When my mother died and my sister and I were going through the house to divide up her belongings, we couldn’t find my father’s sword that Annapolis graduates are given when they become the emissary of the Sun God. Have you ever wondered what all the dripping gold that falls on the brim of the officer’s hat, the shoulders, buttons and handles of the sword meant? The Naval Officer is a direct mythic emissary on earth of the Sun God (God). I remember when my father proudly told me that in a foreign port, the senior naval officer is the direct emissary of the President. In that spot, this officer is the President. That made an impression on me. But where was that sword? Now that my mother was gone who had kept safe the artifacts of my father, I wanted that sword.
At the end of our search, we came across a trunk, and there it was, buried beneath the quilts in the bottom. I picked it up and felt like someone in the Lord of the Rings or some other mythic tale where the sword of God is passed from the King to the Son.
This mythic sword in a spiritual context means the Sword of Discernment that can cut the unreal away from the real, leaving only the real and the True. Everyone on the quest for Transcendence needs this sword. As far as my father and me were concerned, however, there was always this sense I got from him, sometimes a direct communication, sometimes indirect, that I wasn’t quite ready to lift the hammer. This is why I love this GE commercial. That hammer could be the sword with the gold of God dripping from its handle, shining bright and luminous in the eyes of the son who would become at last ready to become one with the Father.