I went on 'mission clean-up' today and as always found things written from years ago. I discovered an intention I wrote in 2006, a list of what was calling me in my career path. It's incredible how there has always been a theme throughout my life, a thread weaving it's way into the tapestry of my life, a continuous thread connecting the magic that was always there calling me 'home'.
We all have that calling, we all have a trail of clues, a purpose for our lives. And whilst it may not be clear now, and so many obstacles have appeared and continue to appear, the calling continues.
So as I see it, we have three choices;
We can try to ignore it;
choose to struggle with it;
or simply embrace it.
Our true north doesn't mean it's going to be an easy ride. In fact our true north would have to someone be our most challenging adventure, involving many hurdles and obstacles to have us remember who we are; our innate wisdom, our warrior heart, our true nature. These aspects of our life are often only able to be revealed in our 'hero's journey'.
In Joseph Campbell's work, The Hero's Journey is thousands of years old, and there are 3 specific stages he shares.
1. Departure ((following your calling);
2. Initiation (facing your obstacles and challenges);
3. Return (the reward) transformed by the adventure, power and wisdom obtained.
A quote by Joseph Campbell that beautifully encapsulates the journey:
“The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, 'Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.' And so it starts.”
It's inside all of us, a human element deeply wired into our consciousness. It's where innocence (perhaps ignorance) is transformed to maturity (awareness). It is a Way of Life, an ageless wisdom that reconnects us to our true nature, our greatness.
Ah yes... This is indeed the Warriors Path.
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So much love
Lara lives in Melbourne Australia.