You are more than a Son of your Father
You are the Son of the Earth, the Sea, and the Sky
Magic is the fabric of this world
You were born of that magic
You are magic itself
You cannot lose what you are…
Believe what your heart knows to be true
You ARE and always will BE
Always in awe with the magic of life and looking of it in every corner, I relate to those who have been touched by BBC Merlin series and are behind the More Merlin Project.
In a noisy world moving so fast and disconnected from our souls and the sacred of everyday life; is refreshing to find people looking for it and using their creativity and talents in ways that fuel and ignite the core values and depth that speak to the soul.
I am a middle age woman bewildered at the effect that some things have in me. I see myself moved to my core and acting like a crazy fool in a childish and maddening pursuit of the elixir that brings such hope and joy into my life. The critic in my stands freaking out; but a healthy grown-up takes its place reminding me that I am a kid at heart and is that precisely which keeps me grounded to the earth while looking to the skies.
Yes, hope and truth can be found in the unsuspected and the ordinary bringing with them the power to transform us and make remember where really come from.
Merlin’s effect represents more than great writing, directing and acting, it’s a remainder that living for what is honorable, just and good is more than a mythical tale; is a timeless longing of the human soul that transcendences cultures and countries boundaries.
The quest for Albion to be reunited and embrace the different beliefs and ways of living grounded in core values and with deep sense of respect and compassion; is something our world is in desperately need of. Kingdoms collaborating with a higher vision and building alliances based on mutual respect and the acknowledgement of each other strengths and qualities surely differs from the transactional manner in which we relate and exchange today.
Light and shadow are two sides of the same coin; one cannot exist without the other and both shape reality and the human soul. Merlin’s characters go through a great deal of tests and transformation to fulfill their destinies and the series does a remarkable job pointing this out. Gracefully, instead of putting emphasis in the battles, power or the “treasure hunt”, the series draws upon the character’s growth and speaks loud and clear about:
- How the choices we make shape which future comes to pass.
How a great leader is one who owns his/her choices and acts responsibly with compassion and assertiveness; and no matter the outcome he/she holds her/himself accountable for the actions and people they lead.
No matter how accomplished you are; true collaboration shall bring a greater result that standing alone.
Choose wisely who accompanies you in the quest, people might differ in how, what or when, but the why must match. Their intention and vision behind the quest should point to the same star.
Love does not need an excuse to be.
Fear goes side by side with ignorance and is the base of hatred.
Power it either good or bad, it is what lies in the heart of the beholder that makes it either. And this is true for many other things in life.
We all crave unconditional love and acceptance; we all bloom when seen for the qualities and potential in us and feel supported in our weaknesses and failures.
Sacredness is everywhere, and also a state of mind that comes from the acknowledgement and acceptance that the world is place of magic and it is there for us to wonder and be moved. There are things we cannot explain or might never understand, still we can enjoy and honor them.
In a world that claims to be able to, and looks forward to clone a human being to “perfect it;” we are still afraid of touching one another and love without prejudice. We alienate and isolate ourselves and hide behind computer screens instead of reaching out face to face. We crave meaningful connections but run and judge those brave enough to go for brother or sisterhood and feel threatened by others accomplishments or gains because we believe “there will be less for us.”
Merlin stood for what he believed and felt right in his heart, even if it contravened the social barrier servant/king or it could risk his friendship with Arthur. As Gwen and Gaius, he placed his bet in the man Arthur was meant to be pushing him to act from a place of love, possibilities and potential rather than one of limitations and habits.
How different do you think the world could be if we could interact, teach, love and raise our kids with these values?
Do I subscribe to the Moe Merlin Project?
Of course I do; Merlin’s depart left a void hard to define. I think that the amazing writers, actors and crew didn’t foresee the impact of their work and somehow abandon just when it was about to cross the point between a great series and those events that mark a generation and move them to a higher level.
Perhaps they were tired and they want to move on, or the budget was tight, the ratings were not high enough; the challenge to keep up require a creative effort or time beyond their current possibilities. Perhaps it was intended to leave us with this longing…
I confess I have no idea.
Nevertheless, I agree with those arguing that neither Albion’s nor Merlin’s destiny was fulfilled. The development of the fifth season leaves me with an awkward taste of failure; we could have gain so much from a friendship learning to deal with their differences and adjustments in a world were Merlin’s magic was not a secret anymore (at least for Arthur) and a proposal for how the two worlds could come together in a common ground for the love of Camelot.
We can go on and on…
Why not follow Kilgharra’s words and show us another possible future?
It takes hard work and commitment to do what Merlin’s team did though, and I bow with both, admiration and gratitude.
I propose that The More Merlin Project rises beyond bringing back the series, (for which you have my vote) to a project promoting and encouraging those values and the openness of heart and mind in our young and old kids. What if we could work together to create our small Camelot’s and help our kids to become the Merlin, (Arthur, Gwen, Knight, i.e.) they are meant to be?
I know tyranny, repression and death; I have seen them in the eye. I live in a country that stands for them. I have also seen hope and possibilities in my students, their innocence and talents, their natural generosity and curiosity. I have learned so much from them….
Sharing and teaching in other countries has taught me that there are many ways to become imprisoned and lose the faith in ourselves. Merlin has strengthened my wish to empower our little and old kids to keep their openness and love for live and to live it from their hearts with a deep sense of personal calling and soulfulness. Many ideas come to mind…
Hope, greatness and the possible, have no age, race, language or nationality;they dwell in the heart of all and it light when we pass the torch.
The Round Table is open for all to collaborate as equals; my sword is on the table.
”Everything here is so full of life, every tree, every leaf, every insect; it’s as if the world is vibrating, as if everything is much more than itself...”
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