“The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves.” - Jospeh Campbell
Your imagination has no equal, it is your greatest gift and perhaps the greatest power in the entire universe. Symbolically, It is your Excalibur, your lightsaber, it is your birthright from the distant land hidden deep within you. A powerful artifact, forged long ago by forgotten ancestors, enchanted with vision and epic purpose, It reaches out through the expanse of your mind, it invites you forward and say your name and claim it as yours.
For most of us, remembering and claiming who we are is a daily practice of courage, to trust the calling of our inner voice and opening ourselves to possibilities that await us. But we must know ourselves and prepare for the trials of initiation. For if we do not know ourselves Excalibur will not be pulled from the stone, Obi-Wan will not point to the way of the Jedi Knight. Will we take ownership of our choices and open ourselves to the world? Or will we shrink in fear and turn away from our destiny?
The stories of Pendragon, Skywalker, Everdeen, Potter, Atreides, the son of Gotham, the Princess of Themyscira and a pantheon of others show us that if we are to see our path destiny, we must be willing and able to imagine it and then courageous enough to take take the steps.