I rewatched the 1984 version of Dune, and am reminded of the savior theme.
Paul is the one, the savior, the messiah. As was Luke in Star Wars, Neo in the Matrix, Jesus in Christianity, and many others across cultures.
Why are we collectively fascinated with the savior?
The obvious answer is that we want to be saved, and we may think someone else can save us. Perhaps it’s a special human, or a divine entity.
And there is another answer.
We are that savior. The world is our mirror, and the savior we see out there was here all along.
This savior can also take many forms.
It can be finding genuine care and love for ourselves and our experiences.
Becoming a good and loving parent for ourselves.
Becoming a safe haven for ourselves.
Finding more of the wholeness of what we are as a human being.
Learning to find healing for our wounds and traumas.
Finding what we are – capacity for the world, and what our field of experience happens within and as.
And perhaps a combination of all of these and more.