When you strip away everything fantastical and bring it down to its root, from the very first page of the very first book it was about overcoming feelings of unworthiness. An orphan who had to fight against his feelings of loneliness and self-doubt that was drilled into him by neglecting foster parents. So from the depths of darkness, self-pity and isolation the journey was to discover the magic and love that lay dormant deep within. Fortunately he was able to find the light, but others in the story were not.
Self Actualisation is one of the most fundamental processes of being human. If people are not given the space and careful guidance to find out who they are- and to feel love, and acceptance for being that way, they develop all sorts of darkness and hatred within. Throughout history across cultures warmongers have been created this way- jealousy, hatred, anger, unquenchable thirst for power and destruction. It is us against them. This darkness eats away at their souls until somehow they can still overcome it or die.
We all need some help in finding the light. It is so wonderful to find out that JK Rowling is taking her thoughts and converting them to action to help hundreds, thousands and hopefuly millions of Harry’s out there to discover the magic, love and light waiting within.
Find out all about the program wearelumos.org
There is also this awesome thing