There are three main phases in the epic journey of a hero as described by Joseph Campbell:
The Call – You know there is something bigger or better out there but have no idea what it is. You feel the pull towards it, but you’re unsure and hesitate. There is an unanswered question reverberating through your consciousness and you are becoming feverish with desire and anticipation. The emptiness you feel is growing and becoming unbearable. You’re on the edge of a precipice staring into the void. You leap where so many others withdraw, and you fall into the chaos that precedes a new beginning.
The Belly of The Whale – Having answered the call for adventure, for discovery and for more, the hero endures the trials and tribulations, the discomfort and pain that comes with growing. The hero’s commitment and determination are tested, he or she must endure and persist through this stage for it is here that the greatest lessons are learnt, but it is also here where most give up. The Hero intrinsically knows that it is here that the metamorphosis begins.
The Return – The third stage represents the return to who you are, the return to your natural state. The return to wholeness. Energised, focused, centered and purposeful the Hero moves through life embodying and embracing his/her true nature. Life is once again a possibility, until a new call is heard because it is once again time to move forward.
In completing the OSW you have moved through these three phases and made the return to yourself.
However, because life is never about complacency and maintaining the status quo, another journey must begin. Another Call always follows the Return and it is time to begin the process of evolution once more.
FLAME® is designed to be a conduit to once more facilitate that process.
The FLAME® workshop represents the next step in your evolution. It is the follow up to The Optimal State Workshop and builds on the concepts covered so far as well as to introduce many others that will challenge your thinking and your ideas about what is possible in every aspect of your life.