"You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or a 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 your potential."
~ Joseph Campbell
Seeking Awareness ~ You may feel an emptiness, you are searching for an answer. Deep in your being you feel that there is something more for you. You are leading a happy life yet something is missing. You begin to notice signs that something is wanting to change in your life. These signs can be internal or external, a nudge an intuition or perhaps you are faced with what seems like a test or a challenge. Deep in your core, you know that you have to stop and have a look at your life, and you may not know how to take action.
Answering the Call ~ When you answer the call, you are saying a powerful "Yes" to your awareness. You are taking responsibility for what is occurring in your life. You are ready to take action and move forward. You take the first step and acknowledge to yourself that you will either find support or begin to make changes in your life.
Embracing the Uncertainty ~ As you take action, you are stepping directly into the unknown. You know you are moving towards something and you may be uncertain about what exactly that looks like. You are between what you have known and the unknown in the future. Like a trapeze artist jumping off the platform. You know that you will be leaving aspects of your past life behind you.
Letting Go ~ You find your strength and you are connected to your deepest purpose. Knowing yourself perhaps for the first time, you literally let go of everything you have known and take action, trusting the outcome. You become connected to yourself in a new and powerful way, hidden strengths and talents begin to emerge.
New Beginning / The Return ~ Here, you are enjoying the payoff of your hard work. You are surprised at how things have actually turned out. You see the world differently and are firmly planted on your new path. You return to your life and your community, stronger and wiser with a clear sense of purpose.
Signs of "The Call"
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell