Be Awake. Be Aware. Be Enlivened. Be Engaged.
Bring the Journey Home and Awaken the Hero Within:
Facing Uncertainty While Sheltering in Place
~ Learn Tools on How to Enter the Living Myth of the Hero’s Journey of our Lifetime – Facing Uncertainty while Sheltering in Place.
~ Enter A Guided 30-day Personal Journey with Online Support.
~ Awaken to the Ensemble. Find your Better Self with Allies, or Choose a Self-Guided Introduction to the Journey.
- WEEKLY LIVE AND INTERACTIVE VIDEO BROADCASTS WITH YOUR GUIDE, MICHAEL MERVOSH
Join together with Michael, along with the wider ‘Ensemble’ of individuals within the 30-day course, to learn more about living into the Hero’s Journey myth and how to creatively live into the Journey Tasks at hand.
- A KINDRED-SPIRIT PEER GROUP
Enter a peer-led group with weekly support and guidance from our support staff. This is an opportunity to learn about developing a resilient sense of self, or an identity, that is shaped more by the connection to the others in the small group, and less by the more typical, isolating and solitary nature of one’s most habitual ways of thinking.
- WEEKLY “HERO’S JOURNEY MYTH” EMAILS
Understand how each aspect of the journey can support your inner life as you live into unprecedented times. Receive weekly access to relevant and timely audio meditations, essays and much more!
- DAILY “NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS” VIA TEXT MESSAGES
Receive invitations to engage, opportunities to move through uncertainty, ways to cope with anxiety, and skills to navigate the personal challenges you are currently facing.
- CONTINUED ACCESS
Use our website as a “dashboard” resource now and after the journey. You’ll also have access to our website as new resources are added overtime.
- OPTIONAL HANGOUTS
Join spontaneous community hangouts on FB Live, or other online avenues, with other individuals choosing to live into their depths while on this journey.
- OPTION TO BE SELF-GUIDED
Sign-up for a self-guided introduction how to journey while sheltering in place, receiving the emails only.
MEET YOUR GUIDE:
MICHAEL MERVOSH is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist, who runs a full-time private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, he founded the Hero’s Journey® Foundation and co-founded the Psychoenergetics Training Program. Click here to learn more about Michael.
Through 30 years of experience in working with individuals, groups and people in wilderness intensives, as well as the past 5 years bridging into providing support for individuals and groups through online journeys, he is inspired to now provide this new offering. Michael gathers himself and a well-trained, supportive staff to provide a container in how to “Bring Home the Journey and Awaken the Hero Within,” for you and others to receive tools on taking up the global pandemic as a personal journey. The horizon of our daily lives has disappeared. It is best not to go it alone, and to enter this new reality with other kindred spirits, who want to do more than just survive the ordeal.
How can we take up the pandemic as a doorway into a personal journey, as laid out by Joseph Campbell, that calls us toward something greater than ourselves?
HOW “JOURNEYING IN PLACE” WORKS:
YOUR HOME LIFE IS YOUR BASE CAMP. You do not have to go away from home to do this journey, you just have to move beyond what typically happens at home. That is the challenge that each person who is enrolled for this upcoming journey will face.
This type of personal journey is intended to create ‘ignition’ – life-giving moments and movements that bring forth the potential for meaningful adventure – while you are immersed in the details of your daily life, just as it is happening now.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD INTO A LIVED ADVENTURE. Sometimes the demands of daily living will over-ride or overwhelm each of us, and at those times, forward movement for us will be out of reach. But there will also be other moments, where enough space exists to move across a threshold, and we will provide you with a structure and an impetus to step forward, in ways you may not typically do.
SEPARATE BUT CONNECTED. Enter this living, unfolding story as a part of a larger community, or in a small group. While we shelter in place, we join with others doing the same. Become a part of a living ‘Ensemble’, something mysterious, and greater than yourself.
WORK WITH EIGHT ASPECTS OF THE HERO’S JOURNEY. Understand how each aspect of the hero’s journey can support your inner life as you live into unprecedented times. Learn more about Answering the Call of the Soul, Crossing The Threshold into the inevitability of Uncertainty, Entering the Forest of the Unknown, Understand the Purpose of Ordeals & Adventures, Experience Allies & Synchronicity, Get Through the Belly of the Beast, and Discover The Unexpected Boon that is waiting to be discovered.
TAKE UP LIFE-GIVING TASKS OR REACHES that are immediate, specific, doable and transformative; and be open to an unexpected goodness that is waiting to happen.
Receive text invitations to engage, opportunities to move through uncertainty, ways to cope with anxiety, and skills to navigate the personal challenges you will face.
Do for yourself what you wouldn’t typically do by yourself.
Find surprising and intimate encounters, learn about your inner strengths, and get clear about what really matters. Learn how to reset your perspective, and to make space for what brings you alive.
JOIN YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH THE SHARED ENSEMBLE JOURNEY. Through intentional personal actions and by activating collective awareness, we each will head out on our own paths to explore new experiences for ourselves within our personal daily life.
We then meet as a large group online on certain Saturday mornings to share about our lived experiences and what went well or poorly. We use the online Crowdcast platform to come together, get the support and inspiration we need to stay on our path, and then we head back out into our daily lives again with new perspective and a felt sense of renewal.
WHY TAKE AN INNER JOURNEY AT A TIME LIKE THIS?
BECAUSE THE TIME IS NOW:
The philosopher Nietzsche once said, “Live as if the time is here.” Joseph Campbell said about the Journey, “You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.” The horizon of our daily lives has disappeared as a result of our global pandemic. It is best not to go it alone, and to enter this new reality with other kindred spirits who want to do more than just survive the ordeal. We intend to live into it.
“Crossing the threshold
when everything seems lost,
and all seems dark,
Then comes the new life and all that is needed.”
- Cultivate a sense of intrigue, mystery, adventure, and fun.
- Invite curiosity, spontaneity, wonder and openness to surprise.
- Awaken and inject a positive, forward moving energy into your life.
- Engage the unknown and make room for the unexpected.
- Encourage a lighthearted, playful spirit
BRING THE JOURNEY HOME AND AWAKEN THE HERO WITHIN
Get Ready, Get Inspired, and Get Support – Get On Board With Us
Become self activated at a crucial time in your life. Be a part of a dynamic online community of people about to move through the upcoming and unforeseen changes. Don’t fall into despair or be driven by anxiety. Step into the unfamiliar and the unknown, and don’t do it alone. Make a decision to take up the journey of a lifetime now – in doable, meaningful and surprising ways.
“Everything is a possibility, everything is a clue, everything is talking to you. It’s marvelous!
It’s as though you had a nose that brought you into the right places.
You are in for wonderful moments when you travel like this.”