Whether you were raised with a mission to rescue mankind or condemned to duck and dive—the savior of the world must face one unequivocal truth—it is only in releasing the self-concept that you can be truly helpful.
Let’s take a look at two of this years hero of the dream movies “Wonder Woman” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Because whether you are reluctant or gung-ho “person”—no matter how well intentioned, the same ego pitfall is revealed.
Diana must come into an experience of true empathy and an acceptance of her part in salvation. She can’t save everyone, she can merely offer “a bridge to greater understanding.” In facing down her own maniacal ego with the god-killer sword she is humbled to see “the great darkness simmering within.” She tells us “I used to want to save the world, to end war and bring peace to mankind. But then … I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves—something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know… that only love can truly save the world.”
Arthur is a truant of fear and shame, forever running from the lingering nightmare that he is responsible for his father’s demise. Believing himself orphaned, powerless and alone he forges his own kingdom of loyalties and honor. Now with excalibur (Merlin’s sword) he is invited to go within and face this fearful memory. Supported by his new mighty companions and the Mage he must question this denial of power and look upon his inheritance without guilt. “Did you see everything you needed to see?” the mage asks him. “I saw enough” he replies. It is a deep dark surrender for Arthur, a journey his clever quips only impede. “You can stop running now my son,” the forgiven dream comforts.
For cutting edge clarity on answering the Call visit the Movie Watchers Guide to Enlightenment!
“Self-Concept versus Self” Chapter 31, A Course in Miracles
“The Hero of the Dream” Chapter 27, A Course in Miracles
“The Forgiveness of Illusions – I. True Empathy” Chapter 16, A Course in Miracles