Spirals of Destiny ~ David Archuleta
Posted by Abrra on Sunday, April 8, 2012
From the time that David announced his plan to go on a mission for his church, I have tried to give solace to those who were disappointed and sad. It’s not an easy task to convince someone that the hurt they are experiencing is temporary. David himself wrote a song about putting one foot in front of the other. You move forward,past the hard times in life, coming out the other side a stronger person. I envisioned, as many will, moving forward in a straight line out to one’s destiny.
Recently I heard something that changed the way I think about this.
It was early morning. It was my day off. Still in bed, listening to a podcast where the topic was a blend of creation and destiny. The heady discussion was enlightening, covering topics about ancient spiritual traditions and quantum physics. I won’t go into all that in detail, but one concept gave me pause. It was about the basic design of all the universe, a spiral. Spirals represented the true nature of time. Cyclical, not linear as we interpret it. The atom, the DNA helix, the solar system, the galaxy, the way your hair grows in a spiral from your scalp, and the way water circles a drain is a spiral.
This gave me the idea that if you can think of David’s path as a spiral and not a straight line, you can take comfort from this concept. He is not walking away. He is moving in a direction that will bring him back full circle to us. A line is singular and a spiral is all encompassing. Think of it this way, no matter how long he is gone, he is never far from the center (us). Speaking recently in a press conference, David admitted he needs to go and experience sacrifice for his personal growth. I admire him for realizing this and doing what he must to accomplish this goal. We fans will have a different form of sacrifice. Less communication from David will be a test of loyalty for some. He understands this and will leave us with some music which will allow us to grab the tail of the spiral and hang on for the next 2 years.