In my last blog in the Rising Life Series, written for and published by The Rising Way, I wrote about The Ultimate Hero’s Journey, and the work of the late Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, writer and lecturer.
Campbell made a compelling case in his book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, that all mythology can be seen as a single great story in which a hero goes through great trials and tribulations, based on a common pattern, to reach an experience of the eternal source to then return with gifts powerful enough to set their society free. Campbell suggests that the eternal source lays underneath the world of phenomena and that it is constantly pouring its energies into the perceived world of time, duality, suffering and ultimately death. The single great story sees the human race as engaged in the effort of making the world transparent to transcendence or making the eternal unknown known.
Continue reading Rising Life: The Ultimate Hero’s Journey – Stage 1: Separation
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs
Wise guy, Steve Jobs.
Following your heart means living your passion fully, creating the things that bring you joy and enrich your life, going where your heart leads, unhindered by other people’s opinions and your own fears.
The heart knows no restrictions or limitations; it will, therefore, often take you down unconventional roads into uncharted territory.
Continue reading The Courage to Follow Your Heart
In many of the ancient and current wisdom teachings about life and reality we have been told that we hold the universe within. Also, anyone who takes his or her first steps on the path of searching for the meaning of life will hear about the importance of self love.
I don’t know about you, but for me these two pieces of knowledge have been an issue for the longest time. I have been ‘working on’ self love for ages, to the point that I would get frustrated when, in the end, every hick-up or every obstacle I created for myself on my personal ascension path still came down to a lack of self love.
Continue reading Arriving Within
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As we begin the second leg of this journey into making our metaphysics REAL, let us review the entire reason you are even reading this series: a profound attraction and unexplainable connection to metaphysics. Possibly, even, an undeniable wish for personal ascension.
If you actually made it to this second part, then, deep down, you know there is a different way than the mind’s perception of reality and its perspective on what life is meant to be.
Continue reading How ‘REAL’ Is Your Metaphysics? — PART 2