This Hero has been traveling a rocky place on the road. Many potholes, many unmaintained roads, but the view? It’s fabulous.
I’m approaching the Abyss in my Hero’s Journey. I’ve been avoiding it for awhile, and I will likely continue to avoid it for awhile longer, but I’m actively seeking the path.
I’ve never liked change. I’m not wild about the unknown. I’ve gained insight recently into why that might be, and it’s been liberating. One tool I am finding helpful is a book called HEAL YOUR BODY by Louise Hay. Just this week, I added 90 index cards designed to affirm new thought patterns to alleviate various health issues–many in the past. Will they help me deal with them? Even if they don’t, they won’t hurt, but our MKE training all points to the power of our minds in creating our realities.
The book is an easy read. It has a short introduction and conclusion but most of it consists of a huge three column table consisting of PROBLEM, PROBABLE CAUSE, and NEW THOUGHT PATTERN. As I read the problems and look at the probable cause, I find myself nodding thoughtfully, “Yes, that could be it.” I was surprised by the near visceral reaction I had to the affirmations for one of my prior health concerns. (Hint: It wasn’t positive.) Coupled with the Daily OM course, A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back , that I’m taking, I’m finding these discoveries fascinating and very hopeful. After my initial reaction, subsequent readings of those affirmations that started so negatively have been softened. I still don’t like them. In time, I may decide to address them more directly, but for now, I’m working on lower hanging fruit. Or, perhaps, with continued reading, my mind will take care of them for me.
I’ve recently switched one of my PPNs to Legacy with the only guide being “I am the change I want to see in the world.” So far, that’s all that’s coming to me on that, but I believe with these Hero’s Journey paths I’m currently taking, this PPN will gain greater clarity as I continue to travel. I’m happy to take the road less traveled (which, from how rough it’s become, I have to suspect it’s a lot more heavily traveled that I’d like to believe) as I continue to pick my way to the Abyss.