As I brushed my teeth the other day with bleary eyes, I spotted a gypsy moth caught in a spiderweb. The moth flapped vigorously in an escape attempt. But no matter how hard it struggled, the Ultimate Reality was that it would be a meal for the spider. After some moments, it stopped, exhausted from effort.
What webs do we find ourselves in? As children, we’re stuck in the web of family dynamics. We seek Right Relationship before our Higher Purpose. The entangled web of finding our Higher Purpose comes in our late teens and early twenties on the North side of the Wheel.
Sometimes the spiderweb of societal expectations feels more like a leash. Rather than focus on a Journey imposed on me by society, I’ve chosen to concentrate on the inner Journey. That Journey that leads to Forgiveness of Self and hence for others.
The spider does what it has to do for survival. It traps the moth and eats it. That is its Higher Purpose in the Cycle of life. That is its Ultimate Reality. We, however, have more options. We can make Choices and be Creative about our path.