A Western Ideal: Diana Changed the World

In the Modern Western World, we take for granted our iron-forged value on individual devotional love. Our idealized form of love is inspired by Divine Union rather than Duty. Princess Diana is a modern example of such sacrifice. The public wanted her to know true love, and she wanted her children to experience it since she knew it was the greatest of all human experiences.

Before Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Hearts, the People’s Princess transformed and cemented the Western ideal of Divine Union, the monarchy–the national ideals in form–had to absolutely choose Duty and Country over Self. Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare introduced the ideal of Devotional Love in the romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet. We all know the story of the star-crossed lovers. The ideal is love despite the consequences that transcends even death–the ultimate victory. Princess Diana was a Cancer sun (like the future King, Prince William and his son Prince George) which corresponds to the Chariot trump card. (Interesting fact, one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites often compared her to the Virgin Goddess Diana. How uncanny that under Elizabeth II, Devotional Love reigns supreme through a princess named Diana.) Victory by balancing opposing forces and participating–albeit disrupting–in the status quo is much of the card’s symbolism.

 

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“We, your blood family, will do all we can to continue the imaginative and loving way in which you were steering these two exceptional young men so that their souls are not simply immersed by duty and tradition, but can sing openly as you planned.” – Earl Spencer’s Eulogy for his sister Diana

Princess Diana and Radha devoted their lives to Divine Love and Union. They allowed themselves to be seen as unstable, unconventional, and even mad for their idealization of devotion. Princess Diana was deeply rooted in kindness and love which she understood was her true duty as a noble–the true Western ideal.

Radha and Diana are much of the same except Diana was unable to achieve the love she wanted for herself. Her life expresses the pains of separation from one’s Twin Flame. She sacrificed such love for duty, country, and motherhood. The monarchy in the all of the West has never been the same.

“…he claimed for her a title that seemed to be higher than saint: she was “human”. She spoke to the “constituency of the rejected” but she could suffer from a “deep feeling of unworthiness”… He knew, in speaking of Diana, he must speak not to just the abbey, not even to the millions outside in the streets, but rather to the billions who made Diana in life one of the most famous people in the world, and in death the most famous of all… He was speaking to the globalised, electronically connected culture of which Diana has become the supreme star. This was the new culture that, with that wave of applause, invaded and claimed the abbey. It was all more, far more than I expected. It was an event made by the incredible upsurge of popular feeling in Britain and around the world. Before she died, some may have been hoping that she would grow old, her celebrity would dim and she would be quietly interred in relative obscurity. Even when she died, nobody anticipated the scale of this popular rising. It was only a week from that mangled Mercedes to the abbey. But it was a week in which a new world asserted itself and made a goddess out of one rejected, hounded, marginalised member of the British royal family. The abbey service was the elevation of Diana to a new kind of heaven. I’ll tell my grandchildren I was there. But they won’t listen. By then, it will seem so obvious to them: of course Diana changed the world.” – Bryan Applegate, http://www.bryanappleyard.com/princess-diana-funeral/

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