Life brings decisions. Traveling the Hero’s Journey is no different.
The first step across the threshold requires a decision. Listening to my mentor’s advice requires a decision. How to get around and through the Tests and Trials requires many, many decisions. Opening up to the change the Ordeal brings requires the big decision: can I risk being vulnerable enough to change to finish my Journey?
I’ve triggered a new Journey chock full of decisions, but I have the advantage of a) knowing I’m on a Hero’s Journey and b) knowing the stages of the Hero’s Journey. I have more information about what could come next.
For every decision I can ask myself, “Will a left turn here be more true to the Journey, or a right turn?” “Is straight on more true to my Journey, or waiting a bit?” In those quiet, honest moments I hear the answer and the signpost points the way.
When I keep my decisions in the context of my Hero’s Journey I remind myself that my decisions are what make my Journey easier and ultimately successful. Yes, I am still scared, but I’ve widened up and seen myself and my decisions in the big picture.