The Elyrian Emergence by Dannye Williamsen
Located in the Andromeda Galaxy, the planet Galen is unique in that it hosts only one country: Elyria. The principles on which this civilization was founded many centuries ago are demonstrated by the choice of names for the planet and their country. The names have metaphysical meanings, giving them importance beyond simple nomenclature.
Elyria is the only country on the planet of Galen which is in the Andromeda Galaxy. Galen meaning calm and Elyria meaning blessed place demonstrate the principles upon which this civilization was founded many centuries ago. The inhabitants of Galen escaped from their ancient planet before it imploded as the result of their destructive policies. The mission of the Founders, those who orchestrated the means of escape, was to develop a civilization based on the philosophy of Self-Emergence.
On the surface, it seems to be working until the Karons, the sensitives who monitor the global energies, detect a negative shift in consciousness. The Karons’ visions shake those in charge from their complacency and send them scrambling to curb the decline, which it appears has been engineered by someone with an inordinate amount of power.
The questions this team of people find themselves asking are these: Can we stop this before it’s too late? How could we have not seen how vulnerable we are?
The ultimate question is whether Elyria will wake up and realize that Self-Emergence is a forever journey, one where fear of the mistakes of the ancient planet has no place. It is a journey that does not allow resting on one’s laurels, whether as an individual or a civilization.
On a personal note...
The Elyrian Emergence is science fiction, but the psychological struggles of the main characters, Milo, DeLana, Dylan, and Humphrey, are as real as those with which you and I often struggle. The darker forces will always be there in our lives, and conscious choice is required to avoid their influence. Unfortunately, we can sometimes, in our complacency, fail to understand that good and evil create a balance. The power, the shift in the balance, comes from our choices: choosing good over evil or evil over good.