THE HERO’S JOURNEY
As soon as I typed Hero’s Journey the love-hate thing started.
I love talking and writing and looking deeper into the myths… but this damn principle about “not influencing” people in the Master Key Experience stops me.
Maybe this once… hmmm, maybe? Maybe just a couple of tips to help or encourage people… OK, I work it out in my head… it won’t make that much difference, not really…
These words pop into my head too.
I try to argue with myself… finally, laughter.
It’s only my ego, masquerading as being helpful that is at the core of this compulsion… which I defeat, I must defeat.
Am I a thief?
Sharing things often robs others of their own, personal discovery… and, in reality, their discovery could be much bigger and more insightful than mine. I remind myself, “It’s THEIRS! not yours, Mark.”
Thank goodness I’ve been reading in Og, I am not a thief…
Telling you we, the Certified Guides and the Staff have agreed…the best influence in the field of self-discovery is, of course, no influence.
I stop loving-hating… loving the brave souls who have been Heralded to embark on the Hero’s Journey – THEIR JOURNEY – and instead of hating, my higher self let’s me know we made a great decision…trust that Mark! Now, just execute it. I’m laughing now… for sorrow, challenges, defeats, and victories are the experience of a lifetime and I’m laughing at me… the sheer vanity of thinking I could make the greatest adventure of one’s life better… good grief.
The line between being helpful and ego can get murky if anyone, [in this case me], substitutes, [and rationalizes], hope that people for the real villain, EGO.
So it’s just love. I love that members are four + months into the process and getting ready, like a Monarch, to transform and take flight.
We’ll be sharing a lot of this death-to-life thing from Joseph Campbell over the next two months and if I just keep my hands off it, don’t try to steer anyone’s journey…what will happen is what always happens… the students will become the teachers… and I will learn more, as happens every year… as members transverse their own pathway and share their highly individualized experience, strength and hope… when they let the “associative memory’s” sense of self die and find their unique gifts… only to “return” with your Goodness, Godness… and give it.
It’s really all about freedom… and I’ll let Joe share that with you… I just know “steering” my ideas here prevents it from being yours… and, it is yours. Welcome to the greatest adventure on the planet…
keep giving to keep growing