The Hero’s Journey

At some point, in every lifetime, one finds themselves on the path of “The Hero’s Journey”- An epic adventure that alters the course of the rest of ones life. The Hero’s Journey is vastly different than a ‘world shattering’ that comes from a tragic loss. The path of The Hero’s Journey is about getting to that moment when you are completely outside of yourself, and you realize EVERYTHING is about to change. Something shifts within you, and you know nothing will ever be the same again. Your world is about to reinvent itself right before your eyes…

 

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In every epic tale you will find the main character going on a quest to ‘slay the dragon’.  The Hero faces great fears and challenges, ultimately learning life changing lessons and triumphing. The Hero then returns reinvented stronger than ever!  Often at first however, the Hero refuses. Either by not recognizing their true nature, not owning their true bravery, or from a basic fear of failure. Eventually, though, the Hero takes on the quest, and everything changes. A leap of faith is taken, and a dive into a shadow realm begins an epic transformation. “All that was” is simply left behind…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Hero now begins the second phase of the journey. The terrain is foreign yet exciting; the result of the quest is uncertain, yet the Hero persists. All the knowledge gained up to this point plays a pivotal role in the outcome; all the lessons learned more valuable than any weapon. Progress is tested, determination is tempered with caution, and sheer desire pushes the Hero onward. A time comes when every Hero finds herself in the darkness of night, feeling lost and afraid. At that very moment is when surrender enters the scene. Pure, utter, surrender that opens the Hero to the realization of what she truly is…This is where the true Hero within emerges…No longer a caterpillar, but a full fledged butterfly…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There is no longer a need to ‘slay the dragon’ – the real reason for the quest was the moment of surrender. Absolute freedom is achieved by the (seemingly) smallest act. The Hero is suddenly only a shadow of her former self; the pieces that no longer serve her, simple bits left along the path.  She experiences her return from the journey filled with a new sense of strength, purpose, grace, freedom, and a lightness of spirit like never before. Past judgements, restrictions and limitations are no longer the weights that hold her back….

 
 
 
 

With a light heart, and a new perspective she begins to live as she always was meant to: Shining her inner light and bringing her gifts to the world. The Hero will never again doubt her inner truth, despite the detours and obstacles still to come. She has been transformed in her very core-she will never be the same again…

Best wishes to you on YOUR Hero’s Journey...

“As above, so below…As within so without…”

– So Mote it Be –

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