By mistake or fate, on Michael Meade’s thirteenth birthday, his aunt, thinking she was giving him a book on history, gave him a book on mythology. He was living in a broken neighborhood, where people lived in fear. That very night he pored over this book and says, “That night, through myth and that kind of language, I realized that right near the fear is the hidden beauty. And a person has to figure out how to face the fear, in order to find the beauty. For me, myth absolutely did that.” Is our life accidental or is it purposeful? If it is purposeful then, there is fate involved. Meade says, “But inside fate is the forgotten hidden destiny, that is the natural inheritance of each person born.” He gives us hints as to how we may recall our soul’s original agreement, and how all learning is actually remembering. Our whole life is trying to remember the agreement that our soul made before we were born.
Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, and student of ritual in traditional cultures. He has the unusual ability to synthesize this material into a persuasive presentation tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom, and connecting them into the stories we are living today. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, author of the World Behind the World and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul. He has many CD recordings including, The Soul of Change and The Light Inside Dark Times. He is also the author of Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul. To learn more about the work of Michael Meade go to www.mosaicvoices.org.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- What is Fate and how is it tied to our potential destiny
- How do we find our own story, which has been seeded in the soul
- How we can meet death in the middle of life, and not just at the end
- What are the two agreements of the soul
- What is the question waiting for you at the end of your life
- How we are living in a time of a great forgetting
- What are the three words that live in the soul
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 8/16/2010 Program Number: 3373