using your Truth Love Energy to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn
Oh my stars and gatters.
A friend of mine had extra tickets to a stage play of The Never Ending story today,
I was a big fan of the movie as a child for the adventurous imagination explosion it represented but today I was absolutely bawling my eyes out while witnessing this presentation...
I have no idea of the direct meaning or symbolism of this story, but flashes came to my mind throughout that hit me like a bag of rocks and bones to the face.
SPOILERS for anyone who has never heard this old story:
This was a story about learning to including your whole self.
Bastian the observer/the essence, Atreyu the personality, with the body ( ARTAX, the HOrse)
He begins his spiritual Journey when Atreyu is given Auron, a neclace , obviously representing Choice.
as it's stated clearly when he receives this beautiful neclace that to Reach the ChildLike Empress ( the union of all things )he must be certain of two things: to never under any circumstance use this power not in service of others, and look at every creature no matter how foul, how big or small as if they are absolutely necccessary , unique and not above or below another.
this theme is felt throughout the story, when encountering various " enemies" , one enemy in particular a Giant Spideress says something along the lines of "The Child Like Empress takes me AS I AM, regardless if i EAT YOU OR NOT"
the whole realm is being eaten by a force whose sole purpose is to drag people down , create hopelessness and fear . The Horse, falling ill to this gravitation pull; but atreyu , with the help of Choice, chooses to move on.
OH I could go on an ON in this lovenote to this play.
What really hit me, was a little creative note when Atreyu was finally challenged head on by the NOTHING...and the NOTHING tells atreyu he is but a make believe character in a story...and to prove this he challenges Atreyu to think of a name that has never been heard before...But he can't...he doesn't have that power on his own, he can not CREATE. Just as our personalities can not create anything NEW. At this moment he invites his higher self into the picture, blending higher and lower for the first time and together they give Name to God.
To me this was a story of NEWNESS, VITALITY, ENTHUSIASM that we constantly need to deliver to the world in order for it not to become " a land of the dead"...and in doing so, the entire self must always be involved. You can not give NAME to god if you are just ranting theosophy or teachings from a past, You must leave room for Newness, you must be willing to SHED your personal prejudices and opinions in order to allow something vital and living to enter. Atreyu had to learn to completely put himself aside to allow Bastian, the creator, to create.
i'm done here with this blog for the evening.
I was just getting all worked up about the exciting potential of storytelling again.
it's been a good year since i've read or seen a book /movie/show that didn't feel more than just surface work to stimulate...so me bones be a rattling with a new love.