Hero’s Journey: Chapter One
Your life story is really pathetic. It’s boring. It’s sad. It’s stuck to you like glue. And it’s a LIE. A lie that imprisons the real you. Even the little victories are really superfluous. Because they hide the truth of who you really are. You will never, EVER break free until you burn your story. Burn it. Stomp on it. Delete the script and start a fresh page where you meet the most powerful being in the universe – YOU.
Imagine if you had the life story of some wonderful celebrity you admire. You would still be in a prison. Stories are not meant to feed and clothe us. They are meant to WAKE US UP. We are all like Jason Borne with amnesia. We just need to remember the truth and get back to our real missions.
Let me explain how I discovered the foundations of my own prison and broke out.
Each day I leave behind layers of my tired old life story, finding I am freer to fulfill my destiny.
That destiny is more amazing than my ego-story-addicted self can imagine….
As a story teller, I fully embrace the power of story to transmit, transport and transform. Story is a gift to the human journey, shared and experienced. When we listen to a story, not directly about ourselves, we thrill and sigh to find ourselves mirrored in some way, inserted into the protagonists (and antagonists) shoes, as we absorb their lessons and gifts for our own journey through our own lives. Sharing stories often provides a doorway, a threshold, for us to step beyond our immediate confines and imagine a new chapter for ourselves.
The very best storytellers cast “spells” of re-membrance or re-cognition to try and wake us up to the greater story of humanity and the truth of who we are and have ALL WAYS been. Like waking from a dream to realize it’s all been a dream. [Scientists have basically proved that life is holographic and possibly even a SIM game.]
The problems of our lives really get us tied up in knots when we believe our stories are true. You see, the only thing that is true in my unfolding awareness, is that we are Spirits having a human experience. Everything else is staging our elaborate his-tories have programmed for us.
We are not the radio (body) but the SIGNAL (soul).
The lies we accept are often cleverly disguised by belief systems, ancestral traditions, thought forms, cultural ideas, early traumatic imprints. They are like socks out of the dryer, sticking to us, all over, on our backs, until we notice them in the mirror and pull them off. None of those “things” are you. When you believe they are, you are in your very own prison. We create and we destroy. We imagine and we believe. But when we know the truth of who we are, all of these props crumble on the stage. We see the energies, the patterns, the beliefs, all the programming and we can finally step outside of it, observing the hypnotic dance from a completely different space. That is the space where our soul resides.
When I began my major life transformation (in 2015), my first lesson was to deconstruct my story. I wrote it all out. I told it to the trees and the birds. They listened and giggled at the silly human telling such wild stories to the sky.
Yes, it was such a difficult childhood. Poor me. I suffered. I lost. I struggled. And then these patterns continued and more blah blah blah happened. And then, I really hit the wall and now I’m just stuck and tired.
I wrote down all these stories about who I believed I was and then I burned it. In this fire ceremony, traditionally used in the Toltec ancient ways, I felt the stories shift into little bubbles of wisdom. I learned a lot from those bubbles. They certainly got me here, to this present moment. But when I looked back down at my body, this lovely vessel I was given, I felt lighter, freer. What was left when the bubbles left, was a light and happy soul smiling through my skin….The beliefs, the roles, the limiting ideas, the imagined rules and boundaries of life that I fully bought into were now transparent. I could walk through them like smoke.
So, if I am not the story of my past, my family, my country, my accomplishments, my struggles, then WHO or WHAT am I?
Getting to know my “dreamer,” my soul, my divine self, is ongoing. I can say that she shines with a warm confidence and peace. When I really listen to her, everything flows. When I ignore her, my life gets really uncomfortable. I was totally missing out on knowing her for far too many years because I was wrestling with ream filled baggage of bulls&%t story, believing all the lies and egoic perceptions were true. But, as my story fell away to the dust bin of raw edits, I realized that ANYTHING is possible. Our dreamers guide our hearts like expert sailors across the seas of life if we let them. When we fail to listen to our dreamers, our ships can and often do sink.
We are not defined in ANY way by ANY thing, which includes our past and our story, unless we chose to be – consciously or unconsciously.
I’ve learned to be careful what I wish for because now I know that I (soul/dreamer) am extremely powerful. What I believe is true, is true. What I feel and think about becomes my reality. When my limiting beliefs (story) crop up here and there, I recognize it as a way for spirit to test my awareness, to see if I really want to wake up or continue having the same repetitive dreams.
Our past programming often casts long shadows because we’ve set it up that way. Awareness of story and the Hungry Ghosts that like to keep it going, is the first step towards freedom.
When you are no longer bound or weighed down by your story, you see the entire universe unfold before you like the yellow brick road or the cosmic highway of dreams.
You can walk away from that prison and literally manifest ANYTHING instantly.
The degree to which you are stuck in any challenge is the degree to which you identify with and cling to your story.
And by the way — FULL DISCLOSURE — I’m still working on maintaining my awareness as my dreamer and not falling back asleep when ever I get triggered or overwhelmed by old patterns or beliefs. I am a work in progress.
Would you like to meet your dreamer? Would you like to leave your story behind? One way is to consider learning the medicine wheel, the ancient practice of walking free on the Earth in the Toltec ways.
Another way is to write down your story, any way you please, every little detail. Tell your story to nature. Sit under a tree and tell the birds. Listen with your heart and see what they say. After your done, start a fire in a safe place and ask Great Spirit (God, Universe, Source) to help you release the bonds of your past and story so that you might move forward in your life with joy and peace, knowing that you are far greater than any story you have believed or been told thus far.
Feel the shackles fall away.
Meditate and feel your inner fires begin to blaze in resonance with this decision you’ve made.
You may even feel a flicker of your own soul waving “Hello there!” from the spaces now free from clutter.
I have so much to share about my journey so far and where I’m headed, including an exciting VIDEO interview with my mentor on how I am taking the hero’s journey in my own life in 2016. Please join my blog list ====> HERE to have full access to this interview and more.
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