Answer Your Soul’s Call to Adventure
A fairy tale is always a heroes journey. It is about trials that burn off everything that isn’t the real you. It is about exposing to the light everything you have hidden, the mystery of who you really are. It is a difficult path to travel, but for those that go down the road of “Once upon a time” you not only confront dragons, you recover the treasures of your true life.
There comes a time in life where we realize that we need to leave the comfort and safety of what we have created for our lives. When we realize that the comfort zone is just another word for a cage that we locked ourselves in to be safe from our fears. Looking from the outside in, see that the time has come to go within and discover who we really are. We have to stop being scared and just go for the life we secretly have been dreaming about all of our lives.
Letting go of who we are. Surrendering to who we are meant to be. Doing this without any idea of what we will discover, or guarantee that we will even be able to complete the journey – that’s what this surrender is all about. It is time to accept that we are powerful beyond reckoning. That we have big work to do. And the only way to do the work, is to go deep within our inner darkness. Inside this darkness we are going to stumble. We are going to fall down into our own personal abyss. What we will find there, is our power. It is time to bring it forth and expose it to the light.
Christopher Reeves said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” I like to think that he was drawn to play Superman because of all of the positive qualities that comic book hero had. He stood for truth and justice. He never gave up. He loved deeply. He used his powers to help others. When we go through the heroes journey, we go through the valley of death. We die to our past lives in which we didn’t live from strength and wisdom. We are reborn from the fire of those tests. We come back with the heroes light – we become extraordinary.
We don’t go on this heroes journey searching for a life purpose. We go on this journey to set ourselves free from the limitations that our fears and our comfort zones have created for us. We want to feel the rapture of being alive again. We remember it as young children. Before life started imposing its rules and restrictions on us. Then we learned to squish our true selves into a small space so that we were not judged. We put our innermost being down deep into the abyss. We put guards of fear of not being enough all around it, so that it would never run free again.
But nothing can keep our innermost self in the abyss forever. It cries out through our heart. It whispers in our intuition. It screams out in our dreams. It is the triumph of our souls voice over the power of our fears. Even in the journey of the dark night of the soul, we can be givers of our light. We take our intimate beliefs along with us on our journey and those beliefs will take us always into sharing our souls light. In the end, all journeys are spiritual, and our spiritual natures will always shine from within.
We enter the journey through the storms of winter and we return in the beginning of spring with new growth in our lives. Just as the seasons turn, so does our road. We continue from spring into summer and autumn, where we rest, reflect on what has now become a new comfort zone and the realization that winter storms are returning. A new journey is about to begin.
Like the butterfly, we began as a caterpillar in the spring. We ate our way growing and expanding through summer and in the fall we begin to spin our chrysalis. In the winter we enter inside to begin our transformation in our journey to once more give our life to something bigger than we are.