The Heroine's Story
Are you the hero of your own story?
In continuing this series designed to help you answer the call to create a deeper spiritual practice, we start by looking at where you are now and by suggesting that you think of yourself as the hero of this story, beginning a spiritual quest.
Looking at it from the perspective of a hero’s (or heroine’s) journey, let’s consider what is likely to be most important as we continue.
In most mythic tales, for men, it would be to conquer and use force and strength to prove themselves worthy or victorious. And that seems to be an important part of their journey.
So if you are a guy reading this post, consider whether or not that is true for you. Does your story include battle or tests of strength or will?
For women, the journey is often internal. And when it isn’t, when the women must do battle of some kind, there seems to be a different goal. The women often just want to go home.
They want to come home to themselves, to their families, to their normal way of life. As the Beatles would say, they just want to get back to where they once belonged.
The female characters are often different, too.
I like to think of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz as an example here. She is loving and kind, compassionate and generous, and willing to believe in nonordinary reality.
Much like the everyday mystic or wise woman. And though she wanted her life to be different, which prompted her adventure, she also really just wanted to go home.
So I will refer to her from time to time (and her little friends, too) as we take this mystic journey together.
Wizard of Oz Journal Question: if there is a path, or a story, for you, in which “dreams that you dream really do come true,” what might that be like? Ponder that question until tomorrow.
And here’s another one: what if your story IS the story of a hero (you!) finding a way to make dreams come true?
Have a great day!