Answering the Call to Adventure

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure." ~ Joseph Campbell
 
Do you ever feel like there’s something missing in your life? If you do, you’re not alone. Too much stress, worry, fear, and doubt have a way of causing you to get stuck in patterns and behaviors that prevent you from answering the call to adventure. The truth is, there is a big part of you that is ready to jump at the chance to shine your light more brightly. 
 
Satori is a Zen word that describes the instant awakening that occurs when your body, mind, heart and spirit are in their natural state of balance and you have a glimpse into the true nature of existence. Satori Living is about answering the call to adventure and living an awakened life.
 
I answered the call to adventure when I was 33. It happened while I was running on the beach in Hawaii. I had a Satori experience of feeling one with everything and it totally changed my life. I quit my well-paying job as a public relations director for a chain of fitness centers to start Satori Hawaii, a corporate wellness company; and I've been on the journey to awakening ever since. 
 
We’re all on a hero’s journey. Your soul is your hero; it’s the wisest part of you that knows the lessons you came here to learn and will guide you on a path to fulfill your true destiny. These are the twelve stages to the hero’s journey that are a blueprint for your life:
  1. The ordinary world
  2. Call to adventure
  3. Refusal of the call
  4. Meeting the mentor
  5. Crossing the threshold
  6. Belly of the whale
  7. Road of trials
  8. Supreme ordeal
  9. Reward
  10. Journey back
  11. Resurrection
  12. Return with the elixir
From studying and writing about the monomyth of the hero’s journey, Joseph Campbell said: “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." You're following your bliss when you answer the call to adventure. Your calling involves using your unique gifts to make a positive difference in the world while enjoying the whole journey with all of its blessings, challenges, and miracles.
 
“The ultimate dragon is within you, it is your ego clamping you down.” ~ Joseph Campbell
 
When you answer the call your soul will wake up and take charge of your life. You will have an urge to move in a certain direction, wishes will get fulfilled, signs will confirm you're on course, and your calling will inspire you to take heart-centered action. In the words of Joseph Campbell . . .
 
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
 
All good stories, movies, and life experiences are based on the hero's journey. Great examples are: Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones. Whatever stage you're at it's a good idea to seek support in answering the call, meeting your mentor, overcoming obstacles, and having fun on your journey.
 
I'm in the "Return with the elixir" stage of my hero's journey and I have an elixir to share with you! I've created coaching programs, workshops, and I'm currently writing a book based on what I've learned from my journey to awakening entitled: From Mantras to Miracles. I'm more than happy to guide you on this life-changing adventure where you can become the hero of your own story.
 
With love and light,
 
Carol Gutzeit

 

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