Years ago I heard of the Hero’s Journey, and I was hooked. Then more recently, I discovered a feminine version, the Shero’s Journey. I was particularily drawn to Jen Louden’s perspective which invites us to consider an inner adventure.
You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
- Joseph Campbell
The feminine aspect comes to mind as I begin the 28 days of Reset.Revive.Restart. - a vibrant community of women stepping onto the path together.
So many of us on the same journey, yet struggling alone.
Right now, think of your own journey, and consider the following questions. I’ll do the same.
Where are you on the journey?
Look at the diagram above and locate yourself.
You’ll probably see where you are clearly. I know I did. I’ve been in the Pit for the past few months, grappling with my Gremlins. It’s not been pleasant.
What will move you to the next phase on your journey?
I was beginning to wonder. Journalling, meditating, 5 days of silence, yoga, coaching. . .and still, I found myself in the Pit.
What moved me forward was letting go. I stopped resisting the changes that were trying to come through, and suddenly, the flood gates seemed to open and I found myself in the flow moving out of the Pit, reconnecting with Allies and moving towards a Breakthrough.
What stops you from doing that?
What stops me from letting go is my stubbornness and determination to get through anything. Determination is a good thing unless it keeps you spinning in a vicious circle. And let me tell you, going round and round with my Gremlins was not fun.
What beliefs, habits or patterns do you need to let go of?
I have to give up my longtime habit of doing things on my own, and resisting asking for help. The irony of this is not lost on me given the work I do encouraging clients to get support in life.
I did mention this is a journey, right?
What next step will you commit to?
I am committed to going through the 28 days as a participant. It’d be easy to hide out in my role as partner/creator.
But you see, that’s impossible now as I’ve already fallen in love with the women in the program. I owe it to myself and to them to walk this journey as wholeheartedly as possible.
The Breakthrough has already begun. . .
Over to You:
Answer the questions above, tell me a bit about your journey.
Join us if you’re tired of walking the journey alone.