Special thanks to Joseph Campbell and Barbara Marx Hubbard for being the inspiration for this article.
Following your soul’s calling and building a business with your on-purpose gifts is undoubtedly a hero’s journey.
Our evolution as human beings and conscious entrepreneurs requires that we leave the comfortable predictability of our known environment in pursuit of that which brings us bliss – not the passive lying on the beach kind of bliss, rather the kind that comes from knowing we are actualizing the innate seed of potential within ourselves, opening up to the unlimited co-creative force within and around us, and expressing it outward through the contribution of our gifts for the betterment of humanity.
We are wired with this expressive urge from birth. Barbara Marx Hubbard calls it “vocational arousal”. Joseph Campbell calls it the “hero’s journey”. I call it your soul’s path.
Whatever you call it, it demands that we heed the call to adventure. If we don’t our spirits wither, we become dis-eased and all manner of strife falls upon us until we wake up to the call. You don’t get to choose that innate impulse. It chooses you.
The good news is, you have a bottomless well of courage to lean in to the uncharted territory of speaking, leading, marketing and enrolling all in service of the betterment of others.
When you heed the impulse you are choosing to evolve by choice not chance. And when you do doors will open that you couldn’t have imagined, dragons of fear and worthiness will appear, you’ll access and claim your inner resourcefulness through the test of all the challenges, and you will emerge a strong and more whole human being as a result.
There is no stopping you when you say YES to the quest!
Spirit gives us a sense of purpose and passion. The rest is up to you.
~ Who do you choose to think of yourself as to navigate this journey successfully?
~ What would you have to believe to make this possible?
~ What are the laser focused decisions you’ll need to make to move your quest forward, even if it means getting uncomfortable?
~ How will you celebrate your successes along the way?
~ Who will hold you as powerful no matter what when you can’t do it for yourself?
(This is one of the primary reasons to have a masterful mentor, because family and friends may have good intentions, but they will relate to you from their own limited paradigm of possibility and likely won’t fully grock who you are becoming.)
Following your inner voice is not about evolution for personal gain, although when we are “on path” we attract abundance in many forms, including material wealth. The hero’s journey requires that we return from our quest and share our wisdom gained with others. That is often why the challenges you have overcome in your past are what you are compelled to help people with through your business.
And you are meant to use the Spirit-given gifts you came in with as the vehicle. Like your soul’s path, you don’t get to choose them. They chose you so embrace them, celebrate them and use them to do good.
At times you will need a sword to cut through obstacles and at others you’ll need a shield to deflect the words of nay-sayers. And then there will be those times when you lay your armor down and let yourself be surrounded with love and support.
Stress and fear ALWAYS precede breakthroughs and evolution. There has to be contrast for something new to emerge. On the other side is our own personal transformation as well as that of our clients.
Spirit speaks to each of us in our own way of hearing. And every time you give voice to that which inspires you, you take your hero’s journey to another level. You activate the co-creative force that flows in and through you and you attract the situations and circumstances that will propel you forward.
For my local Denver Metro tribe on the hero’s journey, I invite you to join me for my newest workshop, Own the Power of Your Voice. We’re going to be untying those knots of holding back and suppressing your voice so you can step fully onto your soul’s path and claim the inner resources you need to show up powerfully.