Studying, teaching, and experiencing the Hero’s Journey has provided a framework for my work AND my life. In fact, my husband, Michael and I have just finished creating three online courses all based on the Hero’s Journey and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you. Check out the courses at www.lifepathmasters.com and if you like this newsletter/blog, share with your friends and family so that they can subscribe and be part of the upcoming course discount for subscribers!
In the courses, we recommend one of my favorite Ted Talk videos that references the use of The Hero’s Journey, it’s structure, and how it can be utilized in our lives to create better and happier endings.
In this video, Jesse Vaughn, who is a film director, talks about the importance of stories and their structure both in movies and in life. I think he really nails it and delivers an important message that says a lot of what I think matters and says it in a great way. Enjoy!
We all have a story about our life and when we tell it; we often use the same events, situations and experiences to describe it. This telling describes the well-worn pattern or patterns we seem to recreate and repeat over and over again, until, that is, we become conscious that we are creating them. The story we tell is a story that we believe is true, but is it really true? Unfortunately, we often create stories about our life based on our limiting beliefs or assumptions. And, we repeat stories based upon our patterns creating unconscious repetitions of a life rooted in subconscious doubts and fears.
But, what if we see our story from the perspective of a Hero/Heroine template that’s already hardwired in our subconscious minds? In doing this, your own personal Hero’s Journey story could provide order to what could seem like chaos in your life. Within the context of using the Hero’s Journey as a story “structure”, you can better deal with your intense emotions as you experience the transitions of life because you know that in the Hero’s Journey, resolution always follows conflict. You can then experience life with more confidence and clarity. Wouldn’t that be great?!
When you write your life’s story using the framework of the Hero’s Journey, it allows you to tap into the power of the subconscious mind to help you realize your dreams and desires and create authentic, appropriate emotions and new behavioral responses as a result. By developing your own “new” version of your “old” stories based on the Hero’s Journey structure, you gain control and the freedom to become the hero/heroine on your Hero’s Journey. You can then create new meaning and purpose in your life!
This structure helps you manifest what you desire in your life by communicating with positive emotion and motivation that assists you in being in charge and in control of your story. And, your subconscious mind actually hears and processes in concert with these conscious desires. Without this powerful connection, your desires may or may not be realized, especially if they are influenced by fears or doubts or negative emotions and confusion. We all want our desires realized, right?
What version are you using to tell the story of your life? Are you the Hero/Heroine of your own Journey?
It’s always a choice and YOU must make it!!