was used to being alone and was not afraid. She sat down at the harmonium and played and sang Thomas Kingo's choral 'Sadness and joy, they travel together'.
"Suddenly it seemed I heard a knock at the house door downstairs. Maybe someone of the neighborhood felt compassion for me. I went down to open, but nobody was there."
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"At the time I was painting the picture I felt sorry that I had agreed to sell it. When the picture was finished I stood it up against the door of the balcony and sat down on a sofa at the opposite wall.
Then it seemed to me that Christ's eyes and also His hands were moving. The flowers in the garden became alive. They had turned into human beings who surrounded Christ. Then I saw Christ sway from one side to the other. Oh, how He spoke! But I only perceived one word, 'Gethsemane.' Lightning struck, and Christ disappeared in a light blue robe.