Are you looking to find your real self ... or return to it? You could try approaching a Hippogriff.
Harry Potter was able to do what Draco Malfoy could not. He showed the Hippogriff Buckbeak respect; and as a result was treated to a fantastic ride ... a literal expression of his rise to new spiritual heights. Harry was understandably shaken in approaching the Hippogriff because this creature has the potential to rip him apart with its talons if displeased. But, even if accepted, there still lies the greater fear of relinquishing that little bit of control over the course of your life; and potentially meeting your destiny. Harry trusted, and accepted that challenge.
I think we are all a little envious of Harry, but there is no need to be, because at some point we all reach that time where we want to meet our Hippogriff. My advice is to be respectful and thoughtful to your guide and to trust him; because what you will find will be worth the temporary madness.
Bibliography: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury, UK, 1999; Wikipedia, Hippogriff, 2020
Meadow Sweet Grove © V. Buchanan 2020
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