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The “morning after.” Calm after a storm.  An epilogue. That’s what May 24 felt like Spain 2014 map when we opened the curtains to let sunlight in. In front of us, some 30 miles to the southeast, lay our next destination – Madrid.

I felt as if we have been circling around the Spanish capital like an eagle slowly spiraling down to its prey. Not that we intended Madrid any harm. More like savoring its delicious flavor.

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But we were not yet done with El Escorial. I was guided to perform a special atonement ceremony to clear the karma from my Phillip II lifetime.

After a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, during which the waiter raved again about my impromptu concert last night, we went out to the back garden. Under the statue of Phillip II, I I did the special ceremony. Elizabeth, who looked especially beautiful and radiant that morning (see below), recorded some of it on camera.

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What follows below is a video clip of the special Phillip II atonement ceremony.

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But first, it is important to keep in mind the above 1573 map as you watch this video.  When Phillip II was the Spanish ruler, he was not just the king of Spain; he was the head of the then largest empire in the world.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 5.20.20 PMPhillip’s domain included the New World in the Americas, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, the Kingdom of Naples and several other parts of Europe and Africa.  And while married to Queen Mary I, he was also the king of England.

By the way, the expression, “the empire on which the sun never sets” was originally coined during Philip’s time to reflect the extent of the Spanish crown possessions. The British brazenly adopted it as their own during Queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century.

(Queen Victoria, by the way, was another Elizabeth’s past incarnation in which we shared our lives together. I was Prince Albert then, her Consort – see Albert & Victoria Reunited at Sea on “America II”).


Second, watch for what happens when I finish my second atonement and bow down before the Creator. (Hint: El Escorial church bells start to ring out as if on cue, and they continue tolling right through to the end of the ceremony).


Third, I want you to know that absolutely NOTHING in this ceremony was prepared beforehand. I felt guided to do a clearing ceremony. That’s all.  I had no idea what I was going to say when I stepped up to the Phillip statue.  Nor did I know what music would come out at the end.  So it was my Higher Self speaking through me and my flute.


Finally, what you will see are real, deep emotions I felt all through the ceremony.  So you will also have a chance to participate in it if you so choose.  Some who have already seen the video have told me they have. And that it was a moving experience.

And now with that as a preamble, enjoy the video.

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After the ceremony, we felt drawn back to the El Escorial palace. For a final goodbye. It looked different in the morning (see the pictures below).

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We then took one more final walk around the palace.  The guards were back on duty getting ready to open the doors of the monastery to the tourists.  It was time for us to say goodbye and leave…

One thing is certain, I will never forget our visit to El Escorial. Every little details has been permanently etched in my mind. Which is why at the end of our Tour of Spain, I picked El Escorial as the first of my top three experiences.



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