MKMMA 2016 – Hero Journey
We Are All Heroes
A hero, according to the dictionary is the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. A heroine, on the other hand, is the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc. As the dictionary offers no plural for heroine, I take “heroes” to include both male and female lead characters. So, we, male and female, are the lead characters in our own stories. Ergo, we are all heroes.
A Hero Is More Than a Sandwich
“Heroes” is plural for people, but “heros” is plural for sandwiches. Just for clarity, a hero(ine) is 1. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character:He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child .2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal:My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes.
What happens in mythology, books, movies, and fairy tales is that something or someone calls to the hero to begin the journey. That is the Herald. Our hero then steps into the unknown with the help of, well, helpers and possibly mentors. Think Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Obi Wan Kenobi. In Luke’s arc, he is the hero called to adventure by the discovery of two droids, especially R2D2. He seeks out his mentor (Obi Wan) and they enlist Han Solo to assist them.
In Han’s arc, he is the hero and Obi Wan and Luke are the heralds. It all depends on your perspective, or as Obi Wan says, your “point of view.” In the stories, there may be many heroes on many journeys or there may be the single hero on a single journey. In real life, there can be many calls to adventure in a lifetime.
The MKMMA Call to Adventure
A little over four months ago, we embarked on a journey to discover our higher purposes. We chose our two Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs) and worked on building a Definite Major Purpose (DMP) as though there were only one adventure. Some of us have begun to question if our PPNs and DMP are authentic. Or did they arise from our old blueprint or the ideas of others? The Sit is where we test everything. We relax because we know that power comes in repose.
For example, people in a Network Marketing opportunity may have set their DMP as achieving the top of their company. We remember the fairy tale ending of living “happily ever after” and want to somehow achieve that happy ending. What does that mean? Is the goal to do what you choose, when you choose, with whom you choose? Wake up when you are done sleeping instead of by an alarm clock? We are already living the life we choose. Every choice has consequences, but we are free to choose.
The challenge is to know what we really want. Any desire we persistently hold in our mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of achieving its object. I was inspired this week by my mastermind partner and a blog I read. We need to listen to the voice of truth.
The Call as Seen by Lori Ann King
When we accepted our scholarship 18 weeks ago, we said yes to the call. Every week since, we’ve accepted. We’ve continued on to live by the compass and not the clock.
However, every hero’s journey hits a wall and an abyss before we experience transformation, atonement, and our beautiful, miraculous self with our new blueprint. In the stages immediately before the abyss, we experience challenges, temptations and doubt.