We’re all on our own hero’s journey in life, stepping out into the unknown, facing challenges that seem like ‘tests & trials’, enjoying initial successes and feeling lost in the proverbial weeds. Although the hero’s journey can seem the stuff of myth and story, understanding the stages of the hero’s journey can be incredibly helpful in our personal lives – and understanding where we are in the cycle can help us face the unique challenges of that stage.
This week we take a close look at the hero’s journey and how we can apply it in a practical way to our own life journeys.
In this episode:
- Departure – how we begin
- What happens if we refuse ‘the call’
- Assistance of wise mentors
- Crossing the threshold
- The Road of Trials
- The Belly of the Whale (when we need to go it alone)
- The Elixir (when happens when we get what we asked for)
- The Return
- The Hero’s Journey is iterative (…and here we go again!)
Was a super helpful discussion this week for me personally as I try to push through some of my own obstacles in my writing journey… and Clay share some of his own experiences from different stages of the hero’s journey. Perhaps one of my favourite sessions, if I can say that! Hope it’s useful to you as well!