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The Never Ending Story

Having a moment with Andrew Morrissey with this epic image from the movie, "The Never Ending Story..."

In Attreyu's encounter with Gmork, Attreyu asks him about Fantasia... because the Nothing is sweeping over the land & destroying everything in its wake...

Attreyu was told that the only way he can defeat the Nothing is to find a human boy who can give the Empress another name. The Empress was also dying because of the Nothing, & Attreyu needed to move fast. The Oracle said he needs to go to the edge of Fantasia to find the boy. And here he meets the Gmork...

"Don't you know anything about Fantasia? It is the place where mankind's hopes & dreams dwell. Every character you see here is born of man's mind. It has no limit."

"If it has no limit, then why is Fantasia dying?"

"Because man has lost hope in his dreams. He has given in to despair. As he loses hope, the Nothing grows."



To defeat the Nothing. you must leave all your weapons, & venture out on your own...

You must pass through the Swamp of Sadness, & not sink into it - or it eats you like quicksand, & you die. You must pass through the Oracle, who sees through your heart, & you must not doubt yourself (even for a bit) & be confident - because if the Sphynx sees you vascillate, it will annihilate you. And you need to find a human being who can give the Empress a new name...


The Empress rules Fantasia, & Attreyu is tasked to save her.

In the movie, the story of Attreyu is being read by a human boy whose mom has passed away & whose father is telling him to forget her & move on. As he reads the story of Attreyu, he slowly begins to realize that him & Attreyu are one - that they are connected. Sebastian, the boy, finds that when he says something, the characters in the story can hear him, & when Attreyu saw his image in the Southern Oracle, what he saw in the mirror was not his own image, but the image of Sebastian. Him & Attreyu are one.

In this story, you & Sebastian are the same. This is your story.

In the end, just before the Nothing destroyed everything, Sebastian realizes his part in the story. That it was his heart that was being tested, as he journeyed with Attreyu on his quest - asked for what he truly valued the most. His mom to him represented all that was meaningful & beautiful in life, & she had a beautiful name he can give to the Empress to keep her alive. His mom's name to him represented all that was beautiful, & giving the Empress her name (to save the Empress from dying & thereby saving Fantasia), to Sebastian, kept his mom's memory - the beauty & meaning she gave to his life - alive.


This, too, is your story. This is about you & your hero's quest. The Nothing is upon you & it is you who is being asked what it is you hold dear & value the most to keep your Universe alive. It lives & breathes through you! Give it its name!

To defeat the Nothing. you must leave all your weapons, & venture out on your own...

You must pass through the Swamp of Sadness, & not sink into it - or it eats you like quicksand, & you die. You must pass through the Oracle, who sees through your heart, & you must not doubt yourself (even for a bit) & be confident - because if the Sphynx sees you vascillate, it will annihilate you. And you need to find a human being who can give the Empress a new name...

That human being is you.


What do you hold dear? What do you truly value most? What keeps you alive? What brings you to life? And how are you going to speak that Truth to Existence to keep your magical world spinning on its beautiful Creative axis? With your own HOPE, your own COURAGE, VALOR, FAITH, & LOVE? All the characters in your story are the characters you've imagined. How do you imagine your world to be? Will you not speak it into existence because you have your VOICE. Will you not choose it because you have your CHOICE. Will you not dare because you have your HEART, COURAGE & CONFIDENCE.

Activate it. Your Life awaits!


‘'Guardians at the gate. You decide who you want to let into your weird and wonderful world. Remember your reality - your rules. Protect your health. (Wealth) Be careful which story you entertain in this time. Your word creates your world.'’🌍🌎🌍🌎 ANDREW MORRISSEY

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