WEEK 22a The Master Keyes Experience

RSVP to the Hero’s Journey

Once, I believed, the call of the hero’s journey was an invitation for a select few and a rare occurrence. If searching for answers in your own life, the awareness of this call is there at some point. Only a few heed the call.  Living a life, never venturing out of the well-worn path, is easy and comfortable.

Why would anyone turn down the opportunity to be the hero in their own life?

Just thinking about attempting the journey can render the cold sweats.  This journey calls out all the emotions we want to avoid: fear, anxiety, self-worth, sadness, uncertainty, doubt…just to name of few.  Staying in the comfort zone, never stretching for the greatness within, keeping unwanted feelings at bay are all avoidance tactic to not proceed.  The process of getting out of the ordinary life is a rocky road with high highs and low lows. It is not for sissies.

When does the call come?

Although some may enjoy this call at a time of peace, most are faced with the call of the hero’s journey during a time of upheaval. Taking on a challenge during an already difficult time is when the invitation arrives…sickness, a divorce, loss of job, financial ruin… Few escape the troubles during a lifetime.

Lost in the journey…

For those that have launched their hero’s journey, you know and understand the uncertainty in the journey.  There will be failures…you learn from them.  There will be tears…nothing better than a cry to clear the fog.  There will be days of celebration…enjoy but do not linger. There will be fear…use the energy.  There will be guilt and feelings of unworthiness…know you are on the right track.  Hold on to the clarity of where you want to go, what you want to be, and enjoy the journey. Consistent actions toward that desire will eventually get you to your destination with a Hero’s celebration from within.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who i

Lesson Learned:   Once you have RSVPed you must show up, and show up, and show up…


Author: mamapsclosets

I am a wife of 30 plus years, a mother of two wonderful children, and a creative teacher. Not a school teacher, but someone who loves to share her knowledge and skill. Whether teaching cooking, hospitality, Bible studies, networking marketing skills I have learned along the way, connecting and sharing is my way of life. My experiences of growing up in Mississippi, a 20-year investment career in NYC, a stint in California, and life now in Florida has enriched my life beyond measure.

8 thoughts on “WEEK 22a The Master Keyes Experience”

  1. Great write up!! Sounds like you’ve been there wink wink!! I especially love your whole last paragraph. And hearing you talk about stretching out of one’s comfort zone, I recall cheerleading tryouts when the splits stretched me out of my comfort and popped my hip so I walked painfully for 9-months healing. If only I had stretched beyond my expectations before my chance to perform, it would have been a simple show of spirit!! I know you already know this, stretching is not the painful part!! Good job!!

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      1. That view, girlfriend, is your life raft! The abyss is merely the ocean of opportunities that would be so lucky for your skills, smiles, and creative infinity! Enjoy splashing around a few more weeks in MKE and let the abyss admire. Only you get to decide where and when to come ashore for more popsicles!

        And no, I have no idea why I said popcycles! I was hoping you know 😄 Love you to pieces!

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    1. We are here to encourage each other and lift each other up along the way. The only thing more difficult than not taking the journey is to not take the journey and know that you had what it took to succeed. Step out and go for it!

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