Examining your ordinary world in Stage One is the first step to enlightenment. Stage Two – The Call to Adventure – ignites a fire!
So, how have you been going? Is a ‘fire in your belly’ rising up from deep within you? Perhaps a ‘fire under your bum’ has got you moving? Maybe there is just an increased awareness of a need for change and you are ready.
In storytelling, Stage Two takes place when the hero is presented with a problem, challenge, or adventure to undertake. Once presented with a Call to Adventure, the hero can no longer remain indefinitely in the comfort of the Ordinary World. Something shakes up a situation, either from external pressures or from something rising up from deep within, so the hero must face the beginnings of change.
The Call to Adventure establishes the stakes of the game, and makes clear the hero’s goal: to win the treasure or the lover; get revenge; right a wrong; achieve a dream; confront a challenge, or change a life!
1. The physical Universe never lies. Pay attention to what is showing up in your life. A problem, challenge, or new adventure. Resist the temptation to be a victim of your circumstances and find the opportunity for expansion. WRITE THIS DOWN
2. Take time to meditate; reflect or use any process that helps you tap in to your inner world.
3. Write a Vision for what you want and read it out to someone who is open — minded, accepting and non judgmental.