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Melissa Higginbotham: The Hero's Journey

Aurora Rising - January 31, 2012

Here you will find the story behind the songs. Aurora Rising was conceived as a story of the Hero's Journey and the search for inner power.

 

Aurora Rising (a musical) by Melissa Higginbotham

Storyline: A male student named Kris is psychic, but doesn't know he is. He feels out of place in his small town so decides to leave and find out his destiny. He meets up with a spiritual teacher named Krystal who introduces him to a group of spiritual masters called the Knights of Aquareion. These Knights are here to Stand as the Forces of Light against the forces of darkness. He learns to overcome his fear and decides his destiny is to become a Knight of Aquareion.

 

570 Billion years ago. Glowing figures of light, Orbs, angle down through the atmosphere, coming into the earth plane. Voices are heard singing as orbs surf in a spiraling motion on waves of shimmering, pastel-colored light. (Song: Riding the Waves)

“Riding the waves, we spiral down,

Through silver clouds and rainbow sound.

The winds of Source answer The aqua Krystal’s Homing Song.

We ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River Upon the Krystic Path.

 

I ride the Krystal current flows, My Chariot of Fire glows.

I know my Self as Truth, My relationship with Source comes first.

We ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River Upon the Krystic Path.

 

We surf on waves of Krystal sound,

We ride the Krystal, Homeward bound.

The Arc of Aquari Will help us spiral safely Home.

We ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River, we ride the Krystal River Upon the Krystic Path.”

2010. A school in a small town. Other students make fun of Kris, pointing fingers, telling him how weird he is. He’s a dreamer, loves music, plays drums, loves to dance. He has visions, has a gaze that looks directly at people…sees people as they really are…sees through the masks. Says things to people that are spontaneous, but then come true. People are afraid of Kris and keep their distance. He’s lonely. Kris takes his stuff out of a locker, and starts walking home. (Song: Something Greater)

"I’ve felt different all my life, on the outside looking in,

I have never fit in anywhere, no matter where I’ve been.

I didn’t know who I was, or where I was heading to.

But felt life could be greater than all the dreams I knew.

 

Still I let the doubt control me, I let fear become my stance,

I was afraid to make tough choices, I was afraid to take a chance.

And people tried to tell me to leave behind the pain,

In holding on to fear and doubt there’s nothing more to gain.

Yet when I look at the stars at night, I feel a sense of something greater, telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time.

 

One day I heard a voice within, a whisper through my mind,

A gentle nudge to wake up, to see where I was blind.

For I was traveling rudderless, but now I’m steering true.

I seek the highest outcome in all I say and do.

 

The colors of Aurora’s Call spans the silver sky.

I feel a sense of lightness, to spread my wings and fly.

A growing sense of destiny, a calling in my dreams;

There’s a sense of rightness, though I don’t know what it means.

And when I look at the stars at night, I feel a sense of something greater, telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time.

 

Yesterday’s tomorrows have changed into today.

It’s hard to journey forth, it’s easier to stay.

I want to make a difference, so I’m going to find out.

I’ll take the road less traveled, I’ll take the Krystos route.

 

I am ready now for Freedom from all the pain and fear.

I seek to do my healing to get my template clear.

Aurora’s Call sings through me the colors of the dawn,

The rhythm opens doorways to the stars and all beyond.

And when I look at the stars at night, I feel a sense of something greater, telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time…telling me it’s time. It is time.”

Kris decides to leave town to find out what his destiny, what his calling is, takes up his backpack with laptop and drum and leaves. Kris arrives outside a town and decides to camp out by the river. He has a dream where a glowing figure says something about a place in the universe called Aurora Earth. This is a more spiritual earth than ours, and the inhabitants have an energy called the Aurora Force. Many of them are coming here to help us in the Stand of the Light Forces against the forces of darkness. They are called the Knights of Aquareion.

Kris is asked whether he wants to help in this endeavor, that he could be a force for good here. He is told he has specific configurations of energy in his energy fields that allow for the Aurora frequency to be anchored here on earth. He feels unsure about doing something outside of his comfort zone. He’s not sure if he’s ready, he feels uncertain. The glowing figure then asks him when he will be ready. He finally assents and immediately feels light-headed and a feeling of buzzing energy spreading throughout his body. In his mind he sees shimmering golden-silver, pale magenta pink, turquoise, yellow-gold, and silvery-white energies enveloping him. A song beyond words seems to be just beyond his hearing. The feeling is so intense, and when he feels that he can’t take any more, he drops into sleep. (Song: Aurora Rising)

“Do you hear Aurora sing? The song is rising on the wind.

Creation sings the harmony of rainbows all aglow.

Through song Aurora spans the sky, Krystal rainbow pillars high.

Do you hear Aurora sing? The song is rising on the wind.

 

Do you hear a Krystal sound? Aurora Rising, Love unbound.

It sings of laughing Krystal dreams and silver painted air.

From Grail doorways magic springs, Love wrapped up in everything.

Do you hear a Krystal sound, Aurora Rising, Love unbound.

 

Rasha Eira Krystar Now! I Am the Truth, this is my vow.

Creation answers, now’s the time to set the pattern Home.

I Am the song Aurora sings, I Am the Aqua Mist it brings.

Rasha Eira Krystar Now! I Am the Truth, this is my vow.

 

Rasha Eira Krystar Now! I Am the Truth, this is my vow.

Creation answers, now’s the time to set the pattern Home.

I Am the Song Aurora sings, I Am the Aqua Mist it brings.

Rasha Eira Krystar Now! I Am the Truth, this is my vow.”

Kris wakes up, remembers the dream, wonders whether it was real or not. The word “contract” comes into his mind, but dismisses it as he breaks camp and decides to go into town and find a job. He finds an internet café called the “Aurora Café.” It’s a new place with organic food and there’s an opening for someone to wait tables. The café’ is a building with rainbows all over, glitter in the paint, wood floors. There’s a small corner where a group of musicians can set up. Currently there are drums there.

Kris applies for the job, is hired, and told he can use the spare room at the back to bed down temporarily until he finds a place to live. That night the dreams come again. He sees the corner of the café with the drums, and it appears magical. He sees a group of colored lights seemingly dancing above and among the drums and hears voices raised in song. (song: Aurora Dancing)

“Aurora forces lead the way to turn the shadowed night to day.

We heal our template, our Spirits shine, as we dance to Aurora time.

We play our parts, our contracts sure, the orchestra of Source the cure,

To heal the rod and staff within, we start to dance, we start to spin.

We’re Aurora Dancing…we’re Aurora Dancing…

To heal the rod and staff within, we start to dance, we start to spin.

 

The call has sounded, now’s the choice to hear the music, hear the Voice,

The silver strings of Truth unbound, as we dance through each Krystos round.

Aurora’s Choir and Rainbow Band set in place the Krystal Span,

Our hearts keep time, our spirits soar as we reveal our Krystos Core.

We’re Aurora Dancing…we’re Aurora Dancing…

Our hearts keep time, our spirits soar as we reveal our Krystos Core.

 

The song now rises, higher still, the base pulse rhythm’s Divine Will,

Will set the pattern, and set in place the Rainbow Pillar of Divine Grace.

 The doorways open deep inside, the music sounds, and now we slide,

On Grail Waters flowing strong, we ride back Home on Krystal Song.

We’re Aurora Dancing…we’re Aurora Dancing…

On Grail Waters flowing strong, we ride back Home on Krystal Song.”

He wakes up refreshed, with echoes of song and dance fading away as he opens his eyes. He starts work and a girl named Krystal walks into the café with a drum. As he serves her, his attention is drawn towards the drum. It’s painted turquoise, yellow gold, and pale magenta-pink, with tracings of silver all around. He’s drawn towards it and asks her what she uses it for. She says it’s a talking drum and she uses it in sacred energy work on the earth. She talks to him about stewardship of earth power areas and the energy lines of the earth, and how these energy lines sometimes come together in what are called portals or doorways to other space-time dimensions. She’s sure there’s a portal to other worlds, the Aurora worlds on her property. Krystal knows that with her drum and consciousness that she will guide those of like mind through those doorways when it’s time to ascend. (Song: Drums of Aquafereion)

“From heart to heart we set the Fire, The Flames leap up as we aspire

To hold the grids and see our family Home again.

We light the Lamps, the Watch Towers glow,

Grace is set, we’re in the flow

To swim the Aquafers and guide them Home again.

Oh the drumbeats are sounding through the land,

Sending the Call to take a Stand,

We hear the Call of the Drums of Aquafereion.

 

Come wind and fire, water clear,

Come KrystalA and ether,

Hear the Call as we prepare the Way back Home again.

Creation sings its rhythmic power,

The time is now, it is the hour

To walk the clouds and slide the way back Home again.

Oh the drumbeats are sounding through the land,

Sending the Call to take a Stand,

We hear the Call of the Drums of Aquafereion.

 

To take the Krystal Path and spiral Home again,

To take the Krystal Path and spiral Home again,

To take the Krystal Path and spiral Home again.”

Krystal knows what she is here to do; Kris is still searching. She invites Kris to a drum circle the next night and gives him a book to read about special, magical energy places. He sits down to read that night about stewardship, earth energy work, healing his inner Divine template, and spiritual warfare, and what it means to make a Stand for truth. In bed that night he dreams again of colored orbs dissolving into beings and back again, with a song about the rising of spiritual power. (song: Aurora Standing)

“The flames of song, the rhythm sure,

The rising sound, the Light so pure,

We hear the Call, this is the hour,

Aurora sings of template power.

We hear the Call, this is the hour, Aurora sings of template power.

 

We vision through the veils of time,

We dance the pattern, set the rhyme.

We sing the song of Truth set free,

Surround with Krystal clarity.

We sing the song of Truth set free,

Surround with Krystal, Krystal clarity.

 

The Krystal cities coming down,

Aurora homes of Krystal sound

Are made of rainbows set in place

By loving Universal Grace,

Are made of rainbows set in place By loving Universal Grace,

By Grace,

By Grace.”

The next night he goes to the drum circle. He sits down and starts talking to Krystal. He asks her how she got into doing what she’s doing. She said she had a dream one night about being a Knight of Aquareion. These people have a higher spiritual calling, to help as the forces of Light stand against the forces of darkness. All those in the drum circle have taken an oath as a Knight of Aquareion. (Knights of Aquareion)

“We were called into action for there was a task to be done.

 In the midst of darkness we stood to face the sun.

In the Call for Freedom we chose to stand and not run.

We Stand as the Kryst, We are Knights of Aquareion.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires burn,

The Krystal Spiral’s the road of Adashi Return.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires glow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.

 

Wake up and listen to the sound of the Call on the wind.

 It’s time to remember the reasons we dance and we spin.

We will ride on forever until our mission is done.

We Stand as the Kryst, We are Knights of Aquareion.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires burn,

The Krystal Spiral’s the road of Adashi Return.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires glow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.

 

The drums are now sounding the rhythm of the Word.

Creation sings back the heartbeat of what we just heard.

Our journeys together have given us keys to space-time.

We ride on the Shields of Krystos structure and rhyme.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires burn,

The Krystal Spiral’s the road of Adashi Return.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires glow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.

 

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires burn,

The Krystal Spiral’s the road of Adashi Return.

Rise, rise, rise, let your Krystos fires glow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.

We return on the songs of the Grail Waters flow.”

The drumming starts. Kris, though reluctant at first, joins in with the drumming. As the drumming accelerates with high energy, the drum circle transforms and the people reveal themselves as Knights of Aquareion. At the last, Kris stands up and joins them, revealing himself. Krystal tells Kris he’s being called, but he has a choice. Does he want to serve? Because the main thought of all Knights of Aquareion is: How May I Serve? He’s curious and asks Krystal why? What does she get out of it? It sounds like an awful lot of work for very little return. (song: How May I Serve?)

“I continue on the journey, one foot in front of the other,

And with one thought in mind, “How may I serve?”

How may I serve?

Though at times I fall on my face,

I do it with style and Grace,

I rise and once again Stand As the Kryst.

My relationship with Source comes first,

I seek to be the Truth I AM,

And with this comes the Joy and Grace of I AM This I AM.

For I AM Joy, I AM Joy.

Joy is in the service and in the knowing of what I came to do.

And this is what sustains me, in the deep of darkest night,

For someone has to blaze the path to help the others Home.

 

This contract isn’t easy,

Who’d fulfill it if I weren’t here?

And so I strike the match and light the Lamps, And light the Lamps.

I set my vector back to Source, My Krystos Self aligns as me,

I travel to the future, which is now.

My relationship with Source comes first,

I seek to be the Truth I AM,

And with this comes the Joy and Grace of I AM This I AM.

For I AM Joy, I AM Joy.

Joy is in the service and in the knowing of what I came to do.

And this is what sustains me, in the deep of darkest night,

For someone has to blaze the path to help the others Home.

 

And I found Joy, I found Joy,

It was covered up with muck and grime,

And it took me quite some time,

But now I’m seeing clearly…clearly…

Clearly once again.”

Kris decides to pack a lunch and spend a relaxing day out in the country. He invites Krystal to go along. He spreads a blanket, eats, then lies back to do some cloud watching. He imagines he sees cities in the clouds. He drifts off to sleep and when he wakes up, dreams about being a cloud walker. He thinks it’s a dream, then realizes it’s not. He talks to Krystal who tells him there are legends of people walking in the clouds. (song: Walking in the Clouds)

“I had another dream That I was walking in the clouds,

And I was leading others Home,

Home to the Krystal cities in the clouds.

 

We’re clearing all the lines And opening the passageways,

We spark the Flame of all within.

We Stand for Truth and Love’s our name.

 

With Flames of Aqualene, We light the Lamps across the land,

The Sentinels and Watch Tower glow,

Holding the Light of Truth for all.

 

The Call for Freedom sounds,

Its rhythm beats across the land,

We Stand for Truth for we are Standard Bearers of the Kryst.

It’s time to walk the Pathway Home.

 

It wasn’t just a dream,

And I was walking in the clouds,

And I was leading others Home,

Home to the Krystal cities in the clouds.

Home to the Krystal cities in the clouds.”

That night Kris sits down to look at the stars, with a cup of tea in his hand. He ponders about home, wishing things could have been different as he was growing up. He has a feeling loneliness, of knowing there’s a place for him, but not knowing where it is. (song: Home Again)

“I seek the place within, a secret hiding place,

where I can feel at Home.

I seek to unify all parts of self as One,

and Know Who I Am, And know Who I Am.

I open up inside, in just the Kristed way, to let the Sun shine in.

My Rishi Sun aligns and We are riding on the waves of light and sound,

Of Light and Sound.

 

My Rishi Self and I, we journey deep inside, along the Pathway Home.

I feel the peace and love, the God Self This I AM,

for I Am going Home,

For I Am Going Home.

 

As I remember more of Who I AM this Now,

I wake to joy within.

I laugh to find I’ve never left my Home at all, for I Am always Home,

For I AM This I AM.

 

For Home is Who I AM.”

While working in the Aurora Café’, Kris overhears a couple talking about what love really is. That you can’t love someone else unless you first love yourself. He realizes that his time in this new place has been really healing and he now understands that in order to love others he must love himself first. (song: My Absolute Truth)

“I love you, I love you, even if I haven’t met you.

 If I am to view everything as Source I have to ask myself, what would God-Source do?

What would God-Source do?

So I close my eyes, I imagine your Beloved face,

Call out your Beloved name,

And tell you my absolute Truth, That I love you,

I love you,

I love you.

 

Beloved Self and all the rest of Creation, I love you, I love it all.

I AM Source and you are part of my Beloved body, heart and mind,

And we are equally loved and cherished.

And I love you,

Yes I love you,

For I love me.”

As he gets ready to get off work, he’s invited to another drumming. That night as Kris listens to the drums and watches people get up and dance, stomp their feet, and drum, he starts seeing an aqua mist rise. Far off in the distance he hears a voice telling him the rhythm, the sound, the dance will help him home. That if she sees life as a dance, then all he has to do is join in the song; sing the song that will lead him home. (Song: Song of A’quA-elle)

“The Song of A’quA-elle rises,

The Song of A’quA-elle rises,

Rises like the sea, rises like the sea, rises like ocean waves.

A crescendo of drums and cymbals washing upon the shore,

The melody clings like salt spray, The melody clings like salt spray upon my face, upon my face.

Droplets of song dancing,

Droplets of song dancing, Dancing…upon the changing tides.

 

The tides flow in, then sweep back out,

The tides flow in, then sweep back out.

Essence backflows to Source, Essence backflows to Source, Essence backflows to Source.

The Song sends us Home, T

he melody takes up the dance again.

The singing waters remind us, The singing waters remind us of our rebirth, of our rebirth.

Silvery Aqua Mist, Silvery Aqua Mist,

The Voice, the Voice to Call us Home.”

The next day, Kris wakes up feeling disoriented. Throughout the day he feels spacey, slightly nauseous, and very sleepy. All he wants to do is lie down. He forces herself to go to work and sees Krystal there. Kris tells her what’s happening. She says it sounds like his frequency is changing, which aligns him with a different future probability. It’s like jumping time lines. (Song: Jumping Timelines)

“Jumping timelines, opening space within,

Feel the rhythm, world starts to spin.

 Flames are rising And the psonns of Love Eternal part the layers of time.

 

We’re jumping timelines, orb as Masters do,

Stay on course now, setting vector true.

We echo sounds of healing, wholeness is our birthright,

Moving as orbs through space, We’re stepping through time.

 

Jumping timelines, steady now on track,

Hear the drumbeat, there’s no turning back.

Time suspended As we make alignments to the vectors heading Home.

 

We’re jumping timelines, Krystos team in place,

We’re pure joy now, we are waves of Grace.

We sing the Songs of Freedom, Krystal Truth all knowing,

Moving as orbs through space, We’re stepping through time.”

Kris has dreams of orbs, of talking to orbs, of being surrounded by orbs. He hears talk of spiritual contracts and service agreements. When waking up he remembers being told that these orbs are his real family of origin. (Instrumental: Orbing)

Kris goes outside and looks at the stars. He feels a sense of destiny and joy. He’s determined to do what he came to earth to do. He knows he’s on track with his mission. (Song: God Dances and Sings)

“As I dance on this sacred land

The God Self within me takes a Stand.

I make the choice to use my voice and sing the pathway clear.

Build the pillar with Krystal Song,

Opalescent and glittered rainbow strong.

I move with Grace and take my place

To follow the dance back Home,

To follow the dance back Home.

 

One step at a time is all,

Soon you’ll float, you’re the star now of the ball.

With silver crowned we’ll dance around along the spiral Home.

It is time now to take a chance,

Start the music, the atoms start to dance.

As we spin and spire our pillars of fire,

God dances and sings us Home,

God dances and sings us Home.”

 

 

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