ricknrok Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D

The story is about a young woman with spiritual amnesia lost in time and space eventually finding her way through a means unsuspected.


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The Wonderlust-Lost in Time

The morning sun pierced through the curtains, awakening Tyanna with a jolt. As she sat up, confusion washed over her. Where was she? How did she get here? Her eyes fluttered back and forth from light to darkness, her mind still foggy from sleep. As she blinked away the remnants of a forgotten dream, confusion washed over her like a wave crashing onto the shore.


She sat up, taking in her new surroundings, only to find herself in a place she didn't recognize. The unfamiliar sights and sounds sent a shiver down her spine, and a sense of unease settled in her heart. Her breath quickened as she tried to make sense of it all. How did she end up here and why couldn't she remember anything before this moment? Panic set in threatening to consume her as questions swirled in her head like a tempest, demanding answers she couldn't provide. She suddenly realized she had no memory of herself or arriving to this space with its vibrant tapestry of colors, sounds, and scents. Its narrow streets winding in a maze of centuries-old buildings, their facades adorned with intricate architectural details.


The city's air was filled with the bustling energy, its locals from various times and places trying to navigate the maze-like alleys exploring the hidden gems that its infrastructure had to offer. As she walked through its streets, her senses heightened, absorbing every detail. The buildings towered above her, their architectural wonders a testament to a civilization she was yet to comprehend. The bustling markets overwhelmed her with their vibrant colors and exotic scents, teasing her with a glimpse of a world she couldn't quite grasp.


As Tyanna continued to wander through the city's public places, she encountered a blend of cultures and traditions from around the world. The streets were alive with the sounds of different languages, laughter, and the melodies of street musicians. It's inhabitants, with their diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, added to its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. It was a labyrinthine of geometric design that became not only the backdrop for her journey but also a character in its own right. Its allure and mystique fueling her curiosity and guiding her towards self-discovery in her quest to reclaim what was hers, her identity.

Ancient landmarks doted the cityscape, whispering stories of the past and sharing dreams about the possible future. Majestic palaces, ornate temples, and grand cathedrals stood as testaments to the city's history, while hidden courtyards and tranquil gardens offered moments of respite amidst the urban chaos. However, there was also an underlying sense of mystery and intrigue just below the surface. It was as if the city held secrets in its cobblestone streets and hidden corners, calling out to any who were willing to listen. It beckoned Tyanna to explore its depths and uncover the truth, promising answers to her amnesia and a deeper understanding of herself.

The city's narrowing streets and vibrant markets became her labyrinth, as she sought clues from strangers who seemed oddly familiar. Each encounter only added to her confusion, leaving her more lost than before. With each passing moment, this realization sank deeper into her being. She was alone in this place, surrounded by strangers who spoke a language she couldn't understand. The weight of her forgotten past pressed upon her, urging her to seek answers, to reclaim her identity and history. Though she felt lost and adrift in this strange place, Tyanna refused to succumb to despair. She held onto a glimmer of hope, knowing that within the mysteries lay the key to her existence. With every step, she vowed to uncover the truth, to awaken the memories that lay dormant within her mind.


Searching frantically for answers, she rummaged through the belongings she found in her bag. Amongst the scattered items, she discovered a worn-out passport. Flipping through its pages, she found an array of stamps from exotic locations she had never visited. The mystery deepened. Determined to unravel this truth, she knew that if she was ever going to understand herself and unique place within creation, she would have to reclaim these memories. And so, she ventured forth, a lone figure in a bewildering landscape, determined to navigate the labyrinth of her awakening and discover her place in this unknown world. In that moment, she understood that her journey had only just begun.


Days turned into weeks as Tyanna delved deeper into the enigma of her amnesia. She sought the guidance of a familiar wise old man, known for his knowledge of the city's secrets. With a concerned and discerning smile, he agreed to help her. The old man led her through hidden alleyways and forgotten corners, sharing tales of travelers who had lost themselves in the city's complexities. He spoke to her the mystical force that drew people in, compelled them to wander endlessly, forever seeking something they could never find.


Tyanna: "Thank you for agreeing to help me, sir. Your knowledge of this city's secrets is invaluable to me."


Old Wise Man: "It is my pleasure, daughter. The city has a way of drawing in lost souls, like moths to a flame. But fear not, we will navigate its labyrinth together."


Tyanna: "I've heard tales of travelers who wander endlessly, forever searching for something they can never find. Could that be me? Am I destined to be one of them?"


Old Wise Man: "Ah, the allure of the eternal wanderer. Many have fallen under its spell. But with each step, you will come closer to understanding your hopes, dreams and perhaps even reclaim the knowledge of the past. Trust in the journey, Tyanna, and the answers will reveal themselves in due time.


As they walked, she felt a strange connection to the stories. It was as if the city itself was whispering to her, urging her to uncover its philosophical truth. She began to understand that her amnesia was not a curse but a gift, an opportunity to discover the depths of herself and her place within the creation. With newfound determination, she vowed to unravel the city's secrets and reclaim what she had lost. Little did she know, this journey would lead her to unexpected places and people, forever shaping her understanding of the human desire to always be traveling.

Tyanna’s quest took her to the heart of the city, where she discovered a hidden chamber filled with ancient artifacts. Among them was a broken-down crumbling Tardis blue telephone booth, its surface paint still shimmering with an ethereal glow. As she gazed into its deep reflective paint, her reflection seemed to shift, revealing glimpses of distant lands and forgotten times, places and the essence of her memory's past, present, and future, all that made her up as a spiritual being. In that moment, everything became suddenly clear. The mysterious passport, the unfamiliar stamps, and her amnesia were all connected.


Tyanna: "This old blue telephone booth... it seems to hold a power, a connection to something beyond what I can comprehend. Can you see it too?"


Old Wise Man: "Ah, the booth of forgotten memories. It has been a long time since someone has gazed into its depths. Yes, my dear, it is said to hold the key to unlocking the secrets of one's past, present and future."


Tyanna: "I can feel it, this Tardis colored booth is showing me glimpses of distant lands and forgotten memories. It's like I'm being transported to another time, another life."


Old Wise Man: "Embrace what you see, my dear. It is not a curse but a gift. You are a traveler, destined to explore the depths of time and space. Your true home lies within yourself, and this city has become your starting point for endless exploration. Embrace your spiritual essence and freewill, for they will guide you on your journey."


Tyanna: "Thank you for your wisdom. I understand now that my journey is not about reclaiming a fixed identity, but about embracing the ever-changing nature of life. I will continue to explore, forever lost in time."


So it was, she was not a victim of circumstance but a traveler, destined to wander through time and space. With this newfound knowledge, she embraced her identity as a perpetual traveler. No longer burdened by the need for a fixed home, she understood that her true home was within herself.


Suddenly from of the depths of this newfound realization, a sound pierced the air. Tyanna turned, her eyes widening at the sight of a new blue police box materializing before her where the old one used to stand. The doors swung open, revealing a welcoming glow emanating from within. Without hesitation, she stepped inside, drawn to the mysterious allure of the Tardis. The moment she crossed the threshold, it hummed to life. It was as if the very essence of time and space embraced her, wrapping her in its comforting protection as she was while living and traveling with her parents. It's familiar blue walls surrounded her, providing a sense of security she had longed for.

As the Tardis embarked on its journey, Tyanna found herself transported to distant worlds, traversing vast galaxies and exploring the depths of time itself. With each new adventure, she unraveled the threads of her forgotten past, discovering fragments of memories that had been lost to her.


In the midst of these cosmic travels, the rhythmic whispers of the Tardis inspired Tyanna to reflect on her journey of self-discovery. The ever-changing landscapes mirrored the twists and turns of her life, while the encounters with other cultures and civilizations served as reminders of the diverse and enigmatic nature of humanity itself. Amidst the wonders and challenges of her spiritual voyage, Tyanna's understanding of herself deepened. Poetic words echoed in her mind, reminding her that she was not alone in her quest. The Tardis became her steadfast companion, guiding her through the vast unknown, offering solace and revelations along the way.


As she bid farewell to the enigmatic city and stepped onboard, Tyanna's story took on a new chapter. With every journey through time and space, she embraced the unknown with courage and curiosity. The blue Tardis would eventually carry her to destinations unimagined, revealing the beauty of the universe and the depths of her own soul.


In the end, it was not the answers she sought, but the journey itself that held the greatest significance. And as the Tardis soared through the spiritual cosmos, Tyanna realized that her story was just beginning, with endless adventures awaiting her in the infinite expanse of her memories, time and space.


The blue Tardis telephone booth had truly become her sanctuary, a place where she could explore the depths of creation and embrace the ever-changing nature of life. As Tyanna developed her self-awareness and once again stepped out into the bustling streets of life, a sense of freedom washed over her. The journey to reclaim her identity had led her to unexpected places and people, shaping her understanding of humanity and her role as an observer on her journey. And so, she continued her endless exploration, a traveler, forever lost in time.

Epilogue: The Eternal Wanderer Lost in Time

Tyanna’s journey would always continue, taking her to new cities, new lands, and new experiences. With each step, she embraced the ever-changing nature of life and the beauty of the unknown. She understood that identity was not fixed, but a fluid concept that evolved with time and experiences.


Through her travels, she would encounter others who, like her, had lost themselves in the labyrinth of existence. She shared her wisdom, guiding them to embrace their destinies and to find solace in being perpetually lost. Eventually, she came to the realize that the old wise man that guided her, was her father long since deceased. Together, his spirit, hers and everyone who has ever lived form a tribe of eternal wanderers, seekers of the unknown, and embracers of the ever-changing nature of life.


In their shared experiences, all eventually discover profound philosophical insights about the nature of existence and the traveling spiritual soul. Realizing that life is not a destination to be reached, but a journey to be experienced. It is not about finding answers, but about asking the right questions and embracing the mysteries that unfold along the way. The human spirit is designed to understand that the beauty of life lies in its physical impermanence and its spiritual changes like the seasons. Like the ever-changing city Tyanna wandered through, life is a series of moments, each one offering a unique opportunity for growth, discovery, spiritual truth and self-actualization. Life is but a series of moments, each one offering a connection with the divine essence of the universe. She learned to cherish the fleeting nature of these moments, embracing the joy of experiencing them fully and the acceptance of letting them go.


She discovered that spiritual enlightenment was not a distraction, but the guiding force that leads each of us to our true self. By embracing our inner being and following the path that unfolds before us, we too can realize that the journey itself was the destination, and that the fulfillment of desires was not found in reaching an end point, but in the growth and transformation that occurred along the way.


Through perpetual exploration, we too can learn the art of surrender. Understand that while we may navigate the labyrinthine or paths of life, we cannot control every twist and turn. We can learn to let go of the need for certainty and to embrace the uncertainty that comes with being lost. In doing so, all can discover a deep sense of freedom and liberation, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the present moment. And so, Tyanna’s journey continued like ours, forever seeking, forever exploring, forever lost in time. In endless exploration, we eventually discover the true meaning of life - to embrace the journey, to discover the depths of one's desires, and to find solace in the ever-changing nature of existence.

Together, we dance through the labyrinth of life, weaving our stories into the fabric of the time and space. To become the embodiment of the philosophical insights we have gleaned - living spiritual beings of the eternal pursuit of self-discovery, growth, and the embrace of the unknown. And in our perpetual journey, we find a profound sense of fulfillment, contentment, and the realization that the true beauty of life has never been about the destination, but those we love and travel with along the way.

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Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Greetings, I am a seminary graduate, Ph. D Psychologist and Doctorate of philosophy. I enjoy studying world religions, travel and the search for life’s meaning. I personally believe that truth does not lie in what the world tells us to believe but rather in what it shows us through our experiences.

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I enjoyed reading this. Well done. 👍
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Another great piece from you. I have a favor to ask, can you read the new piece I dropped and tell me if I'm off-mark or on track? I wrote it in a rush and need a second opinion. Thanks.
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    Yes of course I'll complete it today- title? May 01, 2024, 17:01
  • Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D
    Also wanted to remind you to always write from what's inside and I believe in doing that not matter what's comes out you will never be off-track because the content is you. May 01, 2024, 18:34
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