Why Volodymyr Zelenskyy May Be Eternal
I think in narrative form. I have a sixth sense for how stories develop—what propels them forward, which paragraphs or pages contribute to the authentic spine of the story and which paragraphs or pages miss the mark and do no service to the whole. That’s the reason for any value I bring to helping people reclaim their true selves, any facility I have writing novels and any foresight I lend to thinking through business plans. These seemingly different efforts are really one: seeing a story for what it is and what it can be.
Now, onto Volodymyr Zelenskyy. I believe we are watching the rise of a transformational figure in world history. The way I see it, the evidence is so overwhelming that to not note it would be a form of denying it.
First of all, Zelenskky is leading a David versus Goliath battle. The forces of Ukraine were predicted to fall weeks ago, in the face of overwhelming Russian military might. But they haven’t. And that is due, in no small part, to the way that Zelenskyy has galvanized Ukranian resistance with his determination, defiance and political acumen. His grace under pressure is, in fact, almost inexplicable. He refused to take America up on an invitation to be evacuated from Ukraine with his family, reportedly saying, “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.” He has said he is afraid of nothing. He has remained in Kyiv, in his office and on the streets, rallying Ukranians and appealing to the hearts and minds of human beings all over the world—for humanity and justice.
No doubt many of you reading this piece sense where I am going with it. And I am aware that part of me is resisting where the sentences are leading me. So, I will pose my thoughts as questions: How does one know when a man rises beyond what can be explained and begins working miracles? How would one know if a man’s very existence were miraculous? Is such an assessment made during his life or only after his death?
I ask these questions because I am also a student of synchronicity. I don’t think events unfold in a random way and I don’t like to ignore what others might say are “coincidences.” Here are a few: A Jewish leader named Zelenskyy is displaying what some would call miraculous courage in Ukraine. It is in the book of Zechariah, written some 500 years before the birth of Christ, that prophesies about the Messiah, who will usher in a realignment of nations and ensuing world peace, are presented. The tanks sent to oppose Zelenskky were emblazoned with the letter “Z” by Vladimir Putin’s regime. What were they sent to destroy? A man? A movement? A messiah?
I present these facts and themes so that others, more steeped than I in biblical prophesies can wrestle with them, or quickly dispense with them.
There, I wrote it. I nearly didn’t. But, I felt compelled to.
Dr. Keith Ablow