Story…The Battle With the Dragon
Evolution, up to the state of man, is the result of combat with environmental conditions and the struggle for physical survival. Success in the animal world is largely dependent upon selfish instincts and reliance upon the lower evolutionary qualities of the soul. Difficulties are not overcome by weakness, nor is accomplishment made without aggression and courage. Those who permit competitors to force them to one side are not fulfilling the highest purpose of physical destiny.
St. George’s struggle with the Dragon reminds us that as Humans we have more than physical means by which to protect ourselves and those we love. Invoking Deity, St. George protected himself, the princess and the village by directing his attention to the greater good. With this intention he raised his vibratory rate such that he was able to perceive the Dragon’s vulnerability. Humans easily fall into the habit of tuning into their self-involved lower-animal nature to triumph over the “Dragon” of adversity. St. George reminds us that when the abilities and possibilities developed in the fierce struggle of our animal past are turned to purposes which have for interest the welfare of all, the soul will cease to function on the plane of the brute, and rise to something which we term divine. It has thus triumphed over the Dragon, and its atonement is complete.