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Before the modern age, a person’s course in life was defined by what their parents had done. All of that’s changed now, of course: a very familiar trope in Hollywood movies involves the protagonist saying “No, Dad! I don’t want to follow in your footsteps! I have to follow my own path!”
That’s a heroic choice, and usually the character has a clear path in mind. But what if the pull to follow your deeper purpose is clear but you’ve no idea what happens next?
Purpose is like a heartbeat inside us, patiently waiting to be acknowledged. It becomes clearer in those moments when we are connected to the whole: when our individuality melts – even for just a moment – and the aching, thrilling sense of our connection to humanity emerges.
In those moments, like a serendipitous encounter with a stranger, or the full presence you give to your child, your own life stops being the point. Now “the web” becomes the point.
The web is that which connects us, the threads of which pass through all our hearts. The web orchestrates our lives in unseen ways that bring our true purpose to the fore.
When mysterious things happen with perfect timing and miraculous results, the web is at work – weaving its magic and drawing us together with the people we are here to serve.
And this is because our lives are actually not our lives. They are localised nodes of this web of creation, in which the way we can best serve is to let go – allowing what needs to happen next and letting our lives be used for the furtherance of the web’s goal.
And what is the web’s goal?
That this Earth be reborn in a shimmering of beauty far more wonderful than a spider’s web at dawn. That humanity awakens to the breathtaking perfection that lives inside every human heart.
We are not here for our own lives. We are here for that life, that seeks – with every heartbeat – to bring us all to this remembrance: so that the suffering can end, so that the kindness can spread, so that all can find peace.
This story is all about this, but actually it doesn’t speak about webs, but rather threads, that a weaver finds dangling from the oldest tree in the forest, and that when woven into his tapestries become something so radiant that even the King is roused from his worldly slumber and remembers that thing, long buried, that he came here to do.
The video is below, and you can find an audio retelling below that.
May your deeper purpose touch you in miraculous ways,