What The Premise of the Ensemble Hero Journey Is About
Awakening the Ensemble Hero is a dynamic, new type of personal journey that is accessed through online support. It is directly aligned with the mission of the Hero’s Journey Foundation – to encourage individuals to become more Awake, Aware, Engaged, and Enlivened.
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.
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.
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 our 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 typically not do.
JOINING YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH THE ‘SHARED ENSEMBLE’ JOURNEY:
- This particular journey is all about entering into a lived sense of ‘immediacy’ . We use our willingness and ability to experience something new that is happening now in our lives as a result of our own initiatives – and not by simply doing these initiatives alone.
Through intentional personal actions and by activating collective awareness, we each will head out on our own paths to explore new experiences for ourselves.
We then meet online on certain Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings (and for some of us, also in person) to share what went well or poorly. We meet on our Crowdcast platform, 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.
- Each time we purposefully try out a new initiative or encounter, we learn to trust that things are meant to happen just as they appear to unfold, in present moment time – and usually beyond (and better than) our expectations or hopes.
This requires of us to stay open, let go of old beliefs, and simply stay present and pay attention to what is happening now. We continue growing and learning from what comes forth as a result of the actions we take.
For this type of personal journey of initiatives we call ‘reaches‘, opportunity is not to be delayed or avoided unnecessarily, as the journeying time we have is short.
We will build and sustain momentum over four months through our ongoing participation in the collective wave of energy created by ‘you’, the online community of journeyers.
- What we are ultimately looking for is not necessarily the direct results or consequences of our actions or ‘reaches’, but that which seems to somehow take place inside ourselves, alongside these initiatives as we take them – as if our actions, in and of themselves, in fact open doors to something else that would not happen otherwise. This is an essential awareness to hold as you engage your initiatives!
This Awakening the Ensemble Hero journey is intended to:
- 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, and played like a ‘real life’ board game.
- Infuse a four month period of our lives with six challenges or ‘reaches’ that open up potential on six different pathways.
- Also included is an preparation/organization session, and also an important session for reflection and integration time.