Stories are important. They’re how we communicate the meaning of our lives. How we share our experiences of where we’ve been, who we’re becoming and what our destination is. Its within the crucible of storytelling that we relate our values and our learnings.
Stories are what we share, transmit and repeat to ourselves and eachother. The current contents of our human experience and the expression of the world as we know it. Within them, you can communicate morals and lessons, teaching values and creating culture. They can connect us, or focus on what makes us apart. They can enlighten us to new vistas of expansion, or keep us stuck in repeating patterns of disempowerment.
Now, more than ever, we need a new story. One that honors the human condition, that helps us heal our relationships, that reminds of the deeper divine virtues that come from alignment with our true nature.
Within the phrasing of a story, you distribute a whole visceral experience. Depending on the contents of that melody of meaning and the overall context it evokes, you speak the dream of worlds themselves. You breathe to life that myth, invoking the essense of that beingness and its landscape of meaning and self-definition. Through this, we can see the portrait of our humanity, the contents of our soul and its expression out into the world.
To develop a meta-perspective on this is a practice of Akasha Yoga, of the yoga of story, in which we see the workings of mind reflected in the subtle progressions of story. That we are made of stories, living legends awakening to the revelation of our own mythos embodied.
This entry is inspired by a movie called “The Emperor’s New Groove.” In this story, an emperor that was given everything he ever wanted and doted on since a child misuses his power, throwing a man out the window while in the middle of his ‘groove’, the opening song about his awesomeness and throne as emperor. He then summons one of the nearby peasants whose village grows the crops and tends the lamas for the kingdom, who he then proceeds to inform he will be building his summer home atop of their hill, destroying their village for his selfish pleasure.
His assistant is tending the throne while he is gone, who he fires for not regarding his order to not rule in his place. Shortly after she turns him in a lama and he ends up at the very village he was going to destroy, on a quest to return to his original form with the very villager that he was going to disenfranchise. Its a beautiful story, one of humility and learning, where he has to face his errors of relationship to become a better person, eventually coming to a place of greater respect for everyone and dropping his selfishness. At the end, he apologizes to the man he threw out the window and takes on ‘a new groove’, joining the very village he was going to destroy with a happy ending.
It was a perfect example of teaching a moral through story. That of the emperor being taken on a heroic journey which eventually led to the correction of his error. Had there been no error, it would not be the same story. There is a necessity to the journey, that of change and recognition, of a character development coming through his ‘journey home’.
All of must take the journey, learn the lesson and come to right relationship with the creation. Such is the very nature of our adventure to the new paradigm, of embodying the right use of power in the emergent roundtable. For we are the Avatars of the Awakening, the golems to divine transformation by way of becoming the change we wish to see. From here, we take up the pen to tell a new tale of our Return to the Garden, as the word serves the function of our Emergence.
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