Which leads us to what could be a problem.
What about those jobs that no one wants to do since everyone chooses their jobs, gathering the garbage and dematerializing it, weeding the hydroponic gardens, etc., etc.?
This falls under what is called community service and everyone does it. Everyone in the city spends a certain amount of time a month in community service. What this means is this works very well because since everyone does it, no one has to do it that much. No one has to do full-time the jobs that no one would like to do and go into resentment because of it.
Instead, if everyone does a certain amount of community service it means that you might only spend four hours of community service a month. And since it becomes a project that you only do once a month, it actually becomes fun. And when people are on groups of community service they start singing and playing and having a good time.
But it’s something that no one even tries to get out of it. You can be in community service, a real good one is picking up, to put bluntly, secretions from the animals down in some of the nature areas where it starts getting really bad.
This could put someone in real resentment while you’re shoveling elephant you know what. But if the person in the hydroponic gardens is doing it right along side, for instance, someone on the Council of Twelve, it’s a thing that becomes not resentful but fun and it’s something that people truly get a sense that there is no better than and no less than in the job situation, that a farmer, or someone who works in the hydroponic gardens is not less than someone who is on the Council of Twelve. They both just have different jobs and both jobs are equally important for a city to run properly. So therefore people immediately have the feeling of being good enough.
And as I said things like community service brings all the different levels of service together and creates a true camaraderie.
Which goes into perhaps one of the more interesting aspects to our personal relationships. In Telos we have two forms of marriage. We have a bond marriage and we have a sacred marriage. A bond marriage is when two beings decide that they’ve got something with each other and they want to explore it greater.
Then in front of a priest or priestess and a bunch of their friends, they commit themselves to a bond marriage which means that they’re saying,
“We’ve got something, we realize we really care for each other and we’d like to see where it’s going.”
So in essence it is a form of a marriage because it has the commitments for as long as you choose the bond marriage to last. And then if you decide “Oh well it was just a passing thing or it’s not something that’s going to work,” you simply stand in front of a priest or priestess again and simply explain that it didn’t work and there’s no stigma on it. Some people can have several bond marriages at once. There’s also no stigma on that.
One thing that you do not do in a bond marriage is you do not have children. That is saved for a sacred marriage. In a sacred marriage is when you have decided “Ok we have something.”
Then you have a large marriage, usually a beautiful wedding. All your bond marriages are dissolved and you go into a sacred marriage where you are then allowed to have children. Children is something that people need to be trained for, that need to be taken as a serious responsibility. Some people might be in a bond marriage two, three hundred years before they take a sacred marriage.
Someone else who’s with their soul mate or twin flame may go into a sacred marriage two months after they were in their bond marriage. It’s all different, but again it’s always a matter of having choice.
It’s always a matter of having respect for each other.
And this just about wraps up tape two of these two tapes of Secrets of the Subterranean Cities.
I am Sharula Dux.
I am the daughter of the Ra and Rana Mu, therefore Princess Sharula, and I thank you.