Day 8: Imprints – Arrested Development, Generational Curses and Familial Patterns
Erickson’s Stages of Development
This is most men (most people). Society and culture have the side-effect of making it extremely difficult to go against the grain. Even though many men are called to greatness, few answer because the initial cost seems to great.
Leary / RAW 8 Circuits
Answering the Call to the Hero’s Journey is that blind step off of a cliff that only a fool could take, and this is where every journey begins. The Universe bitch-slaps you so hard that when your vision finally clears and the tears dry up all you can say is “okay, what’s next…” And, that is how this journey begins.
In a monomyth, the hero begins in the ordinary world, and receives a call to enter an unknown world of strange powers and events. The hero who accepts the call to enter this strange world must face tasks and trials, either alone or with assistance. In the most intense versions of the narrative, the hero must survive a severe challenge, often with help. If the hero survives, he may achieve a great gift or “boon.” The hero must then decide whether to return to the ordinary world with this boon. If the hero does decide to return, he or she often faces challenges on the return journey. If the hero returns successfully, the boon or gift may be used to improve the world.
What is Men Living with Meaning?
As I was saying, it has less to do with anything being wrong with the world – that’s always been broken, or working as intended – and more to do with you creating your place as a man. Not taking your place (as in actually taking from someone else or being handed a ‘birthright’) that’s for the ‘elite’. You, you’re going to have to prove your own value and develop your own self-worth, and once you believe it and act in it, then others will allow you to have it.
Are you ready for the journey to begin…?