In my quest to serve the world, I have decided to work on being ordained. Having found a home in the Unity tradition, I was searching for an ordainment that took from many traditions and religions including thought leaders of today. I also needed to study at my own pace and from home. This is why I have chosen the path of Jediism through the Temple of the Jedi Order.
It has a very good training system and whether you call it “The Force”, “God”, “Universe”, “Source”, “Vibration”, or “Collective Consciousness”, it is all an energy that resonates through all living things. I plan on sharing some of my coursework with you all starting with the first assignment, “The Hero’s Adventure.”
“Mythology is the song of the Universe.” Bill Moyers
There couldn’t be a better lesson at the beginning of this adventure. We stand at the beginning of this path as many Jedi and other seekers have before us. We step off on this path thinking about heroes, what they truly are, how they truly interact, and how their stories are all very similar.
We are called again to be the hero in our stories as we have been many times before from inception to birth, infancy to adulthood and now this path inward and outward. We are called to not only understand ourselves but to be better for the world. We are creating the mythology of us.
You may have been brought to this point by serendipitous adventures or you may have consciously set off on this journey. Yet, no matter how you got here, the path is truly customized for you.
Campbell said, “You see, consciousness thinks it’s running the shop. But it’s a secondary organ of a total human being, and it must not put itself in control. It must submit and serve the humanity of the body. When it does put itself in control, you get a man like Darth Vader in Star Wars, the man who goes over to the consciously intentional side.”
It reminded me that we must seek our internal guidance, the Force that runs to us and through us, from which we sprang and from which we will return, in order to have a complete, fully functioning life. We are not our thoughts; we are the observers of them. The answers we seek can be found within. For, in the end, the world may hold many tools, but it is what is within us that will bring us through to the end of our quest.
It is in the journey we find ourselves, in ourselves we strive for balance, in the balance there is peace and I am an instrument of peace.