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Adoption and the Myths of Star Wars

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01 Jun 2020 02:47 #352402 by UUJedi
One of the things that has brought me to Jediism has been my connection to characters like Luke and Rey in the series. I am an adult adoptee and I connected deeply to Luke as child: where do I being? Where is my heritage in all this? Who am I? Rey in the sequels makes this connection so much more complete.

What I think I love about both the characters, though, is that they found their place in the galaxy with the help of the Force and mentors. It took a community, they could not do it alone. And they did connect to something ultimate, regardless if the circumstance. Their identifies formed with their relationship to others and through their relationship to the Force. It is relational and deep, for me at least.

Are there other adoptees who feel similarly? Or others who can resonate? I'm curious and would love to chat more about this with others if they are interested in sharing on here or privately.

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02 Jun 2020 02:50 #352429 by Rosalyn J
I see your topic and I certainly want to discuss it but I haven't seen the movies in a while and I want to do the topic justice

Just know that I see you and I appreciate your openness

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02 Jun 2020 11:39 #352434 by Edan

UUJedi wrote: One of the things that has brought me to Jediism has been my connection to characters like Luke and Rey in the series. I am an adult adoptee and I connected deeply to Luke as child: where do I being? Where is my heritage in all this? Who am I? Rey in the sequels makes this connection so much more complete.

What I think I love about both the characters, though, is that they found their place in the galaxy with the help of the Force and mentors. It took a community, they could not do it alone. And they did connect to something ultimate, regardless if the circumstance. Their identifies formed with their relationship to others and through their relationship to the Force. It is relational and deep, for me at least.

Are there other adoptees who feel similarly? Or others who can resonate? I'm curious and would love to chat more about this with others if they are interested in sharing on here or privately.


I'm not adopted so I can only address this from a different perspective. I've done a lot of research into my family tree, my family are fairly 'normal' these days, but I knew they were travelling carnival people and I didn't really know much about that so looked back to try and find out. Turns out one of my family got bored with a normal life and almost literally 'ran away' to the carnival. Wanting to know where you come from and 'who you are' is a yearning a lot of people have (after all, genealogy is a very popular hobby these days).

Something that I think Star Wars shows very well is that while biology has an impact on what you are, who you are is very much determined by you, your actions and the people you surround yourself with.

Heritage is something, but not as important as I think some place on it. What we leave for others I think is more important.

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02 Jun 2020 13:02 #352435 by Carlos.Martinez3
Where have all the elders gone?

It’s a common theme in some reflective searches. As we live and learn and as I did - I found cultures and ways and path but ... few real life examples. That’s kinna one of the points of the Hero’s Journey - ya realize that the elders can be - anyone. Why choose to act as them or choose other types of character? Isn’t that culture stealing ? Is there such a thing? Great questions for a great day.

On the subject of things ...

Me and manners go together like peas and corn. No one taught me. I found character through a search for it. Turns out every example I ever needed was almost always present. Labels and lines kept me from seeing them often. It wasn’t - for me- untill I released the fear and began * real life - burning candles and practice spells and saying thank you and burning leaves and reading books and finding names and practices NOW - that define me.
I am a brother to the world. I live like I am part of what is preset, rarely like it is a part of me. My choice. Part of the circle as opposed to the circle is around me. My choice.
As we learn we grow and adopt ways and practices that arnt our own remember, That’s part of the hero’s journey and the growth that can be each time we “adopt “ new ways and ideas.
Examples that live in real life -
For me - I had to find a SOLID definition of love. I was “raised by wolfs” as some say so I ran around as a problem child and thug. It wasn’t untill I saw a man in my own path - I remembered - that’s the way I wanna be. Then - by just ASKING, Mr Keller told me of the love his faith gave him. How much time he gave his love and how much time he spent in his “secret garden” that built it that way. He said “ if you say things behind her back to build her up- you won’t regret it.” Talk about a game changer. It did me. But I didn’t believe or even have the same faith as him... “Welcome to character “ he said.

The idea of adoption
In my best Yoda voice
“See it in a different light I hope this does.”

The adoption of character and practices is a huge door we can walk though but it’s always scary. We are always fearful and rightfully so but the reward ... is like an idea...made real when we apply.

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08 Jun 2020 16:36 - 08 Jun 2020 16:37 #352606 by Carlos.Martinez3
If a un known and unaccounted Palpatine can take on the name Skywalker,Think about that- umm any one can choose any character from any any whee they want, names mean little if anything, they mean the ability - TO CHOOSE.

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"To me,its the Hero's Journey in application of adoption as far as being able to remove some lines and receive character traits like certain types of faithfulness or examples of love or even freedoms. Its a form of Syncretic ideas that exist that exist along side others, in and out of this and that. The Force. Ya know, that - thing we share. That common bond. The real one. "

Theres always a bit … more , and I like that.

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