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Principle of Mythic Transformation Life-long transformation is best facilitated by creating a framework that can be utilized throughout your entire life journey; one that can reveal and illuminate the deeper meaning behind your life experiences and your soul’s creative yearnings.
One of the powerful insights I gleaned from my 22 years of private practice was seeing the importance of having a framework to support a client in finding the deeper meaning underneath their challenging life experiences. We live in an interesting time where life is not only happening at an incredibly fast pace, but need gratification is occurring equally as fast. So much is at our fingertips—information can be attained within seconds, food can be purchased pre-made and ready for our consumption, and we can connect to love ones who are across the planet by simply picking up our phone or using our computer. Unfortunately, this lifestyle has intensified the instinctual impulse to seek out immediate resolution of the discomfort we experience in our lives. The mind wants whatever is being experienced as “un-preferred” to be fixed, healed, or transcended yesterday! I have been fortunate to help many clients navigate through their challenges, transitions and trials. This work has allowed me to see how difficult it is for anyone to stand in the fire of their discomfort and mine the gold within a painful situation. When the orientation for navigating a challenge is focused solely on relieving the discomfort and pain and nothing else, something is lost. An opportunity is missed, and the energy that is available to move a person towards their creative authenticity is wasted. Please don’t misunderstand me, relief from discomfort is an important goal, but not at the expense of the deeper journey, understanding why you are experiencing the pain in the first place. This is not an either or situation. Resolution and healing are clear priorities; but sitting in the experience in a way that allows you to access the deeper meaning of the event will give you the gift of understanding the life lesson you are working through and how it is leading you towards your sacred calling. Seeking out short-term relief at the expense of long-term transformation is also being reinforced by the large number of healing techniques being offered right now that have either been created consciously or unconsciously to meet this desire for immediate gratification. These techniques on the surface seem magical in nature, producing initial change with hardly any effort or “will” being needed to produce them. All you need to do is tap into a particular matrix, access a specific field, say a certain mantra, or be a conduit for some healing energy and your situation begins to shift. This type of work produces unconscious change, but the shadow side of this approach is that it is not sustainable. The only true sustainable approach to healing is one that produces conscious transformation. We are all experiencing what we need to grow, expand and evolve. If you take the growth and expansion process out of navigating painful life experiences by choosing the unconscious change approach, you will keep experiencing whatever you need for your evolutionary process. Resistance is futile, there is no escaping evolution! This is the pattern I witnessed repeatedly during my years of private practice. At some point in a client’s transformational journey I saw them having to learn how to recognize the deeper meaning of what they were experiencing and to use their challenge as a gateway to greater self-awareness. With this in mind, I was inspired to create not only a set of tools and techniques that could help clients work through their discomfort, but also to create a framework that offered the structure needed to mine the “gold” within their pain and suffering. This framework is the Twelve Mythic Paths® System. When a structure like the Twelve Mythic Paths® System is put in place it allows you to access your own inner wisdom and to navigate your life from your own inner compass. Combining a framework and transformational tools provides the safety and security needed to dive deep within yourself when going through a painful life event. The beauty of this approach is that when the true causative issue is recognized and acted upon, the pain, discomfort and challenge goes away. The difference is that it goes away as a byproduct of true growth and transformation, versus an inability to sit with your pain and discomfort. I didn’t know it at the time, but this is exactly what happened to me in my cancer journey. Once I realized that I was being asked to let go of being a musician and I embraced my path as a healer, guide and teacher, my body started to heal and I was cancer free in 12 weeks! Distilling the “gold” or life lesson from a challenge or painful life experience produces TRUE healing. (Read my cancer story on the home page.) Using the Twelve Mythic Paths® System allows you to see your current struggle or challenge through the lens of your personal myth—the patterns, themes, life lessons and motifs of your life journey. Decoding painful life experiences and connecting the dots between a current challenge and past events from your life is not easy. This is because what matters most in key situations is not always recognizable on the surface. It is the subtle, energetic material underneath life events that often tells the true story of the life lessons you are working through and offers the direction you need to go in to experience healing and permanent transformation. That’s why I teach specific techniques for opening up new levels of awareness and accessing higher forms of cognition in order to lift the veil of illusion that is often perpetuated through relying on normal sense impressions from the five senses. If you would like to learn these expanded awareness techniques and the keys to creating your mythic story—the framework and map you will use to navigate the ups and downs of your mythic journey—take the Mythic Path Profile and sign up for either the Navigating Your Mythic Path Mini-Course or the accompanying Navigating Your Mythic Path Group Coaching Calls starting in October. You can also sign up to do private coaching with me if you would like to jump into this work in a deep way. Details on my coaching practice and the programs listed above are on my website. I look forward to supporting you on your mythic journey!