Do you ever feel like your life didn’t unfold the way you expected? Does the world sometimes feel a little weird – as if you were in the script of a Back to the Future movie where you woke up one morning and all the same people were there, but significant details had changed?
Over the Memorial Day holiday I went to see Star Trek Into Darkness. All the main characters are the same as in the classic Trek series – Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, Uhura, Scotty. But the events of the first movie in this new version have put everyone into an alternate, parallel reality.
They’re still doing and saying the same sorts of things, and the feelings and friendships are developing more or less along the same lines as before. But stuff happens that never, ever would have happened in the original series.
Just days after the tragedy at 9/11, I went to get a birthday “soul session” reading from a gifted spiritual channel in Arizona named Stacey Gorman. She told me that because of the events of 9/11, people’s lives were going to be different from what they had originally planned. Before, it was going to be about meeting your karmic friends and having fun doing your own creative work. However, with the fear being generated in the mass consciousness of the planet by the terrorist attack, spiritually-minded people were being called to “hold the light” for the planet, so it wouldn’t spiral into the darkness of terror.
Star Trek Into Darkness is, in fact, dedicated to post 9/11 veterans. The producers were so inspired by the courage and commitment to service of the American troops they met during a screening of the 2009 Star Trek movie in Kuwait that they wanted to help these men and women transition back to jobs, higher education, or ongoing service careers.*
For most people, the whole 2012 “spiritual awakening” thing hasn’t exactly been a Disney ride. However, movies emerge out of the collective unconscious to mirror back to us what we’re ready to see and, despite all the conflict and struggle in this latest Star Trek, I was left with the definite impression that, as a planet, we can heal.
My sense is that we’re at a place right now where we can – if we stay conscious – get back on track with creating a more positive and creative vision of the future. To do that, we’re going to have to be incredibly honest and responsible.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing that maybe isn’t exactly how you thought it should be – don’t worry. You can’t miss out on the really important things you are meant to do. If you have had the urge to do something near and dear to your heart, there is still time to refocus your creative energies and begin again.
No matter what happens, we can still “boldy go where no one has gone before.”