When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high… and don’t be afraid of the dark, you’ll never walk alone…
These words are sung in the musical Carousel, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and of course it has also been adopted by Liverpool Football Club as its anthem. (Click here to see an extract from the film, Carousel).
The classic movie Carousel was made in 1956 (I saw it in the cinema myself at this time!) This is another redemption story, in which Billy, a carousel barker who died in an attempted robbery, is given permission by ‘upstairs’ to revisit Earth and make amends to his widow and their daughter. The story takes place fifteen years after his death, which had left them unsupported. Reconciling his old karma will give Billy entry to heaven.
I chose this song because the words describe the concept of ‘Divine Mystery’. This law tells us that often — most of the time, in fact — we have to move forward in life without knowing the potential outcome. We have to act in faith, based on our trust in the Divine Investment of Love and Wisdom that supports us.
It might not always be a storm we have to walk through — it might be a fog, or just a vague mist — but we must always keep moving forward, step-by-step, even when we lack the confidence to stride ahead boldly. We cannot see around corners, but our decisions can be based on our inner conviction, grounded in our understanding of the Divine Contract we made before we incarnated.
The song, which is more like a hymn, tells us that we are not alone. It confirms that, however lost we may feel, we have a spiritual companion, a guide and mentor. In the movie this character is called a ‘starkeeper’. A more familiar title for this invisible supporter is your ‘Guardian Angel’, who will guide your steps even when the path ahead is unclear. (If you didn’t get it a couple of days ago, you can download my free visualisation, Journey To Meet Your Guardian Angel by right-clicking here).
So now we have covered three ‘Divine Laws’ — Contract, Investment and Mystery.