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The Legend of the ICO

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There is a legend which says the ICO crystal was given to teach the Few to teach the Many.

It was a time when humanity had lost sight of their Kinship...when the joy of Purpose had been laid aside and almost entirely forgotten. It was a dismal time for people, when families were more strangers than friends. It was a time of spectators. People had become...the same.

But there was a moment when the Universe changed, as if it heaved a huge sigh, expressing an incredible amount of creative energy into the Cosmos.

And there were twelve friends who watched, as the stars in the morning sky began dancing...and there was an awakening which occurred, a moment of Love and Respect so complete, so fulfilling, that once again they began to cry, and laugh...out loud.

As these sounds filled their energy with Light a remarkable change in their visual perception enhanced their understanding. They began to see clearly the Whole of things, how each one affected the lives of others, all of the others affected their own lives. They called this clear sight Round.

Among the natural elements there was nothing as perfectly Round as the Light of human expression. When people viewed each other their substance appeared flat, just as everything was flat in some way. They had never looked beyond their own substance to see their own individual expression. The idea of Round had been acknowledged for some time but had never really been understood or practiced.

Round became the subject of much discussion as the twelve lost their fear of learning and began to investigate their own differences. Before long they discovered their true Kinship. It happened as they began to take their own expression and arrange it individually each one around the other, until they found a balance...between Kinship...and Friendship. They held this thought and formed a crystal to resemble this balance. In time the crystal came to be called ICO.

The ICO crystal was flat and round. No other crystal resembled the Stars that Danced more closely. It was the same, yet...every time one looked at it it was different. It was perfect. It was an interface between depth and dimension, and became a tool to teach the Many to practice this perception. And, as the people began to exercise within the crystal they began to realize their own dimension, their own uniqueness, their own Roundness.

And the Young ones began learning why the Old ones were Wise...and the Old ones began learning why the Young ones were eager. people began to discover individuality. They began to cry and laugh and sing and shout...out loud...once again. They began to see the Stars that each others' eyes. They began to Know.

Games were developed on and within the ICO crystal to sustain practice at different levels. Each time you practice within the ICO crystal you will discover something new in your perception. Share your discovery with friends and you will realize the kinship...between Young and Old...between Yourself and All.

When you reach a balance you will see the Stars that Danced. And you will begin to Know...

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