5 Steps To Personal Transformation

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5 Steps To Personal Transformation
Become the Heroine/Hero of your life's story.

3. The Initiation begins once you have accepted your quest, you will learn things about yourself along the way. Luke begins to experience the discomfort of his quest to be a Jedi, his family is killed, people are trying to kill him as well. He begins to appreciate what is being demanded from him to attain his goal.  In this stage you discover that there is no turning back. You can’t go back to the time before the quest. You know too much, you are awakening to who you are. During this part of the journey you build courage and resilience by facing difficulties. You will begin to sense who you really are, not who you were told to be.

4 .The Ordeal stage is difficult to navigate by yourself. This is where the quest gets scary and you feel alone in the darkness. Emotional pain from hurts long ago surface and you grieve, and grieve. This is the part where you hear the words, “It gets worse before it gets better”. You will receive guides, gifts, and tools along the way from those who care about you. Luke was wisely counseled by Yoda, "there is no try, there is do or don't do." It is a struggle between light and darkness. Luke is compelled to face his fears and push through them. Essential tasks are completed during this time, and a deep resolve builds with in you. You gather up the gems from this part of the journey and bring them out into the light of the next stage.

5. Transformation happens in this stage. Luke accepts his responsibility as a Jedi by allowing the force to work through him. He is no longer pushed around by others. The innocent caterpillar you once were is no longer, you are now breaking out your beautiful butterfly wings. You are taking all the lessons learned in the hero’s journey and have been transformed into a new creation. You no longer feel the same as you once did. The shame has been transformed into courage, compassion, and resilience. You will no longer be tormented by the grievances of the past.

The Hero’s Journey is a quest for anyone, The Dark Knight Rising is another example of a Hero's Journey. What would it be like for you to go through this process and be the Hero/Heroine of your own story. You can go through all these stages within an hour for small things. Or it can take years of questing to heal all the shame from years gone past. Each of us is Beautiful, Creative, and Powerful beyond our comprehension. Seek the Authenticity that is you, Journey to Abundant life.

Teresa Maples MS is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. Connect with me for more information about healing from those things that get in the way of living life to its fullest.

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