Hero’s Journey Step #7
The hero becomes “at one” with this new self. The changes caused by the Journey have been absorbed and he/she is fully “reborn.”
Atonement, or, as was shown to me once “at-one-ment”, is the final stage before a new life for the hero, pulling all the disparate pieces together of oneself exposed and/or created by the journey. Sometimes, it’s the final crucible that the Hero faces to pull all together in a new way, completely conquering the old way of being and clearing a path for the new. Being “reborn”, with new eyes and a new heart. Everything looks and feels…different.
Have you ever felt like you came to the end of a long, sometimes arduous transition? Ups & downs, jigs and jags, the unexpected and the miraculous? It seems like it goes on and on, then, one day there is a break in the cloudy pattern and you feel relief and, like you now just see and experience life with a new lens. I know many of you are nodding and can relate to this “rebirth.” Or, maybe you are in the middle of it….maybe just beginning. It does seem to be how we evolve. There’s this period of difficulty in approaching the challenge of truly letting go. Then, it seems to let go of you.
Actually, I currently know something about this, that I’d like to talk to you about.
Let me start by saying, no, it’s not your imagination. I’ve written no blogs, sent no “funnies” or inspiration in over a month. Though it was really hard for me to be inconsistent, I listened to my guidance and needed to take a step back. And in this space created, something kinda wild dawned on me. So, I have a confession to make.
Somewhere in month’s of writing and philosophizing about the Hero’s Journey, it became very clear how much it all mirrored what was happening with me and A Radical Shift. Maybe it’s the Quantum Physics equation of bringing into reality what you focus on. Maybe it’s a figment of my imagination. Maybe I just intuitively know that bringing a new venture to life, especially one that aligns with a soul mission, is, by it’s very nature, going to be Hero’s journey. Yep, that’s it. It’s all there..the inspiration & doubts, successes & failures, allies & (mostly internal) enemies, challenges x 10 & letting go. And, now the atonement. The rebirth. Here’s where I am today.
In the coming months, A Radical Shift and I will begin a new life. I will be shifting what I write about here and how I communicate with you, for starters. Shifts in programming, including current offers and brand new ones, will follow, and more, much more which I’ll keep you updated on.
For now, I want to extend my immense gratitude for your participation in this creation and ask that you hang in for more. It will be a ride, only worth it because we are on it together.
All love and light!