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An Online Course Introduction
“It struck me what it means to live with a myth, and what it means to live without one….so, in the most natural way, I took it upon myself to get to know my myth, and this I regarded as my task of tasks.”
– Carl Jung
Here is your invitation to learning more about how you can being to more purposefully Living Your Personal Myth. Below are some samples from our new course offering, also with an invitation for you to join our first Live Broadcast Session online on Wednesday, March 5th at 8:30pm ET or Saturday, March 8th at 11:30am ET.
What Really Matters Today?
The Hero’s Journey Foundation is dedicated to redefining what it means to be the hero of your own life. We know that being a hero is not becoming larger than life, but rather more human – more vulnerable and also more vital; more tender and also more fierce; more authentic as well as more compassionate.
We become more human by bridging the worlds between spirit and matter, between heaven and earth, between our ideals and are actual lives. We know this bridge can only be spanned within the depths of our human hearts. As we do this, our personal story or “myth” comes alive for us. This enables us to find and follow new opportunities to know what genuine “bliss” really is. The journey becomes one of doing what it takes to know one’s bliss; of having the willingness and the courage to follow that bliss; and then having the freedom to let it express itself through us.
What Does It Mean to “Live Your Personal Myth”?
This is exactly what a modern day Hero’s Journey is about – experiencing the world that you encounter on a day-to-day basis has come alive to you. It has the feeling of being carried forth on an adventure – where you can sense a dynamic and interesting story unfolding and taking place as you discover and live into what you most love to do, how you most meant to live, and how you are the only one who can live according to what is blissful for you.
What Does It Take to Find Out What One’s Bliss is?
Simply stated, it takes a willingness to ‘go where you haven’t gone before’.
Go deeper within yourself and find out what you don’t yet know about yourself. Wrestle with worthwhile and essential questions, the kind that illuminate your mind to things you have never have considered before, the kind that don’t give you immediate and easy answers. Open up to new possibilities and directions for the flow of your life, like you may have never done before.
You will inevitably have to do these things FOR yourself, but it is really not a good idea to explore the depths of these inner terrains BY yourself. Take part on our online Community Broadcasts, and consider being a part of a Facilitator-led Ally Group to support your journey towards Bliss.
Essential questions will we explore during this new online journey:
How do you experience the world around you as alive to you?
What is it that absolutely captivates your interest and attention?
Into what can you be absorbed and immersed fully?
So much so that you wish to be nowhere else and doing nothing else?
What is it that can pull you towards a riveting experience of your interior?
What is it that fills you with vitality, freedom, creativity and joyful expression?
And perhaps most essentially, we will look at what conditions allow bliss to happen to you in a way that speaks deeply and intimately to you.
We will also examine more precisely what particular thing is in you that keeps this bliss from happening for you, and you from following your bliss.
Our practice of Living Your Personal Myth is an experience of deepening our attention and reflecting on our interior lives. We will follow the myth of the Hero’s Journey adventure over the course of 14 weeks, bringing new recognition and deeper realization of exactly what practices and experiences bring us most alive.
The first aspect of any journey is answering the The Call to Adventure…
To explore more and give a deeper attention towards “Finding & Following Your Bliss”, we invite you to our first session free, to learn more about what Living Your Personal Myth is like.
1) The First Live Interactive Broadcasts were held on March 5th and March 8th, 2014.
(click image below to be taken to the Spreecast. You must have be logged in with a Spreecast account in order to use the chat feature.)
2.) An introduction to the course and and audio meditation by course instructor Michael Mervosh. (The meditation begins at the seven minute mark.)
3.) A sample from our section on Course Inspiration.
Take a look at some our poetry offerings. This is a featured element for each session.
ALL THE TRUE VOWS – By David Whyte
THE SEED MARKET – By Hafiz
4.) A sample of our Personal Reflection section of the course.
Click to download and print the PDF for a guided experience of how to write about your own reflections on The Call to Adventure. You may also choose to consider the question prompts for any other form of creative expression that speaks to you!
5.) A sample of one of our Video Offerings section.
Joseph Campbell talks about Following Your Bliss here:
6.) Texting Feature
You can also sign up for inspirational and thought-provoking text messages via text.
This is a feature that allows you to receive regular messages to keep you in touch with the spirit and energy of the course, while moving through your daily world.