Destiny Unfolding, J.R.R. Tolkien


You’ve noticed, I am sure.

In the current world scenario, there seems to be a phenomenon we are collectively experiencing deep down within the very materiality of our being. This rapid shift in consciousness is forcing us to unify with our Spirit self so much so that sometimes it doesn't feel good.

These mystical unifications are so deep that sometimes, it is hard to put them into words. However, I do my best through language to communicate something you may have always known. And that is this: unification with spirit is like falling in love. Sometimes, it touches us like a beautiful breeze, while other times, it strikes us like lightning. With both experiences, we are left standing there, giving the universe some serious side-eye, asking ourselves what just happened there.

There is much to think about concerning this topic, and for a sweet instant, I'm reminded of J.R.R. Tolkien and his epic high fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings. Suppose I have to summarise this book in one sentence; it would be this: the main character - Frodo, is called out of his familiar life and armed by some supernatural 'Spirit' power to embark on a journey.

Justifiably, our hero was afraid. Understandably, he was reluctant, too. But in his heart of hearts, he felt a memory of something ancient and a deep recognition of destiny unfolding.

Perhaps as a collective, we are recognising ourselves as the mythical Frodo. Like Tolkien's characters, we, too, have started a million-step journey of remembering who we are. It’s a brutal process. It's not as difficult as splitting the Red Sea, but still, it’s a fearful and arduous task to undertake.

Of course, in this spiritual quest, we are forced, whether at an individual or collective level, to domesticate a well-characterized biological response all humans share: fear. Feeling fear is neither tragic nor absurd; who among us is not, at times, experiencing a nightmarish, Kafkaesque bleakness? Or, put more properly, who among us is not fearful at times?

I keep hearing that fear keeps us focused on the past and how we should make it go away. This statement has an intriguing narrowness, and such simplifications have never convinced me. Should we not contemplate fear as a critical ingredient in our recipe for success, an arrow ferociously speeding to its ultimate target? Each fear has a flavor, and this exact flavor gives spice to our own luxuriously alien world, which our souls, someday, will contemplate from its star.

As for the Spirit, we may wonder: What is Spirit's goal in all of this? Hmm. Perhaps the Spirit's goal is to keep the Houses of Astrology in order so that we can extract the best possible version of ourselves. What do you think? 

Look what Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Capricorn), the creator of Transcendental meditation, says: 

“The Spirit is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life”.

My mind rests with this pronouncement, but I have a further and rather special hope to add to Maharishi's words: through our collective expansion, evolving, and unfolding, may we grow into togetherness and feel like an extension of one another. Through this large collective transformational movement, may we realize that we can only bring change to ourselves, our families, our communities, and our Gaia if we bring change into our lives individually.

Here, I am briefly reminded of Kierkegaard, Satre, and Heidegger. Their existential thoughts on the human condition insist on individuality and that we live primarily for our own experience and expansion. Yes, that holds truth; there is no dispute there, but by sharing life experiences and mutual growth, we behave altruistically and live for one another. 

All our life experiences lead us to our hearts, and every heart is called for something. So, my curiosity is getting the better of me, and I am intrigued to ask - where is your heart calling you? Wherever your heart may be calling you, I wish that your joy, strength, peace, and genius will not cease to flourish.


Ilustración by Lotte Budai - The Serpentine Lady. She has a serpent’s tail, a hat, and very long hair. She lives in the sea and adores seashells. 

Written by Sanja Kljaic
Animation by Lotte Budai. Hi soul family many thanks for your interest in this story. You are here because Lotte and I have some kind of energy bond with you, whether conscious interaction in this lifetime, a Soul Bond, or a past life connection. While your sweet eyes read through this story - you move into our energetic field - and we enter yours. In this field of unity, we communicate vibrationally through our thoughts and emotions sent toward one another. This telepathic communication Lotte demonstrates in her animation - she draws upon the idea of Alexander Calder's kinetic wire sculpture and gradually threads it into her work with grace, dignity, and respect.

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