Deep within our souls we are aware of a greater purpose, a greater meaning to our existence and our relationships, a greater sense of acceptance, sharing, love and freedom
Myth work is soul work.
Yeats once wrote that he had a coat made for himself to wear in the storms of our time. He said that this coat was a patchwork of mythologies. By this he meant that he had unravelled the myths of time and sewed them together again in a new individual way that made sense to him and brought him insight into his own personal myth.
Myths are not only those stories about the lives of the gods and goddesses. Each one of us are living our own unique personal myth. In other words, we are here to experience a life of mythical proportions.
Your story has its own Holy Grail.
By understanding one's personal myth, you are closer to understanding yourself.
Deep within our souls we are aware of a greater purpose, a greater meaning to our existence and our relationships, a greater sense of acceptance, sharing, love and freedom. This is the Goddess imprisoned within ourselves, locked up behind a fortress of defences, drawbridges against invaders and thorn bushes against any form of intimacy. But how to free this beauty – where to find the magical key. This is the task of The Hero. This is his sacred quest.
The hero is masculine creative nature that creates in the physical world. He is the vehicle through which The Goddess, the Sacred Feminine expresses herself.
The Goddess is a metaphor for our our all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, all-loving Self – She is all Life, and represents our feminine divine self. She is also the one who demands that the hero set out on a journey of discovery and peril!
She is that part of us that can love unconditionally; that can accept oneself and all others and allow them to be who they are and allow them to make their own mistakes and find their own magic! It is that part of us that knows that we are bigger than our greatest fears and insecurities.
She is also the innocent free trusting and giving child who has implicit faith in the goodness of all life. The golden magical child who does not expect to be disappointed, who does not understand the meaning of conditionality and who readily forgives.
Once the Goddess, our Soul has been freed, the journey continues.
The Sacred Marriage, or Hieros Gamos, gives birth to the third principle. But more about that later.
For now, back to our quest.