The acorn theory
One year has passed and I find myself at another crossroads. Before I could decide to go to left or right, I had an accident. Somebody BOUNCED me off my feet and I had to rest beneath the leaves again. With all this time on my hands, I read The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling. It’s about the question “What is it, in my squirrel heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?” To answer this, the acorn theory is presented. It’s the idea that each life is formed by a particular image. Just like the oak’s destiny is written in the acorn, your destiny is written too. Besides genetics and the environment, everyone is also given a character upon birth. The theory refers to Plato’s idea of a ‘daimon’ (a nature spirit who cares about you). You might call it your guardian angel. Even what seems like an accident belongs to the pattern of the image and helps to fulfill it. It reflects the blueprint that gives direction to your life. You may postpone your calling, but eventually the daimon will make its claim.