FREEDOM OF SPIRIT
Jon Norby is born into this world with a guardian angel, Sarah, his guide for his purpose on Earth—a purpose he chose. One day in his youth, Sarah vanishes.
From that time on, Jon flounders. He remembers Sarah only fleetingly as a childhood fantasy.
Jon emerges into young adulthood, angry and at odds with the law. He protects himself through flippancy and disregard for social norms, relying on drugs, sex, and motorcycles to soothe his pain. Ultimately, a judge offers a him a choice: jail or Vietnam.
Jon survives active duty but arrives home haunted by his experiences. He slips easily into a familiar destructive lifestyle and re-enters a dysfunctional relationship.
Angel Sarah continues to watch Jon’s spiritual amnesia, his frustrations, and his denial. Can she help him? Not directly. That was part of the plan.
Eventually opportunities open for Jon. A job comes his way. He marries the boss’s daughter.
But Jon remains furious at the meaninglessness of life: war, degradation of nature, over-consumption, people rushing around aimlessly. Don’t they see? He wonders but takes no action.
One day Jon encounters Marlee. She senses Sarah’s presence and sees past Jon’s denial of his calling. As they become friends, Jon slowly begins to awaken and remember his purpose: to build a sustainable community based on shared experiences, common good, and compassion.
Sarah re-emerges into Jon’s life as this destiny unfolds. Jon, Marlee, and old and new friends set out through sacrifice and hard work to build a community: an arduous task and not without tragedy.
Freedom of Spirit evokes the Hero’s journey and delivers a message meant to inspire audiences to examine and transform their own lives.
“Creation says yes to everything.”
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