I hope everyone who reads this blog also reads my second (as yet unregistered) blog-The Story Behind Life Cycles. Not only are the cases just as interesting, but you will learn what the posts signify, including this one. Just click on lifecyclesstory-neil-killion.blogspot.com.
Now to the first item of business. I have been presenting articles since April, 2010 to do with the second concept of 'Life Cycles' theory. That is the 'Year of Broken Pathways', which occurs seven years after the 'Year of Revolution'. The twelve year cycle is ushered in by the 'Year of Revolution' and the theme is set. Then seven years later, along comes another fateful year, where events transpire to change your direction and give you a challenge and uphill struggle for the remaining years of the cycle. The essence of this year is that it has long-term ramifications and can be either uncomfortable or exhilarating, but challenging. You often have to learn new skills in order to accommodate. We are all creatures of habit and left to our devices may sidestep life's awkward moments. I have shown you how in many cases, there was a reluctance to accept what was going on, until it had crept up and looked us in the face.
So think about this:- "What happened in your life when you were aged 7 and 19 and 31 and 43 and 55 (and more for some of you)? Were there are fateful turning points? This can include positive and negative events. That break into the 'big league' of whatever your arena is, may have happened in one of those years. A new relationship or the end of another one may have been forged. The actions of others may have strongly impacted on your life. You might have perceived 'a day of reckoning' like Napoleon or you might have decided to take on City Hall like John Lennon, but were unaware just what it would involve. I want to make you think about your life. Really think. The reason you are where you are today is because you took a certain path, that was partly to do with your own choices and partly to do with what fate has handed you.
This leads me into the second item on the agenda. There has been been much critical praise for the movie "The King's Speech" and deservedly so, for it is a well-acted, stirring drama of real historical figures, set on a grand stage. It has been a world-wide success and will be seen by many. It tells (in not strictly accurate terms) the story of how King George VI had to battle to overcome his lifelong stutter, with the aid of the unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue. The movie shows him watching footage of Hitler's rabble-rousing style and acknowledges he is good at it.Then he is thrust into the start of WWII and has to face his biggest moment when he addresses, not just the British people, but the greater British Empire (encompassing around a quarter of the world's population). There is obvious need for a wartime figurehead to stir people to rise against the tyranny of the Nazis. This is shown magnificently in the last scene of the movie.
What has this got to do with 'Life Cycles' and the 'Year of Broken Pathways' in particular? George VI was born 14th Dec. 1895 and he delivered his wartime speech on Sept. 3rd 1939, which makes him right within his 43rd 'Year of Broken Pathways' when this challenge was handed to him. The sometimes painful-to-watch interactions between the King and his speech therapist are taken from Logue's own diary notes, so we can presume, that what happened just before the actual speech was probably how it was. How I'm sure he would have preferred not to have to do this. How uncomfortable he must have felt. How he now knew that he had to inspire people and forget about himself. Who'd have guessed this speech now inspires a whole new generation, who never knew him.
Was this one moment in time the end of the challenge? It may have ended the movie, but we know life goes on after the credits stop rolling. No, he had to deliver quite a few important wartime speeches after this. With Logue at his side, this went on for some years. It undoubtedly built his personal legacy and together with the Queen, helped endear the monarchy to its citizens throughout WWII. Once again we have an excellent example of what the 'Year of Broken Pathways' is all about. I will have much more to say about his life and the lives of others on both sides of the camera. When I am finished you will be astounded at what 'Life Cycles' analysis will produce. Don't forget to come back next month when the third concept will be unveiled. Until then:- "May the cycles always bring you good fortune".